drilled wide of mid on! Finds the rope to make amends for his final over with the ball! Australia win
|Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva||SL||58.86||13(9)||12.94||2/33||2.58|
That was an entertaining game. Sri Lanka did an outstanding job to fight back and nearly steal it. Australia go 2-0 up but got a real scare. Can't wait for Canberra on Tuesday night. Join us then for game three. Keep an eye out for Andrew Fidel Fernando's report. On behalf of Madushka, Thilak and the entire team, thanks for your company tonight. See you Tuesday.Josh Hazlewood: "I just kept a nice clear mind. Had a chat with Finchy and came up with a plan of what I wanted to do. The confidence is high at the moment and nice to execute."Dasun Shanaka: "At the start we bowled well but I think we gave away 10 runs extra in the first innings. In the second phase we lost too many wickets early on. The boys showed the character. These youngsters take the fight on. I'm really impressed by the performance. Nissanka is a world class player."Aaron Finch: "It was great to get the win. Pretty sloppy overall though. I think we got away with one there. I was pretty confident in Josh Hazlewood. It was a sloppy performance in the field. We bowled some great overs, we bowled some poor overs."
11.15pm Amazing game of cricket. Australia win a thrilling super over thanks to Josh Hazlewood with the ball. But it was an incredible effort from Sri Lanka. They needed 46 off 18 balls in the second innings and got 45. Chameera's strike off the final ball was just metres from a six to win it. They also were on the wrong end of a wide call on the second last ball. But in the super over Hazlewood was too good conceding just 5 runs. Stoinis and Maxwell knocked them off in three balls. Josh Hazlewood is player of the match.
driven powerfully wide of mid off! Very full on middle but a half volley, he gives room and pounds it into the gap between mid off and cover. Great shot
floated full toss, he miscues dragging it to long on for one
Maxwell and Stoinis walk out to bat for Australia. Hasaranga is taking the ball. The legspinner will bowl the super over.
Hazlewood delivers a stunning super over. Australia need just 6 runs to win. Stoinis and Maxwell race off to face the super over.
good length outside off, he mistimes it to cover
length slower ball, he pulls off a top edge and it flies to square leg and lands safely on the circle, they get two
low full toss, almost a yorker outside off, he drives to long off for one
run out on an overthrow! He advances at another wide yorker and misses, they try and pinch a bye, Wade shies and misses! He would have been out. The ball runs to long on, they try for an overthrow, Maxwell swoops and fires at the non-striker's and hits! Chandimal is short! Another great direct hit from the deep
beats him with a wide yorker outside off. Brilliant delivery, hits the popping crease at pace and he plays over the top of it
attempts a lap scoop and it hits him flush on the pad outside off! Low full toss and he misses out trying to scoop it
Shanaka and Chandimal to bat in the super over for Sri Lanka. Shanaka on strike. Agar is on the field for Smith
Aaron Finch on Fox "We were tossing up between Hazlewood and Zampa and we thought we'd go with Hazlewood"
Super over coming. Sri Lanka will bat first. Extraordinary finish. Hazlewood will bowl the Super over for Australia.
Super Over! Low full toss and it was thumped gun barrel straight and nearly went for six! What a shot! Nearly stole the game but they are still alive! He walked down and got a shin high fully and dispatched it
6 to win. 4 for a super over
full wide yorker, he misses and they pinch a bye, Wade lobs it to Stoinis who shies and misses and they didn't run an overthrow! That could have been a wide too! It was outside the blue guideline!
6 off 2
Smith is OK. He's up and moving around the outside of the rope but he has been replaced by a substitute fielder. Ryan : "Am I missing something? Smith wasn't in contact with the rope when he had the ball, that shouldn't be 6" You have to take off from inside the rope. He was touching it when he jumped.
Smith might have saved six but concussed himself! Extraordinary save. he jumped up and back at full stretch with one hand and flicked it back in to save a certain six and they only run one! But he hit his head hard on the ground when he landed. No his foot was touching the rope when he took off to jump! Six runs!
They didn't cross either. New batter is on strike. Theekshana it is
held at deep backward square! A slower ball full toss that dips below waist height comfortably, no issues there, he tried to pull over deep square but toed it to Cummins at deep backward square and the quick comes forward to hold a very good catch
The fire alarm went off in the stadium during the delivery but everything is ok
driven to long off and they try for two and Finch's throw is poor! They get back easily
Long off back. Third man up.
lofted over mid off! Mid off and cover up and he gets a wide half volley and he lifts it up and over wide mid off to find the rope!
Pasan: "How often do you see a 2 dropped catches off Glenn Maxwell in the same match? Didn't think I would ever see that "
a wide yorker that's way too wide. 18 off 6 now
Stoinis to bowl. 19 to win
caught at deep point! It fell a few metres short! Length ball wide of off, he thrashed at it and got a good piece but it fell just short of the rope and Cummins was standing and waiting to swallow it
full and wide, he steers this behind point and they take on McDermott's throw from wide third man and beat it easily
shorter length, he heaves it along the ground through square leg
dropped by Maxwell over the rope! That's two from Maxwell! Towering strike to deep midwicket, Maxwell ran along the rope and took a sneaky look as he tried to catch and spilled it over the rope
Mal: "Miscalculation by Australia? One over to be bowled by Stoinis or Maxwell, or... ?" Stoinis has experience at the death
138kph, very full and tailing into off, he mistimes a drive to mid off
beaten by a 120kph slower ball wide of off. Clever delivery
Hazlewood bowling the penultimate
Sanit : "Can't say "lone hand by Nissanka" Shanaka did really well as well " He did. My apologies
back of a length, he chops it off a thick inside edge to fine leg and they will get two
hammered over deep midwicket! Banged in short, he backed away and flat batted with power flat over midwicket! What a pull shot to clear the man on the rope!
slower ball, wide of off, he cuts but chops it off the bottom edge onto the pitch and they get one
thick edge off the toe and it runs to wide third man! Short and wide, he cuts again and he gets enough on it to beat deep backward point
tries again but this is tighter to middle and he's cramped and misses
cut up and over backward point! Picked the 117kph slower ball, it was short and wide and he upper cuts with ease
steps outside off to lap again and Richardson fires a good wide yorker to beat him
|Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia led the 5-match series 2-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 1463|
|Match days||13 February 2022 - night (20-over match)|