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Sri Lanka vs Australia, 3rd T20I Commentary, Live Updates

SL vs AUS, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
177/6 (19.5/20)
176/5 (20.0/20)
Sri Lanka beat Australia by 4 wickets
Aaron Finch has been handed the trophy, he collects it and hands it to his team. They all celebrate the series' victory. Right then! that is all we have from this exciting game and the T20I series as well. We now move to the ODI series. The first ODI is all set to begin on Tuesday 14th June 2022 at 2 pm IST (8:30 am GMT). But as you all know our build-up will begin in advance. So do join us then. For now, goodbye and take care!
Aaron Finch the captain of Australia is named Player of the Series! He says they have a lot of bases covered. It was an unbelievable knock by Dasun Shanaka. Shares that the pitch slowed up after their innings, but he feels the toss doesn't make much difference. Mentions that in the past year they didn't have had a full quota of the squad to pick up but they are really comfortable with the depth of their team.
Dasun Shanaka the skipper of Sri Lanka is the Man of the Match. He says at the initial moments he wanted to take some balls and read the wicket and just make sure he doesn't throw it away. Adds that toss is always important and Australia took a brave decision to bat first and he feels it is not best to bat first in the Asian conditions. Shares that he told the boys that momentum is important and they are on the right path. Tells that it was crucial to get some runs, the previous tour was not good enough but he feels better after this series.
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Earlier in the match, Australia put up a fighting total of 176 on this slow wicket. They were clinical with the bat and it was a combined effort from their batters. David Warner and Aaron Finch dominated the Powerplay. Marcus Stoinis controlled the middle phase and Steven Smith and Matthew Wade finished things off nicely for them. They were probably the happier side after the first innings. Australia started the second innings on the right foot, dominated the middle phase but lost their way in the end. For Sri Lanka the bowlers failed to step up, but the batters got the job done. Mainly, it was Dasun Shanaka for Sri Lanka. Australia are the deserving winners of the T20I series, but Sri Lanka have done well to avoid a whitewash at home.
Coming into bat for the chase, Sri Lanka did get off to a pretty good start. They lost Danushka Gunathilaka early, but Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka put up a score of 49 at the end of the Powerplay. Post that, Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals. Australian bowlers controlled the middle phase and capitalized well. They had the momentum till the 16th over but they lost their way after that. They had absolutely no answers to the brutal hitting displayed by Dasun Shanaka. Sri Lanka scored over 65 runs in the last three overs. Dasun Shanaka was definitely the main architect of this chase. He scored an unbeaten 54 off 25 balls and guided his side to victory. Australia's best bowler, Josh Hazlewood was also taken to the cleaners towards the end. Ashton Agar though was exceptional he grabbed a wicket and gave away only 23 runs in his spell. They would be disappointed with leaking runs in the slog overs.
SRI LANKA WIN! Yes, you read that right! Who would have thought? Dasun Shanaka has played an absolute blinder here and has given the people of his country a lot to smile about! Take a bow, Dasun Shanaka. A true captain's knock. Australia might have won the series, but Sri Lanka have won the final game and have gained much-needed confidence before the ODI series.
End Of The Over 19.6 : 177/6
19 Runs
  • 1 WD19.1
  • 1 WD19.1
  • 119.1
  • 1 B19.2
  • 419.3
  • 419.4
  • 619.5
  • 1 WD19.6
D. Shanaka
54 (25)
C. Karunaratne
14 (10)
K. Richardson
2.5-0-44-0
19.6
wd
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Wide! DASUN SHANAKA, remember the name! The skipper has turned up when it mattered the most. Kane serves it full but way outside off. Shanaka throws his bat at it but misses. The umpire calls it wide. Shanaka is out of his crease and Wade throws it on the keeper's end but till then Shanaka was in. He runs in delight and punches the air. He has done what no one would have believed a few overs back. Sri Lanka win by 4 wickets.
19.5
6
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! SCORES LEVEL! Dasun Shanaka, what a player, and the skipper is doing the unbelievable! A low full toss on middle. Shanaka hammers it straight down the ground for a biggie. Fifty up as well. But most important is the next run for Shanaka. One needed.
19.4
4
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! 7 runs needed now! Slower ball, on a length and outside off. Shanaka muscles it straight down to long off for a boundary. Again powers it well.
19.3
4
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! Shanaka hits it well! This is full and outside off. Shanaka stays back and slaps it hard to point for a boundary. No one there standing.
19.2
b
Kane Richardson To Chamika Karunaratne
Bye! Shorter and outside off. Chamika Karunaratne swings and misses and calls for a quick single. The keeper, Wade throws it to the bowler who turns and hits it on the bowler's side. The replay shows he was in. A single.
Sri Lanka need 15 runs off 4 balls now. Can Dasun Shanaka get his team over the line? Fasten your seatbelts we will find out soon!
19.1
1
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Just a single! Length ball, outside off. Shanaka smashes it to deep cover for a run. 16 needed now.
19.1
wd
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
WIDE AGAIN! Kane Richardson tries to stay away from the arc but serves it way outside off. Dasun Shanaka slashes and misses.
19.1
wd
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Wide! Slower and outside off. Shanaka leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 19 : 158/6
18 Runs
  • 618.1
  • 118.2
  • 418.3
  • 118.4
  • 418.5
  • 1 WD18.6
  • 118.6
D. Shanaka
39 (21)
C. Karunaratne
14 (9)
J. Richardson
4-0-46-1
18.6
1
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Too full and on off, driven to long off for a single. Shanaka will keep the strike and also keeps the hopes alive for Sri Lanka as they need 19 runs off the last over.
18.6
wd
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Wide! Full and way outside off. Shanaka swings and misses. A bit harsh on the bowler, it was inside the tramline.
18.5
4
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! Angles a full ball and around off, was slower. Dasun waits and swings across and hits it in the gap to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
18.4
1
Jhye Richardson To Chamika Karunaratne
Full and on middle. Chamika Karunaratne eases it to long on for a single. 12 runs till now.
18.3
4
Jhye Richardson To Chamika Karunaratne
FOUR! Chamika Karunaratne joins the party and he too does what is needed, hit boundaries! Overpitched, outside off. Chamika Karunaratne drives it on the up and over covers and the ball races into the fence.
18.2
1
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Too full and on middle. Shanaka jams it out to long on for a single.
18.1
6
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! Shanaka, you beauty! Jhye Richardson tries the slower ball but instead serves a full toss and outside off. Dasun Shanaka swings across and hits it flat over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
End Of The Over 18 : 140/6
22 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 617.2
  • 617.3
  • 417.4
  • 417.5
  • 117.6
D. Shanaka
27 (17)
C. Karunaratne
9 (7)
J. Hazlewood
4-1-25-2
17.6
1
Josh Hazlewood To Dasun Shanaka
22 runs off the over! Sri Lanka are still hanging there! 37 needed in 12 balls. Around off, it is hit to deep cover for a single. Shanaka will keep the strike.
17.5
4
Josh Hazlewood To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! 21 runs off the over till now! What an over it is turning out to be! Another fuller ball on middle. Shanaka smacks it to long on where the fielder dives to his left but fails to stop it. A boundary.
17.4
4
Josh Hazlewood To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! A low full toss on off. Shanaka drives it hard and through covers for a boundary.
17.3
6
Josh Hazlewood To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! Two in a row! Just what Sri Lanka needed. Full and in the slot, on middle and leg. Shanaka swings again and smashes it high over long on for yet another maximum.
17.2
6
Josh Hazlewood To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! Dasun Shanaka keeps the hopes alive! Hits the hard length and on middle. Shanaka hits it through the line and over long on for a biggie.
17.1
1
Josh Hazlewood To Chamika Karunaratne
Length and around off, it is hit to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Josh Hazlewood (3-1-3-2) is back on!
End Of The Over 17 : 118/6
6 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 116.3
  • 216.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
C. Karunaratne
8 (6)
D. Shanaka
6 (12)
A. Agar
4-0-23-1
16.6
1
Ashton Agar To Chamika Karunaratne
On middle, drilled down to long on for one more. 59 needed now.
16.5
0
Ashton Agar To Chamika Karunaratne
Too full and on off, pushed to covers.
16.4
2
Ashton Agar To Chamika Karunaratne
Tossed up angling on middle. Chamika Karunaratne paddles it to fine leg and collects a brace. That might have come off the pads and the replay shows the wickets were hitting. Australia have missed out here.
16.3
1
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
Tossed up on middle. Shanaka skips down and drives it to long off for one.
16.2
1
Ashton Agar To Chamika Karunaratne
An arm ball on middle. Chamika Karunaratne punches it late to mid on for a single.
16.1
1
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
Tossed up on off, the ball holds nicely in the surface. Shanaka shuffles across and sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 112/6
10 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 115.2
  • 415.3
  • W15.4
  • 415.5
  • 015.6
C. Karunaratne
4 (2)
D. Shanaka
4 (10)
J. Richardson
3-0-28-1
15.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Chamika Karunaratne
A fuller ball, slower and way down the leg side. Chamika Karunaratne tries to work it away but the ball brushes his bat and goes to the keeper on a couple of bounces.
15.5
4
Jhye Richardson To Chamika Karunaratne
FOUR! Sri Lanka are still in the game! Short of a length and on off. Chamika Karunaratne pulls it hard and to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
Chamika Karunaratne is the new batter in.
15.4
W
Jhye Richardson To Wanindu Hasaranga OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Aaron Finch takes a dolly! Touch fuller and outside off. Wanindu Hasaranga tries to go over covers but cue ends his shot and to cover where Finch takes a sitter. 69 needed in 26 balls.
15.3
4
Jhye Richardson To Wanindu Hasaranga
FOUR! Beautiful shot and a much needed one! This is short and on off. Wanindu Hasaranga bends his back and ramps it over the keeper and to third man for a boundary.
15.2
1
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Length ball on top of off. Shanaka pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
15.1
1
Jhye Richardson To Wanindu Hasaranga
Short of a length and outside off. Wanindu Hasaranga slaps it on the up and to deep point for a single.
End Of The Over 15 : 102/5
4 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 214.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
D. Shanaka
3 (9)
W. Hasaranga
3 (4)
A. Agar
3-0-17-1
14.6
0
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
Fuller, flatter, around middle. Dasun Shanaka once again pushes it back to Agar.
14.5
0
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
Pitches it slighty up this time, around middle. Dasun Shanaka pushes it back to the bowler.
14.4
1
Ashton Agar To Wanindu Hasaranga
Another shorter ball, around middle and off. Wanindu Hasaranga pulls it towards long on for a single.
14.3
2
Ashton Agar To Wanindu Hasaranga
Drops it short now, around middle. Wanindu Hasaranga pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.
14.2
0
Ashton Agar To Wanindu Hasaranga
Oh! What a lovely delivery! Tosses it up, fuller ball, this one lands around middle and spins away sharply. Wanindu Hasaranga looks to drive this but he misses it completely.
14.1
1
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
Fuller ball, around middle and off. Dasun Shanaka drives it towards long off for a single.
End Of The Over 14 : 98/5
1 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • W13.5
  • 013.6
W. Hasaranga
0 (1)
D. Shanaka
2 (6)
J. Hazlewood
3-1-3-2
13.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Wanindu Hasaranga
A bouncer, around middle. Wanindu Hasaranga ducks underneath it.
Wanindu Hasaranga comes in.
13.5
W
Josh Hazlewood To Kusal Mendis OUT!
OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! Sri Lanka have lost half their side now. The pressure was building and so Kusal Mendis tries to be cheeky. A length ball, outside off. Kusal Mendis shuffles across and tries to scoop this over but he misses. The ball ricochets off his thigh pads and goes onto hit the stumps. Josh Hazlewood gets his second wicket and Sri Lanka are in trouble here!
13.4
1
Josh Hazlewood To Dasun Shanaka
Drops it short now, around middle. Dasun Shanaka pulls it to the fielder at deep mid-wicket for a single.
13.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Dasun Shanaka
Back of a length, around middle. Dasun Shanaka pushes it back to the bowler.
13.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Dasun Shanaka
Width on offer now, tad shorter. Dasun Shanaka cuts it towards the fielder at cover-point. Two dots in a row!
13.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Dasun Shanaka
Back of a length, around middle. Dasun Shanaka defends it out.
End Of The Over 13 : 97/4
2 Runs
  • 112.1
  • W12.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
K. Mendis
6 (7)
D. Shanaka
1 (2)
A. Agar
2-0-13-1
12.6
0
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
On middle, spinning away. Kusal Mendis defends it out.
12.5
0
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Edged and just short! A shorter ball, outside off. Kusal Mendis tries to cut this but the ball goes off the outside edge and deflects off Matthew Wade's gloves and falls short of Aaron Finch at first slip.
12.4
1
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
Full again, outside off. Dasun Shanaka drives it wide of the mid off fielder. Steven Smith dives to his right, sticks his right hands out and makes an excellent stop. He has a shy at the bowler's end but he misses.
12.3
0
Ashton Agar To Dasun Shanaka
Slower through the air, full, around middle. Dasun Shanaka flicks it towards mid-wicket.
Dasun Shanaka walks out to the middle.
12.2
W
Ashton Agar To Bhanuka Rajapaksa OUT!
OUT! LBW! Ashton Agar gets rid of the dangerous Bhanuka Rajapaksa. This is a huge wicket for Australia and Sri Lanka are in a spot of bother now. Ashton Agar tosses it up, full, much straighter on middle. Bhanuka Rajapaksa gets down on his knee and tries to sweep this but he misses. A huge appeal for LBW, but the umpire says no! Ashton Agar seems confident though and Aaron Finch opts for a review! UltraEdge confirms no bat involved! Ball Tracking indicates three reds and Bhanuka Rajapaksa has to walk back!
12.1
1
Ashton Agar To Kusal Mendis
Tosses it up, around middle, fuller ball. Kusal Mendis presses forward and drives it down to long on. Single taken!
End Of The Over 12 : 95/3
14 Runs
  • 611.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 411.4
  • 111.5
  • 211.6
B. Rajapaksa
17 (12)
K. Mendis
5 (4)
G. Maxwell
3-0-26-0
11.6
2
Glenn Maxwell To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
A low full toss, outside off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa drives it down to long off for a brace.
11.5
1
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
Back of a length, around middle. Kusal Mendis pulls it towards long on for a single.
11.4
4
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Tad shorter, around middle and leg. Kusal Mendis heaves this high towards cow corner. The ball goes once bounce over the ropes for a boundary.
11.3
0
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
A fuller ball, tosses it up, outside off. Kusal Mendis gets down on his knee and tries to sweep this but he misses.
11.2
1
Glenn Maxwell To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
A shorter ball, outside off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa taps it towards point. He wanted a single there, but he was sent back. There was a direct hit at the keeper's end but Bhanuka Rajapaksa was well in. The ball deflects off the stumps and rolls away, the batters sneak in an over throw!
11.1
6
Glenn Maxwell To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
SIX! BANG! That sounded so sweet as soon as it left the bat. A fuller ball, around middle. Bhanuka Rajapaksa gets down on his knee and dispatches this over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
End Of The Over 11 : 81/3
4 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 1 LB10.4
  • W10.5
  • 010.6
K. Mendis
0 (1)
B. Rajapaksa
8 (9)
M. Stoinis
2-0-8-2
10.6
0
Marcus Stoinis To Kusal Mendis
A length ball, angling in, around middle and leg. Kusal Mendis dabs it towards point. End of another successful over from Marcus Stoinis!
Kusal Mendis comes in.
10.5
W
Marcus Stoinis To Pathum Nissanka OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! A soft dismissal! Marcus Stoinis grabs his second wicket of the game and Sri Lanka have lost their third. Pathum Nissanka walks back now. This was a shorter ball, wide of off. Pathum Nissanka stays in crease, and tries to cut this away, but the ball goes off the outside edge towards short third man. Josh Hazlewood there takes an easy catch.
10.4
lb
Marcus Stoinis To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Leg bye! On a length, down the leg side. Bhanuka Rajapaksa backs away, advances down the pitch, and tries to hoick this on the leg side but he misses. The ball deflects off his pads and goes towards point. Leg bye taken!
10.3
1
Marcus Stoinis To Pathum Nissanka
Pace on this time! Length ball, darting it on the pads. Pathum Nissanka looks to flick this but the ball goes off the inside edge onto his pads and towards square leg for a single.
10.2
1
Marcus Stoinis To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Another good-length delivery, outside off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa opens the face of the bat and guides it past point. Single taken!
10.1
1
Marcus Stoinis To Pathum Nissanka
An off pace delivery, at 111 clicks, on a length, around middle and leg. Pathum Nissanka pushes it towards mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 10 : 77/2
6 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 49.5
  • 09.6
B. Rajapaksa
7 (7)
P. Nissanka
25 (22)
G. Maxwell
2-0-12-0
9.6
0
Glenn Maxwell To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Hit and miss from Bhanuka Rajapaksa! This is outside off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa fails to cut it.
9.5
4
Glenn Maxwell To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
FOUR! Deft touch! Short again, outside off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa hangs back and plays it very late past the keeper and to third man for a boundary.
9.4
0
Glenn Maxwell To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Short and outside off. Bhanuka Rajapaksa fails to cut it.
9.3
0
Glenn Maxwell To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Tossed up, on middle. Blocked out.
9.2
1
Glenn Maxwell To Pathum Nissanka
Short and outside off, cut to deep point for a single. Nissanka wanted another run but was sent back.
9.1
1
Glenn Maxwell To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Edgy runs! This is nicely tossed up, outside off and it spins away. Bhanuka Rajapaksa leans to defend but gets an outside edge to short third man for a single.
End Of The Over 9 : 71/2
5 Runs
  • 18.1
  • W8.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
B. Rajapaksa
2 (2)
P. Nissanka
24 (21)
M. Stoinis
1-0-5-1
8.6
1
Marcus Stoinis To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Back of a length and on middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a single.
8.5
1
Marcus Stoinis To Pathum Nissanka
Too full and on off. Nissanka plays it to deep square leg for a single.
8.4
1
Marcus Stoinis To Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Another single as Bhanuka pulls this short of a length to deep square leg for a single.
8.3
1
Marcus Stoinis To Pathum Nissanka
Length and on off. Nissanka nudges it to deep square leg for a single.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa walks out to bat at number 4.
8.2
W
Marcus Stoinis To Charith Asalanka OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! A break through for Australia and at a very crucial time! This is short and on middle, touch steep bounce as well. Charith Asalanka stays back to pull but closes the face of the bat and it goes off the leading edge, high in the air and to short fine leg where Aaron Finch takes it with ease.
8.1
1
Marcus Stoinis To Pathum Nissanka
Fuller and on middle. Nissanka nudges it to deep square leg for a single.
Marcus Stoinis comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 8 : 66/1
6 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
P. Nissanka
21 (18)
C. Asalanka
26 (18)
G. Maxwell
1-0-6-0
7.6
1
Glenn Maxwell To Pathum Nissanka
Slants a length ball on the pads, Nissanka forces it in front of square leg for a single.
7.5
1
Glenn Maxwell To Charith Asalanka
Another single as Charith Asalanka wrists it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
7.4
1
Glenn Maxwell To Pathum Nissanka
On middle, hit to mid-wicket for a single.
7.3
1
Glenn Maxwell To Charith Asalanka
Drops it short and on middle. Asalanka slog-sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
7.2
1
Glenn Maxwell To Pathum Nissanka
Tossed up on middle. Nissanka flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
7.1
1
Glenn Maxwell To Charith Asalanka
Flights it full and on off. Pushed to long off for a single.
Glenn Maxwell is brought into the attack.
End Of The Over 7 : 60/1
11 Runs
  • 46.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 46.5
  • 16.6
C. Asalanka
23 (15)
P. Nissanka
18 (15)
A. Agar
1-0-11-0
6.6
1
Ashton Agar To Charith Asalanka
Slightly short and on off. Asalanka strokes it to deep cover for one more. 11 runs off the over.
6.5
4
Ashton Agar To Charith Asalanka
FOUR! Second four of the over! Flatter and angling across, outside off. Asalanka cuts it hard and through backward point for a boundary.
6.4
0
Ashton Agar To Charith Asalanka
On midlde, flicked to mid-wicket.
6.3
1
Ashton Agar To Pathum Nissanka
In-drifter, on middle. Nissanka tucks it off the inside half of the bat to square leg for a single.
6.2
1
Ashton Agar To Charith Asalanka
Shorter and on middle, clipped to deep mid-wicket for a single.
6.1
4
Ashton Agar To Charith Asalanka
FOUR! Agar is welcomed with a boundary! An arm ball, full and on off. Asalanka swings across and hits it to long on for a boundary.
Ashton Agar comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 6 : 49/1
15 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 45.2
  • 65.3
  • 1 WD5.4
  • 15.4
  • 25.5
  • 05.6
P. Nissanka
17 (14)
C. Asalanka
13 (10)
K. Richardson
2-0-26-0
5.6
0
Kane Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
On a length and on off. Nissanka punches it to mid off. At the end of the Powerplay, Sri Lanka are 49 for 1. 128 needed in 84 balls.
5.5
2
Kane Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
On a length and on middle. Nissanka tucks it behind square on the leg side for a brace.
5.4
1
Kane Richardson To Charith Asalanka
This is full and around off. Asalanka drives it to covers for a single.
5.4
wd
Kane Richardson To Charith Asalanka
Wide! Down the leg side. Left alone.
5.3
6
Kane Richardson To Charith Asalanka
SIX! Up and over! Short again, around leg. Asalanka pulls it, not quite off the middle but puts enough power to sail over square leg for a biggie.
5.2
4
Kane Richardson To Charith Asalanka
FOUR! Good shot! Short of a length and on off. Asalanka hangs back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
5.1
1
Kane Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
A length ball, outside off. Nissanka chops it to short third man for a single.
End Of The Over 5 : 34/1
8 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 1 LB4.3
  • 14.4
  • 44.5
  • 14.6
P. Nissanka
14 (11)
C. Asalanka
2 (7)
J. Richardson
2-0-18-0
4.6
1
Jhye Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
Another shorter ball, outside off. Pathum Nissanka steers it down to third man for a single. He retains the strike!
4.5
4
Jhye Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Crunched! Jhye Richardson drops it short again, around middle. Pathum Nissanka hangs back, swivels and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a cracking boundary.
4.4
1
Jhye Richardson To Charith Asalanka
Back of a length, outside off. Charith Asalanka cuts it past backward point for a single.
4.3
lb
Jhye Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
Leg bye! On a length, darting it around the pads. Pathum Nissanka looks to flick this but he misses. The ball goes off his thigh pad and towards square leg. Leg bye taken!
4.2
1
Jhye Richardson To Charith Asalanka
Tad shorter again, outside off. Charith Asalanka tries to cut this away but he gets an under edge towards the keeper. Single taken!
4.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Charith Asalanka
Shorter ball, outside off. Charith Asalanka looks to slash this away but he misses.
End Of The Over 4 : 26/1
1 Runs
  • 03.1
  • W3.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 1 LB3.6
C. Asalanka
0 (4)
P. Nissanka
9 (8)
J. Hazlewood
2-1-2-1
3.6
lb
Josh Hazlewood To Charith Asalanka
Leg bye! Back of a length, around middle and leg. Charith Asalanka looks to flick this but he misses, the ball goes off his thigh guard towards point. The batters sneak in a leg bye!
3.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Charith Asalanka
Another play and a miss! Tad shorter, around off. Charith Asalanka once again swings across the line as he tries to pull this once but he fails to get any connection on it.
3.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Charith Asalanka
Swing and a miss! On a length, higher line this time, around off. Charith Asalanka swings this across the line but he misses.
3.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Charith Asalanka
Shorter one, around off. Charith Asalanka pushes it back to the bowler.
Charith Asalanka is the new batter in.
3.2
W
Josh Hazlewood To Danushka Gunathilaka OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Josh Hazlewood draws first blood and Sri Lanka have lost Danushka Gunathilaka! A slower ball on this occasion, around middle. Danushka Gunathilaka swivels and looks to pull this but the gets a top edge towards fine leg. Jhye Richardson there takes a good catch.
3.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Danushka Gunathilaka
Swing and a miss! Shorter, swinging away, outside off. Danushka Gunathilaka hangs back and tries to slash this away but he fails to get any bat on it.
End Of The Over 3 : 25/0
11 Runs
  • 62.1
  • 12.2
  • 22.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
P. Nissanka
9 (8)
D. Gunathilaka
15 (10)
K. Richardson
1-0-11-0
2.6
0
Kane Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
Outside off, shaping away, tad shorter. Pathum Nissanka looks to cut this away but he misses.
2.5
1
Kane Richardson To Danushka Gunathilaka
Another short ball, down the leg side. Danushka Gunathilaka looks to pull this but the ball goes off his gloves away just away from the keeper. Single taken!
2.4
1
Kane Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
Shorter ball, outside off. Pathum Nissanka hangs back and cuts it towards past point for a single.
2.3
2
Kane Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
Slower ball now, at 111 clicks, fuller ball, wide of off. Pathum Nissanka presses forward and drives it past cover-point. Ashton Agar runs to his left, dives, and makes a good stop there. Two taken! Excellent stop there he saved two runs for his side!
2.2
1
Kane Richardson To Danushka Gunathilaka
On a length now, down the leg side. Danushka Gunathilaka backs away and taps it towards mid-wicket for a single.
2.1
6
Kane Richardson To Danushka Gunathilaka
SIX! Danushka Gunathilaka greets Kane Richardson with a biggie! Kane Richardson begins with a shorter ball, into the body. Danushka Gunathilaka swivels and pulls it towards deep square leg for a maximum.
Kane Richardson is into the attack now.
End Of The Over 2 : 14/0
3 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 1 LB1.4
  • 01.5
  • 11.6
D. Gunathilaka
7 (7)
P. Nissanka
6 (5)
J. Hazlewood
1-0-2-0
1.6
1
Josh Hazlewood To Danushka Gunathilaka
Back of a length, around off. Danushka Gunathilaka stays in his crease and dabs it towards third man for a single.
1.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Danushka Gunathilaka
Tad shorter, around off. Danushka Gunathilaka blocks it out off the back foot.
1.4
lb
Josh Hazlewood To Pathum Nissanka
Leg bye! Good-length delivery, down the leg side, tailing back in. Pathum Nissanka looks to block this but he misses. The ball deflects off his pads and goes towards square leg. The batters sneak in a bye!
1.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Pathum Nissanka
Back of a length, around off. Pathum Nissanka hops and taps it towards point.
1.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Pathum Nissanka
A appeal for LBW, but not given! A length ball, angling down leg. Pathum Nissanka looks to defend this but he misses and gets hit on his pad. That was sliding down leg. Well bowled though!
1.1
1
Josh Hazlewood To Danushka Gunathilaka
On a good length, around off. Danushka Gunathilaka looks to defend but he gets a thick inside edge towards square leg for a single.
Who will bowl from the other end? It is Josh Hazlewood.
End Of The Over 1 : 11/0
11 Runs
  • 40.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 20.5
  • 40.6
P. Nissanka
6 (2)
D. Gunathilaka
5 (4)
J. Richardson
1-0-11-0
0.6
4
Jhye Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
FOUR! Oh, shot! An overpitched delivery, around off. Pathum Nissanka presents the full face of the bat and caresses it straight down the ground for a glorious boundary. 11 runs off the first over! Good start this by Sri Lanka!
0.5
2
Jhye Richardson To Pathum Nissanka
On a length, outside off. Pathum Nissanka pushes it off the back foot past point for a brace. Pathum Nissanka gets off the mark!
0.4
1
Jhye Richardson To Danushka Gunathilaka
A fuller ball, around middle. Danushka Gunathilaka shuffles across and miscues his scoop shot towards fine leg for a single.
0.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Danushka Gunathilaka
Swing and a miss! Shaping away, outside off, tad shorter. Danushka Gunathilaka looks to cut this away but he fails to get any connection on that.
0.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Danushka Gunathilaka
Beaten! Well bowled! Tad shorter, nipping back in, around off. Danushka Gunathilaka looks to push this on the off side but he gets beaten on the inside edge.
0.1
4
Jhye Richardson To Danushka Gunathilaka
FOUR! A perfect start from Sri Lanka and Danushka Gunathilaka! A shorter ball, outside off. Danushka Gunathilaka punches it off the back foot, towards cover-point. Ashton Agar fumbles there and allows the ball to go through him. Boundary!
Match Info
  • Venue Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Australiawon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Sri Lanka beat Australia by 4 wickets
  • Player of the Match Dasun Shanaka
  • Umpire Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Australia 176/5 in 20.0 overs
  • Australia 150/5 in 18.3 overs
  • Referral 2 (15.5 ovs): M Stoinis against SL (LBW) Successful (SL: 2, AUS: 2)
  • Australia 101/4 in 12.3 overs
  • Australia 85/3: D Warner lbw b M Theekshana 39(33)
  • Referral 1 (10.1 ovs): SL against D Warner (LBW) Successful (SL: 2, AUS: 2)
  • Australia 50/1 in 6.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Australia 49/1
  • Sri Lanka 101/5 in 14.3 overs
  • Sri Lanka 53/1 in 6.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Sri Lanka 49/1
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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
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Josh Hazlewood AUS64.75
Wanindu Hasaranga SL59.30
Kane Richardson AUS59.29
Jhye Richardson AUS49.00
Mitchell Starc AUS36.50

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