| GEO Sports|
| India set Sri Lanka 269 to win Asia Cup|
| Updated at: 1806 PST, Thursday, June 24, 2010|
DAMBULLA: Dinesh Karthik top-scored with 66 as India made 268-6 after electing to bat in the Asia Cup one-day final against hosts Sri Lanka on Thursday.
Karthik, who replaced the injured Virender Sehwag, hit nine boundaries to lead India's batting in the day-night match at the Rangiri stadium in Dambulla.
Karthik put on 62 for the second wicket with Virat Kohli (28) and 46 for the third with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (38).
Rohit Sharma propped up with the middle-order with a fluent 41, before Ravindra Jadeja boosted the score with an unbeaten 25.
Sri Lanka are seeking a hat-trick of titles, having won the last two editions in 2004 and 2008. The tournament was not held in 2006.
Thilina Kandamby, who had failed to take a wicket with his leg-spin in 32 previous one-dayers, stunned India's top order with the dismissals of Karthik and Dhoni.
Karthik pulled a full-toss to deep square-leg, while Dhoni cut a short ball uppishly to point.
Sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga finished with 2-57, while Nuwan Kulasekara claimed 1-44.