Australia 155/3 (17) – Sri Lanka 154/6 (20).The favourites won the match by 7 wickets and 3 overs left. However, there were a few moments when the Bees could take control over the match and hope for victory. However, the decision to bowl first seems to become a new trend in the T20 World Cup, and Australians were right with it.
The first half of the game was pretty standard as Sri Lanka’s batters weren’t as persuasive as they could. Having 35 runs on average was not so bad but didn’t give enough confidence before the sides’ exchange. 154 runs are good enough, but not against Australia and their top batters.
While the beginning of the second half was too easy for the favourites thanks to Warner’s 65 runs, the further few overs were disappointing. A few wickets seemed to turn the situation upside down in a couple of minutes, but Australian batters needed just a short pause before the confident continuation. As a result, needed 155 runs were gotten in just 17 overs, bringing the second victory for Australia and sending Sri Lanka to the 1-1 result. Want to know more about cricket and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the latest updates to your email.