Bailey, Hastings propel Australia to series-clinching win

BY foxsports • August 31, 2016

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (AP) George Bailey led the batting with an unbeaten 90 after fast bowler John Hastings took a career-best six wickets to propel Australia to a series-clinching six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their fourth one-day international on Wednesday.

The victory gave Australia an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

Sri Lanka chose to bat first after winning the toss and was bowled out for 212 runs in their allotted 50 overs. Dhanajaya de Silva top scored with 76 and Hastings returned 6-45, improving on his previous best of 4-58 against India earlier this year.

Australia reached 217-4 with 19 overs to spare. Bailey scored his runs off 93 balls hitting a six and 11 boundaries.

Aaron Finch smashed 55 off 26 balls.

Sachith Pathirana took three wickets for Sri Lanka.