Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2012, 2nd T20I: Australia Vs Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 28, 2013.
Match begin at 19:35 local time (08:35 GMT).
Teams: Australia Vs Sri Lanka
Venue: Played at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Match: Day/Night (20-over match)
Time: 8:30 GMT, 02:00 PM IST, 01:30 AM PST
Toss: Australia, who chose to field first
Mahela Jayawardene now has 9 fifty-plus scores in T20Is, only Gayle/McCullum (11) Watson (10) has had more such score in that format.
Sri Lanka scored 105 runs in last 10 overs & 20 runs of them comes in last over.
Sri Lanka scored 51 off the final four overs: 1 6 1 1 1 . | 2 1 2 1 4 . | 2 1 1 1 2 4 | 4 4 4 1 6 1b
Sri Lanka will remain the world's No.1-ranked Twenty20 side and Australia will stay at No.7.
Australia aim to level series with this match.
Sri Lanka's fourth T20I win in a row against Australia. SL last lost to Aus in May 2010 (at Bridgetown) by 81 runs.
Australia & Sri Lanka have met in 7 T20I. Sri Lanka have won 5 times, Australia 2 times. They have met two times in Australia, SL won that (Perth 2010 and Sydney 2013).
Sri Lanka's impressive all-round performance in the first match in Sydney has given them a 1-0 lead and their tour of Australia ends with the possibility of making it 2-0 during the final game at the MCG.
John Ward will be making his debut as an international umpire in this match. He will be the 11th Australian umpire to stand in a T20 international, the record number for any one country.
Today T20I between Australia vs Sri Lanka is the 300th match in T20I history. The 100th was West Indies vs Sri Lanka at Nottingham 2009 and the 200th was West Indies vs India at Port of Spain 2011.
Recent matches results
Australia L L L W W W
Sri Lanka W L W W W T
Sri Lanka team: WU Tharanga, DPMD Jayawardene(c), TM Dilshan, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, BAW Mendis, HMRKB Herath, AD Mathews, RAS Lakmal, NLTC Perera, HDRL Thirimanne, LD Chandimal(wk), BMAJ Mendis, MDKJ Perera, Shaminda Eranga, Akila Dananjaya
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at Sydney's Olympic Stadium was a little up-and-down and the MCG should provide a slightly truer batting surface. The weather forecast for Monday is clear.