Cricket: Aaron Finch Darren Lehmann ODI Sri Lanka

Aaron Finch revealed that a dressing down from Darren Lehmann did the trick for Australia after the tourists sealed an ODI series win in Sri Lanka.

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Aaron Finch revealed that a tirade from Darren Lehmann did the trick for Australia after the tourists sealed a one-day international series win in Sri Lanka.

Australia were pegged back at 1-1 when they were bowled out for 206 to suffer an 82-run defeat in the second ODI in Colombo last week.

Captain Steve Smith was allowed to return home following that defeat, having skippered Australia in a shock 3-0 Test series defeat.

David Warner has led the side in Smith's absence and they have responded with back-to-back wins to take an unassailable 3-1 lead with one game remaining.

Finch blasted an Australia record-equalling 55 from only 19 balls as they coasted to victory in Dambulla on Wednesday and the opening batsman revealed that a dressing down from head coach Lehmann spurred the ODI side back into life.

He said: "We copped a pretty good and a pretty fair bake after the second game in Colombo, everyone did – batters, bowlers, fielders.

"There was no dust left on the shelf, everyone copped it. I can't repeat most of what it was that he said.

"But it was a below-par performance in terms of the way that went about it with the bat, our execution with the ball and in the field.

"So he didn't miss anyone to be fair."

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