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)

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

Australia 30/1   BJ Haddin 20* (18b 4x4)   SL Malinga 3.2-0-6-1

Perera to Clarke, OUT, top catch! Nice delivery too, moving away from back of a length, Clarke goes for an ill-advised cut, and gets a thick edge that is dying on Sangakkara, who dives in front and to his right, holds it one-handed, then gets the left hand over to control the ball even as he is tumbling over

MJ Clarke c †Sangakkara b Perera 27 (41m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 87.09

Australia 85/2   BJ Haddin 47* (50b 8x4)   NLTC Perera 2.5-0-23-1

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   MEK Hussey 1* (7b)   NLTC Perera 3.5-0-25-2

Perera to White, OUT, what a beaut! Ripper. Perera and Sri Lanka are on fire at the MCG. Another legcutter. He is on a hat-trick! Perfect delivery first up. Back of a length, pitching middle and off, cutting away, beating the poke, hitting the top of off

CL White b Perera 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 88/4   MEK Hussey 1* (7b)   NLTC Perera 4-0-25-3

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   MEK Hussey 34* (52b)   S Randiv 6.2-0-24-1

Perera to Smith, OUT, and Perera strikes almost immediately! He gas this knack of cutting the ball just enough. Lovely legcutter again. Short of a length, around off, making him play, then moving away enough to take the edge

SPD Smith c †Sangakkara b Perera 12 (19m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Australia 178/6   MEK Hussey 45* (67b)   NLTC Perera 5.2-0-31-4

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

Australia 204/7   MEK Hussey 59* (80b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 8.2-0-50-1

Perera to Hastings, OUT, Michelle for Thisara! Hastings looks for the ramp shot, clearly not suited for that shot, doesn't get low, and Perera is full and straight and takes the prone middle stump. He is thrilled, raises his arms

JW Hastings b Perera 16 (23m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 106.66

Australia 235/8   MEK Hussey 70* (90b 1x4)   NLTC Perera 7.3-0-42-5





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