Sri Lanka beat India by three wickets in 3rd ODI
Chasing 226 for victory in the reduced 47-overs-a-side contest, Sri Lanka depended on a 109-run second-wicket stand between Fernando (76) and Rajapaksa (65) to achieve their target with 48 balls to spare in Colombo.
India won the three-match series 2-1.
Debutant leg-spinner Rahul Chahar returned figures of 3-54, taking key wickets including Fernando to put Sri Lanka in trouble before Ramesh Mendis steered the team home with an unbeaten 15.
Earlier spinners Akila Dananjaya and debutant Praveen Jayawickrama took three wickets each to help bowl out India for 225 in 43.1 overs.
The two sides will now play three Twenty20 internationals starting Sunday at the same venue.
India (47 overs maximum)
P. Shaw lbw b Shanaka 49
S. Dhawan c Bhanuka b Chameera 13
S. Samson c Fernando b Jayawickrama 46
M. Pandey c Bhanuka b Jayawickrama 11
S. Yadav lbw b Dananjaya 40
H. Pandya lbw b Jayawickrama 19
N. Rana c Bhanuka b Dananjaya 7
K. Gowtham lbw b Dananjaya 2
R. Chahar c and b Karunaratne 13
N. Saini c Fernando b Chameera 15
C. Sakariya not out 0
Extras (lb1, w9) 10
Total (all out, 43.1 overs) 225
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Dhawan), 2-102 (Shaw,), 3-118 (Samson), 4-157 (Pandey), 5-179 (Pandya), 6-190 (Yadav), 7-194 (Gowtham), 8-195 (Rana), 9-224 (Chahar), 10-225 (Saini)
Bowling: Chameera 8.1-0-55-2 (w5), Dananjaya 10-0-44-3, Karunaratne 6-0-25-1 (w2), Jayawickrama 10-0-59-3 (w2), Shanaka 8-0-33-1, Mendis 1-0-8-0
Sri Lanka (target 227 from 47 overs)
A. Fernando c Shaw b Chahar 76
M. Bhanuka c Sakariya b Gowtham 7
B. Rajapaksa c Gowtham b Sakariya 65
D. de Silva c and b Sakariya 2
C. Asalanka lbw b Pandya 24
D. Shanaka c Pandey b Chahar 0
R. Mendis not out 15
C. Karunaratne st Samson b Chahar 3
A. Dananjaya not out 5
Extras (b4, lb6, nb5, w15) 30
Total (7 wickets, 39 overs) 227
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Bhanuka), 2-144 (Rajapaksa), 3-151 (De Silva), 4-194 (Asalanka), 5-195 (Shanaka), 6-214 (Fernando), 7-220 (Karunaratne)
Did not bat: D. Chameera, P. Jayawickrama
Bowling: Saini 5-0-27-0 (w1, nb1), Sakariya 8-0-34-2 (w1, nb2), Chahar 10-0-54-3 (nb2), Gowtham 8-0-49-1 (w6), Pandya 5-0-43-1 (w7), Rana 3-0-10-0
Result: Sri Lanka won by three wickets
Series: India won the three-match series 2-1