1 Nov 2010

Sri Lanka crush Australia in tour opener

12:29 pm on 1 November 2010

The Sri Lankan cricketers have crushed Australia in the opening Twenty20 match of their tour in Perth.

Australia recovered from 43 for five to post 133 for 8, but their fourth lowest Twenty20- total was never going to be competitive, and Sri Lanka cruised to their target with seven wickets and 21 balls to spare.

Australia have lost their last four Twenty20 games and three tests, and their next meeting with Sri Lanka is a one-day match at the MCG on Wednesday.