Australia could not level the series against Sri Lanka in the second T20 in Melbourne, despite George Bailey's efforts, losing the match by three runs after rain reduced the target to 122.
Sri Lanka made relatively light work of the first T20 against Australia in Sydney on Saturday, winning by five wickets with seven balls to spare, extending their winning run over the Aussies to four games in this format.
For the first time on this tour, Sri Lanka go into a series as favourites. They lost the Test series, drew the one-dayers, so it stands to reason that they will go one better again and win the two-match T20 event.
Australia will be without both Hussey brothers for the ODI series against the West Indies next month, after the selectors dropped David Hussey just a few weeks after Michael retired from the Test side and faded away from the shorter formats.
Australia may have drawn the one-day series against Sri Lanka, though most expected them to win it at a canter, but it was in large part thanks to batsman Phil Hughes, who scored centuries in the two games the Aussies won.
England management say Joe Root is way ahead of Kallis - also must be true lol. These guys are forgetting what SA did to them less than a year ago on their own soil. The stats on this site comparing Steyn...Have Your Say