cricket betting tips Australia lost the first game of the T20 series against Sri Lanka at Melbourne. While first test is busy is preparing for the first test in India, this side is second string led by Aaron Finch that did come up short in the first encounter. Upul Tharanga led by Sri Lanka continued their good run of form in the T20 format as they completed a five wicket victory over Australia.
Niroshan Dickwella once again produced a brisk innings in the chase to setup a platform for others to play according to the situation and keep the scoreboard ticking at reasonable rate. The second game will be played at Geelong which is new international venue at Kardinia Park.The hosts will have to play their best game in order to stay alive in the series as Sri Lanka new comers Dilshan Munaweera and Asela Gunaratne played vital knocks to take the side over the line in the first game.Sri Lanka would be pleased that young players are chipping with good performances while Lasith Malinga and Seekkuge Prasanna bowled tidy spells to keep the rate of scoring to a normal one in the middle orders.
Aaron Finch led the charge after Australia was asked to bat first as Upul Tharanga won the toss and opted to field first. Finch played a brisk innings of 34 ball 43 ball and struck two sixes in his innings. Michael Klinger and Travis Head chipped with 30s to help the side post 168 runs from 20 overs. But bowling came up short as Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye were expensive on the ball as Sri Lanka made use of loose balls to score freely in the innings.
Australia could try Ben Duck in place of Michael Klinger or Moises Henriques and Jhye Richardson could come in for Ben Stanlake. Adam Zampa and Ashton Turner bowled well in the game and could be crucial for the side in this game as well.
Live action in India as second T20 game between Sri Lanka vs Australia.2nd game at Geelong