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Aussies go Down Under against Lankans

4th December 2012

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A 173-run partnership in 78 balls by Chandana Deshapriya (129 off 52 balls) and Sman Kumara 44 (14balls) helped Sri Lanka to defeat Australia by 7 wickets and with two overs to spare.

Put to bat, Australia started well with a fine opening partnership of 166 runs in 98 balls between centurion Lindsay Heavens (B2) (104 off 58 balls) and Mathew Horsey (B3) (73 in 40 balls) but the target of 234 they set proved to be a few runs short. Another 25-odd runs could have kept them in the hunt. For the Lankans, Saman Kumara’s whirlwind cameo took the match away from Australia.

Brief Scores:
Sri Lanka: 234 for 3 in 18 overs (Chandana Deshapriya (B3) (129 (52) ; Saman Kumara (B1) – 44 (14); Chandana Kumara (B3) – 35 (30); Bowling: Matt McCarthy (B3) 2 for 21) beat Australia: 233 for 5 (Lindsay Heaven (B2) – 104 (58); Mathew Horsey (B3) – 73 (40); Michael Zannis (B1)- 22 (15)). Man of the Match: Chandana Deshapriya.