The Lankans gave Australia a target of 155 runs

Sri Lanka batting against Australia (Photo: Collected)

Sri Lanka could not build a challenging score even after a flying start. The team, which had scored 6 runs for the loss of one wicket against Australia, then lost 4 wickets for just 18 runs.

Sri Lanka were able to score 154 for 6 in 20 overs due to the loss of wickets at regular intervals. Kushal Perera and Charith Asalanka scored the highest 35 runs for the team. Vanuka Rajapakse remained unbeaten on 33 runs.

Australia won the toss and elected to bat first at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

After batting first, opener Pathum Nishanka returned for 15 runs in 2.3 overs. Opener Kushal Perera then put on 83 off 44 balls with Charith Asalanka in the second wicket.

After that Sri Lanka lost 4 wickets in just 18 runs. Asalanka returned with 35 runs off 27 balls with 4 fours and one six. Opener Kushal Perera also returned with just 7 runs left. He made 35 off 25 balls with four fours and a six before returning to the dressing room.

After that Aviska Fernando and Wanendu Hasaranga took part in the procession. Both of them returned with 4 runs. Captain Dasun Shanaka could not take advantage by batting in the number seven position. He returned with just 12 runs off 19 balls.

However, batting at number five, Vanuka played for the last ball of the innings for Rajapaksa. Sri Lanka were able to score 154 runs for 6 wickets with his unbeaten 33 off 27 balls.

Michelle Starc, Pat Cummins and Adam Jampa shared two wickets each for Australia.

Short score

Sri Lanka: 154/6 in 20 overs (Kushal Perera 35, Charith Asalanka 35, Vanuka Rajapakse 33 *, Dasun Sanaka 12; Adam Jampa 2/12, Mitchell Stark 2/26, Pete Cummins 2/34).

OD / Azim

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