RESULT
5th ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), August 22, 2011, Australia tour of Sri Lanka
(47/50 ov, T:212) 213/6

Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
3/35
lasith-malinga
Player Of The Series
242 runs
michael-clarke
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Full commentary
end of over 474 runs
SL: 213/6CRR: 4.53 
Jeevan Mendis7 (14b 1x4)
Shaminda Eranga0 (2b)
John Hastings 10-0-28-0
Shane Watson 6-0-33-1

I'd normally be required to do a short summary of the series here, but Dan B has done my job. Read his thoughts on the one-day series here.

We're set for the presentation ceremony.

Mahela Jayawardene gets an award first for completing 350 ODIs.

The Man of the Match is Lasith Malinga. Three of the previous seven one-day tricks are by Malinga.

Tillakaratne Dilshan: " Definitely, we have performed well today. The bowlers put in a fantastic effort. Today the middle order did the job for us. Chamara Silva batted really nice and his partnership with Jayawardene set up the win. Last Test series we really did well in England, and are looking forward to doing well in a couple of weeks time."

Michael Clarke is the Man of the Series: "Stoked to win the series, disappointing how today went but there is still a long way to go in this series. John came back really well towards the end of his spell, Patto started really well. We want to win every game we play, we have got some work to do in preparation for the Tests, the test guys have been here for a week and working hard."

A beaming Clarke collects the series trophy, and the Australian team gathers round it for photos. So Australia take the series 3-2, the Tests start on August 31st. See you then.

46.6
4
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, FOUR runs

it's all over, the final stretch was a hard grind but Sri Lanka have finally made it past the finish line, and it was a streaky shot that confirmed the win, an outside edge past the second slip for four, Sri Lanka are back to No. 2, India slip to No. 3 in both Tests and ODIs on the same day

46.5
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, no run

defended off the front foot towards cover

46.4
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, no run

punched towards mid-off by Mendis

46.3
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, no run

way outside off and that is left alone

46.2
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, no run

huge appeal for lbw, short of a length ball and angling across, Mendis jumps across the stumps and is struck on the thigh pad, that was missing off, and pitched outside leg as well

46.1
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, no run

angling across and that is left alone

Australia lost their final five wickets for one run, can Sri Lanka do the same?

end of over 466 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 209/6CRR: 4.54 RRR: 0.75
Shaminda Eranga0 (2b)
Jeevan Mendis3 (8b)
Shane Watson 6-0-33-1
John Hastings 9-0-24-0
45.6
Watson to Eranga, no run

outside off, left alone by Eranga

45.5
Watson to Eranga, no run

defends his first ball confidently

Eranga is the new man

45.4
W
Watson to Angelo Mathews, OUT

Mathews is gone, he wanted to close out the game with a flourish, advancing down the track and looks to club that one, caught at mid-off by Doherty

Angelo Mathews c Doherty b Watson 26 (77m 49b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.06
45.3
Watson to Angelo Mathews, no run

length ball on middle and that is defended by Mathews

45.2
4
Watson to Angelo Mathews, FOUR runs

outside edge as Mathews looks to run it to third man, it doesn't go as wide as he intends but wide of first slip to run away for four

45.1
2
Watson to Angelo Mathews, 2 runs

driven behind point by Mathews, only seven more needed

Batting Powerplay

end of over 452 runs
SL: 203/5CRR: 4.51 RRR: 1.80
Jeevan Mendis3 (8b)
Angelo Mathews20 (45b 1x4)
John Hastings 9-0-24-0
James Pattinson 10-1-41-2
44.6
2
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, 2 runs

short of length ball, Mendis pulls, the fielder at square leg slips initially, Sri Lanka pick up a couple

44.5
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, no run

guides this short of length ball towards point

44.4
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, no run

length ball outside off, solid defence to the right of the bowler

44.3
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, no run
44.2
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, no run

gets the outside edge, the ball loops towards point, Ponting dives forward to take that but it lands short, top effort from Ricky

44.1
Hastings to Jeevan Mendis, no run

well outside off, left alone

end of over 444 runs
SL: 201/5CRR: 4.56 RRR: 1.83
Angelo Mathews20 (45b 1x4)
Jeevan Mendis1 (2b)
James Pattinson 10-1-41-2
John Hastings 8-0-22-0
43.6
Pattinson to Angelo Mathews, no run

length ball heading for off, blocked by Mathews

43.5
Pattinson to Angelo Mathews, no run

driven to cover after jumping down the track