Srilankan Captain Dasun Shanaka’s 54 runs from 25 balls helps Srilanka wins Third T20 by 4 wickets. Needed 58 runs in last 3 overs Dasun Shanaka’s blistering batting and C Karunaratne 14*(10) support from other end helps Srilanka to reach the target in last ball of the match. Dasun Shanaka named player of the match.
Earlier after winning the toss the Australian Captain Aar̥ōn Finch elected to bat first. David Warner and Aaron Finch added 43 runs for the First wicket before Finch dismissed by Theekshana for 29. Theekshana later dismissed D Warner for 33. Srilanka then pushed Australia back by picking 3 wickets when the score is on 85. Steve Smith’s 37*(27), Marcus Stoinis 38(23) and Mathew Wade 13*(8) helps Australia to post 176 in 20 overs.
In reply Srilanka lost Danuska Gunathilaka 15(12) when the score was 25 in 3.2 overs. Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka 42(30) runs for the 2nd wicket. Srilanka then lost wickets at regular intervals and stumbled to 108/6. Then Dasun Shanaka and C Karunaratne 69*(25) balls partnership helps Srilanka to reach the target.
Australia won the First two matches and won the series 2-1. Five match ODI seiers will begin on June 14th.