Aus beat SL 1st T20: Australia’s Aaron Finch and David Warner played half-centuries, the first T20 match between Sri Lanka and Australia (Sri Lanka vs Australia Cricket Team) is being played today.
Australia chased down the target in 14 overs:-
Batting first, Sri Lanka was bundled out for 128 runs. In reply, Australia chased down the target in 14 overs and won by 10 wickets.
Australia cricket team got a small target. Aaron Finch and David Warner opened the Australian innings. Both smashed the Sri Lankan bowlers.
The match was halted in 11.4 overs due to rain, but by then Australia had taken a one-sided grip on the match. Both the Australian openers had made a century partnership.
David Warner hit a half-century, after which the captain also completed his half-century. When the match started after rain, both the batsmen once again started batting in a swashbuckling manner.
Finch took Australia to victory with a six. Australia won the first match by 10 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
David Warner played an innings of 70 not out, in which he hit 9 fours while not a single six came off his bat. Captain Aaron Finch hit 4 fours and 4 sixes in his innings of 61 runs.
Mitchell Starc bowls the first over:-
Pathum Nisanka and Danushka Gunatilaka came on the field to open the innings for Sri Lanka. Mitchell Starc bowled the first over for Australia, who got injured in the very first over.
After the fifth ball of the first over, Mitchell Starc hit his finger, after which the match had to be stopped for a long time.
The first blow to Sri Lanka came in the form of Danushka. Danushka played a short but quick inning of 26 runs as the opening pair shared a 39-run partnership with Nisanka for the first wicket.
Danushka went to play a big shot off Josh Hazlewood and was caught by Mitchell Marsh.
Sri Lanka got the second blow in the form of Nisanka (36). Mitchell Starc bowled him. When Nisanka was dismissed, Sri Lanka’s score was 100 runs in the 12th over.
Match Stopped due to rain:-
The team lost the next 4 wickets for 16 runs. Sri Lanka’s score was 6 for 116 when the match was stopped due to rain.
The match started after rain, but the rain did not stop the wicket. Sri Lanka had also lost the remaining wickets within the next 12 runs.
When Sri Lanka’s score was 100 runs for the loss of 1 wicket, it seeming that the team would score at least 180 runs but the next 9 wickets fell within 28 runs.
Josh Hazlewood took the most wickets for Australia, taking 4 for 16 in 4 overs.
Mitchell Starc conceded 26 runs in 4 overs and took 3 wickets. Apart from this, one wicket was recording in the account of Kane Richardson.