Sri Lanka take unassailable 2-0 lead, win second T20I by 2 two wickets
Asela Gunaratne smashed a boundary off the last ball to secure a thrilling two-wicket victory for Sri Lanka against Australia in the second Twenty20 Internationals on Sunday.
Sri Lanka beat Australia by two wickets. Gunaratne’s late firework helps tourists take 2-0 unassailable lead.
Upul Tharanga won the toss and sent Australia in to bat in the second Twenty20 in Geelong, where Sri Lanka will secure a series win if they chase down their target later in the evening.
Australia made two changes to their XI, with fast bowler Jhye Richardson handed a debut and batsman Ben Dunk called in to bolster the top order. Fast bowler Billy Stanlake was dropped along with the legspinner Adam Zampa, a particularly surprising decision given that spin was effective on the same pitch in the women’s T20 that preceded this game.
Sri Lanka made one change to the team that won in Melbourne on Friday, bringing in the batsman Kusal Mendis at the expense of left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan.
The match – the inaugural men’s international at Geelong’s Kardinia Park – was due to begin in cool weather on a day that had earlier brought heavy showers.
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A group of leading Buddhist Monks today called for the ban of school big matches saying that the matches acted like a platform for promotion of alcohol among students leading deterioration of social values. Addressing a news conference held at the Government Information Department, Ven. Omalpe Sobitha, the Founder of the Sri Bodhiraja Foundation, said that the big matches should be banned in the name of morality.
“The Principals and authorities, including past students should take the responsibility and ban these matches. If not, the law enforcement authorities should ban them. Big matches and related events had become public nuisance today. Students consume alcohol and then damage public properties,” the Thera said .