Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Jan 3-6, 2013
Australia won by 5 wickets
3,4,5,6 January 2013 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Bird to Karunaratne, OUT, oh dear that was a soft dismissal! Karunaratne gets a top edge. It was short and the left-hander was eyeing that deep square leg boundary, played too early, fetched it from outside off and the ball swirled above the slips instead, Hussey jogged back a few yards and took the catch

FDM Karunaratne c Hussey b Bird 5 (33m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.73

Sri Lanka 26/1   TM Dilshan 15* (24b 3x4)   JM Bird 3.5-1-6-1

Bird to Dilshan, OUT, edged! Bird pitches this on a good length on the off stump and gets it to move away, Dilshan is tentative, fishes at it and there's a thick edge to Wade

TM Dilshan c †Wade b Bird 34 (100m 61b 5x4 0x6) SR: 55.73

Sri Lanka 72/2   DPMD Jayawardene 26* (46b 5x4)   JM Bird 6.4-3-11-2

Starc to Jayawardene, OUT, and the bowling change does the trick! Comes over the wicket, lands it outside off, Mahela goes forward and across to drive and gets a thick outside edge at waist height to Clarke at first slip, they check for the no-ball and Starc's heel was just behind the popping crease before he dragged it forward, legal delivery, Mahela has to walk

DPMD Jayawardene c Clarke b Starc 72 (154m 110b 12x4 1x6) SR: 65.45

Sri Lanka 134/3   HDRL Thirimanne 16* (59b 2x4)   MA Starc 8.1-0-28-1

Siddle to Samaraweera, OUT, trapped in front and Samaraweera was walking, as it so appeared! Siddle gets this one to nip back in off the pitch, Samaraweera was trapped on the back foot, hit plumb in front of middle and leg as he tried to turn it to the on side

TT Samaraweera lbw b Siddle 12 (39m 27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Sri Lanka 167/4   HDRL Thirimanne 36* (85b 5x4)   PM Siddle 10-2-34-1

Starc to Mathews, OUT, Hussey takes his second catch! Once again Starc doesn't take long to strike in a new spell, it was angled across the right-hander, Mathews was forward and across and the edge traveled to Hussey at second slip, in fact he took his eyes off the ball slightly before taking it

AD Mathews c Hussey b Starc 15 (60m 48b 3x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

Sri Lanka 222/5   HDRL Thirimanne 75* (130b 11x4 1x6)   MA Starc 13.2-0-54-2

Lyon to Thirimanne, OUT, soft dismissal, good catch and Thirimanne has to go for 91! Lyon tossed it up from round the wicket, outside off, Thirimanne couldn't resist going for the uppish driver over cover, he miscued it towards cover point, Warner ran to his right from cover and timed his dive well and took the catch

HDRL Thirimanne c Warner b Lyon 91 (219m 151b 13x4 1x6) SR: 60.26

Sri Lanka 250/6   LD Chandimal 12* (22b 3x4)   NM Lyon 15.3-1-56-1

Siddle to Prasad, OUT, another poor shot leads to a wicket! This was short on the off stump, Prasad tries to backhand that one over mid-on presumably, goes back at the crease and completely mistimes it, it travels low to mid-on where Starc takes a good low catch falling forward

KTGD Prasad c Starc b Siddle 2 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Sri Lanka 256/7   LD Chandimal 16* (25b 4x4)   PM Siddle 13.4-2-46-2

Starc to Chandimal, OUT, Yorker! Troubles the best of them, Starc's making it a habit striking early in a spell, this was angled in beautifully from the off stump, lands on the blockhole, Chandimal wasn't quick enough to get his bat down, crashes between middle and leg

LD Chandimal b Starc 24 (58m 44b 5x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

Sri Lanka 271/8   HMRKB Herath 5* (14b 1x4)   MA Starc 16.1-0-63-3

Bird to Herath, OUT, and that's the end of Herath, he has gone for a big heave and skied the ball to mid-off, Peter Siddle takes a comfortable catch. This could end quickly now for Sri Lanka

HMRKB Herath c Siddle b Bird 5 (30m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

Sri Lanka 273/9   RAS Lakmal 2* (7b)   JM Bird 16.4-8-36-3

Bird to Lakmal, OUT, there's the breakthrough at last, Bird finally draws an edge and this one is taken by Michael Hussey at second slip moving to his right. Bird finishes with four wickets and the late finish means Australia won't have to bat tonight

RAS Lakmal c Hussey b Bird 5 (35m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.73

Sri Lanka 294/10   N Pradeep 17* (20b 3x4)   JM Bird 19.4-10-41-4
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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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