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Australia thrash Sri Lanka in first T20

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CRICDOT DESK : World champions Australia began out the Twenty20 collection towards Sri Lanka with a victory over Josh Hazelwood`s tempo assault and Adam Jumper’s spin. Australia misplaced to Sri Lanka via way of means of 20 runs with inside the first T20 of the collection on Friday. With this victory, Aussies  took a 1-zero lead with inside the five-fit T20 collection. The 2d T20 of the collection might be hung on February thirteen on the equal venue.

Sri Lanka gained the toss and elected to bat first. Captain Aaron Finch began out the innings with Ben McDermott returning to the facet after greater than 3 years. They preserve to play after looking something. Australia were given 21 runs in four overs. Sri Lanka’s spinner Hasaranga de Silva broke Australia’s commencing partnership together along with his first assault with inside the 5th over. De Silva, the primary bowler in T20I, bowled Finch, who had scored six runs. After that, McDermott without difficulty grew to become the wheel of the group’s run with the debutant Josh English. In the second one wicket, the pair averaged 50 runs off 34 balls.

English contributed 23 runs from 18 balls. Sri Lankan rapid bowler Chamika Karunaratne bowled 3 fours withinside the innings. De Silva then ignited. Glenn Maxwell (7) and Steven Smith (nine) back in consecutive overs. Karnaratne despatched McDermott lower back to the pavilion after scoring the primary half-century of his career. Despite dropping the 5th wicket for 106 runs with inside the fifteenth over, Ramakas Stones gave the group the capital to fight. He made 30 runs off sixteen balls with fours and sixes. Australia scored 149 runs for the lack of nine wickets in 20 overs. Sri Lanka’s De Silva took three wickets for 36 runs.

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Sri Lanka misplaced 2 wickets with inside the first innings in respond to 143 runs. Danuska Gunatilka and Aviska Fernando had been disregarded for 21 runs. Gunathilaka turned into disregarded for 1 via way of means of Josh Hazelwood and Fernando turned into disregarded for six via way of means of Pat Cummins. Openers Pathum Nishanka and Charith Asalanka were given the group lower back in the sport via way of means of coping with the preliminary push. However, Jampa did now no longer permit this pair to move too far. The 2d ball of the eleventh over stopped Nishanka for a private 36 runs. Playing 36 balls, Nishanka hit five fours and 1 six.

In the fourth ball of the equal over, Jampa back Asalanka who scored sixteen off 19 balls. Nishanka and Asalanka introduced forty three off forty one balls for the 0.33 wicket. De Silva, who got here right all the way down to quantity five, took the 0.33 wicket for thirteen runs. Sri Lanka were given a goal of 143 runs in 19 overs with inside the fifteenth over if the sport turned into stopped for some time because of rain. But then they stopped at 122 for 7 in 19 overs at Hazlewood’s cannon. The fit turned into misplaced via way of means of 20 runs. Hazelwood took four wickets for 12 runs. And Jampa have become the nice with inside the fit with three wickets for sixteen runs.

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