Warner scores century on birthday as Australia beat Sri Lanka

Warner scores century on birthday as Australia beat Sri Lanka

David Warner insistently bobbed back to shape with a first-ever T20I century as Australia squashed Sri Lanka by 134 keeps running in their opening match of the arrangement in Adelaide on Sunday.

Birthday kid Warner clubbed an unbeaten 100 as he fueled Australia to a gigantic 233-2, supported by century remains with captain Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell.

Sri Lanka limped to 99-9 from their 20 overs in a submissive reaction, with leg-spinner Adam Zampa catching 3-14.

Falling off an inauspicious Ashes battle in England and low scores in the new residential season, Warner pillaged his ton off 56 balls with four sixes and 10 fours.

The left-gave opener scored only 95 keeps running in 10 innings for Australia's Ashes maintenance, yet once he got set Sunday he beat the Sri Lankan bowlers with combativeness and arrived at his hundred off the last wad of the innings.

The ton on his 33rd birthday was supplemented by rankling half-hundreds of years from Finch and Maxwell, as the Australians tore into the Sri Lankan bowlers — with Kasun Rajitha's 0-75 off four overs demonstrating the most costly figures in a T20I.

"It's extraordinary to come join the fun on decent evident wickets," man-of-the-coordinate Warner said as he left the field. "The tone was set by Finchy. I attempted to go on and be there toward the end. I'd like to think we have enough runs."

Sri Lanka were continually battling in answer, with Pat Cummins on a cap stunt in the wake of rejecting Danushka Gunathilaka (11) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (2) with progressive conveyances in his opening over.

Dasun Shanaka top scored with 17 and wicketkeeper Kusal Perera hit 16 preceding he was bowled by Mitchell Starc.

Captain Lasith Malinga was still there toward the end with an unbeaten 13.

"Beautiful beginning to the mid year. The young men were fabulous, Warner and Finchy were magnificent," Starc said. "The bowling too was clinical, a touch of work to do in the handling, however an incredible exhibition with everything taken into account."

Finch pummeled three sixes and eight fours in Australia's innings before holing out to Kusal Mendis at profound mid-wicket off left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan for 64 off 36 balls.

The Aussie captain partook in a free-hitting opening stand of 122 with Warner and looked in dismal scoring structure before he top-edged the leg-spinner in the eleventh over.

Maxwell displayed a wide scope of ad libbed shot-production for his 62 off only 28 balls, studded with three sixes and seven fours.

He banded together Warner in a 107-run stand and was rejected, gotten behind off Dasun Shanaka in the last over of the innings.

It was Australia's most noteworthy T20 aggregate at home since their 221 against England in Sydney in 2007.

Australia face the Sri Lankans in Brisbane and Melbourne before Pakistan land for T20s in Sydney, Canberra and Perth as they plan to have the T20 World Cup next October.

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