Moon Of Liberty Cricket – SL v Aus – ODI Game 1 & 2

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ODI Game 1 – Sri Lanka v Australia

In a low scoring game in Colombo Australia fought back from the whitewash test series to take the lead in the 5 game ODI series. Dinesh Chandimal top scored for Sri Lanka with 87 Not Out as they posted 227 for Australia to chase.An excellent performance from James Faulkner taking four wickets kept the pressure on Sri Lanka. A pivotal innings of 58 from Steve Smith kept Australia ahead of the chase. opener Aaron Finch got 56 as the Green and Golds got home with 19 balls to spare.

ODI Game 2

On a slow pitch Sri Lanka posted what proved to be a score that was far too much for Australia to chase down. Kual Mendis hit 69, Angelo Mathews walloped two big sixes in his 57 as Sri Lanka set a target of 288. Australia got nowhere near it in reply as a superb bowling spell from Amila Aponso taking 4 Wickets for just 18 runs kept the pressure on. Thisara Perera took the key wicket of Matthew Wade (76) and the hosts eased to an 82 run win to level the series at 1-1.

Reports – Game 1 (Cricbuzz)  Game 2 (Firstpost.com)

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ODI Game 1At The R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia

Sri Lanka227/8 – 50 Overs – (Chandimal 87*, Mendis 67, Faulkner 4-38)

Australia228/7 – 46.5 Overs – (Smith 58, Finch 56, T Perera 3-48)

Australia win by 3 Wickets

Australia Lead the Series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANJames Fulkner (Australia)

ODI Game 2At  R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia

Sri Lanka288/10 – 48.5 Overs – (Mendis 69, Mathews 57, K Perera 54, Zampa 3-42)

Australia206/10 – 47.2 Overs – (Wade 76, Aponso 4-18)

Sri Lanka win by 82 Runs

Series Tied 1-1

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANKusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)

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