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)
  Sri Lanka innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Hussey b Lee 86 86 63 12 1 136.50
19.2 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 150/8
View dismissal TM Dilshan* lbw b Lee 4 9 6 0 0 66.66
2.6 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 23/1
View dismissal LD Chandimal c & b Smith 13 24 11 2 0 118.18
7.5 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 66/2
View dismissal NLTC Perera c Watson b Johnson 9 4 6 1 0 150.00
8.5 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 75/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c White b Hastings 24 20 16 1 1 150.00
14.1 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 121/4
View dismissal BMAJ Mendis b Hastings 1 3 4 0 0 25.00
14.6 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 123/5
View dismissal AD Mathews b Hastings 5 7 4 1 0 125.00
16.3 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 131/6
View dismissal MDK Perera c Smith b O'Keefe 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
17.3 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 137/7
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara b Lee 4 11 6 0 0 66.66
19.5 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? 152/9
HMRKB Herath not out 1 4 1 0 0 100.00
BAW Mendis not out 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 2, w 7, nb 1) 10
  Total (9 wickets; 20 overs; 91 mins) 157 (7.85 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 4 0 39 3 9.75 9 6 0 (1nb, 1w)
2.6 to Dilshan, 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 23/1
19.2 to Jayawardene, 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 150/8
19.5 to Kulasekara, 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? 152/9
View wicket SNJ O'Keefe 4 0 33 1 8.25 6 4 0
17.3 to MDK Perera, 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 137/7
View wicket MG Johnson 4 0 35 1 8.75 9 6 0
8.5 to NLTC Perera, 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 75/3
View wicket SPD Smith 3 0 27 1 9.00 6 1 2
7.5 to Chandimal, 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 66/2
  DJ Hussey 1 0 7 0 7.00 1 0 0 (1w)
View wickets JW Hastings 4 0 14 3 3.50 12 0 0 (1w)
14.1 to Sangakkara, 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 121/4
14.6 to BMAJ Mendis, 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 123/5
16.3 to Mathews, 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 131/6
  Australia innings (target: 158 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c NLTC Perera b BAW Mendis 57 22 24 6 5 237.50
5.5 the slog sweep gets Watson after five sixes... this I suspect is the carrom ball that leaves Watson, and takes the top edge as he goes for his sixth six. Thisara Perera takes the catch at long-off 71/1
View dismissal DA Warner c Jayawardene b BAW Mendis 16 29 18 2 0 88.88
7.1 My word. We need a new scoring entry for this. Caught Jayawardene b Mendis simply won't do! Sit down and hear this out. Warner slog-sweeps this, Mathews takes the catch at the edge of midwicket boundary, but just as he is about to run over the fence with his momentum, he throws the ball back in - both his feet in the air. The closest fielder is 30 metres from him, but he has lobbed it back that far! Australia can't believe it. The replays aren't lying. Top presence of mind from Mathews and Mahela. Relayed Mathews caught Jayawardene bowled Mendis! 73/2
View dismissal DJ Hussey b Herath 2 13 3 0 0 66.66
8.2 Australia are in the tanglest of tangles here, and Kandy is going wild! Flighted delivery, orthodox turner from Herath, dipping slightly, Hussey plays all around it, the ball doesn't turn to make it look worse. Clatter behind Hussey 75/4
View dismissal SE Marsh st †Sangakkara b BAW Mendis 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
7.4 Marsh couldn't read Mendis if he wrote it in all caps... this is the fllghted googly, Marsh is sucked out of the crease, is beaten in the flight, plays for the legbreak, is beaten by the turn away from him. Sanga does the rest. Boy, are Sri Lanka back in this one? 73/3
View dismissal CL White* b NLTC Perera 39 49 32 1 3 121.87
19.2 and there's the game for Sri Lanka! This is a low full toss, White makes room and goes for the six, all he manages is an inside edge onto the off stump 144/9
View dismissal SPD Smith b BAW Mendis 12 21 19 1 0 63.15
15.1 Mendis is operating in a language completely alien to the Aussies. There is this massive panic that is overcoming them at the sight of Mendis. Smith has been playing good orthodox cricket until now, but he makes room here, and this carrom ball goes straight on as opposed to turning away. Smith's bat is outside the line, the middle stumps is out of ground, and Kandy is on its feet 113/5
View dismissal BJ Haddin b BAW Mendis 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
15.2 Whoa! Five six, pick up the sticks! Australia are not reading him at all. Increase the font size, Ajantha. This is the googly, well flighted, Hadding plays for the leg break, this pitches well outside off, and takes the top of off. Five wickets in 14 balls! First five-for for SL in T20Is 113/6
View dismissal MG Johnson b BAW Mendis 7 9 11 0 0 63.63
17.3 Six and out! Mendis becomes the first bowler to take six wickets in a T20I innings. Carrom ball this time, short and asking to be pulled, Johnson tries the shot, but this one deviates just a little to beat the bat, and hit the stumps 129/7
View dismissal SNJ O'Keefe run out (Jayawardene/BAW Mendis) 1 2 1 0 0 100.00
17.5 BAW Mendis to White, the carrom ball, White comes down the crease, pushes this towards long-on with soft hands, always wants the second, and comes for it. Jayawardene chases from midwicket, puts the slide in, the throw is right beside the stumps, and O'Keefe's dive ends inches short. This is top stuff from Sri Lanka 131/8
JW Hastings not out 3 14 6 0 0 50.00
B Lee not out 4 4 3 0 0 133.33
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 1, nb 1) 8
  Total (9 wickets; 20 overs; 88 mins) 149 (7.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  KMDN Kulasekara 3 0 26 0 8.66 9 3 1 (1nb)
View wicket NLTC Perera 2 0 21 1 10.50 2 3 0
19.2 to White, and there's the game for Sri Lanka! This is a low full toss, White makes room and goes for the six, all he manages is an inside edge onto the off stump 144/9
  MDK Perera 3 0 26 0 8.66 8 2 2
View wicket HMRKB Herath 4 0 31 1 7.75 14 1 3 (1w)
8.2 to Hussey, Australia are in the tanglest of tangles here, and Kandy is going wild! Flighted delivery, orthodox turner from Herath, dipping slightly, Hussey plays all around it, the ball doesn't turn to make it look worse. Clatter behind Hussey 75/4
View wickets BAW Mendis 4 1 16 6 4.00 15 0 1
5.5 to Watson, the slog sweep gets Watson after five sixes... this I suspect is the carrom ball that leaves Watson, and takes the top edge as he goes for his sixth six. Thisara Perera takes the catch at long-off 71/1
7.1 to Warner, My word. We need a new scoring entry for this. Caught Jayawardene b Mendis simply won't do! Sit down and hear this out. Warner slog-sweeps this, Mathews takes the catch at the edge of midwicket boundary, but just as he is about to run over the fence with his momentum, he throws the ball back in - both his feet in the air. The closest fielder is 30 metres from him, but he has lobbed it back that far! Australia can't believe it. The replays aren't lying. Top presence of mind from Mathews and Mahela. Relayed Mathews caught Jayawardene bowled Mendis! 73/2
7.4 to Marsh, Marsh couldn't read Mendis if he wrote it in all caps... this is the fllghted googly, Marsh is sucked out of the crease, is beaten in the flight, plays for the legbreak, is beaten by the turn away from him. Sanga does the rest. Boy, are Sri Lanka back in this one? 73/3
15.1 to Smith, Mendis is operating in a language completely alien to the Aussies. There is this massive panic that is overcoming them at the sight of Mendis. Smith has been playing good orthodox cricket until now, but he makes room here, and this carrom ball goes straight on as opposed to turning away. Smith's bat is outside the line, the middle stumps is out of ground, and Kandy is on its feet 113/5
15.2 to Haddin, Whoa! Five six, pick up the sticks! Australia are not reading him at all. Increase the font size, Ajantha. This is the googly, well flighted, Hadding plays for the leg break, this pitches well outside off, and takes the top of off. Five wickets in 14 balls! First five-for for SL in T20Is 113/6
17.3 to Johnson, Six and out! Mendis becomes the first bowler to take six wickets in a T20I innings. Carrom ball this time, short and asking to be pulled, Johnson tries the shot, but this one deviates just a little to beat the bat, and hit the stumps 129/7
  BMAJ Mendis 4 0 23 0 5.75 10 1 1

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0
Player of the match - BAW Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - REJ Martinesz and RSA Palliyaguruge
TV umpire - EAR de Silva
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - RD Kottahachchi

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 0
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 31 balls (10 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 11.3 overs (69 balls), Extras 1
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 19.1 overs (116 balls), Extras 5
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 157/9 in 20.0 overs (HMRKB Herath 1, BAW Mendis 0)
    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 72 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 4.3 overs (27 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (SR Watson 41, DA Warner 13, Ex 0)
    • SR Watson: 50 off 20 balls (6 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (81 balls), Extras 2
 
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