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RESULT
5th ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), June 24, 2022, Australia tour of Sri Lanka
(39.3/50 ov, T:161) 164/6

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
75 (75)
chamika-karunaratne
Player Of The Series
249 runs
kusal-mendis
Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P
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Comms: Ashish Pant
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 160/10(43.1 overs)
Australia 164/6(39.3 overs)

Shanaka collects the trophy and the players line up for the winning photograph. All smiles in the camp. That ends our coverage for the series, which has been played in excellent spirits. The Australians took the T20I series while the ODI series goes to the hosts. Which way will the Tests go? Find out when the two teams meet in a two-Test series that gets underway from June 29, in Galle. Should be a mouth-watering affair. But for now, it is a goodbye from me, Ashish Pant, on behalf of Madushka Balasuriya and Ranjith P. Ciao!

Dasun Shanaka, the Sri Lankan captain: It is disappointing (losing the game) but we have to keep pushing our boundaries as a team. Really proud at the way the boys have performed in the series. [On where things turned after the loss in the T20 series] It was the momentum we took from the last T20 game. Winning that set the tone for the one-day series. Our batsmen kept performing and our bowlers kept defending whatever totals were set. [On the positives] There are a lot of positives. Each and everyone took the responsibility in every game, especially Kusal Mendis. Good to see him back in form and doing well and winning the Man of the tournament. It is almost a team effort. The crowd has been amazing in Kandy and here, they were always behind us from the start. We will surely deliver more in future as a team. I want to thank the Australian team and Australian cricket board and Sri Lanka cricket board as well. I would like to thank the groundsmen as well. They did a great job with all the rain as well.

Aaron Finch, the Australia captain The series was very hard-fought. It was a bit close in a few games. Credit to Sri Lanka, they played some great games, they played the conditions better than what we did over the five games and they deserve the series win. [On the positives] These are challenging conditions. Most players got starts and we were just not able to kick on and get those big partnerships. We saw in that second game a big 170-run partnership from SL. That have been the differences. We got 40 and 50-run partnerships but not enough. We just need to maximise the middle overs. The new guys coming in really impressed and it was a super tour. I would like to thank from all the support that we have had. Lot of people tonight are wearing yellow as a thank you to us, but we need to thank you. The fans have been amazing.

Kusal Mendis is the Player of the Series : [Paraphrased from Sinhalese] He talks about the victory and how well he performed and his support from the team. He spoke about the importance of the series win and the importance of the World Cup. He further spoke about his role in the team and how he tried his best to perform.

Player of the match goes to Chamika Karunaratne for his 75: [On his innings] It was really good, I am so happy because I was not batting well in the whole series but today, I was believing in myself. When you are not performing, you are always under stress and always have the pressure, but I said 'no today is my day and I will go and do it'. I think I did my job today. [On the ninth wicket partnership with Pramod Madushan] When I was batting with Pramod I was telling him to bat till the 40th over and keep batting and keep rotating the strike. Even if there were two-three maidens, it was not a problem because we just wanted to keep batting. Pramod gave me big support. Even with Maheesh [Theekshana], I told him I will take the chances and go for the boundaries. I want to thank the Australian team that they came to Sri Lanka. We are having a very hard time in our country and I want to thank the crowd.

9:26pm Presentation in a bit

9:15pm Australia win the match but it is Sri Lanka who take the series 3-2. Chants of Australia, Australia echo around the stadium. This series has been played in excellent spirit and the fans, who had worn yellow as a gesture of support to the Australians, are well appreciated by the visitors. The Australian team make a round of the ground thanking the fans and applauding them. Lovely to see.

As far as the match goes, this was a trial by spin for Australia. The ball turned, bounced, and the visitors were in all sorts of strife. At 19 for 3 and 50 for 4, Australia were looking down the barrel. But Marnus Labuschagne and Alex Carey played an excellent hand. Carey, in particular was brilliant as he brought out the sweeps and reverse sweeps almost every over. He remained unmoved even as the visitors lost Labuschagne and Glenn Maxwell in quick succession. He was joined by Cameron Green and the duo made sure, Australia got over the line without further blemish. For Sri Lanka, Maheesh Theekshana and Dunith Wellalage were brilliant but the backup did not apply enough pressure. Nevertheless, they will be overjoyed with the series result.

Lakshitha: "No matter what the result of this game is, remember the names of these Sri Lankans, remember these names! They are here to fight... They are here to stay!"

Umanga: "Australia may have lost the series but they have many positives such as Kuhnemann and A team's doing well they will learn from this tour a lot on how to play on raging turners."

39.3
6
Vandersay to Green, SIX runs

Down the track and Australia win the final ODI by four wickets. Tossed up outside off, he gets down the track and thumps it up and over the long-off fielder's head for half a dozen to end the series on a high. Important innings for Green, who has shown that he can play the turning ball.

Brayden : "Very interested to see what would have happened if ultra edge shown a spike. The square leg called for a review of a stumping, not the central for a caught behind. Surely the dismissal couldn't stand? " Wouldn't have mattered. That would have been out if there was a spike.

39.2
Vandersay to Green, no run

full toss on the pads, he works it to deep midwicket

39.1
1
Vandersay to Carey, 1 run

fuller on off, he sweeps it to deep fine leg for a run. Almost there, are Australia

end of over 391 run
AUS: 157/6CRR: 4.02 RRR: 0.36 • Need 4 from 11 overs
Cameron Green19 (24)
Alex Carey44 (64)
Maheesh Theekshana 10-1-26-2
Dunith Wellalage 10-0-42-3
38.6
Theekshana to Green, no run

Length ball, and Greeen comes down to smother the spin. That ends a top spell from Theekshana.

38.5
Theekshana to Green, no run

Oh my, how has that not cannoned into the stumps? Carrom ball, keeps a little low and Green is beaten all ends up as he gets stuck to the crease.

38.4
Theekshana to Green, no run

full on middle, he pushes is firmly back to the right of the bowler, who throws himself and saves key runs

38.3
1
Theekshana to Carey, 1 run

And the reverse sweep, one more time. This time he places it wider of point and they take a run

38.2
Theekshana to Carey, no run

Sent back by Green and in time. He goes for the reverse sweep, gets it straight to point and sets off for a run. Green though was going nowhere.

38.1
Theekshana to Carey, no run

Goes for the expansive drive, is beaten and there is an appeal for stumping. His foot did get up in the air for a bit and Mendis was quick to whip off the bails. The third umpire is called for. No bat involved and Carey also made sure that he grounded his foot.

Australia need just 5 now

end of over 389 runs
AUS: 156/6CRR: 4.10 RRR: 0.41 • Need 5 from 12 overs
Cameron Green19 (21)
Alex Carey43 (61)
Dunith Wellalage 10-0-42-3
Jeffrey Vandersay 9-0-39-0
37.6
4
Wellalage to Green, FOUR runs

Throws the kitchen sink at it, does Green. Tossed up outside off, he slashes at it hard past point and the ball travels to the boundary in a flash.

37.5
Wellalage to Green, no run

A snorter! Gets to land it on middle and turn it away from Green who is beaten comfortably outside off.

37.4
1
Wellalage to Carey, 1 run

brings out the reverse sweep again and slams it to deep point

37.4
1w
Wellalage to Carey, 1 wide

loses his line and drifts it down leg

37.3
Wellalage to Carey, no run

reverse sweep is mistimed close to the keeper on the off side.

37.2
2
Wellalage to Carey, 2 runs

poor delivery drifting way down leg, Carey tucks it wide of short fine leg, where the fielder does well to intercept

37.1
1
Wellalage to Green, 1 run

fuller on middle stump, he sweeps it powerfully down behind square

end of over 378 runs
AUS: 147/6CRR: 3.97 RRR: 1.07 • Need 14 from 13 overs
Alex Carey40 (58)
Cameron Green14 (18)
Jeffrey Vandersay 9-0-39-0
Charith Asalanka 4-0-18-0
36.6
Vandersay to Carey, no run

tossed up on leg stump, he brings out the reverse sweep and gets it straight to point

36.5
2
Vandersay to Carey, 2 runs

pushed through on middle stump, he works it away wide of deep midwicket and some excellent running gets them two runs

36.4
Vandersay to Carey, no run

turning into Carey, but on the pads, he tucks it to short fine leg. They don't get a run.

36.3
1
Vandersay to Green, 1 run

fuller outside off, he gets forward and uses his reach to smother the spin. Drives it down the ground for a run.

Best performances - batters
C Karunaratne
C Karunaratne SL
75 runs (75)
8 fours2 sixes
Control
75%
Productive shot
straight drive
14 runs
2 fours1 six
011135362413
AT Carey
AT Carey AUS
45 runs (65)
1 four0 six
Control
69%
Productive shot
cover drive
9 runs
1 four0 six
211299228
Best performances - bowlers
DN Wellalage
DN Wellalage SL
O
10
M
0
R
42
W
3
ECO
4.2
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
MP Kuhnemann
MP Kuhnemann AUS
O
10
M
3
R
26
W
2
ECO
2.6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Chamika Karunaratne
Player Of The Series
Sri Lanka
Kusal Mendis
Series resultSri Lanka won the 5-match series 3-2
Match numberODI no. 4418
Match days24 June 2022 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Josh Inglis
Josh Inglis
Pramod Madushan
Pramod Madushan
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Prageeth Rambukwella
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
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