Sri Lanka in Australia ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Australia v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 29 runs (D/L method)

2.18pm Plenty of emails flowing in regarding Australia's selection of Hauritz ahead of Doherty. I can only assume that they want to get some bowling into Hauritz; he hasn't done much since returning from India. But it is very harsh on Doherty. Anyway, time for action! I'm Brydon Coverdale, taking you through this first innings.

2.10pm There pitch looks good for batting, although there has been some rain in Sydney over the past day or two, so there could be a little moisture just under the surface. Australia's fast bowlers will be hoping to nibble it around early, but generally it should be a good batting pitch. The conditions are a little overcast, but there's no rain on the horizon just yet.

Leroy has some pretty firm views on Australia's team: "Who the hell is in charge of picking our bowlers? Doherty and Hastings out? You've got to be kidding me - they were the only two who weren't tossing up military medium rubbish the other night. Sri Lanka has just firmed to favouritism in my mind."

1.50pm And the news from the middle is that Kumar Sangakkara has won the toss and Sri Lanka will bat.

Sri Lanka's team is unchanged. For Australia, Ricky Ponting is back to replace the injured Shaun Marsh, while there are also a couple of surprising changes to the attack. Nathan Hauritz returns at the expense of Xavier Doherty, who bowled wonderfully well on Wednesday. And Clint McKay is in for John Hastings.

Sri Lanka 1 Upul Tharanga, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Mahela Jayawardene, 4 Kumar Sangakkara (capt, wk), 5 Chamara Silva, 6 Angelo Mathews, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Suraj Randiv, 9 Nuwan Kulasekara, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Muttiah Muralitharan.

Australia 1 Shane Watson, 2 Brad Haddin (wk), 3 Ricky Ponting (capt), 4 Michael Clarke, 5 Michael Hussey, 6 Cameron White, 7 Steven Smith, 8 Mitchell Johnson, 9 Nathan Hauritz, 10 Peter Siddle, 11 Clint McKay.

1.45pm Hello and welcome to the second ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka at the SCG. Have we all caught our breath after Wednesday's mayhem? What a finish that was. Sri Lanka can win the series with a victory today. We'll bring you the toss and teams shortly.

Meanwhile, for anyone interested in the form-guide ahead of the Ashes, England are playing their first warm-up game against Western Australia today. And a pretty fair start for the tourists - Stuart Broad has struck twice in his first over.

0.1

Siddle to Tharanga, no run, play and a miss outside off stump, good start from Siddle

0.2

Siddle to Tharanga, no run, short of a length, Tharanga drops the ball at his feet and briefly thinks of a quick single, wisely decides against it

0.3

Siddle to Tharanga, no run, bouncer! And a pretty well-directed one, it's hit Tharanga on the shoulder as he ducks out of the way

0.4

Siddle to Tharanga, no run, good line on off stump, Tharanga angles the bat and guides to gully

0.5

Siddle to Tharanga, no run, beaten outside off, it was a touch wider than we've seen so far and Tharanga chased it with a defensive prod

0.6

Siddle to Tharanga, no run, straight-bat defence from Tharanga

Siddle's started with a maiden, good bowling. I can't imagine Dilshan will block out too many overs at the other end, though.

End of over 1 (maiden) Sri Lanka 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
WU Tharanga    0* (6b)      PM Siddle    1-1-0-0
TM Dilshan    0* (0b)     

1.1

McKay to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside off

McKay has one slip in and a man at short cover

1.2

McKay to Dilshan, no run, beaten outside off, it's a good length ball and Dilshan tried to push through cover, that did not miss the edge by much

1.3

McKay to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside off, just a hint of away swing from McKay, who is hovering around the 130-133kph area

1.4

McKay to Dilshan, no run, driven towards mid-off but Dilshan hasn't timed that

1.5

McKay to Dilshan, no run, no shot offered, this one is a touch straighter and sails over the off stump

1.6

McKay to Dilshan, no run, crunched off the back foot towards point and Dilshan can't beat the field

So Australia have started with two maidens.

End of over 2 (maiden) Sri Lanka 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
TM Dilshan    0* (6b)      CJ McKay    1-1-0-0
WU Tharanga    0* (6b)      PM Siddle    1-1-0-0

Two slips in for Siddle to Tharanga

2.1

Siddle to Tharanga, no run, pushed away defensively to cover

2.2

Siddle to Tharanga, FOUR, what a way for Sri Lanka to get off the mark! It's short, Tharanga has quickly picked up the length and lifts a pull in the air over square leg, one bounce and over the boundary.

2.3

Siddle to Tharanga, no run, pushed away to mid off

2.4

Siddle to Tharanga, no run, angled across the left-hander, who drives and can't beat mid off

2.5

Siddle to Tharanga, 1 run, on the hips, Tharanga works it away to midwicket and picks up a single

2.6

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, good delivery, that one nips back in to Dilshan, who cops it in the midriff

Sanchez emails in: "This is what confuses me. If everyone is fit, in-form, no problems, what is Australia's first XI for ODIs? I honestly cannot answer that with regards to the bowlers, who are doing quite well, but it is the batters who have been letting the team down, and they are set in stone."

End of over 3 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 5/0 (RR: 1.66)
TM Dilshan    0* (7b)      PM Siddle    2-1-5-0
WU Tharanga    5* (11b 1x4)      CJ McKay    1-1-0-0

3.1

McKay to Tharanga, no run, good line, just outside off, and Tharanga defends

3.2

McKay to Tharanga, no run, half-volley outside off, Tharanga drives but can't beat mid-off

3.3

McKay to Tharanga, no run, once again McKay angles it across Tharanga, once again the batsman drives to mid-off

3.4

McKay to Tharanga, no run, right on line and pulls the length back a little, Tharanga defends

3.5

McKay to Tharanga, 2 runs, Tharanga gets sick of driving to the fielder, this time he's lifted McKay over mid-on but doesn't time it, the ball drops dead in the outfield and they pick up two

3.6

McKay to Tharanga, 2 runs, that's a very similar shot, another mistimed aerial drive that only just clears mid-on, that's a dangerous shot if you don't get it right

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 9/0 (RR: 2.25)
WU Tharanga    9* (17b 1x4)      CJ McKay    2-1-4-0
TM Dilshan    0* (7b)      PM Siddle    2-1-5-0

4.1

Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR, great shot! That's a crunching square drive from Dilshan, he's thrown everything at that and it's sailed over point and away to the boundary at speed.

4.2

Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR, beautiful work from Dilshan, he's attacked a half-volley from Siddle and driven through cover, again perfectly timed and placed, finding the gap

4.3

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, driven towards mid-off and this one doesn't beat the field

4.4

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, good yorker, right on line, and Dilshan keeps it out

4.5

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, beaten outside off, good ball that nips away just a fraction

4.6

Siddle to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length now, Dilshan cuts to third man

End of over 5 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 18/0 (RR: 3.60)
TM Dilshan    9* (13b 2x4)      PM Siddle    3-1-14-0
WU Tharanga    9* (17b 1x4)      CJ McKay    2-1-4-0

5.1

McKay to Dilshan, no run, play and a miss, good ball from McKay, nipping back in to the right hander with decent bounce

5.2

McKay to Dilshan, 2 runs, good running - Dilshan guides it away to third man off the face of the bat and Siddle has a bit of ground to cover, they get back for two

5.3

McKay to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan goes for a walk! Premeditated stuff to the medium-fast McKay, but checks his shot and defends

5.4

McKay to Dilshan, no run, on the back foot, Dilshan cuts hard but straight to point

5.5

McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length again, Dilshan cuts fine towards third man

5.6

McKay to Tharanga, no run, slower ball, driven to mid-on

"Hmm, this Australian line-up looks suspiciously like the test line up," says Pete. "Swap Smith for Katich (and Haddin in the order) and McKay for Hilfenhaus. Ashes warm up perhaps? How Xavier Doherty isn't rewarded from Wednesday's performance is beyond me!" You'd also have to include North and Bollinger, but I think that is one reason Hauritz is in. They want to get some overs into him.

End of over 6 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 21/0 (RR: 3.50)
WU Tharanga    9* (18b 1x4)      CJ McKay    3-1-7-0
TM Dilshan    12* (18b 2x4)      PM Siddle    3-1-14-0

6.1

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, short ball, the batsmen doesn't chase it

6.2

Siddle to Dilshan, 1 run, clipped away to square leg and Hussey misfields, to allow a single

6.3

Siddle to Tharanga, 1 run, full and wide of off, Tharanga does well to clamp the bat down on that and angle a single down to third man

6.4

Siddle to Dilshan, 1 run, slashed hard outside off and it flies in the air through gully! There's nobody there, though, and it bounces down to third man

6.5

Siddle to Tharanga, no run, tightens up the line a bit here, Tharanga defends

6.6

Siddle to Tharanga, 2 runs, Tharanga backs away and tries for the big aerial drive back past the bowler, again he hasn't timed it properly and mid-off chases to keep that to two

End of over 7 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 26/0 (RR: 3.71)
WU Tharanga    12* (21b 1x4)      PM Siddle    4-1-19-0
TM Dilshan    14* (21b 2x4)      CJ McKay    3-1-7-0

7.1

McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, good seam movement from McKay, jagging back in to Dilshan, who waits on it and cuts to third man

7.2

McKay to Tharanga, 1 wide, bouncer and right on line, Tharanga ducks safely underneath it

7.2

McKay to Tharanga, FOUR, width from McKay and Tharanga pounces, he makes that cut shot look easy, all the way along the ground and dead straight through point, well played

7.3

McKay to Tharanga, 2 runs, same shot, but this time Ponting dives across and gets a hand on that, which takes the pace off it and allows Clarke to chase it down inside the boundary at deep point

7.4

McKay to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga dances down the pitch and looks for another slash through off, he's missed the ball though

7.5

McKay to Tharanga, no run, McKay comes around the wicket now and Tharanga works the ball to midwicket

7.6

McKay to Tharanga, no run, angles in to the off stump, Tharanga defends

End of over 8 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 34/0 (RR: 4.25)
WU Tharanga    18* (26b 2x4)      CJ McKay    4-1-15-0
TM Dilshan    15* (22b 2x4)      PM Siddle    4-1-19-0

Time for a change, it's Mitchell Johnson from the Paddington End. He struggled the other night - what's he going to serve up this time?

8.1

Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, crunched through cover for a boundary! There's a man at short cover, it's Cameron White, and this ball has sailed past him in the air but it was absolutely smoking, he had no chance of catching that

8.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan slashes outside off and misses

8.3

Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, oh, Dilshan is really targeting Johnson here! He's got a little width outside off and lifts that over point, gives it everything he's got and it's bounced just inside the boundary

8.4

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan winds up for a big swing again, but this time checks his shot and pushes to mid on

8.5

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, a bit straighter now, Dilshan works it away to third man

8.6

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 wide, Johnson doesn't adjust his line for the left-hander, this one sails down leg side for a wide

8.6

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 run, well played by Tharanga, he waits on this outside off and cuts behind gully

An expensive start for Johnson. Dilshan is definitely looking to unsettle him.

End of over 9 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 45/0 (RR: 5.00)
WU Tharanga    19* (27b 2x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-11-0
TM Dilshan    24* (27b 4x4)      CJ McKay    4-1-15-0

9.1

McKay to Tharanga, 1 run, angled in from around the wicket, Tharanga guides it off the face of the bat to third man

9.2

McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, worked off the hips for a single to square leg

9.3

McKay to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga walks at McKay and tries to slam it through the off side, but doesn't time it and short cover fields

9.4

McKay to Tharanga, no run, good ball, angled in to the off stump, and Tharanga defends it respectfully

9.5

McKay to Tharanga, no run, worked away to midwicket, can't beat the field

9.6

McKay to Tharanga, 2 runs, and McKay's decent over finishes with a not-so-good ball, short and on the leg stump, Tharanga pulls it fine but the fielder from inside the circle manages to run back and haul it in at fine leg

End of over 10 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 49/0 (RR: 4.90)
WU Tharanga    22* (32b 2x4)      CJ McKay    5-1-19-0
TM Dilshan    25* (28b 4x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-11-0

10.1

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, angled bat from Dilshan, who guides it behind point

10.2

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 run, width outside off, Tharanga cuts to third man

10.3

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, short ball now, Dilshan pulls in the air, one bounce to deep midwicket

10.4

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, straighter line this time, Tharanga defends

10.5

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 run, worked away through square leg

10.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, pushed away to point and can't beat the field, Johnson is hovering around 140-145kph

End of over 11 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 53/0 (RR: 4.81)
TM Dilshan    27* (31b 4x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-15-0
WU Tharanga    24* (35b 2x4)      CJ McKay    5-1-19-0

Here's Nathan Hauritz from the Randwick End. He's around the wicket.

11.1

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, drifts onto the pads, Tharanga can't get it away

11.2

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga advances, again it's on the pads and he can't get bat on ball

11.3

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 wide, drifts down leg, Tharanga misses his sweep and it's called a wide

11.3

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga dances down the track and mistimes it through midwicket

11.4

Hauritz to Dilshan, no run, ah, good turn from Hauirtz, Dilshan tries to cut a ball that's too full and turns in and under his bat

11.5

Hauritz to Dilshan, 1 run, wider outside off, cut to deep point

11.6

Hauritz to Tharanga, 2 leg byes, tickled off the pads and they get back for two leg byes

Ponting hasn't taken the Powerplay yet, by the way.

End of over 12 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 58/0 (RR: 4.83)
WU Tharanga    25* (39b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    1-0-3-0
TM Dilshan    28* (33b 4x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-15-0

"Wasn't there some talk a while back of Mitchell Johnson learning reverse swing? It seems he has only learnt reverse accuracy," says Nath. Good one.

12.1

Johnson to Dilshan, 2 runs, pulled through midwicket and Hussey in the outfield collects

12.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan winds up but can't get it past mid on

12.3

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, on the pads, Dilshan clips it through midwicket and just gets the single to Hussey in the deep

12.4

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, fullish and on off stump, Tharanga drives to cover

12.5

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 wide, bad ball, down leg side by a long way

12.5

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, yorker on line, that's much better from Johnson and Tharanga keeps it out

12.6

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, short outside off, Tharanga leaves it

As my cousin Simon noted on Wednesday night: "Mitchell Johnson needs two more tattoos: "line" on one hand and "length" on the other. Maybe GD McGrath can do the work; it'd be precise."

End of over 13 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 62/0 (RR: 4.76)
WU Tharanga    25* (42b 2x4)      MG Johnson    3-0-19-0
TM Dilshan    31* (36b 4x4)      NM Hauritz    1-0-3-0

13.1

Hauritz to Dilshan, 1 run, turns in towards off, Dilshan opens the face and guides it for a single

13.2

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, oops, Tharanga advances to Hauritz and the defends, and slips over in the process, he's lucky that didn't get past him

13.3

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, drifting in from around the wicket, it's defended

13.4

Hauritz to Tharanga, FOUR, short, pulled, four. Hauritz had bowled okay, but this releases all the pressure - too short and Tharanga gets back to pull in the air between midwicket and mid-on, bounces over the boundary

13.5

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, cut away to point

13.6

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, again Tharanga skips down the wicket, Hauritz fires it into the pads

End of over 14 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 67/0 (RR: 4.78)
WU Tharanga    29* (47b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    2-0-8-0
TM Dilshan    32* (37b 4x4)      MG Johnson    3-0-19-0

14.1

Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, powerful shot from Dilshan, he's launched a muscly cover drive in the air but safely away to the boundary, just a little width from Johnson and Dilshan pounced

14.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, straighter line, Dilshan drives to cover

14.3

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, a bit slower at 134kph, Dilshan guides it through point

14.4

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, fullish length and straight, Tharanga defends

14.5

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 run, shorter outside off, Tharanga cuts behind point

14.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, pushed away to cover and can't beat the field

Hosford is one of the few to email in a defence for Mitch: "As for Johnson, he'll always have that uncontrollable element. We can't hope to calm him down too much because he's the only proper fear bowler we have who can run through a team. It's painful in the meantime watching him get smashed though..."

End of over 15 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 73/0 (RR: 4.86)
TM Dilshan    37* (41b 5x4)      MG Johnson    4-0-25-0
WU Tharanga    30* (49b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    2-0-8-0

15.1

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, on the pads again, Tharanga nudges a single to mid-on

15.2

Hauritz to Dilshan, 2 runs, quicker and wide of off, turns in and Dilshan cuts comfortably through point

15.3

Hauritz to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan guides to backward point, can't beat the field

15.4

Hauritz to Dilshan, 2 byes, ah, edged and beats Haddin! In fact that's been called byes. But there was a definite edge there as the extra bounce surprised batsman and keeper, it's ricocheted off Haddin's glove to third man

15.5

Hauritz to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed away through point

15.6

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga tries for the pull, but it's too full and he checks the shot to midwicket

End of over 16 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 79/0 (RR: 4.93)
WU Tharanga    31* (51b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    3-0-12-0
TM Dilshan    40* (45b 5x4)      MG Johnson    4-0-25-0

Spin from both ends now. It's Steven Peter Devereux Smith. His back must be all better; that's why he didn't bowl in the second half of Sri Lanka's innings in Melbourne.

16.1

Smith to Dilshan, 1 run, some turn for Smith, Dilshan cuts it away through point

16.2

Smith to Tharanga, 1 run, good shot, a nice deft touch from Tharanga, who cuts very fine with no slip in place

There is a slip for Dilshan

16.3

Smith to Dilshan, 1 run, shortish and turning away from the right-hander who cuts a single through point

16.4

Smith to Tharanga, 1 run, clipped away off the pads behind square leg, runs are coming very comfortably here

16.5

Smith to Dilshan, 1 run, cut forward of point this time, Dilshan is finding the gaps with ease

16.6

Smith to Tharanga, 1 run, driven in the air wide of mid off, Tharanga didn't get hold of that one as he would have liked

Waqas Ahmed emails in: "Sri Lankan batsmen are surely applying themselves better today and are setting a perfect platform for a good total. Sri Lanka winning an ODI series in Australia, certainly won't have an easier chance then this one."

End of over 17 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 85/0 (RR: 5.00)
WU Tharanga    34* (54b 3x4)      SPD Smith    1-0-6-0
TM Dilshan    43* (48b 5x4)      NM Hauritz    3-0-12-0

17.1

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, turned away off the pads

17.2

Hauritz to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan's taken that one from a long way outside off and paddled it around behind square leg, effective but just gets a single

17.3

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 wide, howzat? Haddin is up immediately for a caught-behind appeal down leg side, Marais Erasmus is not convinced and calls it a wide

17.3

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 wide, drifts even further down leg this time, Haddin takes it well but that is a wide every day of the week

17.3

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, nudged out through cover

17.4

Hauritz to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Dilshan works a single through point

17.5

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, angled in from around the wicket, Tharanga defends

17.6

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, driven down to long-off for yet another single

Runs are coming very easily for Sri Lanka here, Australia simply must find a way to break this partnership. I don't quite know how they do that. Drinks now.

End of over 18 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 92/0 (RR: 5.11)
WU Tharanga    37* (58b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    4-0-19-0
TM Dilshan    45* (50b 5x4)      SPD Smith    1-0-6-0

18.1

Smith to Tharanga, 1 run, shortish and spinning in to Tharanga, who cuts hard to deep point, for yet another single

18.2

Smith to Dilshan, no run, fullish ball, driven back to the bowler

18.3

Smith to Dilshan, no run, drifts in to the leg stump, Dilshan defends

18.4

Smith to Dilshan, 1 run, too short from Smith, Dilshan cuts hard to deep cover

The scoresheet looks like it's being written in binary at the moment, noughts and ones everywhere

18.5

Smith to Tharanga, no run, turned off the pads to square leg

18.6

Smith to Tharanga, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, Tharanga winds up and drives in the air over wide cover, picks up a couple of runs

End of over 19 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 96/0 (RR: 5.05)
WU Tharanga    40* (61b 3x4)      SPD Smith    2-0-10-0
TM Dilshan    46* (53b 5x4)      NM Hauritz    4-0-19-0

19.1

Hauritz to Dilshan, no run, beaten outside off, and that's been rare lately, Dilshan played for the turn and it went straight on

19.2

Hauritz to Dilshan, no run, flicked away to midwicket

19.3

Hauritz to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan waits on this one nicely, cuts late to short third man for a single

19.4

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, cut hard by Tharanga, McKay dives across at backward point and makes an effective, if ungainly save

19.5

Hauritz to Dilshan, OUT, finally Hauritz makes the breakthrough! Dilshan has gone for an aggressive sweep to a fullish delivery that doesn't turn much, Dilshan opened up his stance and was struck right in front, Marais Erasmus sends him on his way

TM Dilshan lbw b Hauritz 47 (81m 57b 5x4 0x6) SR: 82.45

Well, Australia desperately needed that. But it will bring Sangakkara to the crease, and he batted superbly on Wednesday until a brain-freeze moment to get out on 49. In fact, I stand corrected. It's Mahela Jayawardene.

19.6

Hauritz to Jayawardene, no run, defended away to the leg side

End of over 20 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 98/1 (RR: 4.90)
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (1b)      NM Hauritz    5-0-21-1
WU Tharanga    41* (62b 3x4)      SPD Smith    2-0-10-0

So with that wicket, Ponting has taken the Powerplay.

20.1

Siddle to Tharanga, 1 run, guided away to third man off the face of the bat

20.2

Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, nudged away off the hips defensively

20.3

Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, beaten outside off, Jayawardene hangs the bat out at that one

20.4

Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, defended away safely from a straight line

20.5

Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene is watchful here, defending outside off

20.6

Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, straight-bat defence once more

End of over 21 (1 run) Sri Lanka 99/1 (RR: 4.71)
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (6b)      PM Siddle    5-1-20-0
WU Tharanga    42* (63b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    5-0-21-1

21.1

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, nice drift in to the left hander from around the wicket, Tharanga with soft hands works it to square leg

21.2

Hauritz to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela's off the mark with a gentle clip through square leg to a straight ball

21.3

Hauritz to Tharanga, FOUR, another good pull from Tharanga, who steps back to make the ball a bit shorter than it was, right off the middle and it bounces over the rope at wide midwicket

21.4

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, defended back to Hauritz

21.5

Hauritz to Tharanga, FOUR, ah, lovely batting from Tharanga, who advances and lofts a boundary over mid-on, a chip shot really, that rolls to the rope

And that's the half-century for Tharanga. Can he go on with it?

21.6

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, worked away through point

End of over 22 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 110/1 (RR: 5.00)
WU Tharanga    52* (68b 5x4)      NM Hauritz    6-0-32-1
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (7b)      PM Siddle    5-1-20-0

22.1

Siddle to Tharanga, 1 run, short ball from Siddle, Tharanga pulls but mistimes this one, and it's collected at deep midwicket

22.2

Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, solid in defence outside off, Jayawardene remains watchful

22.3

Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, pushed to cover, can't beat the field

22.4

Siddle to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Jayawardene tries to lift this one over leg, it's off a thickish inside edge behind square leg, not quite where he wanted it to go

22.5

Siddle to Jayawardene, no run, good length on off stump, Mahela drives to mid-on

22.6

Siddle to Jayawardene, 1 run, banged in short and Jayawardene pulls, rolling the wrists perfectly to get the ball straight into the turf and it's fielded at deep midwicket, Siddle needed to get his bouncer further up around head height instead of chest

End of over 23 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 114/1 (RR: 4.95)
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (12b)      PM Siddle    6-1-24-0
WU Tharanga    53* (69b 5x4)      NM Hauritz    6-0-32-1

Hauritz is off after that expensive over, now it's Shane Watson

23.1

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, swings in to off stump at 125kph, Mahela defends

23.2

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene liked the look of the speed of Watson's first delivery, he's walked down the pitch and lifted this one over midwicket to the man in the deep

23.3

Watson to Tharanga, 1 run, clipped off his pads for a single

23.4

Watson to Jayawardene, OUT, Watson strikes! Jayawardene went for the pull to a ball that didn't get up as much as he expected, Erasmus gives him out. At first glance the height looked like an issue, but Mahela's gone.

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Watson 5 (17m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Here's the captain

23.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, defended towards point

23.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, beaten outside off! Good ball, a teasing length and angling across Sangakkara, who plays and misses

Well, in fairness to Marais Erasmus, the replays show that would have clipped the top of the stumps, despite hitting above the knee roll. Not a bad call in the end, and a brave one.

End of over 24 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 116/2 (RR: 4.83)
KC Sangakkara    0* (2b)      SR Watson    1-0-2-1
WU Tharanga    54* (70b 5x4)      PM Siddle    6-1-24-0

Another change, here's McKay.

24.1

McKay to Tharanga, 2 runs, cut off a thickish edge to where a second slip might have been, but there's just the one slip in

24.2

McKay to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off

24.3

McKay to Tharanga, 1 run, driven through cover, finds the gap nicely

24.4

McKay to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven to mid-off, where Johnson is quite deep, and they scramble a single, Johnson's throw misses the stumps but Sangakkara was safe in any case

24.5

McKay to Tharanga, 1 run, a punchy drive now, back past the bowler, but not timed well enough to reach the boundary

24.6

McKay to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

So Australia have picked up 1 for 23 during that bowling Powerplay, they've succeeded in slowing things down a little.

End of over 25 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 121/2 (RR: 4.84)
KC Sangakkara    1* (4b)      CJ McKay    6-1-24-0
WU Tharanga    58* (74b 5x4)      SR Watson    1-0-2-1

25.1

Watson to Tharanga, no run, pushed away defensively to cover

25.2

Watson to Tharanga, 1 run, cut away behind point for another single

25.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara winds up for a drive, but can't beat cover

25.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, no shot offered, a good line just outside off

25.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, Watson's at 119kph here, hard to say it's the slower ball as his pace has not been quick at all, and that's left alone

25.6

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, clipped away off the pads and deep square leg collects

End of over 26 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 123/2 (RR: 4.73)
KC Sangakkara    2* (8b)      SR Watson    2-0-4-1
WU Tharanga    59* (76b 5x4)      CJ McKay    6-1-24-0

26.1

McKay to Sangakkara, no run, driven back past the bowler but can't get a single

Cameron White is in at a short catching mid off here

26.2

McKay to Sangakkara, 1 run, nudged through cover and they take off for a quick single

26.3

McKay to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga advance and looks for a big pull, the top edge sails over slip and is fielded at third man

26.4

McKay to Sangakkara, 1 run, angled across Sangakkara, who gets a thick edge away through gully

26.5

McKay to Tharanga, 1 run, cut away behind point and the singles keep coming

26.6

McKay to Sangakkara, 1 run, shortish ball and it's cut through point for another run

If you haven't caught up with the scores from England's tour match in Perth, Marcus North was out for 19 off 73 balls. England feel they have his measure, that won't do anything to change their opinion.

End of over 27 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 128/2 (RR: 4.74)
KC Sangakkara    5* (12b)      CJ McKay    7-1-29-0
WU Tharanga    61* (78b 5x4)      SR Watson    2-0-4-1

27.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, driven to mid-on, can't find the gap

27.2

Watson to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely shot, Sangakkara's first really terrific stroke today, he plants the front foot down the pitch and drives through the line, in the air but safely wide of the bowler and that was four from the moment it left the bat

27.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, thickish edge away to point

27.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

27.5

Watson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, shouts of 'catch it' now, Sangakkara drives on the up and the man at short catching cover nearly gets a chance, but it's sailed just wide of him

27.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, driven away defensively to off

End of over 28 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 134/2 (RR: 4.78)
KC Sangakkara    11* (18b 1x4)      SR Watson    3-0-10-1
WU Tharanga    61* (78b 5x4)      CJ McKay    7-1-29-0

Hauritz comes back now. He's got a task to keep things tight against these two. Tharanga is on track for a hundred here, provided he doesn't lose his head.

28.1

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 wide, drifts down leg side and that's a wide, Tharanga doesn't connect with his sweep

28.1

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, oh, is that dropped? That's a pretty tough chance. It drifts in from around the wicket, a thick inside edge onto the pad lobs out to where slip would have been, Haddin dives at full stretch and gets his left hand on it, but it doesn't stick

28.2

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, defended back to the bowler

28.3

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, single pushed to mid-off

28.4

Hauritz to Sangakkara, 1 run, clipped away off the pads to deep square leg

28.5

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, Hauritz really tosses this up and gives it some air, it's driven down to long-on

28.6

Hauritz to Sangakkara, 1 run, soft hands from Sangakkara, who bunts towards cover and takes off for a quick single

End of over 29 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 139/2 (RR: 4.79)
KC Sangakkara    13* (20b 1x4)      NM Hauritz    7-0-37-1
WU Tharanga    63* (82b 5x4)      SR Watson    3-0-10-1

29.1

Watson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, terrific shot from Sangakkara, he's cut that hard and perfectly placed behind point, the two men at deep cover and third man converge and between them manage to cut off the boundary

29.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed away defensively

29.3

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara drives off the middle of the bat but straight to long off

29.4

Watson to Tharanga, no run, driven back to the bowler, who does the fielding

29.5

Watson to Tharanga, no run, cut away behind point

29.6

Watson to Tharanga, no run, good ball, pitched on off an seaming away just a touch, it's beaten the outside edge

End of over 30 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 142/2 (RR: 4.73)
WU Tharanga    63* (85b 5x4)      SR Watson    4-0-13-1
KC Sangakkara    16* (23b 1x4)      NM Hauritz    7-0-37-1

30.1

Hauritz to Sangakkara, no run, pushed away to cover defensively

30.2

Hauritz to Sangakkara, no run, Hauritz curves it in to the middle stump, Sangakkara drives back to the bowler

30.3

Hauritz to Sangakkara, 2 runs, a little too leg-sidey from Hauritz, Sangakkara dabs a sweep around the corner

30.4

Hauritz to Sangakkara, no run, ah, this one turns, Hauritz has been drifting them in without much spin, this one turns past the bat of Sangakkara, though he was well inside it

30.5

Hauritz to Sangakkara, no run, driven to cover

30.6

Hauritz to Sangakkara, no run, punched to cover again and can't beat the field

End of over 31 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 144/2 (RR: 4.64)
KC Sangakkara    18* (29b 1x4)      NM Hauritz    8-0-39-1
WU Tharanga    63* (85b 5x4)      SR Watson    4-0-13-1

31.1

Watson to Tharanga, 1 run, driven along the ground down towards long-off, the runs keep ticking over pretty easily for Sri Lanka

31.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, clipped away to midwicket

31.3

Watson to Sangakkara, FOUR, rank full toss and that gets what it deserves. Watson's sprayed it across the left-hander it's around waist height, Sangakkara flays at that and gets it away to deep point

31.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, cut to point, White does the fielding

31.5

Watson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, soft hands, it's clipped away through square leg and that's really good running, turned that tight two into a pretty comfortable two by running the first very hard

31.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off this time

End of over 32 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 151/2 (RR: 4.71)
KC Sangakkara    24* (34b 2x4)      SR Watson    5-0-20-1
WU Tharanga    64* (86b 5x4)      NM Hauritz    8-0-39-1

Mitch now. Enough said.

32.1

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, cut to point, can't get it past White

32.2

Johnson to Tharanga, 2 runs, short ball and outside off, cut away safely wide of third man

32.3

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, 140kph, angling in to Tharanga, who defends

32.4

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga is struck on the pads, would have drifted down leg

32.5

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 run, goes for the pull this time but doesn't time it, there's a real clunky sound as that one runs away through midwicket

32.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, fuller length and wide of off, it's driven through the gap at cover for an easy two

End of over 33 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 156/2 (RR: 4.72)
KC Sangakkara    26* (35b 2x4)      MG Johnson    5-0-30-0
WU Tharanga    67* (91b 5x4)      SR Watson    5-0-20-1

33.1

Watson to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga gets some width outside off and throws the bat, it sails safely over cover and bounces to the man in the deep

33.2

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, angled across Sangakkara, who pushes a drive through cover

33.3

Watson to Tharanga, 1 run, Watson is around the wicket now, and Tharanga drives against the angle, for a quick single to mid-off

33.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, a bit slower at 120kph, Sanga looks to drive through cover but clunks it down into the turf

33.5

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, walks down the pitch and pulls it wide of midwicket, gets another single to the man in the deep

33.6

Watson to Tharanga, 1 run, nudged away through cover

6.10pm Right, we could be set for a restart shortly. The players are out on the ground warming up. Stay tuned.

5.25pm It's only drizzling now. Word is that once this band of rain clears up, it should be reasonably clear for the rest of the evening. Stay tuned!

The optimistic Claire emails in: "While this game's being delayed by rain, I'd just like to point out that WA aren't actually going too bad in the tour match. Swann and Anderson wicketless so far against a side that struggles to get past 200 on a good day is making Australia's Ashes chances seem less hopeless."

5.15pm "Doesn't look good on the radar," Lachlan says. "This could set in for an hour."

I'm no weather forecaster, but it does look persistent for the time being. I'd be surprised if they don't get back on at some stage, though. If you feel like checking the radar yourself, it's here. The SCG is roughly in the vicinity of Randwick.

4.55pm Dan emails in: "Sri Lanka look good for 280 here. What has been the biggest chase down in an ODI at the SCG?" Well, Dan, here's the list. The highest is 270 by South Africa two seasons ago. Mind you, that won't be too relevant if the rain sets in. The big cover is on now, even though the rain isn't super heavy.

Michael notes: "It's a hard team to get into," says Doherty. It's starting to look harder to get out of it."

Here's Nath: "Despite our cricket team being in terrible form, at least the form of our groundstaff is fantastic. Expecting the boys back out on the ground 15 mins after the rain stops."

4.45pm And as we come back from drinks, we have the unfortunate news that the rain has started. The covers are coming on, although the rain doesn't look too heavy.

While the covers are on, Xavier Doherty is chatting to Michael Slater: "It's a tough game sometimes," he says of being dropped. "It's a hard team to get into."

And that's drinks. "The Lankans oozing youth and confidence," Jeff reckons. "Punter will have to play a great knock. Looks like the Aussies will have to chase 300+".

End of over 34 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 161/2 (RR: 4.73)
WU Tharanga    70* (94b 5x4)      SR Watson    6-0-25-1
KC Sangakkara    28* (38b 2x4)      MG Johnson    5-0-30-0

34.1

Hauritz to Tharanga, no run, defended on the leg side

34.2

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed to long off for a single

It's a 45 over game, five bowlers can bowl up to nine overs, and the batting Powerplay is only 3 overs.

34.3

Hauritz to Sangakkara, 2 runs, swept on one knee behind square

34.4

Hauritz to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara comes forward, makes room and lofts a flighted delivery to the extra-cover boundary

34.5

Hauritz to Sangakkara, 1 run, played watchfully off the front foot towards long off

34.6

Hauritz to Tharanga, 1 run, tossed up with a lot of air, Tharanga drives through the gap at cover

End of over 35 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 170/2 (RR: 4.85)
WU Tharanga    72* (97b 5x4)      NM Hauritz    9-0-48-1
KC Sangakkara    35* (41b 3x4)      SR Watson    6-0-25-1

Watson to resume, apparently there will be a dinner break as well. Even though 90 minutes were lost.

35.1

Watson to Tharanga, 1 run, There's width outside off stump and Tharanga drives fluently through cover

35.2

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara attempts a risky single and Tharanga would have been in trouble ad there been a direct hit

35.3

Watson to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga attempts a waft outside off and is beaten

35.4

Watson to Tharanga, 1 run, pushed on the off side for a single

35.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, the slower ball, on a good length outside off, Sangakkara tries to steer towards point and gets beaten

35.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara charges and flays his bat at a wide delivery outside off, he can't make contact

End of over 36 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 173/2 (RR: 4.80)
KC Sangakkara    36* (44b 3x4)      SR Watson    7-0-28-1
WU Tharanga    74* (100b 5x4)      NM Hauritz    9-0-48-1

Johnson replaces Hauritz, bowling from over the wicket.

36.1

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga waits for the ball to angle into him and then opens the face to steer to third man

36.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full and straight from Johnson, Sangakkara clips it off his toes through square leg. They want two, he hasn't timed it well and the fielder running to the ball has to cover a lot of ground.

36.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara slaps a short of a length ball over cover with a lovely flourish of the bat

36.4

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga tries to run the ball towards third man but can't connect

36.5

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 run, Johnson cramps Tharanga for room and the left-hander brings his bat down late to drop the ball on the off side

36.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 wide, Johnson slips down leg side, Sangakkara misses the flick

36.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sri Lanka are batting with urgency now, Sangakkara drives towards point and runs as he plays the shot

End of over 37 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 180/2 (RR: 4.86)
KC Sangakkara    40* (47b 3x4)      MG Johnson    6-0-37-0
WU Tharanga    76* (103b 5x4)      SR Watson    7-0-28-1

37.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, hilarious scenes! Sangakkara inside edged the attempted cut to Haddin on the bounce, Tharanga set off for the single, Sangakkara sent him back, both batsmen were at one end. Haddin lobbed the ball high and slowly to the bowler's end, it sailed over Watson's head at the stumps and was collected by Clarke behind the bowler. Tharanga was still yards and yards out. Clarke could have ambled to the stumps and taken off the bails. Instead he chose to throw, and Watson was standing right in front of his stumps. The ball hit Watson instead of the stumps and Tharanga gets an unbelievable let off

37.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, beaten outside the off side

37.3

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, played towards third man for a single

37.4

Watson to Tharanga, 1 run, steered to third man again for a single

37.5

Watson to Sangakkara, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump and Sangakkara slashes hard towards the third man boundary

37.6

Watson to Sangakkara, OUT, caught on the square third man boundary! Sangakkara reaches out and slashes once again, this time he's not controlled it well and slices it high towards McKay, who moves to his left to hold the catch

KC Sangakkara c McKay b Watson 45 (62m 52b 4x4 0x6) SR: 86.53

End of over 38 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 186/3 (RR: 4.89)
     SR Watson    8-0-34-2
WU Tharanga    77* (104b 5x4)      MG Johnson    6-0-37-0

38.1

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, edged wide of the fielder at slip for more runs

38.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, defended on the back foot

38.3

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews tries to drive down the ground but gets a thick outside edge towards point

38.4

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 run, Johnson targets the blockhole and Tharanga digs it out on the leg side for a single

38.5

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, driven on the up off the back foot through cover

38.6

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 run, scooped in the air but short of mid-off, where McKay mis-fields

End of over 39 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 192/3 (RR: 4.92)
WU Tharanga    79* (106b 5x4)      MG Johnson    7-0-43-0
AD Mathews    4* (4b)      SR Watson    8-0-34-2

Siddle's back into the attack now, and around the wicket

39.1

Siddle to Tharanga, FOUR, what a good shot, he's backed away a little to make the ball wider than it was, and cut hard in the air forward of point, beats the man at deep cover

39.2

Siddle to Tharanga, no run, fuller and angling in, Tharanga drives hard outside off and can't connect

39.3

Siddle to Tharanga, 1 run, on the hips, it's worked away through square leg

39.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length, Mathews on the back foot punches to cover

39.5

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, well wide of off, Mathews tries to drag it to leg and gets an under edge, takes off for a quick single

39.6

Siddle to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, on the hips again, it's tucked away through square leg, some confusion there as Mathews thinks about coming back for a second and Siddle is quickly on to the ball to prevent it

End of over 40 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 199/3 (RR: 4.97)
WU Tharanga    84* (110b 6x4)      PM Siddle    7-1-30-0
AD Mathews    5* (6b)      MG Johnson    7-0-43-0

Here is the batting Powerplay. It's been reduced to three overs, so expect some fireworks from Mathews and Tharanga. Clint McKay will bowl the first over of the Powerplay.

40.1

McKay to Tharanga, 1 run, wide of off and drags it to leg, as there is nobody on the on-side boundary, but doesn't time it and mid-on gets across to make the save

40.2

McKay to Mathews, no run, Mathews backs away, McKay follows him with a slower bouncer that does the job, not too high and forces Mathews to duck it

40.3

McKay to Mathews, FOUR, this time Mathews goes for the pull to the shorter ball and gets hold of it, bounces away to deep backward square leg for a boundary

40.4

McKay to Mathews, 2 runs, well played by Mathews, again backs off to give himself room and slaps a shortish ball back over McKay's head, mid-off runs around to cut off the boundary

40.5

McKay to Mathews, FOUR, bad ball, good shot, it was slow and short on leg, Mathews shaped for the pull and had time to adjust to the speed off the pitch, swivelled it over the man at short fine leg, well played

40.6

McKay to Mathews, 2 runs, McKay follows Mathews to leg, he's driven it back down the ground, collected at long-on and a wide throw allows the batsmen to get back for two

Great over for Sri Lanka. McKay seemed to be struggling with the dampness of the ball.

End of over 41 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 212/3 (RR: 5.17)
AD Mathews    17* (11b 2x4)      CJ McKay    8-1-42-0
WU Tharanga    85* (111b 6x4)      PM Siddle    7-1-30-0

Here's Siddle to bowl with the field up. There's a man at deep square leg and deep fine leg, and one at third man

41.1

Siddle to Tharanga, 1 run, Tharanga backs off and Siddle follows him, it's pulled to the man at deep square leg

8.05pm And it's confirmed now that we'll start in 5 minutes. Australia will chase 244 from 39 overs.

There'll be batting and bowling Powerplays of four overs each, four bowlers can bowl eight overs each and one bowler can bowl seven. Phew! Bring it on!

8pm Just as we were told that an 8.10pm start would be possible, with Australia's innings reduced to 38 overs, the rain has started again! Aarrgh!

And now it's stopped and the covers are coming off again. Gosh, this is frustrating. But things are looking optimistic - at last!

Hosford emails in: "Covers off? I'll take your word for it in commentary. You're certainly not gonna find out from Channel 9 until the last second possible. What happened to showing old classics in rain delays instead of 'regular programming'?"

I don't know about you, Hosford, but I remember Cheers being the staple that Channel 9 would show during rain delays. I liked the show so much it made the delays quite enjoyable.

7.50pm Well, it seems the covers are coming off. That's a good sign! We'll keep you posted.

7.45pm Various locals are giving us updates, some optimistic, some not so much.

"I've lived in Randwick for the last 20 years," says Bob Whittaker. "The rain might hang around for the next 10 minutes but after that we will be good to go. We will get a finish alright. Go the Aussies!"

Miren: "This match won't go ahead. It's pouring here at the SCG. I'm staying til it's official but it is as good as official. This is really annoying me."

7.30pm The covers remain on, the rain is still falling, but the word is it should ease up in half an hour or so. Give the groundstaff a bit of time to get the outfield dry, and we could still have a game on our hands. Don't leave us yet - we'll keep you posted as and when we can.

7.10pm JLL emails in: "I am sitting high in Chatswood with a 360 degree view just north of the city and this rain will clear from the south and west soon, clear skies coming in."

7pm We're told that Sri Lanka's innings is over, but we won't know targets and overs until the rain clears. We'll keep you posted.

6.50pm Oh dear, it's raining again. The covers are coming on. Just what this game didn't need. Hang tight, folks. We can only hope this is just a brief shower.

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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