Riding on half-centuries by Mahinder Singh and Wajahid Rizvi, defending champion India defeated Sri Lanka ‘A’ by 45 runs in its opening match of the fourth Lawyers cricket World Cup here.

The scores:

Pakistan 222 for six in 30 overs (M. Abdullah 62) bt Sri Lanka ‘B’ 79 runs for six in 30 overs; India 205 for five in 35 overs (Mahinder Singh 67, Wajahid Rizvi 57) bt Sri Lanka ‘A’ 160 for nine in 35 overs.

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