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Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd ODI: Bowlers Assist Sri Lanka Stun Australia And Degree Collection At 1-1 | Cricket Information

Sri Lanka pulled off an exhilarating 26-run win over Australia within the rain-hit second ODI.© AFP

Quick bowler Chamika Karunaratne led an impressed Sri Lankan assault to drag off an exhilarating 26-run win over Australia within the rain-hit second one-day worldwide on Thursday. Chasing a rain-revised goal of 216 in 43 overs, Australia suffered from common wicket falls to get bowled out for 189 in 37.1 overs as Sri Lanka bounced again from their opening loss within the five-match sequence in Pallekele. Karunaratne returned figures of 3-47 together with Steve Smith, for 28, and Glenn Maxwell, for 30, and was ably supported by fellow fast Dushmantha Chameera who obtained the ultimate batsman to convey the raucous dwelling crowd to its toes.

Spinners Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage and Chameera took two wickets every.

De Silva additionally scored 34 with the bat and placed on 61 runs for the third wicket with Kusal Mendis, who made 36, to information Sri Lanka to 220 for 9 when rain compelled play to cease and late finish the innings.

Pat Cummins returned figures of 4-35 however his effort went in useless.

Australia misplaced their openers Aaron Finch, on 14, and David Warner, on 37, to De Silva because the vacationers faltered of their tough chase on a seemingly powerful pitch to bat.

Smith and Travis Head tried to rebuild the innings and put collectively 31 runs earlier than Karunaratne broke via.

Karunaratne obtained Smith for 28 and Wellalage’s two wickets of Head (23) and Marnus Labuchagne (18) in his two overs put the Aussies in bother at 132-5.

Maxwell hit again to unsettle the bowlers in his temporary keep on the wicket however lastly mistimed a shot to get caught at cowl off Karunaratne. He made 30 off 25 balls.


Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey was run out for 15 as wheels got here off the Australian chase.

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