Highlights from the second 20-over match between Australia and Sri Lanka from Simonds Stadium in South Geelong, Victoria, Australia, on February 19, 2017. The first game between these two sides was a must-watch event. Sri Lanka won the toss in that game and elected to field first. Australia batted first and reached a defendable total of 168 runs despite losing six wickets. The Australian team’s skipper and opener, AJ Finch, batted well and reached a score of 43 runs off 34 balls. He hit two boundaries and two sixes during his innings, and Gunaratne eventually took his wicket.
M. Klinger gave it his all, scoring 38 runs off 32 deliveries, followed by TM Head’s 31, MC Henriques’ 17, and AJ Turner’s 18, meaning that nearly all of the Australian batters made an impact.
Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
Sri Lanka team
N Dickwella†, WU Tharanga*, EMDY Munaweera, DAS Gunaratne, TAM Siriwardana, CK Kapugedera, BKG Mendis, S Prasanna, SL Malinga, KMDN Kulasekara, JRMWS Bandara.
AJ Finch*, M Klinger, BR Dunk, TM Head, MC Henriques, AJ Turner, TD Paine†, JP Faulkner, PJ Cummins, AJ Tye, JA Richardson.
Australia 173 20 overs
Sri Lanka 176/8 20 overs
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Match Timings: 19:20 local time (08:20 GMT)