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Aaron Finch has labeled the Khettarama pitch a poor wicket, after he struck a 46-ball 56 to set Australia on track for a three-wicket victory in the first ODI. Custom Edmonton Oilers Jerseys . Finch was only at the crease for the first 14.2 overs of the innings, but the ball was consistently raising puffs even during Sri Lankas innings. Significant turn was also on offer - though Khettarama has long been a spin-friendly venue.I dont think Ive ever played on a wicket that spun that much, Finch said. It was a pretty poor wicket I think. For balls to be going through the top from the second over - Josh Hazlewood to Tillakaratne Dilshan - for the second over of the game, I think that was pretty poor. We played well to track down that total. It seemed like a different spinner was bowling every over. Theyve got plenty of options and we played exceptionally well with the bat to get across the line.Finch also suggested the practice pitches Australia had used at Khettarama had played differently from the track prepared for match day.The ones next to it that weve been training on have been pretty good wickets. They started to spin a bit yesterday - late yesterday. I dont think Ive seen any wickets that have spun to that extreme - particularly in a one-day game. I suppose the wickets that we trained on were probably not very similar, to be fair.Among batsmen who made more than 25, Finch was the only one to maintain a strike rate higher than 90. He hit two sixes and seven fours in his innings, and his aggression got Australia well ahead of the required rate.I think the way that the game panned out, we noticed that as soon as the ball got a bit older, it started to spin quite big and it wasnt coming on to the bat. We just made a call to try and take on the new ball. Generally in the subcontinent that is the way to play. It came off today for a little bit, so it was nice to get the team off to a flyer. I think thats generally the way that games go on wickets that are so slow and low.Mitchell Starc became the fastest bowler to 100 ODI wickets in this match, achieving the milestone in 52 matches, to beat Saqlain Mushtaq, who had got there in 53 games. Starc has been excellent through Australias tour of Sri Lanka, having taken 24 wickets in the Tests as well.Its a fantastic achievement from Mitchell - hes been the best in the world for a number of years now, Finch said. When he gets it right theres absolutely no one better around. We were aware of the record. We thought that hed get it in the tri-series in the West Indies, in June, but he didnt get any wickets in the final.Finch was also full of praise for James Faulkner, who took 4 for 38 in his 10 overs, despite Finch dropping a catch off his bowling. Finch had been fielding at deep square leg when he palmed a slog sweep from Kusal Mendis onto the boundary. Faulkner did eventually take Mendis wicket.Faulkner was fantastic, Finch said. When youve got three or four different kinds of slower balls, its a huge advantage. You can always make sure its turning away from the bat. He was a bit unlucky early - I lost one straight in the sun. He probably thought it was going to be one of those days, but he stuck to the basics well and kept doing what hes very good at. Jean-Francois Jacques Oilers Jersey . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. Ben Scrivens Jersey . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. http://www.oilershockeypro.com/authentic-jonas-gustavsson-oilers-jersey/ . PAUL, Minn. The Dallas Mavericks refused to allow ESPN reporters to cover this weekends games in Dallas after Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he was unhappy the network would not have a reporter cover the team full time.On Friday and Sunday, ESPN reporters Tim MacMahon and Marc Stein were told they would not be admitted to games against Portland and Milwaukee.MacMahon is a Dallas-based reporter who has primarily covered the Mavericks for ESPN. He is also assigned to several other teamms and stories as news warrants. Connor McDavid Jersey. Stein is a national NBA reporter, also based in Dallas.Were committed to thoroughly covering the Mavs and the NBA, ESPN said in a statement Sunday.Said NBA spokesman Mike Bass: We are in communication with both ESPN and Mark Cuban about this matter.The Mavericks had no comment when contacted by ESPN. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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