AUS 241/5 (44.5ov)
SL 239/8 (50.0ov)
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  • 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.
  • 44.5JVandersay to ACarey

    4
    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.
  • 44.4JVandersay to PatCummins

    1
    Short delivery on middle, Cummins pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. Australia need just 3 runs.
  • 44.3JVandersay to PatCummins

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    Flighted delivery on off, Pat defends it out.
  • 44.2JVandersay to ACarey

    1
    Full on middle, Carey drives it through mid on for a single.
  • 44.1JVandersay to PatCummins

    1
    Floated delivery on off, Cummins punches it towards point for a single.
  • 43.6JMendis to ACarey

    4
    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.
  • 43.5JMendis to ACarey

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    Floated delivery on off, Carey defends it out.
  • 43.4JMendis to ACarey

    .
    Short and outside off, Carey cuts it to point.
  • 43.3JMendis to ACarey

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    Tossed up on middle, Alex defends it off the back foot.
  • 43.2JMendis to PatCummins

    1
    Full on off, Cummins drives it towards mid off for a single.
  • 43.1JMendis to PatCummins

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    Flighted delivery on off, Cummins punches it to point.
  • 42.6JVandersay to ACarey

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    Tossed up on middle, Carey defends it off the front foot. Australia need just 11 runs to win the match.
  • 42.5JVandersay to PatCummins

    1
    Floated delivery on off, Cummins punches it towards point for a single.
  • 42.4JVandersay to ACarey

    1
    Flighted delivery on middle, Carey sweeps it to leg side.
  • 42.3JVandersay to ACarey

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    Floated delivery on off, Alex punches it to point.
  • 42.2JVandersay to ACarey

    .
    Flighted delivery on middle, Carey drives it straight back towards Vandersay where he does well to stop it with a dive.
  • 42.1JVandersay to PatCummins

    1
    Tossed up just outside off, Cummins drives it through covers for a single.
  • 41.6JMendis to PatCummins

    1
    Cummins cover drives this flat ball through covers for a single.
  • 41.5JMendis to ACarey

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    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.
  • 41.4JMendis to PatCummins

    1
    Cummins just drives this flatter ball down the ground to long off for a single.
  • 41.3JMendis to ACarey

    1
    Flatter ball on the pads Carey sweeps this delivery towards the leg side and runs across for single.
  • 41.2JMendis to ACarey

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    Carey shows the full face off the bat and defends it into the pitch.
  • 41.1JMendis to PatCummins

    1
    Tossed up delivery outside off, Cummins eases this out to long off to bring Carey on strike.
  • 40.6JVandersay to ACarey

    2
    A couple to end! On off, Carey reverse sweeps it square on the off side and takes two.
  • 40.5JVandersay to ACarey

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    Floats it on off, it is driven to mid on with the turn.
  • 40.4JVandersay to ACarey

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    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.
  • 40.3JVandersay to PatCummins

    1
    A low full toss, this is eased down to long on for one.
  • Pat Cummins comes to bat on.
  • 40.2JVandersay to UKhawaja

    W
    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.
  • 40.1JVandersay to ACarey

    1
    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.
  • 39.6JMendis to UKhawaja

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    Khawaja defends it to mid off of the back foot.
  • 39.5JMendis to ACarey

    1
    Carey now eases this flatter delivery to covers for a run.
  • 39.4JMendis to UKhawaja

    1
    Khawaja tucks this tossed up ball to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 39.3JMendis to UKhawaja

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    Tossed up delivery defended off the back foot by Khawaja.
  • 39.2JMendis to ACarey

    1
    Carey flicks this flatter ball off his pads to mid-wicket for run.
  • 39.1JMendis to UKhawaja

    1
    Flatter ball on the pads and Khawaja sweeps it to deep square leg for run.
  • 38.6JVandersay to UKhawaja

    1
    Full on middle, Khawaja drives it to long on for a single. Australia need 27 runs to win the match.

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