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  • 5:24 PM IST

    So that is it from this series Australia have started their summer with a bang! This is just the start though as Pakistan now come as the visitors. The Men in Green come for 3 T20Is and 2 Tests starting with the shortest format. The 1st T20I between them will be played at SCG, Sydney on 3rd November, Sunday. That game will begin at 1430 local (0330 GMT). Sri Lanka meanwhile will have time to have a relook at themselves before their next assignment begins. Hope you enjoyed the coverage as much fun we had bringing it to you. We will see you for Pakistan’s tour of Australia. Till then, adios!

  • 5:18 PM IST

    Aaron Finch says it was nice and they were very clinical. States the bowlers set the last two games up really good and they were exceptional. Further adds every game is a different challenge and they look to give their best no mater what. Mentions he is really pleased to win 3-0. Also tells when the backs are against the wall you need experienced players to stand up and they were lucky they did. Tells the spinners were excellent and the quicks also gave them important wickets. States Ashton Agar is a complete package, he can bat, field and bowl. Also mentions Warner was outstanding, it is excellent if you remain not out throughout. Ends by saying he is looking forward to facing Pakistan.

  • 5:18 PM IST

    Sri Lankan skipper, Lasith Malinga is not there to chat so it will be Niroshan Dickwella who will have a chat instead of him with Isa Guha. Dickwells confirms that everything is right with Malinga. On the series, Niroshan they did not perform to their best and that is the reason they are on the losing side. Dickwella says they learnt a lot but also admits that they did not come close to Australia. On the positives, Dickwella says that Nuwan Pradeep and Lakshan Sandakan were good with the ball. On where they are headed next, Dickwella informs us that the Sri Lankan team will once again travel to Pakistan in Decemeber but this time for Tests.

  • 5:17 PM IST

    For his unbeaten 57 and his overall performance in the series, David Warner has been named the Man of the Match and also the Man of the Series. Warner says on a personal front it is fantastic to get runs. Credits the bowlers for their performance. Tells if the chasing score would have been big then he might have looked to play more risky shot but it was not hence he could play cautiously. Warner tells he is ready to face Pakistan in SCG as that will be a different challenge.

  • 5:11 PM IST

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  • 5:05 PM IST

    Earlier in the day, the Sri Lankans put in their best performance with the bat in this series. Perera was the hero for them with a half ton. However, Australia were still the happier side after the break as their bowlers did an exceptional job with Kane Richardson leading the pack.

  • 5:04 PM IST

    The Lankan bowling was excellent to begin with! They hardly gave away any runs in the Powerplay but it is their fielding which let them down as they dropped two catches. After the first six though, the Australian batters took the attack to them and once they got into their own, the Lankans had no chance at all.

  • 5:02 PM IST

    A convincing win for Australia, a convincing series win actually. They have probably whitewashed Sri Lanka without breaking a sweat. 143 was never going to be enough and that proved to be the case. Warner and Finch set the platform with a 69 run stand for the first wicket. Both were dropped once but if you put down quality players, they would always make you pay and that is what the two did. Finch though did not make most of his start but did his job. Smith and McDermott did not contribute a lot but Warner stayed there till the end and ensured side gets over the line with ease.

  • 5:00 PM IST

    17.4 Nuwan Pradeep to David Warner, FOUR, FOUR! Warner finishes it off in style. Another not out for Warner! Full toss on the body, Warner picks it over backward square leg and gets a boundary to finish off the game. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS!

  • 5:00 PM IST

    17.3 Nuwan Pradeep to David Warner, no run, Very full. Almost a yorker. It is on middle, Warner digs it out towards mid on.

  • 4:59 PM IST

    17.2 Nuwan Pradeep to Ashton Turner, 1 run, Full on the pads, Turner works it fine down the leg side for a single.

  • 4:59 PM IST

    17.1 Nuwan Pradeep to Ashton Turner, no run, Fuller on off, Turner defends it calmly.

  • 4:58 PM IST

    Nuwan Pradeep comes back on. 3-0-15-1 are his figures so far.

  • 4:58 PM IST

    16.6 Lasith Malinga to David Warner, leg byes, 2 runs, On the pads, Warner looks to flick but the ball goes off his thigh pads towards fine leg. The man from fine leg charges to get the ball but misses it allowing the batters to come back for the second.

  • 4:57 PM IST

    16.5 Lasith Malinga to David Warner, no run, Low full toss. It is a slower one which is dipping on its way to the Warner. He does well to push it to cover.

  • 4:56 PM IST

    16.4 Lasith Malinga to David Warner, 2 runs, Length ball around off, Turner dabs it to third man and gets a couple.

  • 4:56 PM IST

    16.4 Lasith Malinga to David Warner, wide, 1 run, WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high. It goes over the head of Warner and it has been wide.

  • 4:55 PM IST

    16.3 Lasith Malinga to Ashton Turner, 1 run, Good length ball on middle, Turner strokes it to long on for another easy single.

  • 4:54 PM IST

    16.2 Lasith Malinga to David Warner, 1 run, Back of a length ball on off, Warner defends it with soft hands and gets a single.

  • 4:54 PM IST

    16.1 Lasith Malinga to Ashton Turner, 1 run, Fuller on middle, Ashton nudges it to long on for a single.

  • 4:53 PM IST

    Lasith Malinga comes back on. 3-0-16-1 are his figures so far.

  • 4:53 PM IST

    15.6 Lakshan Sandakan to Ashton Turner, 1 run, Tossed up on off, Turner milks it to long off and keeps the strike.

  • 4:52 PM IST

    15.5 Lakshan Sandakan to David Warner, 1 run, FIFTY FOR DAVID WARNER! His third 50 or more score of the series. He has been in brilliant form and this has to be one of his toughest fifty of the series. He has had to work hard here for the runs and also had some rub of the green. He gets to his 15th T20I fifty by a gentle push towards point. He raises his bat as the crowd once again appreciate his genius.

  • 4:52 PM IST

    15.4 Lakshan Sandakan to Ashton Turner, 1 run, Floated on off, Turner nudges it towards cover for a single.

  • 4:52 PM IST

    15.3 Lakshan Sandakan to Ashton Turner, no run, Tossed up outside off, this time Turner gets hit on the body trying to sweep.

  • 4:51 PM IST

    15.2 Lakshan Sandakan to Ashton Turner, no run, Floats one way outside off, Turner looks to sweep but misses. He looks at the umpire to see if he signals a wide but the umpire is happy with the delivery.

  • 4:51 PM IST

    15.1 Lakshan Sandakan to Ashton Turner, 2 runs, Darted on middle and leg, Turner flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.

  • 4:50 PM IST

    Lakshan Sandakan comes back on. 3-0-20-0 are his figures so far.

  • 4:49 PM IST

    14.6 Lahiru Kumara to David Warner, SIX, SIX! This is out of here. Back of a length ball on middle, Warner makes room and smashes it over wide long on fence for a biggie.

  • 4:49 PM IST

    14.5 Lahiru Kumara to Ashton Turner, 1 run, Fuller on middle, Turner nudges it to long on and gets to the other end.

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