At 0/57 at the end of the power play, Australia were setup beautifully to post a big total for Sri Lanka to chase.
Malinga immediately introduced wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan into the attack and the left armer started well but strayed down the leg side on the final ball of his first over, allowing Warner to pull it past fine leg for four.
Sandakan was immediately followed by fellow spinner Wanindu Hasaranga but he felt the full brunt of Aaron Finch first up, thumping consecutive balls over the rope.
After anther decent over from Sandankan, Kasun Rajitha returned and it didn’t get any better for the 26-year-old. Finch whipped the second ball over deep square leg for another maximum to bring up his half-century. However, Warner would not be overshadowed, slogging two sixes in a row to also bring up his fifty, before despatching the final ball of the over through deep extra cover for four.
The Aussie openers were red hot, racing to 0/112 at the half-way mark leaving poor Rajitha with 0/47 from just two overs.
Finch would be the first to fall, attempting to slog sweep Sandakan who floated one a little wider and fuller to lure the false shot and produce a top edge.