Sri Lanka in Australia ODI Series - 1st ODI

Australia v Sri Lanka

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

0.6

Malinga to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin gets off the mark with a single pushed to wide of mid-on

Australia 4/0   BJ Haddin 1* (1b)

1.1

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, short ball, not too wide, Haddin goes for a full-blooded cut, and is beaten - not enough room there

1.2

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, slight swing inwards - he bowls big inswingers in Sri Lanka - Haddin lets it go through to the keeper

1.3

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, this one holds its line outside off, Haddin shoulders arms

1.4

Kulasekara to Haddin, FOUR, nicely driven, crisp shot. He chases this one, is playing away from the body, but meets it perfectly with an open face, and times it perfectly, and places it between cover and extra cover

1.5

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, this one comes in a bit, Haddin plays it towards midwicket

1.6

Kulasekara to Haddin, 2 runs, merely pushed with an open face, finds the gap between cover-point and cover, gets an easy couple

Australia 10/0   BJ Haddin 7* (7b 1x4)

3.2

Kulasekara to Haddin, FOUR, beautiful off-drive, Haddin makes them look really nice, high elbow, not much follow through, all along the ground, beating mid-off. And it was hardly driving length

3.3

Kulasekara to Haddin, 1 run, stays back and pushes this wide of mid-off for a single

3.5

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, inswinger, hit back to Kula on the bounce

3.6

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, shorter, wider, Haddin mistimes an attempt to force in through the off side

Australia 18/0   BJ Haddin 12* (11b 2x4)

4.4

Malinga to Haddin, no run, back of a length, just outside off, Haddin defends it to cover

4.5

Malinga to Haddin, no run, another nice short one - he is cuffing them up - with the bouncers aimed at the chest/throat area, and with zero room

4.6

Malinga to Haddin, no run, there is some room available on this bouncer, but Haddin doesn't want a piece of it. Sways out of the line

Australia 19/0   BJ Haddin 12* (14b 2x4)

5.3

Kulasekara to Haddin, FOUR, that was agricultural, no feet, slogging across the line, getting an inside edge that evades the stumps and the keeper

5.4

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, another big inswinger, hits him on the pad, but it is clearly headed down the leg side

5.5

Kulasekara to Haddin, FOUR, that's a good comeback from Haddin. He lofts this one over mid-on - hits down the line as opposed to across, and times it well

5.6

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, Kula shortens the length now, and Haddin stays back to block it

Australia 30/0   BJ Haddin 20* (18b 4x4)

6.3

Malinga to Haddin, no run, short ball, outside off, Haddin shoulders arms

6.4

Malinga to Haddin, no run, pitches short of a length and leaves Haddin, who defends it to cover

6.5

Malinga to Haddin, no run, the fuller one, nearly a yorker, Haddin keeps it out

6.6

Malinga to Haddin, 1 run, another slower ball, but it is too full, and it is easier for Haddin to check the shot and keep the ball down into the leg side

Australia 31/1   BJ Haddin 21* (22b 4x4)

7.1

Perera to Haddin, FOUR, not the best of starts, half tracker, down the leg side, with fine leg up. Haddin gets an underside edge past short fine leg

7.2

Perera to Haddin, no run, fuller, outside off, Haddin pushes it square, but not in a gap

7.3

Perera to Haddin, 1 run, runs a shortish delivery down to third man for a single

Australia 36/1   BJ Haddin 26* (25b 5x4)

8.1

Malinga to Haddin, no run, back of a length, around off, Haddin defends solidly

8.2

Malinga to Haddin, no run, opens the face on a similar delivery, but can't beat point

8.3

Malinga to Haddin, 1 run, slower ball, inches short of being a yorker, Haddin keeps it out and steals a single - this has gone straight to mid-on, albeit very slowly, and that is what allowed them time to complete the single

8.6

Malinga to Haddin, no run, gets behind a shortish delivery and defends it into the off side

Australia 40/1   BJ Haddin 27* (29b 5x4)

9.2

Kulasekara to Haddin, FOUR, nicely played late-cut, not too short, but there is width, and Haddin stays back and tries to use Kula's pace, placing it between point and short third man

9.3

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, slightly fuller, slightly closer to off, defended to cover

9.4

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, similar delivery, played similarly towards cover-point

9.5

Kulasekara to Haddin, 1 run, played slightly in front of his body, gets a thick inside edge towards midwicket

Australia 46/1   BJ Haddin 32* (33b 6x4)

10.1

Perera to Haddin, 1 run, steers a shortish delivery down to third man

10.4

Perera to Haddin, FOUR, beautiful shot! Haddin makes room, takes half a step down the track, doesn't care this is nowhere near driving length, and times it beautifully with an open face - between mid-off and extra cover

10.5

Perera to Haddin, no run, slower ball, Haddin is awake to it, defends off the back foot

10.6

Perera to Haddin, FOUR, another lovely shot, this time to the left of cover, delays the shot a bit and forces it between cover and cover-point. He is timing them really well today

Australia 58/1   BJ Haddin 41* (37b 8x4)

11.4

Muralitharan to Haddin, no run, the first time Haddin has looked in trouble today. Murali pushes in the toppie, Haddin stays back and plays for spin, has his outside edge missed

11.5

Muralitharan to Haddin, 2 runs, regulation offbreak, and he punches it through the covers

11.6

Muralitharan to Haddin, no run, Haddin happy to be playing him off the back foot, defends this offbreak

Australia 61/1   BJ Haddin 43* (40b 8x4)

12.6

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, back of a length, outside off, defended with an open face

Australia 64/1   BJ Haddin 43* (41b 8x4)

13.2

Muralitharan to Haddin, no run, Haddin is not picking Murali here. Another straighter one has him poking and missing

13.3

Muralitharan to Haddin, no run, offbreak, and he is happy to defend

13.4

Muralitharan to Haddin, no run, comes forward to Murali for the first time, defends the doosra well

13.5

Muralitharan to Haddin, 1 run, forward again, pushes this down to long-on

Australia 66/1   BJ Haddin 44* (45b 8x4)

14.1

Kulasekara to Haddin, 1 run, the rare ugly shot from Haddin, swiping away into the leg side, getting an inside edge for one

14.4

Kulasekara to Haddin, no run, goes for the cut, but it is too full for the shot, and he is duly beaten

14.5

Kulasekara to Haddin, 1 run, slower ball, worked wide of midwicket for one

Australia 69/1   BJ Haddin 46* (48b 8x4)

15.1

Muralitharan to Haddin, 1 run, worked around the corner for one

15.6

Muralitharan to Haddin, no run, turning into the pads, defended towards midwicket

Australia 79/1   BJ Haddin 47* (50b 8x4)

17.1

Muralitharan to Haddin, 1 run, turns in sharply, Haddin gets a thickish edge towards short fine leg

Australia 86/2   BJ Haddin 48* (51b 8x4)

18.1

Perera to Haddin, 1 run, punched off the back foot, through the covers, for one

18.3

Perera to Haddin, no run, stays back to defend this to cover

18.4

Perera to Haddin, no run, legcutter, turned to midwicket from outside off

18.5

Perera to Haddin, OUT, The pressure works! Murali's introduction has tied Australia down, and Perera has produced wicket-taking deliveries in back-to-back overs. This was short and wide all right, but got a bit big on Haddin, who had committed to the cut shot, and he failed to keep it down. Dilshan dives to his left at backward point to complete a regulation catch by his standards

BJ Haddin c Dilshan b Perera 49 (80m 55b 8x4 0x6) SR: 89.09

Australia 88/3   BJ Haddin 49 (55b 8x4)
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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