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  1. Post update

    Nicky Shaw

    Ex-England all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    It’s not the smartest shot I’ve seen from Thimashini. You’ve got to get yourself in on this Waca pitch. Megan Schutt is one of the world’s best T20 bowlers and she’s just shown her class.

  2. SL 8-1


    A half volley from Perry and Thimashini absolutely smashes it straight back past her and down the ground for four. Lovely, lovely stuff.

  3. drop-catch


    Almost a wicket first ball!

    Umesha Thimashini throws the kitchen sink outside her off stump and a thick edge just, just, evades the diving Meg Lanning at slip.

    Sri Lanka are up and running.

  4. Post update

    It’s got a bit dark, you know…

    Here’s Ellyse Perry.

  5. SL 0-1

    Umesha Thimashini is the new batter at the crease, but that’ll be a wicket maiden from Megan Schutt first up!

  6. wicket


    Madushika c Mooney b Schutt 0 (SL 0-1)

    Gone! Megan Schutt strikes, third ball!

    I’m not sure that was necessary. Hasini Madushika goes for a huge heave, slices the ball into the air and it absolutely flies to Beth Mooney at point.

    The Waca ground lets out a huge roar as Schutt wheels away in celebration. WELL.

  7. SL 0-0

    A dot ball, and we’re off!

  8. Post update

    Hasini Madushika and Chamari Atapattu, who I could watch for days, will open the batting.

    Here comes Megan Schutt…

  9. Post update

    And Sri Lanka…

    Hasini Perera

    Chamari Atapattu (c)

    Umasha Thimeshani

    Harshitha Madavi

    Anushka Sanjeewani (wk)

    Hansima Karunarathna

    Shashikala Siriwardena

    Nilakshi de Silva

    Kaveesha Dilhari

    Sugandika Kumari

    Udeshika Prabodhani

  10. Post update

    There was some talk, incidentally, that Ellyse Perry could miss this game with a shoulder problem.

    She’s in the Australia XI, however. Here they come onto the field…

  11. The teams

    Here’s how Australia are lining up:

    Alyssa Healy (wk)

    Beth Mooney

    Ashleigh Gardner

    Meg Lanning (c)

    Ellyse Perry

    Rachael Haynes

    Nicola Carey

    Jess Jonassen

    Delissa Kimmince

    Molly Strano

    Megan Schutt

  12. BBC coverage

    BBC Sport

    As always, commentary is available on Test Match Special and our friends at ABC Grandstand.

    Hit the link at the top of the page to listen.

  13. Post update

    Hello from Perth!

    We’ve had the toss, and it’s gone Sri Lanka’s way. They’ll be batting first – and there’s talk of rain around us…

  14. Can the hosts bounce back?

    Meg Lanning

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    It didn’t go to script for the hosts in the opener on Friday, Australia falling to a shock defeat against India.

    Today they face Sri Lanka, who lost by seven wickets to New Zealand in their first match.

    So neither side can afford any slip-ups at the Waca in Perth.

    The pressure is on.

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