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Australia are about to host Sri Lanka for a three-match Twenty 20 International series. The series start in Adelaide on Sunday.
Ahead of the series, Sri Lanka played a T20 game against Prime Minister’s XI at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Thursday.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison brought out the drinks in the middle for Prime Minister XI's side during their warm up game against Sri Lanka. WHAT A GESTURE ? #AUSPMXIVSL #AUSvSL pic.twitter.com/V3BDzoUo4x
— Cricket Huddle (@CricketHuddle) October 24, 2019
Just after Daniel Fallins removed Dasun Shanaka, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison came running to the ground carrying drinks.
Soon, pictures of it went viral on social media drawing appreciation from cricket fans from across the world.
It was a great opportunity for Sri Lanka to prepare for their upcoming matches and as expected, the visitors won the toss and elected to bat. However, the home team skittled the tourists for 131 as Oshada Fernando top-scored with 38 off 25 including three fours and two sixes.
Djali Bloomfield and Daniel Christian claimed two wickets each for Prime Minister’s XI.
The Australian team fell into an early hole in the modest run-chase as Jordan Silk, Chris Lynn and Jason Sangha were removed cheaply by Lanka.
Opener Harry Nielsen then began a lone battle and took the home team close to the target. He became Kasun Rajitha’s third victim at the start of the final over of the match with the Australian team still needing 9 more runs with just a wicket in hand.
Then, Fawad Ahmed’s nine runs off seven deliveries got the Australians over the line on the final ball of the night. Australia will take on Sri Lanka and then Pakistan in back-to-back T20I series. The first game begins on October 27 in Adelaide.