Clint McKay took five wickets as Australia’s bowlers suffocated Sri Lanka’s normally free-scoring batsmen to wrap up the one-day international Tri-series with a 16-run victory in the third and deciding final at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Tilakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene shared an opening partnership of 179 as Sri Lanka hammered Australia by eight wickets on Tuesday to take the one- day international Tri-series final to a third and deciding match.
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
Australia beat a gallant Sri Lanka by 15 runs in the first tri-series one-day international final at the Gabba on Sunday.
Australia won by 15 runs
Chamara Kapugedara, a middle-order batsman, will be joining Sri Lanka’s squad in Australia as cover for Angelo Mathews & Thisara Perera who are both injured.
Sri Lanka beat Australia by nine runs despite Dan Christian’s hat-trick in a dramatic one-day international on Friday to book their place in the final of the Tri-series against the hosts and send India home.
Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 133 as India chased down a mammoth 321-run target in under 37 overs against Sri Lanka in Hobart on Tuesday to stay alive in the one-day international Tri-series.
India won by 7 wickets (with 80 balls remaining)
Fired by half-centuries from captain and man-of-the-match Mahela Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal, the tourists were ushered to victory by a brilliant cameo from allrounder Thisara Perera who blasted an unbeaten 21 off 11 balls in the final few overs.
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Nuwan Kulasekara picked up three wickets, including Gautam Gambhir (29) and Sachin Tendulkar (22), while Thisara Perera cleaned up at the end with four wickets. Lasith Malinga took two while the remaining wicket went to paceman Farveez Maharoof.
Sri Lanka won by 51 runs