Sri Lanka in Australia ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 8 wickets (with 170 balls remaining)

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

12.6

Starc to Silva, no run, some decent seam movement from Starc, who nibbles it back in to the right hander, who takes it in the midriff

Sri Lanka 47/3   MA Starc 1-0-2-0

14.1

Starc to Silva, no run, Starc pushes this across the right-hander, who leaves it alone

14.2

Starc to Silva, no run, on a good length on off stump, Silva defends

14.3

Starc to Silva, 1 run, on the pads, it's worked away through square leg

14.4

Starc to Mathews, 1 run, just outside off at 138kph, cramping the batsman a little, but he manages to nudge a single to mid-on

14.5

Starc to Silva, 1 run, good running, pushed to midwicket with soft hands and they turn the strike over with a quick single

14.6

Starc to Mathews, 2 runs, swinging in towards leg stump, Mathews clips through square leg for a couple

Sri Lanka 55/4   MA Starc 2-0-7-0

16.1

Starc to Mathews, 1 run, good inswing from Starc, attacking the stumps and Mathews works it through square leg

16.2

Starc to Silva, no run, no shot offered outside off

16.3

Starc to Silva, 1 wide, wrong line, down leg and swinging further down, it's a wide

16.3

Starc to Silva, no run, oh, half a shout from Starc as Silva shoulders arms to a ball that angles across and then straightens, would have just missed off but it's a dangerous ploy to leave that

16.4

Starc to Silva, 2 runs, fullish outside off and that's a good square drive, Smith in the deep collects that

16.5

Starc to Silva, no run, shortish and it's left alone

16.6

Starc to Silva, 3 runs, confident and full-blooded cover drive this time, Silva throws everything at that and picks up three as the sweeper Steven Smith collects

Sri Lanka 65/4   MA Starc 3-0-14-0

21.1

Starc to Mathews, no run, angled across Mathews, who drives to cover

21.2

Starc to Mathews, no run, straighter line now, pushed back defensively to Starc

21.3

Starc to Mathews, 1 wide, sprayed a little too wide of off, and it's called as an extra

21.3

Starc to Mathews, 1 wide, similar ball, this one is also called a wide though I must say that was a bit harsh - it went past the batsman just inside the lines that are meant to guide the umpires

21.3

Starc to Mathews, no run, beaten outside off, good, straighter delivery

21.4

Starc to Mathews, OUT, got him! Starc is ecstatic as he collects his first ODI wicket! Angled across Mathews, who was on the move and trying to drive through off, a thick inside edge rockets back onto the leg stump

AD Mathews b Starc 9 (35m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

21.5

Starc to Mendis, no run, outside off stump, left alone

21.6

Starc to Mendis, no run, on the stumps, Mendis works it to square leg and can't find a gap

Sri Lanka 81/5   MA Starc 4-0-16-1

23.1

Starc to Mendis, 1 run, down leg side and Mendis tickles it away to deep backward square

23.2

Starc to Silva, no run, left alone outside off

23.3

Starc to Silva, no run, banged in short of a length, Silva can't get that away and takes it on the midriff

23.4

Starc to Silva, no run, good line at 140kph, not giving Silva any room outside off, he defends it straight down at his feet

23.5

Starc to Silva, no run, fuller and straighter, trying to sneak one through, Silva gets the bat down to defend

23.6

Starc to Silva, 1 run, cut down to third man but it wasn't wide enough for Silva to get it off the middle of the bat

Sri Lanka 85/5   MA Starc 5-0-18-1

25.1

Starc to Mendis, no run, full, yorker length ball wide of off at 141kph, Mendis drives to cover

25.2

Starc to Mendis, 1 run, cut hard in the air and one bounce to Watson at third man, Mendis wasn't exactly in control of that

25.3

Starc to Silva, no run, ah yes, good bounce from Starc, who beats the bat outside off with a ball that's still on the rise as it gets to Haddin

25.4

Starc to Silva, 1 run, cut forward of point, there's a man in the deep to keep that to one

25.5

Starc to Mendis, OUT, gone! Starc gets his second with another ball that bounces sharply off a good length, Mendis has just tried to defend that ball and a thick edge is taken at chest height by Haddin, very good bowling from Starc

BMAJ Mendis c †Haddin b Starc 5 (18m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

25.6

Starc to Randiv, no run, straight ball, it's defended safely

Sri Lanka 92/6   MA Starc 6-0-20-2

27.1

Starc to Silva, no run, yorker outside off, it's jammed out towards point

27.2

Starc to Silva, no run, bouncer, Silva ducks underneath it

27.3

Starc to Silva, no run, good sharp bounce again from Starc, Silva sways out of the way

27.4

Starc to Silva, OUT, Starc has three! And two of them from batsmen playing on! Silva has tried to drive through off, almost down on one knee as he plays it, he hasn't judged the angle quite right and a thick inside edge crashes into the stumps

LPC Silva b Starc 33 (105m 72b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.83

27.5

Starc to Perera, no run, good sharp bounce again, that's what has had the Sri Lankans worried about Starc this innings, Perera defends warily

27.6

Starc to Perera, 1 run, shouts of catch it! But they can't - it was a good bouncer, well-directed and in trying to get out of the way Perera has skewed it in the air off the bat towards gully, second slip and backward point converge and it lands between them

Sri Lanka 96/7   MA Starc 7-0-21-3

29.1

Starc to Randiv, 1 run, angled across Randiv, who drives to cover

29.2

Starc to Malinga, no run, Malinga! He's not going to defend too much - backs away and slaps it back to the bowler, trying for a boundary - from his first ball!

29.3

Starc to Malinga, 1 wide, again he tries for a big shot, but this one is too short for Malinga to reach, and it's called a wide

29.3

Starc to Malinga, no run, Malinga backs off again and Starc does well to push it across outside off, wide enough that Malinga couldn't reach it, but only because he'd backed off, so it wasn't called a wide

29.4

Starc to Malinga, no run, again Malinga gives himself room, drives this one to cover

29.5

Starc to Malinga, 2 runs, pulled away through midwicket, it's chased down inside the boundary

29.6

Starc to Malinga, no run, Malinga throws everything at that, trying to slog it over midwicket, he can't connect

Sri Lanka 108/8   MA Starc 8-0-25-3

31.1

Starc to Fernando, no run, beaten outside off

31.2

Starc to Fernando, 1 wide, shortish and wide of off, Fernando chases it but can't connect

31.2

Starc to Fernando, no run, beaten outside off again, sails over off stump

31.3

Starc to Fernando, 1 run, tip and run from Fernando, who pushes to cover and Smith hares across from point to throw down the stumps at the non-striker's end, but Fernando was well and truly home

31.4

Starc to Malinga, no run, Malinga swings wildly and can't connect

31.5

Starc to Malinga, no run, slower one now, Malinga swings and misses

31.6

Starc to Malinga, OUT, It's all over for Sri Lanka, Starc finishes with four as Malinga pulls over midwicket but gets it high off the bat, Ferguson at deep midwicket gets underneath that and has no trouble taking the catch

SL Malinga c Ferguson b Starc 2 (15m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

Sri Lanka 115/10   MA Starc 9-0-27-4
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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