Source: news.com.au – 25 June 2022
Australia has beaten Sri Lanka in the final one-day international of the series — but the result was completely overshadowed by the crazy scenes in the crowd.
In touching scenes, many Sri Lankan supporters in Colombo wore Australia’s yellow and held banners thanking the tourists for visiting the island nation, which is battling an unprecedented economic crisis.
Finch in turn thanked the fans for being “amazing”.
Finch’s team were given a lap of honour as sections of the crowd chanted “Australia”.
Some of the world’s cricket commentators had never seen anything like it.
The Australians complete a lap of honour as the crowd chants 'Australia, Australia'.— Lachlan McKirdy (@LMcKirdy7) June 24, 2022
Pretty special moment this, no telling how important this series has been in the context of what has been going on with the economic crisis in Sri Lanka. #SLvAUS pic.twitter.com/VNNoDCpYp8
I can’t recall ever seeing anything like the Colombo crowd in yellow and waving Australian flags and thank you signs. It’s pretty amazing. Australia hasn’t been a good global cricket citizen at times. Hopefully this year is a sign of things to come. #SLvAUS— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) June 24, 2022