India Face Sri Lanka In Crunch Match

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Tillakaratne Dilshan has got his side off to a quick start. Source: REUTERS/
Sri Lanka  will be looking to extend their unbeaten record to five matches when they face a weary India  in Hobart on Tuesday. After beginning their tour of Australia with back-to-back losses in the Commonwealth Bank series, Sri Lanka has recovered to be the form team in the competition, with three wins and a tie from their past four matches. The move to shift skipper Mahela Jayawardene  to the top of the order has been a masterstroke, and he has forged an imposing opening partnership  with former captain Tillakaratne Dilshan .

India has looked disinterested for the past month and the end of the tour cannot come soon enough for them. Only Gautam Gambhir  and Virat Kohli  have shown any fight with the bat in recent matches, while allrounder Irfan Pathan  has also performed admirably with both bat and ball.

This is the fourth and final meeting between these sides this summer, with both teams having collected a win each so far, while the match in Adelaide on February 14 ended in a tie.

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