<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Australia, Sri Lanka players make peace following fiery end to second T20 at Melbourne" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130201133402.jpg" title="Australia, Sri Lanka players make peace following fiery end to second T20 at Melbourne" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> The rain-hit second twenty20 match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Melbourne, finished with "ugly scenes" © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Melbourne: Jan 29, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Australian and Sri Lankan players officially made peace following a fiery end to their final Twenty20 international <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Sri-Lanka-outshine-Australia-in-thrilling-second-T20-to-claim-series/22497" target="_blank">won by the tourists off the last ball</a>, Cricket Australia said.<br /> <br /> They also sought to play down the angry exchanges as the two sides walked off the pitch after Sri Lanka won by two runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/CA/post" target="_blank">Cricket Australia</a> admitted the rain-hit match finished with "ugly scenes" but stressed "both teams apologised".<br /> <br /> Trouble erupted when all-rounder <a href="/tags/Glenn-Maxwell/post" target="_blank">Glenn Maxwell</a>, needing four runs from the final ball to clinch victory for Australia, told the Sri Lankans, in no uncertain terms, to get on with it.<br /> <br /> Sri Lanka veteran <a href="/tags/Mahela-Jayawardene/post" target="_blank">Mahela Jayawardene</a>, who earlier hit an unbeaten 61, yelled back at Maxwell. After the last ball was finally delivered the pair jostled in an angry face-to-face exchange.<br /> <br /> Wicketkeeper <a href="/tags/Matthew-Wade/post" target="_blank">Matthew Wade</a> and captain <a href="/tags/George-Bailey/post" target="_blank">George Bailey</a> also bickered with Jayawardene and bowler <a href="/tags/Thisara-Perera/post" target="_blank">Thisara Perera</a> during the on-field handshakes.<br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1NXNHGZevPU?feature=oembed" width="628"></iframe><br /> <br /> "I went into the Sri Lankan rooms after and they apologised for going over the top. All good," Maxwell said on Twitter.<br /> <br /> He also admitted Tuesday he too had been at fault.<br /> <br /> "Just to clarify... I apologised to Mahela and SL players as well. I have a good friendship with Mahela, and it's gonna stay that way!"<br /> <br /> Australian captain Bailey put the dispute down to "passion mate" and "heat of the moment".<br /> "People care about the game and care about the way they play," he said.<br /> <br /> "I know we get along very well with this side. Even just the chats there coming off, I think it's all just heat-of-the-moment stuff.<br /> <br /> "But I think what you're seeing is individuals and teams that are pretty keen to win."<br /> <br /> Jayawardene agreed. "To be honest it was just the heat of the moment. Things happen and you exchange a few words," he told reporters.<br /> <br /> "They play it hard and we play it hard. After the game you are friends."<br /> <br /> The tourists won the first T20 match by five wickets at the Sydney Olympic Stadium on Saturday night.<br /> <br /> The one-day series was drawn 2-2 after Australia took the Test series 3-0.