Glenn Maxwell heroics helps Australia to down Sri Lanka in 1st ODI

Glenn Maxwell scored 80* in the chase. Image : AFP

Glenn Maxwell scored 80* in the chase. Image : AFP

Glenn Maxwell’s fireworks (80 not out) helped Australia down Sri Lanka in a hard-battled challenge by two wickets in the primary ODI in Pallekele. The guests pursued down a downpour reexamined focus of 282 in the 43rd over.

At the point when the forceful center request hitter emerged to bat, the vacationers were in a spot of trouble at 189 for 5. Nonetheless, Maxwell played with bluster and sewed pivotal stands with Alex Carey, Ashton Agar and Jhye Richardson to guide the side past the objective. Maxwell’s down breaking innings can be additionally epitomized by the way that he scored 80 of the 93 runs since he came at the fall of Marcus Stoinis’ wicket.

He made his goals clear in the 32nd over when he pulled Wanindu Hasaranga for a six. In the extremely next finished, he was pronounced LBW off Chamika Karunaratne however he got the choice switched by means of the survey. He then indeed chosen to take on Sri Lanka’s lead Hasaranga by breaking a four and a six. The leg-spinner, however, gave the hosts some expectation by excusing Carey and Cummins in a solitary over.

In the mean time, Maxwell kept on managing in big cheeses as he smacked Maheesh Theekshana for two limits and a six. Whenever Agar was excused in the 40th over, he chose to cultivate strike and completed the game in style by tonking Dusmantha Chameera two or multiple times into the stands. The stage for Australia’s triumph was set-up by Aaron Finch (44) and Steve Smith (53). For the home side, Hasaranga ended up being the main wicket-taker, winding up with a four-for.

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Prior, Kusal Mendis had created an undefeated 86 to guide Sri Lanka to an imposing score of 300. Pathum Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka likewise played their parts, with the pair sewing a stand of 115. The pair began a consistent note before Nissanka smacked Pat Cummins for two limits and a six in the tenth over. The pair then caused significant damage off Agar and Jhye Richardson to keep the scorecard ticking over.

In the long run, the stand was crushed on the spirit of a run out. Agar then, at that point, imprinted Sri Lanka further by taking the scalps of Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva. At that point, Mendis steadied Sri Lanka’s innings. He additionally got a capable partner in Charith Asalanka with the pair sharing a union of 77. Lower down the request, Hasaranga displayed his hitting ability by tonking five limits in a solitary over off Richardson. Tragically for the hosts, the complete didn’t end up being sufficient.

Brief score : Sri Lanka 300/7 in 50 overs (Kusal Mendis 86; Ashton Agar 2-49) lost to Australia 282/8 in 42.3 overs (Glenn Maxwell 80*; Wanindu Hasaranga 4-58) by 2 wickets via DLS Method.

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