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AUS vs SL Match Result 

- Australia v Sri Lanka Twenty20 Series 2017 1st Twenty20
Australia 168/6 (20.0 ov)
Sri Lanka 172/5 (20.0 ov)
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Sri Lanka win by 5 wickets
Current Run Rate 8.6
BATSMAN
R
B
4s
6s
SR
Seekkuge Prasanna
8
9
1
0
88.89
Chamara Kapugedera
10
7
1
0
142.86
BOWLER
OV
M
R
W
ECO
James Faulkner
4
0
27
0
6.75
Andrew Tye
3
0
32
0
10.67
Sri Lanka take a 1-0 lead in the T20 series.

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Sri Lanka is a happy camp. Their players stop by fence to chat up with the fans. A happy picture for the islanders. 
"Credit to Sri Lanka", says Finch, Australia's captain. He acknowledges that Sri Lanka's innovative strokeplay caught the off guard. 
Gunaratne is the man of the match for his sparkling 52.
They reverse-swept and played plenty of "Dilscoops" to unsettle the Aussies. 
The Sri Lankans were sloppy in the field at the outset. Catches were dropped and there were misfields aplenty. They perhaps gifted 20 runs to Australia in the field. But they well and truly made up for it in the run-chase.
This win is bound to stun and hurt Australia. They would've felt confident going into the match, but Sri Lanka's run chase is bound to rattle them.
Gunaratne stood out in that stand with a brilliant 52 studded with 7 boundaries.
The key partnership for Sri Lanka was the one between Munaweera and Gunaratne. 
Dickwella led the charge for Sri Lanka up the order with a sparkling 30. That got the momentum going for Sri Lanka despite losing Tharanga quickly.
Sri Lanka win and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
An orthodox cover drive from Kapugedera to seal it for Sri Lanka. A boundary to win it off the final ball.
Over 20 172/5(rr 8.60) Bowler: Andrew Tye Sum..: . lb 1 1 2 4
19.6 FOUR! Andrew Tye to Chamara Kapugedera. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
The fielders are all in the circle now. Kapugedera's on strike. How will he play this final ball. Where will Tye bowl it.
The keeper comes up to the stumps now. 
Kapugedera scampers through for the second. Scores are tied. The throw to the keeper was wide. One ball to go. One run to win.
19.5 Andrew Tye to Chamara Kapugedera. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Turner.
19.4 Andrew Tye to Seekkuge Prasanna. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Tye.
Tyes's bowling off-cutters, taking the pace off and making it really tough for Sri Lanka. No pace on the ball at all.
Four runs from three deliveries now.
19.3 Andrew Tye to Chamara Kapugedera. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
19.2 APPEAL! Andrew Tye to Seekkuge Prasanna. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit body to wicketkeeper for 1 run, shy attempt by Paine, direct hit by Tye, appeal made for Run Out.
19.1 Andrew Tye to Seekkuge Prasanna. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
Last over here. 6 runs required to win!
Over 19 163/5(rr 8.58) Bowler: James Faulkner Sum..: 1 1 wd 1 . 1 lb
18.6 James Faulkner to Seekkuge Prasanna. Slower length ball, down leg side moves in front Slog, hit pad to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Faulkner.
18.5 James Faulkner to Chamara Kapugedera. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Turner.
18.4 James Faulkner to Chamara Kapugedera. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
18.3 James Faulkner to Seekkuge Prasanna. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Stanlake.
MATCH DETAILS
Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Start Time
Friday, February 17, 2017, 02:10 PM IST
Series
Australia v Sri Lanka Twenty20 Series 2017
Match
1st Twenty20
Toss
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl.
Umpires
Michael Martell, Paul Wilson
Reserve Umpire
Michael Graham-Smith
Match Refree
Jeffrey Crowe
Australia's PLAYING XI
Aaron Finch,
Michael Klinger,
Travis Head,
Moises Henriques,
Ashton Turner,
Tim Paine,
James Faulkner,
Pat Cummins,
Adam Zampa,
Billy Stanlake,
Andrew Tye
Sri Lanka's PLAYING XI
Niroshan Dickwella,
Upul Tharanga,
Dilshan Munaweera,
Chamara Kapugedera,
Asela Gunaratne,
Milinda Siriwardana,
Seekkuge Prasanna,
Nuwan Kulasekara,
Vikum Sanjaya,
Lasith Malinga,
Lakshan Sandakan