Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 10-wickets

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Australia have come to Sri Lanka to play a complete series of three T20s and two Test matches. The series began yesterday with the first T20. Sri Lanka, the home team, hosted Australia at the Premadasa Stadium, where the visitors defeated the home team by 10-wickets. Aussie pacer Josh Hazlewood became the player of the match as he picked up four wickets in four overs.

Match Review

Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia, won the toss at the Premadasa Stadium and decided to bowl first. His plan was to pick up all the wickets of Sri Lanka as early as possible. So, he used his two pacers, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchel Starc, in the opening spell.

But, Pathum Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka started the innings brilliantly. They picked up decent runs in the powerplay. It seemed Sri Lanka could make a big target for Australia. But Josh Hazlewood was the first man to get a wicket from Sri Lanka. He broke the opening partnership by taking the wicket of Gunathilaka.

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After that, Pathum Nissanka made a brilliant partnership with the new batter, Charith Asalanka. Together they added 61 runs for the home team. Unfortunately, their collaboration ended in the 12th over as Mitchel Starc picked up Pathum Nissanka. After losing that wicket, the disaster started for Sri Lanka. Aussie pacer Josh Hazlewood run a roller coaster over the Lankans. Due to his aggression, Sri Lanka became all out in 128 runs. Josh Hazlewood got four wickets in this match. However, Charith Asalanka scored the highest 38 runs for Sri Lanka.

Chasing a small target, mighty Australia had a brilliant start. Captain Aaron Finch and David Warner, the two openers of Australia, were ruthless on the pitch. From the beginning of the innings, they ruled the home team’s bowlers. Both batsmen tried to hit every ball they faced. Warner and Finch picked up half-centuries in this match. But they never stopped after this landmark. They continued scoring more runs. Moreover, they remained not out in this match. Finch scored61 off 40, while Warner added 77 runs from 44 balls. Relying on these two scores, Australia won the match by 10 wickets.