Sri Lanka suffered their biggest defeat in T20Is as Australia hammered them with a 85-run loss in hte first T20I in Pallekele on Tuesday. Australia also scored the highest team total in T20Is.
Opener Glenn Maxwell fired a blistering 145 not out as Australia posted a world record 263 after some poor bowling an fielding by Sri Lanka.
Maxwell struck 14 fours and nine sixes during his 65-ball stay to help Australia break a nine-year record held by Sri Lanka, who scored 260/6 against Kenya in 2007.
Sri Lanka had won the toss and elected to bowl bu Australia skipper David Warner gave the visitors a fiery start with his 28 runs off 12 balls as he put on a 57-run opening partnership with Maxwell to lay a solid foundation.
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