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Sri Lanka again loose the 2nd ODI over Sri Lanka

Australia too clinical for Sri Lanka


Australia shaped an additional clinically capable performance to bang Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the 2nd one-day international at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium and obtain a 2-0 lead in the 5th -match series on Sunday.

Sri Lanka won the toss for the second time but was controlled on 208 for nine as of 49.3 overs after electing to bat first on an straightforward paced pitch.

Former captain Ricky Ponting with 90 not out off 104 balls, as well as a six and eight fours, then collective an continuous partnership of 107 from 112 balls with his successor Michael Clarke (58 not out) to see Australia home with 11.4 overs to standby.

Michael Clarke, playing his 200th one-day international, hit 2*6 sixes and 4*4 boundaries from 67 deliveries.

Man-of-the-match Ricky Ponting set on 94 with Shane Watson (43) for the second wicket partnership subsequent to Brad Haddin had departed cheaply for seven.

Australia condensed Sri Lanka to 77 for four before Kumar Sangakkara (52) and Angelo Mathews (35) added 63 run partnership from 97 balls.

All six bowlers used with Australia picked up a wicket with left-arm paceman Doug Bollinger capturing three for 35 from his 10 overs.

"The bowlers are executing their strategy really well, full praise to them," thought Michael Clarke. "They have get large plans and confidently they keep executing."

Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan thought his side had not completed enough runs.

"This wicket was a 250 pitch. We include to work things out as a batting unit," he thought.

The third ODI match of the series will acquire place at the similar venue on Tuesday.

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