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Aus seal series with ease

David Warner won his second back-to-back Player of the Match award on Wednesday

Australia thrash Sri Lanka in the second T20I by nine wickets to get an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series on Wednesday, 30 October.

This is Sri Lanka’s first T20I series defeat in Australia. Sri Lanka won all three previous T20I series played in Australia.

2nd T20I at Brisbane:

SL (won toss) 117 all out in 20 overs (Kusal Perera 27, Danushka Gunathilaka 21, Avishka Fernando 17; Adam Zampa 2/20)

Australia 118/1 in 13 overs (David Warner 60 in 41 balls not out, Steve Smith 53 in 36 not ut; Lasith Malinga 1/23)

Player of the Match: David Warner

The third and final match will be held at MCG, Melbourne on Friday, 1 November.

The hosts won the first match on Sunday by a massive 134 runs after making 233/2 with Warner scoring an unbeaten 100 runs. Skipper Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell scored 64 and 62 respectively. Sri Lanka replied with only 99/9 in their 20 overs.