Australia beat Sri Lanka on the back of another power hitting from Glenn Maxwell in the second T-20 to clean sweep the two-match series of the game’s shortest version.
Maxwell scored a remarkable 66 runs off just 29 balls, which include four sixes. He completed his 50 off just 18 deliveries equalling his own and David Warner’s mark. Maxwell and Warner put on 93 for the opening wicket and their comfortable stand contrasted markedly with Sri Lanka, who struggled their way to 9-128 in Colombo.
Warner (25 off 24) was more circumspect than his opening partner, and the acting captain’s dismissal brought about a collapse as Australia lost four wickets for six runs. But a jittery Australian middle-order eventually reached 130-6 with 11 balls to spare, as Travis Head scored the winning runs with a six that was spilled over the boundary rope by Sachithra Senanayake.