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Sunday, 19 February 2017 - 18:49
Gunaratne caps stunning series win for Sri Lanka
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Asela Gunaratne orchestrated a remarkable heist to seal the T20 series for Sri Lanka with a match to play, stealing an outrageous victory over Australia in the first international match ever played at Geelong's Kardinia Park.

For the second time in three days, Sri Lanka reached their target from the final ball of their chase, but whereas at the MCG they had needed only 18 off the last three overs, here they needed 48.

Gunaratne ensured that they did it in style.

Forty-eight off 18 balls became 36 off 12, and then came the over that turned things firmly in Sri Lanka's favour.

Moises Henriques, who earlier had struck an unbeaten half-century to set Sri Lanka a target of 174, failed to find the right lengths and was plundered for three consecutive sixes by Gunaratne, as well as a four, and it left them requiring 14 from the final over.
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