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Australia Wins T20 Series Opener

Australia has claimed victory over Sri Lanka in their opening T20 match by 41 runs.

The match took place at North Sydney Oval on the 29th of September and was an exciting clash between two very talented teams.

Australia have continued their winning streak after their successful tours of England and the West Indies. Australia was the favourite and did not disappoint, achieving their highest domestic T20 tally to date.

However, this is not to say that Sri Lanka were not worthy opponents. Sri Lanka and notably Chamari Athapaththu have broken a host of national records despite the 41-run defeat. Athapaththu scored 113 off 61 balls, including six sixes.

Beth Mooney took only 54 balls to achieve her second T20 century, carrying Australia to their victory.

“We will have to have a sit down and think about our plans against her,” said Mooney about Athapaththu. “She is a clean striker of the ball and can take a game away from the opposition as she has done in the past.

Sri Lanka have shown the world are ready to throw everything they have to secure their first ever win against the powerhouse Aussies.

Photos (c) cricket.com.au

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