Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2nd ODI: Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Played at Adelaide Oval
13 January 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Hello all, we are ready for the chase now. Tharanga and Dilshan are out in the middle. The target is just 171. Bright sunshine in Adelaide. We start with two slips. McKay is the bowler.

0.1

McKay to Tharanga, no run, goodish length on middle, gets on the back foot and defends it into the off side

0.2

McKay to Tharanga, no run, in the channel outside off stump, gets forward and leaves that one alone through to the keeper

0.3

McKay to Tharanga, OUT, Australia have struck in no time, pitched up outside off and Tharanga drives it through the line, or tries to, just a hint of away movement, gets a thin edge and Haddin snaps it easily

WU Tharanga c †Haddin b McKay 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Thirimanne walks in

0.4

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, bowls that one in the channel outside off and he sees it through to the keeper

0.5

McKay to Thirimanne, 1 run, slightly short outside off, cut hard through point, uppish but wide of point and he gets the single

0.6

McKay to Dilshan, no run, slightly short on the off, gets on the back foot and punches it to cover

End of over 1 (1 run) Sri Lanka 1/1 (170 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 3.46)

    • TM Dilshan 0 (1b)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 1 (2b)
    • CJ McKay 1-0-1-1

Richardson runs in on debut

1.1

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, slightly short on middle and off and it's pushed back towards the bowler

1.2

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, pushed it a little fuller and it's played in the same region

1.3

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, short of a good length on the off and it's tapped away into the off side

1.4

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, bowled at 132.6kmph, slightly short and he's played it away towards point

1.5

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, in the channel outside off stump, quicker at 136.2 kmph and it's been left alone to the keeper

1.6

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, shortish on middle and a promising start for Richardson who begins his ODI career with a maiden over, defended on the pitch off the back foot

End of over 2 (maiden) Sri Lanka 1/1 (170 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 0.50, RRR: 3.54)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 1 (8b)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (1b)
    • KW Richardson 1-1-0-0
    • CJ McKay 1-0-1-1
2.1

McKay to Dilshan, no run, appeal for lbw but that would have missed leg I think, short of a good length on leg stump and it could well have been sliding down as he tried to work it

2.2

McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed just wide of mid-off off the front foot for a single to get a single

2.3

McKay to Thirimanne, FOUR, ooh, yorker length outside off, tries to dig it out and he did so, but over Haddin's head, bump ball and over the keeper for a boundary

Chin: "Good to see someone still sporting a hairstyle straight out of the black and white 1950s era... onya Kane Richarson !"

2.4

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, goodish length outside off, nips away from a good length and he flirts with that one, misses

2.5

McKay to Thirimanne, no run

2.6

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, pushed it full outside off and that's driven straight to mid-off

End of over 3 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 6/1 (165 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 3.51)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 5 (12b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 1 (3b)
    • CJ McKay 2-0-6-1
    • KW Richardson 1-1-0-0
3.1

Richardson to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, short of a good length on middle, gets across to play it square, seems to strike him high on the pads, on the thigh infact, they get a single

3.2

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, bowls that at 136.2 kmph, short of a good length and it's pushed off the back foot to point

3.3

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and stabs it to point

Richardson bowls round the wicket

3.4

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, pushed it full outside off and he goes for an expansive drive but misses

3.5

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and stabs it down into the off side

3.6

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, pitches on a good length and he crunches that one towards cover off the front foot

End of over 4 (1 run, maiden) Sri Lanka 7/1 (164 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 1.75, RRR: 3.56)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 5 (17b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 1 (4b)
    • KW Richardson 2-2-0-0
    • CJ McKay 2-0-6-1
4.1

McKay to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, goes for the cut does Dilshan but can't make contact, will feel he missed out there

4.2

McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, slightly short on middle and leg and that's been turned down towards fine leg for a single

4.3

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, goodish length outside off and that's been defended towards point

4.4

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, short and wide and he goes for the cut, Thirimanne misses, again

4.5

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, goodish length, gets front and across, bowled at 131.5kmph, defended towards mid-off

4.6

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, pitched on a length this time, stylishly driven but straight to mid-off

End of over 5 (1 run) Sri Lanka 8/1 (163 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 1.60, RRR: 3.62)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 5 (21b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 2 (6b)
    • CJ McKay 3-0-7-1
    • KW Richardson 2-2-0-0

vibhash: "A wicketkeeper bailing australia out of trouble and yet I dont see a single message wishing happy birthday to the legendary, the immortal, the iconic kamran Akmal. 31 years ago."

Prabuddha: "Kusal Perera (from College) and Jeeven Mendis (from St. Thomas College) have been rivals in Battle of the Blues ( played for the 133rd consecutive time last year) for so long and now they have a chance to make Sri Lanka proud. Together! Good Luck guys!

5.1

Richardson to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, sliding on the pads is Richardson, at 134.9kmph, tried to flick it square, didn't connect, did with the pads though

Richardson going round the wicket to the left-hander

5.2

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, goes for it and misses again, bit of width from the bowler and he tries to smash that through extra cover, on the up, doesn't make contact

5.3

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, short of a good length outside off and he plays it down towards point

5.4

Richardson to Thirimanne, 2 runs, inside edge, tries to drive it through extra cover, came back in just a hint, didn't miss the stumps by much, a couple more to fine leg

5.5

Richardson to Thirimanne, 1 run, slightly short outside off and he guides that one past point for a single

5.6

Richardson to Dilshan, FOUR, a touch too straight and Dilshan collects his first boundary, angling in towards middle and he drives it hard through mid-on and midwicket for a boundary

End of over 6 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 16/1 (155 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 2.66, RRR: 3.52)

    • TM Dilshan 6 (8b 1x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 8 (25b 1x4)
    • KW Richardson 3-2-7-0
    • CJ McKay 3-0-7-1
6.1

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and plays it to the bowler

Two slips in place

6.2

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, on middle and leg, gets across and drives it towards midwicket

6.3

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, short of a good length and it's crunched off the back foot towards point

6.4

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, on a good length, reaches forward and taps it down towards point

6.5

McKay to Thirimanne, FOUR, over second slip, Hussey couldn't reach it, Thirimanne was getting frustrated, stepped out of the pitch and tried to smash that over extra cover, got a thick edge and it flew over the slips for a boundary

6.6

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, gets across slightly and defends that one towards cover from the crease

McKay has something to say to Thirimanne

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 20/1 (151 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 2.85, RRR: 3.51)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 12 (31b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 6 (8b 1x4)
    • CJ McKay 4-0-11-1
    • KW Richardson 3-2-7-0
7.1

Richardson to Dilshan, no run, pitched on a good length on middle, forces it into the leg side, mistimes it to midwicket

7.2

Richardson to Dilshan, no run, bowled at 135.4kmph, on the pads, missed opportunity he'll think, fullish and he tried to play the on-drive but was struck on the pads

7.3

Richardson to Dilshan, no run, bowled at 140.9kmph, short of a good length and he tried to crack that hard through the off side but didn't connect well enough

7.4

Richardson to Dilshan, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets forward and turns it towards midwicket

7.5

Richardson to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, slightly short on leg stump, tries to turn it down, think it clipped the pads on the way down to fine leg

7.6

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, Thirimanne steps outside the line and pushes it down towards mid-on

End of over 8 (1 run, maiden) Sri Lanka 21/1 (150 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 2.62, RRR: 3.57)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 12 (32b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 6 (13b 1x4)
    • KW Richardson 4-3-7-0
    • CJ McKay 4-0-11-1

Ben Cutting will bowl for the first time in ODIs. Two slips for the man.

8.1

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, short of a good length on leg stump, tries to work it square does Dilshan, gets it high on the pads, bowled at 136.2 kmph

8.2

Cutting to Dilshan, 1 run, good length on middle, gets front and across and turns the face, ends up being more of a thick inside edge towards fine leg

8.3

Cutting to Thirimanne, 1 run, bowled at 137.1kmph, gets forward and pushes it wide of midwicket for a single

8.4

Cutting to Dilshan, 2 runs, short of a good length on middle, works it square off the back foot for a well-run two

8.5

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, pushed it full on the off and Dilshan drives that straight to mid-off, that was bowled at 139.3kmph

8.6

Cutting to Dilshan, 1 run, run-out attempt, short of a good length on the off, pushed towards cover and rushes for the single, an attempt at the striker's end but Thirimanne dives and gets in, would have been close had that hit

End of over 9 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 26/1 (145 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 2.88, RRR: 3.53)

    • TM Dilshan 10 (18b 1x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 13 (33b 2x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 1-0-5-0
    • KW Richardson 4-3-7-0
9.1

McKay to Dilshan, no run, pitched on a length and Dilshan goes at that one hard but can't time it well, straight to mid-off

9.2

McKay to Dilshan, 2 runs, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and turns it through square leg for a couple more runs

9.3

McKay to Dilshan, FOUR, finally connects one properly, on the up, drives it hard and uppishly between cover and point, in the gap and four runs

9.4

McKay to Dilshan, no run, shortish outside off, mistimes a cut this time, straight towards point

9.5

McKay to Dilshan, no run, angling in towards off, rocks forward and defends it with a straight bat to the bowler

9.6

McKay to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan's not timing them, pitched on a length and he had enough room there to try and blast that through cover, that's what he was trying to do but couldn't middle it

End of over 10 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 32/1 (139 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 3.47)

    • TM Dilshan 16 (24b 2x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 13 (33b 2x4)
    • CJ McKay 5-0-17-1
    • BCJ Cutting 1-0-5-0
10.1

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, short of a good length on middle and off from Cutting, gets on the back foot and plays it to point

10.2

Cutting to Thirimanne, 1 run, drops that one short outside leg stump and he clips it towards fine leg for a single

10.3

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, short of a good length on middle, rocks back and defends him towards square leg

10.4

Cutting to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish at 138.3kmph and it's pulled, along the ground, through to deep square leg for a single

10.5

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, short of a good length outside off, pushed off the back foot towards cover

10.6

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, good length on middle and off, drives it straight towards extra cover

End of over 11 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 34/1 (137 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.09, RRR: 3.51)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 14 (37b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 17 (26b 2x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 2-0-7-0
    • CJ McKay 5-0-17-1

A slip in place

11.1

McKay to Dilshan, no run, shortish outside off, mistimes it towards point from the crease

11.2

McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, on a good length, rocks forward and opens the face to guide that through to third man for a single

11.3

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, bowls that in the channel outside off, a bit of away movement for McKay, that's been left alone to the keeper

11.4

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, shortish on middle, rocks on the back foot and plays it towards midwicket

11.5

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, pitched on a good length on middle, gets front and across and plays it to mid-off

11.6

McKay to Thirimanne, 1 run, shortish outside off, runs that one down to third man for a single

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 36/1 (135 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 3.55)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 15 (41b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 18 (28b 2x4)
    • CJ McKay 6-0-19-1
    • BCJ Cutting 2-0-7-0
12.1

Cutting to Thirimanne, FOUR, superbly cut, was that out of frustration? Whatever it was, it came out right, short of a length on middle, created room by moving away and slashed it along the ground behind point

12.2

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, good comeback from Cutting, bowled at 140.2kmph, pushed it full, almost yorker length, defended into the leg side

12.3

Cutting to Thirimanne, 1 run, goodish length on middle, gets front and across and chips that wide of midwicket for a single

12.4

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, short of a good length on middle, rocks back and plays it back onto the pitch

12.5

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, goodish length on the off and he pushes that towards cover

12.6

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, goodish length again, opens the face and plays it towards point from the crease

End of over 13 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 41/1 (130 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.15, RRR: 3.51)

    • TM Dilshan 18 (31b 2x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 20 (44b 3x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 3-0-12-0
    • CJ McKay 6-0-19-1

Doherty to bowl. Thirimanne has a short leg

13.1

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, pushes that one down towards long-on for a single

13.2

Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up on the off, drives that safely towards long-off for a single

Dave: "Just heard Mark Taylor say what I have, to no effect, been trying to have posted here. This Australian side is short at least one seamer."

13.3

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, plays that gently down to long-on for one more

13.4

Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a good length, gets on the back foot and punches it towards long-off for a single

13.5

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, sent back, gets outside the line to that one and turns it towards midwicket

13.6

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, turns in from outside off, gets an inside edge as he tries to open the face, gets a single towards short fine

End of over 14 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 46/1 (125 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.28, RRR: 3.47)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 23 (48b 3x4)
    • TM Dilshan 20 (33b 2x4)
    • XJ Doherty 1-0-5-0
    • BCJ Cutting 3-0-12-0

A slip in place

14.1

Cutting to Thirimanne, 2 runs, upper-cut from Thirimanne, Cutting bowled that short, made a bit of room and guided it over slip for a couple of runs, third man went across to cut that off

14.2

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, short of a good length, gets on the front foot and pushes it to cover

14.3

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, short of a good length, covers the line and guides that one towards point

14.4

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, slightly short on middle, gets on the back foot and turns it towards midwicket from the crease

14.5

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, goodish length on the off, gets forward and drives it towards midwicket

14.6

Cutting to Thirimanne, FOUR, a boundary that raises Sri Lanka's half-century, short of a length, made room to cut that and probably went much finer than he wanted, fetched him four though, third man is a little square

Steady progress from Sri Lanka, they have enough wickets in hand and there's no real scoreboard pressure.

End of over 15 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 52/1 (119 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.46, RRR: 3.40)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 29 (54b 4x4)
    • TM Dilshan 20 (33b 2x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 4-0-18-0
    • XJ Doherty 1-0-5-0

Doherty goes round the wicket to the right-hander

15.1

Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot towards long-off for a single

15.2

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, gets on the back foot and turns it into the leg side

15.3

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up outside off, steps outside the line and plays it back down the pitch

15.4

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, Thirimanne takes it from the off stump and paddles it in the vacant short-fine region for a single

15.5

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, shortish outside off, the field has moved in on the off side, cut hard into the ground straight to point

15.6

Doherty to Dilshan, 2 runs, flatter and quicker and that's cracked hard wide of deep extra cover for a couple of runs

End of over 16 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 56/1 (115 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 3.38)

    • TM Dilshan 23 (36b 2x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 30 (57b 4x4)
    • XJ Doherty 2-0-9-0
    • BCJ Cutting 4-0-18-0

Richardson is back, has a slip, coming round the wicket to the left-hander

16.1

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, pitched up outside off and that was driven straight to extra cover

16.2

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, beautifully driven, lovely crunching sound but straight to the extra cover fielder

16.3

Richardson to Thirimanne, no run, excellent fielding at cover by Smith, pitched up again from Richardson and that is cracked hard off the front foot but Smith dived to his left to stop that one and prevent some runs

16.4

Richardson to Thirimanne, FOUR, uppish, pitched up and he leaned forward and sliced that one between cover and point, opened the face but timed it well and in the gap

16.5

Richardson to Thirimanne, 1 run, good length this time from Richardson, Thirimanne gets across and turns it wide of midwicket for a single

16.6

Richardson to Dilshan, 1 run, slightly short on middle and Dilshan clips it behind square for a single

At drinks, Sri Lanka are in control of the chase.

End of over 17 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 62/1 (109 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.64, RRR: 3.30)

    • TM Dilshan 24 (37b 2x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 35 (62b 5x4)
    • KW Richardson 5-3-13-0
    • XJ Doherty 2-0-9-0
17.1

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, angling in towards middle, gets forward and drops it into the off side

17.2

Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut away towards deep point for a single

17.3

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, oh, dropped, got across to that quicker delivery from round the wicket, chipped it towards midwicket and Smith dived forward there, may have just got his hands under that one but couldn't hold on, jarred his finger there, a toughie

17.4

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run

17.5

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, gets forward and pushes that one back down the pitch

17.6

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, appeal for lbw, Dilshan is struck on the pads as he charged down the track to dispatch him over midwicket, missed, not given, Australia have asked for a review, pitches on leg and it hit the back leg as Dilshan missed, would that have gone on to hit the stumps? It went on straight. It's the umpire's call, says Eagle Eye, would just kissed leg stump, it says. Dilshan survives

Two close shaves that over. Both batsmen still out in the middle.

End of over 18 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 64/1 (107 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.55, RRR: 3.34)

    • TM Dilshan 25 (41b 2x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 36 (64b 5x4)
    • XJ Doherty 3-0-11-0
    • KW Richardson 5-3-13-0

Steven Smith comes on now

18.1

Smith to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up outside off and he pushes it towards extra cover from the crease

18.2

Smith to Thirimanne, no run, floating it on the off, gets across and turns it towards midwicket

18.3

Smith to Thirimanne, no run, flighted on middle, comes down the track and drives it straight to midwicket

18.4

Smith to Thirimanne, no run, the googly, shortish outside off, waits for it, taps it down to short third man

18.5

Smith to Thirimanne, 1 run, flighted, much more air on this one, comes down the track and drives it to long-on for a single

18.6

Smith to Dilshan, no run, floated it on the off stump, reaches forward and defends that one to cover

End of over 19 (1 run) Sri Lanka 65/1 (106 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.42, RRR: 3.41)

    • TM Dilshan 25 (42b 2x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 37 (69b 5x4)
    • SPD Smith 1-0-1-0
    • XJ Doherty 3-0-11-0
19.1

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, round the wicket to the left-hander, shortish on the off, gets on the front foot and plays it back

19.2

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, knocks that one down into the off side for a single

19.3

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, pitched outside leg and he tried to sweep that square, lobbed off the pads

19.4

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, pushes it straight towards extra cover

19.5

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, cracked it towards point from the crease

19.6

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, turned away from a good length on the off, beat him with the spin there, just goes past the outside edge

End of over 20 (1 run) Sri Lanka 66/1 (105 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.30, RRR: 3.50)

    • TM Dilshan 25 (46b 2x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 38 (71b 5x4)
    • XJ Doherty 4-0-12-0
    • SPD Smith 1-0-1-0

McKay runs in now

20.1

McKay to Thirimanne, 1 run, nicely timed, pitched on a length outside off, cracks it wide of a diving point for a single

A slip in place

20.2

McKay to Dilshan, no run, on a good length outside off, tries to crash that through extra cover but good timing has eluded him today

20.3

McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, fullish outside off, chipped that one over extra cover for a single, again, not in full control

Phillip Hughes is keeping wicket, Haddin seems to have gone off due to a niggle

20.4

McKay to Thirimanne, no run

Woolloongabba Wally: "Hughes has taken the gloves as Haddin is off with a hamstring strain."

20.5

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, pitched in the blockhole from McKay and it's been defended into the off side

20.6

McKay to Thirimanne, FOUR, picked the slower one did Thirimanne, came down the track while simultaneously making some room, McKay had dragged it short, Thirimanne dispatched it over mid-on for a boundary

Less than a 100 needed now, Sri Lanka going along smoothly here

End of over 21 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 72/1 (99 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.42, RRR: 3.41)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 43 (75b 6x4)
    • TM Dilshan 26 (48b 2x4)
    • CJ McKay 7-0-25-1
    • XJ Doherty 4-0-12-0
21.1

Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, waits for that to turn away, moves back and crunches it towards deep cover for a single

21.2

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, tossed up on middle, comes down the pitch and drives it to long-on for a single

21.3

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, shortish outside off, cracks it off the back foot towards cover, can't beat the in-field

21.4

Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot past cover now for a single

21.5

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, comes down the track, takes it from a length and drives it to long-on for a single

21.6

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, cut into the ground towards point from the crease

Woolloongabba Wally: "Australia now needs to introduce a rotation policy for 'keepers? Injury list grows even longer...

End of over 22 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 76/1 (95 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.45, RRR: 3.39)

    • TM Dilshan 28 (52b 2x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 45 (77b 6x4)
    • XJ Doherty 5-0-16-0
    • CJ McKay 7-0-25-1
22.1

McKay to Thirimanne, 1 run, dropped short by McKay, he rolls his wrists over that one and pulls it down to deep square leg for a single

22.2

McKay to Dilshan, FOUR, drops that one short outside off and Dilshan drags it past midwicket, big gap behind that fielder and he finds the boundary

22.3

McKay to Dilshan, no run, angling in towards middle, pushes it towards mid-on from the crease

22.4

McKay to Dilshan, no run, goodish length and he drives that back to the bowler on the up

22.5

McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, back of a length on middle, gets on the back foot and turns it into the leg side

22.6

McKay to Thirimanne, 1 run, shortish on leg stump and that's tucked down towards fine leg for a single

End of over 23 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 83/1 (88 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 3.25)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 47 (79b 6x4)
    • TM Dilshan 33 (56b 3x4)
    • CJ McKay 8-0-32-1
    • XJ Doherty 5-0-16-0

Steven Smith returns, has a slip in place

23.1

Smith to Thirimanne, no run, tosses it up outside off, comes down the track and plays it to extra cover

23.2

Smith to Thirimanne, no run, flatter on the off stump, taps it away into the off side

23.3

Smith to Thirimanne, 2 runs, tossed up, steps out and converts it into a full toss and drives it wide of deep extra cover for a couple of runs

23.4

Smith to Thirimanne, 1 run, fifty for Thirimanne, driven down to long-on for a single, that's his fifth fifty in ODIs, started off slowly but is moving along well now

23.5

Smith to Dilshan, no run, pitched up on the off and that's been driven hard but straight to extra cover

23.6

Smith to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan picks up a boundary, that was flighted, he came down the track, got to the pitch and drilled it hard past the diving midwicket, mid-on is inside the circle

End of over 24 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 90/1 (81 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.75, RRR: 3.11)

    • TM Dilshan 37 (58b 4x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 50 (83b 6x4)
    • SPD Smith 2-0-8-0
    • CJ McKay 8-0-32-1

Sri Lanka are doing this comfortably now, they haven't been dominating but this is more than good. Ben Cutting returns. Round the wicket to the left-hander, has a slip

24.1

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, bowled at 135.2kmph, pitched full and he drives that straight to extra cover

24.2

Cutting to Thirimanne, 1 run, falls safe, dropped short on middle, pulled but uppish and it lands safely in front of deep square leg, just the single

24.3

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, driven on the up by Dilshan but can't get it past mid-off, short of a good length

24.4

Cutting to Dilshan, 1 run, slightly short on the off, gets forward and tucks it into the leg side for a single

24.5

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, angling in towards the off stump from round the wicket, gets forward and pushes it to mid-on

24.6

Cutting to Thirimanne, 1 run, dropped short on middle and he plays this one well, pulls it square but was in complete control of the shot, fine leg got to it in time and cut it off, just the single

End of over 25 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 93/1 (78 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.72, RRR: 3.12)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 52 (87b 6x4)
    • TM Dilshan 38 (60b 4x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 5-0-21-0
    • SPD Smith 2-0-8-0
25.1

Smith to Thirimanne, no run, beaten through the gate, floated it up on a length outside off and got it to turn in just a hint, Thirimanne defended outside the line to that one and was beaten

25.2

Smith to Thirimanne, 1 run, gets forward and knocks it into the leg side for a single

25.3

Smith to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan comes down the track and heaves that through square leg for a single, mistimed

25.4

Smith to Thirimanne, 1 run, takes it from a length and drives it down to long-on for a single

25.5

Smith to Dilshan, 1 run, looped up on the off and he converts it into a low full toss to drive it to long-off for a single

25.6

Smith to Thirimanne, 1 run, flighted on the off, drives it down to long-on for one more

End of over 26 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 98/1 (73 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.76, RRR: 3.04)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 55 (91b 6x4)
    • TM Dilshan 40 (62b 4x4)
    • SPD Smith 3-0-13-0
    • BCJ Cutting 5-0-21-0
26.1

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, bowled on a length outside off, gets forward and drives it towards cover

26.2

Cutting to Thirimanne, 2 runs, a couple more to Thirimanne, short outside off and he guided it nicely over slip wide of third man, 100 up for Sri Lanka and that's also a century stand between these two

26.3

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, short of a good length, bowled at 140kmph, gets on the back foot and taps it to cover

26.4

Cutting to Thirimanne, 1 wide, that one's down the leg side and is called a wide

26.4

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, goodish length on the off and he gets across to defend it to point

26.5

Cutting to Thirimanne, 1 run, pitched on a length outside off and that's driven neatly wide of deep cover for a single

26.6

Cutting to Dilshan, 1 run, angling in towards middle and he clips it wide of midwicket for a single

End of over 27 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 103/1 (68 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.81, RRR: 2.95)

    • TM Dilshan 41 (63b 4x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 58 (96b 6x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 6-0-26-0
    • SPD Smith 3-0-13-0
27.1

Smith to Dilshan, no run, short outside off, turns away and he cuts it away to point

27.2

Smith to Dilshan, no run, shortish on the off, punched it from the crease towards midwicket

27.3

Smith to Dilshan, no run, on the pads and he tries to sweep it fine, struck on the pads as it turned in from outside leg

27.4

Smith to Dilshan, 1 run, comes down the track,drives it towards long-off for a single

27.5

Smith to Thirimanne, 1 run, shortish on middle and he drags it through square leg into the deep for a single

27.6

Smith to Dilshan, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it down towards long-off for a single

End of over 28 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 106/1 (65 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 2.95)

    • TM Dilshan 43 (68b 4x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 59 (97b 6x4)
    • SPD Smith 4-0-16-0
    • BCJ Cutting 6-0-26-0

OK, but....: "OK, I am not too worried, BUT, we must learn from the failed experiment. Pick the best team available.I don't want to support a team that is not the best that we can put on the park. Australian supporter for decades......"

28.1

Cutting to Dilshan, no run

28.2

Cutting to Dilshan, 2 runs, nicely driven, straight on middle and it's crunched past the bowler for a couple of runs

28.3

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, nipped away from a good length outside off and Dilshan wasn't all too comfortable against that one

28.4

Cutting to Dilshan, 1 run, low full toss on the off and he's dragged it through midwicket for a single

28.5

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, round the wicket and he drives that square towards point from the crease

28.6

Cutting to Thirimanne, FOUR, too much width there from Cutting, short and wide and Thirimanne thrashes that to the point boundary, no chance there for third man

End of over 29 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 113/1 (58 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.89, RRR: 2.76)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 63 (99b 7x4)
    • TM Dilshan 46 (72b 4x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 7-0-33-0
    • SPD Smith 4-0-16-0

Maxwell comes on to bowl some off-spin

29.1

Maxwell to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish outside off, chops that one behind point for a single

29.2

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, tossed up on middle, comes down the track and pushes it past the bowler

29.3

Maxwell to Dilshan, 1 run, short on the off, gets on the back foot and clips it past square leg

29.4

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, good length outside off, stabbed wide of cover for a single

29.5

Maxwell to Dilshan, 1 run, short outside off, cracked towards deep point for a single

29.6

Maxwell to Thirimanne, FOUR, angling in towards middle, Thirimanne steps out and drives that nicely inside out over extra cover for a boundary, Sri Lanka are coasting now

End of over 30 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 122/1 (49 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.06, RRR: 2.45)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 69 (102b 8x4)
    • TM Dilshan 49 (75b 4x4)
    • GJ Maxwell 1-0-9-0
    • BCJ Cutting 7-0-33-0

Richardson comes back on, has a slip

Steve in Adelaide: "All you so-called experts quick to put the boot in to Australia - can't you understand that whoever won the toss was likely to win the game? It was wet and humid earlier, now dry and cool and the wicket has obviously settled!"

30.1

Richardson to Dilshan, no run, that was close, driven straight back to the bowler, Thirimanne was backing up and Richardson got a hand to it as he tried to stop it on his follow through, didn't miss the stumps at the non-striker's end by much

30.2

Richardson to Dilshan, no run, short of a good length outside off, pushed towards point from the crease

30.3

Richardson to Dilshan, 1 run, gets forward and turns it wide of mid-on for a single, Dilshan gets to his half-century

An uncharacteristic half-century from Dilshan, hasn't looked very comfortable at the crease but has managed to spend some time out in the middle, has had to work hard to get this far today

30.4

Richardson to Thirimanne, 1 run, fullish outside off and that was sliced past point for a single

Richardson has got a second warning for running on the pitch after delivering

30.5

Richardson to Dilshan, no run, shortish outside off, tries to open the face there and guide it past slip, misses

30.6

Richardson to Dilshan, no run, bowled on a good length, pushes it back down the pitch to the bowler

Richardson has transgressed again, stepped on the danger zone again and has been told now by umpire Erasmus that he can't bowl further today. Not the best of debuts in that respect, but he'll learn. A good spell, otherwise.

End of over 31 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 124/1 (47 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 2.47)

    • TM Dilshan 50 (80b 4x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 70 (103b 8x4)
    • KW Richardson 6-3-15-0
    • GJ Maxwell 1-0-9-0
31.1

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length on middle, gets on the back foot and plays it down in front of the bowler

31.2

Cutting to Thirimanne, FOUR, he's been strong in that region today, short of a length and he made some room to cart that over point for a one bounce four

31.3

Cutting to Thirimanne, 1 run, this time he guides that towards third man, was the slower one from Cutting

31.4

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, short of a good length outside off, Dilshan has a swoosh and misses

31.5

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, back of a length on the off and that's been tapped to point from the crease

31.6

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, pitched on a length and it's driven through the line towards mid-off

End of over 32 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 129/1 (42 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 2.33)

    • TM Dilshan 50 (83b 4x4)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 75 (106b 9x4)
    • BCJ Cutting 8-0-38-0
    • KW Richardson 6-3-15-0

ROXSPORT: "Well, I am really in favour of this rotation (or rest) policy being followed by CA. This way keeps the guys fresh for sterner tests besides giving some much needed rest for their battered bodies (& maybe even souls). It also gives the newer guys a taste of what to expect on the international stage so that they are not really caught unawares.

Clint McKay returns.

32.1

McKay to Thirimanne, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turns it off the back foot behind square for a single

Oh dear, what's happening to New Zealand? They've been bowled out for 121 and have now been asked to follow-on in PE against South Africa.

32.2

McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, gets on the back foot and turns it through square leg for one more

Dave: "@Steve in Adelaide, so true, as a South Australian you'd be only too aware. In day matches a tacky wicket was often presented in the hope that the opposing captain would misread the wicket or the toss would be won by South Australia with obvious advantage to the side batting second. The same here. The main problem with this australian side is balance. Only three seamers? they got away with it in Melbourne, and, if they won the toss may have got away with it here."

32.3

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, dropped it short on middle and kept it down did Thirimanne, playing it down to square leg

32.4

McKay to Thirimanne, FOUR, bad ball from McKay, short ball down the leg side and Thirimanne helps it on its way to the fine-leg boundary, Doherty can't stop that

32.5

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, bowls that one short outside off and he lets it through this time

32.6

McKay to Thirimanne, 2 runs, bowls that one short outside off, crunches it off the back foot past point, they scramble back for the second but would have been interesting had that hit direct from the deep, Thirimanne was really trying hard to make it back

Time for drinks, a Sri Lankan win is a formality from here on you would think

Saj: "Interestingly, this is Thirimanne's highest List A score. You'd rather imagine he would have score more in domestic matches..."

End of over 33 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 137/1 (34 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.15, RRR: 2.00)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 82 (111b 10x4)
    • TM Dilshan 51 (84b 4x4)
    • CJ McKay 9-0-40-1
    • BCJ Cutting 8-0-38-0
33.1

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, goodish length on the off and he gets forward to tap it into the leg side

33.2

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, crunched it into the ground towards point

33.3

Cutting to Dilshan, no run, good length on the off, gets front and across and pushes it straight to midwicket

Rick: "The way Thiri has played, showcases how good the youngster has absorbed the pressure. With the likes of Chandimal & Kushal in the team, the future looks good. Dimuth should be given the go ahead of the ever failing Tharanga."

33.4

Cutting to Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan falls, Cutting gets his first ODI wicket, a soft dismissal in the end, gets forward and just spoons a catch to Maxwell at point

TM Dilshan c Maxwell b Cutting 51 (148m 88b 4x4 0x6) SR: 57.95

A slow innings from a naturally aggressive player, but he's done his job today.

Kushal Perera comes in, on ODI debut, debutant bowling to a debutant

33.5

Cutting to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, goodish length and he is off the mark immediately, pushes it past point for a single

33.6

Cutting to Thirimanne, 1 run, thick outside edge from Thirimanne as he pushes at one outside off, well wide of slip for a single

End of over 34 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 139/2 (32 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.08, RRR: 2.00)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 83 (112b 10x4)
    • MDKJ Perera 1 (1b)
    • BCJ Cutting 9-0-40-1
    • CJ McKay 9-0-40-1
34.1

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets forward and taps it towards cover

34.2

McKay to Thirimanne, 2 runs, Thirimanne swings across the line, fetches that from just outside off and drags it uppishly between midwicket and mid-on for a couple of runs

34.3

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, appeal for lbw, there were two noises, there may have been an inside edge, Australia are not going for a review, they can't because they don't have one left, nips back in from a good length, Hot Spot though didn't capture anything, may have hit both pads, ooh, close

34.4

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, stifled appeal for a catch, missed the bat, went off the thigh as he tried to turn that fine, good take by Hughes jumping to his right

34.5

McKay to Thirimanne, 1 run, short on middle and he did a good job keeping it down, playing it down towards deep square leg for a single

Two slips for the debutant

34.6

McKay to MDKJ Perera, no run, short of a good length and it nips away to just go past the outside edge as he pushes off the back foot

End of over 35 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 142/2 (29 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 1.93)

    • MDKJ Perera 1 (2b)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 86 (117b 10x4)
    • CJ McKay 10-0-43-1
    • BCJ Cutting 9-0-40-1

Time for the batting Powerplay

35.1

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, around a good length, trying to knock it down into the off side, gets a thick inside edge towards square leg

35.2

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, sliding on the pads, gets on the back foot to play it to square leg, is struck high on the pads

35.3

Cutting to Thirimanne, 2 runs, beautifully driven down the ground, pitched on a length on middle and he offers a straight bat, past mid-on and mid-off for a couple of runs

35.4

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, beaten, pushing at a tempting delivery outside off, a little inside the line there, was beaten

35.5

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, pitched up on the off, drives it towards mid-off off the front foot

35.6

Cutting to Thirimanne, no run, beaten there, got it to angle in and then nip away, beat the outside edge

End of over 36 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 144/2 (27 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 1.92)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 88 (123b 10x4)
    • MDKJ Perera 1 (2b)
    • BCJ Cutting 10-0-42-1
    • CJ McKay 10-0-43-1

Maxwell to bowl

36.1

Maxwell to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, a low full toss, driven down to long-off for a single

36.2

Maxwell to Thirimanne, no run, fullish on middle and off and it's defended into the off side

36.3

Maxwell to Thirimanne, no run, tossed up on middle and it's driven back to the bowler down the pitch

36.4

Maxwell to Thirimanne, no run, angling it on middle and it's defended watchfully towards cover

36.5

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, made a bit of room, dropped it in front of point for a quick single

36.6

Maxwell to MDKJ Perera, no run, stabbed that spinning delivery from the crease towards point

End of over 37 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 146/2 (25 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.94, RRR: 1.92)

    • MDKJ Perera 2 (4b)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 89 (127b 10x4)
    • GJ Maxwell 2-0-11-0
    • BCJ Cutting 10-0-42-1

Doherty to bowl now, has a slip

37.1

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, round the wicket, short outside off, crunched past point for a single

37.2

Doherty to MDKJ Perera, no run, on a length, reaches forward and defends that into the off side

37.3

Doherty to MDKJ Perera, SIX, hard and flat, that's a six, on a length and he swings it hard over the deep square leg boundary, Kane Richardson is a tall man but he couldn't reach it

37.4

Doherty to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, pitched up outside off, plenty of width and Perera crashes that through extra cover for four more

37.5

Doherty to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, slightly short on middle, turns it into the leg side for a single

37.6

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, slightly short on the off, turns it behind square for a single to keep strike

Nine more to go for a century, 12 to wiin

End of over 38 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 159/2 (12 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.18, RRR: 1.00)

    • HDRL Thirimanne 91 (129b 10x4)
    • MDKJ Perera 13 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • XJ Doherty 6-0-29-0
    • GJ Maxwell 2-0-11-0
38.1

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, tossed up on the off, drives it down the ground to long-off and he takes single

38.2

Maxwell to MDKJ Perera, no run, flighted on middle and it's pushed straight to mid-on

38.3

Maxwell to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, turns it towards short fine leg for a single

38.4

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 wide, fires that one down the leg side and it's a wide

38.4

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, comes down the pitch and takes a single by pushing that towards cover

38.5

Maxwell to MDKJ Perera, no run, an inside edge on the pads for Perera, rolls down towards short fine

38.6

Maxwell to MDKJ Perera, no run, drives that one straight back to the bowler, Thirimanne still stands a chance

End of over 39 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 163/2 (8 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.17, RRR: 0.72)

    • MDKJ Perera 14 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 93 (131b 10x4)
    • GJ Maxwell 3-0-15-0
    • XJ Doherty 6-0-29-0
39.1

Doherty to Thirimanne, FOUR, Thirimanne takes a chance and gets a boundary, that was tossed up and he came down, got to the pitch and swung it into that gap between long-on and deep midwicket

39.2

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, takes a single, drives it wide of midwicket, a fumble and they have to take a single

39.3

Doherty to MDKJ Perera, no run, gets forward and outside the line and he defends

39.4

Doherty to MDKJ Perera, no run, quicker through the air, on the off stump and he defends it on the pitch

39.5

Doherty to MDKJ Perera, no run, shortish on middle and it's played towards midwicket

39.6

Doherty to MDKJ Perera, no run, slightly short, turns in, he calmly defends it towards silly point

End of over 40 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 168/2 (3 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.20, RRR: 0.30)

    • MDKJ Perera 14 (16b 1x4 1x6)
    • HDRL Thirimanne 98 (133b 11x4)
    • XJ Doherty 7-0-34-0
    • GJ Maxwell 3-0-15-0
40.1

Maxwell to Thirimanne, FOUR, Reaches his century and scores the inning runs as well, short and he makes room to cut that past point to complete the formalities, it's his first List A century, he's relieved, takes off his helmet, acknowledges the applause and then shakes hands with the hosts, the series is level 1-1

A comfortable win for Sri Lanka, each team dominating a game this series. The bowlers first did the job, and Dilshan and Thirimanne ensured there were no major hiccups in the chase of 171. Daniel Brettig's report should be ready soon. We don't have any coverage of the presentation. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback, and we'll be back with you for the third ODI on January 18 which will be played in Brisbane. See you then.

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