India ask Sri Lanka to bat in final one-dayer
NEW DELHI: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in the fifth and final one-day international here on Sunday.
India, enjoying an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series, rested star batsman Sachin Tendulkar and brought in seamer Sudeep Tyagi for his one-day debut.
The start was delayed by 15 minutes due to winter fog over the Indian capital, but it will remain a 50-overs-a-side game at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.
Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thilina Kandamby, Sanath Jayasuriya, Thilan Samaraweera, Suraj Randiv, Suranga Lakmal, Thissara Perera, Chanaka Welegedara, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Sudeep Tyagi.
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA) and Shavir Tarapore (IND)
TV umpire: Sanjay Hazare(IND)
Match referee: Alan Hurst (AUS)