We're back. Kushal Perera is indeed opening alongside Dilshan. He's facing too.

Spin to start. Doherty has the ball.

0.1
1
Doherty to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, down the pitch straight away, whips that fullish ball past a diving midwicket for a single
0.2
0
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, tossed up on the stumps. DIlshan defends
0.3
0
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, tossed up again, but further down leg side. Dilshan misses with his sweep.
0.4
2
Doherty to Dilshan, 2 runs, length ball, pitched outside leg stump and straightened. Dilshan rocks back and punches that in front of square to the deep fielder
0.5
1
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, fuller and on off stump, Dilshan hits that to cover and runs. Would have been home, even if the throw had hit the stumps
0.6
2
Doherty to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, top edged sweep, but safe. Deep midwicket runs around to stop the ball inside the rope

END OF OVER:
1 | 6 Runs | SL: 6/0 (132 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.94)

  • MDKJ Perera3 (2b)
  • TM Dilshan3 (4b)
  • XJ Doherty1-0-6-0
1.1
2
Starc to Dilshan, 2 runs, length on off stump, Dilshan tries to work that onto the on side but is hit on the pad. They run through and Starc allows an overthrow after his shy at the stumps misses
1.2
0
Starc to Dilshan, no run, wide and shortish, Dilshan can't connect with a big drive
1.3
2
Starc to Dilshan, 2 runs, gets back on that one, and into the gap on the off side
1.4
0
Starc to Dilshan, no run, walloped, but short cover stops it. It was full and wide, Dilshan times his cover drive well, but for no reward
1.5
6
Starc to Dilshan, SIX, the dilscoop gets six! It was length on off stump at 144 kph, and Dilshan kneels to send that high over the keeper and into the seats. Haven't seen that in a while.
1.6
0
Starc to Dilshan, no run, full on off stump, mistimes a drive to short cover

END OF OVER:
2 | 10 Runs | SL: 16/0 (122 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 6.77)

  • TM Dilshan13 (10b)
  • MDKJ Perera3 (2b)
  • MA Starc1-0-10-0
  • XJ Doherty1-0-6-0
2.1
1
Cutting to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, glides it to third man
2.2
1
Cutting to Dilshan, 1 run, comes down the pitch and tries another drive, but mistimes it. Gets it as far as mid on and sprints to the other end.
2.3
6
Cutting to MDKJ Perera, SIX, super shot that. Back of a length outside off stump and he stood his ground and bludgeoned it corss-batted over long on for six.
2.4
2
Cutting to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, dropped, but it was a tough chance. Short and wide, cut hard by Perera, and it bursts through the hands of Maxwell at backward point, who is reaching as high as he can.
2.5
0
Cutting to MDKJ Perera, no run, fuller and outside off stump, Perera drives but misses
2.6
1
Cutting to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, back-of-a-length on leg stump, swivels to pull that to fine leg

END OF OVER:
3 | 11 Runs | SL: 27/0 (111 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 6.52)

  • MDKJ Perera13 (7b)
  • TM Dilshan14 (11b)
  • BCJ Cutting1-0-11-0
  • MA Starc1-0-10-0

Good start for Sri Lanka. Ben Laughlin is into the attack.

3.1
4
Laughlin to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, poor bowling there. A real loosener. Short, wide and cut away over point for four
3.2
0
Laughlin to MDKJ Perera, no run, slows it down to 113kph. Length outside off stump, Perera fends that away to backward point
3.3
1
Laughlin to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, slower ball on the stumps, turned into the leg side

The crowd is 40,242 at Stadium Australia

3.4
0
Laughlin to Dilshan, no run, Short of a length, just outside off stump. Dilshan tries to cut but misses
3.5
0
Laughlin to Dilshan, no run, he's hit Dilshan with a bouncer, and the batsman goes to one knee immediately. Looks like it hit him on the visor and that pushed the helmet back onto Dilshan's forehead. He's getting some treatment now, but seems alright.

Nuwan: "Love to see Dilscoop again !!!" Not sure if you'll have much luck after that Nuwan. That said, it is Dilshan, so who knows.

Looks like there's a cut just on Dilshan's eyebrow. He seems happy to stay on though. He's getting some bandages put on in that area.

3.6
0
Laughlin to Dilshan, no run, charges down and tries to carve that length ball over the off side, but can't make any contact

END OF OVER:
4 | 5 Runs | SL: 32/0 (106 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 6.62)

  • TM Dilshan14 (14b)
  • MDKJ Perera18 (10b)
  • B Laughlin1-0-5-0
  • BCJ Cutting1-0-11-0
4.1
1
Starc to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, edged, but a little luck again. Back of a length outside off stump. Perera tried to turn that onto the leg side, but got a leading edge, which landed safely behind square on the off side