New Delhi: Welcome to live score updates of the opening T20I between Australia and Sri Lanka in Melbourne.
Sri Lanka`s new skipper Upul Tharanga won the toss and chose to bowl in the opening Twenty20 international against Australia in Melbourne on Friday.
Australia, with their leading players embarking on a Test series in India, named three T20I debutants, Michael Klinger, Billy Stanlake and Ashton Turner.
Vikum Sanjaya, who captured three wickets in the lead-up tour game against the Prime Minister`s XI in Canberra, was selected to make his international debut for Sri Lanka.
Paceman Lasith Malinga, who last played an international a year ago because of injury, was also in the Sri Lankan line-up.
Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Michael Klinger, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Tim Paine, James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake.
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga (capt), Dilshan Munaweera, Asela Gunaratne, Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedera, Seekkugge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Vikum Sanjaya, Lakshan Sandakan.
Umpires: Mick Martell (AUS), Paul Wilson (AUS)
Third umpire: Sam Nogajski (AUS)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)
(With AFP inputs)