Sri Lanka played the third One-Day International (ODI) against Australia in the ongoing five-ODI series at Dambulla where they eventually lost the match by two wickets. This was also Tillakaratne Dilshan‘s last ODI match as he has announced his retirement from the shorter formats after the conclusion of the 2nd ODI. Winning the toss, Angelo Mathews elected to bat and his openers again failed to provide any sort of start as Danushka Gunathilaka was dismissed for 5 by Mitchell Starc. His misery continued in the entire series against Starc as he was again bowled by the pacer. Dilshan started off well and was looking good but departed for 42 in his last ODI match. No other batsman stood tall as Dinesh Chandimal held his side s innings and led them to some sort of score. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI at Dambulla

Chandimal played with a lot of responsibility as he guided his team to a respectable total on a pitch which required batsmen to stay for long at the crease. From Australia s point of view, Starc and Adam Zampa were their regular wicket takers as whenever they were given the ball, they did not disappoint. Either they took a wicket or put the brakes on Sri Lanka s scoring. Chandimal continued his rich vein of form with the bat as he scored his 6th fifty in 7 innings in the 50-over format and later on converted it into a hundred.

Chandimal added a vital 73 runs with Dilshan and looked his usual best by playing proper cricketing shots and looked composed at the crease. He lost Dilshan and skipper, Angelo Mathews quickly but started the rebuilding process with Dhananjaya de Silva who got dismissed for 12 after adding 30 runs with his senior pro. He ran out of partners but still held his end smartly and ended stitching a patient innings of 102. He fell on the last over and broke a lot of records. Chandimal has broken a lot of records as this is his first ODI hundred in Sri Lanka and maiden ton against Australia whereas his second in 2016. ALSO READ: Tillakaratne Dilshan: ODI career in pictures

In the end, David Warner-led Australia won the game after some initial struggles and late collapse but managed to sneak past the finish line by two wickets still remaining. George Bailey stood out for the side with a valiant 70-run knock and was supported by Travis Head and Matthew Wade who scored 36 and 42 respectively. Dilruwan Perera and Amila Aponso took two wickets apiece but could not prevent the opponents from taking a lead in the series.