Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    0.4 bowled'em! Wicket no.99 for Starc. Lurking behind Saqlain. 141ks, Pretty full again, this time the line is bang on target. On the off stump, angled in. Perera hacks across the line and can't touch it. Starc bursts through the gate and barges into Kusal's castle. Success in his first over for the visitors. The off stump is knocked out. What a sight for a fast bowler! 3/1
    11.1 The Dilscoop goes awry for Dilshan. Not a happy return for the old pro. Henriques finds some extra bounce outside off, which foils Dilshan's shot. And the ball isn't coming on here. He top-edges it, hit the helmet, and ballooned in the air. Smith runs in from point and settles under the catch 45/2
    29.1 got 'im! One mistake too many for Mendis as he pulls too early, gets a top edge and offers a dolly of a catch - for once where the fielder was. Head at midwicket takes it and Australia celebrate, giving thanks to Faulkner's offcutter slower ball holding in the pitch 124/3
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    67.79
    29.5 double-wicket over, and Head should deserves a lot of credit for this one. Takes an outstanding catch at point! Faulkner tempts the drive with a wide half-volley, Mathews takes the bait but should have gone after it harder. Head at point moves nimbly to his left, leaps up and takes it with both hands over his head 124/4
    32.2 100 ODI wickets, and he is the fastest ever to that mark in cricket history! Big, tall, scary fast bowler makes history with a innocuous, pace-less, slow old teaser. Ah, irony. Starc had de Silva reaching outside off, thinking it was up there for a cover drive, but the ball holds in the pitch and pops over to short midwicket. Bailey moves to his right, dives and secures it. Brilliant piece of deception from Starc, and sign that he is evolving. 132/5
    42.4 good length and outside off, Siriwardana's bottom hand flies off the bat as he chips a catch to mid-off, running to his right. The ball stopped at Siriwardana, who checked his loft hit and simply lobbed a catch to Finch. Stroke making is very difficult on this parched surface 173/6
    47.4 that is one heck of a catch from Wade running forward! But the fourth umpire has asked Thisara to wait, the third umpire will be taking a look at this. Thisara was wandering outside off stump for the scoop, Faulkner bowls it shorter and wider to complicate the shot. Desitined to be mistimed and Wade, with excellent presence of mind runs across, and boy is he quick! Had the ball in his sights all through, throws himself after the ball - he needed to, wouldn't have reached it otherwise - and catches it with his arms fully outstretched millimeters off the ground. Replays indicated the ball bounced up, and it did, but it was off Wade's gloves, not the ground. Umpire Gough did well to call that 209/7
    49.2 goes for the lap sweep.... and picks out short fine leg! If he was intending to use the pace of the ball, there was very little on it. A 116 kph fuller ball on leg stump gives Faulkner his fourth 224/8
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    3 (b 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    227/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.54)
    Did not bat: PADLR Sandakan
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (MDKJ Perera, 0.4 ov), 2-45 (TM Dilshan, 11.1 ov), 3-124 (BKG Mendis, 29.1 ov), 4-124 (AD Mathews, 29.5 ov), 5-132 (DM de Silva, 32.2 ov), 6-173 (TAM Siriwardana, 42.4 ov), 7-209 (NLTC Perera, 47.4 ov), 8-224 (MDK Perera, 49.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc1013233.20380020
    JR Hazlewood1005605.60266000
    JP Faulkner1013843.80364000
    MC Henriques904815.33203000
    A Zampa703404.85192000
    TM Head401804.50101000
  • BATSMEN
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    7.2 Perera earns the outside edge, Perera catches it! Warner swipes the turf as he walks back. Nice and full on middle, seams away, looked like Warner shaped to run it down to third man. Does not get enough bat on it. Edges it behind to the keeper. That should taste su-weet for Thisara after being smashed for over 100 in his last List A outing. There was no slip, which tempted Warner 40/1
    14.2 another appeal for caught behind. Not given. Umpire Dar's review. Mathews collected it cleanly. The on-field umpires want to check whether it was a bump ball. Certainly not. TV umpire Gough looks for the nick. There was a noise. It could have come from the bat thudding the ground. No visible deflection. No conclusive evidence, yet. Tight, tight call for Gough. He looks at various replays and rules Finch out. Nice, low take from Mathews. Finch looks disgruntled. Smith chats with the umpires. Aponso has his maiden international scalp. This pitched just outside off and spun sharply at Finch. He flung his bat down and gave an edge to slip. Hmm, not sure if there was an edge, though 79/2
    37.5 superb work at short leg! That was hit off the middle, more so off the middle after Smith had run down the track. Danushka Gunathilaka, the sub, reached to his left, popped the ball up and took it on the rebound all cool-like. Top innings from Smith, but he screams to the heavens for falling so close to the end of the chase. 190/4
    24.6 Maiden ODI wicket for Sandakan. No turn. Sandakan just throws this up outside off, Wade turns to his favourite sweep. He unfurls the slog sweep now. Middles it straight into the lap of Dilshan at short midwicket. The old fella nonchalantly plucks the catch 128/3
    43.3 he's helped a short ball, down leg, down the throat of long leg! Bailey walks off looking shell-shocked. He could have had his pick of the ground - and this is a seriously large one - to belt the ball away, instead he gets a top edge and Sandakan takes an easy catch 216/6
    40.1 pops it straight to short leg! Do Sri Lanka have a chance here? Henriques went back to flick the ball - a shortish one - and he directs it to the fielder under the helmet more for an inside edge off the pad, but Gunathilaka keeps plucking catches off shots hit off the middle 202/5
    45.3 Kusal is certain he's stumped Head! And it appears his back foot is in the air even as he tried to push back to safety! Beautiful bowling from Dilruwan, tossed it up just outside off, tempted the batsman forward to defend with hard, searching hands. Just delight for an offspinner to get a man out like that, not to mention the rapid work from the keeper. Kusal is doing a rip-roaring job 222/7
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    Extras
    15 (b 2, lb 1, w 12)
    TOTAL
    228/7 (46.5 Overs, RR: 4.86)
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (DA Warner, 7.2 ov), 2-79 (AJ Finch, 14.2 ov), 3-128 (MS Wade, 24.6 ov), 4-190 (SPD Smith, 37.5 ov), 5-202 (MC Henriques, 40.1 ov), 6-216 (GJ Bailey, 43.3 ov), 7-222 (TM Head, 45.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AD Mathews703304.71242110
    TM Dilshan3.502506.52122110
    NLTC Perera512515.00173000
    MA Aponso1012712.70390020
    TAM Siriwardana603405.66184000
    MDK Perera1004834.80262030
    PADLR Sandakan503326.60133020

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14:30 start, First Session 14:30-18:00, Interval 18:00-18:45, Second Session 18:45-22:15

Match days

21 August 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st40AJ FinchDA Warner
2nd39AJ FinchSPD Smith
3rd49MS WadeSPD Smith
4th62GJ BaileySPD Smith
5th12GJ BaileyMC Henriques
6th14GJ BaileyTM Head
7th6JP FaulknerTM Head
8th6JP FaulknerMA Starc