Sri Lanka also had a chance to win the first match. The Lankans would not win as the pace of the innings changed for raining. But they won the next two matches.
Today, in the third match, the Sri Lankans defeated Australia with Pathum Nishankar’s bat. Chasing 291 runs, they won by 8 wickets with 9 balls in hand.
- Australia won the toss and elected to bat at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Sri Lanka reached the target by losing 4 wickets in 48.3 overs on the back of Pathum Nishankar’s remarkable century.
- After batting for 292, Niroshan Dickwella and Pathum Nishanka put on a 42-run stand. Dickwella got out for 25 off 26 balls.
Pathum Nishanka and Kushal Mendis then put together a huge 180-run stand.
Mendis left the field injured after hitting 6 off 65 balls. After that Dhananjaya Silva came down to bat. He scored 25 runs off 16 balls.
Pathum Nishanka was dismissed for 284 runs. This was first century in ODI of his career.
He played 147 balls and scored 136 runs. In this match He also hit two sixes with 11 perfact boundaries.
In the ending moment, Charith Ashalanka and Chamika Karunaratne left the pitch with 13 runs.
For Australia, Jhai Richardson took 2 wickets and Jos Hazlewood and Glenn Maxwell took 1 wicket each.
Firstly, Australia won the toss and decided to bat.
Aaron Finch scored 72 runs.
49 runs came from Alex Carr’s bat. Another Glenn Maxwell scored 33 runs and Marnus Labushan scored 29 runs.🔱