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    19.2 some luck finally for Australia. This is a length ball on the pads, the kind T20 batsmen hit for sixes blindfolded. Mahela, though, gets too much under it, and finds deep midwicket 150/8
    2.6 Given out lbw! Lee is so convinced he doesn't even appeal until he has reached the stumps at the striker's end. This is a length ball, angling into the pads, Dilshan moves across, plays across the line, and misses. My initial reaction was that it might be going down, but I am neither the umpire nor the replay operator. Replay shows it pitched in front of middle, and hit Dilshan in front of leg, just outside the crease. Perhaps clipping leg then 23/1
    7.5 His tendency to play to leg has got him! For the second time in this over he tries to work a legbreak to from well outside off to the leg side. Gets a healthy leading edge that carries to Smith 66/2
    8.5 the short ball does the job for Johnson. This is just outside off, shoulder-high, and Perera upper-cuts this one straight down Watson's throat at third man 75/3
    14.1 Duke has got a wicket here. Just back of a length, Sanga manufactures the pull shot, hits it powerfully too, but straight to White at midwicket. The captain contributes 121/4
    14.6 Super stuff from Hastings, this could be a big over in the final equation. This is pitched middle and leg, and headed to just outside off, Mendis tries the chop towards third man, gets the bottom edge onto the stumps. Duke: 12 balls, 4 runs, 2 wickets 123/5
    16.3 I can tell you John Wayne Hastings is showing his worth here, with his third wicket in his third over. Mathews charges at him and makes room, but Hastings bowls one aimed at top of off, Mathews looks to open the face but is too late 131/6
    17.3 Perera looks to send this out of Kandy, but hardly reaches long-on with a thick edge. Smith from long-on charges in and makes a dive to get his fingers under it 137/7
    19.5 Kula makes room to go over extra cover, Lee is full and straight, and hits the stumps. Australia's comeback continues, but have SL got enough already on this turning track? 152/9
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    Extras
    10 (lb 2, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    157/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.85)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee4.003939.7596011
    SNJ O'Keefe4.003318.2564000
    MG Johnson4.003518.7596000
    SPD Smith3.002719.0061200
    DJ Hussey1.00707.0010010
    JW Hastings4.001433.50120010
    Fall of wickets:1-23 (TM Dilshan, 2.6 ov), 2-66 (LD Chandimal, 7.5 ov), 3-75 (NLTC Perera, 8.5 ov), 4-121 (KC Sangakkara, 14.1 ov), 5-123 (BMAJ Mendis, 14.6 ov), 6-131 (AD Mathews, 16.3 ov), 7-137 (MDK Perera, 17.3 ov), 8-150 (DPMD Jayawardene, 19.2 ov), 9-152 (KMDN Kulasekara, 19.5 ov)
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    5.5 the slog sweep gets Watson after five sixes... this I suspect is the carrom ball that leaves Watson, and takes the top edge as he goes for his sixth six. Thisara Perera takes the catch at long-off 71/1
    7.1 My word. We need a new scoring entry for this. Caught Jayawardene b Mendis simply won't do! Sit down and hear this out. Warner slog-sweeps this, Mathews takes the catch at the edge of midwicket boundary, but just as he is about to run over the fence with his momentum, he throws the ball back in - both his feet in the air. The closest fielder is 30 metres from him, but he has lobbed it back that far! Australia can't believe it. The replays aren't lying. Top presence of mind from Mathews and Mahela. Relayed Mathews caught Jayawardene bowled Mendis! 73/2
    8.2 Australia are in the tanglest of tangles here, and Kandy is going wild! Flighted delivery, orthodox turner from Herath, dipping slightly, Hussey plays all around it, the ball doesn't turn to make it look worse. Clatter behind Hussey 75/4
    7.4 Marsh couldn't read Mendis if he wrote it in all caps... this is the fllghted googly, Marsh is sucked out of the crease, is beaten in the flight, plays for the legbreak, is beaten by the turn away from him. Sanga does the rest. Boy, are Sri Lanka back in this one? 73/3
    19.2 and there's the game for Sri Lanka! This is a low full toss, White makes room and goes for the six, all he manages is an inside edge onto the off stump 144/9
    15.1 Mendis is operating in a language completely alien to the Aussies. There is this massive panic that is overcoming them at the sight of Mendis. Smith has been playing good orthodox cricket until now, but he makes room here, and this carrom ball goes straight on as opposed to turning away. Smith's bat is outside the line, the middle stumps is out of ground, and Kandy is on its feet 113/5
    15.2 Whoa! Five six, pick up the sticks! Australia are not reading him at all. Increase the font size, Ajantha. This is the googly, well flighted, Hadding plays for the leg break, this pitches well outside off, and takes the top of off. Five wickets in 14 balls! First five-for for SL in T20Is 113/6
    17.3 Six and out! Mendis becomes the first bowler to take six wickets in a T20I innings. Carrom ball this time, short and asking to be pulled, Johnson tries the shot, but this one deviates just a little to beat the bat, and hit the stumps 129/7
    17.5 the carrom ball, White comes down the crease, pushes this towards long-on with soft hands, always wants the second, and comes for it. Jayawardene chases from midwicket, puts the slide in, the throw is right beside the stumps, and O'Keefe's dive ends inches short. This is top stuff from Sri Lanka 131/8
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    Extras
    8 (b 4, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    149/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.45)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara3.002608.6693101
    NLTC Perera2.0021110.5023000
    MDK Perera3.002608.6682200
    HMRKB Herath4.003117.75141310
    BAW Mendis4.011664.00150100
    BMAJ Mendis4.002305.75101100
    Fall of wickets:1-71 (SR Watson, 5.5 ov), 2-73 (DA Warner, 7.1 ov), 3-73 (SE Marsh, 7.4 ov), 4-75 (DJ Hussey, 8.2 ov), 5-113 (SPD Smith, 15.1 ov), 6-113 (BJ Haddin, 15.2 ov), 7-129 (MG Johnson, 17.3 ov), 8-131 (SNJ O'Keefe, 17.5 ov), 9-144 (CL White, 19.2 ov)

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