Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26-28, 2012
Australia won by an innings and 201 runs
26,27,28 December 2012 (5-day match)
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Bird to Karunaratne, OUT, Bird opens his account in Test cricket! This time he moved the ball away from the left-hander from over the wicket, Karunaratne was forward to drive, pushed at it, outside edge taken by Wade moving to his left

FDM Karunaratne c †Wade b Bird 5 (17m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

Sri Lanka 13/1   TM Dilshan 7* (8b 1x4)   JM Bird 1.4-0-2-1

Johnson to Dilshan, OUT, played on! Dilshan goes for the booming straight drive, Johnson fired this just outside the off stump and got it to move back in, as a result the batsman was cramped for room as he went for the drive, inside edge onto the off stump

TM Dilshan b Johnson 11 (31m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 55.00

Sri Lanka 19/2   KC Sangakkara 0* (5b)   MG Johnson 3.3-1-10-1

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, thin edge! And all three seamers have struck this morning. Sri Lanka reeling here, Siddle pitched it on a good length and got it to move away slightly, Mahela was forward and across and got a thin edge to Wade

DPMD Jayawardene c †Wade b Siddle 3 (32m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.53

Sri Lanka 37/3   KC Sangakkara 12* (17b 2x4)   PM Siddle 1.3-0-3-1

Bird to Samaraweera, OUT, top edge straight after lunch! That was a gift for the Australians. It was short and Samaraweera fetched that from outside off and tried to pull in front of square, swung and got a top edge, his right hand came off the handle showing that he had no control of the shot, Warner takes it at short midwicket, easy catch

TT Samaraweera c Warner b Bird 10 (59m 38b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.31

Sri Lanka 79/4   KC Sangakkara 43* (58b 7x4)   JM Bird 8.3-2-16-2

Siddle to Mathews, OUT, that's a ripper! Mr Cricket take a bow! Siddle fires that wide outside off and Mathews couldn't resist trying to thrash the past cover, thick outside edge flies towards second slip and Hussey initially cups his hands behind it but ends up plucking it one-handed, he took a second or two to gather himself, the ball stuck. They check for the no ball and Siddle was just about safe

AD Mathews c Hussey b Siddle 15 (25m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 115.38

Sri Lanka 99/5   KC Sangakkara 46* (77b 7x4)   PM Siddle 6.4-1-25-2

Johnson to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, straight after drinks Prasanna gets a brute of a delivery from Mitch! The batsman didn't know where that took off from, it was short and Prasanna tried to fend it off with soft hands but the ball lobbed off the shoulder of the bat towards third slip

HAPW Jayawardene c Hughes b Johnson 24 (37m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Sri Lanka 134/6   KC Sangakkara 56* (93b 8x4)   MG Johnson 11.1-2-53-2

Johnson to Prasad, OUT, and Johnson's on a hat-trick! What does a tailender do with such a ball? Short, on the body and he has no time to move away from it, the ball clips his glove and lobs to the keeper, the Australians weren't so sure but the umpire was watching carefully

KTGD Prasad c †Wade b Johnson 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 134/7   KC Sangakkara 56* (93b 8x4)   MG Johnson 11.2-2-53-3

Johnson to Sangakkara, OUT, top class catch by Wade! That's Johnson's 200th Test wicket! Johnson bowls it back of a length on the body and Sanga gets a top edge on the pull, the ball sails over the wicketkeeper and Wade himself does the honours, sprints around 35-40 meters towards the boundary and times his jump well. Keeps his eyes on the ball all the time. Phew!

KC Sangakkara c †Wade b Johnson 58 (195m 98b 8x4 0x6) SR: 59.18

Sri Lanka 147/8   HMRKB Herath 9* (10b 1x4)   MG Johnson 12.3-2-56-4

Lyon to Herath, OUT, yet another poor shot! We've seen a few today, Herath goes for the slog off a well flighted delivery on the off stump, gets a top edge and easy catch to short fine leg

HMRKB Herath c Cowan b Lyon 14 (25m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

Sri Lanka 156/9   RMS Eranga 4* (8b 1x4)   NM Lyon 5.2-0-23-1

Lyon to Welegedara, OUT, all too easy! Tossed up and Welegedara tries to clear the infield, mid-on was pushed back a bit and the ball went straight to Hussey

UWMBCA Welegedara c Hussey b Lyon 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 156/10   RMS Eranga 4* (8b 1x4)   NM Lyon 5.4-0-23-2
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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