Australia got here shut however did not hold the sequence alive as Sri Lanka took an unassailable lead n the fourth recreation.
File photograph of Aaron Finch. (Courtesy: Reuters)
HIGHLIGHTSAaron Finch obtained dismissed for a duckDavid Warner labored arduous for his 99Matthew Kuhnemann nearly obtained Australia over the road
Australia captain Aaron Finch bemoaned the lack of wickets at common intervals as Australia misplaced their first ODI sequence towards Australia in over 10 years at Colombo on Tuesday, 21 June.
Chasing 259, in a spinning observe, Australia by no means obtained off to a place of stability, dropping wickets at common intervals, whereas David Warner stayed tall at one finish.
The Australian left-hander, confirmed unbelievable persistence and sophistication to attain 99 runs, earlier than getting out to a shocking supply from Dhananjaya de Silva, which drew him out, and obtained him stumped by the speedy arms of Niroshan Dickwella.
Speaking on the presentation ceremony, Finch didn’t look impressed and acknowledged that the entire was fairly gettable.
“The sequence has gone the identical means the previous couple of video games have. Any time we appear like getting an enormous partnership after which kicking on we simply lose a wicket. We understand how arduous it’s to begin in these situations towards good spin and so they made the a lot of the small alternatives we gave them. That complete was very gettable. We obtained so shut. I feel a few instances we have had the sport underneath management by way of the run-rate, it is by no means obtained out of hand, and we have simply let that slip by simply dropping wickets on the unsuitable level,” the captain stated.
It is essential to notice that Finch obtained out for a duck towards the bowling of Chamika Karunaratne, placing Australia on the backfoot from the very starting.
Australia nonetheless have ODI Super League factors to play for within the final recreation and would hope that somebody can share the duty with David Warner and get Australia an important 10 factors from the sequence, which could come useful on the time of qualification for the ODI World Cup, scheduled to be held subsequent yr in India.