Dhoni once again shatters Sri Lankan hearts

Friday, 12 July 2013 - 8:11


Mahendra Singh Dhoni held his nerve to almost singlehandedly guide India to yet another title triumph with a narrow one-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a thrilling final of the the Tri-nation ODI series.

Needing 15 from the last over in their chase of 202, Dhoni smashed Shaminda Eranga who had bowled well until that moment for two sixes and a boundary in just four balls to finish off the game in style at the Queen's Park Oval.

Sri Lanka were sitting pretty at 171 for two in the 38th over, with a superb partnership between Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanna but the middle and lower-order batsmen collapsed, which saw the team lose eight wickets for just 30 runs before being bundled out for 201.