21 Aug 2008

Dhoni leads India to three-wicket win

5:46 am on 21 August 2008

India has levelled the five-match one-day cricket series with Sri Lanka in a tense three-wicket victory at Dambulla.

The second one-day international was a low-scoring affair and at one stage, as India slumped to 75 for five, Sri Lanka looked capable of pulling off a shock victory.

But Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni settled the visitors' nerves, leading from the front with his 39 off 54 balls.

The Indian left-arm fast bowler Zaheer Khan claimed four for 21 to bowl out Sri Lanka for a paltry 142 in 38.3 overs in the morning.

Sri Lanka had been 1-0 up after an eight-wicket win on Monday, were reduced to 33 for four and later 44 for six.