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Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I | 17th February 2017 | Sri Lanka tour of Australia T20I series 2017

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Australia

Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Target: 169

  Commentary

  • Player of the match - Asela Gunaratne

  • Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets

  • SL - 172/5 (20.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    C Kapugedera : 10(7)

    S Prasanna : 8(9)

    A Tye : 3-0-32-0

    J Faulkner : 4-0-27-0

  • 19.6 4

    A Tye to C Kapugedera, FOUR, half volley, outside off, driven off the front foot to cover

  • 19.5 2

    A Tye to C Kapugedera, 2 runs, back of length, off stump, pulled off the back foot to deep mid wicket

  • They are running for everything now

  • 19.4 1

    A Tye to S Prasanna, 1 run, back of length, outside off, inside edges it to the bowler

  • 4 from 3 needed

  • 19.3 1

    A Tye to C Kapugedera, 1 run, back of length, outside off, pulled off the back foot to fine leg

  • 19.2 1B

    A Tye to S Prasanna, 1 bye, length, outside off, beaten

  • 19.1 0

    A Tye to S Prasanna, no run, length, outside off, beaten

  • Andrew Tye into the attack.

  • SL - 163/5 (19.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    C Kapugedera : 3(4)

    S Prasanna : 7(6)

    J Faulkner : 4-0-27-0

    A Turner : 2-0-12-2

  • 18.6 1LB

    J Faulkner to S Prasanna, 1 leg bye, length, leg stump, beaten

  • 18.5 1

    J Faulkner to C Kapugedera, 1 run, full toss, off stump, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

  • 18.4 0

    J Faulkner to C Kapugedera, no run, back of length, outside off, beaten

  • 18.3 1

    J Faulkner to S Prasanna, 1 run, back of length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to square leg

  • 18.3 WD

    J Faulkner to S Prasanna, WIDE, full toss, wide of off, beaten

  • 18.2 1

    J Faulkner to C Kapugedera, 1 run, back of length, leg stump, pulled off the back foot to deep square leg

  • 18.1 1

    J Faulkner to S Prasanna, 1 run, length, outside off, pushed to point

  • James Faulkner takes over the ball.

  • SL - 157/5 (18.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    C Kapugedera : 1(1)

    S Prasanna : 5(3)

    A Turner : 2-0-12-2

    P Cummins : 4-0-30-1

  • 17.6 1

    A Turner to S Prasanna, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

  • 17.5 4

    A Turner to S Prasanna, FOUR, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to third man

  • 17.4 0

    A Turner to S Prasanna, no run, length, outside off, beaten

Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Target: 169

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Aaron Finch (c) c L Malinga b A Gunaratne 43 34 2 2 126.47
Michael Klinger c L Malinga b L Sandakan 38 32 4 0 118.75
Travis Head c S Prasanna b L Malinga 31 25 0 1 124.00
Moises Henriques c C Kapugedera b V Sanjaya 17 10 0 1 170.00
Ashton Turner c S Prasanna b L Malinga 18 13 1 0 138.46
James Faulkner Not Out 14 7 2 0 200.00
Tim Paine (wk) Run Out (C Kapugedera/N Kulasekara) 0 0 0 0 0.00
Pat Cummins Not Out 0 0 0 0 0.00

Total 168 For 6 Wkts/20.0 Overs(8.4 RPO)

Extras 7 (1 lb, 4 wd, 1 byes, 1 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Lasith Malinga 4 0 29 2 7.25 6 0 1
Nuwan Kulasekara 4 0 38 0 9.50 6 1 1
Vikum Sanjaya 3 0 35 1 11.67 4 0 1
Seekkuge Prasanna 4 0 23 0 5.75 10 0 1
Lakshan Sandakan 4 0 30 1 7.50 8 0 0
Asela Gunaratne 1 0 11 1 11.00 1 0 0

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Niroshan Dickwella (wk) c M Klinger b A Zampa 30 25 4 1 120.00
Upul Tharanga (c) c T Paine b P Cummins 1 2 0 0 50.00
Dilshan Munaweera c A Finch b A Zampa 44 29 6 0 151.72
Asela Gunaratne st T Paine b A Turner 52 37 7 0 140.54
Milinda Siriwardana lbw b A Turner 15 11 1 0 136.36
Chamara Kapugedera Not Out 10 7 1 0 142.86
*Seekkuge Prasanna Not Out 8 9 1 0 88.89

Total 172 For 5 Wkts/20.0 Overs(8.6 RPO)

Extras 12 (2 lb, 9 wd, 1 byes, 0 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Pat Cummins 4 0 30 1 7.50 10 0 0
Billy Stanlake 3 0 42 0 14.00 6 0 4
James Faulkner 4 0 27 0 6.75 9 0 1
Andrew Tye 3 0 32 0 10.67 6 0 0
Adam Zampa 4 0 26 2 6.50 6 0 0
Ashton Turner 2 0 12 2 6.00 4 0 0

Batting Partnership

WKTS PARTNERS RUNS BALLS FOW OV
1 N Dickwella & U Tharanga
Upul Tharanga
5650.6
2 N Dickwella & D Munaweera
Niroshan Dickwella
7447798.5
3 D Munaweera & A Gunaratne
Dilshan Munaweera
12119110.4
4 A Gunaratne & M Siriwardana
Asela Gunaratne
603915117.1
5 M Siriwardana & C Kapugedera
Milinda Siriwardana
1215217.3
6 C Kapugedera & S Prasanna
2015

172 For 5 Wkts/20.0 Overs

End of the Innings

Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Target: 169

  Full commentary

  • AUS - 168/6 (20.0 overs)
    14 Runs

    J Faulkner : 14(7)

    P Cummins : 0(0)

    N Kulasekara : 4.1-0-38-0

    L Malinga : 4-0-29-2

  • 19.6 4

    N Kulasekara to J Faulkner, FOUR, length, middle stump, pulled off the back foot to deep mid wicket

  • 19.5 2

    N Kulasekara to J Faulkner, 2 runs, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • Pat Cummins comes to the crease.

  • 19.4 1 runW

    N Kulasekara to J Faulkner, 1 run, OUT, length, leg stump, driven off the front foot to long on, run-out at non-strike's end T Paine run out (C Kapugedera / N Kulasekara) 0(0) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 19.4 WD

    N Kulasekara to J Faulkner, WIDE, length, outside leg, beaten

  • 19.3 2

    N Kulasekara to J Faulkner, 2 runs, length, off stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • 19.2 0

    N Kulasekara to J Faulkner, no run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to point

  • 19.1 4

    N Kulasekara to J Faulkner, FOUR, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to deep point

  • AUS - 154/5 (19.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    T Paine : 0(0)

    J Faulkner : 1(1)

    L Malinga : 4-0-29-2

    N Kulasekara : 3.1-0-24-0

  • 18.6 1

    L Malinga to J Faulkner, 1 run, length, middle stump, pushed to mid wicket

  • Tim Paine comes to the crease.

  • 18.5 W

    L Malinga to A Turner, OUT, back of length, off stump, caught at deep mid wicket A Turner c S Prasanna b L Malinga 18(13) [4s-1] [6s-0]

  • James Faulkner is the new batsman.

  • 18.4 W

    L Malinga to T Head, OUT, half volley, outside off, driven off the front foot to, caught at sweeper covers T Head c S Prasanna b L Malinga 31(26) [4s-0] [6s-1]

  • 18.3 2

    L Malinga to T Head, 2 runs, length, leg stump, driven off the front foot to long on

  • 18.2 1

    L Malinga to A Turner, 1 run, length, middle stump, driven off the front foot to mid on

  • 18.1 2

    L Malinga to A Turner, 2 runs, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to cover

  • AUS - 148/3 (18.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    T Head : 29(24)

    A Turner : 15(10)

    N Kulasekara : 3.1-0-24-0

    L Malinga : 3-0-23-0

  • 17.6 0

    N Kulasekara to T Head, no run, length, outside off, pushed to cover

  • 17.5 2

    N Kulasekara to T Head, 2 runs, yorker, outside off, pushed to sweeper cover

  • 17.4 1

    N Kulasekara to A Turner, 1 run, half volley, leg stump, driven off the front foot to long on

  • 17.3 1

    N Kulasekara to T Head, 1 run, full toss, outside off, driven off the front foot to third man

  • 17.2 1

    N Kulasekara to A Turner, 1 run, short, middle stump, pulled off the back foot to deep square leg

  • 17.2 NB

    N Kulasekara to A Turner, no ball, length, outside leg, beaten

  • 17.1 1

    N Kulasekara to T Head, 1 run, length, middle stump, driven off the front foot to mid wicket

  • Nuwan Kulasekara has been introduced into the attack.

  • AUS - 139/3 (17.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    A Turner : 11(6)

    T Head : 25(20)

    L Malinga : 3-0-23-0

    V Sanjaya : 3-0-35-1

  • 16.6 1

    L Malinga to T Head, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to long off

  • 16.5 1

    L Malinga to A Turner, 1 run, yorker, leg stump, flicked off the pads to mid wicket

  • 16.4 1

    L Malinga to T Head, 1 run, full toss, off stump, driven off the front foot to mid wicket

  • 16.3 1

    L Malinga to A Turner, 1 run, length, leg stump, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

  • 16.2 4

    L Malinga to A Turner, FOUR, yorker, leg stump, flicked off the pads to fine leg

  • 16.1 2

    L Malinga to A Turner, 2 runs, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • Lasith Malinga comes to bowl the next over.

  • AUS - 129/3 (16.0 overs)
    13 Runs

    T Head : 23(18)

    A Turner : 3(2)

    V Sanjaya : 3-0-35-1

    L Sandakan : 4-0-30-1

  • 15.6 6

    V Sanjaya to T Head, SIX, length, middle stump, heaved over deep mid wicket

  • 15.6 WD

    V Sanjaya to T Head, WIDE, yorker, wide of off, leaves it alone

  • 15.5 2

    V Sanjaya to T Head, 2 runs, length, leg stump, driven off the front foot to long on

  • 15.4 1

    V Sanjaya to A Turner, 1 run, half volley, off stump, pushed to bowler

  • 15.3 2

    V Sanjaya to A Turner, 2 runs, length, middle stump, driven off the front foot to long on

  • Another debutant walks in. Its 24 year-old Turner. He has captained Australia A prior to this.

  • 15.2 1

    V Sanjaya to T Head, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to long off

  • Ashton Turner is the new batsman.

  • 15.1 W

    V Sanjaya to M Henriques, OUT, length, leg stump, caught at long on M Henriques c C Kapugedera b V Sanjaya 17(10) [4s-0] [6s-1]

  • Vikum Sanjaya comes into the attack.

  • AUS - 116/2 (15.0 overs)
    16 Runs

    T Head : 14(15)

    M Henriques : 17(9)

    L Sandakan : 4-0-30-1

    L Malinga : 2-0-13-0

  • 14.6 2

    L Sandakan to T Head, 2 runs, back of length, middle stump, pulled off the back foot to deep mid wicket

  • 14.5 3

    L Sandakan to M Henriques, 3 runs, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to deep point

  • 14.4 6

    L Sandakan to M Henriques, SIX, length, off stump, lofted over long off

  • 14.3 1

    L Sandakan to T Head, 1 run, length, off stump, driven off the front foot to long off

  • 14.2 3

    L Sandakan to M Henriques, 3 runs, length, outside off, lofted over cover

  • 14.1 1

    L Sandakan to T Head, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to cover

  • Lakshan Sandakan has been introduced into the attack.

  • AUS - 100/2 (14.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    M Henriques : 5(6)

    T Head : 10(12)

    L Malinga : 2-0-13-0

    S Prasanna : 4-0-23-0

  • AUS 100/2 (13.6 ovs)

  • 13.6 1

    L Malinga to T Head, 1 run, half volley, outside off, driven off the front foot to long on

  • 13.5 1

    L Malinga to M Henriques, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to long off

  • 13.4 1

    L Malinga to T Head, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to long off

  • 13.3 2

    L Malinga to T Head, 2 runs, length, off stump, lofted over cover

  • 13.2 1

    L Malinga to M Henriques, 1 run, length, off stump, driven off the front foot to long on

  • 13.2 WD

    L Malinga to M Henriques, WIDE, length, outside leg, beaten

  • 13.1 0

    L Malinga to M Henriques, no run, yorker, off stump, pushed to mid on

  • Lasith Malinga into the attack.

  • AUS - 93/2 (13.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    T Head : 6(9)

    M Henriques : 3(3)

    S Prasanna : 4-0-23-0

    A Gunaratne : 1-0-11-1

  • 12.6 1

    S Prasanna to M Henriques, 1 run, length, leg stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • 12.5 1

    S Prasanna to T Head, 1 run, length, off stump, pushed to long off

  • 12.4 0

    S Prasanna to T Head, no run, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to point

  • 12.3 1

    S Prasanna to M Henriques, 1 run, length, leg stump, flicked off the pads to mid wicket

  • 12.2 1

    S Prasanna to T Head, 1 run, back of length, outside off, pushed to sweeper cover

  • 12.1 0

    S Prasanna to T Head, no run, Catch Dropped by Upul Tharanga, back of length, outside off

  • Seekkuge Prasanna takes over the ball.

  • AUS - 89/2 (12.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    M Henriques : 1(1)

    T Head : 4(5)

    A Gunaratne : 1-0-11-1

    L Sandakan : 3-0-14-1

  • 11.6 1

    A Gunaratne to T Head, 1 run, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • 11.5 1

    A Gunaratne to M Henriques, 1 run, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to mid wicket

  • 11.4 1

    A Gunaratne to T Head, 1 run, length, leg stump, flicked off the pads to mid wicket

  • Moises Henriques walks in.

  • 11.3 W

    A Gunaratne to A Finch, OUT, length, leg stump, caught at backward square leg A Finch c L Malinga b A Gunaratne 43(34) [4s-2] [6s-2]

  • 11.2 2

    A Gunaratne to A Finch, 2 runs, back of length, off stump, pulled off the back foot to deep mid wicket

  • 11.1 6

    A Gunaratne to A Finch, SIX, length, middle stump, lofted over long on

  • Asela Gunaratne has been introduced into the attack.

  • AUS - 78/1 (11.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    T Head : 2(3)

    A Finch : 35(31)

    L Sandakan : 3-0-14-1

    S Prasanna : 3-0-19-0

  • 10.6 0

    L Sandakan to T Head, no run, length, outside off, beaten

  • 10.5 0

    L Sandakan to T Head, no run, length, leg stump, beaten

  • 10.4 2

    L Sandakan to T Head, 2 runs, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • Travis Head arrives at the crease.

  • 10.3 W

    L Sandakan to M Klinger, OUT, half volley, outside off, caught at point M Klinger c L Malinga b L Sandakan 38(32) [4s-4] [6s-0]

  • 10.2 1LB

    L Sandakan to A Finch, 1 leg bye, length, middle stump, beaten

  • 10.1 0

    L Sandakan to A Finch, no run, back of length, outside off, pushed to point

  • AUS - 75/0 (10.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    M Klinger : 38(31)

    A Finch : 35(29)

    S Prasanna : 3-0-19-0

    L Sandakan : 2-0-12-0

  • 9.6 1

    S Prasanna to A Finch, 1 run, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to sweeper cover

  • 9.5 6

    S Prasanna to A Finch, SIX, back of length, leg stump, pulled off the back foot to long on

  • 9.4 0

    S Prasanna to A Finch, no run, length, off stump, driven off the front foot to bowler

  • 9.3 0

    S Prasanna to A Finch, no run, length, leg stump, inside edges it to slip

  • 9.2 0

    S Prasanna to A Finch, no run, half volley, outside leg, goes for the reverse sweep and misses

  • 9.1 1

    S Prasanna to M Klinger, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to long off

  • AUS - 67/0 (9.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    A Finch : 28(24)

    M Klinger : 37(30)

    L Sandakan : 2-0-12-0

    S Prasanna : 2-0-11-0

  • 8.6 1

    L Sandakan to M Klinger, 1 run, length, leg stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • 8.5 0

    L Sandakan to M Klinger, no run, length, middle stump, pushed to cover

  • 8.4 0

    L Sandakan to M Klinger, no run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to cover

  • 8.3 1

    L Sandakan to A Finch, 1 run, back of length, outside off, pushed to long off

  • 8.2 3

    L Sandakan to M Klinger, 3 runs, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to long off

  • 8.1 1

    L Sandakan to A Finch, 1 run, length, leg stump, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

  • AUS - 61/0 (8.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    M Klinger : 33(26)

    A Finch : 26(22)

    S Prasanna : 2-0-11-0

    L Sandakan : 1-0-6-0

  • 7.6 1

    S Prasanna to A Finch, 1 run, length, leg stump, driven off the front foot to long on

  • 7.5 4

    S Prasanna to A Finch, FOUR, length, leg stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • 7.4 1B

    S Prasanna to M Klinger, 1 bye, length, leg stump, beaten

  • 7.3 1

    S Prasanna to A Finch, 1 run, back of length, outside off, pushed to sweeper cover

  • 7.2 1

    S Prasanna to M Klinger, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to long off

  • 7.1 0

    S Prasanna to M Klinger, no run, length, leg stump, goes for the flick and misses

  • AUS - 53/0 (7.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    A Finch : 20(19)

    M Klinger : 32(23)

    L Sandakan : 1-0-6-0

    S Prasanna : 1-0-4-0

  • 6.6 2

    L Sandakan to A Finch, 2 runs, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • 6.5 1

    L Sandakan to M Klinger, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (Aaron Finch 18*, Michael Klinger 31*)

  • AUS 50/0 (6.4 ovs)

  • 6.4 1

    L Sandakan to A Finch, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to long off

  • 6.3 0

    L Sandakan to A Finch, no run, length, off stump, pushed to point

  • 6.2 1

    L Sandakan to M Klinger, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to long off

  • 6.1 1

    L Sandakan to A Finch, 1 run, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to square leg

  • Lakshan Sandakan arrives at the crease.

  • AUS - 47/0 (6.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    M Klinger : 30(21)

    A Finch : 16(15)

    S Prasanna : 1-0-4-0

    V Sanjaya : 2-0-22-0

  • 5.6 0

    S Prasanna to M Klinger, no run, length, off stump, comes forward and defends it

  • 5.5 1

    S Prasanna to A Finch, 1 run, length, outside off, pushed to cover

  • 5.4 1

    S Prasanna to M Klinger, 1 run, length, leg stump, pushed to mid on

  • 5.3 0

    S Prasanna to M Klinger, no run, length, off stump, pushed to bowler

  • 5.2 0

    S Prasanna to M Klinger, no run, length, off stump, comes forward and defends it

  • 5.2 WD

    S Prasanna to M Klinger, WIDE, half volley, outside leg, beaten

  • 5.1 1

    S Prasanna to A Finch, 1 run, back of length, outside off, pushed to cover

  • Seekkuge Prasanna arrives at the crease.

  • AUS - 43/0 (5.0 overs)
    16 Runs

    M Klinger : 29(17)

    A Finch : 14(13)

    V Sanjaya : 2-0-22-0

    N Kulasekara : 2-0-15-0

  • 4.6 1

    V Sanjaya to A Finch, 1 run, length, off stump, pushed to mid on

  • 4.5 1

    V Sanjaya to M Klinger, 1 run, length, off stump, pushed to mid on

  • 4.4 4

    V Sanjaya to M Klinger, FOUR, length, leg stump, glanced off the pads to fine leg

  • 4.3 4

    V Sanjaya to M Klinger, FOUR, short, off stump, pulled off the back foot to fine leg

  • 4.2 3

    W Sanjaya to A Finch, 3 runs, length, middle stump, lofted over mid on

  • 4.1 3

    W Sanjaya to M Klinger, 3 runs, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to mid wicket

  • AUS - 27/0 (4.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    A Finch : 10(11)

    M Klinger : 17(13)

    N Kulasekara : 2-0-15-0

    W Sanjaya : 1-0-6-0

  • 3.6 1

    N Kulasekara to M Klinger, 1 run, yorker, leg stump, flicked off the pads to square leg

  • 3.5 4

    N Kulasekara to M Klinger, FOUR, length, outside off, lofted over mid off

  • 3.4 1

    N Kulasekara to A Finch, 1 run, length, middle stump, pushed to mid wicket

  • 3.3 1

    N Kulasekara to M Klinger, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to mid off

  • 3.2 1

    N Kulasekara to A Finch, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to mid off

  • 3.1 0

    N Kulasekara to A Finch, no run, back of length, outside off, pushed to cover

  • AUS - 19/0 (3.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    M Klinger : 11(10)

    A Finch : 8(8)

    W Sanjaya : 1-0-6-0

    N Kulasekara : 1-0-7-0

  • 2.6 0

    W Sanjaya to M Klinger, no run, back of length, outside off, pushed to cover

  • 2.5 4

    W Sanjaya to M Klinger, FOUR, length, leg stump, flicked off the pads to mid wicket

  • 2.4 0

    W Sanjaya to M Klinger, no run, back of length, outside off, beaten

  • 2.3 0

    W Sanjaya to M Klinger, no run, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to point

  • 2.2 1

    W Sanjaya to A Finch, 1 run, length, outside off, pushed to cover

  • Another debutant - the tall, lanky fast bowler, Sanjaya gets his international cap and chance to impress.

  • 2.1 1

    W Sanjaya to M Klinger, 1 run, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to square leg

  • Wikum Sanjaya comes to bowl the next over.

  • AUS - 13/0 (2.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    A Finch : 7(7)

    M Klinger : 6(5)

    N Kulasekara : 1-0-7-0

    L Malinga : 1-0-6-0

  • 1.6 2

    N Kulasekara to A Finch, 2 runs, back of length, off stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • 1.5 4

    N Kulasekara to A Finch, FOUR, length, middle stump, lofted over mid wicket

  • 1.4 0

    N Kulasekara to A Finch, no run, yorker, off stump, pushed to cover

  • 1.3 0

    N Kulasekara to A Finch, no run, back of length, outside off, rocks back and defends it on the back foot

  • 1.2 1

    N Kulasekara to M Klinger, 1 run, back of length, outside off, pushed to point

  • 1.1 0

    N Kulasekara to M Klinger, no run, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to point

  • Nuwan Kulasekara arrives at the crease.

  • AUS - 6/0 (1.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    A Finch : 1(3)

    M Klinger : 5(3)

    L Malinga : 1-0-6-0

  • 0.6 3

    L Malinga to M Klinger, 3 runs, half volley, outside off, driven off the front foot to cover

  • 36 year-old Klinger making his debut today. He certainly had to wait for a long time for this moment.

  • 0.5 0

    L Malinga to M Klinger, no run, back of length, outside off, rocks back and defends it on the back foot

  • 0.4 2

    L Malinga to M Klinger, 2 runs, length, leg stump, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

  • 0.3 1

    L Malinga to A Finch, 1 run, back of length, middle stump, pushed to mid on

  • 0.2 0

    L Malinga to A Finch, no run, back of length, off stump, pushed to mid wicket

  • 0.1 0

    L Malinga to A Finch, no run, length, leg stump, goes for the flick and misses

  • Aaron Finch and Michael Klinger walk out to the middle to open the innings, Lasith Malinga with the ball.

  • Malinga powered Sri Lanka face depleted Australia

  • Today, we should see the return of 'slinga' Malinga who last played for Sri Lanka back in Feb 2016 http://www.wisdenindia.com/scorecard/asia-cup-2016/2nd-match/sri-lanka-vs-united-arab-emirates/771043213.html

  • Sri Lanka Won the Toss & Elected to Field

  • Hello and welcome to our coverage of the first T20 international between Australia and Sri Lanka from the MCG.

  Full commentary

  • Player of the match - Asela Gunaratne

  • Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets

  • SL - 172/5 (20.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    C Kapugedera : 10(7)

    S Prasanna : 8(9)

    A Tye : 3-0-32-0

    J Faulkner : 4-0-27-0

  • 19.6 4

    A Tye to C Kapugedera, FOUR, half volley, outside off, driven off the front foot to cover

  • 19.5 2

    A Tye to C Kapugedera, 2 runs, back of length, off stump, pulled off the back foot to deep mid wicket

  • They are running for everything now

  • 19.4 1

    A Tye to S Prasanna, 1 run, back of length, outside off, inside edges it to the bowler

  • 4 from 3 needed

  • 19.3 1

    A Tye to C Kapugedera, 1 run, back of length, outside off, pulled off the back foot to fine leg

  • 19.2 1B

    A Tye to S Prasanna, 1 bye, length, outside off, beaten

  • 19.1 0

    A Tye to S Prasanna, no run, length, outside off, beaten

  • Andrew Tye into the attack.

  • SL - 163/5 (19.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    C Kapugedera : 3(4)

    S Prasanna : 7(6)

    J Faulkner : 4-0-27-0

    A Turner : 2-0-12-2

  • 18.6 1LB

    J Faulkner to S Prasanna, 1 leg bye, length, leg stump, beaten

  • 18.5 1

    J Faulkner to C Kapugedera, 1 run, full toss, off stump, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

  • 18.4 0

    J Faulkner to C Kapugedera, no run, back of length, outside off, beaten

  • 18.3 1

    J Faulkner to S Prasanna, 1 run, back of length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to square leg

  • 18.3 WD

    J Faulkner to S Prasanna, WIDE, full toss, wide of off, beaten

  • 18.2 1

    J Faulkner to C Kapugedera, 1 run, back of length, leg stump, pulled off the back foot to deep square leg

  • 18.1 1

    J Faulkner to S Prasanna, 1 run, length, outside off, pushed to point

  • James Faulkner takes over the ball.

  • SL - 157/5 (18.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    C Kapugedera : 1(1)

    S Prasanna : 5(3)

    A Turner : 2-0-12-2

    P Cummins : 4-0-30-1

  • 17.6 1

    A Turner to S Prasanna, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

  • 17.5 4

    A Turner to S Prasanna, FOUR, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to third man

  • 17.4 0

    A Turner to S Prasanna, no run, length, outside off, beaten

  • Seekkuge Prasanna walks in.

  • 17.3 W

    A Turner to M Siriwardana, OUT, length, leg stump M Siriwardana lbw b A Turner 15(11) [4s-1] [6s-0]

  • 17.2 1

    A Turner to C Kapugedera, 1 run, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to square leg

  • Chamara Kapugedera comes to the crease.

  • Gunaratne tries an expansive reverse-sweep and is stumped. Unnecessary at this stage with a run-a-ball required. Good knock nevertheless.

  • 17.1 W

    A Turner to A Gunaratne, OUT, length, outside off, beaten A Gunaratne st T Paine b A Turner 52(37) [4s-7] [6s-0]

  • Ashton Turner into the attack.

  • SL - 151/3 (17.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    M Siriwardana : 15(10)

    A Gunaratne : 52(36)

    P Cummins : 4-0-30-1

    J Faulkner : 3-0-22-0

  • 16.6 1

    P Cummins to A Gunaratne, 1 run, short, middle stump, pulled off the back foot to fine leg

  • SL 150/3 (16.5 ovs)

  • 16.5 1

    P Cummins to M Siriwardana, 1 run, back of length, middle stump, pulled off the back foot to square leg

  • 16.4 1

    P Cummins to A Gunaratne, 1 run, half volley, middle stump, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

  • A Gunaratne: 50* (34) [4s-7] [6s-0]

  • 16.3 4

    P Cummins to A Gunaratne, FOUR, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to third man

  • 16.2 0

    P Cummins to A Gunaratne, no run, yorker, outside off, beaten

  • 4th Wicket: 53 runs in 33 balls (Milinda Siriwardana 14*, Asela Gunaratne 39*)

  • 16.1 4

    P Cummins to A Gunaratne, FOUR, half volley, outside off, steered down to third man

  • SL - 140/3 (16.0 overs)
    13 Runs

    M Siriwardana : 14(9)

    A Gunaratne : 42(31)

    J Faulkner : 3-0-22-0

    P Cummins : 3-0-19-1

  • 15.6 1

    J Faulkner to A Gunaratne, 1 run, length, off stump, driven off the front foot to mid off

  • 15.5 4

    J Faulkner to A Gunaratne, FOUR, back of length, leg stump, pulled off the back foot to fine leg

  • 15.4 4

    J Faulkner to A Gunaratne, FOUR, length, middle stump, cut off the back foot to deep point

  • 15.3 2

    J Faulkner to A Gunaratne, 2 runs, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to deep point

  • 15.2 2

    J Faulkner to A Gunaratne, 2 runs, back of length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • He tries a switch-hit and gets struck on the box. Ouch!

  • 15.1 0

    J Faulkner to A Gunaratne, no run, back of length, middle stump, beaten

  • James Faulkner comes to bowl the next over.

  • SL - 127/3 (15.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    M Siriwardana : 14(9)

    A Gunaratne : 29(25)

    P Cummins : 3-0-19-1

    A Tye : 2-0-24-0

  • 14.6 1

    P Cummins to A Gunaratne, 1 run, half volley, outside off, pushed to third man

  • 14.5 0

    P Cummins to A Gunaratne, no run, half volley, outside off, beaten

  • 14.4 4

    P Cummins to A Gunaratne, FOUR, back of length, outside off, lofted over deep point

  • 14.3 0

    P Cummins to A Gunaratne, no run, length, off stump, pushed to cover

  • 14.2 1

    P Cummins to M Siriwardana, 1 run, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to mid wicket

  • 14.1 1

    P Cummins to A Gunaratne, 1 run, half volley, outside off, driven off the front foot to third man

  • Pat Cummins into the attack.

  • SL - 120/3 (14.0 overs)
    13 Runs

    M Siriwardana : 13(8)

    A Gunaratne : 23(20)

    A Tye : 2-0-24-0

    A Zampa : 4-0-26-2

  • 13.6 0

    A Tye to M Siriwardana, no run, half volley, wide of off, beaten

  • 13.5 4

    A Tye to M Siriwardana, FOUR, length, off stump, lofted over mid off

  • 13.4 1

    A Tye to A Gunaratne, 1 run, back of length, off stump, cut off the back foot to point

  • 13.3 4

    A Tye to A Gunaratne, FOUR, short, leg stump, pulled off the back foot to fine leg

  • 13.2 0

    A Tye to A Gunaratne, no run, short, outside off, beaten

  • 13.1 4

    A Tye to A Gunaratne, FOUR, length, outside off, lofted over mid off

  • Andrew Tye has been introduced into the attack.

  • SL - 107/3 (13.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    M Siriwardana : 9(6)

    A Gunaratne : 14(16)

    A Zampa : 4-0-26-2

    J Faulkner : 2-0-9-0

  • 12.6 1

    A Zampa to A Gunaratne, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

  • 12.5 3

    A Zampa to M Siriwardana, 3 runs, length, outside off, lofted over point

  • 12.4 1

    A Zampa to A Gunaratne, 1 run, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to sweeper cover

  • 12.3 1

    A Zampa to M Siriwardana, 1 run, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to sweeper cover

  • SL 101/3 (12.2 ovs)

  • 12.2 2

    A Zampa to M Siriwardana, 2 runs, length, off stump, driven off the front foot to long on

  • 12.1 1

    A Zampa to A Gunaratne, 1 run, Catch Dropped by Aaron Finch, short, middle stump, pulled off the back foot to mid wicket

  • SL - 98/3 (12.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    A Gunaratne : 11(13)

    M Siriwardana : 3(3)

    J Faulkner : 2-0-9-0

    A Zampa : 3-0-17-2

  • 11.6 0

    J Faulkner to A Gunaratne, no run, length, middle stump, driven off the front foot to mid on

  • 11.5 1

    J Faulkner to A Gunaratne, 1 run, short, leg stump, pulled off the back foot to fine leg

  • 11.4 1

    J Faulkner to M Siriwardana, 1 run, length, off stump, pushed to cover

  • 11.3 1

    J Faulkner to A Gunaratne, 1 run, length, leg stump, gets down and sweeps it to fine leg

  • 11.2 1

    J Faulkner to M Siriwardana, 1 run, back of length, middle stump, pulled off the back foot to deep mid wicket

  • 11.1 1LB

    J Faulkner to A Gunaratne, 1 leg bye, length, middle stump, beaten

  • James Faulkner into the attack.

  • SL - 93/3 (11.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    M Siriwardana : 1(1)

    A Gunaratne : 9(9)

    A Zampa : 3-0-17-2

    B Stanlake : 3-0-42-0

  • 10.6 1

    A Zampa to A Gunaratne, 1 run, length, outside off, pushed to cover

  • 10.5 1

    A Zampa to M Siriwardana, 1 run, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to mid wicket

  • Milinda Siriwardana arrives at the crease.

  • 10.4 W

    A Zampa to D Munaweera, OUT, short, middle stump, caught at mid wicket D Munaweera c A Finch b A Zampa 44(29) [4s-6] [6s-0]

  • 10.3 2

    A Zampa to D Munaweera, 2 runs, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to third man

  • 10.2 1

    A Zampa to A Gunaratne, 1 run, length, leg stump, flicked off the pads to mid on

  • 10.1 0

    A Zampa to A Gunaratne, no run, length, middle stump, comes forward and defends it

  • SL - 88/2 (10.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    D Munaweera : 42(27)

    A Gunaratne : 7(6)

    B Stanlake : 3-0-42-0

    A Zampa : 2-0-12-1

  • 9.6 1

    B Stanlake to A Gunaratne, 1 run, length, middle stump, glanced off the pads to fine leg

  • 9.6 WD

    B Stanlake to A Gunaratne, WIDE, short, leg stump, leaves it alone

  • 9.5 2

    B Stanlake to A Gunaratne, 2 runs, short, off stump, pulled off the back foot to fine leg

  • 9.4 1

    B Stanlake to D Munaweera, 1 run, half volley, outside off, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

  • 9.3 1

    B Stanlake to A Gunaratne, 1 run, back of length, off stump, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

  • 9.2 0

    B Stanlake to A Gunaratne, no run, back of length, outside off, pushed to point

  • 9.1 2

    B Stanlake to A Gunaratne, 2 runs, back of length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

  • Billy Stanlake into the attack.

  • SL - 80/2 (9.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    D Munaweera : 41(26)

    A Gunaratne : 1(1)

    A Zampa : 2-0-12-1

    A Turner : 1-0-6-0

  • 8.6 1

    A Zampa to A Gunaratne, 1 run, length, middle stump, glanced off the pads to short fine leg

  • Asela Gunaratne walks in.

  • 8.5 W

    A Zampa to N Dickwella, OUT, length, outside off, caught at short third man N Dickwella c M Klinger b A Zampa 30(25) [4s-4] [6s-1]

  • 8.4 4

    A Zampa to N Dickwella, FOUR, length, outside off, reverse sweeps it to deep point

  • 8.3 1

    A Zampa to D Munaweera, 1 run, half volley, off stump, driven off the front foot to long on

  • 8.2 0

    A Zampa to D Munaweera, no run, length, off stump, cut off the back foot to point

  • 8.1 1

    A Zampa to N Dickwella, 1 run, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to mid wicket

  • SL - 73/1 (8.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    D Munaweera : 40(24)

    N Dickwella : 25(22)

    A Turner : 1-0-6-0

    A Zampa : 1-0-5-0

  • 7.6 1

    A Turner to N Dickwella, 1 run, length, outside off, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • 7.5 1

    A Turner to D Munaweera, 1 run, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

  • 7.4 1

    A Turner to N Dickwella, 1 run, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to deep square leg

  • 7.3 0

    A Turner to N Dickwella, no run, length, middle stump, reverse sweeps it to short third man

  • 7.2 1

    A Turner to D Munaweera, 1 run, length, leg stump, gets down and sweeps it to short fine leg

  • 7.1 2

    A Turner to D Munaweera, 2 runs, length, leg stump, gets down and sweeps it to fine leg

  • Ashton Turner arrives at the crease.

  • SL - 67/1 (7.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    N Dickwella : 23(19)

    D Munaweera : 36(21)

    A Zampa : 1-0-5-0

    A Tye : 1-0-11-0

  • 6.6 1

    A Zampa to D Munaweera, 1 run, length, middle stump, driven off the front foot to long on

  • 6.5 0

    A Zampa to D Munaweera, no run, back of length, outside off, pushed to cover

  • 6.4 2

    A Zampa to D Munaweera, 2 runs, length, outside off, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover

  • 6.3 1

    A Zampa to N Dickwella, 1 run, length, middle stump, gets down and sweeps it to short fine leg

  • 6.2 0

    A Zampa to N Dickwella, no run, back of length, leg stump, beaten

  • 6.1 1

    A Zampa to D Munaweera, 1 run, length, middle stump, pushed to cover

  • Adam Zampa into the attack.

  • SL - 62/1 (6.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    N Dickwella : 22(17)

    D Munaweera : 32(17)

    A Tye : 1-0-11-0

    J Faulkner : 1-0-5-0

  • 5.6 1

    A Tye to D Munaweera, 1 run, half volley, off stump, pushed to mid off

  • 5.5 0

    A Tye to D Munaweera, no run, full toss, off stump, pushed to mid off

  • 5.4 4

    A Tye to D Munaweera, FOUR, half volley, leg stump, flicked off the pads to fine leg

  • 5.3 2

    A Tye to D Munaweera, 2 runs, length, leg stump, lofted over square leg

  • 5.2 0

    A Tye to D Munaweera, no run, length, outside off, beaten

  • 5.1 4

    A Tye to D Munaweera, FOUR, length, outside off, outside edge to third man

  • Andrew Tye takes over the ball.

  • SL - 51/1 (5.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    N Dickwella : 22(17)

    D Munaweera : 21(11)

    J Faulkner : 1-0-5-0

    B Stanlake : 2-0-34-0

  • 4.6 0

    J Faulkner to N Dickwella, no run, length, outside off, beaten

  • 4.5 1

    J Faulkner to D Munaweera, 1 run, back of length, off stump, pulled off the back foot to deep mid wicket

  • 4.4 0

    J Faulkner to D Munaweera, no run, length, outside off, beaten

  • 4.3 0

    J Faulkner to D Munaweera, no run, back of length, off stump, beaten

  • SL 50/1 (4.2 ovs)

  • 4.2 4

    J Faulkner to D Munaweera, FOUR, length, off stump, driven off the front foot to long off

  • 4.1 0

    J Faulkner to D Munaweera, no run, length, middle stump, driven off the front foot to bowler

  • James Faulkner comes to bowl the next over.

  • SL - 46/1 (4.0 overs)
    24 Runs

    N Dickwella : 22(16)

    D Munaweera : 16(6)

    B Stanlake : 2-0-34-0

    P Cummins : 2-0-12-1

  • 3.6 6

    B Stanlake to N Dickwella, SIX, length, middle stump, gets down and sweeps it to fine leg

  • 3.6 5WD

    B Stanlake to N Dickwella, 5 wides, short, middle stump, beaten

  • 3.5 0

    B Stanlake to N Dickwella, no run, length, outside off, beaten

  • 3.4 1

    B Stanlake to D Munaweera, 1 run, half volley, off stump, outside edge to third man

  • 3.3 4

    B Stanlake to D Munaweera, FOUR, back of length, middle stump, lofted over point

  • 3.2 4

    B Stanlake to D Munaweera, FOUR, back of length, middle stump, cut off the back foot to deep point

  • 3.1 4

    B Stanlake to D Munaweera, FOUR, half volley, leg stump, driven off the front foot to long off

  • SL - 22/1 (3.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    N Dickwella : 16(14)

    D Munaweera : 3(2)

    P Cummins : 2-0-12-1

    B Stanlake : 1-0-10-0

  • 2.6 4

    P Cummins to N Dickwella, FOUR, half volley, leg stump, lofted over mid wicket

  • 2.5 0

    P Cummins to N Dickwella, no run, length, outside off, pushed to point

  • 2.4 0

    P Cummins to N Dickwella, no run, back of length, outside off, goes for the cut and misses

  • 2.3 0

    P Cummins to N Dickwella, no run, yorker, middle stump, comes forward and defends it

  • 2.2 3

    P Cummins to D Munaweera, 3 runs, back of length, outside off, cut off the back foot to deep point

  • 2.1 0

    P Cummins to D Munaweera, no run, length, outside off, goes for the drive and doesn't connect

  • SL - 15/1 (2.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    N Dickwella : 12(10)

    D Munaweera : 0(0)

    B Stanlake : 1-0-10-0

    P Cummins : 1-0-5-1

  • 1.6 0

    B Stanlake to N Dickwella, no run, length, middle stump, beaten

  • 1.5 4

    B Stanlake to N Dickwella, FOUR, short, leg stump, pulled off the back foot to deep square leg

  • 1.4 0

    B Stanlake to N Dickwella, no run, length, outside off, looks to loft it inside-out, beaten

  • 1.3 4

    B Stanlake to N Dickwella, FOUR, length, middle stump, flicked off the pads to deep mid wicket

  • 1.2 0

    B Stanlake to N Dickwella, no run, length, outside off, pushed to point

  • 1.1 0

    B Stanlake to N Dickwella, no run, half volley, outside leg, beaten

  • 1.1 WD

    B Stanlake to N Dickwella, WIDE, length, outside leg, leaves it alone

  • 1.1 WD

    B Stanlake to N Dickwella, WIDE, length, outside leg

  • Billy Stanlake has been introduced into the attack.

  • SL - 5/1 (1.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    D Munaweera : 0(0)

    N Dickwella : 4(4)

    P Cummins : 1-0-5-1

  • Dilshan Munaweera walks in.

  • 0.6 W

    P Cummins to U Tharanga, OUT, length, middle stump, get's an outside edge to the keeper U Tharanga c T Paine b P Cummins 1(2) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • Brilliant save by Travis Head saves one.

  • 0.5 3

    P Cummins to N Dickwella, 3 runs, back of length, outside off, pushed to deep point

  • 0.4 0

    P Cummins to N Dickwella, no run, length, outside leg, beaten

  • 0.3 0

    P Cummins to N Dickwella, no run, back of length, leg stump, pushed to mid off

  • 0.2 1

    P Cummins to U Tharanga, 1 run, length, leg stump, flicked off the pads to square leg

  • 0.1 1

    P Cummins to N Dickwella, 1 run, length, outside off, pushed to cover

  • Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga walk out to the middle to open the innings, Pat Cummins to bowl the first over.

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Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
Target: 169
Match Summary
  • »  Sri Lanka Won the Toss & Elected to Field
  • »  Australia 1st innings
  • »  AUS 50/0 (6.4 ovs)
  • »  1st Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (Aaron Finch 18*, Michael Klinger 31*)
  • »  Over 12.1: T Head (4*), Catch Dropped by Upul Tharanga
  • »  AUS 100/2 (13.6 ovs)
Match Summary
  • »  Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • »  SL 50/1 (4.2 ovs)
  • »  Over 12.1: A Gunaratne (12*), Catch Dropped by Aaron Finch
  • »  SL 101/3 (12.2 ovs)
  • »  4th Wicket: 53 runs in 33 balls (Milinda Siriwardana 14*, Asela Gunaratne 39*)
  • »  A Gunaratne: 50* (34) [4s-7] [6s-0]
  • »  SL 150/3 (16.5 ovs)

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