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AUS vs SL 3rd ODI: Nisanka and Kushal Mendis lead Sri Lanka to victory, Australia trail 2-1 in the series

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AUS vs SL ODI Series: The Australia team, which came on the tour of Sri Lanka, has to face defeat in the second consecutive ODI. Last night (June 19) in the match played in Colombo, Sri Lanka defeated the Australian team by 6 wickets. The Lankan team was victorious in the previous ODI as well. With this, Sri Lanka’s team has gone 2-1 ahead in the five-match ODI series. Let us tell you that the first match of the series was in the name of Australia.

In this match, Australia, who batted first after winning the toss, did not start anything special, but the small innings of the top and middle order batsmen took Australia to a good score. Captain Aaron Finch played an innings of 62 runs. While Travis Head scored 70 and wicketkeeper Alex Carey scored 49 runs. Geoffrey Vandersay took the most wickets for Sri Lanka. He sent 3 Australian batsmen to the pavilion.

Pathum Nisanka and Kushal Mendis give easy wins
Sri Lanka chased the target of 292 runs very easily. Throughout the chase, it was not felt that the Sri Lankan team was under pressure. The team’s first wicket fell for 42 runs, but after that Nisanka and Mendis put on a partnership of 170 runs and laid the foundation of victory. Kushal Mendis retired hurt after scoring 87 runs. On the other hand, Nisanka played an innings of 137 runs and brought Sri Lanka very close to victory. In the last, Sri Lanka chased down the target easily, losing 4 wickets and with 9 balls to spare. Nisanka was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his excellent innings.

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