India v Sri Lanka, tri-series final, Port-of-Spain

Silverware within young captains' grasp

The Preview by Siddarth Ravindran

July 10, 2013

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Thursday, July 11
Start time 0930 (1330 GMT)


Angelo Mathews is mobbed after removing Virat Kohli, India v Sri Lanka, West Indies tri-series, Kingston, July 2, 2013
Will it be Angelo Mathews or Virat Kohli who will be smiling after the final? © AFP
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Much of the cricketing world's attention might be drawn towards the blue-riband Test series which kicked off in England on Wednesday, but a soon-to-be-forgotten tri-series in the Caribbean isn't done with yet. India and Sri Lanka have played each other so often in recent years that even jokes about how often they play each other have become stale. Still, when the two sides face off for the 42nd ODI in five years, there's a series trophy on the line. Also, firing up the two teams will be the chance for two young captains to get their hands on some silverware.

If it wasn't enough that India's one-day side was shorn of many of its most experienced players in recent months, they also lost the services of MS Dhoni midway through the tournament. That meant that two years on from their World Cup triumph, India's ODI side had only two players that featured in that famous Mumbai final. Fast on the heels of that Dhoni injury, India were humiliated by Sri Lanka by 161 runs, and were staring at an early exit.

Instead, stand-in captain Virat Kohli added to his ever-expanding tally of ODI centuries to resuscitate the campaign, before Bhuvneshwar Kumar added to his burgeoning reputation as a new-ball expert by ripping through Sri Lanka's batting. The two victories meant India ended up top of the table, and will go into the final with more of the swagger that carried them to the Champions Trophy title.

Sri Lanka have more experience in their line-up, particularly in the batting, but have lost some high-profile crunch ODIs to India in recent years. Their bowling attack isn't as seasoned though, and plenty will depend on how Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath fare.

Sri Lanka will play their fourth day of cricket in five when they play the final, and thankfully the weather forecast is better than it has been over the past week. There is still a chance of some light showers but it is likely that Thursday will prove the last of India-Sri Lanka cricket for the year.

Form guide

(most recent first, last five completed matches)
Sri Lanka LWWLL
India WWLLW

In the spotlight

On Thursday, Mahela Jayawardene will become only the third cricketer to play 400 ODIs, behind legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya. He has a penchant for turning up on the big occasion, as India well know, and will be desperate to mark the landmark game with a performance that will lift Sri Lanka to only their third ODI series win in previous 12 campaigns.

After a long and not always convincing streak in the middle order, Rohit Sharma has reinvented himself as an ODI opener. Usually a flamboyant, attacking player, he has had to shelve his more expansive strokes in the challenging conditions of the Caribbean. His strike-rate is a pedestrian 60.45 this series, but he has already played three important innings in four matches.

Team news

Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal started the long journey from Sri Lanka to the Caribbean yesterday after Nuwan Kulasekara was ruled out of the tournament with a hand injury, but whether that will only end up in boosting his frequent flier miles or the Sri Lankan pace attack as well is still to be seen. While he has to deal with the jet lag, he at least has the experience of playing in the Caribbean as recently as a couple of weeks ago, when he turned out for Sri Lanka A, taking eight wickets in three matches.

Sri Lanka (probable) 1 Mahela Jayawardene, 2 Upul Tharanga, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 4 Dinesh Chandimal, 5 Angelo Mathews (capt), 6 Lahiru Thirimanne, 7 Jeevan Mendis, 8 Dilhara Lokuhettige/Suranga Lakmal, 9 Lasith Malinga, 10 Rangana Herath, 11 Shaminda Eranga

Unless MS Dhoni is deemed fit for the final, India aren't likely to tinker with their combination much. At Wednesday's press conference, Kohli said a decision on Dhoni had not yet been taken.

India (probable) 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Suresh Raina, 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6 M Vijay, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Umesh Yadav

Stats and trivia

  • India and Sri Lanka have won 10 finals each at neutral venues, joint second highest after Pakistan's 20 wins. India's win-loss record at neutral venues in finals: 10-16, Sri Lanka's is: 10-10
  • Kohli, who otherwise averages 54.70 against Sri Lanka in ODIs (five 100s, eight 50s), averages only 26 in tournament finals against them, with no fifty-plus scores
  • It's been 13 ODIs, stretching back to last November, since Jeevan Mendis either scored 30 runs or took more than one wicket
  • In the first ten overs of ODIs this year, no one has more wickets than Bhuvneshwar, who has 13

Quotes

"I told the team before the last game we played against Sri Lanka that 'we are flying home on the 12th (of July) no matter whether we play in the final or not; it's better we play in the finals than watching two other teams in the final'."
Virat Kohli

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Posted by Dalena on (July 11, 2013, 13:26 GMT)

Dhoni should have rested , he is not even in Squad for Zim series and let Virat to captain in finals ,Ms Dhoni says "Winning Combination should not be changed",even he should keep up his words.. Virat could have won 1st series in his captaincy ,bad luck! Team India were not Missing him in last 2 odis , raydu should have given chance instead of Dhoni,!! Good Luck India!!!!!!

Posted by kahvas on (July 11, 2013, 13:18 GMT)

Hopefully the lankans will be bundled out for a small score. There is no way this Indian team can chase a huge total with Jadeja at number 7, or the only way is if Dhawan, Kohli and Raina play big. India needs Gambhir at 3 and Yuvi at 5 or 6 with 7 proper batsman. Jadeja needs to be a bowling all rounder at 8.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 13:16 GMT)

MSD playing now india hv more chances of winning da final

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 13:14 GMT)

Best. Of luck India. We know u will win but still my well. Wishes for u. For for jugular. Win in style.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 13:09 GMT)

All the best team India. I am sure you guys would rock.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 13:00 GMT)

Best of luck India...Surely India will Win this Cup

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 12:59 GMT)

still no one knows about lions roar... yet to come....

Posted by BK_Gowda on (July 11, 2013, 12:54 GMT)

All D best team:):):) ROck in the Field...

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 12:28 GMT)

another cup in india's kitty

Posted by Kohli--The_Messi_of_Cricket on (July 11, 2013, 12:27 GMT)

@EnglishCricket - Read the sentence again and you'll find that "cricketing world" is the term used by the author. America, China, Russia, South America, Europe etc don't get classified under "cricketing world".

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 12:22 GMT)

all the best india kohli and co will rock

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 12:20 GMT)

Come on Lions!

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 12:20 GMT)

all the best india kohli and co will rock today

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 12:17 GMT)

After loses of two matches.., i dia fight back in style and becme top in the grp...

Surely India will Win this Cup

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 12:10 GMT)

all the best......kohli and team

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 11:44 GMT)

plz play well sri lanka. badly need final win

Posted by Iceman29 on (July 11, 2013, 11:36 GMT)

ya agree with you..Shami ahmed should get a chance instead of Ishant or Yadhav..

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 11:23 GMT)

i truly hope Shami ahmed can play today in place of Ishant. Wake up Indian team management. For the sake of the country wake up and play him.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 10:56 GMT)

the toss will be very crucial and the team batting first will have the advantage , Angelo Mathews must be regretting as he won the toss and gave India the batting the last match. if Lanka bats first and again the super start Jayawardene bats as he normally bats carefully but tactfully, their will a different story to tell. i cant understand Lanka batting second and collapsing in front of India badly. i always think that there is something fishy when India and Lanka are playing and India has to get a benefit, Lanka will sacrifice and India will win. i don't know why, but it looks the truth. i hope in this match Lanka plays fairly irrespective of IP contracts. i think Lanka will win this match 70-30.

Posted by thilina88 on (July 11, 2013, 10:55 GMT)

even though indians are the clear favorites i have a feeling lankans will pull it off today!!!

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 10:53 GMT)

MSD is playing today ??

Posted by attanayake1 on (July 11, 2013, 10:35 GMT)

pleeeeeaaase drop jeeevan and play Kusal in the lower middle order

Posted by attanayake1 on (July 11, 2013, 10:30 GMT)

bring the cup home lions... good luck SL.........

Posted by Nick_Singhal on (July 11, 2013, 10:25 GMT)

India can win the Celkon tri nation cup.....it is not only because of the record but also India have come back strongly in the previous 2 ODIs after losing 2 consecutive ODIs. Also,India is always a favorite against Sri-Lanka.....:)

Posted by sachinisawesome on (July 11, 2013, 10:08 GMT)

@ Blade-Runner Another way to look at it is that Sri Lankan batsmen are ordinary and can not score 300 consistently and therefore other teams also get to chase small scores in Lanka. I f recent BD tour to Sri Lanka is taken into consideration then it is clear that Sri Lanka has flat track and they don't assist bowlers as BD were able to score more than 500 and were not getting out. And if you really believe in Stats than in the last 14 matches India has won 10 and Sri Lanka has won 3. I hope these stats are also putting light on who is a better team.

Posted by colombo_SL on (July 11, 2013, 10:00 GMT)

No doubt about Mahla's abilities. He is a class player. He has already taken 200 ODI catches in 399 matches. First one to reach the peak except wicket keepers.

Posted by JustIPL on (July 11, 2013, 9:54 GMT)

And it is India again this time favorites to win. SL and Pak almost always lose tournament matches against India and when it comes to quarter final, seimi final and final it is always India. Also, India have great depth in batting even in the absence of Dhoni. Bowling due to Bhuvi is becoming special. On the other hand SL have some experienced players who might have a clue to halt the young Indian brigade.

Posted by Prabhash1985 on (July 11, 2013, 9:47 GMT)

Achilles says to Bresies in Troy: "The gods envy us. They envy us, because we are mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we are doomed." I think it's the same thing with cricket. Everybody is imperfect, and that makes cricket perfect.

Posted by Prabhash1985 on (July 11, 2013, 9:43 GMT)

I think people have strengths and weaknesses. All of us, are born with strengths, as well as weaknesses. It's not fair to expect a perfect person, so of course it's not possible to have a perfect batsman. But, Mahela has done very well. He fought like a lion when it was required, and I think that's a very good reason to be respected above anyone. But, I believe Sanga must be equally respected and appreciated for his hard work, and being able to fix many issues he had initially. If you explore, you can exploit every batsman with a weakness. That's the beauty of game. Sri Lanka is lucky to have players like Mahela, Arjuna, Sanga, Vaas and many others.It doesn't mean anything bad about India or any other country. They are packed with heroes, too.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 9:40 GMT)

Jeevan mendis should play up the order. He should have more responsibility. He's a better player than his recent records suggest. May be play at no.3. He's getting out trying to slog at every ball at the tail.

Posted by ajithabey on (July 11, 2013, 9:39 GMT)

We hope SL will get their Batting & Bowling combination right at least in this important game which hopefully will not be marred by bad weather and the ridiculous calculations of the D/L method come into play. Although India seems to have the edge Sri Lanka can pull it off if they play to their potential.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 9:35 GMT)

India vl win the final...

Posted by Iceman29 on (July 11, 2013, 9:33 GMT)

@ SL_rockz:Buddy, Kohli has captained just a couple of matches...dont compare him with DHoni who will be probably go down as one of the legends.....everyone has a different style of captaincy and a little bit of arrogance doesn't matter as long as we are winning games....

Posted by Blade-Runner on (July 11, 2013, 9:31 GMT)

This should be an easy contest for Sri Lanka given the fact that how easily Sri Lankan batsmen can handle Indian bowlers. Posting a massive total of 348 with losing only 1 wkt says it all. India's only hope is rain n D/L like in the previous game, as SL batsmen had nothing to lose n went for shots due to strangely high asking rate n GIFTED their wkts which made an average bowler look like a world beater. Kumar is only able to move the new ball unlike Mathews or Malinga who can swing the ball thru out the innings.

In the previous game, Mathews stats read as 5 overs - 5 runs - 1 wkt - Eco -1.00 After 1st 10 overs, Kumar becomes effectively ineffective. lol And I'm so glad that Jadav, Ishant n Jadeja are there. lol Our batsmen can hit boundaries off 'em their eyes closed. Anyway I hope , India will at least try to give a good fight before handing the trophy to Sri Lanka. G'luck !!!

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 9:26 GMT)

I hope india will won the match

Posted by attanayake1 on (July 11, 2013, 9:26 GMT)

Bring the silverware home lions........... Good luck sri lanka..............

Posted by 9ST9 on (July 11, 2013, 9:15 GMT)

What is funny is how people complain about Mahela Jayawardene's batting average and the 'flat track' talk. What they do not know or ignore is that far from SL pitches being flat tracks, they are among the most difficult to bat on. Let me quote S Rajesh "In 92 ODIs in Sri Lanka, only 14 times has a team gone past 300, compared to 53 times in 139 games in India during this period" . Interestingly in ODI's the best average for Pace bowlers is in SL since 2005. For more info please read : http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/639383.html

Bottom Line is Jayawardene is considered a legend is because he is an IMPACT player.He may avarage 30 odd but the runs he gets are IMPORTANT runs in tough conditions.

Posted by rodni on (July 11, 2013, 9:12 GMT)

In most of the tournaments which include India and Srilanka, both countries prove that they are the best when it comes to cricket and hence meet in the semi's or final most of the time hence resulting in more matches between these 2 countries, so keeping this point, we should enjoy the competition between these 2 teams. Both team are top class and can beat each other on any given day. One thing India enjoys is the vast no of Match Winners in comparison to Sri Lanka and a cool headed leader in Dhoni. (Virat will catch up soon). Today India will have a fair bit of advantage since the top 3 batsman and the 3 bowlers (BK, Ashwin and Jadeja) are in pretty good form and If Dhoni plays it would be icing on the cake. Having said that I will keep an eye on Sanga and Jayawardena, they are genuine match winners. All the best to both teams and may the better team Win today. Cheering for India - From a Indian Supporter.

Posted by Herath-UK on (July 11, 2013, 9:12 GMT)

Let's hope there is a good game & the winner is worthy of the title. The weather & the pitch have played havoc & Sri Lanka have been at the receiving end all the time. Even when they won the toss finally & elected to bat second in the last match against India due to pitch condition, it rained & made batting horrible in the second innings giving an easy win to the opposition. To make it even I hope they will trim some grass & let's hope an entertaining game. I hope Lanka will bring in Kusal instead of Mendis. Ranil Herath - Kent

Posted by Iceman29 on (July 11, 2013, 9:01 GMT)

@ CRLShamalka: Pls dont post such biased comments. I dont know how you got that number "692" matches..

India v Sri Lanka ODI head to head summary Total = 140 India won = 76 Sri Lanka won = 52 No results = 11 Tied = 1.

In Sri Lanka = 56 India won = 23 Sri Lanka won = 27 No results = 6 Tied = 0.

In India = 43 India won = 29 Sri Lanka won = 11 No results = 3 Tied = 0.

Neutral venues = 41 India won = 24 Sri Lanka won = 14 No results = 2 Tied = 1.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 9:00 GMT)

@CRLShamalka..692 ODI between India and Srilanka?? 30 tied matches??? LOL.. Get your stats right dude. Till last match both countries played 143 matches. India won 77, Srilanka 53, No Result 11 and Tie 1. The numbers speaks for itself and shows who is dominant.

Posted by SL_rockz on (July 11, 2013, 8:30 GMT)

Dhoni is a great captain and Kohli is no where near that... I am a SL fan and i appreciate the great and good qualities that lie within MSD.He is an ideal leader.Those good and humble qualities made him the best captain in the cricket history winning WC,Wt20 , CT and lot more no other captain has ever achieved.YEs dhoni fear is there for SL. and he is a worthy and great player to have such a fear when compared to arrogant kohli who is over confident and not humble.

Posted by paps123 on (July 11, 2013, 8:28 GMT)

How SL does not play Kusal Parera instead of Thirimanne is a mystery. Why this age SL thinking is for stroke less players ahead of stroke players. M an Indian but was enthralled by the strokeplay of Sanath, Kalu, Aravinda. The team then also had guys like Hashan and Mahanama to complement, but what the current team needs badly are stroke players. Thirimanne getting a 50-70 will get a score of 230-240 which is not enough. while if Kusal fires, u can get to 270 and beyond, got to take that chance in ODI cricket. Play aggressive like the way SL used to play vs India.

Posted by ranilranathunga on (July 11, 2013, 8:27 GMT)

Bring on Kusal...He is the man..KUSAL the next jayasuriya

Posted by MelbourneMiracle on (July 11, 2013, 8:25 GMT)

Since 1975-2013 SL has played 692 ODIs against India and SL have won 323 matches and India have won 335. 4 matches without a result and 30 tied matches. Means India has won only 12 matches more than Sri Lanka. Now are these 12 matches what Indians are boasting about??

Posted by CricketPissek on (July 11, 2013, 8:24 GMT)

the lack of respect shown by some Indian fans here is quite intriguing. Have you forgotten the 100 Mahela scored in the WC Final against your boys? Don't underestimate how much pressure he was under playing in Mumbai against the home team in the biggest stage in ODI cricket. Mahela won't be known as a legend for scoring runs on every surface against every attack. He will be known as a legend for his tactical captaincy, classical batting style, unbelievable catching, and overall GENIUS ability to read the game. Some players are beyond their stats. He is one of them. Congratulations to him on this landmark.

Posted by sachinisawesome on (July 11, 2013, 8:19 GMT)

@ @ Blade-Runner At least he helped us win a CT and scored runs in England. Are Sanga and mahela for real as they have never been able to win a major trophy for Sri Lanka. LOL. And even I could not stop laughing when mahela came down the track and tamely edged it to Vijay at Third man. And Sri Lanka was dismissed for 96. LOL. Mahela playing 400th match and still averages like Rohit Sharma who most of the people want to get dropped as he is inconsistent by Indian Standard. Is Mahela a LEGEND as some SL supporters say it, Is he for REAL. LOL.

Posted by LALITHKURUWITA on (July 11, 2013, 7:59 GMT)

As I predicted in the previous comment, India wins against SL in finals/Semi Finals over last few years. Malinga is not effective at all against India. Only option that SL has to win is to bat and put up a score at least 300 then need to bowl very well and field very well. SL's fielding was was very bad in the previous game. Any other option India will win and India has 90% chance.

Posted by SL_rockz on (July 11, 2013, 7:57 GMT)

matchfixerpkn

all r8 we assume mahela scored all his runs on highways :P ...Tell me 5 names who score 10000+ runs in tests and 11000+ runs in ODI batting on even such flat tracks??? . You seems to praise ppl who bat in extreme conditions and score well.ok tell me 5 names except ST and RP who scored better in extreme conditions and scored 11000+ runs??? ... And please tell me irrespetive of whether he batted on flat bullies or bouncy pitches, how many players in your country have scored more than 11000 runs in ODI's and 10000+ runs in test with 50+ avg.???? simple question...you will only have under 10 names in the whole world who did that irrespective of shit pitches he batted....So achieving such a target makes you a GREAT player in cricket history because you have not many who have done it and it is not as easy as u see to score 22000+ runs in international cricket even if u play all your games in flat tracks :) ...

Posted by ODI_BestFormOfCricket on (July 11, 2013, 7:53 GMT)

@AllVIJAY_haters: vijay was dropped by selection committe without giving him enough opportunity in ODI's after his successful test series against OZ. Vijay has played just 13 odi matches when compared rohit who played almost 100 innings and he took 80odd innings to cement his place. Vijay did better than d.karthik in this tri series. So allvijayhaters first think wisely before posting comments.

Posted by colombo_SL on (July 11, 2013, 7:52 GMT)

Wish all the best for both teams for a good game of cricket. Both teams have a good chance of winning the final. Waiting to see the performance of B. Kumar in this match. It is going to be an interesting match. Hope for no rain.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 7:49 GMT)

I think Mahela will get going today and Mathews will have his first silver ware. Kusal should play instead of Thirimanne or Mendis who lack ability to turn things around.

Posted by jikol on (July 11, 2013, 7:44 GMT)

Though i am a Indian my best wishes go for Sri Lanka! they deserve a especial victory for their country as well as my favorite cricketer Mahela! i dont think India going to win today specially under a silly guy kohli

Posted by shan1280 on (July 11, 2013, 7:42 GMT)

I agry with "Go Vikes"... Kusal must be ply 2dy. If sl want win this match bring him back 4 squad. Kusal - In / chandi - out ...

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 7:40 GMT)

I think always having a gameplan will hopefully help Sri Lanka to succeed, especially on their batting conditions and also depending on the bowling conditions too. Sri Lanka should most likely field first if they win the toss, mostly due to b kumar who can out swing the ball very well and having a good economy rate. It will be very helpful if Sri Lanka takes dhawan,kohli, and rohit out early in the mid wicket . So all I have to say is good luck to both teams. Anything can happen. Also I hope that both teams especially Sri Lanka have learned their mistakes from their previous game against india

Posted by matchfixerpkn on (July 11, 2013, 7:27 GMT)

Prabhash198..mahela is gifted player if opponent is bangla or zimbawe ..that also inside srilankan..out side srilankan he is not even qualified to play spin or fast..i mean he is clue less out side srilankna how to bat..

Posted by MelbourneMiracle on (July 11, 2013, 7:27 GMT)

rohit is the highest run getter in this series AMONGST INDIAN PLAYERS not among all 3 teams. Pls don't mislead others.

Posted by pethum_srilanka on (July 11, 2013, 7:25 GMT)

i am sri lankan. i all ways looking for my sl win but every time in last few years sri Lanka going to loose in there final. we not hoping win we know we have runners up any cup we are good for runners up not champ. my hope all ways runners up but i wish my team will become a champ today all the best Sri Lanka

Posted by coorgm on (July 11, 2013, 7:22 GMT)

Playing Vijay in ODI is waste of time instead try Pujara or Rahane and also bring back Gambhir as Rohith cannot play as opener as Gambhir plays and this will help us to build strong team for next world cup

Posted by Gilliana on (July 11, 2013, 7:12 GMT)

India has the psychological advantage having beaten SL in the last game but actually the game can go either way. If Jayawardene and Sangakara click then it will be difficult for India to post a win. Having said this, India must win the toss and put on a big score which can blunt the two SL premier batsman batting second.

Posted by Iceman29 on (July 11, 2013, 7:07 GMT)

@ atthipatti: Cricket is very unpredictable game my friend anything can happen on the day....we have to perform really well against SL because this pitch conditions suits SL very well than us...we have to be on top of our game to win this final..nothing is considered to be cakewalk...rain affected last match or else it could have been a close contest am taking nothing away from our bowlers..our Openers should fire and bowlers should bowl well...best of luck for Team IND...

Posted by JamesPullen on (July 11, 2013, 7:06 GMT)

I recon that this should be the lineup

Tharanga Jayawardene Sangakkara Chandimal Thirimanne K. Perera Mathews Dilhara Senanayake Lakmal Malinga

Posted by Blade-Runner on (July 11, 2013, 7:03 GMT)

I was watching how Dhawan was batting in the previous games n couldn't stop laughing. lol He charges down the pitch like a bull, but the ball doesn't even reach 30 yards circle. LOL Sometimes he comes a few meters down the pitch n defend. LOL He probably thinks that he can throw bowlers off the balance by charging down the wicket. LOL Last time, he charged down the wicket n edged Mathews to 1st slip, then kept on walking. Is this guy for real ??

Posted by sichu_emerald on (July 11, 2013, 6:53 GMT)

Good to see Mahela standing in on his 400th ODI, what a great achievement, Hats-off gentleman, I always love your style of batting, along the side of Sanga, both have done so much for SL Cricket, let the legacy be passed to the guys sensible enough to carry forward like what Arjuna and De-silva given in the yester years to you guys...

Having said that, my heart goes for India to win this Cup, but my mind says SL deserves this Cup especially for Sanga and Mahela and more particularly for Mahela in his landmark ODI and I know it means a lot to him and his nation...

May the better team Wins today and long live good Cricket...

And the way Ind and SL fans are pulling each other, for a moment, it reminds me of past India-Pakistan matches, but brutally to be honest none of Cricketing nations are arch-rivals as the way the media bamboozed it to be. Be it the Ashes or Ind-Pak and I wouldnt be surprised if Ind-SL goes the same way...)P...Cricinfo Pls Publish...

Posted by yorkslanka on (July 11, 2013, 6:51 GMT)

the form book says that India will win this match but cricket isnt played in a book so anything can happen. Sri Lanka need to just relax and play good cricket..if they lose, then they lose..all we can do is play the best we can and if thats not good enough then we cant do anymore can we? I would like to see Kushal come back in to the team and open with tharanga so that mahela can bat at five.Although i like him as a player, would probably go with satchi over jeevan too as the latter is in poor form( did get a shocker from the umpire too)

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 6:50 GMT)

Well well well....I think if ESPN announces award for the name most used in comments, it should be Rohit Sharma. Whatever he do, after every match more than 70% comments includes Rohit. When selected for CT, crtics said bad selection. When asked to open crtics replied wrong decision by MSD. When he scored 65 against SA in very first match, crtics said SA bowlers were too short at Rohit. When in next match against WI Rohit scored 51,critics said Rohit should have stayed there for long inning. Then came to Trination. In first match Rohit scored 60, crtics said he threw hus wicket. In last match against SL on a tough wicket where no batsman has been survieved Rohit scored 48* which hepled India to post target of 176 for SL. Now critics saying Rohit should rotate the strike and he is pressurising middle order. Well, I think Rohit using these critics as weapon. As he should. Poor thinking of cricket fans. Rohit is highest run getter so far in this series. All the best Rohit and India !!

Posted by ranilranathunga on (July 11, 2013, 6:45 GMT)

Please bring Kusal back, give this guy some fair chance to settle down...No Thirimanne, and Jeewan please....Why is SL not giving chances to players like Dimuth and Anjelo, who have been very consistent, May be SL seniors are scared of loosing their places. They are also very reluctant to go down the order to give younsters to bat at top. We have enough talented youngsters coming up, but they are not given enough chances or at times pressurized too much. Chandimal is a one down batsman but they made him play at 6 and now he is struggling. They are ruining young players. I am sure we wont miss Mahela or Sanga if we give proper chances to our youngsters.

Posted by jikol on (July 11, 2013, 6:30 GMT)

@sachinisawesome, finally someone spoke honestly! Lions win Through spirit of Cricket! GO SRI LANKA GO!!!!

Posted by Prabhash1985 on (July 11, 2013, 6:26 GMT)

Sri Lanka need a hitter like Jayasuriya, to soften the ball so that others can play. I wish Thisara open for Sri Lanka. Dimuth is a good batsman in fast tracks, why don't they allow him to settle in the national team?

Posted by Roarrriiinnnggg_Rockerrsss on (July 11, 2013, 6:25 GMT)

@Sid: Lost the services of MS Dhoni midway through the tournament...??? Dhoni got injured in the very first match of the tournament and he did not even field in that match.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 6:23 GMT)

Mr. Ansari, I wonder what kind of wicket Mahela hit a century couple of days ago. Last time when I checked he is still in West Indies, not in Colombo.

Posted by Prabhash1985 on (July 11, 2013, 6:21 GMT)

Mahela is a gifted player for Sri Lanka. But due to Sanga's hard working, he has become very robust to pacemen friendly pitches. I think Sanga is a good lesson for all the players, for his great hard working attitude. Hope Sri Lanka win this one. But it'll be very tough if Dhoni comes to play. Indians don't know why they win. It's purely Dhoni's excellent captaincy. He deserves to be praised by a non-indian like me. I really appreciate the great man for his talent, his captaincy, and even more, the great qualities similar to Sachin's character. He is a good lesson to everyone. He is like Arjuna. Needless to say how silly Kohli is.

Posted by .......junk on (July 11, 2013, 6:20 GMT)

last defeat against sl was required for India, just to realize them that there can be an off day in between dream run also ..I am glad it was start of series and India have fought back . i feel vijay is not the deserving player , i dont doubt his ability i only doubt his temprament i feel promoting rohit is a bad move we are trying to sheild him , we are making combination which will have rohit in it which i feel is not correct , if rohit does not fit in your combination be brave and leave him , we are happy with mediocure performance of rohit as an opener however this performance is good only if u compare it with his own performance in middle order , when compared to dhawan who is other opener i feel rohit stands no where and gambhir as an opener always performed more than what rohit has to offer at the moment .its just that we have seen even worse performance of rohit so we believe he is doing good , hope we realise the reality.

Posted by sachinisawesome on (July 11, 2013, 5:59 GMT)

If India wins this match then it will be due to Rain, LUCK, Injury to Lankan players, Dhoni helping from boundary line, D/L, Toss, Whether, Temp was 1 degree more than it was supposed to be. But if Sri Lankan team win this then it's pure genius Legends, Talented Youngsters, Never say dies attitude, Fighting spirit of LIONS.

Posted by SLChucky on (July 11, 2013, 5:54 GMT)

@jikol, you a very correct but sharma-dhawan had work for ind recent. congrats to MJ and gope a century in his 400th

Posted by KishoreMullaguru on (July 11, 2013, 5:51 GMT)

Upul, Mahela and Sanga have come out with big knocks in the series but their inconsistency is a worry. They should score big if they are to win the Tri-series. Herath and skipper Angelo were only wicket takers in the previous game with Eranga, Malinga, Lokuhettige and A Mendis failed to take any wicket. They have to put in their acts together and restrict the strong Indian batting line-up in the final. Srilanka had beaten India with a huge-margin in one of their encounters this series but considering the overall performance of the finalists, India have slight advantage to win this Tri-series.

Posted by cg.dhanasekar on (July 11, 2013, 5:45 GMT)

Rohit Sharma has to rotate the strike..he (Rohit) is giving pressure to middle order batsmans and Dhawan too...

Posted by atthipatti on (July 11, 2013, 5:43 GMT)

Finally some sweet lines to read just when it was getting outta control..."last ODI of 2013 vs SL". I bet each of our players must be feeling a lacking sense of job satisfaction spanking this ordinary team over & over & over again all over the world. At least we as fans can have some quality contests between India & any other country...we even don't mind watching India vs BD, Hongkong or South Sudan until the time SLC finds it imperative to raise funds by playing India the next time. As for today's match it should be a cake walk for India unless we commit few unforced errors & still win somewhat by a reasonable margin.

Posted by SLChucky on (July 11, 2013, 5:41 GMT)

why everyone blaming Thirimanne and suggesting he must kept aside? For me he is the best of the youngsters in the current team. he is technically very correct and if you notice, when SL losing early wickets he is the one sent to rebuild the innings and he does it well and saved many matches including recent SL vs WI in which pitch was wild in first day and he kept his nerve to keep the wicket saved supporting sanga. if you remember his ramp shot over the short fine leg for four to tie the match vs NZ in T20 WC and SL winning it, he is also a that kind of player to appear differently in different situations. He is the future Sanga for me for sure! so if a player wants to sits out, it must be jeevan mendis for kusal in this match and not any other!

Posted by srinideva on (July 11, 2013, 5:35 GMT)

Will rohit sharma survive today??? will someone in the SL team have the power to hold a catch of this super duper batsmen..give me a break.#hype

Posted by Jalz007 on (July 11, 2013, 5:31 GMT)

Whether India wins the final or not, it's immaterial. They have proved that they have the right kind of Team combination which can win. They have mastered the formula of Team success in the 50 overs & shorter format. Hope they replicate the same kind of success in the Tests too & become un-disputed champions in all formats of the game. Here's wishing the team all the best!!!

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 5:28 GMT)

Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj, Zaheer and Harbhajan were last decade players. They were great contributors without doubt but it does not make any sense to bring them back for temporary stability even if the present youngsters fail. Grooming a young team for the future needs patience and the ability to absorb failures. It would never offend a fan if his team goes down fighting. Only time will determine the extent of passion for cricket within this young team. Nevertheless i am a happy Indian fan now. IPL at last seems to have given rise to a whole different category of never say die Indian players.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 5:26 GMT)

pitty for mahela that he couldnt make century..bcoz of condition of seaming wicket...this wicket is not flat as colombo...

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 5:24 GMT)

Best of luck Team India..... I hope my wishes, which were fruitful for India in last game, becomes again fruitful today........ I would definitely burn the midnight oil to watch the game.......Every one is enjoying the success of Young Team India... Keep it up....I wish, Dhoni plays today.....

Posted by jikol on (July 11, 2013, 5:14 GMT)

At last the last ODI for the year, but i never bored of watching battles between these two still counting minutes for the start! i think SL got a slight edge in this match specially with the last match lost since they never give up and the only team in current cricketing world who rise from dark with very special wins to their title. but IND cannot be neglected since they are on form boost wining two matches in trot. If MSD playing it will be a 50/50 game. My very special wishes goes to Mahela Jayawardene becoming the 2nd Sri lankan to play 400th and only the 3rd in the world and all becoming mighty Asians! SL must include Lakmal in-place of Dilhara and if Dhoni not playing put Vijay to open and Sharma to 3 or 4 down. Best wishes for both teams to come through their strengths! Hope a heart pumping final ball win for LIONS!!!

Posted by kunakrish on (July 11, 2013, 5:12 GMT)

Rohit is not making the job for middle order easy and he is making it hard for them ,especially for kohli and dhawan , dhawan scored in heavy strike rate so no one noticed ,he will not survive steyn and morkel for sure .atleast he need to rotate the strike.

Posted by Iceman29 on (July 11, 2013, 5:05 GMT)

Its unlikely that there will be any changes in the Ind team especially if Dhoni is in the team but Yadhav and Ishant are leaking so many runs....Ishant as an experienced bowler still not able to bowl according to the situation both Ishant and Yadhav have no yorkers at their repositories and bowls too many short pitch deliveries even to the number 10 and 11 batsmen....Ind should replace one of them with Shami ahmed because he too swings the ball nicely but he is not getting chances...if Ind increases their bowling bench strength it will be very helpful for the batsmen....

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 4:53 GMT)

Even Indians and Sri Lankans don't care about this match. Nevertheless, I'm backing India to win a close encounter.

Posted by attanayake1 on (July 11, 2013, 4:40 GMT)

good luck Sri Lanka..................

Posted by jimbond on (July 11, 2013, 4:39 GMT)

@Hubby Hubby: Pitches in WI are apparently different from those in India. In fact the limited success of the Indian team in WI has been based on Rohit Sharma's ability to counter the movement in the initial overs, and the start he has been able to provide with Dhawan. Just because they have been providing the starts, we should not take that for granted. Vijay has been found wanting in technique on pitches abroad, and if he is made to open, he may only end up giving his wicket cheaply and putting pressure on Kohli and the middle order by exposing them to the moving ball.

Posted by MelbourneMiracle on (July 11, 2013, 4:36 GMT)

Suddenly there's an excitement among Indian fans as Team India has reached the finals however the same fans told that this is a useless tournament when they got thrashed by Sri Lanka last week. They were criticizing Kholi and said that he's not captain material and wanted to groom Rohit or Ashwin for the leadership but after a couple of wins now they say Kholi is the best option next to Dhoni. Anyway good luck to both teams and wish that the better performing team should win today! Cricinfo please publish atleast this one!

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 4:30 GMT)

One of the point which can work against SL is their over dependence on their two most experienced batsmen,, Sanga and Mahela,, If these two fails,,,whole line up has nothing much excitement. On the other hand Indian middle order is not tested,,, Jadeja and Raina did not have much batting practice,,,,

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 4:18 GMT)

Team india knows how to win Big matches, each indian player is a winner on it's own,Hope Dhoni plays final, even if he don't, he will be there on the side lines ti give inputs to young Virat who himself is a fighter. it all depends on weather, if there is a full game, there is no stopping trophy in indian hands. TEAM INDIA we are proud of you, Good Luck, go and get it. JAI HO.

Posted by TZ9383 on (July 11, 2013, 4:05 GMT)

For today's match Kusal Janith for Jeewan Mendis & Sachithra for Dilhara Lokuhettige and wish you all the best Sri Lanka..!

Posted by ranilranathunga on (July 11, 2013, 4:00 GMT)

Everyone wants Kusal in the team except the team mangement, Also no Thirimanne and J. Mendis Please. Please Please give Kusal few more chances...

Posted by JJANDEV on (July 11, 2013, 3:53 GMT)

INDIA has already invented the formula how to win a final.Its impossible to beat INDIA.INDIANS will be the champions.....jai hind......lots of cheers to my country :) :) :)

Posted by SenBand on (July 11, 2013, 3:52 GMT)

India has wood against Sri Lanka in the last few years. If you look at the recent records, most of the final clashes between India and SL has been won by India. I hope at least this one is a win to SL.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 3:51 GMT)

Hoping for india to win,If dhoni and selectors are thinking abt future. Kholi should be given captaincy ahead of dhoni for the final.Kholi lead the team to final so it fair that he captain's the team,Purely because he is the future and not because he has won 2 out of 3 he has played in as the actual captain!!!!....

Posted by welovepakistan on (July 11, 2013, 3:48 GMT)

best of luck srilanka team.....jayawardne will fire and score some good runs. Go srilanka Go!

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 3:37 GMT)

Today is ours.GO Lanka Go.............

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 3:36 GMT)

Lets pray that D/L method stays away for this match. It's like god wants T20s! come on...

Posted by vxttemp on (July 11, 2013, 3:25 GMT)

@ Hubby Hubby: U sound like a true CSK fan and also have short term memory issues. Rohit took vijay's place in the 1st place(no need to explain why). Now you want Rohit to increase his strike rate. Hmm! True Indians. I now know why Indians fail to appreciate or understand the difference between a good surface vs a flat batting track. For me on any day, a score of 50+ on a good surface is far better than a score of 150 on a flat track(irrespective of strike rate).

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 3:19 GMT)

I bet Vijay is better batsman than Rohit considering his strike rate as an opener. Rohit is fighting hard to stay in the team. Gambhir has done the same when he was out of form and then he was dropped from the team. Now everyone is praising Rohit just because he is fighting hard and make some runs which doesn't make sense to me. Rohit has got talent without temperament. We should see how he is going to bat in sub-continent pitches. If it is the same strike rate, he should be dropped and bring back Gambhir. Perhaps Rohit should be selected in the test side maybe instead of Raina. India is going to win for sure in the finals. We want one more ton from Virat!!!

Posted by ms2000 on (July 11, 2013, 2:48 GMT)

Go sri lanka go.....................

Posted by Sacchh on (July 11, 2013, 2:43 GMT)

Very Exciting cricket by the current indian team. Make us proud by winning like how australia once were!!

Posted by gnanzcupid on (July 11, 2013, 2:22 GMT)

The lankans will be low in confidence after the humiliating defeat last match. They also have the big psychological and many technical(youngsters) barrier to beat the world number 1 team. So lankan team face the toughest of times today unless mahela or sanga click.

Posted by electric_loco_WAP4 on (July 11, 2013, 2:05 GMT)

Go SL Go and put on your 'A' game today and win and win big. All the best for the final and the cup cos' you deserve it. Hope to see Tharanga, Mahela as well as Sanga put up shining efforts like the other day - 350 odd /1 wkt. Good luck!

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 1:56 GMT)

itz the right time to drop either chandimal or thirmanna from da line up ...bring kusal back to the time....either he can open or he can bat in the middle order....can not predict result of this game....bcz bothe teams are unpredictable....selectors must drop chandimal and thirimanna from the south affrican tour....otherwise they will never learn a lesson...these two seems to be the next jayawardana and sangakkara...bt long as they stay in the team with their poor batting form itz only going to be a dream....

Posted by Htc-Android on (July 11, 2013, 1:46 GMT)

Please replace Jeevan with Kusal. I dont know what he is doing in the team. He cant bat and doesnt get to bowl most of the times and drops sitters on the field. Atleast Kusal can bat. Also no more Lakmal please. We would rather have Lokuhetige than Lakmal. I think India will fancy their chances if Dhoni plays tomorrow. But if Kohli captains the side tomorrow, it will be Sri lankas game. They got lucky last time due to D/L decision. That wicket wasnt an Ideal wicket for stroke making. Only those who play long innings would succeed. Even India was struggling on that pitch. I hope rain stays away tomorrow.

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 1:28 GMT)

Want to see both Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Shammi Ahmed in the Final tomorrow drop Umesh Yadav. Please remember this http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/589310.html

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 1:00 GMT)

Where is Thisara Perera in the SL squad? Is he injured? He can bludgeon a few good runs and is also handy as a part time seamer. Dinesh Chandimal needs to go back to the nets and re-learn his footwork, which there has been none of in the past few months. Hope Kusal Perera gets a chance over Chandimal. Yes, Chandimal is Sri Lanka's future, but he is woefully out of touch, and needs a break from cricket.

Posted by tdslbuwa on (July 10, 2013, 22:41 GMT)

No Jeevan Mendis,Thirimanne please..

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 22:09 GMT)

India will win tomorrow

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 22:08 GMT)

Wish You All Success INDIA CRICKET TEAM for winning Today's Finals of CELKON CUP CHAMPIONS.

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 22:02 GMT)

Rohit...pls one kind request to u...Pls go with remarkable strike rate...it's ODI series...not Test series....If u feel u can not set good run rate as an opener...pls step down and move to 5th down. Vijay will do it. thanks. Wish u all success. Hope atleast in this final match u will exhibit an aggressive and positive play. Jai Hinth.

Posted by johnathonjosephs on (July 10, 2013, 20:39 GMT)

I'm baffled that the selectors believe Jeevan Mendis is a better allrounder than Thissara Perera. Especially after the form Perera is coming off from the IPL. There is a huge batting gap in the Sri Lankan side and I really do believe that Kushal Perera should persist as opener with Tharanga down as a middle order batsman. Remove Mendis and swith Perera with Lokuhettige/Lakmal, and there is a winning combination in itself. By doing that, the Sri Lankans extend their batting by 2 more and at the same time can have many bowling options (Malinga, Eranga, Herath, Perera, Matthews, & even Thirimanne if need be)

Posted by phbe3211 on (July 10, 2013, 20:15 GMT)

Good luck to both teams, i would like to watch.. Hope indian opening pair scores 100run+ and team score 300+ and then India won by 65 runs. Man of the match Rohit Sharma. Man of the series Rohit sharma ! :) nice to dream. lets see !

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 20:04 GMT)

WOW.. How much relief this one sentence gave - " it is likely that Thursday will prove the last of India-Sri Lanka cricket for the year". Really getting bored of these Ind-SL encounters... Aren't there any other nation to play cricket?? Seriously..

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 20:01 GMT)

I know its getting boring to watch India/SL matches now a days but a Final is a Final no matter how big or small the tournament is.... I think SL have a slight edge in today's match because of the experienced players they got in their squad as compared to India.... As an Indian of course I would cheer for India but I think SL gonna win this one ....unless the BIG MAN DHONI steps in.....Looking forward to a last ODI between these two nations of the year 2013... Cheers INDIA!!

Posted by EnglishCricket on (July 10, 2013, 20:01 GMT)

"Much of the cricketing world's attention might be drawn towards the blue-riband Test series" - America, China, Russia, South America, Europe etc don't like Cricket so no writer.

Posted by Darshi007 on (July 10, 2013, 19:59 GMT)

I feel if Dhoni is not absolutely 100% fit, he should not play. No point risking him for just one game even if it is a final. He is too valuable to lose out for 3-4 months if his injury worsens during the game in the worst case. Would like to see Rohit Sharma at least rotate the strike a bit more. Even in tough conditions a strike rate of 60 is not acceptable. Kohli saved him from embarrassment in India's 3rd game against WI and Duckworth Lewis and Bhuvneshwar Kumar saved him in the last game.

Posted by Blade-Runner on (July 10, 2013, 19:58 GMT)

Can we pls have Kusal for Mendis ? I really dont understand why Sana boy keep persisting on Mendis. He doesn't bowl (Thank god for that coz a couple of boundaries is guaranteed in his every over ) nor do much with the bat. But, surprisingly he keeps getting selected. :O And what has he done to get selected over Thisara Perera in the firs place ? A real mystery to me.

I think that the best XI would be :

Tharanga / Mahela / Sanga / Chandimal / Mathews/ Kusal / Thiri / Herath / Eranga / Lakmal (or Lokuhettige) / Slinga.

I can see some very good stats here. It seems Sri Lanka have done well in finals in neutral venues unlike India. India must be missing home flat tracks so badly. As this article describe, After that 161runs record-breaking thrashing, India must be praying for some rain n D/L assistance for tomorrow's game. Anyway G'luck !!! Go Sri Lanka..You've got this..

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 19:11 GMT)

gud luck team india i hope our skiper msd playsfinal becz we need msd battng still looks bit weak but we are a strong team lets do it again .

Posted by Vivek_Singh3089 on (July 10, 2013, 19:10 GMT)

Now a lot depends on our bowlers, specially fast bowlers..Bhuvi has really been a spark in the bowling deptt...now it's time for Umesh Yadav to control his misguided missiles and share the workload of Bhuvi..Ishant has done decent so far, but in an important final match...he needs to tighten up his line and cramp the batsman for room. Jaddu and Ashwin are performing well in tandem and complementing each other perfectly, we are capable of beating srilanka anyday...hope the good run continues..

Posted by mayurnandan on (July 10, 2013, 19:10 GMT)

Finally India rched d Finals. Many were sayng dat Kohli has scored a century agn, so India will nt make it to d Finals dis time. But evrytym the same doesn't happens, nd his century is an example of dat. Evrytym it will not happen dat whn kohli will score a century india will nt rach d finals unlike CB Series/Asia Cup.

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 19:07 GMT)

Go India Go........................

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (July 10, 2013, 18:56 GMT)

I am a huge fan of limited overs cricket. Even I am fed up with all these meaningless series. India have played SL for an eternity and have beaten them every time. Surely, these two teams must not play again for another 100 years. Well done to India for coming close to yet another silverware; I guess the same could be said about SL who are consistent in their approach to ODI tournaments and series. India will be tough to beat tomorrow. MS Dhoni will surely play because he seems fit and his leadership will be appreciated. In terms of strategy, I think Murali Vijay needs to bat higher up the order instead of Dinesh Karthik. Suresh Raina is best at no.6. The bowling looks decent as it is. Now it remains to be seen if the rain stays away.

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 18:55 GMT)

Nobody is much interested in this match since both teams have played each other so many times.

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 18:43 GMT)

Rightly said by the auther, Rohit unexpectedly grew up as an opener for ODIs. Rohit agreed took a long time to settle in Indian team. But after facing repetedly heavy crtics he is now sharing important role in Indias victries. If we observe his performances, we can easily make annalysis that you give Rohit more and more responcibilties at highest level, he will repond you more and more positively. Before IPL Rohit was not in bright picture, just as an IPL player thats all. But the moment MI thinktank suddenly handed captaincy, Rohit cameout as a compleat changed player. He went on performing, making highest batting contribution won IPL trophy for MI. Then MSD ask him to open. In Englad, on bouncy wickets, the decision was crtisised by the experts. But the way Rohit tackle short deliveries from some topmost pace bowlers, his critics too praised him. Rohit then carried his performance to WI too. So far he is the highest run getter for India and third in all three teams. All the best !!!

Posted by VVSR92 on (July 10, 2013, 18:32 GMT)

Though another Ind-Sl game its a special landmark for mahela since he is only 3rd player after sachin , jayasuriya to reach this land mark . Proud achievement from a classy & elegant batsmen who has been a treat to watch . Hope the game is gonna be a good contest betwwen bat & ball .

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