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The Lankan lions won the final of the Indian OIL Cup beating India by 18 runs. Sri Lankans got 281 for 9 wickets in their 50 overs. Jayawardene top scored with 83 while Arnold and Jayasuriya offered great support. Vass fired 18 off 9 balls at the end of the innings. Sanath Jayasuriya reached his 10000 run mark in oneday cricket during his knock of 67. He is the 4th batsman and the 1st Sri Lankan to achieve this milestone.
In reply India started off quite well. Shewag fired a quick 48 in just 22 balls though Shewag draged one to his stumps, thanks to the tidy bowling of Vass. Dravid too held his nerve, but excellent fielding by Dilshan ran him out for 69. Tight bowling by Vass and Muralitharan restricted India to 263 for 9 in their 50 overs giving Sri Lanka the important victory.
Sanath Jayasuriya, the new member of the 10000 club in ODIs