The second Twenty20 International at the MCG had everything. A fine innings by one of the most stylish batsmen in world cricket, Mahela Jayawardene, poor death bowling, rain, a revised target, and eventually a close finish.
Ultimately, it was Sri Lanka who held their nerve and defended four off the last ball to take a clean sweep of the two-match series.
A second ODI century from Phil Hughes earnt Australia a share of the five-match series against Sri Lanka. After Hughes' century had led them to a respectable 247 for five, Xavier Doherty and Moises Henriques each took three wickets as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 215 in reply.
Australia will field a much-changed side during the Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka after naming a squad containing several in-form players who used the KFC Big Bash to further their international credentials.
Ben Cutting, Aaron Finch, James Faulkner, Ben Laughlin, Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges have all been called up to the squad for the two matches on 26th and 28th January in Sydney and Melbourne.
Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has said that he will write to the match referee Javagal Srinath for an explanation as to why today's fourth One-Day International at the SCG was abandoned after a relatively short rain delay.
The light rain lasted for only around an hour, with Jayawardene arguing that there was then ample time for the ground to dry and play to resume.
Rain perhaps saved Australia from a series defeat at the SCG, with it arriving with Sri Lanka on 14 for none in their pursuit of Australia's modest 222 for nine. The hosts must now win the final match in Hobart if they are to earn a share of the spoils.
The Australia innings had followed a similar pattern to that of their humiliation at Brisbane, with Nuwan Kulasekara again doing the bulk of the damage and Mitchell Starc adding an air of respectability to the total with a sprightly knock from number nine. The only difference on this occasion was scale.
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