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)

Siddle to Dilshan, OUT, Siddle comes back fast! Cramps him up on the short ball. Dilshan looks to pull it, but replays will tell him it is too full for the pull - pitched short of a length - and the tight line sort of cuffs him up. All he gets is a tame top edge that settles with Hussey, next to the square-leg umpire

TM Dilshan c Hussey b Siddle 7 (14m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Sri Lanka 10/1   WU Tharanga 3* (15b)   PM Siddle 1.3-0-8-1

Siddle to Sangakkara, OUT, Doherty you beauty! X-man with X-factor! This was another beautiful punch shot from Sangakkara. Doherty dives full length to his left at mid-off. Tharanga had backed up too far. Who would blame him? This seemed headed for the mid-off boundary. And Doherty, during the act of getting back up, flicks the throw direct too. He loves his work, absolutely thrilled

WU Tharanga run out 3 (23m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Sri Lanka 19/2   KC Sangakkara 9* (7b 1x4)   PM Siddle 2.1-0-8-1

Doherty to Jayawardene, OUT, Doherty strikes again after that crazy run-out! Mahela plays for the spin. This one doesn't. Caught dead in front. He is not pleased, he shouldn't be. The first ball hadn't turned either. He plays a forward defensive to this full delivery, and the ball goes with the arm, hitting him in front of middle

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Doherty 19 (47m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 70.37

Sri Lanka 73/3   KC Sangakkara 43* (41b 5x4)   XJ Doherty 0.2-0-0-1

Doherty to Silva, OUT, Doherty is on fire here. Run-out, and then two wickets in two overs. And what a poor shot from Silva! Zero brains! Just dances down aimlessly and swings at a ball that is nowhere close to him. Watson back-pedals from mid-on and takes a safe catch. Will Sanga we left standing alone?

LPC Silva c Watson b Doherty 4 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Sri Lanka 84/4   KC Sangakkara 49* (45b 6x4)   XJ Doherty 1.2-0-3-2

Doherty to Sangakkara, OUT, where were you hiding Xaveir Doherty? On a hat-trick in his second over. And this wicket could be the game. Sanga, who was batting so beautifully, looks for the paddle sweep, but this turns sharply from outside off, and kisses the leg stump. Done in by the break. Doherty is ecstatic, Sanga distraght

KC Sangakkara b Doherty 49 (69m 46b 6x4 0x6) SR: 106.52

Sri Lanka 84/5   AD Mathews 0* (0b)   XJ Doherty 1.3-0-3-3

Johnson to Perera, OUT, slight swing for Johnson. Bowled'im. More so pace than swing. Perera is backing away. Not wanting to get too close to its line. Misses the full and straight delivery, which holds its line a touch, and takes the off stump

NLTC Perera b Johnson 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 86/6   AD Mathews 1* (2b)   MG Johnson 5.3-1-30-1

Smith to Randiv, 2 runs, OUT, nice shot, half-volley all right, but he has chipped it over extra cover. Hang on, though. There is drama. Run-out! Good work from Smith. Randiv is coming back for the third, the relay throw from Mitchell Starc (substitute) is a bit wide, Smith collects it one-handed and removes the bails in a flash, to beat Randiv's dive by a frame. I am sure that one-handed collection made this run-out possible

S Randiv run out 10 (19m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 47.61

Sri Lanka 107/7   AD Mathews 11* (20b)   SPD Smith 3-0-8-0

Doherty to Kulasekara, OUT, X-man has four! To go with that special run-out. Replay of Mahela dismissal. Stretching forward, defending for the turn, the ball goes straight on, would have missed both off and leg

KMDN Kulasekara lbw b Doherty 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 107/8   AD Mathews 11* (20b)   XJ Doherty 5.2-1-15-4

Clarke to Malinga, OUT, twist n the tail? Smith legendarily missed one run-out a few weeks ago, in Mohali, giving away four overthrows. This time, though, he hits the stumps direct, and catches Malinga short of a suicidal run. It was hit straight to him at cover. And they stopped and started too

SL Malinga run out 56 (90m 48b 6x4 2x6) SR: 116.66

Sri Lanka 239/9   AD Mathews 77* (82b 8x4 1x6)   MJ Clarke 0.4-0-2-0





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