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Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd T20I Commentary, Live Updates

SL vs AUS, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

Sri Lanka vs Australia Scorecard
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Match Ended   
124/9 (20.0/20)
126/7 (17.5/20)
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets
Right then, that is all we have from this game. Australia have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. The final match of the T20I series will be played in Kandy, on Saturday the 11th of June. Sri Lanka will be looking to get going with a win whereas the visitors will be hoping for a clean sweep. That game begins at 7 pm IST (1.30 pm GMT) but our build-up will begin much sooner. Do join us then. Take care and goodbye!
Captain of Australia, Aaron Finch says, that their bowling unit did a fantastic job to restrict Sri Lanka, the wicket deteriorated towards the end but Matthew Wade showed all his experience. Adds that the one thing they had in their favour was the run rate and Wade just took his time to settle in. Says that the wicket was going to get slower, but in the Powerplay, they were always looking to target the bowlers.
Dasun Shanaka, the Sri Lanka skipper says, that 20 more runs would have been more crucial. Mentions that the top-order fell and they struggled to get going in the end, the conditions were tough. Says that they got many wickets in the middle but they failed to capitalize on that. Adds that they had a chat before the game if they need to add another seamer but they went with the same bowling attack and that did work in their favour.
Matthew Wade is the Player of the Match for his calm batting under pressure. He says that they gave a bit of a sniff tonight. Adds that Sri Lanka got momentum which was very tough to break. Adds that they are a hard team to stop when they get going. Mentions that their top-order got off to a flier of a start so the run-rate was never an issue, and his job at the backend was to get the team over the line.
Presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the game, Sri Lanka were inserted into bat and this time they didn't even have a good start and were struggling inside the Powerplay. The middle overs were decent as Charith Asalanka and Kusal Mendis stitched together a good stand but the loss of wickets at regular intervals, especially at the backend cost them dearly. The Richardson pairing of Jhye and Kane brought Australia wickets, 7 of them between those two and Glenn Maxwell too got a couple of crucial wickets. It was a solid bowling performance to restrict the opposition to just 124. During the chase, Australia got a fast start and a big chunk was taken off the target pretty soon. They did lose wickets in a heap in the middle overs as the Lankan spinners dominated and Wanindu Hasaranga once again showed why he is so highly rated. It was then an effort from Matthew Wade down the order that ensured his side got over the line and went on to seal the T20I series.
Well, Sri Lanka have lost the series but they will take a lot of positives from the second half of this game. After another sorry outing with the bat, the bowlers started off poorly too. But they kept on bowling with a lot of heart and then the wickets came. Wanindu Hasaranga was the star of the show as even after getting hit, he kept on tossing it up and ended up with four wickets. Dushmantha Chameera made a good comeback too after being hit for 18 runs in the first over. The rest of the bowlers were economical but they just didn't have enough runs to play with, 20 or so more and it might have been a different story. For now, they will look to focus on the next game and try to avoid a whitewash.
Having chased down a similar score in the first game, Australia were expected to do so yet again and they did get the start they needed. Aaron Finch took his form from the previous game and came out of the blocks quickly. Finch though tried to be over aggressive and ended up giving away his wicket. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh too started off in fine fashion but Marsh feel and then Steven Smith was dismissed soon after. Warner fell via a run-out and suddenly the visitors started to lose the plot a bit. Maxwell and Wade kept a calm head and got their side close to victory before Maxwell got out, leaving the door open for the opposition. In the end, Australia did get over the line thanks to a composed innings from Matthew Wade.
A nervy end to the match, but the Aussies have managed to get over the line and go on to win the T20I series with a game remaining. Over the two games so far, Australia have been the dominant side and for all the efforts of the Lankan bowlers in this game, the visitors did deserve to win the match and the series as well.
End Of The Over 17.5 : 126/7
8 Runs
  • 217.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 117.4
  • 417.5
M. Wade
26 (26)
J. Richardson
9 (20)
D. Gunathilaka
0.5-0-8-0
17.5
4
Danushka Gunathilaka To Matthew Wade
FOUR! There it is! Dasun Shanaka tosses this one up, full, outside off, spinning away a tad. Matthew Wade looks to drive this but the ball goes off the outside edge past the keeper towards third man for a boundary. Australia win by 3 wickets!
17.4
1
Danushka Gunathilaka To Jhye Richardson
Outside off, tad shorter. Jhye Richardson knocks it down to long off for a single.
17.3
0
Danushka Gunathilaka To Jhye Richardson
Around middle, back of a length. Jhye Richardson blocks it out.
17.2
1
Danushka Gunathilaka To Matthew Wade
Another short one, outside off. Matthew Wade once again pushes it off the back foot through cover for a single.
17.1
2
Danushka Gunathilaka To Matthew Wade
Outside off, back of a length. Matthew Wade punches it off the back foot towards sweeper cover for a brace.
A bit of thinking for Dasun Shanaka here. Sri Lanka are penalised for not getting through the overs in time and in the final three overs, they will have to have a minimum of 5 five fielders inside the 30-yard circle.
End Of The Over 17 : 118/7
2 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
J. Richardson
8 (18)
M. Wade
19 (23)
C. Asalanka
3-0-7-0
16.6
0
Charith Asalanka To Jhye Richardson
Short again, around middle. Jhye Richardson pushes it back to the bowler. 7 needed off 18 balls.
16.5
0
Charith Asalanka To Jhye Richardson
Shorter one, around middle. Jhye Richardson misses his flick.
16.4
0
Charith Asalanka To Jhye Richardson
Drops it short again, outside off. Jhye Richardson looks to push this away on the off side, but he gets an under edge towards the off side.
16.3
0
Charith Asalanka To Jhye Richardson
Tosses it up, full, on middle. Jhye Richardson pushes it back to the bowler.
16.2
1
Charith Asalanka To Matthew Wade
Shorter one, outside off. Matthew Wade punches it off the back foot towards deep cover for a single.
16.1
1
Charith Asalanka To Jhye Richardson
Shorter ball, around middle. Jhye Richardson whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 116/7
9 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 415.3
  • 215.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
J. Richardson
7 (13)
M. Wade
18 (22)
N. Thushara
2-0-18-1
15.6
1
Nuwan Thushara To Jhye Richardson
Full toss, on the pads. Jhye Richardson flicks it to the fielder at deep square leg for a single. 9 runs needed off 24 balls.
15.5
1
Nuwan Thushara To Matthew Wade
Shorter ball, around middle. Matthew Wade pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
15.4
2
Nuwan Thushara To Matthew Wade
Length delivery, on the pads. Matthew Wade tucks it towards deep mid-wicket. They take two runs. There was a throw at the bowler's end, but it was well away to the fielder there. A better throw there and Jhye Richardson could have been in trouble.
15.3
4
Nuwan Thushara To Matthew Wade
FOUR! Much needed boundary for Australia! That will release the pressure! Slower one, full and outside off. Matthew Wade drives it past the diving fielder at mid off for a boundary.
15.2
1
Nuwan Thushara To Jhye Richardson
Quick single! On a length, around middle and off. Jhye Richardson pushes it towards mid off for a single. The fielder there collects the ball and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end but Jhye Richardson was well in.
15.1
0
Nuwan Thushara To Jhye Richardson
Slower one, full, around off. Jhye Richardson blocks it out.
End Of The Over 15 : 107/7
3 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
M. Wade
11 (19)
J. Richardson
5 (10)
C. Asalanka
2-0-5-0
14.6
0
Charith Asalanka To Matthew Wade
A dot to end and once again Matthew Wade can't retain the strike for the next over. On a length, a bit quicker and around off. Wade taps it towards the cover region. Just 18 needed now off 30 balls but wickets are key here.
14.5
0
Charith Asalanka To Matthew Wade
On middle, tapped away towards cover.
14.4
1
Charith Asalanka To Jhye Richardson
On a length, turning in from outside off. Jhye Richardson plays it off the back foot and through wide mid on for one.
14.3
1
Charith Asalanka To Matthew Wade
Flatter delivery, outside off. Matthew Wade slaps it off the back foot towards deep cover and picks up a single.
14.2
0
Charith Asalanka To Matthew Wade
Tossed up, around off. Wade drives it on the bounce to the man at extra cover.
14.1
1
Charith Asalanka To Jhye Richardson
Touch shorter and outside off, this is cut away off the back foot to deep cover for a run.
End Of The Over 14 : 104/7
3 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
J. Richardson
3 (8)
M. Wade
10 (15)
M. Theekshana
4-0-29-0
13.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Jhye Richardson
On off, driven through mid on for a run. 21 needed now off 36 balls.
13.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Matthew Wade
A bit slower and on a length, closer to the off pole. Wade just nudges it past the keeper with soft hands and picks up a single.
13.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Matthew Wade
This is pushed through quicker and on the pads, Wade flicks it towards backward square leg.
13.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Jhye Richardson
Short this time, Jhye Richardson pulls it down to deep mid-wicket and turns over the strike to Matthew Wade.
13.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Jhye Richardson
Fuller and on off, Jhye Richardson flicks it straight to the man at short mid-wicket.
13.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Jhye Richardson
Carrom ball from Maheesh Theekshana, on off and solidly defended out by Jhye Richardson.
More spin! Sri Lanka making sure they keep the pressure on. Maheesh Theekshana comes back to bowl his final over.
End Of The Over 13 : 101/7
2 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 112.6
J. Richardson
1 (4)
M. Wade
9 (13)
C. Asalanka
1-0-2-0
12.6
1
Charith Asalanka To Jhye Richardson
On off, Jhye Richardson leans forward and drives it through wide mid on for one. They look for the second but decide against it. 24 needed now off 42 balls.
12.5
0
Charith Asalanka To Jhye Richardson
Too close for comfort. Fuller and quicker, turning in from around off. Jhye Richardson looks to play it off the back foot and almost gets bowled.
12.4
0
Charith Asalanka To Jhye Richardson
Flatter delivery, turning into the off pole. Jhye Richardson keeps it out.
12.3
1
Charith Asalanka To Matthew Wade
This is speared into the off pole, Wade drives it down to long off for a single.
12.2
0
Charith Asalanka To Matthew Wade
This is at the stumps, Wade attempts the reverse sweep but can't beat the man at backward point.
12.1
0
Charith Asalanka To Matthew Wade
Around off, driven towards extra cover.
Charith Asalanka comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 12 : 99/7
4 Runs
  • 211.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • W11.4
  • W11.5
  • 011.6
J. Richardson
0 (1)
M. Wade
8 (10)
W. Hasaranga
4-0-33-4
11.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Jhye Richardson
No hat-trick but that is as close as one can get! Another gem of a delivery from Wanindu Hasaranga, tossed up outside off on a perfect length and it is the wrong 'un yet again. Jhye Richardson tries to defend it of the front foot but is late on it. The ball turns in and almost shaves the off stump. Another brilliant spell of bowling from Wanindu Hasaranga comes to an end.
Jhye Richardson comes to the crease.
11.5
W
Wanindu Hasaranga To Ashton Agar OUT!
OUT! Cleaned up! Wanindu Hasaranga, you beauty! What a show he is putting on tonight and the crowd is going crazy here at the R. Premadasa! This is a dream delivery for a leg-spinner to a left-hander. Hasaranga floats it up on off stump and just allows the ball to grip and turn into the batter. Ashton Agar is drawn into the drive and does so but leaves a gap between bat and pad. The ball turns in after pitching and goes through the gap to crash into the middle stump. Australia are 7 down now and Sri Lanka now believe that they can win this one. Wanindu Hasaranga is on a hat-trick as well.
Ashton Agar is the new man in.
11.4
W
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Glenn Maxwell has given his wicket away and Wanindu Hasaranga does get the all-important breakthrough for his side. Nicely tossed up, on off. Maxwell just looks to caress the ball and not swing through the line. Maxwell does exactly that but aerially and times it a bit too well. The ball goes towards long off and Danushka Gunathilaka takes a good catch under pressure and Maxwell walks back in utter disappointment. 26 needed now and just 4 wickets remain, things starting to heat up here.
11.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Matthew Wade
Slower through the air, on a length and on leg stump. Matthew Wade looks to reverse sweep but gets an inside edge towards short third man. Single taken.
11.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
Fuller and on middle, driven down to long on for a single.
11.1
2
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
This is floated up down the leg side, Glenn Maxwell works it past square leg. Maxwell calls for two and runs hard to make the second run.
Wanindu Hasaranga comes to bowl his final over.
End Of The Over 11 : 95/5
5 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 210.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
M. Wade
7 (9)
G. Maxwell
16 (16)
D. Chameera
4-0-31-1
10.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Matthew Wade
Pitched a bit further up and wide of off, Matthew Wade drives but does so without much timing. Good diving stop from the fielder at cover. Dushmantha Chameera is done for the night, he ends up with figures of 4-0-31-1!
10.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Matthew Wade
Chameera switches to around the wicket and serves a length ball around the top of off. Wade punches it out towards covers. It's all about game management now for the visitors and Sri Lanka need wickets.
10.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Banged in short and outside off. Maxwell hits it tennis-ball style and towards sweeper cover for one more.
10.3
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Matthew Wade
Pacy delivery, at 145 kph and on a hard length. wade hops and taps it towards point for a run.
10.2
2
Dushmantha Chameera To Matthew Wade
Around the hips, this is tucked away through backward square leg. The batters race back for the second and Wade puts in the dive just to make sure he's in. Good running.
10.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Pitched up, around off and driven solidly towards deep extra cover for a single.
End Of The Over 10 : 90/5
9 Runs
  • 29.1
  • 19.2
  • 29.3
  • 29.4
  • 1 WD9.5
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
M. Wade
4 (5)
G. Maxwell
14 (14)
M. Theekshana
3-0-26-0
9.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Matthew Wade
Fuller, attacking the stumps. Matthew Wade pushes it back to the bowler.
9.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Glenn Maxwell
Back of a length, around off. Glenn Maxwell punches it off the back foot towards long off for a single.
9.5
wd
Maheesh Theekshana To Glenn Maxwell
WIDE! A shorter ball, down the leg side. Glenn Maxwell looks to pull this but he misses. A huge shout for caught behind, but the umpire signals a wide Kusal Mendis is convinced though that he heard something and Sri Lanka opts for a review! No bat involved confirms UltraEdge. Glenn Maxwell survives and Sri Lanka lose a review.
9.4
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Glenn Maxwell
Shorter now, outside off. Glenn Maxwell waits for it and cuts it past point for another couple of runs.
9.3
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Glenn Maxwell
Flatter one, fuller, around off. Glenn Maxwell drives it wide of long off for a brace.
9.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Matthew Wade
Around middle and off, fuller one. Matthew Wade sweeps it towards deep square leg for a single.
9.1
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Matthew Wade
Fuller ball, down the leg side. Matthew Wade gets down on his knee and scoops it toward fine leg. Two taken.
End Of The Over 9 : 81/5
4 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 28.2
  • 18.3
  • W8.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
M. Wade
1 (2)
G. Maxwell
9 (11)
D. Chameera
3-0-26-1
8.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Matthew Wade
Length delivery, outside off. Matthew Wade cuts it towards backward point for a single. He gets off the mark and that ends a successful over for Sri Lanka!
8.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Matthew Wade
On a length, around off. Matthew Wade blocks it out.
Matthew Wade walks out to bat with Australia in a bit of a fix.
8.4
W
Dushmantha Chameera To Marcus Stoinis OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! A wicket at a good time for Sri Lanka! Dushmantha Chameera sends back Marcus Stoinis now. A big wicket this for the hosts. Dushmantha Chameera drops it short again, around middle and off, cramping the batter for room. Marcus Stoinis pulls this without any timing and the ball lobs up towards the fielder at mid-wicket. Charith Asalanka there pouches it safely. Australia are in a fix at the moment. They have now lost half their side.
8.3
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
A low full toss, around middle and off. Glenn Maxwell pushes it down to long on and rotates the strike.
8.2
2
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
On a length, outside off, much slower on this occasion at 116 clicks. Glenn Maxwell works it away towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.
8.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Swing and a miss! A pacy short ball, around middle and off. Glenn Maxwell misses his pull shot.
End Of The Over 8 : 77/4
10 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 67.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
G. Maxwell
6 (8)
M. Stoinis
9 (6)
W. Hasaranga
3-0-29-2
7.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
Back of a length, around middle and leg. Glenn Maxwell knocks it off the back foot towards long on for a single. Australia need 48 runs off 72 balls.
7.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marcus Stoinis
Fuller now, around middle and leg. Marcus Stoinis chips it gently away from the fielder at long off. Only a single.
7.4
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marcus Stoinis
Shorter ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis taps it towards cover.
7.3
6
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marcus Stoinis
SIX! BOOM! That will release some pressure! Wanindu Hasaranga tosses it up this time, around middle, full in length. Marcus Stoinis smokes it over long on for a biggie.
7.2
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Glenn Maxwell
A googly this time, short again, around middle and leg. Glenn Maxwell backs away a tad, and cuts it towards deep cover for a single.
7.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Marcus Stoinis
Shorter ball, spinning away, outside off. Marcus Stoinis pushes it off the back foot towards long off for a single.
Sri Lanka sensing an opportunity here as Wanindu Hasaranga is brought back into the attack.
End Of The Over 7 : 67/4
4 Runs
  • 06.1
  • W6.2
  • 06.3
  • 16.4
  • 06.5
  • 26.6
G. Maxwell
4 (6)
M. Stoinis
1 (2)
D. Chameera
2-0-22-0
6.6
2
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Good running! Fuller now, around middle and leg. Glenn Maxwell flicks it towards square leg and takes a couple of runs.
6.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Another off -pace delivery, length ball, around middle and leg. Glenn Maxwell looks to flick this but he gets a leading edge towards point.
6.4
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Marcus Stoinis
A shorter ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis pushes it off the back foot towards deep cover for a single.
6.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Marcus Stoinis
A slower one again, outside off, on a length. Marcus Stoinis looks to cut this away but he manages to get an under-edge towards the keeper.
Marcus Stoinis is in at number 6 for Australia.
6.2
W
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Oh, no! This is not what Australia needed at this point. The momentum seems to be shifting towards Sri Lanka now! The crowd at the R. Premadasa has come alive! Coming to the ball - this was the slower one, shorter, and outside off. Glenn Maxwell punches it off the back foot towards deep cover. They complete the first run. Glenn Maxwell calls for the second run but shouts no when David Warner is halfway down the track. Pathum Nissanka grabs the ball and throws it to the keeper. Kusal Mendis then whips the bails off in a flash. David Warner walks back in disappointment.
Oh, no! Kusal Mendis is down. The previous delivery not only deceived the batter but the wicket-keeper as well. The bad bounce caught Mendis just above the knee roll as he was back-peddling. That is a sore one and the physio is out, hope Mendis is fine. Everything seems fine now as Mendis is back on his feet and we are good to continue.
6.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera To Glenn Maxwell
Well bowled! A slower one this time, outside off, on a length. Glenn Maxwell hangs back and tries to defend but he gets beaten due to lack of pace. The ball goes on to hit Kusal Mendis on his knee roll because of some uneven bounce. He seems in pain. The physio is out there to check on him.
Dushmantha Chameera (1-0-18-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 6 : 63/3
9 Runs
  • 45.1
  • W5.2
  • 05.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 45.6
D. Warner
21 (10)
G. Maxwell
1 (2)
N. Thushara
1-0-9-1
5.6
4
Nuwan Thushara To David Warner
FOUR! Crunched! Fuller one, wide of off again. David Warner presses forward and this time he drives it from the middle of his bat through cover for a boundary. An entertaining Powerplay comes to an end. Australia are 63 for 3 at the end of the Powerplay!
5.5
0
Nuwan Thushara To David Warner
Good stop by the keeper! Wide of off this time, full in length again. David Warner tries to drive this away from his body, but the ball goes off the inside edge towards the keeper. Kusal Mendis dives to his right, and grabs the ball with his right hand. He saved a certain boundary there!
5.4
1
Nuwan Thushara To Glenn Maxwell
Fuller delivery, around the off pole. Glenn Maxwell drives it through cover and takes a single. He gets off the mark with that!
5.3
0
Nuwan Thushara To Glenn Maxwell
An off-pace delivery, around middle and off, very full. Glenn Maxwell blocks it out.
Glenn Maxwell is the new man in.
5.2
W
Nuwan Thushara To Steven Smith OUT!
OUT! LBW! Nuwan Thushara strikes and he gets rid of Steven Smith! A huge wicket for Sri Lanka. They have come back stronger with these quick wickets. A length ball, nipping in just a tad, around the leg pole. Steven Smith looks to flick this away but he misses and gets hit on his pads. A huge shout for LBW, and the umpire raises his finger! Steven Smith opts for a review immediately. UltraEdge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracking indicates three reds and Steven Smith has to depart. Australia have lost their third wicket!
5.1
4
Nuwan Thushara To Steven Smith
FOUR! Nicely done! Nuwan Thushara begins with a length ball, darting it on his thigh pads. Steven Smith uses his wrists and flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
Nuwan Thushara comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 5 : 54/2
11 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 44.2
  • 24.3
  • W4.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
S. Smith
1 (2)
D. Warner
17 (8)
W. Hasaranga
2-0-19-2
4.6
1
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
A tad bit short, on middle. Smith goes on the back foot to work it past square leg for a single.
4.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Steven Smith
Nicely bowled! Steven Smith tries to come down the pitch first ball and Wanindu Hasaranga just pulls back the length and bowls the stock delivery. Smith manages to negate the turn and nudge it away onto off side though.
Steven Smith comes to the crease.
4.4
W
Wanindu Hasaranga To Mitchell Marsh OUT!
OUT! LBW! Australia might be cruising but Wanindu Hasaranga is just keeping them honest at the moment. This is nicely flighted, a bit more air and overspin on it and around middle. Mitchell Marsh reaches out and tries to broom it away but doesn't reach the pitch of the ball. The ball turns into the right-hander and hits Marsh plumb in front. The umpire raises his finger in a jiffy and the visitors lose their second wicket. 72 needed now off 92 balls.
4.3
2
Wanindu Hasaranga To Mitchell Marsh
This is tossed up again, very full though and on off. Marsh looks to drive it through covers but gets an inside edge past the leg stump. The batters pick up two runs.
4.2
4
Wanindu Hasaranga To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR! Up and over and Australia surpass the 50-run mark inside the first 5 overs. Tossed up, on middle and leg. Marsh opens those broad shoulders of his and whacks it over the man at mid on for yet another boundary.
4.1
4
Wanindu Hasaranga To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR! Floated up on the pads, Mitchell Marsh getss down to sweep and does so with real nice timing. The man rockets into the vacant square leg fence.
End Of The Over 4 : 43/1
10 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 13.2
  • 13.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
D. Warner
17 (8)
M. Marsh
1 (3)
M. Theekshana
2-0-17-0
3.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To David Warner
A loud grunt from David Warner as he misses out on a freebie. This is short and pushed wider. Warner rocks back and slaps it straight to the man at extra cover.
3.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To David Warner
Flatter this time and angled into middle and leg, Warner backs away but can't get it past the man at extra cover.
3.4
4
Maheesh Theekshana To David Warner
FOUR! Another poor delivery from Maheesh Theekshana, a low full toss that is angled onto the pads. David Warner gets down on his knees and slogs it aerially into the backward square leg fence.
3.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Mitchell Marsh
Quicker and shorter, outside off. Marsh pulls it hard and down to long on for a single.
Oh, dear! It has started to rain and the players have started to walk off the field. But hang on, the rain has already eased down and the umpires ask the players to come back on. The game will continue!
3.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana To David Warner
On the pads, tucked away behind square on the leg side for one run just before a bit of rain descends down from the sky.
3.1
4
Maheesh Theekshana To David Warner
FOUR! Poor delivery and it has been rightly punished. Dragged down, around the leg stump. David Warner swivel-pulls it past the man at deep backward square leg for a boundary.
Change of ends for Maheesh Theekshana!
End Of The Over 3 : 33/1
8 Runs
  • 22.1
  • 42.2
  • 22.3
  • W2.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
M. Marsh
0 (2)
D. Warner
8 (3)
W. Hasaranga
1-0-8-1
2.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Mitchell Marsh
Huge appeal but turned down. Wanindu Hasaranga bowls the googly now and it skids through. Mitchell Marsh looks to play at it but probably gets a faint inside edge on it before the ball pings him on the pads around middle and leg. The replay shows that the ball was going down leg.
2.5
0
Wanindu Hasaranga To Mitchell Marsh
Flatter and on off, punched away towards covers.
Mitchell Marsh walks out to bat number 3.
2.4
W
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! A superb catch by Danushka Gunathilaka and Aaron Finch has to depart after a blistering start. This is nicely tossed up by Wanindu Hasaranga, fuller and on off. The ball turns away from the right-hander as Finch looks to once again lift it over extra cover. Finch doesn't get much timing on it but Danushka Gunathilaka jumps up to take a solid catch over his shoulders. It is checked because Hasaranga might have just touched the tramline at the end of the bowling crease but luckily for him, on the first point of impact, his back leg doesn't touch the tramline and Sri Lanka have a breakthrough.
Is that out? The umpires check if Wanindu Hasaranga's back foot was within the tramline while bowling. The replays show that he is okay! Aaron Finch has to walk back!
2.3
2
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch
On middle, turned through mid-wicket by Finch. The fielder covers a lot of ground to his right from cow corner as the batters pick up two more.
2.2
4
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Aaron Finch is just making it look too easy at the moment. Finch keeps on staying around the leg stump as this is floated up around the off stump. Finch goes inside-out again and picks up a boundary in the extra cover region.
2.1
2
Wanindu Hasaranga To Aaron Finch
Tosses it up first ball and Aaron Finch thumps it right back past the bowler. The ball slows down due to the outfield and Dasun Shanaka is able to cover the ground to his right from long off and cut it off. Two taken.
Wanindu Hasaranga comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 2 : 25/0
18 Runs
  • 41.1
  • 41.2
  • 11.3
  • 61.4
  • 1 WD1.5
  • 01.5
  • 21.6
D. Warner
8 (3)
A. Finch
16 (9)
D. Chameera
1-0-18-0
1.6
2
Dushmantha Chameera To David Warner
Excellent running between the wickets. Length, around middle and leg. Warner hangs deep and works it through mid-wicket. He calls for two and races back with time to spare. 18 off the over and Australia are off to a flier here. Just the 100 more needed.
1.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera To David Warner
Much better from Dushmantha Chameera and it almost brings a wicket. Chameera switches to around the wicket and angles in a slower delivery around the off pole. Warner looks to guide it behind square but gets an outside edge. The lack of pace means that the ball doesn't carry to the keeper and Warner survives.
1.5
wd
Dushmantha Chameera To David Warner
WIDE! Pressure mounting on Dushmantha Chameera as he continues to struggle. This is down the leg side and a wide is called. 16 off the over already, still two deliveries remain.
1.4
6
Dushmantha Chameera To David Warner
SIX! WOW! This is pitched up on leg stump and it's the first ball that David Warner has faced tonight. Warner just swings through the line of the ball and launches it over the mid-wicket fence to get off the mark in style.
1.3
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
Good running and that's really smart batting from Finch. Angled into middle, Finch plays it with soft hands and towards cover before setting off for a quick single.
1.2
4
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Aaron Finch means business! Just a length ball around off, Finch waits on the ball and stands tall before creaming it through the cover region for yet another boundary.
1.1
4
Dushmantha Chameera To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Picked up and disaptched! Dushmantha Chameera starts off with a shortish ball over middle, the ball sits up nicely for Finch who pulls it over mid-wicket. The ball plugs a bit in the outfield but has enough on it to trickle into the fence.
Who will bowl from the other end? Dushmantha Chameera it is!
End Of The Over 1 : 7/0
7 Runs
  • 20.1
  • 00.2
  • 40.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
A. Finch
7 (6)
D. Warner
0 (0)
M. Theekshana
1-0-7-0
0.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
On middle, this is tucked away nicely to mid-wicket. A single to end the first over and it's a steady start for Australia, 7 runs off it.
0.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
Nicely bowled! Aaron Finch tries to back away again and Maheesh Theekshana follows him with the wrong 'un. Finch gets beaten in the air and misses the inside-out shot this time.
0.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
A bit quicker and on off, Finch backs away and punches it towards the cover region.
0.3
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Up and over! It's the carrom ball from Maheesh Theekshana and Aaron Finch does pick it up. Around off, Finch goes inside-out and clears the man at cover for a boundary.
0.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
Quicker, around middle and leg. Aaron Finch blocks it out solidly.
0.1
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Aaron Finch
Maheesh Theekshana begins with a fuller ball, spinning away, around off. Aaron Finch drives it gently through cover for a brace. Australia and Aaron Finch are up and running!
Match Info
  • Venue R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Australiawon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Australia beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets
  • Player of the Match Matthew Wade
  • Umpire Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Prageeth Rambukwella (SL) and Lyndon Hannibal (SL)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka 124/9 in 20.0 overs
  • Sri Lanka 101/4 in 16.1 overs
  • 3rd wicket partnership: 50 off 37 balls between C Asalanka (35) and K Mendis (15)
  • Mandatory Power play 1 (1-6): Sri Lanka 28/2
  • Sri Lanka 50/2 in 8.2 overs
  • Referral 2 (9.4 ovs): SL against G Maxwell (Caught) Unsuccessful (SL: 1, AUS: 1)
  • Australia 58/3: S Smith lbw b Wanindu Hasaranga 5(4)
  • Referral 1 (5.2 ovs): S Smith against SL (LBW) Unsuccessful (SL: 2, AUS: 1)
  • Mandatory Power play 1 (1-6): Australia 63/3
  • Australia 50/4 in 4.2 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
David Warner AUS13065.00
Aaron Finch AUS11457.00
Charith Asalanka SL10334.33
Dasun Shanaka SL6834.00
Pathum Nissanka SL6622.00
PlayerWicketsEco.
Josh Hazlewood AUS64.75
Wanindu Hasaranga SL59.30
Kane Richardson AUS59.29
Jhye Richardson AUS49.00
Mitchell Starc AUS36.50