Twitter Reactions: David Warner’s unbeaten series scripts Australia’s whitewash

Twitter Reactions: David Warner’s unbeaten series scripts Australia’s whitewash

Warner scored 217 runs in the series without being dismissed even once.

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In the first two matches in Adelaide and Brisbane, it was a no-contest as Australia rolled over Sri Lanka without dropping any sweat. In the dead rubber of the T20Is at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the Islanders put some fight, but couldn’t save themselves from a whitewash. David Warner remained un-dismissed in the series with 217 runs and helped his side script a triumph by 7 wickets.

Kusal Perera stands tall  

After winning the toss and electing to field first, the Aussies restricted Lanka to 142, which has been the par-score at the iconic venue in T20Is. Niroshan Dickwella got out to Mitchell Starc for a golden duck after which Kusal Perera took over. The southpaw looked fluent in Brisbane, but couldn’t carry on. However, at the MCG, he turned up with a 45-ball 57 with the help of four boundaries and a six.

Kusal Mendis and Avishka Fernando got starts and then gave their wickets away. A few lusty blows from Bhanuka Rajapaksha at the death propelled the visitors’ score. Skipper Lasith Malinga also smacked one into the stands. For the Aussies, the pace trio of Starc, Kane Richardson and Pat Cummins picked up two wickets each. The spinners- Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa went wicketless.

David Warner comes to the party

Lahiru Kumara ruffled Warner’s feathers to start the run-chase. But the southpaw batter didn’t throw in the towel and churned out another half-century. To start with, Warner stitched together a stand of 69 runs for the opening wicket with Aaron Finch off 53 balls. Kumara struck first blood, getting rid of Finch, who got 37 off 25. Nuwan Pradeep opened his account, getting rid of Steve Smith for 13.

With the score at 99, Malinga pinned Ben McDermott, who replaced Glenn Maxwell in the squad. The Lankans didn’t get much to cheer for after the dismissal. Ashton Turner came out firing on all cylinders and scored 22 off 15 with two sixes. At the other end, Warner put his head down a wee bit, got an unbeaten 57 and ensured that Australia chased down the target with 14 balls to spare.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Australia’s victory