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12-Sep-2009 09:06:00 GMT
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Samaraweera Out as Sri Lanka Bat Against India

Colombo: Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and chose to bat against India in the third ODI of the tri-series at the Premadasa stadium on Saturday.

Sri Lanka have left out Thilan Samaraweera due to injury and has been replaced by Chamara Kapugedera. India are playing the same eleven that beat New Zealand on Friday.

A win will give India vital practice before the Champions Trophy starts in South Africa on September 22 but the real test will come against Sri Lanka in Monday's final.

India won both the bilateral series in 2008 and 2008-09.

The Lankans too want to break that jinx. They have won the ODI series against Pakistan recently and also triumphed in the Tests series against Pakistan and New Zealand. They would surely want to put the record straight against India.

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