Australian bowlers ran circles around Sri Lanka and managed to defend a modest total of 231 to claim the tri-nation series, on Thursday. A look (AFP images)
The hosts were asked to bat and were given a strong start by David Warner (in pic) and Matthew Wade. The two put together 75 runs for the first wicket.
While Wade had 49 runs before being dismissed by Rangana Herath, Warner was the first to depart, scoring 48.
Farvez Maharoof had dismissed Warner and the bowler returned to claim David Hussey (19) and Daniel Christian (19).
Sri Lankan fans were pensive as the Australian batsmen were more solid than aggressive. Shane Watson managed 19 while Clint McKay scored 28 runs for his side.
Brett Lee towards the end, held the innings together with his 54-ball 32 and took his team to a respectable total.
The reply was shaky at best with the Oz pacers striking early. Brett Lee took the wickets of Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara with the score on 47.
McKay was prolific in his later spell as after Watson had struck to dent the middle-order, McKay came in to clean the remains.
Chamara Kapugedera (R) is seen here diving but Sri Lanka only managed to hand in by the thinnest of threads.
The thread eventually broke and the visitors were bowled out on 215 with an over left to play. Although the Australians were fined for a slow over-rate, they were also honoured with the CB Series trophy.
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