It was the Compaq Cup final between Sri lanka and India at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. On the back of a brilliant 138 from Sachin Tendulkar, India had posted a formidable 319 runs on the board.
In reply, Sri Lanka were 182/5 in 27 overs when a very incident happened. India’s left-arm fast bowler RP Singh bowled a full toss with to Kumar Sangakkar, who was standing a couple of feet outside his crease. On another day, Kumar Sangakkara would’ve dispatched that sort of delivery out of the stands but the luck that day was really on India’s side. Sanga tried to dispatch is over mid-wicket but due to sweaty hands, his bat slipped out of his hand and fell right in the top of the stumps. Sanga couldn’t believe his luck and walked off shaking his head in disgust.
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