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)

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


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


Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, slightly slower delivery, pushed between mid-off and extra cover. A near collision between Johnson and Dilshan there. Dilshan is not happy, but it's the batsman's responsibility to run around the bowler


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


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


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

Sri Lanka 36/1   MG Johnson 1-0-10-0

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, full on off, driven with an open face, amazing how he manufactures room. A fumble from Watson at extra cover allows them the single


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


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


Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, first signs of good Australian fielding as White at midwicket makes the save off a good drive from Sangakkara


Johnson to Dilshan, 2 runs, on the pads, worked away into the on side


Johnson to Dilshan, no run, driven with an open face again, but can't beat cover-point

Sri Lanka 45/2   MG Johnson 2-0-14-1

Johnson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full, on the pads, flicked away fine, and they steal the second. A slightly wide throw from O'Keefe allows them to do so


Johnson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, on the front foot a touch too early, gets a top edge on a short-of-a-length delivery, but avoids the fielders and gets a couple of runs


Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, oh lovely shot, on the up, high elbow, and over mid-off. That was one for the photographers


Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, another Sanga trademark, walks across the stumps, and flicks this off his toes, over square leg - brings up 50 for the partnership


Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 wide, wide down the leg side now


Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, back of a length, around off, the rare defensive shot


Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, tucked into the on side, doesn't get a run

Sri Lanka 93/2   MG Johnson 3-0-27-1

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, tries the scoop again, but is beaten by the slower bouncer. Called one for the over


Johnson to Dilshan, SIX, old-fashioned Twenty20 slog, helps that this is a length ball, and he opens up the stance to send it over long-on. Into the 90s now. Hmm


Johnson to Dilshan, SIX, This is absolute toying around with the bowling. Dilshan stands with an open stance, across the stumps, he wants to go over leg side, and a clue less Johnson serves up a gentle long hop, and is pulled out of sight


Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, what a way to get to maiden Twenty20 international hundred, with the trademark scoop, it's not connected very well, but enough to clear fine leg. Dilshan leaps for joy, the crowd is going crazy, and everybody barring the Aussie fielders is loving it. White applauds too


Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, another short ball, top-edged over midwicket, and somehow even this goes for four. Australia absolutely clueless


Johnson to Dilshan, no run, full, angled across him, beats the bat, Dilshan doesn't try the bye

Sri Lanka 198/3   MG Johnson 4-0-47-1





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