result
Only T20I (D/N), Perth, Oct 31 2010, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(16.3/20 ov, target 134)135/3
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
player of the match
Suraj Randiv
Sri Lanka
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• Peter English

Dominant Sri Lanka crush Australia

A brutal Sri Lankan performance delivered Australia their first Twenty20 defeat at home

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Scorecard summary
Australia133/8(20 overs)
Sri Lanka135/3(16.3 overs)

That's a comprehensive victory for Sri Lanka, they really did outplay Australia for the whole match. Early wickets had the Australians on the ropes and Randiv and Perera in particular ensured the target wasn't too high; then Sangakkara and Dilshan guided the chase.

"We got outplayed tonight," Michael Clarke said. "No excuses. They played really well, they played the cross bat shots well on a bouncy wicket."

Man of the match is Suraj Randiv for his three wickets: "Normally I get some bounce ... I got more here than in Sri Lanka."

So, Australia's massive summer of cricket has started on a negative note for the home team. They fielded a slightly weakened side, with Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson rested. But this won't do their confidence any good heading in to the three ODIs against Sri Lanka and then, of course, the Ashes. They've now lost their past four Twenty20s, and they haven't won an international in any format since the Lord's Test against Pakistan in July.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have been here in Australia warming up for more than a week and it's done them no harm. They will be a handful for the hosts in the one-day series, which starts at the MCG on Wednesday.

That's it for tonight - thanks for joining us. Well played, Sri Lanka!

16.3
6
Smith to Perera, SIX runs

what a way to finish the match! Perera has skied an even bigger six over long-on! It really was a huge six, that's sailed about 20 rows back. Sri Lanka have won, and easily

16.2
4
Smith to Perera, FOUR runs

he goes for it again, this time doesn't time the ball but gets enough on it that it sails over mid on and bounces away to the boundary

16.1
6
Smith to Perera, SIX runs

massive! That's easily the biggest six of the match, Perera has launched that one over long-on, just got to the pitch of the ball and then used all his muscle

end of over 16Maiden
SL: 119/3CRR: 7.43 • RRR: 3.75 • Need 15 from 24b
Kumar Sangakkara44 (43)
Thisara Perera1 (1)
Clint McKay4-1-19-0
Steven Smith2-0-17-1
15.6
McKay to Sangakkara, no run

again he drops it at his feet, remarkably that's a maiden over from McKay

15.5
McKay to Sangakkara, no run

nudged away defensively to the off side

15.4
McKay to Sangakkara, no run

shorter length, and that's a bit comical as it bounces ever so slowly off the wicket and Sangakkara waits and waits, then leaves it alone. It was 100kph.

15.3
McKay to Sangakkara, no run

bouncer, Sangakkara ducks underneath it

15.2
McKay to Sangakkara, no run

shorter and slower ball at 118kph, Sangakkara waits on it and bunts it at his feet

15.1
McKay to Sangakkara, no run

cut away to gully, can't beat the field

end of over 157 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 119/3CRR: 7.93 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 15 from 30b
Kumar Sangakkara44 (37)
Thisara Perera1 (1)
Steven Smith2-0-17-1
Peter Siddle4-0-34-1
14.6
1
Smith to Sangakkara, 1 run

again he advanced and this time checks his shot, just nudges it away

14.5
4
Smith to Sangakkara, FOUR runs

magnificent. Sangakkara walks down the crease and lifts it from outside off wide of long-on, it's one bounce over the boundary. That's a really superbly-executed shot.

14.4
Smith to Sangakkara, no run

Sangakkara leans forward and pushes back wide of the bowler, who is athletic enough to dive to his left and cut it off

14.3
1
Smith to Perera, 1 run

tossed up wide of off, it's been skied over point and lands safely

Dilshan has batted very well tonight; that was a bit of a waste, though.

14.2
W
Smith to Dilshan, OUT

Smith gets a wicket, Dilshan has rather thrown it away there. He's danced down the pitch and tried to slog it over midwicket, his eyes already heading in the direction of his intended shot, but it's turned past him and Haddin whips off the bails

Tillakaratne Dilshan st †Haddin b Smith 41 (34b 6x4 0x6) SR: 120.59
14.1
1
Smith to Sangakkara, 1 run

Sangakkara advances down the pitch and Smith pulls his length back, the batsman is good enough to get it away through midwicket

Smith comes back on now

end of over 149 runs
SL: 112/2CRR: 8.00 • RRR: 3.67 • Need 22 from 36b
Tillakaratne Dilshan41 (33)
Kumar Sangakkara38 (33)
Peter Siddle4-0-34-1
John Hastings3-0-18-0

So, six overs to go, but how many will Sri Lanka need to get the runs? They could very well do it in the next couple of overs.

13.6
Siddle to Dilshan, no run

beaten outside off with a ball that bounced a little more than expected

13.5
1
Siddle to Sangakkara, 1 run

pushed to mid on for an easy single

13.4
Siddle to Sangakkara, no run

driven to mid off

13.3
4
Siddle to Sangakkara, FOUR runs

more runs, and what a lovely stroke from Sangakkara. It was short, the batsman pulled that from in front of his eyes and it's been smoked away through midwicket

13.2
Siddle to Sangakkara, no run

short of a length, Sangakkara drops it at his feet and can't get a single

Best performances - batsmen
Kumar Sangakkara portrait
KC Sangakkara
44 runs (43)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
leg glance
11 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
004417955
Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait
TM Dilshan
41 runs (34)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
10 runs
1 four
0 sixes
138912107
Best performances - bowlers
Suraj Randiv
S Randiv
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
3
ECO
6.25
Thisara Perera portrait
NLTC Perera
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
Match details
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of Australia
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Suraj Randiv
Suraj Randiv
Match numberT20I no. 192
Hours of play (local time)17.35 start, First Session 17.35-18.55, Interval 18.55-19.15, Second Session 19.15-20.35
Match days31 October 2010 - daynight match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Clint McKay
Clint McKay
John Hastings
John Hastings
Umpires
Australia Image
Bruce Oxenford
Australia Image
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
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Nathan Johnstone
Match Referee
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Chris Broad