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Australia broke three records during their decisive win over Sri Lanka


After facing a loss to New Zealand in the previous match of the T20 World Cup 2022, Team Australia returned with a decisive win over Sri Lanka by a score of 197 runs and seven wickets. Tuesday, October 25 was the day of the encounter that took place in Perth.

Australian fielders sent Sri Lanka in to bat first, and their bowlers held them to 157 runs for six wickets during the first innings of the match.

While the opener Pathum Nissanka scored 40 runs off 45 balls at a rate of 88.9 runs per over, Charith Asalanka did well to help his team to a competitive total by scoring 38 runs off 25 balls.
Australian team got off to a poor start in their chase of a difficult target score of 158, but then Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis came out swinging and powered their team to victory with 21 balls left in the game. During his flash knock of 59* off only 18 balls, Stoinis was especially cruel on the bowlers from Sri Lanka. He hit four boundaries and six maximums in the course of his innings.

During the lopsided game, a number of records were broken and new ones were set. In the course of the competition, a number of records were broken, and we’re going to take a look at three of them in particular. Although it may appear from the scorecard that Australia took control of the match by the scruff of the neck, it is important to note that the current world champions did not get off to a good start in this competition.

In point of fact, the Australian hitters failed to smash even a single boundary during their powerplay because Sri Lanka’s new-ball bowlers were so careful with their deliveries. It was the first moment in the history of the Australian team that they failed to strike a four or a six in the first six overs of a T20 International.

Mitchell Marsh was the player liable for Australia’s first boundary against Sri Lanka. In the ninth over, Marsh pulled Wanindu Hasaranga for a four, which was the first Australian boundary against Sri Lanka. Aaron Finch, the captain of the Australian team, had a difficult time figuring out his timing throughout his stay, despite the fact that his team remained unbeaten until the end. The uninspiring knock of 31* that the Australian opener achieved off of as many as 42 deliveries included only one six hit by him. His strike rate of 73.81 is the lowest ever recorded for a batter who has faced 40 balls or more in an innings during a T20 international.

Previously, in 2007, while playing against Australia, Tamim Iqbal had a strike rate of 80 (32 runs off 40 balls).In the match that took place on Tuesday for the Twenty20 World Cup, Marcus Stoinis impressed with his remarkable striking skills and took a toll on the bowlers from Sri Lanka. The powerful all-rounder took advantage of the target that was set before him and hammered a match-winning 59* off of just 18 balls. He became the fastest Australian to score a T20I fifty by reaching his second half-century off only 17 balls in a T20. The 33-year-old batsman smashed the marks held by David Warner and Glenn Maxwell, who both needed 18 deliveries to reach their fastest fifty in a T20.
Additionally, Stoinis recorded the joint-second fastest fifty (17 balls) in the history of the T20 World Cup. In the match between the Netherlands and Ireland in 2014, the Dutch batter Stephan MyBurgh also hit it in the same number of pitches. The 12-ball fifty that Yuvraj Singh scored against England in 2007 is still the highest score on this record. Yuvraj Singh is from India..

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