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)
11.1

Muralitharan to Clarke, no run, hit back to the bowler, Murali dives to his right to field

11.2

Muralitharan to Clarke, no run, dip there, Clarke defends in front of his body

11.3

Muralitharan to Clarke, 1 run, bowling from wide of the crease, is Murali, and Clarke leaves the crease and dabs the offbreak into the leg side for one

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   M Muralitharan 1-0-3-0
13.1

Muralitharan to Clarke, 1 run, comes down the track again, gets close to it, and then pushes it down the ground for one

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

13.6

Muralitharan to Clarke, no run, comes down the track, still not quite to the pitch of the ball, pushes it to the straightish midwicket

Australia 66/1   M Muralitharan 2-0-5-0
15.1

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

15.2

Muralitharan to Clarke, FOUR, nicely played, presses forward, sees a shortish ball, rocks back, and then cuts it in front of square - punch really. Clarke's first boundary, and Australia's first in 26 balls

15.3

Muralitharan to Clarke, no run, comes down the track again, but ends up pushing it back to Murali

15.4

Muralitharan to Clarke, FOUR, cat and mouse - Murali goes for the good old stumping down the leg side, but Clarke - despite having charged him - is balanced and glances it fine - that's two boundaries in quick time

15.5

Muralitharan to Clarke, 1 run, shortish outside off, pushed to deep cover for one

15.6

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

Australia 79/1   M Muralitharan 3-0-15-0
17.1

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

17.2

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, Dropped? Missed stumping? Surely one of the two. Like Pied Piper he draws Hussey out of the crease. He drives at it with hard hands. There seems to be an edge but Sanga can't hold onto it, and Jayawardene misses the ricochet too. Anyhow he was outside the crease too

17.3

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, defended into the off side

17.4

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, leaves this alone outside off

17.5

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, comes forward, pushes it to cover

17.6

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, sharp offbreak outside off, leaves it alone

Australia 86/2   M Muralitharan 4-0-16-0
19.1

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, offbreak outside off, left alone

19.2

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, pushed straight to cover

19.3

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, fuller, closer to him, so he pushes it through covers

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   M Muralitharan 5-0-17-0
21.1

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, nicely pushed against the turn, into the vacant on side

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

21.3

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, shorter, goes deep into the crease, and dabs it against the turn, into the open spaces on the on side

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

21.6

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, short and wide, and Hussey misses out, cutting it straight to short cover

Australia 98/4   M Muralitharan 6-0-21-0
23.1

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, flighted delivery, overpitched, but driven straight to extra cover

23.2

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, stretches forward, plays with an open face, gets a single wide of point

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

23.5

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, flat offbreak outside off, opens the face towards point

23.6

Muralitharan to Hussey, no run, flighted ball outside off, pushed to short cover

Australia 106/4   M Muralitharan 7-0-25-0
38.1

Muralitharan to Hussey, 2 runs, nicely flighted, hit just to right of long-off, and they get a fumble out of Malinga by running hard

38.2

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, worked away against the turn, gets a single

38.3

Muralitharan to Smith, 1 run, flighted delivery, from wide of the crease, hit down to long-on for a single

38.4

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, offbreak, pushed between between point and cover-point

38.5

Muralitharan to Smith, 2 runs, nicely worked away, wide of long-on, for an easy couple

38.6

Muralitharan to Smith, 1 run, pushes this wide of cover for a single

Australia 171/5   M Muralitharan 8-0-33-0
43.1

Muralitharan to Johnson, no run, quick, sharp offbreak, beats Johnson's poke

43.2

Muralitharan to Johnson, no run, flighted, slightly slower, 86.8ks, and beats the outside edge with the offbreak again

43.3

Muralitharan to Johnson, 1 run, dropped at first slip by Mahela. Johnson plays the reverse sweep that hardly goes anywhere, and Mahela dives to his left, gets there, but can't hold on to it. Good anticipation, but not executed perfectly

43.4

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, pushed wide of cover for one

43.5

Muralitharan to Johnson, no run, quick delivery, no turn, played back to the bowler

43.6

Muralitharan to Johnson, 1 run, angled into the pads, worked around the corner

Australia 197/6   M Muralitharan 9-0-36-0
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