Player of the match is Josh Hazlewood:
“The wicket was a little bit slow but I guess you can use that to your advantage. I thought we bowled well as a unit. The back of a length was crucial. I’ve been working hard on my T20 cricket, playing a lot, feeling confident and we saw that tonight.”
Dasun Shanaka: “I hope the batters will be better in the next game. We had a serious talk on this in the days leading in. We’ve got a strong side. It’s a matter of getting one win.”
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“I think with the ball when Josh Hazlewood is bowling such consistent lengths we know as batters how hard it is to face that. We wanted guys to take a risk playing the hardest shots against that length through the middle overs. We managed to get that. We managed to control the middle overs by getting wickets. It was nice to get a few runs and have a really good partnership with Davey.”
Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights today, Tuesday 7-6-2022. 1st T20I (N), Australia tour of Sri Lanka from R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Finch has won the toss and will bowl first.
Sri Lanka team: Gunathilaka, Nissanka, Asalanka, Mendis (wk), Rajapaksa, Shanaka (capt), Hasaranga, Chamika, Nuwan, Dushmantha, Theekshana.
Australia team: Finch (capt), Warner, Marsh, Maxwell, Smith, Stoinis, Wade (wk), Agar, Starc, Richardson, Hazlewood.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 22
Sri Lanka Won: 9
Australia Won: 13
Match Timings: 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Lyndon Hannibal
TV Umpires – Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Prageeth Rambukwella
Match number – T20I no. 1551