Rain slows Aussie pursuit as Finch falls

Australia’s bid to pull off their most important ever chase from Sri Lanka has been halted by rain.

Chasing Sri Lanka’s 7-300 in the ODI collection opener, Australia were 2-72 when rain interrupted enjoy following 12.4 overs in Pallekele.

On-field umpires wasted minimal time in removing gamers from the discipline, with limited and sharp showers acquiring formerly impacted the 3-match 2020 collection.

But Australia’s captain Aaron Finch would be wishing it experienced arrived times before for him on Tuesday evening.

Leading the cost for Australia on 44, he fell just two balls in advance of the delay when wrist spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took the appropriate-hander’s edge with a single that spun away from off stump.

Finch had formerly looked in brutal touch, heading right after the bowlers and taking the quicks on down the ground and by way of point in his 41-ball knock.

Less than-stress in advance of the tour, Finch produced scores of 61no, 24 and 29 in Australia’s T20 series win but would desperately have loved a large rating on Tuesday.

Meanwhile his opening associate David Warner lasted just 3 balls, trapped on the crease lbw for a duck by Sri Lanka’s secret spinner Maheesh Theekshana.

The hosts have currently rolled out 3 spinners in the very first 13 overs, right after Australia opted to go devoid of Mitchell Swepson with Adam Zampa also back again home on maternity go away.

Ashton Agar bowled perfectly for his 2-49, as he and Glenn Maxwell both of those sent down 10 overs and component-timer Marnus Labuschagne was named on for his tweakers late.

Australia’s quicks struggled to get something out of the sluggish pitch, as Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson went for a put together 1-166 from their 26 overs.

In a additional issue for Australia, Agar spent the close of the initially innings off nursing a sore facet.

Australia have currently lost Sean Abbott and Kane Richardson to injuries on the tour, when Mitchell Starc and Mitch Marsh are battling to return afterwards in the ODI collection.

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