India crush Sri Lanka to win Asia Cup

June 24th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Dambulla, June 24 (IANS) India crushed Sri Lanka by 81 runs to win the Asia Cup cricket tournament here Thursday.
Chasing a target of 269 runs, Sri Lanka were all out for 187 runs in 44.4 overs.

Pacer Ashish Nehra was the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking four wickets for 40 runs. Zaheer Khan and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets each.

Chamara Kapugedera top-scored for Sri Lanka with an unbeatan 55 runs while Thilina Kandamby contributed 31. The rest of the Sri Lankan batting fell apart and they could never recover after being reduced to 51/5.

For India, Dinesh Karthik scored 66 while Rohit Sharma made 41.

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