Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Pathum Nissanka’s century thrusts hosts to leading 6 gate win
Sri Lanka beat Australia in the 3rd ODI in Colombo as the batting masterclass from centurion Pathum Nissanka sufficed to provide the hosts a 2-1 lead in the five-match collection.
Having won as well as selecting to bat initially, an injury-stricken Australian side racked up 291/6 in their corresponding 50 overs, with Travis Head blazing a trail with an unbeaten knock of 70 runs in simply 65 spheres. Aaron Finch racked up 62 off 85, while Alex Carey struck 49 off 52 shipments.
For Sri Lanka, Jefferey Vandersay grabbed 3 gates in his 10-over spell, as he distributed 49 runs.
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In reply, the hosts left to a dazzling begin in spite of shedding opener Niroshan Dickwella early. Nissanka integrated with Kusal Mendis to disastrous impact as the duo took Australia’s bowlers to the cleansers.
An superb spell from the Jeffrey Vandersay!#SLvAUS pic.twitter.com/J4Zn8h4DQm— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) June 19, 2022
Nissanka racked up a load, while Mendis was retired harmed after racking up 87 off 85 spheres. Dhanajaya de Silva placed the complements as Sri Lanka got to the needed target with 9 spheres to save.
The win not just provides the hosts a just lead, however it would certainly additionally provide the crisis-stricken country some break, amidst the recurring recession.
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Nissanka as well as Mendis integrated for a dazzling 170-run collaboration for the 2nd gate to place their side in full control.
Take a bow, Pathum Nissank
What a dazzling suit winning knock!#SLvAUS pic.twitter.com/Sn4iEDF99P— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) June 19, 2022
Nissanka’s knock came off 147 shipments as well as included 11 fours as well as 2 6s.
Australia chose to bat initially after winning the throw as well as an unbeaten 70 from Travis Head as well as 62 from captain Aaron Finch assisted them to an affordable 291-6 on a challenging Colombo gate which was sluggish as well as provided the spin bowlers some turn.
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Head as well as Alex Carey (49) integrated wonderfully throughout their 72-run collaboration after Australia discovered themselves in a tough placement at 121-4 prior to Glenn Maxwell shattered 33 off 18 spheres in a solid coating to the innings.
Pathum Nissanka (137) as well as Kusal Mendis (87) led the fee as Sri Lanka beat Australia by 6 gates!
Sri Lanka take a 2-1 collection lead#SLvAUS pic.twitter.com/RP4bDjrtTr
— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) June 19, 2022
Jeffrey Vandersay was the choice of the bowlers declaring 3-49 for Sri Lanka, that went down 4 catches, while Head was fortunate to make it through a huge charm for leg-before when he got on 4 as the hosts did not assess the umpire’s choice.
With inputs from Reuters