Australia have solidified their chances of making it to the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2021. The Men in Yellow looked in good touch as they scripted their second victory of the T20 Championship on Thursday. It was Sri Lanka who were outclassed by Australia by seven wickets. Aaron Finch’s team produced an all-round effort to gain two crucial points in the tournament.
Player ratings for Australia vs Sri Lanka clash
Aaron Finch (c) (5/10): Aaron started the game on a good note as he looked all set for a big knock. However, the skipper’s plans were hampered by Wanindu Hasaranaga while he was playing at 37 off 23 runs.
David Warner (9/10): David Warner finally found his form against Sri Lanka. The opening batter was at his aggressive best as he slammed 65 runs off 42 balls at a strike rate of 154.76.
Steven Smith (7/10): Steve Smith applied finishing touches to Australia’s batting innings. The batter scores 28 runs off 26 balls to take his team home in an easy run chase.
Glenn Maxwell (3/10): It wasn’t Glenn Maxwell’s day in Dubai. The all-rounded ended up with just five runs while he also ended up giving 16 runs in his single over with the ball.
Marcus Stoinis (5/10): Another all-rounder Marcus Stoinis also failed to impress. He ended up leaking runs at an economy rate of 11.7 without any success.
Pat Cummins (8/10): Pat Cummins impressed the fans with his conduct with the ball. The seamer gave away 34 runs in his two overs while picking two wickets in the form of Pathum Nissanka and Dasun Shanaka.
Mitchell Starc (8/10): Mitchell Starc asked some hard questions from the opposition batters as he took two wickets in the match. Starc was also a miser as he ended up giving only 27 runs in his four overs.
Adam Zampa ( 9/10): Adam Zampa made the most of the dry UAE pitches as he emerged as the pick of the bowler for Australia. Zampa registered the best economy of 3 while sending Charith Asalanka and Avishka Fernando back to the pavilion.
Kusal Perera (6/10): The opening batter Kusal Perera perished after a good start. His stay in the middle was cut short by Mitchell Starc when was playing at 35 runs off 27 deliveries.
Pathum Nissanka (2/10): The other opening batter Pathum Nissanka had a torrid outing as he ended up losing his wicket in the third overs only.
Charith Asalanka (6/10): Charith Asalanka also started off on a good note but failed to get going. He lost his wicket to Adam Zampa after adding 35 runs to the scoreboard in 27 balls.
Avishka Fernando (2/10): The match against Bangladesh didn’t go as per the plan for Avishka Fernando. The 23-year-old scored a 7-ball 4.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (7/10): Bhanuka Rajapaksa flaunted his class with the willow as he hammered not out 33 runs off 26 balls.
Dasun Shanaka (c) (4/10): The skipper Dasun Shanaka failed to live up to the expectations as he ended up scoring only 12 runs in the 19 balls he faced throughout the game.
Wanindu Hasaranga (8/10): Wanindu Hasaranga delivered a good performance against Australia. The spinner scalped two crucial wickets while bowling at an economy rate of 5.5.
Maheesh Theekshana ( 4/10): Maheesh Theekshana didn’t give many runs as he bowled at an economy rate of 6.8. However, the spinner failed to pick up a single wicket.
Lahiru Kumara ( 2/10): Lahiru Kumar produced one of the worst performances. The pacer leaked runs at an economy rate of 16.