Australian David Warner is stumped by Sri Lankan wicket manager Niroshan Dickwella
Sri Lanka on Tuesday defeated Australia by four runs in the fourth ODI between teams to have an unbeaten lead of 3-1 in a five-match series. The match at Colombo’s R Premadasa venue offered a sky and sky fight because nothing could have separated the two sides. While Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka’s 110 had a limelight release in the first innings of the game, David Warner stole the show in the second with a 99-run strike.
Both players looked good during their own attack but Asalanka helped his team win the game, while Warner failed to take his team home.
Pursuing a 259 run, Australia lost the wickets at regular intervals but a fight from Warner kept them in the hunt until their innings met a disappointing end.
Warner was batting over 99 off 111 balls when Dhananjaya de Silva came around the wicket and hit the edge of Warner’s outside to finally get him out. It was an airplane delivery to which Warner wanted to fly but failed to connect his bat with the ball and wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella did a good job behind the stumps.
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Sri Lanka are already 2-1 ahead of the series and they need to win one of the remaining two games. Victory on Tuesday helped the hosts register their first ODI series win over Australia at home since 1992.
Speaking of Tuesday’s game, in particular, Dhananjaya de Silva also participated with a 60-run attack in addition to a century from Asalanka. Matthew Kuhnemann, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Marsh scored two wickets in a single to assemble the hosts for 258 runs.
In return, Warner’s attack went in vain as de Silva, Chamika Karunate and Jeffrey Vandersay took two wickets each to put the visitors out for 254.
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