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SL vs AUS LIVE: Pathum Nissanka CENTURY powers Sri Lanka to 6-wicket win over Australia, SL take 2-1 lead in series: Check Highlights

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SL vs AUS LIVE: SL AUS 3rd ODI LIVE: Sri Lanka took a 2-1 lead in the 5-match ODI series all thanks to a brilliant maiden ODI century by Pathum Nissanka. The opening batter smashed 137 off 147 balls, powering Sri Lanka to a record run chase and 6-wicket win at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. Follow Sri Lanka vs Australia LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN.

Chasing a target of 292, Sri Lanka started decently with a 42-run opening stand. After Niroshan Dickwella was cleaned up by Glenn Maxwell, Kusal Mendis and Nissanka put up a special 170-run partnership for the 2nd wicket. That stand took the game away from Australia.

SL vs AUS LIVE: Pathum Nissanka CENTURY powers Sri Lanka to 6-wicket win over Australia, SL take 2-1 lead in series: Check Highlights

SL vs AUS LIVE: Pathum Nissanka CENTURY powers Sri Lanka to 6-wicket win over Australia, SL take 2-1 lead in series: Check Highlights

Kusal Mendis had to eventually retire hurt with an injury, missing out on a well-deserved century. He remained unbeaten on 87. However, Nissanka kept going, slamming his maiden ODI century. While he was eventually dismissed by Jhye Richardson after a brilliant one-handed running catch by David Warner, the fate of the match was already sealed. Eventually, Sri Lanka ran away with a 6-wicket win.

Earlier Australia braved a spin onslaught by Sri Lanka to reach 291-6 in their 50 overs after being invited to bat first.

Opener David Warner went for nine in the third over, top-edging a Dushmantha Chameera bouncer to Maheesh Theekshana at fine leg.

Back from injury, Mitchell Marsh struggled to get going and departed for 10 off 23 deliveries, caught at cover by Mendis after a slower delivery by Dunith Wellalage.

SL vs AUS LIVE: Pathum Nissanka CENTURY powers Sri Lanka to 6-wicket win over Australia, SL take 2-1 lead in series: Check Highlights

SL vs AUS LIVE: Pathum Nissanka CENTURY powers Sri Lanka to 6-wicket win over Australia, SL take 2-1 lead in series: Check Highlights

Marnus Labuschagne came in at number four ahead of Head and he and Aaron Finch added 69 before Labuschagne was stumped by Niroshan Dickwella off Jeffrey Vandersay for 29.

Two overs later, Vandersay bagged Finch too, with the Australian captain edging the spinner to a diving de Silva at slip having made 62 off 85.

Head and Alex Carey added 72 runs before de Silva trapped Carey leg-before on the front pad trying to sweep, having made a quick-fire 49 off 52 deliveries.

SL vs AUS LIVE: Pathum Nissanka CENTURY powers Sri Lanka to 6-wicket win over Australia, SL take 2-1 lead in series: Check Highlights

SL vs AUS LIVE: Pathum Nissanka CENTURY powers Sri Lanka to 6-wicket win over Australia, SL take 2-1 lead in series: Check Highlights

Maxwell did some damage, smashing 33 off 18 before giving Vandersay his third wicket, miscuing the spinner into the hands of Wellalage scurrying back from midwicket.

But Head stayed firm, reaching his half-century and smashing Wellalage for three sixes in the penultimate over and ending 70 not out off 65 deliveries, with Cameron Green unbeaten on 15. Vandersay ended with figures of 3 for 49.

Already missing Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson and Mitchell Starc, Australia left out Steve Smith after the batsman injured his left quad batting in Thursday’s 26-run defeat in Pallekele.

Marsh, however, returned to the side, as did Green and Richardson, while Pat Cummins and Mitchell Swepson were left out. Spinner Kuhnemann was again in for Ashton Agar.

SL vs AUS LIVE: Pathum Nissanka CENTURY powers Sri Lanka to 6-wicket win over Australia, SL take 2-1 lead in series: Check Highlights

SL vs AUS LIVE: Pathum Nissanka CENTURY powers Sri Lanka to 6-wicket win over Australia, SL take 2-1 lead in series: Check Highlights

Sri Lanka Innings: 292/4

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Niroshan Dickwella (WK) b GJ Maxwell 25 26 5 0 96.15
Pathum Nissanka c David Warner b JA Richardson 137 147 11 2 93.20
Kusal Mendis Retired hurt 87 85 8 0 102.35
Dhananjaya de Silva c & b Josh Hazlewood 25 17 4 0 147.06
Charith Asalanka Not out 13 12 0 1 108.33
Dasun Shanaka (C) b JA Richardson 0 2 0 0 0.00
Chamika Karunaratne Not out 0 2 0 0 0.00
Extra 5 (b 2, w 2, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 292/4 (48.3)
Yet To Bat Dunith WellalageD ChameeraJF VandersayM Theekshana
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Josh Hazlewood 9.3 0 57 1 6.00
Jhye Richardson 9 0 39 2 4.33
Glenn Maxwell 7 0 44 1 6.29
Matthew Kuhnemann 10 0 61 0 6.10
Cameron Green 5 0 30 0 6.00
Marnus Labuschagne 7 0 49 0 7.00
Travis Head 1 0 9 0 9.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
N Dickwella 1-42 7.5
D de Silva 2-255 43.2
Pathum Nissanka 3-284 47.1
D Shanaka 4-285 47.4

 

SL vs AUS LIVE: Pathum Nissanka CENTURY powers Sri Lanka to 6-wicket win over Australia, SL take 2-1 lead in series: Check Highlights

Australia Innings: 291/6 

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
David Warner c M Theekshana b D Chameera 9 12 2 0 75.00
Aaron Finch (C) c D de Silva b JF Vandersay 62 85 4 1 72.94
Mitchell Marsh c K Mendis b Dunith Wellalage 10 23 1 0 43.48
Marnus Labuschagne st N Dickwella b JF Vandersay 29 36 1 0 80.56
Alex Carey (WK) lbw b D de Silva 49 52 3 1 94.23
Travis Head Not out 70 65 3 3 107.69
Glenn Maxwell c Dunith Wellalage b JF Vandersay 33 18 3 1 183.33
Cameron Green Not out 15 12 0 1 125.00
Extra 14 (b 5, w 2, nb 3, lb 4)
Total 291/6 (50)
Yet To Bat JA Richardson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Josh Hazlewood
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Dushmantha Chameera 8 0 49 1 6.13
Maheesh Theekshana 10 0 37 0 3.70
Chamika Karunaratne 5 0 46 0 9.20
Dunith Wellalage 10 0 56 1 5.60
Jeffrey Vandersay 10 0 49 3 4.90
Dhananjaya de Silva 6 0 35 1 5.83
Dasun Shanaka 1 0 10 0 10.00

 

SL vs AUS LIVE: Pathum Nissanka CENTURY powers Sri Lanka to 6-wicket win over Australia, SL take 2-1 lead in series: Check Highlights

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