Australia beat Sri Lanka by seven players in yesterday’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match in Perth. The first bowling after winning the throw, the defending champions held Sri Lanka to 157/6 in the group 1 clash. Marcus Stoinis then broke the undefeated 59 in 18 balls as the Aussies hit the target in 16.3 overs.
Sri Lanka got off to a bad start with the stick, losing to Pat Cummins on form to Kusal Mendis by 5. The aggressive player hit a pull by mistake and got caught. The Lankans never fully recovered from the great defeat. Pathum Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva added 69 for the second game, but it didn’t come at the pace desired.
The partnership ended when De Silva (age 26 and 23) was caught in the long game, trying to replace Ashton Agar, who replaced Adam Zampa (who tested positive for COVID-19). Nissanka was then eliminated by 40 points 45 after combining with Charith Asalanka.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (7), Dasun Shanaka (3) and Wanindu Hasaranga (1) all fell in a row when the Lankan player dropped to 120/6. However, Asalanka (38 * off 25) and Chamika Karunaratne (14 * off 7), beat Cummins in the final match, lasting 20. Their belated attack lifted Sri Lanka past 150.
Chased for 158, Australia lost to David Warner by 11 points, who was taken from Maheesh Theekshana. Mitchell Marsh later died in a run-a-ball 17. Australian captain Aaron Finch looked completely out of place and was helped by Glenn Maxwell, who entered the field and raced 22 out of 6 balls.
After Maxwell fell to Karunaratne at 23-12, Stoinis arrived and knocked Sri Lanka out of the competition with some brutal blows. He scored the fastest 50 balls by an Australian hitter in the T20Is – 17 balls.
Stoinis was extremely rough with the Sri Lankan spinning players. He smashed Hasaranga leggings (0/53 in three passes) in two innings in the sixth and fourth in the 15th. In the next game, he put on Theekshana and with the three-sixth club, the third of those. That raised his half-century.
Finch, who remained undefeated with 31 of 42 unconvincing balls, secured the victory with a couple of Lahiru Kumara bowling throws.
Who won Man of the Match in AUS vs SL T20 World Cup 2022?
Most Australian bowlers keep things very tight. Josh Hazlewood, Cummins, Starc, Agar and Maxwell all claim one wicket each. Big Show also played an important part in the chase. Stoinis excelled with the big shot, hitting four fours and six sixs.
For Sri Lanka, Nissanka scored 40, while Asalanka contributed an impressive 38.
Stoinis was named Man of the Match for his brutal attack on Sri Lankan pitchers.