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Australia vs Sri Lanka, 5th T20I Commentary, Live Updates

AUS vs SL, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
154/6 (20.0/20)
155/5 (19.5/20)
Sri Lanka beat Australia by 5 wickets
All the Aussie players are called on the podium as the trophy is handed to them. So, another T20I series is done and dusted but if you are a cricketing fan, you don't have to wait for a long time as India will take on West Indies shortly at 7 pm IST (1:30 pm GMT). So, do join us there in advance for the build-up. Till then, goodbye and take care!
Aaron Finch, the skipper of Australia, says that he thought they were outplayed in the Powerplay, which made a difference. Mentions that the partnership between Matthew Wade and Daniel Sams was very good. States that Sri Lanka are a dangerous side and to win four games in a row was good. Also says that the flexibility of Josh Inglis throughout the order was good. Concludes by saying that Ashton Agar bowled well throughout the series and the depth in their bowling attack continues to grow.
Dasun Shanaka the skipper of Sri Lanka, says that the boys played very well throughout the series, but they could have been better, however, they are preparing well for the T20 World Cup. Mentions that Kusal Mendis has been outstanding, he has been in and out, but he has been consistent. Concludes by thanking all the Sri Lankan fans in Australia who have supported them.
Glenn Maxwell is adjudged as the Player of the Series for scoring 138 runs overall. He says that it was a good performance and overall everyone contributed. Adds that they will use the bench as well, as the T20 World Cup is coming up. He is happy to play at home soil as they are playing after so long.
Kusal Mendis is the player of the match for his match-winning knock of 69. He says today was a very good game, but in the last few games also they bowled very well. Mentions that Charith Asalanka and Dasun Shanaka batted well, but as a team, they did play well in the previous games as well.
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Australia had a low target to defend. Although Sri Lankan batters failed to chase these similar targets in the previous games. This time the chase thrived with maturity. Australia started well by keeping the pressure and taking the wickets, even their fielding was top notch but it was that one partnership that took the game away. They still had enough runs to defend in the fag end but both Kane Richardson and Jhye Richardson failed to defend the target.
The newbies didn't have the best of debuts as both Kamil Mishara and Janith Liyanage went cheaply. Charith Asalanka scored a quick 20 and fell but it was the partnership between Kusal Mendis and Dasun Shanaka that held things for the visitors. Mendis anchored nicely while Shanaka rotated the strike. They still had a job to do in the end as 9 runs were needed off the last over and Dasun Shanaka hit a biggie before giving away his wicket. In the end, Sri Lanka will be happy to end the series on a positive note.
Well, too little too late, but SRI LANKA  AVOID A WHITEWASH. They have been in positions where they could have won every game but could not cross the line. At long last, they earn a win and end a disappointing tour on a happy note.
End Of The Over 19.5 : 155/5
9 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 219.2
  • 619.3
  • W19.4
  • 119.5
C. Karunaratne
1 (1)
K. Mendis
69 (58)
D. Sams
2.1-0-22-0
19.5
1
Daniel Sams To Chamika Karunaratne
Daniel Sams drops it short, around middle. Chamika Karunaratne pulls it over mid-wicket and runs across to the other end for a run. That's it! Sri Lanka win by 5 wickets! They end the series with a victory!
Is there a twist in the tale? Dasun Shanaka would have just driven it through covers but tries to be innovative. Anyways, Chamika Karunaratne has to finish now. Okay, hold on ....Kane Richardson is walking off. Looks like the hamstring and the pressure in on Daniel Sams as he has been handed the ball. 1 run needed in 2 balls.
19.4
W
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka OUT!
OUT! CHOPPED ON! Oh, dear! There was no need for that! Are we in for a twist? A fuller ball, outside off. Dasun Shanaka shuffles across, gets low, and tries to scoop this over. But he gets an inside edge back onto the stumps. The skipper walks back to the hut. Sri Lanka need one run off 2 balls now!
19.3
6
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! HIGH AND HANDSOME! That's been sent into the crowd! A shorter ball outside off. Dasun Shanaka waits for it and pulls it high over deep square leg for a biggie! Sri Lanka are one run away now!
19.2
2
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Fuller, around middle and off. Dasun Shanaka heaves it high towards deep mid-wicket for a brace. Hits to the longer side of the ground and Marcus Stoinis does well there to flick it back. 7 needed off 4 now!
19.1
0
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Back of a length, outside off. Dasun Shanaka swings his bat but misses. 9 off 5 now!
End Of The Over 19 : 146/4
11 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 1 B18.2
  • 118.3
  • 2 WD18.4
  • 118.4
  • 418.5
  • 218.6
K. Mendis
69 (58)
D. Shanaka
27 (27)
J. Richardson
4-0-38-0
18.6
2
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Fuller ball, outside off. Kusal Mendis slashes it towards cover for a brace. 9 runs needed off the last over now!
18.5
4
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Wonderful shot! Much needed boundary for Sri Lanka! A low full toss, outside off. Kusal Mendis shuffles across and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary.
18.4
1
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
This is good bowling from Jhye Richardson! Very full, around middle. Dasun Shanaka drills it to long off for a single.
18.4
wd
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
TWO WIDES! Fuller ball, wide of off. Kusal Mendis leaves it alone. The batters run across to steal a bye. Wide called as well! Matthew Wade throws to the other side but misses his shy. Was a run out chance but Jhye Richardson was not back to the stumps.
18.3
1
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Fuller ball, outside off. Dasun Shanaka shuffles across and sweeps it towards short fine leg. Single taken!
18.2
b
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Bye! Another slower ball, on length, outside off. Kusal Mendis swings his bat and misses again. The batters steal a bye!
18.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Well bowled! Good change of pace! A slower ball, wide of off, on a fuller length, at 98.5 clicks. Kusal Mendis looks to slash this away but misses. Shanaka wanted a single but Mendis fell while playing his shot.
Jhye Richardson to bowl the penultimate over.
End Of The Over 18 : 135/4
8 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 1 WD17.2
  • 417.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
K. Mendis
63 (54)
D. Shanaka
25 (25)
K. Richardson
3-0-20-1
17.6
1
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Good-length delivery, outside off. Kusal Mendis guides it towards short third man for a quick single. Kusal Mendis retains the strike! 20 runs needed now off 12 balls.
17.5
1
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Very full now, on middle. Dasun Shanaka lifts it towards long on. Another single.
17.4
0
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Another bouncer! Short, around middle. Dasun Shanaka goes for the pull but fails to get any bat on it.
17.3
1
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Shorter ball, outside off. Kusal Mendis pulls but gets a top edge towards long on. Single.
17.2
4
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Top shot! Fuller ball, outside off. Kusal Mendis shuffles across and scoops it over short fine leg fielder for a boundary. He tried the same thing on the first ball of this over but failed
17.2
wd
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Wide! On a length, down the leg side. Kusal Mendis looks to flick this but misses. Wide given!
17.1
0
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Back of a length, outside off. Kusal Mendis shuffles across and tries to scoop this over, but misses.
Change. Kane Richardson is back on.
End Of The Over 17 : 127/4
7 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 216.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
K. Mendis
57 (50)
D. Shanaka
24 (23)
A. Zampa
4-0-33-0
16.6
1
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
Fuller ball, tosses it up, on middle. Kusal Mendis knocks it to long on for a single. He retains the strike! 28 runs needed off the last three overs.
16.5
1
Adam Zampa To Dasun Shanaka
Quicker now, fuller again, on the pads. Daniel Sams steps down and flicks it towards mid-wicket. Single taken!
16.4
1
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
Slower through the air, on middle. Kusal Mendis eases it to long off for a single.
16.3
1
Adam Zampa To Dasun Shanaka
Fuller again, around off. Dasun Shanaka steps down and looks to heave it over, but gets an outside edge. The ball lobs up and falls short of the fielder at short third man.
16.2
2
Adam Zampa To Dasun Shanaka
Loopy ball, full and on middle. Dasun Shanaka drills it down the ground. Ashton Agar runs from long off, dives, and keeps the ball away from the ropes. Two runs taken!
16.1
1
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
fuller ball, around middle and off. Kusal Mendis leans and drives it to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 120/4
6 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 1 WD15.4
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
K. Mendis
54 (47)
D. Shanaka
20 (20)
J. Richardson
3-0-28-0
15.6
1
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Fuller now, outside off. Kusal Mendis knocks it to long off for a single. He retains the strike. 35 needed off 24 balls now.
15.5
1
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Tad shorter, on middle. Dasun Shanaka taps it towards long on. Glenn Maxwell sprints ahead from long on to collect the ball and he does well to keep it only for a single.
15.4
1
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Yorker-length delivery, outside off. Kusal Mendis drills it down to long off and rotates the strike.
15.4
wd
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Wide! Very short on the occasion, around middle and off. Kusal Mendis looks to pull, but back away in the end. Wide called for height.
15.3
1
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Fraction shorter again, on middle. Dasun Shanaka taps it towards mid-wicket and scampers through to the other end.
15.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Back of a length, outside off. Dasun Shanaka stays in the crease and taps it towards point.
15.1
1
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
On a length, darting it on the pads. Kusal Mendis works it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
Jhye Richardson (2-0-22-0) is back on!
End Of The Over 15 : 114/4
10 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 214.3
  • 414.4
  • 214.5
  • 114.6
K. Mendis
51 (44)
D. Shanaka
18 (17)
A. Zampa
3-0-26-0
14.6
1
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
A single to end the over as Mendis bunts this length ball to deep mid-wicket. 41 needed in 30 balls.
14.5
2
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
Fifty for Kusal Mendis! Someone needed to anchor the innings and Mendis did it brilliantly.  Short and outside off. Mendis guides it to deep backward point for a couple of runs. Still a long way to go for him.
14.4
4
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Beats the fielder! Welcome boundary! Zampa tries to bowl very full but serves a full toss, on off. Mendis sweeps it hard and beats the diving deep mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
14.3
2
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
Fuller and on off. Mendis lifts it with soft hands and wide of long off for a brace.
14.2
1
Adam Zampa To Dasun Shanaka
Tossed up, on off, Dasun wrists it to square leg for a single.
14.1
0
Adam Zampa To Dasun Shanaka
Tossed up, fuller and angling on off. Shanaka comes down the track and keeps it out.
Adam Zampa (2-0-16-0) comes back into the attack.
End Of The Over 14 : 104/4
6 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 213.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
D. Shanaka
17 (15)
K. Mendis
42 (40)
A. Agar
4-0-19-1
13.6
1
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
On middle, this is hit past the diving bowler and to long on for a single to end the over. Ashton Agar completes his spell, giving away 19 runs and taking a wicket as well. 51 needed in 36 balls.
13.5
0
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
Flatter and on off. Shanaka knocks it to point.
13.4
1
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
This one just holds on the surface, on off. Kusal punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
13.3
2
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Short and on middle. Mendis pulls it to the right of deep square leg and takes a couple of runs.
13.2
1
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
100 up for Sri Lanka! Tossed up, on off. Shanaka drives it through covers for a single.
13.1
1
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Fuller and on middle, eased down to long on for one.
Ashton Agar (3-0-13-1) comes to bowl his final over. Change of ends for him!
End Of The Over 13 : 98/4
6 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 212.4
  • 112.5
  • 1 LB12.6
K. Mendis
38 (37)
D. Shanaka
15 (12)
K. Richardson
2-0-12-1
12.6
lb
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Leg bye! A slower one at 119 kph! Mendis gets low to pull but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls over and a leg bye is taken.
12.5
1
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Length and on middle. Shanaka turns it to deep square leg for a single.
12.4
2
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Short and on middle. Shanaka rides the pull and hits it to long on. Maxwell there takes his eyes off the ball and misfields it. Two taken.
12.3
1
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Short of a length, on middle, this is pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.
12.2
1
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
On middle, nudged to deep square leg for a single.
12.1
0
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Just short of covers! A slower length ball, outside off. Shanaka looks to work it on the leg side but it goes off the shoulder of the bat and short of Finch at covers.
Kane Richardson (1-0-7-1) comes back to bowl.
End Of The Over 12 : 92/4
8 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 611.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
K. Mendis
37 (35)
D. Shanaka
11 (8)
A. Zampa
2-0-16-0
11.6
0
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
Short and on off. Mendis cuts it hard but straight to covers.
11.5
0
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
Flatter and on off, Mendis drives it to right of covers and Josh Inglis puts a dive to stop it.
11.4
1
Adam Zampa To Dasun Shanaka
A single as this is driven to point.
11.3
0
Adam Zampa To Dasun Shanaka
Quicker one, shorter and on off. Shanaka hits it to the right of Zampa.
11.2
6
Adam Zampa To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! How big was that! Fuller and on middle. Dasun Shanaka steps down and lifts it high and over long on for a big hit.
11.1
1
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
A leg breaker, outside off and slower. Mendis punches it to deep cover for a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 84/4
4 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
K. Mendis
36 (32)
D. Shanaka
4 (5)
A. Agar
3-0-13-1
10.6
1
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Around off, fuller, Mendis leans and drills it to long on for a single. Yet another decent over from Agar.
10.5
0
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Quicker one, on off. Mendis checks his shot and pushes it to point.
10.4
0
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Fuller, sliding on the pads. Mendis misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.
10.3
1
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
Tossed up, on middle. Shanaka drives it to long on for a single. They wanted another run but the throw was very good.
10.2
1
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Flatter and on middle. Mendis rocks back and tucks it to square leg for a single.
10.1
1
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
Full and on off, pushed to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 10 : 80/4
9 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 1 WD9.4
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 49.6
K. Mendis
34 (28)
D. Shanaka
2 (3)
M. Stoinis
2-0-13-0
9.6
4
Marcus Stoinis To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Top shot! Tad shorter, width on offer. Kusal Mendis stays in his crease and slashes this towards deep point for a cracking boundary.
9.5
1
Marcus Stoinis To Dasun Shanaka
On middle, tucked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
9.4
0
Marcus Stoinis To Dasun Shanaka
Good-length delivery, outside off, around 130 clicks. Dasun Shanaka taps it towards point and rotates the strike.
9.4
wd
Marcus Stoinis To Dasun Shanaka
WIDE!  Very short on this occasion, around off. Kusal Mendis leaves it alone and wide is called for height.
9.3
1
Marcus Stoinis To Kusal Mendis
Another shorter ball, outside off. Kusal Mendis guides it towards third man once again. One taken!
9.2
1
Marcus Stoinis To Dasun Shanaka
Tad shorter, outside off. Dasun Shanaka dabs it towards third man. Single taken!
9.1
1
Marcus Stoinis To Kusal Mendis
Length ball, around off. Kusal Mendis taps it towards point and scampers through to the other end. There is a direct hit at the keeper's end, but Dasun Shanaka is well in.
Dasun Shanaka walks out. Also, Marcus Stoinis is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 9 : 71/4
8 Runs
  • 28.1
  • 28.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • W8.6
J. Liyanage
8 (9)
K. Mendis
28 (25)
A. Agar
2-0-9-1
8.6
W
Ashton Agar To Janith Liyanage OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Oh, dear! Another run out for Sri Lanka! They are giving it away here! A shorter ball, around middle. Janith Liyanage stays back and pulls it towards mid-wicket. They complete the first run, Kusal Mendis wants the second run and he leaves his crease, Janith Liyanage did not want the second run, but he saw Kusal Mendis run and he left his crease without much hope to make it. Kane Richardson runs from long on, collects the ball, and throws it to the keeper.  Matthew Wade collects the ball and whips the bails off. Janith Liyanage is no were near the crease. He has to walk!
A run out appeal! Matthew Wade clips the bails off quickly and the decision is made instantly but the third umpire just wants to check if Wade had the ball in his gloves. No problem at all there.
8.5
1
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Quicker one, shorter again, outside off. Kusal Mendis cuts it through point and rotates the strike.
8.4
1
Ashton Agar To Janith Liyanage
Turning it away, outside off. Janith Liyanage slashes it past point for another single.
8.3
1
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Quicker again, around off. Kusal Mendis stays in his crease and pushes it towards deep point for a single.
8.2
2
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Quicker and shorter, on middle. Kusal Mendis pulls it towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
8.1
2
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Slower through the air, fuller and on off. Kusal Mendis chips it towards long off for a brace.
End Of The Over 8 : 63/3
8 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 37.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
K. Mendis
22 (21)
J. Liyanage
6 (7)
A. Zampa
1-0-8-0
7.6
1
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
Shorter ball, around off. Kusal Mendis stays back and pulls it towards long on for a single.
7.5
1
Adam Zampa To Janith Liyanage
Loopy ball, around off, and full in length. Janith Liyanage steps down and pushes it towards cover for a single. Matthew Wade is heard on the stumps mic saying - He is coming down the track in each ball.
7.4
1
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
Much slower through the air this time, full and on middle. Kusal Mendis knocks it to long on and rotates the strike.
7.3
3
Adam Zampa To Janith Liyanage
Another short ball, turning it away, from outside off. Janith Liyanage puses it past point for three runs.
7.2
1
Adam Zampa To Kusal Mendis
Short again, spinning it away from outside off. Kusal Mendis taps it towards sweeper cover for a single.
7.1
1
Adam Zampa To Janith Liyanage
Shorter ball, a leg breaker, on the pads. Janith Liyanage flicks it towards square leg for a single.
Change. Adam Zampa to bowl now.
End Of The Over 7 : 55/3
1 Runs
  • W6.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
K. Mendis
19 (18)
J. Liyanage
1 (4)
A. Agar
1-0-1-1
6.6
0
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Quicker now, shorter and on middle. Kusal Mendis tucks it towards mid-wicket.
6.5
1
Ashton Agar To Janith Liyanage
Tosses this one up, around off, fuller this time. Janith Liyanage eases it down to long off for a single.
6.4
0
Ashton Agar To Janith Liyanage
Tad shorter, around middle and off. Janith Liyanage defends it out on the off side.
6.3
0
Ashton Agar To Janith Liyanage
Shorter, outside off. Janith Liyanage taps it towards point. Dot ball.
6.2
0
Ashton Agar To Janith Liyanage
Flatter and quicker, on middle. Janith Liyanage blocks it out.
Janith Liyanage is the new man in.
6.1
W
Ashton Agar To Charith Asalanka OUT!
OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! Ashton Agar strikes on his very first ball! Charith Asalanka has thrown his wicket here, there was no need for that shot. A fuller ball, turning it away a tad, on middle. Charith Asalanka shuffles across and tries to scoop this over, but misses it completely, and the ball goes on to crash the middle stump. He was batting well, but now he has to depart. Actually, it took a bit of glove on it.
Change. Ashton Agar to bowl now.
End Of The Over 6 : 54/2
13 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 25.3
  • 65.4
  • 25.5
  • 1 WD5.6
  • 15.6
C. Asalanka
20 (8)
K. Mendis
19 (17)
D. Sams
2-0-21-0
5.6
1
Daniel Sams To Charith Asalanka
Another shorter ball, around middle. Charith Asalanka pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single. Good Powerplay for Sri Lanka, they are 54/2 at the end of it.
5.6
wd
Daniel Sams To Charith Asalanka
Wide! Very short on this occasion, around off. Charith Asalanka leaves it alone. Wide given for height!
5.5
2
Daniel Sams To Charith Asalanka
Back of a length, around middle and off. Charith Asalanka pulls it gently towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
5.4
6
Daniel Sams To Charith Asalanka
SIX! WOW! That sounded so sweet as soon as it left the bat! A shorter ball, outside off. Charith Asalanka waits for it and slaps it towards deep mid-wicket for biggie.
5.3
2
Daniel Sams To Charith Asalanka
Fuller now, darting it on the pads. Charith Asalanka flicks it towards deep square leg for a brace.
5.2
0
Daniel Sams To Charith Asalanka
Daniel Sams drops it short this time, outside off. Charith Asalanka looks to pull this away, but misses.
5.1
1
Daniel Sams To Kusal Mendis
On a length, down the leg side. Kusal Mendis tucks it to short fine leg for a single.
Change. Daniel Sams is back on. Went for 8 runs in his first over.
End Of The Over 5 : 41/2
13 Runs
  • 64.1
  • 04.2
  • 14.3
  • 14.4
  • 14.5
  • 44.6
C. Asalanka
9 (3)
K. Mendis
18 (16)
J. Richardson
2-0-22-0
4.6
4
Jhye Richardson To Charith Asalanka
FOUR! Beautiful shot! A length ball, on off. Charith Asalanka powers it over covers and collects a boundary. Sri Lanka need these two to go all the way now.
4.5
1
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Length and on middle. Mendis turns it to square leg for one more.
4.4
1
Jhye Richardson To Charith Asalanka
Short of a length, outside off. Asalanka hops and guides it to third man for a single.
4.3
1
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Angling on the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a single.
4.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Fuller and on middle. Mendis tickles it straight to short fine leg.
4.1
6
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
SIX! BANG! A length ball, angling on the pads. Mendis helps it on his way as he hits it over backward square leg for a biggie.
End Of The Over 4 : 28/2
7 Runs
  • 23.1
  • W3.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • W3.5
  • 43.6
C. Asalanka
4 (1)
K. Mendis
10 (12)
K. Richardson
1-0-7-1
3.6
4
Kane Richardson To Charith Asalanka
FOUR! Some way to get off the mark! A length ball, outside off. Asalanka slaps it uppishly over covers for a boundary.
Charith Asalanka comes to the crease now.
3.5
W
Kane Richardson To Kamil Mishara OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Not the debut, Kamil Mishara was looking for! On middle. Mishara is late as he pulls it to square leg and looks for a couple of runs. Daniel Sams runs from deep, collects the ball and throws it to the keeper, Wade clips the bails off quickly. Mishara puts in a dive but his bat was in the air. The run out is taken upstairs and the replay shows the same.
There is a throw at the keeper's end. The replays roll in. Kamil Mishara puts in a dive but his bat is in the air, while the bails are off, confirms the third umpire. The decision is OUT! The debutant walks back early.
3.4
0
Kane Richardson To Kamil Mishara
Length and on off. Kamil punches it to covers.
3.3
0
Kane Richardson To Kamil Mishara
BEATEN! A length ball, on off, extra bounce. Mishara looks to defend inside the line and gets beaten on the outside edge.
Kamil Mishara, the debutant, walks out to bat at number 3.
3.2
W
Kane Richardson To Pathum Nissanka OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Pathum Nissanka runs out of luck now! A length ball, on off. Pathum Nissanka looks to heave but it goes more off the bottom half, towards mid on where Glenn Maxwell tracks back and takes it with ease.
3.1
2
Kane Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
Still luck is favouring Sri Lanka! Short of a length, outside off. Pathum Nissanka looks to pull but gets a top edge over shirt third man and the fielder gives a big chase, dives and flicks it back. Two runs taken.
Another bowling change. Kane Richardson comes to bowl now.
End Of The Over 3 : 21/0
9 Runs
  • 42.1
  • 32.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
K. Mendis
10 (12)
P. Nissanka
11 (6)
J. Richardson
1-0-9-0
2.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
This is on a length but way outside off. Mendis slashes at it and misses.
2.5
1
Jhye Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
Slower and on the pads. Nissanka clips it to the fine leg region for a single.
2.4
1
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Touch fuller and on middle. Kusal taps it to point for a single.
2.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Short of a length, on middle. Mendis opens his bat face and tries to work it away but the trajectory is too close and Mendis ends up missing it.
2.2
3
Jhye Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
A length ball, on middle. Nissanka makes room and carves it to deep backward point. Third man comes across and saves a single.
2.1
4
Jhye Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Finally, it came off the middle. A length ball, on off. Nissanka pulls it over mid on for a boundary.
Jhye Richardson comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/0
8 Runs
  • 21.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 11.5
  • 41.6
K. Mendis
9 (9)
P. Nissanka
3 (3)
D. Sams
1-0-8-0
1.6
4
Daniel Sams To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Edgy runs! Length ball, angling outside off. Mendis looks to slash at it but gets an outside edge and it rolls over short third man for a boundary.
1.5
1
Daniel Sams To Pathum Nissanka
Outside off, on a length, driven to mid off for a run.
1.4
1
Daniel Sams To Kusal Mendis
On middle, on a length. Mendis looks to heave but gets a leading edge towards third man for a single. Sri Lanka riding with luck.
1.3
0
Daniel Sams To Kusal Mendis
A bit of mix-up but no harm done! Length and outside off. Mendis punches it through covers and to mid off. Mendis wanted a quick single but Nissanka sends him back from the halfway mark. Makes his ground in time.
1.2
0
Daniel Sams To Kusal Mendis
Length ball, slanting outside off. Mendis swings across and misses.
1.1
2
Daniel Sams To Kusal Mendis
In the air and drops safe! A full ball, angling across, outside off. Mendis tries to go over cover but ends up slicing it over point for a couple of runs.
Daniel Sams will bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 4/0
4 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 10.5
  • 10.6
K. Mendis
2 (4)
P. Nissanka
2 (2)
M. Stoinis
1-0-4-0
0.6
1
Marcus Stoinis To Kusal Mendis
Short of a length, on middle. Mendis wrists it to square leg for a run.
0.5
1
Marcus Stoinis To Pathum Nissanka
Length and on off. Nissanka opens the face of the bat and guides it to gully for another quick single. Aaron Finch scores a direct hit at the bowler's end but Nissanka was well in.
0.4
1
Marcus Stoinis To Kusal Mendis
A length ball, outside off. Mendis cuts it to point where Ashton Agar lets it through his hands. A single taken.
0.3
0
Marcus Stoinis To Kusal Mendis
On a length, on middle. Kusal Mendis looks to pull but is too late on his shot. He gets hit on the arms and the ball almost deflected back on the stumps. So close!
0.2
0
Marcus Stoinis To Kusal Mendis
A length ball, outside off, a hint of inswing and Mendis gets his bat down to defend.
0.1
1
Marcus Stoinis To Pathum Nissanka
A length ball, outside off. Nissanka taps it to deep backward point for a single.
Match Info
  • Venue Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Australiawon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Sri Lanka beat Australia by 5 wickets
  • Player of the Match Kusal Mendis
  • Player of the Series Glenn Maxwell
  • Umpire Donovan Koch (AUS), Sam Nogajski (AUS) and Shawn Craig (AUS)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Australia 154/6 in 20.0 overs
  • Australia 150/6 in 19.4 overs
  • Referral 2 (19.1 ovs): M Wade against SL (Caught) Successful (AUS: 2, SL: 2)
  • Australia 100/5 in 15.2 overs
  • Australia 55/3: J Inglis c & b Dushmantha Chameera 23(20)
  • Referral 1 (9.2 ovs): SL against J Inglis (Caught) Successful (AUS: 2, SL: 2)
  • Australia 51/2 in 9.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Australia 22/2
  • B McDermott dropped on 0 by J Liyanage in 0.5 overs
  • Kamil Mishara and Janith Liyanage makes their T20I debut for Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka 154/4 in 19.3 overs
  • K Mendis 6th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 43 balls (3x4) (1x6)
  • Sri Lanka 100/4 in 13.2 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Sri Lanka 54/2
  • Sri Lanka 50/2 in 5.4 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Pathum Nissanka SL18436.80
Josh Inglis AUS15538.75
Glenn Maxwell AUS13834.50
Dasun Shanaka SL11629.00
Kusal Mendis SL10050.00
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Josh Hazlewood AUS85.41
Kane Richardson AUS88.74
Dushmantha Chameera SL77.65
Wanindu Hasaranga SL58.87
Adam Zampa AUS56.43

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