Sri Lanka in Australia ODI Series - 1st ODI

Australia v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket (with 34 balls remaining)

19.4

Muralitharan to Marsh, no run, Marsh presses forward to defend it

19.5

Muralitharan to Marsh, no run, well bowled, the offbreak angling in, then leaving him, and beating his outside edge

19.6

Muralitharan to Marsh, no run, Murali can't believe it! He thinks this is plumb, and it is pretty close to being a straightforward leg-before. And he has bowled it cleverly. The doosra. Marsh plays for the offbreak, is nowhere near it, is hit right in front of the stumps. The big stride seems to have saved him

Australia 89/4   SE Marsh 0* (3b)

20.2

Perera to Marsh, no run, full, overpitched actually, hit straight to mid-on

20.3

Perera to Marsh, 1 run, runs this down to third man for one

20.5

Perera to Marsh, no run, length ball, drives it on the up, hit straight to mid-on

20.6

Perera to Marsh, 2 runs, worked away off the pads, towards fine leg, and they take on Tharanga's arm, and come back for two

Australia 94/4   SE Marsh 3* (7b)

21.2

Muralitharan to Marsh, 1 run, Murali wants them to against the turn, and Marsh does it, pushing it to mid-on, and charges for one

21.4

Muralitharan to Marsh, no run, Marsh looks to do the same, but can't get it past Murali

21.5

Muralitharan to Marsh, 1 run, the doosra now, and he works it towards short fine

Australia 98/4   SE Marsh 5* (10b)

22.1

Randiv to Marsh, no run, angling into the pads, no turn, kisses the pad

22.2

Randiv to Marsh, 1 run, again no turn, and he works it around the corner for one

22.4

Randiv to Marsh, no run, flights this one nicely, pitches middle and off, ad holds its line. Marsh defends

22.5

Randiv to Marsh, 1 run, nudges this into the on side for a single

Australia 101/4   SE Marsh 7* (14b)

23.3

Muralitharan to Marsh, 2 runs, good running, swept away to deep backward square, and they take the second on the throw - and it's a wide throw too. Sanga is not pleased

23.4

Muralitharan to Marsh, 1 run, pushed wide of mid-on for a single

Australia 106/4   SE Marsh 10* (16b)

24.1

Randiv to Marsh, 1 run, guides an offbreak past point for a single

24.3

Randiv to Marsh, no run, defended back to the bowler

24.4

Randiv to Marsh, no run, offreak, pitching leg and middle, and turning away slightly, defended

24.5

Randiv to Marsh, no run, another big shout for lbw, Marsh beaten on the sweep, and they all go up right away. They seem convinced, Paul Reiffel doesn't. Did he get himself outside the line of off? Yes he did. Good call from Paul

24.6

Randiv to Marsh, no run, defended to cover

Australia 108/4   SE Marsh 11* (21b)

25.2

Dilshan to Marsh, 1 run, gentle flighted delivery, pushed to long-off for one

25.5

Dilshan to Marsh, 1 run, opens the face, takes a single to short third man

Australia 112/4   SE Marsh 13* (23b)

26.3

Randiv to Marsh, no run, shimmies down the track, is cramped up for room, and gets it as far as midwicket

26.4

Randiv to Marsh, 1 run, angled into the pads, and worked away to fine leg

26.6

Randiv to Marsh, no run, slower through the air, Marsh checks his shot, defends it back to the bowler

Australia 116/4   SE Marsh 14* (26b)

27.2

Dilshan to Marsh, 2 runs, edged, thick edge. It is just the in-between length that has him confused. Marsh looks to cut but it is not that short, and the edge is too thick for the keeper to take

27.3

Dilshan to Marsh, 1 run, comes down the track and hits this to long-on for one

27.5

Dilshan to Marsh, no run, plays for the turn, the ball goes with the arm, thuds into the pad, headed to miss the leg stump

27.6

Dilshan to Marsh, 1 run, slightly short, he is quick to rock back and cut

Australia 122/4   SE Marsh 18* (30b)

28.1

Kulasekara to Marsh, no run, full ball, hit straight to mid-on

28.2

Kulasekara to Marsh, 1 run, clipped off the pads for another single

28.4

Kulasekara to Marsh, no run, angling across Hussey, who presses forward and defends

28.5

Kulasekara to Marsh, 1 run, pushes a length ball down to long-off for yet another single

Australia 125/4   SE Marsh 20* (34b)

29.2

Randiv to Marsh, 1 run, full and wide, driven through covers again

29.4

Randiv to Marsh, 1 run, shortish, cut away behind square

Australia 130/4   SE Marsh 22* (36b)

30.1

Malinga to Marsh, no run, starts off with a slower ball outside off, left alone

30.2

Malinga to Marsh, 1 wide, angling too far across him - only the second extra of the innings

30.2

Malinga to Marsh, no run, gets it right this time, back of a length, starting around off, and then cutting away, Marsh pokes at it and is beaten

30.3

Malinga to Marsh, 1 run, slower ball, nicely guided between cover-point and point

Australia 132/4   SE Marsh 23* (39b)

31.1

Randiv to Marsh, 2 runs, swept from well outside off, powerfully, in the gap between fine leg and deep square. Malinga's dive denies them the boundary

31.2

Randiv to Marsh, 1 run, swept in front of square, gets a single

31.5

Randiv to Marsh, no run, tossed-up delivery, defended to cover

31.6

Randiv to Marsh, no run, looks to force this through the off side, but it is too close to him. Ends up dabbing it into the ground, and then on towards slip

Australia 139/4   SE Marsh 26* (43b)

32.2

Malinga to Marsh, no run, goes for the yorker, ends up bowling a low full toss, which is hit straight to the straight extra cover

32.3

Malinga to Marsh, no run, left alone outside off

32.4

Malinga to Marsh, 1 run, another low full toss, clipped away to deep midwicket

32.6

Malinga to Marsh, 2 runs, nearly caught-and-bowled. well not quite. It was hit back at him hard, and he had no time to recover. Good timing too, beats mid-on, but not quite long-off, who comes across and takes Australia's boundary drought to 16.4 overs

Australia 144/4   SE Marsh 29* (47b)

33.5

Randiv to Marsh, no run, looks for the late-cut, is beaten, and then lifts his head to see there is a slip too. Not the cleverest of shots

33.6

Randiv to Marsh, 1 run, pays the regulation cut and gets a single to sweeper-cover

Australia 150/4   SE Marsh 30* (49b)

34.1

Dilshan to Marsh, 1 leg bye, there is an appeal for a leg-before as he misses out on the sweep, but it is angling down the leg side

34.4

Dilshan to Marsh, no run, pushed to cover

34.5

Dilshan to Marsh, 1 run, cut away to sweeper-cover for a single

Australia 153/4   SE Marsh 31* (52b)

35.2

Randiv to Marsh, OUT, again Sri Lanka break through just when Australia look to get on to a threatening partnership. Extra bounce for Randiv there. The ball is there to be cut, at least it seems so until it kicks and bounces, and takes a thick edge that Sanga hangs on to really well

SE Marsh c †Sangakkara b Randiv 31 (57m 53b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.49

Australia 155/5   SE Marsh 31 (53b)
Series Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Nov 7, 2010
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 170 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Nov 5, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 29 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Nov 3, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket (with 34 balls remaining)
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Nov 3, 2010

Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews strike a winning pose, Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Melbourne, November 3, 2010

Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews strike a winning pose

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Nov 3, 2010

Angelo Mathews his hoisted on his team-mates' shoulders, Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Melbourne, November 3, 2010

Angelo Mathews his hoisted on his team-mates' shoulders

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