February 10, 2012 9:06am CST
Third match of the cricket triseries in Australia was a close nail biting encounter between Sri Lanka and Australia played at Perth where Sri Lanka failed just before the finish line. Requiring 18 runs to win of last over Angelo Mathews hit a four and a six of the first 2 deliveries, scored a single of the third, his partner returned the strike to him very next ball. Requiring six runs of the last 2 balls, Mathews tried to finish the match next ball but ended in skying the ball and in the safe hands of Cristian. Sri Lanka controlled the match fpr most part of the day but their front line batsmen failed to capitalize on what their bowlers gained. Sri Lanka were also unlucky that Sangakkara got unfortunately run out when he and Dilshan were cruising steadily but surely towards achieving the target. Australia are now sitting pretty with 2 wins and are sure to reach the finals. It is going to be a battle between India and Sri Lanka FOR the spot of second finalist.