David Warner unhappy with Sri Lankan pitches

Stand-in Australia captain David Warner slammed Sri Lankan curators after his side's series-sealing one-day international win.

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Stand-in Australia captain David Warner slammed Sri Lankan curators after his side's series-sealing one-day international win.

Aaron Finch smashed an 18-ball half-century and George Bailey made 90 as Australia chased down their target of 213 with ease in Dambulla on Wednesday.

John Hastings had taken 6-45 to set up the tourists, who cruised in the fourth ODI to take an unassailable 3-1 series lead.

Pitches in Sri Lanka have drawn criticism and Warner became the latest to show his unhappiness, saying: "We're trying to grow the game.

"It's a little bit disappointing from our point of view because it's not the way we like to come out and play.

"We like to play an aggressive brand of cricket, we like to entertain the crowd. So far it's been very difficult to do that.

"From a Sri Lankan's spectator point of view, for them I would like to see fours and sixes and big hits, but at the moment it's not that way."

Dhananjaya de Silva made 76 for Sri Lanka, but they battled to 212 as Hastings tore through the hosts.

Unlike Warner, Dinesh Chandimal felt the wicket was a good one as he lamented his team's batting.

"I thought it was a good pitch. We didn't click as a batting unit as far as I'm concerned," he said.

"We didn’t click through the series, especially our top order. If we can get 250 or 260, it would have been a totally different result."

The fifth and final game of the ODI series is in Pallekele on Monday.

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