Today, Australia and Sri Lanka have played the first T20I of three-match series where Australia won the match. In this match, Sri Lanka won the toss and invited Australia to bat first. Australia’s openers gave them a good start and added 122 runs for the opening stand. At the end of their inning, Glenn Maxwell scored a fifty and Australia set the target of 234 runs for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has managed to score just 99 runs and lost the match by 134 runs.
In this match, Glenn Maxwell again gives an example of his great fielding to dismiss Wanindu Hasaranga. Maxwell was mic’d up and was clearly heard saying, “run out” as he ran towards the ball. Before throwing the ball, he said was mic’d up and was clearly heard saying, “run out” and then he has thrown the ball towards the keeper where Alex Carey run-out the batsman easily.
The mic'd up Maxwell called it!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 27, 2019
David Warner has scored his first T20 International century and awarded with the player of the match award.
“It means a lot to contribute to the team and put us in a great position. It was a good milestone but got a great total on the board, and it’s always tough to chase a big one in Australia. Sometimes it’d be tough with no rotation of strike. One of us had to go hard against the new ball. Pradeep’s skills are excellent; he’s a world-class Test player, I reckon. You forget how busy the schedule actually is. You always get good support here in Australia. We thrive on people coming and watching us,” David Warner said in the post-match presentation.
“The way played Davey played was outstanding. Maxi, the way he went from ball one, was brilliant. To get the job done so well, really pleasing. It was about doing our things really well. We always want to start well, pretty clinical. (Room for improvement) Maybe a little bit of execution with the ball. All in all, it was an outstanding job – our quicks upfront and the spinners later,” Australian Captain Aaron Finch said in the post-match presentation.