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  • 2012/13 Australia v Sri Lanka

    Australia vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Test

    December 26, 2012, 10:30AM AET Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    Match Status: Day 3 - Completed
    Australia won by an innings and 201 runs

  • Sri Lanka 7/ 103 (24.2) & 156 (43.4)
  • Australia All Out 460 (134.4)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 4.23
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
RMS Eranga*04000.00
HMRKB Herath11171064.71
This Partnership:1 Runs From 5 Balls (R/R: 1.20)

BowlersOMRWEcon
PM Siddle*5.203216.00
NM Lyon2.001618.00

Last 5 overs:
Latest Commentary (View More)

25th Over
Thanks for reading, join us again for the Vodafone Pink Test at the SCG next Thursday. Goodbye!
Australia won by an innings and 201 runs, winnings the series with an unbeatable 2-0 lead going into the third match next week in Sydney.
Mitchell Johnson named player of the match, taking six wickets and scoring 92 runs.
News coming through Kumar Sangakkara will miss the next 6 to 8 weeks with his hand injury.
With Prasanna Jayawardene and Chanaka Welagedara unable to bat, along with Kumar Sangakkara unable to return having retired hurt, the innings and match is completed.
Over 24.2: Siddle to Eranga, no run, OUT, pushed away to Cowan at short leg.
Over 24.1: Siddle to Herath, one run, pulled round to forward square leg.
24th Over
Over 23.6: Lyon to Eranga, no run, defended again on the off side. SLA 6/102 (Herath 10, Eranga 0)
Over 23.5: Lyon to Eranga, no run, forward in defence on the off side.
Over 23.4: Lyon to Eranga, no run, defended to cover.
Over 23.3: Lyon to Prasad, no run, OUT, top edged high for Hughes to take the catch at cover.
Sri Lanka 100 in 124 mins off 23.2 overs (last 50: 51 balls)
Over 23.2: Lyon to Prasad, SIX, driven hard and high over long off.
Over 23.1: Lyon to Prasad, SIX, tossed up and lofted high over long on.
23rd Over
Over 22.6: Siddle to Herath, no run, played back to the bowler. SLA 5/90 (Herath 10, Prasad 5)
Over 22.5: Siddle to Herath, no run, shaped to pull the short ball before leaving it for the keeper.
Over 22.4: Siddle to Herath, two runs, lusty swing out to deep backward square leg.
Over 22.3: Siddle to Herath, FOUR, pulled round off the helmet to fine leg.
Over 22.2: Siddle to Herath, no run, turned away to short leg.
Over 22.1: Siddle to Herath, no run, leaves the short straight length ball for the keeper.
22nd Over
Siddle replaces Johnson at the Members end.
Over 21.6: Lyon to Prasad, no run, defended on the onside. SLA 5/84 (Herath 4, Prasad 5)
Over 21.5: Lyon to Prasad, two runs, advanced with an outside edge over the vacant gully towards third man.
Over 21.4: Lyon to Prasad, no run, defended on the onside.
Over 21.3: Lyon to Herath, one run, turned away to mid wicket.
Over 21.2: Lyon to Herath, no run, played back to the bowler.
Over 21.1: Lyon to Prasad, one run, advanced and swung round to deep mid wicket.
21st Over
Over 20.6: Johnson to Herath, two leg byes, off the pad down the leg side to fine leg, gathered just inside the rope there. SLA 5/80 (Herath 3, Prasad 2)
Over 20.5: Johnson to Herath, no run, big swing and a miss outside off.
Over 20.4: Johnson to Herath, no run, thick inside edge attempting to pull over mid wicket, fortunate there not to drag back onto leg stump.
Over 20.3: Johnson to Herath, no run, forward in defence back to the bowler.
Over 20.2: Johnson to Herath, no run, shaped to glance with a swing and a miss at the ball down leg side.
Over 20.1: Johnson to Herath, two runs, cut away through backward point.
20th Over
Sri Lanka has five wickets in hand though with their injury concerns it looks like Australia only need two more to complete the match.
Over 19.6: Bird to Prasad, no run, pushed away to cover point. SLA 5/76 (Herath 1, Prasad 2)
Over 19.5: Bird to Prasad, no run, glided low down to third slip.
Over 19.4: Bird to Herath, one run, pushed down into the gap at extra cover.
Over 19.3: Bird to Prasad, leg bye, off the pad down the leg side.
Over 19.2: Bird to Prasad, no run, glided down again to Watson at gully.
Over 19.1: Bird to Prasad, no run, moved back with the open face glide to gully.
19th Over
Over 18.6: Johnson to Herath, no run, weaved back out of the line of the short straight length ball. SLA 5/74 (Herath 0, Prasad 2)
Sangakkara has left the MCG to have scans on his hand injury. Unlikely to return today.
Over 18.5: Johnson to Mathews, no run, OUT, shaped to pull only to drag the ball onto the stumps. SLA 5/74
Over 18.4: Johnson to Mathews, no run, glided away to cover point.
Over 18.3: Johnson to Mathews, no run, played down to mid off.
Over 18.2: Johnson to Mathews, no run, short length ball pushed down on the onside towards mid wicket.
Slight delay as Prasad receives some attention after fending the ball off the glove.
Over 18.1: Johnson to Prasad, one run, turned away off the glove to backward square leg, another hand injury by the look of it.
18th Over
Over 17.6: Bird to Mathews, no run, turned away to mid wicket. SLA 4/73 (Mathews 35, Prasad 1)
Over 17.5: Bird to Mathews, FOUR, outside edged just wide of Hussey at third slip.
Over 17.4: Bird to Prasad, one run, pulled the short ball up over short leg to forward square.
Over 17.3: Bird to Prasad, no run, played down to mid on.
Over 17.2: Bird to Prasad, no run, outside edged on the bounce towards the slip fielders.
Over 17.1: Bird to Mathews, leg bye, worked away behind square leg.
17th Over
Over 16.6: Johnson to Prasad, four leg byes, glanced down the leg side, off the pad to fine leg. SLA 4/67 (Mathews 31, Prasad 0)
Over 16.5: Johnson to Mathews, one run, played down to mid off.
Over 16.4: Johnson to Mathews, no run, pushed down to mid on.
Over 16.3: Johnson to Mathews, no run, turned away to mid wicket.
Sangakkara has retired hurt on 27 (43 balls). Dhammika Prasad is the new batsman.
Over 16.2: Johnson to Sangakkara, one run, turned away off the glove to backward square leg. Call for the physio for treatment on his left hand after that delivery.
Over 16.1: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, played down to mid off.
16th Over
Over 15.6: Bird to Mathews, no run, played down to mid on. SLA 4/61 (Sangakkara 26, Mathews 30)
Over 15.5: Bird to Mathews, FOUR, wide length ball outside off is driven through cover.
Over 15.4: Bird to Mathews, FOUR, thick outside edge just wide of Watson at gully to third man.
Over 15.3: Bird to Mathews, two runs, turned away to deep mid wicket for Cowan to chase and gather.
Over 15.2: Bird to Mathews, no run, played down to mid off.
Over 15.1: Bird to Mathews, no run, outside off through to the keeper.
15th Over
Over 14.6: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, outside off through to the keeper. SLA 4/51 (Sangakkara 26, Mathews 20)
Sri Lanka 50 in 78 mins off 14.5 overs (last 50: 90 balls)
Over 14.5: Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, slashed the short wide length ball up over the second slip and gully gap.
Over 14.4: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, leaves for the keeper outside off.
Over 14.3: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, beat the outside edge with the short to good length ball.
Over 14.2: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, dabbed down to short mid on.
Over 14.1: Johnson to Mathews, leg bye, clipped off the pad behind square leg.
14th Over
Johnson replaces Siddle at the Members end.
Over 13.6: Bird to Sangakkara, no run, outside off, leaves for the keeper there. SLA 4/46 (Sangakkara 22, Mathews 20)
Over 13.5: Bird to Mathews, one run, inside bottom edge through backward square leg.
Over 13.4: Bird to Mathews, no run, turned away to mid wicket.
Over 13.3: Bird to Mathews, no run, DROPPED, cut in the air, difficult chance put down there by Watson at gully.
Over 13.2: Bird to Mathews, no run, defended with the straight bat to extra cover.
Over 13.1: Bird to Mathews, two runs, clipped away to deep square leg.
13th Over
Bird replaces Johnson at the Southern end.
1:08pm AEDT - Players and umpires make their way back out to the middle. There are 69 overs remaining today.
Join us again from 1:10pm AEDT for the afternoon second session.
Sangakkara and Mathews so far have shared an unbeaten 30-run fifth wicket stand. Both are crucial as the tourists bid to avoid an innings defeat.
Lunch Day Three: Sri Lanka it is fair to say have some work to do to save this match after the opening session today.
Over 12.6: Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, played forward down to mid off. SLA 4/43 (Sangakkara 22, Mathews 17)
Over 12.5: Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, another short ball and swaying back again out of the line there.
Over 12.4: Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, swayed back out of the short ball line.
Over 12.3: Siddle to Mathews, one run, pushed to cover point where Warner gathered. He had a go at the bowlers end and almost ran Mathews out there.
Over 12.2: Siddle to Mathews, FOUR, outside edged between Hussey and Hughes at second and third slip.
Over 12.1: Siddle to Mathews, FOUR, forward with the classic drive there through extra cover.
12th Over
Siddle with the last over before lunch.
Over 11.6: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, ducked under the short straight ball. SLA 4/34 (Sangakkara 22, Mathews 8)
Over 11.5: Johnson to Mathews, one run, helped along on the leg side to deep fine leg.
Over 11.4: Johnson to Sangakkara, one run, worked off the legs to Siddle at fine leg.
Over 11.3: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, forward again and glided to point.
Over 11.2: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, forward with a push to point.
Over 11.1: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, forward with a push to short mid on.
11th Over
Johnson replaces Bird (2-10) at the Southern end.
Over 10.6: Siddle to Mathews, no run, turned away on the bounce to short leg. SLA 4/32 (Sangakkara 21, Mathews 7)
Over 10.5: Siddle to Mathews, two runs, turned away through mid wicket, Johnson chased after it from mid on.
Over 10.4: Siddle to Mathews, no run, bottom edge cut down to point.
Over 10.3: Siddle to Sangakkara, one run, pushed forward to mid off.
Over 10.2: Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, leaves for the keeper one that swung away there outside off.
Over 10.1: Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, forward with a defensive push towards mid off.
10th Over
Over 9.6: Bird to Mathews, no run, played down to mid off. SLA 4/29 (Sangakkara 20, Mathews 5)
Over 9.5: Bird to Mathews, no run, outside edged to the left of Watson at gully.
Over 9.4: Bird to Mathews, no run, played back to the bowler.
Over 9.3: Bird to Mathews, two runs, inside bottomed edged to fine leg.
Over 9.2: Bird to Mathews, no run, played back with a straight bat push for mid on.
Over 9.1: Bird to Sangakkara, one run, chopped down into the gap at cover.
9th Over
Over 8.6: Siddle to Mathews, no run, defended on the off side. SLA 4/26 (Sangakkara 19, Mathews 3)
Over 8.5: Siddle to Sangakkara, one run, shuffled across on the off side and pushed down to extra cover.
Over 8.4: Siddle to Sangakkara, FOUR, driven through cover, seemed to stop in the outfield but managed to roll into the rope just ahead of Warner's attempt to gather.
Over 8.3: Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, leaves for the keeper outside off.
Over 8.2: Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, forward again, playing back on the bounce to Siddle.
Over 8.1: Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, pushed back to the bowler.
8th Over
Over 7.6: Bird to Mathews, no run, played and missed outside off. SLA 4/21 (Sangakkara 14, Mathews 3)
Over 7.5: Bird to Mathews, no run, pushed down to mid off.
Over 7.4: Bird to Mathews, no run, forward with the outside edge glide to mid off.
Over 7.3: Bird to Mathews, no run, outside edged just wide of gully.
Over 7.2: Bird to Mathews, no run, full length ball quickly played to mid on.
Over 7.1: Bird to Mathews, no run, played down to mid on.
7th Over
Over 6.6: Siddle to Sangakkara, FOUR, outside edged it between third slip and gully to the third man boundary. SLA 4/21 (Sangakkara 14, Mathews 3)
Over 6.5: Siddle to Mathews, three runs, turned away sharply to short backward square leg for Wade who blindly threw at his stumps but missed. The ball went away to deep cover.
Over 6.4: Siddle to Mathews, no run, leaves one that moved away on the wide length there outside off for the keeper.
Over 6.3: Siddle to Mathews, no run, beat the bat there outside off.
Over 6.2: Siddle to Mathews, no run, leaves the short ball outside off for the keeper.
Over 6.1: Siddle to Sangakkara, one run, clipped away to deep fine leg.
6th Over
Siddle replaces Johnson from the Members end.
Over 5.6: Bird to Mathews, no run, played back to the bowler. SLA 4/13 (Sangakkara 9, Mathews 0)
Over 5.5: Bird to Mathews, no run, outside edged just wide of Watson at gully who dived and stopped it getting past there.
Over 5.4: Bird to Mathews, no run, dabbed down on the onside in front of short leg.
Remaining Reviews: Australia 2, Sri Lanka 1
Over 5.3: Bird to Samaraweera, no run, OUT, REVIEW, struck on the pad below the knee roll attempting to turn, shout for LBW is given out. TV review called for which showed it was going on to hit the leg stump.
Over 5.2: Bird to Samaraweera, no run, leaves for the keeper outside off.
Over 5.1: Bird to Sangakkara, one run, pushed forward to cover with some hesitation before completing the run.
5th Over
Over 4.6: Johnson to Sangakkara, one run, chased the short ball outside off with a push down into the gap at extra cover. SLA 3/12 (Sangakkara 8, Samaraweera 1)
Over 4.5: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, forward with bat raised high in leaving for the keeper outside off.
Over 4.4: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed down to Siddle at mid on, wanted one but not able to get it there.
Over 4.3: Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, leaving there for the keeper outside off.
Over 4.2: Johnson to Samaraweera, leg bye, turned away off the pad through Cowan at short leg.
Over 4.1: Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, leaves for the keeper on the good to short length there outside off.
4th Over
Over 3.6: Bird to Sangakkara, no run, forward in defence to mid off. SLA 3/10 (Sangakkara 7, Samaraweera 1)
Over 3.5: Bird to Sangakkara, no run, looked for one with a push to mid off.
Over 3.4: Bird to Sangakkara, no run, another leave outside off for the keeper.
Over 3.3: Bird to Sangakkara, no run, leaves for the keeper outside off.
Over 3.2: Bird to Sangakkara, no run, played forward with a miss there.
Over 3.1: Bird to Sangakkara, FOUR, helped along off the legs down to fine leg. Great classic glance there.
3rd Over
Over 2.6: Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, defended back to Johnson on the onside. SLA 3/6 (Sangakkara 3, Samaraweera 1)
Over 2.5: Johnson to Sangakkara, one run, quicker ball clipped to deep fine leg.
Over 2.4: Johnson to Samaraweera, one run, turned away sharply to backward square leg.
Over 2.3: Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, glided on the bounce to gully.
Over 2.2: Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, outside edged it down for Watson at gully.
Over 2.1: Johnson to Sangakkara, one run, clipped away through backward square leg.
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Bird to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, OUT, attempted to leave, cut back onto the stumps while looking to get the bat out of the line. SLA 3/3 (Sangakkara 1, DPMD Jayawardene 0)
Over 1.5: Bird to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leaves for the keeper outside off.
Over 1.4: Bird to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended back towards the bowler on the off side.
Over 1.3: Bird to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, forward in defence towards cover point.
Over 1.2: Bird to Sangakkara, one run, driven away wide of Siddle at mid on.
Over 1.1: Bird to Sangakkara, no ball, overstepped, played down to mid on.
Over 1.1: Bird to Sangakkara, no run, forward with a push on the onside.
1st Over
Bird to open from the Southern end.
Over 0.6: Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended back to the bowler. What a start to the second innings. SLA 2/1 (Sangakkara 0, DPMD Jayawardene 0)
Over 0.5: Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full length ball left for the keeper there outside off.
Over 0.4: Johnson to Dilshan, no run, OUT, inside edged off the pad up for Cowan to catch it running from short leg towards square leg.
Over 0.3: Johnson to Karunaratne, one run, OUT, pushed away to cover where Warner gathered and returned to Johnson who ran Karunaratne out after some hesitation attempting a second run.
Over 0.2: Johnson to Karunaratne, no run, leaves for the keeper the full length ball outside off.
Over 0.1: Johnson to Karunaratne, no run, pushed away on the off side.
Other
11:24 Johnson to open from the Members end, Karunaratne on strike.
11:23 The Sri Lankan openers make their way out to the middle. The light roller was used on the wicket during the innings break.

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

Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene (c), Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene (wk), Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Shaminda Eranga, Chanaka Welagedara, Suraj Randiv (12th)


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

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