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Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score and Commentary, Australia v Sri Lanka Twenty20 Series 2017

Australia 168/6 (20.0 ov)
Sri Lanka 172/5 (20.0 ov) Run rate 8.6
Refresh Sri Lanka win by 5 wickets
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Seekkuge Prasanna 8 9 1 0 88.89
Chamara Kapugedera 10 7 1 0 142.86
Bowler O M R W Econ
James Faulkner 4 0 27 0 6.75
Andrew Tye 3 0 32 0 10.67

Updated: May 30, 2017 16:39 | Published: Feb 16, 2017 06:00

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score and Commentary

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
Runs Scored: 9
Bowler: Andrew Tye
Score after 20 overs: 172/5(rr 8.60)
Over Summary: . 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
Runs Scored: 6
Bowler: James Faulkner
Score after 19 overs: 163/5(rr 8.58)
Over Summary: 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.
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Match Start Time: Friday, February 17, 2017, 02:10 PM IST