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Half the team and 4 of them got out on only 5 balls without adding any runs to the score board, then how many would that team have scored? The question is valid but its answer will be beyond your thinking.
The game of T20 is not interesting just like that. Even if a big score is scored here, the game becomes exciting. And, it becomes interesting even when the teams are stacked on low scores. One such T20 match was played, where 2 batsmen returned to the dugout at a distance of only 2 runs. So at the same time 5 balls showed such effect that even 4 batsmen were able to walk on it and no run was added to the score board of the team. Now you must be thinking that when half the team and 4 of them got out in just 5 balls without adding any runs to the score board, then how many would that team have scored? The question is valid but its answer will be beyond your thinking. Meaning the low score you might be guessing about, that team has not made that much. Actually we’re talking Sri Lanka and Australia (Sri Lanka vs Australia) Between the second T20 played in Colombo. And, especially Sri Lanka’s innings in this match.
Sri Lanka batted first in the second T0 against Australia and scored only 124 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. However, it would not have been possible for him to reach this score if the two middle order batsmen had not shown the courage to fight the Australian bowlers. Sri Lanka’s team managed to score 124 runs as Charitha Asalanka and Kusal Mendis scored 39 and 36 runs respectively.
Both the openers fell at the distance of 2 runs
Now understand why and how Sri Lanka’s batting was bad. Both the Sri Lankan openers were caught at the distance of just 2 runs. The first wicket fell for 5 runs and the second one put up arms when the team’s score was just 7 runs. That is, on 7 runs, both the Sri Lankan openers were in the dugout. In these 7 runs, 3 runs were from Patham Nisanka and 4 runs from Gunathilaka.
4 wickets fell in the last 5 balls
It is said that whether the beginning is good or not, the end should be good. But the result of Sri Lanka’s batting was worse than its debut. 4 batsmen of Sri Lanka’s team returned to the dugout at an interval of just 5 balls. That is, when the score should have increased, then his number of wickets showed a rapid increase. These wickets of Sri Lanka were seen in 18.6, 19.1, 19.2 and 19.4 balls. The batsmen who got out during this were Hasaranga, Shanaka, Chamira and Karunaratne.
‘Richardson’ name heavy on Sri Lanka
There were two Australian bowlers who beat Sri Lanka’s batting in this way in the last overs – one Kane Richardson and the other Jhye Richardson. That is, in a way, Richardson overshadowed Sri Lanka. Together, both the bowlers took 7 wickets out of 9 wickets fell by Sri Lanka.