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Saturday, January 5, 2008

[Video] Sanath Jayasuriya 131 Vs Australia March 2004

Sanath Jayasuriya gave Sri Lanka hope of a remarkable series-leveling victory with an electrifying batting assault on the fourth afternoon at Kandy.

Set an improbable target of 352, Sri Lanka raced out of the blocks with Jayasuriya plundering a brilliant 131. But Australia kept them in check with regular wickets, and struck a crucial - perhaps match winning - blow when Tillakaratne Dilshan fell in the fading evening light. Sri Lanka closed on 301 for 7, still needing 51 for a remarkable victory. The Jayasuriya Show continued, though, as Stuart MacGill was collared out of the attack, conceding 16 runs in the final over of an 11-over spell that leaked 65 runs. -Cricinfo


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