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Welcome to our live coverage of the fifth and final ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka. First ball: 7pm EST.

Sri Lanka may have already taken the undisputed lead, but after winning its fifth and final round of international match against Australia, it is facing all kinds of problems against Australia.

The host side is 8-120 from 36 increases, after losing 4-6.

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On a slow gate and a spin in Colombo, Australians Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins took the first three openings.

Aaron Finch scored twice catching the ball while the ball was caught in the wicket.

Charith Asalanka and Kusal Mendis threatened to retaliate, but a disastrous run ran out the first for 14 by spinner Matthew Kuhnemann.

Shortly after Mendis (26 of 40) stood up to his share as he tried to get deep into his wrinkle and sweep to hand Glenn Maxwell his first little gate.

Then Kohnmann came on his own, taking two wickets to leave Sri Lanka reeling with a score of 7-61.

Kosal Mendes (centre) of Sri Lanka returns to the winger after being alongside Glenn Maxwell Colombo on June 24, 2022. Photo: AFP
Kosal Mendes (centre) of Sri Lanka returns to the winger after being alongside Glenn Maxwell Colombo on June 24, 2022. Photo: AFPSource: Agence France-Presse

On the eve of the two Test series, Travis Head’s hamstring injury opened the door to the Australian players for five days.

In the president’s absence, Josh Inglis came in to make his ODI debut.

The wicketkeeper’s bat has a chance to put some pressure on the limiters ahead of the first test next week at turn-friendly Galle.

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Josh Inglis will make his ODI debut with Australia. Photo: Cricket AustraliaSource: Provider

It comes after fast bowler Mitchell Stark and prolific scorer Steve Smith withdrew from the White Ball series earlier this month.

Maxwell has already been added to the Test squad, but whether he plays his eighth Test – and first since 2017 – remains unknown.

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Sri Lanka had a strong lead over Australia earlier in the week when the hosts clinched a simple win in four games.

After scoring 258 from the back of the 110 for the Asalanka Sharps, Australia went out for 254.

David Warner fell a short century away, while opening partner and captain Aaron Finch was trapped by a duck.

The quarterbacks failed to continue with Marsh (26), Marnus Labuchagny (14), Alex Curry (19) and Head (27) who failed to retake Australia.

Maxwell’s early departure (1) left Australia 6-190.

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Pat Cummins, 35, and Matthew Cohnman, 15, nearly got to see the tourists in the house, before the latter fell off the last ball.

While all eyes are on the audition arena, it’s not just the baggy green men who will come out to make a statement.

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Josh Inglis (C) will likely be called up to the Australian team, paving the way for the wicket-keeper to press for a test spot. Photo: AFPSource: Agence France-Presse

Questions still hang over short captain Finch despite a promising streak of results.

The long-serving captain reached half a century ago during his seven-strokes on the tour but after failing in his fourth ODI, would go out to finish the series at the highest level.

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Mitch Marsh talks about losing Sri Lanka | 01:09

Sri Lanka Eleventh: Dhanushka Junathilaka, Patom Nisanka, Charth Asalanka, Kosal Mendes, Dinesh Chandimal, Dason Chanaka (centre), Chamika Karunaratne, Donith Willage, Pramod Madhushan, Jeffrey Vandersay, Mahesh Thikshana

Australia eleventh: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuchagin, Alex Curry (week), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Greene, Pat Cummins, Matt Koneman, Josh Hazelwood

June 14: Australia won its first ODI by two wickets (DLS)

June 16: Sri Lanka won for the second time in the ODI by 26 points (DLS)

June 19: Sri Lanka won its third ODI with six wickets

June 21: Sri Lanka won the fourth ODI by four sets

June 24: 5th ODI, Colombo, 7pm EST

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