SL beat AUS by 6 wickets
Man of the Match - Pathum Nissanka
50.0/50 Ovrs
48.3/50 Ovrs
Australia in Sri Lanka, 5 ODI Series, 2022 |3rd ODI |6/19/2022
R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  • Sri Lanka have taken the lead in this series and now with the remaining 2 games also at Colombo, they will be hoping to clinch the series in the next ODI itself. The 4th ODI is on the 21st of June and will begin at 2 30 pm IST (9 am GMT). Do join us earlier for the build up. Until then, goodbye and cheers!
  • Dasun Shanaka, the skipper of Sri Lanka says that he knew they will chase this down. Good performance from Mendis and Nissanka and hopes they continue the momentum further. On the surface, he says it made a difference as the dew helped the ball to come nicely in the second half. Tells that it was in 1992 when Sri Lanka beat Australia and there is a chance to do it again. Shares that his bowling combination is good and he believes in them. Ends by appreciating the crowd for their enormous support. 
  • The captain of Australia, Aaron Finch says there is a lot of dew but credits Sri Lanka and says it was a clinical chase and innings from Nissanka and Mendis. Adds that he felt that his combination was right, in the first half, the ball was stopping. Shares that they need to bowl under pressure and try and keep learning. 
  • Pathum Nissanka is the Player of the Match for his match-winning century! He says he is pleased with his century. Adds that the conditions were a challenge as it was hot. On the surface, he says it was slow but he enjoyed batting on it. 
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  • Earlier in the day, after electing to bat, knocks from Alex Carey, Aaron Finch and Travis Head took Australia to a strong total. A total which we felt was above par. However, a sublime innings from Nissanka and another excellent innings from Mendis helped Sri Lanka take a lead in the series.
  • The Australian bowlers just were not upto the mark! Their inexperience showed. Saying that, Josh Hazlewood too was not at his best. They just could not stem the run flow and there was never enough pressure built. Not only that, but the wicket also eased out quite a lot and there was not the same assistance as in the first innings. Still though, Australia would be disappointed as they would have backed themselves to defend this total.
  • What a chase! What an outstanding chase from Sri Lanka! They have actually got to the target quite easily. Two outstanding knocks from Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis was the highlight. The two added over 150 to help their side take total control of the game. The heat got to Mendis as he walked back retired hurt but Nissanka continued. He scored a brilliant ton and took his side to the brink of victory. It seemed like there would be some drama at the end when Nissanka and Shanaka fell but Charith Asalanka stayed calm and took his side over the line.
  • 48.3
    Josh Hazlewood to Charith Asalanka, Sri Lanka have done it! A full toss on middle, it is flicked to square leg for a single. Sri Lanka win by 6 wickets and go 2-1 up in the series. 
  • 48.2
    Josh Hazlewood to Charith Asalanka, SIX! SCORES LEVEL! This is full and on leg. Charith Asalanka heaves it all the way over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
  • 48.1
    Josh Hazlewood to Charith Asalanka, Yorker on middle. Charith Asalanka digs it out!
  • END OF OVER 48 | 1 Runs & 1 Wkt | SL 285/4
  • 47.6
    Jhye Richardson to Chamika Karunaratne, Fuller and outside off, driven to mid off. A dot! 
  • 47.5
    Jhye Richardson to Chamika Karunaratne, Misses his yorker and serves a low full toss. Karunaratne pushes it to mid on.
  • 47.4
    Jhye Richardson to Dasun Shanaka, OUT! TIMBER! Brilliant from Jhye Richardson! Are we in for a miracle here! Is Australia still smelling a close thriller here! Richardson again serves a yorker, on middle. Shanaka this time fails to squeeze it out and the stumps behind are disturbed. 7 needed off 14 runs.
  • 47.3
    Jhye Richardson to Dasun Shanaka, A yorker now, on middle. Shanaka does well to squeeze it out.
  • 47.2
    Jhye Richardson to Charith Asalanka, Fuller ball, outside off. Asalanka pushes it to covers for a single.
  • 47.1
    Jhye Richardson to Pathum Nissanka, OUT! TAKEN! What a catch by David Warner! A special effort was needed to get rid of a man who have done all the damage! Pathum Nissanka, what an innings! A length ball, outside off, slower. Nissanka tries to loft it over covers but fails to power it. Warner runs from the infield and keeps his eyes on the ball. He takes his over his shoulder a one-handed stunner as he gets his left-hand out. 
  • END OF OVER 47 | 9 Runs & 1 Wkt | SL 284/2
  • 46.6
    Glenn Maxwell to Charith Asalanka, Glenn Maxwell tosses this one up on off, driven to mid off.
  • 46.5
    Glenn Maxwell to Pathum Nissanka, Full and on middle. Pathum Nissanka sweeps it back of square leg for a single.
  • 46.4
    Glenn Maxwell to Charith Asalanka, Good-length delivery onto the pads. Works it through square leg and gets one.
  • 46.3
    Glenn Maxwell to Charith Asalanka, Flighted full on off, Charith Asalanka knocks it towards covers.
  • 46.2
    Glenn Maxwell to Pathum Nissanka, Short this time outside off, Pathum Nissanka cuts it to deep backward point for a single.
  • 46.1
    Glenn Maxwell to Pathum Nissanka, SIX! That is massive!! Glenn Maxwell flights this full on off stump. Pathum Nissanka takes a massive heave leg side and connects beautifully. Flies over the mid-wicket boundary for a biggie! Just 11 runs needed now!