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Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st ODI Commentary, Live Updates

SL vs AUS, 2022 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
300/7 (50.0/50)
282/8 (42.3/44)
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets (D/L method)
Right then, that is all we have from this game. The first match of the ODI series had it all, heavy hitting, sensational pieces of bowling, rain and Australia did manage to chase down their highest score against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka as well. The next game of the series will be played on Thursday, the 16th of June at 2.30 pm IST (9 am GMT) but our build-up as usual will begin much sooner. Till then, take care and goodbye!
Aaron Finch, captain of Australia says it was a very good game of cricket, and Maxwell's innings was filled with class and maturity. Adds that they were always one more wicket down than they would have liked but Maxwell played brilliantly and it would have been better to have those wickets in hand at the death but it's fine. Says that they could be better with the ball in the death overs and will look to improve in the next game.
Sri Lanka skipper, Dasun Shanaka says that both sides played really well and their bowling went a bit wrong in the game and that cost them. Adds that the opposition had experienced batters and that mattered. Says that 300 on the board is also a good total but the bowling let them down. On Wanindu Hasaranga, he says that it doesn't seem bad but they will have to wait and see. On Dunith Wellalage, he says that he has watched him for a long time now and reckons he has a very bright future ahead.
Glenn Maxwell (80* off 51 balls) is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his match-winning innings. Maxwell says that he is very pleased with the win because the wickets were tumbling. He adds that he tried to stick around till the end but thought it was the right option to take on the debutant and that released the pressure a bit. One being asked about the reverse sweep, he says that it is a shot he is familiar with and he has worked on it, so it's not fluke but more skill.
The presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the game, Dasun Shanaka opted to bat and on the back of a stellar opening stand of 115-runs and some breath-taking batting by Kusal Mendis and especially Wanindu Hasaranga at the death, Sri Lanka posted 300 runs on the board. They hadn't lost to Australia on home soil if they got to 270 runs or more and would have been pleased at the interval. Ashton Agar was impressive with the ball and Marnus Labuschagne did get a couple of wickets as well but the pacers were a bit disappointing. Rain played a bit of spoilsport when Australia were 72/2 in 12.4 overs, after which the target was revised to 282 runs off 44 overs and action on the field got even more interesting. After a few good knocks from Aaron Finch, Steven Smith and Marcus Stoinis, the visitors still needed a big innings from somewhre. Cue in the 'Big Show' and it was Glenn Maxwell's effort that got his side the victory.
The hosts had the runs on the board and with Maheesh Theekshana dismissing Warner in the very first over, they couldn't just press the issue inside the Powerplay. The bowling overall was erratic with no one really bowling well throughout the match. It was the wickets that Lankan bowlers took that gave them the chance and the pick of the bunch certainly was Wanindu Hasaranga who played through a hamstring issue and did put on quite a show. The other two spinners were expensive, debutant Dunith Wellalage did get a couple of crucial wickets but he will be looking to improve a bit more. A game the hosts will feel they should have but they are behind in the series and will look to pull up their socks in the next game.
Chasing a stiff target of 301, Australia didn't have the best of starts as David Warner fell in the very first over but then came the 67-run stand between skipper Aaron Finch and Steven Smith. Finch did get out but Smith carried on his merry way before rain played spoilsport. After a long break, Smith came back and scored a well-composed half-century. Marcus Stoinis too played a good cameo but the Aussies kept on losing wickets at crucial stages of the game. It was certainly the innings from Glenn Maxwell (80* off 51 balls) that almost single-handedly took them over the line and has now put them in front early in the series.
What a brilliant game of cricket we have witnessed! The hosts gave it their all but Glenn Maxwell just absorbed all the pressure and has taken his side to victory. A closely-fought match goes in the favour of the visitors and they lead the five-match ODI series 1-0.
End Of The Over 42.3 : 282/8
12 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 642.2
  • 642.3
G. Maxwell
80 (51)
J. Richardson
1 (3)
D. Chameera
7.3-0-60-0
42.3
6
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
SIX! Maxwell ends it in style! Short and on middle, Maxwell hammers the pull over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. What a knock! What composure shown by him. Just brilliant. AUSTRALIA WIN BY TWO WICKETS!
42.2
6
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
SIX! What a shot that is! Outstanding! Length and on off, Maxwell stands tall and lofts it over the long off fence for a biggie. Another one of those and the game is done.
42.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Yet another dot from Chameera! He has been brilliant at the death! Length and on off, Maxwell happily pushes it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 42 : 270/8
11 Runs
  • 441.1
  • 441.2
  • 041.3
  • 241.4
  • 141.5
  • 041.6
J. Richardson
1 (3)
G. Maxwell
68 (48)
D. Wellalage
7-0-49-2
41.6
0
Dunith Wellalage To Jhye Richardson
A dot to end then! 12 needed in 12. On off, tossed up, this is pushed to cover. Australia's game now. Only chance Sri Lanka have is if they get Maxwell in the next three balls.
41.5
1
Dunith Wellalage To Glenn Maxwell
A single which means 12 needed in 13. On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
41.4
2
Dunith Wellalage To Glenn Maxwell
Two more! Fuller and outside off, this is hit through covers for two.
41.3
0
Dunith Wellalage To Glenn Maxwell
Maxwell misses out! Down the leg side. He sweeps but to the man at short fine leg.
41.2
4
Dunith Wellalage To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! Pressure released! Just the 15 needed now! Down the leg side, a poor ball, Maxwell sweeps it fine and the ball races away to the fence. Giving him the ball was always going to be a risky move.
41.1
4
Dunith Wellalage To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! Brilliant from Maxwell! He is so good a that shot! Tosssed up on off, Mawell brings out the reverse sweep, connects and it goes over the point fielder.
End Of The Over 41 : 259/8
3 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 240.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 140.6
G. Maxwell
57 (43)
J. Richardson
1 (2)
D. Chameera
7-0-48-0
40.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Slower delivery, on off. Maxwell punches it down to long on and collects a single. 23 needed now off 18 balls.
40.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Three dots on the trot! Fuller in length, on off and bowled at a good pace again. Maxwell can only manage to pat it back towards the bowler.
40.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Very full and straight at 141 clicks, jammed out towards mid-wicket. The fielder over there fumbles a bit but Maxwell isn't interested in the single.
40.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Pacy delivery, outside off. Maxwell looks to go over extra cover but is well beaten.
40.2
2
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Full and on the pads, Glenn Maxwell flicks it in front of square on the leg side. Chamika Karunaratne attacks it but his left knee gets stuck in the surface and Maxwell is able to come back for the second. Karunaratne seems to be in pain but he just shrugs it off.
40.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Dot ball! Short of a length, over middle. Maxwell mistimes the pull shot towards mid-wicket.
Dushmantha Chameera (6-0-45-0) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 40 : 256/8
7 Runs
  • 439.1
  • 139.2
  • W39.3
  • 039.4
  • 139.5
  • 139.6
G. Maxwell
54 (37)
J. Richardson
1 (2)
D. Wellalage
6-0-38-2
39.6
1
Dunith Wellalage To Glenn Maxwell
Quicker, around middle. Maxwell plays it with soft hands towards mid on and picks up a single. 26 needed now off 24 balls with 2 wickets remaining.
39.5
1
Dunith Wellalage To Jhye Richardson
This is angled into middle and leg, Jhye Richardson flicks it past square leg for a single.
39.4
0
Dunith Wellalage To Jhye Richardson
Around off, driven on the bounce to the fielder at extra cover.
Jhye Richardson is the new man in.
39.3
W
Dunith Wellalage To Ashton Agar OUT!
OUT! LBW! Ashton Agar is left dumfounded as he has to walk back and the debutant gets yet another crucial wicket. Dunith Wellalage comes from over the wicket and delivers it on a length, around off. The ball turns back in a long way and Agar is caught on the crease. Agar gets pinged in front and after a huge appeal, the umpire raises his finger. Australia have run out of reviews and there's nothing Agar can do. The replay shows that the ball would have gone on to crash into leg stump, good decision by the umpire.
39.2
1
Dunith Wellalage To Glenn Maxwell
This is speared into middle, Maxwell reverse it hard and low towards deep cover for one.
39.1
4
Dunith Wellalage To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! What a shot and that's FIFTY for Glenn Maxwell! It has been an innings of some brilliance and he knows that the job is not done yet. Quicker one, on off, Maxwell goes for the reverse sweeps and lifts it easily over backward point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 39 : 249/7
2 Runs
  • 038.1
  • 038.2
  • 138.3
  • 138.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
A. Agar
3 (10)
G. Maxwell
48 (34)
de Silva
3-0-14-0
38.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ashton Agar
Tidy from de Silva, just the two singles off it. Flatter and on the pads, Agar plays it towards mid-wicket.
38.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ashton Agar
Well bowled! Very full and around off, Agar can only manage to jam it out.
38.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Glenn Maxwell
Quicker and darted in on the pads, Maxwell pushes it through wide mid on for a run.
38.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ashton Agar
Just a bit shorter in length and on off, Agar plays it off the back foot through cover for a single.
38.2
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ashton Agar
Flatter this time, around off. Agar backs away but can't get it through cover.
38.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Ashton Agar
On a length, slower through the air and angled into middle and leg. Agar keeps it out.
Dhananjaya de Silva is brought back into the attack.
End Of The Over 38 : 247/7
2 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 137.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 137.6
A. Agar
2 (5)
G. Maxwell
47 (33)
D. Wellalage
5-0-31-1
37.6
1
Dunith Wellalage To Ashton Agar
On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
37.5
0
Dunith Wellalage To Ashton Agar
This is a good delivery! Tossed up on off, Agar plays it back to the bowler.
37.4
0
Dunith Wellalage To Ashton Agar
Yet another dot! On middle, this is worked to the mat at mid-wicket again.
37.3
0
Dunith Wellalage To Ashton Agar
Flatter and on off, this is worked to mid-wicket.
37.2
1
Dunith Wellalage To Glenn Maxwell
Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
37.1
0
Dunith Wellalage To Glenn Maxwell
Tossed up on middle, defended.
End Of The Over 37 : 245/7
15 Runs
  • 436.1
  • 636.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 436.5
  • 136.6
G. Maxwell
46 (31)
A. Agar
1 (1)
M. Theekshana
8-0-51-1
36.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Glenn Maxwell
A single to end and 15 runs come off that over. On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one. 37 needed now off 42 balls.
36.5
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! Dragged down again from Maheesh Theekshana and Glenn Maxwell punishes it yet again. This is down the leg side, Maxwell goes on the back foot and pulls it hard and into the square leg fence.
36.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Glenn Maxwell
On a length and on middle, Maxwell looks to play it leg side but closes the face of the bat a bit too early and almost gets squared up.
36.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Glenn Maxwell
Just a tad shorter in length and around off, Maxwell can't get it through the point region.
36.2
6
Maheesh Theekshana To Glenn Maxwell
SIX! Poor, poor delivery from Maheesh Theekshana and Glenn Maxwell just about clears the fence. A high full toss on off, Maxwell goes hard at it and lifts it over the wide long on fence for a maximum.10 off the first two deliveries.
36.1
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! Flatter delivery, around off, Glenn Maxwell is quick to get onto the back foot and hammer it away through the cover region for a boundary.
End Of The Over 36 : 230/7
2 Runs
  • W35.1
  • 035.2
  • W35.3
  • 135.4
  • 035.5
  • 1 B35.6
G. Maxwell
31 (25)
A. Agar
1 (1)
W. Hasaranga
9-0-58-4
35.6
b
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
Was that a chance? Bye signaled so no it was not! Tossed up outside off, Maxwell looks to drive, hits the ground. The keeper fails to collect the ball cleanly and a run is taken. End of a magical over from Hasaranga. Has given his side a real chance. 52 needed in 48.
35.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
Floats it up on off, defended.
35.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ashton Agar
Just short! Almost another one! This is tossed up, it is the googly, Agar looks to defend, this goes off the outside edge towards the left of first slip who dives and makes a half stop. A single taken.
Ashton Agar is the new man in.
35.3
W
Wanindu Hasaranga To Pat Cummins OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! He does get another one! Sri Lnaka now back into this one. They need three and Australia need above 50. Hasaranga has three balls left still. This is tossed up brilliantly. It is outside off, tempts Pat to go for the big one. He does but misses and the stumps are shatterd. What a game! It has swung from one to the another. have to say Maxwell is the key here.
35.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Pat Cummins
Almost another one! On middle, this one holds in the surface. Cummins pushes at it with hard hands. It goes uppishly but just wide of Hasaranga who dives to his right.
Who comes in next?
35.1
W
Wanindu Hasaranga To Alex Carey OUT!
OUT! THREE REDS! There seems to be another twist now in this game! The injured Wanindu Hasaranga gets another one. Now, Sri Lanka will believe as they are into the bowlers. This is tossed up on middle, slower. Alex Carey looks to play the reverse sweep but is early in the shot. He misses and it hits him on the pad. A huge appeal and the finger is raised. Carey reviews but to no avail. Hasaranga has 5 more balls. Can he get another wicket here? 54 needed in 53.
End Of The Over 35 : 228/5
12 Runs
  • 2 WD34.1
  • 1 WD34.1
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 634.4
  • 234.5
  • 034.6
G. Maxwell
31 (23)
A. Carey
21 (21)
D. Chameera
6-0-45-0
34.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Good length and on off, this is pushed to covers. End of another huge over for Australia.
34.5
2
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Two more! On a length and around off, this is pushed through covers for two.
34.4
6
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
SIX! That has been hit brilliantly and it sails over the fence! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled hard, over the square leg fence. That was the plan to go shot but Maxwell was up for it.
34.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Angled into the middle pole, this is worked to mid-wicket.
34.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
BEATEN! That is a beauty! Length and on off, this lands and moves away. Maxwell is beaten as he tries to push at it.
34.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Alex Carey
Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
34.1
wd
Dushmantha Chameera To Alex Carey
WIDE! Another one down the leg side, Carey looks to flick but misses. Not a good start to the over. Three of it and still a ball to go.
34.1
wd
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Bonus runs! Shorter and on middle, Maxwell ducks under it. The keeper leaps and gets a hand to it. It almost bounces behind onto the helmet. A single taken and a wide given too.
End Of The Over 34 : 216/5
13 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • 133.3
  • 633.4
  • 433.5
  • 133.6
G. Maxwell
23 (18)
A. Carey
20 (20)
W. Hasaranga
8-0-57-2
33.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
Floated up, around off, this is driven through covers for a single. 66 needed now off 60 balls.
33.5
4
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! Easily done! Maxwell pre-meditates and goes for the reverse sweep as Hasaranaga serves a loopy full toss around off. Maxwell plays the reverse sweep with a lot of power and beats the diving fielder at the point fence.
33.4
6
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
SIX! WOW! Raw power from Glenn Maxwell. Quicker and fuller, around leg stump. Maxwell hangs deep and just clobbers it over the wide long on fence for a biggie.
33.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Alex Carey
On middle, Carey goes for the reverse sweep and gets it towards deep point for a single.
33.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Alex Carey
PUT HIM DOWN! Nicely tossed up on off stump. Alex Carey drives it uppishly but with a lot of strength straight back to the bowler. Wanindu Hasaranga sticks out his palms but fails to grab it. Could this come back to haunt Sri Lanka?
33.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
This is tossed up, full and outside off. Maxwell drives it firmly towards deep cover for a single.
End Of The Over 33 : 203/5
2 Runs
  • 132.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 132.6
G. Maxwell
11 (14)
A. Carey
19 (18)
C. Karunaratne
4-0-16-0
32.6
1
Chamika Karunaratne To Glenn Maxwell
Just a single to end! Another really good over from Chamika Karunaratne! On middle, Maxwell looks to flick, he gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side. A run taken.
32.5
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Glenn Maxwell
Yet another dot but this is a dangerous line to Maxwell! On the pads, full, he looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads again.
32.4
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Glenn Maxwell
NOT OUT! He almost did! The ball though is clearly slipping down leg. That seemed the case. Good review from Maxwell and he survives. This is angled into the pads. Maxwell looks to whip it but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge appeal but turned down. Maxwell reviews. Replays show that it is going down leg.
32.3
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Glenn Maxwell
Really well bowled again! On a length and around off, Maxwell pushes it to covers. That held its line. Chamika Karunaratne is bowling well but can he get the big wicket?
32.2
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Glenn Maxwell
That is quick! Shorter and outside off, Maxwell looks to upper cut it but misses. He was beaten for pace.
32.1
1
Chamika Karunaratne To Alex Carey
Good delivery! This is short as he sees Carey come down the track. On the body, Alex looks to pull but it hits the splice and lobs back to the right of the bowler and a run is taken.
End Of The Over 32 : 201/5
8 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 631.4
  • 031.5
  • 231.6
G. Maxwell
10 (9)
A. Carey
18 (17)
W. Hasaranga
7-0-44-2
31.6
2
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
Two more! So despite the biggie, only 8 from the over! Outside off, this is slapped through covers. Two taken.
31.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
That is a crowd catch! Fuller and on middle, this is hit hard down into the ground and back to the bowler.
31.4
6
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
SIX! Too short and put away! This is on middle, Maxwell hangs back and pulls it well over the mid-wicket fence. Wanindu Hasaranga is not at his est, he is half injured. Two drag downs in the last few overs.
31.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
Three dots in a row! This is pushed back to the bowler.
31.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
Flighted and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
31.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
Flatter and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler. Wanindu Hasaranga seems to be limping. Not at his best.
End Of The Over 31 : 193/5
4 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • 130.4
  • 130.5
  • 130.6
G. Maxwell
2 (3)
A. Carey
18 (17)
C. Karunaratne
3-0-14-0
30.6
1
Chamika Karunaratne To Glenn Maxwell
On off, Maxwell pushes it through covers for one. End of a tidy over from Karunaratne.
30.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne To Alex Carey
That is a brilliant stop! Length and outside off, this is smashed towards cover. Shanaka dives to his right and makes a half stop. Saves three for his side.
30.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne To Glenn Maxwell
Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one. Maxwell is off the mark.
30.3
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Glenn Maxwell
Fuller and on middle, Maxwell pushes it to mid on. Need more dots, need the pressure to build here do Lanka.
30.2
1
Chamika Karunaratne To Alex Carey
Sent back wisely! Length and on off, this is guided through point for one.
30.1
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Alex Carey
BEATEN! No foot movement there by Carey! Length and outside off, Carey looks to drive but is beaten.
Glenn Maxwell walks out to bat at number 7.
End Of The Over 30 : 189/5
13 Runs
  • 129.1
  • 129.2
  • 129.3
  • 629.4
  • 429.5
  • W29.6
M. Stoinis
44 (31)
A. Carey
16 (14)
W. Hasaranga
6-0-36-2
29.6
W
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marcus Stoinis OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Massive wicket, that is a huge wicket but the shot can be questioned here. Why did Stoinis just try to play that when everything was going along so nicely? Sri Lanka back into the game. This is tossed up outside off, a lot fuller. It is the googly, Stoinis picks it, he goes for the big slog sweep but misses it completely. The middle stump is knocked off. Stoinis was looking brilliant till the time he was out there but this wicket has given Lanka a sniff now. Australia still on top with five wickets left in the bag.
29.5
4
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! That has been thumped away! What a shot! Shorter and on off, this is powered through covers and it races away for another boundary. Just the 93 needed. Run rate almost 6 per over now.
29.4
6
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marcus Stoinis
SIX! BANG! Marcus Stoinis is taking the game away from Lanka here! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Runs needed below 100 now.
29.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Alex Carey
Another reverse sweep, this is hit through point for one.
29.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marcus Stoinis
Lands safe! Flatter and on off, this one holds in the surface and turns away. Stoinis looks to push, he then tries to stop the shot. It goes off the toe-end towards cover for one.
29.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Alex Carey
Carey goes for the reverse sweep, he hits it through point for one.
DRINKS! So, the equation is simple at the moment for Australia, 106 needed off 90 balls. With Glenn Maxwell still to come, the visitors find themselves in a very promising position at the moment. Stoinis has come out and after getting set, is starting to take on the bowlers. Sri Lanka need wickets and they need a couple of them really quickly. Wanindu Hasaranga, who is nursing a tight hamstring at the moment might have to be brought back sooner rather than later to try and get a breakthrough. With that being said, Hasaranga does come back into the attack.
End Of The Over 29 : 176/4
13 Runs
  • 428.1
  • 128.2
  • 028.3
  • 628.4
  • 128.5
  • 128.6
A. Carey
14 (12)
M. Stoinis
33 (27)
M. Theekshana
7-0-36-1
28.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Alex Carey
Another good over for the Aussies! Back-to-back good overs for them and they are now in control of this game! On middle, this is swept behind towards short fine leg for one.
28.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Marcus Stoinis
Theekshana gets away with one! A full toss, this is hit down to long on for one.
28.4
6
Maheesh Theekshana To Marcus Stoinis
SIX! That is a shot and a half! Brilliant! Tossed up on off, Stoinis just lofts it over the mid off fielder for a biggie. 11 from the over. Australia in control now.
28.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Marcus Stoinis
On middle, defended.
28.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Alex Carey
Really good running! Carey plays the paddle scoop to the man at short fine leg. A single taken.
28.1
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Alex Carey
FOUR! That is a brilliant shot! It has raced off the bat! On middle, Carey reverse sweeps it through point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 28 : 163/4
9 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 127.2
  • 427.3
  • 127.4
  • 127.5
  • 227.6
M. Stoinis
26 (24)
A. Carey
8 (9)
D. Chameera
5-0-33-0
27.6
2
Dushmantha Chameera To Marcus Stoinis
Two is the call and two is taken easily! A really good over for Lanka. 9 from it. 119 needed in 96. Shorter and on off, this is pushed wide of the fielder at covers for two.
27.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Alex Carey
On the fuller side, this is pushed towards mid off and a single is taken.
27.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Marcus Stoinis
Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
27.3
4
Dushmantha Chameera To Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! Width on offer and that is hammered away! Short and outside off, Stoinis stands tqall and thumps it through backward point for a boundary.
27.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Alex Carey
Easy for Carey! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
27.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Alex Carey
On a length and on middle, Carey plays it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 27 : 154/4
4 Runs
  • 026.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 126.4
  • 226.5
  • 126.6
A. Carey
6 (6)
M. Stoinis
19 (21)
M. Theekshana
6-0-23-1
26.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Alex Carey
Maheesh Theekshana switches to around the wicket and bowls this one well outside off, turning further away. Carey preempts the sweep but has to adjust and gets it towards mid-wicket for a single. 128 needed now off 102 balls.
26.5
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Alex Carey
Quicker and fuller, around leg stump. Alex Carey reaches out and laps it fine past the fielder at short fine leg for a couple of runs.
26.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Marcus Stoinis
Length, on middle, this is punched down to long on for a single.
26.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Marcus Stoinis
Three dots in a row now and the pressure keeps on mounting. Flatter, around off, this is driven towards mid off.
26.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Marcus Stoinis
On a shorter length, over off. Stoinis pushes it off the back foot and back towards the bowler.
26.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Marcus Stoinis
Tries to be cheeky Stoinis but almost gets bowled. On a length, very close to the off stump and Stoinis attempts the reverse paddle. He misses and the ball just misses the off stump as well.
End Of The Over 26 : 150/4
7 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 425.2
  • 025.3
  • 125.4
  • 125.5
  • 125.6
M. Stoinis
18 (17)
A. Carey
3 (4)
D. Shanaka
4-0-27-1
25.6
1
Dasun Shanaka To Marcus Stoinis
Length, angled into the pads. Stoinis nudges it away in front of square on the leg side for a run.
25.5
1
Dasun Shanaka To Alex Carey
This is full and around off, Carey drives it through extra cover and picks up a single.
25.4
1
Dasun Shanaka To Marcus Stoinis
On the pads, clipped away towards deep square leg for a single.
25.3
0
Dasun Shanaka To Marcus Stoinis
Slower one, on a length and on off. Stoinis defends it back to the bowler.
25.2
4
Dasun Shanaka To Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! That is hit hard! Banged in short and over off, Marcus Stoinis jumps and just muscles it through square leg for a boundary.
25.1
0
Dasun Shanaka To Marcus Stoinis
Swing and a miss! Length ball, angled into off and just straightens a touch. Stoinis looks to hit through the line of the ball but gets beaten past the outside edge.
End Of The Over 25 : 143/4
3 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 124.2
  • W24.3
  • 224.4
  • 024.5
  • 024.6
A. Carey
2 (3)
M. Stoinis
12 (12)
D. Wellalage
4-0-29-1
24.6
0
Dunith Wellalage To Alex Carey
Slower through the air, on a length and turning onto the pads. Carey works it towards mid-wicket and looks for the quick single but has to rush back. Just the three runs and a wicket off it.
24.5
0
Dunith Wellalage To Alex Carey
On the pads, this is flicked away towards mid-wicket.
24.4
2
Dunith Wellalage To Alex Carey
Misfield! Around off, Alex Carey starts off with a reverse sweep and hits it straight towards short third man. The substitute fielder over there, Jeffrey Vandersay lets it through but manages to chase it down. Two taken.
Alex Carey is the next man in.
24.3
W
Dunith Wellalage To Steven Smith OUT!
OUT! Cleaned him up! The debutant, Dunith Wellalage picks up his maiden international wicket and what a huge wicket this could prove to be! This is quicker and flatter, drifted into the leg stump. Steven Smith backs away looking to pull but the ballm straightens and stays just a shade low as well. Smith is a bit unbalanced and the ball skids through to castle into the stumps. Smith departs after a well-made half-century and Sri Lanka now have two new batters to bowl at.
24.2
1
Dunith Wellalage To Marcus Stoinis
Flatter this time, around off. This is played through the cover region for a single.
24.1
0
Dunith Wellalage To Marcus Stoinis
Tossed up, outside off. Marcus Stoinis looks to fetch it and sweep but gets no connection on the ball.
End Of The Over 24 : 140/3
7 Runs
  • 423.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 123.5
  • 123.6
M. Stoinis
11 (10)
S. Smith
53 (59)
D. Shanaka
3-0-20-1
23.6
1
Dasun Shanaka To Marcus Stoinis
Short of a length, at the body. this is sort of half-pulled past square leg for a single. 142 needed now off 120 balls.
23.5
1
Dasun Shanaka To Steven Smith
In the air...safe! A well-directed bouncer from Shanaka, around head height and around off. Steven Smith tries to take it on but has no control over it as he gets a top edge. The ball though lands around the vacant mid-wicket region and a single is taken.
23.4
1
Dasun Shanaka To Marcus Stoinis
Full and angled at the toes, Stoinis drives it towards wide long on for a single.
23.3
0
Dasun Shanaka To Marcus Stoinis
Length again, on off and this is pushed towards mid on.
23.2
0
Dasun Shanaka To Marcus Stoinis
Slower this time, on a good length and over off. Stoinis is caught in two minds and gets a bottom edge onto the deck as he tries to leave the ball.
23.1
4
Dasun Shanaka To Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! A regulation length ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis stands tall and punches it on the up with brilliant timing and gets it through extra cover for a boundary.
End Of The Over 23 : 133/3
5 Runs
  • 222.1
  • 122.2
  • 022.3
  • 122.4
  • 022.5
  • 122.6
M. Stoinis
5 (5)
S. Smith
52 (58)
D. Wellalage
3-0-26-0
22.6
1
Dunith Wellalage To Marcus Stoinis
This is sliding onto the pads, Stoinis works it away through mid-wicket and picks up a single.
22.5
0
Dunith Wellalage To Marcus Stoinis
Quicker and flatter, close to the off pole. Stoinis plays it towards cover-point.
22.4
1
Dunith Wellalage To Steven Smith
Flatter this time, around off. Smith plays it off the back foot through covers and rotates the strike.
22.3
0
Dunith Wellalage To Steven Smith
Clever from Dunith Wellalage. Steven Smith looks to use his feet but the bowler pulls back his length and pushes it wider, Smith adjusts and blocks it out.
22.2
1
Dunith Wellalage To Marcus Stoinis
Quicker again but this is pushed wider, Stoinis is a bit late on the drive but gets it towards deep cover for a single.
22.1
2
Dunith Wellalage To Marcus Stoinis
Fired in full and around off, this is driven firmly by Stoinis towards wide long off for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 22 : 128/3
6 Runs
  • 121.1
  • 121.2
  • 221.3
  • W21.4
  • 121.5
  • 121.6
M. Stoinis
1 (1)
S. Smith
51 (56)
D. Shanaka
2-0-13-1
21.6
1
Dasun Shanaka To Marcus Stoinis
Short of a length, on the body. Marcus Stoinis hops and works it behind square on the leg side for one.
21.5
1
Dasun Shanaka To Steven Smith
Back of a length, around off. This is played off the back foot onto the off side for a quick single.
Marcus Stoinis is in at number 5.
21.4
W
Dasun Shanaka To Marnus Labuschagne OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Marnus Labuschagne ends up giving his wicket away and the skipper has provided the breakthrough for his side. Dasun Shanaka bangs it in short and at a good height over off. Labuschagne gives the charge and looks to muscle it over the mid-wicket fence. The connection isn't perfect and it is hit straight down the throat of Dunith Wellalage over there. The debutant makes no mistake and Australia lose their third.
21.3
2
Dasun Shanaka To Marnus Labuschagne
On a good length, angled into the body. Labuschagne just nudges it through mid-wicket and pushes for two. They make it with ease in the end and that's good running.
21.2
1
Dasun Shanaka To Steven Smith
FIFTY for Steven Smith and it is yet another classy innings from him. Slower one, around the hips. Smith works it around the corner for a single.
21.1
1
Dasun Shanaka To Marnus Labuschagne
Pitched up, on off. Labuschagne thumps it over the bowler's head and picks up a single around mid on.
End Of The Over 21 : 122/2
7 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 120.2
  • 120.3
  • 420.4
  • 020.5
  • 120.6
M. Labuschagne
21 (28)
S. Smith
49 (54)
de Silva
2-0-12-0
20.6
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Marnus Labuschagne
This is speared into middle and leg, Labuschagne drills it towards wide long on and looks for two. It will only be a single and the fifty partnership is up between these two.
20.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Marnus Labuschagne
Dhananjaya de Silva sees Labuschagne advancing and drags back his length. The latter does well to adjust and keep it out.
20.4
4
Dhananjaya de Silva To Marnus Labuschagne
FOUR! Easy as! Tossed up, outside off. Labuschagne uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and goes inside-out against the spin for a boundary over wide mid off.
20.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Steven Smith
On a length, around leg stump. Smith works it past square leg for a single.
20.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Marnus Labuschagne
'Catch it,' is the call but the ball falls well short. On middle, Labuschagne steps out and looks to go downtown but ends up dragging it towards long on. Just the single taken.
20.1
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Marnus Labuschagne
Tossed up, around off. Labuschagne backs away and slaps it towards cover-point.
End Of The Over 20 : 115/2
7 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 219.2
  • 119.3
  • 419.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
S. Smith
48 (53)
M. Labuschagne
15 (23)
D. Shanaka
1-0-7-0
19.6
0
Dasun Shanaka To Steven Smith
Can't get it through. Fuller in length and around off, Smith drives it straight to the man at mid off.
19.5
0
Dasun Shanaka To Steven Smith
Around off, driven but straight towards the man at cover.
19.4
4
Dasun Shanaka To Steven Smith
FOUR! Just making it look so easy at the moment Steven Smith. Length ball, it's the cross-seamer and on off. Smith stands tall and whips it aerially and a few bounces into the vacant cow corner fence for a boundary.
19.3
1
Dasun Shanaka To Marnus Labuschagne
Slower one, floated up around off stump. Labuschagne drives it through extra cover for a single.
19.2
2
Dasun Shanaka To Marnus Labuschagne
Length this time, on off. Labuschagne uses his wrists to turn it behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs.
19.1
0
Dasun Shanaka To Marnus Labuschagne
Pitched up, on off, Labuschagne pushes it towards cover.
End Of The Over 19 : 108/2
5 Runs
  • 218.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
S. Smith
44 (50)
M. Labuschagne
12 (20)
de Silva
1-0-5-0
18.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Steven Smith
Nicely bowled, a hint of flight and on leg stump. Smith flicks it towards mid-wicket.
18.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Marnus Labuschagne
Flatter delivery, outside off. Labuschagne taps it through the cover region and picks up a single.
18.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Steven Smith
Quicker one, skidding through on middle. Smith flicks it away past square leg and looks for two but is sent back by Labuschagne. Just the single then.
18.3
0
Dhananjaya de Silva To Steven Smith
Slower through the air, on a length and around off. Smith pushes it back to the bowler.
18.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva To Marnus Labuschagne
Short again, on off. This is pulled down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
18.1
2
Dhananjaya de Silva To Marnus Labuschagne
Starts off with a short ball that is angled into middle and leg, Marnus Labuschagne backs away and punches it to the right of the fielder at the cover fence and picks up two.
End Of The Over 18 : 103/2
11 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 117.2
  • 417.3
  • 417.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
M. Labuschagne
8 (17)
S. Smith
43 (47)
D. Wellalage
2-0-21-0
17.6
1
Dunith Wellalage To Marnus Labuschagne
On off, Labuschagne strokes it towards sweeper cover for a run. 179 needed now off 26 overs.
17.5
1
Dunith Wellalage To Steven Smith
Shorter this time, around off, this is cut away behind point for one.
17.4
4
Dunith Wellalage To Steven Smith
FOUR! Class from Steven Smith. Tossed up, outside off, Smith dances down the track and drives it through extra cover for yet another boundary.
17.3
4
Dunith Wellalage To Steven Smith
FOUR! Not that short but that's experience from Steven Smith. On off, Smith goes deep in his crease to lift it over wide long on and picks up a boundary.
17.2
1
Dunith Wellalage To Marnus Labuschagne
On a length, around off. Labuschagne goes on the back foot to work it through mid-wicket for one.
17.1
0
Dunith Wellalage To Marnus Labuschagne
Nicely bowled! Slightly slower through the air and outside off, Labuschagne looks to cut but the ball stays low and he gets beaten past the outside edge.
End Of The Over 17 : 92/2
8 Runs
  • 416.1
  • 116.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
M. Labuschagne
6 (14)
S. Smith
34 (44)
W. Hasaranga
5-0-23-1
16.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marnus Labuschagne
On off, pushed through mid on for a single.
16.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marnus Labuschagne
Flatter again, around off. Labuschagne hangs back and cuts it down towards backward point.
16.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
Quicker and flatter, at the stumps. Smith forces it down to long on and rotates the strike.
16.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marnus Labuschagne
Around off and turning away, Labuschagne plays it with the spin towards deep cover for a single.
16.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
Around middle and leg, Smith steps out and works it in front of square on the leg side. Smith looks for two but has to settle for one.
16.1
4
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
FOUR! Gets a hold of that one does Steven Smith. On off and it is the wrong 'un, Smith reaches out and slogs it in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.
End Of The Over 16 : 84/2
6 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 215.2
  • 115.3
  • 1 WD15.4
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
S. Smith
28 (41)
M. Labuschagne
4 (11)
M. Theekshana
5-0-19-1
15.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
On off, this is knocked down to long on for one. 198 needed now off 28 overs.
15.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
Steven Smith almost gives it away. Nicely tossed up, outside off. Smith looks to go over extra cover but gets beaten in flight, thankfully for him though, the back leg is rooted inside the crease.
15.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Marnus Labuschagne
Around middle and leg, turned through the mid-wicket region for a single.
15.4
wd
Maheesh Theekshana To Marnus Labuschagne
WIDE! Good take from the keeper. This is a bit quicker and spilled down the leg side, wide called.
15.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
This is looped up on the pads, Smith just works it around the corner for a single.
15.2
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
Flatter and angling into middle and leg, Steven Smith backs away and punches it in front of square on the off side for a couple of runs.
15.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
Tossed up a bit, on middle. Smith nudges it towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 15 : 78/2
3 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
S. Smith
24 (36)
M. Labuschagne
3 (10)
W. Hasaranga
4-0-15-1
14.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
Flatter and outside off, this is played towards sweeper cover for a run.
14.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marnus Labuschagne
Around off, skidding through. Labuschagne gets forward and works it off the inner half of the bat towards wide long on for one.
14.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marnus Labuschagne
Floated up, on off stump. Labuschagne looks to sweep it in front of square but doesn't quite get the connection.
14.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marnus Labuschagne
Considerably slower through the air and around off. Labuschagne watches it well and keeps it out on the off side.
14.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
Fuller this time, on off, Smith strokes it down to long on for a run.
14.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
This is around off and Steven Smith preempts the sweep shot, mistiming it towards square leg.
End Of The Over 14 : 75/2
2 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
M. Labuschagne
2 (7)
S. Smith
22 (33)
M. Theekshana
4-0-13-1
13.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Marnus Labuschagne
Shorter in length and around off, Labuschagne cuts it towards cover-point. Just a couple of singles off the over.
13.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Marnus Labuschagne
Flatter delivery, at the stumps. Labuschagne looks to play it off the back foot but can't get it away.
13.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
Ouch! The throw from Chamika Karunaratne has hit his own bowler and Maheesh Theekshana gets almost cleaned up. Around middle and leg, pushed through mid on for a single.
13.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Marnus Labuschagne
Quicker and angled into middle, Labuschagne works it through mid-wicket for a single.
13.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Marnus Labuschagne
On off, kept out by Labuschagne.
13.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Marnus Labuschagne
Maheesh Theekshana starts off with a quicker delivery, around off and this one turns in. Marnus Labuschagne looks to bring out the reverse sweep and misses. Huge appeal but turned down! Dasun Shanaka however goes for the review for an LBW decision. The replay shows that it is close to the bat but there's no spike on UltraEdge. Ball Tracking shows that everything is fine but the impact is deemed as umpire's call and Labuschagne survives.
End Of The Over 13 : 73/2
2 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 1 B12.2
  • W12.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
S. Smith
21 (32)
M. Labuschagne
1 (2)
W. Hasaranga
3-0-12-1
12.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
Around off, Smith fails to get it through the infield on the off side.
12.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marnus Labuschagne
Flatter delivery, close to the off pole. Labuschagne backs away to punch it past the diving man at cover for one. Slight hesitation between the two but no harm is done.
We are back for the resumption of play! The players are out in the middle and Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are set to resume their innings. Wanindu Hasaranga will have the ball in hand and will complete his ongoing over.
UPDATE 8.58 pm IST (3.28 pm GMT) - We have great news! Play is set to resume at 9.10 pm IST (3.40 pm GMT). The game is reduced to 44 overs and the revised target for Australia will be 282.
UPDATE 8.44 pm IST (3.14 pm GMT) - No official word yet from the ground but the rain is gone and the covers are off, there are just a few wet patches on the outfield that are being taken care of and hence the slight delay. It shouldn't be long before we get an official update. Stay tuned.
UPDATE 8.14 pm IST (2.44 pm GMT) - Good news! The rain has stopped and the covers are coming off but we are still waiting for an official update. Stay tuned for further live updates.
Before the rain becomes strong, the umpires have signalled the groundstaff to get onto the field and the players are coming off. It isn't heavy at the moment but the umpires don't want to take any risks. Hopefully, the delay isn't a long one. The D/L par score for now stands at 87 and the visitors are slightly behind at the moment but remember, a minimum of 20 overs need to be completed for that to come into play. Stay tuned for further updates.
12.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marnus Labuschagne
Around middle and off, Marnus Labuschagne sweeps but without much timing towards backward square leg.
Marnus Labuschagne is the new man in as the rain too descends down from the heavens.
12.3
W
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Wanindu Hasaranga with yet another top leg-spinning delivery and he has broken the stand. This is considerably slower through the air, on a length and on middle. The ball pitches and turns away sharply. Aaron Finch just feels for it a bit and gets a faint outside edge on it, straight into the keeper's mitts. Two down now Australia.
12.2
b
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
Bye! That one turned a mile! Perfect leg spinner from Wanindu Hasaranga, curving into middle and the ball just turns square as Steven Smith is beaten all ends up. The keeper fails to collect the ball and the batters get a bye.
12.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
Fuller and around off, Smith defends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 12 : 71/1
10 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 411.4
  • 311.5
  • 111.6
S. Smith
21 (29)
A. Finch
44 (40)
D. Wellalage
1-0-10-0
11.6
1
Dunith Wellalage To Steven Smith
On middle, nudged away towards mid-wicket for a quick run. 10 off the debutant's first over, not an ideal start for the young man.
11.5
3
Dunith Wellalage To Aaron Finch
Drifting onto the pads, Finch gets a faint tickle on it as the ball runs away fine. The fielder from short fine leg gives chase and pulls it back in. Three taken.
11.4
4
Dunith Wellalage To Aaron Finch
FOUR! In the slot and dismissed! Full and on off, Aaron Finch hits through the line of the ball and whacks it right over the bowler's head for a boundary.
11.3
1
Dunith Wellalage To Steven Smith
On of, this is knocked down to long off for a single.
11.2
0
Dunith Wellalage To Steven Smith
A touch shorter and on off, Smith can't get it away on the leg side.
11.1
1
Dunith Wellalage To Aaron Finch
Starts off with a flighted ball, on middle and drifting in. Finch works it past square leg and collects a single.
The debutant, Dunith Wellalage is into the attack now.
End Of The Over 11 : 61/1
4 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 210.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
A. Finch
36 (37)
S. Smith
19 (26)
W. Hasaranga
2-0-11-0
10.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch
Flatter delivery, outside off, Finch hangs back and slaps it towards deep cover for one.
10.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch
On a length, outside off and it is the googly. Finch reads it well and pushes it out towards cover.
10.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
Full and around off, driven down to long on for one.
10.3
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
Beaten! Slower through the air and the length is pulled back a touch as well. Smith comes forward to block but gets beaten past the outside edge.
10.2
2
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
Around middle and leg, Smith uses his feet to work it well in front of square on the leg side for a couple of runs.
10.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
This is floated up, a bit fuller and around off. Smith drives it towards cover-point.
Powerplay 1 is done! Sri Lanka are now allowed to have up to four players outside the inner circle till the end of the 40th over.
End Of The Over 10 : 57/1
8 Runs
  • 49.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
S. Smith
16 (22)
A. Finch
35 (35)
C. Karunaratne
2-0-10-0
9.6
1
Chamika Karunaratne To Steven Smith
That is a good run in the end! On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket for one. End of another good over for the Aussies and they have recovered brilliantly after losing Warner early. They need another 244 in 240.
9.5
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Steven Smith
Angled into middle, Smith works it to mid-wicket.
9.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne To Aaron Finch
Angled into the pads, this is clipped through square leg for one.
9.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne To Steven Smith
Another quick run! On middle, this is pushed to mid on for one.
9.2
1
Chamika Karunaratne To Aaron Finch
Another single! On off, shorter, this is pushed to cover. The fielder makes a half stop. A run taken.
9.1
4
Chamika Karunaratne To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Up and over! Short and on middle, Finch looks to pull, this goes off the top edge and over the keeper for another boundary. Runs flowing now.
End Of The Over 9 : 49/1
11 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 4 B8.3
  • 08.4
  • 68.5
  • 18.6
A. Finch
29 (32)
S. Smith
14 (19)
W. Hasaranga
1-0-7-0
8.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch
A single to end! A testing over but 11 from it. On middle, this one turns back in. Finch looks to play it on the off side, it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
8.5
6
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch
SIX! That is a gift and Finch puts it away! A full toss on middle, this is heaved over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
8.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch
Well bowled again! Another googly, this is tossed up on off, Finch looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
8.3
b
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch
FOUR BYES! How has that missed the off pole! Wanindu Hasaranga floats it up outside off, Finch looks to go downtown but this one turns back in, goes past the inside edge and just past the off pole. The keeper fails to take it and it goes down to the fine leg fence.
8.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch
Finch will feel he missed out there! Shorter and outside off, Finch cuts but ti point.
8.1
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch
Another dot! Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.
Wanindu Hasaranga to have a bowl now.
End Of The Over 8 : 38/1
2 Runs
  • 27.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 07.6
S. Smith
14 (19)
A. Finch
22 (26)
C. Karunaratne
1-0-2-0
7.6
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Steven Smith
Brilliant fielding! Shorter and on off, Smith pushes it towards cover. The fielder dives to his left and makes a really good stop.
7.5
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Steven Smith
That came slow off the surface! Shorter and on off, Smith looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
7.4
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Steven Smith
A lot better, this is on middle, Smith pushes it to mid on.
7.3
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Steven Smith
Yet again, a little too short. This is pushed to cover again.
7.2
0
Chamika Karunaratne To Steven Smith
Back of a length and on off, Smith pushes it to covers. Needs to be fuller here.
7.1
2
Chamika Karunaratne To Steven Smith
Really good stop! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled behind square on the leg side. The fielder runs to his right, dives and pushes it back in. Two saved.
Chamika Karunaratne comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 7 : 36/1
13 Runs
  • 46.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 46.4
  • 06.5
  • 46.6
A. Finch
22 (26)
S. Smith
12 (13)
D. Chameera
4-0-24-0
6.6
4
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Make that three boundaries in the over and Australia have got a move on. Just thye kind of over they needed! Another slower one but this is way too short. Finch punches it through point and this one races away to the fence.
6.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
A good comeback! A slower one outside off, Finch slashes but misses.
6.4
4
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Up and over! Trademark Finch! This is full and outside off, right in the slot, Finch lofts it over cover for a boundary.
6.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
He has been doing so to Finch! On off, defended.
6.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Steven Smith
Good fielding! Length and on off, Smith opens the face of the bat and guides it towards point. The fielder dives to his left and saves at least two. A single in the end. Chameera needs to offer a little less width.
6.1
4
Dushmantha Chameera To Steven Smith
FOUR! That has raced to the fence! What a shot! Shorter and outside off, this is guided past point and this races away to the fence. Welcome boundary. Can Australia now make this into a big over?
End Of The Over 6 : 23/1
6 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 35.3
  • 15.4
  • 15.5
  • 05.6
A. Finch
14 (22)
S. Smith
7 (11)
M. Theekshana
3-0-11-1
5.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
BEATEN! Six from the over though! Floats it up outside off, Finch looks to drive but is beaten.
5.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
Fuller and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
5.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
5.3
3
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
Three! Fuller and on middle, Smith looks to play it with a straight bat, it goes off the inner half through square leg for three.
5.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
On middle, Finch clips it through mid-wicket for one.
5.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
Flatter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 5 : 17/1
3 Runs
  • 24.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 04.6
S. Smith
3 (9)
A. Finch
12 (18)
D. Chameera
3-0-11-0
4.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Steven Smith
A slower one now on off, Smith pushes it to covers. Another really good over for the hosts.
4.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Uppish but away from the fielder! Shorter and around off, Finch looks to push at it, it goes more off the outer half down to third man for one.
4.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Just giving nothing away at the moment! Another one on a length and around off, it is defended nicely.
4.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Really good from Chameera! Length again and on off, it is kept out.
4.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
This one stays very low! Short and outside off, Aaron Finch slashes at it but is beaten as the ball stays quite low.
4.1
2
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Two more! Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for two.
End Of The Over 4 : 14/1
3 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 13.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
S. Smith
3 (8)
A. Finch
9 (13)
M. Theekshana
2-0-5-1
3.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
Quicker and flatter, on middle and this is the carrom ball. Smith does well to keep it out off the back foot.
3.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
This is speared into middle, Smith drives it but straight to the man at wide mid on.
3.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
Just a bit slower and getting it to drift into the right-hander, Finch drives it through mid on for one.
3.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
Length, on middle and leg, Smith turns it past square leg for one.
3.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
Quicker again and on middle, this one keeps low. Finch does well to work it onto the leg side for a run.
3.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
Quicker delivery, on a nagging length and drifting in from around off. Finch puts a big stride forward to keep it out.
End Of The Over 3 : 11/1
4 Runs
  • 1 WD2.1
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
A. Finch
7 (10)
S. Smith
2 (5)
D. Chameera
2-0-8-0
2.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Good work in the field and it will only be a single. Back of a length, around off, sweetly punched by Finch but he can't quite get it through covers. Just the single then.
2.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Steven Smith
Half-stop but the single is taken. Length again but a bit wider, Smith punches it to the left of the man at cover who makes a half-stop. The batters scamper through for one.
2.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Full and on the pads, flicked away down to fine leg for a single.
2.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Around the top of off and bowled at 146 kph. Finch hangs back and solidly keeps it out towards cover.
2.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
And again! Length, at 144 kph and just shaping away from that fourth stump line. Finch doesn't move his feet as he looks to drive and is beaten yet again.
2.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Beaten! Gem of a delivery from Chameera, on a length, close to the off pole and zipping through at 145 clicks. Finch looks to drive on the up but gets beaten past the outside edge.
2.1
wd
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
WIDE! Pacy delivery, at 142 kph and wide outside off. The ball keeps on swinging towards first slip and a wide is called.
End Of The Over 2 : 7/1
2 Runs
  • W1.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 11.6
A. Finch
5 (5)
S. Smith
1 (4)
M. Theekshana
1-0-2-1
1.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
Just the single to end, three runs and a wicket come off it. On middle, Finch knocks it down to long on and collects a run.
1.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
Steven Smith is off the mark! Quicker again and pushed through around off, Smith drives it towards extra cover for a single.
1.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
On off, this is driven towards mid on.
1.3
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
Almost gets yorked does Steven Smith and this is brilliant from Theekshana so far. Quicker and fuller, drifting into middle and off, Smith just about keeps it out.
1.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Steven Smith
On a length, around off and there's a bit of drift on offer for Theekshana. Smith keeps it out.
1.1
W
Maheesh Theekshana To David Warner OUT!
OUT! LBW! Maheesh Theekshana starts off with a flatter delivery, angling in from around off. David Warner looks to defend off the front foot but misses and gets hit on the pads. Huge appeal from the bowler and it is given out. After consulting with Finch, David Warner does review it. UltraEdge shows that there's no spike as the ball passes the bat and Ball Tracking comes up with three reds. Theekshana strikes on the first ball and the dangerman, Warner walks back without scoring, dream start here for Sri Lanka. Also, Steven Smith walks in at number 3.
Maheesh Theekshana to operate from the opposite end.
End Of The Over 1 : 5/0
5 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 1 LB0.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 40.6
A. Finch
4 (4)
D. Warner
0 (2)
D. Chameera
1-0-4-0
0.6
4
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
FOUR! A boundary to end the first over and Aaron Finch is off the mark! Back of a length, outside off, Finch hangs back and punches it off the back foot past point for a boundary.
0.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Length again, around off and angling in. Finch goes back and across to push it towards point.
0.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Length ball, around off. Finch drives but can't find the gap at cover.
0.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Short of a length and well outside off, Aaron Finch goes chasing after it but doesn't connect.
0.2
lb
Dushmantha Chameera To David Warner
Leg bye! This is full and down the leg side, Warner looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off the pads and towards backward square leg as the batters scamper through for a leg bye. Australia are underway!
0.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera To David Warner
Chameera steams in first up and starts off with a short ball over middle. The ball shoots up off the surface and David Warner does well to hop and defend it out.
Match Info
  • Venue Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Sri Lankawon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Australia beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets (D/L method)
  • Player of the Match Glenn Maxwell
  • Umpire Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Lyndon Hannibal (SL)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 300/7 in 50.0 overs
  • Power play 3 (41-50): Sri Lanka 300/7 (86 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka 300/5 in 49.5 overs
  • Sri Lanka 253/5 in 45.1 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Sri Lanka 214/4 (158 runs, 4 wickets)
  • K Mendis 18th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 59 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • Sri Lanka 200/3 in 38.2 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 51 off 58 balls between K Mendis (25) and C Asalanka (28)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 161/3 in 32.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 150/3 in 29.2 overs
  • D Gunathilaka 11th ODI fifty: 52 runs in 50 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • P Nissanka 3rd ODI fifty: 50 runs in 61 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 106 balls between D Gunathilaka (46) and P Nissanka (49)
  • Sri Lanka 100/0 in 17.4 overs
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka 96/0 in 17.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (13.6 ovs): AUS against D Gunathilaka (Caught) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, AUS: 1)
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Sri Lanka 56/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 52 off 58 balls between D Gunathilaka (29) and P Nissanka (21)
  • Sri Lanka 52/0 in 9.4 overs
  • Dunith Wellalage make his ODI debut for Sri Lanka
  • Australia 253/7 in 39.1 overs
  • G Maxwell 23rd ODI fifty: 52 runs in 35 balls (4x4) (4x6)
  • Australia 228/6: A Carey lbw b Wanindu Hasaranga 21(22)
  • Referral 4 (35.1 ovs): A Carey against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, AUS: 0)
  • Power play 2 (10-35): Australia 228/5 (171 runs, 4 wickets)
  • A Carey dropped on 19 by W Hasaranga in 33.2 overs
  • Referral 3 (32.3 ovs): G Maxwell against SL (LBW) Successful (SL: 2, AUS: 1)
  • Australia 201/5 in 31.0 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 176/4 in 29.0 overs
  • Australia 150/4 in 26.0 overs
  • S Smith 26th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 55 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 52 balls between S Smith (28) and M Labuschagne (21)
  • Australia 101/2 in 17.4 overs
  • Referral 2 (13.1 ovs): SL against M Labuschagne (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, AUS: 1) (Retained)
  • Rain Stoppage: Australia 72/2 in 12.4 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Australia 57/1
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 50 balls between A Finch (30) and S Smith (15)
  • Australia 53/1 in 9.1 overs
  • Australia 5/1: D Warner lbw b Maheesh Theekshana 0(3)
  • Referral 1 (1.1 ovs): D Warner against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, AUS: 1)
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Kusal Mendis SL24983.00
Pathum Nissanka SL22244.40
Charith Asalanka SL18746.75
Glenn Maxwell AUS16040.00
David Warner AUS15531.00
PlayerWicketsEco.
Dunith Wellalage SL95.43
Pat Cummins AUS84.46
Matthew Kuhnemann AUS65.02
Wanindu Hasaranga SL55.78
Dhananjaya de Silva SL54.56

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