Australia vs Sri Lanka: Hosts win in Hobart to level series



Australia vs Sri Lanka: Hosts win in Hobart to level seriesZeenews Sports Bureau

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SRI LANKA Overs: 48.3 II Score: 215/10 (Kulasekera 13*)

OUT And that’s it! Australia have clinched the fifth and final ODI in Hobart by 32 runs. Malinga was the last wicket to fall after being caught at third man by Johnson off McKay. He scored 2 (5b). With this win they have drawn level in the series. The five-match series has ended 2-2. Sri Lanka were off to a good start with their opening pair adding 57 runs for the first wicket. However, they lost five wickets in the space of 51 runs that derailed their chase. Angelo Mathews struck a fine half century and was involved in two crucial stands of 31 (with Perera) and 79 (with Mendis). However, his departure in the 45th over ended Lankan hopes.
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SRI LANKA Overs: 46.5 II Score: 200/9 (Kulasekera 1*, Malinga 0*)

OUT! Another one outdone by slower one! Herath swings and top edges one from McKay to deep square leg region where Henriques does the rest. He scored 2 (5b).
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SRI LANKA Overs: 45.1 II Score: 195/8 (Kulasekera 1*, Herath 0*)

OUT! Another one bites the dust! Thus time it’s Perera who has to take along walk back to the dressing room as he has been cleaned up by Henriques. He scored 7 (6b, 4X1).
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SRI LANKA Overs: 44.1 II Score: 187/7 ( Perera 0*, Kulasekera 0*)

OUT! Johnson gets Mathews! Australia have now all but clinched this match as Sri Lanka’s last hope in Angelo Mathews is gone. A slower bouncer from Johnson and Mathews ends up tamely top edging that to George Bailey at midwicket. He scored 67 (79b, 4X7).
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SRI LANKA Overs: 43.5 II Score: 187/6 (Mathews 67*, Perera 0*)

OUT! Mendis has been bowled by Henriques! Mendis came down the track and ended up up being bowled. He scored 26 (40b, 4X2, 6X1). A dangerous looking stand has been broken. A relief for Autralia here but it gets more difficult for the Lankan team from here.
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SRI LANKA Overs: 40 II Score: 151/5 (Mathews 45*, Mendis 15*)

Two boundaries in the over of Johnson by Mendis and Mathews. The first one by Mendis came towards mid on region while the next one was a pull by Mathews through midwicket.
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SRI LANKA Overs: 35 II Score: 113/5 (Mathews 22*, Mendis 3*)

Runs aren’t coming easy for Sri Lanka as the last five overs have fetched them just 10 runs. The last over was a maiden Henriques. Sri Lanka need to up the scoring rate. Required run rate is now 9 per over.
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SRI LANKA Overs: 31.1 II Score: 108/5 (Mathews 20*, Mendis 0*)

OUT! A top edge as Perera looks to play one from Mitchell Johnson to the leg side. David Warner at midwicket accepts an easy catch as Sri Lanka slump to 108/5.
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SRI LANKA Overs: 25 II Score: 85/4 (Mathews 10*, Perera 3*)

Sri Lanka need a partnership here if they want to clinch this match and the series as they are in a spot of bother here. The required run rate is now 6.52.
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SRI LANKA Overs: 20.4 II Score: 77/4 (Mathews 0*, Perera 0*)

OUT! Doherty has cleaned up Chandimal! Sharp turn for Doherty as Chandimal attempted to play one on to the onside. The ball sneaked past his bat to crash on the stumps. He scored 6 (19b, 4X1).
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SRI LANKA Overs: 14.3 II Score: 62/2 (Dilshan:15*, Chandimal 0*)

OUT! Doherty removes Thirimanne! A bad shot from Thirimanne as he went after a tossed up delivery. He attempted to loft it over midwicket but it went to long on where David Hussey completed the formality. He scored 1 (10b).
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SRI LANKA Overs: 12.1 II Score: 57/1 (Dilshan:15*, Thirimanne 0*)

OUT! Xavier Doherty strikes for Australia with the big wicket of Mahela Jayawardene! It was tossed up and Jayawardene stepped outside and ended up tamely lobbing it to Mitchell Starc at mid on. He scored 38 (39b, 4X6).
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SRI LANKA Overs: 10 II Score: 50/0 (Jayawardene: `35*, Dilshan:15*)

Sri Lanka have reached 50 runs with Jayawardene and Dilshan at crease. The former has scored over a run-a-ball while the latter has been watchful so far. At the same stage, Australia had lost their two wickets while scoring 37 runs.
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SRI LANKA Overs: 5 II Score: 25/0 (Jayawardene: 19*, Dilshan: 5*)

Mahela Jayawardene clattered Clint McKay for three boundaries in the fifth over. The first one was off an inside edge that went to fine leg, the next over midwicket region while the third was driven through covers to make it 12 from the over.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 50 II Score: 247/5 (Hughes: 138*, Henriques: 9*)

Australia have posted 247/5 with Phil Hughes returning unbeaten on 138 (154b, 4X13, 6X1). Off the final over of their innings, they scored 11 runs including a boundary over midwicket region.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 46.6 II Score: 218/5 (Hughes: 119*, Henriques: 0*)

OUT! A slower one from Malinga and Maxwell is outfoxed ending up being caught by Thirimanne at extra cover. He scored 9 (9b, 4X1). Moises Henriques is the new batsman.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 43.6 II Score: 195/4 (Hughes: 106*, Maxwell: 0*)

OUT! David Hussey has been dismissed by Thisara Perera via run out. Hussey played one back to the bowler and took a step outside his crease. By the time he turned back to make his ground, Perera had already collected the ball and fired in a throw that was bang on target! He scored 34 (39b, 4X1). In comes Glenn Maxwell.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 40 II Score: 172/3 (Hughes: 90*, Hussey: 27*)

39 runs scored in the last five overs by Australia. Phil Hughes is 10 runs away from his second ODI century. The partnership is now worth 75 runs.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 35 II Score: 139/3 (Hughes: 67*, Hussey: 18*)

Phil Hughes has completed his half-century. He is well set now. The Australians need to up the ante as the run rate is hovering just under four an over. Two boundaries came in the last two overs – one each from Hughes and Hussey.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 26.4 II Score: 97/3 (Hughes: 43*, Hussey: 0*)

OUT! Thisara Perera removes George Bailey! A fullish delivery outside off and Bailey plays it back to the bowler giving a simple return catch that Perera accepts gleefully. Bailey scored 23 (28b, 4X4). That partnership was worth 60 runs. In comes David Hussey.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 25 II Score: 94/2 (Hughes: 41*, Bailey: 16*)

Three boundaries scored by Australia – all coming off the bat of Phil Hughes. The first came in 21st over bowled by Mathews through mid off. The next came an over later of Perera via a glance to fine leg while the third again off Perera an over later through covers.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 20 II Score: 62/2 (Hughes: 20*, Bailey: 9*)

Spin in Rangana Herath has been introduced. His first is a maiden too. The previous over from Malinga was a maiden as well. The Australians are being made to work very hard to score runs.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 15 II Score: 49/2 (Hughes: 13*, Bailey: 3*)

Lasith Malinga has been introduced into the attack and he concedes just two runs. Off the previous over bolwed by Angelo Mathews, there was a loud appeal for lbw off the fifth delivery but umpire turned it down. The Lankans did not went for the review.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 9.6 II Score: 37/2 (Hughes: 4*, Bailey: 0*)

OUT! Kulasekara strikes! Angled delivery and it straightens after pitching. Wade went with the angle and attempted a cut but was struck on the pad. Umpire raised his finger as Lankans appealed for lbw. He went for the review but it confirmed the obvious.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 6.4 II Score: 31/1 ( Wade: 17*, Hughes: 0*)

OUT! David Warner misjudges the line and is bowled by Dilshan. He began the over with a boundary but the bowler had the last laugh. Warner scored 10 (18b, 4X1). Phil Hughes is the new man in the middle.
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AUSTRALIA Overs: 5 II Score: 20/0 (Warner: 3*, Wade: 17*)

Sri Lanka opened their bowling with right-arm offie Tillakaratne Dilshan. His first over was a maiden. Joining him from the other end was Nuwan Kulasekera whose first went for five runs. Dilshan’s second was a maiden as well. Matthew Wade broke the shackles off the first delivery of the fourth over with a boundary to midwicket. Seven runs came off it. Dilshan’s third produced eight runs – scored in boundaries by Wade through point and to fine leg.
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TOSS: Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to field first

Sri Lanka will go into the fifth and final ODI against Australia with a golden chance to become the first visiting side to win two bilateral series in the country. Australia are already trailing Sri Lanka in the five-match series and need to win this encounter in order to draw level.

TEAMS

Australia: Phillip Hughes, David Warner, George Bailey(c), David Hussey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade(w), Moises Henriques, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene(c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Angelo Mathews, Kushal Janith Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath