Klinger’s maiden T20I fifty, Zampa’s mysterious spin avoided another whitewash for Australia. Here are some of the statistical highlights from third T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka.
3 Bilateral series lost for Australia in T20 format 3-match series. They have played 6 such series so far winning 3 of them. Since 2016, they have played 3 series and lost 2 of them, against India in early 2016 and against Sri Lanka in this series.
40 Runs conceded by Nuwan Kulasekara in his inning in his 4 overs, his worst economy against Australia in T20Is bowling 4 overs. He had conceded 39 runs in 4 overs in 2011 at Pallekele.
187 Total posted by Australia in this match, their highest against Sri Lanka in Australia and second-best in the format. 173 in previous match was their best effort at home, which they surpassed in this game. Overall their highest total against Sri Lanka is 263 which they scored last year.
2 bilateral 3-match series win for Sri Lanka, both away from home. Overall, they have played 4 such series and have won two of them. Interestingly, they have beaten strong T20 teams; South Africa and Australia at their respective home.