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Sri Lanka triumphs over India

RISING TO THE OCCASION: Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu came up with a stylish, timely 65 to help stem a collapse before the home team restricted India to 203 for a 25-run victory in the final of the Indian Oil-Asia Cup tournament in Colombo on Sunday. — Photo: V.V. Krishnan

RISING TO THE OCCASION: Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu came up with a stylish, timely 65 to help stem a collapse before the home team restricted India to 203 for a 25-run victory in the final of the Indian Oil-Asia Cup tournament in Colombo on Sunday. — Photo: V.V. Krishnan  

COLOMBO, AUG. 1. Sri Lanka defeated India by 25 runs to win the Asia Cup at the Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. Chasing 229 for victory, India finished at 203 for nine. Sachin Tendulkar top-scored for India with 74, while Sri Lankan leg-spinner Upul Chandana claimed three wickets.

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