ICC Champions Trophy, 12th Match, Group A: Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Jun 17, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 12th match, Group A
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
Played at Kennington Oval, London (neutral venue)
17 June 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Johnson to Perera, FOUR, gets a gift first ball. It was short and wide and rising, and KJP slaps it over point with some ferocity

Sri Lanka 4/0   MDKJ Perera 4* (1b 1x4)   MG Johnson 0.1-0-4-0

McKay to Dilshan, FOUR, he tests Dilshan with a full and wide delivery but the batsman is an expert in dealing with these, drives it hard through cover point for a four

Sri Lanka 15/1   TM Dilshan 4* (2b 1x4)   CJ McKay 0.5-0-6-0

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

Sri Lanka 45/2   HDRL Thirimanne 11* (25b 1x4)   JP Faulkner 1.4-0-7-0

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

Sri Lanka 49/2   HDRL Thirimanne 15* (26b 2x4)   JP Faulkner 1.5-0-11-0

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

Sri Lanka 80/2   HDRL Thirimanne 32* (49b 3x4)   MR Marsh 1.1-0-6-0

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.

Sri Lanka 86/2   HDRL Thirimanne 38* (53b 4x4)   MR Marsh 1.5-0-12-0

Maxwell to Jayawardene, FOUR, it's fired on the leg stump, but Mahela is quick to latch on to that, he goes down on his knee and powerfully paddles it past that leg slip fielder

Sri Lanka 119/3   DPMD Jayawardene 14* (25b 1x4)   GJ Maxwell 4.2-0-20-0

Maxwell to Jayawardene, FOUR, a reverse-sweep this time, McKay can watch it go past him this time as this one was few meters away from him this time

Sri Lanka 123/3   DPMD Jayawardene 18* (26b 2x4)   GJ Maxwell 4.3-0-24-0

Johnson to Jayawardene, FOUR, back of length delivery outside off, Mahela just bends those knees and creams it through point.. No chance for anyone..

Sri Lanka 133/4   DPMD Jayawardene 24* (32b 3x4)   MG Johnson 4.5-0-16-2

Johnson to Mathews, FOUR, shot! superb hit from Mathews, that was shortish from Johnson, Mathews backs to make room and unleashes a ferocious slap that send the ball racing to the cover boundary

Sri Lanka 146/4   AD Mathews 9* (14b 1x4)   MG Johnson 6.2-0-22-2

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

Sri Lanka 158/4   DPMD Jayawardene 35* (45b 4x4)   JP Faulkner 4.2-0-25-0

McKay to Jayawardene, FOUR, he keeps doing this with such ease! It was a length delivery and all Mahela does it chips it with some timing over the cover fielder. No power, just timing. It easily beats the man at deep extra cover

Sri Lanka 166/5   DPMD Jayawardene 41* (50b 5x4)   CJ McKay 6-1-24-1

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   DPMD Jayawardene 47* (53b 6x4)   JP Faulkner 6-0-35-1

Johnson to Jayawardene, FOUR, he gets a short of length ball to which he calmly makes room and taps it past gully.. Once it crosses the fielder, it races to the boundary

Sri Lanka 194/5   DPMD Jayawardene 57* (61b 7x4)   MG Johnson 8.1-0-36-2

Johnson to Jayawardene, FOUR, he is earning a fortune from this nudges as he as always done, this time he tickles this length ball fine on the leg side

Sri Lanka 198/5   DPMD Jayawardene 61* (63b 8x4)   MG Johnson 8.3-0-40-2

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

Sri Lanka 216/5   DPMD Jayawardene 67* (67b 9x4)   JP Faulkner 6.1-0-39-1

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

Sri Lanka 221/5   LD Chandimal 28* (29b 1x4 1x6)   JP Faulkner 6.4-0-44-1

McKay to Jayawardene, FOUR, he moves to the leg side and just places it in the tiny gap between short third man and backward point. How does he do that?

Sri Lanka 243/7   DPMD Jayawardene 76* (75b 10x4)   CJ McKay 9.5-1-50-1

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

Sri Lanka 248/8   DPMD Jayawardene 81* (78b 11x4)   JP Faulkner 8.2-0-55-1





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