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)

Eranga to Watson, FOUR, what a start! Watson begins with a sensational drive through the covers for four, that was a length ball outside off, Watson leans into it and puts that away

Australia 4/0   SR Watson 4* (1b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 0.1-0-4-0

Eranga to Hughes, FOUR, Hughes nearly bowled first ball, that wasn't too far outside off but he still goes for the cut, bottom edges it past the stumps for a streaky boundary

Australia 9/0   PJ Hughes 4* (1b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 1-0-9-0

Kulasekara to Maxwell, FOUR, the Big Show gets going with a lofted drive over extra cover, it was a full ball and that is launched for a boundary

Australia 18/1   GJ Maxwell 7* (7b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 1.2-0-6-1

Eranga to Hughes, FOUR, someone tell Hughes where the middle of the bat is, all edges here, this time a French cut for four, he was looking to drive that through the covers, that ball was well outside off, ends up as four runs for Australia

Australia 32/1   PJ Hughes 8* (7b 2x4)   RMS Eranga 2.1-0-15-0

Eranga to Maxwell, FOUR, thrashes that through cover, how hard was that hit? Maxwell skips down the track and lashes that short of length ball through the off side for four

Australia 37/1   GJ Maxwell 17* (13b 2x4 1x6)   RMS Eranga 2.4-0-20-0

Eranga to Maxwell, FOUR, full ball heading for the leg stump, Maxwell gets his front leg out of the way and drills that wide of mid-on for four, Maxwell gallops to 21

Australia 41/1   GJ Maxwell 21* (14b 3x4 1x6)   RMS Eranga 2.5-0-24-0

Kulasekara to Hughes, FOUR, Hughes finally connects properly with the cut, gets well forward and chops that past point for four more

Australia 45/1   PJ Hughes 13* (9b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.1-0-16-1

Kulasekara to Maxwell, FOUR, Maxwell throwing his bat at everything, short ball just outside off, a powerful pull in front of square leg for four, the man in the deep puts in a dive but that was too quick for him

Australia 50/2   GJ Maxwell 25* (16b 4x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 2.4-0-21-2

Malinga to Maxwell, FOUR, slower delivery on a length and what does big show do? He slams it down the ground. Mid-off had no chance

Australia 59/2   GJ Maxwell 32* (19b 5x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 0.2-0-7-0

Mathews to Wade, FOUR, cracking shot by Wade! He jumped out on this slower delivery, made room as he did so, and timed it through point

Australia 88/5   MS Wade 5* (5b 1x4)   AD Mathews 1.2-0-6-1

Mathews to Wade, FOUR, he comes down the pitch again and manages to drag the short of length delivery through backward square leg for a boundary. Not in full control of that shot

Australia 92/5   MS Wade 9* (7b 2x4)   AD Mathews 1.4-0-10-1

Malinga to Wade, FOUR, oh beautifully smacked over midwicket! It was a short delivery on the body and Wade was quick to swivel and pull it hard over the infield

Australia 108/5   MS Wade 21* (15b 3x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 3.5-0-23-1

Kulasekara to Wade, FOUR, length delivery wide outside off and Wade smashes it over extra cover, but this is a big outfield. It teases the man from deep extra cover, who dives, but is not able to save that boundary

Australia 113/5   MS Wade 26* (17b 4x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 5.1-0-32-2

Herath to Faulkner, FOUR, he sweeps it, and sweeps it fine in the gap at deep backward square leg. It was finer than where he was intending to hit that, but a good result for him

Australia 145/6   JP Faulkner 6* (6b 1x4)   HMRKB Herath 3.3-0-20-0

Mathews to Faulkner, FOUR, another slower ball, but this time Faulkner created his own pace by jumping down the pitch and crashing that through extra cover for a boundary

Australia 152/6   JP Faulkner 11* (9b 2x4)   AD Mathews 2.3-0-15-1

Mathews to Faulkner, FOUR, here comes the ramp shot! It didn't have too much pace on it as it was a slower ball, but it was right in the gap between the keeper and short fine leg fielder

Australia 156/6   JP Faulkner 15* (10b 3x4)   AD Mathews 2.4-0-19-1

Eranga to Johnson, FOUR, length delivery wide outside off and the batsman drives it on the up straight down the ground for a boundary

Australia 168/7   MG Johnson 4* (3b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 3.5-0-29-0

Eranga to Voges, FOUR, short ball that follows the batsman as he makes room, but Voges slaps it to deep square leg boundary with ease

Australia 184/8   AC Voges 43* (57b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 5.1-0-36-1

Malinga to Voges, FOUR, goes for a yorker, but it is not full enough. Ideal half-volley for the batsman to whack it over midwicket.

Australia 189/8   AC Voges 48* (59b 2x4)   SL Malinga 6.1-0-46-1

Malinga to McKay, FOUR, oh that is a shot that would have done a lot of players proud. It was a length delivery and McKay so calmly drives it over mid-off, sheer timing in that one

Australia 205/9   CJ McKay 13* (31b 1x4)   SL Malinga 8.5-0-59-1

Herath to McKay, FOUR, the bowler gives it some air, the batsman gives it more air by smashing it to the cow corner for a one bounce four

Australia 216/9   CJ McKay 23* (37b 2x4)   HMRKB Herath 10-0-48-2





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