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SL vs AUS, 4th ODI, Match Report
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Matches - Reports Saturday, 20 August 2011 22:20
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4th ODI : Sri Lanka vs Australia (Winner: AUS)

Australia won by 5 wickets with 132 balls remaining (Dominance : Australia 100% | Sri Lanka 0%)

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match: X Doherty R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (20 August 2011)

Sri Lanka once again opened to hostile spells from Lee and Bollinger and both picked up an opener each as Sri Lanka reached 27/2 after 7 as SL’s Cow fell to 36%. Mahela and Kumara ser about damage repair before Doherty ran through their middle order and despite Mahela’s fifty SL folded up for 132 in 38.4 overs with 24% COW. Malinga double strike gave Sri Lanka some hope as Australia stumbled to 26/2 after 7 with 79% COW. But Marsh and Clarke snuffed out their hopes with a 97 run stand. Marsh played brilliantly to score 70 runs and despite a late 3 wicket burst by Prasanna, Australia reached 133/5 in 28 overs to complete a comprehensive win.

  1st Innings (Sri Lanka) - 50 overs Maximum  
arrow 10 overs: SL 41/2 SL 33% Australian opening bowlers picked
      up an opener each as Sri Lanka struggled in face of disciplined and hostile bowling. 41 runs were scored in this period as Sri Lanka’s COW dropped by 16% to 33%.
arrow 25 overs: SL 92/2 SL 39% The old guard Mahela and Kumar
      held up the Sri Lankan fort with patient knocks as Sri Lanka scored just 51 runs in this period. Their COW went up by 6% to 39%.
arrow 38.4 overs: SL 132/10 SL 24% Doherty and Lee picked up 4
      wickets each as Sri Lanka capitulated, losing 8 wickets for just 40 more runs in this period. Sri Lanka’s COW plummeted by 15% to 24%.
  2nd Innings (Australia : Target 133) - 50 overs Maximum  
arrow 10 overs: AUS 39/2 AUS 81% Despite Watson and Ponting early
      Australia played safely to ensure there was no collapse as they farmed 39 runs in this period. Australia’s COW went up by 5% to 81%.
arrow 28 overs: AUS 133/5 AUS 100% Marsh started to bat beautifully
      and raced away for a fifty in company of Clarke before a late mini collapse created little drama but Australia were home very comfortably.

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