Colombo: Australia beat Sri Lanka by five wickets at Premadasa Stadium on Saturday to win the series 3-1. Australia bowled out Sri Lanka only for 132 in the 39th over. Jayawardene scored 53 and Sangakara 31. Lee and Doherty took two wickets apiece.
Malinga had Watson and Ponting in the seventh over, but then Marsh and Clarke steered them to safety. Prasanna had three wickets in the 27th over, but it was too late. Australia reached 133 in the next over.
Doherty was declared man of the match.