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  • 2012/13 Australia v Sri Lanka [T20I]

    Australia vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Twenty20

    January 28, 2013, 7:35PM AET Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    Match Status: Completed
    Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L Method)

  • Australia 3/ 119 (15.0)
  • Sri Lanka 4/ 161 (20.0)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 7.93
GJ Maxwell*8320266.67
SE Marsh474022117.50
This Partnership:13 Runs From 4 Balls (R/R: 19.50)

NLTC Perera*3.002518.33
SL Malinga3.002608.67

Last Wicket:Bailey, 45 (c:Perera b:Perera, Over: 14.2)
Last 5 overs:2 1 1 6 2 . | 1 3 1 . 1 1 | 4 1wd 1 1 1 . 1 | 1 4 4 2 1 4 | 2 W 2nb 1 4 4 1b
Latest Commentary (View More)

15th Over
Join us again on Friday for live coverage of the 1st ODI of the Commonwealth Bank Series between Australia and West Indies in Perth. Goodbye from the MCG!
Well that brings an end to Sri Lanka's tour of Australia. They will go home delighted after winning the KFC International T20 Series.
However we shouldn't be distracted away from what turned out to be a thriller of a match, which Sri Lanka win by 2 runs (D/L Method). The attendance for today's Public Holiday KFC T20 International was 39,427.
The long delay prior to the final delivery was caused by 5 or 6 Sri Lanka fieldsman joining the bowler for a lengthy discussion to discuss tactics for the final delivery.
As they players leave the ground, there is alot of tension between both teams, with Maxwell and Wade in particular quite upset with Jayawardene and Mathews regarding a lengthy delay prior to the last delivery which halted the momentum of Maxwell
Maxwell is devastated that he couldn't lay bat on ball. The Sri Lankan team are extremely jubilant now that they have secured a 2-nil series victory. The rain delay brought Australia back into the run chase, but they fell just short of the revised target
Over 14.6: NLTC Perera to Maxwell, bye, Maxwell backs away to attempt the same shot to a full delivery outside off stump, but he fails to make contact and can only score 1 bye. AUS 3/119 (Marsh 47, Maxwell 8)
Over 14.5: NLTC Perera to Maxwell, FOUR, wide low full toss receives the same treatment! The field is up behind point, so Maxwell slices his shot over the field to the rope again! Need 4 to win off the last ball!
Over 14.4: NLTC Perera to Maxwell, FOUR, wide delivery is sliced in the air over backward point, into the vacant area for four. This is getting tight! Need 8 off 2 balls
Over 14.3: NLTC Perera to Marsh, one run, full delivery is jammed into the pitch, only a single can be scored. Need 12 off 3 balls
Over 14.2: NLTC Perera to Marsh, (no ball) two runs, high full toss is called no ball, caught on the rope at long on but Marsh survives. Crucial error by Perera with the slippery ball
Over 14.2: NLTC Perera to Bailey, no run, OUT, lofted long and high to deep mid wicket where K Perera holds the catch to almost secure victory. Maxwell is next in. Need 16 off 4 balls
Over 14.1: NLTC Perera to Bailey, two runs, full delivery is steered towards deep point, allowing enough time for Bailey to run hard for two. Need 16 off 5 balls
14th Over
T Perera will replace Kulasekara (3-0-18-1) at the Southern End to bowl the final over. Australia require 18 runs off 6 balls to win
Over 13.6: Malinga to Marsh, FOUR, lofted over cover, a great shot to the boundary to setup a tight final over. AUS 2/104 (Marsh 44, Bailey 43)
Over 13.5: Malinga to Bailey, one run, awkward shot, moving early to the off side to attempt a ramp, Malinga bowled very wide and Bailey can only manage an inside edge into the pad
Over 13.4: Malinga to Bailey, two runs, wide a full delivery is slapped to deep point, hard running secures two runs
Over 13.3: Malinga to Bailey, FOUR, slower ball is sent over square leg to the boundary, just after they brought up the sweeper so that fine leg could go back
Over 13.2: Malinga to Bailey, FOUR, stepping across to the off side to flick a wide and full delivery over short fine leg to the boundary. A well executed shot
Over 13.1: Malinga to Marsh, one run, wide and full delivery is slashed to deep cover. Need 33 off 11 balls

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, George Bailey (c), Adam Voges, Matthew Wade (wk), Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doherty, Ben Laughlin, Ben Cutting (12th)

Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Akila Dananjaya, Upul Tharanga (12th)

Umpires: Fry, SD (AUS), Ward, JD (AUS)
Third Umpire: Reiffel, PR (AUS)
Match Refree: Srinath, J (IND)

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