Result: Sri Lanka beat India by five wickets in first Twenty20

Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal attends the launch Media Conference held at the Conrad Hotel Dubai on December 14, 2013
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Sri Lanka take a 1-0 lead in their Twenty20 series against India by clinching a five-wicket victory in Pune.

Sri Lanka have taken a 1-0 lead in their Twenty20 series against India by sealing a five-wicket triumph in Pune.

India had a poor start to their innings by losing Rohit Sharma to Kasun Rajitha for a duck in the second ball of the day.

The hosts struggled to find momentum as Ravichandran Ashwin top scored with 31 runs off 24 balls.

They finished on 101 all out inside the 19th over and in reply, Sri Lanka lost early wickets in Niroshan Dickwella (4) and Danushka Gunathilaka (9).

Dinesh Chandimal ended his innings with the highest score of 35 runs off as many deliveries, but it was Milinda Siriwardana and Seekugge Prasanna who got Sri Lanka over the line with 21 and three runs respectively.

England's Kevin Pietersen leaves the pitch after losing his wicket for 6 runs during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, central England on September 11, 2013
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