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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Australia Tour of Sri Lanka - 5th ODI - Australia vs Sri Lanka - 24 June, 2022

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The 5th ODI of the Australia Tour of Sri Lanka, 2022 will take place on the 24th of June 2022 between Australia and Sri Lanka at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Live Scores - Australia vs Sri Lanka - 5th ODI

Current form Australia and Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka have beaten Australia in the 4th ODI of the series in a closely faught contest to claim the series by 3-1.

Australia won the toss and elected to field first. The bowlers gave Australia a brilliant start and picked up 3 wickets for just 34 runs. Just when things looked bleak for Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya De Silva and Charith Asalanka got together and stitched a partnership of 101 runs for the 4th wicket. Dhananjaya De Silva made 60 off 61 balls. After he was dismissed, Charith Asalanka took the responsibility to take his team to a respectable total. He smashed 110 off 106 balls and on the back of his brilliance, Sri Lanka finished at 258 before being bowled out.

During the chase, Chamika Karunaratne provided the first breakthrough by dismissing Aaron Finch early on. After his dismissal, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh played some fantastic strokes and were involved in a 2nd wicket partnership of 63 runs. After Marsh was dismissed, Australia lost Marnus Labuschagne and Alex Carry in quick succession. David Warner however carried on and took Australia closer to the total. The real turnaround happened in the 36th over when Travis Head was cleaned up by Dhananjaya De Silva, followed by the dismissals of Glenn Maxwell and David Warner. Sri Lanka looked on top at the time. Pat Cummins tried his best with a knock of 35 in 43 deliveries but he couldn't do much as Australia fell short by 4 runs in the end.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

Australia ODI Squad

Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

Sri Lanka ODI Squad

Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Niroshan Dickwella, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Madushanka, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Sri Lanka

Who will win?- Sri Lanka

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Aaron Finch (Australia), Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Pat Cummins (Australia), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

Most Sixes – Aaron Finch (Australia), Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)

Player of the Match- Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

Team Scores Batting first – Australia 240+, Sri Lanka 260+

Match Handicap: Sri Lanka

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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