Sri Lanka defeated Australia by four runs in the fourth ODI on Tuesday and took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the 5-match series. With the win, Sri Lanka also won their first bilateral home ODI series against Australia since 1992.
The fifth match which will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Friday, June 24 will definitely be a dead rubber but both the teams will have a point to prove. Sri Lanka would look to make it 4-1 after losing the T20I series and the first match of the ODI series. Australia, on the other hand, will look to end the series on high. Winning the fifth match will also help them enter the following Test series with a positive mindset.
Overall, Australia and Sri Lanka have played a total of 101 ODIs against each other. While Australia have emerged victorious on 62 occasions, Sri Lanka have won 35 times. In the ICC CWC Super League standings, Sri Lanka are placed on the ninth spot with six wins in 18 matches. Australia are sitting in seventh position after winning seven out of their 12 matches.
As we gear up for the fifth and final ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the SL vs AUS 5th ODI head-to-head encounter.
Mentioned below is the top team bet from the SL vs AUS head-to-head contest.
Only one in their five outings have Sri Lanka lost their first wicket with less than 26 runs on the board. Dasun Shanaka's side lost both their openers with just 26 runs on board in the last match. However, despite changing Pathum Nissanka 's opening partners, they managed to score more than 26 runs without losing in all the previous three matches of the series.
In the first match Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka forged a 115-run partnership for the first wicket. The second match saw them stitch 26 runs together. Injured Gunathilaka was replaced by Niroshan Dickwella in the third match and he joined hands with Nissanka for 42 runs. In the 3-match home ODI series against Zimbabwe in January this year Sri Lanka's score at the fall of the first wicket was - 1/80, 1/19 and 1/40. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match to grab the odds of 1.87 and place your bet on Sri Lanka to score over 26.5 runs before first dismissal from the SL vs AUS head-to-head encounter.
Niroshan Dickwella and Glenn Maxwell are my top two player betting tips for the SL vs AUS 5th ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Niroshan Dickwella was dismissed for one in the fourth ODI. In the third match he scored 25 runs off 26 balls before being castled by Glenn Maxwell. The 28-year-old has got an opportunity in the eleven due to the injury of Danushka Gunathilaka. The batsman last scored an ODI fifty in January 2019. However, he has played just eight ODIs after that 76-run knock. Dickwella would most probably be giving his best to make the opportunity and score big in the match. On June 10, Dickwella scored 83 runs off 73 balls in a List A match against Australia A. The Kandy-born has played 55 ODI matches till date and scored 1604 runs at an average of 31.45. At the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, he has scored 180 runs in six matches at an average of 30.
With no pressure of a series win, Niroshan Dickwella will look to take his time and settle in nicely to get some runs under his belt. It's very likely that he will score over 23.5 runs in the fifth ODI. If you feel the same, proceed to Pari Match and pick the odds of 1.87 for Niroshan Dickwella to score over 23.5 runs from the SL vs AUS head-to-head encounter.
Glenn Maxwell scored just one run off three balls, but he has been one of the consistent performers for Australia in the series. Currently, Maxwell is the second-highest run-scorer from Australia after David Warner. He has scored 140 runs at an average of 48.00. The 33-year-old set the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on fire with his stunning 51-ball 80 not out in the first ODI. Given a reduced total of 282 runs in 44 overs, Australia were reduced to 189 for 5 in 30 overs. However, the breathtaking blitz from Maxwell, saw them score 93 runs in the next 12.3 overs. Australia won the match with two wickets and 9 balls remaining. Maxwell has scored 30 and 33 runs in the other two matches of the series.
In his last ten ODI innings, the hard-hitting batsman has scored 1, 33, 30, 80*, 59, 63*, 45, 108, 1 and 77. Glenn Maxwell's record against Sri Lanka is also impressive. From the ten matches he has played against the Island nation, Maxwell has scored 346 runs at an average of 43.25. Overall, he has featured in 120 ODI matches and scored 3374 runs at an average of 34.78. Maxwell will definitely look to end his Sri Lanka tour on a high and to score over 25.5 runs in the fifth and final ODI in Colombo. If you feel the same, proceed to Pari Match and pick the odds of 1.87 for Glenn Maxwell to score over 25.5 runs from the SL vs AUS head-to-head encounter
Sri Lanka to score over 26.5 runs before first dismissal @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Niroshan Dickwella to score over 23.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Glenn Maxwell to score over 25.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)