2nd T20I (N), Sydney, February 13, 2022, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(20 ov, T:165) 164/8

Match tied (Australia won the one-over eliminator)

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Australia 164/6(20 overs)
Sri Lanka 164/8(20 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
I. Runs
I. Wkts
Josh HazlewoodAUS88.58--3/224.06
Pathum NissankaSL83.7373(53)81.65--
Josh InglisAUS59.3148(32)55.81--
Wanindu Hasaranga de SilvaSL58.8613(9)12.942/332.58
Dasun ShanakaSL54.234(19)43.35--

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.

Hasaranga de Silva to Stoinis, FOUR runs

drilled wide of mid on! Finds the rope to make amends for his final over with the ball! Australia win

Hasaranga de Silva to Stoinis, FOUR runs

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

Hasaranga de Silva to Maxwell, 1 run

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.

SUPER OVER 1 - END OF OVER5 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 5/1CRR: 5.00 

Hazlewood delivers a stunning super over. Australia need just 6 runs to win. Stoinis and Maxwell race off to face the super over.

Hazlewood to Nissanka, 1 run

good length outside off, he mistimes it to cover

Hazlewood to Nissanka, 2 runs

length slower ball, he pulls off a top edge and it flies to square leg and lands safely on the circle, they get two

Hazlewood to Shanaka, 1 run

low full toss, almost a yorker outside off, he drives to long off for one

Hazlewood to Shanaka, 1 bye, OUT

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

Hazlewood to Shanaka, no run

beats him with a wide yorker outside off. Brilliant delivery, hits the popping crease at pace and he plays over the top of it

Hazlewood to Shanaka, no run

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"

end of over 2018 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 164/8CRR: 8.20 
Dushmantha Chameera4 (1b 1x4)
Maheesh Theekshana6 (2b 1x6)
Marcus Stoinis 3-0-30-1
Josh Hazlewood 4-0-22-3

Super over coming. Sri Lanka will bat first. Extraordinary finish. Hazlewood will bowl the Super over for Australia.

Stoinis to Chameera, FOUR runs

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

Stoinis to Theekshana, 1 bye

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.

Stoinis to Theekshana, SIX runs

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

Stoinis to Nissanka, OUT

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

Pathum Nissanka c Cummins b Stoinis 73 (91m 53b 7x4 2x6) SR: 137.73

The fire alarm went off in the stadium during the delivery but everything is ok

Stoinis to Nissanka, 2 runs

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.

Stoinis to Nissanka, FOUR runs

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 "

Stoinis to Nissanka, 1 wide

a wide yorker that's way too wide. 18 off 6 now

Stoinis to bowl. 19 to win

end of over 1910 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 146/7CRR: 7.68 RRR: 19.00 • Need 19 from 6b
Pathum Nissanka67 (50b 6x4 2x6)
Josh Hazlewood 4-0-22-3
Pat Cummins 4-0-30-1
Hazlewood to Hasaranga de Silva, OUT

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

Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva c Cummins b Hazlewood 13 (13m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 144.44
Hazlewood to Hasaranga de Silva, 2 runs

full and wide, he steers this behind point and they take on McDermott's throw from wide third man and beat it easily

Hazlewood to Nissanka, 1 run

shorter length, he heaves it along the ground through square leg

Hazlewood to Nissanka, SIX runs

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

Hazlewood to Hasaranga de Silva, 1 run

138kph, very full and tailing into off, he mistimes a drive to mid off

Hazlewood to Hasaranga de Silva, no run

beaten by a 120kph slower ball wide of off. Clever delivery

Hazlewood bowling the penultimate

end of over 1817 runs
SL: 136/6CRR: 7.55 RRR: 14.50 • Need 29 from 12b
Pathum Nissanka60 (48b 6x4 1x6)
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva10 (5b 2x4)
Pat Cummins 4-0-30-1
Kane Richardson 4-0-44-1

Sanit : "Can't say "lone hand by Nissanka" Shanaka did really well as well " He did. My apologies

Cummins to Nissanka, 2 runs

back of a length, he chops it off a thick inside edge to fine leg and they will get two

Cummins to Nissanka, SIX runs

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!

Cummins to Hasaranga de Silva, 1 run

slower ball, wide of off, he cuts but chops it off the bottom edge onto the pitch and they get one

Cummins to Hasaranga de Silva, FOUR runs

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

Cummins to Hasaranga de Silva, no run

tries again but this is tighter to middle and he's cramped and misses

Cummins to Hasaranga de Silva, FOUR runs

cut up and over backward point! Picked the 117kph slower ball, it was short and wide and he upper cuts with ease

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 119/6CRR: 7.00 RRR: 15.33 • Need 46 from 18b
Pathum Nissanka52 (46b 6x4)
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva1 (1b)
Kane Richardson 4-0-44-1
Adam Zampa 4-0-26-1
Kane Richardson to Nissanka, no run

steps outside off to lap again and Richardson fires a good wide yorker to beat him

Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Josh Hazlewood
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 1463
Match days13 February 2022 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Nuwan Thushara
Nuwan Thushara
Donovan Koch
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
Gerard Abood
Match Referee
David Boon
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