Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    28.6 there is the wicket. Always looked on the cards the way he was playing. Short length outside off, de Silva chooses the wrong shot. Tries to drag a pull from outside off, the ball gets big on him and he ends up spooning a catch to midwicket. Was never going to be in control of that stroke. Quality innings, but a lot more could have achieved after that start. Hastings is pumped, Australia hitting back 121/4
    0.4 got him! Duck on debut, Starc's got his customary wicket in the first over. Pitched on off stump at a good length, veered back in, hit high-ish on the pad, but that looked quite adjacent. Fernando was pinned to the crease, playing around his front pad, slow in doing so as well. 1/1
    5.2 big appeal for caught behind from the keeper, Wade wants to review, it but the bowler has no clue. Australia have gone for a check with the third umpire. There seems a noise, and a deviation as well when the ball passes the outside edge. I'm not sure they use Snicko here as part of the DRS. But even without it, Mendis has been given, fair call from Aleem Dar. It was a good length ball in the off stump corridor. Had Mendis pushing at it. Held its line just enough to get the nick 18/2
    8.5 won't be saving Sri Lanka this time. It's a length ball outside off, Chandimal wants to paste it through extra cover. Wasn't supposed to play it off the front foot with the length being reasonably short. The bounce does him, takes the edge and goes through to the keeper 31/3
    49.6 taken at backward point. Hastings gets six. Mathews' brave effort ends. Could be a crucial 12 runs these. Short delivery on off, very high. Mathews shuffles across and goes after that but only ends up splicing a skied catch to Bailey. Mathews hobbles off. 212/10
    32.3 another poor stroke and Zampa gets his first. SL unravelling. Pitches on leg, spins towards off. Short enough for Angelo to play the pull, but he went right back and looked to hit that too hard. Gets a top edge which is easily taken by Wade running around towards square leg. Planning - check. Execution - a big red cross. 130/5
    33.4 one more. Kusal has to go. Terrible stroke. Sri Lanka are not helping themselves. Flight on off, Kusal comes to the pitch and bunts a catch straight to cover. Did not look to go over cover, did not bother with keeping that down. Ended up chipping his wicket away 134/6
    42.2 oh no, he has lobbed a catch to Finch at cover. Another poor stroke, neither here nor there. Short, slow ball outside off. Perera backs away and tries to hit that through point, but the slowness of the surface means he ends up slapping a catch to cover. 165/7
    47.6 gone. Pathirana holes out to long-off. Not a good shot again. Slower ball outside off, Pathirana goes back in his crease and chips a catch to long-off. Hastings gets five, his best ODI bowling figures 200/9
    47.1 gets him. Hastings bangs one in with a cross-seam delivery banged in on a short length. Dilruwan was through the stroke too early and gets a thin outside edge to Wade. More signs of the slow surface as Dilruwan was through his pull early 199/8
    not out
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    Extras
    21 (b 4, lb 2, w 15)
    TOTAL
    212 all out (50 Overs, RR: 4.24)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (WIA Fernando, 0.4 ov), 2-18 (BKG Mendis, 5.2 ov), 3-31 (LD Chandimal, 8.5 ov), 3-115 (AD Mathews), 4-121 (DM de Silva, 28.6 ov), 5-130 (AK Perera, 32.3 ov), 6-134 (MDKJ Perera, 33.4 ov), 7-165 (NLTC Perera, 42.2 ov), 8-199 (MDK Perera, 47.1 ov), 9-200 (SS Pathirana, 47.6 ov), 10-212 (AD Mathews, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc1015115.10396050
    JW Hastings1004564.50384020
    SM Boland1013613.60394020
    JP Faulkner1003903.90353010
    A Zampa803013.75252010
    TM Head20512.5070000
  • BATSMEN
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    7.1 that is superb! Warner steps down the track, but he can't get to the pitch of the ball. Lovely flight, and then it dips on the batsman. So beautiful Warner tries to push at the ball, having originally planned to slam it down the ground. He doesn't know how much it would turn. He doesn't know what to do. Ends up defending inside the line and the ball beats his outside edge to crash into his stumps 97/3
    5.3 Pathirana pleads and pleads and pleads and finally umpire Palliyaguruge says yes. Finch given lbw, but he reviews. Pushed through on middle, Finch went for the premeditated sweep, his front foot was across, and he was hit on the edge of his front pad. Hit well in line. But would that go on to knock over leg stump? Oh, HawkEye says it would just clip it! The ball and the stump are almost tangential! The finest of margins, working in Sri Lanka's favour 74/1
    5.5 two in the over! Khawaja stands, looks down, and walks off forlornly. This is tossed up on off stump, beats the inside edge of the prodding bat and thuds into the front pad. Right in front of middle, should be hitting leg, Pathirana screams, but no one can here him because all of Dambulla are screaming as well. Oh wait, HawkEye says that would be missing. There is plenty of turn out there, but that looked out to the naked eye... 74/2
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    28.5 gone this time! Head is lbw, trapped plumb in front. This one doesn't spin, Head plays for some. Flat through the air on off, the ball skids on and beats Head on the inside edge. No hesitation at all, gone. 197/4
    not out
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    Extras
    5 (b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    217/4 (31 Overs, RR: 7.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-74 (AJ Finch, 5.3 ov), 2-74 (UT Khawaja, 5.5 ov), 3-97 (DA Warner, 7.1 ov), 4-197 (TM Head, 28.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NLTC Perera312408.00103100
    MA Aponso805907.372210010
    MDK Perera706919.85146301
    SS Pathirana803734.62324110
    DM de Silva402105.2590000
    AK Perera10505.0041000

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 3-1

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

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

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Series in hand

3

No. of consecutive bilateral ODI series wins for Australia in Sri Lanka, including this. They won the 2003-04 and 2011 series by margin of 3-2.

Fantastic Finch

18

No. of balls in which Finch reached his half-century - joint-quickest by an Australia batsman. S O'Donnell and Maxwell also scored fifties in 18 balls.

Hastings' high

1

No. of better bowling figures by an Australia bowler in ODIs in Sri Lanka, than Hasting's 6 for 45 in this match. Johnson took 6 for 31 in Pallekele in 2011.

Grabbing the opportunity

74

Previous highest score by a Sri Lanka batsman in his maiden innings as opener in ODIs, by Saman Jayantha in 2004. Dhananjaya has gone past that mark.

The change works

24

Runs scored by Dhananjaya de Silva in his first 4 ODI innings, before today. He had batted at No. 9 once and at No. 6 thrice. He is opening for the first time today.

Debut and gone

3

No. of SL players who got out for a duck on their ODI debut when opening, including Avishka Fernando today. Susil Fernando and Mahela Udawatte are the others.