Match Details

AUS vs SL 3rd T20, SL vs AUS 2022

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Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets 🏆
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D Shanaka Logo
D Shanaka Jersy



D Shanaka
4s: 5
6s: 4
C Karunaratne Logo
C Karunaratne Jersy
4s: 2
6s: 0
K Richardson Logo
K Richardson Jersy



K Richardson

Econ: 15.53
17th Over:
= 6
18th Over:
= 22
Last Over:
= 18
This Over:
= 19
SLSL - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4849
10 Over 8177
15 Over 121102
AUSAUS - 1st Innings
6 Over 4849
10 Over 8285
15 Over 128117
20 Over 170176


Inn 1
Inn 2
So, that's a wrap to the coverage of the final t20 between Sri Lanka and Australia in Pallekele with the hosts thrashing the visitors by 4 wickets. It remains to be seen whether the hosts can fight the same as in the upcoming ODI series. Do join us for that game and for all other cricketing action across the globe on our network. For now, this is me Tugral Azmi bidding adieu to the commentary box on behalf of my esteemed and beloved co-commentator Ajay Ahire alongside our scorer/analyst Paras Yadav. Till next time we again. Cheers!!!
Aaron Finch (Australia's Skipper)| (Man of the Series): "I am extremely happy with my performance throughout the edition. It was an incredible innings from Shanaka tonight. We felt the pitch slowed down a bit towards the end of our innings, so we didn't think it made much difference whether we bat first or later. We are quite comfortable with our side and our options."
MAN OF THE MATCH| Dasun Shanaka (Skipper of Sri Lanka): "When I went to the crease, I put some balls on the defense but to understand the pitch and my strike rate is around 50. After a while, I had thoroughly steamed the pitch very well. in the end, I was hoping I'd be able to finish the game. Toss is always important in Sri Lanka, and maybe it wasn't the best decision to bat first. We hope to take this momentum forward into the ODI series."  

11.00 PM IST| Tugral: Sri Lanka won the match by 4 wickets. Australia won the series by 2-1. Sri Lanka's captain played a blinder to help his team avoid a whitewash. When all Sri Lankan batters failed, the skipper took the command and scored 54* runs in 25 balls and won the match by 4 wickets. When Sri-Lankan openers came out to chase 177 runs. Gunathilaka and Nissanka tried to give an aggressive start but after 25 runs, Sri Lanka's first wicket fell to Gunathilaka. After Gunathilaka’s dismissal, Asalanka comes to bat to support Nissanka. He put on a 42 runs partnership for the second wicket with Nissanka but could not do much today with the bat and Sri Lanka lost their second wicket on the 67 runs. Stoinis showed Aslanka the way to the pavilion in his very first over for 26 runs. Shortly after that, Stoinis dismissed the opening batter Nissanka in his second over. 

After the dismissal of Nissanka, none of the batters were able to stay at the crease for long and the pace of the runs also slowed down. When skipper Shanaka and Chamika took over Sri Lanka's sinking innings, they needed 68 runs from 32 balls. Shanaka started showing aggressive style from the 17th over, he respected the good deliveries of Australia's bowlers, but where there was a bad ball, he would directly convert it into fours and sixes. Shanaka gets full support from Chamika on the other hand. gave him a chance to play as much strike as possible and both shared a 69-run partnership for the 7th wicket in just 25 balls. He scored the sixth half-century of his t20 career. Sri Lanka have won the final game and this will give them a lot of confidence going into the ODI series.

On the other hand, the Australian team will be disappointed with their death over performance. Hazlewood and Stoinis bowled very well, both kept their economy rate at 6 per over, and both the bowlers took two wickets each respectively. Agar and Richardson took a wicket each.

Earlier in the day, After winning the toss skipper Aaron Finch opted to bat first on this Pallekele track. They got off to a great start as Warner and Finch found the fence with ease in the first couple of overs. In the last, over of the powerplay, Theekshana picked up the wicket of skipper Finch as he was knocked over while he looked to hoick that one on the leg side. Warner who kept the scoreboard ticking throughout his stay was sent back towards the pavilion thanks to a great review by the bowler and skipper. He scored 39 from 33 balls. Josh Inglis who replaced Mitch Marsh failed to get off the mark as the brilliant piece of fielding by Asalanka sent him back. Stoinis scored 38 from 23 balls as he scored at a brisk rate but a smart piece of bowling from Praveen sent him back at a crucial time. Steven Smith and Matthew Wade gave the finishing touch to the innings as they scored 37 and 13 respectively which took them past the 170 marks. stay tuned for the presentation time.

19.6 K Richardson to D Shanaka
WD A wide ball from Kane...That's the game for the home side. Just listen to that crowd man...What a game this has been here at Pallekele. Dasun Shanaka is the man for them who steered them over the line in some style. Kane misses the radar here as he bowls that one on a fuller length but misses the radar outside the off and is called wide by the umpire. The night belongs to the Lankan captain...They beat the Aussies by 4 wickets. Aussies take the series by 2-1 but man what a comeback this by the home side to seal the deal in the last match of the series. All the players, support staff, and crowd are on their feet as they celebrate in some style. 
19.5 K Richardson to D Shanaka
6 SIXX!!! Shanaka you beauty...What a hit this by the skipper as he clears the fence and takes his team on the verge of the victory and with that he brings up his fifty here. Kane Richardson bowls a low full toss on the off-stump line. He goes deep and smashes that one down the ground for a maximum. What a chase this has been by the home side. Innings of a lifetime by Shanaka. 
7 runs are needed now from the last 2 balls. 
19.4 K Richardson to D Shanaka
4 FOUR!!! Richardson has got hammered down to the ground!! Excellent straight drive, offers the full face of the bat!! Hit it back past the bowler and to the long-off boundary line. The ball rockets away towards the fence.
19.3 K Richardson to D Shanaka
4 FOUR!!! They are still in it...Kane bowls that one fuller length outside the off. Shanka goes deep and smashes that one past the extra cover for a four here. Ohh man what a game we are having here at Pallekele. 
19.2 K Richardson to C Karunaratne
1b Another single here for Chamika or has it as the third umpire has been called in for a run-out check. Back of a length outside the off. Chamike misses the swing to the keeper and he scampers for a bye. Throwing towards the non-strikers end means Chamika survives.
19.1 K Richardson to D Shanaka
1 Smeared away towards the sweeper cover for a single. Fuller length outside teh off from Kane. 
19.1 K Richardson to D Shanaka
WD Another wide ball. Kane is under pressure now. Fuller length outside the off and misses the tramline again. Shanaka goes reaching but misses it to the keeper. Called wide. 
19.1 K Richardson to D Shanaka
WD Kane to bowl the last over. Starts with a wide ball. Fuller length but misses the tramline outside the off. 
Sri Lanka
Chamika Karunaratne
Dasun Shanaka
Jhye Richardson
18.6 J Richardson to D Shanaka
1 A single to end the over. Overpitches that one outside the off. Shanaka drives it towards the long-off for a single. 
18.6 J Richardson to D Shanaka
WD A wide ball this time. Wide yorker from Jhye but he misses the radar and it has been called wide by the umpire. Close call by the umpire. 
18.5 J Richardson to D Shanaka
4 FOUR!!! Pallekele crowd is going beserk as the skipper is keeping them into the game. Fuller length on the off as he takes the pace off that one. Shanaka waits and hits that one past the long-on for a four here. 
18.4 J Richardson to C Karunaratne
1 Fuller on the woods again. Chamika gets the inside edge of the bat on the leg side for a single.