The Commonwealth Bank Series continues to live up to its expectations as some
spectacular cricket has been on display through the weeks of action. Spirited
Sri Lanka now find themselves yet again on the survival line as they face the
hosts Australia in the second of best-of-three finals in Adelaide on Tuesday.Click for Live Score Card of Australia Vs Sri Lanka
Australia won the first final by 15 runs, though they would have expected the
margin to be clearer than it was. A masterful return to form by David Warner
has signaled to the opposition of the destructive capability he possesses.
Warner scored 163 runs, and was out of the final ball of the innings. Given
his form, power and, above all, fitness, Sri Lanka will be wary of a similar
onslaught in the second match. Matthew Wade scored a half-century opening
with Warner. But Australia will be discussing plans to dislodge Sri Lankan wickets
regularly after Sri Lanka made an almost match-clinching comeback.
Sri Lanka will be disappointed that their winning streak against Australia came
to an end in the all-important final. They will, however, be in high spirits heading
into the second match knowing the unpredictable and never-say-die attitude of
Set a daunting target thanks to Warner's heroics, the Sri Lankan batsmen fell
away to leave the team tottering at 144 for six. It was then that Nuwan Kulasekara
walked in and breezed to 73 off just 43 balls before being dismissed.
Upul Tharanga, batting at six, continued to march on but the fight with
the Duckworth/Lewis par total under the drizzling rain proved too much for Sri
Lanka as they eventually ran out of steam. While there are areas where Sri
Lanka need to improve, there is no ruling out a possibility of a series-leveling
win at Adelaide.
The match starts at 1.50pm local time and weather is expected to stay clear for