Tillakaratne Dilshan won his eighth toss in a row and sent Sachin Tendulkar’s India to bat in the final of the Road Safety World Series at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur.
India L made one change to their Playing XI with S Badrinath back into the lineup, replacing Mohammed Kaif, who has a hamstring injury. Sri Lanka L named an unchanged XI.
The revered pair of Sachin and Sehwag opened the innings for India L but Sri Lanka already made plans for the two. Rangana Herath had a fine opening over, giving away just four runs. Soon, Sehwag departed in the third over after hitting a majestic six off Herath. S Badrinath, back from a hamstring injury, could not stick for long as he was dismissed by Jayasuriya in the fifth over.