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  • Sri Lanka All Out 215 (48.5)
  • Australia All Out 231 (49.3)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Current Run Rate: 4.40
  • Required Run Rate: 14.57
  • Graph
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
SL Malinga*691066.67
MF Maharoof18241075.00
This Partnership:10 Runs From 13 Balls (R/R: 4.62)

BowlersOMRWEcon
CJ McKay*9.512852.85
SR Watson7.011321.86

Last 5 overs:
Latest Commentary (View More)

49th Over
We can confirm Clint McKay is Man of the Match tonight and that TM Dilshan is Man of the series for his all-round efforts for Sri Lanka. Thanks for following the coverage - join in the West Indies for the first ODI on March 16 - Good night!!
Sri Lanka would be gutted, their top order failing badly in this crucial decider. But they've had a great series, and hopefully they've get paid by their cricket board soon!
Australia have won the Commonwealth Bank series there 2-1. They did a grand job in defending 231 there - McKay, Watson and Christian doing a great job with the ball. Lee was expensive but his three wickets were vital in knocking over the visitors.
Over 48.4: McKay to Malinga, no run, slower ball - 111 kph, he swings like he's off the first tee at the local golf club and misses!
Over 48.3: McKay to Malinga, FOUR, short, gives it a welt away through square leg - races into the fence giving the fielder no chance - 17 off 9 now, Sri Lanka still in it!!!
Over 48.2: McKay to Malinga, no run, swings hard at a 110kph slower ball, taken well on the bounce by the keeper Wade who has been good tonight - 21 off 10 for SL
Over 48.1: McKay to Maharoof, one run, leans back and carves it out to deep cover - takes the single this time, 21 off 11 now
48th Over
Over 47.6: Watson to Malinga, no run, swings hard and makes good contact - ball goes to long on but the easy single is refused - 22 off 12 now. SLA 9/210 (Maharoof 17, Malinga 2)
Over 47.5: Watson to Maharoof, one run, swings hard, gets it just out of the reach of the bowler to long on - 22 wanted off 13
Over 47.4: Watson to Malinga, one run, aims for the big hit over mid wicket, can only bunt it to square leg - 23 off 14 now for Sri Lanka
Over 47.3: Watson to Malinga, no run, full and straight, he prods at it and misses - missing off by some distance, 24 off 15 balls needed now
Over 47.2: Watson to Maharoof, one run, aims a big hit to leg, clunks it out to deep mid wicket - 24 off 16, what can Malinga do?
Over 47.1: Watson to Maharoof, no run, full, digs it out to the bowler and he has snapped his bat into a few pieces!!
47th Over
Over 46.6: McKay to Maharoof, one run, short, pulls to deep mid wicket to keep the strike - 25 off 18 now, McKay the star with 4/22 - will he need to bowl the last over??. SLA 9/207 (Maharoof 15, Malinga 1)
Over 46.5: McKay to Malinga, one run, worked in the air in front of square leg - the crowd getting excited but there isn't a fielder near by
Over 46.4: McKay to Malinga, no run, pushes at one outside off - and misses
Over 46.3: McKay to Herath, no run, OUT, has an almight swing and is bowled off stump - Sri Lanka hits the panic button at 9/205!!
Over 46.2: McKay to Herath, no run, tries to work to leg, taken high on the pad - 27 wanted off 22 now
Over 46.1: McKay to Maharoof, one run, plays off the back foot to the bowler who can't quite control it - just a single as long on and cover chase and mop up
46th Over
Over 45.6: Watson to Tharanga, no run, OUT, drives and edges to low to Wade and he is gone after Rauf checks with Oxenford that it carried - SL 8/204 - Tharanga goes at the death for 71. SLA 8/204 (Tharanga 71, Maharoof 13)
Over 45.5: Watson to Maharoof, one run, drives to long on, easy single
Over 45.4: Watson to Maharoof, no run, drives and misses outside off
Over 45.3: Watson to Maharoof, no run, down leg side, misses it - just inside the wide guide, lucky
Over 45.2: Watson to Tharanga, one run, drives to long off
Over 45.1: Watson to Tharanga, no run, drives hard to cover, finds the fielder
45th Over
Over 44.6: Christian to Maharoof, no run, Drives to the bowler who knocks it down in his follow through. SLA 7/202 (Tharanga 70, Maharoof 12)
Over 44.5: Christian to Tharanga, one run, Pushes to mid wicket and takes a single
Over 44.4: Christian to Tharanga, no run, Drives at a widish ball and misses
Over 44.3: Christian to Maharoof, one run, Pushes to cover and takes on the fielder there
Over 44.2: Christian to Tharanga, one run, drives to long off
Over 44.1: Christian to Maharoof, one run, short, pulls to deep square leg where Lyon makes an excellent save and throw to keep it to one
44th Over
Over 43.6: Doherty to Maharoof, one run, drives hard past the bowler to long on - 34 wanted off the last 36. SLA 7/198 (Tharanga 68, Maharoof 10)
Over 43.5: Doherty to Maharoof, no run, drives towards mid on, but the bowler makes an excellent save
Over 43.4: Doherty to Maharoof, no run, drives to cover, Mike Hussey makes a great save diving to his left
Over 43.3: Doherty to Maharoof, FOUR, sweeps away behind square leg, a vital boundary - 35 off 39 balls now for Sri Lanka
Over 43.2: Doherty to Tharanga, one run, well flighted, full and is driven to deep cover point
Over 43.1: Doherty to Maharoof, one run, cuts to D Hussey at backward point who fumbles, mmm.....
43rd Over
Over 42.6: Christian to Maharoof, one run, full, drives down to Lee at long on who is quick to the ball and gets it in - 41 off 42 now. SLA 7/191 (Tharanga 67, Maharoof 4)
Over 42.5: Christian to Tharanga, one run, some width, drives out to deep cover - 42 more off 43 now
Over 42.4: Christian to Maharoof, one run, drives to straightish mid wicket, M Hussey dives over the ball but misses it
Over 42.3: Christian to Maharoof, no run, clipped off the pads to mid wicket, keeping his cool here Christian with the ball
Over 42.2: Christian to Tharanga, one run, pushes to the right of cover, 43 off 46 now
Over 42.1: Christian to Tharanga, no run, plays to cover, finds the fielder there - good start to the over by Christian
42nd Over
Over 41.6: Doherty to Maharoof, no run, plays off the back foot to the bowler, SL 45 off 48 balls now - Australia one senses need 3 wickets to win this. SLA 7/187 (Tharanga 65, Maharoof 2)
Over 41.5: Doherty to Tharanga, one run, worked wide of mid wicket
Over 41.4: Doherty to Tharanga, no run, cuts to backward point, Lee fires and misses at the bowlers end
Over 41.3: Doherty to Tharanga, no run, pushes back to the bowler
Over 41.2: Doherty to Tharanga, SIX, advances and lofts high in the air over cover, great carry as it goes overs the ropes
Over 41.1: Doherty to Tharanga, two runs, drives uppishly past the bowler and they rush back for a couple
41st Over
McKay off after a three over spell of 1/9, Watson saving him up - Doherty back
Over 40.6: Christian to Tharanga, one run, guides to 3rd man - 54 off 54 now for Sri Lanka. SLA 7/178 (Tharanga 56, Maharoof 2)
Over 40.5: Christian to Tharanga, two runs, carved away behind point - some snappy running there see them turn one into to two
Over 40.4: Christian to Tharanga, no run, bumper outside off, gets away with it
Over 40.3: Christian to Tharanga, no run, slower ball perhaps at 127kph, played to the bowler
Over 40.2: Christian to Tharanga, no run, played to cover, fielded there by M Hussey
Over 40.1: Christian to Maharoof, one run, pushes to deep cover
40th Over
Over 39.6: McKay to Tharanga, no run, drives hard back to the bowler - great over with a couple of it. SLA 7/174 (Tharanga 53, Maharoof 1)
Over 39.5: McKay to Maharoof, one run, worked off the pads to deep square leg
Over 39.4: McKay to Tharanga, one run, drives to mid on and takes on Doherty making it easily
Over 39.3: McKay to Tharanga, no run, defends off the back foot to the bowler
Over 39.2: McKay to Tharanga, no run, plays off the back foot to point
Over 39.1: McKay to Tharanga, no run, tries to work to leg, takes the pad
39th Over
Over 38.6: Lee to Maharoof, no run, worked off the pads to mid wicket, Lee 3/59 (8) expensive but Australia needs to bowl Sri Lanka out here. SLA 7/172 (Tharanga 52, Maharoof 0)
Over 38.5: Lee to Kulasekara, no run, OUT, drives hard in the air to mid on, Lyon holds on - some luck there for Lee and Australia - 7/172
Over 38.4: Lee to Kulasekara, no run, full, drives hard to cover and finds the fielder
Over 38.3: Lee to Tharanga, one run, short, tries to ducks and it takes the glove
Over 38.2: Lee to Kulasekara, one run, pushes to mid wicket, Mike Hussey can't get to the ball in time
Over 38.1: Lee to Kulasekara, five wides, leg side, swings hard but doesn't need to make contact - it eludes the keeper, 5 more valuable runs to Sri Lanka
Over 38.1: Lee to Kulasekara, FOUR, full and wide, he makes room and crashes it away through the covers to the fence
38th Over
Over 37.6: McKay to Kulasekara, one run, slower ball (112kph) pops it up short of cover, 71 off 72 balls now for SL. SLA 6/161 (Tharanga 51, Kulasekara 10)
Over 37.5: McKay to Tharanga, one run, heaves one away out to deep mid wicket
Over 37.4: McKay to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and defends to the bowler
Over 37.3: McKay to Kulasekara, one run, worked to a gap just forward of square leg
Over 37.2: McKay to Tharanga, one run, worked off the pads behind square and he reaches a valuble 50 from 94 balls, the first in this match!
Over 37.1: McKay to Tharanga, two runs, worked off the pads behind square leg - great running
37th Over
Over 36.6: Lee to Tharanga, one run, drives hard to mid off who is on the edge of the circle, great over for SL who now need 77 off 78. SLA 6/155 (Tharanga 47, Kulasekara 8)
Over 36.5: Lee to Tharanga, FOUR, full, lifted over wide mid on - cracking shot
Over 36.4: Lee to Tharanga, no run, full, drives to backward point
Over 36.3: Lee to Kulasekara, three runs, smashes another full ball, Lyon dives and knocks on, Watson mops up eventually
Over 36.2: Lee to Kulasekara, FOUR, full, pins the ears back and smashes it down the ground
Over 36.1: Lee to Kulasekara, no run, full, tries to work to leg - dribbles out to mid wicket
36th Over
Over 35.6: McKay to Kulasekara, one run, worked off the pads into the vacant mid wicket area - McKay now 3/12 off 6, well bowled with SL needing 89 off 84. SLA 6/143 (Tharanga 42, Kulasekara 1)
Over 35.5: McKay to Kapugedera, no run, OUT, plays back and edges low to Wade's right and he hangs on - great catch, SL 6/142 and a little shaky
Over 35.4: McKay to Tharanga, three leg byes, leg side, takes the pad as he aims to glance, Lyon saves on the rope
Over 35.3: McKay to Tharanga, no run, plays and misses outside off
Over 35.2: McKay to Tharanga, no run, defends to the bowler
Over 35.1: McKay to Tharanga, no run, plays back and looks to work to leg, hit high on the pad
35th Over
Sri Lanka waits until the last possible moment to take their Batting Powerplay - McKay back for the Aussies
Over 34.6: Christian to Kapugedera, no run, drives to backward point, Warner does well to stop it - Christian 5-1-9-0, figures that make for impressive reading - SL need 93 off 90. SLA 5/139 (Tharanga 42, Kapugedera 7)
Over 34.5: Christian to Kapugedera, no run, digs out a yorker, Christian just 1 run off his last 11 balls
Over 34.4: Christian to Tharanga, one run, digs out a full ball to deep cover point
Over 34.3: Christian to Tharanga, no run, plays off the back foot to point
Over 34.2: Christian to Tharanga, no run, plays off the pads to mid wicket
Over 34.1: Christian to Tharanga, no run, plays off the back foot to mid on
34th Over
Over 33.6: Lyon to Kapugedera, no run, leans forward and plays to square leg - 94 wanted off 96. SLA 5/138 (Tharanga 41, Kapugedera 7)
Over 33.5: Lyon to Tharanga, one run, drives to mid on who is a little deep
Over 33.4: Lyon to Kapugedera, one run, advances and drives hard to long on
Over 33.3: Lyon to Tharanga, one run, drives a well flighted ball to long off
Over 33.2: Lyon to Kapugedera, one run, advances and drives to the left of mid off
Over 33.1: Lyon to Kapugedera, no run, defends to backward point
33rd Over
So as Drinks head off, Tonight's attendance is 11,216 - overall for the Commenwealth Bank series - 250,160
Over 32.6: Christian to Tharanga, no run, drives to backward point, a maiden by Christian and that is Drinks with 98 wanted by Sri Lanka off 17 overs. SLA 5/134 (Tharanga 39, Kapugedera 5)
Over 32.5: Christian to Tharanga, no run, plays off the back foot to cover
Over 32.4: Christian to Tharanga, no run, drives to point, Warner saves it then trips over his own feet
Over 32.3: Christian to Tharanga, no run, plays off the pads to square leg
Over 32.2: Christian to Tharanga, no run, plays off the back foot to cover
Over 32.1: Christian to Tharanga, no run, short, ducks out of the way of it
32nd Over
Over 31.6: Lyon to Kapugedera, no run, pushes to mid wicket. SLA 5/134 (Tharanga 39, Kapugedera 5)
Over 31.5: Lyon to Kapugedera, no run, gets forward and defends to square leg
Over 31.4: Lyon to Tharanga, one run, drives to long off
Over 31.3: Lyon to Tharanga, two runs, makes room, bunts a drive past cover - under 100 to win now
Over 31.2: Lyon to Tharanga, no run, drives back to the bowler who fields well
Over 31.1: Lyon to Tharanga, FOUR, short, cuts it away behind point beating David Hussey
31st Over
Over 30.6: Christian to Tharanga, one run, cuts off the back foot to 3rd man, 105 needed from 19 overs. SLA 5/127 (Tharanga 32, Kapugedera 5)
Over 30.5: Christian to Tharanga, no run, short outside off, leaves it alone
Over 30.4: Christian to Kapugedera, one run, plays away behind point, easy single
Over 30.3: Christian to Tharanga, one run, drives out through cover point
Over 30.2: Christian to Tharanga, no run, drives nicely to cover
Over 30.1: Christian to Kapugedera, one run, guides a length ball to 3rd man
30th Over
Over 29.6: Doherty to Kapugedera, one run, plays away just in front of square leg. SLA 5/123 (Tharanga 30, Kapugedera 3)
Over 29.5: Doherty to Kapugedera, no run, defends
Over 29.4: Doherty to Tharanga, one run, pushes to the leg side, Forrest gets the ball in quickly but he is home
Over 29.3: Doherty to Tharanga, no run, drives hard to the bowler
Over 29.2: Doherty to Tharanga, no run, pushes to the on-side
Over 29.1: Doherty to Tharanga, FOUR, drives hard past cover and beats the sweeper out there
29th Over
Over 28.6: Watson to Kapugedera, no run, leaves, the end of another tight Watson over. SLA 5/117 (Tharanga 25, Kapugedera 2)
Over 28.5: Watson to Tharanga, one run, full, drives out to deep cover point
Over 28.4: Watson to Tharanga, no run, drives firmly to gully
Over 28.3: Watson to Tharanga, no run, defends into the off side
Over 28.2: Watson to Tharanga, no run, drives to the bowler
Over 28.1: Watson to Kapugedera, one run, comes forward and guides to 3rd man
28th Over
Over 27.6: Doherty to Tharanga, no run, plays off the back foot to mid wicket, another tight over. SLA 5/115 (Tharanga 24, Kapugedera 1)
Over 27.5: Doherty to Kapugedera, one run, pushes neatly into a gap at cover point to break his duck
Over 27.4: Doherty to Tharanga, one run, pushes to mid wicket, takes a sharp single but makes it easily
Over 27.3: Doherty to Tharanga, no run, worked off the pads to square leg
Over 27.2: Doherty to Tharanga, no run, pushes to the leg side
Over 27.1: Doherty to Tharanga, no run, drives to the bowler
27th Over
Over 26.6: Watson to Kapugedera, no run, drives hard into the gully - superb over from Watson. SLA 5/113 (Tharanga 23, Kapugedera 0)
Over 26.5: Watson to Kapugedera, no run, leaves outside off
Over 26.4: Watson to Thirimanne, no run, OUT, drives hard and is well held by Warner at backward point - Australia back on top with Sri Lanka 5/113
Over 26.3: Watson to Thirimanne, no run, drives to mid off
Over 26.2: Watson to Tharanga, leg bye, tries to work to leg - takes the pad
Over 26.1: Watson to Tharanga, no run, full, drives to mid on
26th Over
Over 25.6: Doherty to Tharanga, one run, drives wide of cover out to the deep. SLA 4/112 (Thirimanne 30, Tharanga 23)
Over 25.5: Doherty to Tharanga, no run, plays off the pads to square leg
Over 25.4: Doherty to Tharanga, no run, tries to sweep, lobs it short of square leg
Over 25.3: Doherty to Tharanga, no run, drives hard to mid off
Over 25.2: Doherty to Thirimanne, one run, laps to long leg
Over 25.1: Doherty to Tharanga, one run, drives to long on
25th Over
Over 24.6: Watson to Tharanga, one run, plays to deep square leg. SLA 4/109 (Thirimanne 29, Tharanga 21)
Over 24.5: Watson to Tharanga, no run, defends to point
Over 24.4: Watson to Tharanga, no run
Over 24.3: Watson to Thirimanne, one run, played with ease to 3rd man
Over 24.2: Watson to Tharanga, one run, worked off the pads behind square leg
Over 24.1: Watson to Tharanga, no run, plays off the back foot to mid wicket
24th Over
Over 23.6: Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, advances and pushes to mid wicket, good over apart from the first ball. SLA 4/106 (Thirimanne 28, Tharanga 19)
Over 23.5: Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, played to mid wicket
Over 23.4: Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, pushes towards point
Over 23.3: Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, pushes to mid wicket
Over 23.2: Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, pushes to square leg
Over 23.1: Doherty to Thirimanne, no run, beaten outside off
Over 23.1: Doherty to Tharanga, four wides, leg side and they run three so wides are the call
23rd Over
Over 22.6: Lee to Tharanga, one run, worked off the pads to deep square leg. SLA 4/102 (Thirimanne 28, Tharanga 19)
Over 22.5: Lee to Tharanga, no run, plays off the back foot to cover
Over 22.4: Lee to Tharanga, no run, drives off the edge to gully
Over 22.3: Lee to Tharanga, no run, drives to mid off
Over 22.2: Lee to Tharanga, wide, ducks a very loopy bouncer which is a wide
Over 22.2: Lee to Tharanga, no run, aims a drive at a slower ball and misses
Over 22.1: Lee to Thirimanne, one run, worked off the hip to deep square leg
22nd Over
Over 21.6: Lyon to Tharanga, no run, drives back to the bowler who has to dive to save it. SLA 4/99 (Thirimanne 27, Tharanga 18)
Over 21.5: Lyon to Tharanga, no run, cuts hard into the ground at cover point
Over 21.4: Lyon to Thirimanne, one run, worked off the pads wide of mid wicket
Over 21.3: Lyon to Tharanga, three runs, cuts off an upper edge past Watson at slip
Over 21.2: Lyon to Thirimanne, one run, played off the pads to deep mid wicket
Over 21.1: Lyon to Tharanga, one run, works to the leg side, Lyon can't prevent the single
21st Over
Over 20.6: Lee to Tharanga, one run, drives past a diving short cover point. SLA 4/93 (Thirimanne 25, Tharanga 14)
Over 20.5: Lee to Thirimanne, one run, gets it away to 3rd man
Over 20.4: Lee to Thirimanne, two runs, plays wide of mid on
Over 20.3: Lee to Thirimanne, no run, pushes back to the bowler
Over 20.2: Lee to Tharanga, one run, drives out to deep cover point
Over 20.1: Lee to Thirimanne, one run, worked off the pads through square leg
20th Over
Over 19.6: Lyon to Thirimanne, one run, drives out to deep cover point - SL adding 20 in the five overs of the bowling powerplay. SLA 4/87 (Thirimanne 21, Tharanga 12)
Over 19.5: Lyon to Tharanga, one run, full, drives to long off
Over 19.4: Lyon to Thirimanne, one run, worked off the hip behind square leg
Over 19.3: Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defends to cover point
Over 19.2: Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, drives to cover
Over 19.1: Lyon to Thirimanne, FOUR, last over of the Powerplay, cuts it away behind point, the first four off Lyon
19th Over
Over 18.6: McKay to Tharanga, no run, defends off the back foot to cover, McKay 2/11 off 5 now. SLA 4/80 (Thirimanne 15, Tharanga 11)
Over 18.5: McKay to Tharanga, no run, drives to cover, finds the fielder
Over 18.4: McKay to Tharanga, FOUR, drives wide of Watson at mid off who lumbers after it and they run four anyway
Over 18.3: McKay to Thirimanne, one run, works off the pads to deep square leg
Over 18.2: McKay to Thirimanne, no run, drives and misses outside off
Over 18.1: McKay to Thirimanne, no run, cracks a drive off the back foot to gully
18th Over
Over 17.6: Lyon to Thirimanne, one run, sweeps out to deep square leg. SLA 4/75 (Thirimanne 14, Tharanga 7)
Over 17.5: Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defends to point
Over 17.4: Lyon to Tharanga, one run, worked of the pads in front of square leg
Over 17.3: Lyon to Thirimanne, one run, plays around the corner to short fine leg
Over 17.2: Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, pops one back to the bowler, just short of him
Over 17.1: Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, pushes to cover point
17th Over
Over 16.6: McKay to Tharanga, no run, leans back and drives to cover point - top over from McKay. SLA 4/72 (Thirimanne 12, Tharanga 6)
Over 16.5: McKay to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and drives to cover
Over 16.4: McKay to Tharanga, no run, cuts to backward point
Over 16.3: McKay to Tharanga, no run, gets an inside edge onto his pad
Over 16.2: McKay to Tharanga, no run, drives firmly to mid on
Over 16.1: McKay to Thirimanne, one run, cuts in the air over gully to 3rd man
16th Over
Over 15.6: Lyon to Thirimanne, one run, clipped away through point and that will be Drinks. SLA 4/71 (Thirimanne 11, Tharanga 6)
Over 15.5: Lyon to Tharanga, one run, pushes to cover point
Over 15.4: Lyon to Tharanga, no run, short, cuts to backward point where Lee makes a very good save
Over 15.3: Lyon to Thirimanne, one run, pushes to cover point
Over 15.2: Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, comes forward and pushes to point
Over 15.1: Lyon to Tharanga, one run, plays away behind point
15th Over
Over 14.6: Christian to Thirimanne, no run, full, driven to mid on. SLA 4/67 (Thirimanne 9, Tharanga 4)
Over 14.5: Christian to Thirimanne, no run, comes forward and defends to cover
Over 14.4: Christian to Tharanga, leg bye, tried to work to leg, taking the pad
Over 14.3: Christian to Thirimanne, one run, leans back and cuts off the back foot to 3rd man
Over 14.2: Christian to Thirimanne, no run, defends to cover point
Over 14.1: Christian to Thirimanne, two runs, drives and gets an edge over gully, mopped up at third man
14th Over
Over 13.6: Lyon to Thirimanne, one run, pushes firmly into a gap at cover point. SLA 4/63 (Thirimanne 6, Tharanga 4)
Over 13.5: Lyon to Tharanga, one run, pushes to the right of Warner at short cover who can't do much to prevent the single
Over 13.4: Lyon to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side
Over 13.3: Lyon to Tharanga, no run, advances and pushes down the pitch
Over 13.2: Lyon to Tharanga, no run, defends to cover point
Over 13.1: Lyon to Thirimanne, one run, leans forward and pushes into a gap at cover point
13th Over
Over 12.6: Christian to Tharanga, no run, plays to mid wicket - sharp work there from Warner. SLA 4/60 (Thirimanne 4, Tharanga 3)
Over 12.5: Christian to Tharanga, no run, defends to cover
Over 12.4: Christian to Tharanga, no run, aims a drive, ends up hitting it into his pad
Over 12.3: Christian to Tharanga, no run, flashes at one outside off, missing it - maybe kept a little low
Over 12.2: Christian to Thirimanne, one run, sneaks one past gully, diving save there from M Hussey keeps it to a single
Over 12.1: Christian to Thirimanne, no run, full ball to start, defends to cover
12th Over
Over 11.6: Lyon to Thirimanne, one run, plays off the back foot to deep cover. SLA 4/59 (Thirimanne 3, Tharanga 3)
Over 11.5: Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, punches a full ball to short cover
Over 11.4: Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, comes forward and defends to cover
Over 11.3: Lyon to Tharanga, one run, pushes forward and pushes into a gap at mid wicket
Over 11.2: Lyon to Tharanga, no run, advances and drives hard to mid on
Over 11.1: Lyon to Tharanga, no run, comes forward in defence
11th Over
Over 10.6: Watson to Thirimanne, no run, drives to cover. SLA 4/57 (Thirimanne 2, Tharanga 2)
Over 10.5: Watson to Tharanga, one run, cuts off the back foot to 3rd man
Over 10.4: Watson to Tharanga, no run, ducks a fairly short ball which wasn't high to be called a wide
Over 10.3: Watson to Thirimanne, one run, guides away to 3rd man
Over 10.2: Watson to Thirimanne, no run, mistimes a drive to cover point
Over 10.1: Watson to Thirimanne, no run, defends off the back foot to cover
10th Over
Over 9.6: McKay to Thirimanne, one run, worked off the pads to deep mid wicket. SLA 4/55 (Thirimanne 1, Tharanga 1)
Over 9.5: McKay to Tharanga, one run, leans forward and works into a gap at mid wicket
Over 9.4: McKay to Tharanga, no run, comes forward and pushes to cover
Over 9.3: McKay to Jayawardene, no run, OUT, comes forward, looking to work to leg - missing it by some margin and is bowled off stump - SL 4/53 having lost 3/6
Over 9.2: McKay to Jayawardene, no run, plays to short fine leg, Christian fumbles but it doesn't prove costly
Over 9.1: McKay to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and defends up the on-side of the pitch
9th Over
Over 8.6: Watson to Thirimanne, no run, defends to cover. SLA 3/53 (Jayawardene 15, Thirimanne 0)
Over 8.5: Watson to Thirimanne, no run, drives out to cover
Over 8.4: Watson to Thirimanne, no run, comes forward in defence
Over 8.3: Watson to Jayawardene, one run, defends to 3rd man
Over 8.2: Watson to Jayawardene, no run, drives to mid on
Over 8.1: Watson to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward in defence to short cover
8th Over
Over 7.6: McKay to Thirimanne, no run, drives to mid off, excellent maiden to McKay. SLA 3/52 (Jayawardene 14, Thirimanne 0)
Over 7.5: McKay to Thirimanne, no run, worked off the past to long leg
Over 7.4: McKay to Thirimanne, no run, comes forward and defends to mid off
Over 7.3: McKay to Chandimal, no run, OUT, gets one to swing in, takes the pad dead in front - Australia on top with SL 3/52
Over 7.2: McKay to Chandimal, no run, pushes to point
Over 7.1: McKay to Chandimal, no run, comes forward, getting an inside edge onto his pad - big shout there for LBW
7th Over
Over 6.6: Lee to Chandimal, one run, leans back and guide to 3rd man. SLA 2/52 (Jayawardene 14, Chandimal 5)
Over 6.5: Lee to Chandimal, no run, leaves one outside off
Over 6.4: Lee to Chandimal, FOUR, short, cuts it away past backward point - 50 up for the visitors
Over 6.3: Lee to Chandimal, no run, defends off the back foot to cover
Over 6.2: Lee to Sangakkara, no run, OUT, drives hard and edges high to slip where Watson takes a beauty above his head - SL 2/47, interesting......
Over 6.1: Lee to Sangakkara, FOUR, short, pulls in the air off the top edge - no one down there and another boundary
6th Over
Over 5.6: McKay to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and defends to point - pretty tight over there. SLA 1/43 (Jayawardene 14, Sangakkara 15)
Over 5.5: McKay to Jayawardene, no run, plays to short fine leg
Over 5.4: McKay to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and defends out to point
Over 5.3: McKay to Jayawardene, no run, defends to the on-side
Over 5.2: McKay to Sangakkara, three runs, leg side, worked away off the pads to the deep mid wicket fence where it is just saved inside the rope by Forrest
Over 5.1: McKay to Sangakkara, no run, full, drives to mid on
5th Over
Over 4.6: Lee to Sangakkara, one run, drives to the right of the mid off fielder - the great start continues for Sri Lanka. SLA 1/40 (Jayawardene 14, Sangakkara 12)
Over 4.5: Lee to Jayawardene, one run, plays of the back foot to wide 3rd man
Over 4.4: Lee to Sangakkara, three runs, drives back past the bowler, saved just inside the rope
Over 4.3: Lee to Jayawardene, one run, plays deftly off the pads just behind square leg
Over 4.2: Lee to Jayawardene, no run, drives back to the bowler
Over 4.1: Lee to Jayawardene, wide, short, ducks out of the way - belated wide call
Over 4.1: Lee to Jayawardene, no run, defends to cover, good pace at 146kph
4th Over
Over 3.6: Doherty to Sangakkara, FOUR, right in the slot again, drives away wide of cover - Sri Lanka off to a flyer. SLA 1/33 (Jayawardene 12, Sangakkara 8)
Over 3.5: Doherty to Sangakkara, no run, leg side, worked to short fine leg
Over 3.4: Doherty to Sangakkara, FOUR, full, drives hard past covers right hand - classic shot to get off the mark
Over 3.3: Doherty to Sangakkara, wide, leg side, tries to glance and eventually Umpire Rauf signals a wide
Over 3.3: Doherty to Jayawardene, one run, worked off the pads to deep square leg
Over 3.2: Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and is beaten
Over 3.1: Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, drives to cover
3rd Over
Over 2.6: Lee to Dilshan, no run, OUT, looks to work to leg, leading edge into the covers - easy catch, SL 1/23. SLA 1/23 (Jayawardene 11, Dilshan 8)
Over 2.5: Lee to Dilshan, no run, full, drives to mid on
Over 2.4: Lee to Jayawardene, one run, worked off the pads to deep square leg
Over 2.3: Lee to Jayawardene, two runs, leg side, chipped high over mid wicket
Over 2.2: Lee to Jayawardene, no run, defends to the bowler
Over 2.1: Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, down the wicket and is treated like a spinner, getting thrashed away through the off side
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Doherty to Dilshan, FOUR, sweeps a full pad on the pads away to the long leg fence. SLA 0/16 (Jayawardene 4, Dilshan 8)
Over 1.5: Doherty to Dilshan, no run, advances and drives hard to mid off
Over 1.4: Doherty to Dilshan, no run, cracks off the back foot to cover
Over 1.3: Doherty to Dilshan, no run, drives to mid off
Over 1.2: Doherty to Dilshan, FOUR, cuts away wide of point, it rushes away to the fence
Over 1.1: Doherty to Dilshan, no run, drives to cover
1st Over
Some refreshing tactics, Doherty to bowl from the Cathedral End
Over 0.6: Lee to Jayawardene, two runs, clips in the air wide of mid on, an easy two perhaps three if they pushed harder. SLA 0/8 (Jayawardene 4, Dilshan 0)
Over 0.5: Lee to Jayawardene, no run, 145 kph, pushes to mid wicket
Over 0.4: Lee to Jayawardene, no run, full, punches a drive but finds mid on
Over 0.3: Lee to Jayawardene, four leg byes, leg side, poor ball which takes the pas and rushes to the fence
Over 0.2: Lee to Jayawardene, two runs, drives off a thick edge over gully, well saved on the rope by Doherty
Over 0.1: Lee to Jayawardene, no run, defends to the on-side
Other
18:34 Lee to start up to Jayawardene and Dilshan - same dull tactics from Australia, why not try a spinner??

Australia: David Warner, Matthew Wade (wk), Shane Watson (c), Michael Hussey, David Hussey, Peter Forrest, Daniel Christian, Brett Lee, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty, Nathan Lyon, Ben Hilfenhaus (12th)

Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera, Farveez Maharoof, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake (12th)


Umpires: Oxenford, BNJ (AUS), Rauf, A (PAK)
Third Umpire: Fry, SD (AUS)
Match Refree: Broad, BC (ENG)

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