Ajantha Mendis Mystery Spin to Sri Lanka clinch the Asia Cup

Watch the highlights of India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2008 Final - Asia Cup one-day international tournament final ODI match played between India and Sri Lanka at Karachi in 06th July 2008.

Ajantha Mendis Mystery 6-wicket haul gives Sri Lanka unbelievable 100-run victory over India, despite a Virender Sehwag's blitz and clinch the title in the final of a Asia Cup.

Eighteen years ago, in Sharjah, Sanath Jayasuriya scored a magnificent 189 before Sri Lanka's bowlers sent India tumbling to 54 all out, and a humiliating 245-run defeat.

At Karachi's National Stadium, Sanath Jayasuriya smashed another superb century before Ajantha Mendis, the mystery spinner still classed as a slow-medium bowler, bamboozled a highly batting world greatest strong line-up to finish with astonishing figures of 6 for 13.

Virender Sehwag's blistering early onslaught was rendered irrelevant as Sri Lanka stormed to a 100-run victory, retaining the Asia Cup and extending India's miserable record in tournament finals.

Virender Sehwag hammering an exhilarating 60 from just 35 balls, India had romped to 76 from just nine overs.

Muttiah Muralitharan prefers not to bowl during the Powerplays, and it was to Mendis, who the Indians had never faced before, that Mahela Jayawardene turned as he sought to staunch the flow of runs.

Ajantha Mendis becomes one of the quick wickets taker against india in an ODI's, no one indian batsmen faced to hit big shots against Ajantha Mendis's Mystery Spin.

India batting line-up collapse at 173 then Sri Lanka won by 100 runs against India and lift the 2008 Asia Cup.



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