Malinga hat-trick reduces Australia to 211

Lasith Malinga claimed his third hat-trick in ODIs Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Aug 22, 2011

Lasith Malinga claimed his third hat-trick in One-Day Internationals as Australia, who were set for a big total, were reduced to 211 in the fifth and final match against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Shane Watson provided Australia a confident start scoring 56, but the visitors kept losing wickets in regular intervals.

Malinga claimed the wickets of Mitchell Johnson, John Hastings and Xavier Doherty to record his third hat-trick.

Brief Scores: Australia 211 all out in 46.1 overs (Shane Watson 56, Michael Clarke 47, David Hussey 46; Lasith Malinga 3 for 35, Ajantha Mendis 3 for 49) vs Sri Lanka.

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