Dilshan, Mahela level finals for SL


ADELAIDE — Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene shared an opening partnership of 179 as Sri Lanka hammered Australia by eight wickets in Adelaide yesterday to take the one- day international Tri-series final to a third and deciding match.

Dilshan smashed 106 and Jayawardene 80 to help propel Sri Lanka towards their victory target of 272 with 34 balls to spare and ensure the teams would return to the Adelaide Oval on Thursday to decide the tournament victors.

Michael Clarke earlier hit a superb 117 and David Warner backed up his 163 in the hosts’ victory in the first match of the final at the Gabba on Sunday with a more circumspect 100 in a stand of 184 for the third Australian wicket. —Supersport