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48dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Warner century seals Australia's dominance

For the fifth time in the series Sri Lanka batted first and a vaguely familiar match played out as Australia ran down the hosts' 195 in the 43rd over, zipping up the series 4-1

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
106(126) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 19 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 13 12 15 17 16 9 24
GJ Bailey
44(73) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
2 2 2 10 13 4 4 7

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Starc
O9
M0
R40
W3
Eco4.44
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MDK Perera
O10
M1
R51
W3
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 5-match series 4-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14:30 start, First Session 14:30-18:00, Interval 18:00-18:45, Second Session 18:45-22:15

Match days

01 September 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
43 | 9 Runs | AUS: 199/5 | RR: 4.62

  • JW Hastings8 (6b)
  • JP Faulkner8 (14b)
  • DM de Silva7-0-35-2
  • MA Aponso6-0-33-0

9.30pm Wide grins on the Australia players' faces, and with that we'll sign off from the ODI series. Thanks for your feedback, time and opinions. The T20s aren't far away. See you then.

9.10pm Clinical chase from Australia to finish out the series positively, led by captain David Warner who returned to form with a superb century, his seventh in ODIs, and the first by an Australian in Sri Lanka in this format. Dilruwan injected some excitement into the match with two early wickets, but Bailey and Warner first stabilised the innings, before getting into their own. A comfortable chase in the end as Australia close out the series with an almost flawless performance.

Presentation time.

George Bailey is the Man of the Series: "It's been a challenging series, at different stages, the batters and bowled shave found it hard. To finish the series 4-1 is satisfying. Just watching the Tests, we knew we have to come to the ODIs with different plans. Was always going to be challenging to hit the ball straight. 220-230 has been a really good score in this series. A guy like Davey Warner today, once he got going, was really good.

David Warner is the Man of the Match: "Always good to get a milestone, but credit to our bowlers for setting the tone. Not the ideal start with the ball. Challenge to face that new ball. Partnerships key, we've done that well in this series. Well done to George Bailey, he's been our rock, and allowed our batters to bat around him. Always pleasing to win a series, we knew we were going to get the same wickets as the Tests.

Dinesh Chandimal: "We're disappointed with the way we have batted through the series. We got a good start today but couldn't get to the 260, 270 mark. They have to learn, if you get a good start you have to bat longer and make it easier for the others. We'll learn from these mistakes and come back stronger. One series you are going to win, other series' you are going to lose. I'm enjoying my captaincy."

42.6
4
de Silva to Hastings, FOUR runs, flicked away to the square leg boundary as Australia complete a 4-1 series win, with seven overs to spare. Handshakes all around.
42.5
0
de Silva to Hastings, no run, flight on middle and leg, kept out
42.4
0
de Silva to Hastings, no run, carved to point
42.3
4
de Silva to Hastings, FOUR runs, smashed down the ground for four to get level with Sri Lanka's score. overpitched on middle with plenty of air, Hastings hammers it to the long-on boundary
42.2
0
de Silva to Hastings, no run, loads of flight on leg, Hastings is happy to defend. hit on the pad

Sri: "Other than Smith, Warner, Shaun Marsh, Starc and, possibly, Bailey, who in this squad deserves to go to India? Not many, I'd think." Zampa jumps to mind

42.1
1
de Silva to Faulkner, 1 run, too straight, Faulkner goes back and works it towards square leg for one

Just 6 to win

Starc's best

12

No. of wickets for Starc in this series - most by him a bilateral ODI series. He had taken 11 wickets in 3 matches vs West Indies in 2012-13.

Collapsed

122

Runs added by Sri Lanka's last 9 wickets. Their openers had shared partnership of 73 runs.