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WATCH: Has IPL discard Ben Dunk just played the cleverest cricket shot ever?

WATCH: Has IPL discard Ben Dunk just played the cleverest cricket shot ever?

Regarded as one of the cleanest strikers around, the Big Bash League star was hoping to get a deal in the cash-rich IPL.

Lasith Malinga vs Travis Head: IPL preview in Australia — WATCH

Lasith Malinga vs Travis Head: IPL preview in Australia — WATCH

And come April, both the players will be in India, turning up for their respective IPL franchises in the world's premier cricket league.

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella suspended for showing dissent during second T20I against Aussies

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella suspended for showing dissent during second T20I against Aussies

Dickwella was punished after he paused to view the replay, kicked the turf and stared over his shoulder "for a prolonged period of time", an International Cricket Council statement said.

Watch: Scoop Six and last ball finish - How Sri Lanka edged Australia in a nail-biter!

Watch: Scoop Six and last ball finish - How Sri Lanka edged Australia in a nail-biter!

The pulsating win was made possible by a dashing 52 off 37 balls by Asela Gunaratne, who was named man-of-the-match for his match-turning innings.

AUS vs SL: Sri Lanka secure thrilling win over Australia in 1st T20I

AUS vs SL: Sri Lanka secure thrilling win over Australia in 1st T20I

Welcome to live score updates of the opening T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka in Melbourne.

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Chris Lynn makes comeback as Aussies announce T20I squad for series against Sri Lanka

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Chris Lynn makes comeback as Aussies announce T20I squad for series against Sri Lanka

Aaron Finch leads the squad as they look to improve Australia`s current Twenty20 ranking of sixth in the world.

WATCH: UNBELIEVABLE! Glenn Maxwell smashes 145 runs off just 65 balls against Sri Lanka in 1st T20I

WATCH: UNBELIEVABLE! Glenn Maxwell smashes 145 runs off just 65 balls against Sri Lanka in 1st T20I

As a result of Glenn Maxwell's stupendous knock, Australia also surpassed Sri Lanka's record of highest ever team total in T20Is and posted mammoth total of 263 runs on board.

Glenn Maxwell guides Australia to highest ever T20I total, this is how Virender Sehwag reacted!

Glenn Maxwell guides Australia to highest ever T20I total, this is how Virender Sehwag reacted!

The opening batsman ruck 14 fours and nine sixes during his 65-ball stay to help Australia break a nine-year record held by Sri Lanka.

Australia move past record-holders Sri Lanka to claim highest ever T20 score – Here's the list of top 10

Australia move past record-holders Sri Lanka to claim highest ever T20 score – Here's the list of top 10

Glenn Maxwell was Australia's hero as he secured a 145-run inning, guiding the Aussies to 263 runs against the Lankans.

Australia's Chris Lynn, Aaron Finch to miss T20 series against Sri Lanka

Australia's Chris Lynn, Aaron Finch to miss T20 series against Sri Lanka

Opener Aaron Finch also injured a finger while fielding during the final ODI and will miss the two remaining T20 games, but will stay with the squad to assist with 12th man duties.

WATCH: BRUTAL! 50 off 18 balls - Aaron Finch demolishes Sri Lanka in 4th ODI

WATCH: BRUTAL! 50 off 18 balls - Aaron Finch demolishes Sri Lanka in 4th ODI

Finch's whirlwind knock produced 8 fours and 3 sixes.

Sri Lanka vs Australia: David Warner criticises pitches after series win

Sri Lanka vs Australia: David Warner criticises pitches after series win

"It`s hard to gain momentum when the wickets prepared are like this," Warner said.

Australia coach Darren​ Lehmann backs Steve Smith's Sri Lanka series opt out

Australia coach Darren​ Lehmann backs Steve Smith's Sri Lanka series opt out

David Warner will take over the Australia captaincy in Sri Lanka for the rest of the tour.

WATCH: James Faulkner's BRILLIANT hat-trick vs Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

WATCH: James Faulkner's BRILLIANT hat-trick vs Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

Bruce Reid, Anthony Stuart, Brett Lee, Clint McKay and Dan Christian are the other five Australians with ODI hat-tricks.

David Warner named Australia captain as Steve Smith heads home to rest ahead of hectic home schedule

David Warner named Australia captain as Steve Smith heads home to rest ahead of hectic home schedule

After his team's 82-run loss against the Lankans in second ODI, Smith told the reporters that the rest was given since there was a hectic schedule about to begin for Australia at home.

Australian batsmen looked lost against our spinners, says Angelo Mathews

Australian batsmen looked lost against our spinners, says Angelo Mathews

Australia, which is currently placed at the top of the ICC Test rankings, have till now lost 36 of their 40 wickets in the series to spinners Rangana Herath, Lakshan Sandakan, Dhananjaya de Silva and Dilruwan Perera.

Steve Smith lashes out at Australia's spin bowlers after crushing 229-run loss to Sri Lanka

Steve Smith lashes out at Australia's spin bowlers after crushing 229-run loss to Sri Lanka

Herath set up the win for the hosts with his maiden Test hat-trick which helped dismiss Australia for a record low of 106.

Australia lose both openers after Sri Lanka make 281 on Day 1 of the second test at Galle

Australia lose both openers after Sri Lanka make 281 on Day 1 of the second test at Galle

Australia were 54 for two at stumps, still trailing the hosts by 227 runs.

Cricket Australia extends Darren Lehmann's coaching contract till 2019

Cricket Australia extends Darren Lehmann's coaching contract till 2019

Steve Smith and his men were beaten by 106 runs in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. It was Australia's seventh consecutive loss in the sub-continent.

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Injured Steve O'Keefe to return home, Jon Holland named as replacement

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Injured Steve O'Keefe to return home, Jon Holland named as replacement

Left-arm spinner Jon Holland has been called up to the Australian squad to replace O'Keefe, who picked up three wickets in the match, which looks evenly poised, before getting injured.