Sri Lanka beat Australia by five wickets in the first T20 International at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney 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, David 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.