India qualify for tri-series final
India beat Sri Lanka by 81 runs (D/L method) in the Queens Park Oval in Trinidad on Tuesday. They will face the same opponent in tri-series final on Thursday.
After being put into bat India got off the the worst possible start, losing man-in-form Shikhar Dhawan to Angelo Mathews for just 15.
The Indian batsmen found it hard in the early stages on a spongy pitch. Kohli takes some time here to gather his thoughts.
But Kohli was soon to depart, after being trapped plumb leg-before wicket by Rangana Herath.
Rohit Sharma fought hard for India and was unbeaten on 48 before rain brought an end to the Indian innings.
Dinesh Karthik, though aggressive, didn't last long as he was bowled for 12 by Herath.
Sharma batted until the rain arrived and India went back into the shed at 119/3 in 29 overs.
Opposition players were seen in a jovial mood in the dressing room as they waited for the showers to subside. MS Dhoni too found time to stretch his arms.
It was a damp day at the Queens Park Oval with groundstaff working hard to clear the water.
After a lot of discussion the umpires decided that Sri Lanka would have to chase 178 in 26 overs under the D/L method.
The Lankan chase never got going, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar picking up early wickets including the prize scalp of Kumar Sangakkara for nought.
Bhuvneshwar was declared Man of the Match for his career-best figures of 4/8 in just six overs.
Ravindra Jadeja also picked up two wickets and Sri Lanka were bowled out for 96 in 24.4 overs, 81 runs short.