Bowlers stars as Sri Lanka level series in rain-hit match

Sri Lanka won the match by 26 runs. Image : AFP

Sri Lanka won the match by 26 runs. Image : AFP

Chamika Karunaratne and the remainder of Sri Lanka’s bowlers struck at ordinary stretches to drive the home side to a series-evening out 26-run win against Australia in the second ODI. The guests could summon 189 in quest for a downpour reconsidered focus of 216.

After play continued, Australia began a forceful note with David Warner thudding three limits off Maheesh Theekshana. He additionally pulled Dushmantha Chameera to the limit hoardings. At the point when Australia appeared to be edging ahead in the game, Dhananjaya de Silva won a LBW ruling against Aaron Finch. The Australian captain took the survey yet without much of any result. Theekshana might have likewise gotten a wicket yet Sri Lanka didn’t choose a survey for a LBW bid against Warner. The ball-tracker later projected the ball would have collided with the center stump.

De Silva, however, guaranteed the missed survey wouldn’t end up being expensive as he fortified Warner with the one that remained a bit low. Steven Smith, who emerged to bat at No.3, searched in fine touch, utilizing lobbed shots against the spinners. Notwithstanding, Karunaratne ousted Smith as Australia slid to 93 for 3. Dunith Wellalage then, at that point, imprinted Australia further by excusing both Travis Head and Marnus Labschagne.

Yet again at that stage, Glenn Maxwell raised any desires for graphing a paramount success by gathering three limits off Wellalage. Simply just under the wire, Karunaratne got the valued scalp of Maxwell with a very much coordinated short ball. Chameera and Karunaratne then joined to go through the lower request and give the last little details.

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Prior, Australia’s triplet of Pat Cummins, Maxwell and the debutant Matthew Kuhnemann had divided eight crown jewels among them as Sri Lanka were limited to 220 for 9 in 47.4 overs. At the fag end of the house side’s innings, play was halted because of downpour. In the end, the downpour yielded however the objective was amended.

In the wake of being embedded into bat, Sri Lanka lost their openers one after another, with Kuhnemann and Cummins taking a scalp each. Sri Lanka’s pillar in the main ODI, Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva revived the innings with an opportune stand of 61. Cummins might have broken the stand however Travis Head spilled a catch to give Dhananjaya a respite.

Cummins, however, was compensated for his diligence when he removed Dhananjaya with the more slow short ball. Chamika Karunaratne (18) and Dunith Wellalage (20) likewise contributed with helpful scores down the request to take the side past the 200-run mark, a score that ended up being sufficient eventually.

Brief score : Sri Lanka 220/9 in 47.4 overs (Kusal Mendis 36; Pat Cummins 4-35) beat Australia 189/10 in 37.1 overs (Davi Warner 37; Chamika Karunaratne 3-47) by 26 runs via DLS Method.

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