Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Cricket | International

Rain ruins SL chase after Starc heroics



The fourth one-day international between Australia and Sri Lanka have been called off due to rain in Sydney on Sunday.

Full Scorecard: Australia v Sri Lanka

The visitors were 14 without loss when the rain came down, and although it was not heavy, the match was abandoned two hours later because of a wet outfield.

Earlier, Mitchell Starc helped Australia avoid a second batting collapse in three days by smashing an unbeaten 52 off 37 balls to help the hosts reach 222-9 off 50 overs.

Australia, reduced to 130-6 at one point, gave the players who mustered just 74 runs in Friday's defeat in Brisbane a chance to redeem themselves, but only David Warner (60) fully grabbed the opportunity before No. 9 Starc's late stand.

Michael Clarke scored just 20 at the Sydney Cricket Ground before he was dismissed lbw by Nuwan Kulasekara and the captain's decision to incorrectly refer the borderline decision would cost his team.

Warner and Moises Henriques were unable to refer their dismissals despite both inside-edging onto the pad.

Fortunately for Clarke, Australia added 40 off the last four overs thanks to Starc's highest one-day score.

The hosts trail 2-1 in the five-match series.

AUSTRALIA: DA Warner, PJ Hughes, MJ Clarke (capt), GJ Bailey, DJ Hussey, MS Wade (wk), MC Henriques, MG Johnson, MA Starc, CJ McKay, XJ Doherty

SRI LANKA: DPMD Jayawardene (capt), TM Dilshan, HDRL Thirimanne, LD Chandimal (wk), MDKJ Perera, AD Mathews, BMAJ Mendis, NLTC Perera, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, HMRKB Herath

Shop

The Proteas
20 Years, 20 Landmark Matches by Neil Manthorp
R171.38
Jacques Kallis
South Africa has produced more great all-rounders than any other country
R176.00
Bouch
Through my eyes
R180.40
Gunn & Moore Epic 808 DXM Cricket Bat
The Gunn and Moore Epic DXM 808 Harrow bat has been carefully developed so that you can get the most from your game
R1919.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Barclays Premier League SuperSport H\L - Matchday 3: Everton v Chelsea
Tue, 02 Sep @ 05:00
Tue, 02 Sep @ 11:15

Sports Talk



Kepler Wessels
World rankings versus the World Cup
Australia was clearly rocked by their loss to Zimbabwe. The manner of the defeat humbled them in no...

Haze's Comment
Dhoni dictates dynamically
Two weeks ago the English summer was quite rightly being hailed as a magnificent home success....

Neil in Zimbabwe
Week 4
AB de Villiers seemed suitably non-plussed by the events of the last few days. Australia’s loss to...

Faf du Plessis
A career highlight and backing Rilee
It’s been a good week thanks to two very contrasting victories over Australia and Zimbabwe...

Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Does it matter how the Proteas win?
The superiority of the Australians over Zimbabwe was clearly displayed in the first match of the...

Neil in Sri Lanka
Week 4
It is patently absurd to suggest that this Test ‘save’, in Colombo, was better than Adelaide 2012...