Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
61(45) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
6 0 1 6 5 15 0 1
SE Marsh
47(40) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 2 1 0 0 5 6 6

Best performances - Bowlers

KMDN Kulasekara
O3.0
M0
R18
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GJ Maxwell
O4.0
M0
R23
W1
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
15 | 15 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 119/3

  • GJ Maxwell8 (3b)
  • SE Marsh47 (40b)
  • NLTC Perera3-0-25-1
  • SL Malinga3-0-26-0

That's about it for our coverage for this cracker of a match. Glad you could be with us. So Sri Lanka finally have something to take away from the tour, even if it was just in the Twenty20s. Until next time, ciao!

Anthony: "Sri Lanka took 33 minutes to bowl the final 5 overs. That's not good enough. We could have fitted in eight overs during that time. I presume the captain will be punished for extemely slow over rates." They certainly did take their time, particularly in that final over - which is what sparked the heated discussion I think. But the players (on both sides) will be lucky if Mathews is the only one who cops a fine methinks. Perera seemed to have given Maxwell a send off after that last ball as well, so he might be docked a percentage of his fees.

In the end, you've got to say Sri Lanka deserved to take it out. The D/L recalculation made things a touch tougher for them, but they gritted it out well, even with a damp ball. A valiant effort from Marsh and Bailey, but Australia just gave away too much ground in the early overs.

Thisara Perera has been adjudged man of the match for his 35 off 15 and 1 for 25 from three overs.

Tempers are really flaring here. Looks like Maxwell is riled up about the extra time that Sri Lanka took before the final ball, and there are about four or five Sri Lankan players who are right in there, arguing animatedly with him. That's about as irate as I have ever seen Mahela, and Dilshan seems pretty worked up as well. Matthew Wade getting some words in, having come onto the field from the dugout. Bailey comes in and plays peacemaker. I suspect we will be hearing more about that.

14.6
0
Perera to Maxwell, 1 bye, swing and a miss! Sri Lanka sneak through! The ball was there for Maxwell. Wide again, and slightly overpitched, but he makes room and misses it this time. Chandimal collects cleanly and runs forward jubilantly.

Perera's under huge pressure here. Sri Lanka deep in a 5-man conference. The vacant area is still behind point.

14.5
4
Perera to Maxwell, FOUR runs, another one. Full toss outside off stump again, and that's carved over point for a second time. The crowd is going nuts at the MCG. What a super hand from Maxwell.
14.4
4
Perera to Maxwell, FOUR runs, full outside off stump, Maxwell gets low and slices it over point for four. Australia are still in it. Great shot first up.
14.3
1
Perera to Marsh, 1 run, yorker on leg stump, Marsh can't get hold of it. Dribbles back to Perera on the pitch. He shies at the stumps, but Australia decide against the overthrow
14.3
3nb
Perera to Marsh, (no ball) 2 runs, waist-high full toss, and that is hit almost all the way. Kulasekara takes it on the boundary, but has to let it go lest he fall over the boundary. It's a no-ball, so there's still four balls remaining, and an extra run.
14.2
W
Perera to Bailey, OUT, oh dear, Bailey. It was a low full toss on the stumps, but Bailey couldn't get enough on it and it sails to Kushal Perera at deep midwicket. That has swung the match significantly towards Sri Lanka.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
61(45) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
6 0 1 6 5 15 0 1
SE Marsh
47(40) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 2 1 0 0 5 6 6

Best performances - Bowlers

KMDN Kulasekara
O3.0
M0
R18
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GJ Maxwell
O4.0
M0
R23
W1
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF