On this day: 15/12 - India won a thriller against Sri Lanka

In 2009:

India won a thriller by just 3 runs despite scoring 400+ runs in an ODI against Sri Lanka. India and Sri Lanka fought an epic ODI where each side scored over 400, in Rajkot. Virender Sehwag’s 102-ball 146, and half-centuries from Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, took India to 414. In reply Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed 160 off 124 and Kumar Sangakkara 90 off 43 to give their side a serious chance of winning. But Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra held their nerve for their final overs. Sri Lanka needed 15 off 12 balls with five wickets in hand; two run-outs later they needed 11 off six. Nuwan Kulasekara took a single off the first and Angelo Mathews two each off the next two before giving an easy catch to Tendulkar off the fourth and the deal was sealed.

Full Scorecard of the match:

(source: Cricinfo)

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