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Cricket: Australia-Sri Lanka ODI called off after rain

Published on Jan 20, 2013 6:18 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - The fourth one-day cricket international between Australia and Sri Lanka was abandoned after rain halted play on Sunday with the tourists chasing 223 runs to take the series.

Sri Lanka needed 209 more runs off 46.4 overs with all their wickets in tact when the umpires took the players off the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Skipper Mahela Jayawardene was on four and Tillakaratne Dilshan nine.

Australia scored 222 for nine off their 50 overs after winning the toss.

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