ICC Champions Trophy - 12th match, Group A

Australia v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 20 runs

8.1

Faulkner to Dilshan, no run, he bowls back of length on off stump, the batsman defends it off the back foot

8.2

Faulkner to Dilshan, no run, short of length delivery on off stump and Dilshan tries to pull it over midwicket, but gets an inside edge on to his body

8.3

Faulkner to Dilshan, 1 run, length delivery on the pads, the batsman works it to deep square leg for a single

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

8.5

Faulkner to Dilshan, no run, length delivery just outside off, Dilshan comes forward and punches it to mid off

8.6

Faulkner to Dilshan, no run, length delivery just outside off, moves a touch away after pitching and Dilshan was beaten as he played inside the line

Sri Lanka 36/2   JP Faulkner 1-0-2-0

10.1

Faulkner to Dilshan, no run, length delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover

10.2

Faulkner to Dilshan, no run, back of length delivery on off, bounces a touch extra, Dilshan goes on the back foot and defends it to point

10.3

Faulkner to Dilshan, 1 run, slightly short on off stump, and at that pace, the batsman slaps it easily to deep midwicket

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   JP Faulkner 2-0-11-0

12.1

Faulkner to Dilshan, no run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and defends it to cover point

12.2

Faulkner to Dilshan, no run, beautiful delivery! This was on a length, bowled with a scrambled seam and it just evades the outside edge as Dilshan comes forward to drive it

12.3

Faulkner to Dilshan, 1 run, fuller this time, and Dilshan calls for a single as soon as he punches it towards mid-off. Voges dives across and stops the ball, but had he done it cleanly, it would have surely caused some confusion

12.4

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

12.5

Faulkner to Dilshan, 1 run, length delivery on the middle, Dilshan comes forward and works it away to deep midwicket 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   JP Faulkner 3-0-14-0

34.1

Faulkner to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball just outside off, dabbed towards short third man, no run

34.2

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball on off stump, clipped in front of square leg for a single

34.3

Faulkner to Mathews, no run, just outside off, defended towards point by Mathews

34.4

Faulkner to Mathews, 1 run, strays on to the pads, helped towards short fine leg for a single

34.5

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 1 run, another quick single is taken, just drops the ball towards point and sets off

34.6

Faulkner to Mathews, 1 run, full ball on middle, driven towards midwicket for the fourth single of the over

Sri Lanka 142/4   JP Faulkner 4-0-18-0

36.1

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 1 run, he bowls it full and he bowls it wide outside off, it's slower too, the batsman drives it to deep extra cover for a single

36.2

Faulkner to Mathews, (no ball) 1 run, this one is full-toss too and has been called a no-ball, but because he had overstepped. the batsman flicked it deep midwicket

36.2

Faulkner to Jayawardene, FOUR, he bowls a low full toss and Mahela easily paddles it fine to the boundary on the leg side

36.3

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 1 run, he comes forward and pushes the length delivery to deep cover for a single

36.4

Faulkner to Mathews, no run, slower delivery outside off, the batsman tries to push it to cover, but is beaten

36.5

Faulkner to Mathews, no run, bows a good yorker on off stump, the batsman digs it out. Hits it back to the bowler

36.6

Faulkner to Mathews, OUT, That is bowled! For a few seconds no one had any idea about what was going on! It was a full length delivery and the batsman tried to whip it to the leg side, but it flicked the off stump on its way. The bowler was busy appealing for something (maybe a caught behind as there was a sound).. But it took a while for everyone to realise that the bails were off

AD Mathews b Faulkner 12 (29m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Sri Lanka 159/5   JP Faulkner 5-0-26-1

38.1

Faulkner to Chandimal, 1 run, he bowls a length delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to mid-off and takes off for a single. Another attempt from the fielder, but yet again, it misses the stumps

38.2

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower delivery on a length outside off, the batsman dabs it to cover for a single

38.3

Faulkner to Chandimal, 1 run, it's a slower delivery on a fuller length outside off, the batsman drives it to deep extra cover for a single

38.4

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 1 run, the batsman comes forward and drives the length ball to wide mid-off for a single

38.5

Faulkner to Chandimal, 1 run, finally there is a direct hit (by the bowler at striker's end), and that too when the batsmen weren't attempting a run. The ricochet allows an overthrow

38.6

Faulkner to Jayawardene, FOUR, he bowls it full and wide this time and the batsman creams it through cover point, the shot beats the man at deep cover

Sri Lanka 175/5   JP Faulkner 6-0-35-1

45.1

Faulkner to Jayawardene, FOUR, he makes room and again plays that inside out chip shot over the infield. It teases the man at deep extra cover, who dives and gets to the ball, but then slides into the skirting

45.2

Faulkner to Jayawardene, no run, targets that area again, this time with a shot along the ground, but is not able to beat the man at extra cover

45.3

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 1 run, drives it hard again, now to mid-off, but since he is deep, they take a single

45.4

Faulkner to Chandimal, FOUR, short and wide outside off, the fielder at third man was in the ring and Chandimal cuts it hard past him for well-timed boundary

45.5

Faulkner to Chandimal, 1 run, low full toss on off, the batsman pushes it to cover with soft hands for a single

45.6

Faulkner to Jayawardene, no run, he goes for a reverse sweep off a full delivery, but misses. The keeper and the bowler appeal for a caught behind, but after the umpire said no, there was no interest..

Sri Lanka 222/5   JP Faulkner 7-0-45-1

47.1

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 1 run, he bowls a high full-toss and Mahela who was crouching a bit for one of his dab shots, does well to swivel and pull it to deep square leg

47.2

Faulkner to Kulasekara, 1 run, bowls a good yorker on leg stump, but Kula jabs it down to fine leg off the toe of his bat

47.3

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 1 run, he makes room and drives the ball silkily to deep extra cover

47.4

Faulkner to Kulasekara, 1 wide, attempts another leg-stump yorker, but this one is just a little too far down the leg side

47.4

Faulkner to Kulasekara, 1 run, OUT, bowls a slower ball outside off, the batsman tries to pull it down the ground but doesn't get hold of it. It falls around mid-on and the batsmen try to steal a second, but a quick throw from the deep catches Kula well short of his crease

KMDN Kulasekara run out 6 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

47.5

Faulkner to Herath, no run, he bowls a dot-ball at this stage, beats Herath's attempted cut outside off

47.6

Faulkner to Herath, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Herath makes room and cracks it to deep point

Sri Lanka 235/7   JP Faulkner 8-0-51-1

49.1

Faulkner to Jayawardene, OUT, Mahela makes room and drives it inside out, but this is straight to the man at extra cover. Mahela was not interested in the single, but Herath runs all the way down to the striker's end.. Simple run out, but doesn't really matter at this stage. Mahela is still on strike

HMRKB Herath run out 2 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

49.2

Faulkner to Jayawardene, FOUR, he comes down the pitch and takes the attempted yorker on the full, whacks it over extra cover for yet another boundary in that region

49.3

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 2 runs, slower delivery from the back of his hand, Mahela comes down the pitch and slaps it to deep cover for a quick couple

49.4

Faulkner to Jayawardene, no run, he goes for a reverse sweep this time, but this one was a quick one aimed at leg stump, he makes no connection this time and gets hit on the pads

49.5

Faulkner to Jayawardene, 1 run, low full toss, the batsman drives it hard, but this time he is not able to find that gap at extra cover.. It's straight to the fielder. They think about a second, but finally settle down for a single

49.6

Faulkner to Malinga, 2 runs, he gets some bat on it and pushes it to midwicket. It was a single till the bowler ran to field that, but a wild throw towards the keeper allows the Sri Lankans to get back for a second

Sri Lanka 253/8   JP Faulkner 9-0-60-1
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Photos

Jun 17, 2013

Tillakaratne Dilshan gets chased by his team-mates, Australia v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, The Oval, June 17, 2013

Tillakaratne Dilshan gets chased by his team-mates

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Jun 17, 2013

Tillakaratne Dilshan took the final wicket, Australia v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, The Oval, June 17, 2013

Tillakaratne Dilshan took the final wicket

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