While batting for Sri Lanka, De Silva scored a crucial 26 runs and was caught out by Australian spinner Ashton Agar. In the match, Mitchell Starc also got only one wicket after giving 23 runs in four overs. This is not the first time that Starc has warned batsmen about mankading. Earlier, he had warned England batsman Jos Buttler for manhandling during the T20 series. However, he did not get out both times.
Sri Lanka scored 157 runs in the match
The Sri Lankan team had a very slow start in batting against Australia, who had lost their first match in the Super-12. However, despite this, the team scored 157 runs on the Perth ground, which can be considered challenging. In batting, Pathun Nishanka scored 40 runs in 45 balls for Sri Lanka. Along with this, Aslanka remained unbeaten by scoring 38 runs in 25 balls. Aslanka also hit three fours and two sixes in this innings.
Do or die match for Australia
It’s a do-or-die match for hosts Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup. The team had to face a crushing defeat at the hands of New Zealand in their very first match. So to stay in the tournament they have to beat Sri Lanka at any cost.