When India began the chase on Sri Lanka's 254 for six, they knew old foes Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan were going to be the biggest road-blocks. The Sri Lankan veterans proved India's fears true, sharing five wickets and triggering a batting collapse.
After Vaas had snapped the openers, Muralitharan claimed the big-hitters, Virender Sehwag and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Sehwag, who sneaked into form with a century against Bermuda, was playing a cracker of an innings, having scored 48 from 46 balls, inclusive of five fours and a six. The ace off-spinner had Sehwag edge the ball to first-slip, which was superbly held by captain Mahela Jayawardene.
Muralitharan then trapped Dhoni leg before wicket for no score and rounded his effort with the scalp of Zaheer Khan.
The 34-year-old also held a brilliant catch off Vaas to send Sourav Ganguly back for seven.
The Sri Lankan spinners (Muralitharan and Sanath Jayasuriya) having broken the Indian morale, the 1983 champions crashed to a 69-run defeat.
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