Splendid scenes in Colombo as fans go ‘wild’ after Sri Lanka’s dramatic last-ball win over Australia in 4th ODI
Sri Lanka clinched an amazing series win over Australia during the fourth ODI of the series in Colombo. In an interesting game that went to the very last ball of the match at the R Premadasa Stadium, the home side held its nerve to beat Australia by four runs, taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five match series. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 258 with Charitha Asalanka (110) smashing an excellent century; in reply, Australia could only reach 254, thanks to a disciplined bowling effort from the hosts.
A nation which is dealing with its worst economic crisis and high inflation for months finally now had something to celebrate, thanks to its cricket team’s amazing win over the Aussie side. This was Sri Lanka’s first home bilateral ODI series win over Australia in three decades.
As Sri Lanka clinched a final-ball thriller, the audience at the R Premadasa Stadium went wild with its celebrations!