Sri Lanka beat Australia


Sri Lanka beat Australia by 163 runs in the final test in Colombo on Wednesday to complete a 3-0 sweep in the three-match series.

Chasing 324 for victory, Australia were all out for 160 half-an-hour before the tea break, succumbing to their third successive defeat against the hosts.

David Warner top-scored for Australia with a fluent 68. Rangana Herath (7-64) was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers, finishing with a 13-wicket match haul.

The teams face off in a five-match one-day series beginning on Sunday in Colombo.

Sri Lanka 355 (Chandimal 132, de Silva 129, Starc 5-63, Lyon 3-110) and 347 for 8 dec (Silva 115, de Silva 65*, Lyon 4-123) 

Australia 379 (S Marsh 130, Smith 119, M Marsh 53, Herath 6-81) and 160 (Warner 68, Herath 7-64) by 163 runs

Toss – Sri Lanka
Series – Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 3-0
Player of the match – HMRKB Herath (Sri Lanka)
Player of the series – HMRKB Herath (Sri Lanka)
Umpires – CB Gaffaney (New Zealand) and S Ravi (India)
TV umpire – RA Kettleborough (England)
Match referee – BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire – RSA Palliyaguruge

Close of play

  • Sat, 13 Aug – day 1 – Sri Lanka 1st innings 214/5 (LD Chandimal 64*, DM de Silva 116*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Aug – day 2 – Australia 1st innings 141/1 (SE Marsh 64*, SPD Smith 61*, 43 ov)
  • Mon, 15 Aug – day 3 – Sri Lanka 2nd innings 22/1 (FDM Karunaratne 8*, JK Silva 6*, 5 ov)
  • Tue, 16 Aug – day 4 – Sri Lanka 2nd innings 312/8 (DM de Silva 44*, RAS Lakmal 0*, 95 ov)
  • Wed, 17 Aug – day 5 – Australia 2nd innings 160 (44.1 ov) – end of match

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