With impressive performance from Hazlewood, Warner and Finch, Srilanka lost by 10 wickets in first T20. Australia is on a tour to Srilanka to play three T20 matches with the hosts.
In first T20, Srilanka batting first were bundled on 128 runs in 19.3 overs. Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers. He took 4 wickets and gave away just 16 runs in his spell of 4 overs.
Hazlewood was terrific with the ball in first T20 match against Srilanaka. He dismissed three top order batsman in a single over. It was a difficult recovery for Srilanka from thereon.
At a total score of 102, Hazlewood dismissed Kusal Mendis in first ball of 13th over. In the 4th delivery of same over Hazlewood took the wicket of B. Rajapaksa. Again the on last ball of the over Shanaka was give LBW. Rajapaksa nad Shanaka were out with out scoring any runs.
..Srilanka thrashed by Australia, defeated by 10 wickets in ist T20..
Coming to bat in second innings, Australian batsman were destructive. Both the openers David Warner and skipper Aaron Finch smashed Srilankan bowlers from every possible side of the field. They remained not out and take home Australia with all 10 wickets in hand.
Warner made 70* of 44 balls with a strike rate of 159 and hit 9 boundaries. While as Finch made unbeaten 61 of 40 balls at strike rate of 152.5. He hit four 4s and four 6s.
For his impressive bowling Josh Hazlewood was give Player of the match award.
With two more matches to play Srilanka would be trying to stay in the game by winning the second T20. Australia on the other side, with 1-0 lead, would be looking to seal the series in next T20.