Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne stroked sublime centuries as Sri Lanka made England’s 309 look pedestrian, chasing it down with 16 balls to spare to win their World Cup clash by nine wickets in Wellington.
Lahiru Thirimanne stroked a superb maiden One-Day International century to guide Sri Lanka to a convincing eight-wicket win over Australia in the second One-Day International in Adelaide.
After rain delayed the start of the match, Sri Lanka won the toss, elected to bowl and dismissed Australia for just 170. Thirimanne was then unbeaten on 102 as they chased down the target with exactly 10 overs to spare to level the five-match series at 1-1.
Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Thirimanne will join Sri Lanka's Test squad ahead of the third and final Test against Australia, which starts on 3rd January.
Lakmal will replace fellow fast-bowler Chanaka Welegedara, who picked up a hamstring tear during Sri Lanka's comprehensive defeat in the second Test, while Thirimanne, who was originally named as a standby player for the tour of Australia, will replace Kumar Sangakkara.
Lahiru Thirimanne scored an unbeaten century before the three-day tour game between Australia and the Sri Lanka Cricket Board XI was drawn in Colombo.
Thirimanne was unbeaten on 100 as the Sri Lankans closed on 174 for two in their second innings with Angelo Mathews also unbeaten on 30.