The off-pace trickery

Mitchell Starc breathed fire to take 24 wickets in the Test series, but it was guile that brought him his 100th ODI wicket, which came in fewer games for him than for any other bowler. Pitching full and wide, Starc drew Dhananjaya de Silva into one of his languid cover drives, but de Silva was through with his shot by the time the ball came. In the end, the inside half of the bat was taken, and the ball floated up towards short midwicket, where a fine catch was taken.

The omen

Australia's Adam Zampa had not extracted outrageous spin during his seven overs, but the Khettarama revealed itself to be a raging turner fairly early in the chase. Debutant Amila Aponso pitched one on a length just outside off stump and it leapt dramatically away from Steven Smith's bat. The turn was too drastic even for wicketkeeper Kusal Perera to handle, and the ball finished in Angelo Mathews' hands at slip. All through the chase, Australia would have to negotiate raging turn.

The cool cat

The 'Dilscoop' led to his dismissal and his bowling was bashed around, but Tillakaratne Dilshan still managed a few acts of effortless brilliance in the field, despite being the oldest man on it. His most impressive moment came in the 25th over, when Mathew Wade nailed a slog sweep off Lakshan Sandakan, though Wade perhaps didn't loft the shot as much as he would have liked. Standing at short mid-wicket, Dilshan reached up, plucked the ball from the air, and casually threw it over his shoulder.

The drop

Kusal Mendis had several close calls during his half-century, but none luckier than during the first ten overs, when he was dropped on 14. He swept James Faulkner high towards deep square leg and, though Aaron Finch appeared at first to be lining up the catch nicely, he wound up misjudging it, falling over backwards, and palming the ball onto the rope. When he rose up, he signaled that he'd lost the ball in the sun.