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|Australia beat Sri Lanka by 32 to even ODI series|
Sri Lanka vs AustraliaAustralia beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the fifth and final ODI played at Hobart. Australia tied the series 2-2 with Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka, set 248 to win and clinch their second series victory in Australia since 2010, could not find a top-order batsman to match the earlier efforts of the Australia centurion Phil Hughes and, despite a dashing knock from Mathews (67) in the middle order, were bowled out for 215 with nine balls remaining.
Xavier Doherty and Moises Henriques picked up three wickets each.
Phillip Hughes slammed thirteen fours and one six. He was unbeaten on 138 along with Moises Henriques. Hughes, who became the first Australian to score a century on his ODI debut in the first game in Melbourne, nonetheless admitted he found the going hard.