New Delhi. Guest Australia defeated hosts Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first T20 played on Tuesday. With this win, Australia took a 1-0 lead in the three T20Is. However, Australia got a big setback with the victory. Mitchell Starc, who was the hero of victory in the first T20, has been ruled out of the second T20 due to injury. Mitchell was injured in the first over of the match. The index finger (index finger) of his bowling arm was hurt and blood started bleeding from it. However, after first aid, Starc completed 4 overs of his quota.
Mitchell Starc bowled brilliantly in the first T20. He took three important wickets of Pathum Nishanka, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmanta Chamira for 26 runs in his 4 overs. Regarding Mitchell’s injury, fellow fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has criticized Cricket. com. In a conversation with AU, it is a shocking injury. During the bowling, the index finger of his bowling arm had hit the spike of the shoe. Because of this his finger was cut and blood started flowing from it.
Richardson may get a chance
After Starc’s injury, the selectors can choose between pacer Jhye Richardson and spinner Mitchell Sweepson in his place for the second T20. The second T20 between Australia and Sri Lanka is to be played on Wednesday (June 8).
Australia won the first T20 by 10 wickets
Talking about the first T20, Sri Lanka batted first. The openers got the hosts off to a good start. In the first 6 overs of the powerplay, Sri Lanka scored 59 runs without losing a wicket and in 12 overs the team’s score was 100 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. It seemed that Sri Lanka would make a big score in this match. But the Sri Lankan innings faltered and the entire team was all out for 128 runs.
Apart from Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood also bowled brilliantly for Australia. He took 4 wickets for 16 runs. In reply, the opening pair of Aaron Finch and David Warner achieved Australia’s winning target. Warner scored 70 not out and captain Finch scored 61 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 08, 2022, 11:31 IST