Sri Lanka in Australia ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 8 wickets (with 170 balls remaining)

0.1

McKay to Tharanga, 1 wide, well wide of off stump, he's started with a real loosener

0.1

McKay to Tharanga, no run, dropped! Oh, a chance straight away, though a tough one for Smith at point. It was shortish and wide of off, bounced a bit more than Tharanga expected and he cut uppishly, Smith hurled himself high to his left and just got his fingertips to it. Very tough chance.

0.2

McKay to Tharanga, no run, left alone outside off

0.3

McKay to Tharanga, no run, pushed to cover, can't beat the field

0.4

McKay to Tharanga, no run, beaten outside off, that's a good ball from McKay, nips away off the seam

0.5

McKay to Tharanga, no run, pushed away defensively towards point

0.6

McKay to Tharanga, 1 run, another good ball, angling across the left-hander from a leg-stump line, he's got it away off a thick edge and pad down to fine leg

Sri Lanka 2/0   WU Tharanga 1* (6b)

1.1

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, there's an appeal first up for Johnson, though he didn't seem entirely convinced. It was a good ball - right on off stump and hits Tharanga on the flap of the back pad, not a bad shout actually.

1.2

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, right on line, Tharanga defends

1.3

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 run, on the hips at 144kph, it's worked away through square leg

1.6

Johnson to Tharanga, 4 leg byes, down leg side, worst ball of a good over, Tharanga gets it fine enough to beat Doherty at fine leg

Sri Lanka 8/0   WU Tharanga 2* (10b)

3.1

Johnson to Tharanga, FOUR, cut hard and in the air but Tharanga gets it just over cover-point, and right off the meat of the bat. Clarke hurled his hand up in the air but wasn't quite tall enough

3.2

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, beaten outside off, good line, good length, good comeback

3.3

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

3.4

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, 146kph from Johnson just outside off, Tharanga pushes to cover

3.5

Johnson to Tharanga, 2 runs, confidence from Tharanga, he gets a short one wide of off and cuts uppishly, not trying to keep it down, but he's placed it safely wide of third man, who runs around to his left to cut off the boundary

3.6

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, cut to point, Smith does the fielding

Sri Lanka 14/2   WU Tharanga 8* (16b 1x4)

5.1

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, oh my goodness! This one has somehow missed the outside edge and the off stump, quick and well-directed

5.2

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, pushed away to cover, 147kph from Johnson, who's looking better in this short spell than he has for a little while

5.3

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, on the back foot, Tharanga punches to cover

5.4

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, oh, missed run-out! Tharanga pushed to mid-off and took off for a single, Silva wasn't interested and the fielder, Starc, threw at the striker's end but couldn't find the stumps, allowing Tharanga to get back. Phew, close call. Haddin hadn't got to the stumps yet to make the take.

5.5

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, on the pads, can't get it away

5.6

Johnson to Tharanga, 1 run, on the back foot, Tharanga gets a thickish edge that runs away safely to third man

Sri Lanka 20/3   WU Tharanga 9* (22b 1x4)

6.1

McKay to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga gets some width and chases it, flays a cover-drive in the air wide of the fielder, that runs away to the boundary

6.2

McKay to Tharanga, 2 runs, straighter ball and fuller, Tharanga has another hefty swing and this one flies off a thickish edge high towards third man, but it's too square for the fielder

6.3

McKay to Tharanga, no run, nice comeback, McKay pitches on middle stump and seams it away, it was a good length and beat the bat

6.4

McKay to Tharanga, 1 leg bye, on the pads, Tharanga gets it away to third man

Sri Lanka 27/3   WU Tharanga 15* (26b 2x4)

7.1

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, angled in to off stump, Tharanga defends

7.2

Johnson to Tharanga, 3 runs, good shot, Tharanga steps across to an inswinger just outside off and drives wide of cover, well placed

7.4

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, pushed towards mid-on, can't find the gap

7.5

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, short outside off, Tharanga doesn't play

7.6

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

Sri Lanka 31/3   WU Tharanga 18* (31b 2x4)

9.1

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, aggressive pull there from Tharanga, but he doesn't time it and the ball finds midwicket

9.2

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, good ball, even though it was only 134kph, the bounce surprised Tharanga, who dropped his bottom hand off the bat as he defended that one

9.3

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, short outside off, Tharanga slashes hard at a cut but straight to the man at point - the batsman will be disappointed not to have found the gap there

9.4

Johnson to Tharanga, FOUR, this time Tharanga's cut does find the gap! Well played to a bad ball, short and wide of off, he didn't try to keep it down but placed it safely behind point and too square for third man

9.5

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, punched to cover, can't find the gap

9.6

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, better line from Johnson, on off stump and it's defended

Sri Lanka 39/3   WU Tharanga 22* (37b 3x4)

10.2

McKay to Tharanga, 2 runs, again that's sharp running, worked off the hips behind square and they run hard to get two

10.3

McKay to Tharanga, no run, on off stump, defended back down the pitch

10.4

McKay to Tharanga, no run, beaten outside off, good ball of a better length and angling away, Tharanga tried to cover-drive

10.5

McKay to Tharanga, no run, ooh, chipped in the air to mid-on but just short of the fielder, that one held up a little off the pitch, landed only a metre or two in front of Callum Ferguson

10.6

McKay to Tharanga, 1 run, worked away to third man for a single

Sri Lanka 43/3   WU Tharanga 25* (42b 3x4)

11.1

Watson to Tharanga, no run, on target at 127kph, swinging in just a fraction, Tharanga defends

11.2

Watson to Tharanga, 2 wides, inswing once more but misdirected down leg, Haddin dives across and just gets a glove on that to nudge it down. Marais Erasmus has called that a wide, but I thought there was a noise on that and the ball had brushed the pad

Sri Lanka 45/3   WU Tharanga 25* (43b 3x4)

12.1

Starc to Tharanga, no run, good ball moving away just a fraction, Tharanga defends

12.2

Starc to Tharanga, no run, good line again, outside off at 138kph, Tharanga leaves it alone

12.3

Starc to Tharanga, no run, edged and just short! Starc has started well here - got a thick edge out of Tharanga and the ball bounces quite a way short of Watson at first slip

12.4

Starc to Tharanga, 1 wide, short and wide of off, Tharanga chases it and can't connect, but that's called a wide

12.4

Starc to Tharanga, no run, ah, beaten outside off at 141kph with good sharp bounce, Tharanga couldn't get bat on ball

12.5

Starc to Tharanga, 1 run, another very wide ball, this one Tharanga does connect with and slashes on the up to third man, it bounces safely short of Xavier Doherty

Sri Lanka 47/3   WU Tharanga 26* (48b 3x4)

13.1

Watson to Tharanga, no run, inswinger on the off stump, Tharanga drives to mid-off

13.2

Watson to Tharanga, no run, cut into the turf and it's collected by slip

13.3

Watson to Tharanga, 1 wide, bouncer but misdirected a little down leg, that's called a wide

13.3

Watson to Tharanga, 2 runs, driven in the air and mistimed, but that's landed safely between midwicket and mid-on

13.4

Watson to Tharanga, no run, Watson is getting good inswing to the left-hander, Tharanga drives this to mid-on

13.5

Watson to Tharanga, OUT, Watson makes the breakthrough! He's swung it in to Tharanga, who pushed forward without much intent, the ball struck him in line and Erasmus says that's out. Pitched in line, straightened well and the only question was height, but it looked good at first glance.

WU Tharanga lbw b Watson 28 (64m 53b 3x4 0x6) SR: 52.83

Sri Lanka 50/4   WU Tharanga 28 (53b 3x4)
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 7, 2010

Sri Lanka celebrate their series win, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Brisbane, November 7, 2010

Sri Lanka celebrate their series win

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Nov 7, 2010

Dilhara Fernando runs in to bowl, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Brisbane, November 7, 2010

Dilhara Fernando runs in to bowl

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