Match Over - Australia won by 41 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 22 Feb 2017, 10:50 SAST
  • Winner: Australia
  • Man of the Match: A Zampa


  • Umpire1: P Wilson
  • Umpire2: MD Martell
  • Third Umpire: SD Fry



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0




Overs: 18.0 / 20.0

Sri Lanka

10.40pm Australia secure their first T20I win over Sri Lanka at home in six attempts. Finch and Klinger set it up for them with contrasting fifties, then Zampa and Faulkner cut through Sri Lanka's batting line-up in the chase. Zampa's variations were particularly impressive; he even brought out the front-of-the-hand flipper. A brace of run-outs then hastened Sri Lanka's loss. The visitors, however, take the series 2-1.

Adam Zampa, Man of the Match: It is always nice to bowl the middle overs and it is very easy when you have a start like that. There are a lot of good leggies coming through - Swepson and some others in the Big Bash. Sri Lanka have very fearless players, sometimes it can be tough to bowl at them.

Asela Gunaratne is the Man of the Series. Munaweera will act as an interpreter: I am very happy. This is my first time in Australia and I enjoyed it. I was looking to bat till the last ball in the previous game. I am happy I did that.

Aaron Finch: I thought we played some fantastic cricket tonight. A complete performance like this makes the last match even more heart-breaking. When you have Klinger at the other end, he lets you play your shots. We have been guilty of not converting starts. Today we had two fifties and Dunk and Head chipping in.

Upul Tharanga: Beating Australia in home conditions is a tough thing to do. The guys did a good job. Asela played very well even in the South Africa series. The innings he played in the second game was amazing.

Tharanga collects the trophy. The Sri Lankan players get up on the podium and pose for the cameras. Some loud roars there as well. They have had a difficult couple of months. That wraps up our coverage as well. Thanks for tuning in. Night.

17.6PJ Cummins to JRMVB Sanjaya, OUT, 1 run, Two run-outs to wrap up Sri Lanka's innings. Some consolation for Australia. Short on off, Sanjaya backs away outside leg and skews the ball over point. Sanjaya and Kulasekara push for two so that the latter could have the strike next over. Dunk throws the ball to Paine who flips the bails off. Sanjaya can't make it in time.
17.5PJ Cummins to JRMVB Sanjaya, No run, dug in short and angled in, Sanjaya is beaten for pace and is pinged on the glove or the arm guard.
17.4PJ Cummins to JRMVB Sanjaya, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full and outside off, clears his front leg and crunches it through the covers.
17.3PJ Cummins to KMDN Kulasekara, 1 run, full on leg stump, clipped away to deep square leg.

Sanjaya is the new man

17.2PJ Cummins to SL Malinga, OUT, No run, full and outside off, Malinga drives it to mid-off. He is pretty late to go for the single. Finch swoops down on the ball and nails a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Malinga, who was just ambling along for the single, is caught well short.
17.1PJ Cummins to SL Malinga, No run, 142.3ks good length ball on middle, Malinga makes room outside leg and pushes the ball straight to cover.
End of over 17. 4 runs this over. 140/8 after 102 balls.
KMDN Kulasekara 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) JP Faulkner 3-0-20-3
SL Malinga 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 14 runs this over. 135/7 after 95 balls.
KMDN Kulasekara 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) JA Richardson 3-0-37-1
TAM Siriwardana 32 (23b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 15. 8 runs this over. 120/7 after 89 balls.
S Prasanna 12 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) JP Faulkner 2-0-16-2
TAM Siriwardana 25 (21b 1x4 1x6 ) more

"Uselessly interesting fact: 9 out of 11 srilankan players' names end with letter "A" ". Not sure that counts as interesting, Rohail

End of over 14. 13 runs this over. 112/6 after 84 balls.
S Prasanna 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) A Zampa 4-0-25-3
TAM Siriwardana 23 (19b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 97/6 after 77 balls.
S Prasanna 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 2-0-12-0
TAM Siriwardana 15 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more

yahvi: "Zampa is zipping through Srilankan lineup!"

End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 91/6 after 72 balls.
MD Shanaka 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) A Zampa 3-0-12-3
TAM Siriwardana 10 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sunil : "Is Zampa playing ipl? pretty impressive bowler in shorter format" --- Yeah, Pune retained him

End of over 11. 9 runs this over. 87/4 after 65 balls.
CK Kapugedera 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) TM Head 2-0-15-1
TAM Siriwardana 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 3 runs this over. 78/4 after 60 balls.
TAM Siriwardana 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) A Zampa 2-0-9-1
CK Kapugedera 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 75/3 after 54 balls.
TAM Siriwardana 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) TM Head 1-0-6-1
DAS Gunaratne 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

yahvi: "Can Asela do it again?"

End of over 8. 3 runs this over. 69/2 after 48 balls.
DAS Gunaratne 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) JA Richardson 2-0-23-1
EMDY Munaweera 37 (24b 3x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 66/1 after 42 balls.
BKG Mendis 13 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) A Zampa 1-0-6-0
EMDY Munaweera 35 (22b 3x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 6. 10 runs this over. 60/1 after 36 balls.
EMDY Munaweera 34 (18b 3x4 2x6 ) MC Henriques 1-0-10-0
BKG Mendis 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 7 runs this over. 50/1 after 30 balls.
BKG Mendis 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) AJ Turner 2-0-15-0
EMDY Munaweera 25 (13b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 4. 8 runs this over. 43/1 after 24 balls.
BKG Mendis 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) JP Faulkner 1-0-8-1
EMDY Munaweera 24 (11b 1x4 2x6 ) more

deepak: "and Tharanga's bad run continues!"

End of over 3. 5 runs this over. 33/0 after 17 balls.
EMDY Munaweera 21 (9b 1x4 2x6 ) PJ Cummins 1-0-4-0
WU Tharanga 8 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Deepak: "Its even now...Munaweera dropped one and he is now dropped!"

End of over 2. 18 runs this over. 26/0 after 11 balls.
EMDY Munaweera 20 (7b 1x4 2x6 ) JA Richardson 1-0-18-0
WU Tharanga 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Anmol lakhmai: "While everyone is busy with asela and mendis we have munaweera in good form lately"

Akshar: "Munaweera wants to play like finch. Make up for his blunder in first over of the match."

Square leg sent back. Fine leg whisked in

End of over 1. 8 runs this over. 8/0 after 5 balls.
WU Tharanga 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) AJ Turner 1-0-8-0
EMDY Munaweera 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
EMDY MunaweeraC AJ Turner B TM Head372532148
WU TharangaC JA Richardson B JP Faulkner141211116.67
BKG MendisC PJ Cummins B JA Richardson141020140
DAS GunaratneLBW A Zampa450080
TAM SiriwardanaC JP Faulkner B JP Faulkner352712129.63
CK KapugederaB A Zampa7610116.67
MD ShanakaLBW A Zampa0200-
S PrasannaC JA Richardson B JP Faulkner12820150
KMDN Kulasekaranot out 8710114.29
SL MalingaRun out AJ Finch 130033.33
JRMVB SanjayaRun out TD Paine,BR Dunk 5310166.67
Total 146/10
AJ Turner2.001507.5
JA Richardson3.0038112.67
PJ Cummins3.002006.67
JP Faulkner3.002036.67
MC Henriques1.0010010
A Zampa4.002536.25
TM Head2.001618