Danushka Gunathilka’s rapidly progressing innings was cut short by Josh Hazlewood in the series opening T20I at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The opener had blasted 26 off 15 balls and looked set for a big one when Hazlewood, whose bowling stocks in the shortest format have grown manifold in recent times, had him holing out to Mitchell Marsh at deep backward point. Australia have the breakthrough but Sri Lanka have scored briskly in the PowerPlay, amassing 50 for the loss of one wicket. Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka are occupying the crease for the hosts.
Gunathilaka is the first wicket to fall – Hazlewood strikes ☝️#SLvAUS
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 7, 2022