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Warner’s birthday ton secures Australia’s biggest T20I win

The score of 233 was Australia’s highest-ever total on home soil and fourth highest overall in T20Is.

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Warner's birthday ton secures Australia's biggest T20I win
David Warner slams maiden T20I hundred. Photo: Getty

David Warner thumped a maiden T20 international hundred leading Australia to set off their home summer with the biggest shortest format win.

At the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, Aussies thrashed Sri Lanka by 134-run in the first match of the three match series. Warner’s onslaught was followed by Adam Zampa’s vicious leg-breaks who claimed 3 for 14 restricting the island nation within 99 runs in their 20 overs, in reply to Australia’s 233 for 2.

The score was Australia’s highest-ever total on home soil and fourth highest overall in T20Is.

After languishing poor run of form in the Ashes, Warner has just back to his brilliant best on his 33rd birthday hitting 100 runs from just 56 balls. It was his maiden T20I century which he touched in the last delivery of the innings.

Warner’s masterclass contained 10 shots to the boundary and 4 overs boundaries.

Back from injury troubles, captain Aaron Finch also joined the feast blasting 64 off 36, while in a late show, Glenn Maxwell hammered 62 from 28 balls.

Maxwell smashed consecutive sixes en route to his half-century and executed a helicopter shot to reach to fifty.

Sri Lanka’s Kasutha Ranjitha became the most expensive bowler in T20I after he conceded 75 runs in his four overs. Skipper Lasith Malinga went wicket less for 37 runs from his four overs.

The two teams will meet in Brisbane for the second T20I on Wednesday with the third and final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

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