Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6s
    SR
    2.5 slower ball again, and this time he bowls him! Dilshan tried to pull that one, but it didn't bounce as high as he expected. It takes an under edge and clips off stump. I think the slowness of the ball did him in there. 15/1
    6.4 well caught, running back. Perera is down the track, but beaten in the flight by Maxwell and he hits that high. Bailey runs back from cover to take a difficult catch over his shoulder. Perera perishes again, having promised much early on. Sri Lanka need a partnership here though. 39/3
    5.3 that is an awful looking shot. Short outside off stump, Chandimal tries to heave that over mid on with a cross-bat shot, but is too late on the stroke, and ends up scooping it to Bailey at mid off. Didn't look too comfortable, despite the boundary 33/2
    not out
    61
    45
    61
    5
    2
    135.55
    15.2 holes out to long off. Doherty bowls that a bit flatter, and Mendis runs down the pitch, but can't get under it. He hits it hard and flat, and straight to Faulkner at long off 102/4
    not out
    35
    15
    22
    3
    2
    233.33
    Extras
    14 (b 1, lb 8, w 5)
    TOTAL
    161/4 (20 Overs, RR: 8.05)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (TM Dilshan, 2.5 ov), 2-33 (LD Chandimal, 5.3 ov), 3-39 (MDKJ Perera, 6.4 ov), 4-102 (BMAJ Mendis, 15.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    GJ Maxwell402315.75100110
    MA Starc403508.75105040
    JP Faulkner402416.00101100
    B Laughlin4040110.0095200
    XJ Doherty403017.5084000
  • BATSMEN
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    4.1 big shout and that is pretty much plumb. I think that was the googly, pitching on off and turning towards middle. Finch goes for a big sweep, he misses and the ball strikes him on the thigh, in line with middle and off. Simple decision for the umpire. 20/2
    1.3 beautifully bowled by Kulasekara. That was right on a good length and moving away off the seam, Warner tried to hit that through the leg side, but the movement means he got a leading edge which lobs to Thisara Perera at mid off. Sri Lanka silence Warner early. 10/1
    not out
    47
    40
    68
    2
    2
    117.50
    14.2 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. 106/3
    not out
    8
    3
    7
    2
    0
    266.66
    Extras
    5 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    119/3 (15 Overs, RR: 7.93)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (DA Warner, 1.3 ov), 2-20 (AJ Finch, 4.1 ov), 3-106 (GJ Bailey, 14.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TM Dilshan201005.0061000
    KMDN Kulasekara301816.0082010
    BAW Mendis302518.3361100
    SL Malinga302608.6643000
    A Dananjaya1012012.0021100
    NLTC Perera302518.3352001

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.35 start, First Session 19.35-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.35

Match days

28 January 2013 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Bailey eager to find a death bowler

    George Bailey believes finding bowlers who can restrict runs at the death will be one of the keys for Australia as they prepare for the 2014 World Twenty20

  • Ugly finish just 'heat of the moment'

    The Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and his Australia counterpart George Bailey have played down the ugly scenes at the end of the second Twenty20

  • Sri Lanka cling on for last-ball win

    Thisara Perera was the difference with the bat and then held his nerve, although only barely, with the ball to seal a two-run victory off the final delivery of a rain-reduced chase

  • 'We need to take more batting risks' - Maxwell

    When asked what areas Australia needed to improve in order to level the Twenty20 series after their loss to Sri Lanka in Sydney, allrounder Glenn Maxwell's answer was revealing: batting, bowling and fielding

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10AJ FinchDA Warner
2nd10SE MarshAJ Finch
3rd86SE MarshGJ Bailey
4th13SE MarshGJ Maxwell