Sri Lanka Win a Tight Contest
Slow batting from India, after winning the toss and electing to bat, cost them the game. Only making 222 from their 50 overs, for the loss of just one wicket, and opener Uthappa making an unbeaten ton in the last over.
Uthappa was the mainstay, as Dravid and Ganguly made 49 and 60 not out respectively, although none of the three Indian batsmen made it into second gear. Blame could be dealt to the Indian selectors who left the little master out of the team, resting him for a sore thumb.
The Sri Lankan bowling could be a weakness to address in future competition, having only taken 21 wickets from the 6 matches to date.
In reply the Sri Lankan's, also, didn't manage to get out of second gear as they cruised to victory in the 48th over. Atapattu and Jayawardene topscored with 52 a piece.
Ajit Agarkar kept it tight for India, finishing with figure of 2 for 35 from ten.
India 222-1 (50 overs)
AR Uthappa 100* (152), SC Ganguly 60* (77)
ST Jayasuriya 1-37 (10)
Sri Lanka 223-4 (47.3 overs)
MS Atapattu 52 (67), DPMDS Jayawardene 52 (91)
AB Agarkar 2-35 (10)
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
Man of the Match: AR Uthappa (Controversial decision for Sri Lankan fans)
Sri Lanka : 2 - 4 : India
Captain for the Blues
FC : 129 matches
281 runs @ 1.76
650 wickets @ 28.86, S/R of 41.75
Best Bowling of 8 for 57
39 5-wicket innings, 7 10-wicket matches.
Test : 12 matches
8 runs @ 0.62
68 wickets @ 27.99, S/R of 40.22
Best Bowling of 5 for 59
4 5-wicket innings, 0 10-wicket matches.