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)

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, the first ball swings away, Jayawadene goes after it, and is beaten. To be fair to Jayawardene, the length was there to be driven


Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, nearly played on! This one doesn't swing, and hence the inside edge from Jayawardene. Misses the stumps, though


Lee to Dilshan, no run, more swing for Lee, a loose little poke by Dilshan. Beaten


Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, Drama! Lovely bouncer, right at Dilshan's throat. He gets a a limp top edge, which falls towards square leg, within Lee's reach. Lee runs off for the catch, but collides with Jayawardene who is taking the single. No question of obstructing the field, though: Jayawardene didn't do it on purpose


Lee to Jayawardene, no run, slower ball, driven to mid-off


Lee to Jayawardene, no run, length ball on the pads, Jayawardene misses out on easy runs. Is hit on the pad

Sri Lanka 2/0   B Lee 1-0-2-0

Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, slower bouncer, nicely pulled away, keeps it down by rolling his wrists on it


Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene is off to a quick start, this is just a touch too straight, and he muscles it wide of deep square leg


Lee to Jayawardene, no run, some premeditation here as he looks to make room. lee goes full and outside off. Jayawardene ends up swinging inside the line


Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, this is top batting. A slower ball from Lee, Jayawardene pauses his shot for a second, then presses play once the ball arrives, cutting it between cover-point and backward point, who are within hand-shaking distance of each other


Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, near yorker, on the pads, dug out for a single


Lee to Dilshan, OUT, Given out lbw! Lee is so convinced he doesn't even appeal until he has reached the stumps at the striker's end. This is a length ball, angling into the pads, Dilshan moves across, plays across the line, and misses. My initial reaction was that it might be going down, but I am neither the umpire nor the replay operator. Replay shows it pitched in front of middle, and hit Dilshan in front of leg, just outside the crease. Perhaps clipping leg then

TM Dilshan lbw b Lee 4 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Sri Lanka 23/1   B Lee 2-0-12-1

Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, plays the late-cut this time. Johnson at third man gets a bad bounce, but keeps them down to one


Lee to Chandimal, 1 run, low full toss, gets a thick outside edge, towards third man


Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, Clever cricket... slower bouncer, Jayawardene shapes up for the pull, then withdraws from it, and just as an afterthought, deflects this over the keeper's head. Can't set fields for these


Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, poor delivery, and punished accordingly... full toss on the pads, with the fine leg up, flicked past that fielder


Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, backs away to try to go over the covers, manages just a mis-hit to mid-off, but steals the single


Lee to Chandimal, FOUR, Chandimal joins the party. Gets under a length ball and lofts it over mid-off - 15 off the over

Sri Lanka 41/1   B Lee 3-0-27-1

Lee to Jayawardene, 1 no ball, perhaps that's why I am not the captain.. this is a high full toss, Mahela opens the face on it, and hits it straight down short third man's throat. Mahela is in no hurry to walk off, he wants the height of this full toss checked. Replays suggest this is slightly higher than his waits, but his legs are bent a bit. And hang on. They have called this a no-ball. Come on umpires, give the bowlers some leeway


Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, and here salt enters the wounds... length ball on the pads, and he has flicked it square for four


Lee to Jayawardene, OUT, some luck finally for Australia. This is a length ball on the pads, the kind T20 batsmen hit for sixes blindfolded. Mahela, though, gets too much under it, and finds deep midwicket

DPMD Jayawardene c Hussey b Lee 86 (86m 63b 12x4 1x6) SR: 136.50


Lee to Kulasekara, 1 run, gets the yorker right this time, Kula gets the single to bring the new man Herath on strike


Lee to Herath, 1 run, full ball, hit hard into the ground, bounces over a leaping Lee for a single


Lee to Kulasekara, OUT, Kula makes room to go over extra cover, Lee is full and straight, and hits the stumps. Australia's comeback continues, but have SL got enough already on this turning track?

KMDN Kulasekara b Lee 4 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66


Lee to BAW Mendis, 5 wides, what a horror ball... sees No. 11 shuffle across and bowls down the leg side, but well wide, and beats Haddin too - five wides


Lee to BAW Mendis, no run, Mendis shuffles across again, ends up well wide of off even before the ball leaves Lee's hand. Lee bowls full and outside off, and bisects Mendis and the stumps!

Sri Lanka 157/9   B Lee 4-0-39-3





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