Tharanga century, Malinga 5 wkts helps Lanka beat Aus by 78 runs

Tags: Australia tour of Sri Lanka - 2011, Sri Lanka v Australia 3rd ODI at Hambantota - Aug 16, 2011, Sri Lanka, Australia, Warushavithana Upul Tharanga, Separamadu Lasith Malinga

Published on: Aug 17, 2011

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Upul Tharanga hit a century and Lasith Malinga took five wickets to propel Sri Lanka to a crushing 78-run win against Australia in the third one-day international on Tuesday.

Upul Tharanga hit a century and Lasith Malinga took five wickets to propel Sri Lanka to a crushing 78-run win against Australia in the third one-day international on Tuesday.

The win keeps alive Sri Lanka's hopes of winning the five-match series after Australia won the previous two.

Batting first, Sri Lanka made 286-9 in 50 overs with Tharanga top scoring with 111.

In reply Australia was dismissed for 208 runs in the 45th over. Mike Hussey top scored for the visitors with 63 runs. Malinga returned best bowling figures of 5-28 for Sri Lanka.

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