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12:00 AM, June 23, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 23, 2010

Asia Cup 2010

Maharoof stars with hattrick

Sri Lanka's Farveez Maharoof grabbed 5-42, including a hattrick, as defending champions Sri Lanka defeated India by seven wickets in the last league match of the Asia Cup on Tuesday.
The two teams will clash again in Thursday's final of the four-nation event that also featured Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The right-arm seamer trapped Ravindra Jadeja leg-before, bowled Praveen Kumar and had Zaheer Khan caught behind off successive deliveries in his ninth over at the Rangiri stadium in Dambulla.
Dinesh Karthik, who flew in from Chennai to replace the injured Virender Sehwag, hit 40 off 43 balls after an opening stand of 58 with Gautam Gambhir.
Sri Lanka, who rested three frontline bowlers in Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekera and Muttiah Muralitharan, reduced India to 110-4 by the 23rd over.
Rohit Sharma (69) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (41) retrieved the situation by adding 79 for the fifth wicket, before the Indian captain was run out.
Dhoni's dismissal triggered a collapse as India slipped from 189-4 to 189-8 in the space of four deliveries as Maharoof sliced through the lower order.
The hosts banked on 73 from skipper Kumar Sangakkara and an unbeaten half-century from deputy Mahela Jayawardene.

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