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|Sri Lanka vs Australia 4th ODI match abandoned|
Sri Lanka vs Australia
The 4th ODI between Sri Lanka and Australia was abandoned because of a wet outfield much to the disappointment of the large crowd at Sydney Cricket Ground.Sri Lanka needed 209 more runs off 46.4 overs with all their wickets in tact when the umpires took the players off the Sydney Cricket Ground.Sri Lanka were 14 in 3.2 overs,Skipper Mahela Jayawardena was on four and Tillakaratne Dilshan nine.
Australia scored 222 for nine off their 50 overs after winning the toss.
Nuwan Kulasekera was once again the tormentor for Australia claiming 3 for 30 while Lasith Malinga (2 for 33) and left arm spinner Rangana Herath (2 for 37) also impressed.
Sri Lanka are considering to write formally to the ICC, seeking an explanation for abandoning their fourth ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground when the match could have completed after the rain delay.
Sri Lanka Skipper Mahela Jayawardena said, "We played New Zealand three months ago and the interpretation we got in that series was quite different to what we got today,"
The final match is at the Hobart Cricket Ground on Jan 23, 2013.