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Sri Lanka wins first ODI series over Australia since 2010


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Sri Lanka edged Australia by four runs in the fourth ODI to seal an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series in Colombo on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka's triumph marked its first ODI series win over Australia since 2010, when it beat the Aussies 2-1 Down Under.

Batting first, the Dasun Shanaka-led side rode on Charith Asalanka's maiden ODI century (110) to post 258 on the board. In reply, Australia lost skipper Aaron Finch for a duck before fellow opener David Warner led the chase with a half-century.

However, Warner was stumped on 99 off Dhananjaya de Silva's bowling in a decisive moment in the chase. With minimal contributions coming from the middle-order, Australia was eventually restricted to 254 after Pat Cummins (35) was trapped lbw in the penultimate over.

The win also marked Sri Lanka's first home ODI bilateral series win over the Aussies since 1992.

  Comments - 12

  • Jude Tuesday, 21 June 2022 11:10 PM

    Magnificent victory by lankans thus winning the series!! We always believed LANKAN team got tremendous talent and skills, all they need is guidance to the path of winning Games regularly!!

    Jude Tuesday, 21 June 2022 11:16 PM

    Whos that African commentator in the Booth praising Aussies heavily when Aussies down 2-1in the series and on the Brink of loosing the series and this man very very bias, talking highly of Aussies!! Hello, get your act together!!

    Jude Tuesday, 21 June 2022 11:22 PM

    Aussies might bring in New rule that SL playing eleven can't have more than 3 Spinners!! Ha ha ha ha !!

    SHM Tuesday, 21 June 2022 11:41 PM

    Cause for celebration and a temporary relief from the calamity the country is undergoing now. Could this happen if Namal is still the sports minister? Definitely not. Thank you boys, we salute you!

    Panduka Dasanayake Wednesday, 22 June 2022 02:14 AM

    Congratulations team SriLanka! A great win, yet, so humble, and that must mark us Lankans everywhere! A great lesson to the majority of so-called political representatives of this great and humble people! As the motto of a leading school says, ‘learn, or depart.’ ‘…, go home,’ has been the clarion call…may we see it coming true in the days to come, and with it all political chicanery, just like our cricketers have shown through sheer perseverance and belief in the whole being greater than its parts… Well done!

    lion Wednesday, 22 June 2022 03:57 AM

    starving public has no strength in their bodies to celebrate the win.

    Triple X Wednesday, 22 June 2022 05:19 AM

    Dhananjaya should have got the man of the match or at least should have been shared with Asalanka. Shanaka is the luckiest guy, winning matches on other’s shoulders.

    Hubert Congreve Wednesday, 22 June 2022 07:01 AM

    Congratulations to the Lions beating the worlds No. 1 team.

    Russel Harmmer Wednesday, 22 June 2022 07:03 AM

    It was a nail biting match at the end, well our boys proved that they are strong, all the players contributed.... Congrats...

    Siripala Wednesday, 22 June 2022 07:49 AM

    Well done. I think part of the thanks should goes to the former Coach - Arthur too.

    Podi de Mel Wednesday, 22 June 2022 08:18 AM

    when Rajapaksas' are out from sports there are things happening. Same should be with the country.

    Anura Nanayakkara Wednesday, 22 June 2022 08:23 AM

    Congratulations boys.!! We Sri Lankans are remarkable when cornered to situations. Hopefully this will pop up the Sri Lankan population's spirit during these suffering times due to lack of Petrol, Diesel and electricity.

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