AUS beat SL by 5 wickets | Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights And Cricket Score 7th ODI Match

ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019

Date: May 27, 2019 Start Time: 15:00 IST | 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
SL
239/8 Overs: 50.0
AUS
241/5 Overs: 44.5
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

Match Commentary

Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights And Cricket Score - 7th ODI match - Commentary

End of Over : 50.0 SL: 239/8

240 is not a big target and Australia will fancy themselves to chase this down. Sri Lanka will need to bowl really well if they are to defend this. Join us for the chase in a while.

The Australian bowling was nice and disciplined. Starc and Cummins started off really well. Then Maxwell, Lyon and Zampa continued the good work. Kane Richardson was the only bowler who was not upto the mark today. Overall though, Australia will be happy with their effort.

So Sri Lanka have crawled their way to 239! Not sure if they will be happy with their effort especially after electing to bat first. They though got off to a sedate but decent start. However, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals which always kept them behind the 8-ball game. Thirimanne played as the anchor but he needed to continue after getting to his half ton. It was Dhananjaya's innings which gave them the much-needed impetus and also, it was courtesy him that the Lankan bowlers have something to bowl at.

49.6 2

Pat Cummins to Milinda Siriwardana. Low full toss outside off, Siriwardana carves it through point. The batsmen get two runs. 7 runs have come from the over. SRI LANKA FINISH WITH 239/8 IN THEIR 50 OVERS.

49.5 1

Pat Cummins to Suranga Lakmal. Full on middle, Lakmal drives it to long on. The batsmen change ends.

49.4 0

Pat Cummins to Suranga Lakmal. BEATEN! Short delivery, Lakmal looks to pull but misses it.

49.3 0

Pat Cummins to Suranga Lakmal. Short delivery outside off, Lakmal pulls it towards Cummins who goes for the catch but it fell just short of Cummins.

49.2 4

Pat Cummins to Suranga Lakmal. FOUR! Nice shot and a much-needed boundary. Length delivery on middle, Lakmal lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

49.1 0

Pat Cummins to Suranga Lakmal. Bowls a wide yorker outside off, Lakmal looks to chase that delivery but misses it.

End of Over : 49 4 Runs SL: 232/8
48.6 2

Mitchell Starc to Milinda Siriwardana. Fuller in length, Milinda flicks it to mid-wicket for a couple. And a wicket finally for Starc in this over.

48.5 0

Mitchell Starc to Milinda Siriwardana. Fuller length on the pads, Milinda looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

Milinda Siriwardana is the new batsman in.

48.4 W

Mitchell Starc to Dhananjaya de Silva. OUT! BOWLED 'EM! You miss, I hit stuff. Starc keeps it full and attacks the stumps. Dhananjaya looks to go over the off side by making room but misses to see the ball hit the leg pole. A good innings though from him. He provided the much-needed impetus to the Lankan innings but they needed him to stay out there till the end.

48.3 1

Mitchell Starc to Suranga Lakmal. The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.

48.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Suranga Lakmal. BEATEN! Length ball outside off, Lakmal looks to defend it off the back foot but the ball goes past the outside edge. Perfect delivery for a number 9 batsman.

48.1 1

Mitchell Starc to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short of good length, de Silva pulls it towards mid-wicket and they cross over.

End of Over : 48 3 Runs SL: 228/7
47.6 0

Pat Cummins to Suranga Lakmal. BEATEN! Cummins bowls a short delivery, Lakmal looks to pull but misses it. 3 runs and a wicket from the over. Good one for Australia.

47.5 1

Pat Cummins to Dhananjaya de Silva. Full on middle, Dhananjaya flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.

47.4 0

Pat Cummins to Dhananjaya de Silva. Bowls a wide yorker outside off, Dhananjaya lets it go.

47.3 1

Pat Cummins to Suranga Lakmal. Short of a length delivery, Lakmal looks to defend but gets hit on the glove. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends.

47.2 1

Pat Cummins to Dhananjaya de Silva. Full on middle, Dhananjaya flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Suranga Lakmal is the next man in.

47.1 W

Pat Cummins to Thisara Perera. OUT! Perera holes out! Cummins strikes on the first ball of his new spell. Bowls it short and on the body of Perera. He goes for the pull but since it was the longer part of the ground, he needed to get a lot behind it. Does not do so and it is an easy catch for Maxwell at deep mid-wicket. A good partnership for the Lankans comes to an end but they needed this to continue.

End of Over : 47 5 Runs SL: 225/6
46.6 2

Mitchell Starc to Dhananjaya de Silva. A couple to end a very good 47th! Just the 5 from it. Short and it is the slower one. Dhananjaya pulls it through mid-wicket and takes two.

46.5 1

Mitchell Starc to Thisara Perera. Just a single! This is a top over so far! A yorker on middle, Perera jams it out towards cover for a single.

46.4 0

Mitchell Starc to Thisara Perera. Good bouncer! It is on the body again. Perera ducks under it. He may have been surprised by that delivery.

46.3 1

Mitchell Starc to Dhananjaya de Silva. Nicely played! Opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for a single.

46.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Dhananjaya de Silva. Cramps the batsman for room by bowling it on the body. Dhananjaya pushes it back to the bowler. A dot, rare one in the last few overs.

46.1 1

Mitchell Starc to Thisara Perera. A yorker first up, it is on the pads, Perera hits it down to long on for a single.

Mitchell Starc is back on!

End of Over : 46 11 Runs SL: 220/6
45.6 2

Kane Richardson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Full on off, Dhananjaya lofts it over covers. The batsmen pick up a couple. 11 runs have come from this over. 38 runs have come from the last three. Sri Lanka have started to accelerate.

45.5 1

Kane Richardson to Thisara Perera. Short and outside off, Thisara cuts it through point. The batsmen cross ends.

45.4 4

Kane Richardson to Thisara Perera. FOUR! Poor delivery from Kane Richardson. Short and outside off, Perera cuts it over point for a boundary.

45.3 1

Kane Richardson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short delivery, Dhananjaya makes room and plays a paddle sweep over short fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.

45.2 2

Kane Richardson to Dhananjaya de Silva. 50-run stand between Thisara Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva. Short and outside off, Dhananjaya cuts it over point. The batsmen pick up a couple.

45.1 1

Kane Richardson to Thisara Perera. Bowls a yorker on middle, Thisara moves away and drives it towards mid off for a single.

End of Over : 45 13 Runs SL: 209/6
44.6 4

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. FOUR! Flighted delivery outside off, The batsman dances down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket and the ball crosses the ropes on bounce. 13 runs coming in this over.

44.5 0

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flatter on off, de Silva looks to paddle it over the keeper but fails to lay bat on ball.

44.4 4

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. FOUR! Flighted outside off, de Silva goes on his knees and slog sweeps it through mid-wicket and splits the gap to perfection for a boundary.

44.3 1

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. Flatter outside off, Thisara punches this off the back foot through covers for a single.

44.2 1

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flighted delivery on off, de Silva lofts it over the bowler's head off the toe end of the bat and they get a single. 200 come sup for Lanka.

44.1 3

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. Good Running! Lyon bowls this one flatter and on the stumps, Perera cuts it hard through point. The fielder in the deep does well to throw it back to the keeper. They get 3 runs in the process.

End of Over : 44 14 Runs SL: 196/6
43.6 1

Kane Richardson to Thisara Perera. Short delivery on middle, Perera pulls it through square leg for a run. 14 runs have come from the over. Big over for Sri Lanka.

43.5 3

Kane Richardson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Full on off, Dhananjaya lofts it over wide mid off. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.

43.4 1

Kane Richardson to Thisara Perera. Short delivery on middle, Perera pulls it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen change ends.

43.3 1

Kane Richardson to Dhananjaya de Silva. Full and outside off, Dhananjaya plays it towards mid-wicket for a single.

43.2 4

Kane Richardson to Dhananjaya de Silva. FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Dhananjaya de Silva. Short and outside off, Dhananjaya easily guides it towards third man for a boundary.

43.1 4

Kane Richardson to Dhananjaya de Silva. FOUR! Excellent shot. Short of a length delivery, Dhananjaya pulls it over mid on for a boundary.

End of Over : 43 6 Runs SL: 182/6
42.6 1

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flatter and outside the off stump, Dhananjaya brings out the reverse sweep and places it perfectly between point and covers for a single.

Kane Richardson is back!

42.5 1

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. Flatter outside off, Perera punches this through covers for a single.

42.4 0

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. Bowled on the shorter side and wide outside off, Perera looks to cut but gets a top edge which just falls short of the fielder at short third man. Luck is on Perera's side.

42.3 3

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Good effort in the end by Marsh! Dhananjaya sweeps it firmly towards deep mid-wicket. Marsh runs to his left but misfields. The ball then trickles towards the ropes. Marsh gets up and then runs towards the ball, leaps forward and then seems to have flicked it back in. The umpire goes upstairs to check. Replays indicate it is touch and go. In the end it is ruled in the favor of the fielder. Saves a run in the end.

42.2 0

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flighted delivery on the stumps, the batsman flicks it to mid-wicket

42.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. It's been driven superbly through the covers. One run added to the total.

End of Over : 42 5 Runs SL: 176/6
41.6 1

Mitchell Starc to Thisara Perera. Length delivery on middle, Perera flicks it towards leg side. The batsmen change ends.

41.5 1

Mitchell Starc to Dhananjaya de Silva. On a length on middle, Dhananjaya plays it towards mid-wicket for a single.

41.4 1

Mitchell Starc to Thisara Perera. Full again on middle, Perera flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.

41.3 1

Mitchell Starc to Dhananjaya de Silva. Full on middle and leg, Dhananjaya flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

41.2 1

Mitchell Starc to Thisara Perera. OUCHH! That might have hurt Perera nastily. Starc bowls one short but it doesn't rise as expected. Perera looks to duck under it but get hits on the arm. The batsmen steal a leg bye in the process. Sri Lanka won't mind how the runs come, they want it desperately.

41.1 0

Mitchell Starc to Thisara Perera. Fuller length delivery on the stumps, Perera strokes it straight to covers.

Mitchell Starc is back on!

End of Over : 41 5 Runs SL: 171/6
40.6 3

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. Short and outside off, Perera makes room and cuts it through point. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets.

40.5 0

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. Flighted delivery on off, Perera defends it out.

40.4 0

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. Tossed up on off, Perera looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes to off side.

40.3 0

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

40.2 1

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Fuller ball outside off, Dhananjaya reverse sweeps it to third man and the batsmen cross for a single.

40.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. Length ball on the stumps, Thisara flicks it to mid-wicket for a run.

End of Over : 40 3 Runs SL: 166/6
39.6 0

Adam Zampa to Dhananjaya de Silva. Floated delivery on off, Dhananjaya defends it out. Just 3 runs from the over.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the innings.

39.5 1

Adam Zampa to Thisara Perera. Short and outside off, Thisara makes room and slaps it through covers for a run.

39.4 2

Adam Zampa to Thisara Perera. Short and outside off, Thisara makes room and cuts it through point. The batsmen get two runs.

39.3 0

Adam Zampa to Thisara Perera. Floated on off, Thisara plays it to point.

39.2 0

Adam Zampa to Thisara Perera. Flighted delivery on off, Thisara plays it to covers.

39.1 0

Adam Zampa to Thisara Perera. Tossed up on off, Perera drives it to covers.

End of Over : 39 2 Runs SL: 163/6
38.6 0

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flighted delivery on the stumps, defended off the front foot by presenting the full face off the bat. Just 3 runs from the over.

38.5 1

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. Flatter ball outside off, the batsman punches off the back foot through the covers and takes a single on offer.

38.4 0

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. OHH EDGE! But safe. Lyon bowls one outside off and the ball grips the surface, Perera looks to drive but gets a leading edge towards point. Luck for Perera and Lanka.

38.3 0

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. Flatter on the stumps, Punched towards the off side.

38.2 0

Nathan Lyon to Thisara Perera. Flatter outside off, punched off the back foot by Perera.

38.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flighted delivery outside off, de Silva dances down the track and drives it to long on. A single taken.

End of Over : 38 2 Runs SL: 161/6
37.6 0

Adam Zampa to Thisara Perera. BEATEN! Short and just outside off, Thisara looks to cut but misses it. 2 runs and a wicket from the over. Productive over from Australia's point of view.

Thisara Perera is the new man in.

37.5 W

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. OUT! Another one bites the dust! Zampa gets his second. Mendis looks to sweep but misses. He is hit right in front. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Jeevan walks back after getting off to a start.

37.4 1

Adam Zampa to Dhananjaya de Silva. Floated on off, Dhananjaya plays it towards point for a run.

37.3 0

Adam Zampa to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flighted delivery on middle, Dhananjaya comes down the track and keeps it out.

37.2 0

Adam Zampa to Dhananjaya de Silva. Tossed up on middle, Dhananjaya defends it off the back foot.

37.1 1

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Flighted delivery on leg, Mendis sweeps it to short fine leg for a single.

End of Over : 37 4 Runs SL: 159/5
36.6 0

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flighted delivery outside off, de Silva dances down to flick but at the last moment defends it off the bottom edge back to the bowler.

36.5 1

Nathan Lyon to Jeevan Mendis. Flighted on the stumps, Mendis works it towards the leg side for a single.

36.4 1

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flatter again, this time Dhananjaya succeeds in flicking the ball past mid-wicket with a wristy shot. A run added to the total.

36.3 0

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flatter delivery on the stumps, de Silva flicks it to mid-wicket.

36.2 1

Nathan Lyon to Jeevan Mendis. Flighted on the off stump, Mendis sweeps it through the deep backward square leg region for a single.

36.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Dhananjaya de Silva. Flighted outside off, punched down to long on for a single.

Nathan Lyon comes back again.

End of Over : 36 7 Runs SL: 155/5
35.6 0

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Tossed up on off, Jeevan defends it off the front foot. 7 runs have come from the over.

35.6 wd

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Mendis looks to go after it but misses it.

35.5 0

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Floated delivery on middle, Jeevan flicks it to leg side.

35.4 4

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. FOUR! Nice shot. Floated on middle, Mendis plays a reverse sweep behind point for a boundary.

35.3 0

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Flighted delivery on middle, Mendis defends it out.

35.2 0

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Tossed up on off, Mendis defends it out.

35.1 2

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Flighted delivery on off, Mendis plays it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple. 150 up for Sri Lanka.

Adam Zampa is back into the attack.

End of Over : 35 1 Runs SL: 148/5
34.6 0

Pat Cummins to Dhananjaya de Silva. Pitching outside off, Dhananjaya again lets the ball go through to the keeper.

34.5 0

Pat Cummins to Dhananjaya de Silva. Pitching on a length and outside off, de Silva shoulders arms and the keeper does the rest.

34.4 0

Pat Cummins to Dhananjaya de Silva. Length ball outside off, Dhananjaya defends it with a solid front foot defence.

34.3 0

Pat Cummins to Dhananjaya de Silva. Short of good length and rising, the batsman does well to jump on his toes and defend it to the off side.

34.2 1

Pat Cummins to Jeevan Mendis. Short of length, Mendis plays the pull through the mid-wicket region for a single.

34.1 0

Pat Cummins to Jeevan Mendis. On a length and in line, Jeevan looks to fend that away to the on side but gets an inside edge onto the thigh pad.

End of Over : 34 2 Runs SL: 147/5
33.6 0

Steven Smith to Dhananjaya de Silva. Floated delivery on off, Dhananjaya drives it towards Steven Smith, where the bowler dives and does well to stop it. 2 runs and a wicket from the over. Fine over from Steven Smith.

33.5 0

Steven Smith to Dhananjaya de Silva. Tossed up on off, Dhananjaya drives it to covers.

Dhananjaya de Silva is the new man in.

33.4 W

Steven Smith to Angelo Mathews. OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Smith gets the big fish! Mathews will be very disappointed with himself. He is the last bowler in this Australian team he would have wanted to get out to. This is extremely full on middle, bounces just before the bat. Mathews looks to drive it but it goes uppishly to the left of the bowler who takes a good catch diving to his left. Half the side back in the hut for Sri Lanka. They slip further.

33.3 1

Steven Smith to Jeevan Mendis. Full toss on leg, Mendis flicks it towards square leg for a run.

33.2 1

Steven Smith to Angelo Mathews. Short delivery on middle, Mathews pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.

33.1 0

Steven Smith to Angelo Mathews. Tossed up on off, Mathews drives it to covers.

End of Over : 33 4 Runs SL: 145/4
32.6 1

Pat Cummins to Angelo Mathews. A single to end the over! Short and outside off, AM guides it through point for a run.

32.5 0

Pat Cummins to Angelo Mathews. Good length on off, it is kept out.

32.4 1

Pat Cummins to Jeevan Mendis. Mendis takes another single as he works it through square leg.

32.3 1

Pat Cummins to Angelo Mathews. In the air... safe! Short ball on the body, Mathews looks to pull but it goes off the top edge towards fine leg. The fielder there is late to pick up the ball and the ball bounces in front of him. The batsmen get a single.

32.2 1

Pat Cummins to Jeevan Mendis. Length delivery on the pads, Jeevan flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

32.1 0

Pat Cummins to Jeevan Mendis. Pitching on a length and outside off, Mendis taps it to point.

Pat Cummins is back into the attack.

End of Over : 32 7 Runs SL: 141/4
31.6 1

Steven Smith to Jeevan Mendis. Short and outside off, Mendis cuts it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple. 7 runs have come from Steven Smith's first over.

Usman Khawaja is walking off. In the meantime the umpires signals for Drinks.

31.5 0

Steven Smith to Jeevan Mendis. Full on off, Jeevan drives it to mid off where Usman Khawaja does well to stop it and gets hurt in the process.

31.4 1

Steven Smith to Angelo Mathews. Tossed up on middle, Mathews drives it to long on for a single.

31.3 0

Steven Smith to Angelo Mathews. Floated on middle, Mathews defends it off the back foot.

31.2 4

Steven Smith to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! Short and outside off, Mathews looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.

31.1 1

Steven Smith to Jeevan Mendis. Floated on middle, Mendis tucks it towards the leg side for a single.

Steven Smith is on now!

End of Over : 31 4 Runs SL: 134/4
30.6 1

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. Length ball on the pads, Mendis flicks it behind square on the leg side for a single. Jeevan Mendis is clearly struggling against the pace of Starc. He has had a few play and miss against the quickie.

30.6 wd

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. WIDE! This has been the norm with Starc. Again down leg and wide signaled

30.5 0

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. Length ball on the stumps, defended back to the bowler.

30.4 1

Mitchell Starc to Angelo Mathews. Fuller in length and on pads, Angelo flicks it through mid- wicket for a single.

30.3 0

Mitchell Starc to Angelo Mathews. Pitching outside off, pushed to covers.

30.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Angelo Mathews. On a length and outside off, pushed to point and Mathews get a single.

30.1 1

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. Length ball outside off, the batsman looks to defend off the back foot but gets an outside edge towards third man for a single.

End of Over : 30 5 Runs SL: 130/4
29.6 1

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Full on off, Mendis drives it to long off for a single.

29.5 1

Adam Zampa to Angelo Mathews. Short delivery on middle, Mathews pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.

29.4 2

Adam Zampa to Angelo Mathews. Floated on middle, Angelo flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.

29.3 1

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Tossed up on off, Jeevan plays it towards covers for a single.

29.2 0

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Flighted delivery on off, Mendis drives it to covers.

29.1 0

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Tossed up on middle, Mendis flicks it to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 29 3 Runs SL: 125/4
28.6 1

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. Right on the helmet! Nasty, nasty delivery by Starc. He bangs it short and it is very well-directed. Mendis is a little too late to duck under it. The ball hits the glove and then hits the helmet. Lobs away from the point fielder and a single is taken. Mendis is lucky there. That could have gone anywhere.

28.5 0

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. Length ball on middle, Mendis flicks it to mid-wicket.

28.4 0

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. Length ball on the off stump, JM looks to flick it through the on side but gets a soft leading edge towards the off side.

28.4 wd

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. WIDE! Two good deliveries and Again one down leg. Wide signalled.

28.3 0

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. BEATEN AGAIN! Starc getting in his groove. Fuller again and outside off, JM looks to push again to the off side and beaten once again. There is no feet movement from the batsman.

28.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. BEATEN! No feet movement from the batsman. Fuller in length Starc is getting the ball to swing, batsman looks to push towards the off side but gets beaten on the outside edge.

28.1 0

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. Short ball on the body, JM tucks it to leg slip.

28.1 wd

Mitchell Starc to Jeevan Mendis. WIDE! Short and down the leg side. Wide signalled.

End of Over : 28 5 Runs SL: 122/4
27.6 4

Adam Zampa to Angelo Mathews. FOUR! Nice shot. Tossed up on middle, Mathews comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 5 runs and a wicket from the over. Productive over for Australia.

27.5 1

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Flighted delivery on middle, Mendis plays a sweep towards mid-wicket for a run.

27.4 0

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Tossed up on middle, Jeevan defends it off the back foot.

27.3 0

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. Floated delivery on off, Mendis plays it off the back foot.

27.2 0

Adam Zampa to Jeevan Mendis. BEATEN! Straightaway trouble for the new batsman. Flighted delivery just outside off, Jeevan Mendis looks to defend but misses it due to the away turn on this one.

Jeevan Mendis is the new batsman in.

27.1 W

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. OUT! Excellent catch from Nathan Lyon in the deep. Not the best of deliveries from Zampa. He bowls a very low full toss on off, Kusal Mendis looks to sweep it over deep mid-wicket. He gets no timing on it but for a moment it looks to be falling short but Lyon dives in front and takes a brilliant catch just over the ground.

End of Over : 27 4 Runs SL: 117/3
26.6 0

Mitchell Starc to Angelo Mathews. Length ball outside off, AM defends it off the front foot.

26.5 0

Mitchell Starc to Angelo Mathews. Short ball on the stumps, The batsman does well to defend it off the back foot.

26.4 1

Mitchell Starc to Kusal Mendis. Length ball outside off, KM taps it to third man for a single.

26.3 2

Mitchell Starc to Kusal Mendis. Fuller on legs, KM flicks it uppishly to deep mid-wicket and till the bowl gets fielded they get a couple.

26.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Kusal Mendis. Length and on the pads, the batsman flicks it to mid-wicket.

26.2 wd

Mitchell Starc to Kusal Mendis. WIDE! Starc bowls one down leg. Umpire does the exercise to signal wide.

26.1 0

Mitchell Starc to Kusal Mendis. Fuller in length outside off, driven to covers.

Starc comes on again.

End of Over : 26 3 Runs SL: 113/3
25.6 1

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. Floated on middle, Mendis flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run. Just 3 runs from the over. This has been a good spell of bowling from Zampa till now.

25.5 1

Adam Zampa to Angelo Mathews. Flighted delivery on off, Mathews punches it towards point for a single.

25.4 0

Adam Zampa to Angelo Mathews. Tossed up on off, Mathews defends it out.

25.3 0

Adam Zampa to Angelo Mathews. Flighted delivery outside off, Angelo leaves it alone.

25.2 0

Adam Zampa to Angelo Mathews. Floated on middle, Mathews defends it off the back foot.

25.1 1

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. Flighted delivery on off, Mendis drives it to long off for a single.

Angelo Mathews is the new man in.

End of Over : 25 5 Runs SL: 110/3
24.6 W

Nathan Lyon to Lahiru Thirimanne. OUT! TIMBER! Another batsman who looks to play for the turn departs! Lovely delivery from Lyon. He pushes this one quicker, at 91 KPH. It lands on off and then skids through. Thirimanne ends up playing outside the line, he also leaves a gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through and hits the off pole. Once again Australia manage to strike at the right time. The partnership just started to get going.

24.5 0

Nathan Lyon to Lahiru Thirimanne. Short delivery on off, Thirimanne cuts it to point.

24.4 2

Nathan Lyon to Lahiru Thirimanne. Floated on middle, Thirimanne plays a paddle sweep towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs.

24.3 1

Nathan Lyon to Kusal Mendis. Flighted delivery on middle, Mendis sweeps it through mid-wicket for a run.

24.2 1

Nathan Lyon to Lahiru Thirimanne. Tossed up on off, Thirimanne drives it through covers for a single.

24.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Kusal Mendis. Flighted delivery on middle, Mendis flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 24 9 Runs SL: 105/2
23.6 0

Adam Zampa to Lahiru Thirimanne. The slider and it is outside off, Thirimanne waits for it and guides it to short third man. Another productive over for Lanka. 9 from it and 15 have come from the last two.

23.5 1

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. The googly, Mendis picks it and works it towards mid-wicket for one. Sensible batting.

23.4 4

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. FOUR! Short ball and put away! Mendis rocks back and has enough time to hit it in the gap in the mid-wicket region.

23.3 1

Adam Zampa to Lahiru Thirimanne. Uses his feet now and works it through mid-wicket for one. 100 up.

23.2 2

Adam Zampa to Lahiru Thirimanne. Thirimanne looking to get a move on! He sees this short and pulls it through square leg for a brace.

23.1 1

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. Very full and on off, Mendis hits it through covers and takes one.

End of Over : 23 6 Runs SL: 96/2
22.6 4

Nathan Lyon to Lahiru Thirimanne. FOUR! 50 for Thirimanne. Nice innings from him. Floated on middle, Thirimanne dances down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 6 runs have come from the over.

22.5 1

Nathan Lyon to Kusal Mendis. Floated delivery on middle, Mendis nudges it towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.

22.4 0

Nathan Lyon to Kusal Mendis. Tossed up on middle, Mendis drives it to mid on.

22.3 0

Nathan Lyon to Kusal Mendis. Flighted delivery on middle, Mendis nudges it to leg side.

22.2 0

Nathan Lyon to Kusal Mendis. Tossed up on middle, Mendis defends it out.

22.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Lahiru Thirimanne. Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne comes down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket. The batsmen take a run.

End of Over : 22 1 Runs SL: 90/2
21.6 0

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. Tossed up on middle, Kusal defends it off the back foot. Just 1 run from the over. Adam Zampa is getting lot of turn.

21.5 0

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. Floated on off, Mendis defends it off the bottom blade of the bat.

21.4 0

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. BEATEN! Little bit of turn on this one. Tossed up just outside off, Mendis looks to defend but misses it due to the away spin on this one.

21.3 0

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. Floated on off, Mendis defends it off the front foot.

21.2 1

Adam Zampa to Lahiru Thirimanne. Flighted delivery on leg, Thirimanne plays a paddle sweep towards fine leg for a run.

21.1 0

Adam Zampa to Lahiru Thirimanne. Tossed up on middle, Thirimanne drives it to mid on.

End of Over : 21 7 Runs SL: 89/2
20.6 0

Nathan Lyon to Kusal Mendis. OHHHH! Edge and safe. Flatter on the stumps, KM looks to flick through the leg side, gets a soft leading edge towards covers.

20.5 0

Nathan Lyon to Kusal Mendis. Tossed up delivery outside off, the batman gets right behind the ball and defends it.

20.4 4

Nathan Lyon to Kusal Mendis. FOUR! Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, KM flicks it fine off the short fine leg fielder and the ball races away to the boundary rope despite a chase from the short fine leg fielder.

20.3 1

Nathan Lyon to Lahiru Thirimanne. Shorter in length, cut towards point and the batsman cross over. A run added to the total.

20.2 1

Nathan Lyon to Kusal Mendis. Flatter on middle, punched of the back foot towards long on for single.

20.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Lahiru Thirimanne. Tossed up delivery on the stumps, LT eases this through covers for a single.

Nathan Lyon comes on to bowl.

End of Over : 20 4 Runs SL: 82/2
19.6 0

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. Full on off, Mendis drives it to mid off. 4 runs from Zampa's first over. Good start from him.

19.5 1

Adam Zampa to Lahiru Thirimanne. Floated delivery on middle, Thirimanne comes down the track and hits it towards mid on for a single.

19.4 2

Adam Zampa to Lahiru Thirimanne. Short and outside off, Thirimanne makes room and cuts it through point. The batsmen get two runs.

19.3 0

Adam Zampa to Lahiru Thirimanne. Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne drives it back towards the bowler.

19.2 1

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. Short delivery on middle, Mendis pulls it over wide mid on for a single.

19.1 0

Adam Zampa to Kusal Mendis. Zampa starts with a tossed up delivery outside off, Mendis offers no shot to this one.

Adam Zampa comes on to bowl for the first time in this innings.

End of Over : 19 3 Runs SL: 78/2
18.6 1

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Mendis. Well played! This is tossed up on off, Mendis guides it through point and gets to the other end.

18.5 1

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. Just a single as Thirimanne goes back and punches it through covers for one.

18.4 0

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. Another dot! Runs hard to come by for the Lankans. Thirimanne comes down the track and flicks it but straight to mid-wicket.

18.3 0

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. Flighted ball on off, Thirimanne finds cover with a drive.

18.2 1

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Mendis. On the shorter side and on the stumps, Mendis goes back and pushes it through wide mid on for one.

18.1 0

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Mendis. Flatter and around off, Mendis lunges and defends it.

End of Over : 18 2 Runs SL: 75/2
17.6 1

Marcus Stoinis to Kusal Mendis. Length delivery on middle, Mendis flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.

17.5 1

Marcus Stoinis to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length delivery on off, Thirimanne dabs it towards third man for a run.

17.4 0

Marcus Stoinis to Lahiru Thirimanne. On a good length on off, Thirimanne looks to defend but gets a bottom edge on this one.

17.3 0

Marcus Stoinis to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length delivery on middle, Lahiru flicks it to the leg side.

17.2 0

Marcus Stoinis to Lahiru Thirimanne. Good ball from Marcus Stoinis. On a good length on middle, Thirimanne does well to defend it off the back foot. There is a bit of inswing on this one.

17.1 0

Marcus Stoinis to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 17 2 Runs SL: 73/2
16.6 1

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. Fired on the pads, Thirimanne looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and rolls towards square leg. A leg bye taken. End of a successful over for Australia.

16.5 0

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

16.4 1

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Mendis. This is shorter and on middle, Mendis works it through square leg and gets to the other end.

16.3 0

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Mendis. Good length on off, Mendis stands tall and keeps it out.

Kusal Mendis is the next batsman in.

16.2 W

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. OUT! LBW! Maxwell strikes. The dangerous Perera does not make the life he got, count. The arm ball does the trick. It is flatter and it skids on after pitching on off. Perera lunges and looks to defend but does so for the turn. There is no spin whatsoever and Perera is hit on the front pad. An appeal, a long one and the umpire finally raises the finger. Perera walks upto his partner and has a chat but then keeps on walking. Another budding partnership comes to an end. It was a good decision not to review as replay later on show that it was plumb in front.

16.1 0

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. Tosses it up on middle, Perera works it to the left of the bowler. Maxwell gets there quickly and stops the single.

DRINKS BREAK! Australia have bowled well and picked up a solitary wicket of Dimuth Karunaratne. They would look to pick more wickets and put pressure on Sri Lanka.

End of Over : 16 6 Runs SL: 71/1
15.6 3

Marcus Stoinis to Kusal Perera. Full on off, Perera hits it over covers. Usman Khawaja chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets. 6 runs have come from the over and 10 runs have come from the last two.

15.5 0

Marcus Stoinis to Kusal Perera. On a length on middle, Perera flicks it to the leg side.

15.4 0

Marcus Stoinis to Kusal Perera. On a good length on leg, Kusal looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

15.3 1

Marcus Stoinis to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne nudges it towards square leg for a run.

15.2 0

Marcus Stoinis to Lahiru Thirimanne. Short and outside off, Thirimanne cuts it to point.

15.1 2

Marcus Stoinis to Lahiru Thirimanne. Short of a length delivery, Thirimanne pulls it through square leg where Maxwell slides and does well to stop it and saves two runs for the team. The batsmen pick up a couple.

End of Over : 15 4 Runs SL: 65/1
14.6 1

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. Flatter on the pads, Thirimanne this time works it to the mid-wicket region for a single. Maxwell has conceded just four singles in this over. Good bowling this.

14.5 0

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. Flatter outside off, Thirimanne looks to cut off the back foot but the spinner gets some extra bounce too and this means the batsman fails to put bat on ball. Not far away from taking the outside edge.

14.4 1

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. Tossed up on the stumps, Perera dances down the track and strokes it to long off. Both the batsman cross over for a run.

14.3 0

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. Tossed up on the stumps, defended off the front foot.

14.2 1

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. Bowled on the pads, Thirimanne works it to mid-wicket for a single.

14.1 1

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. Flat on the stumps, driven to covers for a single.

End of Over : 14 3 Runs SL: 61/1
13.6 1

Marcus Stoinis to Kusal Perera. Length delivery on off, Perera punches it towards point for a run. Good start from Marcus Stoinis. Just 3 runs from the over.

13.5 0

Marcus Stoinis to Kusal Perera. Good length delivery on off, Kusal defends it out.

13.4 1

Marcus Stoinis to Lahiru Thirimanne. Short of a length delivery, Lahiru pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.

13.3 0

Marcus Stoinis to Lahiru Thirimanne. Full on off, Thirimanne drives it to mid off.

13.2 0

Marcus Stoinis to Lahiru Thirimanne. On a good length on off, Thirimanne defends it out.

13.1 1

Marcus Stoinis to Kusal Perera. Length delivery on middle, Kusal Perera flicks it towards square leg for a single.

Marcus Stoinis is into the attack.

End of Over : 13 1 Runs SL: 58/1
12.6 0

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. Tossed up on the stumps, defended off the front foot. A tight over by Maxwell, just a run from it.

12.5 0

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. Flatter on off, driven through covers, but a spirited effort from the fielder saves runs.

12.4 0

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. Flat on the stumps, driven to mid on .

12.3 0

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. flatter and straighter, the batsman drives to mid on.

12.2 1

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. Flatter on the pads, worked towards leg side for a single.

12.1 0

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. Flatter on the stumps, The batsman looks to punch off the back foot through the off side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. An appeal from the bowler but the umpire is unmoved. That inside edge saved him there or he would have been a goner.

End of Over : 12 8 Runs SL: 57/1
11.6 0

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. On a good length on off, it is kept out. Another good over for the Lankans.

11.5 0

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. This is angled away from the leg stump, the batter looks to work it on the leg side but due to the angle, he gets a soft leading edge to covers.

11.4 0

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. This is wider outside off, Thirimanne once again makes a leave.

11.3 0

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. Good length outside off, it is left alone.

11.2 4

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. FOUR! Three boundaries in a row for Sri Lanka once again! Shorter this time on off, LT stands tall and guides it past point. The ball races away to the fence.

11.1 4

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. FOUR! Nicely played! Length and around off, Thirimanne waits for it and then times it past point. It races away to the fence. Two boundaries in two balls for Sri Lanka.

End of Over : 11 5 Runs SL: 49/1
10.6 4

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. FOUR! Nice shot from Kusal Perera. Short and outside off, Perera plays a late cut towards third man for a boundary. 5 runs from Glenn Maxwell's over.

10.5 0

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. A huge shout for LBW which has been turned down and run out opportunity also goes abegging. First, Maxwell fires it on the pads, Perera looks to sweep but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls towards the leg side. Perera is off for a run but his partner sends him back. The keeper goes for the ball, he picks it up and instead of underarming it to Smith he looks for a direct hit but misses. It hits Smith's boot and then goes towards cover. The batsman makes it back. A big miss that! Perera was a goner. Two run out opportunities missed by Australia today.

10.4 0

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. BEATEN! Floated just outside off, Perera looks to cut but misses it.

10.3 0

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. Flighted delivery on middle, Kusal defends it out.

10.2 0

Glenn Maxwell to Kusal Perera. Floated on off, Perera defends it off the front foot.

10.1 1

Glenn Maxwell to Lahiru Thirimanne. Maxwell starts with a tossed up delivery outside off, Thirimanne drives it towards mid off for a single.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over. Also, Glenn Maxwell is on now!

End of Over : 10 5 Runs SL: 44/1
9.6 0

Kane Richardson to Kusal Perera. Length delivery close to off stump. Perera knows his off stump and lets the ball go through for the keeper to do the rest.

Kusal Perera is the new batsman in.

9.5 W

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. OUT! There is something on Ultra Edge and the on-field call has to be overturned. That is why the Australians were so confident. Richardson draws first blood and breaks the opening stand just as the runs started to come for Lanka. He bowls it short and it is angling away from the batsman. Karunaratne looks to pull but takes his eyes off the ball. It goes to Carey who takes it and appeals. The umpire shakes his head though. Australia review. Replays roll in and they show there is a top edge. Excellent review!

A review by Australia! An appeal for a caught behind has been turned down. It was a confident appeal. Let's see...

9.4 0

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball outside off, batsman looks to drive through the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

9.3 4

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. FOUR! Length ball outside off, Karunaratne moves leg side and lofts it over the covers for a boundary. It's good to see Sri Lanka has started on a positive note. They are scoring without taking any unwanted risks.

9.2 0

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. On a length and in line, defended off the back foot.

9.1 1

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. Short ball on the stumps, Thirimanne pulls it hard towards mid-wicket for a run.

End of Over : 9 2 Runs SL: 39/0
8.6 0

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. On a good length on off, Dimuth defends it out.

8.5 0

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short delivery outside off, Karunaratne looks to pull but misses it.

8.4 0

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. On a good length on middle, Dimuth defends it out.

8.3 1

Pat Cummins to Lahiru Thirimanne. TOP EDGE BUT SAFE! Short delivery from Cummins, Thirimanne looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes towards square leg and falls in no man's land. The batsmen take a run.

8.2 1

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. On a length and outside off, Dimuth plays it towards point for a single.

8.1 0

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length delivery on off, Karunaratne plays it to mid off.

End of Over : 8 14 Runs SL: 37/0
7.6 4

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. FOUR LEG BYES! Third in the over! Poor line this! On the pads, Thirimanne looks to flick but it goes off the pads and fine down the leg side. Carey did dive but he stood no chance. 14 from the over, a much-needed one for Sri Lanka.

7.5 4

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. FOUR! Lucky boundary! Australia had just moved the first slip to the second slip position and the ball goes from the former position. Very fortunate there was the batter. Length and around off, Thirimanne looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge and through first slip for a boundary. Consecutive boundaries.

7.4 4

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. FOUR! Lovely shot! Shorter in length and around off, Thirimanne stands tall and punches it through covers for a boundary.

7.3 0

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball outside off, Again extra bounce does the trick and the batsman fails to put bat on ball.

7.2 1

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Back of a length and rising outside off, Karunaratne looks to defend but gets an outside edge which runs down to third man for a single.

7.1 1

Kane Richardson to Lahiru Thirimanne. On a length outside off, Thirimanne runs it down to third man for a single.

End of Over : 7 3 Runs SL: 23/0
6.6 1

Pat Cummins to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length delivery on off, Lahiru guides it towards third man for a run.

6.5 1

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. RUN OUT CHANCE! MISSED! On a length on off, Karunaratne defends it towards off side and wants the single but Thirimanne is not at all interested. Karunaratne was halfway down the track. Cummins gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the keeper's end but misses it. It goes towards fine leg. In the end the batsmen manage to take the single. Cummins was in a hurry to get rid of the ball there and was also off balance. He could have taken a little more time there. Karunaratne was goner had the bowler hit.

6.4 0

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. Bowls a bouncer outside off, Thirimanne looks to pull but misses it.

6.3 1

Pat Cummins to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length delivery outside off, Lahiru dabs it towards third man for a run.

6.2 0

Pat Cummins to Lahiru Thirimanne. On a good length on off, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.

6.1 0

Pat Cummins to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length delivery outside off, Thirimanne taps it to point.

End of Over : 6 4 Runs SL: 20/0
5.6 0

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball outside off, Karunaratne looks to guide it towards third man but the extra bounce means the ball misses the ball and lands safely in the keeper's gloves.

5.5 2

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short ball on the stumps, Karunratne Pulls away to fine leg for a brace.

5.4 0

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Pitching outside off, punched to the off side.

5.4 wd

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. Wide signalled by the umpire.

5.3 0

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Short of length , the batsman looks to pull but fails to put bat on ball.

5.2 0

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball played towards covers.

5.2 wd

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. WIDE! KR looses his radar and sprays one doen the line. Wide signalled by the umpire.

5.1 0

Kane Richardson to Dimuth Karunaratne. A little too straight, Karunaratne looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but it is slipping down leg.

Kane Richardson is on now!

End of Over : 5 4 Runs SL: 16/0
4.6 1

Mitchell Starc to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length delivery outside off, Dimuth guides it towards third man for a run. 4 runs have come from the over. A good one from Mitchell Starc.

4.5 0

Mitchell Starc to Dimuth Karunaratne. On a length on middle, Dimuth flicks it to mid-wicket.

4.4 0

Mitchell Starc to Dimuth Karunaratne. On a good length on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.

4.3 2

Mitchell Starc to Dimuth Karunaratne. NOT OUT! Karunaratne is in! The interesting thing here though was, the LED bails lit up even before the ball hit the stumps as Carey's glove touched it first. Since it did not fall though, it would have still been out if Dimuth was short. Length and into the pads, DK flicks it through backward square leg. They take one and then go for the second.The fielder throws it to the keeper, at first it seemed like a direct hit and the umpire takes it upstairs to check. Replays roll in and they show that it was Carey's gloves which lit up the bails but it did not fall off. He then collected and dislodged it but Dimuth was in.

A direct hit! Karunaratne is the man in question. Could be close!

4.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Dimuth Karunaratne. On a good length on off, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot.

4.1 1

Mitchell Starc to Lahiru Thirimanne. On a length on middle, Thirimanne plays it towards mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 4 2 Runs SL: 12/0
3.6 0

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. Good length delivery on middle, driven straight to bowler.

3.5 0

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball outside off, driven crisply just to find covers.

3.4 2

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. Pitching in line of the stumps , Karunaratne flicks it behind square on the leg side for a couple.

3.3 0

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

3.2 0

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. Good length delivery, Karunaratne looks to tuck but gets hit on the thigh pad due to extra bounce.

3.1 0

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball on the pads, tucked to square leg.

End of Over : 3 1 Runs SL: 10/0
2.6 0

Mitchell Starc to Lahiru Thirimanne. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. A solitary run from the over.

2.5 1

Mitchell Starc to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length ball on the stumps, defended near the pitch on the on side for a quick single.

2.4 0

Mitchell Starc to Dimuth Karunaratne. Fuller on the stumps, Karunaratne flicks it to mid-wicket.

2.3 0

Mitchell Starc to Dimuth Karunaratne. Bowls a bouncer down leg, Karunaratne does well to duck under it.

2.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Dimuth Karunaratne. Length delivery on middle, Karunaratne plays it to mid-wicket.

2.1 0

Mitchell Starc to Dimuth Karunaratne. Full on off, Karunaratne plays it off the front foot.

End of Over : 2 1 Runs SL: 9/0
1.6 0

Pat Cummins to Lahiru Thirimanne. On a good length on middle, Lahiru defends it out.

1.5 0

Pat Cummins to Lahiru Thirimanne. BEATEN AGAIN! On a good length and outside off, Thirimanne looks to defend but misses it due to the away swing on this one.

1.4 0

Pat Cummins to Lahiru Thirimanne. BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery. On a good length and just outside off, Thirimanne looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one.

1.3 0

Pat Cummins to Lahiru Thirimanne. Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne lets it go.

1.2 1

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. On a length on middle, Dimuth flicks it towards on side for a single.

1.1 0

Pat Cummins to Dimuth Karunaratne. Starts with a good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne shoulders his arms to this one.

Pat Cummins comes into the attack.

End of Over : 1 8 Runs SL: 8/0
0.6 4

Mitchell Starc to Lahiru Thirimanne. FOUR! This is right off the middle! Exquisite shot to end the over! Full and on off, Thirimanne leans into it and strokes it past the diving cover fielder for a boundary. 8 from it, but it was overall a good first over by Starc.

0.5 0

Mitchell Starc to Lahiru Thirimanne. This one is angled into the batsman but the line is a little too straight. Thirimanne looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

0.4 4

Mitchell Starc to Lahiru Thirimanne. FOUR! That has flew off the edge! Sri Lanka are off the mark in a fortunate manner. Back of a length on off, the ball takes off after pitching. Thirimanne looks to defend but the ball flies off the shoulder and over the slip region for a one bounce boundary in the third man region.

0.3 0

Mitchell Starc to Lahiru Thirimanne. Good carry there for the bowler! Length delivery and outside off, Thirimanne shoulders arms to it. The ball keeps rising after passing the batsman. Carey takes it at head height.

0.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Lahiru Thirimanne. Goes fuller this time, there is a little shape away from the batsman. Thirimanne opens the face and guides it to point.

0.1 0

Mitchell Starc to Lahiru Thirimanne. Starts with a good length and line but no swing. Just outside off, Thirimanne makes a leave.

We are all set for the action to begin! Out come the umpires and they are followed by the Australian players. Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne are the openers. Mitchell Starc will start the proceedings for Australia.

PITCH REPORT - Michael Clarke says the other day the surface was two-paced and it will probably be the same today. Mentions there should be a little bit of spin too today. Ends by saying it should be a good wicket overall, something for the bowlers and the batters.

Aaron Finch says the transition has been fine from T20 to 50-over format. Adds they have will have to adjust accordingly. Finch also says Smith and Warner are world-class players. On the changes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff and David Warner miss out.

Dimuth Karunaratne says they would like to bat first. Adds that there will be little bit of turn on this track. He also says the youngsters have done well in the recent past.

We are awaiting the team news. Apparently, Warner, Coulter-Nile and Behrendorff are not playing. Maxwell, Cummins and Starc get a chance. Sri Lanka keep us waiting for their playing XI, XII, XIII, XIV or XV.

TOSS - Dimuth Karunaratne has won the toss and SRI LANKA WILL BAT FIRST.

WEATHER - Some grey clouds overhead. The forecast is for overcast skies but thankfully, NO RAIN. Let us hope it stays that way.

We are into the second round of the warm-up stage and it is Australia versus Sri Lanka at Southampton. Both sides enter this game with contrasting results - Australia getting the better of powerhouse England while Sri Lanka being mauled by the Proteas. Aaron Finch was not happy with the fielding so we know what Australia are looking at for improvement. Sri Lanka, well, need some kind of confidence to begin with. They have not been on any kind of winning run and a victory or even a good performance here might be a start for a turnaround.

End of Over : 44.5 AUS: 241/5

So that is it from this game. We have two more warm-up games to go. India will be playing Bangladesh and New Zealand will be playing West Indies on 28th May, 2019. Both the games will begin at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Goodbye for now.

Aaron Finch says they have been together as a group since the start of May and they feel ready to go. Mentions they are doing the basics right and they are improving after each game. States they are in a much better position than where they were a year ago, they have players fighting for their spot which probably gets the best out of them. States Smith was going to bat at 7 but since they got close, they gave opportunities to other players. Ends by saying they will be travelling the whole of tomorrow and then start preparing for the first game against Afghanistan.

Dimuth Karunaratne says they have had some positive starts with the bat at the top but they keep losing wickets after that. Mentions they need partnership in the middle. States Malinga was rested as he has to play all the 9 World Cup games, Udana and Avishka too were given some rest. Reckons they did well in patches and they need to have a look at the issues they have. Ends by saying he is excited for the first game.

Usman Khawaja says he is pleased to win another game but is slightly disappointed to miss out on a ton. Mentions his knee is a little sour but it will get better. States he and Smith are very good friends and there is no competitiveness between them, he always wishes Smith bats well. Ends by saying they won 8 in a row before, they have won all three of their warm up games here as well and they are confident.

The Sri Lankan bowling was not that bad. The pacers hit the right lines and lengths to begin with. The spinners too did a decent job. They just did not have enough runs to play with.

Another win for the Australians and they have done so quite easily this time. After a very good bowling performance from their side, they restricted Sri Lanka to a total which was always below par. In reply, they did lose Finch early but then Marsh and Khawaja steadied the ship. The latter then continued with Maxwell first and then Stoinis to take them closer to the victory. Usman though could not stay there till the end as he departed 11 short of a ton. Carey and Cummins though ensured there were no more wickets to fall and took Australia over the line.

44.5 4

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. FOUR! Those are the winning runs for Australia. Floated delivery on off, Carey lofts it over mid off for a boundary. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS.

44.4 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Pat Cummins. Short delivery on middle, Cummins pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. Australia need just 3 runs.

44.3 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Pat Cummins. Flighted delivery on off, Pat defends it out.

44.2 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Full on middle, Carey drives it through mid on for a single.

44.1 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Pat Cummins. Floated delivery on off, Cummins punches it towards point for a single.

End of Over : 44 5 Runs AUS: 234/5
43.6 4

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. FOUR! Excellent shot. Short and outside off, Carey makes room and cuts it through point for a boundary. Australia need just 6 runs to win the match.

43.5 0

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. Floated delivery on off, Carey defends it out.

43.4 0

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. Short and outside off, Carey cuts it to point.

43.3 0

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. Tossed up on middle, Alex defends it off the back foot.

43.2 1

Jeevan Mendis to Pat Cummins. Full on off, Cummins drives it towards mid off for a single.

43.1 0

Jeevan Mendis to Pat Cummins. Flighted delivery on off, Cummins punches it to point.

End of Over : 43 3 Runs AUS: 229/5
42.6 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Tossed up on middle, Carey defends it off the front foot. Australia need just 11 runs to win the match.

42.5 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Pat Cummins. Floated delivery on off, Cummins punches it towards point for a single.

42.4 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Flighted delivery on middle, Carey sweeps it to leg side.

42.3 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Floated delivery on off, Alex punches it to point.

42.2 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Flighted delivery on middle, Carey drives it straight back towards Vandersay where he does well to stop it with a dive.

42.1 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Pat Cummins. Tossed up just outside off, Cummins drives it through covers for a single.

End of Over : 42 5 Runs AUS: 226/5
41.6 1

Jeevan Mendis to Pat Cummins. Cummins cover drives this flat ball through covers for a single.

41.5 1

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. Carey looks to sweep this flat delivery on the pads towards mid-wicket but gets hit on the pads. Sri Lankan players all go up in appeal but the umpire thinks otherwise as the ball was pitching outside leg.

41.4 1

Jeevan Mendis to Pat Cummins. Cummins just drives this flatter ball down the ground to long off for a single.

41.3 1

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. Flatter ball on the pads Carey sweeps this delivery towards the leg side and runs across for single.

41.2 0

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. Carey shows the full face off the bat and defends it into the pitch.

41.1 1

Jeevan Mendis to Pat Cummins. Tossed up delivery outside off, Cummins eases this out to long off to bring Carey on strike.

End of Over : 41 4 Runs AUS: 221/5
40.6 2

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. A couple to end! On off, Carey reverse sweeps it square on the off side and takes two.

40.5 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Floats it on off, it is driven to mid on with the turn.

40.4 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Howzzat? Not out is the answer to that question. This pitches around leg and then straightens. Carey goes for the sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Good decision as Hawk Eye shows it was pitching outside leg.

40.3 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Pat Cummins. A low full toss, this is eased down to long on for one.

Pat Cummins comes to bat on.

40.2 W

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. OUT! Khawaja's foot is on the line and he has been given his marching orders. However, the opener has done his job, he has taken Australia to the brink of victory. He though will be disappointed he could not get to his ton. Vandersay bowls the googly on off, Khawaja defends inside the line and gets beaten. The keeper whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that the bails were dislodged but the LED lights lit up late. However, Khawaja still could not drag his foot in. OUT flashes on the big screen.

40.1 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. The batsman got into position early and reverse swept that one. The batsmen have run through for a single.

A stumping appeal has been taken upstairs. The keeper seems to be confident.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the end of the game.

End of Over : 40 4 Runs AUS: 217/4
39.6 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja defends it to mid off of the back foot.

39.5 1

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. Carey now eases this flatter delivery to covers for a run.

39.4 1

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja tucks this tossed up ball to mid-wicket for a run.

39.3 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up delivery defended off the back foot by Khawaja.

39.2 1

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. Carey flicks this flatter ball off his pads to mid-wicket for run.

39.1 1

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Flatter ball on the pads and Khawaja sweeps it to deep square leg for run.

End of Over : 39 7 Runs AUS: 213/4
38.6 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. Full on middle, Khawaja drives it to long on for a single. Australia need 27 runs to win the match.

38.5 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Flighted delivery on middle, Carey flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.

38.4 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Tossed up on off, Carey defends it out.

38.3 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. Floated on middle, Khawaja looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards square leg for a run. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

38.2 2

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up on middle, Usman flicks it towards mid-wicket where the fielder goes for the catch but it goes through him. The batsmen pick up a couple.

38.1 2

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. Flighted delivery on middle, Khawaja comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.

End of Over : 38 3 Runs AUS: 206/4
37.6 0

Milinda Siriwardana to Alex Carey. Carey now looks to drive through the off side and gets an inside edge on to his pads.

37.5 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja looks to drive this ball through the off side but gets aand inside edge onto his pads and the ball goes to leg side. The batsmen cross over for a run.

37.4 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Alex Carey. Carey flicks this flatter delivery to on side to get off the mark.

37.3 0

Milinda Siriwardana to Alex Carey. Carey flicks this tossed up delivery of his pads to mid-wicket.

37.2 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja skips down the track and drives it to long on for run.

37.1 0

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. Flighted ball on the off stump driven to mid off by Khawaja.

End of Over : 37 8 Runs AUS: 203/4
36.6 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Very full on middle, this is jammed back to the bowler.

36.5 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. A low full toss on the pads, the batter works it to mid-wicket.

36.4 W

Jeffrey Vandersay to Marcus Stoinis. OUT! Straight to the man! Stoinis falls now! It is short and on middle, MS goes back and pulls it hard but straight to the man at deep mid-wicket. He makes no mistake. However, this wicket is probably a little too late. Australia only need another 37.

36.3 3

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. Three now! This is swept through short fine leg for three.

36.2 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Marcus Stoinis. This is eased down to long off for one.

36.1 4

Jeffrey Vandersay to Marcus Stoinis. FOUR! Just over! A low full toss outside off, Stoinis lofts it over the cover fielder and into the fence.

End of Over : 36 12 Runs AUS: 195/3
35.6 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. Stoinis standing on the back foot expecting a short ball, but this is a flatter ball outside off and he punches it through the off side for a single.

35.5 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja flicks this delivery to mid-wicket for a single.

35.4 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. Stoinis once again punches this flatter delivery through covers for a run.

35.3 2

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. Stoinis again goes on the backfoot and punches this flatter ball through covers for a single.

35.2 6

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. SIX! Stoinis rocks back on the back foot and pulls this short ball towards the mid-wicket fence. The ball goes all the way for a maximum.

35.1 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up on the off stump, Khawaja flicks it to square leg for a run.

DRINKS! Australia need 57 more runs to win from 90 legal deliveries.

End of Over : 35 4 Runs AUS: 183/3
34.6 0

Suranga Lakmal to Marcus Stoinis. Bowls a bouncer, Stoinis pulls it to leg side.

34.5 0

Suranga Lakmal to Marcus Stoinis. Good length delivery outside off, Stoinis plays it to point.

34.4 4

Suranga Lakmal to Marcus Stoinis. FOUR! Excellent shot. Short delivery on middle, Stoinis pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

34.3 0

Suranga Lakmal to Marcus Stoinis. Full on off, Marcus drives it to mid off.

34.2 0

Suranga Lakmal to Marcus Stoinis. Length delivery on off, Stoinis plays it to mid off.

34.1 0

Suranga Lakmal to Marcus Stoinis. On a good length on off, Stoinis defends it off the back foot.

End of Over : 34 8 Runs AUS: 179/3
33.6 0

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. STUMPED! But it is a Free Hit. Khawaja comes down the track and looks to go downtown but is beaten. A dot off the free hit.

33.6 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. NO BALL! Siriwardana has overstepped. It is on the stumps, it is kept out.

33.5 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. The batsman gets a leading edge on that one. They pick up a single.

33.4 2

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. This is worked through square leg for a couple.

33.3 0

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

33.2 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja flicks it off his pads to mid- wicket for single.

33.1 3

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. Tossed up delivery outside off, Stoinis drives it wide of the man at mid off. Till the ball gets fielded the batsmen get three runs added to their total.

End of Over : 33 3 Runs AUS: 171/3
32.6 1

Suranga Lakmal to Marcus Stoinis. Length delivery outside off, Stoinis punches it towards point. The batsmen take a single. Just 3 runs from the over.

32.5 0

Suranga Lakmal to Marcus Stoinis. Bowls a bouncer, Stoinis lets it sail through to the keeper.

32.4 1

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. On a length on off, Usman plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.

32.3 1

Suranga Lakmal to Marcus Stoinis. Length delivery on off, Stoinis guides it towards third man for a single.

32.2 0

Suranga Lakmal to Marcus Stoinis. Length delivery outside off, Stoinis plays it to covers.

32.1 0

Suranga Lakmal to Marcus Stoinis. Full on off, Stoinis drives it to mid off.

Suranga Lakmal is back!

End of Over : 32 2 Runs AUS: 168/3
31.6 0

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. Flighted delivery on middle, Khawaja nudges it to the leg side.

31.5 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. Floated delivery on off, Stoinis plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.

31.4 0

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. Flighted delivery on off, Stoinis looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes to off side.

31.3 0

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. Tossed up delivery on off, Stoinis plays it to point.

31.2 0

Milinda Siriwardana to Marcus Stoinis. Flighted delivery on middle, Stoinis defends it off the front foot.

31.1 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up on middle, Khawaja flicks it towards square leg for a run.

End of Over : 31 5 Runs AUS: 166/3
30.6 2

Nuwan Pradeep to Marcus Stoinis. Short of length on stumps , Stoinis works it to the leg side for a brace.

30.5 2

Nuwan Pradeep to Marcus Stoinis. Stoinis looks to drive this length ball through the off side but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket for a couple.

30.4 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Marcus Stoinis. Stoinis See the short ball early and sways away from the line for the keeper to collect it.

30.3 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Marcus Stoinis. Pradeep Bowls a length ball on stumps and stoinis defends it back.

30.2 1

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. Back of a length outside off, Khawaja runs it down to third man to bring Stoinis on strike.

30.1 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. Length ball on the stumps, Khawaja hops and tucks it to on side.

Marcus Stoinis is the new man in.

End of Over : 30 3 Runs AUS: 161/3
29.6 W

Milinda Siriwardana to Glenn Maxwell. OUT! Maxwell's scratchy innings comes to an end! He just could not time the ball today and this dismissal shows how much he struggled. It was a nothing ball, it was short and Maxwell could have hit it anywhere. He goes back and looks to pull but it goes off the bottom part towards deep mid-wicket where Siriwardana takes a good catch coming forward and inches above the ground. This partnership however, has done its job. Australia need 79 more.

29.5 0

Milinda Siriwardana to Glenn Maxwell. Floated delivery on off, Maxwell plays it to point.

29.4 0

Milinda Siriwardana to Glenn Maxwell. Tossed up on off, Maxwell plays it towards point.

29.3 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. Flighted delivery on middle, Khawaja flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.

29.2 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Glenn Maxwell. Short and outside off, Maxwell makes room and cuts it through point for a single.

29.1 1

Milinda Siriwardana to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up delivery on middle, Khawaja flicks it towards square leg for a run.

End of Over : 29 7 Runs AUS: 158/2
28.6 3

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. Good fielding! Khawaja strokes this on the up through covers. Mendis in the deep runs to his left, at the very end, he dives and pushes the ball back in. Saves a run for his side. Another decent over for the Aussies.

28.5 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. Fuller on off, it is driven to mid off.

28.4 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. Back of a length on off, Khawaja pushes it to covers.

28.3 4

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. BOUNCER! FOUR! Pradeep bowls a short bsll but the line is way down the leg and Khawaja looks to pull but gets a thick top edge which evades the keeper for a boundary.

28.2 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja looks to tuck this length delivery fine but misses it and gets hit high on the pads. An appeal from the bowler but umpire seems uninterested.

28.1 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja plays this length ball back to the bowler.

Nuwan Pradeep is back!

End of Over : 28 10 Runs AUS: 151/2
27.6 2

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. Full on middle, Maxwell drives it through mid on. The batsmen get two runs. 10 runs have come from the over. 29 runs have come from the last three.

27.5 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. Short delivery on middle, Khawaja pulls it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.

27.4 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. Floated delivery on off, Maxwell plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.

27.3 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. Floated delivery on off, Glenn defends it off the front foot.

27.2 4

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! Nice shot. Full toss on middle, Maxwell lofts it over mid on for a boundary. 50 partnership between Glenn Maxwell and Usman Khawaja.

27.1 2

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. NOT OUT! Tossed up on middle, Maxwell flicks it through mid-wicket. The fielder collects the ball and fires a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses it. The batsmen pick up a couple. It is referred upstairs. After watching the replay the third umpire gives it not out.

Direct hit at the non-striker's end and the umpire has taken it upstairs. Khawaja is the man in question. He does not look worried though.

End of Over : 27 9 Runs AUS: 141/2
26.6 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Now tries to play the reverse sweep but gets hit on the glove.

26.5 2

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja flicks this tossed up ball to deep mid-wicket and gets a couple. Less than 100 needed for the Aussies.

26.4 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up delivery, Khawaja rocks back and cuts but finds point fielder.

26.3 2

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Floated delivery on middle, Khawaja plays a sweep towards fine leg for a single.

26.2 1

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. Tossed up on off, Maxwell drives it towards mid off for a single.

26.1 4

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! Flighted ball on pads, Maxwell gets on one knee and sweep it well through the square leg for a boundary. No need to run for such shots.

End of Over : 26 10 Runs AUS: 132/2
25.6 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. A single to end as Glenn drives it through covers.

25.5 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. Flighted ball outside off, GM is guilty of going too hard at it. It goes off the inner half towards short fine leg.

25.4 2

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. Flatter and outside off, Maxwell gets it behind square on the off side for a couple.

25.3 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.

25.3 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. On the shorter side again, Khawaja pushes it through covers for one.

25.2 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. Flatter and outside off, Maxwell slaps it through covers for one.

25.1 4

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! HAMMERED! A hit-me ball! Short and on middle, it sits up to be hit. Maxwell goes back and pulls it powerfully through mid-wicket for a boundary.

End of Over : 25 11 Runs AUS: 123/2
24.6 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Short delivery on off, Usman cuts it to point. 11 runs have come from the over. Big over for Australia.

24.5 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Flighted delivery on off, Khawaja defends it off the front foot.

24.4 1

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. Tossed up on middle, Glenn drives it towards mid on for a single.

24.3 0

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. Floated delivery on off, Maxwell defends it out.

24.3 wd

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Maxwell looks to go after it but misses. Again it goes past the keeper. The batsmen pick up a couple.

24.3 wd

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. FIVE WIDES! Bowls it down the leg side, Maxwell looks to sweep but misses it. It goes past the keeper for a boundary.

24.2 1

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Flighted delivery on middle, Khawaja looks to flick but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.

24.1 1

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. Tossed up on off, Maxwell drives it through point for a single.

End of Over : 24 4 Runs AUS: 112/2
23.6 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell pulls this flatter ball to mid-wicket for a single.

23.5 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell rocks back to this flighted ball and defends it to the off side.

23.4 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja comes down the track to this flighted ball and drives it to wide mid on and gets to the other end.

23.3 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja drives this flighted delivery to the covers.

23.2 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Glenn Maxwell. Short ball spinning down leg, Maxwell pulls it to mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his left and prevents a definite boundary. Just a single.

23.1 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Usman Khawaja. On a shorter side, Khawaja pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.

Jeffrey Vandersay is into the attack.

End of Over : 23 6 Runs AUS: 108/2
22.6 0

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. A dot to end as Maxwell keeps it out off the back foot.

22.5 0

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. Flighted ball outside off, it is the googly. Maxwell looks to hit it through the off side but gets an inside edge.

22.4 4

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! Poor ball and put away! A boundary after a long time for Australia. Down the leg side, Maxwell looks to flick, it goes off the inner half and very fine on the leg side for a boundary.

22.3 0

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.

22.2 0

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. Flatter and on off, it is pushed back to the bowler.

22.1 2

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. Tossed up delivery outside off, Maxwell looks to drive but gets off the outside edge to backward point for a couple

End of Over : 22 5 Runs AUS: 102/2
21.6 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Floated on leg, Khawaja looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. Just 5 runs from the over.

21.5 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Glenn Maxwell. Floated delivery on off, Maxwell plays it towards point for a single.

21.4 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Glenn Maxwell. Flighted delivery on off, Glenn drives it to covers.

21.3 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Glenn Maxwell. Tossed up on off, Maxwell defends it out.

21.2 3

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Flighted delivery on middle, Khawaja sweeps it through square leg. The batsmen get three runs.

21.1 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Glenn Maxwell. Tossed up on off, Maxwell looks to drive but it goes off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.

End of Over : 21 1 Runs AUS: 97/2
20.6 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Flighted ball outside off, Khawaja brings out the reverse sweep but couldn't time it well and ends up hit straight to fielder at point.

20.5 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja flicks this tossed up ball on his pads to short fine leg.

20.4 1

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell drives this tossed up delivery outside off to covers and gets off the mark.

20.3 0

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. Good Fielding by the fielder at covers. Maxwell crisply drives to the covers where the fielder dives to his right and saves runs for his team.

20.2 0

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell punches flighted delivery towards covers.

20.1 0

Jeevan Mendis to Glenn Maxwell. Flighted delivery driven to point by Maxwell.

Jeevan Mendis is back into the attack.

End of Over : 20 1 Runs AUS: 96/2
19.6 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. On the middle pole, it is kept out again. 1 run and a wicket from the over. Productive over for Sri Lanka and a much-needed wicket of Shaun Marsh.

19.5 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Fires it on off, the batter guides it towards point.

19.4 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Tosses it up outside off, Khawaja is a touch early in the drive, it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.

Australia moving along well here! Sri Lanka need a wicket quickly.

19.3 W

Dhananjaya de Silva to Shaun Marsh. OUT! Marsh throws the start he got away! A much-needed wicket for Lanka. Marsh comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He still goes ahead with the shot and holes out to the man at long on. Siriwardana takes it easily. Sri Lanka need a couple more quickly. Australia need another 144 runs in 183 balls.

19.2 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Shaun Marsh. On the stumps, it is kept out.

19.1 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Tosses it up on off, this is eased down to long off for a single. Khawaja brings up his fifty too. Important one for him. He would love to continue though.

End of Over : 19 8 Runs AUS: 95/1
18.6 1

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. Floated on off, Khawaja plays it towards point. The batsmen change ends.

18.5 2

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. On a length on middle, Khawaja flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.

18.4 2

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. Short and outside off, Khawaja cuts it through point. The batsmen get two runs.

18.3 1

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. Short of a length delivery, Marsh pulls it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.

18.2 0

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. Length delivery on off, Marsh plays it to point.

18.1 2

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. Short delivery outside off, Marsh slaps through covers. The batsmen get two runs.

End of Over : 18 5 Runs AUS: 87/1
17.6 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Flighted delivery on middle, Usman looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Just 5 runs from the over.

17.5 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Shaun Marsh. Floated delivery on off, Shaun comes down the track and plays it towards covers for a run.

17.4 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Shaun Marsh. Tossed up on off, Shaun defends it off the back foot.

17.3 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Floated delivery on middle, Khawaja flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.

17.2 2

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up delivery just outside off, Khawaja drives it through point. The batsmen get two runs.

17.1 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Shaun Marsh. Flighted delivery on middle, Marsh flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.

DRINKS!

End of Over : 17 5 Runs AUS: 82/1
16.6 1

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. On a length on middle, Marsh flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends. 5 runs have come from the over. 11 runs have come from the last three.

16.5 0

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. On a good length on off, Marsh keeps it out.

16.4 1

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja plays this length delivery towards point for a run.

16.3 1

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. Length delivery outside off, Shaun guides it towards third man. The batsmen change ends.

16.2 1

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. Length delivery outside off, Khawaja dabs it towards third man for a single.

16.1 1

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. Thisara bowls short and outside off, Marsh cuts it towards backward point for a single.

End of Over : 16 2 Runs AUS: 77/1
15.6 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Shaun Marsh. Marsh drives this flatter ball to mid off. they cross for a run. Just 2 runs from this over.

15.5 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Shaun Marsh. Marsh flicks this flighted ball off his pads to mid-wicket.

15.4 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Shaun Marsh. Marsh punches this flatter delivery off the back foot towards the off side.

15.3 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Shaun Marsh. Marsh defended this length ball off the back foot back to the bowler.

15.2 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Length ball outside off, Khawaja cuts it to point for a single.

15.1 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Flatter on the stumps, Usman drives it back to the bowler.

End of Over : 15 4 Runs AUS: 75/1
14.6 1

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. Length delivery on off, Khawaja guides it towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.

14.5 1

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. On a good length on off, Marsh defends it towards the off side and takes a run.

14.4 0

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. Full on middle, Shaun drives it to mid on.

14.3 0

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. On a good length on middle and leg, Shaun defends it off the back foot.

14.2 1

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. Length delivery on leg, Khawaja nudges it towards square leg for a run.

14.1 1

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. On a length on middle, Marsh flicks it towards square leg for a run.

End of Over : 14 4 Runs AUS: 71/1
13.6 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja this time plays it to mid on but it has been hit firmly so no run. last 3 overs have yielded 10 runs. So the Lankan Lions tightening things up here.

13.5 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Shaun Marsh. Marsh strokes it towards mid on for a quick run.

13.4 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja drives this ball through covers for a single.

13.3 0

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja punches this flighted ball to covers

13.2 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Shaun Marsh. Marsh flicks this tossed up delivery through wide mid on to get to the other end.

13.1 1

Dhananjaya de Silva to Usman Khawaja. Flighted delivery on the stumps , Khawaja punches it off the back foot through covers for a run.

End of Over : 13 3 Runs AUS: 67/1
12.6 0

Jeevan Mendis to Shaun Marsh. Floated delivery on middle, Marsh comes down the track and blocks it. Just 3 runs from the over.

12.5 1

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up on off, Khawaja drives it towards mid off. The batsmen take a single.

12.4 1

Jeevan Mendis to Shaun Marsh. Full on middle, Marsh drives it to long on. The batsmen cross ends.

12.3 1

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Floated on middle, Khawaja flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.

12.2 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up on off, Usman drives it towards point where the fielder does well to stop it and saves a run for the team.

12.1 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Khawaja looks to drive but misses it due to the away spin on this one.

End of Over : 12 3 Runs AUS: 64/1
11.6 0

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. Marsh defends this good length delivery by showing the full face off the bat.

11.5 1

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. Usman flicks this length ball off his pads to deep fine leg for a single.

11.4 1

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. Marsh punches this length ball off the back foot towards point. A run added to the total.

11.3 0

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. Khawaja shoulders arms to this length ball outside off.

11.2 1

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. Length ball on the pads, Khawaja flicks it to mid-wicket for a run.

11.1 0

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja defends this length ball off the back foot towards the on side.

End of Over : 11 7 Runs AUS: 61/1
10.6 0

Jeevan Mendis to Shaun Marsh. Tossed up delivery on middle, Marsh flicks it to mid-wicket. 7 runs have come from the over. Australia need 179 runs in 234 balls.

10.5 0

Jeevan Mendis to Shaun Marsh. Flighted delivery on middle, Shaun comes down the track and keeps it out.

10.4 2

Jeevan Mendis to Shaun Marsh. Short and outside off, Shaun makes room and cuts it through point. The batsmen get two runs.

10.3 0

Jeevan Mendis to Shaun Marsh. Floated delivery on off, Marsh plays it to covers.

10.2 4

Jeevan Mendis to Shaun Marsh. FOUR! Nice shot. Bowls a half volley on off, Marsh drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary. Runs are coming thick and fast for Australia.

10.1 1

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up on off, Khawaja dabs it towards third man for a single.

Powerplay 2 is signaled. Four fielders allowed outside the circle till the 40th over.

End of Over : 10 15 Runs AUS: 54/1
9.6 4

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. FOUR! Marsh cuts this short ball through square on the off side. Great timing on it. The ball reaches the fence in a flash. Superb batting this from Marsh. 15 runs from this over. A good one for the Kangaroos. They are going along well now.

9.5 2

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. Marsh tucks this length ball to mid-wicket for a couple. 50 comes up for the Aussies.

9.4 4

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. FOUR! Marsh beautifully flicks this length ball through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs but cannot prevent the ball from crossing the fence.

9.3 0

Thisara Perera to Shaun Marsh. Marsh defends this length ball off the front foot.

9.2 3

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja flicks this length ball from Perera towards mid-wicket and till the ball is fielded both the batsmen take a comfortable three.

9.1 2

Thisara Perera to Usman Khawaja. Length ball on pads, Khawaja tucks it to mid-wicket for a brace.

End of Over : 9 4 Runs AUS: 39/1
8.6 3

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Flighted delivery on off, Khawaja drives it through covers. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets. Just 4 runs from the over. Good start from Jeevan Mendis.

8.5 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up on middle, Khawaja defends it off the front foot.

8.4 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. NOT OUT! There is something on Ultra Edge when the ball passes the glove so the on-field call remains. Sri Lanka lose their sole review. Mendis bowls the googly on middle, Khawaja looks to play the reverse sweep but he seems to have missed it. It hits the pads and an appeal follows. The umpire shakes his head. Lanka review. Replays roll in and they show a spike on Ultra Edge as the ball passes the glove. However, at the same time, the bat also seems to be hitting the ground. There is a slight confusion as for what the spike is but in the end, it is ruled in the favor of the batsman.

Another review by Sri Lanka as once again an appeal for LBW has been turned down. The impact seems to be an issue.

8.3 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Tossed up on middle, Khawaja plays a reverse sweep to point.

8.2 0

Jeevan Mendis to Usman Khawaja. Flighted delivery on middle, Khawaja defends it off the back foot.

8.1 1

Jeevan Mendis to Shaun Marsh. Jeevan Mendis starts with a full toss on middle, Marsh drives it through mid on. The batsmen cross ends.

Jeevan Mendis is into the attack.

End of Over : 8 6 Runs AUS: 35/1
7.6 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. This length delivery on the stumps is defended to mid on by Khawaja.

7.5 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja flicks this length delivery to mid-wicket.

7.4 4

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. FOUR! Khawaja is batting really well. He just pulls this short ball to deep mid-wicket, this time he has timed it well and the ball crosses the fence.

7.3 1

Nuwan Pradeep to Shaun Marsh. Marsh drives this length ball to mid on and takes off for a run.

7.2 1

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. Khawaja pulls this short ball towards mid-wicket for a single.

7.1 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. OHHH! Just short of the fielder at mid-wicket. Khawaja flicks this fuller length delivery, but doesn't bother to keep it down. Luckily it dies down in front of the fielder there.

End of Over : 7 9 Runs AUS: 29/1
6.6 3

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. Length delivery on middle, Khawaja flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get three runs. The fielder does well to stop it and saves runs for the team. Good running between the wickets. 9 runs have come from the over. Australia are going at a good rate.

6.5 4

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. FOUR! Superb shot. Full and outside off, Khawaja drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.

6.4 1

Suranga Lakmal to Shaun Marsh. On a length on off, Marsh plays it towards point. The batsmen change ends.

6.3 0

Suranga Lakmal to Shaun Marsh. Length delivery on middle, Marsh nudges it to the leg side.

6.2 0

Suranga Lakmal to Shaun Marsh. Good length delivery on off, Shaun keeps it out.

6.1 1

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. Full and outside off, Khawaja drives it towards covers and takes a quick single. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it and Usman was well in.

End of Over : 6 1 Runs AUS: 20/1
5.6 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Shaun Marsh. Length delivery outside off, defended off the front foot by Marsh. Just a single from the over. A very good one from Sri Lanka's point of view.

5.5 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Shaun Marsh. Pitching outside off, Marsh gets right behind the line of the ball and defends it.

5.4 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Shaun Marsh. Length ball outside off, Marsh lets it go through.

5.3 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Shaun Marsh. Fuller in length, Marsh flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

5.2 1

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. This length delivery is punched off the back foot by Khawaja for a single.

5.1 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. Short ball on the stumps, Khawaja looks to pull it fine but doesn't connect. The keeper does the rest.

End of Over : 5 3 Runs AUS: 19/1
4.6 0

Suranga Lakmal to Shaun Marsh. Good length delivery on off, Marsh defends it off the back foot. Just 3 runs from the over.

4.5 1

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. Length delivery outside off, Khawaja plays it towards point where the fielder goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses the stumps. Shaun Marsh would have been a goner there. The batsmen cross ends.

4.4 0

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. On a length on middle, Usman plays it to mid-wicket.

4.3 2

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. Length delivery outside off, Khawaja plays it towards point. The batsmen get two runs.

4.2 0

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. Good length delivery on off, Usman defends it off the back foot.

4.1 0

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. On a good length and outside off, Khawaja plays it to point.

Shaun Marsh is the new batsman in.

End of Over : 4 9 Runs AUS: 16/1
3.6 W

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. OUT! No inside edge and Finch is a goner as Hawk Eye shows three reds. Sri Lanka have got the early breakthrough they needed. The Aussie skipper fails to make an impact again. The inswinging delivery once again is what brings about his downfall. It lands on middle and jags back in. Finch looks to defend but misses due to the inward movement. The ball hits him on the front pad. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. The Lankans signal the 'T'. Replays roll in and they show that the on-field call has to be overturned.

Sri Lanka have taken a review as a shout for an LBW has been turned down. Looks close if there is no inside edge.

3.5 3

Nuwan Pradeep to Usman Khawaja. Fuller in length and on middle, Khawaja flicks it away through mid-wicket. But the ball doesn't have the timing so it fails to cross the boundary rope. Still the batsmen manage to eek out 3 runs.

3.4 1

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. Length ball outside off, Finch rocks back onto his back foot and punches the ball through the off side for a single.

3.4 wd

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. WIDE! Short pitched delivery but going down the leg. Finch looks to hook it but doesn't connect and the keeper takes it above his head.

3.3 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. Pitching on a length and outside off, punched of the back foot by Finch.

3.2 4

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. FOUR! Beautifully played from Finch. Fuller in length but on the pads, Finch flicks it to split the gap between mid on and mid-wicket for a superb boundary.

3.1 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. Length ball on stumps, driven to mid on.

End of Over : 3 6 Runs AUS: 7/0
2.6 0

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. BEATEN! Beautiful delivery. On a good length and outside off, Khawaja looks to drive but misses it due to the seam movement on this one. 6 runs have come from the over.

2.5 1

Suranga Lakmal to Aaron Finch. Length delivery on middle, Finch nudges it towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.

2.4 4

Suranga Lakmal to Aaron Finch. FOUR! First boundary for Australia. Short and outside off, Finch slaps it through covers for a boundary.

2.3 1

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. Length delivery outside off, Khawaja plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.

2.2 0

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. Good length delivery on off, Khawaja stands tall and defends it off the back foot.

2.1 0

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. On a length on off, Khawaja plays it to point.

End of Over : 2 0 Runs AUS: 1/0
1.6 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. Pradeep bowls it on a good length on middle, Finch looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Perfect start from Pradeep. A maiden over to begin with.

1.5 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. On a good length on off, Aaron defends it off the back foot.

1.4 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. Length delivery on off, Finch plays it to point.

1.3 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. Good length delivery on off, Finch defends it out.

1.2 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. Again on a good length on middle, Finch looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

1.1 0

Nuwan Pradeep to Aaron Finch. On a good length on off, Finch defends it out.

Nuwan Pradeep to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 1 1 Runs AUS: 1/0
0.6 0

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. Length delivery outside off, Khawaja plays it to point. 1 run from the over. Good start from Suranga Lakmal.

0.5 0

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. Good length delivery on off, Usman defends it off the back foot.

0.4 0

Suranga Lakmal to Usman Khawaja. BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Khawaja looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one.

0.3 1

Suranga Lakmal to Aaron Finch. Length delivery on middle, Finch flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets off the mark. The batsmen cross ends.

0.2 0

Suranga Lakmal to Aaron Finch. On a good length on middle, Finch defends it off the back foot.

0.1 0

Suranga Lakmal to Aaron Finch. Lakmal starts with a good length delivery outside off, Finch shoulders his arms to this one.

We are back for the chase. The players and umpires are out in the middle. Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja will open the batting for Australia. Suranga Lakmal will start the proceedings for Sri Lanka.