In a made for the movie script, former Sri Lankan captain made a glorious return back to the team, hitting 114 against Australia at the Sydney cricket ground. Jayasuriya who had just arrived in Sydney on Friday, took to the Australian bowlers smashing 14 fours and 4 sixes enroute to a rollicking 114. His hundred came up off 85 balls. Giving him good support was Kumar Sangakarra with 78, Mahela Jayawardena with 56, whilst captain Attapatu remained not out on 31.

Australia have been set a score of 310 to get off their 50 overs at the time of this post. It looks to be an extremely exciting match to follow, as the pitch appears to be taking spin. With Muralitharan, Bandara (the super sub) , Jayasuirya, Arnold and Mubarak the Sri Lankan team have a number of spinning options.

The Australian decision not to play Phil Jacques or Brad Hogg (who was the super sub) was stupefying. Hogg was eventually included as a super sub for Brett Dorey, however could bowl only 6 overs as Dorey had already bowled 4.

Cricinfo – Brilliant Jayasuriya blasts Sri Lanka to 309

 
 

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