India have beaten Sri Lanka by 1 run in the 5th Tri Series match here in Goa to advance to the finals. Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field in hot and humid conditions. The Indian openers started off with a fifty run partnership and the batsmen who followed kept the momentum going as the hosts finished their innings at 192 for the loss of 5 wickets.
Chasing the huge target the Lankans got off to a flier but the Indian side, specially the fielders bought them back into the game with four run outs. The lower order showed great resistance and brought Sri Lanka close to a win. With 2 runs required of 3 balls, captain Ajay Reddy bowled dot balls to hand India a win. India now move into the finals which will be played on 13th October 2018 at the GCA stadium in Porvorim.