4dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Dilshan ton overpowers Australia

Sri Lanka's captain Tillakaratne Dilshan struck a compelling century then marshalled his team neatly in the field to secure a 35-run victory over Australia

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
104(57) 12x4 - 5x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 40 runs
  • 4x4 - 3x6
4 16 29 14 12 3 8 18
DA Warner
53(31) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
4 3 1 8 17 9 6 5

Best performances - Bowlers

MDK Perera
O4
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KMDN Kulasekara
O4
M0
R39
W2
Eco9.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.50

Match days

6 August 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

END OF OVER:
20 | 18 Runs | AUS: 163/8 (36 runs required, RR: 8.15)

  • JW Hastings14 (4b)
  • MG Johnson22 (16b)
  • KTGD Prasad3-0-37-0
  • RAS Lakmal3-0-23-1

Time for the quotes from the presentation. "Yeah didn't go to plan, that's for sure," says Cameron White. "Full credit to Sri Lanka and Dilshan. I wish I could have that toss back, but that's the way it goes. We were in the game for 13-14 overs, but Dilshan took the game away from us."

Tillakaratne Dilshan is the Mom and winning captain. He says: "I am really satisfied. Earlier on I batted a bit slowly, and then played the big shots later. It was a good toss to lose. Dilruwan Perera did a great job, as did Rangana. Kula got us off to a great start too. Jeevan Mendis too came and took a few risks, and when runs are coming off both ends, it is very difficult for the bowling side." And he thanks the crowd before leaving.

That's all from today. Do join us for the second T20I on Monday. Cheers

So, as comprehensive as T20 wins get. Sri Lanka displayed better skill, better application, and better knowledge of conditions. Dilshan scored his maiden T20 hundred, Sang and Mendis supported him, and then debutant Perera ripped the heart out of Australia's batting with three wickets. Well-deserved cheers from the crowd. Adde has this astonishing bit of trivia: "This is first victory of Sri Lanka at home in T20 Int." Indeed, after four losses

And Zeke has this awesome rant: "I may be a bit dopey, but I'm confused... Nathan Lyon was a huge revelation last season play T20 cricket, and was the leading wicket taker for Aus-A, playing 50 cricket - but he isn't here playing T20 games, but he's in the test team!? I guess I'm just an idiot who doesn't know a thing about cricket! If they see so much potential in him, why wouldn't they get him in this game and give him every chance to adapt to the conditions?"

19.6
6
Prasad to Hastings, SIX, Australia finish off in style... but lose by 35 runs! Hastings clears the front leg, gets down on the knee, and slogs this for the biggest six of the night
19.5
1
Prasad to Johnson, 1 run, driven down to long-on for one
19.4
2
Prasad to Johnson, 2 runs, low full toss, placed for a couple into the on side
19.3
2
Prasad to Johnson, 2 runs, pushed into the on side for a couple
19.2
5
Prasad to Hastings, 5 runs, slogged away this time to midwicket, and Lakmal's overthrow goes for four overthrows, through Lakmal's leg. Bad bounce involved
19.1
2
Prasad to Hastings, 2 runs, Hastings lofts over the bowler's head, gets a couple

Rob Noah, at the fag end of this match, has sent in the feedback of the day: "If I was Cameron White and I had inherited this team, I would let out a Homer Simpson-like scream before running off into the woods. Then again I would do the same if I found that I was Cameron White."

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18SR WatsonDA Warner
2nd21SE MarshDA Warner
3rd10DJ HusseyDA Warner
4th14CL WhiteDA Warner
5th26DA WarnerSPD Smith
6th14BJ HaddinDA Warner
7th2MG JohnsonDA Warner
8th39MG JohnsonSNJ O'Keefe
9th19MG JohnsonJW Hastings
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