Half-hundreds of years from David Warner and Steve Smith helped Australia pound Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the second T20I in Brisbane and wrap up the arrangement in persuading style.
This is the first occasion when that Smith and Warner batted together in an official worldwide in Australia since the 2017 Boxing Day Test.
For the Islanders, this was one more reminder, who were outflanked twice by the Kangaroos, in the wake of beating Pakistan in the past T20I series.
Pursuing a negligible objective of 118 after Sri Lanka were confined to 117 full scale off 19 overs, Warner and Smith met up after Aaron Finch left for a brilliant duck. Warner was unbeaten on 60 and Smith not out 53 as Australia cavorted home with 7 overs to save.
“The bowlers made an awesome showing, we bowled in the correct regions and made possibilities and limited them to 117, which wasn’t sufficient on this wicket,” said Smith.
“It’s decent and simple batting at the opposite end from Davy,” he included. “He’s making a dynamite showing. Played flawlessly a few days ago and sponsored it up today around evening time also,” he included.
There was nothing the Sri Lankan bowlers could do against such quality batsmen, who were rarely grieved.
“It’s an extreme side and I think with this sort of batting line-up our score wasn’t sufficient,” said Sri Lanka captain Malinga.
“We didn’t get the score we expected and the batsmen should be increasingly capable. Shot determination isn’t that extraordinary and we didn’t get any associations in the center overs.”
Two wickets from the transcending Billy Stanlake, in for Mitchell Starc who was going to his sibling’s wedding, and a support each for Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa and Pat Cummins held Sri Lanka in line after they won the hurl and batted.
After Sri Lanka in Melbourne, Australia face Pakistan in three T20s in Sydney, Canberra and Perth.