Watch Here Warner guides Australia to T20I clean sweep: Australia won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining), Australia has claimed a 3-0 series victory over Sri Lanka, after successfully chasing down 142 at the MCG
For the third level game, David Warner showed far too hot for the Sri Lankan bowlers to manage. Warner charged he was trying for rhythm as a mid-pitch chat with the Fox Cricket review crew via Spidercam at the destruction of the 2nd wicket.
He was 37, 36 balls at the time, again giving his resilience to follow in and keep the scoreboard -ticking over in this form.
Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga went smooth and nearly rolled in a magnificent work that would have produced Warner on his way early on. His most significant opportunity came when on 42 as a ball from Lahiru Kumara bounced off his body & dribbled onto the stumps, but left to remove the bails.
Warner guides Australia to T20I clean sweep: Warner had his struggles with the bowler all night, having first cut in half but a presentation that seamed back into the left-hander, but the Aussie had the last laugh, working the final ball of the over the rope. The left-hander finished with 57 not out, hitting the winning runs with his fifth boundary.
He fell short of the record for the most runs in a three-match T20 series – that remains with New Zealand’s Colin Munro who hit 223 against the West Indies but finished the tournament with 217 runs having hit 100no out in the first game and 60no in the second.
Missing Glenn Maxwell
Plenty has said about Glenn Maxwell’s brave call to step away from international cricket to take care of his mental health, but the reality struck when he was absent from the XI that strode out onto the MCG turf. It was big shoes to fill for Ben McDermott. The Hobart Hurricanes batsman showed he was a safe pair of hands in the deep with a trio of catches. But he wasn’t able to capitalise on his opportunity with the bat, trapped leg before to Malinga for 5.