Mathews, Malinga send Aussies down under
Nov 3, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka won a stunning one wicket victory over Australia in their opening one-day international Wednesday, courtesy of a record-breaking ninth wicket partnership by Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga.
Looking dead and buried at 107 for eight and chasing Australia’s 239 for eight in Melbourne, the Sri Lankans roared home on the back of a sensational 132-run stand from man-of-the-match Mathews and fast bowler Malinga.
Sri Lanka’s astonishing comeback condemned Australia to their sixth successive international defeat and cast a pall over the side, shattered to have thrown away apparent victory to the pair’s lusty last-ditch hitting.