Australia beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first T20 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. The next match of the series is to be played today i.e. on Wednesday at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. However, even before the start of the second match, there is a big setback for the visiting team. Team’s star fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the second T20 match due to injury. Starc suffered an injury to the index finger (index finger) of the bowling arm in the first over of the match played on Tuesday and it started bleeding. However, despite this, he took three wickets for 26 runs while completing his over.
Starc took the wickets of Pathum Nishanka, Wanindu Hasranga and Dushmanta Chamira during his bowling. Josh Hazlewood said about Mitchell’s injury in a conversation with cricket.com.au that it is a shocking injury. He said that while bowling, the index finger of his bowling arm had hit the spike of the shoe and due to this his finger was cut and bleeding started. In the second T20, in place of Starc, now fast bowler Jhye Richardson and spinner Mitchell Sweepson can get a chance in Australia’s playing XI.
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets
Talking about the match, Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first match of the three-match T20 series. Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Sri Lanka failed to convert a good start into a big total as the team was bundled out for 128 runs in 19.3 overs. Charith Aslanka scored 38 runs for Sri Lanka. The deadly bowling of Josh Hazlewood (four for 16) and Mitchell Starc (3 for 26) helped Australia bundle out Sri Lanka for 128 in 19.3 overs in the first T20I on Tuesday. In response, Australia won the match by scoring 134 runs in 14 overs without losing any wicket.