Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Australia vs Sri Lanka: A crucial Match that may decide the fate of 3rd ODI

Today, 6 March, is a crucial day for Sri Lanka and Australia both. If Sri Lanka wins, it levels off the ODI final series by 1-1, which means the winner of the Tri Nation Commonwealth Bank Series cricket will be decided in the third match. But f Australia wins, it is all over for Sri Lanka and Australia wins the series.
It may be added that India after having a rough season in Australia has already gone back after being out shined by Sri Lanka.

In the first ODI, Australia had a dramatic victory at Brisbane. But would Sri Lanka allow them a repeat performance?  Australia have not won two consecutive games since the opening two round robin matches and so they face a tough assignment here against a Sri Lankan side eager to get back to winning ways.

The second ODI at  Adelaide  Oval is thus very important and may end up to be the series decider, keeping in view the Australians' resilience and determination to command the series. 

For today's match, Australia have replaced Ben Hilfenhaus with Clint McKay and for Sri Lanka, Chamara Kapugedara comes in place of Dammika Prasad. Hilfenhaus and Pattinson, together went for 95 runs in nine overs on Sunday and may be wanted for a repat performance. For Sri Lanka, openers captain Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan, may also be needed for more a more aggressive attacking approach in the early overs to set a winning mood for the rest of the team.

The opposing teams for today's match are:

Sri Lanka: TM Dilshan, DPMD Jayawardene*, KC Sangakkara†, LD Chandimal, HDRL Thirimanne, WU Tharanga, CK Kapugedera, MF Maharoof, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, HMRKB Herath

Australia: MS Wade†, DA Warner, SR Watson, MJ Clarke*, MEK Hussey, DJ Hussey, DT Christian, B Lee, JL Pattinson, XJ Doherty, CJ McKay

The match starts at: 3:20 GMT

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