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Warner's century helps Australia to 15-run win

 Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga, right, appeals for the wicket of Australia's David Warner during the first final match in the One Day International crick...
 Australia's David Warner plays a shot during the first final match in the One Day International cricket series between Sri Lanka and Australia in Bri...
 Australia's David Warner, right, plays a shot as the Sri Lanka's wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara during their first final match in the One Day Interna...

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Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga, right, appeals for the wicket of Australia's David Warner during the first final match in the One Day International crick...

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Australia's David Warner plays a shot during the first final match in the One Day International cricket series between Sri Lanka and Australia in Bri...

Australia Sri Lanka Cricket

Australia's David Warner, right, plays a shot as the Sri Lanka's wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara during their first final match in the One Day Interna...

Australia salvaged a 15-run win after snuffing out an unlikely Sri Lankan tailend comeback in the last over Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three tri-series finals.
David Warner belted 163 and shared a 136-run opening stand with Matthew Wade (64) to set Australia on course for an imposing 321-6 after Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat.
After slumping to 144-6 in reply, Nuwan Kulasekara inspired an unlikely tailend fightback with a career-high 73 from 44 balls and a 104-run stand with Upul Tharanga (60).
Part-time David Hussey ended the partnership in the 42nd over but the tailenders continued, keeping the match alive until Sri Lanka was dismissed for 306 in 49.2 overs.
Australia can clinch the series with a win at Adelaide on Tuesday.


Updated : 2021-01-18 06:43 GMT+08:00