1st T20: Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera help Sri Lanka beat Australia

The two teams will meet again in the second and final match in Melbourne on Monday.

updated: January 26, 2013 20:01 IST
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Sydney: Sri Lanka downed Australia by five wickets to win the opening T20 international at the Sydney Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

Two towering sixes on consecutive balls from Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera sealed a comfortable win for the visitors, who have now beaten Australia in their last four T20s.

The win was set up by some superb bowling from Sri Lankan pair Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara, who earlier restricted the Australians to 137-3 from their 20 overs.

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