After winning the toss, the Sri Lankan captain chose to set up a target for the visitors.
The top order after making an anchoring inning by both Pathum Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka followed by Kusal Mendis’s unbeaten 86 off 87 and the lower order giving the much deserved support ended up in 300-7.
The Visitors had a not very pleasentable start yet the middle order and the top order delivering constantly ended up with a decent chase when the rain interupted and gave the Aussies a target of 282 in 44 overs (DLS) method.
Maxwell 80 (not out) took Aussies over the line to bag the fist win in this ODI .
Special mention to the debut bowler Dunith Wellalage Left arm orthodox bowler who did well despite the pressure situation handling with much care.produced a decent spell of 49 of 7 Overs with 2 wickets at an economy of 7.