Digital Desk, Dubai. Now no one is well as Warner has shown signs of coming back to form after playing an innings of 65 runs off 42 balls with the help of 10 fours. He took the news of Sri Lankan bowlers fiercely in his old style. Today, there, the impeccable Warner appeared in the field, spoiling the line and length of the best bowler with his batting. On the basis of his innings, Australia achieved the target of 155 runs with three overs remaining.
Chasing the target, Warner along with his opening partner Captain Aaron Finch (37 runs, 23 balls, 5 fours, two sixes) gave the team a strong start by sharing 70 runs in just 41 balls for the first wicket. After Finch’s dismissal, Warner ensured the team’s victory with Steve Smith (28 runs, 26 balls, one four) for the third wicket with a 50-run partnership of 39 balls, the rest of the work was finally done by Marcus Stoinis in 7 balls. He scored 16 runs with the help of two fours and a six.
Maxwell’s bat remained silent today and he could only score five runs. Wanindu Hasaranga took two wickets for Sri Lanka, while captain Dasun Shanaka took one wicket.
Earlier, losing the toss and opting to bat, Sri Lanka’s team also performed well, but due to dew in the second innings, bowling becomes a bit difficult. However, Sri Lanka did not have a good start and took only 15 runs in the form of Pathum Nisanka (7 runs), but then opener Kushal Perera (35 runs, 25 balls, 4 fours, one six) And Charit Aslanka (35 runs, 27 balls, 4 fours, one six), who played a brilliant half-century in the last match, took the team for the second wicket with a partnership of 63 runs in 45 balls.
But after this, Zampa dismissed Aslanka and Avishka Fernando (4 runs) to put Sri Lanka on the back foot. In the end, B Rajapaksa scored 33 runs in 26 balls with the help of a six and 4 fours to take the team to a challenging score. Starc, Cummins and Zampa took two wickets each for Australia.
Australia-Sri Lanka will try to present a strong claim for the semi-finals
The Super-12 will be a bit tough in the coming matches, but today’s Sri Lanka and Australia team which manages to die, will present a strong claim for the semi-finals with two wins in the opening two matches.
Both teams chased successfully in their opening matches, but Sri Lanka are more confident than Australia on a pitch easy to bat in Sharjah. The two teams last met in 2019 when Australia won 3-0 in home conditions.
Having topped the qualifying stage, Sri Lanka have been playing some good cricket, which was an unknown side before the tournament began. With the kind of performances by Charit Aslanka and Bhanuka Rajapakse against Bangladesh, one thing is clear that there will definitely be enthusiasm and confidence in the Sri Lankan camp.
Australia also defeated South Africa in their first match. The Australian team performed brilliantly with both the ball and the bat. Josh Hazlewood’s brilliant opening spell and Glenn Maxwell’s four-over bonus overs enabled him to rein in the South African batsmen. But if they are to survive in the tournament, David Warner and Aaron Finch will have to do well.