ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019

Australia vs Sri Lanka - Match 7

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Date & Time: 27 May 2019

Australia 241/5

RR: 5.37 | Australia beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

commentary

44.5
4
J Vandersay to A Carey, FOUR.
44.4
1
J Vandersay to Pat Cummins, 1 run.
44.3
0
J Vandersay to Pat Cummins, No run.
44.2
1
J Vandersay to A Carey, 1 run.
44.1
1
J Vandersay to Pat Cummins, Floated delivery on off, Cummins punches it towards point for a single.
43.6
4
J Mendis to A 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
J Mendis to A Carey, Floated delivery on off, Carey defends it out.
43.4
0
J Mendis to A Carey, Short and outside off, Carey cuts it to point.
43.3
0
J Mendis to A Carey, Tossed up on middle, Alex defends it off the back foot.
43.2
1
J Mendis to Pat Cummins, Full on off, Cummins drives it towards mid off for a single.
43.1
0
J Mendis to Pat Cummins, Flighted delivery on off, Cummins punches it to point.
42.6
0
J Vandersay to A Carey, Tossed up on middle, Carey defends it off the front foot. Australia need just 11 runs to win the match.
42.5
1
J Vandersay to Pat Cummins, Floated delivery on off, Cummins punches it towards point for a single.
42.4
1
J Vandersay to A Carey, Flighted delivery on middle, Carey sweeps it to leg side.
42.3
0
J Vandersay to A Carey, Floated delivery on off, Alex punches it to point.
42.2
0
J Vandersay to A 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
J Vandersay to Pat Cummins, Tossed up just outside off, Cummins drives it through covers for a single.
41.6
1
J Mendis to Pat Cummins, Cummins cover drives this flat ball through covers for a single.
41.5
0
J Mendis to A Carey, Carey looks to sweep this flat delivery on pads towards mid-wicket but gets hit on the pads. Sri Lankan players all go up in appeal but the umpire thinks otherwise.
41.4
1
J Mendis to Pat Cummins, Cummins just drives this flatter ball down the ground to long off for a single.
41.3
1
J Mendis to A Carey, Flatter ball on the pads Carey sweeps this delivery towards the leg side and runs across for single.
41.2
0
J Mendis to A Carey, Carey shows the full face off the bat and defends it into the pitch.
41.1
1
J Mendis to Pat Cummins, Tossed up delivery outside off, Cummins eases this out to long off to bring Carey on strike.
40.6
2
J Vandersay to A Carey, A couple to end! On off, Carey reverse sweeps it square on the off side and takes two.
40.5
0
J Vandersay to A Carey, Floats it on off, it is driven to mid on with the turn.
40.4
0
J Vandersay to A 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
J 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
0
J Vandersay to U 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
J Vandersay to A 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.

39.6
0
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Khawaja defends it to mid off of the back foot.
39.5
1
J Mendis to A Carey, Carey now eases this flatter delivery to covers for a run.
39.4
1
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Khawaja tucks this tossed up ball to mid-wicket for a run.
39.3
0
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Tossed up delivery defended off the back foot by Khawaja.
39.2
1
J Mendis to A Carey, Carey flicks this flatter ball off his pads to mid-wicket for run.
39.1
1
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Flatter ball on the pads and Khawaja sweeps it to deep square leg for run.
38.6
1
J Vandersay to U Khawaja, Full on middle, Khawaja drives it to long on for a single. Australia need 27 runs to win the match.
38.5
1
J Vandersay to A Carey, Flighted delivery on middle, Carey flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
38.4
0
J Vandersay to A Carey, Tossed up on off, Carey defends it out.
38.3
0
J Vandersay to U 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
J Vandersay to U 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
J Vandersay to U Khawaja, Flighted delivery on middle, Khawaja comes down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
37.6
0
M Siriwardana to A Carey, Carey now looks to drive through the off side and gets an inside edge on to his pads.
37.5
1
M Siriwardana to U 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
M Siriwardana to A Carey, Carey flicks this flatter delivery to on side to get off the mark.
37.3
0
M Siriwardana to A Carey, Carey flicks this tossed up delivery of his pads to mid-wicket.
37.2
1
M Siriwardana to U Khawaja, Khawaja skips down the track and drives it to long on for run.
37.1
0
M Siriwardana to U Khawaja,Flighted ball on the off stump driven to mid off by Khawaja.
36.6
0
J Vandersay to A Carey, Very full on middle, this is jammed back to the bowler.
36.5
0
J Vandersay to A Carey, A low full toss on the pads, the batter works it to mid-wicket.
36.4
0
J Vandersay to M 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
J Vandersay to U Khawaja, Three now! This is swept through short fine leg for three.
36.2
1
J Vandersay to M Stoinis, This is eased down to long off for one.
36.1
4
J Vandersay to M Stoinis, FOUR! Just over! A low full toss outside off, Stoinis lofts it over the cover fielder and into the fence.
35.6
1
M Siriwardana to M 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
M Siriwardana to U Khawaja, Khawaja flicks this delivery to mid-wicket for a single.
35.4
1
M Siriwardana to M Stoinis, Stoinis once again punches this flatter delivery through covers for a run.
35.3
2
M Siriwardana to M Stoinis, Stoinis again goes on the backfoot and punches this flatter ball through covers for a single.
35.2
6
M Siriwardana to M 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
M Siriwardana to U 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.

34.6
0
S Lakmal to M Stoinis, Bowls a bouncer, Stoinis pulls it to leg side.
34.5
0
S Lakmal to M Stoinis, Good length delivery outside off, Stoinis plays it to point.
34.4
4
S Lakmal to M Stoinis, FOUR! Excellent shot. Short delivery on middle, Stoinis pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
34.3
0
S Lakmal to M Stoinis, Full on off, Marcus drives it to mid off.
34.2
0
S Lakmal to M Stoinis, Length delivery on off, Stoinis plays it to mid off.
34.1
0
S Lakmal to M Stoinis, On a good length on off, Stoinis defends it off the back foot.
33.6
0
M Siriwardana to U 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
0
M Siriwardana to U Khawaja, NO BALL! Siriwardana has overstepped. It is on the stumps, it is kept out.
33.5
1
M Siriwardana to M Stoinis, The batsman gets a leading edge on that one. They pick up a single.
33.4
2
M Siriwardana to M Stoinis, This is worked through square leg for a couple.
33.3
0
M Siriwardana to M Stoinis, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
33.2
1
M Siriwardana to U Khawaja, Khawaja flicks it off his pads to mid- wicket for single.
33.1
3
M Siriwardana to M 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.
32.6
1
S Lakmal to M Stoinis, Length delivery outside off, Stoinis punches it towards point. The batsmen take a single. Just 3 runs from the over.
32.5
0
S Lakmal to M Stoinis, Bowls a bouncer, Stoinis lets it sail through to the keeper.
32.4
1
S Lakmal to U Khawaja, On a length on off, Usman plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
32.3
1
S Lakmal to M Stoinis, Length delivery on off, Stoinis guides it towards third man for a single.
32.2
0
S Lakmal to M Stoinis, Length delivery outside off, Stoinis plays it to covers.
32.1
0
S Lakmal to M Stoinis, Full on off, Stoinis drives it to mid off.

Suranga Lakmal is back!

31.6
0
M Siriwardana to U Khawaja, Flighted delivery on middle, Khawaja nudges it to the leg side.
31.5
1
M Siriwardana to M Stoinis, Floated delivery on off, Stoinis plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
31.4
0
M Siriwardana to M Stoinis, Flighted delivery on off, Stoinis looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes to off side.
31.3
0
M Siriwardana to M Stoinis, Tossed up delivery on off, Stoinis plays it to point.
31.2
0
M Siriwardana to M Stoinis, Flighted delivery on middle, Stoinis defends it off the front foot.
31.1
1
M Siriwardana to U Khawaja, Tossed up on middle, Khawaja flicks it towards square leg for a run.
30.6
2
N Pradeep to M Stoinis, Short of length on stumps , Stoinis works it to the leg side for a brace.
30.5
2
N Pradeep to M 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
N Pradeep to M Stoinis, Stoinis See the short ball early and sways away from the line for the keeper to collect it.
30.3
0
N Pradeep to M Stoinis, Pradeep Bowls a length ball on stumps and stoinis defends it back.
30.2
1
N Pradeep to U Khawaja, Back of a length outside off, Khawaja runs it down to third man to bring Stoinis on strike.
30.1
0
N Pradeep to U Khawaja, Length ball on the stumps, Khawaja hops and tucks it to on side.

Marcus Stoinis is the new man in.

29.6
0
M Siriwardana to G 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
M Siriwardana to G Maxwell, Floated delivery on off, Maxwell plays it to point.
29.4
0
M Siriwardana to G Maxwell, Tossed up on off, Maxwell plays it towards point.
29.3
1
M Siriwardana to U Khawaja, Flighted delivery on middle, Khawaja flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.
29.2
1
M Siriwardana to G Maxwell, Short and outside off, Maxwell makes room and cuts it through point for a single.
29.1
1
M Siriwardana to U Khawaja, Tossed up delivery on middle, Khawaja flicks it towards square leg for a run.
28.6
3
N Pradeep to U 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
N Pradeep to U Khawaja, Fuller on off, it is driven to mid off.
28.4
0
N Pradeep to U Khawaja, Back of a length on off, Khawaja pushes it to covers.
28.3
4
N Pradeep to U 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
N Pradeep to U 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
N Pradeep to U Khawaja, Khawaja plays this length ball back to the bowler.

Nuwan Pradeep is back!

27.6
2
J Vandersay to G 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
J Vandersay to U Khawaja, Short delivery on middle, Khawaja pulls it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
27.4
1
J Vandersay to G Maxwell, Floated delivery on off, Maxwell plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
27.3
0
J Vandersay to G Maxwell, Floated delivery on off, Glenn defends it off the front foot.
27.2
4
J Vandersay to G 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
J Vandersay to G 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.

26.6
0
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Now tries to play the reverse sweep but gets hit on the glove.
26.5
2
J Mendis to U 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
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Tossed up delivery, Khawaja rocks back and cuts but finds point fielder.
26.3
2
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Floated delivery on middle, Khawaja plays a sweep towards fine leg for a single.
26.2
1
J Mendis to G Maxwell, Tossed up on off, Maxwell drives it towards mid off for a single.
26.1
4
J Mendis to G 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.
25.6
1
J Vandersay to G Maxwell, A single to end as Glenn drives it through covers.
25.5
0
J Vandersay to G 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
J Vandersay to G Maxwell, Flatter and outside off, Maxwell gets it behind square on the off side for a couple.
25.3
1
J Vandersay to U Khawaja, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.
25.3
1
J Vandersay to U Khawaja, On the shorter side again, Khawaja pushes it through covers for one.
25.2
1
J Vandersay to G Maxwell, Flatter and outside off, Maxwell slaps it through covers for one.
25.1
4
J Vandersay to G 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.
24.6
0
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Short delivery on off, Usman cuts it to point. 11 runs have come from the over. Big over for Australia.
24.5
0
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Flighted delivery on off, Khawaja defends it off the front foot.
24.4
1
J Mendis to G Maxwell, Tossed up on middle, Glenn drives it towards mid on for a single.
24.3
0
J Mendis to G Maxwell, Floated delivery on off, Maxwell defends it out.
24.3
0
J Mendis to G 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
0
J Mendis to G 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
J Mendis to U 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
J Mendis to G Maxwell, Tossed up on off, Maxwell drives it through point for a single.
23.6
1
J Vandersay to G Maxwell, Maxwell pulls this flatter ball to mid-wicket for a single.
23.5
0
J Vandersay to G Maxwell, Maxwell rocks back to this flighted ball and defends it to the off side.
23.4
1
J Vandersay to U 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
J Vandersay to U Khawaja, Khawaja drives this flighted delivery to the covers.
23.2
1
J Vandersay to G 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
J Vandersay to U Khawaja, On a shorter side, Khawaja pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.

Jeffrey Vandersay is into the attack.

22.6
0
J Mendis to G Maxwell, A dot to end as Maxwell keeps it out off the back foot.
22.5
0
J Mendis to G 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
J Mendis to G 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
J Mendis to G Maxwell, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
22.2
0
J Mendis to G Maxwell, Flatter and on off, it is pushed back to the bowler.
22.1
2
J Mendis to G Maxwell, Tossed up delivery outside off, Maxwell looks to drive but gets off the outside edge to backward point for a couple
21.6
0
de Silva to U Khawaja, Floated on leg, Khawaja looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. Just 5 runs from the over.
21.5
1
de Silva to G Maxwell, Floated delivery on off, Maxwell plays it towards point for a single.
21.4
0
de Silva to G Maxwell, Flighted delivery on off, Glenn drives it to covers.
21.3
0
de Silva to G Maxwell, Tossed up on off, Maxwell defends it out.
21.2
3
de Silva to U Khawaja, Flighted delivery on middle, Khawaja sweeps it through square leg. The batsmen get three runs.
21.1
1
de Silva to G 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.
20.6
0
J Mendis to U 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
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Khawaja flicks this tossed up ball on his pads to short fine leg.
20.4
1
J Mendis to G Maxwell, Maxwell drives this tossed up delivery outside off to covers and gets off the mark.
20.3
0
J Mendis to G 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
J Mendis to G Maxwell, Maxwell punches flighted delivery towards covers.
20.1
0
J Mendis to G Maxwell, Flighted delivery driven to point by Maxwell.

Jeevan Mendis is back into the attack.

19.6
0
de Silva to U 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
de Silva to U Khawaja, Fires it on off, the batter guides it towards point.
19.4
0
de Silva to U 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
0
de Silva to S 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
de Silva to S Marsh, On the stumps, it is kept out.
19.1
1
de Silva to U 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.
18.6
1
T Perera to U Khawaja, Floated on off, Khawaja plays it towards point. The batsmen change ends.
18.5
2
T Perera to U Khawaja, On a length on middle, Khawaja flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
18.4
2
T Perera to U Khawaja, Short and outside off, Khawaja cuts it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
18.3
1
T Perera to S Marsh, Short of a length delivery, Marsh pulls it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
18.2
0
T Perera to S Marsh, Length delivery on off, Marsh plays it to point.
18.1
2
T Perera to S Marsh, Short delivery outside off, Marsh slaps through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
17.6
0
de Silva to U 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
de Silva to S Marsh, Floated delivery on off, Shaun comes down the track and plays it towards covers for a run.
17.4
0
de Silva to S Marsh, Tossed up on off, Shaun defends it off the back foot.
17.3
1
de Silva to U Khawaja, Floated delivery on middle, Khawaja flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
17.2
2
de Silva to U Khawaja, Tossed up delivery just outside off, Khawaja drives it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
17.1
1
de Silva to S Marsh, Flighted delivery on middle, Marsh flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.

DRINKS!

16.6
1
T Perera to S 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
T Perera to S Marsh, On a good length on off, Marsh keeps it out.
16.4
1
T Perera to U Khawaja, Khawaja plays this length delivery towards point for a run.
16.3
1
T Perera to S Marsh, Length delivery outside off, Shaun guides it towards third man. The batsmen change ends.
16.2
1
T Perera to U Khawaja, Length delivery outside off, Khawaja dabs it towards third man for a single.
16.1
1
T Perera to S Marsh, Thisara bowls short and outside off, Marsh cuts it towards backward point for a single.
15.6
1
de Silva to S Marsh, Marsh drives this flatter ball to mid off. they cross for a run. Just 2 runs from this over.
15.5
0
de Silva to S Marsh, Marsh flicks this flighted ball off his pads to mid-wicket.
15.4
0
de Silva to S Marsh, Marsh punches this flatter delivery off the back foot towards the off side.
15.3
0
de Silva to S Marsh, Marsh defended this length ball off the back foot back to the bowler.
15.2
1
de Silva to U Khawaja, Length ball outside off, Khawaja cuts it to point for a single.
15.1
0
de Silva to U Khawaja, Flatter on the stumps, Usman drives it back to the bowler.
14.6
1
T Perera to U Khawaja, Length delivery on off, Khawaja guides it towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.
14.5
1
T Perera to S Marsh, On a good length on off, Marsh defends it towards the off side and takes a run.
14.4
0
T Perera to S Marsh, Full on middle, Shaun drives it to mid on.
14.3
0
T Perera to S Marsh, On a good length on middle and leg, Shaun defends it off the back foot.
14.2
1
T Perera to U Khawaja, Length delivery on leg, Khawaja nudges it towards square leg for a run.
14.1
1
T Perera to S Marsh, On a length on middle, Marsh flicks it towards square leg for a run.
13.6
0
de Silva to U 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
de Silva to S Marsh, Marsh strokes it towards mid on for a quick run.
13.4
1
de Silva to U Khawaja, Khawaja drives this ball through covers for a single.
13.3
0
de Silva to U Khawaja, Khawaja punches this flighted ball to covers
13.2
1
de Silva to S Marsh, Marsh flicks this tossed up delivery through wide mid on to get to the other end.
13.1
1
de Silva to U Khawaja, Flighted delivery on the stumps , Khawaja punches it off the back foot through covers for a run.
12.6
0
J Mendis to S Marsh, Floated delivery on middle, Marsh comes down the track and blocks it. Just 3 runs from the over.
12.5
1
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Tossed up on off, Khawaja drives it towards mid off. The batsmen take a single.
12.4
1
J Mendis to S Marsh, Full on middle, Marsh drives it to long on. The batsmen cross ends.
12.3
1
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Floated on middle, Khawaja flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.
12.2
0
J Mendis to U 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
J Mendis to U Khawaja, BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Khawaja looks to drive but misses it due to the away spin on this one.
11.6
0
T Perera to S Marsh, Marsh defends this good length delivery by showing the full face off the bat.
11.5
1
T Perera to U Khawaja, Usman flicks this length ball off his pads to deep fine leg for a single.
11.4
1
T Perera to S Marsh, Marsh punches this length ball off the back foot towards point. A run added to the total.
11.3
0
T Perera to S Marsh, Khawaja shoulders arms to this length ball outside off.
11.2
1
T Perera to U Khawaja, Length ball on the pads, Khawaja flicks it to mid-wicket for a run.
11.1
0
T Perera to U Khawaja, Khawaja defends this length ball off the back foot towards the on side.
10.6
0
J Mendis to S 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
J Mendis to S Marsh, Flighted delivery on middle, Shaun comes down the track and keeps it out.
10.4
2
J Mendis to S Marsh, Short and outside off, Shaun makes room and cuts it through point. The batsmen get two runs.
10.3
0
J Mendis to S Marsh, Floated delivery on off, Marsh plays it to covers.
10.2
4
J Mendis to S 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
J Mendis to U 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.

9.6
4
T Perera to S 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
T Perera to S Marsh, Marsh tucks this length ball to mid-wicket for a couple. 50 comes up for the Aussies.
9.4
4
T Perera to S 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
T Perera to S Marsh, Marsh defends this length ball off the front foot.
9.2
3
T Perera to U 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
T Perera to U Khawaja, Length ball on pads, Khawaja tucks it to mid-wicket for a brace.
8.6
3
J Mendis to U 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
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Tossed up on middle, Khawaja defends it off the front foot.
8.4
0
J Mendis to U 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
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Tossed up on middle, Khawaja plays a reverse sweep to point.
8.2
0
J Mendis to U Khawaja, Flighted delivery on middle, Khawaja defends it off the back foot.
8.1
1
J Mendis to S 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.

7.6
0
N Pradeep to U Khawaja, This length delivery on the stumps is defended to mid on by Khawaja.
7.5
0
N Pradeep to U Khawaja, Khawaja flicks this length delivery to mid-wicket.
7.4
4
N Pradeep to U 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
N Pradeep to S Marsh, Marsh drives this length ball to mid on and takes off for a run.
7.2
1
N Pradeep to U Khawaja, Khawaja pulls this short ball towards mid-wicket for a single.
7.1
0
N Pradeep to U 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.
6.6
3
S Lakmal to U 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
S Lakmal to U Khawaja, FOUR! Superb shot. Full and outside off, Khawaja drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
6.4
1
S Lakmal to S Marsh, On a length on off, Marsh plays it towards point. The batsmen change ends.
6.3
0
S Lakmal to S Marsh, Length delivery on middle, Marsh nudges it to the leg side.
6.2
0
S Lakmal to S Marsh, Good length delivery on off, Shaun keeps it out.
6.1
1
S Lakmal to U 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.
5.6
0
N Pradeep to S 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
N Pradeep to S Marsh, Pitching outside off, Marsh gets right behind the line of the ball and defends it.
5.4
0
N Pradeep to S Marsh, Length ball outside off, Marsh lets it go through.
5.3
0
N Pradeep to S Marsh, Fuller in length, Marsh flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
5.2
1
N Pradeep to U Khawaja, This length delivery is punched off the back foot by Khawaja for a single.
5.1
0
N Pradeep to U Khawaja, Short ball on the stumps, Khawaja looks to pull it fine but doesn't connect. The keeper does the rest.
4.6
0
S Lakmal to S Marsh, Good length delivery on off, Marsh defends it off the back foot. Just 3 runs from the over.
4.5
1
S Lakmal to U 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
S Lakmal to U Khawaja, On a length on middle, Usman plays it to mid-wicket.
4.3
2
S Lakmal to U Khawaja, Length delivery outside off, Khawaja plays it towards point. The batsmen get two runs.
4.2
0
S Lakmal to U Khawaja, Good length delivery on off, Usman defends it off the back foot.
4.1
0
S Lakmal to U Khawaja, On a good length and outside off, Khawaja plays it to point.

Shaun Marsh is the new batsman in.

3.6
0
N Pradeep to A 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
N Pradeep to U 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
N Pradeep to A 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
0
N Pradeep to A 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
N Pradeep to A Finch, Pitching on a length and outside off, punched of the back foot by Finch.
3.2
4
N Pradeep to A 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
N Pradeep to A Finch, Length ball on stumps, driven to mid on.
2.6
0
S Lakmal to U 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
S Lakmal to A Finch, Length delivery on middle, Finch nudges it towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.
2.4
4
S Lakmal to A Finch, FOUR! First boundary for Australia. Short and outside off, Finch slaps it through covers for a boundary.
2.3
1
S Lakmal to U Khawaja, Length delivery outside off, Khawaja plays it towards point. The batsmen cross ends.
2.2
0
S Lakmal to U Khawaja, Good length delivery on off, Khawaja stands tall and defends it off the back foot.
2.1
0
S Lakmal to U Khawaja, On a length on off, Khawaja plays it to point.
1.6
0
N Pradeep to A 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
N Pradeep to A Finch, On a good length on off, Aaron defends it off the back foot.
1.4
0
N Pradeep to A Finch, Length delivery on off, Finch plays it to point.
1.3
0
N Pradeep to A Finch, Good length delivery on off, Finch defends it out.
1.2
0
N Pradeep to A Finch, Again on a good length on middle, Finch looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
1.1
0
N Pradeep to A Finch, On a good length on off, Finch defends it out.

Nuwan Pradeep to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
S Lakmal to U Khawaja, Length delivery outside off, Khawaja plays it to point. 1 run from the over. Good start from Suranga Lakmal.
0.5
0
S Lakmal to U Khawaja, Good length delivery on off, Usman defends it off the back foot.
0.4
0
S Lakmal to U 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
S Lakmal to A Finch, Length delivery on middle, Finch flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets off the mark. The batsmen cross ends.
0.2
0
S Lakmal to A Finch, On a good length on middle, Finch defends it off the back foot.
0.1
0
S Lakmal to A 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.