After successful the toss and selecting to bat first, the hosts have been out for 160 in 43.1 overs. It might have been quite a bit worse for Sri Lanka with out the ninth-wicket partnership between Chamika Karunaratne and debutant Pramod Madushan which was price 58 runs.
The pair got here collectively on 85-8 and Sri Lanka was in peril of being bowled out for its lowest whole in opposition to Australia (91) and the bottom whole on the venue (98). Nonetheless, Karunaratne and Madushan helped the group to rebuild and gave the capability crowd one thing to cheer.
Some followers wore yellow jerseys to thank the Australian group who toured the island amid uncertainty owing to the financial disaster and political instability. The guests did a lap of honor after the sport as the group chanted, “Australia, Australia, Australia.”
Karunaratne posted his first half-century in worldwide cricket and was the final man dismissed for a run-a-ball 75 with eight fours and two sixes. The sixes have been off successive deliveries from part-time legspinner Labuschagne.
Other than Karunaratne, not one of the Sri Lanka batters posted an honest rating. At one stage Sri Lanka misplaced 4 wickets within the house of seven deliveries for the addition of simply six runs. That sealed their destiny.
Sri Lanka missed the companies of Dhananjaya de Silva, the hero of the series-clinching recreation 4, as he was unwell.
The tour is all sq. heading into the two-match check sequence, with Australia successful the Twenty20 format 2-1 and Sri Lanka taking the ODI portion.
“It’s disappointing that we couldn’t pull it off at present however actually happy with the group for the way in which we fought again, particularly the younger gamers,” Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka stated. “It was the momentum that we took from the final T20 recreation. That set the tone for the ODIs. Our batsmen delivered and even after they didn’t our bowlers saved combating.”
The primary check begins Wednesday in Galle.