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3rd T20I (N), Melbourne, November 01, 2019, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(17.4/20 ov, T:143) 145/3

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
57* (50)
Player Of The Series
217 runs
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10:48pm And that is all from us. Thanks for joining.

Finch: It was pretty clinical. The way that the bowlers set up the last two games was outstanding. Every game is a challenge, so it was important to bring out our best. When you've got two spinners in your side in Australia, that's different for us. Those two did really well. [Decision to play two spinners] It was unanimous. As a package, Agar brings so much.

Dickwella: (standing in for Malinga) Everything okay with Malinga, he must be in the dressing room.
We haven't performed to standards. We've learnt a lot in this series we couldn't even compete. Nuwan Pradeep's performances was a positive and also the fielding.

Warner: Importantly for us as a team it's fantastic. On the personal front it's been good to churn out some runs. The bowlers made it easy. It helps when you're chasing a small total. Good momentum, from here we go to play Pakistan at the SCG.

David Warner is Man of the Match and Man of the Series.

10:30pm Warner finishes unbeaten in the series. And that is another comprehensive win for Australia; the 3-0 scoreline tells it all. Sri Lanka have barely had a moment of dominance all series, and that didn't change tonight. The batting was improved, but not lethal, while it was much the same story with the ball.

Pradeep to Warner, FOUR runs

finished with a boundary! Attempted slower yorker it seems. Ends up as a leg-stump full toss. He holds his balance and caresses this to the long leg boundary

Pradeep to Warner, no run

yorker at middle stump, jammed to midwicket

Pradeep to Turner, 1 run

full and into the pads. Stays tall and clips it down to fine leg

Pradeep to Turner, no run

length on off stump, defended on the front foot

James: "Didn't Warner have a good world cup (in England) followed by a poor Ashes (in England)? Limited overs form doesn't translate into test form."

end of over 178 runs
AUS: 140/3CRR: 8.23 RRR: 1.00
David Warner53 (48b 3x4 1x6)
Ashton Turner21 (13b 2x6)
Lasith Malinga 4-0-22-1
Lakshan Sandakan 4-0-25-0
Malinga to Warner, 2 leg byes

slower ball at a length on leg stump. Looks for the flick and deflects this in front of fine leg off the pad. Calls early for the second

Malinga to Warner, no run

slow dipping full toss on off stump. Watchfully tapped to extra cover

Warner's now past Maxwell's 211 for most runs in a bilateral series by an Aussie

Malinga to Warner, 2 runs

full outside off, leans in and drives to third man's left

Malinga to Warner, 1 wide

bouncer at a middle stump line. Let's that go

Callum Jacobi: "@Ken Smith He had a great run in the IPL just before the Ashes, and then all that form went away. Hope that the same thing doesn't happen again for his sake." --- In his words, he was out of runs, not out of form

Malinga to Turner, 1 run

full on middle stump, driven to long-on

Malinga to Warner, 1 run

slower ball at a length on off stump, dropped into the covers with soft hands

Malinga to Turner, 1 run

full on the stumps, tapped down the ground

William: "Warner passed the 2,000 runs mark with that six - please mention." --- Yes. The record for consecutive fifties in T20Is is four - Gayle and McCullum

end of over 165 runs
AUS: 132/3CRR: 8.25 RRR: 2.75
Ashton Turner19 (11b 2x6)
David Warner50 (44b 3x4 1x6)
Lakshan Sandakan 4-0-25-0
Lahiru Kumara 4-0-49-1

Danish: "On Warner's return to form: I'm sure Pakistan will lend a helping hand to help him back by dropping a few in the slips..." --- Wait till the series begins before roasting your team!

Sandakan to Turner, 1 run

full and wide outside off, driven to long-off

Sandakan to Warner, 1 run

short of a length just outside off, stays leg side and chops it to sweeper to bring up his third consecutive fifty

Sandakan to Turner, 1 run

short and wide outside off, cut to sweeper

Sandakan to Turner, no run

length ball outside off, shuffles and looks to paddle that. Cops it on the pad outside off stump

Ken Smith: "What are people thinking about Warner's return to form - can he carry it through into the coming Test series?"

Sandakan to Turner, no run

full and very wide outside off. Gets down for the paddle sweep but is beaten

Sandakan to Turner, 2 runs

full googly on leg stump. Leans in and clips through midwicket with soft hands

end of over 1517 runs
AUS: 127/3CRR: 8.46 RRR: 3.20
David Warner49 (43b 3x4 1x6)
Ashton Turner15 (6b 2x6)
Lahiru Kumara 4-0-49-1
Shehan Jayasuriya 2-0-24-0
Lahiru Kumara to Warner, SIX runs

smoked wide of long-on! Length ball on off stump, sitting nicely up for the slog. He gets the front leg out of the way and slogs nonchalanty

Lahiru Kumara to Turner, 1 run

full on middle stump, driven down to long-on

Lahiru Kumara to Turner, SIX runs

steers this over the fine leg boundary. Bouncer rising down leg side. He stays inside the line and shapes to hook, but there's minimal use of the wrists. It's more a ramp by the time he's done