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)

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, some outswing for Lee, and Jayawardene leaves it alone outside off, just getting his eye in


Lee to Jayawardene, no run, outswing again, MJ plays with soft hands, but straight back to Lee


Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, MJ makes room this time and cuts, it awkwardly bounces just in front of Steve Smith at cover-point, who gets a hand to it, but the ball ricochets for a single


Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, strays into the pads, and is clipped away for a single


Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, MJ seems to be in the mood, makes room early again, gets under a length ball, and lofts it over mid-on without seeming to hit it hard at all. Lovely timing, hit through the line


Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, now he gets one short and wide enough to cut, and gets a single to third man

Sri Lanka 7/0   B Lee 1-0-7-0

Lee to Jayawardene, OUT, Timber... The yorker. Jayawardene backs away again, Lee goes full, and in front of leg, Jayawardene gets bat onto it, but only to guide it to the the off stump

DPMD Jayawardene b Lee 11 (8m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


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


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


Lee to Dilshan, no run, back of a length, on off, Dilshan plays with an open face, can't beat cover


Lee to Dilshan, 2 runs, this is short, there is no room, but Dilshan manages to cut it powerfully to third man, where a bad bounce results in a fumble for Johnson, and a second run


Lee to Dilshan, SIX, It's a harsh harsh game... This is a superb bouncer, quick, at the throat, Dilshan is late into the shot, but the top edge sails past the pulled-in boundary ropes behind fine leg


Lee to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan now rubs salt into the top-edged-six wound... what a top shot this, it's full, just outside off, the bat jams down on it with an open face, and it goes hurtling across, past point for four

Sri Lanka 26/1   B Lee 2-0-20-1

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


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


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


Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, full and around off, played with an open face - another 50-run partnership


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


Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, another full toss, Dilshan misses out too, gets a single to mid-off


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   B Lee 3-0-32-1

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


Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, can't do much with a yorker on middle and leg, he keeps it out, though, and steals a single


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


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


Lee to Dilshan, no run, full, fast, wide of off, Dilshan can't make contact with this one


Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, a perfect yorker at the base of leg stump. Dilshan keeps it out, and takes a single

Sri Lanka 178/3   B Lee 4-0-38-1





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