The first T20I was completely in the favor of the hosts as the opponent was not even nearer to compete and the match became one-sided as the visitors were humiliated with the humongous margin of 134 runs.
This enormous victory was assured because of David Warner as he ensured his maiden T20I ton and Blitz from Glenn Maxwell to take their team to a massive total of 223 runs.
In response, visitors never looked comfortable to chase and lost three wickets in quick succession as none of their batsmen got going. A drastic collapse meant that they managed only 99 runs from 20 overs.
Now, Sri Lanka needs to pull up their socks to stay alive in the series. The second T20I is set to be played at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Here is the AUS vs SL today match prediction.
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
Date and Time: 30th October at 01:40 PM IST
With an average score of 179 on this wicket in T20Is, this surely looks like a good batting track. The only aid for the bowlers here would be the long boundaries.
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, Billy Stanlake, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Ben McDermott, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Ashton Turner, Steven Smith, Adam Zampa.
Sri Lanka (After Toss)
Lasith Malinga (c), Nuwan Pradeep, L Kumara, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, S Jayasuriya, N Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lakshan Sandakan.
Australia Playing 11-
Glenn Maxwell, Billy Stanlake, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey.
Sri Lanka Playing 11- (After Toss)
Avishka, Kusal Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, N Dickwella
Wicket-keeper: Alex Carey, K Perera
Batsmen: D Warner, A Finch (vc), B Rajapaksa
All-rounders: G Maxwell (c), A Agar, D Shanaka
Bowlers: P Cummins, A Zampa, L Malinga
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