Australia won the 3rd T20I against the Lions

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 | 0

Finally Australia won the 3rd T20I against Sri Lanka after being defeated the first two matches. Through the victory, Australia has successfully avoided by being whitewashed against the Lions. Earlier yesterday at the day night match, Australia scored 187 runs by batting first. But the Lions could not chase the score but getting all out in 18 overs by scoring 146 runs. The match was staged at Adelaide Oval. The recently finished T20I series against Sri Lanka, team Australia was led by Aaron Finch who is not the regular skipper of Aussie team. Besides, Cricket Australia could not use their main team against Sri Lanka because at the same time, they are scheduled to play a Test series against India and due to the purpose, their main team is currently visiting India. So, Finch was given the captaincy to lead the T20 team. Finch is an expert T20 player but as a skipper, he could not prove himself.

However, earlier yesterday evening, Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to field first against Australia in the last T20I match. Team Australia made a destructive start in the last match where they had nothing to lose but almost lost the series. So, Finch and Klinger started to dominate the Lions bowlers and within 8.3 overs, Aussie scored 79 runs and by when they lost Finch who scored 53 runs in 32 balls. Later, Dunk came to join with Klinger but Dunk was out first with his 28 runs. Later, Head and Klinger basically finished the match where Klinger finished his innings by scoring highest 62 runs and Head scored 30 runs so far. After top four batsmen, rest players could not able to make double figure runs. Basically, they did not get enough balls to do it but finished the 20 overs by scoring 187 runs and in the meantime, they lost total six wickets. Malinga and Shanaka took highest two wickets each for the Lions.

SRi Lanka started to chase the score where Munaweera and Tharanga came to open the innings.Munaweera scored highest 37 runs for the team and this time, Gunaratne did not give a best shot as well. So, they got packet by scoring 146 runs in 18 overs. Though, the Lions lost the match, but already they won the T20I series by 2 – 1. Zampa took three wickets and announced as the player of the match where Gunaratne was selected as the player of the series.

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