Australia captain Aaron Finch hailed leg-spinner Adam Zampa's match-winning 2-12 against Sri Lanka on Thursday after their eight-wicket win at Dubai. Zampa triggered Sri Lanka's collapse with Charith Asalanka's wicket as they only managed 154/6 in 20 overs which Australia surpassed in 17 overs.
"That was a really good perfomance. SL got off to a flier. But Zampa dragged it back, and then Starc. We felt it was a really good wicket and to chase that down was nice," Finch said at the end of the match.
David Warner returned to form with a crucial 42-ball 65, as Finch said he would've been glad if the opener had won Player of the Match award.
"As a batter, I would loved a batter to get the award but when you're looking at the impact on the game, Zamps was terrific tonight. He was fantastic, got big wickets. That was a world class performance from him,' he said.
Zampa was glad that he was able to restrict the Lankans who are good players of spin.
"To be honest it (the surface) was quite slow in the first innings, it spun a little bit more than it did in the second innings. I think the moisture and dew took effect in the second innings," he said.
"They are very good players of spin, I bowled well tonight and glad I did. I have tended to bowl a little bit in the powerplay, little bit towards the back end in recent times," he added.
Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka felt that they lost too many wickets in the middle overs which led to their downfall.
"I have to admit that wicket was too good. Got the start we needed but in the middle phase we couldn't capitalise. Losing good batsmen in the middle cost us. The other day Asalanka took us home. The batsmen who get set need to continue till 15-16 overs. That's an area we have to be concerned about. Felt we were 25-30 runs short."