Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Aug 6, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 35 runs
6 August 2011 - night match (20-over match)
10.1

Watson to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, Dilshan tries the scoop first ball, but is hit in the shoulder, and still gets a leg-bye

10.2

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball, driven on the up, gets a single to long-off

10.3

Watson to Dilshan, no run, slower short ball, beats Dilshan's short-arm pull

10.4

Watson to Dilshan, no run, winds up for a big shot, the ball jags back in, Dilshan's bat comes down on it the last moment. And wait a moment. Watson lets the throw rip at Dilshan's face, he fends it off with his glove, and Australia appeal for a run-out/obstruction to fielders. Turned down, and rightly so. Dilshan never left his crease too. Poor form, Australia. It was clearly evasive action, and Dilshan never left the crease, leave alone intending a single

10.5

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run

10.6

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, worked around the corner for a single

Sri Lanka 80/2   SR Watson 1-0-3-0
12.1

Watson to Dilshan, no run, driven on the up, but straight to cover

12.2

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, another open-face drive, hit hard into ground, White has to stretch to get a hand to it. They take a single

12.3

Watson to Sangakkara, OUT, what a soft dismissal, lot of premeditation in it as he walks down the wicket. The ball is not nearly full enough, and is also the slower one, and Sanga ends up chipping it straight to midwicket

KC Sangakkara c White b Watson 30 (26m 22b 4x4 0x6) SR: 136.36

12.4

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

12.5

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball around off, driven to long-off for one

12.6

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

Sri Lanka 97/3   SR Watson 2-0-7-1
14.1

Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, Ahh the scoop. Like it is ice cream on Saturday evening. Splendid. He covers his head with his arms, and flicks it straight over the keeper's head

14.2

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, pulled away to deep square leg

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   SR Watson 3-0-19-1
17.1

Watson to Dilshan, SIX, don't gape disbelievingly when you read this: Dilshan has slog-swept Watson for a six. Watson can't believe it either. Just brilliant premeditation and execution

17.2

Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, short ball, not much width, but Dilshan's wrists manufacture immense power on cut shots, and this has gone for four too

17.3

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, full ball, Dilshan clears the front leg, and heaves this to long-on for one

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

17.5

Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, a perfectly respectable yorker, but Dilshan stabs at it, hard into the ground, and then over point for another four. This is some pasting

17.6

Watson to Dilshan, SIX, another slog-sweep! Low full toss, Dilshan's front leg gets out of the way, and he lofts this over midwicket. Wonder if Watson regrets that throw at Dilshan's face

Sri Lanka 172/3   SR Watson 4-0-41-1
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