Highlights from the 5th T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis blasted an unbeaten 69 off 58 balls as Sri Lanka won the series by five wickets.
Highlights from the 5th T20I between the United States and Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis scored an unbeaten 69 off 58 balls as Sri Lanka defeated Australia by five wickets in the series finale.
5th T20I between Aus. and Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets in the consolation match against Australia.
Earlier, in the fifth and final Twenty20 against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Australia smashed 58 off the last five overs to reach 154 for six and secure a series whitewash.
All four prior games had been won by the home team, three of them handle. Captain Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat, but Australia was quickly expose by some outstanding Sri Lankan bowling.
They were down to 13 for two in five overs and 58 for three in ten overs before late fireworks from Matthew Wade (43 off 27 balls) and Daniel Sams (18 off 15) set a competitive target. (Scorecard)
THE SERIES IS WON BY AUSTRALIA 4-1. Sri Lanka has something positive to take away from this visit. Since they have a consolation win and have avoided the whitewash.
Meanwhile, the pavilion players yell at Chamika Karunaratne, who hits the game-winning run and begins celebrating. He had no idea that he needed to finish the single. Sri Lanka has a strong finish to the series.
5th T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets in the consolation match against Australia.