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Australian Tri-Series Finals: Australia vs Sri Lanka

3rd Final, Adelaide Oval

McKay stars with five wckets as Australia claim tri-series

Clint McKay's feats with bat (28) and ball (5-28) for Australia inspired the home side to a 16-run win over Sri Lanka in front of 11,216 spectators at the Adelaide Oval in the Commonwealth Bank Series. This was Australia's first triumph since their win in 2005-06.
Australian Tri-Series 3rd Final: Australia 231 (Wade 49, Warner 48, Herath 3-36, Maharoof 3-40) beat Sri Lanka 215 (Tharanga 71, McKay 5-28) by 16 runs

Australian Tri-Series Finals: Australia vs Sri Lanka

2nd Final, Adelaide Oval

Sri Lanka beat Australia by 8 wickets to level series

Centuries by both Warner and Clarke wasn't enough to help Australia clinch a win in the 2nd final against Srilanka today. Warner and Clarke's 184 run third wicket partnership helped propel Australia to a score of 271/6. Warner's century made him the 8th Australian to score centuries in consecutive matches. Malinga took 3 wickets only conceding 40 runs.Dilshan's 106 was the highlight of the Srilankan innings. Jayawardene remained unbeaten at 80 and Sangakkara also made a significant contribution of 51 runs. Sri Lanka reached their target from only 44.2 overs. Now all eyes are on the 3rd and deciding Final that will take place on Thursday at Adelaide
Australian Tri-Series 2nd Final: Sri Lanka 274/2 (Dilshan 106, Jayawardene 86*, Sangakkara 51) beat Australia 271/6 (Warner 100, Clarke 117*, Malinga 3-40) in 50 ov

Australian Tri-Series Finals: Australia vs Sri Lanka

1st Final, Brisbane Cricket Ground

Warner ton inspires Aussie win

David Warner smacked a swashbuckling 163 off 157 balls in Australia's nail-biting victory over Sri Lanka last night at the Gabba. Lasith Malinga was taken to the cleaners for the second time in three games, his eight overs costing Sri Lanka 74 runs. Warner’s 157-ball knock propelled the hosts to a 50-over total of 321/6, and Sri Lanka almost pulled off a stunning win after Nuwan Kulasekara mounted a daring late challenge with a whirlwind 73 off 43 balls and Upul Tharanga made a defiant 60. Kulasekara smashed three sixes and seven fours to leave Sri Lanka’s fans jumping for joy in the stands, but in the end they lost by 15 runs.
Australian Tri-Series 1st Final: Australia 321/6 (Warner 163, Wade 64) beat Sri Lanka 306 (Kulasekara 73, Tharanga 60, D Hussey 4-43, Watson 3-33, Lee 3-59) by 15 runs

Australian Tri-Series: Australia vs Sri Lanka

Match 12, MCG, Melbourne

Sri Lanka beat Australia, into the finals

‎[pts: Aus 19, Srl 19, Ind 15]
Australian Tri-Series ODI cricket match 12 - Sri Lanka 238 beat Australia 229 in 49.1 ov by 9 runs

Australian Tri-Series: India vs Sri Lanka

Match 11, Bellerive Oval, Hobart

India reaches target of 321 in 37th over, win with bonus points

‎[pts: Aus 19, Srl 15, Ind 15]
Kohli 133 off 86 and Raina 40 off 24 saw India to victory inside the 37th over to gain them valuable bonus points in the must win match against Sri Lanka. Reported Earlier: A lacklustre performance by the Indian batsmen in Sydney against Australia on Sunday cost India a match which they desperately needed to win to keep their hopes alive for a place in the finals. For India to get into the finals now, not only will they need a bonus-point victory in their final match against Sri Lanka today, but also hope that Australia beat SriLanka by a big margin in the remaining match between the two teams.
Australian Tri-Series ODI cricket match 11 - India 321/3 in 36.4 ov (Kohli 133) beat Sri Lanka 320/4 (Sangakkara 105, Dilshan 160*)

Australian Tri-Series: Australia vs India

Match 10, SCG, Sydney

India nearly out of the Triangular series after losing to Australia by 87 runs

‎[pts: Aus 19, Srl 15, Ind 10]
David Warner (68) top-scored in Australia's innings, with Matthew Wade (56) and David Hussey (54) also scoring half-centuries. Hussey's knock featured the game's biggest controversy after he was given not out for handling the ball. He thrust out his hands and prevented Suresh Raina's throw from reaching the stumps prompting the Indians to appeal, but the umpires decided Hussey's actions were an attempt to avoid injury, rather than shield the stumps. India's innings began badly with Virender Sehwag (5) brilliantly caught and bowled by Ben Hilfenhaus (2-50) before Warner ran out Sachin Tendulkar (14). The Indian line up crumbled soon after when Watson took out Virat Kohli (21) and Raina (8) in quick succession. It was a disappointing loss, especially after the Indian bowlers had done their part, restricting Australia to 9 for 252. India were given a fine start by some splendid bowling by Praveen Kumar, whose opening spell of six overs got two wickets at a cost of 14 runs, including only one boundary.
Australian Tri-Series ODI cricket match 10 - Australia 252/9 in 50 ov (Warner 68, Wade 56, D Hussey 54, Sehwag 3-43) beat India 165 (Ashwin 26, Watson 2-9) by 87 runs

Australian Tri-Series: Australia vs Sri Lanka

Match 9, Adelaide Oval

Tailenders clinch thriller for Sri Lanka over Australia

‎[pts: Srl 15, Aus 14, Ind 10]
‎‎Chasing Australia's 280 for six built around Peter Forrest's maiden ODI century, Sri Lanka won the thrilling tri-series one-day international on Friday at the Bellerive Oval by three wickets with four balls to spare. Skipper Mahela Jayawardene produced a man-of-the-match performance with 85 off 81 balls and Thisara Perera (21 not out) and Nuwan Kulasekara (4 not out) got Sri Lanka home with some impressive hitting after Sri Lanka lost three wickets in the last five overs. With this win, Sri Lanka moved to the top of the points table and threw India's prospects of a berth in the tri-series finals into jeopardy. World Cup holders India are now desperately in need of a win against the hosts in Sydney on Sunday.
Australian Tri-Series ODI cricket match 9 - Sri Lanka 283/7 in 49.2 ov (Jayawardene 85, Chandimal 80) beat Australia 280/6 in 50 ov (Forrest 104, Clarke 72) by three wickets

Australian Tri-Series: India vs Sri Lanka

Match 8, Brisbane

Sri Lanka trounce India by 51 runs

‎[pts: Aus 14, Srl 11, Ind 10]
Nuwan Kulasekara claimed three wickets - dismissing Tendulkar, Gambhir and Jadeja - and two important catches as Sri Lanka beat India by 51 runs Tuesday to replace the World Cup champions in second spot in the Tri-series. Perera (4 for 37) and Kulasekera (3 for 40) outshone usual bowling star Lasith Malinga, after Sri Lanka scored 289 for six, batting first. MS Dhoni, Zaheer Khan and Rohit Sharma sat out, while Sehwag, Parthiv Patel and R Ashwin played for India.India were bowled out for 238 in 45.1 overs. Virat Kohli top-scored with 66 for India and shared a 92-run fourth-wicket stand with Suresh Raina. Irfan Pathan (47 off 34 balls) smashed seven boundaries, before he was the last man to fall, dismissed by a fine return catch from Perera.

Sri Lanka team: Dilshan, Jayawardene (Captain), Sangakkara (Wicket Keeper), Chandimal, Thirimanne, Mathews, Perera, Maharoof, Kulasekara, Malinga, Herath India team: Sehwag (Captain), Tendulkar, Gambhir, Kohli, Raina, Patel (Wicket Keeper), Jadeja, Pathan, Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, Yadav
Australian Tri-Series ODI cricket match 8 - Sri Lanka 289/6 in 50 beat India 238 in 45.1 ov (Kohli 66, I Pathan 47, Raina 32) by 51 runs

Australian Tri-Series: Australia vs India

Match 7, Brisbane

Australia thrashes India at Brisbane

‎[pts: Aus 14, Ind 10, Srl 7]
Chasing Australia's mammoth 288/5, India's batting failed miserably as they slumped to a massive 110-run defeat in Gabba. Captain Dhoni who top scored for India delayed the inevitable with a patient 56. However, he was banned for one match due to India's slow over-rate. It's the second time on this tour that Dhoni has been suspended for a breach of the over-rates regulations.

Australia team: David Warner, Matthew Wade, Ricky Ponting, Peter Forrest, David Hussey, Mike Hussey, Daniel Christian, Brett Lee, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus. India team: Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, R Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav
Australian Tri-Series ODI cricket match 7 - Australia 288/5 in 50 ov (M Hussey 59, Forrest 52) beat India 178 all out in 43.3 overs (Dhoni 56, Hilfenhaus 5-33) by 110 runs

Australian Tri-Series: Australia vs Sri Lanka

Match 6, WACA, Perth

Sri Lanka win rain curtailed match by 8 wickets

‎ ‎[pts: Ind 10, Aus 9, Srl 7]
Sri Lanka excelled with the ball and in the field to register a remarkable victory in Sydney, and recorded their first win in the Tri-series‎. Chasing a revised target of 152 for a win under the Duckworth-Lewis method, Jayawardene (61 not out) anchored the run chase after opener Tillakaratne Dilshan (45) and Kumar Sangakkara (30) laid the foundation for an easy win at the SCG.Earlier, David Hussey's half-century lifted Australia to 158 off 40.5, the hosts' lowest completed one-day international score at the SCG since 1997. With the absence of Australian skipper Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting was put in charge of the side, but Australia's fortunes again mirrored those of its captain, who made just 2.
Australian Tri-Series ODI cricket match 6 - Sri Lanka 152/2 in 24.1 ov (Jayawardene 61*, Dilshan 45) beat Australia 158 in 40.5/41 ov (David Hussey 58) by eight wickets according to D-L method

Australian Tri-Series: India vs Sri Lanka

Match 5, Adelaide Oval

Dhoni, Gambhir help India tie match this time, against Sri Lanka

‎[pts: Ind 10, Aus 9, Srl 2]
The fifth One Day International of the Tri-series between India and Sri Lanka ended in a tie, after Man of the Match MS Dhoni (58) helped produce another Houdini-like escape. Chasing 237, Gautam Gambhir top scored again - with a 91 this time - while Dhoni was again India's hero in the last over of the match, just like two days ago against Australia. Dhoni failed to hit a winning boundary off the last ball by Lasith, but was able to push Yadav to complete three runs after hitting the ball over the covers, needing four off the last ball.
Australian Tri-Series ODI cricket match 5 - Sri Lanka 236/9 in 50 ov (Chandimal 81, Jayawardene 43, Vinay 3-46) tied with India 236/9 in 50 ov (Gambhir 91, Dhoni 58*)

Australian Tri-Series: Australia vs India

Match 4, Adelaide Oval

Dhoni, Gambhir help India claim thrilling win over Australia

[pts: Aus 9, Ind 8, Srl 0]
Chasing 270, and with 12 runs needed off four balls, Dhoni struck the first boundary in his 58-ball innings - a massive 112-meter six over long on - and scored the rest in a highly entertaining fashion to script India's first victory over Australia in the tournament. Earlier, Gautam Gambhir's 92 and partnerships with Virender Sehwag (20) and Rohit Sharma (33), put India on course for a comfortable victory, but later India struggled, losing wickets and momentum in the process. Australia team: Warner, Ponting, Clarke, Forrest, D Hussey, Christian, Wade, Harris, Starc, McKay, Doherty India team: V Sehwag, G Gambhir, V Kohli, S Raina, R Sharma, MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar, Z Khan, U Yadav
Australian Tri-Series ODI cricket match 4 - India 270/6 in 49.4 ov (Gambhir 92) beat Australia 269/8 in 50 ov (D Hussey 72, Forrest 66)

Australian Tri-Series: Australia vs Sri Lanka

Match 3, WACA, Perth

Australia beat Sri Lanka in close finish

[pts: Aus 9, Ind 4, Srl 0]
Australia survived a frenetic Sri Lanka fightback lead by vice-captain Angelo Mathews (64 off 76) to post a thrilling five-run victory at the WACA. Sri Lanka, chasing 232 for victory, needed a six with two balls remaining in Perth, but Matthews holed out on the fifth.
Australian Tri-Series match 3 - Australia 231 in 49.1 ov beat Sri Lanka 226 in 49.5 ov by 5 runs

Australian Tri-Series: India vs Sri Lanka

Match 2, WACA, Perth

India edge Sri Lanka by 4 wickets

[pts: Aus 5, Ind 4, Srl 0]
Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin played sensibly to take India to a four wickets victory over Sri lanka after India lost skipper Dhoni and Suresh Raina in quick succession in the 2nd ODI at the WACA ground in Perth. Set 234 to win after restricting Sri Lanka to 8-233 off 50 overs, Virat Kohli top-scored with 77, and India reached the score with 20 balls to spare due to the unbeaten 53-run stand for the seventh wicket by Jadeja and Ashwin.Asked to field first, Ravichandran Ashwin (3-32) and Zaheer Khan (2-44) led a fine bowling display by India. Dinesh Chandimal was the top scorer for Sri Lanka with a steady 81-ball 64. Sri Lanka team: Tharanga, Dilshan, Sangakkara, Chandimal, Jayawardene, Perera, Mathews, Thirimanne, Kulasekara, Malinga, Prasad India team: Sehwag, Tendulkar, Kohli, Raina, RG Sharma, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Vinay Kumar, P Kumar, Khan
Australian Tri-Series match 2 - Sri Lanka 233/8 in 50 ov (Chandimal 64, Ashwin 3-32) vs India

Australian Tri-Series: Australia vs India

Match 1, MCG, Melbourne

Easy win for Australia in opening ODI

[pts: Aus 5, Ind 0, Srl 0]
Debutant Matthew Wade hit 67 in a man-of-the-match performance while David Hussey chipped in with an unbeaten 61 in Australia's 216 for five off a rain-reduced 32 overs. India lost openers Tendulkar (2) and Gambhir (5) cheaply, and were dismissed for 151 off 29.4 overs for their sixth loss on their Australian tour. India will be playing Sri Lanka next on Wednesday. Australia team: Warner, Wade, Ponting, Clarke, M Hussey, D Hussey, Christian, Harris, Starc, McKay, Doherty India team: Gambhir, Tendulkar, Kohli, Raina, RG Sharma, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, R Sharma, Vinay Kumar, P Kumar
Australian Tri-Series match 1 - Australia 216/5 in 32 (max 32) ov beat India 151 all out in 29.4 overs (Kohli 31, McKay 4-20) by 65 runs by D/L method

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.