Warner’s century : Key factor for victory of Australia in fifth ODI vs Sri Lanka – Once again the potential of legendary Australian batsman David Warner has been seen in 5th ODI against Sri Lanka. Australia managed to win this match with the brilliant performances of their players who didn’t leave any stone unturned in culminating their performance level and dominating the opponents. With this surmounting, men in yellow succeeded in clinching the series with the lead of 4-1.
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Sri Lankan team romped the toss results and stepped into the field for batting first. The decision was proven quite true by the men in opening order who added fine two digit scores to their team’s inning. Silva, Gunathilaka and Mendis were the batsmen who cemented the base of score, but the later come batsmen made the audiences nervous with their dull performances.
Miserable individual scores of the men who batted next were not sufficient for building an instigating target for the opposite team which had powerful batsmen with acme hitting skills. Sri Lankan cricketers succumbed to the pacers and spinners of foes and all their players were sent back to pavilion with letting them to score only 195 runs in 40.2 overs.
Australian batsmen who came on the ground to surmount this target kicked off their innings with stuttering start. Except David Warner, players who batted after second down managed to stay focused on the game with their confident and aggressive approach. George Bailey was the players who scored 44 runs and accompanied greatly to his mate who was just unstoppable.
After they lost their wickets, James Faulkner and JW Hastings gave a finishing touch to their excursion towards the victory. Michael Starc picked up three wickets and that of A Zampa and TM Head grabbed two wickets each. None other the stormy batsman was awarded with ‘Man of the Match’ title and George Bailey received the ‘Player of the Series’ for his excellence in every match.
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