Maxwell, Zampa Spoil Dilshan’s Farewell As Aus Win T20 Series 2-0

Glenn Maxwell was adjudged as the Man of the Match and Man of the Series.  

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Glenn Maxwell raises his bat after scoring the second fifty of the T20 series against Sri Lanka. (Photo: AP)

Playing his last International match, Tillakaratne Dilshan might have got two wickets in the end but it was Australia who won the match against Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the 2nd T20 at Pallekele and won the series 2-0.

The result of Dilshan’s farewell match didn’t go as the Sri Lankans would have wanted. Dismissed for just one in his final innings, Dilshan was first of the many batsmen to get out in single digits .

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

Apart from middle order batsman Dhananjaya de Silva who scored 62 runs, the host could hardly put anything on the scorecard. It was leggie Adam Zampa and all rounder James Faulkner who did most of the damage.

Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa celebrates after taking a wicket against Sri Lanka in 2nd T20. (Photo: AP)
Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa celebrates after taking a wicket against Sri Lanka in 2nd T20. (Photo: AP)

Both notched up three wickets each and seamer Mitchell Starc could only get one. Sri Lanka was reduced to 128-9 in their 20 overs.

Chasing the mediocre total, last match’s hero Glenn Maxwell started from where he left off and put Aussies in the front foot early on. He scored the second fifty of the T20 series and was dismissed by Seekkuge Prasanna on 77. Wickets began to fall as Australia lost 5 within 30 runs.

Keeping their nerves, the batting pair of Travis Head and Peter Nevill led the visitors past the finishing line.

Final Score:
Sri Lanka 128-9 and Australia 130-6

Australia won the One Day series 4-1 and T20 series 2-0.

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