Australia Crushed the Hopes of Sri Lankans With a Victory by 7 Wickets
- Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first.
- Pathum Nissanka amassed a maximum run score of 40 at a strike rate of 88.89 for Sri Lanka.
- Stoinis drilled a run score of 59 not out.
- Australia got a lead against the Asia Cup champions, getting a major win by 7 wickets.
To open the batting lineup in the SL vs AUS match, Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first on the grounds of Perth Stadium, Perth.
Nissanka and Kusal Mendis opened the batting against the Australian pacer Hazelwood. Getting the first boundary of the innings, Mendis lost his wicket to Cummins and the team got a score of 6-1 after 2 overs. With Nissanka taking the batting charge, Dhanajaya accompanied for hitting the ball long on the boundaries and moving the score up, crossing half-century with a score of 50-1 after 8 overs.
Fueling 26 off 23, the fans got upset with the loss of Nissanka’s wicket to Agar. It was a crucial wicket of the team and jumped to 78-2 after 12 overs.
Asalanka crushed a neat six and a boundary on a throw from Mitchell Marsh in the same over. Posing the team to a significant strength with 40 runs in 45 balls, Nissanka got run out on a delivery from Agar.
In the 15th over, the Sri Lankar batters managed to get the century, standing at a score of 106-4 after 15 overs. Thereafter, the team lost the wickets frequently.
The last over proved to be a magical one as Asalanka and Karunaratne took the full advantage of Pat Cummins’ bowling and scored a total of 157-6 after 20 overs.
To chase down the target of 158, Warner and Finch came in the middle to face Binura Fernando’s delivery.
Aussies made a slow start and reached a score of 19 after 3 overs. Finch bought the first boundary for the side in the next over. Meanwhile, Warner lost his wicket to M Theekshana. Showcasing a monotonous gameplay, Australian batters moved the score up to 38-1 after 7 overs.
Lighting up some hopes among the fans, Mitchell Marsh muscled down the ground to scalpe out a six and a four in the same over, crossing half-century, 53-1 after 8 overs. Maxwell played wonderful innings who got six, four, and a six in the 10th over. With Mark Stoinis getting creaky fours with Finch on side, the duo managed to move the score up to 107-3 after 14 overs.
The lethal partnership of Finch and Stoinis led the team to achieve the target smoothly, scoring 158 in just 16.3 overs, losing just 3 wickets.
In the AUS vs SL match, the World Cup defending champions took the lead, smashing Sri Lankans by 7 wickets.
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