A collective effort👏 from Sri Lanka🇱🇰 defeated Australia to level the series 1⃣ - 1⃣👍.
The hosts won✌ the toss and elected to bat first. Though their innings did not have a😯 proper momentum, the Lankan batsmen managed to reach a😀 decent total. They lost both their openers 😞within 4⃣ overs but Chandimal and Kushal Mendis⭐ put up a 125-run third wicket partnership to rescue Sri Lanka from their early😟 hiccup. However, they found themselves in deeper😧 trouble when Adam Zampa💫 demolished the middle order to put them at 158/5. Next up at crease was 😎Angelo Mathews and he had to play a captain's knock🏏. Along with Kusal Perera✨, Mathews took his team to a respectable total🙌. It was a James Faulkner hat-trick😳 towards the end that prevented the Lankans from reaching the 🤔300 mark
In reply, the Aussies🇦🇺 started on a bad note😔 as they lost both their openers quickly. Their middle order 👉managed to keep the scoreboard ticking but the required run rate kept on ⬆increasing. When the pitch started to turn💫 as expected, the Lankan spinners😇 did rest of the job.