ICC Champions Trophy 2017 schedule

Dhawan was involved in a century opening stand with Rohit Sharma who scored 78

Dhawan was involved in a century opening stand with Rohit Sharma who scored 78

Sri Lanka were thrashed by South Africa in their opening match last week but bounced back in style to chase down India's imposing 321-run total at The Oval with seven wickets in hand.

Kusal Mendis also made an excellent 89 and captain Angelo Mathews an unbeaten 52 as Sri Lanka hauled themselves back into contention for qualification to the semi-finals and in doing blew Group B wide open.

India had beaten Sri Lanka in 14 of their last 17 one-day internationals, including the last five. "In our group especially, all teams are on two points, and you have to win your next game to go through, more competitive which is, I think, an exciting position to be in for all teams", Kohli said.

After defeating India in a high-scoring encounter yesterday, Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews said that the team is not looking too far ahead and focus on the next game against Pakistan in Cardiff on Monday. The happiness on the faces of the Indian crowd was fantastic and they were really happy with the performance of their team.

Earlier, banking on the century of Shikhar Dhawan and the brazing knock of Mahendra Singh Dhoni towards the end, Indian team raced to 321/6 in 50 overs against Sri Lanka in the Champions Trophy 2017, on Thursday.

India captain Virat Kholi admitted Sri Lanka deserved their famous win, but he was disappointed his bowlers didn't follow the game-plan.

"You want to be part of matches that are as important as this one and then if you perform in that and your team gets across the line, it's a different feeling". "There will be a lot of things discussed, what went wrong and what combinations we can come out with in the next game", Kohli said. Their heroics gave Sri Lanka the momentum required to seal the deal with 8 balls to spare.

"He had to step in against a very strong opposition and I was very impressed with how he batted".

"I think Sri Lanka played well". They are among the top eight teams in the world. "You know, no one really expected us to win. When we got two run-outs we thought we can get a couple more but those guys came and played their shots and it came off well".

Sri Lankans were clinical with the bat right from the beginning and multiple partnerships helped them to chase down the target of 322 set by India quite comfortably in 48.4 overs. A virtual quarterfinal for both India and South Africa, the match promises to be a cracker of a contest which will be played at The Oval on 11th June.

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