Sri Lanka in Australia ODI Series - 1st ODI

Australia v Sri Lanka

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

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

0.6

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

Australia 4/0   SL Malinga 1-0-4-0

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   SL Malinga 2-0-5-0

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

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   SL Malinga 3-0-6-0

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

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   SL Malinga 4-0-7-1

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

8.4

Malinga to Clarke, no run, short outside off, left alone

8.5

Malinga to Clarke, 1 run, short again, Clarke plays the pull, keeps it down, gets a single to fine leg

8.6

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

Australia 40/1   SL Malinga 5-0-9-1

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

30.4

Malinga to Hussey, no run, looks to dab it in the point region, but Jayawardene's dive there keeps him in the crease

30.5

Malinga to Hussey, 2 runs, short, and nicely pulled away, keeping it down, square of fine leg, gets a couple

30.6

Malinga to Hussey, 1 wide, goes chasing a wide delivery, beaten by inches - called a wide

30.6

Malinga to Hussey, no run, length ball, middle and leg, defended back to the bowler

Australia 135/4   SL Malinga 6-0-14-1

32.1

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, length ball, around off, pushed to long-off for a single

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

32.5

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length, pushed wide of cover for another single

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   SL Malinga 7-0-19-1

44.1

Malinga to Johnson, 2 runs, yes, he bowls full and wide, but it's not quite the yorker, and he slices this half volley over point. Murali runs from third man to cut it off

44.2

Malinga to Johnson, 1 run, yorker on off, they risk a single to mid-on, Silva's throw hits Johnson on the forearm

44.3

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, and Hussey flicks a length ball to the same man

44.4

Malinga to Johnson, 1 run, slower ball, hit to the same man again

44.5

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, slower bouncer, Hussey keeps it down, takes a single to short fine

44.6

Malinga to Johnson, 1 leg bye, another slower bouncer, gets Johnson in the ribs area. They take a leg-bye. This is the second blow Johnson has taken in this over

Australia 204/6   SL Malinga 8-0-25-1

46.1

Malinga to Hastings, 2 runs, length ball wide of off, sliced over point for a couple

46.2

Malinga to Hastings, 1 run, slower short ball again. Hastings nearly plays two shots to it. The second one is a guide towards third man. Lucky it doesn't carry

46.3

Malinga to Hussey, no run, that's the quicker bouncer, 137ks, Hussey is clearly late on the hook

46.4

Malinga to Hussey, 1 wide, goes for the yorker, bowls a big wide down the leg side. Sanga does well

46.4

Malinga to Hussey, 1 run, slower yorker, 122ks, gets just a single into the on side

46.5

Malinga to Hastings, no run, lovely slower bouncer, 122.1ks, Hastings sways out of the line

46.6

Malinga to Hastings, FOUR, Malinga is unlucky here. Another slower bouncer, gets the top edge but it sails over short fine. Three boundaries in the last 30.4 overs

Australia 216/7   SL Malinga 9-0-34-1

48.1

Malinga to Hussey, 1 leg bye, slower ball on the pads, Huss can get just a single

48.2

Malinga to Hastings, 3 runs, shot! Through extra cover. Makes room early, gets a length ball, gets room too, and he gets it past extra cover. The boundary, though, is very long there

48.3

Malinga to Hussey, 1 leg bye, slower bouncer, gets Hussey in the shoulder - he is too early into the pull, concedes just the leg-bye

48.4

Malinga to Hastings, no run, that's the quicker bouncer, 134.1ks, Hastings gets the toe end on the pull, it bounces just in front of the bowler

48.5

Malinga to Hastings, 1 bye, slower yorker, 124.2ks, Hastings has no clue about it, it dips big time too. Even Sanga doesn't collect cleanly, and Hussey steals the bye

48.6

Malinga to Hussey, 2 runs, comes down the track, hits to deep midwicket, chances Perera's arm, and a combination of a dive and a wide throw gets them the couple

Australia 231/7   SL Malinga 10-0-39-1
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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