Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DAS Gunaratne
DAS Gunaratne
84(46) 6x4 - 5x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
6 11 19 6 17 14 6 5
MC Henriques
MC Henriques
56(37) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 1 7 2 12 1 11 19

Best performances - Bowlers

KMDN Kulasekara
KMDN Kulasekara
O4
M0
R31
W4
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AJ Tye
AJ Tye
O4
M0
R37
W3
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.20 start, First Session 19.20-20.45, Interval 20.45-21.05, Second Session 21.05-22.30

Match days

19 February 2017 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 176/8 | RR: 8.80

  • Asela Gunaratne84 (46b)
  • Lasith Malinga1 (1b)
  • Andrew Tye4-0-37-3
  • Moises Henriques4-0-38-0

11pm Phew, look the celebrations in the Sri Lanka camp. Asela sets off on a celebratory sprint. His team-mates finally track him down and mob him. SL slid to 40 for 5. They needed 79 off the last seven overs, and 48 off the last three. Asela said no problem and caught fire, lacing three successive sixes off Henriques and then muscling three boundaries in the last over off Tye to seal a stunning last-ball win for the visitors.

Asela Gunaratne, Man of the Match [he is really shy to talk]: It is a very happy moment.

Finch: When you got an in-batter in it is tough. That was one hell of an innings. I thought the way we bowled in the middle was outstanding. When you have a good player in good form, they hurt you. Sri Lanka played very well there. Take nothing away from them. We have been on the receiving end again. The series is gone, hopefully we can salvage something in Adelaide.

Tharanga: Asela's was an amazing innings. Even in South Africa he has done well. We lost too many wickets early but Asela finished the game for us. Winning in Australia is a huge achievement. This is Asela's first tour to Australia and we are happy.

Uwaisul Karnain: "Very well Played Asela, now sit back and watch the IPL Auction tomorrow!"

HSR: "Right before IPL auction, AG Presenting his strong case."

Karthik: "Two nail bitters in one day #NZvsSA #AUSvsSL. Can't take anymore. "

Must Hamid: "Highest Scorer with the Bat and Most Expensive with the Bowl for His Team... What a day it was for Henriques !!"

Silva: "one should not forget Kapu's contribution at a-run-a-ball which helped stabilise the innings!"

SamSL: "Asela's inning can be one of the best T20I innings from a Sri Lankan ever...."

That is all we have for you from this thriller. Hope you enjoyed this game as much as we did bringing it to you. Thanks for tuning in. Do comeback for the final T20 in Adelaide. Until next time, ciao.

19.6
4
Tye to Gunaratne, FOUR runs, Asela Gunaratne wins it for Sri Lanka. He does it in style! For the second time in three days Sri Lanka secure a last-ball win. They secure their third successive T20 series win in Australia. Seam-up length ball outside off, Asela backs away outside leg and hammers it over cover to spark wild celebrations in the Sri Lankan camp

SL need 2 off the last ball

19.5
1
Tye to Malinga, 1 run, short of a length on middle, seam-up ball, Malinga hangs back and shovel-pulls over midwicket. There is protection in the deep. There was probably two on offer, SL settle with one. Over to Asela
19.4
1
Tye to Gunaratne, 1 run, very full and on off, whipped away to deep square leg. Sri Lanka settle with one

Qaaid: "Gunaratne you beauty! "

19.3
6
Tye to Gunaratne, SIX runs, Asela clears mid-off, again. Goes all the way. Good length and outside off, hoisted flat over the fielder. What a key strike
19.2
4
Tye to Gunaratne, FOUR runs, full-toss on off stump, Asela lifts it over mid-off who is inside the circle. Tye erred in length and was punished

Kula has crossed over. Asela on strike

19.1
W
Tye to Kulasekara, OUT, Kulasekara holes out. Has he crossed over to the other end? Knuckle ball, slow and outside off, Kula aims to go over cover. He only toe-ends it into the air. Klinger completes a fine overhead catch at extra-cover

KMDN Kulasekara c Klinger b Tye 12 (19m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

SL need 14 off the last over. Tye to bowl it. Kula on strike

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5WU TharangaN Dickwella
2nd17EMDY MunaweeraN Dickwella
3rd5EMDY MunaweeraBKG Mendis
4th13EMDY MunaweeraDAS Gunaratne
5th0TAM SiriwardanaDAS Gunaratne
6th52CK KapugederaDAS Gunaratne
7th27S PrasannaDAS Gunaratne
8th41KMDN KulasekaraDAS Gunaratne
9th16SL MalingaDAS Gunaratne