AUS vs SL: Australia need 158 runs to win this match against Sri Lanka. However, only Australia reached the target and won by losing 3 wickets in 16.3 overs.
Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the 19th match of T20 World Cup 2022. In this match against Sri Lanka, Australia needed 158 runs to win. However, only Australia reached the target and won by losing 3 wickets in 16.3 overs. The Aussies won the race at the crucial moment. Australia, who entered the ring as the defending champions in this World Cup, got their first victory. Earlier, host Australia had to suffer defeat against New Zealand.
Marcus Stoinis storm innings..
Australia’s all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has exploded against Sri Lanka. Losing 3 wickets for 89 runs, Peekallothu was in trouble. Stoinis who came into the crease immediately started showing his glory. The massacre that started with Karunaratna ended with Lahiru Kumara. Stoinis, who played just 18 balls, rained boundaries with 4 sixes and 6 sixes and tore the Lankan bowlers apart. In this sequence, this Aussie player, who poured a flood of runs with a strike rate of 327, did not leave any bowler. Stoinis who scored a half century in just 17 balls.
With this powerful batting, Stoinis, who showed dots to the Lankan bowlers, became the first Australian player to score a half century in few balls. Stoinis helped Australia increase its net run rate as well. With this win, Australia is 4th in the points table with 2 points. At the same time captain Aaron Finch returned unbeaten with 31 runs off 42 balls. Australian opener David Warner was dismissed after scoring 11 runs in 10 balls. Mitchell Marsh scored 17 runs off 17 balls. Glenn Maxwell played the fastest innings with 23 runs off 12 balls. Glenn Maxwell hit 2 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne and Mahesh Thikshan took wickets.
Disappointed Sri Lankan bowlers..
Dhananjay D’Silva took 1 wicket for 18 runs in 2.1 overs for Sri Lanka. At the same time Chamika Karunaratne sent 1 player to the pavilion for 20 runs in 3 overs. Mahesh Thikshan gave 23 runs in 3 overs and took one wicket. Apart from this, the rest of the Sri Lankan bowlers were disappointing. Vanendu was hit hard by the Australian batters. Australian bowlers scored 53 runs in 3 overs bowled by Vanendu Hasaran. This bowler did not get a single wicket. In this match, Marcus Stoinis scored an unbeaten 59 off 18 balls and was adjudged the player of the match.