Player of the Match
Player of the Match
48dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Record Maxwell fifty powers Australia sweep

Sri Lanka had been changing their side every match and Australia had already sent several men home, but like a well-heeled theatre troupe, the players that remained delivered the same performance they seemed to have given many times already this series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GJ Maxwell
66(29) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
8 0 15 10 3 8 16 6
DM de Silva
62(50) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
8 4 7 2 12 13 6 10

Best performances - Bowlers

A Zampa
O4
M0
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JP Faulkner
O4
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

10.45pm Warner collects the trophy and soaks in the moment with his team-mates. Andrew Fernando's report will tell you the full story of Dilshan's farewell match.

The Sri Lankan players send-off Dilshan. He walks into the sunset and joins his old-mates Sanga and Mahela. Many thanks for tuning in. Time to bring the curains down on Australia's tour of Sri Lanka as well. Stay classy, good night!

10.25pm Hmm, the players are seated. A long presentation beckons.

Thilanga Sumathipala, SLC President: Well done to David Warner and his team. Credit to Chandimal for taking the new team forward. Thanks to the crowd for coming over, and good luck.

Maxwell, Man of the Match and the Man of the Series: It probably got a little closer at the end. Pallekele I had a bit of fun. I am looking at Finch's record and trying to beat it. Most pleasing thing is to come back and strike the ball well. Enjoying the crowd going nuts, it has been a tough tour. I have to go back and play well in the Matador Cup and do my bit in the Shield cricket as well.

Dilshan is honoured by the SLC under firework-filled skies.

Dilshan: "First of all I want to take the time to congratulate the Australian team. They came back strongly after losing the Test series and good luck for the upcoming series."

He thanks his principals, coaches, captains, and SLC presidents in Sinhala.

Chandimal: The way we batted I was disappointed. We were 20-25 runs short. Credit to the Australian bowlers. We will have to do some homework during the rest period. Dhananjaya batted brilliantly and we need to take the positive out of it. We all know Dilshan is a legend in the cricket world. He is a match-winner and a game-changer. He was my first one-day and Test captain, lucky to captain him in his last game. Thank you Dilshan aiyya. My team and I wish you all the best for the future.

Warner: It has been fantastic through the one-dayers and T20s. I couldn't have asked anything more or less. It is a massive achievement for the one-day boys. They came here with high hopes and expectations, No.1 team. Credit to Glenn Maxwell, his performance was phenomenal. Thanks to the supporters for supporting both teams.

10.05pm That is that. End of Dilshan's 497th and last international match. Australia crash his farewell party. He, however, reaches out to the crowd, takes high-fives, and acknowledges the applause. He signs off with a wicket off his last delivery in international cricket. #ThankyouDilshan

Maxwell ignited the modest chase with a bevy of reverse-sweeps and switch-hits and scorched his way to an 18-ball half-century, the fastest by an Australian in T20 internationals. The tourists were cruising at 93 for 0, before Sri Lanka's spinners unravelled the chase, briefly tearing open the portal to the Test series. Head ultimately dragged his side past the line.

Gerard Christop: "Is there a super series scoreline for this series? " --- Nope, this isn't a super series

Nikhil Mane: "Terrific comeback though by Australia after the Test drubbing. "

Uwaisul Karnain: "T. M. Dilshan retires with a wicket off the last ball of his International career! All the best, World cricket is going to miss you Champion!"

wcpak: "Good Luck to the inventor of the scoop shot,Mr.Dilshan."

Qaaid: "Chandimal's first captain was Dilshan. Dilshan's last captain is Chandimal..."

Nikhil Mane: "back-to-back awards for Maxwell. Would you believe it before this series he had never won an award for his batting in this format? "

17.5
6
Pathirana to Head, SIX runs, Palmed over for six. Australia sweep the series 2-0! Head dares to charge at Pathirana again. Mowed it to deep midwicket, where Sena leaps and only lobs it over the fence. Initially omitted from the ODI squad to face Sri Lanka in limited-overs matches, Head seals the chase with a slog-swept boundary
17.4
0
Pathirana to Head, no run, Head shimmies out, Pathirana held it back on off. Quietly played back to the bowler
17.3
0
Pathirana to Head, no run, Head hunts for the gallery hit and nearly gives it away. He dances out for a muscular tug over midwicket, does not meet the pitch, and is struck on the pad
17.2
3
Pathirana to Nevill, 3 runs, tossed up full on middle, Nevill bends low and scoops it over the head of the keeper
17.1
1
Pathirana to Head, 1 run, back of a length and outside off, punched to long-on

END OF OVER:
17 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 120/6 (9 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 3.00)

  • TM Head2 (6b)
  • TM Dilshan2-0-8-2
  • SMSM Senanayake4-0-36-0
16.6
W
Dilshan to Wade, OUT, Catch Dilshan if you can! He sets off again as the Premadasa raises itself to another roar. Sri Lanka have more hope. Wade shapes (pre-meditates) to reverse sweep from outside leg, he only flaps this full one into the hands of Chandimal at extra over. It was too full for the shot

MS Wade c Chandimal b Dilshan 14 (29m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.86

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st93DA WarnerGJ Maxwell
2nd4MC HenriquesDA Warner
3rd1DA WarnerJP Faulkner
4th1MS WadeJP Faulkner
5th14UT KhawajaMS Wade
6th7MS WadeTM Head
7th10PM NevillTM Head