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AUS vs SL ODI Series: Sri Lanka gave a thrilling...

AUS vs SL ODI Series: Sri Lanka gave a thrilling defeat to Australia in the fourth match of the five-match ODI series played on Tuesday. In this day-night match played in Colombo, Sri Lanka gave a target of 259 runs to Australia, in response, the Australian team remained 5 runs away from this target. Sri Lanka got the victory on the last ball. With this victory, Sri Lanka also won the series. This is the first time in three decades that Sri Lanka have defeated Australia in a bilateral series at their home grounds.

Charith Asalanka took over Sri Lanka’s innings
Batting first in this match, Sri Lanka lost their first three wickets for just 34 runs. Charith Asalanka (110) and Dhananjay de Silva (60) handled the Lankan innings. There was a partnership of 116 runs between the two. After this, wickets kept falling from one end and Aslanka remained frozen at the other end. Thanks to Asalanka’s century, the Sri Lankan team could cross 250. Sri Lanka’s team was all out after scoring 258 runs in the 49th over.

Warner fought alone with the Australian team
Chasing the target of 259 runs, Australia had a poor start too. Captain Finch returned to the pavilion at zero. After this, the Australian batsmen continued to return to the pavilion from one end. On the other hand, Warner kept on raining runs. Warner played an innings of 99 runs. Apart from him, Pat Cummins gave hope of victory by scoring 35 runs in the last but it was insufficient. The Australian team was all out for 254 runs on the last ball of the match. And thus Sri Lanka won this match by 4 runs.

Australia had to score 19 runs in the last over
Australia needed 19 runs to win in the last over of the match. Kangaroo team had lost its 9 wickets. In such a situation, the victory of Sri Lanka looked easy. But Australian player Matthew Kuhneman raised the hope of Australia’s victory by hitting 3 fours in this over. Now Kuhnmann had to score 5 runs on the last ball. He tried to hit a six off Shanaka’s ball but got caught at over cover.

Sri Lanka took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series
Australia won the first match of this series by 2 wickets, but after that Sri Lanka won the second match by 26 runs and the third match by 6 wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Now Sri Lanka has won this series by winning the fourth match of the series.

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