A Marcus Stoinis classic spared Australia’s blushes at the T20 World Cup on Tuesday as the hosts beat Sri Lanka in Perth by seven lattices to keep its event alive. | t20 world cup live
Australia was desperately floundering in a chase of 6- 157 until Stoinis came to the crinkle and blasted the fastest half- century ever in T20 justice by an Australian.
He took just 17 balls to go past fifty, and finished with 59 not out out 18 balls.
Australia was only 3- 89 after12.2 overs when Glenn Maxwell departed. Stoinis also single- handedly swung the game in Australia’s favour, turning the nation’s struggles into a big seven- gate palm with 21 balls remaining.
Aaron Finch was the other unbeaten batter, although his 31 runs from 42 balls don’t tell the full story about how poorly he plodded to find the middle of the club. t20 world cup live