Glenn MaxwellAustralia chased down a revised 282-run target thanks to an unbeaten 80 and beat hosts Sri Lanka by two wickets on Tuesday. The visitors started chasing a total of 301 runs in 50 overs but a 90-minute rain break limited the innings to 44 overs and the visitors needed 282 runs under DLS in Pallekele. Maxwell hit 80 not out off 51 balls with six fours and six sixes as the visitors struggled against the spinner’s bowling. Vanindu will laugh Who took four wickets.
When the rain stopped the game, the visitors scored 73 for two with Steve Smith. Marin Leibushgan On the crease
But Maxwell hit two sixes in a row to end the match and see his team at home.
“I tried to stay there as long as I could. I thought this was a good opportunity to lower the run rate against the young spinner,” said Maxwell.
Sri Lankan captain Dosan Shinaka lamented the excessive short balls and full toss.
“There are a total of 300 wins at this ground, but our bowling hurt us,” Shanaka said.
The duo hammered an Australian fast bowling attack that was injured before the visitors hit Gunathilaka from the crease with short stones.
Nissanka tops the reverse sweep. Ashton Agar Give Finch an easy catch after two overs.
Mendis played an unbeaten innings of 86 off 87 balls to take the hosts to 300.
Shanaka, who surprised the visitors in the final Twenty20 on Saturday, managed to score only six.
Hasranga’s quick 37 off 19 balls helped Sri Lanka to a challenging total.
Spinners Leibushgan and Agar took two wickets each.
Fast bowler Cummins was wicketless and scored 48 runs in eight overs.
Australia have been dealt a blow in which key bowlers have been rested from the tour. Ken RichardsonWho returned home on Sunday after a hamstring injury in the last T20 International.
The second ODI will be played at the same venue on Thursday.
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