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Mithali Raj stars with stupendous 85-run knock in Indian eves warm-up win over Sri Lanka

Mithali Raj stars with stupendous 85-run knock in Indian eves warm-up win over Sri Lanka

Skipper Mithali Raj hit a strokefilled 85 as Indian women's cricket team beat Sri Lanka by 109 runs in a warm-up game for the ICC Women's World Cup, here today.

ICC Women's World Cup: Mithali Raj, Rakeswari Gayekwad star in Indian eves warm-up win against Sri Lanka

ICC Women's World Cup: Mithali Raj, Rakeswari Gayekwad star in Indian eves warm-up win against Sri Lanka

In reply to India's 275/8, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 166 in 48.4 overs with left-arm spinner Rajsewari Gayekwad taking 4/12 in 7 overs.

Anil Kumble's replacement to be announced before Sri Lanka tour: Rajeev Shukla

Anil Kumble's replacement to be announced before Sri Lanka tour: Rajeev Shukla

Kumble, in his candid statement, said that it was due to Kohli's reservations about his coaching 'style' that the partnership had become untenable.

India's tour of Sri Lanka – Full match schedule, date, time, venue

India's tour of Sri Lanka – Full match schedule, date, time, venue

The tour begins with a warm-up match in Colombo on July 21 and July 22.

India opener Murali Vijay confident of being fit in time for Sri Lanka series

India opener Murali Vijay confident of being fit in time for Sri Lanka series

The Tamil Nadu batsman, who missed the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League, underwent a wrist surgery in London and has since been spending time recuperating and following the rehabilitation programme prescribed to him.

ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli didn't even want Ravichandran Ashwin in India squad?

ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli didn't even want Ravichandran Ashwin in India squad?

Ashwin was kept out of both of India's previous matches - Pakistan and Sri Lanka - and remains to be seen whether Virat Kohli picks him against South Africa.

ICC Champions Trophy: Abusive Pakistani fan gets royal shut down from ICC for anti-India tweet

ICC Champions Trophy: Abusive Pakistani fan gets royal shut down from ICC for anti-India tweet

Lanka beat the defending champions by 7 wickets with 8 balls remaining.

WATCH: Bhuvneshwar Kumar direct hit FLOORS Kusal Mendis in ICC Champions Trophy

WATCH: Bhuvneshwar Kumar direct hit FLOORS Kusal Mendis in ICC Champions Trophy

Despite the defeat, there were takeaways for India. Dhawan's century, his opening stand with Rohit, Dhoni's contribution – both with bat and gloves and Kedar Jadhav's finishing touches were high-points from the match.

Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli should learn from Pakistan's planning against South Africa, feels Vinod Kambli

Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli should learn from Pakistan's planning against South Africa, feels Vinod Kambli

India will now have to beat South Africa in their last group match on June 11 and Sri lanka face a must-win contest against Pakistan a day later in quest to qualify for the semi-finals.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Grateful we could bring smiles in times of tragedy, says Angelo Mathews

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Grateful we could bring smiles in times of tragedy, says Angelo Mathews

"It was very pleasing for us to give them a win because we had some terrible times in the recent past, especially with losing a lot of lives due to floods and we are very grateful that we could give them (Sri Lankan people) a (reason to) smile," the soft-spoken Sri Lanka skipper said at the post- match conference here last night.

Champions Trophy 2017: We are not invincible, says Virat Kohli ahead of 'virtual quarters'

Champions Trophy 2017: We are not invincible, says Virat Kohli ahead of 'virtual quarters'

"I personally thought that we had enough on the board at the halfway stage. And I think our bowlers also bowled decently well. If the Lankan batsmen come out and play like that and everyone plays well, you have to give credit to the opposition as well. We are not invincible," Kohli said at the post-match media conference here last night.

ICC Champions Trophy: Kamaal Rashid Khan makes disrespectful remarks on Virat Kohli after loss against Sri Lanka

ICC Champions Trophy: Kamaal Rashid Khan makes disrespectful remarks on Virat Kohli after loss against Sri Lanka

Set a challenging target of 322 runs, the Lankans rode on half-centuries from Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka to cross the line in 48.3 overs and register their first win the tournament.

Ind vs SL: Twitterati hail Sri Lanka after stunning win over star-studded Men in Blue in ICC Champions Trophy

Ind vs SL: Twitterati hail Sri Lanka after stunning win over star-studded Men in Blue in ICC Champions Trophy

All four teams in the Group B now have two points going into the last round of games in which India will play top-ranked South Africa on Sunday, while Sri Lanka will meet Pakistan on Monday.

Spin great Muttiah Muralidaran becomes first Sri Lankan to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Spin great Muttiah Muralidaran becomes first Sri Lankan to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Muralidaran was awarded the honour along with Arthur Morris, George Lohmann and Karen Rolton by fellow ICC Cricket Hall of Famers and members of the media.

ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli concedes defeat, admits India were outplayed by Sri Lanka

ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli concedes defeat, admits India were outplayed by Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka chased down the stiff target in 48.4 overs to register an unexpected win.

ICC CT 2017, IND vs SL: Sri Lanka secure stunning 7-wicket win to give Group B interesting makeover

ICC CT 2017, IND vs SL: Sri Lanka secure stunning 7-wicket win to give Group B interesting makeover

Set a challenging target of 322 runs, the Lankans rode on half-centuries from Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka to cross the line in 48.3 overs and register their first win the tournament.

WATCH: You don't mess with MS Dhoni! India wicket-keeper sends diving Danushka Gunathilaka back with magic run-out

WATCH: You don't mess with MS Dhoni! India wicket-keeper sends diving Danushka Gunathilaka back with magic run-out

Gunathilaka made a strokeful 76 off 72 balls to set up the improbable win against the defending champions. It's also their highest successful chase in ODIs.

ICC Champions Trophy, India vs Sri Lanka: After AB de Villiers, Zainab Abbas curse strikes Virat Kohli

ICC Champions Trophy, India vs Sri Lanka: After AB de Villiers, Zainab Abbas curse strikes Virat Kohli

Last time Kohli got out without scoring in an ODI match was against England in August 2014 at Cardiff.

WATCH: MS Dhoni unleashes trademark hitting against Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy Group B clash

WATCH: MS Dhoni unleashes trademark hitting against Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy Group B clash

It was a typically muscular effort from India as they pursue an 11th win from their last 14 ODI matches, and a 15th victory in their last 18 meetings with Sri Lanka.

India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan equals Sourav Ganguly, Herschelle Gibbs, Chris Gayle for most ICC Champions Trophy hundreds

India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan equals Sourav Ganguly, Herschelle Gibbs, Chris Gayle for most ICC Champions Trophy hundreds

In the previous edition of the tournament, which India won under Dhoni's leadership, Dhawan top-scored with 363 runs in five matches, at an average of 90.75.