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SL vs AUS, 2nd T20I, Match Report
Matches - Reports Tuesday, 09 August 2011 16:34
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2nd T20I : Sri Lanka vs Australia (Winner: SL)

Sri Lanka won by 8 runs (Dominance : Sri Lanka 38% | Australia 58% | Equal 4%)

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match: A Mendis Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (8 August 2011)

Dilshan could not repeat his heroics but Mahela looked in stunning form before 2 quick wickets reduced Sri Lanka to 79/3 after 9 with 52% COW. Jayawardene and Sangakkara took SL to 121/3 after 14 with 53% COW before Hastings came on to derails their progress. SL ended with 157/9 as their COW dipped to 48%. Australia came out with murder on their mind as Watson and Warner tore apart the SL attack. Watto raced away to his fifty as Aus reached 64/0 after 5 with 67% COW. But Mendis had different plans as he took 6 wickets to rip through Aus batting to finish with 6/16 as Australia ended with 149/9 to lose by 8 runs.

  1st Innings (Sri Lanka) - 20 overs Maximum  
arrow 5 overs: SL 41/1 SL 51% SL lost last match’s centurion
      Dilshan early but Mahela looked in a sublime touch as 41 runs were scored in the first 5 overs for the loss of 1 wicket. This period saw SL’s COW remain unchanged.
arrow 10 overs: SL 89/3 SL 53% Chandimal failed yet again while
      Perera experiment didn’t work for SL. So the veterans Mahela and Sanga accumulated 48 runs in this sessions as Sri Lanka’s COW went by 2% to 53%.
arrow 15 overs: SL 123/5 SL 51% Sangakkara fell for 24 but Mahela
      continued on to a well made fifty but Hatings put brakes on SL’s charge as 34 runs came in this period and 2 wickets fell. SL’s COW dipped by 2% to 51%.
arrow 20 overs: SL 157/9 SL 48% Mahela’s failed to emulate Dilshan
      but his inning of 86 was enough to help Sri Lanka reach a handy 157/9. 4 wickets fell as SL tried to accelerate as SL scored just 34 runs in last 5 overs and their COW dipped by 3% to 48%.
  2nd Innings (Australia : Target 158) - 20 overs Maximum  
arrow 5 overs: AUS 64/0 AUS 67% Watson absolutely bludgeoned his
      way to a brutal fifty as Australia seemed to just run away with the match. Along with Warner he put together 64 runs in 5 overs as Aus’s COW jumped 15% to 67%.
arrow 10 overs: AUS 78/4 AUS 69% Introduction of Mendis turned the
      match around on its head as 4 wickets fell for just 14 runs in 5 overs but Aus’s blazing start meant that their COW actually went up by 2% to 69%.
arrow 15 overs: AUS 113/4 AUS 73% Captain White and Smith put their
      head down and negotiated the tricky overs as they accrued 35 runs in these 5 overs without losing any wickets. This period was Aus’s COW jump by 4% to 73%.
arrow 20 overs: AUS 149/9 AUS 0% With 45 runs needed off 5 overs,
      Mendis came back to finish the unfinished job as he destroyed the Australian line up to end with 6-16 as Australia manage to score just 36 runs to lose by 8 runs.

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