Lee, Doherty rip through SL

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty and seamer Brett Lee grabbed four wickets apiece Saturday as Australia bundled out Sri Lanka for 132 runs in the fourth one-day international.
Doherty picked up the important wickets of Kumar Sangakkara (31), Chamara Silva (0) and Anjelo Mathews (7) and also tailender Seekkuge Prasanna to finish with 4/28, surpassing his previous best figures 4/46.
Lee took 4-15 to help dismiss Sri Lanka with more than 11 overs to spare at R.Premadasa Stadium.
Mahela Jayawardene top-scored for the hosts with 53.
Australia lead 2-1 in the five-match series and looks set to secure an unassailable 3-1 lead with a win Saturday.
Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan won the toss and elected to bat but he and opening partner Upul Tharanga struggled as tight bowling from Australia's seam bowlers kept them under four runs an over.
Doug Bollinger provided Australia with their first breakthrough, having Dilshan caught by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for 12 with the total on 20. Tharanga departed in the next over, bowled by Brett Lee to leave the hosts on 24/2.
Sangakkara and Jayawardene combined for a patient 71 runs off 114 balls before Sangakkara was caught by Lee at long-on for Doherty's first dismissal.
Two balls later, Doherty trapped Silva lbw without scoring and Mathews made 7 before being stumped after trying to hit Doherty.
It was all downhill for the hosts after Sangakkara's dismissal, losing 8/37 in 80 deliveries.
Jayawardene hit four boundaries and faced 102 balls for 53 before being caught and bowled by Lee.


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