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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 August, 2005, 10:05 GMT 11:05 UK
Jayasuriya feat in Sri Lanka win
Tri-series final, Colombo: Sri Lanka 281-9 beat India 263-9 by 18 runs

Sanath Jayasuriya
A jubilant Jayasuriya savours the moment he reached 10,000 runs
Sanath Jayasuriya became the fourth man to score 10,000 runs in one-dayers as Sri Lanka beat India by 18 runs to win the triangular series final in Colombo.

The 36-year-old opener, in his 337th match, made 67 from 77 balls before he was run-out in his team's 281-8.

Virender Sehwag got the reply off to a fiery start with nine fours and a six in 48 off 22 balls before departing.

Rahul Dravid made 71 but five wickets fell for 24 runs in six overs and India were stranded on 263-9 after 50 overs.

Jayasuriya reached the run milestone in style by pulling fast bowler Irfan Pathan to the boundary in the fifth over.

He joins Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Inzamam-ul-Haq in the exclusive 10,000-run club.

Left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra was the only bowler to take any wickets for India, returning 6-59 to claim his second five-wicket haul at this level.

He did the early damage after India had lost the toss, claiming all three wickets, including skipper Marvan Atapattu, as Sri Lanka fell to 67-3.

Dilhara Lokuhettige followed Atapattu less than two overs later, and Kumar Sangakkara also failed to reach double figures and was caught by Virender Sehwag off the first ball of the 14th over.

Jayasuriya went on to hit nine fours before he was run out by Harbhajan in the 26th over 33 runs short of his century.

Mahela Jayawardene and Russel Arnold both hit half-centuries, sharing 127 in 19.3 overs as the home side recovered well from 122-4.

India wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni spilled two expensive chances off the bowling of Parthan, Jayasuriya missed when on 19 and Jayawardene given a life on 20.

Nehra returned to the attack to have Jayawardene caught by Mohammad Kaif for 83, and in the pursuit of quick runs the hosts lost five wickets for 34 at the death.

Dravid's expertly paced innings kept India in contention after Sehwag was bowled by Chaminda Vaas, with 79 required from the final 12 overs and seven wickets intact.

But when he was fourth out, run out by a combination of Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sangakkara, a dramatic collapse ensued and only Mohammed Kaif (31 from 36 balls) of the remaining batsmen reached double figures.

India, in their first tournament with new skipper Dravid and new coach Greg Chappell in place, have now lost two successive campaigns in Sri Lanka, following their Asia Cup disappointment last year.


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