Written by Staff Writer
27 Oct, 2019 | 5:35 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Hosts Australia thumped Sri Lanka by 134 runs in the 1st T20 at Adelaide, with David Warner scoring his first career T20 century. Sri Lankan skipper Lasith Malinga won the toss and opted to field first.
On his 33rd birthday, David Warner’s whirlwind unbeaten 100 from 56 balls at Adelaide Oval underpinned Australia’s 233-2, the nation’s fourth-highest T20 total and best on home soil.
Openers David Warner and Aron Finch built a strong opening partnership of 122 runs.
Skipper Aron Finch 64 was his 10th T20 half-century. The Finch and Maxwell pair put up 107 runs partnership for the second wicket.
Lakshan Sandakan and Dasun Shanka picked a wicket each.
In reply, Sri Lanka stumbled to 99-9 as Australia emphatically took a 1-0 lead in the three-game series. Sri Lanka’s run chase was cut short by early wickets; they were in tatters at 13-3 after 22 balls. Dasun Shanaka scored 17 to be the top scorer for the Sri Lankan team.
The defeat was Sri Lanka’s heaviest in T20’s in terms of runs as well as Australia’s biggest in the shortest format of the game.
The series continues on Wednesday in Brisbane with the last game on Friday in Melbourne.
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