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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
    not out
    not out
    8 (b 4, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    149/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.45)
    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)
    KMDN Kulasekara3.002608.6693101
    NLTC Perera2.0021110.5023000
    MDK Perera3.002608.6682200
    HMRKB Herath4.003117.75141310
    BAW Mendis4.011664.00150100
    BMAJ Mendis4.002305.75101100

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0

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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

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

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