Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex CareyAustralia beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the fifth one-day international on Friday thanks to an unbeaten 45 and impressive bowling.
Australia bowled out the hosts for 160, a difficult total on the bowling-friendly pitch in Colombo with a total of 10.3 overs remaining.
Chamika Krunartne scored a magnificent 75 for Sri Lanka, who won the five-match series 3-2 after taking an unbeaten lead in the fourth match.
Australia were in trouble at 4-50 when left-handed Carrie and Marins LeibushgenWho scored 31 runs, set a key stand of 51 to set the chase.
Earlier, Sri Lanka slipped to 85-8 in front of Krunartne, who had improved to 44 not out in his previous ODI, and was making his debut. Pramod Madhushan Made a strong stand of 58 runs for the ninth wicket.
After Hazelwood removed the openers in five overs and finished with a 2-22 lead, the tourists shook Sri Lanka fast.
Cohenman, a left-arm spinner, then hit twice in an over, including the captain. داسن شاناکا For one, Sri Lanka slipped further to 85-8.
But Cronartney fought back when he reached his first ODI fifty with a boundary off Cummins’ ball to celebrate with a fist pump.
Cummins eventually dismissed Cronartney, who hit eight fours and two sixes in his innings to wrap up the innings.
Medium pace bowler Madushan took his first international wicket after being sent back. Mitchell Marsh For 24.
Village, 19, LBWed Leibschen to break the fifth-wicket stand and then bowled Maxwell, raising hopes of another Sri Lankan fightback.
But Kerry stood by Cameron GreenThe pair, who scored an unbeaten 25, took the team home with 43 runs.
Many Sri Lankan supporters wore Australian gold and held banners thanking tourists for visiting the island nation, which is battling an extraordinary economic crisis.
The hosts bounced back from their initial defeat with three wins in a row to win their first ODI series in more than a decade.
Both teams will now travel to Galle for two Test matches starting June 29.
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