Result: MS Dhoni seals dramatic tri-series win for India

India captain MS Dhoni in a Twenty20 against Australia on February 1, 2012
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India captain MS Dhoni smashes 16 runs off the final over to seal a dramatic one-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the Tri-Series.

Captain MS Dhoni has sealed a dramatic tri-series win for India over Sri Lanka.

India won by one wicket after Dhoni scored 15 runs off the last over with two balls to spare.

After a strong start to their innings, including 71 for Kumara Sangakkara, Sri Lanka collapsed from 171-2 to 201 all out.

By contrast, India had a mixed start to their batting performance, losing Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kholi in quick succession early on, while Rohit Sharma quietly topscored with 58.

The middle order was also slightly disappointing and despite looking comfortable for a period and some excellent bowling particularly from Rangana Herath, saw India reduced from 139-3 to 182-9.

Dhoni came into his own thereafter, coaxing his tail order through the final few overs before taking it upon himself to win the match, smashing two sixes and a four from three consecutive balls in the final over.

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