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Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd T20I: Australia sneak a win by 3 wickets in hard fought contest

Matthew Wade steered Australia to an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, beating Sri Lanka, in the 2nd T20I by 7 wickets, after Wanindu Hasaranga gave Australia a scare, taking 4-33 and reducing the tourists to 99/7, at one stage, in the run chase.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 124/9 (20 ov)

Australia 126/7 (17.5 ov)

Result - Australia won by 3 wickets

SCORECARD

Sri Lanka
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Danushka Gunathilaka - 0.5 ov), 2-7 (Pathum Nissanka - 2.4 ov), 3-73 (Charith Asalanka - 11.5 ov), 4-90 (Kusal Mendis - 14.1 ov), 5-101 (Bhanuka Rajapaksa - 16.2 ov), 6-121 (Wanindu Hasaranga - 18.6 ov), 7-121 (Dasun Shanaka - 19.1 ov), 8-121 (Dushmantha Chameera - 19.2 ov), 9-121 (Chamika Karunaratne - 19.4 ov)

Australia 
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Aaron Finch - 2.4 ov), 2-53 (Mitchell Marsh - 4.4 ov), 3-58 (Steven Smith - 5.2 ov), 4-64 (David Warner - 6.2 ov), 5-80 (Marcus Stoinis - 8.4 ov), 6-99 (Glenn Maxwell - 11.4 ov), 7-99 (Ashton Agar - 11.5 ov)

Australia won the toss and elected to bowl, proving the correct choice as both Sri Lanka openers out caught by Mitchell Marsh within 3 overs.

Charith Asalanka (39) and partner Kusal Mendis (36) made a stand to get Sri Lanka back into contention, before Glenn Maxwell (2/18) again struck with the ball.

Sri Lanka ended up with a below par 124/9 off their 20 overs.

In reply, Mathew Wade steered Australia to victory after Wanindu Hasaranga gave Australia a scare, taking 4-33 and reducing the tourists to 99/7 at one stage.

Playing XIs

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara

Australia : Aaron Finch, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (WK), Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood

Match Details
Toss: Australia won the toss & elected to field
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo, Colombo
Start time:14:30:00 hrs PM
Match officials:  Kumar Dharmasena, Prageeth Rambukwella (On-field Umpires);   Lyndon Hannibal (TV Umpire);  Ranjan Madugalle (Match-referee)

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