Australia in Sri Lanka T20I Series - 1st T20I

Sri Lanka v Australia

Sri Lanka won by 35 runs

2.2

Lee to Chandimal, 1 wide, Lee welcomes him with a bouncer, but well down the leg side

2.2

Lee to Chandimal, 1 leg bye, full and fast, but into the pads, concedes the leg-bye

Sri Lanka 14/1   LD Chandimal 0* (1b)

3.1

Johnson to Chandimal, no run, a gentle loosener, short outside off, cut hard into the ground, but can't get past the strong square field on the off side

3.2

Johnson to Chandimal, 1 run, short, into the ribs, Chandimal doesn't hold back on the pull, gets a single to long leg

3.4

Johnson to Chandimal, FOUR, clears the front leg and swings hard at a full delivery, bounces into the pitch, and beats mid-on to go for four. This is a superb start for Sri Lanka

3.5

Johnson to Chandimal, FOUR, again, the vintage T20 technique of clearing the front leg and swinging through or across the line. This one is across, and goes square on the leg side for another four

3.6

Johnson to Chandimal, no run, another swing, but this time the extra bounce beats him outside off

Sri Lanka 36/1   LD Chandimal 9* (6b 2x4)

4.2

Hastings to Chandimal, 1 run, front leg out of the way again, pulls, straight to midwicket where a fumble allows them the single

4.4

Hastings to Chandimal, 1 run, another slower ball, nearly gets Chandimal with it. The limp shot falls in front of extra cover

4.6

Hastings to Chandimal, no run, the quicker one this time, full and wide outside off, beats Chandimal drive

Sri Lanka 41/1   LD Chandimal 11* (9b 2x4)

5.2

Johnson to Chandimal, no run, short and quick, there is room, though, but Chandimal is beaten by the bounce as he tries a big cut

5.3

Johnson to Chandimal, OUT, Hit wicket! I don't remember any hit-wickets in T20 internationals. This might well be a first. It's a length ball on the pads, but the extra pace forces him deep into the crease, the bat comes down real late, and the over-balanced Chandimal's front leg goes across and hits the stumps. It takes the Aussies a while to realise they have got a wicket

LD Chandimal hit wicket b Johnson 11 (15m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sri Lanka 42/2   LD Chandimal 11 (11b 2x4)
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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