result
3rd T20I (N), Melbourne, Nov 1 2019, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(17.4/20 ov, target 143)145/3
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
57 (50)
david-warner
Player Of The Series
217 runs
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• The Report by Alex Malcolm

Prolifc David Warner guides Australia to 3-0 sweep

Sri Lanka put up a better show than the first two matches but were again comfortably beaten

Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka142/6(20 overs)
Australia145/3(17.4 overs)

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.

17.4
4
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

17.3
Pradeep to Warner, no run

yorker at middle stump, jammed to midwicket

17.2
1
Pradeep to Turner, 1 run

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

17.1
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 (48)
Ashton Turner21 (13)
Lasith Malinga 4-0-22-1
Lakshan Sandakan 4-0-25-0
16.6
2lb
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

16.5
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

16.4
2
Malinga to Warner, 2 runs

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

16.4
1w
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

16.3
1
Malinga to Turner, 1 run

full on middle stump, driven to long-on

16.2
1
Malinga to Warner, 1 run

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

16.1
1
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 (11)
David Warner50 (44)
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!

15.6
1
Sandakan to Turner, 1 run

full and wide outside off, driven to long-off

15.5
1
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

15.4
1
Sandakan to Turner, 1 run

short and wide outside off, cut to sweeper

15.3
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?"

15.2
Sandakan to Turner, no run

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

15.1
2
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 (43)
Ashton Turner15 (6)
Lahiru Kumara 4-0-49-1
Shehan Jayasuriya 2-0-24-0
14.6
6
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

14.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to Turner, 1 run

full on middle stump, driven down to long-on

14.4
6
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

Best performances - batters
Kusal Perera portrait
MDKJ Perera SL
57 runs (45)
4 fours
1 six
Control64%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
1 four
0 six
10674143013
David Warner
DA Warner AUS
57 runs (50)
4 fours
1 six
Control82%
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
1 four
0 six
7354147413
Best performances - bowlers
Pat Cummins portrait
PJ Cummins AUS
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Player portrait, Kane Richardson
KW Richardson AUS
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of Australia
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
David Warner
David Warner
Player Of The Series
David Warner
David Warner
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberT20I no. 993
Match days1 November 2019 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Paul Wilson
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Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
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Gerard Abood
Reserve Umpire
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Phillip Gillespie
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath