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)

O'Keefe to Jayawardene, FOUR, beautiful, beautiful shot, makes room, goes inside out, all along the ground, between cover and extra cover

Sri Lanka 9/0   DPMD Jayawardene 6* (6b 1x4)   SNJ O'Keefe 0.4-0-7-0

O'Keefe to Jayawardene, FOUR, this is like the lob winner in tennis, steps down the wicket, and chips it over mid-on, easy does it

Sri Lanka 13/0   DPMD Jayawardene 10* (7b 2x4)   SNJ O'Keefe 0.5-0-11-0

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

Sri Lanka 18/0   DPMD Jayawardene 14* (9b 3x4)   B Lee 1.2-0-7-0

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

Sri Lanka 22/0   DPMD Jayawardene 18* (11b 4x4)   B Lee 1.4-0-11-0

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

Sri Lanka 32/1   DPMD Jayawardene 26* (17b 5x4)   B Lee 2.3-0-18-1

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

Sri Lanka 36/1   DPMD Jayawardene 30* (18b 6x4)   B Lee 2.4-0-22-1

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   LD Chandimal 6* (5b 1x4)   B Lee 3-0-27-1

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

Sri Lanka 45/1   DPMD Jayawardene 35* (20b 7x4)   MG Johnson 1.1-0-7-0

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

Sri Lanka 49/1   DPMD Jayawardene 39* (21b 8x4)   MG Johnson 1.2-0-11-0

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

Sri Lanka 53/1   DPMD Jayawardene 43* (22b 9x4)   MG Johnson 1.3-0-15-0

Smith to Chandimal, FOUR, unfortunate for Australia. Chandimal skips out of the crease, doesn't quite get to the pitch, but the thick edge goes fine of short third man. No slip obviously

Sri Lanka 66/1   LD Chandimal 13* (10b 2x4)   SPD Smith 0.4-0-7-0

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

Sri Lanka 71/2   NLTC Perera 5* (3b 1x4)   MG Johnson 2.2-0-20-0

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   DPMD Jayawardene 53* (31b 10x4)   MG Johnson 3-0-28-1

O'Keefe to Jayawardene, FOUR, bee-you-tee-full shot... this is not driving length, and he just chips it non-violently over extra cover. the ball teases both long-off and sweeper-cover, and eludes both

Sri Lanka 101/3   DPMD Jayawardene 66* (38b 11x4 1x6)   SNJ O'Keefe 2.3-0-21-0

O'Keefe to Sangakkara, FOUR, the slog-sweep this time from Sanga, connected supremely for four, between deep midwicket and deep square leg

Sri Lanka 108/3   KC Sangakkara 14* (10b 1x4)   SNJ O'Keefe 3-0-28-0

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   AD Mathews 5* (3b 1x4)   MG Johnson 4-0-35-1

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

Sri Lanka 150/7   DPMD Jayawardene 86* (62b 12x4 1x6)   B Lee 3.1-0-32-1





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