Australia vs Sri Lanka: Warner Explosive Innings, Australia Beat Sri Lanka by 7 Wickets

Australia vs Sri Lanka

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the 22nd match of T20 WC. Playing first after losing the toss, Sri Lanka made a score of 154/6. Many players of the team got a good start, but no major could convert it in the innings. Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins took 2 wickets each for AUS. The target of 155 runs was achieved by the Kangaroo team for the loss of just 3 wickets in 17 overs.

This is Australia’s second consecutive win in this tournament. With the win, Finch & Co strengthened their claim for the semi-finals. At the same time, this was Sri Lanka’s first defeat in the last four matches. In Group-1, Australia is currently second in the points table with 4 points and Sri Lanka is at the fourth position with 2 points.

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Sri Lanka Innings

The first wicket of the Sri Lankan cricket team against Australia fell by Pathum Nisanka. Pat Cummins was caught by David Warner at the hands of fast bowler Pat Cummins on a personal score of 7 runs. Sri Lanka’s second wicket came in the form of Charith Aslanka, who was caught off the ball of Zampa after scoring 35 runs, while it was Zampa who dismissed Avishka Fanrando for 4. While Kusal Perera was bowled by Starc on the score of 35 runs.

The team’s fifth wicket fell in the form of Hasranga, who was caught after scoring 4 runs off Starc’s ball. Captain Dasun Shanaka was dismissed by Pat Cummins for 12 runs. Bhanuka Rajapaksa remained unbeaten on 33 while Chamika Karunaratne remained unbeaten. Starc, Cummins and Zampa took two wickets each for Australia. Australia vs Sri Lanka.

Australia played attacking cricket

Chasing the target, AUS started well. Aaron Finch and David Warner added 70 runs in just 41 balls for the first wicket. Seeing the batting of both the players, it seemed that the pair might not be out today, but Hasaranga got Finch (37) out and gave the team the first success. Hasaranga dismissed Glenn Maxwell (5) in the very next over. AUS’s third wicket fell as David Warner (65).

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Aaron Finch became the second AUS player and the 8th player in the world to hit 400 sixes in the T20 format. Finch (2,510) became the fifth player to score 2500+ runs in T20Is. Warner (65) scored his 19th fifty in T20Is and fifth against Sri Lanka. Warner and Smith added 39 balls (50) for the third wicket. Steve Smith scored an unbeaten (28) off 16 balls and Marcus Stoinis not out (16) off 7 balls. Adam Zampa, who took 2 wickets, became the ‘Man of the Match’ for the fourth time in T20Is.

Warner Back in Form

Before this match, there were constant question marks on David Warner’s form. Apart from IPL Phase-2 and warm-up matches, his bat did not get runs against South Africa, but today, playing a brilliant innings of 65 runs, the star player indicated a return to form.

Both Team Playing XI

AUS– Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

SL: Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nisanka, Charit Aslanka, Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chamira, Lahiru Kumara, Mahesh Thekshana.

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