Glenn Maxwell gave Australia an impossible victory, 80 runs in 51 balls
AUS Vs SL 1st ODI: Glenn Maxwell took the lead when Australia lost 7 wickets for 228 runs. Maxwell played an unbeaten innings of 80 runs.
AUS Vs SL 1st ODI: In the first match of the five ODI series between Sri Lanka and Australia, there was a fierce competition. However, Glenn Maxwell gave Australia an impossible victory in the rain-affected match. Maxwell played an innings of 80 runs in 51 balls and for this he was given the title of man of the match.
Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 300 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs. However, due to rain, the Australian team got a very difficult target of 282 runs in 44 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis rule.
The start of the Australian team was also very bad. In the second over itself, David Warner returned to the pavilion without opening the account. Finch handled the innings with Smith. There was a partnership of 67 runs between the two players of the second wicket. Finch was dismissed after scoring 44 runs.
Maxwell took over
Smith scored 53, Labuschagne 24, Stoinis 44 and Carey 21 and somehow kept Australia in the match. But in 35.3 overs, Australia lost 7 wickets for 228. From here the match had completely gone in Sri Lanka’s court.
However, Glenn Maxwell took the lead on his own. Maxwell hit 6 fours and 6 sixes in his unbeaten innings of 80 runs off 51 balls. Maxwell gave victory to the Australian team with 9 balls remaining due to this innings. For Sri Lanka, Hasaranga left no stone unturned to make the match exciting by taking four wickets.
Earlier, Kushal Mendis played an unbeaten innings of 86 runs for Sri Lanka. Nishanka also managed to score a half-century. Labuschagne took two wickets for 19 runs for Australia.For More Join LiveInfo