SL vs AUS: ‘Exciting match’… Unable to chase easy target… Appearing Aussie team!

The Australian team is playing in a five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. In the first match, the Australian team chased down the 300-run target by 2 wickets, followed by the second match.

Australia won the toss and elected to bowl

Sri Lanka innings:

Not a single Sri Lankan batsman scored a half-century in the first innings. Kushal Mendis top-scored with 36 (41). Next Tananjaya de Silva and Shanaka both scored 34 runs each. None of the others scored 20+ runs.

When Sri Lanka scored 220/9 in 47.4 overs, the rain interrupted. The third umpire also announced that the Sri Lankan innings was over.

Pat Cummins took 4/35 wickets to put Sri Lanka in crisis.

Aussie innings:

Chasing the target, Australia set a target of 216 for victory in 43 overs. Since this was a simple goal, it was assumed that the Australian team would win.

However, the Australian team, like Sri Lanka, displayed a stumbling block. Opener David Warner top-scored with 37 (51) and Maxwell added 30 off 25 balls.

Shock failure:

Steven Smith 28 (35) and Travis Head 23 (34) added some runs. Pinch 14 (15), Lapushen 18 (30) and Alex Harry 15 (20) did not make a big impact. Thus, the Australian team lost by 26 runs, adding only 189/10 at the end of 37.1 overs.

Karunaratne took 3/47 wickets. Sameera, Tananjaya and Vellalake took two wickets each.

Both teams are currently tied at 1-1. The third ODI will be played on the 19th.

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