Australia in Sri Lanka T20I Series - 1st T20I

Sri Lanka v Australia

Sri Lanka won by 35 runs

4.1

Hastings to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, angled into the pads, concedes a leg-bye

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

4.3

Hastings to Dilshan, 1 run, slower short ball, Dilshan is through the shot when it hits him in the ribs. Another leg-bye

4.4

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

4.5

Hastings to Dilshan, 1 run, another slower ball, full this time, and is placed in the covers

4.6

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

Sri Lanka 41/1   JW Hastings 1-0-4-0

7.1

Hastings to Sangakkara, no run, angled across the left-hand batsman, and it beats Sanga's drive

7.2

Hastings to Sangakkara, 1 run, walks into this shot, and drives it wide of long-off for one

7.3

Hastings to Dilshan, FOUR, slower ball gone wrong, a delicious little full toss wide outside off, and he smashes it for four to extra cover

7.4

Hastings to Dilshan, 1 wide, another slower one gone wrong, a wide down the leg side, with the fine leg up!

7.4

Hastings to Dilshan, no run, good sharp offcutter, tucks Dilshan up, and he has to go back and keep the ball away from the stumps even as Sanga is charging for a single. He comes, nearly shakes hands with Dilshan, and makes it back safely

7.5

Hastings to Dilshan, 2 leg byes, pulls, beaten, it's either off the leading edge or off the pad, goes fine of third man, and they come back for the second

7.6

Hastings to Dilshan, FOUR, short, into the ribs, emphatically pulled away for four. Along the ground

Sri Lanka 63/2   JW Hastings 2-0-14-0

15.1

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

15.2

Hastings to Dilshan, FOUR, slower short ball, gets the mistimed pull out of it, but it falls wide of the diving D Hussey at deep square leg

15.3

Hastings to Dilshan, 1 wide, the slower legcutter, starts well wide of off, and is called a wide as it beats the bat

15.3

Hastings to Dilshan, 2 runs, this is nearly a sweep, helped by the slower deliveries, opens up the front leg, gets down on a knee, and places this past midwicket

15.4

Hastings to Dilshan, FOUR, another slower ball, another sweep. Dilshan is playing Hastings like he would do a spinner. What a top shot, too, along the ground, and beats deep square. Fifty off 37 for Dilshan. Wild cheers, and why not?

15.5

Hastings to Dilshan, FOUR, this is a reverse-flick-cum-pull-cum-scoop. I don't know what to call this awesome shot. Dilshan is going for his scoop, sees a slower bouncer, turns the bat face around, and pulls this between the keeper and third man

15.6

Hastings to Dilshan, FOUR, this one is asking to be spanked, a tempting little full toss, and Dilshan flat-bats it to midwicket

Sri Lanka 137/3   JW Hastings 3-0-34-0
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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