SL vs Aus 2nd ODI Live Score Updates: Aus aim to build pressure

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Published on: Aug 14, 2011

Just when Sri Lanka though they are all set to dominate Australia in the five match ODI series after two stunning victories in the T20, Australia came right back in fine fashion and defeated Sri Lanka in first ODI by seven wickets.

Just when Sri Lanka though they are all set to dominate Australia in the five match ODI series after two stunning victories in the T20, Australia came right back in fine fashion and defeated Sri Lanka in first ODI by seven wickets.

As both teams gear up for the second ODI here in overcast conditions, Australian seems to be in pretty confident mood and skipper Michael Clarke has already said in the press conference they are ready to build on emphatic victory in the first ODI.

Johnson claimed a one-day career best 6-31 - including the key wickets of Mahela Jayawardene (3) and Kumar Sangakkara (16) - to rip through Sri Lanka's vaunted batting line-up and Australia will hope that he continues with the same form and provide with important breakthroughs in the second ODI.

Though Australia has the advantage going into the second ODI, but they will be well aware that even a single mistake can turn the tide in Sri Lanka's favour. In the first ODI on the descent batting pitch Sri Lankan batsmen failed to deliver and it gave bowlers no chance when Shane Wastson started his onslaught from the word go.

Bolwers tried their best to put Sri Lanka back into the match but Shane Watson had another ideas and he shifted his gear in emphatic manner and piled the misery om Sri Lanakan bowlers.

Aside from the fine batting effort and Johnson's display with ball, there was also a highlight for veteran quick Brett Lee (1-33) when he joined Glenn McGrath as the only Australian bowler to claim 350 or more one-day international wickets.

The next match in the five-match series is at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium near the southern port city of Hambantota on Sunday.

The third match will be held at the same venue on August 16 before the series wraps up with two matches in Colombo.

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