Brisbane: Australian skipper Michael Clarke could not stop himself from praising the Sri Lankan side which gave them a scare before the hosts won the high-scoring first final of the tri-series by 15 runs here on Sunday.
Australia just about managed to defend 321 for six as Lankan batsman put up a strong fight while chasing a big target. It was Australia's first victory over Sri Lanka in this series.
"They continue not to quit unfortunately, they are very well-skilled. But (David) Warner and (Matthew) Wade were outstanding at the top," Clarke said after the match.