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Warner ton sinks Sri Lanka

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David Warner hit 106 as Australia eased to a five-wicket win in their final ODI against Sri Lanka in Pallekele, winning the series 4-1. 

Set just 196 to win, Australia's chase was dominated by their skipper; Warner smoking nine fours through his 126-ball innings, with only George Bailey (44) and Travis Head (13) the other batsmen to double figures.

Mitchell Starc continued his fine form on the tour of Sri Lanka, taking 3-40 to finish as leading wicket-take for the series with 12 strikes at an average of 18.16.

Australia didn't have things go their way at the start though, with Sri Lanka's openers putting on 73 for the first wicket after winning the toss and batting first.

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But Dhananjaya de Silva (34) and Danushka Gunathilaka (39) fell within an over of each other, and when Starc then removed Dinesh Chandimal caught behind for one, Sri Lanka had swiftly lost three wickets for five runs.

Kusal Mendis (33) recovered the innings somewhat, but the hosts' middle order were all guilty of not capitalising on starts - Upul Tharanga (15), Kusal Perera (14) and Dasun Shanaka (13) the guilty parties.

Sachith Pathirana added some shine to the scorecard with 32 lower-order runs before Starc polished off the tail, Sri Lanka bowled out for 195 with 9.4 overs still remaining in their innings.

Australia run-chase was similarly sluggish to their start with the ball; losing both Matthew Wade (3) and Usman Khawaja (6) inside the first six overs to Dilruwan Perera (3-51).

Perera would have to wait a long time for his third strike though, as Warner and Bailey put on 132 for the third wicket before the latter fell lbw.

Head and Warner also failed to see Australia to the finish, but John Hastings (8no) swiftly smashed two of his six balls at the crease to the boundary to end proceedings.

5th ODI: Australia beat Sri Lanka by five wickets.

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