SL vs AUS: David Warner’s stormy innings wasted, Sri Lanka created history, won the ODI series by defeating Australia on the last ball
The Sri Lankan cricket team on Tuesday defeated Cricket Australia by four runs in a bowler dominated match by Colombo’s R. Sri Lanka clinched the five-match ODI series 3-1 with a win at the Premadasa Stadium. The bowlers dominated the match. Earlier, the Australian bowlers prevented the Sri Lankan batsmen from scoring big. Australia bundled out Sri Lanka for 254 in 49 overs. For a strong team like Australia, this target was easy. But the Sri Lankan bowlers performed so well that the visiting team lost all their wickets in 50 overs and could manage only 254 runs.
Chasing the target of 259 runs, the start of the Australian team was not good. He lost the fourth ball of the third over to captain Aaron Finch. Finch could not even open the account. After the captain’s dismissal, his opening partner David Warner took the lead in the innings and retained one end.
Just 1 run from David Warner’s century
Warner was holding one end. But there was no one to support him from the other side. Mitchell Marsh was dismissed after scoring 26 runs. Marnus Labuschagne got out for just 14 runs. Alex Carey contributed 19 runs. Travis Head could not extend his innings beyond 27 runs. Just one run came off Glenn Maxwell’s bat. Cameron Green was out for 13. Green’s wicket fell on the total score of 223. But he had already returned to the Warner Pavilion. Warner was dismissed for 99 and missed a century by just 1 run. He faced 112 balls in his innings and hit 12 fours.
Pat Cummins’ attempt fails
Pat Cummins began efforts to bring the team’s score to a respectable level. But he did not get success. Pat Cummins played an important innings of 35 runs in 43 balls. But he returned to the pavilion after being lbw off Chamika Karunaratne. His wicket fell on the fifth ball of the 49th over. Matthew Kuhnman was dismissed after scoring 15 runs on the last ball of the 50th over.
Dhananjaya, Karunaratne, Geoffrey Wanders registered two wins each for Sri Lanka. Mahish Tikshana, Vanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Velalez took one wicket each.
Sri Lanka’s innings is coming
The Sri Lankan batsmen also could not do anything special in this match. Only two of his batsmen played well. On the basis of which the team was successful in crossing the 250 mark. Charita Aslanka was the top scorer for the hosts with 110 runs. Aslanka faced 106 balls and hit 10 fours and a six. Apart from this, Dhananjay played an innings of 60 runs. Dhananjay faced 61 balls in his innings and hit seven fours. Apart from these two, no other batsman of the team could perform well. Matthew, Cummins and Marsh took two wickets each for Australia.