Friday 5 November 2010 

Australia To Chase 244 To Beat Sri Lanka In Sydney

Australia To Chase 244 To Beat Sri Lanka In Sydney
Australia To Chase 244 To Beat Sri Lanka In Sydney
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Sri Lanka 213-3 (Tharanga 87no, Watson 2-34) v Australia
Second One-Day International, Sydney

Sri Lanka's bid to win their One-Day International series in Australia suffered a blow when their innings in the second match in Sydney was cut short by rain.

Their innings was closed on 213 for three in 41.1 overs and Australia have been set 244 in 39 overs under the Duckworth/Lewis method.

Upul Tharanga's unbeaten 87 underpinned Sri Lanka's innings as the opener faced 112 balls, hitting six fours while innings of 47 from Tillakaratne Dilshan and 45 from Kumar Sangakkara offered him useful support.

Mahela Jayawardene (5) was the other man to be dismissed, the first of two wickets for Shane Watson, who had Jayawardene trapped in front and Sangakkara caught by Clint McKay.

Dilshan fell when he was trapped in front by Nathan Hauritz, who was back in the side in place of Xavier Doherty while returning captain Ricky Ponting replaces the injured Shaun Marsh for Australia.

Angelo Mathews was unbeaten on 17 in 11 balls after Sri Lanka named an unchanged side from the team that won the opening match in Melbourne by one wicket.

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