So it has to be the third match to decide the winner of the ongoing Tri-Nation Commonwealth Bank series cricket, being played in Australia these days. And the third ODI would surely bring a lot of interesting cricket to its viewers as two of the best teams are out there in Adelaide Thursday.
Australia, after winning the first ODI, seemed poised to win the 2nd ODI of the CB series and win the championship. But the equally resilient Sri Lanka did no give away and fought back aggressively in the second ODI and leveled the series 1-1.
Opener Tillakaratne Dilshan flayed a match-winning century (106) ensured Sri Lanka achieved their 272 run target with 34 balls to spare in the second final at Adelaide Oval.
Now, both Australia and Sri Lanka will face each other for the third deciding ODI Thursday at Adelaide and would surely be at their best and try to win over the opponent. However the injuries of Clarke and fast bowler James Pattinson are likely to strain Australian squad. In fact in the absence of Clarke, Australia will have to be very careful about Dilshan, who may be 'the decide' Thursday in the 3rd Final ODI.
The likely squads of Australia and Sri Lanka:
Australia: Shane Watson(c), , David Warner, Daniel Christian, Peter Forrest, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Matthew Wade(w), Ben Hilfenhaus, James Pattinson, Brett Lee, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene(c), Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Farveez Maharoof, Lasith Malinga, Thissara Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Kumar Sangakkara(w), Sachithra Senanayake, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Chanaka Welegedara, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Kapugedera
The venue for the decider between Australia and Sri Lanka is the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Australia.
The match commences 03:20 GMT
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