Dinesh Chandimal struck a dogged half century as Sri Lanka set India a victory target of 234 in their Tri-Series limited-overs international at the WACA Ground on Wednesday.

Chandimal anchored much Sri Lanka’s innings of 233-8, scoring 64 of 81 balls with four boundaries after captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to bat.

After opener Upul Tharanga fell early for just 4, Tillakaratne Dilshan steadied the pace with 48 before Chandimal took over.

India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin had the best bowling figures of 3-32, including the wickets of Chandimal and Jayawardene, who scored 23.

Scoreboard

Upul Tharanga c Tendulkar b Khan 4

Tillakaratne Dilshan c Kokli b Jaeja 48

Kumar Sangakkara c Dhoni b Khan 26

Dinesh Chandimal st Dhoni b Ashwin 64

Mahela Jayawardene c Sharma b Ashwin 23

Thisara Perera st Dhoni b Ashwin 7

Angelo Mathews not out 33

Lahiru Thirimanne run out b Sharma 7

Nuwan Kulasekara c Sharma b Kumar 7

Lasith Malinga not out 1

Extras- (6lb, 7w) 13

TOTAL- (For eight wickets) 233

Overs- 50

Fall of wickets - 1—12, 2—74, 3—100, 4—152, 5—172, 6—189, 7—204, 8—228.

Did not bat- Dhammika Prasad.

Bowling - Zaheer Khan 10—1—44—2, Praveen Kumar 10—0—54—0 (2w), Vinay Kumar 10—1—56—1 (2w), Ravindra Jadeja 10—0—41—1, Ravichandran Ashwin 10—1—32—3 (2w).

Umpires - Nigel Long, England. Paul Reiffel, Australia.

TV Umpire - Bruce Oxenford, Australia. Match Referee- Andy Pycroft, Zimbabwe.

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