Glenn Maxwell.
Glenn Maxwell.

After a disappointing first three weeks on the Sri Lankan shores, the Aussies roared back in emphatic style in the limited-overs leg of the tour. In the two-match T20I series, the Australians completely dictated terms to the hosts, as the arrival of Glenn Maxwell rejuvenated the Aussie outfit. After thrashing the Sri Lankans in the first encounter by 85 runs, Australia won the second game as well.

Needing a small target of 129, the visitors were off to a flying start as Maxwell slammed an 18 ball 50. However, despite losing wickets in a heap, the Kangaroos got home with 13 balls to spare. In the presentation ceremony, skipper David Warner lauded his unit for a fine show. Glenn Maxwell, who was named the Man of the Series, admitted that he was just focusing on the upcoming Matador Cup, and not the South Africa series.

“I was close to Finch’s record, next time I will try and beat that,” Maxwell said about his knock in the first game. “I was not hitting them well in the last couple of months. So, it was pleasing to come back and strike the ball. Enjoyed the wickets and the crowd. It is a tough tour and for the T20 guys coming in, we needed to bring in the energy. I am focusing on doing well in the Matador One-Day Cup,” the hard-hitting batsman said.

Warner was a pleased skipper and thanked the Sri Lankan crowd for turning out in large numbers. I told the boys if I win the toss, we might as well not go out and play,” Warner said. “It is a massive achievement for our ODI boys. We were down in the dumps and the boys came with expectations. Credit to the bowlers and Maxwell for the last game and this game. I love this country. I would like to thank the fans for coming out and supporting us. I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.”

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