Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI live score, highlights
Sri Lanka has won the toss and decided to bat in the 1st ODI against Australia. The first ODI is being played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on August 10, 2011.
The day/night match will start at 2:30 p.m. India time. See live score.
For Sri Lanka, Herath misses out as Mendis and Randiv are playing.
The final eleven players are announced and are as below:
Australia : RT Ponting, MJ Clarke*, MEK Hussey, DJ Hussey, SPD Smith, MG Johnson, B Lee, SR Watson, BJ Haddin, XJ Doherty, DE Bollinger.
Sri Lanka : DPMD Jayawardene, LD Chandimal, BMAJ Mendis, AD Mathews, KMDN Kulasekara, BAW Mendis, S Randiv, RAS Lakmal, TM Dilshan*, WU Tharanga, KC Sangakkara.
Sri Lankan captain Dilshan said after the toss: "Much drier pitch and will help the spinners. We have two spinners and two seamers, and Jeevan Mendis as well. We need to definitely improve our fielding standards. I think 250+ will be a good total."
Australian captain Clarke said after the toss: "Wicket looks good, it is reasonably dry, no surprises for us, we have our work cut out. We've had a good chat and we'll have to back ourselves and play our way. Haddin and Watson will open, as they did during the World Cup."