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.
Warner missed a century by 1 run
Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 258 runs in this match. 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. However, he missed his century by 1 run and was stumped. Warner, who went for a cover drive to de Silva’s ball, missed it completely and Niroshan Dickwella did no mistake behind the wicket.
Turning the tide of the match
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19 runs needed in the last over
Apart from David Warner, 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 needed 19 runs in the last over to win. 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.
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