Australia versus Sri Lanka One Day Match Second Finals at Adelaide

Australia versus Sri Lanka One Day Match Second Finals at Adelaide

Dilshan massacres the Aussies

Dilshan never showed  any respect to any Australian  bowler in the second  Adelaide  finals. Dilshan scored a century
Dilshan never showed any respect to any Australian bowler in the second Adelaide finals. Dilshan scored a century

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Australia versus Sri Lanka One Day Match Second Finals at Adelaide

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Australia versus Sri Lanka One Day Match Second Finals at Adelaide

Sri Lanka Massacres Australia


Had It Been India, the Aussies Would Have Won the Cup by Now

The second finals played between Australia and Sri Lanka was a literal massacre of the Aussies. Inspite of two of the Australian top order batsmen namely Warner and Clarke scoring centuries, Sri Lanka nonchalantly achieved its winning target with all the ease in the world. Had it been India instead of Sri Lanka, the Aussies would have lifted the triangular series cup by now. But to the Aussies’ bad luck, they are made to struggle against Sri Lanka. Even in the first finals played at Brisbane two days back, Australia struggled, inspite of a marvellous innings of 163 by Warner. The Sri Lanka batsmen including the tail-enders caused nervousness in the Aussie camp. Sri Lanka looked to bring off a miraculous win. Had they succeeded, they would have lifted the cup by now.

Dilshan Opened the Bowling Unusually

The Aussies won a good toss and chose to bat at the Adelaide Oval. The pitch looked like a perfect batting track. But in the first eleven or twelve overs, the Aussies went about their task cautiously for some reasons. The run rate was barely four per over. Slowly and steadily, the Aussies spread their wings and started hitting the Sri Lanka bowlers. For some strange reason, Jayawardene asked Dilshan to open the bowling instead of Lasith Malinga. Though Wade departed early, it looked as though the Aussies would surpass 300 runs once again and set Sri Lanka a difficult target to score.

Easy Finish for Sri Lanka

But in the end, the Aussies set a moderate task of 272 for Sri Lanka to win. Aussies needed badly early wickets if they had to prevent Sri Lanka scoring the required runs. However, the Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene and Dilshan set about their task in a steady but at the same time carefree manner. They showed no respect to any Australian bowler. Finally when Jayawardene was out for 80 runs, the Sri Lanka innings was well consolidated at more than 150 runs. Sangakkara and Dilshan continued in the same vein and approached towards the victory target with ease. Though Dilshan was dismissed while trying to go for a big hit after scoring a century, the Aussies had lost the match by that time. It was a matter of time before Dinesh Chandimal, the most consistent of the Sri Lanka batsmen, finished the match with a big hit for a boundary.

Sri Lanka Should Massacre Australia in the Finals

The last finals which will be the deciding finals will be played at Adelaide between the two teams day after tomorrow. Australia looks crest fallen after the first two finals. Sri Lanka should take advantage of this situation and massacre Australia again to win the cup in an authoritative manner.

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