India beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in Asia Cup

Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 56 off 47 balls as tournament favourites reached the target in 19.2 overs


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Virat Kohli plays a shot during the Asia Cup T20 match between India and Sri Lanka at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, on March 1, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

DHAKA, BANGLADESH: India defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets to qualify for the final of the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 56 off 47 balls as tournament favourites India reached 142-5 in 19.2 overs after restricting Sri Lanka to 138-9 in 20 overs.

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