Australia won the first ODI against Sri Lanka in the five matches series lead ( 1-0)
Australia will attempt to push home their benefit when the ODI- Series against Sri Lanka moves to Hambantota on Sunday.
The attractive southern coastal city will play host to the 2nd and 3rd games of the 5th series which the guests lead 1-0 following a categorical 7 wicket win at Pallekele on Wednesday.
Australia drew first blood on the reverse of an exceptional spell by left-arm quick Mitchell Johnson.
Mitchell Johnson claim a career-best ODI haul of 6-31 from 10 overs, tinted by the major wickets of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, as Sri Lanka was skittled for a reasonable 191.
It was an objective the Aussies chased downward contentedly with Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting and Captain Michael Clarke reorganization half-centuries.
Shane Watson look in sweltering touch, hitting six sixes & five fours in a sparkling innings 69 runs from just 51 deliveries.
He is the essential figure in the Australian top-order and if he can carry on to demonstrate that type of form all through the series, Sri Lanka will be hard pushed to maintain the rewards.
Ricky Ponting is footwork was a characteristic of his 71-ball stay for 53 runs, even as Michael Clarke finished a fine game with a victorious innings 53 runs.
Michael Clarke is captaincy was guaranteed all the way through, a positive sign not only for the remnants of the one-dayers, but also most important into his first full Test series at the helm.
Australia showed in game one why they are rank the world's leader one-day team and it’s hard to see them varying the combination for Sunday.
An impartial seam attack feature Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Doug Bollinger and Shane Watson proved effectual, as did the three-pronged spin grouping of Xavier Doherty, David Hussey and Steve Smith.
Xavier Doherty, David Hussey and Steve Smith collective for 2-78 from 15 over’s, and you obtain the sentiment with the Sri Lanka wickets probable to favour spinners, that the triumvirate will contain a fair say on procedures for the remnants of the One Day International Series.
Xavier Doherty is cost-cutting measure rate has been imposing since construction his international debut, even as Steve Smith must carry on to be terrified the ball because he had shown a happy ability of getting wickets at imperative times.
The New South Welshman's career numbers - 21 wickets at 34.09 - make for high-quality reading.
Australia's batting arrangement looks steady with Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Ricky Ponting, Michal Clarke, Michael Hussey, David Hussey and Steve Smith at seven.
Michael Hussey expects the residence side will bounce back strongly in a proposal to win game two.
We have got to construct sure we are correct on our game once more because I am sure the Sri Lankans will be coming back at us very unbreakable," Michael Hussey supposed.
Sri Lanka's hopes of leveling the series may rest on the health of pace spearhead Lasith Malinga.
Lasith Malinga has been cut downward by a backside injury, but is annoying to prove his health and Hussey knows what he brings to the board for the home side.
"He's an exceptional bowler, one-day cricket is attractive much made for him and he is a very important part of their team," Hussey thought.
Sri Lanka will also appear to star batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene to be at the forefront with the bat after gone astray out in game one.