Dasun Shanaka helps Sri Lanka To A Thrilling 4-Wicket Win against Australia
Sri Lanka defeated Australia in the final T20I at Pallekelle by four wickets as the Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka played one of the best innings of his career, an unbeaten 54 off 25 deliveries. The Sri Lankan team came into the match with two defeats in a row and it looked like a third loss was on the cards when Shanaka came in to bat. But the Sri Lankan skipper quashed all the criticism with his mind-bending innings that allowed Sri Lanka to pull off a famous heist against the Aussies in front of a delirious crowd.
The Sri Lankan batters made a decent start to the chase before the dangerous Danushka Gunathilaka was sent back to the hut by Josh Hazlewood in the fourth over. Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka gave a good account of themselves in their 42-run partnership for the second wicket before both fell in the space of 15 deliveries.