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128/10 (19.3)
134/0 (14)
AUS won by 10 wickets
Player of the match: Josh Hazlewood
 
Right then. It's a short turnaround as far as the T20I leg of this tour is concerned. The hosts have a chance to strike back tomorrow as they attempt to level the series before heading to Pallekele for the final T20I. Will the Sri Lankan Lions roar back to level the series or will it be the Kangaroos that hop over the finish line once more? All the action coming your way tomorrow. Same place, same time! Until then, this is Pratyush Rohra, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator, Shashwat Kumar. Goodbye and goodnight!  
Aaron Finch: We've had a similar group for a long period of time now, so everyone knows their roles in the side. It's just about giving them confidence so they can go out there and play their game. With the ball, we know how hard it is to face Hazlewood. We wanted to force the batters to play the difficult shots against him and got full reward for it. Sri Lanka played really well in the powerplay but we were able to compete in the middle overs and chase down 128. it was nice to get a few and have a good partnership with Davey (Warner) there. They bowled really well initially and Theekshana's been troubling us for a bit. I think we had the conditions in our favour towards the end and that made it easier.
Dasun Shanaka: It's one of those days where everything went wrong. It was the first game of the series but hopefully, we will do better next game. We had a serious talk about it (the batting). We wanted the openers to get off to a good start and then take it from there in the middle overs. We'll have to play better in the next game. We have a strong side and it's just a matter of one win. If we can win the next one, we will compete for the series. 
Josh Hazlewood is the Player of the Match. Here's what he has to say: It wasn't ideal conditions to bowl first. it's quite hot and sweaty. The wicket was a bit slow but we could use it to our advantage. Complete performance from the team. The new ball did a little bit but we dragged the lengths back after assessing the conditions. I've been working hard on my T20 game and feeling confident tonight. 
Australia win by 10 wickets with six overs to spare.

David Warner - 70* (44) | Aaron Finch - 61* (40) | Josh Hazlewood - 4/16
Charith Asalanka - 38 (34) | Pathum Nissanka - 36 (31)

Right then. After a few delays, the inevitable has happened. The result was on the cards for a while and now it's been confirmed. After a complete performance, the World Champions win the opening contest of this series with a relentless performance against a hapless Sri Lankan side.

The damage was done with the ball after the hosts suffered a staggering collapse. Hazlewood and Starc made merry as they blew away the Lankan middle order, forcing a collapse that saw the hosts stumbled from 100-2 to being bowled out for 128. It was always going to be a lost cause for the Lankans after losing 9 wickets for 28 runs at the end of the first innings.

Chasing a measly total, Finch and Warner got off the blocks quickly to set the tone up front. The skipper showed glimpses of his old self while the southpaw went about business as usual. Both batters notched up half-centuries to put Australia in cruise control until the rain put a halt to the proceedings. With just 28 needed after the delay, Warner and Finch wrapped it up in style, scoring 19 off Chameera's final over.

Comprehensive as you'd like, from the current T20 champs. They've taken a 1-0 lead in this three-match series and will have the chance to seal the series tomorrow. In fact, this is Sri Lanka's heaviest T20I defeat at home. Before that though, let's hear what the captains have to say. As for the player of the match goes, there should be no surprises there either. Stick around!
14
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134 /0 score
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6
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cricket bat icon Aaron Finch *
61 (40)
cricket bat icon David Warner
70 (44)
cricket ball icon Dushmantha Chameera
0 /48
13.6 Dushmantha Chameera to Aaron Finch, SIX! THAT WILL BE THAT! Banged into the track outside off stump and that is fodder for Finch! He stands up on his toes and delightfully uppercuts it over the third man fence to seal a resounding victory for the T20 world champions!
Scores are level! 
13.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Aaron Finch, FOUR MORE! Back of a length delivery just outside off stump. Finch waits for the ball to arrive before deftly steering it past third man for four
13.4 Dushmantha Chameera to David Warner, back of a length delivery on leg stump. Warner goes back and turns the ball into the on side towards short mid wicket for a single
Australia just one big hit away from victory now.
13.3 Dushmantha Chameera to David Warner, FOUR MORE! Back of a length delivery on leg stump. Warner rocks onto the back foot and mows it past long leg for another boundary!
13.2 Dushmantha Chameera to David Warner, FOUR! Back of a length delivery down the leg side. Warner gets inside the line, picks up the length and dumps it past fine leg for four
13.1 Dushmantha Chameera to David Warner, back of a length delivery on middle and leg stump. Warner comes half forward and defends the ball into the off side towards extra cover
Dushmantha Chameera [3.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack
Back-to-back fifties in international cricket for Aaron Finch. That'll be a bit of a relief for the skipper, who has been under some pressure in recent times. Maybe, just maybe, his lean patch is behind him.
13
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115 /0 score
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1w
2
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4
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cricket bat icon Aaron Finch
51 (38)
cricket bat icon David Warner *
61 (40)
cricket ball icon Nuwan Thushara
0 /21
12.6 Nuwan Thushara to David Warner, back of a length delivery on middle and off stump. Warner picks the slower one and powers it down the ground for another easy single
12.5 Nuwan Thushara to Aaron Finch, slower yorker on middle and off stump. Finch comes forward and bunts the ball down the ground towards the sweeper at long on for one
Fifty for Aaron Finch! His first in the Island country. Is this the turn in fortunes he's been waiting for?