Opener David Warner said that the Sydney wicket was two-paced after Australia lost the first T20 International against Sri lanka by five wickets at the sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday.
Kushal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan too the visitors off to a good start adding 46 runs for the opening wicket in 38 balls.
Glen Maxwell took a couple of wickets to bring Australia back into the game. However steady batting by Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne put Sri Lanka in a comfortable position.
Earlier, Warner remained unbeaten on 90 as Australia set a 138-run target. Electing to bat first, Australia scored 137 in their allotted 20 overs, losing three wickets.
Warner struck three sixes and five boundaries to score a quickfire 90 not out, which came from 62 balls.
Nuwan Kulasekara continued his good form with the ball, taking 1-21 off his four overs.
Australia's middle-order failed against a disciplined Sri Lanka bowling attack, as Aaron Finch and skipper George Bailey failed to make a mark, scoring one and 11 respectively.