Australia vs. Sri Lanka, 5th ODI: Preview and Prognosis
When Australia plays Sri Lanka in the series finale on Friday, June 24, at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, they will want to cap up the five-match ODI series successfully.
With a convincing 3-1 victory over Australia, Sri Lanka had won their first bilateral ODI series against Australia since 2010. The Lankan Lions have significantly improved during the series, winning three straight ODIs (overall) for the first time since 2020.
With a victory on Friday, Australia will wrap up the 50-overs series and advance to the Test series. For the first time since being humiliated 0-3 by India, the Australians have dropped three straight one-day internationals.
For the first time since 2010, Sri Lanka defeated Australia in an ODI bilateral series, although the island nation has never defeated Australia in four straight 50-over matches. Even though they are not the favourites, the hosts will want to keep up their momentum as they go for history on Friday.