Adelaide - Australia beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs
to win the best-of-three match one-day international tri series at the
Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Australia scored 231 off 49.3 overs and
held off a determined fightback to dismiss the World Cup finalists for
215 with seven balls to spare in the third ODI final.
Clint McKay proved Australia's match-winner taking five for 28 off 9.5
overs, including the big wickets of captain Mahela Jayawardene for 15
and Dinesh Chandimal for just five.
Veteran Brett Lee chipped in with three wickets for a more expensive 59 runs.
Tharanga topscored for Sri Lanka with 71 off 122 balls, but once he was
caught behind off Shane Watson, Sri Lanka dropped behind the required
run-rate and needed 22 for victory off the last two overs.
Matthew Wade topscored with 49 off 74 balls in Australia's innings,
with fellow opening batsman David Warner hitting 48 off 45.