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India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews Dedicates Win to Flood Victims

Skipper Angelo Mathews has dedicated Sri Lanka's win over India in the Champions Trophy 2017 to flood victims in the country.

Cricketnext Staff |June 9, 2017, 8:49 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews Dedicates Win to Flood Victims

London: When Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews and Asela Gunaratne wrapped up the chase against India in the 49th over, the Indian tricolours had vanished and the Sri Lankan Lion was out there to be seen by all. Yes, David had beaten Goliath and how. But skipper Mathews made no bones about the fact that the team had punched above their weight and has gone ahead to dedicate the win to all those Lankans who were affected by the floods.

Taking to Twitter, Mathews wrote: “We dedicate this to everyone affected by floods.love u all.Thanks for the love and blessings.big one coming up #greatful.”

Sri Lanka's victory a day after Pakistan shocked South Africa has completely changed the script in Group B. The remaining matches, between India and South Africa at the Oval on Sunday and Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Cardiff on Monday are virtual quarter-finals and Indian captain Virat Kohli said the team will be ready for the fight.

In total, 545,243 people of 142,811 families had been affected by the weather calamity. The South-West monsoon unleashed torrential rains, which ravaged fourteen districts in the western and southern parts of the country.

The DMC had issued an urgent evacuation warning to residents living along the Kelani River and within the Divisional Secretariats of Kollonnawa, Kaduwela, Wellampitiya, Kelaniya, Biyagama, Sedawatte, Dompe, Hanwella, Padukka and Avissawella.

Sri Lanka had sought international assistance, with India sending two naval ships laden with supplies. Following India's lead in sending out emergency relief to Sri Lanka, more countries started pledging assistance to provide relief to the flood victims.

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2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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