Sri Lanka cricket team win a last-ball
Chamara Kapugedera belted a four off the last ball to give Sri Lanka a mind blowing five-wicket win over Australia in its initial Twenty20 International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday (February 17).
The win, returning on the of its 2-1 arrangement win over South Africa last month, kept Sri Lanka unbeaten in four T20I recreations in Australia. Sri Lanka lead the arrangement 1-0 with two amusements to be played in Geelong on Sunday and Adelaide on Wednesday.
A ton of the credit ought to go to Asela Gunaratne, whose red hot 52 off 37 balls, earned him man of the match. Gunaratne hit seven fours to fashion a 60-run remain with Milinda Siriwardana to put Sri Lanka only 18 runs shy of triumph with 17 balls remaining.
It was a cheeky complete with Aaron Finch, the Australia chief, rolling out a few handling improvements to keep Sri Lanka on its toes. However, Kapugedera withstood the weight and smacked the last conveyance of Andrew Tye, the paceman, through the spreads to the limit rope for the triumphant runs.
Australia was playing without Steven Smith, David Warner, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood – all on visit in India yet made a focused aggregate of 168 for 6 off its 20 overs.
The arrival of Malinga
After very nearly a year out of cricket because of harm and ailment, Sri Lanka genius Lasith Malinga is at last back. He amazed the opening of the match and keeping in mind that he didn’t have the prompt achievement he had in Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s XI clash when he created a sublime yorker with his fourth conveyance, he made a splendid showing with regards to of pegging Australia back late in their innings. He expelled Travis Head and Ashton Turner in back to back conveyances and keeping in mind that James Faulkner denied him a hat-trick, he completed his four overs with a great 2-29.