Sri Lanka in Australia ODI Series - 1st ODI

Australia v Sri Lanka

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-6-0

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

3.2

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

3.4

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-13-0

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

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   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-24-0

9.1

Kulasekara to Clarke, 1 run, another sharp single, tip and run really, towards point

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

9.6

Kulasekara to Clarke, 2 runs, pushes at it away from the body, gets a fine outside edge, but unfine enough to go wide of the keeper

Australia 48/1   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-32-0

12.1

Kulasekara to Clarke, no run, driven on the up, but Randiv makes a nice diving save at extra cover

12.2

Kulasekara to Clarke, no run, comes forward and pushes this length ball to mid-on

12.3

Kulasekara to Clarke, 2 runs, away swinger, and wide, Clarke squeezes it past point

12.4

Kulasekara to Clarke, no run, clipped off the pads, but can't beat midwicket

12.5

Kulasekara to Clarke, 1 run, nicely flicked away past midwicket, from around off-stump line

12.6

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

Australia 64/1   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-35-0

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

14.2

Kulasekara to Clarke, no run, holds its line outside off, Clarke stays on the crease and defends

14.3

Kulasekara to Clarke, 1 leg bye, walks right across the stumps and comes down the pitch too, misses it, and strangely Kula hardly goes up in appeal. They take a leg-bye

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

14.6

Kulasekara to Clarke, no run, Clarke sends Haddin back: he had hit this full ball straight to midwicket

Australia 69/1   KMDN Kulasekara 6-0-37-0

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

28.3

Kulasekara to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length, pushed to wide of mid-on for a 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

28.6

Kulasekara to Hussey, 1 run, tries the bouncer, Hussey pulls it in front of square, along the ground

Australia 126/4   KMDN Kulasekara 7-0-41-0

41.1

Kulasekara to Hussey, 2 runs, not his best pull shot, hurries him up a bit, but he places it superbly between the two deep fielders on the leg side

41.2

Kulasekara to Hussey, FOUR, that's his first boundary and also his fifty! A lovely short-arm pull too. Timed perfectly, placed even better, between deep square and deep midwicket. He deserves the big cheer he gets for the fifty

41.3

Kulasekara to Hussey, 1 run, Kula learns his lesson, bowls fuller, gets a thick edge as Hussey drives, but it's all safe

41.4

Kulasekara to Johnson, 1 run, another thick edge, from Johnson this time, but it is safe

41.5

Kulasekara to Hussey, 1 run, another pull, along the ground this time, gets a single

41.6

Kulasekara to Johnson, no run, full and straight, no room, defended by Johnson

Australia 189/6   KMDN Kulasekara 8-0-50-0

45.1

Kulasekara to Johnson, no run, nicely bowled, yorker outside off, Johnson doesn't get touch on it

45.2

Kulasekara to Johnson, OUT, bowled'im! Low full toss, nearly a yorker, Johnson plays across it, gets an inside edge onto the middle stump

MG Johnson b Kulasekara 10 (26m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

45.3

Kulasekara to Hastings, no run, spot on! Yorker, about three inches short of the crease. Can't do much with it

45.4

Kulasekara to Hastings, no run, another yorker, this is even better, pitching on the crease. Digs it out, and that's the best he can do with it

45.5

Kulasekara to Hastings, 2 runs, misses the yorker, the low full toss is flicked away wide of deep midwicket

45.6

Kulasekara to Hastings, 1 run, another yorker, gets it into the on side for a single. Superb over - three runs and a wicket

Australia 207/7   KMDN Kulasekara 9-0-53-1

47.1

Kulasekara to Hussey, 1 run, yorker - full and wide - Hussey gets a single to cover

47.2

Kulasekara to Hastings, 1 run, just mises the yorker length, Hastings gets a lot of power behind what is esentially a dig-out, but Kula sticks out his right hand and saves three runs

47.3

Kulasekara to Hussey, 1 run, full and wide, with three men on the off-side boundary, concedes just a single

47.4

Kulasekara to Hastings, 1 run, Hastings continues his charmed life. Late into the pull. The top-edge lands short of mid-off

47.5

Kulasekara to Hussey, 2 runs, full toss wide of off, Perera at sweeper-cover seems to have over-run it, but changes direction and dives to keep them to two

47.6

Kulasekara to Hussey, 1 run, the first straight delivery to Hussey from Kula, but he can't beat midwicket

Australia 223/7   KMDN Kulasekara 10-0-60-1
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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Photos

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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