David Warner has seen off his awful times behind within a rollicking T20 hundred in the series opener against Sri Lanka. However, he has made his 33rd birthday even more special with his destructive innings.
After winning the toss Sri Lankan captain took a brave decision to bowl first. Australia started the innings with a fiery opening partnership of 122 runs. Although Aaron Finch got out after a well made 64 off 36 balls.
David Warner continues to punish the Sri Lanka bowling lineup with flory of six and fours. In the process, he scored his first hundred in the international T20Is. He scored 10 fours and 4 sixes in his innings.
After the dismissal of Finch, Maxwell joined the party to take the Lankan bowling attack to the cleaners, who came to bat one place earlier than his usual position. However, Maxwell & David Warner added 107 runs for the third wicket partnership. They made sure Australia finishes 233 runs at the end of 20 overs. Which is Australia’s 4th highest score in the T-20Is cricket.
In the chase, Sri Lanka started their innings with rather unpleasant fashion, by losing both openers cheaply. Pat Cummins was fantastic with his opening spells. He took 2 crucial wickets in his 4 overs. Moreover, the Sri Lankan middle-order batsmen could not have any answer to the Australian pace and bounce. They really struggled to show any kind of resilience with the bat in hand.
Mitchell Strac looked very good with his comeback spells as well. He took 2 wickets to peg back the batting line up. While Kane Richardson also gave very good support in the pace bowling department.
Australian Spin twins Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar did very well restrain the Sri Lankan batting lineup. They took 4 wickets in 8 overs with an expense of 27 runs.
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The Bottom line is, it was a complete team performance by Australia. At first, they posted a daunting score of 233 runs in 20 overs. Then with the bowl in hand, they shrunk Sri Lanka by a mere score of 99.
David Warner was adjudged as the man of the match for his inaugural hundred in T20 cricket. He did entertain the Adelaide spectators with his brilliant display of batting.
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