Result
2nd ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), Aug 24 2016, Australia tour of Sri Lanka
288
(47.2/50 ov, target 289)
206
Sri Lanka won by 82 runs
Player Of The Match
0:58
4y
• The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Amila Aponso 4 for 18 seals Sri Lanka's 82-run victory

Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka288(48.5 overs)
Australia206(47.2 overs)

Time for the presentation:

Angelo Mathews, also the Man of the Match: Chandimal and Kusal batted brilliantly upfront, to set the platform. It wasn't the easiest wicket to bat on so I batted till the 46th over. It was a good cricketing wicket, even though it spun. We needed that win and Aponso was brilliant, amazing and he bowled with a lot of effort. We've seen the likes of Kusal Mendis, de Silva and they are young and can go a long way.

Steven Smith: We didn't excite well enough with the ball or in the field today. Credit to SL for batting well and I thought 250 was par and they crossed it easily. Aponso bowls well, quite similar to Herath, some skid on and some turn. Some of our batsmen got starts…There's always pressure playing away from home and some of the guys have adapted and hopefully we can improve. Faulkner bowled nice today, the damage was already done when he took the hat-trick.

That's all from the second ODI in Colombo. do join us again for the third ODI on August 28, in Dambulla. For today you can still enjoy the ODI at The Rose Bowl where Pakistan have set England 261 to chase. Until next time, goodbye and good luck from Vishal and George.

9.52pm That's a collective performance from SL to make it 1-1. The first innings saw a lot of momentum shifts with three fifties and three wickets for each of Starc, Faulkner (hat-trick) and Zampa. In Australia's chase, SL made sure they got the more dangerous batsmen out of the way early before Mathew Wade's career-best 76. But the asking rate kept creeping up and the SL spinners did the rest. Four wickets for Aponso in only his second ODI after Thisara Perera had done the early damage. An 82-run win for SL and the series is level.

Chris: "I really think Aponso could Herath's replacement long term at test level watching the way he has bowled in this match and with his first-class figures as well."

Russell: "How is that the Aussies haven't hit 1 SIX in this match? Most of these players have T20 experience so why haven't they applied it here when urgently needed?"

47.2
w
Aponso to Faulkner, OUT
flighted again, this time Faulkner is hit on the pad in front of leg stump, SL appeal and the finger has gone up. But Faulkner reviews it. Replays show no inside edge and ball-tracking shows it was 'hitting' the stumps. Australia all out for 206
JP Faulkner lbw b Aponso 13 (29m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.42
47.1
Aponso to Faulkner, no run
tossed up towards middle, Faulkner blocks it back
end of over 474 runs
AUS: 206/9CRR: 4.38 • RRR: 27.66 • Need 83 from 18b
Nathan Lyon4 (6)
James Faulkner13 (17)
Seekkuge Prasanna8-1-48-1
Amila Aponso9-0-18-3
46.6
Prasanna to Lyon, no run
six balls, six sweeps and it ends the way it started - fails to connect
46.5
2
Prasanna to Lyon, 2 runs
sweep again and gets an under edge to make the ball go through the keeper's legs for two
46.4
2
Prasanna to Lyon, 2 runs
fourth sweep in a row and he connects this time, two towards deep midwicket
46.3
Prasanna to Lyon, no run
third attempted sweep and misses it again

A slip comes in

46.2
Prasanna to Lyon, no run
sweeps against the turn again and the turn beats everything this time
46.1
Prasanna to Lyon, no run
optimistic appeal as Lyon sweeps and is hit well outside the off stump
end of over 461 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 202/9CRR: 4.39 • RRR: 21.75 • Need 87 from 24b
James Faulkner13 (17)
Nathan Lyon0 (0)
Amila Aponso9-0-18-3
Seekkuge Prasanna7-1-44-1
45.6
Aponso to Faulkner, no run
proper forward-lean defence from Faulkner for the length delivery outside off

Lyon the last man

45.5
w
Aponso to Zampa, OUT
swept away to the leg side and he's found deep midwicket, third wicket for Aponso! It was pitched up, and Zampa went down on a knee to sweep it away nicely but it didn't go all the way and Dilshan had to run to his right to make it nine down
A Zampa c Dilshan b Aponso 5 (17m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25
45.4
1
Aponso to Faulkner, 1 run
worked towards leg now against the turn for one
45.3
Aponso to Faulkner, no run
the turn beats Faulkner as he kept his bat in front of off, where the ball pitched, but it turned away just a bit to go towards the keeper's right
45.2
Aponso to Faulkner, no run
bit wider outside off and Faulkner pushes it back
45.1
Aponso to Faulkner, no run
slowish and straight towards the stumps, blocked back
end of over 458 runs
AUS: 201/8CRR: 4.46 • RRR: 17.60 • Need 88 from 30b
James Faulkner12 (12)
Adam Zampa5 (15)
Seekkuge Prasanna7-1-44-1
Amila Aponso8-0-17-2

100GOD: "Not even a single boundary hit to Aponso!! He bowled 1 over in PP and now bowling in last 10 overs too! Brilliant stuff!"

44.6
3
Prasanna to Faulkner, 3 runs
down the leg side now, it's gone very fine past the keeper and they run three. No signal from the umpire which means three off the bat
44.5
4
Prasanna to Faulkner, FOUR runs
juicy full toss towards leg and that was an easy swat from Faulkner to place it towards square on the leg side for four
44.4
Prasanna to Faulkner, no run
more towards the stumps now and Faulkner blocks it back
44.3
Prasanna to Faulkner, no run
some turn away from Faulkner, keeps low too and beats the outside edge
Best performances - batsmen
MS Wade
76 runs (88)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
67815170221
BKG Mendis
69 runs (69)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
off drive
20 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
14127022716
Best performances - bowlers
MA Aponso
O
9.2
M
0
R
18
W
4
Eco
1.92
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W2W
LEGOFF
LHB
NLTC Perera
O
5
M
0
R
33
W
3
Eco
6.60
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of Sri Lanka
Player Of The Match
Angelo Mathews
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3769
Season2016
Hours of play (local time)14:30 start, First Session 14:30-18:00, Interval 18:00-18:45, Second Session 18:45-22:15
Match days24 August 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Michael Gough
Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire
Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath