Australia back to winning ways despite Dilshan Madushanka scare

ELIZABETH BOTCHERBY: After an error-strewn display against South Africa, this was a much-improved performance from Australia, with Adam Zampa, Josh Inglis and Mitchell Marsh among those to impre

It is so easy to wax lyrical about fast bowling but Dilshan Madushanka's second over against Australia did not need any more than the most utterly basic details.  

Injury stalks Sri Lanka's bowlers. He too will learn to look over his shoulder for it (and immediately tweak it to be ruled out for months) but the result of at least a couple of his seniors not being in India meant he was the de facto leader of the attack.  

Twenty-three years old. Playing just his ninth ODI. And his first World Cup. Only 209 to defend and going up against David Warner and Steven Smith, and getting them both out without giving a single run in the over.  

Here comes the surprise. While the voice of the villain sounds familiar, it is not immediately evident who is behind that voice. 

By pure chance, the television broadcast switched from Madushanka to recapping a magic moment from Sri Lanka's World Cup history. They went to 2003 when Chaminda Vaas roused himself to be better than Brian Lara and Chris Gayle. 

Where Vaas had the perfect high arm action, Madushanka delivers the ball just off the perpendicular. Maybe 100 degrees instead of 90.