2nd T20I (N), Melbourne, January 28, 2013, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(15/15 ov, T:122) 119/3

Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
35* (15) & 1/25
Sri Lanka Innings
Australia Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka  (20 ovs maximum)
Tillakaratne Dilshan  b Faulkner610120060.00
Kusal Perera c Bailey b Maxwell1517303088.23
Dinesh Chandimal c Bailey b Laughlin59111055.55
Mahela Jayawardene not out 61456152135.55
Jeevan Mendis c Faulkner b Doherty25243230104.16
Thisara Perera not out 35152232233.33
Extras(b 1, lb 8, w 5)14
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.05)161/4
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2.5 ov), 2-33 (Dinesh Chandimal, 5.3 ov), 3-39 (Kusal Perera, 6.4 ov), 4-102 (Jeevan Mendis, 15.2 ov)
Glenn Maxwell402315.75100110
6.4 to MDKJ Perera, well caught, running back. Perera is down the track, but beaten in the flight by Maxwell and he hits that high. Bailey runs back from cover to take a difficult catch over his shoulder. Perera perishes again, having promised much early on. Sri Lanka need a partnership here though.. 39/3
Mitchell Starc403508.75105040
James Faulkner402416.00101100
2.5 to TM Dilshan, slower ball again, and this time he bowls him! Dilshan tried to pull that one, but it didn't bounce as high as he expected. It takes an under edge and clips off stump. I think the slowness of the ball did him in there.. 15/1
Ben Laughlin4040110.0095200
5.3 to LD Chandimal, that is an awful looking shot. Short outside off stump, Chandimal tries to heave that over mid on with a cross-bat shot, but is too late on the stroke, and ends up scooping it to Bailey at mid off. Didn't look too comfortable, despite the boundary. 33/2
Xavier Doherty403017.5084000
15.2 to BMAJ Mendis, holes out to long off. Doherty bowls that a bit flatter, and Mendis runs down the pitch, but can't get under it. He hits it hard and flat, and straight to Faulkner at long off. 102/4
Australia  (T: 122 runs from 15 ovs)
Aaron Finch lbw b BAW Mendis761710116.66
David Warner c NLTC Perera b Kulasekara76510116.66
Shaun Marsh not out 47406822117.50
George Bailey (c)c MDKJ Perera b NLTC Perera45364840125.00
Glenn Maxwell not out 83720266.66
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)5
TOTAL15 Ov (RR: 7.93)119/3
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (David Warner, 1.3 ov), 2-20 (Aaron Finch, 4.1 ov), 3-106 (George Bailey, 14.2 ov)
Tillakaratne Dilshan201005.0061000
Nuwan Kulasekara301816.0082010
1.3 to DA Warner, beautifully bowled by Kulasekara. That was right on a good length and moving away off the seam, Warner tried to hit that through the leg side, but the movement means he got a leading edge which lobs to Thisara Perera at mid off. Sri Lanka silence Warner early.. 10/1
Ajantha Mendis302518.3361100
4.1 to AJ Finch, big shout and that is pretty much plumb. I think that was the googly, pitching on off and turning towards middle. Finch goes for a big sweep, he misses and the ball strikes him on the thigh, in line with middle and off. Simple decision for the umpire.. 20/2
Lasith Malinga302608.6643000
Akila Dananjaya1012012.0021100
Thisara Perera302518.3352001
14.2 to GJ Bailey, oh dear, Bailey. It was a low full toss on the stumps, but Bailey couldn't get enough on it and it sails to Kushal Perera at deep midwicket. That has swung the match significantly towards Sri Lanka.. 106/3
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Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Thisara Perera
Series resultSri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 300
Hours of play (local time)19.35 start, First Session 19.35-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.35
Match days28 January 2013 - night (20-over match)
John Ward
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Ashley Barrow
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 12
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 25, BMAJ Mendis 22, Ex 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 13
  • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 42 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 19.3 overs (117 balls), Extras 13
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 25 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 22, NLTC Perera 29, Ex 0)
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 28 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 2
  • Rain: Australia - 60/2 in 10.0 overs (SE Marsh 22, GJ Bailey 22)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (SE Marsh 26, GJ Bailey 23, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 3
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