Warne-Muralitharan Trophy - 1st Test

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 137 runs

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5.3

Welegedara to Cowan, OUT, Sri Lanka breakthrough! Cowan is gone looking to pull, he seemed to be a touch late playing that, hit high on the blade, and a top-edge as well, the ball swirls to mid-on, easy take there, fourth early dismissal for Cowan in the first innings in his five previous Tests

EJM Cowan c Eranga b Welegedara 4 (25m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.52

Australia 18/1   DA Warner 12* (18b)   UWMBCA Welegedara 2.3-0-12-1

26.2

Dilshan to Warner, OUT, a wicket from nowhere, a run-out just a minute before lunch, Warner gets forward and pushes the ball firmly towards short cover, he started out before realising that there wasn't time for a single, Hughes had already committed and was steaming down, Mathews had loads of time to lob the ball towards the non-striker's end, Warner has thrown it away

DA Warner run out 57 (119m 89b 8x4 0x6) SR: 64.04

Australia 97/2   PJ Hughes 27* (59b 3x4)   TM Dilshan 0.2-0-1-0

50.4

Welegedara to Watson, OUT, what a ripper at second slip, sensational catch from the captain Mahela Jaywardene, just what Sri Lanka need on a tough day, Watson was looking to drive that one, got a healthy edge, Jayawardene flung himself to his right, long way to go to reach the ball, but he plucks that at full stretch, absolutely brilliant from Mahela

SR Watson c DPMD Jayawardene b Welegedara 30 (102m 61b 3x4 0x6) SR: 49.18

Australia 183/3   PJ Hughes 79* (146b 8x4 1x6)   UWMBCA Welegedara 10.4-0-62-2

58.1

Welegedara to Hughes, OUT, no century for Hughes, Welegedara has him bowled, short of length ball outside off, that came back a touch, there was a gap between bat and pad, an inside-edge and that ball crashes into the stumps, hang on, is that a no-ball? no, it isn't, just gets a bit of boot behind the line, Welegedara gets his third of the day

PJ Hughes b Welegedara 86 (220m 166b 8x4 1x6) SR: 51.80

Australia 198/4   MJ Clarke 8* (25b)   UWMBCA Welegedara 14.1-1-70-3

92.1

Eranga to Clarke, OUT, big wicket here, the man in the middle of the purplest of patches has been dismissed early, Clarke nicks to first slip, short of length ball just outside off, seams away a touch, Clarke pokes at it as he moves forward, take the edge, Kumar Sangakkara snaffles it, just the start Sri Lanka wanted

MJ Clarke c Sangakkara b Eranga 74 (167m 145b 7x4 0x6) SR: 51.03

Australia 304/5   MEK Hussey 38* (85b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 17.1-3-56-1
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Dec 18, 2012

The Australian team crowds Mitchell Starc after he picked up the last wicket, Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 5th day, December 18, 2012

The Australian team crowds Mitchell Starc after he picked up the last wicket

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Dec 18, 2012

Michael Clarke congratulates Peter Siddle after the win, Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 5th day, December 18, 2012

Michael Clarke congratulates Peter Siddle after the win

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