Kane Richardson stars as Australia clinch series with comfortable win

Kane Richardson took 3 for 21. © AFP

Kane Richardson took 3 for 21. © AFP

Aaron Finch (35) and Glenn Maxwell (39) played valuable hands while Kane Richardson packed away a three-for as Australia posted a resonating six-wicket win with somewhat more than three overs in excess against Sri Lanka in the third T20I in Canberra. The triumph additionally implied that the home side took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.

The hosts were in order right from the time they won the throw and picked to bowl. Richardson made the underlying cut when Danushka Gunathilaka paddle-scooped one to short fine leg. Richardson then, at that point, stowed his second wicket of the over when he removed crease development to constrain Charith Asalanka to edge one behind. Kusal Mendis, who recuperated from Covid-19 preceding the game, then, at that point, tumbled to Ashton Agar in the seventh over.

Sri Lanka’s circumstance just deteriorated as the noteworthy Pathum Nissanka endeavored a trudge across the line off Maxwell, just for the all-rounder Daniel Sams to pocket an incredible catch. Dinesh Chandimal and Dasun Shanaka attempted to revive the innings with a stand of 47 yet the harm had effectively been finished. In the wake of losing Chandimal in the seventeenth over, Shanaka looked to raise the stakes as he gathered boundary each off Mitchell Starc and Richardson. The back to front stroke by Shanaka against Starc would positively observe a spot in the features reel.

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In the last finished, Dushmantha Chameera hurled Josh Hazlewood straight down the ground to poke the vacationers past the 120-mark. Simply that it was never going to be to the point of testing Australia’s batting line-up. It just so happens, Australia likewise didn’t get off to a strong beginning with Maheesh Theekshana eliminating Ben McDermott off the primary chunk of the game. The spinner likewise excused Agar LBW. At first, not given by the on-field umpire however Sri Lanka got it turned around by means of the DRS.

At that stage, Maxwell played a whirlwind of shots to pretty much close the entryway on the resistance. Maxwell was ousted by Theekshana in the eleventh over, and afterward Aaron Finch tumbled to Jeffrey Vandersay. Ultimately, Josh Inglis and Marcus Stoinis gave the last little details.

Sadly for the guests, they have been battling with Covid-19 emergency in the camp. Not long before the game, their fundamental spinner, Wanindu Hasranga was infected with Covid-19.

Brief scores : Sri Lanka 121/6 in 20 overs (Dasun Shanaka 39; Kane Richardson 3-21) lost to Australia 124/4 in 16.5 overs (Glenn Maxwell 39; Maheesh Theekshana 3-24) by six wickets

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