Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MA Starc
22(28) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 0 6 1 1 0
MDKJ Perera
22(28) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 0 0 0 0 14

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O3.0
M0
R11
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KMDN Kulasekara
O10.0
M2
R22
W5
Eco2.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 75/6

  • NLTC Perera4 (2b)
  • MDKJ Perera22 (28b)
  • MA Starc7-0-25-2
  • MC Henriques2-0-7-0

Clarke: "A horrible day. Probably should have bowled first. But if you bat like that in any conditions, you will lose. Our defence let us down more than anything. No excuse for the way we performed. Shot selection was poor. I understand the public wants us playing consistently. Honestly, if we played like that (today) then the public wouldn't want to see us playing at all. Our bowlers did a good job."

Clarke was clearly peeved with himself for the way he and his team played. Nice to see a captain be so honest about his own team. Not all captains in world cricket today can say 'yes we messed up real bad.' You have to admire Clarke for that.

Nuwan Kulasekara is the Man of the Match. A no-brainer. Sometime later, see if you guys can catch the highlights on Youtube or TV and see how he squared everyone up with his inswing.

Sri Lanka are 2-1 up ahead of the 4th ODI, They won't be so happy about the way they chased this, but that's a worry for another day. They can afford to savour 74 all out today. Great performance in the field.

Thanks for your company. Thanks for the mails. The 4th match is on the 20th, same time, at the SCG. Cheers!

19.6
4
Starc to Perera, FOUR runs, finishes it off with a boundary! They really huffed and puffed getting there didn't they? Bowls that full outside off and he opens the face of the bat and steers it past gully
19.5
0
Starc to Perera, no run, fires in the yorker outside off and he tries to dig it out

Thisara joins Kushal. What a bizarre chase

19.4
W
Starc to Mendis, OUT, another throw away! Mahela sighs in the dressing room, this was on a good length and Jeevan shaped to pull in front of square, gets a top edge, slips and falls at the crease and McKay ensures he takes it at midwicket
19.3
0
Starc to Mendis, no run, another half volley and it was solidly punched down the track, Starc gets a hand to it
19.2
0
Starc to Mendis, no run, good delivery, it was gaining on him and he did well to fend it off with soft hands
19.1
0
Starc to Mendis, no run, drills a half volley down the track and Starc fields

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MA Starc
22(28) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 0 6 1 1 0
MDKJ Perera
22(28) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 0 0 0 0 14

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O3.0
M0
R11
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KMDN Kulasekara
O10.0
M2
R22
W5
Eco2.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF