His 42-ball 65 is helping Finch’s males succeed in their goal in 17 overs after Zampa, Starc prohibit Lanka to 154
David Warner oozed elegance and self belief in his 42-ball 65 as Australia beat Sri Lanka through seven wickets with 3 overs to spare in a Tremendous 12 contest on the ICC T20 Global Cup on Thursday.
Wanting 155 to win, Warner and Aaron Finch shrugged off their deficient shape in taste. Thriller spinner Maheesh Theekshana got here into the assault in the second one over and was once straight away opposite swept for 4 through Warner. That set the tone for the chase.
The openers took 20 off pacer Lahiru Kumara’s first over as Australia racked up 63 within the PowerPlay. A chic immediately pressure through Finch stood out. Warner were given a reprieve on 18 when Kusal Perera overlooked a easy stuck in the back of likelihood off Dushmantha Chameera. Simply when Australia was once threatening to run away with the competition, Finch chopped on off Wanindu Hasaranga for 37. Glenn Maxwell fell to the similar bowler quickly after.
Steve Smith joined Warner, who introduced up his fifty off 31 balls. With the equation all the way down to 43 from 42 balls, Warner saved discovering the ropes earlier than holing out to Dasun Shanaka. Smith noticed Australia house within the corporate of Marcus Stoinis.
Previous, Australia selected to box. Finch started with the tempo trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins. The transfer paid dividends straight away when Pathum Nissanka was once stuck off Cummins within the 3rd over. Maxwell went for 16 in his first over with Charith Asalanka hitting a six and a 4.
Perera and Asalanka introduced up their 50-run partnership off simply 36 balls earlier than Adam Zampa got rid of Asalanka. Starc, after bowling the primary over, returned to the assault within the eleventh over. Perera, who hit Starc into the second one deck, was once bowled subsequent ball through a searing 90mph leg-stump yorker. Within the subsequent over, Zampa disregarded Avishka Fernando as Sri Lanka slipped from 78 for one to 94 for 5. Even though Bhanuka Rajapaksa got here up with a cameo to take the crew to 154, it wasn’t sufficient.
Pathum Nissanka c Warner b Cummins 7 (9b, 1×4), Kusal Perera b Starc 35 (25b, 4×4, 1×6), Charith Asalanka c Smith b Zampa 35 (27b, 4×4, 1×6), Avishka Fernando c Smith b Zampa 4 (7b), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (now not out) 33 (26b, 4×4, 1×6), Wanindu Hasaranga c Wade b Starc 4 (2b, 1×4), Dasun Shanaka c Wade b Cummins 12 (19b, 1×4), Chamika Karunaratne (now not out) 9 (6b, 1×4); Extras (lb-4, w-10, nb-1): 15; General (for 6 wkts. in 20 overs): 154.
FALL OF WICKETS
1-15 (Nissanka, 2.3 overs), 2-78 (Asalanka, 9.4), 3-86 (Kusal, 10.3), 4-90 (Avishka, 11.5), 5-94 (Hasaranga, 12.2), 6-134 (Shanaka, 17.4).
Starc 4-0-27-2, Hazlewood 4-0-26-0, Cummins 4-0-34-2, Maxwell 1-0-16-0, Stoinis 3-0-35-0, Zampa 4-0-12-2.
David Warner c Bhanuka b Shanaka 65 (42b, 10×4), Aaron Finch b Hasaranga 37 (23b, 5×4, 2×6), Glenn Maxwell c Avishka b Hasaranga 5 (6b, 1×4), Steve Smith (now not out) 28 (26b, 1×4), Marcus Stoinis (now not out) 16 (7b, 2×4, 1×6); Extras (nb-2, w-2): 4; General (for 3 wkts. in 17 overs): 155.
FALL OF WICKETS
1-70 (Finch, 6.5), 2-80 (Maxwell, 8.3), 3-130 (Warner, 14.6).
SRI LANKA BOWLING
Karunaratne 2-0-19-0, Theekshana 4-0-27-0, Chameera 3-0-33-0, Kumara 3-0-48-0, Hasaranga 4-0-22-2, Shanaka 1-0-6-1.
Australia gained through seven wickets with 3 overs to spare.