Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    16.4 bowled him! Well bowled from Dhananjaya. Warner got in a tangle. It was a good length, drifting in and skidding on, Warner pressed forward initially, then pressed back to give room to cut but it was too full and it crashed into middle 80/1
    42.4 skied to cover! Slower ball does the trick! This was well bowled. A back of the hand slower ball at 97kph, Finch cleared the left leg to launch but the extra bounce and lack of pace saw him sky it straight up to cover and the skipper calmly claimed the catch. The end of a wonderful innings. 273/3
    22.6 first Warner, now Khawaja and Sri Lanka back in this! This is nicely tossed up, drifting in from around the stumps, Khawaja looks to sweep - takes him on with the short boundary in sight - hits it well but picks out Udana at deep midwicket. Massive blow. 100/2
    73
    59
    90
    7
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    123.72
    43.3 bowled him with a cracking yorker! The clock says 130kph but that looked quicker. Smith tried to whip this behind square but it slid under the bat and hit the outside of off stump. Vintage Lasith! 278/4
    not out
    46
    25
    40
    5
    1
    184.00
    46.6 caught at deep midwicket! Well bowled! Back of the hand slower ball, outside off, he tries to heave this to the long boundary at deep midwicket, doesn't get it and Siriwardana takes the catch easily 10m inside the rope 310/5
    48.1 Brilliant run out from Udana! Ridiculously good in fact! The back of the hand slower ball was brilliant in itself, forced Maxwell to check his shot, pushing to long on, Udana dived across full stretch, stopped it one handed. Both batsmen retreated. Udana rolled over and threw the non striker's stumps down with Carey just short as he dove back! Magnificent work 317/6
    48.3 another direct hit from Udana! This is superb! He nails the yorker, Cummins digs it out on the on side and takes off, Udana whips across like a leopard, Cummins is sent back by Maxwell, Udana gathers, steadies, fires and hits with Cummins miles out at the striker's end! 320/7
    not out
    5
    4
    7
    0
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    125.00
    Extras
    14 (lb 4, nb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    334/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.68)
    Fall of wickets: 1-80 (David Warner, 16.4 ov), 2-100 (Usman Khawaja, 22.6 ov), 3-273 (Aaron Finch, 42.4 ov), 4-278 (Steven Smith, 43.3 ov), 5-310 (Shaun Marsh, 46.6 ov), 6-317 (Alex Carey, 48.1 ov), 7-320 (Pat Cummins, 48.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga1016116.10295131
    N Pradeep1008808.802613210
    I Udana1005725.70244010
    NLTC Perera1006706.70196110
    DM de Silva804025.00241220
    TAM Siriwardana201708.5041100
  • BATSMEN
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    32.1 caught at backward point! Oh no! Three short of a magical hundred. It was short and wide, there to cut for four, but he just guided it, didn't try and get over the top of it or hit it up and over Maxwell at backward point. He picked him out. Catching practice for Maxwell. What a massive blow that is 186/3
    15.3 the middle stump is flattened! full, straight and the wicket comes as Kusal misses an attempted mow to the leg side. Australia get a breakthrough they desperately needed. Finch's decision to bring back his trump card works. 115/1
    23.5 caught behind! Behrendorff breaks through! He tried to square drive again on the up but this was much tighter to off and a little shorter, he was cramped attempting the shot, got a thin edge to Carey! Behrendorff has his first World Cup wicket 153/2
    38.1 thin edge and gone! Slants a pacy delivery across Kusal who looks to heave this across the line, the pace is too good for him. Gleefully accepted by Carey. 222/7
    35.4 he's gloved this down leg! This was short, angling in towards his ribs, Mathews tried to avoid by trying to take him on with the hook shot, swivels a touch too late and gloves it through to the keeper. Massive blow. 205/4
    36.2 full, straight and boom! Plays all around this full delivery, misses. The ball tails in to beat the inside edge, deflect off the pad and smash the stumps. The procession continues. 209/5
    36.6 he's chipped this straight to mid-on, good catch by Warner. He was looking to whip this over the infield, didn't get it off the middle. That's the end of Sri Lanka's hopes, me thinks 217/6
    not out
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    53.33
    39.6 looks to back away and flat-bat this over the stands, but only manages to slice it high in the air as Finch, back-tracking from mid-off, takes an excellent catch on the move. 236/8
    41.4 chips it straight to cover, Khawaja can't ask for an easier catch. The end is near. Excellent change of pace, this is the split-finger slower ball, length on the fuller side, Malinga backed away possibly to hit it over the infield but ended up spooning it to the fielder. 237/9
    45.5 edged and taken! Pradeep backs away to slog, swings blindly and ends up nicking behind. Fourth win in five matches for Australia as they move to the top of the points table. 247/10
    Extras
    8 (lb 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    247 all out (45.5 Overs, RR: 5.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-115 (Kusal Perera, 15.3 ov), 2-153 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 23.5 ov), 3-186 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 32.1 ov), 4-205 (Angelo Mathews, 35.4 ov), 5-209 (Milinda Siriwardana, 36.2 ov), 6-217 (Thisara Perera, 36.6 ov), 7-222 (Kusal Mendis, 38.1 ov), 8-236 (Isuru Udana, 39.6 ov), 9-237 (Lasith Malinga, 41.4 ov), 10-247 (Nuwan Pradeep, 45.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc1005545.50345210
    PJ Cummins7.503824.85284020
    JP Behrendorff905916.55224100
    KW Richardson914735.22326020
    GJ Maxwell1004604.60261110

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
115FDM KarunaratneMDKJ Perera
38FDM KarunaratneHDRL Thirimanne
33FDM KarunaratneBKG Mendis
19AD MathewsBKG Mendis
4TAM SiriwardanaBKG Mendis
8NLTC PereraBKG Mendis
5DM de SilvaBKG Mendis
14I UdanaDM de Silva
1SL MalingaDM de Silva
10N PradeepDM de Silva