The tax cuts, money creation, a national policy to switch to organic or biological farming, the Easter bombs in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects, and other various compounding events are thought to have kicked off the catastrophe. The resulting economic hardship led to the protests in Sri Lanka in 2022.
Cash-strapped as its extraordinary economic crisis worsened, Sri Lanka declared a two-week ban on all fuel sales, with the exception of critical services, and called for a partial closure.
The South Asian country is experiencing its worst economic collapse since winning independence from Britain in 1948, and since late last year, it has been unable to finance even the importation of necessities.
Australia offer bond to Sri-Lanka to boost their financial state:
The six-week trip of Sri Lanka by the Australian cricket team during the country’s economic turmoil might be seen positively. Sri Lanka Cricket announced that all proceeds from the sale of tickets for the three Twenty20 games, five one-day international matches, and two Test matches would be donated to charitable causes.
In order to purchase necessary medications, Sri Lanka Cricket has already donated USD 2 million to the healthcare industry.
Australia thumped the Island with two back-to-back T20I victory:
Australia easily won the first of the three-match T20I series to take the lead. The bowlers had already completed their task, and the openers had executed it flawlessly to help Australia win by 10 wickets.
Even though the play was halted by rain because the visitors were so near to the goal, they were still going to win. Even on the next day for the second T20I game, Australia kept their winning momentum running and bagged the series before reaching Pallekele.
Dasun Shanaka inspires Sri-Lanka with lone match winning knock:
Sri Lankan WINS! It’s true what you just read! Who could have imagined? The citizens of Dasun Shanaka’s nation have plenty to be happy about as a result of his absolutely amazing performance here! Shanaka played a knock worthy of a captain. Sri Lanka winning the final game, gained much-needed confidence ahead of the ODI series.
From one place then the hosts were down being on 117/8 chasing 177, Shanaka’s 25 ball 54 propelled them up to what had been an imaginary victory. It was one of the amazing T20s which the audience have ever witnessed before moving towards the ODI.
The ODI series that change the Whole scenario:
In the first ODI Australia won by 2 wickets. Australian captain Aron Finch scored 44 runs in 41 balls and hit 5 fours and one six.
Australia’s attempt to attain a challenging goal of 301 didn’t get off to a great start. In the first over, David Warner was dismissed. But when skipper Aaron Finch and Steven Smith combined to score 67 runs, the situation had drastically altered. Smith did go, but until the rain stopped him, he continued in the incorrect direction. Smith performed admirably in his eagerly anticipated comeback, earning a 50. The Australians continued dropping wickets just when it counted most, despite Marcus Stoinis’ impressive cameo. They nearly completed the race on their own, and as a result of Glenn Maxwell’s innings (80* off 51 balls), they are now leading the series.
The story of the next three ODIs in Pallekele that Changed the hole scenario and creates history:
Another suspenseful game. In the end, Lanka maintained their composure and won it with relative ease. Bravo to Dasun Shanaka for his leadership. There were times when we were seated here and doubting the adjustments he is making, the field location, and the strategies he wanted his bowlers to use, but everything has worked out extremely well, and ultimately, it is his side that has prevailed.
As they left Pallekele, Sri Lanka produced an incredible victory over Australia in the second One-Day International of the ongoing five-match series, giving the enthusiastic audience much to celebrate. Sri Lanka defeated Australia in an ODI match for the first time since August 2016, snapping a five-match losing streak in the 50-over format.
Chamika Karunaratne, who took 3 wickets and produced 47 runs with an economy of 6.71 in winning the Man of the Match, claimed that he had been anticipating this day. Hence Sri Lanka won by 26 runs.
In the third ODI, the highlight was two excellent knocks from Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis. The two combined for nearly 150, which enabled their team to completely dominate the contest. Mendis walked back injured as he succumbed to the heat, but Nissanka persisted. He put his team on the verge of victory with a stunning ton. When Nissanka and Shanaka fell, it appeared that there would be some drama at the conclusion, but Charith Casablanca remained composed and took his side over the line.
With one game remaining, the Lankan captain eventually maintained composure, and the home team won the series, their first bilateral ODI series victory over Australia since 2010.
For Australia in the race, David Warner stole the show. The Australians are criticized for not knowing how to handle spinners, but on a field that was ideal for spin bowling and against a horde of spinners, the Aussies applied themselves, had excellent skills and composure, and expertly handled the difficult period. Warner kept his attention on the task at hand while balancing prudence and aggression, handling spinners with good footwork. Due to his presence, the requisite rate was never able to increase, and Sri Lanka was generally in the backseat. But just as it appeared like Australia would win the spin trial, things went wrong for them.
While David Warner scored 99 runs in 112 balls with 12 fours with an strike rate of 88.39 While Asalanka scored 110 runs in 106 balls and hit 10 boundaries and 1 sixes with a strike rate of 103.77.
Sri Lankan fans turned Yellow to cheer Australia:
Cricket is one of the few sports when the home fans will support the visiting side. After the fifth and final ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday, a similar incident happened. By a margin of four wickets, Australia defeated Sri Lanka in the fifth ODI.
"We're generally the enemy" 😅
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 24, 2022
Before the decisive game, the host team had already won the series 3-1. After the game, the Sri Lankan fans could be seen supporting the foreign team. Fans from Sri Lanka showed their appreciation for the visitors by supporting the Australian team by turning into yellow.
“We’re incredibly appreciative that we were allowed to explore this place.” Finch remarked in reference to the difficulties. “We’ve played eight white-ball games, and perhaps we’ve been able to spread some joy around the nation.”
The match has been fiercely contested, but Australia has shown courage and perseverance to prevail thanks to a magnificent match-winning knock by Alex Carey. Sri Lanka wins the five-match ODI series, 3-2.
Australia blew away the hosts in three days in the first Test:
Six years ago, that television series was renowned for its zany stories. It looks like this one will be much more competitive. When last time back in 2016, Australia played Sri-Lanka in an away Test series, they were handed 3-0 whitewash margin thanks to the spin bowlers of the opponents led by the left-arm veteran Rangana Herath.
2022 is different and Australia with their historic series win over Pakistan were much more confident in competing the challenge. On the other hand, Sri-Lanka too wasn’t that powerful too.
Winning the toss, they were bundled out for just 212 as Nathan Lyon grabbed another 5-wicket haul. Australia too was down at one point but first they were raised up by Usman Khawaja before watching a masterclass innings of 77 runs from Cameron Green that gave him the man of the match award.
The visitors earned a lead of 109 runs before sweeping out Sri-Lanka for 113 in just 22.5 overs, the least for them since 2006 against Pakistan before winning the game by 10 wickets.
The second Test match will be played at the same ground in Galle from July 8.