Sri Lanka hold their haughtiness to finish India’s late bid for a tri one-day array finals mark with a retaining nine-run win over hosts Australia during a Melbourne Cricket Ground upon Friday.
The Sri Lankans discharged David Hussey with 5 balls to spare, clinching their place in a best-of-three compare finals opposite a Australians, that starts in Brisbane upon Sunday.
World Cup champions India, who narrowly unsuccessful to leap-frog Sri Lanka in to a finals after a marvellous run-chase in Hobart final Tuesday, will lapse home this week end after a gloomy debate of Australia.
Sri Lanka triumphed in a stirring diversion that saw middle pacer Dan Christian take a hattrick for Australia, prior to a visitors — fortifying a low sum — bowled out a Australians with 5 balls to go.
Hussey set upon a run-a-ball 74 as good as accomplished a organization entertainment of a contest as a tip run-scorer in in between a 3 teams with 412 during an normal of 82.40.
Lasith Malinga accomplished with 4 for 49 as skipper Mahela Jayawardene chopped as good as altered his 8 bowlers to urge Sri Lanka’s below-par total.
It was Sri Lanka’s third uninterrupted feat over Australia in a series, creation them favourites for a finals.
“The boys showed impression (after a detriment to India),” Jayawardene said.
“It was illusory support, it’s identical to personification in Sri Lanka. We carried a game. I’m certain a throng will follow us now, a lift that you got (from them), it pushed us in a final couple of overs.”
Although requiring usually 4.7 runs an over after dismissing Sri Lanka for an low total, a Australians, led by Shane Watson in a deficiency of complacent skipper Michael Clarke, struggled underneath pressure.
Watson scored 65 off 83 balls as good as Mike Hussey twenty-nine off 56, though it was David Hussey, who roughly got Australia home with his skilfull tillage of a set upon with a tailenders.
“A shining diversion of cricket… you never knew who was starting to win. Dave Hussey batted beautifully, as he’s shown by a summer so far,” Watson said.
Allrounder Christian prisoner a hattrick as Australia discharged Sri Lanka for 238 off a final round in their innings after Jayawardene had won a toss.
Christian became customarily a fourth Australian to explain an ODI hattrick in his career-best 5 for 31 off 9 overs.
Sri Lanka mislaid movement when Christian struck in a 44th over, stealing Thisara Perera (5), Sachithra Senanayake (0) as good as Kulasekara (0) with uninterrupted deliveries.
Perera fell to a fantastic sophistry locate by Mike Hussey upon a range wire during low mid-wicket, whilst Senanayake as good as Kulasekara were lbw for ducks, nonetheless replays referred to a Kulasekara exclusion was indeterminate with a round blank leg-stump.
Christian additionally prisoner a wickets of Angelo Mathews (5) as good as final male Malinga (2) to delayed a Sri Lanka run-rate after they were 186 for 4 in a 39th over as good as streamer for a measure of 250-plus.
James Pattinson, personification his initial compare for Australia given a prominence damage in his left feet that had sidelined him given early January, was additionally in in between a wickets with 4 for 51 off 10 overs.
Australia began good dismissing both openers Jayawardene (5) as good as Dilshan (9) for usually seventeen runs prior to Kumar Sangakkara as good as youngster Dinesh Chandimal easy a innings with a mount of 123 for a third wicket.
The gifted Sangakkara, personification in his 319th ODI, looked set for a large measure prior to he miscued Pattinson to low block leg where he was hold by Peter Forrest for 64 off 93 balls.
Chandimal topscored with 75 off 84 balls as good as was after declared man-of-the-match.
Lahiru Thirimanne posted a half-century prior to he was bowled by Pattinson in a penultimate over for 51 off 59 balls.