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Last-ball thriller as Sri Lanka wins ODI sequence vs Australia

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Last-ball thriller as Sri Lanka wins ODI series vs Australia

Australia failed on the ultimate ball of the fourth one-day worldwide on Tuesday with Sri Lanka profitable by 4 runs and taking an insurmountable 3-1 lead within the sequence.

No. 10 batter Matthew Kuhnemann wanted to attain 5 runs for Australia to beat Sri Lanka outright and keep alive within the five-match sequence however was caught in opposition to a supply from Dasun Shanaka at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium.

Australia completed on 254 all out after 50 overs, with David Warner scoring 99, after Sri Lanka was dismissed for 258 in 49 overs. Charith Asalanka hit a 106-ball 110 for the hosts.


Sri Lanka beat Australia by 4 runs and seal the sequence 3-1 with one match to go! 🎉️#SLvAUS

— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) June 21, 2022

Sri Lanka had not crushed Australia in an ODI sequence since 2010. That sequence win got here in Australia.

Australia gained the toss and made a daring name to bowl first. The gamble nearly paid off.

The crowd goes wild in Colombo as 🇱🇰 beat 🇦🇺 by 4 runs to seal the #AUSvSL sequence! 🙌🙌🙌

— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) June 21, 2022

With the sequence at stake, the five-time world champions introduced within the skilled Pat Cummins rather than Jhye Richardson. There was no Mitchell Starc although. The left-arm fast hasn’t performed any recreation since hurting his finger earlier within the sequence.

Sri Lanka additionally made one change, brining in Wanindu Hasaranga for quick bowler Dushmantha Chameera.

The fifth ODI is on Friday.