Chamika Karunarantne Led The Sri Lankan Attack
Fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne led the Sri Lankan attack as it pulled off a thrilling 26-run win over Australia in the second rain-hit One-day International on Thursday.
A Rain Revised Target Of 216 In Total 43 Overs
Chasing a rain-revised target of 216 in a total of 43 overs, Australia suffered regular wicket falls to get bowled out for 189. Sri Lanka bounced back from their opening loss in the five-match series being played in Pallekele.
Karunaratne returned with figures of 3-47. He took Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell. He was ably supported by fellow quick Dushmantha Chameera, who got the final batsman to bring the home crowd to its feet.
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SRI LANKA: D. Gunathilaka c Kuhnemann b Cummins 18 P. Nissanka c Carey b Kuhnemann 14 K. Mendis c and b Maxwell 36 D. de Silva c Carey b Cummins 34 C. Asalanka c Kuhnemann b Maxwell 13 D. Shanaka c Maxwell b Swepson 34 C. Karunaratne c Cummins b Kuhnemann 18 D. Wellalage b Cummins 20 J. Vandersay c Carey b Cummins 7 D. Chameera not out 7 M. Theekshana not out 11 EXTRAS (LB-5, W-3) 8 TOTAL (for nine wkts, 47.4 overs) 220 FALL OF WICKETS: 1-26 (Nissanka), 2-35 (Gunathilaka), 3-96 (De Silva), 4-108 (Mendis), 5-130 (Asalanka), 6-159 (Karunaratne), 7-172 (Shanaka), 8-198 (Vandersay). BOWLING: Hazlewood 7-1-26-0, Kuhnemann 10-0-48-2 (w1), Maxwell 10-2-35-2 (w1), Cummins 8.4-0-35-4, Swepson 10-0-58-1 (w1), Labuschagne 2-0-13-0.
AUSTRALIA: D. Warner b de Silva 37 A. Finch lbw de Silva 14 S. Smith c Theekshana b Karunaratne 28 T. Head c Assalanka b Wellalage 23 M. Labuschagne c Shanaka b Wellalage 18 A. Carey run out (Karunaratne/Mendis) 15 G. Maxwell c Shanaka b Karunaratne 30 P. Cummins c Wellalage b Chameera 4 M. Swepson b Karunaratne 2 M. Kuhnemann b Chameera 1 J. Hazlewood not out 4 EXTRAS (LB-5, W-8) 13 TOTAL (all out, 37.1 overs) 189 FALL OF WICKETS: 1-39 (Finch), 2-62 (Warner), 3-93 (Smith), 4-123 (Head), 5-132 (Labuschagne), 6-170 (Maxwell), 7-177 (Carey), 8-181 (Cummins), 9-185 (Swepson). BOWLING: Chameera 6.1-0-19-2 (1w), Theekshana 8-0-44-0 (2w), de Silva 6-0-26-0, Vandersay 5-0-23-0, Karunaratne 7-0-47-3 (3w), Wellalage 5-0-25-2. RESULT: Sri Lanka won by 26 runs (DLS method).