Australia beat Sri Lanka on Tuesday by seven wickets, giving them their first win of the T20 World Cup. Stoinis’s blistering fifty was a big part of this. Australia beats Sri Lanka by seven wickets thanks to Stoinis’s help. After losing the first Super 12 match to New Zealand, they chose to field and held Sri Lanka to 157 runs for six runs. Adam Zampa, a leg-spinner, couldn’t play because he tested positive for COVID-19 at the last minute. So, they couldn’t have him.
Australia beats Sri Lanka by seven wickets
The home team answered with 158 runs for 3 wickets in 16.3 overs. Stoinis hit six sixes during his unbeaten 59 runs off 18 balls for the home team. Stoinis, the match’s most valuable player, told reporters, “It was a great battle.”
“So, to be honest, I was very worried. The plan was for it to change the game and give the players a little more energy.” Australia’s seamers used a lot of speed and bounce to take three wickets and set Sri Lanka back. Someone might have thought that the deck at Perth Stadium was a WACA pitch.
Pathum Nissanka (40) and Dhananjaya de Silva (26). Both of the top two batters found it hard to hit boundaries. But he was very focused as he ran between the wickets. The batter was trying to hit a duck. In the eleventh over, de Silva was about to hit a six, but a great flick-back on edge by David Warner stopped him.
So, he was out when de Silva hit a catch to the same fielder at long-off after five balls. Also, Charith Asalanka’s late attack (38 not out off 25 balls) in the last overs kept the team from falling apart completely after Mitchell Marsh had run out Nissanka.
When it was Sri Lanka’s turn to play on the field, fast bowler Lahiru Kumara used the surface very well. Also, he always beats Aaron Finch (31, not out). Warner tried to hit the ball, but off-spinner Mahesh Theekshana (1-23) made him miss (11).
Glenn Maxwell’s creative strokeplay helped Australia get back into the game (23). Still, Stoinis hit it out of the park, as the third-best T20 bowler Wanindu Hasaranga gave up 53 runs in three overs without getting a wicket.