Result
5th ODI (D/N), Pallekele, Sep 4 2016, Australia tour of Sri Lanka
195
(43/50 ov, target 196)
199/5
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Australia
1y
• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Warner century seals Australia's dominance

For the fifth time in the series Sri Lanka batted first and a vaguely familiar match played out as Australia ran down the hosts' 195 in the 43rd over, zipping up the series 4-1

Match centre 
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka195(40.2 overs)
Australia199/5(43 overs)
end of over 439 runs
AUS: 199/5CRR: 4.62 
John Hastings8 (6)
James Faulkner8 (14)
Dhananjaya de Silva7-0-35-2
Amila Aponso6-0-33-0

9.30pm Wide grins on the Australia players' faces, and with that we'll sign off from the ODI series. Thanks for your feedback, time and opinions. The T20s aren't far away. See you then.

9.10pm Clinical chase from Australia to finish out the series positively, led by captain David Warner who returned to form with a superb century, his seventh in ODIs, and the first by an Australian in Sri Lanka in this format. Dilruwan injected some excitement into the match with two early wickets, but Bailey and Warner first stabilised the innings, before getting into their own. A comfortable chase in the end as Australia close out the series with an almost flawless performance.

Presentation time.

George Bailey is the Man of the Series: "It's been a challenging series, at different stages, the batters and bowled shave found it hard. To finish the series 4-1 is satisfying. Just watching the Tests, we knew we have to come to the ODIs with different plans. Was always going to be challenging to hit the ball straight. 220-230 has been a really good score in this series. A guy like Davey Warner today, once he got going, was really good.

David Warner is the Man of the Match: "Always good to get a milestone, but credit to our bowlers for setting the tone. Not the ideal start with the ball. Challenge to face that new ball. Partnerships key, we've done that well in this series. Well done to George Bailey, he's been our rock, and allowed our batters to bat around him. Always pleasing to win a series, we knew we were going to get the same wickets as the Tests.

Dinesh Chandimal: "We're disappointed with the way we have batted through the series. We got a good start today but couldn't get to the 260, 270 mark. They have to learn, if you get a good start you have to bat longer and make it easier for the others. We'll learn from these mistakes and come back stronger. One series you are going to win, other series' you are going to lose. I'm enjoying my captaincy."

42.6
4
de Silva to Hastings, FOUR runs
flicked away to the square leg boundary as Australia complete a 4-1 series win, with seven overs to spare. Handshakes all around.
42.5
de Silva to Hastings, no run
flight on middle and leg, kept out
42.4
de Silva to Hastings, no run
carved to point
42.3
4
de Silva to Hastings, FOUR runs
smashed down the ground for four to get level with Sri Lanka's score. overpitched on middle with plenty of air, Hastings hammers it to the long-on boundary
42.2
de Silva to Hastings, no run
loads of flight on leg, Hastings is happy to defend. hit on the pad

Sri: "Other than Smith, Warner, Shaun Marsh, Starc and, possibly, Bailey, who in this squad deserves to go to India? Not many, I'd think." Zampa jumps to mind

42.1
1
de Silva to Faulkner, 1 run
too straight, Faulkner goes back and works it towards square leg for one

Just 6 to win

end of over 421 runs
AUS: 190/5CRR: 4.52 • RRR: 0.75 • Need 6 from 48b
John Hastings0 (1)
James Faulkner7 (13)
Amila Aponso6-0-33-0
Dhananjaya de Silva6-0-26-2
41.6
Aponso to Hastings, no run
flight on middle, blocked back
41.5
1
Aponso to Faulkner, 1 run
flat on middle, driven to long-on
41.4
Aponso to Faulkner, no run
terrible ball but he gets away with it as Faulkner goes back and pulls the long hop to midwicket
41.3
Aponso to Faulkner, no run
worked away into the leg side, nice straight line
41.2
Aponso to Faulkner, no run
flat delivery on middle, hit back
41.1
Aponso to Faulkner, no run
tossed up outside off, Faulkner lunges forward to defend, gets a thick inside edge

Hastings comes out.

end of over 412 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 189/5CRR: 4.6 • RRR: 0.77 • Need 7 from 54b
James Faulkner6 (8)
Dhananjaya de Silva6-0-26-2
Sachith Pathirana10-0-36-0
40.6
w
de Silva to Warner, OUT
throws his head back in disgust. Warner is not happy at all. He has just hit back a nothing delivery to the bowler. End of a superlative knock though. Lots of flight outside off, Warner looks to drive through cover but the ball is too full, he ends up skewing the ball back off the inside half.
DA Warner c & b de Silva 106 (167m 126b 9x4 0x6) SR: 84.12
40.5
de Silva to Warner, no run
another quick, fired in delivery on off. Warner goes back and pats to point. Loud call of no
40.4
1
de Silva to Faulkner, 1 run
driven to long-on
40.3
1
de Silva to Warner, 1 run
too straight, clipped to deep square leg
40.2
de Silva to Warner, no run
flight outside off, carved to point. Warner wants one, Faulkner doesn't
40.1
de Silva to Warner, no run
flight outside off, driven to cover with the spin
Best performances - batsmen
DA Warner
106 runs (126)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
01312151716924
GJ Bailey
44 runs (73)
2 fours
0 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
cover drive
11 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
2221013447
Best performances - bowlers
MA Starc
O
9
M
0
R
40
W
3
Eco
4.44
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
MDK Perera
O
10
M
1
R
51
W
3
Eco
5.10
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
David Warner
Player Of The Series
George Bailey
Series resultAustralia won the 5-match series 4-1
Match numberODI no. 3776
Season2016
Hours of play (local time)14:30 start, First Session 14:30-18:00, Interval 18:00-18:45, Second Session 18:45-22:15
Match days01 September 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Michael Gough
Reserve Umpire
Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath