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1st T20I (N), Kandy, Aug 6 2011, Australia tour of Sri Lanka
(20 ov, target 199)163/8
Sri Lanka won by 35 runs
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Dilshan ton overpowers Australia

Sri Lanka's captain Tillakaratne Dilshan struck a compelling century then marshalled his team neatly in the field to secure a 35-run victory over Australia

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Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka198/3(20 overs)
Australia163/8(20 overs)
end of over 2018 runs
AUS: 163/8CRR: 8.15 
John Hastings14 (4)
Mitchell Johnson22 (16)
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 198 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 145/8CRR: 7.63 • RRR: 54.00 • Need 54 from 6b
John Hastings1 (1)
Mitchell Johnson17 (13)
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

Steve 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
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 1815 runs
AUS: 137/7CRR: 7.61 • RRR: 31.00 • Need 62 from 12b
Steve O'Keefe20 (10)
Mitchell Johnson12 (10)
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
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 1714 runs
AUS: 122/7CRR: 7.17 • RRR: 25.67 • Need 77 from 18b
Steve O'Keefe16 (9)
Mitchell Johnson1 (5)
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

Best performances - batsmen
Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait
TM Dilshan
104 runs (57)
12 fours
5 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
leg glance
40 runs
4 fours
3 sixes
4162914123818
David Warner
DA Warner
53 runs (31)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control63%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
19 runs
3 fours
1 six
431817965
Best performances - bowlers
Dilruwan Perera portrait
MDK Perera
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
3
ECO
6.5
Nuwan Kulasekara portrait
KMDN Kulasekara
O
4
M
0
R
39
W
2
ECO
9.75
Match details
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of Sri Lanka
Season2011
Player Of The Match
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20 No. 202
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.50
Match days6 August 2011 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Dhammika Prasad
Dhammika Prasad
Dilruwan Perera
Dilruwan Perera
Rangana Herath
Rangana Herath
Umpires
Sri Lanka Image
Asoka de Silva
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Ranmore Martinesz
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka Image
Tyron Wijewardene
Match Referee
India Image
Javagal Srinath