At Kanpur, December 24. Sri Lanka won by 117 runs. The pitch which had played so well in the Test match was watered and used again for the one-day international, but it played so unreliably that only a ninth-wicket stand of 40 in the last four overs gave Sri Lanka a reasonable total after they had been put in. India collapsed against Ranatunga's accurate slow-medium pace and were dismissed for their lowest one-day score at home - a total only 16 runs higher than their record low.
Man of the Match: A. Ranatunga.
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