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|Sri Lanka wins 1st T20 by 5 wickets against Australia|
Sri Lanka defeated Australia by five wickets in the 1st T20 international at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.Chasing a target of 138, Thisara Perera smashed two consecutive sixes off Ben Laughlin in the 19th as Sri Lanka romped home with seven balls to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the two- t20 match series.
Sri Lanka Skipper Angelo Matthews top-scored with 35 not out. Kushal Perera made 33 off 22 balls with two boundaries and a six while T.M. Dilshan made 16 off 21 balls which included an extraordinary dilscoop six off Starc.
Australian opener David Warner carried his bat remaining unbeaten on a career-best 90 off 62 balls which contained five boundaries and three sixes.
The 2nd T20 match is at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Jan 28, 2013.