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Sri Lanka vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka storm to 6 wicket win over Australia

Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis
Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis
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Australia had no answer to the rampant Sri Lankan batting in the run chase, as the hosts won the 3rd ODI, at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo, today by 6 wickets.


Match Summary

Sri Lanka vs Australia, 3rd ODI, Australia tour of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 292/4 (48.3 ov)

Australia 291/6 (50 ov)

Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets

Result - Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets

Scorecard

Australia won the toss & elected to bat and Travis Head (70*) top scored with Aaron Finch (62) and Alex Carey (49) in support to give Australia a respectable total of 291/6 to defend - Jeffrey Vandersay 3-49 was the top wicket taker for Sri Lanka.

In reply, Sri Lanka were dominant in the run chase with Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis in great form taking the hosts to a six wicket win and series lead 2-1.


Match Stats

 

Australia Fall of wickets: 1-14 (David Warner - 2.3 ov), 2-47 (Mitchell Marsh - 10.3 ov), 3-116 (Marnus Labuschagne - 24.2 ov), 4-121 (Aaron Finch - 26.4 ov), 5-193 (Alex Carey - 39.6 ov), 6-233 (Glenn Maxwell - 44.3 ov)


Sri Lanka Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Niroshan Dickwella - 7.5 ov), 2-255 (Dhananjaya de Silva - 43.2 ov), 3-284 (Pathum Nissanka - 47.1 ov), 4-285 (Dasun Shanaka - 47.4 ov)

Playing XIs

Sri Lanka - Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (C), Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana

Australia - David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (WK), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Josh Hazlewood

 

Match Details

Start Time: 10:00

Toss: Australia won the toss & elected to bat

Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo, Colombo

Umpires; Kumar Dharmasena, Lyndon Hannibal

Umpires TV: Raveendra Wimalasiri

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle

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