In a clinical display by the Lankans, India were handed a nine wicket defeat at Hambantota to level the ODI series 1-1. (All AFP Photos)
India were pegged back early on as they lost Virender Sehwag cheaply to give Sri Lanka the early breakthrough.
Things went form bad to worse for the Men in Blue as first match centurion Virat Kohli departed for just one run falling to Thisara Perera.
Perera was on song and snared three wickets of India's top order which pushed the tourists onto the backfoot.
Suresh Raina looked all at sea against a disciplined bowling attack by Sri Lanka and his dismissal left India tottering at 41/4.
Skipper MS Dhoni failed to lead by example and India had lost half their side for just sixty runs on the board in the fifteenth over.
While wickets tumbled at the other end, Gautam Gmabhir played a lone hand as India folded up for just 138 runs. He scored 65 runs and was the last to be dismissed, almost carrying his bat through the innings.
Upul Tharanga in company with Tillakaratne Dilshan put on a century opening stand which ensured that India stood no chance defending a paltry total.
Dilshan was in a punishing mood and his swashbuckling innings helped Sri Lanka seal victory in the twentieth over.
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