Australia beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets. Marcus Stoinis scored a 17-ball half century.

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Australia beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets. Marcus Stoinis scored a 17-ball half century. Australia’s stunning defeat to neighbours New Zealand in their opening match of the Men’s T20 World Cup has raised Sri Lanka’s hopes ahead of their Group 1 clash here on Tuesday

Stoinis slams breathtaking fifty, takes AUS to victory over SL at Perth,Australia beat Sri Lanka in a must-win game.

Defending champions Australia beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets at Perth on Tuesday. Chasing a tricky target of 158, the Kangaroos began slowly but Maxwell and Stoinis came all guns blazing to power their side to victory with 21 balls to spare. Stoinis was particularly brutal on the Lankan bowlers bringing up his fifty in just 17 balls.

Earlier, Sri Lanka put up 157/6. Sent into bat, opener Pathum Nissanka top-scored with 40 but consumed 45 balls to score those runs. Dhananjaya de Silva chipped in with 26 in 23 deliveries, while Charith Asalanka remained not out on a 25-ball 38, helping the islanders cross 150.

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