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Sri Lanka vs Australia, Match 20 Commentary, Live Updates

SL vs AUS, 2019 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
The Oval, London , Jun 15, 2019
247 (45.5/50)
334/7 (50.0/50)
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs
Done with this match. Sri Lanka competed well but didn't have enough in their tank to get over the line. There is another match going on at the moment where South Africa have started their chase against Afghanistan. You can switch over to the concerned tab to get all the updates. On Sunday, the arch-rivals, India and Pakistan will be locking horns in the much-awaited game of this World Cup. Let's hope the weather holds up and we get a full game. The action will begin at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Do join us then. Cheers!
Australia skipper, Aaron Finch is up for a chat once again. Says they were not up to the mark with the new balls but his bowlers did well. Mentions Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne batted really nicely and their bowlers aimed at the top of off but they had to change their plans quickly. Admits it was nice to have a long boundary at one side for Maxwell as it was not easy to get 10 overs out of him in Taunton where the boundaries were short. Reckons they are improving with each game and they were excellent in the middle overs. Credits Maxwell, Behrendorff and Richardson for how they bowled and says Starc is a world class bowler. States it depends on the conditions as to what team they will pick, if he feels the conditions allow them to get 10 out of a part-timer then fine or they have to go with an all-rounder. Ends by saying they have played really well but there are still places they can improve.
Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne says it was a pretty good wicket for batting and he expected it to move around early on but it did not . Reckons they bowled well in the first 25 overs but then Smith and Finch batted well. States they came back superbly later on with the ball. Mentions they did get a good start but could not capitalize as the middle order failed to handle the pressure. Further adds Cummins and Starc are world class bowlers but they have played against them before and they did know what to do against them but could not execute the plans. Ends by saying they lost a couple of games to rain and they will look to play well in the games ahead.
Man of the Match, Aaron Finch says it was nice to get a few drives early, it is key to get his balance right at the start. States it's a good wicket and he was ensuring that his balance is good right from the start and he does not fall over. Mentions the Lankan bowlers were sharp early on and he had to play well. Further adds they lost a couple of wickets when he was about to launch so they had to take it deep. Praises Smith for the way he played and says he is an exceptional player, who rotates the strike nicely and also finds the gap brilliantly. Ends by saying Maxwell is brilliant when he is hitting it well.
It's yet another good win for Australia, their fourth in this World Cup and they have now jumped to the number one position in the points table. However, once again it was not a clinical performance. Their batting fared exceedingly well for most parts and powered by Aaron Finch's century, they posted a massive total on the board. But, the way they finished their innings wasn't up to the mark. To add to that, their bowling with the new balls was way below par. Things improved though later on and courtesy a fiery spell by Mitchell Starc, they managed to claw their way back in the match. The speedster finished with a 4-wicket haul and was well assisted by Kane Richardson, who also bagged a 3-fer. It will be unfair not to mention about Glenn Maxwell's 10 overs. It's because of his spell, the Aussies managed to slow down things and as a fifth bowler, he did an exemplary job.
Sri Lanka needed to build partnerships after a great century opening stand but that didn't happen. Karunaratne held one end strongly but the batsmen who followed didn't contribute much. Kusal Mendis spent some time in the middle but he also went nowhere with his knock. Also, the Lankan skipper slowed down a bit as he approached his century and that resulted in the required run rate taking a hit. When he departed three runs short of his century, Sri Lanka required 149 runs off 107 balls and the middle order failed to handle the pressure. It was a meek surrender eventually and the chase that started with a lot of promise ended on a sad note for the Islanders.
Kangaroos have quietened the Lankan Lions! It was a roaring beginning from the Sri Lankan openers and they set the perfect platform for this big run chase. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera dominated the Australian pacers in Powerplay 1 and pushed the defending champions on the back foot. Under pressure, Australia decided to hang in there as in 300-plus chases, it's always a matter of a wicket or two. Mitchell Starc provided that and from thereon the scoring rate started to dip.
45.5
W
Pat Cummins To Nuwan Pradeep OUT!
OUT! There is the final wicket! Australia have finally managed to take it. Cummins is the man who finishes things off. Pradeep, like he has been doing, makes room again. Cummins bowls it full and follows him. Nuwan looks to go downtown but the ball kisses the outside edge and goes into the hands of the keeper. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 87 RUNS!
45.4
1
Pat Cummins To Dhananjaya de Silva
Another short one on middle, Dhananjaya pulls it gently towards mid-wicket for one.
45.3
0
Pat Cummins To Dhananjaya de Silva
Slower one on off, Dhananjaya pushes it to covers.
45.2
0
Pat Cummins To Dhananjaya de Silva
Good length on off, de Silva defends it towards point.
45.1
0
Pat Cummins To Dhananjaya de Silva
Bangs it short and on middle, de Silva looks to paddle but misses.
End Of The Over 45 : 246/9
6 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 1 WD44.2
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 444.4
  • 144.5
  • 044.6
N. Pradeep
0 (6)
de Silva
15 (26)
K. Richardson
9-1-47-3
44.6
0
Kane Richardson To Nuwan Pradeep
Swing and a miss! Once again it is outside leg. Pradeep swings after making room but misses. Importantly, he survives.
44.5
1
Kane Richardson To Dhananjaya de Silva
In the air... safe! Short and on middle, de Silva looks to pull but the ball gets big on him. A top edge is produced which falls safe in the mid-wicket region. A single taken.
44.4
4
Kane Richardson To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Just over! Dhananjaya once again looks to paddle. It is outside off and he ends up dragging it just over the man at short fine leg this time for a boundary.
44.3
0
Kane Richardson To Dhananjaya de Silva
NOT OUT! That has bounced before the hands! Dhananjaya looks to paddle but hits it uppishly towards Jason who takes it but is not sure whether it has carried or not. The umpires, after a chat, take it upstairs. The soft signal is NOT OUT! Replays roll in and after a few of angles, the third umpire rules it in the favor of the batsman.
Dhananjaya de Silva has played an uppish shot towards short fine leg. Jason Behrendorff stationed there goes down low to catch the ball but then shakes his head. He's not sure whether it carried to him or not. The two umpires get together and then refer it upstairs. Soft signal is not out. The third umpire is watching many angles. Seems like it has bounced just in front. Let's wait for the final verdict.
44.2
0
Kane Richardson To Dhananjaya de Silva
Very full and on off, this is jammed out to covers.
44.2
wd
Kane Richardson To Dhananjaya de Silva
WIDE! This is bowled outside the tramline on the off side.
44.1
0
Kane Richardson To Dhananjaya de Silva
Slower one and it is a low full toss. Dhananjaya looks to hit it through the off side but ends up dragging it to mid on.
Kane Richardson is back into the attack. Can he finish things off in this over?
End Of The Over 44 : 240/9
2 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 1 WD43.2
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 143.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
N. Pradeep
0 (5)
de Silva
10 (21)
P. Cummins
7-0-37-1
43.6
0
Pat Cummins To Nuwan Pradeep
Over the stumps! The length is slightly shorter. Pradeep swings but misses.
43.5
0
Pat Cummins To Nuwan Pradeep
Nuwan makes room and Cummins bowls it wider outside off. He slashes but misses.
43.4
1
Pat Cummins To Dhananjaya de Silva
Short and on middle, this is pulled through square leg and a run is taken. Pradeep needs to negotiate two deliveries from Cummins.
43.3
0
Pat Cummins To Dhananjaya de Silva
Shorter again on middle, de Silva keeps it out off the back foot.
43.2
0
Pat Cummins To Dhananjaya de Silva
de Silva makes room but Cummins follows him. This is kept out.
43.2
wd
Pat Cummins To Dhananjaya de Silva
Goes short this time, Dhananjaya lets it be and it has been wided as the umpire feels it is too high.
43.1
0
Pat Cummins To Dhananjaya de Silva
Back of a length on off, it is defended.
Pat Cummins is back!
End Of The Over 43 : 238/9
1 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 142.5
  • 042.6
N. Pradeep
0 (3)
de Silva
9 (17)
M. Starc
10-0-55-4
42.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Nuwan Pradeep
Good length and on off, Pradeep guides it down towards third man but no run taken. No fifer for Starc but still a brilliant spell by him. He finishes with figures of 10-0-55-4.
42.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
This time the run is taken! So Starc has one ball to get his fifer. Full and on off, de Silva looks to drive but gets an outside edge down to third man for one.
42.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
Short and Dhananjaya pulls it hard through mid-wicket but refuses the single.
42.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
On the stumps and Dhananjaya is adamant not to give Starc his fifer, he blocks it solidly.
42.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
Full and on off, this is hit towards mid off.
42.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
Short and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for no run.
End Of The Over 42 : 237/9
0 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 041.3
  • W41.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
N. Pradeep
0 (2)
de Silva
8 (12)
K. Richardson
8-1-41-3
41.6
0
Kane Richardson To Nuwan Pradeep
Follows Pradeep with a very full ball. It is jammed out back to the bowler.
41.5
0
Kane Richardson To Nuwan Pradeep
Ends up making a lot of room there and Richardson bowls it on the stumps. Pradeep somehow gets bat to ball and keeps it out.
Nuwan Pradeep is the last batsman for Sri Lanka.
41.4
W
Kane Richardson To Lasith Malinga OUT!
OUT! Three-fer for Richardson. 9 down now are Sri Lanka. Richardson goes very full and on middle, Malinga ends up slicing it straight to Khawaja at covers.
41.3
0
Kane Richardson To Lasith Malinga
On the stumps, this is pushed to cover.
41.2
0
Kane Richardson To Lasith Malinga
Malinga makes room again, Richardson bowls a slower one outside off. LM misses.
41.1
0
Kane Richardson To Lasith Malinga
Malinga makes room and Richardson follows him. Malinga looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. He does not know where the ball is and sets off for a run but then realizes it has not gone far away and goes back in the crease.
End Of The Over 41 : 237/8
1 Runs
  • 140.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • 040.6
de Silva
8 (12)
L. Malinga
1 (1)
M. Starc
9-0-54-4
40.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
A dot to end! Malinga now will face the start of the next over. Full toss on off, Dhananjaya hits it to mid off.
40.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
Full toss and de Silva guides it to sweeper cover but does not run. Strange actually, he could have trusted Malinga with one ball.
40.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
Trademark Starc! Bowls a toe-crusher at 147 kph! Dhananjaya gets his boot out of the way and jams it out somehow at the last moment. Fiery stuff from Mitch!
40.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
Slower one on middle, de Silva is happy to play Starc out. He defends it onto the ground.
40.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
Very full and on the stumps, this is jammed out back towards the bowler.
40.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Lasith Malinga
Malinga makes room and Starc bowls it full on the stumps, Lasith manages to get his bat down in time and jams it out towards cover for one.
Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Australia can now have 5 fielders outside the ring. Don't think they would like to take that option at this moment. Lasith Malinga is the new batsman now.
End Of The Over 40 : 236/8
7 Runs
  • 439.1
  • 039.2
  • 039.3
  • 039.4
  • 1 WD39.5
  • 239.5
  • W39.6
I. Udana
8 (8)
de Silva
8 (7)
K. Richardson
7-0-41-2
39.6
W
Kane Richardson To Isuru Udana OUT!
OUT! Udana is out of here! A terrific catch by Finch. Length and around off, this one bounces a touch more and it is also the slower one. Udana looks to flat-bat it but mistimes it high up in the air behind mid off. Finch runs backwards and takes a very good catch. Not easy when you have to run like that and also, the sun might have just been in his eyes. Australia are now two wickets away from winning this one.
39.5
2
Kane Richardson To Isuru Udana
Well fielded! Length and outside off, Udana goes after it away from his body. The ball goes off the outside edge and down towards third man. Behrendorff runs to his right, dives and saves two.
39.5
wd
Kane Richardson To Isuru Udana
Down the leg side, IU looks to flick but misses. Wided.
39.4
0
Kane Richardson To Isuru Udana
On a length and around off, Udana strokes it to covers.
39.3
0
Kane Richardson To Isuru Udana
Good short one and Udana ducks under it.
39.2
0
Kane Richardson To Isuru Udana
Back of a length on off, it is kept out.
39.1
4
Kane Richardson To Isuru Udana
FOUR! Up and over! Shorter and outside off, Udana slashes hard, it flies over point and the ball races to the fence. Consecutive boundaries.
Kane Richardson is back!
End Of The Over 39 : 229/7
7 Runs
  • W38.1
  • 138.2
  • 138.3
  • 138.4
  • 038.5
  • 438.6
de Silva
8 (7)
I. Udana
2 (2)
M. Starc
8-0-53-4
38.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
FOUR! Fine shot! Starc delivers it on a length around off, de Silva presents a straight bat and times his shot beautifully. Warner tries his best to stop it with a dive at mid off but fails.
38.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
Back of a length ball on middle, defended back from the crease.
38.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Isuru Udana
Starc switches to 'round the wicket and spears in a full ball on off, Udana tries keeping it out but gets an outside edge behind. Richardson makes a diving stop at third man and saves three for his side.
38.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Dhananjaya de Silva
Eyes a yorker but ends up serving a reverse swinging full toss on off, Dhananjaya plays it with an open-faced bat square of the wicket on the off side for one.
38.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Isuru Udana
No hat-trick! It's full and outside off, Udana pushes it through covers for a run.
Isuru Udana walks in next.
38.1
W
Mitchell Starc To Kusal Mendis OUT!
OUT! Another one bites the dust! Starc with the older ball is a different beast! He steams in and slants across a good length delivery outside off at 140 kph. Mendis stays back to throw his bat at it but only manages a thin outside edge behind. Alex Carey makes no mistake and Starc hunts down his fourth victim. He's on a hat-trick now. Can he get it and the fifer?
End Of The Over 38 : 222/6
5 Runs
  • 137.1
  • 037.2
  • 237.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 137.6
K. Mendis
30 (36)
de Silva
3 (4)
J. Behrendorff
9-0-59-1
37.6
1
Jason Behrendorff To Kusal Mendis
Shortish and on middle, this is pulled towards deep backward square leg for one.
37.5
1
Jason Behrendorff To Dhananjaya de Silva
Another length and outside off, de Silva opens the face and hits it down to third man for one.
37.4
0
Jason Behrendorff To Dhananjaya de Silva
Good length again on off, de Silva guides it to point.
37.3
2
Jason Behrendorff To Dhananjaya de Silva
On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket and the batters take two.
37.2
0
Jason Behrendorff To Dhananjaya de Silva
Back of a length on off, it is kept out.
37.1
1
Jason Behrendorff To Kusal Mendis
On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
End Of The Over 37 : 217/6
9 Runs
  • 1 WD36.1
  • 036.1
  • W36.2
  • 636.3
  • 136.4
  • 136.5
  • W36.6
T. Perera
7 (3)
K. Mendis
28 (34)
M. Starc
7-0-46-3
36.6
W
Mitchell Starc To Thisara Perera OUT!
OUT! Six, single and out! Perera does not last for long and he probably takes Sri Lanka's hopes of chasing this down along with him. Not clever, you can't keep going after Starc and expect to get away every time. Mitchell dishes out a full one on middle, Perera once again looks to find the boundary. He tries to go over mid on but does not get under the delivery. He ends up hitting it too flat and Warner takes a tumbling catch. An over with two wickets in it comes to an end. Probably the over which turns the tide completely into Australia's favour. 118 needed off 78 balls.
36.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Kusal Mendis
On the off pole, Mendis looks to defend but it goes off the inner half on the leg side. A run taken.
36.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Thisara Perera
Full now and on middle, this is whipped through square leg for one.
36.3
6
Mitchell Starc To Thisara Perera
SIX! That is some way to get off the mark! WOW! Starc goes short and Thisara is up for the challenge. He pulls it high and handsome, over the backward square leg fence.
Thisara Perera arrives with Sri Lanka in trouble.
36.2
W
Mitchell Starc To Milinda Siriwardana OUT!
OUT! KABOOM! Mitchell Starc knocks Siriwardana over. His second of the night and all of a sudden, Sri Lanka have half their side back in the hut. This is slightly fuller and it is at 143 KPH. Tails back in. Too good for MS. He looks to flick but gets an inside edge, the ball hits the pads and crashes into the stumps. Also, this is the 11th wicket for Starc in this World Cup. He is now the leading wicket-taker.
36.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Milinda Siriwardana
On the stumps, kept out.
36.1
wd
Mitchell Starc To Milinda Siriwardana
Down the leg side, it has been wided.
End Of The Over 36 : 208/4
4 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 135.2
  • 035.3
  • W35.4
  • 235.5
  • 135.6
M. Siriwardana
3 (2)
K. Mendis
27 (33)
P. Cummins
6-0-35-1
35.6
1
Pat Cummins To Milinda Siriwardana
Uppish but wide! Good length on off, Siriwardana looks to drive but then looks to bail out of the shot. Too late, the ball hits the bat and goes uppishly wide of cover for one.
35.5
2
Pat Cummins To Milinda Siriwardana
Shorter in length and on middle, Siriwardana pulls it through mid-wicket and takes two.
Milinda Siriwardana walks out in the middle.
35.4
W
Pat Cummins To Angelo Mathews OUT!
OUT! Soft, soft dismissal and Mathews is furious with himself as he walks back. He can't believe he has got out to that delivery. Remember how Cummins got Imam-ul-Haq in Australia's last game? This is similar. Short and down the leg side. Mathews looks to pull but it kisses the gloves and goes straight into the mitts of Carey who takes it and appeals. The umpire has his finger up. Mathews' poor form continues. Sri Lanka slip further. 130 more needed.
35.3
0
Pat Cummins To Angelo Mathews
Another length ball and Mathews keeps it out.
35.2
1
Pat Cummins To Kusal Mendis
On the shorter side again and Mendis works it through square leg for one.
35.1
0
Pat Cummins To Kusal Mendis
Back of a length on off, kept out.
Pat Cummins is back into the attack as well.
End Of The Over 35 : 204/3
11 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 634.2
  • 134.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 434.6
A. Mathews
9 (9)
K. Mendis
26 (31)
M. Starc
6-0-37-1
34.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Angelo Mathews
FOUR! The pull shot has been nailed! Top over for Sri Lanka. 11 from it. Short and on the body, Mathews may have been ready for it. He is quickly onto the back foot and then pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
34.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Angelo Mathews
Top fielding! It is that man again, Maxwell. Back of a length on off, Mathews guides it towards point where Maxwell dives to his right and stops a single.
34.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Angelo Mathews
Drags his length short and on off, Mathews evades it.
34.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Kusal Mendis
Full and outside off, this is hit through covers for one. 200 up for Sri Lanka.
34.2
6
Mitchell Starc To Kusal Mendis
SIX! Take that, Mitchell Starc! That is some shot. Not many batters do that to Starc. Full and on off, Mendis slams it over the bowler's head and it goes all the way. Need to keep going!
34.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Kusal Mendis
Back of a length on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
Mitchell Starc returns into the attack. Meanwhile, Nathan Lyon is seen running down the stairs of the dressing room as he is to replace Kane Richardson on the field who is going off at the moment.
End Of The Over 34 : 193/3
3 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 133.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 133.6
K. Mendis
19 (28)
A. Mathews
5 (6)
G. Maxwell
10-0-46-0
33.6
1
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
A single to end another excellent over by Maxwell. Also, that is it for the day from him. He has been outstanding today. Gone for only 46 in his 10 which is a commendable effort by a part-timer who is also the fifth bowling option. Maxwell applied the brakes when Sri Lanka were going great guns. He ends his spell with a full ball on the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket.
33.5
0
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
Another dot! This is fired on the stumps, Mendis pushes it back to the bowler.
33.4
0
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
Mendis misses out there! This is down the leg side. Kusal looks to hit it fine but it goes off the gloves to short fine leg.
33.3
0
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
Flatter and outside off, Mendis cuts it to point. A dot.
33.2
1
Glenn Maxwell To Angelo Mathews
Flatter again and on middle, Mathews works it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
33.1
1
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
This is on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
End Of The Over 33 : 190/3
4 Runs
  • W32.1
  • 432.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
A. Mathews
4 (5)
K. Mendis
17 (23)
K. Richardson
6-0-34-1
32.6
0
Kane Richardson To Angelo Mathews
Finishes the over with a full ball on middle, AM strokes it to mid on. A successful one by Richardson comes to an end.
32.5
0
Kane Richardson To Angelo Mathews
Back of a length on off, Mathews defends it onto the ground.
32.4
0
Kane Richardson To Angelo Mathews
A good short one now! Mathews ducks under it.
32.3
0
Kane Richardson To Angelo Mathews
Good length on off, it is defended.
32.2
4
Kane Richardson To Angelo Mathews
FOUR! Off the mark in style! Both in this game and in this World Cup after bagging two ducks in a row. Richardson overpitches and Mathews obliges by stroking it past mid on for a boundary. Sri Lanka need a big innings from him.
In walks Angelo Mathews. He is yet to open his account in this World Cup.
32.1
W
Kane Richardson To Dimuth Karunaratne OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Heartbreak for Karunaratne. He misses out on a well-deserved ton! The Australians are elated because this is a huge wicket. Richardson strikes. Not the best of deliveries bowled by him but he won't care. It is short and outside off, Dimuth cuts it nicely but straight towards Maxwell at point. He takes a sharp catch moving across to his right. Pin-drop silence in the stadium as the Lankan fans can't believe it. A standing ovation now for Karunaratne as he walks back. Australia firmly on top now. 149 more needed in 107 balls.
End Of The Over 32 : 186/2
8 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 131.5
  • 631.6
K. Mendis
17 (23)
D. Karunaratne
97 (107)
G. Maxwell
9-0-43-0
31.6
6
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
SIX! Down he comes and it's a lovely clean hit from Kusal Mendis. Maxwell bowls it full and just outside off, Kusal wears his skates and lofts it nonchalantly over the bowler's head for a biggie at long off. Under 150 needed now!
31.5
1
Glenn Maxwell To Dimuth Karunaratne
Tossed up ball on off, Dimuth uses his feet and eases it through mid-wicket for one.
31.4
0
Glenn Maxwell To Dimuth Karunaratne
Skidding down the leg side, Karunaratne moves back and works it off his pads. Finds short fine leg.
31.3
0
Glenn Maxwell To Dimuth Karunaratne
Walks forward with the flick shot but it takes the inner half and rolls behind square leg.
31.2
1
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
Knocks a full ball down through mid on for a run.
31.1
0
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
Mendis has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
End Of The Over 31 : 178/2
2 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 130.6
K. Mendis
10 (20)
D. Karunaratne
96 (104)
K. Richardson
5-0-30-0
30.6
1
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
In the air... but safe! Goes short and on the body, Mendis looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. He mistimes it towards deep backward square leg for one. Only 2 from this one. Run rate needed above 8 now.
30.5
0
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Another dot! Pressure building! Length and on middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket.
30.4
0
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Back of a length again on off, Mendis guides it to point.
30.3
0
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Full and on off, Mendis is guilty of going too hard at the delivery. Ends up mistiming it back to the bowler.
30.2
1
Kane Richardson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
30.1
0
Kane Richardson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length and on off, it is blocked.
End Of The Over 30 : 176/2
3 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 129.2
  • 029.3
  • 129.4
  • 029.5
  • 129.6
D. Karunaratne
95 (102)
K. Mendis
9 (16)
G. Maxwell
8-0-35-0
29.6
1
Glenn Maxwell To Dimuth Karunaratne
Just the single to end as Karunaratne works it through mid-wicket. Maxwell continues his good work with the ball. 8 done from him and he has gone for only 35 runs.
29.5
0
Glenn Maxwell To Dimuth Karunaratne
Another dot to end! Flatter and outside off, this is guided to point.
29.4
1
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
On the pads, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
29.3
0
Glenn Maxwell To Kusal Mendis
Slower outside off, this is guided towards backward point.
29.2
1
Glenn Maxwell To Dimuth Karunaratne
Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the ball. It is worked towards mid-wicket for a run.
29.1
0
Glenn Maxwell To Dimuth Karunaratne
On the pads, flicked to square leg.
Change in bowling. Glenn Maxwell is back on. He has bowled 7 economical overs so far. Can he complete his spell well?
End Of The Over 29 : 173/2
5 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 228.2
  • 028.3
  • 128.4
  • 128.5
  • 128.6
D. Karunaratne
93 (98)
K. Mendis
8 (14)
K. Richardson
4-0-28-0
28.6
1
Kane Richardson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Well struck again but only a run! Short and on off, Karunaratne pulls it hard but too close to deep square leg. A single taken. Just the 5 from this over. Sri Lanka need someone to step on the gas now. 162 more needed in 126.
28.5
1
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Mendis now guides it down to third man for one.
28.4
1
Kane Richardson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
28.3
0
Kane Richardson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good short one and it is outside off. Dimuth looks to drag his pull but misses.
28.2
2
Kane Richardson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good running! This is worked with soft hands towards fine leg. They take the first quickly and then complete the second as well.
28.1
0
Kane Richardson To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good length and on middle, Karunaratne pushes it to mid on.
Kane Richardson is back into the attack!
End Of The Over 28 : 168/2
5 Runs
  • 227.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 127.4
  • 127.5
  • 127.6
D. Karunaratne
89 (93)
K. Mendis
7 (13)
J. Behrendorff
8-0-54-1
27.6
1
Jason Behrendorff To Dimuth Karunaratne
Slower one outside off, Karunaratne looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge towards third man for one.
27.5
1
Jason Behrendorff To Kusal Mendis
On the pads again, Mendis works it through backward square leg for one.
27.4
1
Jason Behrendorff To Dimuth Karunaratne
Shuffles across but Jason bowls it outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
27.3
0
Jason Behrendorff To Dimuth Karunaratne
A wild swing! Length and outside off, this one stays a touch low. DK looks to hit it across the line but misses.
27.2
0
Jason Behrendorff To Dimuth Karunaratne
Very full and on middle, Karunaratne pushes it towards mid on.
27.1
2
Jason Behrendorff To Dimuth Karunaratne
Takes a few steps down the track and whips it nicely through backward square leg for a couple.
End Of The Over 27 : 163/2
4 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 126.2
  • 126.3
  • 026.4
  • 126.5
  • 026.6
K. Mendis
6 (12)
D. Karunaratne
85 (88)
P. Cummins
5-0-31-0
26.6
0
Pat Cummins To Kusal Mendis
Full again on off, Mendis mistimes it to mid off.
26.5
1
Pat Cummins To Dimuth Karunaratne
On the bounce to the fielder! Shorter and around off, Dimuth upper cuts it and the ball goes on the bounce to the fielder at third man. A single.
26.4
0
Pat Cummins To Dimuth Karunaratne
On the fuller side, Karunaratne strokes it to mid off.
26.3
1
Pat Cummins To Kusal Mendis
On the pads again, Mendis flicks it down to fine leg for another run.
26.2
1
Pat Cummins To Dimuth Karunaratne
On the shorter side and just outside off, Karunaratne plays it nicely between gully and point and down towards third man for one.
26.1
1
Pat Cummins To Kusal Mendis
On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.
End Of The Over 26 : 159/2
3 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 125.2
  • 125.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
D. Karunaratne
83 (85)
K. Mendis
4 (9)
J. Behrendorff
7-0-49-1
25.6
0
Jason Behrendorff To Dimuth Karunaratne
Almost an action replay of the last ball! Full and on middle, DK works it to mid-wicket where Khawaja dives to his left again and stops. Just the three singles from the over. Run rate needed almost 7.5 now.
25.5
0
Jason Behrendorff To Dimuth Karunaratne
Well stopped! On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket where Khawaja dives to his left and stops it.
25.4
1
Jason Behrendorff To Kusal Mendis
Lovely pull shot but just for one! This is short and on middle, Mendis gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through backward square leg for one.
25.3
1
Jason Behrendorff To Dimuth Karunaratne
Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
25.2
1
Jason Behrendorff To Kusal Mendis
A little too straight and Mendis works it through mid-wicket for one.
25.1
0
Jason Behrendorff To Kusal Mendis
Good length and on off, this is kept out.
End Of The Over 25 : 156/2
2 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 1 WD24.4
  • 024.4
  • 124.5
  • 024.6
D. Karunaratne
82 (82)
K. Mendis
2 (6)
P. Cummins
4-0-27-0
24.6
0
Pat Cummins To Dimuth Karunaratne
Good bumper to end! Karunaratne ducks under it.
24.5
1
Pat Cummins To Kusal Mendis
Back of a length on off, Mendis plays it late and guides it down to third man for one.
24.4
0
Pat Cummins To Kusal Mendis
Well bowled! Continues bowling it on a length and around off, Mendis defends it towards cover.
24.4
wd
Pat Cummins To Kusal Mendis
Bangs it short but it is down the leg side. Wided.
24.3
0
Pat Cummins To Kusal Mendis
On the fuller side on middle, this is played to mid on.
24.2
0
Pat Cummins To Kusal Mendis
Back of a length again on off, Mendis defends it again.
24.1
0
Pat Cummins To Kusal Mendis
Back of a length on off, Mendis keeps it out.
Pat Cummins is back! New batsman and Finch goes back to his gun bowler. He wants another wicket here.
End Of The Over 24 : 154/2
9 Runs
  • 223.1
  • 123.2
  • 123.3
  • 423.4
  • W23.5
  • 123.6
K. Mendis
1 (1)
D. Karunaratne
82 (81)
J. Behrendorff
6-0-46-1
23.6
1
Jason Behrendorff To Kusal Mendis
The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 9 runs and a wicket from the over!
Kusal Mendis walks in next. 182 needed off 157 balls at this stage.
23.5
W
Jason Behrendorff To Lahiru Thirimanne OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Jason Behrendorff has the last laugh. His first World Cup wicket and a much-needed one for him. He wasn't bowling that well but this should make him feel a lot better. Poor shot from Thirimanne. This is bowled in the 5th stump channel. It keeps coming in with the angle. Thirimanne looks to guide it through point but the ball is too close to play that shot. It kisses the edge and goes into the hands of Carey. Thirimanne walks back after a very uncomfortable stay.
23.4
4
Jason Behrendorff To Lahiru Thirimanne
FOUR! Crunched through point! Beautiful sound as the ball meets the sweet spot of the bat. Behrendorff bowls one short and offers width outside off, Thirimanne rocks back and cuts it hard through point. The fielder in the deep runs to his right but he doesn't have a chance to stop it.
23.3
1
Jason Behrendorff To Dimuth Karunaratne
Karunaratne flicks this length delivery off his pads towards mid-wicket for a single.