END OF OVER:
20 | 18 Runs | AUS: 163/8 (36 runs required, RR: 8.15)

  • John Hastings14 (4b)
  • Mitchell Johnson22 (16b)
  • Dhammika Prasad3-0-37-0
  • Suranga Lakmal3-0-23-1

Time for the quotes from the presentation. "Yeah didn't go to plan, that's for sure," says Cameron White. "Full credit to Sri Lanka and Dilshan. I wish I could have that toss back, but that's the way it goes. We were in the game for 13-14 overs, but Dilshan took the game away from us."

Tillakaratne Dilshan is the Mom and winning captain. He says: "I am really satisfied. Earlier on I batted a bit slowly, and then played the big shots later. It was a good toss to lose. Dilruwan Perera did a great job, as did Rangana. Kula got us off to a great start too. Jeevan Mendis too came and took a few risks, and when runs are coming off both ends, it is very difficult for the bowling side." And he thanks the crowd before leaving.

That's all from today. Do join us for the second T20I on Monday. Cheers

So, as comprehensive as T20 wins get. Sri Lanka displayed better skill, better application, and better knowledge of conditions. Dilshan scored his maiden T20 hundred, Sang and Mendis supported him, and then debutant Perera ripped the heart out of Australia's batting with three wickets. Well-deserved cheers from the crowd. Adde has this astonishing bit of trivia: "This is first victory of Sri Lanka at home in T20 Int." Indeed, after four losses

And Zeke has this awesome rant: "I may be a bit dopey, but I'm confused... Nathan Lyon was a huge revelation last season play T20 cricket, and was the leading wicket taker for Aus-A, playing 50 cricket - but he isn't here playing T20 games, but he's in the test team!? I guess I'm just an idiot who doesn't know a thing about cricket! If they see so much potential in him, why wouldn't they get him in this game and give him every chance to adapt to the conditions?"

19.6
6
Prasad to Hastings, SIX runs, Australia finish off in style... but lose by 35 runs! Hastings clears the front leg, gets down on the knee, and slogs this for the biggest six of the night
19.5
1
Prasad to Johnson, 1 run, driven down to long-on for one
19.4
2
Prasad to Johnson, 2 runs, low full toss, placed for a couple into the on side
19.3
2
Prasad to Johnson, 2 runs, pushed into the on side for a couple
19.2
5
Prasad to Hastings, 5 runs, slogged away this time to midwicket, and Lakmal's overthrow goes for four overthrows, through Lakmal's leg. Bad bounce involved
19.1
2
Prasad to Hastings, 2 runs, Hastings lofts over the bowler's head, gets a couple

Rob Noah, at the fag end of this match, has sent in the feedback of the day: "If I was Cameron White and I had inherited this team, I would let out a Homer Simpson-like scream before running off into the woods. Then again I would do the same if I found that I was Cameron White."

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 145/8 (54 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.63, RRR: 54.00)

  • John Hastings1 (1b)
  • Mitchell Johnson17 (13b)
  • Suranga Lakmal3-0-23-1
  • Nuwan Kulasekara4-0-39-2
18.6
1
Lakmal to Hastings, 1 run, low full toss, pushed to long-off for a single

John Hastings to bat now

18.5
W
Lakmal to O'Keefe, OUT, Timber. Full, in front of off, O'Keefe swings, misses, hears the death rattle

SNJ O'Keefe b Lakmal 22 (14m 12b 3x4 1x6) SR: 183.33

18.4
2
Lakmal to O'Keefe, 2 runs, full ball, slogged down to long-on. Lakmal doesn't realise they are coming for two, and doesn't go to disturb the bails. He was gone otherwise

Extras barring, this game is over

18.3
1
Lakmal to Johnson, 1 run, low full toss, gets an inside edge onto the pad, gets a single

Ten sixes off 10 balls now

18.2
0
Lakmal to Johnson, no run, slower short ball, beats Johnson's swing across the line
18.1
4
Lakmal to Johnson, FOUR runs, that's one of the fours. A loosener first up, and he smashes this full toss wide of midwicket

Ten sixes and a four, or nine sixes and two fours required. Lakmal comes back

END OF OVER:
18 | 15 Runs | AUS: 137/7 (62 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.61, RRR: 31.00)

  • Steve O'Keefe20 (10b)
  • Mitchell Johnson12 (10b)
  • Nuwan Kulasekara4-0-39-2
  • Dilruwan Perera4-0-26-3
17.6
4
Kulasekara to O'Keefe, FOUR runs, that's the drag flick! Walks across the stumps, and flicks this from outside off, over the keeper's head
17.5
1
Kulasekara to Johnson, 1 run, low full toss this time, shipped to midwicket for one
17.4
6
Kulasekara to Johnson, SIX runs, Lovely clean swing, almost golf-like, over long-on. Admires the shot, and it is worth admiring
17.3
2
Kulasekara to Johnson, 2 runs, good-looking drive on the up, wide of long-on, gets a couple
17.2
0
Kulasekara to Johnson, no run, full and wide inswinger, just inside those guide lines for wides
17.1
2
Kulasekara to Johnson, 2 runs, Dropped. An absolute sitter for Mathews at long-off. He goes with the fingers pointing skywards, the ball bursts through them and hits him in the chest

END OF OVER:
17 | 14 Runs | AUS: 122/7 (77 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.17, RRR: 25.66)

  • Steve O'Keefe16 (9b)
  • Mitchell Johnson1 (5b)
  • Dilruwan Perera4-0-26-3
  • Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-24-2
16.6
4
Perera to O'Keefe, FOUR runs, and now the reverse-sweep, goes swiftly past point for four more. Just delaying the inevitable I am afraid
16.5
4
Perera to O'Keefe, FOUR runs, O'Keefe is getting stuck into Perera, sweeps him over square, finds the gap between deep back wards square and deep midwicket
16.4
6
Perera to O'Keefe, SIX runs, O'Keefe slogs this one for six, clears the front leg, and swings merrily. It's a length ball on the pads, which helps
16.3
0
Perera to O'Keefe, no run, floater outside off, beats the outside edge
16.2
0
Perera to O'Keefe, no run, short again, but finds midwicket with the pull
16.1
0
Perera to O'Keefe, no run, short, across him, cut away to cover-point

Perera comes back. Has taken a wicket in each of his first three overs

END OF OVER:
16 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 108/7 (91 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.75, RRR: 22.75)

  • Mitchell Johnson1 (5b)
  • Steve O'Keefe2 (3b)
  • Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-24-2
  • Rangana Herath3-0-11-1
15.6
0
Kulasekara to Johnson, no run, Johnson has a swipe at this inswinger outside off. Beaten
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Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18SR WatsonDA Warner
2nd21SE MarshDA Warner
3rd10DJ HusseyDA Warner
4th14CL WhiteDA Warner
5th26DA WarnerSPD Smith
6th14BJ HaddinDA Warner
7th2MG JohnsonDA Warner
8th39MG JohnsonSNJ O'Keefe
9th19MG JohnsonJW Hastings