Cricket Australia


  • 2012/13 Australia v Sri Lanka

    Australia vs Sri Lanka - 1st Test

    December 14, 2012, 10:30AM AET Blundstone Arena, Hobart

    Match Status: Day 5 - Completed
    Australia won by 137 runs

  • Sri Lanka All Out 255 (119.2) & 336 (109.3)
  • Australia 9/ 278 (73.5) & 450 (131.0) (dec)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 2.14
RMS Eranga*6200030.00
UWMBCA Welagedara04000.00
This Partnership:5 Runs From 11 Balls (R/R: 2.73)

MA Starc*28.276352.22
PM Siddle26.0115041.92

Last Wicket:Eranga, 6 (c:Wade b:Starc, Over: 119.2)
Last 5 overs: . . . 2 . . | . . . . . . | . . W . . . | . 2 . . 3 . | . W
Latest Commentary (View More)

120th Over
The next game is on Boxing Day at the MCG, so we'll see you then.
Peter Siddle ended the match with career best match figures of 9/104 turning what looked like a potential draw into a victory for Australia. He thoroughly deserves his man-of-the match award
I think the Australians would have been very disappointed if they hadn't finished off the Sri Lankans on this final day wicket. Some dogged batting from Sangakkara (63) and Samaraweera (49) was not enough to prevent Australia going 1-0 up in the series
Great bowling from Starc at the end there with 5/63 and earlier Siddle with 4/50 sees Australia home by 137 runs
Over 119.2: Starc to Eranga, no run, OUT, short outside off, surprised by the bounce and there it is, glances the glove straight through to Wade
Over 119.1: Starc to Eranga, no run, short, down the leg side, looks to pull but misses as it doesn't get up
119th Over
Over 118.6: Siddle to Welagedara, no run, fires in the yorker and well dug out to short midwicket. SLA 9/255 (Eranga 6, Welagedara 0)
Over 118.5: Siddle to Eranga, three runs, comes forward and pushes through mid off for three
Over 118.4: Siddle to Eranga, no run, full, targeting the pads and defended to short midwicket
Over 118.3: Siddle to Eranga, no run, full, comes forward in defence
Over 118.2: Siddle to Eranga, two runs, clipped off the hip down to fine leg and Wade runs around to field
Over 118.1: Siddle to Eranga, no run, down the leg side and he misses out
118th Over
One more wicket. 12 overs. Siddle back on to try and get 10 for the match
Over 117.6: Starc to Welagedara, no run, on off stump, defended to the gap at mid on but they stay where they are. SLA 9/250 (Eranga 1, Welagedara 0)
Over 117.5: Starc to Welagedara, no run, good yorker but well played by Welegedara back to Starc
Over 117.4: Starc to Welagedara, no run, around the wicket, plays and misses outside off
Over 117.3: Starc to Herath, no run, OUT, excellent yorker, Herath gets down on it, inside edges onto his foot and it rebounds onto leg stump. Unlucky for Herath
Over 117.2: Starc to Herath, no run, short again, spits and he defends with one hand off the bat towards point
Over 117.1: Starc to Herath, no run, short ball, lets it hit him and it rolls into the leg side

Australia: David Warner, Edward Cowan, Phillip Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), Michael Hussey, Matthew Wade (wk), Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Johnson (12th)

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene (c), Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene (wk), Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Shaminda Eranga, Chanaka Welagedara, Dinesh Chandimal (12th)

Umpires: Llong, NJ (ENG), Hill, AL (NZL)
Third Umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)
Match Refree: Broad, BC (ENG)

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