Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2007/08 / Wicket commentary

Warne-Muralitharan Trophy - 1st Test

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by an innings and 40 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

22.2

Vaas to Hayden, OUT, first blood! Hayden walks down the track, looking to go over mid-off, but he's early into the shot and splices a leading-edge up over extra cover, and Murali, running backwards and to his right from mid-off, keeps his eyes on it takes a great catch away from his body out near wide long-off! Really, a good catch to dismiss what seemed a well-set Hayden

ML Hayden c Muralitharan b Vaas 43 (97m 63b 5x4 0x6) SR: 68.25

Australia 69/1   PA Jaques 22* (71b 4x4)   WPUJC Vaas 6.2-2-21-1

51.5

Muralitharan to Ponting, OUT, awesome piece of bowling, terrific stumping! The change of angle works immediately for Murali, as he tosses up a jaffa that and goes on past Ponting, beating him in the flight as he lunges forward, and Prasanna Jayawardene whips off the bails in a flash as Ponting fails to drag his back leg in!

RT Ponting st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 56 (128m 85b 7x4 0x6) SR: 65.88

Australia 183/2   PA Jaques 80* (163b 10x4)   M Muralitharan 10.5-0-38-1

65.5

Muralitharan to Jaques, OUT, gone! Murali drags Jaques out of his crease with a well-disguised slower one, well wide of off stump, deceiving him in the flight and the momentary lapse of concentration bring Sri Lanka back late in the day!

PA Jaques st †HAPW Jayawardene b Muralitharan 100 (283m 203b 14x4 0x6) SR: 49.26

Australia 216/3   MEK Hussey 13* (44b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 17.5-2-55-2

135.1

Fernando to Hussey, OUT, gone! Hussey leans forward and drives a full delivery outside off uppishly into the covers and Atapattu, at short cover, cups his hands in front of his face and takes a hard, flat catch! Fernando finally gets a wicket and a solid partnership is snapped, but well played by Hussey

MEK Hussey c Atapattu b Fernando 133 (354m 249b 13x4 2x6) SR: 53.41

Australia 461/4   MJ Clarke 115* (214b 10x4 1x6)   CRD Fernando 31.1-2-121-1
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Nov 12, 2007

AFP published a note informing its clients of its suspension of coverage for the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka, November 12, 2007

AFP published a note informing its clients of its suspension of coverage for the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka

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Nov 8, 2007

News Ltd journalists try to get a peek at the action after being locked out of the Gabba due to a dispute with Cricket Australia, Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day, November 8, 2007

News Ltd journalists try to get a peek at the action after being locked out of the Gabba due to a dispute with Cricket Australia

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