A frustrated Australian Twenty20 side has earmarked a ruthless approach to tonight’s dead-rubber against Sri Lanka in Adelaide.
The Sri Lankans hold a two-nil lead entering the last game of the series at Adelaide Oval – their two wins coming from the last ball of both matches.
“It’s frustrating to lose two very close games so we have got to regroup now and come out and finish on a positive and get a win,” said Australian fast bowler Billy Stanlake.
“We just need to finish them off a bit better. We had them on the ropes the other night and couldn’t quite finish them off.
“Hopefully we can put in that complete performance.”
Stanlake also is hoping to make amends for his game-one performance, when carted for 42 runs from his three overs.
The 204cm-tall paceman was overlooked for game two but is expected to be recalled for the finale.
“I was pretty down on myself after the game, I was pretty frustrated and angry,” Stanlake said.
“But everyone around me was great and the coaches were really good to me.
“I was just told to put it behind me pretty quickly which I was able to do, they had a good chat with me (saying) ‘put it behind you, you haven’t played too much cricket so don’t be too hard on yourself, just move on and get ready for the next one.”
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