Mathews, Malinga script stunning Lankan victory

Sri Lanka won a stunning 1 wicket victory over Aus in the 1st ODI, courtesy of a record-breaking 9 wicket partnership between Mathews and Malinga.

updated: November 03, 2010 13:02 IST
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Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga produced one of the great one-day international fightbacks to clinch an improbable victory for Sri Lanka, extending Australia's losing streak to six international games since July.

The visitors seemed destined for a humiliating loss when they crashed to 8 for 107 chasing 240, but Mathews and Malinga kept fighting, spurred on by noisy support from a crowd dominated by Sri Lankan fans.

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