Australia in Sri Lanka T20I Series - 1st T20I

Sri Lanka v Australia

Sri Lanka won by 35 runs

12.4

Watson to Mendis, 1 run, worked wide of midwicket for a single

12.6

Watson to Mendis, 1 run, jumps across the stumps to drop this into the on side for one

Sri Lanka 97/3   BMAJ Mendis 2* (2b)

13.1

Smith to Mendis, no run, short legbreak, outside off, the turn cramps Mendis, who can't get it past point

13.2

Smith to Mendis, FOUR, reverse sweep here, takes from what his leg stump would be, and places it between point and short third man

13.3

Smith to Mendis, 1 leg bye, worked around the corner for another single

13.5

Smith to Mendis, 1 run, nudges into the leg side for another single

Sri Lanka 104/3   BMAJ Mendis 7* (6b 1x4)

14.3

Watson to Mendis, 2 runs, another pull, square of the long leg, and comes back for the second

14.4

Watson to Mendis, FOUR, pull with the front leg in the air, and this is hardly a long hop. He goes over midwicket. Disdainful

14.5

Watson to Mendis, no run, just the ball to bowl with fine leg up, a yorker wide of off, beats his jab

14.6

Watson to Mendis, 1 run, this attempted yorker is a bit of a full toss, and the thick edge yields a single to third man

Sri Lanka 117/3   BMAJ Mendis 14* (10b 2x4)

15.1

Hastings to Mendis, 1 run, driven square on the off side, gets a single

Sri Lanka 118/3   BMAJ Mendis 15* (11b 2x4)

16.1

Lee to Mendis, FOUR, goes for the wide yorker, Mendis gets close to the line, and opens the face on it, guiding past point. This is superb T20 batting. Five fours off the last six balls

16.2

Lee to Mendis, 1 wide, another wide yorker, Mendis is beaten while going on side, but this is too wide, and is called

16.2

Lee to Mendis, 1 leg bye, slower short ball, beats the pull, hits him on the pad, but it is bouncing over the stumps

16.4

Lee to Mendis, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven to sweeper-cover

16.6

Lee to Mendis, FOUR, three strikes and four! Third full toss in a row, and Mendis drives this one square for four

Sri Lanka 150/3   BMAJ Mendis 24* (15b 4x4)

17.4

Watson to Mendis, 1 run, high full toss - not high enough to be called - the top edge falls between midwicket and long-on

Sri Lanka 162/3   BMAJ Mendis 25* (16b 4x4)

18.1

Lee to Mendis, 1 run, full toss outside off, gets a thick edge to third man

18.3

Lee to Mendis, 2 runs, slower ball, slogged down to wide of long-on, and they hustle back for the second

18.4

Lee to Mendis, 1 run, another full toss, driven down to long-off for one

Sri Lanka 177/3   BMAJ Mendis 29* (19b 4x4)
Series Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Aug 8, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 8 runs
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Aug 6, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 35 runs
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Aug 6, 2011

Cameron White trudges off, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Twenty20, Pallekele, August 6, 2011

Cameron White trudges off

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Aug 6, 2011

Cameron White is bowled for 7, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Twenty20, Pallekele, August 6, 2011

Cameron White is bowled for 7

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