The lankans lions were once again dominating over the australian kangaroos in the 4rd odi on sunday here at sydney.The visitors proved thier mightonce again as they restricted australia to 222/9.But rain spoiled the feast of the lankans as their chase was stunned at 14/o.The hosts won the toss and elected to bat,the batting order was rocked early by the
brilliant swing bowling by nuwan kulasekara and lasith malinga.Phil hughes was picked up by chandimal who failed
to read a outswing ball and edged it to the agile chandimal.Once again the swing bowling of kulasekara and malinga proved to the lethal as captain clarke was trapped in front by the brilliant ball by kulasekara.After the depart of clarke david hussey also followed him as his lack of foot movement made way to a huge price as he was taken not so convincly but a catch is a catch by lahuru thirimmane at 2nd slip.Aussies desperately needed mr.cricket to be out there in a situation like this but Recovery job was left to bailey and warner,the latter going on to hit 60 of 73 balls.The duo added 40 for the 5th wicket and tackled the lethal swing of lankans with promise.But Bailey was taken by perera of herath to trigger the collapse.Warner was trapped in front by perera to reduce the host to 125/5.The woobly henriques also departed to become the 2nd scalp of herath.The hosts were in danger of getting retricted below 200 once again as johnson fell when the score was 145.Wade tried his best to take the score past 200 but was taken by kulasekara of perera for 31.
SOME LATE FLOURISH AND LUCK FOR AUSSIES
After the wicket of mckay the parnership which followed ensured that the hosts go past 200.Michell starc's cameo was the key factor in the late overs he balsted 7 boundaries,he was supported by doherty who remained notout.The lankans had a chaseble target of 223,when things were in the favour of visitors rain spoiled the fun and the match was abandoned.The aussies would be a little sad and a little happy,as the game was dominated by the lankans rain came into play and thus aussies avoided a defeat,not that australia could'nt win the game,it was just difficult.The bad news was that now australia cannot win the series,the best they can do is level the series an the visitors are hoping to take the momentum into the final match and win the series.The visitors still lead the 5 match series 2-1.They might fell alittle dissappointed as a win in this game would meant a series win for them and it also makes the last match a must win game for both the sides.