Australia beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in 3rd T20I at the MCG
Australia had a resounding series win over Sri Lanka 3-0 after completeing another victory in 3rd and final T20I of the series,at the MCG, earlier today.
Sri Lanka 142-6 (Kusal Perera 57; Pat Cummins 2-23, Mitchell Starc 2-32, Kane Richardson 2-25)
Australia 145-3 ( David Warner 57*)
Result - Australia won by 7 wickets
Sri Lanka finish their 20 overs on 142/6.— ICC (@ICC) November 1, 2019
Kusal Perera top-scored with a 45-ball 57, while Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers with 2/23 from his four overs.
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After Australia had won the toss and decided to field, Sri Lanka scored 142-6 in their allotted 20 overs – wicketkeeper/batsman Kusal Perera top scoring with 57 - Pat Cummins 2-23, Mitchell Starc 2-32 and Kane Richardson 2-25, all taking two wickets apiece for Australia.
Australia responded in the run chase with an unbeaten opening partnership of 50 in the first 6 overs with Aaron Finch and David Warner in command (although Sri Lankan skipper Lasith Malinga had bowled tidily, going for only 8 runs in his first spell of 2 overs).
Although Australia lost Finch ,Smith and McDermott, Warner again was the man to take them home by 7 wickets, this time with Ashton Turner, and with over 2 overs to spare.
Australia - Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Ben McDermott, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey(wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Sri Lanka - Kusal Mendis,, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera(wk), Avishka Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga(c), Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara
Start Time: 08:10
Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Officials: Shawn Craig, Paul Wilson, Gerard Abood, Phillip Gillespie, Javagal Srinath
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