Australia beat Sri Lanka by 85 runs in first T20

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 - 7:20


Australia's world record 263 powered the visitors to a comprehensive 85-run win over Sri Lanka in the first T20 international in Pallekele yesterday.

Australia, who broke Sri Lanka's 9 year record of 260 for 6 against Kenya in 2007, restricted the hosts to 178 for 9 in 20 overs to take the lead in the 2 match series.

Opener Glenn Maxwell destroyed the Sri Lankan bowling attack with his unbeaten 145 off 65 balls, which included 14 fours and 9 sixes, after the visitors were invited to bat first.