Australia have came back after the absense of skipper Michael Clarke and averted ruin by level the one day series against Sri Lanka at 2-2 with a hard 32 runs win at Bellerive.
The unbeaten hundred from Phil Hughes and three wickets each from Xavier Doherty and Moises Henriques have guide the Australia side to a fighting win after they were behind 2-1 in the series.
Phillip Hughes smashed 138 from 154 balls, his career best ODI score, to secure Australia's 5 for 247 and set up a scary run chase for Sri Lanka. Doherty (3 for 21) then dismissed three of the Sri Lankan’s top four and Henriques (3 for 32) made vital breakthroughs to pull Australia off the canvas.
Sri Lanka were 1 for 57 when Mahela Jayawardene, in his final match as skipper, was caught for 38 from 39. Doherty strike again in his next over when he had Lahiru Thirimanne (1 off 10) caught in the deep at 2-62. When Henriques had Tillakaratne Dilshan (19 off 48) caught behind it was 3-71 and Xavier Doherty bowled Dinesh Chandimal (6 off 10) for 4-77.
A important 79 runs partnerships between Angelo Mathews (67 off 79) and Jeevan Mendis (26 off 40) for the 6th wicket .Finally Sri Lanka bowled out for 215 runs in 48.3 overs. Phillip Hughes got Man of the Match award and Nuwan Kulasekara named for the Player of the Series.