In the second rain-affected ODI, Sri Lanka defeated Australia by 26 runs after a thrilling contest.AFP
Fast bowler Chamika Krunartne led Sri Lanka’s impressive attack with a thrilling 26-run victory over Australia in the second rain-affected one-day international on Thursday. Chasing a revised target of 216 rain in 43 overs, Australia suffered regular wickets and were bowled out for 189 in 37.1 overs when Sri Lanka made their debut in a five-match series at Pallekele. Returned from defeat. Cronartney returned 3-47 figures, including Steve Smith, 28, and Glenn MaxwellFor 30, and was supported by Fellow Quick Dashmantha Chamira Who got the last batsman to put the home crowd on their feet.
De Silva also scored 34 off the bat and 61 for the third wicket Kosal MendesHe scored 36 runs to take Sri Lanka to 220 for 9 when rain stopped play and the innings ended late.
Pat Cummins 4-35 figures came back but his attempt was in vain.
Smith and Travis Head Tried to recreate the innings and scored 31 runs before the break.
Cronartney took two wickets for Smith (28) and Villaj took two wickets for Head (23) and Marin Labuchagan (18) in his two overs to put Australia in trouble 132-5.
Maxwell returned to disturb the bowlers during his short stay on the wicket but eventually took a wrong shot to catch the ball on the cover. He scored 30 off 25 balls.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey 15 runs were run out when the wheels came in pursuit of Australia.
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