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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Stadium Australia, Sydney,, Date - 26/01/2013, Toss won by - Australia
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  • Sri Lanka beat Australia by 5 wickets
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Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

David Warner was named the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 90. That's all we have from this one. Join us back for the last T20I between these sides at the MCG. Till then, farewell!

The visitors were just off to a flier while chasing 138 but then started to lose their way in the middle. Doherty, Maxwell, and Starc were excellent but then Laughlin bowled two ordinary balls, Perera struck two mighty blows and completed the final rites much before. This is Australia's 4th consecutive loss to Sri Lanka in T20Is!

Sri Lanka take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. A fantastic victory for them. The difference between the two sides came down to experience in the death bowling which has caused Australia the match, not to forgot that they even had a mediocre total on the board.

18.5 Ben Laughlin to T Perera, SIX! Sri Lanka win by 5 wickets! A thrilling victory and Perera deals in two strikes to seal the victory in style. A low dipping delivery, Perera just smashes that flat over the long on ropes. Some confusion there in the middle but the players shake hands now. 139/5

18.4 Ben Laughlin to T Perera, SIX! Almost a screamer but Perera strikes big to almost seal a victory. A full and slow delivery, Perera slogs across the line. It goes over mid-wicket but Cutting flung himself across over the ropes, tries to flick it back to the oncoming fielder but could not do so. 133/5

18.3 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, Comes down the track and yorks himself, digs it over the bowler and takes a single though. 127/5

18.2 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, FOUR! Timely boundary. Laughlin bowls another poor delivery, a full toss, Mathews strikes it right down the ground, in the gap between the two fielders. 126/5

18.1 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, Hurls a high full toss, whipped away through mid-wicket. The two fielders combine well in the deep to cut down two runs. 122/5

Australia have been able to pull this out late, thanks to Mitchell Starc's two final fantastic overs. Most likely, it will be Laughlin now and then Cutting with the last over. But Malinga was sensational during this period and that could just prove the difference between the match, and the result.

17.6 M Starc to T Perera, Bowls nice and full, Perera could only manage to dig it back. Starc has done a fine job here. 120/5

17.5 M Starc to T Perera, A slow and short delivery, Perera connects with the pull and finds a couple at deep mid-wicket. 120/5

17.4 M Starc to T Perera, Just missed the leg stump! Starc hurls down another pacy delivery, on leg and it angles down, Perera with a wild swing and the ball just shaves past the leg stump. 118/5

17.3 M Starc to T Perera, Bowls full and wide outside off, Perera once again could not make any contact to that. 118/5

17.2 M Starc to A Mathews, A slow full ball, Mathews works it past square leg, wanted the second but then had a bit of mess-up with Starc. The throw was quick at the striker's end anyways. 118/5

17.1 M Starc to T Perera, Arrows down a yorker outside the leg stump line, Perera squeezes it out to long on and takes one. 21 off 17 now. Mathews on strike. Crucial period now. 117/5

16.6 Ben Laughlin to T Perera, Full outside off, Perera pushes it through covers and takes one. 116/5

16.5 Ben Laughlin to T Perera, Change of pace on middle, Perera works it past square leg and takes a couple of runs as Starc comes around. 115/5

16.4 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, On middle and leg, worked away through square leg for one. 113/5

16.3 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, Leading edge! DROPPED! A slow off-cutter, Mathews was aiming for the flick but it comes off the leading edge and hangs in the air. Laughlin dives full to his left but could not get it off cleanly with his left hand. A good effort though but that was a big chance. 112/5

A streaker is sitting right near the sightscreen there. A bit of a delay.

16.2 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, SIX! Smashed! Fantastic strike! A full ball on middle and off, Mathews waits on and smashes it right over the bowler's head. Clean hitting, for 90 meters. 112/5

16.1 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, Just missed the off stump! Laughlin bowls the off-cutter, it turns in on length, Mathews misses out and the ball travels over middle stump. 106/5

Ben Laughlin is now brought back into the attack.

15.6 M Starc to T Perera, Over-pitched outside off, Perera attempts the big shot but finds mid off to end the over. Excellent over from Starc. 106/5

15.5 M Starc to T Perera, Full and fast outside off at 138.7 kph, Perera looked to smack that but could not connect. 106/5

15.4 M Starc to A Mathews, A slower delivery on the pads, helped down to fine leg for a single this time. 106/5

15.3 M Starc to T Perera, What a peach first up! The skiddy in-swinging yorker down the leg side, Perera just manages to stuff it away on the leg side for one. 105/5

Thisara Perera, the danger-man walks out next.

15.2 M Starc to L Thirimanne, OUT! Caught by Voges! A good length delivery on off, Thirimanne looks to go over point but does not get the timing right, picks out Adam Voges. The umpires go upstairs to check the no-ball but Starc is fine there. 104/5

15.1 M Starc to L Thirimanne, Bowls full outside off, Thirimane pushes and misses. 104/4

Mitchell Starc comes back on.

14.6 A Finch to A Mathews, Action replay of the previous delivery. 104/4

14.5 A Finch to A Mathews, A short ball, Mathews pushes it back. 104/4

14.4 A Finch to A Mathews, FOUR! And one more! Mathews trying to close it down soon. Angles it on middle, Mathews comes down and whips it, to the right of Warner at long on. 104/4

14.3 A Finch to A Mathews, FOUR! Much-needed boundary! Mathews smacks a flat delivery, right past Finch and to long on. Warner made good ground but could not manage to pull it back. 100/4

14.2 A Finch to A Mathews, Mathews has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 96/4

14.1 A Finch to L Thirimanne, A touch short, worked away through mid-wicket for one. 96/4

Aaron Finch to have a go now.

13.6 Ben Cutting to A Mathews, A full length delivery, pushed back to Cutting to end the over. 95/4

13.5 Ben Cutting to L Thirimanne, A good length delivery, pushed through mid-wicket for one. 95/4

13.4 Ben Cutting to A Mathews, Angles a short ball again, Mathews helps it down to fine leg and takes a couple. 94/4

13.3 Ben Cutting to A Mathews, Short of a length delivery, helped down off the hips to square leg for a couple. 93/4

13.2 Ben Cutting to L Thirimanne, Lahiru has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 91/4

13.1 Ben Cutting to L Thirimanne, Full ball, steered away to sweeper cover. Maxwell rushes quickly and has a throw from the deep, just wide of the stumps as the batsman dives in to complete the second. 90/4

Ben Cutting comes back on.

12.6 Ben Laughlin to L Thirimanne, Digs it in the yorker on off, Thirimanne pats it away towards cover for one to end the over. 88/4

12.5 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, A slow delivery again, Mathews knocks it through mid off and takes one. 87/4

12.4 Ben Laughlin to L Thirimanne, Full ball outside off, pushed through covers for one. 86/4

12.3 Ben Laughlin to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Dropped by Wade, but that was an outstanding effort from him! A full and slow delivery outside off, Wade stretched full to his left, could only get a glove to it and the ball finds the fence. Tim Ludeman took a stunner, off a similar situation, co-incidentally against a Sri Lankan, Thisara Perera in the BBL some time back. 85/4

12.2 Ben Laughlin to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Helped away! Laughlin bowls short on the leg side, Thirimanne helps it away past Wade and to the fine leg fence in no time. 81/4

12.1 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, Gets down and pushes it through mid on for one. 77/4

11.6 G Maxwell to A Mathews, Short delivery, knocked down through mid on for one. 76/4

11.5 G Maxwell to L Thirimanne, Flat and full on off, punched away through covers to rotate the strike. 75/4

11.4 G Maxwell to A Mathews, Short on off, punched down to long on for a single. 74/4

11.3 G Maxwell to L Thirimanne, Short on middle, worked away through mid-wicket this time for a single. 73/4

11.2 G Maxwell to L Thirimanne, Stays back to dab this one. 72/4

11.1 G Maxwell to L Thirimanne, A touch short, tapped past point for a couple of runs. 72/4

10.6 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Tucks it down towards mid-wicket for one. 70/4

Lahiru Thirimanne is the next man in.

10.5 X Doherty to M J'dena, OUT! Cleaned him up! Sri Lanka are collapsing now. Just a full delivery speared in, Jayawardena plays all over the flick shot and the ball ricochets off his pads, onto the stumps. A big setback this. 69/4

10.4 X Doherty to A Mathews, Gets across and works it away through mid-wicket for one. 69/3

10.3 X Doherty to A Mathews, Sliding down, worked away past square leg for a couple of runs as Mathews makes it to the other end. 68/3

10.2 X Doherty to A Mathews, Goes on the back foot and punches it away on the off side. 66/3

10.1 X Doherty to A Mathews, Gets behind the line and defends it back. 66/3

9.6 G Maxwell to M J'dena, Short and wide outside off, Jayawardena fails to cut it away and looks for the non-existent wide call. Due to the wickets and run-stoppage, the run-rate has crept up in no time. 66/3

9.5 G Maxwell to M J'dena, FOUR! Finds the gap. Maxwell bowls a loose one, short, Jayawardena goes back for a proper cut shot to third man as the fielder could not cut it off from the deep. 66/3

9.4 G Maxwell to M J'dena, Waits for the turn to come in but dabs it straight to short third man. 62/3

9.3 G Maxwell to A Mathews, Flatter and quick this time, Mathews punches it to long on and takes one. 62/3

9.2 G Maxwell to A Mathews, Slow and turning in, Mathews pushes it back. 61/3

The skipper, Angelo Mathews walks out.

9.1 G Maxwell to D Chandimal, OUT! Straight to the man! Maxwell's got two! Flat outside off, Chandimal charges out to whack it over long off, lacked power behind it and the tall Ben Cutting took it near the ropes and Australia have three quick wickets here. 61/3

8.6 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Comes down and pushes it down through mid off and ends the over with one. 61/2

8.5 X Doherty to M J'dena, Flatter and quick outside off, steered away through covers for a single this time. 60/2

8.4 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Turning away on off, clipped through mid-wicket for one more. 59/2

8.3 X Doherty to M J'dena, A little short, worked away through mid-wicket for one. 58/2

8.2 X Doherty to M J'dena, Taps it down towards mid on, calls off the single and sends back Chandimal just in time. 57/2

8.1 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Tossed up slowly, pushed away towards point for one. 57/2

7.6 G Maxwell to D Chandimal, Lofts a full delivery down to long off on a couple of bounces for one to end the over. 56/2

7.5 G Maxwell to M J'dena, Stays back, lets the turn to come in and angles it towards short third man to take a single. 55/2

7.4 G Maxwell to D Chandimal, Waits on and taps it towards short third man for one. 54/2

Dinesh Chandimal walks in next.

7.3 G Maxwell to Janith Perera, OUT! Maxwell strikes and Australia have the openers within minutes. Short and wide, bouncing and turning away, Perera aims to cut but gets a faint nick as Wade takes a good catch. End of an enterprising knock from Perera, impressed one and all. 53/2

7.2 G Maxwell to M J'dena, Jayawardena flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 53/1

7.1 G Maxwell to M J'dena, Tossed up outside off, Jayawardena looks to cut but misses out. 52/1

Glenn Maxwell to bowl now.

6.6 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Sensible cricket. He remains back yet again to cut it past point and ends the over with a couple. 52/1

6.5 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Fine shot! Waits back calmly and guides it past short third man. Voges with the chase to cut off two runs. 50/1

6.4 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Runs leaking here. Perera tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes one. The throw is not all that great and Wade misses out on collecting that. Another one given. 48/1

6.3 X Doherty to Janith Perera, A touch short, Perera cuts it towards point. 46/1

Mahela Jayawardena walks in.

6.2 X Doherty to T Dilshan, OUT! And now Laughlin takes an absolutely blinder of a catch, irony, it had to be the wicket of another fantastic fielder. Take a bow, old man! Dilshan gave the charge to this flat delivery, the ball turns away and Dilshan gets a thick outside edge over point. Laughlin runs back, remains airborne for more than a split second to take the catch with a full stretch of the able body. 46/1

6.1 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Short on leg stump, Perera fails to work it away and they take a leg bye. 46/0

Xavier Doherty comes back on.

5.6 Ben Cutting to T Dilshan, Has a wild swing at a good length delivery but does not connect to end the over. 45/0

5.5 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Full length, Perera just lifts its over mid-wicket. Warner gives it a spirited chase to save a run with a dive near the ropes. 45/0

Change of bats for Dilshan!

5.4 Ben Cutting to T Dilshan, In the air and safe! A good length delivery, Dilshan looks to lift it over covers but it comes off the splice and evades the fielder. Dilshan's bat took a crack there. 42/0

5.3 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Good length on middle, Perera works it away through mid-wicket for one. 41/0

5.2 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, FOUR! Up and over! Smart batting. A good length delivery, Perera makes the room and just lofts it over point. Quite some Sanath Jayasuriya spirit seen in this guy. The way he jumps with the flicks, and especially this trademark lift-over-point shot. 40/0

5.1 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Bowls good length on off, Perera aims to flick but is hit near the thigh pads. 36/0

4.6 M Starc to Janith Perera, Perera flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. Given as a leg bye. 36/0

4.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, A good length delivery, Dilshan drops it towards mid off for one. 35/0

4.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Very full outside off, Dilshan fails to squirt it away. 34/0

4.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, WIDE! And now darts down a good length delivery, well down the leg side. 34/0

4.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Quite a short delivery outside off, Dilshan attempts for a half-pull but missed. Should have been given a wide. 33/0

4.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Perera would have been gone! Dilshan knocks it to mid off and does not want one. Doherty is the man to have a shy but he missed as Perera dives in. Direct hit would have eaten him up. 33/0

4.1 M Starc to Janith Perera, A good length delivery, Perera comes down to work it away, finds a leading edge safe past point for one. 33/0

3.6 Ben Laughlin to T Dilshan, And now he comes down the track to hit a length delivery outside off but completely missed it. 32/0

The good news is that the bleeding has been stopped quickly as there is a clear cut above his right eye. It might swell a bit later and Dilshan should carry on for now. Nasty blow nevertheless.

3.5 Ben Laughlin to T Dilshan, OUCH! Dilshan's been smacked near the grill of the helmet and he is down! A short of a length delivery, Dilshan was looking to pull, misses it and the ball climbs up to hit the head of the helmet. The hit knocks the helmet and gnashed him, luckily above the right eye. Warner was the first to reach towards the crease and called for help immediately. 32/0

3.4 Ben Laughlin to T Dilshan, Short and wide, scrambled seam, Dilshan slashes and misses. Wade misses his take but does not concede a bye. 32/0

3.3 Ben Laughlin to Janith Perera, Slow and full on middle, 109.5 kph, Perera tucks it away towards mid-wicket for one. 32/0

3.2 Ben Laughlin to Janith Perera, Tighter length, dabbed to point. 31/0

3.1 Ben Laughlin to Janith Perera, FOUR! Slapped away! Ben bowls short, Perera makes room and slaps it over point. 31/0

Ben Laughlin into the attack now.

2.6 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Full length, Perera glances it to fine leg for one. Sri Lanka are off to a flier here! 27/0

2.5 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Angles away a length delivery as Perera gets beaten. 26/0

2.4 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, DROPPED BY MAXWELL! That was hit straight to him! A good length delivery, Perera slaps and Msxwell spills on his jump at point, ball goes in the deep for two. 26/0

2.3 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, SIX! What a fantastic hit! Cutting drops it short outside off, Perera stands tall, betters Warner with this flat swat over the long on ropes. 24/0

2.2 Ben Cutting to T Dilshan, Drives it through mid off. Makes it to the other end as the fielder missed his shy. Had he hit, Dilshan would have been gone as his bat was in the air and the leg was out of the crease. 18/0

2.1 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Starts with a good length delivery outside off, dabbed down to third man for one. 17/0

Ben Cutting to bowl now, on T20I debut.

1.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Punches a length delivery but does not connect. 16/0

1.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, SIX! HERE IT IS! THE DILSCOOP! Requires some skill, lot of guts and more than anything, the situation to carry it off. A full length delivery, Dilshan sits down, the eyes are nowhere near as he scoops it right and straight over the wicket-keeper's head. Not just goes over the fence, but by a long, long mile. 16/0

1.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Another half-volley, Dilshan absolutely nails this but Marsh at extra cover comes up with a fine stop. 10/0

1.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Bowls full again, Dilshan slaps it past point and takes a couple. 10/0

1.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Bowls full and wide, 140 kph, Dilshan attempted a flay but missed, it took off and came to Wade at head height. Couldn't see the same in the first innings as Sri Lanka does not have enough pace. 8/0

1.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Bowls a good length delivery on the pads, Dilshan only manages a pad and they steal a leg bye. Starc has a completely needless shy at the striker's end, only to concede an extra run. 8/0

Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end.

0.6 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Sits down and sweeps it away over square leg. Finch once again mops up in the deep as the ball dies down towards the ropes. Two more. 6/0

0.5 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Run-out chance missed! Flat and quick, Dilshan cuts it away towards cover-point. Finch has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Dilshan looked a goner. 4/0

0.4 X Doherty to T Dilshan, A short delivery, turning away, Dilshan punches it through covers and Finch covers up. Two runs. 3/0

0.3 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Flatter and quick down the leg side again, Dilshan aims to sweep but gets hit on the pads. 1/0

0.2 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Quick and flat, Dilshan defends it back. 1/0

0.1 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Starts flat, on off, Perera comes down and whips it through mid-wicket for one. 1/0

Commentary (Australia innings)

Ajantha Mendis was effective and it was strange why Jeevan Mendis was not even tried. Lasith Malinga was sensational as usual and just did not give any sort of room. Should be an interesting chase. Join us back in a while.

Not an ideal batting track. The signs where shown by Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges who stuttered to go over 100 in the strike rate column. This is a slow wicket but David Warner played a superb knock, not like his usual ones filled of huge shots but just about managed to get the boundaries in time.

19.6 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Comes down the track, it's full outside off and Warner drills it to cover for one. Warner ends on 90 not out! His highest T20I score! 137/3

19.5 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Fantastic effort from Perera. Warner gets down the track, converts it to a full toss and whacks it over mid off. Perera thrusts his right hand out and stops a boundary. They take two.2 runs. 136/3

19.4 N Kulasekara to A Voges, Another pitched up delivery down the leg side, Voges fails to work it away and they run a leg bye. 134/3

19.3 N Kulasekara to A Voges, Full length down the leg side, Voges works it away past square leg and takes a couple. 133/3

19.2 N Kulasekara to D Warner, A full delivery, Warner fails to dig that out and manages a single from cover. 131/3

19.1 N Kulasekara to A Voges, A low dipping delivery, Voges digs it out towards square leg and hands over the strike to Warner. 130/3

David Warner was named the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 90. That's all we have from this one. Join us back for the last T20I between these sides at the MCG. Till then, farewell!

The visitors were just off to a flier while chasing 138 but then started to lose their way in the middle. Doherty, Maxwell, and Starc were excellent but then Laughlin bowled two ordinary balls, Perera struck two mighty blows and completed the final rites much before. This is Australia's 4th consecutive loss to Sri Lanka in T20Is!

Sri Lanka take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. A fantastic victory for them. The difference between the two sides came down to experience in the death bowling which has caused Australia the match, not to forgot that they even had a mediocre total on the board.

18.5 Ben Laughlin to T Perera, SIX! Sri Lanka win by 5 wickets! A thrilling victory and Perera deals in two strikes to seal the victory in style. A low dipping delivery, Perera just smashes that flat over the long on ropes. Some confusion there in the middle but the players shake hands now. 139/5

18.4 Ben Laughlin to T Perera, SIX! Almost a screamer but Perera strikes big to almost seal a victory. A full and slow delivery, Perera slogs across the line. It goes over mid-wicket but Cutting flung himself across over the ropes, tries to flick it back to the oncoming fielder but could not do so. 133/5

18.3 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, Comes down the track and yorks himself, digs it over the bowler and takes a single though. 127/5

18.2 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, FOUR! Timely boundary. Laughlin bowls another poor delivery, a full toss, Mathews strikes it right down the ground, in the gap between the two fielders. 126/5

18.1 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, Hurls a high full toss, whipped away through mid-wicket. The two fielders combine well in the deep to cut down two runs. 122/5

Nuwan Kulasekara to bowl the last over. Right then, can Australia reach a challenging 140? All unto Warner.

18.6 L Malinga to A Voges, Voges moves right across, Malinga delivers it full near the wide guidelines and Adam is forced to dab it towards point for just one. 129/3

Change of bats for David Warner! Will it prove lucky for him to get his century?

18.5 L Malinga to D Warner, Reaches out to a full delivery and mistimes it through mid off for just one. 128/3

18.4 L Malinga to A Voges, Delivers a low full toss outside off, Voges reaches out and hits it through mid off to take one. 127/3

18.3 L Malinga to D Warner, Another full ball well outside off, Warner squirts it away through covers and takes one. 126/3

18.2 L Malinga to A Voges, Low full toss outside off, Voges smacks it down to long off for one. 125/3

18.1 L Malinga to D Warner, A full ball outside off, Warner smashes it down to long off and takes one. 124/3

Aaron Finch and David Warner will walk out to the middle now. Angelo Mathews leads his side out with fireworks to make their entry look grand. He will open the bowling as well. David Warner is wired up with the commentators. All set for the fantastic contest then.

Time for the national anthems of both the teams.

Michael Hussey is now on the ground talking alongside Michael Slater and Ian Healy. Good to see Mr.Cricket making his presence felt. And now, Michael Slater has a swing with the bat to test his hitting skills and just about manages to clear the ropes!

Sri Lanka - Kushal Perera(wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis.

Sri Lanka leave out Akila Dananjaya, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal and Upul Tharanga from their 16-man squad. Kushal Perera will make his TWENTY20I DEBUT.

Australia - David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, George Bailey (capt), Adam Voges, Matthew Wade (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Ben Cutting, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doherty, Ben Laughlin.

Toss - Australia win the toss and WILL BAT FIRST! They leave out James Faulkner from their 12-man squad. Ben Cutting makes his TWENTY20I DEBUT. The 60th player to represent Australia in this format.

Hello everyone to this first of the two T20Is between Australia and Sri Lanka being played on Australia Day. This is only the second T20I to be held at Stadium Australia. Sri Lanka are currently No. 1 in the rankings and would look to rout the Aussies after failing to win the ODI series.

Australia have been able to pull this out late, thanks to Mitchell Starc's two final fantastic overs. Most likely, it will be Laughlin now and then Cutting with the last over. But Malinga was sensational during this period and that could just prove the difference between the match, and the result.

17.6 M Starc to T Perera, Bowls nice and full, Perera could only manage to dig it back. Starc has done a fine job here. 120/5

17.5 M Starc to T Perera, A slow and short delivery, Perera connects with the pull and finds a couple at deep mid-wicket. 120/5

17.4 M Starc to T Perera, Just missed the leg stump! Starc hurls down another pacy delivery, on leg and it angles down, Perera with a wild swing and the ball just shaves past the leg stump. 118/5

17.3 M Starc to T Perera, Bowls full and wide outside off, Perera once again could not make any contact to that. 118/5

17.2 M Starc to A Mathews, A slow full ball, Mathews works it past square leg, wanted the second but then had a bit of mess-up with Starc. The throw was quick at the striker's end anyways. 118/5

17.1 M Starc to T Perera, Arrows down a yorker outside the leg stump line, Perera squeezes it out to long on and takes one. 21 off 17 now. Mathews on strike. Crucial period now. 117/5

17.6 T Perera to D Warner, A full dipping delivery, Warner drags it towards mid-wicket and Mahela Jayawardena dives full stretched to stop it. Just one run given. 123/3

17.5 T Perera to A Voges, Another leg-cutter, 99.7 kph, this time Voges holds back and smashes it to long on. One run. 122/3

17.4 T Perera to A Voges, Superb ball. The leg-cutter at 99.7 kph, Voges was shaping for the big hit over mid-wicket but did not connect. 121/3

17.3 T Perera to D Warner, A low full toss again, this was wide outside off and Warner smacks it down to long off. Only one. 121/3

17.2 T Perera to D Warner, A low full toss, on leg, Warner taps it over the bowler and Voges sets off quickly to come back for two. Good running. 120/3

17.1 T Perera to D Warner, SIX! Mighty one off a miscued hit! Perera starts the over with a low full toss, Warner was aiming leg side with a massive hoick but with his heavy bat, the sliced shot manages to evade the long off fielder. Incredible bats! 118/3

16.6 Ben Laughlin to T Perera, Full outside off, Perera pushes it through covers and takes one. 116/5

16.5 Ben Laughlin to T Perera, Change of pace on middle, Perera works it past square leg and takes a couple of runs as Starc comes around. 115/5

16.4 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, On middle and leg, worked away through square leg for one. 113/5

16.3 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, Leading edge! DROPPED! A slow off-cutter, Mathews was aiming for the flick but it comes off the leading edge and hangs in the air. Laughlin dives full to his left but could not get it off cleanly with his left hand. A good effort though but that was a big chance. 112/5

A streaker is sitting right near the sightscreen there. A bit of a delay.

16.2 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, SIX! Smashed! Fantastic strike! A full ball on middle and off, Mathews waits on and smashes it right over the bowler's head. Clean hitting, for 90 meters. 112/5

16.1 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, Just missed the off stump! Laughlin bowls the off-cutter, it turns in on length, Mathews misses out and the ball travels over middle stump. 106/5

Thisara Perera back on.

16.6 L Malinga to A Voges, A low full toss, well wide outside off, Voges could have left it alone to get a wide but instead dabs it straight to point. 112/3

16.5 L Malinga to D Warner, Very full outside off, Warner reaches out and steers it to sweeper cover. One run. 112/3

16.4 L Malinga to A Voges, Short again, the slow bouncer, Voges once again is forced to just pull it to deep square leg for one. 111/3

16.3 L Malinga to D Warner, A low full toss outside off, Warner aims to dig it away but finds a thick outside edge. Goes to a fine third man and they take a single. 110/3

16.2 L Malinga to A Voges, Short of a length, Voges does well to pull it away through square leg to give strike back to Warner. 109/3

16.1 L Malinga to A Voges, Starts with a slower ball, Voges tucks it past square leg. They don't take the second but find a direct hit at the striker's end. One more of the ricochet. 108/3

Ben Laughlin is now brought back into the attack.

15.6 M Starc to T Perera, Over-pitched outside off, Perera attempts the big shot but finds mid off to end the over. Excellent over from Starc. 106/5

15.5 M Starc to T Perera, Full and fast outside off at 138.7 kph, Perera looked to smack that but could not connect. 106/5

15.4 M Starc to A Mathews, A slower delivery on the pads, helped down to fine leg for a single this time. 106/5

15.3 M Starc to T Perera, What a peach first up! The skiddy in-swinging yorker down the leg side, Perera just manages to stuff it away on the leg side for one. 105/5

Thisara Perera, the danger-man walks out next.

15.2 M Starc to L Thirimanne, OUT! Caught by Voges! A good length delivery on off, Thirimanne looks to go over point but does not get the timing right, picks out Adam Voges. The umpires go upstairs to check the no-ball but Starc is fine there. 104/5

15.1 M Starc to L Thirimanne, Bowls full outside off, Thirimane pushes and misses. 104/4

Lasith Malinga is the bowling change.

15.6 A Mendis to A Voges, The carrom ball this time, Voges goes back and punches it away for one. 106/3

15.5 A Mendis to D Warner, A very full delivery, Warner was setting up for the big shot but ends up knocking it down to long on. Just one. 105/3

15.4 A Mendis to A Voges, Drops it short, Voges charges down the track and whips it away to deep mid-wicket to take one. 104/3

15.3 A Mendis to D Warner, Down the leg side, Warner aims to heave it away but it comes off the inside edge through square leg for one. 103/3

15.2 A Mendis to D Warner, A full toss outside off, Warner was aiming for the reverse-sweep but does not connect. Not given as a wide correctly. 102/3

15.1 A Mendis to A Voges, Short delivery outisde off, Voges pulls it towards square leg for one. 102/3

Mitchell Starc comes back on.

14.6 A Finch to A Mathews, Action replay of the previous delivery. 104/4

14.5 A Finch to A Mathews, A short ball, Mathews pushes it back. 104/4

14.4 A Finch to A Mathews, FOUR! And one more! Mathews trying to close it down soon. Angles it on middle, Mathews comes down and whips it, to the right of Warner at long on. 104/4

14.3 A Finch to A Mathews, FOUR! Much-needed boundary! Mathews smacks a flat delivery, right past Finch and to long on. Warner made good ground but could not manage to pull it back. 100/4

14.2 A Finch to A Mathews, Mathews has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 96/4

14.1 A Finch to L Thirimanne, A touch short, worked away through mid-wicket for one. 96/4

14.6 A Mathews to D Warner, A good length delivery, down the leg side as Warner slogs, misses and the ball travels between him and the leg stump. 101/3

14.5 A Mathews to A Voges, A full ball down the leg side, Voges helps it off the inside edge past square leg to take one. 101/3

14.4 A Mathews to D Warner, DROPPED BY NUWAN KULASEKARA! But that was a really tough one, even though hit straight to him. A good length delivery, down the leg side, Warner pulls it flat over mid-wicket. Kulasekara does not have to move even an inch but the ball spills out of his hands. 100/3

14.3 A Mathews to D Warner, A good length delivery down the leg side, Warner helps it away towards mid-wicket and this time, a good call from Voges gets them the second easily in the end. 99/3

14.3 A Mathews to D Warner, WIDE! Mathews falls to the pressure and bowls a length delivery down the leg side. 97/3

14.2 A Mathews to D Warner, SIX! How on earth could it go though? Mathews cramps him with a short ball on leg, Warner takes the eyes off, pulls it and then falls but the ball has enough pace to clear the fine leg fence. A catch taken in the crowds and pressure on Mathews now. 96/3

14.1 A Mathews to D Warner, FOUR! That's a rocket! Mathews bowls it short around off, Warner goes to the leg side and swats it off the short length, one bounce to the long off fence. 90/3

Aaron Finch to have a go now.

13.6 Ben Cutting to A Mathews, A full length delivery, pushed back to Cutting to end the over. 95/4

13.5 Ben Cutting to L Thirimanne, A good length delivery, pushed through mid-wicket for one. 95/4

13.4 Ben Cutting to A Mathews, Angles a short ball again, Mathews helps it down to fine leg and takes a couple. 94/4

13.3 Ben Cutting to A Mathews, Short of a length delivery, helped down off the hips to square leg for a couple. 93/4

13.2 Ben Cutting to L Thirimanne, Lahiru has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 91/4

13.1 Ben Cutting to L Thirimanne, Full ball, steered away to sweeper cover. Maxwell rushes quickly and has a throw from the deep, just wide of the stumps as the batsman dives in to complete the second. 90/4

Angelo Mathews back on.

13.6 A Mendis to A Voges, Gets down the track and mistimes his shot through mid on. Warner calls well for the second and makes it well at the other end as the throw comes in at the non-striker's end. 86/3

13.5 A Mendis to D Warner, Makes space on the back foot and smashes it down to long off. One run. 84/3

13.4 A Mendis to A Voges, A tossed up delivery, goes like the off-cutter and sneaks through the gap between Voges' bat and the leg stump. They take a bye as even Chandimal didn't even a chance. 83/3

13.3 A Mendis to D Warner, Makes room on the back foot and slices it on a bounce to short third man. Quick run. 82/3

13.2 A Mendis to A Voges, Gets down the track, picks the short carrom ball well and smashes it to deep point. Just one though. 81/3

13.1 A Mendis to D Warner, A carrom ball down the leg side, Warner cuts it fine towards short third man for one. 80/3

Ben Cutting comes back on.

12.6 Ben Laughlin to L Thirimanne, Digs it in the yorker on off, Thirimanne pats it away towards cover for one to end the over. 88/4

12.5 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, A slow delivery again, Mathews knocks it through mid off and takes one. 87/4

12.4 Ben Laughlin to L Thirimanne, Full ball outside off, pushed through covers for one. 86/4

12.3 Ben Laughlin to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Dropped by Wade, but that was an outstanding effort from him! A full and slow delivery outside off, Wade stretched full to his left, could only get a glove to it and the ball finds the fence. Tim Ludeman took a stunner, off a similar situation, co-incidentally against a Sri Lankan, Thisara Perera in the BBL some time back. 85/4

12.2 Ben Laughlin to L Thirimanne, FOUR! Helped away! Laughlin bowls short on the leg side, Thirimanne helps it away past Wade and to the fine leg fence in no time. 81/4

12.1 Ben Laughlin to A Mathews, Gets down and pushes it through mid on for one. 77/4

Ajantha Mendis brought back on.

12.6 N Kulasekara to D Warner, A low full toss outside off, Warner dabs it away through covers for one. 79/3

12.5 N Kulasekara to A Voges, A length delivery, Voges knocks it through covers for a single. 78/3

12.4 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Bowls full on leg, Warner hits it through mid on for one. 77/3

9th T2OI fifty for David Warner!

12.3 N Kulasekara to D Warner, FOUR! This was a sensational shot! Gets down the track, picks the full toss and just launches that flat through the cover region. 76/3

12.2 N Kulasekara to A Voges, A good length delivery, Voges aims to work it away but finds a bit of an inside edge towards square leg. One run. 72/3

12.1 N Kulasekara to D Warner, A full slow delivery at 110. 4 kph, Warner waits on and dabs it through covers for one. 71/3

11.6 G Maxwell to A Mathews, Short delivery, knocked down through mid on for one. 76/4

11.5 G Maxwell to L Thirimanne, Flat and full on off, punched away through covers to rotate the strike. 75/4

11.4 G Maxwell to A Mathews, Short on off, punched down to long on for a single. 74/4

11.3 G Maxwell to L Thirimanne, Short on middle, worked away through mid-wicket this time for a single. 73/4

11.2 G Maxwell to L Thirimanne, Stays back to dab this one. 72/4

11.1 G Maxwell to L Thirimanne, A touch short, tapped past point for a couple of runs. 72/4

11.6 T Perera to D Warner, Bangs a short delivery, Warner slaps it away to deep point and keeps strike in the next over. 70/3

11.5 T Perera to D Warner, Short and slow at 110.6 kph, Warner drags his pull over mid-wicket and picks up a couple of runs. 69/3

11.4 T Perera to A Voges, A good length delivery on off, Voges pushes it towards Mathews at cover, who does not collect and that allows the single. 67/3

11.3 T Perera to D Warner, Chops a length delivery away towards cover and sets off to the other end. 66/3

11.2 T Perera to A Voges, A length delivery, Voges runs it down point to take one. 65/3

11.1 T Perera to A Voges, A good length delivery, Voges pushes it back. 64/3

10.6 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Tucks it down towards mid-wicket for one. 70/4

Lahiru Thirimanne is the next man in.

10.5 X Doherty to M J'dena, OUT! Cleaned him up! Sri Lanka are collapsing now. Just a full delivery speared in, Jayawardena plays all over the flick shot and the ball ricochets off his pads, onto the stumps. A big setback this. 69/4

10.4 X Doherty to A Mathews, Gets across and works it away through mid-wicket for one. 69/3

10.3 X Doherty to A Mathews, Sliding down, worked away past square leg for a couple of runs as Mathews makes it to the other end. 68/3

10.2 X Doherty to A Mathews, Goes on the back foot and punches it away on the off side. 66/3

10.1 X Doherty to A Mathews, Gets behind the line and defends it back. 66/3

10.6 A Mathews to D Warner, FOUR! Slapped away! A good length delivery, Warner makes room and creams it over point for a boundary to end the over. 64/3

10.5 A Mathews to D Warner, Was there a nick? Nope. A ripper from Perera. Angles a good length and gets it to straighten, Warner was completely squared up, gets a bit of an arm to it and it falls low towards Chandimal who claims the catch. Umpire turns it down and it was the right call. 60/3

10.4 A Mathews to D Warner, A good length delivery outside off, Warner attempted a big heave over mid-wicket but does not connect. 60/3

10.3 A Mathews to A Voges, Pitched up delivery, Voges smashes it aerially but on a couple of bounces to long on. One more. 60/3

10.2 A Mathews to A Voges, Short of a length delivery, Voges pulls it across but Jayawardena dives and stops it at mid-wicket. 59/3

10.1 A Mathews to D Warner, A good length delivery on leg, Warner looks to force it away but it goes off the pads. Leg bye taken. 59/3

9.6 G Maxwell to M J'dena, Short and wide outside off, Jayawardena fails to cut it away and looks for the non-existent wide call. Due to the wickets and run-stoppage, the run-rate has crept up in no time. 66/3

9.5 G Maxwell to M J'dena, FOUR! Finds the gap. Maxwell bowls a loose one, short, Jayawardena goes back for a proper cut shot to third man as the fielder could not cut it off from the deep. 66/3

9.4 G Maxwell to M J'dena, Waits for the turn to come in but dabs it straight to short third man. 62/3

9.3 G Maxwell to A Mathews, Flatter and quick this time, Mathews punches it to long on and takes one. 62/3

9.2 G Maxwell to A Mathews, Slow and turning in, Mathews pushes it back. 61/3

The skipper, Angelo Mathews walks out.

9.1 G Maxwell to D Chandimal, OUT! Straight to the man! Maxwell's got two! Flat outside off, Chandimal charges out to whack it over long off, lacked power behind it and the tall Ben Cutting took it near the ropes and Australia have three quick wickets here. 61/3

9.6 A Mendis to A Voges, Floated up full outside off, Voges aims to drive but missed. Chandimal with some good work but Adam was back in there. 58/3

9.5 A Mendis to A Voges, Flighted down the leg side, Voges fails to work the carrom ball away to get hit on the pads. 58/3

9.4 A Mendis to D Warner, A half-tracker down the leg side, Warner pulls it down to Malinga at short fine leg. Just one though. Should have been a boundary. 58/3

9.3 A Mendis to D Warner, This one comes in as well, Warner goes back, did not seem to have picked the line and manages to slice it past point for a couple. 57/3

9.2 A Mendis to A Voges, The carrom ball, Voges pushes it away towards cover to get off the mark with one. 55/3

9.1 A Mendis to D Warner, A short delivery, Warner makes room and swats it down to long on for one. 54/3

8.6 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Comes down and pushes it down through mid off and ends the over with one. 61/2

8.5 X Doherty to M J'dena, Flatter and quick outside off, steered away through covers for a single this time. 60/2

8.4 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Turning away on off, clipped through mid-wicket for one more. 59/2

8.3 X Doherty to M J'dena, A little short, worked away through mid-wicket for one. 58/2

8.2 X Doherty to M J'dena, Taps it down towards mid on, calls off the single and sends back Chandimal just in time. 57/2

8.1 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Tossed up slowly, pushed away towards point for one. 57/2

Adam Voges walks out next at number 5.

8.6 T Perera to G Bailey, OUT! Straight to the fielder! The skipper departs. A good length delivery outside off, Bailey aims to steer it away but ends up giving catching practice to Dilshan at point. Australia lose three now. 53/3

8.5 T Perera to G Bailey, A short delivery, does not bounce and Bailey gets hit on the thigh pad while trying to pull. Stifled appeal for LBW from Perera turned down. 53/2

8.4 T Perera to G Bailey, SIX! Did not look like a big shot but finds it going over the ropes! A full ball on off, Bailey lofts it down the ground, gets more height than elevation but still goes down the straight fence. 53/2

8.3 T Perera to G Bailey, On a good length outside off, Bailey fails to dab it away. 47/2

8.2 T Perera to G Bailey, A good length delivery, Bailey aims to work it away but finds a leading edge down the ground. 47/2

8.1 T Perera to G Bailey, Run-out chance missed! A short of a length delivery, Bailey does not connect well with the pull towards square leg. Thirimanne does not throw well at the striker's end. Chandimal misses a flick from a metre away and Bailey comes in safe with a dive. 47/2

7.6 G Maxwell to D Chandimal, Lofts a full delivery down to long off on a couple of bounces for one to end the over. 56/2

7.5 G Maxwell to M J'dena, Stays back, lets the turn to come in and angles it towards short third man to take a single. 55/2

7.4 G Maxwell to D Chandimal, Waits on and taps it towards short third man for one. 54/2

Dinesh Chandimal walks in next.

7.3 G Maxwell to Janith Perera, OUT! Maxwell strikes and Australia have the openers within minutes. Short and wide, bouncing and turning away, Perera aims to cut but gets a faint nick as Wade takes a good catch. End of an enterprising knock from Perera, impressed one and all. 53/2

7.2 G Maxwell to M J'dena, Jayawardena flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 53/1

7.1 G Maxwell to M J'dena, Tossed up outside off, Jayawardena looks to cut but misses out. 52/1

7.6 A Mendis to G Bailey, Tucks it down past short fine leg and takes one to keep strike in the next over. 45/2

7.5 A Mendis to D Warner, The carrom ball, Warner taps it towards cover-point and Bailey just about makes it to the striker's send as the throw comes in quickly. 44/2

7.4 A Mendis to G Bailey, Very full, Bailey hits it down through mid on and takes one. 43/2

7.3 A Mendis to D Warner, Flatter, Warner pushes it towards point and takes one. 42/2

7.2 A Mendis to D Warner, SIX! Fantastic shot! A full ball down the leg side, Warner makes room and smashes it way over the long on ropes. 41/2

7.1 A Mendis to D Warner, Quicker delivery, Warner defends it. 35/2

Glenn Maxwell to bowl now.

6.6 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Sensible cricket. He remains back yet again to cut it past point and ends the over with a couple. 52/1

6.5 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Fine shot! Waits back calmly and guides it past short third man. Voges with the chase to cut off two runs. 50/1

6.4 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Runs leaking here. Perera tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes one. The throw is not all that great and Wade misses out on collecting that. Another one given. 48/1

6.3 X Doherty to Janith Perera, A touch short, Perera cuts it towards point. 46/1

Mahela Jayawardena walks in.

6.2 X Doherty to T Dilshan, OUT! And now Laughlin takes an absolutely blinder of a catch, irony, it had to be the wicket of another fantastic fielder. Take a bow, old man! Dilshan gave the charge to this flat delivery, the ball turns away and Dilshan gets a thick outside edge over point. Laughlin runs back, remains airborne for more than a split second to take the catch with a full stretch of the able body. 46/1

6.1 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Short on leg stump, Perera fails to work it away and they take a leg bye. 46/0

Ajantha Mendis is the bowling change. Will be interesting against Warner. Will the free-hit be unveiled?

6.6 T Perera to D Warner, Short and wide, Warner punches it towards cover and takes one. 35/2

6.5 T Perera to D Warner, Full length on leg, Warner aims to hoick it away but finds a thick inside edge through square leg. They think about three but refrain from taking it. 34/2

6.4 T Perera to G Bailey, Full length delivery, Bailey works it away past square leg and takes one. 32/2

George Bailey walks in next.

6.3 T Perera to S Marsh, OUT! Marsh is brought out of his misery! A good length delivery, Marsh taps it down towards point and sets off where there is no single. Looks to turn back and come in but in the meanwhile, Dilshan rushes towards the ball and under-arms it with one stump to aim at. An Afridi-esque celebration there from Dilshan, even bats like him a bit sometimes. 31/2

6.2 T Perera to S Marsh, Makes room. Perera bowls length and Marsh fails to get it away. Marsh is not looking well at all. 31/1

6.1 T Perera to S Marsh, Starts with a good length delivery, Marsh taps it down towards mid on. 31/1

Xavier Doherty comes back on.

5.6 Ben Cutting to T Dilshan, Has a wild swing at a good length delivery but does not connect to end the over. 45/0

5.5 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Full length, Perera just lifts its over mid-wicket. Warner gives it a spirited chase to save a run with a dive near the ropes. 45/0

Change of bats for Dilshan!

5.4 Ben Cutting to T Dilshan, In the air and safe! A good length delivery, Dilshan looks to lift it over covers but it comes off the splice and evades the fielder. Dilshan's bat took a crack there. 42/0

5.3 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Good length on middle, Perera works it away through mid-wicket for one. 41/0

5.2 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, FOUR! Up and over! Smart batting. A good length delivery, Perera makes the room and just lofts it over point. Quite some Sanath Jayasuriya spirit seen in this guy. The way he jumps with the flicks, and especially this trademark lift-over-point shot. 40/0

5.1 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Bowls good length on off, Perera aims to flick but is hit near the thigh pads. 36/0

Thisara Perera is the bowling change.

5.6 L Malinga to D Warner, Not out! A length delivery outside off, Warner taps it down towards short third man. Kulasekara was the fielder there who reacted early as Marsh sends back Warner quickly. TV replays show Warner got back in time. 31/1

Appeal for a run-out! Was Warner late in coming back?

Warner on air says that Malinga has been excellent in his variations and they are playing slowly, expecting Malinga's spell to end now.

5.5 L Malinga to S Marsh, Good length delivery, Marsh taps it down to third man and takes one. 31/1

5.4 L Malinga to S Marsh, Bangs it short this time, not much of pace and Marsh takes his bottom-hand away to defend it towards cover. Totally struggling now, Marsh. 30/1

5.3 L Malinga to S Marsh, Marsh was looking to launch, Malinga bowls a similar delivery and Shaun is forced to defend it down. 30/1

5.2 L Malinga to D Warner, Change of pace at 114.3 kph, Warner taps it to cover-point and takes one. 30/1

5.1 L Malinga to S Marsh, A slower delivery again, Marsh angles it towards third man to take one. 29/1

4.6 M Starc to Janith Perera, Perera flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. Given as a leg bye. 36/0

4.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, A good length delivery, Dilshan drops it towards mid off for one. 35/0

4.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Very full outside off, Dilshan fails to squirt it away. 34/0

4.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, WIDE! And now darts down a good length delivery, well down the leg side. 34/0

4.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Quite a short delivery outside off, Dilshan attempts for a half-pull but missed. Should have been given a wide. 33/0

4.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Perera would have been gone! Dilshan knocks it to mid off and does not want one. Doherty is the man to have a shy but he missed as Perera dives in. Direct hit would have eaten him up. 33/0

4.1 M Starc to Janith Perera, A good length delivery, Perera comes down to work it away, finds a leading edge safe past point for one. 33/0

4.6 N Kulasekara to S Marsh, Full length delivery, this time Marsh taps it towards cover-point and calls Warner quickly to keep strike in the next over. Not sure Warner would have wanted that. 28/1

4.5 N Kulasekara to S Marsh, Full delivery, Marsh taps it down towards cover. He is taking it way too slowly here. If this is a platform for him to build a strong case for Test matches, then it's wrong. 27/1

4.4 N Kulasekara to S Marsh, Good length on the off stump line, Marsh defends it towards cover. 27/1

4.3 N Kulasekara to S Marsh, Aims to work a full ball off the pads but does not connect. 27/1

4.2 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Length delivery, worked away through mid-wicket and Warner looks for two, slips and hence calls it off. 27/1

4.1 N Kulasekara to S Marsh, Full ball down the leg side, Marsh aims to work it away but it goes off the pads for a leg bye. Given as a run. 26/1

3.6 Ben Laughlin to T Dilshan, And now he comes down the track to hit a length delivery outside off but completely missed it. 32/0

The good news is that the bleeding has been stopped quickly as there is a clear cut above his right eye. It might swell a bit later and Dilshan should carry on for now. Nasty blow nevertheless.

3.5 Ben Laughlin to T Dilshan, OUCH! Dilshan's been smacked near the grill of the helmet and he is down! A short of a length delivery, Dilshan was looking to pull, misses it and the ball climbs up to hit the head of the helmet. The hit knocks the helmet and gnashed him, luckily above the right eye. Warner was the first to reach towards the crease and called for help immediately. 32/0

3.4 Ben Laughlin to T Dilshan, Short and wide, scrambled seam, Dilshan slashes and misses. Wade misses his take but does not concede a bye. 32/0

3.3 Ben Laughlin to Janith Perera, Slow and full on middle, 109.5 kph, Perera tucks it away towards mid-wicket for one. 32/0

3.2 Ben Laughlin to Janith Perera, Tighter length, dabbed to point. 31/0

3.1 Ben Laughlin to Janith Perera, FOUR! Slapped away! Ben bowls short, Perera makes room and slaps it over point. 31/0

3.6 L Malinga to D Warner, A good length delivery, Warner taps it towards point. 25/1

Interesting. David Warner seems to have said earlier that if he gets an hundred(if only), he would celebrate by enacting the now famous 'Gangnam' dance.

3.5 L Malinga to S Marsh, Hurls down a low dipping delivery, full, Marsh tucks it away through mid-wicket and takes one. 25/1

3.4 L Malinga to S Marsh, Another clever slower ball, Marsh pats it away towards point. 24/1

3.3 L Malinga to D Warner, Bowls full and wide outside off, Warner slashes it past point and takes a single. 24/1

3.2 L Malinga to D Warner, Almost bags Warner straightaway! Foxes him with a slower ball, Warner checks his punch and it balloons over covers. 23/1

3.1 L Malinga to S Marsh, Lands a length delivery down the leg side, Marsh tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes one. Leg bye in fact. 21/1

Ben Laughlin into the attack now.

2.6 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Full length, Perera glances it to fine leg for one. Sri Lanka are off to a flier here! 27/0

2.5 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Angles away a length delivery as Perera gets beaten. 26/0

2.4 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, DROPPED BY MAXWELL! That was hit straight to him! A good length delivery, Perera slaps and Msxwell spills on his jump at point, ball goes in the deep for two. 26/0

2.3 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, SIX! What a fantastic hit! Cutting drops it short outside off, Perera stands tall, betters Warner with this flat swat over the long on ropes. 24/0

2.2 Ben Cutting to T Dilshan, Drives it through mid off. Makes it to the other end as the fielder missed his shy. Had he hit, Dilshan would have been gone as his bat was in the air and the leg was out of the crease. 18/0

2.1 Ben Cutting to Janith Perera, Starts with a good length delivery outside off, dabbed down to third man for one. 17/0

Lasith Malinga is brought in early.

2.6 A Mathews to D Warner, Good length delivery, Warner pushes it away towards cover and ends the over. 20/1

2.5 A Mathews to D Warner, FOUR! Cramped him up but he adjusted well there. Short of a length, Warner arches back and cuts it from close to his body, places it in a small gap between point and cover-point. Quality stroke. 20/1

2.4 A Mathews to D Warner, Bangs it short, Warner pulls it away but does not connect this time. 16/1

2.3 A Mathews to D Warner, FOUR! Brutal hit. Short and wide outside off, Warner swats it right over the umpire's head. The Twenty20 version of a straight drive, apparently. 16/1

2.2 A Mathews to S Marsh, Length delivery outside off, Marsh runs it down to third man for his first run. 12/1

2.1 A Mathews to D Warner, Slashed away! Mathews bowls full and wide outside off, Warner drives it through the line and the cover fielder gives chase to save one. 11/1

Ben Cutting to bowl now, on T20I debut.

1.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Punches a length delivery but does not connect. 16/0

1.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, SIX! HERE IT IS! THE DILSCOOP! Requires some skill, lot of guts and more than anything, the situation to carry it off. A full length delivery, Dilshan sits down, the eyes are nowhere near as he scoops it right and straight over the wicket-keeper's head. Not just goes over the fence, but by a long, long mile. 16/0

1.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Another half-volley, Dilshan absolutely nails this but Marsh at extra cover comes up with a fine stop. 10/0

1.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Bowls full again, Dilshan slaps it past point and takes a couple. 10/0

1.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Bowls full and wide, 140 kph, Dilshan attempted a flay but missed, it took off and came to Wade at head height. Couldn't see the same in the first innings as Sri Lanka does not have enough pace. 8/0

1.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Bowls a good length delivery on the pads, Dilshan only manages a pad and they steal a leg bye. Starc has a completely needless shy at the striker's end, only to concede an extra run. 8/0

1.6 N Kulasekara to S Marsh, Looks to push it away but finds an inside edge onto the pads. 8/1

Shaun Marsh walks in next.

1.5 N Kulasekara to A Finch, OUT! Stunning catch from Kushal Perera! Finch departs! Comes forward to turn it away, finds a leading edge towards cover and Kushal Perera was airborne, flat and parallel to the ground to snatch a beauty from thin air! 8/1

1.4 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Pats a length delivery towards Mathews at mid on and scurries across to the other end. 8/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Huge shout for LBW! Full length delivery, swinging in, Warner aims to work it across but is struck on the pads. They take a leg bye and Kula's loud shout is turned down. 7/0

1.2 N Kulasekara to D Warner, A short of a length delivery, punched away towards cover. 7/0

1.1 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Beaten! Full length delivery outside off, Warner aims to drive it through covers but the ball moves away to beat the edge. 7/0

Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end.

0.6 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Sits down and sweeps it away over square leg. Finch once again mops up in the deep as the ball dies down towards the ropes. Two more. 6/0

0.5 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Run-out chance missed! Flat and quick, Dilshan cuts it away towards cover-point. Finch has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Dilshan looked a goner. 4/0

0.4 X Doherty to T Dilshan, A short delivery, turning away, Dilshan punches it through covers and Finch covers up. Two runs. 3/0

0.3 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Flatter and quick down the leg side again, Dilshan aims to sweep but gets hit on the pads. 1/0

0.2 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Quick and flat, Dilshan defends it back. 1/0

0.1 X Doherty to Janith Perera, Starts flat, on off, Perera comes down and whips it through mid-wicket for one. 1/0

Nuwan Kulasekara to bowl from the other end.

0.6 A Mathews to A Finch, No telecast for this delivery. 7/0

0.5 A Mathews to D Warner, A short and wide delivery outside off, Warner slaps it past point and Malinga from third man, keeps it in with the boots. They collect take three runs. 7/0

0.4 A Mathews to A Finch, Length delivery outside off, Finch taps it towards mid on and goes to the other end. 4/0

0.3 A Mathews to D Warner, A good length delivery, Warner attempts to flick but is hit on the pads and they steal a leg bye. 3/0

0.2 A Mathews to D Warner, Run-out chance! Warner scoops a length delivery over mid-wicket. Jeevan Mendis has a shy at the non-striker's end but Mathews does not collect and Warner gets two runs. 2/0

0.1 A Mathews to D Warner, Starts with a good length delivery outside off, punched down towards mid on. 0/0