Even so, Sri Lanka set off in pursuit seemingly undaunted by the huge total, with Avishka Gunawardena and Romesh Kaluwitharana in withering form. The left-handed Gunawardena struck one of his sixes over backward point and made 75 from 66 balls. When Kaluwitharana was out to Shane Warne for 68, who went for 19 in one over, the hard work seemed to have been done.
Sri Lanka had been scoring at eight an over but the innings collapsed after the openers were removed in quick succession. Shane Lee was the main beneficiary, taking 5 for 33.
Australia won toss
A C Gilchrist c Tillakaratne b Vaas 154
M E Waugh b Muralitharan 19
B P Julian c Jayawardene
b Muralitharan 0
R T Ponting c Jayawardene b de Silva 61
D S Lehmann c Ranatunga
b Samaraweera 27
D R Martyn c Kaluwitharana
b Wickramasinghe 18
M G Bevan not out 11
S Lee run out 5
*S K Warne c Tillakaratne b Vaas 3
M S Kasprowicz not out 2
Extras (4lb, 4w, 2nb) 10
Total (for 8, 50 overs) 310
Did not bat: G D McGrath.
Fall: 1-92, 2-92, 3-213, 4-253, 5-286, 6-291, 7-301, 8-307.
Bowling: Vaas 10-1-68-2; Wickramasinghe 9-0-52-1; Muralitharan 3.4-1- 15-2; De Silva 10-0-55-1; Tillakaratne 1.2-0-11-0; Samaraweera 9-0-60- 1; Jayawardene 7-0-45-0.
A Gunawardene b Lee 75
R S Kaluwitharana c Martyn b Warne 68
P A de Silva c Waugh b Lee 11
D P M Jayawardene run out 27
*A Ranatunga c Gilchrist b Lee 1
H P Tillakaratne c Ponting b Lee 42
M S Atapattu b Lehmann 12
W P U J C Vaas b McGrath 14
T T Samaraweera b Lee 3
G P Wickramasinghe c Gilchrist
b McGrath 4
M Muralitharan not out 1
Extras (2b, 2lb, 1w, 4nb) 9
Total (47.1 overs) 267
Fall: 1-145, 2-147, 3-164, 4-166, 5-200, 6-225, 7-248, 8-255, 9-265.
Bowling: McGrath 8-0-46-2;Kasprowicz 8-0-45-0; Warne 8-1-51-1 Julian 5-0-45-0 Lee 8.1-0-33-5; Bevan 3-0-15-0; Lehmann 7-0-28-1.
Result: Australia won by 43 runs.
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