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 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   DPMD Jayawardene 19* (12b 4x4)   B Lee 2-0-12-1

Smith to Chandimal, OUT, His tendency to play to leg has got him! For the second time in this over he tries to work a legbreak to from well outside off to the leg side. Gets a healthy leading edge that carries to Smith

LD Chandimal c & b Smith 13 (24m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

Sri Lanka 66/2   DPMD Jayawardene 49* (30b 9x4)   SPD Smith 0.5-0-7-1

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

Sri Lanka 75/3   DPMD Jayawardene 49* (30b 9x4)   MG Johnson 2.5-0-24-1

Hastings to Sangakkara, OUT, Duke has got a wicket here. Just back of a length, Sanga manufactures the pull shot, hits it powerfully too, but straight to White at midwicket. The captain contributes

KC Sangakkara c White b Hastings 24 (20m 16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

Sri Lanka 121/4   DPMD Jayawardene 70* (46b 11x4 1x6)   JW Hastings 1.1-0-4-1

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, OUT, Super stuff from Hastings, this could be a big over in the final equation. This is pitched middle and leg, and headed to just outside off, Mendis tries the chop towards third man, gets the bottom edge onto the stumps. Duke: 12 balls, 4 runs, 2 wickets

BMAJ Mendis b Hastings 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Sri Lanka 123/5   DPMD Jayawardene 70* (47b 11x4 1x6)   JW Hastings 2-0-5-2

Hastings to Mathews, OUT, I can tell you John Wayne Hastings is showing his worth here, with his third wicket in his third over. Mathews charges at him and makes room, but Hastings bowls one aimed at top of off, Mathews looks to open the face but is too late

AD Mathews b Hastings 5 (7m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Sri Lanka 131/6   DPMD Jayawardene 73* (52b 11x4 1x6)   JW Hastings 2.3-0-6-3

O'Keefe to MDK Perera, OUT, Perera looks to send this out of Kandy, but hardly reaches long-on with a thick edge. Smith from long-on charges in and makes a dive to get his fingers under it

MDK Perera c Smith b O'Keefe 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 137/7   DPMD Jayawardene 77* (55b 11x4 1x6)   SNJ O'Keefe 3.3-0-31-1

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

Sri Lanka 150/8   KMDN Kulasekara 3* (4b)   B Lee 3.2-0-32-2

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

Sri Lanka 152/9   HMRKB Herath 1* (1b)   B Lee 3.5-0-34-3





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