Australia, Sri Lanka make peace
Australian and Sri Lankan players officially made peace following a fiery end to their final T20 international won by the tourists off the last ball, Cricket Australia said yesterday
They also sought to play down the angry exchanges as the two sides walked off the pitch after Sri Lanka won by two runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Cricket Australia admitted the rain-hit match finished with “ugly scenes” but stressed “both teams apologised”.
Trouble erupted when all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, needing four runs from the final ball to clinch victory for Australia, told the Sri Lankans, in no uncertain terms, to get on with it.
Sri Lanka veteran Mahela Jayawardene, who earlier hit an unbeaten 61, yelled back at Maxwell. After the last ball was finally delivered the pair jostled in an angry face-to-face exchange.
“I went into the Sri Lankan rooms after and they apologised for going over the top. All good,” Maxwell said on Twitter.