Australia vs Sri Lanka, Match 3: Richardson sets up Australia win
A bowling masterclass from Kane Richardson put Australia in a great position, as Finch and Maxwell scored some important runs to see them to a 6 wicket win over Sri Lanka today at the Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Australia vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
Australia 124/4 (16.5 ov)
Sri Lanka 121/6 (20 ov)
Result - Australia won by 6 wickets
Australia win by 6 wickets and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match T20I series against Sri Lanka ??#AUSvSL | https://t.co/BKrvBKEUXx pic.twitter.com/9jwFpU8yw0— ICC (@ICC) February 15, 2022
Australia won the toss and put Sri Lanka in to bat, Kane Richardson (3/21) taking control early on as both openers were gone quickly.
Sri Lanka never really got going until Dinesh Chandimal (25) and Dasun Shanaka (39*) added some crucial runs later on.
Sri Lanka went in at 121/6, leaving their bowlers with an uphill struggle.
In response, it looked as if Sri Lanka were ready to rise to the challenge, Ben McDermott gone on the first ball.
Aaron Finch (35) and Glenn Maxwell (39) took the match away from Sri Lanka though.
Australia walked away with a 6 wicket win and the series, taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5 match series.
Sri Lanka Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Danushka Gunathilaka - 2.1 ov), 2-23 (Charith Asalanka - 2.5 ov), 3-38 (Kusal Mendis - 6.3 ov), 4-40 (Pathum Nissanka - 7.2 ov), 5-87 (Dinesh Chandimal - 16.1 ov), 6-115 (Chamika Karunaratne - 19.3 ov)
Australia Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Ben McDermott - 0.1 ov), 2-26 (Ashton Agar - 4.4 ov), 3-76 (Glenn Maxwell - 10.4 ov), 4-102 (Aaron Finch - 14.1 ov)
Australia - Aaron Finch(c), Ben McDermott, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(wk), Daniel Sams, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood
Sri Lanka - Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(wk), Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara
Start Time: 08:10
Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Officials: Rodney Tucker, Shawn Craig, Sam Nogajski, Donovan Koch, David Boon
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