Australia win over Sri Lanka by seven wickets at MCG

In a Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka An Australian male batter plays a shot to the off side. Australia had 134 runs and nine wickets respectively ahead and won the opening two matches.

At the MCG to clean sweep their three-match T20 series Australia got a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka An due to unbeaten half-century from David Warner.

Warner, who was unbeaten on 57 off 50 balls, with four fours and a six was not dismissed in three innings this series.

On the back of his 60 in Brisbane and a 100 in Adelaide, when he was dropped on 12, Warner did benefit from some luck on Friday night but he gained 217, was not dismissed once across the three games and was the highest run scorer in the series,

He helped Australia having earlier restricted Sri Lanka to 6-142 from its 20 overs to spare in front of a sparse crowd of 28,568 spectators. The host  had a clinch victory with 14 balls.

At the end Ashton Turner making a handy 22 from 15 deliveries was the other batsman at the crease with a towering six the highlight of his knock.

Last Sunday in the opening clash at Adelaide Oval the seven-wicket win follows a nine-wicket thumping posted at the Gabba and a 134-run victory on Wednesday night.

In the third game although Sri Lanka had three wickets through the middle overs and enjoyed a bright patch, they never looked like causing an upset.

Earlier, Kusal Perera, Sri Lanka number three hit a well-made 57 from 45 deliveries and made his team’s highest score of the series.

Aaron Finch, an Australia captain who departed in the ninth over for 37 from 25 deliveries was dropped on 15. Before moving past Shane Watson and hit the most T20I sixes of any Australian, he was clearing the MCG ropes three times. Australia beats Sri Lanka with seven wickets ahead.