21 Aug 2011

Australian win one day series

5:29 am on 21 August 2011

Fast bowler Brett Lee and spinner Xavier Doherty took four wickets apiece as Australia crushed Sri Lanka by five wickets to win the fourth one-day cricket international and take an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

Sri Lanka won the toss for the third time in the series and chose to bat, but the decision backfired as Lee and Doherty bowled them out for 132 in 38.4 overs.

Australia won in the 28th over, scoring 133 for 5.