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Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 04.29 GMT

SL meets India in ICC WC final
President calls everyone to rally around the team


President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on all Sri Lankans to rally around the Sri Lankan team to win the world cup as a tribute to spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan who will retire from ODIs on April 2.

Sri Lanka will meet India in the ICC World Cup final played on Saturday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Yesterday India beat Pakistan by 29 runs in the semi-final played n Mohali.

India scored 260 for the loss of 9 in their 50 overs with Sachin Tendulkar scoring 85 runs in 115 balls.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan team led by the skipper Kumar Sangakkara arrived in yesterday.

Sri Lanka qualified for the World Cup final for the third time by beating New Zealand by 5 wickets at the semi final match played at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on March 29.

Sri Lanka was ICC World Cup champions in 1996.
The summit clash on Saturday would be the first-ever all-Asia final in the history of the tournament.







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