Friday, February 8, 2008


An inspired spell by Nathan Bracken who got an five wicket haul took Australia to victory against Srilanka in their first meeting of the tri series here today.Micheal Clarke made an unbeaten half century and guided Australia to a total of 253 for six.Ricky Ponting just got out for nine but Clarke scored 77 not out and James Hopes hit an unbeaten 34 runs.It was a great start by Aussies who put on 65 runs for the first wicket.In the reply Srilanka got off to a poor start with Jayasuriya and Taranga getting out off consecutive deliveries.The last six wickets yielded just 61 runs for the Lankans and Australia secured a convincing win of 128 runs to move to the top of tri series standings.

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