Gunaratne blasts Sri Lanka to a last-ball T20 win over Australia

Monday, 20 February 2017 - 6:51


Asela Gunaratne slammed a pulse-racing 84 to power Sri Lanka to a last-ball victory against Australia yesterday, clinching their T20 series.

Gunaratne pounded the Australian bowlers with 5 sixes and 6 fours off 46 balls to get his side home by 2 wickets to scenes of wild jubilation at Geelong.

It was the 2nd time the Sri Lankans had denied Australia victory off the last ball, with Chamara Kapugedera hammering a boundary to win Friday's opening match in Melbourne.

The Sri Lankans remain unbeaten in 5 T20’s in Australia, but this was their finest come-from-behind performance in front of their excited expatriate fans.