What a sensational cricket showoff the fans witnessed today in the 1st Warm up match played between Australia and Sri Lanka at Kennington Oval, London. Australia won the toss and decided to bat first, the decision taken by Aussie skipper on the behalf of pitch conditions at Oval. Sri Lankan started to set the target by batting first and they had a normal opening start of 49 runs.
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Opener Dickwella scored 41 runs in 30 balls, Tharanga lost his wicket on 13 runs and Mendis did not even enter in the double, this type of top order performances diverted pressure on the middle order batting lineup of Sri Lanka against Australia.
Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews is the man who pefromed extremely well against Australian bowlers and stood for the sake his team. He played a responsible innings of 95 runs that helped the Sri Lankans to past a might target on board.
Gunaratne also made a stunning innings of 70 runs in just 56 balls. He played the death overs in aggressive, but effective mode to bring his team to the next level. No doubt Gunaratne played beautifully and he contributed a lot to his team.
In order to chase down the target of 319 runs, Australian team had an excellent start of 64 runs, but David Warner left Aaron Finch in the mid way as he lost his wicket. Aaron Finch is the man behind victory of Australian side as he played a wonderful innings of 137 runs. Finch stablized the situation and helped the mates to play with confident. Lynn and Henriques did not play a responsible innings as they had to, Lynn scored 19 runs while Henriques scored just 10 runs.
The 2nd man behind the success of Australian is TM Head who also played a responsible innings in a pressurized situation. He scored 85 runs in 73 balls that pushed the Aussies team to the victorious edge and that helped to boost the confidence.