Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Hussey
58(64) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 4 1 0 4 1 2 4
DPMD Jayawardene
61(67) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 7 4 3 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ McKay
O6.0
M1
R23
W1
Eco3.83
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MF Maharoof
O8.0
M1
R18
W2
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Right, that winds up our coverage for today, with the series wide open. Here's hoping the second half of the league phase is just as intriguing. Dan Brettig's report is getting updated here, and we'll soon have lots of analyses from our on-field writers. Until the next game on Sunday, this is Nitin Sundar signing off on behalf of the ESPNcricinfo team. Cheers and bye!

Mahela: "When those two catches went down, I wondered if this was again one of those days, but we pulled it back really well. Our bowlers are capable of adapting to different conditions. The slower balls are all about getting it in the right place. We needed a start, I have done opening before, and thankfully it worked today. We knew we had to win today, the bonus point was the icing on the cake."

Man of the Match is Thisara Perera: "I am really happy to play in Sydney, this is my second match here. I am really happy" [He looks it too. Great call from the ABC commentators to reward him for the stupendous show today.]

Ponting: "The pitch didn't have the sort of pace we thought it had, and their bowlers capitalised. Wade's run out was costly. Full credit to Sri Lanka, they bowled and fielded really well, and played their shots in the chase. We thought we could use the seam of the ball and capitalise, but that wasn't the case. Hopefully Sunday is better than tonight!"

The Sri Lankans have absolutely stomped Australia here. I wonder how much more comprehensive this may have been, if David Hussey hadn't been dropped and Malinga had bowled properly in the death overs. The series is now wide open, and thank god for that. Could have been a complete bore-fest if SL lost today.

Here's the list of Australia's biggest defeats in terms of balls remaining. This is fifth in the list, and is Sri Lanka's biggest win against Australia. And to think the overs were reduced to 41...!

"An innings without runouts .. wow!" Indeed, Anansh.

"If David Hussey hadn't been dropped, there wouldn't have been death overs." Fair point, Sifaan.

24.1
1lb
Christian to Chandimal, 1 leg bye, The win comes courtesy a leg bye. Christian angles into the pads, Chandimal can't get bat on the flick, but the ball goes off the pads to square leg, and Mahela scampers through.

END OF OVER:
24 | 6 Runs | SL: 151/2

  • DPMD Jayawardene61 (67b)
  • LD Chandimal6 (7b)
  • B Lee7-0-42-1
  • DT Christian5-0-32-0
23.6
0
Lee to Jayawardene, no run, over-pitched on the pads, Mahela flicks straight to midwicket.

One to win.

23.5
4
Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR runs, Mahela's class is oozing all over the SCG now. Get the covers out. Short ball outside off, he leans back languidly and steers with surgical precision through backward point. I can't explain why the ball went at the speed at which it did. It scorches the outfield on the way to the fence.
23.4
0
Lee to Jayawardene, no run, slow bouncer, Mahela can't get bat on it as he looks to dab it to third man.
23.3
1
Lee to Chandimal, 1 run, full length on the stumps, Chandimal whips through square leg for a single.
23.2
0
Lee to Chandimal, no run, back of a length, Chandimal jumps behind the line and defends.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Hussey
58(64) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 4 1 0 4 1 2 4
DPMD Jayawardene
61(67) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 7 4 3 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ McKay
O6.0
M1
R23
W1
Eco3.83
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MF Maharoof
O8.0
M1
R18
W2
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commonwealth Bank Series

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