Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 1st ODI: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Nov 3, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket (with 34 balls remaining)
3 November 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.1

Malinga to Watson, no run, good start from Malinga, slightly back of a length, around off, slight shape away. Watson defends it to cover

0.2

Malinga to Watson, no run, away movement from back of a length, Watson tries the late-cut, and is beaten

0.3

Malinga to Watson, 2 runs, Malinga tries the magic outswinger, getting it to start from leg, and looking to beat the outside edge. Even though Watson plays across its line, he gets enough bat on it to get a couple in the midwicket region

0.4

Malinga to Watson, no run, starts closer to off this time, and Watson defends with a straight bat

0.5

Malinga to Watson, 1 run, clipped away off the pads, not much swing this time

Australia 3/0   SR Watson 3* (5b)
2.1

Malinga to Watson, no run, this one gets a bit big at Watson - 144.1ks, kicks from just short of a length, and Watson, shaping up to dab it down to third man, is surprised and is hit in the top glove

2.2

Malinga to Watson, no run, stifled shout for lbw, but it starts too straight and doesn't swing much

2.3

Malinga to Watson, no run, comes onto the front foot to push this length ball to cover

2.4

Malinga to Watson, no run, plays on the up, straight to cover

2.5

Malinga to Watson, no run, more bounce - 142.7ks - and it's hardly dug in short, beats Watson on the cut, Sanga collects it chest high

2.6

Malinga to Watson, 1 run, gets a thick inside edge for a single to fine leg

Australia 11/0   SR Watson 4* (11b)
3.1

Kulasekara to Watson, 1 run, there's Kula's big inswinger, swinging late and big, Watson is surprised but it is swinging down the leg side

3.4

Kulasekara to Watson, 1 run, this one holds its line and takes a thick outer edge towards third man

Australia 18/0   SR Watson 6* (13b)
4.1

Malinga to Watson, no run, well bowled, short, good bounce, aimed around the chest area, no room at all

4.2

Malinga to Watson, no run, slightly slower, legcutter I suppose, Watson covers the movement and keeps it down

4.3

Malinga to Watson, 1 run, flashes at this shortish delivery away from his body, gets a thick edge that bounces twice before reaching third man

Australia 19/0   SR Watson 7* (16b)
5.1

Kulasekara to Watson, no run, stays back to defend an inswinger pitched in the good-length area

5.2

Kulasekara to Watson, 3 runs, another big inswinger, Watson clips it off the pads - there is no deep fine leg and they come back for three

Australia 22/0   SR Watson 10* (18b)
6.1

Malinga to Watson, no run, Watson presses forward to push a lenght ball to cover

6.2

Malinga to Watson, OUT, Malinga you beauty! Lovely slower ball. He has been troubling them with pace and bounce, and this is the first slower ball he has bowled. This pitches on a length, around leg stump, and Watson is way too early into the shot. The ball holds its line, and takes the leading edge that settles with midwicket. Sri Lankans are thrilled

SR Watson c Silva b Malinga 10 (28m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 30/1   SR Watson 10 (20b)
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