Gambhir and Pathan shine in narrow win: 5th ODI (Pallakele)

Irfan Pathan claimed five wickets as India secured a 20-run win over Sri Lanka in the dead fifth rubber to complete a 4-1 series win.

Earlier, Gautam Gambhir (88) and Manoj Tiwary (65) provided a fourth-wicket partnership of 110 before captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made 58 from just 38 balls and put on 77 with Irfan Pathan. India 294 for 7 (Gambhir 88, Tiwary 65, Dhoni 58, Malinga 3-64) beat Sri Lanka 274 (Thirimanne 77, Mendis 72, Irfan 5-61) by 20 runs.

Aug 2012.

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