Player of the Match
Player of the Match

This series is shared, but there's more to come from the tour, when the first of two Twenty20s kicks off on the 26th at the SCG. Join us then for more commentary.

Looks like we can't bring the presentation to you today, but thanks for being with us. If I can hazard a guess I'd say Phil Hughes will win the man of the match, and Nuwan Kulasekara is the player of the series, but Hughes has an outside shot of taking that out too. Those would by my two picks anyway.

Dylan: "If you had to blame a period of Sri Lanka inning for the defeat, blame the 10 over block, the 17th to 26th over. 18 runs for 2 wickets in this section stalled their innings and caused unnecessary pressure to build. An extra 25 runs here would have helped."

So Australia have leveled it up. Mahela may feel he chose wrongly at the toss, given how difficult the pitch became for scoring in the second innings. Not the ideal send-off for him as captain, but he has been a terrific leader for Sri Lanka and he's got the team to a better place than he found it.

48.3
W
McKay to Malinga, OUT, slower again, and gone. Malinga pokes at that one and it lobs off the bat and into the hands of short third man, who takes a good low catch.
48.3
1w
McKay to Malinga, 1 wide, loses control of that one, down the leg side
48.2
0
McKay to Malinga, no run, slower ball again, bounces just over the stumps. Malinga's cross-bat swipe gets nowhere near it.
48.1
0
McKay to Malinga, no run, a slower ball outside off stump, Malinga can't get bat to it

END OF OVER:
48 | 14 Runs | SL: 214/9 (34 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.45, RRR: 17.00)

  • KMDN Kulasekara14 (11b)
  • SL Malinga2 (2b)
  • MA Starc9-0-48-0
  • CJ McKay9-0-50-1
47.6
4
Starc to Kulasekara, FOUR runs, picked off his pads and timed well to the square leg fence. Another good shot, but coming too late for Sri Lanka, you feel
47.6
1w
Starc to Kulasekara, 1 wide, Kulasekara moves back, but Starc goes wide of the off stump. Wide is called, but it seems harsh as that was inside the tram lines.
47.5
4
Starc to Kulasekara, FOUR runs, fullish delivery on off stump, carved powerfully over the off side infield for four. Good shot. He's been trying it for a while
47.4
2
Starc to Kulasekara, 2 runs, nicely flicked over short fine leg from Kulasekara, Picked up the short ball from leg stump and sent it high towards the boundary. The sweeper comes around to cut it off.
47.3
1
Starc to Malinga, 1 run, angled into the blockhole. Malinga digs it out and the batsmen take one.
47.2
1
Starc to Kulasekara, 1 run, full and angled in, Kulasekara knocks it down to long on

Malinga seems to be okay.

47.1
1
Starc to Malinga, 1 run, nasty short ball angled into Malinga, and it looks like it's hit him on the glove. They take a run, but the physio is out there immediately.

Mitchell Starc is into the attack.

END OF OVER:
47 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 200/9 (48 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.25, RRR: 16.00)

  • KMDN Kulasekara3 (7b)
  • SL Malinga0 (0b)
  • CJ McKay9-0-50-1
  • MC Henriques10-1-32-3
46.6
0
McKay to Kulasekara, no run, yet another slower ball, Kulasekara, again, can't connect with a cut shot

The batsman have crossed

46.5
W
McKay to Herath, OUT, swipes across the line and gets a big top edge, which sails to Henriques at deep square leg, who runs in to take it comfortably
46.4
0
McKay to Herath, no run, slower ball again, angled into the stumps. Herath misses with his swing and the ball shaves the stumps
46.3
1
McKay to Kulasekara, 1 run, angled into the pads and Kulasekara misses again. Appeal from McKay, but the umpire's not interested.
46.2
0
McKay to Kulasekara, no run, 107kph, Kualsekara advances but cant time his shot. Goes straight back to the bowler
46.1
1
McKay to Herath, 1 run, Full and on the stumps, Herath hits that back over the bowler's head but doesn't quite time it

END OF OVER:
46 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 198/8 (50 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.30, RRR: 12.50)

  • KMDN Kulasekara2 (4b)
  • HMRKB Herath1 (2b)
  • MC Henriques10-1-32-3
  • MG Johnson10-0-45-2
45.6
0
Henriques to Kulasekara, no run, slower short ball again, and Kulasekara sways out of the way, having misread the pace initially
45.5
0
Henriques to Kulasekara, no run, slower ball outside off stump, Kulasekara tries to go inside out but misses
45.4
1
Henriques to Herath, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Herath opens the face and sends that to point
45.3
1
Henriques to Kulasekara, 1 run, shortish ball outside off stump, Kulasekara clubs it down the ground
45.2
1lb
Henriques to Herath, 1 leg bye, length ball on the pads, Herath gets bat to it and they scamper one

Herath comes to the crease.

45.1
W
Henriques to Perera, OUT, and Perera goes! A fullish ball angled into the stumps and Perera plays all around that one, Crashes into middle stump again.

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st57DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
2nd5TM DilshanHDRL Thirimanne
3rd9TM DilshanLD Chandimal
4th6AD MathewsLD Chandimal
5th31AD MathewsMDKJ Perera
6th79BMAJ MendisAD Mathews
7th0AD MathewsNLTC Perera
8th8KMDN KulasekaraNLTC Perera
9th5HMRKB HerathKMDN Kulasekara
10th15SL MalingaKMDN Kulasekara
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