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‘Giving their fans something to smile about’- Twitter overjoyed with Sri Lanka’s win over Australia in second ODI

By BetBarter Staff

June 17, 2022

Sri Lanka defeated Australia by 26 runs in the second ODI. After a sluggish start in the match with the bat, the Sri Lankan bowlers came back with a brilliant effort with the ball. With this win, the home team levelled the series by 1-1, with three more games to go.

Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. This decision benefited the men in yellow since it prevented batters from forming big partnerships. The Sri Lankan team, on the other hand, were unable to settle in and maximise their batting innings. The wickets continued falling throughout the innings, and they were unable to score much. Kusal Mendis scored the most runs for Sri Lanka, with 36 in 41 balls.

Pat Cummins was the star with the ball as he took a four-wicket haul, while Matthew Kuhnemann, on his debut, and Glenn Maxwell took two wickets each. Mitchell Swepson also took a wicket in the match. After the rain struck in the 48th over, the innings was cut short and Sri Lanka managed 220 runs on the board. However, the target was reduced to 216 runs in 43 overs with DLS coming into play.

The Dasun Shanaka-led team came back much stronger in the following innings. A great bowling and fielding effort from the home team kept things difficult for Australia. They, too, did not allow the batters to form partnerships. For Australia, only David Warner (37 runs in 51) and Glenn Maxwell (30 runs in 25 balls) could go beyond the score of 30.

For Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva broke through the opening pair, while Dushmantha Chameera, Dunith Wellalage, and Chamika Karunaratne got rid of the remaining batters. The Aussies were all-out for a score of just 189 runs in 37.1 overs. The Pallekele Stadium burst into excitement as their team won the excellent contest. Karunartne was the player of the match for his figures of 47/3 in seven overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Sri Lanka’s win