Australia vs Sri Lanka (AUS vs SL) 1st T20I Live Score Updates Streaming Online: Australia began their three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka on Sunday at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide by winning it by 134 runs, after restricting Stri Lanka to just 99/9 in 20 overs.
After Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field, Australia put up a massive 233/2 in the first innings thanks to fifties from Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell, and most importantly, David Warner’s maiden T20I hundred. Sri Lanka lost the plot early on, and continued to dwindle losing wickets almost every over. Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep hold on to the very end, but to no avail. Adam Zampa finished the match with three wickets, while Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins nabbed two each.
Sri Lanka in Australia, 3 T20 International Series, 2019Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 27 October 2019
Australia 233/2 (20.0)
Sri Lanka 99/9 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day – 1st T20I ) Australia beat Sri Lanka by 134 runs
Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Highlights:
Australia win the first T20I by 134 runs at Adelaide after restricting Stri Lanka to just 99/9 in 20 overs. Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep hold on to the very end, but to no avail. Adam Zampa with three wickets, while Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins nabbed two each.
After escaping a LBW call, Kasun Rajitha goes out for a duck now on the very next ball, after conceding the most number of runs in a single match. All hopes are lost now. SL are 83/9 after 16.4 overs.
A moving ball, quite high in the air after being well struck, yet a perfect catch by Ashton Agar. Adam Zampa gets his second, and sends Lakshan Sandakan back to the pavilion. SL are 82/8 after 16.3 overs.
And another, this time Adam Zampa gets one. A big outside edge off Dasun Shanaka’s bat and he is caught by Kane Richardson. SL are 71/7 after 14.2 overs.
What a throw that is. Take a bow, Glenn Maxwell. Australia are in song right now, as another Sri Lanka batsman walks off. Maxwell picks up the ball and throws it directly to Alex Carey to runout Wanindu Hasaranga. SL are 71/6 after 14 overs.
Dasun Shanaka has absolutely swatted Kane Richardson’s short delivery and it goes over the boundary line with some pace. First six of the innings. Apart from that, things have remained somewhat the same for the visitors. Nine runs from the over. SL are 66/5 after 13 overs.
After hitting Dasun Shanaka’s head the previous ball, Mitchell Starc unleashes an almighty yorker and dismisses Kusal Perera. Sri Lanka might even be bundled today at Adelaide, the way these Australia bowlers are bowling. Starc gets his second of the day. SL are 50/5 after 10.3 overs.
Oshada Fernando’s resilience is over as Ashton Agar bowls him out. He departs for 13 from 21 balls. No way back for the visitors surely? SL Are 46/4 after 9.2 overs.
Spiking asking runrate
Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa have come into the attack, and slowed down the runrate even more. Oshada Fernando and Kusal Perera might be doing well to save their wickets, but they have to start hitting big soon, as the asking runrate has climbed upto 17.18 now. Five runs from the over. 45/3 after 9 overs.
Fernando, Perera giving hope
Things look promising, or will it an exaggeration? But it is what it is, as Sri Lanka add some much needed runs to their scoreboard. A boundary each by Oshada Fernando and Kusal Perera against Pat Cummins. 12 runs from the over. SL are 29/3 after 6 overs.
Cummins the culprit!
Pat Cummins is on fire!
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Pat Cummins takes another, and he clean bowls Bhanuka Rajapaksha out. He goes for two, and Sri Lanka are losing all hope here. The runrate’s below six and three top-order batsmen are gone. SL are 14/3 after 4 overs.
Two quick wickets fall for Sri Lanka, and it’s going from bad to worse! Danushka Gunathilaka went the adventurous route and he is dismissed by Pat Cummins. He departs for 11. SL are 13/2 after 3.3 overs.
Mitchell Starc strikes as Sri Lanka lose their first wicket. It was a short delivery angling just wide of Kusal Mendis’ body and he tries to whip it across the line. However, the batsman fails to time his shot as the ball balloons up in the air and is safely caught at square leg by Ashton Turner. He departs on 0. SL are 1/1 after 0.5 overs.
And the chase begins!
Sri Lankan openers Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka are out in the middle to start the chase. The visitors need 234 to win at a required run rate of almost 12. Mitchell Starc will start the proceedings for Australia.
Warner scored hundred, AUS end at 233/2
And with the last ball, David Warner gets his maiden T20I hundred up and guides Australia to their highest-ever total at home; 233/2 at the end of the innings. What a performance by the 33-year-old. 10 fours, four sixes and 56 balls. Sri Lanka have a monumental task of chasing 234 now.
After getting hit for a four off the first by David Warner, Dasun Shanaka dismisses Glenn Maxwell in the third ball of the final over. The all-rounder departs for 62. AUS are 229/1 after 19.3 overs.
Heading for a big score
After David Warner equalled his best score in T20Is, Maxwell just decided to inflict more pain on Kusan Rajitha, who has conceded 75 runs from four overs. Maxwell hits two consecutive sixes, brings up his seventh T20I fifty in just 22 balls. 18 runs from the over. AUS are 216/1 after 18 overs.
Pradeep reduces runrate
After continuing the onslaught by scoring 13 runs in the previous over, Australians have been given some antidote this over. Nuwan Pradeep concedes just 7 runs, which maintains his economy to only 7.00. AUS are 185/1 after 16 overs.
Maxwell goes maximum
Well, well, well… Glenn Maxwell has joined in on the act and has filled the void of Aaron Finch. Two boundaries in the previous over, and now he has padded it up with a boundary and a six in the first two balls of the over by Wanindu Hasaranga. And another one goes out of the park, this time from David Warner. 22 runs from the over AUS are 165/1 after 14 overs.
Two fours from Aaron Finch, and yet Lakshan Sandakan gets his wicket! The batsman tried to slog this one too, but was caught by Kusal Mendis in the end. The captain falls for 64, and on comes Glenn Maxwell. AUS are 122/1 after 10.5 overs.
Warner scores his fifty!
After getting hit for a biggie by Aaron Finch, Kasun Rajitha is getting absolutely slaughtered out there. The captain rotates strike, and David Warner goes for a six again. And again, and with that Warner brings up his half-century. He follows it up with a four, and the opener ends the over being on 55*. AUS are 112/0 after 10 overs.
Fifty for Finch!
Six fours. Three sixes. 31 balls. Aaron Finch (54*) gets his 10th T20I fifty in some style after hitting it out of the park in Adelaide, and within the first 10 overs itself. To note is, he was made to pass a fitness test yesterday. AUS are 95/0 after 9.2 overs.
After just a single boundary and 13 runs from the last two overs, Aaron Finch brings the ferocity back into action with a massive six. And another, frustrating Wanindu Hasaranga in his first over itself. One over extra-cover, and another over outside off. The captain’s upto 44* from 26 balls. 15 runs from the over. AUS are 80/0 after 8 overs.
Ffity up for the hosts
After Aaron Finch punished Nuwan Pradeep with two boundaries in the previous over, David Warner now hits his first four of the innings to Kusan Rajitha. Australia look rather unstoppable in Adelaide now, as Warner hits another one off a no ball… which he follows with a six. Warner finishes the over on 22*, while Finch’s 28*. A massive 21 runs off the over. AUS are 52/0 after 5 overs.
Finch on fire
Kasun Rajitha comes in for the innings’s second over, and it has zero effect of dampening the spirits of the Australian openers. The captain hits two fours, one through point and another through sweeper. 11 runs off the over. AUS are 20/0 after 2 overs.
Finch, Warner begin proceedings
And Australia begin with a bang! Aaron Finch’s brilliantly hit boundary in the second ball of the innings set the tone for the match early on, as a couple of singles, a double and a wide gets the hosts to a bright start against Lasith Malinga’s opening over. AUS are 9/0 after the first over.
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Perera (W), Oshada Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga (C).
Australia Playing XI
Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey (W), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
Sri Lanka wins toss
Lasith Malinga has won the toss and has opted to field.
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the first T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka. The match will be the first of three matches, and it is being held in Adelaide. Do stay tuned!