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Dilshan to retire from ODIs and T20Is

Tillakaratne Dilshan has confirmed he will play his final ODI in Dambulla on Sunday, and his last T20 international in Colombo on September 9

Kusal Mendis celebrates his half-century

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, Colombo (RPS)

Mendis the 'future' of Sri Lanka - Mathews

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has labeled Mendis the future of the national side after the batsman scored his fifth half-century in his ninth ODI during an 82-run win over Australia on Wednesday

Kusal Perera was Mitchell Starc's 99th ODI wicket

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, R Premadasa Stadium

Mathews suggests cautious approach against Starc

With Mitchell Starc now extending his impressive form from the Tests into the ODIs, Sri Lanka have settled on a batting plan: see Starc out safely

Steven Smith launches one towards the leg side boundary

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Calm SL ready for Australia's rebound

In stark contrast from the Test matches, Sri Lanka were the ones struggling for runs and wickets. But the same set of players may well be retained to play against an Australian team that has gained a little confidence

Aaron Finch lofts one down the ground

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI, Colombo (RPS)

Finch labels pitch 'poor' despite win

Aaron Finch has labeled the Khettarama track a poor pitch after he struck a 46-ball 56 to set Australia on track for a three-wicket victory in the first ODI

James Faulkner took two wickets in the 30th over

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI, Colombo (RPS)

Mathews blames middle-order collapse for loss

The dismissal of three batsmen between the 30th and 33rd overs turned the course of the match and was a major cause of Sri Lanka's three-wicket defeat to Australia in the first ODI according to Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews

Aaron Finch looked markedly disgruntled after being given out

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI, Colombo (RPS)

When Aponso did what Zampa couldn't

Plays from the first ODI between Sri Lanka and Australia at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday