Kasun Rajitha bowls most expensive spell in T20I history

David Warner gifted himself the perfect birthday, slamming his maiden T20I century off 56 balls.

David Warner celebrates his maiden T20I century (left) while Sri Lankan medium-pacer Kasun Rajitha recorded the most expensive bowling figures ever in T20Is.

David Warner celebrates his maiden T20I century (left) while Sri Lankan medium-pacer Kasun Rajitha recorded the most expensive bowling figures ever in T20Is.   -  Getty Images

Australia's David Warner slammed his maiden T20I century in front of the side's home crowd at the Adelaide Oval. The aggressive opener took his team to a mammoth total of 233/2 against Sri Lanka in the first T20I of a three-match series, with able assistance from skipper Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell.

Warner had a forgettable outing in the Ashes, having made just 95 runs from 10 innings at an average of 9.5, in England earlier this year. He has now staged a strong comeback to gift himself the perfect birthday. The Paddington-born batsman, who turns 33 on Sunday, blazed off to an unbeaten 56-ball century, studded with 10 boundaries and four sixes.

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Finch, on the other hand, made 64 off 36 balls, before losing his wicket to chinaman Lakshan Sandakan. Maxwell, who walked in next, was in a similar mood, dispatching the bowlers to all corners of the park. He finished with a quickfire 28-ball 62, dismissed by Dasun Shanaka.

While it goes without mention that the Lankans had a bad day on the field, it especially turned out to be a nightmarish outing for bowler Kasun Rajitha. The medium pacer returned with figures of 4-0-75-0, recording the most expensive bowling figures in T20I history. His most expensive over was one in which he got hammered for 25 runs (2, 6, 1, 6, 6, 4).

Sri Lanka has a mountain to climb in the second innings as the required run rate stands at a massive 11.7.