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1st ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), August 21, 2016, Australia tour of Sri Lanka
(46.5/50 ov, T:228) 228/7

Australia won by 3 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka Innings
Australia Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
b Starc1250050.00
c Smith b Henriques2227522081.48
c Head b Faulkner67951246070.52
not out 801181853067.79
c Head b Faulkner045000.00
c Bailey b Starc26150033.33
c Finch b Starc1926500073.07
c †Wade b Faulkner21142930150.00
c Hazlewood b Faulkner106820166.66
not out 22300100.00
Extras(b 1, w 2)3
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.54)227/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Kusal Perera, 0.4 ov), 2-45 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 11.1 ov), 3-124 (Kusal Mendis, 29.1 ov), 4-124 (Angelo Mathews, 29.5 ov), 5-132 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 32.2 ov), 6-173 (Milinda Siriwardana, 42.4 ov), 7-209 (Thisara Perera, 47.4 ov), 8-224 (Dilruwan Perera, 49.2 ov)
0.4 to MDKJ Perera, bowled'em! Wicket no.99 for Starc. Lurking behind Saqlain. 141ks, Pretty full again, this time the line is bang on target. On the off stump, angled in. Perera hacks across the line and can't touch it. Starc bursts through the gate and barges into Kusal's castle. Success in his first over for the visitors. The off stump is knocked out. What a sight for a fast bowler!. 3/1
32.2 to DM de Silva, 100 ODI wickets, and he is the fastest ever to that mark in cricket history! Big, tall, scary fast bowler makes history with a innocuous, pace-less, slow old teaser. Ah, irony. Starc had de Silva reaching outside off, thinking it was up there for a cover drive, but the ball holds in the pitch and pops over to short midwicket. Bailey moves to his right, dives and secures it. Brilliant piece of deception from Starc, and sign that he is evolving.. 132/5
42.4 to TAM Siriwardana, good length and outside off, Siriwardana's bottom hand flies off the bat as he chips a catch to mid-off, running to his right. The ball stopped at Siriwardana, who checked his loft hit and simply lobbed a catch to Finch. Stroke making is very difficult on this parched surface. 173/6
29.1 to BKG Mendis, got 'im! One mistake too many for Mendis as he pulls too early, gets a top edge and offers a dolly of a catch - for once where the fielder was. Head at midwicket takes it and Australia celebrate, giving thanks to Faulkner's offcutter slower ball holding in the pitch. 124/3
29.5 to AD Mathews, double-wicket over, and Head should deserves a lot of credit for this one. Takes an outstanding catch at point! Faulkner tempts the drive with a wide half-volley, Mathews takes the bait but should have gone after it harder. Head at point moves nimbly to his left, leaps up and takes it with both hands over his head. 124/4
47.4 to NLTC Perera, that is one heck of a catch from Wade running forward! But the fourth umpire has asked Thisara to wait, the third umpire will be taking a look at this. Thisara was wandering outside off stump for the scoop, Faulkner bowls it shorter and wider to complicate the shot. Desitined to be mistimed and Wade, with excellent presence of mind runs across, and boy is he quick! Had the ball in his sights all through, throws himself after the ball - he needed to, wouldn't have reached it otherwise - and catches it with his arms fully outstretched millimeters off the ground. Replays indicated the ball bounced up, and it did, but it was off Wade's gloves, not the ground. Umpire Gough did well to call that. 209/7
49.2 to MDK Perera, goes for the lap sweep.... and picks out short fine leg! If he was intending to use the pace of the ball, there was very little on it. A 116 kph fuller ball on leg stump gives Faulkner his fourth. 224/8
11.1 to TM Dilshan, The Dilscoop goes awry for Dilshan. Not a happy return for the old pro. Henriques finds some extra bounce outside off, which foils Dilshan's shot. And the ball isn't coming on here. He top-edges it, hit the helmet, and ballooned in the air. Smith runs in from point and settles under the catch. 45/2
Australia  (T: 228 runs from 50 ovs)
c †MDKJ Perera b NLTC Perera817290047.05
c Mathews b Aponso56465872121.73
c sub (MD Gunathilaka) b MDK Perera58921245063.04
c Dilshan b Sandakan2634420076.47
c Sandakan b MDK Perera3954763072.22
c sub (MD Gunathilaka) b Sandakan67120085.71
st †MDKJ Perera b MDK Perera1017231058.82
not out 57150071.42
not out 5750071.42
Extras(b 2, lb 1, w 12)15
TOTAL46.5 Ov (RR: 4.86)228/7
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (David Warner, 7.2 ov), 2-79 (Aaron Finch, 14.2 ov), 3-128 (Matthew Wade, 24.6 ov), 4-190 (Steven Smith, 37.5 ov), 5-202 (Moises Henriques, 40.1 ov), 6-216 (George Bailey, 43.3 ov), 7-222 (Travis Head, 45.3 ov)
7.2 to DA Warner, Perera earns the outside edge, Perera catches it! Warner swipes the turf as he walks back. Nice and full on middle, seams away, looked like Warner shaped to run it down to third man. Does not get enough bat on it. Edges it behind to the keeper. That should taste su-weet for Thisara after being smashed for over 100 in his last List A outing. There was no slip, which tempted Warner. 40/1
14.2 to AJ Finch, another appeal for caught behind. Not given. Umpire Dar's review. Mathews collected it cleanly. The on-field umpires want to check whether it was a bump ball. Certainly not. TV umpire Gough looks for the nick. There was a noise. It could have come from the bat thudding the ground. No visible deflection. No conclusive evidence, yet. Tight, tight call for Gough. He looks at various replays and rules Finch out. Nice, low take from Mathews. Finch looks disgruntled. Smith chats with the umpires. Aponso has his maiden international scalp. This pitched just outside off and spun sharply at Finch. He flung his bat down and gave an edge to slip. Hmm, not sure if there was an edge, though. 79/2
37.5 to SPD Smith, superb work at short leg! That was hit off the middle, more so off the middle after Smith had run down the track. Danushka Gunathilaka, the sub, reached to his left, popped the ball up and took it on the rebound all cool-like. Top innings from Smith, but he screams to the heavens for falling so close to the end of the chase.. 190/4
43.3 to GJ Bailey, he's helped a short ball, down leg, down the throat of long leg! Bailey walks off looking shell-shocked. He could have had his pick of the ground - and this is a seriously large one - to belt the ball away, instead he gets a top edge and Sandakan takes an easy catch. 216/6
45.3 to TM Head, Kusal is certain he's stumped Head! And it appears his back foot is in the air even as he tried to push back to safety! Beautiful bowling from Dilruwan, tossed it up just outside off, tempted the batsman forward to defend with hard, searching hands. Just delight for an offspinner to get a man out like that, not to mention the rapid work from the keeper. Kusal is doing a rip-roaring job. 222/7
24.6 to MS Wade, Maiden ODI wicket for Sandakan. No turn. Sandakan just throws this up outside off, Wade turns to his favourite sweep. He unfurls the slog sweep now. Middles it straight into the lap of Dilshan at short midwicket. The old fella nonchalantly plucks the catch. 128/3
40.1 to MC Henriques, pops it straight to short leg! Do Sri Lanka have a chance here? Henriques went back to flick the ball - a shortish one - and he directs it to the fielder under the helmet more for an inside edge off the pad, but Gunathilaka keeps plucking catches off shots hit off the middle. 202/5
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  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 120 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (75 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 12.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - BKG Mendis (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 63/2 in 16.0 overs (BKG Mendis 32, LD Chandimal 7)
  • BKG Mendis: 50 off 78 balls (4 x 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (BKG Mendis 30, LD Chandimal 20, Ex 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 25.6 overs (156 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 130/4 in 31.0 overs (LD Chandimal 37, DM de Silva 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 37.3 overs (225 balls), Extras 2
  • LD Chandimal: 50 off 79 balls (1 x 4)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 64 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 45.5 overs (275 balls), Extras 2
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 227/8 in 50.0 overs (LD Chandimal 80, MA Aponso 2)
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 61 runs, 1 wicket)
  • MDKJ Perera kept wickets in place of LD Chandimal from the start of Australia innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 3
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 141 runs, 3 wickets)
  • AJ Finch: 50 off 37 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Drinks: Australia - 94/2 in 18.0 overs (SPD Smith 13, MS Wade 8)
  • Over 17.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - SPD Smith (Struck down)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 19.3 overs (117 balls), Extras 9
  • Australia: 150 runs in 28.1 overs (169 balls), Extras 12
  • SPD Smith: 50 off 85 balls (4 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (SPD Smith 23, GJ Bailey 25, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Australia - 180/3 in 36.0 overs (SPD Smith 52, GJ Bailey 25)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 39.3 overs (237 balls), Extras 14
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 26 runs, 3 wickets)
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3768
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 days21 August 2016 - daynight (50-over match)
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