David Warner back in kind as Australia crush Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

David Warner Of Australia Plays A Shot As Kusal Perera Of Sri Lanka Looks On During The Icc Men'S T2
Image Source: ALEX DAVIDSON/GETTY IMAGES David Warner of Australia plays a shot as Kusal Perera of Sri Lanka looks on throughout the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Dubai International Arena on October 28, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Classic David Warner answered his critics with a sizzling 42-ball-65 as Australia cruised to a seven-wicket success over Sri Lanka in a Super 12 video game of the ICC T20 World Cup here on Thursday.

Warner, who has gone through a lean spot, was back in his aspect as his 10 fours made it easy for Australia to chase after down the target of 155 in only 17 overs. It was Australia’s 2nd win in as many Super 12 games and they appear like a strong competitor apart from England in the group to move into the semifinals.

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Warner was associated with two strong partnerships,– 70 in 6.5 overs with skipper Finch (37 off 23 balls) and another 50 in 6.3 overs with previous skipper Steve Smith (28 not out off 26 balls).

In the end, the chase looked like a walk in the park for the Aussies, who were much better in all departments of the video game against Sri Lanka who lost their way in between 10th and 13th over of their own innings. Nevertheless, the day belonged Warner, who was at his best and it just helped him that Sri Lankan bowlers missed out on the length on a lot of celebrations which provided adequate time to rock back and play those customary pull-shots– both off pacers in addition to spinners.

Warner, had a horrible last month in the UAE when he had a public fall-out with the Sunrisers Hyderabad management and it went to the level of among the contemporary day great being not enabled to come to the arena by the franchise management, which had earlier stripped him of captaincy.

It was about time that he responded to everybody with a knock that will definitely be a wake-up call for other teams. However a lot of credit must also go to Mitchell Starc, who bowled the “ball of the tournament” as Australia crafted a mid-innings collapse which went a long way in restricting the islanders to 154 for 6.

Starc (2/27 in 4 overs) bowled a fantastic resurgence shipment in the kind of a vicious inswinging yorker after being hit for a 6 which saw the end of Kusal Perera (35 off 25 balls) as Sri Lanka lost four quick wickets for 16 runs to slump to 94 for 5 from a reasonably strong 78 for 1 in little under 3 overs.

Bhanuka Rakaspakse (33 not out off 26 balls), then released into Australian attack’s weak-link Marcus Stoinis (0/35 in 3 overs) to get Sri Lanka rather back on track which looked unlikely after Starc’s 2nd spell. Nevertheless, Perera and last match’s hero Charith Asalanka (35 off 27 balls) added 63 runs in little over seven overs to establish the platform.

Asalanka was the first to leave the blocks when he slog-swept Glenn Maxwell over deep mid-wicket for a 6 and likewise swept behind square for a limit. He then got another 4 off Josh Hazlewood’s bowling prior to Perera also signed up with the fun.

He smacked Starc for a six over long-on in his signature common ‘Sanath Jayasuriya design’ however the left-arm speedster then bowled one that jagged back late and landed in the blockhole at a good pace. Perera couldn’t even bring his bat down before it interrupted the stumps. Prior to that, Asalanka had actually been dismissed by leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who quickly was the most prominent bowler on an excellent batting track with remarkable figures of 2/12 in 4 overs. He bowled as lots of as 12 dot balls.

It was due to the fact that of Zampa that Sri Lanka regardless of some excellent shots in between didn’t get the requisite momentum throughout those middle overs. Include to it he and Starc shared the spoils to make it hard for opposition batters. It was Rajapakse’s four boundaries and a 6 that provided muscle to their rating in the end.

Released at Thu, 28 Oct 2021 13:24:23 -0500