Australia vs Sri Lanka, Match 1: Hazlewood dazzles Sri Lanka after McDermott half century
An important half century from Ben McDermott, backed by a sensational 4/12 from Josh Hazlewood, saw Australia to a 20 run win (D/L Method) over Sri Lanka today at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia vs Sri Lanka, Match 1, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
Australia 149/9 (20 ov)
Sri Lanka 122/8 (19 ov)
Result - Australia won by 20 runs (D/L method)
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Sri Lanka fall short by 20 runs (by DLS method), courtesy of brilliant spells of bowling from Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa.
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Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field, things starting well as Wanindu Hasaranga (3/38) removed Aaron Finch early on.
Ben McDermott (53) smashed an important half century to get Australia back on track before Chamika Karunaratne (2/22) added some crucial wickets.
Marcus Stoinis (30) chipped in as Australia went in at 149/9.
In response, Australia got some early wickets, Josh Hazlewood (4/12) removing Danushka Gunathilaka and Pat Cummins (1/32) getting Avishka Fernando.
Pathum Nissanka (36) and Charith Asalanka (16) steadied the ship and got Sri Lanka back on track.
It wasn't quite enough though, as Australia won by 20 runs in a rain affected outcome.
Australia Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Aaron Finch - 4.5 ov), 2-80 (Josh Inglis - 10.3 ov), 3-90 (Glenn Maxwell - 11.4 ov), 4-105 (Steven Smith - 13.5 ov), 5-107 (Ben McDermott - 14.2 ov), 6-141 (Matthew Wade - 17.3 ov), 7-141 (Marcus Stoinis - 17.4 ov), 8-144 (Mitchell Starc - 18.3 ov), 9-145 (Pat Cummins - 18.5 ov)
Sri Lanka Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Danushka Gunathilaka - 1.6 ov), 2-21 (Avishka Fernando - 3.3 ov), 3-64 (Pathum Nissanka - 10.2 ov), 4-64 (Charith Asalanka - 10.4 ov), 5-88 (Wanindu Hasaranga - 14.3 ov), 6-89 (Dasun Shanaka - 15.1 ov), 7-90 (Chamika Karunaratne - 15.4 ov), 8-104 (Dushmantha Chameera - 17.1 ov)
AUSTRALIA - Matthew Wade (WK), Ben McDermot, Josh Inglis, Aaron Finch (C), Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins
SRI LANKA - Dinesh Chandimal (WK), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka (C), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana
Date - 11th February, 08:10 AM
Venue - Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss & elected to field
Umpires - Sam Nogajski, Shawn Craig
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