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

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

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Published: Mon 22 Aug 2011, 11:32 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:22 AM

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.

Shane Watson was Australia’s top scorer with 56 off 84 balls and Michael Clarke made 47 off 67 deliveries.

Sri Lanka lost their first three wickets for 33 and were also hampered by a rain interruption but Silva and Jayawardene shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 111 off 126 balls to get their run chase back on track.

Silva fell for an entertaining 63 while Jayawardene was content to play the sheet anchor role with 71 off 119 balls.

Australia won the five-match series 3-2.

Scoreboard:

Australia:

S. Watson c Tharanga b A. Mendis 56

S. Marsh b Eranga 2

R. Ponting c sub (Randiv) b Mathews 31

M. Clarke c Sangakkara b Eranga 47

M. Hussey c Sangakkara b Prasanna 6

D. Hussey b A. Mendis 46

B. Haddin c Jayawardene b A. Mendis 8

M. Johnson b Malinga 1

J. Hastings lbw b Malinga 0

X. Doherty b Malinga 0

J. Pattinson not out 0

Extras (b2, lb2, nb2, w8) 14

Total (for all out; 46.1 overs) 211

Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Marsh), 2-71 (Ponting), 3-127 (Watson), 4-146 (M. Hussey), 5-167 (Clarke), 6-210 (D. Hussey), 7-211 (Johnson), 8-211 (Hastings), 9-211 (Doherty), 10-211 (Haddin).

Bowling: Malinga 8-2-35-3 (nb2, w2), Eranga 8-2-45-2 (w5), Prasanna 10-1-37-1, Mathews 3-0-6-1, J. Mendis 8-0-35-0, A. Mendis 9.1-0-49-3 (w1).

Sri Lanka:

U. Tharanga b Haddin b Johnson 0

T. Dilshan b Pattinson 17

K. Sangakkara c Haddin b Pattinson 7

M. Jayawardene c D. Hussey b Doherty 71

C. Silva c Hastings b Doherty 63

A. Mathews c Doherty b Watson 26

J. Mendis not out 7

S. Eranga not out 0

Extras (lb7, w15) 22

Total (for six wickets; 47 overs) 213

Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Tharanga), 2-12 (Sangakkara), 3-33 (Dilshan), 4-144 (Silva), 5-195 (Jayawardene), 6-209 (Mathews).

Bowling: Johnson 10-0-45-1 (w4), Pattinson 10-1-41-2 (w1), Doherty 10-0-54-2, Hastings 10-0-28-0 (w8), Watson 6-0-33-1 (w2), D. Hussey 1-0-5-0.

Result: Sri Lanka win by four wickets

Series result: Australia clinch five-match series 3-2

Toss: Sri Lanka

Umpires: Asad Rauf (PAK) and Ranmore Martinesz (SRI)

TV umpire: Tony Hill (NZL)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)



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