Australia defeated Sri Lanka in the first T20I of the continued five-match sequence at Sydney Cricket Floor on Friday.
Chasing a revised complete of 142 from 19 overs, the guests had a horrible begin dropping two wickets – Danushka Gunathilaka (1), Avishka Fernando (6) – for simply 21 in 3.3 overs. Then Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka partnered to get the workforce out of bother.
The duo added a vital stand of 43 runs for the third wicket earlier than Adam Zampa broke the partnership by dismissing Nissanka (36). Two balls later in the identical over, Zampa despatched again Asalanka (16) as effectively to cut back the vacationers at 64/4.
The wicket of Asalanka opened flood gates as Sri Lanka couldn’t solely handle to achieve 122/9 in 19 overs, dropping the competition by 20 runs (DLS technique).
Zampa and Josh Hazlewood had been the decide of the bowlers for the hosts. Whereas Zampa bagged three scalps for 18 in his quota of 4 overs, Hazlewood took 4 wickets for 12 runs in 4 overs.
Earlier, Australia posted 149/9 of their allotted 20 overs. Opener Ben McDermott and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis had been the one highlights with the bat for the house workforce.
McDermott justified his place within the taking part in XI by top-scoring for his workforce with 53 off 41 balls, together with three sixes. Equally, Stoinis chipped in with 30 from 17 deliveries. For Sri Lanka, Wanindu Hasaranga bagged three wickets whereas conceding 38 runs in 4 overs.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Adam Zampa has been awarded the Participant of the Match for his 3-18 (4) #AUSvSL pic.twitter.com/9ySSmbNCPN
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 11, 2022
Australia go 1-0 up 👏
Sri Lanka fall quick by 20 runs (by DLS technique), courtesy of good spells of bowling from Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa.
Watch the remainder of the #AUSvSL sequence reside on https://t.co/CPDKNxoJ9v (in choose areas) 📺
📝 https://t.co/vlbrWjxQTJ pic.twitter.com/N2hEXbCNwn
— ICC (@ICC) February 11, 2022
Australia have now performed 10 males’s T20Is in opposition to Sri Lanka at dwelling.
AUS leads to:
First 5 matches – L L L L L
Subsequent 5 matches – W W W W W#AUSvSL
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) February 11, 2022
Finest bowling figures for an Australian tempo bowler in T20 internationals:
5/27 – James Faulkner vs PAK, Mar 2016
4/8 – Billy Stanlake vs PAK, Jul 2018
4/12 – JOSH HAZLEWOOD vs SL, TODAY#AUSvSL
— Nic Savage (@nic_savage1) February 11, 2022
Josh Hazlewood has taken 15 Powerplay wickets in T20Is because the begin of 2021. No bowler has taken extra in that part in that timeframe. #AusvSL
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) February 11, 2022
Josh Hazlewood blew SL away with excellent figures of 4-12 from his 4 overs #AUSvSL pic.twitter.com/j9q9lHGxQJ
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) February 11, 2022
Sensible spell bowled by Adam Zampa within the First T20I match in opposition to Sri Lanka. His bowling determine (4-0-18-3). Nicely bowled Adam Zampa. #AUSvSL
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) February 11, 2022
Adam Zampa is unquestionably a high participant to have in your workforce in T20
Squeezes center overs and picks wickets too
However not likely in excessive demand in IPL
As a result of groups do not wish to lock an abroad spot for a specialist spinner
Nonetheless really feel with 10 groups must be picked #IPLAuction
— Achraj Revoo (@Achraj31) February 11, 2022
Josh Hazlewood in opposition to Sri Lanka within the first T20i: 4-0-12-4. Excellent bowling efficiency by Josh, he is displaying his class and capabilities only a day earlier than Mega Public sale.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 11, 2022