India end series in style

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Gautam Gambhir top scored as India sealed a 4-1 series triumph
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Gautam Gambhir top scored as India sealed a 4-1 series triumph

India completed a 4-1 series win with an entertaining 20-run win over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international at Pallekelle.

Gautam Gambhir (88) and Manoj Tiwary (65) provided the mainstay of the India innings with a fourth-wicket partnership of 110 before captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made 58 from just 38 balls and put on 77 with Irfan Pathan.

And the latter then took five for 61 as Sri Lanka came up just short despite 77 from Lahiru Thirimanne and 72 from Jeevan Mendis.

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