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‘One bad match and everyone is doubting him’-Twitter reacts as Wanindu Hasaranga for the first time in history has conceded more than 50 runs in his spell in a T20I match

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On a fiery surface at Perth Stadium, Australia’s chances of successfully defending their Twenty20 World Cup championship were kept alive because of the incredible assault of Marcus Stoinis.

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It was not the most convincing victory since the Sri Lankans were in the hunt for most of the match, but a devastating Stoinis blitz (59 not out from 18 balls) put the game to bed as the Australians chased down 158 with 21 balls to spare.

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However, the Australian bowling attack could have ensured a bigger boost to their net run rate had they been able to stop the big hitter Charith Asalanka (38 off 25) in a late cameo. Adam Zampa, the lead spinner for the Australian team, tested positive for COVID-19. The Australian bowling attack had kept the visitors to a manageable target despite the loss of Zampa.

Mitch Marsh (18 off 17), Glenn Maxwell (23 off 12), and Stoinis all hit the boundary at the other end, and even though Aaron Finch (31 off 42) was irritated during a torturous innings, the skipper still persevered to spearhead the chase.

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Stoinis, a local hero, reached his fifty off of only 17 deliveries, which is any Australia player’s quickest-ever T20I fifty and the equal second-fastest in a T20 World Cup. He then hit six sixes to end Sri Lanka’s chances of pulling off a shock victory in front of 25,061 spectators.

The Australians displayed incredible striking as they viciously attacked Wanindu Hasaranga (0-53 from three overs), in particular. Thus in return, Wanindu Hasaranga for the first time in history has conceded more than 50 runs in his spell in a T20I match. He conceded that in the first 17 deliveries

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Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood

Sri Lanka Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

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