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Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd T20I at Colombo, , Sep 09 2016 - Match Result

RESULT
2nd T20I (N), Colombo (RPS), September 09, 2016, Australia tour of Sri Lanka
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(17.5/20 ov, T:129) 130/6

Australia won by 4 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
66 (29)
glenn-maxwell
Player Of The Series
211 runs
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Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 128/9(20 overs)
Australia 130/6(17.5 overs)

10.45pm Warner collects the trophy and soaks in the moment with his team-mates. Andrew Fernando's report will tell you the full story of Dilshan's farewell match.

The Sri Lankan players send-off Dilshan. He walks into the sunset and joins his old-mates Sanga and Mahela. Many thanks for tuning in. Time to bring the curains down on Australia's tour of Sri Lanka as well. Stay classy, good night!

10.25pm Hmm, the players are seated. A long presentation beckons.

Thilanga Sumathipala, SLC President: Well done to David Warner and his team. Credit to Chandimal for taking the new team forward. Thanks to the crowd for coming over, and good luck.

Maxwell, Man of the Match and the Man of the Series: It probably got a little closer at the end. Pallekele I had a bit of fun. I am looking at Finch's record and trying to beat it. Most pleasing thing is to come back and strike the ball well. Enjoying the crowd going nuts, it has been a tough tour. I have to go back and play well in the Matador Cup and do my bit in the Shield cricket as well.

Dilshan is honoured by the SLC under firework-filled skies.

Dilshan: "First of all I want to take the time to congratulate the Australian team. They came back strongly after losing the Test series and good luck for the upcoming series."

He thanks his principals, coaches, captains, and SLC presidents in Sinhala.

Chandimal: The way we batted I was disappointed. We were 20-25 runs short. Credit to the Australian bowlers. We will have to do some homework during the rest period. Dhananjaya batted brilliantly and we need to take the positive out of it. We all know Dilshan is a legend in the cricket world. He is a match-winner and a game-changer. He was my first one-day and Test captain, lucky to captain him in his last game. Thank you Dilshan aiyya. My team and I wish you all the best for the future.

Warner: It has been fantastic through the one-dayers and T20s. I couldn't have asked anything more or less. It is a massive achievement for the one-day boys. They came here with high hopes and expectations, No.1 team. Credit to Glenn Maxwell, his performance was phenomenal. Thanks to the supporters for supporting both teams.

10.05pm That is that. End of Dilshan's 497th and last international match. Australia crash his farewell party. He, however, reaches out to the crowd, takes high-fives, and acknowledges the applause. He signs off with a wicket off his last delivery in international cricket. #ThankyouDilshan

Maxwell ignited the modest chase with a bevy of reverse-sweeps and switch-hits and scorched his way to an 18-ball half-century, the fastest by an Australian in T20 internationals. The tourists were cruising at 93 for 0, before Sri Lanka's spinners unravelled the chase, briefly tearing open the portal to the Test series. Head ultimately dragged his side past the line.

Gerard Christop: "Is there a super series scoreline for this series? " --- Nope, this isn't a super series

Nikhil Mane: "Terrific comeback though by Australia after the Test drubbing. "

Uwaisul Karnain: "T. M. Dilshan retires with a wicket off the last ball of his International career! All the best, World cricket is going to miss you Champion!"

wcpak: "Good Luck to the inventor of the scoop shot,Mr.Dilshan."

Qaaid: "Chandimal's first captain was Dilshan. Dilshan's last captain is Chandimal..."

Nikhil Mane: "back-to-back awards for Maxwell. Would you believe it before this series he had never won an award for his batting in this format? "

17.5
6
Pathirana to Head, SIX runs

Palmed over for six. Australia sweep the series 2-0! Head dares to charge at Pathirana again. Mowed it to deep midwicket, where Sena leaps and only lobs it over the fence. Initially omitted from the ODI squad to face Sri Lanka in limited-overs matches, Head seals the chase with a slog-swept boundary

17.4
Pathirana to Head, no run

Head shimmies out, Pathirana held it back on off. Quietly played back to the bowler

17.3
Pathirana to Head, no run

Head hunts for the gallery hit and nearly gives it away. He dances out for a muscular tug over midwicket, does not meet the pitch, and is struck on the pad

17.2
3
Pathirana to Nevill, 3 runs

tossed up full on middle, Nevill bends low and scoops it over the head of the keeper

17.1
1
Pathirana to Head, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, punched to long-on

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 120/6CRR: 7.05 RRR: 3.00
Travis Head2 (6b)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 2-0-8-2
Sachithra Senanayake 4-0-36-0
16.6
W
Dilshan to Wade, OUT

Catch Dilshan if you can! He sets off again as the Premadasa raises itself to another roar. Sri Lanka have more hope. Wade shapes (pre-meditates) to reverse sweep from outside leg, he only flaps this full one into the hands of Chandimal at extra over. It was too full for the shot

Matthew Wade c Chandimal b Dilshan 14 (23b 0x4 0x6 29m) SR: 60.86
16.5
Dilshan to Wade, no run

slider on middle, chopped from there to cover

16.4
1
Dilshan to Head, 1 run

short and spins away outside off, lashed down to long-off

16.3
Dilshan to Head, no run

straight ball on off, tapped to cover

16.2
3
Dilshan to Wade, 3 runs

Dilshan held this offbreak back, Wade skipped out and poked an outside edge wide of reach of backward point

16.1
Dilshan to Wade, no run

flatter and outside off, punched out to the covers

end of over 163 runs
AUS: 116/5CRR: 7.25 RRR: 3.25
Travis Head1 (4b)
Matthew Wade11 (19b)
Sachithra Senanayake 4-0-36-0
Tillakaratne Dilshan 1-0-4-1
15.6
Senanayake to Head, no run

tossed on off, dabbed with an open face towards point

15.5
Senanayake to Head, no run

Head skips out, does not meet the pitch, drags an inside edge to the leg side

15.4
Senanayake to Head, no run

tossed up liberally on middle, played back to the bowler

15.3
1
Senanayake to Wade, 1 run

Wade goes back, gets on top of this short ball on middle and cuts it to deep point

15.2
1
Senanayake to Head, 1 run

slides on off, plays for the turn, and gets an inside edge towards short fine leg

15.1
1
Senanayake to Wade, 1 run

skiddy full ball on middle, tickled into the pads as the ball rolls to midwicket

end of over 154 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 113/5CRR: 7.53 RRR: 3.20
Matthew Wade9 (17b)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 1-0-4-1
Dhananjaya de Silva 2-0-12-0
14.6
W
Dilshan to Khawaja, OUT

Dilshan strikes in his farewell match and sets off on a celebratory run. That was plumb! Straight delivery on middle from round the stumps, Khawaja dropped down to one knee, but missed the sweep, and umpire Martinesz's finger went up almost immediately

Usman Khawaja lbw b Dilshan 6 (15b 0x4 0x6 16m) SR: 40
14.5
1
Dilshan to Wade, 1 run

Wade now brings out the reverse sweep and sends the ball to backward point

14.4
1
Dilshan to Khawaja, 1 run

dragged down on off stump, goes back and pulls to deep backward

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
GJ Maxwell
66 runs (29)
7 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
sweep shot
16 runs
0 four2 sixes
Control
70%
DM de Silva
62 runs (50)
5 fours0 six
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
82%
Best performances - bowlers
A Zampa
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
4
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
JP Faulkner
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
3
ECO
4.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2016
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultAustralia won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 567
Match days09 September 2016 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee