ICC Champions Trophy - 12th match, Group A

Australia v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 20 runs

3.3

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, he gets a yorker first up, but he does well to bring his bat down in time

3.4

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman gets right behind it and defends it down the pitch

3.5

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, it's full and it's just wide outside off, going away with the angle, Thirimanne covers the line of the stumps and lets this one go through

3.6

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman defends it back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 20/2   HDRL Thirimanne 0* (4b)

4.5

Johnson to Thirimanne, 4 byes, short of length outside off, 146 kph, nasty delivery actually as it quickly rose on to the batsman, and it kept rising after Thiri got out of the way and went over the keeper's head

4.6

Johnson to Thirimanne, 1 run, fuller delivery on the pads, clipped fine on the leg side for a single

Sri Lanka 26/2   HDRL Thirimanne 1* (6b)

5.1

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, he bowls a full delivery on the pads, the batsman comes forward and punches it back to the bowler

5.2

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, fuller delivery angled across the batsman, Thirimanne comes forward then lets it go through

5.3

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, he takes a forward step and drives the fuller delivery, but straight to the man at cover

5.4

McKay to Thirimanne, 2 runs, back of length delivery on off stump, the batsman waits and tucks it to deep backward square leg for a couple

5.5

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, fuller length delivery on the middle stump line, the batsman tries to work it away to the leg side, but gets an inside edge on to his pads

5.6

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, he bowls it full and outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to mid-off

Sri Lanka 28/2   HDRL Thirimanne 3* (12b)

6.3

Johnson to Thirimanne, no run, he bowls a back of length delivery on off stump, the batsman defends off the back foot

6.4

Johnson to Thirimanne, no run, he goes slightly wide of the crease and bowls a fuller delivery just wide outside off, 145 kph, Thiri comes forward to play a forceful drive but plays inside the line. Excellent delivery

6.5

Johnson to Thirimanne, 1 run, length delivery just outside off, 144.6 kph, this time the batsman just pushes it past backward point down to third man for a single

Sri Lanka 30/2   HDRL Thirimanne 4* (15b)

7.1

McKay to Thirimanne, 1 run, he bowls a length delivery, but this one is on the pads, easily flicked away to fine leg for a single

7.3

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman comes forward and defends it to off

7.4

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, more solid front foot defence from the batsman, he plays the length delivery towards cover

7.5

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, he goes for yorker just outside off, but it's a half-volley and is driven hard straight to mid-off

7.6

McKay to Thirimanne, no run, bowls a teasing line just outside off, the batsman comes forward and then lets it go through

Sri Lanka 34/2   HDRL Thirimanne 5* (20b)

8.4

Faulkner to Thirimanne, 1 run, back of length delivery, the batsman dabs it to the left of square leg and calls for a quick single. Dilshan dives in to make his ground, but the fielder missed the stumps

Sri Lanka 36/2   HDRL Thirimanne 6* (21b)

9.1

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, he bowls a short of length delivery just outside off and immediately the batsman goes on the back foot to play a punch, but he plays it straight to point

9.2

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, he stays on the back foot and defends the length delivery towards off side

9.3

Watson to Thirimanne, 1 run, nice cracked off the back foot but straight to third man. There wasn't much room to play the cut shot there

Sri Lanka 37/2   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (24b)

10.4

Faulkner to Thirimanne, FOUR, beautifully hit through midwicket! He shuffled across and whipped the length delivery through the gap just like Sanga would have..

10.5

Faulkner to Thirimanne, FOUR, he draws an outside edge this time with a length delivery outside off, but there is no slip in place and this one runs down to the boundary too

10.6

Faulkner to Thirimanne, no run, length delivery at a slower pace outside off, the batsman defends it towards off

Sri Lanka 49/2   HDRL Thirimanne 15* (27b 2x4)

11.3

Watson to Thirimanne, 1 run, back of length delivery on off, Thiri works it off the back foot towards midwicket for an easy single

11.6

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, short delivery this time to test the batsman, but Thiri watches that early and ducks under it easily

Sri Lanka 52/2   HDRL Thirimanne 16* (29b 2x4)

12.4

Faulkner to Thirimanne, 1 run, back of length delivery on the body, the batsman tucks it to fine leg for a single

12.6

Faulkner to Thirimanne, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to mid-off

Sri Lanka 55/2   HDRL Thirimanne 17* (31b 2x4)

13.2

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman gets up on his toes and defends it to cover

13.3

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, he keeps it tight round about the off stump line, the batsman has no choice but to defend it back to the bowler

13.4

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, length delivery just outside off, a touch slower though, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover

13.5

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, he comes on the front foot and drives the length ball stylishly to off, but straight to extra cover

13.6

Watson to Thirimanne, 2 runs, short delivery, Thirimanne takes it on this time and pulls it all along the ground to deep backward square leg

Sri Lanka 58/2   HDRL Thirimanne 19* (36b 2x4)

14.3

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, comes from over the wicket and pushes it through outside off, there is some turn on offer too. The batsman gets hit on the pads, but outside the line of off

14.4

Doherty to Thirimanne, 2 runs, tossed up and slower, the batsman comes forward and clips it fine on the leg side with the ball turning in

14.5

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to long on for an easy single

Sri Lanka 62/2   HDRL Thirimanne 22* (39b 2x4)

15.2

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, he comes forward and solidly defends the length delivery back to the bowler

15.3

Watson to Thirimanne, 1 run, back of length delivery that doesn't bounce much, the batsman goes on the back foot and whips it to deep square leg for a single

15.5

Watson to Thirimanne, 1 run, full and wide outside off, the batsman drives it to cover and takes off for a single. Faulkner fires a throw in, but Thiri makes it well in time

Sri Lanka 67/2   HDRL Thirimanne 24* (42b 2x4)

16.1

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, he pushes it full and wide outside off and it goes past the outside edge as the batsman pushes inside the line, muted appeal by the keeper

16.2

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, flatter delivery, turns in after pitching, the batsman works it away to backward square leg

Sri Lanka 68/2   HDRL Thirimanne 25* (44b 2x4)

17.4

Marsh to Thirimanne, no run, full delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives it straight to cover

17.5

Marsh to Thirimanne, 1 run, full and wide outside off, the batsman stretches and guides it to third man for a single

Sri Lanka 73/2   HDRL Thirimanne 26* (46b 2x4)

18.1

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, tossed up delivery outside off, the batsman works it to backward square leg with the turn

18.6

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, pushes it through on off, the batsman dabs it to cover for a single

Sri Lanka 76/2   HDRL Thirimanne 28* (48b 2x4)

19.1

Marsh to Thirimanne, FOUR, fuller length delivery wide outside off, the batsman goes for a forceful drive but gets a thick outside edge. There is no slip and it runs to the boundary

19.2

Marsh to Thirimanne, 2 runs, similar delivery, but this time he drives it on the up through extra cover beautifully for a couple

19.3

Marsh to Thirimanne, no run, slower delivery this time, it's full and on off stump line, the batsman pushes it to mid-off

19.4

Marsh to Thirimanne, no run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman defends it towards point

19.5

Marsh to Thirimanne, FOUR, he comes down the pitch this time and makes room as well, drives the length delivery over the cover fielder and finds the boundary easily.

19.6

Marsh to Thirimanne, no run, he comes forward and drives this fuller delivery down to mid-off

Sri Lanka 86/2   HDRL Thirimanne 38* (54b 4x4)

20.3

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, he takes a couple of steps forward, but the ball is fired full outside off, it's dug out towards mid off

20.4

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, slower and on off stump line, defended off the back foot

20.5

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, he fires this flat outside off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to deep cover

Sri Lanka 88/2   HDRL Thirimanne 39* (57b 4x4)

21.1

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, tossed up and slow outside off, the batsman defends it to off

21.3

Maxwell to Thirimanne, no run, he comes down the pitch and drives the flighted delivery, but straight to mid-on

21.4

Maxwell to Thirimanne, no run, he placed it towards midwicket, but Maxwell ran to the ball quickly and fired a throw towards non-striker's because Dilshan had run a few paces down.. No damage done

21.5

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run

Sri Lanka 91/2   HDRL Thirimanne 41* (61b 4x4)

22.1

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, he comes down the track and drives it to long on for an easy single

Sri Lanka 92/2   HDRL Thirimanne 42* (62b 4x4)

23.1

Maxwell to Thirimanne, no run, comes down the pitch and pushes the flighted delivery to midwicket

23.2

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, flatter delivery, the batsman pushes it to the gap at cover point for a single

23.5

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, tossed up on off stump line, the batsman pushes it to deep cover for a single

Sri Lanka 95/3   HDRL Thirimanne 44* (65b 4x4)

24.1

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, flatter delivery on off stump line, the batsman waits and dabs it to the gap at cover for a quick single

24.6

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, almost a return catch! The bowler shortened the length as he saw the batsman advancing and Thiri punched it almost all the way to Doherty.

Sri Lanka 99/3   HDRL Thirimanne 45* (67b 4x4)

25.2

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 2 runs, oh he is lucky here! He tried a similar inside out shout as Mahela's in the last over, but he got too much height on it..Lucky for him it landed wide of long off

25.3

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, he nudges this one to backward square leg for a single

25.5

Maxwell to Thirimanne, no run, he comes forward and defends it to off

25.6

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, fuller length, allows the batsman to drive it to deep cover

Sri Lanka 105/3   HDRL Thirimanne 49* (71b 4x4)

26.1

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, he brings up his fifty with a front-foot nudge to deep point

26.5

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, he comes down the pitch and pushes it to mid-on for a single

Sri Lanka 110/3   HDRL Thirimanne 51* (73b 4x4)

27.1

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, he dabs it to square leg for an easy single

27.3

Maxwell to Thirimanne, no run, he comes down the pitch and defends as the length is on the shorter side

27.4

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, quicker delivery on off, the batsman goes back and punches it through point for a single

Sri Lanka 113/3   HDRL Thirimanne 53* (76b 4x4)

28.1

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, comes out of the crease to smash it over the sight screen, but he gets an inside edge as the ball turns in to him

28.2

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 leg bye, flatter and shorter, but it spins in to the batsman, hits the thigh pads and rolls towards short third man

Sri Lanka 114/3   HDRL Thirimanne 53* (78b 4x4)

29.1

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, quicker and on a length outside off, the batsman pushes it past point for a single

29.5

Maxwell to Thirimanne, 1 run, he comes down the track and pushes the tossed up delivery to long off

Sri Lanka 125/3   HDRL Thirimanne 55* (80b 4x4)

30.1

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, flatter and turning in from outside off, the batsman pushes it to the gap at cover off the back foot

30.3

Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, he comes down the pitch and inside edges the intended drive on to his pads

30.4

Doherty to Thirimanne, 1 run, this time he gets a single with a push to long on

Sri Lanka 128/3   HDRL Thirimanne 57* (83b 4x4)

31.1

Johnson to Thirimanne, no run, here comes the yorker first up! Aimed at the toes, but Thiri does well to block it out

31.2

Johnson to Thirimanne, no run, another one aimed at the toes, Thiri jams it out to mid-on this time

31.3

Johnson to Thirimanne, OUT, short delivery outside off and he has pulled it straight to the fielder at midwicket. He was done in by the pace, 143 kph on that one, and was not in control of that shot. Also, that didn't bounce as high as anyone would have expected it to, Thiri took it just below chest high. A big breakthrough although

HDRL Thirimanne c Watson b Johnson 57 (105m 86b 4x4 0x6) SR: 66.27

Sri Lanka 128/4   HDRL Thirimanne 57 (86b 4x4)
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Tillakaratne Dilshan gets chased by his team-mates, Australia v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, The Oval, June 17, 2013

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