Sri Lanka won the second T20 fixture against Australia to grab the series 2-0 on February 19, 2017, at Simonds Stadium, South Geelong in Victoria.

It was a double header today as South Africa is clashing with New Zealand in the 2nd T20. Follow the live updates of the game on Blasing News here.

Final scores

Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

Sri Lanka 176/8

Australia 173

Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga wins the toss and chooses to bowl again.

Line-ups

Sri Lanka XI: Dickwella, Tharanga, Munaweera, Gunaratne, Malinga, Kulasekara, Siriwardana, Kapugedara, Prasanna, Kusal Mendis and Sanjaya.

Australia XI: Finch (c), Klinger, Dunk, Head, Henriques, Turner, Faulkner, Cummins, Tye, Paine and Richardson.

SL vs Aus New pitch unpredictable

Australia will not be able to accrue to the home advantage against the visitors because of the uncertainty of the debuting international ground at Geelong.

The Sri Lankan team is battle hardened after playing the T20 and one-dayers in South Africa. The Australian team is also not the team it used to be with a chunk of the players going to India for a Test series.

Sri Lanka will have to improve upon its fielding department as they had missed some chances in MCG, but thankfully the hosts were not able to take advantage of the misses.

The Kangaroos do not have a very good record against the Lankans and could only notch up four wins from 11 encounters.

1st T20 international won by Sri Lanka

The first T20 saw Aaron Finch and Michael Klinger give a great start, but after the pair departed, the rest of the batsman could not capitalize on the momentum.

The visitors also have a lot of worries and the most worrying is the poor form of their captain Upul Tharanga. The biggest heads up for the visiting side is the return in the form of Lasith Malinga. The speedster has regained his sharpness and will play a big part in the second T20 fixture.

The Australians played only three specialist batsmen in the first game, and there is a possibility that it may include Ben Dunk.

SDri Lanka will stick to the same team which tasted success in Melbourne.

TV Telecast and online streaming

In Australia, the match will be shown live on Fox Sports. Star Sports will telecast this game in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The live streaming of the match can be watched by visiting the official website of Star Sports or Hotstar.

The match can be watched live on Willow TV in the United States of America.

Pitch and conditions

The Pitch is said to be batsman-friendly, and the weather forecast is also not very promising with showers expected late in the afternoon and evening.

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