Sri Lanka win toss, bowl against India

CANBERRA, Feb 12, 2008 (AFP) – Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and chose to bowl in the rain-delayed match of the triangular one-day cricket series against India here Tuesday. .

After heavy showers in the morning, the match was shortened to 29 overs a side.

India stayed with the side that upset Australia in Melbourne on Sunday, while the Sri Lankans, needing a win to keep their hopes of reaching the tri-series finals alive, recalled Farveez Maharoof and Nuwan Kulasekara for Ishara Amerasinghe (side strain) and Upul Tharanga.

Teams:

India – Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma.

Sri Lanka – Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara, Chamara Silva, Farveez Maharoof, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan.

Umpires: Steve Hill (NZL), Bruec Oxendford (AUS)

TV umpire: Peter Parker (AUS)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)