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In pictures: Sri Lanka pull of sensational victory against Australia in Melbourne

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November 03, 2010

A remarkable turn around saw Sri Lanka snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today when they defeated Australia by one wicket to win the first ODI of the three match series.

Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan (L) and Angelo Mathews (R) celebrate after scoring the winning runs against Australia in the opening one day cricket match played at the MCG in Melbourne, on November 3, 2010. Sri Lanka defeated Australia by one wicket. For Muralitharan, the moment was as sweet as it gets, playing for the last time at the MCG. He was no-balled for the first time for throwing here at this very venue by umpire Darrell Hair in 1995. AFP PHOTO/William WEST.

Angelo Mathews
Muttiah Muralitharan (2nd R) and Angelo Mathews (R) celebrate victory as Australian captain Michael Clarke (C) reacts in the opening one day cricket match at the MCG in Melbourne, on November 3, 2010. Sri Lanka defeated Australia by one wicket in the opening one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. AFP PHOTO/William WEST.

Sri Lanka Cricket Team
Angelo Mathews is carried by his teammates after steering them to victory over Australia in the opening ODI cricket match at the MCG in Melbourne, on November 3, 2010. AFP PHOTO/William WEST.

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga (L) and Angelo Mathews (R) celebrate after their partnership took them to victory over Australia in the opening one day cricket match at the MCG in Melbourne on November 3, 2010. AFP PHOTO/William WEST.

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