Australia beat Sri Lanka, win ODI series 4-1

Pallekele (Sri Lanka): Skipper David Warner's fluent century and a disciplined bowling effort powered Australia to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international here as the visitors took the series 4-1 today.

Australia, who took an unassailable 3-1 lead in Dambulla on Wednesday, rode on a record 132-run partnership between Warner and George Bailey (44) to chase down 196 in 43 overs on a sluggish pitch.

Earlier pace spearhead Mitchell Starc led the visiting attack with three wickets to bowl out Sri Lanka, who elected to bat first, for a modest 195 in 40.2 overs.

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