Kumar Sangakkara hit his 10,000th run in one-day internationals to help Sri Lanka hammer Australia by eight wickets in a rain-shortened Tri-series match on Friday.
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 101 balls remaining) (D/L method)
“This is how these guys would learn. I believe Matthews is ready to take more responsibility. But for couple of bad balls, he bowled a really good over. It’s important for them to learn and go through this situation. One inch here and there and a guy like Dhoni could take you apart.”
Skipper MS Dhoni hit three runs off the last ball to earn India a tie in their tri one-day series international against Sri Lanka at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.
Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel today announced a 14-man squad for the next two Commonwealth Bank Series matches against Sri Lanka at the SCG on Friday 17 February and against India at the Gabba on Sunday 19 February.
Sri Lanka rode on Angelo Mathews’ heroics to very nearly pull off a sensational victory before falling short by just five runs against Australia in a nerve-wrecking cricket tri-series match here today.
CB Series M W L T BP TP NRR Sri Lanka 8 4 3 1 1 19 0.164 Australia 8 4 4 0 3 19 0.454 India 8 3 4 1 1 15 -0.593
Australia won by 5 runs
India made heavy weather of a modest run chase before securing a four-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the second match of the triangular series at Perth on Wednesday.
India won by 4 wickets
12 ODI matches in the preliminary rounds. Each team will play each other four times.
Captain Mahela Jayawardena, Vice Capt Angelo Mathews