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Sri Lanka Makes Cricket History Against Australia – CHECK Details Here

Sri Lanka Makes Cricket History Against Australia – CHECK Details Here

Sri Lanka have produced their highest successful run chase in ODIs against Australia to stun the tourists and take a 2-1 lead in their limited-overs series.

Earlier Australia won the toss and chose to bat first and scored 291-6. Travis Head posted 70 not out off 65 deliveries with three fours and three sixes.

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Australia scored 34 runs in the last two overs, including three sixes off Dunith Wellalage’s penultimate over. Head, who batted at No. 6, added 72 runs off 80 deliveries with Alex Carey (49) for the fifth wicket.

The hosts reached their daunting target of 292 to win with nine balls to spare in Colombo and took a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

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Nissanka shared a 170-run stand for the second wicket with Kusal Mendis (87) before Mendis had to retire with a hamstring injury.

Pathum Nissanka hit his maiden ODI century with 137 in the chase, while Kusal Mendis struck 87 in a 170-run second wicket stand between the pair before retiring hurt with cramp.

It helped Sri Lanka record their biggest-ever successful chase against Australia, as they went 2-1 up in the five-match series with back-to-back wins over the tourists for the first time in 20 years.

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