- Sri Lanka lead the 5 match ODI series 2-1
- The ODI series is to be followed by a Test series
Australia's ODI series in Sri Lanka is unfolding like a horror story right now. The Australian outfit has been struggling against Sri Lanka which has till now done a great job in restraining them. In the five-match ODI series, Australia is down by 2-1, and at this point, it looks like they are nowhere close to securing a series victory.
Sri Lanka has set a target of 259 for the Aussies and in the process, they kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. The wicket that was getting difficult to bat on saw a Warner masterclass as he held one end and scored 99 quick runs off 112 deliveries. With two wickets of Head and Maxwell falling for 2 runs, Warner decided to take the attack to Sri Lanka in the do-or-die game and that is when a delivery from Dhananjaya de Silva foxed him and he was stumped by wicketkeeper Dickwella.
As Warner walked back on 99, here is how Twitter reacted:
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Jeffrey Vandersay, Maheesh Theekshana