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The good part for India prior to their do-or-die clash against Sri Lanka at Port of Spain on Tuesday was that they knew exactly what they had to do to sneak into the finals ahead of hosts West Indies.

India bounced back in style at Port of Spain winning both its matches here with bonus points to top the table in the Tri Series. The Men in Blue thrashed Sri Lanka by 81 runs in what was a rain-curtailed affair at the Queen’s Park Oval. Sri Lanka given a revised target of 178 in 26 overs crashed out to a sorry total of 96 in 24.4 overs.

WI Tri series 6th match live scores: India 119/3 (29/29 ov); Sri Lanka 96 (24.4/26 ov, target 178); India won by 81 runs (D/L method). Sri Lanka have won the toss and will bowl first. India Vs Sri Lanka 6th ODI at Port of Spain, Jul 9, 2013. Match scheduled to begin at 09:30 local time (13:30 GMT, 07:00 PM IST).

Sri Lanka’s impressive win against hosts West Indies on Monday has put India under additional pressure as they look to qualify for the finals of the ongoing tri-series. In the last league encounter of the tournament, they will take on the rampant Lankans who, with nine points from three games are all but through to the final.