Australia vs Sri Lanka, T20 WC 2022 Match 19 Stats Review: Marcus Stoinis hits fastest fifty by Australian batter and other stats

For the first time, the Aussies failed to register a boundary in the powerplay in T20Is

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Defending champions Australia bounced back from their defeat against New Zealand as they registered a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Asia Cup winners Sri Lanka in Match 19 of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Perth. Marcus Stoinis stole the limelight with his 17-ball half-century, the fastest by an Australian in the format. He smashed 59* off just 18 with four fours and six towering maximums while chasing a 158-run target.

Talking about how the match unfolded, skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to field first. Returning from injury, opener Pathum Nissanka top-scored for his side with his knock of 40 off 45. Dhananjaya de Silva made 26 off 23 while Charith Asalanka remained not out on 38 off 25 to take the Lankan Lions to a total of 157/6 in 20 overs. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the Aussie bowlers for his spell of 1/23 in four overs.

In reply, David Warner managed to score only 11 while Mitchell Marsh, who looked in a hurry, fell for a run-a-ball 17. Glenn Maxwell played a cameo of 23 off 12 with two fours and as many maximums before holing out to substitute Ashen Bandara at the boundary. The Stoinis show then began as the powerful batter clobbered the Lankan bowlers all around the park. Wanindu Hasaranga had an off day as he went for 53 runs for no wickets in his three-over spell.

In the process, Stoinis also hammered the joint-second fifty in the history of the competition. Finch struggled to get going for his innings of 31 off 42 but remained not out right till the end with Stoinis. Both scripted a convincing victory for the Kangaroos to open their account in the tournament. For his game-changing blitzkrieg, Stoinis grabbed the Player of the Match award.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 19 between Australia and Sri Lanka in the T20 WC 2022:

17 – Marcus Stoinis smashed the fastest half-century for Australia, in 17 deliveries in T20Is. David Warner achieved the feat in 18 balls against West Indies in 2010, while Glenn Maxwell did it twice in 18 deliveries, against Pakistan in 2014 and Sri Lanka in 2016.

23 – Australia conceded the second-most extras (23) in a T20I. They leaked 24 extras against India at the Brabourne Stadium in 2007.

2 – Stoinis also registered the joint-second fastest fifty (17 balls) in T20 World Cups. Netherlands batter Stephan MyBurgh also hit it in as many deliveries against Ireland in 2014. India’s Yuvraj Singh tops the chart for his 12-ball fifty against England in 2007.

1 – For the first time, the Aussies failed to score a boundary in the powerplay in a T20I match.

0/53 – Wanindu Hasaranga recorded his most expensive spell of his in the format. He previously leaked 42 runs against Australia and England in 2019 and 2021 respectively.

73.80 – Aaron Finch's strike rate of 73.80 is the lowest with a minimum of 40 balls faced in a T20 World Cup innings. Previously, Tamim Iqbal struck at 80 against Australia in the 2007.

1013 – Mitchell Marsh completed the landmark of 1000 T20I runs.

2 – Stoinis also smacked the second-fastest half-century against Sri Lanka in T20Is. Colin Munro is at the top for his 14-ball effort in Auckland in 2016.

3 – For the third time, a team (Australia) failed to hit a boundary in the powerplay in T20 World Cups. The other two instances were recorded by PNG against Bangladesh in 2021 and Pakistan against West Indies in 2014.

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