Australia vs Sri Lanka: The Australian team continues to perform well in the Super 12 of the 2021 T20 World Cup. The Kangaroo team registered their second consecutive win in the tournament by defeating Sri Lanka by seven wickets today. The good news for Australia is that opener David Warner has returned to form. He played a match winning innings of 65 runs in just 42 balls with the help of 10 fours. Earlier, the bowlers had also performed brilliantly. Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa took two wickets each.
In this match played in Dubai, Sri Lanka scored 154 for 6 in 20 overs after playing first. In reply, Australia chased down the target easily in just 17 overs for the loss of three wickets. Apart from Warner (65) for Australia, captain Aaron Finch scored 37 runs. Both added 70 runs for the first wicket in 6.5 overs.
In the end, Steve Smith and Marcus Stoinis remained unbeaten. Smith scored 28 off 26 balls with the help of a four and Stoinis scored an unbeaten 16 off just seven balls with the help of two fours and a six. At the same time, Glenn Maxwell was dismissed after scoring five runs.
Earlier, electing to bat after losing the toss, Sri Lanka’s team had a good start and scored 53 runs for the loss of one wicket while batting stormy in the power play. During this, in the third over, Pathum Nisanka (7) was dismissed by Cummins. After this, Charith Aslanka scored 35 runs with the help of four fours and one six, while Kusal Perera also scored 35 runs with the help of four fours and one six. Together they added 63 runs in 44 balls. After this, both soon got out and returned to the pavilion.
Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapakse, who came in the 10th over, carried the innings forward. But soon Fernando (4) was out on a googly ball from Zampa. After this, Sri Lanka’s innings appeared to be faltering and the wickets started falling quickly. During this, Wanindu Hasaranga (4) got out on the ball of Starc. Sri Lanka could reach 154 runs in the last over of the match with the help of Dasun Shanaka (12), Rajapakse (33), and Chamika Karunaratne (9).