Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Haddin
35(30) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 4 3 1 0 0 4 2
KC Sangakkara
44(43) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 9 8 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DP Nannes
O3.0
M0
R28
W1
Eco9.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Randiv
O4.0
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's a comprehensive victory for Sri Lanka, they really did outplay Australia for the whole match. Early wickets had the Australians on the ropes and Randiv and Perera in particular ensured the target wasn't too high; then Sangakkara and Dilshan guided the chase.

"We got outplayed tonight," Michael Clarke said. "No excuses. They played really well, they played the cross bat shots well on a bouncy wicket."

Man of the match is Suraj Randiv for his three wickets: "Normally I get some bounce ... I got more here than in Sri Lanka."

So, Australia's massive summer of cricket has started on a negative note for the home team. They fielded a slightly weakened side, with Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson rested. But this won't do their confidence any good heading in to the three ODIs against Sri Lanka and then, of course, the Ashes. They've now lost their past four Twenty20s, and they haven't won an international in any format since the Lord's Test against Pakistan in July.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have been here in Australia warming up for more than a week and it's done them no harm. They will be a handful for the hosts in the one-day series, which starts at the MCG on Wednesday.

That's it for tonight - thanks for joining us. Well played, Sri Lanka!

16.3
6
Smith to Perera, SIX runs, what a way to finish the match! Perera has skied an even bigger six over long-on! It really was a huge six, that's sailed about 20 rows back. Sri Lanka have won, and easily
16.2
4
Smith to Perera, FOUR runs, he goes for it again, this time doesn't time the ball but gets enough on it that it sails over mid on and bounces away to the boundary
16.1
6
Smith to Perera, SIX runs, massive! That's easily the biggest six of the match, Perera has launched that one over long-on, just got to the pitch of the ball and then used all his muscle

END OF OVER:
16 | (maiden) | SL: 119/3

  • KC Sangakkara44 (43b)
  • NLTC Perera1 (1b)
  • CJ McKay4-1-19-0
  • SPD Smith2-0-17-1
15.6
0
McKay to Sangakkara, no run, again he drops it at his feet, remarkably that's a maiden over from McKay
15.5
0
McKay to Sangakkara, no run, nudged away defensively to the off side
15.4
0
McKay to Sangakkara, no run, shorter length, and that's a bit comical as it bounces ever so slowly off the wicket and Sangakkara waits and waits, then leaves it alone. It was 100kph.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Haddin
35(30) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 4 3 1 0 0 4 2
KC Sangakkara
44(43) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 9 8 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

DP Nannes
O3.0
M0
R28
W1
Eco9.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Randiv
O4.0
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF