DUBAI – David Warner’s excellent knock of 65 runs helped Australia to beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the 22nd match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at Dubai International Stadium on Thursday.
Australia achieved the target of 155 runs in 17 over by losing only three wickets to Sri Lankan bowlers.
Earlier, Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first.
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Australia have won the toss and will field first.
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Perera Kusal and Asalanka remained top scores as both made 35 runs each. With his 33-run inning, Rajapaksa helped team to set a reasonable target of 155 for the rival team.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Kusal Perera(w), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood