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RESULT
2nd T20I (N), Pallekele, August 08, 2011, Australia tour of Sri Lanka
(20 ov, T:158) 149/9

Sri Lanka won by 8 runs

Player Of The Match
6/16
ajantha-mendis
Sri Lanka INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mahela Jayawardene c Hussey b Lee866386121136.50
Tillakaratne Dilshan (c)lbw b Lee4690066.66
Dinesh Chandimal c & b Smith13112420118.18
Thisara Perera c Watson b Johnson96410150.00
Kumar Sangakkara c White b Hastings24162011150.00
Jeevan Mendis  b Hastings1430025.00
Angelo Mathews  b Hastings54710125.00
Dilruwan Perera c Smith b O'Keefe035000.00
Nuwan Kulasekara  b Lee46110066.66
Rangana Herath not out 11400100.00
Ajantha Mendis not out 011000.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 7)10
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.85, 91 Mts)157/9
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2.6 ov), 2-66 (Dinesh Chandimal, 7.5 ov), 3-75 (Thisara Perera, 8.5 ov), 4-121 (Kumar Sangakkara, 14.1 ov), 5-123 (Jeevan Mendis, 14.6 ov), 6-131 (Angelo Mathews, 16.3 ov), 7-137 (Dilruwan Perera, 17.3 ov), 8-150 (Mahela Jayawardene, 19.2 ov), 9-152 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 19.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee403939.7596011
2.6 to TM Dilshan, Given out lbw! Lee is so convinced he doesn't even appeal until he has reached the stumps at the striker's end. This is a length ball, angling into the pads, Dilshan moves across, plays across the line, and misses. My initial reaction was that it might be going down, but I am neither the umpire nor the replay operator. Replay shows it pitched in front of middle, and hit Dilshan in front of leg, just outside the crease. Perhaps clipping leg then. 23/1
19.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, some luck finally for Australia. This is a length ball on the pads, the kind T20 batsmen hit for sixes blindfolded. Mahela, though, gets too much under it, and finds deep midwicket. 150/8
19.5 to KMDN Kulasekara, Kula makes room to go over extra cover, Lee is full and straight, and hits the stumps. Australia's comeback continues, but have SL got enough already on this turning track?. 152/9
Steve O'Keefe403318.2564000
17.3 to MDK Perera, Perera looks to send this out of Kandy, but hardly reaches long-on with a thick edge. Smith from long-on charges in and makes a dive to get his fingers under it. 137/7
Mitchell Johnson403518.7596000
8.5 to NLTC Perera, the short ball does the job for Johnson. This is just outside off, shoulder-high, and Perera upper-cuts this one straight down Watson's throat at third man. 75/3
Steven Smith302719.0061200
7.5 to LD Chandimal, His tendency to play to leg has got him! For the second time in this over he tries to work a legbreak to from well outside off to the leg side. Gets a healthy leading edge that carries to Smith. 66/2
David Hussey10707.0010010
John Hastings401433.50120010
14.1 to KC Sangakkara, Duke has got a wicket here. Just back of a length, Sanga manufactures the pull shot, hits it powerfully too, but straight to White at midwicket. The captain contributes. 121/4
14.6 to BMAJ Mendis, Super stuff from Hastings, this could be a big over in the final equation. This is pitched middle and leg, and headed to just outside off, Mendis tries the chop towards third man, gets the bottom edge onto the stumps. Duke: 12 balls, 4 runs, 2 wickets. 123/5
16.3 to AD Mathews, I can tell you John Wayne Hastings is showing his worth here, with his third wicket in his third over. Mathews charges at him and makes room, but Hastings bowls one aimed at top of off, Mathews looks to open the face but is too late. 131/6
Australia INNINGS (Target: 158 runs from 20 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Shane Watson c NLTC Perera b BAW Mendis57242265237.50
David Warner c Jayawardene b BAW Mendis1618292088.88
David Hussey  b Herath23130066.66
Shaun Marsh st †Sangakkara b BAW Mendis033000.00
Cameron White (c) b NLTC Perera39324913121.87
Steven Smith  b BAW Mendis1219211063.15
Brad Haddin  b BAW Mendis011000.00
Mitchell Johnson  b BAW Mendis71190063.63
Steve O'Keefe run out (Jayawardene/BAW Mendis)11200100.00
John Hastings not out 36140050.00
Brett Lee not out 43400133.33
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.45, 88 Mts)149/9
Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Shane Watson, 5.5 ov), 2-73 (David Warner, 7.1 ov), 3-73 (Shaun Marsh, 7.4 ov), 4-75 (David Hussey, 8.2 ov), 5-113 (Steven Smith, 15.1 ov), 6-113 (Brad Haddin, 15.2 ov), 7-129 (Mitchell Johnson, 17.3 ov), 8-131 (Steve O'Keefe, 17.5 ov), 9-144 (Cameron White, 19.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Nuwan Kulasekara302608.6693101
Thisara Perera2021110.5023000
19.2 to CL White, and there's the game for Sri Lanka! This is a low full toss, White makes room and goes for the six, all he manages is an inside edge onto the off stump. 144/9
Dilruwan Perera302608.6682200
Rangana Herath403117.75141310
8.2 to DJ Hussey, Australia are in the tanglest of tangles here, and Kandy is going wild! Flighted delivery, orthodox turner from Herath, dipping slightly, Hussey plays all around it, the ball doesn't turn to make it look worse. Clatter behind Hussey. 75/4
Ajantha Mendis411664.00150100
5.5 to SR Watson, the slog sweep gets Watson after five sixes... this I suspect is the carrom ball that leaves Watson, and takes the top edge as he goes for his sixth six. Thisara Perera takes the catch at long-off. 71/1
7.1 to DA Warner, My word. We need a new scoring entry for this. Caught Jayawardene b Mendis simply won't do! Sit down and hear this out. Warner slog-sweeps this, Mathews takes the catch at the edge of midwicket boundary, but just as he is about to run over the fence with his momentum, he throws the ball back in - both his feet in the air. The closest fielder is 30 metres from him, but he has lobbed it back that far! Australia can't believe it. The replays aren't lying. Top presence of mind from Mathews and Mahela. Relayed Mathews caught Jayawardene bowled Mendis!. 73/2
7.4 to SE Marsh, Marsh couldn't read Mendis if he wrote it in all caps... this is the fllghted googly, Marsh is sucked out of the crease, is beaten in the flight, plays for the legbreak, is beaten by the turn away from him. Sanga does the rest. Boy, are Sri Lanka back in this one?. 73/3
15.1 to SPD Smith, Mendis is operating in a language completely alien to the Aussies. There is this massive panic that is overcoming them at the sight of Mendis. Smith has been playing good orthodox cricket until now, but he makes room here, and this carrom ball goes straight on as opposed to turning away. Smith's bat is outside the line, the middle stumps is out of ground, and Kandy is on its feet. 113/5
15.2 to BJ Haddin, Whoa! Five six, pick up the sticks! Australia are not reading him at all. Increase the font size, Ajantha. This is the googly, well flighted, Hadding plays for the leg break, this pitches well outside off, and takes the top of off. Five wickets in 14 balls! First five-for for SL in T20Is. 113/6
17.3 to MG Johnson, Six and out! Mendis becomes the first bowler to take six wickets in a T20I innings. Carrom ball this time, short and asking to be pulled, Johnson tries the shot, but this one deviates just a little to beat the bat, and hit the stumps. 129/7
Jeevan Mendis402305.75101100
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MATCH DETAILS
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2011
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Ajantha Mendis
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 203
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 days8 August 2011 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Ranmore Martinesz
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Asoka de Silva
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Rohitha Kottahachchi
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
MATCH NOTES
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 0
  • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 31 balls (10 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 11.3 overs (69 balls), Extras 1
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 19.1 overs (116 balls), Extras 5
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 157/9 in 20.0 overs (HMRKB Herath 1, BAW Mendis 0)
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 72 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 4.3 overs (27 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (SR Watson 41, DA Warner 13, Ex 0)
  • SR Watson: 50 off 20 balls (6 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (81 balls), Extras 2
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