full on middle, he drives to long on
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?"
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
low full toss, he checks a drive to cover and turns down the single
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!
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
135kph, full outside off, he mows this across the ling to long on on the bounce
Starc around the wicket
Hazlewood takes 4 for 12 from 4 overs
back of a length, skidding through on leg, he tries to pull but gets hit on the body
back of a length on off, he defends with soft hands to cover-point
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
shorter length, he tries to pull and gets hit on the elbow
thick edge flies high over short third and it's a long chase for Zampa running back but he hauls it in
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
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
135kph, back of a length, he tries to pulls and miscues in the air to mid on but long on is back
short bouncer outside off, he uppercuts over point with no timing for a single
launched over midwicket! A length ball in the slot, he backs away and heaves it over midwicket and finds the gap
133kph, back of a length, steep bounce, he gets a thick inside edge onto body and it rolls into the off side for one
huge swing and a miss trying to launch it into the members over midwicket
back of a length, 134kph, he mistimes a drive to long on
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
|Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia led the 5-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 1458|
|Match days||11 February 2022 - night (20-over match)|
Over 19 • SL 122/8Australia won by 20 runs (DLS method)