Australia begin Sri Lankan tour with 10-wicket victory in 1st T20I

Warner and Finch put on 134 run partnership to win the match by 10 wickets. Image : AFP

Warner and Finch put on 134 run partnership to win the match by 10 wickets. Image : AFP

Australia made their expected re-visitation of Sri Lanka a significant one with a 10-wicket triumph over the hosts in the primary T20I. At a full-house R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Australia selected to bat on a gorgeous surface and bowled Sri Lanka out for 128 in sensational design, prior to pursuing it down with upwards of six overs in excess.

The extraordinary Sri Lankan Collapse

Captain Dasun Shanaka talked about a “alternate changing area” in the consequence of IPL experience for some and tutelage of another mentor, however all that came crashing down when his side went from 100/1 to 128 hard and fast. Josh Hazlewood was at the main modeler of that breakdown, picking figures of 4-0-16-4, which remembered three wickets for an over.

W 0 1 W 0 W: That over by Hazlewood

Having picked Danushka Gunathilaka inside the PowerPlay – a period of play through which Sri Lanka arose out agreeable at 60/1 – Hazlewood returned in the fourteenth over and hit with his most memorable ball, getting Kusal Mendis captured at cover. Two or three balls later, Bhanuka Rajapaksa edged one to the attendant while Hazlewood’s third was the hotshot Shanaka, who was caught correct in front.

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Starc, run-outs aggravate it

It wasn’t simply Hazlewood; Sri Lanka additionally had two hitters in Charith Asalanka and Chamika Karunaratne head out to propel themselves more profound into the opening. Of the two, Asalanka was very much set and stayed the top-scorer for his side with 38 off 34. Both run outs occurred in about four balls, summarizing the turmoil Sri Lanka regarded themselves as in the center.

Mitchell Starc then, at that point, returned on and helped wrap things up with several wickets in the nineteenth over. The hosts basically never truly recuperated from that over by Hazlewood and were bowled out with three balls left in the innings.

Warner jump starts

With such a low complete to guard, Sri Lanka didn’t have numerous choices however to go after with turn forthright. In this way, Maheesh Theekshana opened the bowling and Wanindu Hasaranga astonished the fifth, just for the last option to yield 19 runs in what was the most costly over in the match. David Warner drifted to a 32-ball fifty as Aaron Finch assumed a supporting role, raising his fifty off 37 balls a lot later in the downpour interspersed game.

Australia raised their 100 in the twelfth over and had the option to upgrade the under-standard objective and secure a 1-0 lead in the series no sweat.

Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 128/10 in 19.3 overs (Charith Asalanka 38; Josh Hazlewood 4-16, Mitchell Starc 3-26) lost to Australia 134/0 in 14 overs (David Warner 70*, Aaron Finch 61*) by 10 wickets.

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