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Australia vs Sri Lanka, 5th T20I Match Summary

AUS vs SL, 2022 - T20 Summary

Australia vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
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Match Ended   
154/6 (20.0/20)
155/5 (19.5/20)
Sri Lanka beat Australia by 5 wickets
AUS 154/6
Bat Top Batsmen
43 (27)
  • 2x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 159.25SR
29 (21)
  • 2x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 138.09SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
4
OVERS
30/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 8.50
4
OVERS
34/2
R/W
SL 155/5
Bat Top Batsmen
69 (58)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 118.96SR
35 (31)
  • 0x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 112.90SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
3.4
OVERS
28/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.75
4
OVERS
19/1
R/W
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All the Aussie players are called on the podium as the trophy is handed to them. So, another T20I series is done and dusted but if you are a cricketing fan, you don't have to wait for a long time as India will take on West Indies shortly at 7 pm IST (1:30 pm GMT). So, do join us there in advance for the build-up. Till then, goodbye and take care!
Aaron Finch, the skipper of Australia, says that he thought they were outplayed in the Powerplay, which made a difference. Mentions that the partnership between Matthew Wade and Daniel Sams was very good. States that Sri Lanka are a dangerous side and to win four games in a row was good. Also says that the flexibility of Josh Inglis throughout the order was good. Concludes by saying that Ashton Agar bowled well throughout the series and the depth in their bowling attack continues to grow.
Dasun Shanaka the skipper of Sri Lanka, says that the boys played very well throughout the series, but they could have been better, however, they are preparing well for the T20 World Cup. Mentions that Kusal Mendis has been outstanding, he has been in and out, but he has been consistent. Concludes by thanking all the Sri Lankan fans in Australia who have supported them.
Glenn Maxwell is adjudged as the Player of the Series for scoring 138 runs overall. He says that it was a good performance and overall everyone contributed. Adds that they will use the bench as well, as the T20 World Cup is coming up. He is happy to play at home soil as they are playing after so long.
Kusal Mendis is the player of the match for his match-winning knock of 69. He says today was a very good game, but in the last few games also they bowled very well. Mentions that Charith Asalanka and Dasun Shanaka batted well, but as a team, they did play well in the previous games as well.
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Australia had a low target to defend. Although Sri Lankan batters failed to chase these similar targets in the previous games. This time the chase thrived with maturity. Australia started well by keeping the pressure and taking the wickets, even their fielding was top notch but it was that one partnership that took the game away. They still had enough runs to defend in the fag end but both Kane Richardson and Jhye Richardson failed to defend the target.
The newbies didn't have the best of debuts as both Kamil Mishara and Janith Liyanage went cheaply. Charith Asalanka scored a quick 20 and fell but it was the partnership between Kusal Mendis and Dasun Shanaka that held things for the visitors. Mendis anchored nicely while Shanaka rotated the strike. They still had a job to do in the end as 9 runs were needed off the last over and Dasun Shanaka hit a biggie before giving away his wicket. In the end, Sri Lanka will be happy to end the series on a positive note.
Well, too little too late, but SRI LANKA  AVOID A WHITEWASH. They have been in positions where they could have won every game but could not cross the line. At long last, they earn a win and end a disappointing tour on a happy note.
Over 19.5 : 155/5
9 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 219.2
  • 619.3
  • W19.4
  • 119.5
C. Karunaratne
1 (1)
K. Mendis
69 (58)
D. Sams
2.1-0-22-0
19.5
1
Daniel Sams To Chamika Karunaratne
Daniel Sams drops it short, around middle. Chamika Karunaratne pulls it over mid-wicket and runs across to the other end for a run. That's it! Sri Lanka win by 5 wickets! They end the series with a victory!
Is there a twist in the tale? Dasun Shanaka would have just driven it through covers but tries to be innovative. Anyways, Chamika Karunaratne has to finish now. Okay, hold on ....Kane Richardson is walking off. Looks like the hamstring and the pressure in on Daniel Sams as he has been handed the ball. 1 run needed in 2 balls.
19.4
W
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka OUT!
OUT! CHOPPED ON! Oh, dear! There was no need for that! Are we in for a twist? A fuller ball, outside off. Dasun Shanaka shuffles across, gets low, and tries to scoop this over. But he gets an inside edge back onto the stumps. The skipper walks back to the hut. Sri Lanka need one run off 2 balls now!
19.3
6
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! HIGH AND HANDSOME! That's been sent into the crowd! A shorter ball outside off. Dasun Shanaka waits for it and pulls it high over deep square leg for a biggie! Sri Lanka are one run away now!
19.2
2
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Fuller, around middle and off. Dasun Shanaka heaves it high towards deep mid-wicket for a brace. Hits to the longer side of the ground and Marcus Stoinis does well there to flick it back. 7 needed off 4 now!
19.1
0
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Back of a length, outside off. Dasun Shanaka swings his bat but misses. 9 off 5 now!
Over 19 : 146/4
11 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 1 B18.2
  • 118.3
  • 2 WD18.4
  • 118.4
  • 418.5
  • 218.6
K. Mendis
69 (58)
D. Shanaka
27 (27)
J. Richardson
4-0-38-0
18.6
2
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Fuller ball, outside off. Kusal Mendis slashes it towards cover for a brace. 9 runs needed off the last over now!
18.5
4
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Wonderful shot! Much needed boundary for Sri Lanka! A low full toss, outside off. Kusal Mendis shuffles across and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary.
18.4
1
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
This is good bowling from Jhye Richardson! Very full, around middle. Dasun Shanaka drills it to long off for a single.
18.4
wd
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
TWO WIDES! Fuller ball, wide of off. Kusal Mendis leaves it alone. The batters run across to steal a bye. Wide called as well! Matthew Wade throws to the other side but misses his shy. Was a run out chance but Jhye Richardson was not back to the stumps.
18.3
1
Jhye Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Fuller ball, outside off. Dasun Shanaka shuffles across and sweeps it towards short fine leg. Single taken!
18.2
b
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Bye! Another slower ball, on length, outside off. Kusal Mendis swings his bat and misses again. The batters steal a bye!
18.1
0
Jhye Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Well bowled! Good change of pace! A slower ball, wide of off, on a fuller length, at 98.5 clicks. Kusal Mendis looks to slash this away but misses. Shanaka wanted a single but Mendis fell while playing his shot.
Jhye Richardson to bowl the penultimate over.
Over 18 : 135/4
8 Runs
  • 017.1
  • 1 WD17.2
  • 417.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
K. Mendis
63 (54)
D. Shanaka
25 (25)
K. Richardson
3-0-20-1
17.6
1
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Good-length delivery, outside off. Kusal Mendis guides it towards short third man for a quick single. Kusal Mendis retains the strike! 20 runs needed now off 12 balls.
17.5
1
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Very full now, on middle. Dasun Shanaka lifts it towards long on. Another single.
17.4
0
Kane Richardson To Dasun Shanaka
Another bouncer! Short, around middle. Dasun Shanaka goes for the pull but fails to get any bat on it.
17.3
1
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Shorter ball, outside off. Kusal Mendis pulls but gets a top edge towards long on. Single.
17.2
4
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
FOUR! Top shot! Fuller ball, outside off. Kusal Mendis shuffles across and scoops it over short fine leg fielder for a boundary. He tried the same thing on the first ball of this over but failed
17.2
wd
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Wide! On a length, down the leg side. Kusal Mendis looks to flick this but misses. Wide given!
17.1
0
Kane Richardson To Kusal Mendis
Back of a length, outside off. Kusal Mendis shuffles across and tries to scoop this over, but misses.
19 OV
11 Runs
J. Richardson to K. Mendis D. Shanaka
  • 018.1
  • 1 B18.2
  • 118.3
  • 2 WD18.4
  • 118.4
  • 418.5
  • 218.6
18 OV
8 Runs
K. Richardson to K. Mendis D. Shanaka
  • 017.1
  • 1 WD17.2
  • 417.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
7 Runs
A. Zampa to K. Mendis D. Shanaka
  • 116.1
  • 216.2
  • 116.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
6 Runs
J. Richardson to K. Mendis D. Shanaka
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 1 WD15.4
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
10 Runs
A. Zampa to D. Shanaka K. Mendis
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 214.3
  • 414.4
  • 214.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
6 Runs
A. Agar to K. Mendis D. Shanaka
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 213.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
6 Runs
K. Richardson to D. Shanaka K. Mendis
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 212.4
  • 112.5
  • 1 LB12.6
12 OV
8 Runs
A. Zampa to K. Mendis D. Shanaka
  • 111.1
  • 611.2
  • 011.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
4 Runs
A. Agar to D. Shanaka K. Mendis
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
9 Runs
M. Stoinis to K. Mendis D. Shanaka
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 1 WD9.4
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 49.6
9 OV
8 Runs
A. Agar to K. Mendis J. Liyanage
  • 28.1
  • 28.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • W8.6
8 OV
8 Runs
A. Zampa to J. Liyanage K. Mendis
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 37.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
1 Runs
A. Agar to C. Asalanka J. Liyanage K. Mendis
  • W6.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
13 Runs
D. Sams to K. Mendis C. Asalanka
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 25.3
  • 65.4
  • 25.5
  • 1 WD5.6
  • 15.6
5 OV
13 Runs
J. Richardson to K. Mendis C. Asalanka
  • 64.1
  • 04.2
  • 14.3
  • 14.4
  • 14.5
  • 44.6
4 OV
7 Runs
K. Richardson to P. Nissanka K. Mishara C. Asalanka
  • 23.1
  • W3.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • W3.5
  • 43.6
3 OV
9 Runs
J. Richardson to P. Nissanka K. Mendis
  • 42.1
  • 32.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
8 Runs
D. Sams to K. Mendis P. Nissanka
  • 21.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 11.4
  • 11.5
  • 41.6
1 OV
4 Runs
M. Stoinis to P. Nissanka K. Mendis
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 10.5
  • 10.6
Match Info
  • Venue Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Australiawon the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Sri Lanka beat Australia by 5 wickets
  • Player of the Match Kusal Mendis
  • Player of the Series Glenn Maxwell
  • Umpire Donovan Koch (AUS), Sam Nogajski (AUS) and Shawn Craig (AUS)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Australia 154/6 in 20.0 overs
  • Australia 150/6 in 19.4 overs
  • Referral 2 (19.1 ovs): M Wade against SL (Caught) Successful (AUS: 2, SL: 2)
  • Australia 100/5 in 15.2 overs
  • Australia 55/3: J Inglis c & b Dushmantha Chameera 23(20)
  • Referral 1 (9.2 ovs): SL against J Inglis (Caught) Successful (AUS: 2, SL: 2)
  • Australia 51/2 in 9.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Australia 22/2
  • B McDermott dropped on 0 by J Liyanage in 0.5 overs
  • Kamil Mishara and Janith Liyanage makes their T20I debut for Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka 154/4 in 19.3 overs
  • K Mendis 6th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 43 balls (3x4) (1x6)
  • Sri Lanka 100/4 in 13.2 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Sri Lanka 54/2
  • Sri Lanka 50/2 in 5.4 overs
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Pathum Nissanka SL18436.80
Josh Inglis AUS15538.75
Glenn Maxwell AUS13834.50
Dasun Shanaka SL11629.00
Kusal Mendis SL10050.00
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Josh Hazlewood AUS85.41
Kane Richardson AUS88.74
Dushmantha Chameera SL77.65
Wanindu Hasaranga SL58.87
Adam Zampa AUS56.43

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