23 Aug 2011

Malinga's third hat-trick sets up Sri Lanka win

8:04 am on 23 August 2011

Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to take three one-day international hat-tricks as Sri Lanka beat Australia by four wickets in Colombo in the fifth and final match of their series.

Mahela Jayawardene and Chamara Silva made half-centuries to lead Sri Lanka to their target of 212 with three overs to spare after pace bowler Malinga wrecked the Australia innings with a devastating burst in his eighth over.

He bowled Mitchell Johnson, trapped John Hastings lbw and bowled Xavier Doherty as the touring side lost their last five wickets for just one run to be dismissed for 211.

Australia won the five-match series 3-2 though.