Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka shall be seen in motion within the first ODI recreation to be performed between Sri Lanka and Australia on the Pallekele Worldwide Cricket Stadium on June 14 (Tuesday). The appropriate-handed batter will play an important function within the house facet’s batting division and can attempt to lead the facet to win the 50-over sequence.

To notice, the Sri Lanka batter is in wonderful contact as he bailed out his staff within the third and closing T20I match and ultimately received the sport for his facet. The appropriate-handed batter got here to bat when his facet was 96/4 and chasing a giant whole of 177. Shanaka had a sluggish begin as he managed to attain six off his first 12 balls.

With 59 required from the final 18 balls, Shanaka attacked the Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood within the 18th over and smashed him for 2 fours and two sixes. In consequence, Sri Lanka managed to win the encounter by 4 wickets and one ball to spare.

It was an excellent win not only for me, however the entire nation: Dasun Shanaka

“It was an enormous pleasure to me to have the ability to play an innings like that. There are only a few innings like that. My plan was to hit three boundaries an over within the final three overs. That may imply 54 runs [if all the boundaries were sixes]. With the singles we might get, there’d be an opportunity. There was an opportunity it might all go improper, however I used to be in a position to do my greatest. It was an excellent win – not only for me, however the entire nation,” Shanaka was quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

Regardless of Shanaka’s wonderful efficiency within the third T20I, the guests Australia comfortably received the sequence by a margin of 2-1 and can now tackle the house facet in a five-match ODI sequence. Within the first ODI, Sri Lanka received the toss and determined to have a bat first.