Australia opt to field against Sri Lanka in 2nd T20

Australia will look to make amends in the second Twenty20 clash © Getty Images

Melbourne: Jan 28, 2013

Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in their second Twenty20 International match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday. 

In the first tie of the two-match series, 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.


Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, George Bailey (c), Adam Voges, Matthew Wade (wk), Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doherty, Ben Laughlin

Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Akila Dananjaya.

Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the second Twenty20 International between Australia and Sri Lanka here