RESULT
1st T20I (N), Sydney, February 11, 2022, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(19/19 ov, T:143) 122/8

Australia won by 20 runs (DLS method)

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Scorecard summary
Australia 149/9(20 overs)
Sri Lanka 122/8(19 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Wanindu Hasaranga de SilvaSL82.7813(11)14.6714.353/384.7268.43
Adam ZampaAUS77.912(6)- 2.65- 2.523/183.9480.43
Binura FernandoSL75.382(2)21.322/122.7674.07
Ben McDermottAUS73.6653(41)64.3673.66--0
Marcus StoinisAUS66.7730(17)40.5753.30/12-13.47
end of over 1913 runs
SL: 122/8CRR: 6.42 
Dinesh Chandimal25 (16b 3x4 1x6)
Binura Fernando2 (2b)
Mitchell Starc 4-0-41-0
Josh Hazlewood 4-0-12-4

That concludes our coverage from game one of this five match series. Game two is also at the SCG on Sunday night. Keep an eye out for Andrew Fidel Fernando's report. But on behalf of the team, it's goodbye from the SCG. See you on Sunday.

Player of the match is Adam Zampa: "It's a world class bowling attack. To have those guys up the other end building pressure. That pressure built up tonight and I was lucky enough to be on the end of a couple of wickets."

Aaron Finch: "It was nice to get the win. I thought we had to bowl well to defend that total on this wicket. We probably left ourselves a little bit short with the bat. We got ourselves into a position where we were one wicket down too many at stages after the 12th over. But an unbelievable effort from the bowlers."

Dasun Shanaka: "We had lots of positives with the bowling and in the field. I thought we did better in those departments. Obviously we didn't get any partnerships going from the start. It's been a concern even from the last tour we were here. We need to come up with a better plan for the next game."

11.19pm A four hour plus T20I ends with Australia winning by 20 runs under DLS after one over was lost to rain. Australia's bowlers were far too good for Sri Lanka. Josh Hazlewood took 4 for 12 but Adam Zampa turned the game with three key wickets at a critical time. He finished with superb figures of 3 for 18. Sri Lanka faced far too many dot balls. Australia were rusty but they proved why they are the reigning world champions.

Ganesh: "Why didn't Chandimal bat higher up the order?"

18.6
1
Starc to Chandimal, 1 run

full on middle, he drives to long on

18.5
4
Starc to Chandimal, FOUR runs

top edge over short third! It was a high full toss, very nearly a no ball, he was cramped trying to pull and got a top edge over short third man

18.4
Starc to Chandimal, no run

low full toss, he checks a drive to cover and turns down the single

18.3
6
Starc to Chandimal, SIX runs

carved over cover! What a shot! Full and wide, he was down on one knee to smoke it flat over cover and it goes all the way!

18.2
1
Starc to Fernando, 1 run

Fernando nearly runs himself out! Cracking yorker, he jammed it out to cover and ran, he was rightly sent back, Inglis swooped from cover and under-armed but missed and they get an overthrow

18.1
1
Starc to Chandimal, 1 run

135kph, full outside off, he mows this across the ling to long on on the bounce

Starc around the wicket

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 109/8CRR: 6.05 RRR: 34.00 • Need 34 from 6b
Dinesh Chandimal13 (11b 2x4)
Binura Fernando1 (1b)
Josh Hazlewood 4-0-12-4
Pat Cummins 4-0-32-1

Hazlewood takes 4 for 12 from 4 overs

17.6
1lb
Hazlewood to Chandimal, 1 leg bye

back of a length, skidding through on leg, he tries to pull but gets hit on the body

17.5
1
Hazlewood to Fernando, 1 run

back of a length on off, he defends with soft hands to cover-point

17.4
1
Hazlewood to Chandimal, 1 run

top edge lands safely short of Maxwell charging in from deep midwicket! Another ball climbing outside off, the attempted pull comes off the toe of the bat and lands safe

17.3
Hazlewood to Chandimal, no run

shorter length, he tries to pull and gets hit on the elbow

17.2
2
Hazlewood to Chandimal, 2 runs

thick edge flies high over short third and it's a long chase for Zampa running back but he hauls it in

Neil S: "Can Chandimal do a Gunaratne????" Here is the Gunaratne game you are referring to.

17.1
W
Hazlewood to Chameera, OUT

skied to square leg and McDermott takes it well! Hazlewood has four! Short bumper, he tried to pull, gets a top edge that flies straight up to square leg, McDermott comes across from midwicket and takes a very assured catch

Dushmantha Chameera c McDermott b Hazlewood 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 83.33
end of over 1711 runs
SL: 104/7CRR: 6.11 RRR: 19.50 • Need 39 from 12b
Dinesh Chandimal10 (7b 2x4)
Dushmantha Chameera5 (5b)
Pat Cummins 4-0-32-1
Josh Hazlewood 3-0-8-3
16.6
4
Cummins to Chandimal, FOUR runs

cracking pull shot! Short into the hip and he swivels and thumps this behind square. Too well struck for Maxwell to get to

100 is up for Sri Lanka

16.5
1
Cummins to Chameera, 1 run

135kph, back of a length, he tries to pulls and miscues in the air to mid on but long on is back

16.4
1
Cummins to Chandimal, 1 run

short bouncer outside off, he uppercuts over point with no timing for a single

16.3
4
Cummins to Chandimal, FOUR runs

launched over midwicket! A length ball in the slot, he backs away and heaves it over midwicket and finds the gap

16.2
1
Cummins to Chameera, 1 run

133kph, back of a length, steep bounce, he gets a thick inside edge onto body and it rolls into the off side for one

16.1
Cummins to Chameera, no run

huge swing and a miss trying to launch it into the members over midwicket

end of over 164 runs • 2 wickets
SL: 93/7CRR: 5.81 RRR: 16.66 • Need 50 from 18b
Dushmantha Chameera3 (2b)
Dinesh Chandimal1 (4b)
Josh Hazlewood 3-0-8-3
Adam Zampa 4-0-18-3
15.6
1
Hazlewood to Chameera, 1 run

back of a length, 134kph, he mistimes a drive to long on

15.5
2
Hazlewood to Chameera, 2 runs

136kph, back of a length, fourth stump, he's back to defend and gets a thick inside edge that runs wide of fine leg for two

Best performances - batters
BR McDermott
BR McDermott AUS
53 runs (41)
2 fours3 sixes
Control
59%
Productive shot
pull
9 runs
0 four1 six
4210138223
P Nissanka
P Nissanka SL
36 runs (37)
5 fours1 six
Control
62%
Productive shot
slog shot
10 runs
1 four1 six
803158011
Best performances - bowlers
JR Hazlewood
JR Hazlewood AUS
O
4
M
0
R
12
W
4
ECO
3
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
A Zampa
A Zampa AUS
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
4.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Series
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Australia
Adam Zampa
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1458
Match days11 February 2022 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Josh Inglis
Josh Inglis
Umpires
Australia
Sam Nogajski
Australia
Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
Australia
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Donovan Koch
Match Referee
Australia
David Boon
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
AUS 100%
AUSSL
100%50%100%AUS InningsSL Innings

Over 19 • SL 122/8

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