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1st T20I, Adelaide, Oct 27 2019, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(20 ov, target 234)99/9
Australia won by 134 runs
player of the match
David Warner
Australia
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

David Warner 100*, Australia 233, Sri Lanka 99

Opener's maiden T20I ton hands Australia their biggest win and Sri Lanka their heaviest defeat

Match centre 
Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
Australia233/2(20 overs)
Sri Lanka99/9(20 overs)
end of over 206 runs
SL: 99/9CRR: 4.95 
Lasith Malinga13 (19)
Nuwan Pradeep8 (6)
Pat Cummins4-0-27-2
Kane Richardson4-0-21-0

Australia win by 134 runs in a very one-sided T20I. It's Australia's biggest wins by runs and Sri Lanka heaviest defeat. Australia's bowling wasn't really tested, the result all set up by the top three of Warner, Finch and Maxwell. It was a mighty powerful display and you wonder if Sri Lanka can respond. We'll stick around for the presentations shortly.

Surajit: "In last ball Sri Lanka's RRR was 822...i think its the highest one I have ever seen in a t20 international " Tough ask for sure

Presentation time...Lasith Malinga: "Our bowlers didn't find the right line and length. We know how good Australia are. It's a good learning experience for us and the young bowlers. We know it's tough conditions and a good team but before the World Cup it's an opportunity for us. We want to complete. They have tall fast bowlers, we have to look how we handle it in the next matches."

Aaron Finch: "It was a great start, the way Davey played and how Maxi went from ball one. Our spinners did an amazing job against good players of spin. It was about doing our things really well, we know when you top order fires we have a lot of power. You always want to start well, a pretty clinical performance."

Player of the match is David Warner: "It means a lot, just to contribute for the team and put us in a great position. Was a good milestone, but a great total on the board. When me and Finchy go about our business one of us will go hard. With Lasith it will always be difficult with the ball coming into me."

That just about wraps things up for today. Australia have put down a big marker for this series. We'll be back for the second match in Brisbane on Wednesday evening but for now, from Gnasher and Alex, it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

19.6
2
Cummins to Malinga, 2 runs

full and straight, clubbed through midwicket

19.5
Cummins to Malinga, no run

this is shorter and faster, Malinga plays a ducking pull and is beaten

19.4
4
Cummins to Malinga, FOUR runs

short of a length outside off and he launches it out to deep midwicket

19.3
Cummins to Malinga, no run

manages to keep out a yorker despite backing away well outside leg

19.2
Cummins to Malinga, no run

full and fast, beats Malinga between the stumps and his pads as he moves outside leg

19.1
Cummins to Malinga, no run

beats the top edge as he looks to run it down to third man

Cummins with the final over of the match

end of over 196 runs
SL: 93/9CRR: 4.89 • RRR: 141.00 • Need 141 from 6b
Lasith Malinga7 (13)
Nuwan Pradeep8 (6)
Kane Richardson4-0-21-0
Mitchell Starc4-0-18-2
18.6
1
Kane Richardson to Malinga, 1 run

a slower ball outside off, pushed square into point

18.5
Kane Richardson to Malinga, no run

a shorter delivery and it flies over the top edge

18.4
Kane Richardson to Malinga, no run

short of a length outside off, slower ball at 119kph, defeats Malinga

18.3
1
Kane Richardson to Pradeep, 1 run

swings a full toss to deep midwicket

18.2
4
Kane Richardson to Pradeep, FOUR runs

a straighter delivery and he makes good connection this time as he drives to deep point

18.1
Kane Richardson to Pradeep, no run

length outside off, moves outside leg and swings without contact

end of over 184 runs
SL: 87/9CRR: 4.83 • RRR: 73.50 • Need 147 from 12b
Lasith Malinga6 (10)
Nuwan Pradeep3 (3)
Mitchell Starc4-0-18-2
Adam Zampa4-0-14-3
17.6
Starc to Malinga, no run

can't quite get it straight enough, Malinga doesn't connect and the ball scoots past off stump

17.5
Starc to Malinga, no run

over the wicket, full outside off, gives himself some room and drives to mid-off

Sagar: "Rajitha is really having a tough game our there. Worst ever bowling figure in T20 followed by a duck"

17.4
1
Starc to Pradeep, 1 run

a yorker outside leg from round the wicket, skewed into midwicket

17.3
Starc to Pradeep, no run

swing and a miss

17.2
2
Starc to Pradeep, 2 runs

clubbed down the ground straight of mid-off

17.1
1
Starc to Malinga, 1 run

driven to deep cover

end of over 172 runs • 2 wickets
SL: 83/9CRR: 4.88 • RRR: 50.33 • Need 151 from 18b
Lasith Malinga5 (7)
Adam Zampa4-0-14-3
Pat Cummins3-0-21-2
16.6
W
Zampa to Rajitha, OUT

Stumped by a mile! He ran down the wicket to a looping leg break, missed it by a mile and was stumped easily. They sent it upstairs but his bat was in the air when the bails were broken

Kasun Rajitha st †Carey b Zampa 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Not out. Good use of the review

16.5
Zampa to Rajitha, no run

given OUT lbw! He was sweeping. He refers it straight away. It was a wrong un, it hit the back leg as he was sweeping. There is a spike on RTS as he was sweeping and maybe a touch on hot spot. The third umpire has overturned it!

Best performances - batsmen
David Warner
DA Warner
100 runs (56)
10 fours
4 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
1 four
1 six
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Aaron Finch portrait
AJ Finch
64 runs (36)
8 fours
3 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
cut shot
15 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Adam Zampa
A Zampa
O
4
M
0
R
14
W
3
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Mitchell Starc
MA Starc
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of Australia
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
David Warner
David Warner
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 978
Match days27 October 2019 - day match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Gerard Abood
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Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
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Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
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Phillip Gillespie
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath