Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
DA Warner
60(41) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
8 0 6 6 4 7 9 20
SPD Smith
SPD Smith
53(36) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 4 7 10 8 11 1 11

Best performances - Bowlers

A Zampa
A Zampa
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PJ Cummins
PJ Cummins
O4
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Varun Shetty

9:18pm And that is all from us tonight. See you again for the final T20I.

Warner: It's fantastic. Credit goes to our bowlers for being disciplined on this pitch. The boys hit their length rights and we tried to push them on the back foot and play cross-bat shots. I've been hitting them as well as i can in the nets but at the end of the day, it's what you do in the middle that counts. It's fantastic batting with Smith again. What I do know is we're going to run a lot.

David Warner is the Man of the Match.

Finch: It was pretty clinical, it was a nice game. The way we started with the ball, we set the tone. The way Steve and Davey went about it was world class. At the end of the day, the bowler is acocuntable for the ball he delivers, that makes my job easy. They've taken that onus over the last 12 months. Makes a difference having two of the best players in the world available. Their knowledge of the game, the amount they've played around the world. We're still fifth in the world, we want to get that going in the right direction and maybe look at some combinations [next match] as well.

Malinga: They're a tough side. It's not a tough score for this kind of a batting line up. Batsmen have to show responsibility. Those seven batsmen need to bat 20 overs. It's a good bowling line-up but still, shot selection wasn't great. They didn't get any partnerships in the middle. The only positive is that it counts as preparation for the World Cup. We've to go home and think about how to deal with these conditions. We want to win one match here. The young team will get confidence.

9:05pm Australia go up 2-0, which means they've sealed a series win with seven overs to spare. Nothing really improved for Sri Lanka today. The difference in quality was just as wide as it was in the first game. The decisions from their batsmen didn't improve, the bowling wasn't all that better and there were poor moments on the field as well. For Australia, a minor glitch - Finch caught down leg side first ball, but only for Warner and Smith to come together and cruise this. Fifties for both, a bit of confidence, and just an overall top night.

13.1
1w
de Silva to Warner, 1 wide, wide. And that's the game! Easy peasy. A short ball down leg side, he can't get bat on that

END OF OVER:
13 | 6 Runs | AUS: 117/1 (1 run required from 42 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 0.14)

  • David Warner60 (41b)
  • Steven Smith53 (36b)
  • Lakshan Sandakan4-0-33-0
  • Nuwan Pradeep3-0-26-0

One to win. Australia haven't hit a six this innings.

12.6
1
Sandakan to Warner, 1 run, length on off stump, driven to long-off with the turn
12.5
0
Sandakan to Warner, no run, length on off stump, steps out and bat-pads this as he looks to flick
12.4
0
Sandakan to Warner, no run, length on off stump, tapped to extra cover
12.3
4
Sandakan to Warner, FOUR runs, pummeled down the pitch. Short of a length and sitting up nicely for him. He stays on the crease and gets this to fizz past the bowler and then beats long-off's attempt to the left
12.2
0
Sandakan to Warner, no run, another rip-the-stumps run out at the other end. This one has been sent upstairs. Warner smashed it back and Smith was walking down a long way. Sandakan had the ball in one hand and the stump in the other. No contact at all between the two, which is how it's supposed to be done. Smith was way outside and would've been out but Sandakan's erred over there