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Dhoni, Strauss on ICC awards list

INDIA captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, opener Gautam Gambhir, England skipper Andrew Strauss and Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson have been nominated for this year's ICC awards.

The quartet are all contenders for cricketer of the year while Gambhir, Strauss and Johnson are also in contention for test cricketer of the year.

Dhoni is on the shortlist for the one-day cricketer of the year award he won last year.

Strauss led England from the front to a memorable home Ashes series win over Australia while Gambhir and Johnson were prolific during the year from August last year, the period considered for the prizes.

Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera, who maintained his form on return from injury sustained when the team bus was ambushed by gunmen in Lahore in March, will also vie for the test player's award.

The one-day player shortlist features India's Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh and Caribbean batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and Umar Gul head the list for Twenty20 performances after steering the team to the World Cup in England this year.

Meanwhile in Colombo, Sachin Tendulkar hit a superb 138, his 44th one-day international hundred, to power India to a 46-run victory over host Sri Lanka in the tri-series final on Monday.

Sri Lanka put up a tremendous fight to stay in the game before being dismissed for 273 in the 47th over.

India scored 319 for five after Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid (39) laid a solid platform with an opening stand of 95.

Dhoni played second fiddle to Tendulkar in a second-wicket partnership of 110 off 115 balls. Yuvraj Singh continued the momentum, adding a further 71 with Tendulkar.

Sri Lanka was given a flying start by openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sanath Jayasuriya with 64 off 47 balls but the introduction of Harbhajan Singh cut the run rate and changed in the pattern of the game.


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