Tharanga, Malinga lead Lanka to 78-run win over Oz

Updated: Aug 16, 2011, 23:19 PM IST

Hambantota: Upul Tharanga hit a century and Lasith Malinga took five wickets to propel Sri Lanka to a crushing 78-run win against Australia in third one-day international on Tuesday.

The win keeps alive Sri Lanka`s hopes of winning the five-match series after Australia won the previous two.

Batting first, Sri Lanka made 286-9 in 50 overs with Tharanga top scoring with 111.

In reply Australia was dismissed for 208 runs in the 45th over. Mike Hussey top scored for the visitors with 63 runs. Malinga returned best bowling figures of 5-28 for Sri Lanka.

Bureau Report