Upul Tharanga made his fourth ODI century of the year© AFP
Shaminda Eranga, the debutant fast bowler, kept Sri Lanka on top as Australia struggled in their chase of 287 in Hambantota. Sri Lanka must win to keep the series alive, and at the 25-over mark of their chase they were 115 for 3, and were relying heavily on the captain Michael Clarke, who was on 42, and Michael Hussey, who had 32.
Eranga, who had replaced the spinner Rangana Herath, struck in his first over of international cricket when he nipped one through the gate of the out-of-form Brad Haddin (5), but it's his next wicket that he will be more proud of. Fresh from half-centuries in the first two matches, Ricky Ponting was trying to get Australia's chase back on track when he didn't pick Eranga's slower ball and was caught and bowled for 22.
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