Charith Asalanka’s 38 not out off 25 balls helped Sri Lanka put up a preventing 157 for six after Australia put them in.
Sri Lanka fought exhausting earlier than they had been blown away by the brute power of Stoinis who remained on 59 off 18 balls as Australia romped dwelling in 16.3 overs. The all-rounder raced to a file half-century in 17 balls. His memorable knock included half a dozen sixes and 4 boundaries.
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Regardless of dropping quick bowler Binura Fernando to harm within the first over, Sri Lanka stored themselves within the sport for a significant a part of Australia’s chase.
The harmful David Warner perished cheaply and skipper Aaron Finch was unable to interrupt the shackles, growing the stress on the hosts. Finch struggled to 24 off his first 35 balls and ended up with 31 off 42 balls.
Mitchell Marsh scored a run-a-ball 17 earlier than Glenn Maxwell got here up with a few sixes and fours in his 12-ball 23 to launch some stress. Throughout his quick keep, Maxwell suffered a nasty blow on the appropriate aspect of helmet grill whereas attempting to drag a rising supply from Lahiru Kumara.
The all-rounder fell trying one other large hit however substitute Ashen Bandara took a superb catch very near the deep midwicket boundary to depart Sri Lanka at 89 for 3 within the thirteenth over.
Whereas Finch struggled on the different finish, Stoinis got here in and produced a barrage of sixes and fours to successfully shut the door on Sri Lanka.
Stoinis, and the remainder of the batters, focused star Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, who had a day to neglect, leaking 53 runs in three overs.
Earlier, defending champions Australia produced a disciplined bowling effort for almost all of the innings earlier than Asalanka propped up the full on a fast pitch.
The final 4 overs yielded 46 runs for Sri Lanka together with a 20-run remaining over from Pat Cummins.
The left-handed Asalanka launched into Cummins within the twentieth over, hitting a chic straight six moreover a pull for a boundary. Chamika Karunaratne gave Asalanka good help with an unbeaten 14 off seven balls.
Early on, the Sri Lankan innings may by no means get the momentum after Australia put them into bat.
After Kusal Mendis fell cheaply, Pathum Nissanka (40 off 45 balls) and Dhananjaya de Silva (26 off 23) shared a gradual 69-run stand off 58 balls earlier than common fall of wickets derailed the Sri Lankan innings.
De Silva fell to a superb working catch within the deep from David Warner, who was a livewire on the sphere, leaving Sri Lanka at 75 for 2 within the twelfth over.
Nissanka tried a suicidal single to throw away his wicket and it was adopted by a flurry of wickets to depart the Asia Cup winners struggling at 120 for six.
All of the Australian frontline pacers — Josh Hazlewood, Cummins and Mitchell Starc — picked up a wicket every. Cummins’ remaining over effort spoilt his total figures, although.