Rain washed Sri Lanka of the possibility to win their one day international series with Australia on Sunday, after two umpiring howlers and one more top order collapse restricted the Aussies to just 9 for 222 at the Sydney.
Sri Lanka 2-1 lead in the five match series, Sri Lanka reached 0 for 14, with openers Tillakaratne Dilshan with unbeaten 9 runs and captain Mahela Jayawardene on 4 successfully negotiating the first 3.2 overs in reply before rain . Rain stopped falling nearly an hour before the match was called off , the outfield measured too wet for play.
This will go down as a missed opportunity for the Sri Lanka, who will now head to Hobart for Wednesday's fifth and final match seeking successive ODI series wins, after their victory over New Zealand at home in November last year.
Australia's innings was built seriously around top scoring opener David Warner (60) and some lusty lower order hitting from No.9 Mitchell Starc with unbeaten 52. Nuwan Kulasekara take 3 for 30 and Lasith Malinga also claimed 2 for 33 runs. Rangana Herath (2 for 37) and Thisara Perera (2 for 64) were the other wicket takers.