The daughter of Charith Asalanka in the one-day international event and a passionate roundup took Sri Lanka to a four-day national championship victory over Australia on Tuesday. The left-handed Asalanka made it 110 to lead Sri Lanka to 258 total out, a total that showed it was enough to give the hosts a 3-1 unbeaten lead in the five-match series in Colombo. Opener David Warner’s 99 went in vain as Australia took out for 254.
Spinners Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay and fast bowler Chamika Karunatne, who is the only regular seamer in the team, took two wickets each.
Pat Cummins’ late cameo of 35 and 12-ball 15 by number 10 Matthew Kuhnemann, who hit three fours as Australia needed 19 to 50th over, gave Sri Lanka a terrific lead.
Earlier Asalanka took on Sri Lanka in a convincing 34-3 as he put up 101 runs with Dhananjaya de Silva, who scored 60. The Australian side came back with major wickets but Asalanka has reached his 100th the pleasures of the raucous home-flying people. their feet to praise the city.
Wanindu Hasaranga played a useful game of 21 not coming out as he combined 34 runs for the eighth wicket with Asalanka.
Asalanka finally fell to Cummins and Australia recently wrapped up innings in 49 overs with two outs.
As a result, Australia lost skipper Aaron Finch for nothing with Karunratne trapping lbw starters.
Warner cooled up and picked up 63 runs with a fine Mitchell Marsh for his 26th before falling to Dunith Wellalage’s left-hand spin.
Australia lost Marnus Labuschagne and wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey after they started but fell to the Sri Lankan champions.
The attacking Warner held Fort to try and sharpen down the opposing attack as he got Travis Head for center and two stipped 58 runs for the fifth wicket.
De Silva scored left-back for 27 and Maheesh Theekshana in Glenn Maxwell trapped lbw for one with a successful review after umpire on the field rejected the appeal.
But there was a big moment when left winger Warner lost a lot after hitting de Silva as the home side celebrated a key wicket.
Cameron Green and Cummins attempted to turn the chase into a 31-run stop but Vandersay bowled Green.
Cummins went 49th on but Kuhnemann fought to the end before heading out on the final.
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