Sri Lanka Collapse after a perfect start with 157 for 1 to 209 all out

Sri Lanka after winning the toss elected to bat first and had a dream start of 125 without losing any wickets. They started to lose the momentum and shape at which they were matching a long in the first phase of the inning. The openers were quite impressive and were scoring freely. Pathum Nissanka made 61 for 67 and Kusal Perera 78 for 82 balls. 

Once the openers departed, Australia seemed to be a different team on the field. Sri Lanka kept on losing wickets like Pakistan after a great start. This is how Sri Lanka lost their wickets after 125 runs opening partnership. 

1-125 (Pathum Nissanka, 21.4 over), 2-157 (Kusal Perera, 26.2 over), 3-165 (Kusal Mendis, 27.6 over), 4-166 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 29.1 over), 5-178 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 32.3 over), 6-184 (Dunith Wellalage, 34.5 over), 7-196 (Chamika Karunaratne, 37.6 over), 8-199 (Maheesh Theekshana, 39.2 over), 9-204 (Lahiru Kumara, 40.5 over) 10-109 (Charith Asalanka)

The performance that was demanded from Australia was delivered by the bowlers. Zampa was the pick of the bowlers who got 4 wickets for 47 runs in his 8 overs. M Starc in his 10 overs gave away 43 runs and got 2 wickets. Pat Cummins the captain, bowled 7 overs 2 for 32. He got the important wicket of K. Parrea from where the collapse started. Maxwell got the last wicket while Hazelwood and Stoinis remained wicketless. 

This is not the first time we have seen a collapse. A few days ago Pakistan collapsed from 155/2 to 191 for all out against India in Ahmadabad. They lost 8 wickets in the span of 36 runs.

The other collapse was from Afghanistan in the first match against Bangladesh. They were 83 for 2 to 156 all out inside 40 overs. They only added 73 runs for the last 9 wickets. 

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