They may have escaped with a much-needed win on Tuesday but Michael Clarke warns Australia could have been “in even more trouble” if Sri Lanka bowled the right length.
Marcus Stoinis was the hero for the defending champions in Perth, with the big hitter’s 59-run unbeaten stand helping the Australians to a seven-wicket victory.
It ended up being quite a comfortable win for the hosts, who passed Sri Lanka’s target of 157 with 21 balls left.
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While an important victory in the context of the tournament, Clarke admitted Australia will have to be much better to compete with England on Friday.
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