Player of the Match
Player of the Match
486dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Zampa secures consolation win for Australia

Adam Zampa's dismantling of Sri Lanka arrived too late to salvage the series for Australia, and also too late for his skiddy, accurate wrist spin to be considered for the Test team to face India

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

M Klinger
62(43) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 3 3 2 9 7 8 28
AJ Finch
53(32) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 9 0 18 1 6 18

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Faulkner
O3
M0
R20
W3
Eco6.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
A Zampa
O4
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.20 start, First Session 19.20-20.45, Interval 20.45-21.05, Second Session 21.05-22.30

Match days

22 February 2017 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 146/10 (42 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.11, RRR: 21.00)

  • KMDN Kulasekara8 (7b)
  • PJ Cummins3-0-20-0
  • JP Faulkner3-0-20-3

10.40pm Australia secure their first T20I win over Sri Lanka at home in six attempts. Finch and Klinger set it up for them with contrasting fifties, then Zampa and Faulkner cut through Sri Lanka's batting line-up in the chase. Zampa's variations were particularly impressive; he even brought out the front-of-the-hand flipper. A brace of run-outs then hastened Sri Lanka's loss. The visitors, however, take the series 2-1.

Adam Zampa, Man of the Match: It is always nice to bowl the middle overs and it is very easy when you have a start like that. There are a lot of good leggies coming through - Swepson and some others in the Big Bash. Sri Lanka have very fearless players, sometimes it can be tough to bowl at them.

Asela Gunaratne is the Man of the Series. Munaweera will act as an interpreter: I am very happy. This is my first time in Australia and I enjoyed it. I was looking to bat till the last ball in the previous game. I am happy I did that.

Aaron Finch: I thought we played some fantastic cricket tonight. A complete performance like this makes the last match even more heart-breaking. When you have Klinger at the other end, he lets you play your shots. We have been guilty of not converting starts. Today we had two fifties and Dunk and Head chipping in.

Upul Tharanga: Beating Australia in home conditions is a tough thing to do. The guys did a good job. Asela played very well even in the South Africa series. The innings he played in the second game was amazing.

Tharanga collects the trophy. The Sri Lankan players get up on the podium and pose for the cameras. Some loud roars there as well. They have had a difficult couple of months. That wraps up our coverage as well. Thanks for tuning in. Night.

17.6
W
Cummins to Sanjaya, 1 run, OUT, Two run-outs to wrap up Sri Lanka's innings. Some consolation for Australia. Short on off, Sanjaya backs away outside leg and skews the ball over point. Sanjaya and Kulasekara push for two so that the latter could have the strike next over. Dunk throws the ball to Paine who flips the bails off. Sanjaya can't make it in time
17.5
0
Cummins to Sanjaya, no run, dug in short and angled in, Sanjaya is beaten for pace and is pinged on the glove or the arm guard
17.4
4
Cummins to Sanjaya, FOUR runs, full and outside off, clears his front leg and crunches it through the covers
17.3
1
Cummins to Kulasekara, 1 run, full on leg stump, clipped away to deep square leg

Sanjaya is the new man

17.2
W
Cummins to Malinga, OUT, full and outside off, Malinga drives it to mid-off. He is pretty late to go for the single. Finch swoops down on the ball and nails a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Malinga, who was just ambling along for the single, is caught well short
17.1
0
Cummins to Malinga, no run, 142.3ks good length ball on middle, Malinga makes room outside leg and pushes the ball straight to cover

Cummins. SL need 48 off three overs again. They will have to do without Asela

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st41WU TharangaEMDY Munaweera
2nd27EMDY MunaweeraBKG Mendis
3rd1EMDY MunaweeraDAS Gunaratne
4th7TAM SiriwardanaDAS Gunaratne
5th15CK KapugederaTAM Siriwardana
6th0TAM SiriwardanaMD Shanaka
7th29TAM SiriwardanaS Prasanna
8th18KMDN KulasekaraTAM Siriwardana
9th2SL MalingaKMDN Kulasekara
10th6KMDN KulasekaraJRMVB Sanjaya