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Australia vs Sri Lanka Match Highlights T20 World Cup: As it Happened

Chasing a target of 155, David Warner returned to form at the right time to guide his team to a massive win. The southpaw smashed 65 runs in the match to silence his critics.

News18.com | October 28, 2021, 23:47 IST
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Oct 28, 2021 22:51 IST

Man of the Match - Adam Zampa

Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa was named player of the match for his excellent bowling stats of 2/12 on a batting-friendly surface which derailed Sri Lanka’s innings in the middle.

“Sri Lanka got off to a flyer so we needed to peg it back when we did. I think it was quite slow in the first innings and spun a bit more than it did in the second innings. I think the moisture and dew took effect in the second innings. I find [Sri Lanka] really challenging, very good players of spin so I’m glad to have the night I did. I’ve tended to try a little bit of Powerplay and a bit of death but with the team that we have and the big 3 quicks, they’ll bowl in the Powerplay and Glenn Maxwell bowls a bit in the Powerplay too and has a really good record. So my job is to take wickets in the middle and make it easier for guys on the back end,” said Zampa in the post-match presentation.

Oct 28, 2021 22:49 IST

Australia vs Sri Lanka

The dominating win has helped Australia to improve their NRR as they are currently placed at second position in Group 1 behind England. Meanwhile, the defeat has hurt Sri Lanka chances to make it to semifinals, as now they have to win all of their matches and rely on the other teams’ results.

Oct 28, 2021 22:44 IST

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score T20 World Cup Updates: AUS Beat SL by 7 Wickets

And it’s Done and Dusted! Marcus Stoinis doesn’t waste much time to finish the game as he and Smith collect 15 runs from Lahiru Kumara’s over. Stonis smashed the ball hard towards cover to score the winning runs for Australia. A dominating show from Australia with both and the ball and Sri Lanka pacers were the biggest disappointment of the night. AUS 155/3 in 17 overs Beat SL (154/6) by 7 wickets.

Oct 28, 2021 22:40 IST

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10 runs came from the Karunaratne’s over as Australia are comfortably marching towards the win here. Marcus Stoinis is looking in decent touch and it’s a good opportunity for him to get some runs under his belt to gain confidence for the rest of the tournament. AUS 140/3 in 16 overs vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 22:33 IST

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And the David Warner Show comes to an end! Dasun Shanaka gets the better of the Australian opener, who tried to play it over mid-off for a maximum but couldn’t get a hold of it as Rajapaksa grabs an excellent catch. AUS 130/3 in 15 overs

Oct 28, 2021 22:31 IST

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David Warner is in the mood to hammer everything loose coming his way. His form is also an alarming sign for the other teams in the group. Twelve runs came from the over as the required run-rate has dropped below 5 now as Australia will now look to finish this game as early as possible to improve their NRR. AUS 124/2 in 114 overs vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 22:26 IST

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score T20 World Cup Updates

Wanindu Hasaranga finishes his spell with a tight over as only four runs came off it. He is the only bowler tonight who caused some trouble to the Australian batters as they also gave enough respect to him. AUS 112/2 in 13 overs

Oct 28, 2021 22:18 IST

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score T20 World Cup Updates: FIFTY!

A very fine half-century from David Warner! The southpaw is completely dominating the show tonight and silencing his critics. He has put Australia in the driver’s seat in this chase. Steve Smith is complimenting him quite well here as Sri Lanka players are looking frustrated now. AUS 105/2 in 11.4 over vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 22:18 IST

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score T20 World Cup Updates: FIFTY!

A very fine half-century from David Warner! The southpaw is completely dominating the show tonight and silencing his critics. He has put Australia in the driver’s seat in this chase. Steve Smith is complimenting him quite well here as Sri Lanka players are looking frustrated now. AUS 105/2 in 11.4 over vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 22:15 IST

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Another tight over from Wanindu Hasaranga as five runs came from it, however, Australia have hit the 100-run mark and are moving towards the target with complete ease. The required run-rate is almost run-a-ball from here. AUS 100/2 in 11 overs vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 22:10 IST

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David Warner and Steve Smith have now taken the charge of this chase. Warner is marching towards his half-century to silence his critics. Sri Lanka need to trigger a mini-collapse, which Australia did with them, otherwise, it will be too late for them. AUS 95/2 in 10 overs vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 22:05 IST

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score T20 World Cup Updates: OUT!

Wanindu Hasaranga strikes again and this time he gets the better of Glenn Maxwell. Sri Lanka are crawling back into the game with a couple of big wickets. Maxwell tried to clear the rope but failed to connect it well enough as caught near the boundary line. AUS 80/2 in 8.3 overs vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 22:02 IST

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Maheesh bowled another tidy over as he is putting doubts in the batters’ minds with his disciplined bowling. Only six runs came from the over, Sri Lanka need wickets here as the required run rate has dropped under 7. AUS 76/1 in 8 overs

Oct 28, 2021 21:58 IST

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MASSIVE BLOW! Wanindu Hasaranga draws the first blood for Sri Lanka as he castles Australia skipper Aaron Finch. A very important breakthrough for Sri Lanka at this stage as Aaron Finch was hammering the bowlers for boundaries with complete ease. AUS 70/1 in 6.5 overs vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 21:54 IST

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A tidy over from Maheesh Theekshana as only seven runs came from it. Australia openers ran the show in the powerplay overs and their team will want them to continue it in the coming overs. Sri Lanka need to do something special to break this stand now as the pitch is looking excellent for bat. AUS 63/0 in 6 overs vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 21:50 IST

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Another big over for Australia, as both Aaron Finch and David Warner are not looking to stop for anybody here, Sri Lanka are looking clueless at the moment as they are getting hammered all around the park. No signs of Wanindu Hasaranga so far. AUS 56/0 in 5 overs

Oct 28, 2021 21:42 IST

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Aaron Finch is now taking the charge over the Sri Lanka pacers and he is not shying away to charging down the ground. David Warner is also complementing him well with some powerful shots. 20 runs came from the Lahiru Kumara’s over as Australia started the chase on a dominating note. AUS 43/0 in 4 overs vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 21:32 IST

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The Aussie openers have decided that they will look to attack the bowlers in every over and David Warner’s reverse-sweep to Maheesh was an indication for that. Six runs came from the over despite a boundary from Warner. Sri Lanka need some early wickets to make something from this match. AUS 15/0 in 2 overs vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 21:29 IST

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Nine runs came from the first over of Karunaratne but he put Aaron Finch on the toes with some sharp in-swingers which hit his pads. The opening partnership is going to be crucial for Australia here in this chase as it’s a good pitch for the duo to get back to running ways. AUS 9/0 in 1 over vs SL (154/6)

Oct 28, 2021 21:22 IST

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Australia openers Aaron Finch and David Warner are out in the middle to start the chase. While Chamika Karunaratne to start the proceedings with the new ball.

target of 155, David Warner returned to form at the right time to guide his team to a massive win. The southpaw smashed 65 runs in the match to silence his critics. Earlier, Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sri Lanka who made one change in their playing XI to bring back Maheesh Theekshana.

The two teams have a rich history of playing against each other in ICC events but in the past few years, Sri Lanka’s cricket standards have dipped a bit after the retirement of their legendary players. However, in the ongoing T20 WC, the Sri Lanka players have played quality cricket and impressed many. (AUS vs SL Streaming T20 World Cup)

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On the other side, some of the senior Australian players are struggling with the form including David Warner, Aaron Finch and Mitchell Stac. Despite that, Australia will enter the match as favourites but Sri Lanka are also expected to play the spoilsport for them.

In warm-up matches, Warner had scores of 0 and 1 while Finch, returning from a knee surgery, made 24 and 8. In Australia’s first match against South Africa in the ICC men’s T20 World Cup, Finch was dismissed for a duck while Warner struck three boundaries before falling for 14.

“I don’t see a lack of form at all. They’re terrific players. They’re just short of runs. To be honest, guys that are world-class players for as long as they have been in this format are never out of form. They’re just short of runs at the moment. We back them wholeheartedly,” said Wade in a pre-match press conference on Wednesday.

Playing XIs of Australia and Sri Lanka

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera (wk), Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dusmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara

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