SL v AUS Highlights: Australia takes 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series

On Tuesday in Colombo, Australian captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bowl first in the first match of three Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka.


Australia won the first of three T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka by 10 wickets with 36 balls left on Tuesday (June 7).

Sri Lanka were 128/10 after 20 overs. Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc spearheaded Australia’s bowling attack, which taken a toll.

Australia’s excellent fielding aided Sri Lanka’s batting breakdown. With four wickets since then, Josh Hazlewood has been the standout of the bowlers in the first innings. Mitchell Starc had three wickets in four overs for 26 runs.

Out from Indian premier league to the national team, Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewwod extended his impressive success on sub-continent surfaces, claiming four wickets in an over to startle Sri Lanka.

After 20 overs, Australian fielders restricted Sri Lanka to 128/10, giving themselves an easy target to chase.

The chase was on for Australia’s opening batsmen David Warner and Aaron Finch until the game was interrupted due to rain in the second innings.

Without burning a beat, Australia has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. The Australian bowlers had indeed done their work and were brilliantly supported by the opening batsmen David Warner (70) and Aaron Finch (61) to win by ten wickets. Even when the game was delayed due to rain, the visitors were determined to win.

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