Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Aug 8, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 8 runs
8 August 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, good short delivery, Jayawardene looks to turn this to leg, gets a leading edge for a single


Johnson to Chandimal, no run, angled across Chandimal, who cuts without feet movement. Is beaten


Johnson to Chandimal, no run, length ball outside off, pushed to cover, Chandimal sends Jayawardene back. Good call


Johnson to Chandimal, 1 run, worked off the pads, gets a single wide of mid-on


Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene goes after a widish delivery. No feet, and hence not close to the line. Beaten


Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, pushed to mid-off for a quick single. Johnson puts in a superb dive to back this wild throw up, from Warner at mid-off

Sri Lanka 26/1   MG Johnson 1-0-3-0

Johnson to Jayawardene, FOUR, Toying around with the bowlers here... Another length ball, outside off, and he drives it with an open face, deliberately over point


Johnson to Jayawardene, FOUR, this is even better because this is along the ground, and pierces the five-men cover ring. Slightly slower delivery, waits for it, and cuts it in front of square, between cover and extra cover


Johnson to Jayawardene, FOUR, sensational stuff, and yet not a hint of violence. Punches this on the up, and bisects cover and extra cover. Those five men can just stand and watch


Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, angled wide outside off, Jayawardene misses the line this time. That's some respite for Australia


Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, goes over the cover ring this time, one bounce to sweeper-cover


Johnson to Chandimal, no run, full and wide outside off, beats Chandimal's attempt to squirt it past point

Sri Lanka 54/1   MG Johnson 2-0-16-0

Johnson to NLTC Perera, no run, length ball, around off, played to straight extra cover


Johnson to NLTC Perera, FOUR, slower ball, hit on the up, powerful shot, towards long-on, where O'Keefe misfields and costs Australia three runs


Johnson to NLTC Perera, 2 runs, nothing going Australia's way. This is a good bouncer, but the top edge clears the wicketkeeper who is running back. John Hastings, though, makes a good save running from fine leg to behind the keeper, and relays it to Watson


Johnson to NLTC Perera, 2 runs, length ball, and Perera has hit the leather off this. Good job by Johnson to get a hand to it, but it still needs some chasing by O'Keefe from long-on, to keep them down to two


Johnson to NLTC Perera, OUT, the short ball does the job for Johnson. This is just outside off, shoulder-high, and Perera upper-cuts this one straight down Watson's throat at third man

NLTC Perera c Watson b Johnson 9 (4m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00


Johnson to Jayawardene, FOUR, and the lady luck continues to tease Australia. This is a good offcutter outside off, gets a thick edge from Mahela, and beats third man who is pretty square. That's fifty for Mahela too

Sri Lanka 79/3   MG Johnson 3-0-28-1

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, punched down the ground for a single


Johnson to Mathews, no run, played with an open face, but straight to point


Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, pushed towards long-on for a single


Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, slower ball, short outside off, beats Jayawardene's late-cut


Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, bad bounce for Hastings at third man, but he cleanly takes the rebound off his chest and takes them down to one


Johnson to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews checks in. Walks at Johnson, and smacks this over Jayawardene's head. Long-off has no chance to come around

Sri Lanka 130/5   MG Johnson 4-0-35-1





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