The first game of the two-T20 series between Sri Lanka and Australia will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on September 06, 2016. The match will start at 7.00 PM Sri Lanka time.

Sri Lanka has won the toss and they will bowl first.

Final scores:

Sri Lanka 178/9, Australia wins by 84 runs.

94/5 n 10 overs

Sri Lanka 86/4 in 9 overs.

Australia 263 /3 in 50 overs. (Maxwell 144*)

234/2 in 18 overs

218/2 17 overs.

195/2 in 16 overs.

179/2 in 15.1 overs. (Glen Maxwell100* from 49 balls)

150/1 in 13 overs.

124/1 in 11 overs.

98/1 in 8.5 overs.

73/1 in 6 overs.

OUT! Warnerbowled by Senanayake for 28 - Score 59/1 in 5.1 overs.

56/0 in 4.2 overs.

Australia 39/0 in 3.2 overs.

Team news:

Aaron Finch and Chris Lynn are not included in Australia's T20 squad due to injuries.

Team Information

Sri Lankan team is very much concerned about the injury of their lead players.

The coach and captain will be compelled to take some harsh decisions to find the playing eleven today. Kusal Perera will return to the squad, and it is touted to give an extra strength for the host's batting department.

The team is filled with all-rounders; their main area of strength.

Thilakaratne Dilshan who retired from International games other than T20 last week will be the batting spearhead for the Lankan side.

On the other hand, Australia has not played a T20 since March, and it will be a difficult task to the team management while picking the eleven.

Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa will lead the bowling attack of the side.

Captain David Warner is quite confident in opening the innings with Usman Khawaja. Big names like Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey and James Faulkner are there in the Aussies middle order.

TV Telecast Information

Record number viewership is expected for this event.Fox Sports is telecasting this encounter live in Australia, while TenSports is doing it in India. The crucial clash can be enjoyed in Sri Lanka in CSN Network.

Official websites of Fox and Ten Sports are streaming the T20 for Internet users.

Ground and Pitch conditions

The pitch in Pallekele is undoubtedly a bowling paradise.

The curator believes that the match will witness a run drought, and it won't be a surprise if a side score more than 120 runs. The surface will favor both the spinners and fast bowlers, and it makes this competition even.

Weather experts believe that there are some slight chances of ashower, and it may interrupt the game once or twice. Tickets for this contest have already been sold out.

Australia is always a favorite in this format of the game, but Sri Lanka at home is always a challenge to beat.

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