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SL247(45.5ov)AUS334/7(50.0ov)

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Aaron Finch

45.5Cummins to Pradeep

W
OUT! There is the final wicket! Australia have finally managed to take it. Cummins is the man who finishes things off. Pradeep, like he has been doing, makes room again. Cummins bowls it full and follows him down the leg side. Nuwan looks to go downtown but the ball kisses the outside edge and goes into the gloves of the keeper. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 87 RUNS!

45.4Cummins to Silva

1
Another short one on middle, Dhananjaya pulls it gently towards mid-wicket for one.

45.3Cummins to Silva

0
Slower one on off, Dhananjaya pushes it to covers.

45.2Cummins to Silva

0
Good length on off, de Silva defends it towards point.

45.1Cummins to Silva

0
Bangs it short and on middle, de Silva looks to paddle but misses.

44.7Richardson to Pradeep

0
Swing and a miss! Once again it is outside leg. Pradeep swings after making room but misses. Importantly, he survives.

44.6Richardson to Silva

1
In the air... safe! Short and on middle, de Silva looks to pull but the ball gets big on him. A top edge is produced which falls safe in the mid-wicket region. A single taken.

44.5Richardson to Silva

4
FOUR! Just over! Dhananjaya once again looks to paddle. It is outside off and he ends up dragging it just over the man at short fine leg this time for a boundary.

44.4Richardson to Silva

0
NOT OUT! That has bounced before the hands! Dhananjaya looks to paddle but hits it uppishly towards Jason who takes it but is not sure whether it has carried or not. The umpires, after a chat, take it upstairs. The soft signal is NOT OUT! Replays roll in and after a few of angles, the third umpire rules it in the favor of the batsman.

44.3Richardson to Silva

0
Very full and on off, this is jammed out to covers.

44.2Richardson to Silva

WD
WIDE! This is bowled outside the tramline on the off side.

44.1Richardson to Silva

0
Slower one and it is a low full toss. Dhananjaya looks to hit it through the off side but ends up dragging it to mid on.

43.7Cummins to Pradeep

0
Over the stumps! The length is slightly shorter. Pradeep swings but misses.

43.6Cummins to Pradeep

0
Nuwan makes room and Cummins bowls it wider outside off. He slashes but misses.

43.5Cummins to Silva

1
Short and on middle, this is pulled through square leg and a run is taken. Pradeep needs to negotiate two deliveries from Cummins.

43.4Cummins to Silva

0
Shorter again on middle, de Silva keeps it out off the back foot.

43.3Cummins to Silva

0
de Silva makes room but Cummins follows him. This is kept out.

43.2Cummins to Silva

WD
Goes short this time, Dhananjaya lets it be and it has been wided as the umpire feels it is too high.

43.1Cummins to Silva

0
Back of a length on off, it is defended.

42.6Starc to Pradeep

0
Good length and on off, Pradeep guides it down towards third man but no run taken. No fifer for Starc but still a brilliant spell by him. He finishes with figures of 10-0-55-4.

42.5Starc to Silva

1
This time the run is taken! So Starc has one ball to get his fifer. Full and on off, de Silva looks to drive but gets an outside edge down to third man for one.

42.4Starc to Silva

0
Short and Dhananjaya pulls it hard through mid-wicket but refuses the single.

42.3Starc to Silva

0
On the stumps and Dhananjaya is adamant not to give Starc his fifer, he blocks it solidly.

42.2Starc to Silva

0
Full and on off, this is hit towards mid off.

42.1Starc to Silva

0
Short and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for no run.

41.7Richardson to Pradeep

0
Follows Pradeep with a very full ball. It is jammed out back to the bowler.

41.6Richardson to Pradeep

0
No run.

41.5Richardson to Pradeep

0
Ends up making a lot of room there and Richardson bowls it on the stumps. Pradeep somehow gets bat to ball and keeps it out.

41.4Richardson to Malinga

W
OUT! Three-fer for Richardson. 9 down now are Sri Lanka. Richardson goes very full and on middle, Malinga ends up slicing it straight to Khawaja at covers.

41.3Richardson to Malinga

0
On the stumps, this is pushed to cover.

41.2Richardson to Malinga

0
Malinga makes room again, Richardson bowls a slower one outside off. LM misses.

41.1Richardson to Malinga

0
Malinga makes room and Richardson follows him. Malinga looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. He does not know where the ball is and sets off for a run but then realizes it has not gone far away and goes back in the crease.

40.6Starc to Silva

0
A dot to end! Malinga now will face the start of the next over. Full toss on off, Dhananjaya hits it to mid off.

40.5Starc to Silva

0
Full toss and de Silva guides it to sweeper cover but does not run. Strange actually, he could have trusted Malinga with one ball.

40.4Starc to Silva

0
Trademark Starc! Bowls a toe-crusher at 147 kph! Dhananjaya gets his boot out of the way and jams it out somehow at the last moment. Fiery stuff from Mitch!

40.3Starc to Silva

0
Slower one on middle, de Silva is happy to play Starc out. He defends it onto the ground.

40.2Starc to Silva

0
Very full and on the stumps, this is jammed out back towards the bowler.

40.1Starc to Malinga

1
Malinga makes room and Starc bowls it full on the stumps, Lasith manages to get his bat down in time and jams it out towards cover for one.

39.7Richardson to Udana

W
OUT! Udana is out of here! A terrific catch by Finch. Length and around off, this one bounces a touch more and it is also the slower one. Udana looks to flat-bat it but mistimes it high up in the air behind mid off. Finch runs backwards and takes a very good catch. Not easy when you have to run like that and also, the sun might have just been in his eyes. Australia are now two wickets away from winning this one.

39.6Richardson to Udana

2
Well fielded! Length and outside off, Udana goes after it away from his body. The ball goes off the outside edge and down towards third man. Behrendorff runs to his right, dives and saves two.

39.5Richardson to Udana

WD
Down the leg side, IU looks to flick but misses. Wided.

39.4Richardson to Udana

0
On a length and around off, Udana strokes it to covers.

39.3Richardson to Udana

0
Good short one and Udana ducks under it.

39.2Richardson to Udana

0
Back of a length on off, it is kept out.

39.1Richardson to Udana

4
FOUR! Up and over! Shorter and outside off, Udana slashes hard, it flies over point and the ball races to the fence. Consecutive boundaries.