Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart, Nov 16-20, 2007
Australia won by 96 runs
16,17,18,19,20 November 2007 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PA Jaques c Fernando b Jayasuriya 150 329 237 18 0 63.29
78.5 Holes out, a magnificent innings comes to an end, down the track and lobs it over the bowler's head, can't get the timing, though, and he finds Dilhara Fernando prowling at long-off, completing a simple catch. Jaques was caught between belting the ball and chipping it, ending up lobbing it to the fielder instead. Fine innings, though. Set the tone on the first morning. Put Australia in the box seat 285/3
View dismissal ML Hayden c †HAPW Jayawardene b Fernando 17 86 56 0 0 30.35
19.1 And there it is. Fernando strikes. Hayden's charmed innings ends. Finally Sri Lanka get there reward. Short of a length ball, wide of off stump, Hayden goes for the fierce cut but only manages an under-edge. Loud sound there and Prasanna Jayawardene makes no mistake behind the stumps. Rudi Koertzen doesn't give it straight away, Hayden stands his ground but finally the dreaded finger goes up. There was no doubt about that one. One down. 48/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralitharan 31 94 66 2 0 46.96
40.5 It's the master who prevails! Murali strikes. Fantastic bit of bowling against a batsman using his feet so well. Sucker punch from Murali, the doosra pitched perfectly on off and spinning away, Ponting takes a stride forward and pushes, gets the edge and Mahela Jayawardene gobbles up the catch at first slip. Ponting was looking on top but it's Murali who prevails. A great batsman done in by a great bowler. Six to go for the record. This may be a special Test. 133/2
View dismissal MEK Hussey lbw b Fernando 132 282 220 18 1 60.00
110.2 Now where did that come from! 135kph, superb inswinging yorker from Fernando and it crashes into Hussey's front toe. He tries to dig it out but can't make allowance for the swing. Big appeal and the umpire's finger goes up straight away. Fernando has had a mixed day but this was a top-notch delivery. That was hitting the base of middle stump. Hussey departs to a standing ovation. 410/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga 71 174 123 8 0 57.72
118.2 strangled down leg side! It was short in length, moving down the leg side, Clarke tries to glance it but gets a glove to it and the 'keeper dives acrobatically to his left to take a fab catch. 447/5
A Symonds not out 50 133 71 4 1 70.42
AC Gilchrist not out 67 90 77 7 3 87.01
Extras (b 5, lb 1, w 1, nb 17) 24
  Total (5 wickets dec; 139 overs; 593 mins) 542 (3.89 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 35 6 156 1 4.45 145 18 1 (8nb)
118.2 to Clarke, strangled down leg side! It was short in length, moving down the leg side, Clarke tries to glance it but gets a glove to it and the 'keeper dives acrobatically to his left to take a fab catch. 447/5
  MF Maharoof 23 4 82 0 3.56 108 9 0 (8nb)
View wickets CRD Fernando 26 4 134 2 5.15 101 21 0 (1w)
19.1 to Hayden, And there it is. Fernando strikes. Hayden's charmed innings ends. Finally Sri Lanka get there reward. Short of a length ball, wide of off stump, Hayden goes for the fierce cut but only manages an under-edge. Loud sound there and Prasanna Jayawardene makes no mistake behind the stumps. Rudi Koertzen doesn't give it straight away, Hayden stands his ground but finally the dreaded finger goes up. There was no doubt about that one. One down. 48/1
110.2 to Hussey, Now where did that come from! 135kph, superb inswinging yorker from Fernando and it crashes into Hussey's front toe. He tries to dig it out but can't make allowance for the swing. Big appeal and the umpire's finger goes up straight away. Fernando has had a mixed day but this was a top-notch delivery. That was hitting the base of middle stump. Hussey departs to a standing ovation. 410/4
View wicket M Muralitharan 46 4 140 1 3.04 190 8 4
40.5 to Ponting, It's the master who prevails! Murali strikes. Fantastic bit of bowling against a batsman using his feet so well. Sucker punch from Murali, the doosra pitched perfectly on off and spinning away, Ponting takes a stride forward and pushes, gets the edge and Mahela Jayawardene gobbles up the catch at first slip. Ponting was looking on top but it's Murali who prevails. A great batsman done in by a great bowler. Six to go for the record. This may be a special Test. 133/2
View wicket ST Jayasuriya 9 1 24 1 2.66 35 1 0
78.5 to Jaques, Holes out, a magnificent innings comes to an end, down the track and lobs it over the bowler's head, can't get the timing, though, and he finds Dilhara Fernando prowling at long-off, completing a simple catch. Jaques was caught between belting the ball and chipping it, ending up lobbing it to the fielder instead. Fine innings, though. Set the tone on the first morning. Put Australia in the box seat 285/3
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MS Atapattu c Clarke b Lee 25 102 74 3 0 33.78
21.4 What a catch! Pup pulls off a juggling act, Lee strikes again, full and swinging, that's close to the 150kph mark and Atapattu can't resist driving, it's a thick edge that's screaming towards gully, Clarke tries to take it on the right but juggles it a bit before finally taking it on the dive, that ball was travelling, super catch 54/2
View dismissal MG Vandort b Lee 14 74 45 1 0 31.11
17.1 Cleaned him up! What a brute of a yorker from Lee, 149kph, full and swinging into leg stump, Vandort is too late on it, strikes him on the pad and deflects on to the base of middle stump, the woodwork is damaged and middle stump is out of the ground, the flood-gates are opened, Lee lets out one of those cherubic smiles, first blood 41/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Hussey b Johnson 57 120 76 9 0 75.00
41.3 got 'em, poor shot that time, short of a length and outside off, cracked it airily through to point where Hussey is prowling eagerly, straight to him and it's taken easy, poor shot-selection then, he did all the hard work and has given it away, good innings, though 127/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c Clarke b Lee 104 271 194 13 0 53.60
81.2 that's spooned straight to Clarke at deep square leg, good-length ball, Mahela picks it off but it's straight to Clarke, who doesn't have to move at deep square leg. Fine innings by Mahela, one that will be remembered in Hobart for a few years to come 246/10
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya b MacGill 3 18 15 0 0 20.00
46.2 Oh what a moment, straight ball, quicker this time and would you believe it, Jayasuriya tries to sweep it, not the ball you'd want to sweep given that it's full and quick, he misses and that takes off stump, MacGill strikes! 134/4
View dismissal LPC Silva c †Gilchrist b MacGill 4 31 17 0 0 23.52
52.5 that's the sucker punch from MacGill, legbreak starting from middle and off and spinning away, slightly short, Silva rocks back to cut but can only get a top edge, Gilchrist completes a sharp chance and the umpire has no hesitation, that was a loud noise, Silva was probably trrying to be too aggressive, another one for MacGill 152/5
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene c †Gilchrist b Clark 0 14 5 0 0 0.00
55.4 what a beauty! outstanding seam bowling, Glenn McGrath must be smiling, probing outside off, just a bit of seam movement, enough to take the edge and that sails through to the keeper, he deserved that wicket Clark, magnificent piece of bowling all morning, Sri Lanka sink deeper and deeper 163/6
View dismissal MF Maharoof run out (sub [RJG Lockyear]/†Gilchrist) 19 43 35 1 0 54.28
66.3 from MacGill, Now that's as reckless as it gets. Smashed down the ground, MacGill gets a hand to it as it deflects onto the stumps, Mahela is back in the crease, but that's where the confusion starts, they think of a single, Mahela looks at the runner, the runner (Prasanna) takes off, Lockyear (the substitute) picks up at mid-on and fires it into the keeper, the runner is out of the crease and Gilchrist does the rest, Maharoof is livid, he walks back to the pavilion in a rage 196/7
View dismissal CRD Fernando c †Gilchrist b Lee 2 14 8 0 0 25.00
69.5 and that's gone, full and wide and Fernando actually chases it, it was a yorker-length ball though it was wide and Fernando followed it, the ball deflected off the bat, the bat struck the ground and Gilchrist took a fine catch diving to his right. Gilchrist isn't sure, Lee lets out a faint appeal and umpire Rudi Koertzen lifts the dreaded finger,spot on decision too. Fernando gone before tea 207/8
View dismissal SL Malinga b Clark 1 48 24 0 0 4.16
80.1 And he does the job straight away, good-length ball that's on middle, moves away just a shade and knocks back middle and off stump, Malinga had no clue, some top-order batsmen might have struggled with that one 243/9
M Muralitharan not out 1 3 4 0 0 25.00
Extras (lb 7, nb 9) 16
  Total (all out; 81.2 overs; 363 mins) 246 (3.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 23.2 4 82 4 3.51 111 9 0 (8nb)
17.1 to Vandort, Cleaned him up! What a brute of a yorker from Lee, 149kph, full and swinging into leg stump, Vandort is too late on it, strikes him on the pad and deflects on to the base of middle stump, the woodwork is damaged and middle stump is out of the ground, the flood-gates are opened, Lee lets out one of those cherubic smiles, first blood 41/1
21.4 to Atapattu, What a catch! Pup pulls off a juggling act, Lee strikes again, full and swinging, that's close to the 150kph mark and Atapattu can't resist driving, it's a thick edge that's screaming towards gully, Clarke tries to take it on the right but juggles it a bit before finally taking it on the dive, that ball was travelling, super catch 54/2
69.5 to Fernando, and that's gone, full and wide and Fernando actually chases it, it was a yorker-length ball though it was wide and Fernando followed it, the ball deflected off the bat, the bat struck the ground and Gilchrist took a fine catch diving to his right. Gilchrist isn't sure, Lee lets out a faint appeal and umpire Rudi Koertzen lifts the dreaded finger,spot on decision too. Fernando gone before tea 207/8
81.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, that's spooned straight to Clarke at deep square leg, good-length ball, Mahela picks it off but it's straight to Clarke, who doesn't have to move at deep square leg. Fine innings by Mahela, one that will be remembered in Hobart for a few years to come 246/10
View wicket MG Johnson 17 3 44 1 2.58 80 5 0
41.3 to Sangakkara, got 'em, poor shot that time, short of a length and outside off, cracked it airily through to point where Hussey is prowling eagerly, straight to him and it's taken easy, poor shot-selection then, he did all the hard work and has given it away, good innings, though 127/3
View wickets SR Clark 16 6 32 2 2.00 77 2 0 (1nb)
55.4 to HAPW Jayawardene, what a beauty! outstanding seam bowling, Glenn McGrath must be smiling, probing outside off, just a bit of seam movement, enough to take the edge and that sails through to the keeper, he deserved that wicket Clark, magnificent piece of bowling all morning, Sri Lanka sink deeper and deeper 163/6
80.1 to Malinga, And he does the job straight away, good-length ball that's on middle, moves away just a shade and knocks back middle and off stump, Malinga had no clue, some top-order batsmen might have struggled with that one 243/9
View wickets SCG MacGill 25 5 81 2 3.24 109 11 0
46.2 to Jayasuriya, Oh what a moment, straight ball, quicker this time and would you believe it, Jayasuriya tries to sweep it, not the ball you'd want to sweep given that it's full and quick, he misses and that takes off stump, MacGill strikes! 134/4
52.5 to Silva, that's the sucker punch from MacGill, legbreak starting from middle and off and spinning away, slightly short, Silva rocks back to cut but can only get a top edge, Gilchrist completes a sharp chance and the umpire has no hesitation, that was a loud noise, Silva was probably trrying to be too aggressive, another one for MacGill 152/5
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PA Jaques c Vandort b Malinga 68 140 95 6 0 71.57
29.3 he's holed out, gives himself room, it's a short one and Jaques lifts it towards the backward point region, Vandort comes across and pulls off a well-judged catch, he kept his eyes on it right through, Jaques falls, no century this time 154/2
View dismissal ML Hayden lbw b Muralitharan 33 70 48 4 0 68.75
14.6 And he strikes! Five to go now, Hayden moves across the crease there, that's the topspinner and he misses it by a distance, the ball is pitched on leg and was going on to hit middle and off, big appeal and Koertzen lifts the dreader finger, now then, are we in for something special in this innings? 83/1
RT Ponting* not out 53 137 102 2 1 51.96
MEK Hussey not out 34 67 48 1 1 70.83
Extras (b 2, lb 1, nb 19) 22
  Total (2 wickets dec; 46 overs; 204 mins) 210 (4.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 12 0 61 1 5.08 47 4 0 (11nb)
29.3 to Jaques, he's holed out, gives himself room, it's a short one and Jaques lifts it towards the backward point region, Vandort comes across and pulls off a well-judged catch, he kept his eyes on it right through, Jaques falls, no century this time 154/2
  CRD Fernando 12 1 50 0 4.16 45 3 0 (6nb)
View wicket M Muralitharan 20 1 90 1 4.50 67 6 2
14.6 to Hayden, And he strikes! Five to go now, Hayden moves across the crease there, that's the topspinner and he misses it by a distance, the ball is pitched on leg and was going on to hit middle and off, big appeal and Koertzen lifts the dreader finger, now then, are we in for something special in this innings? 83/1
  ST Jayasuriya 2 0 6 0 3.00 6 0 0
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (target: 507 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MS Atapattu c Jaques b Lee 80 215 164 9 0 48.78
50.5 He's got his man! Brett Lee deserved that one after this furious spell of bowling, he's leading the attack and shown he can land up and break this partnership, short one again, Atapattu goes for the pull, high in the air and Jaques is waiting at deep square leg, straight to him, that's a big wicket, Lee take a bow, that was a fabulous piece of fast bowling when nothing was happening 158/2
View dismissal MG Vandort c sub (RJG Lockyear) b Johnson 4 19 9 0 0 44.44
3.3 that's a brute of a bouncer and gets his man, 145kph, short and just outside off, Vandort not sure what to do with it and goes for a half-hearted pull, the bottom hand comes off the bat and he ends up one-handed, scooping the ball straight to point, fantastic ball from Johnson, first blood 15/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Ponting b Clark 192 431 282 27 1 68.08
99.4 OMG! he is gone and he looks unhappy with the decision. It was banged in short, on the off stump line, Sangakkara misses to connect with his pull, the ball hit his left shoulder, then on to the helmet and it popped up for Ponting to 'catch' it at second slip. Rudi Koertzen has terminated a fabulous knock. Pity. 364/9
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* b Lee 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
50.6 and another one! Lee on fire here, reverse-swing going here and Australia are on a roll, full and coming in, starting from outside off and Mahela has no clue, the ball has passed him even before he can lift his bat, off stump is out of the ground, unbelievable cheer for Lee, what an atmosphere at the Bellerive 158/3
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c †Gilchrist b Lee 45 111 77 6 0 58.44
74.3 And it gets fatal now. Jayasuriya is gone. Lee has broken through. It was a length delivery, in the zone outside off stump, Jayasuriya tries to cut it away but gets a bottom edge. Gone! Big wicket. Lee is the man for Australia. He went over the wickets and got his man. Good catch too. It was tailing away, low to his left but Gilchrist took a neat catch. 265/4
View dismissal LPC Silva c Ponting b Johnson 0 17 9 0 0 0.00
77.3 Australia needed seven wickets at the start of the day and here comes the second wicket . Johnson follows his two wayward deliveries with a short-of-length delivery, on the off stump line and Silva stabbed at it. The bat went inside the line, the ball went off the outside edge low to Ponting at second slip. 272/5
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene lbw b Johnson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
77.4 Yesterday it was Lee. Today it is Johnson. Two in two and Jayawardene is out for a pair! It landed on a length, on the middle and off stump and straightened. Jayawardene shouldered arms but to his horror the ball shaped in to strike him on the pad. Hawk eye says it would have just clipped the off stump. Fatal decision to leave. 272/6
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Lee b MacGill 4 31 26 0 0 15.38
83.5 MacGill gets a wicket from a pretty short ball. It was short and spinning away from Maharoof who went for a pull shot from outside off that went horribly wrong for him. The ball ballooned behind mid-on where Lee backpedalled, to his right, then to his left as the ball swirled down and managed to hold it. SL have not managed to gatecrash into Australia's party. Not yet, at least. 284/7
View dismissal CRD Fernando run out (sub [RJG Lockyear]/Lee) 2 5 1 0 0 200.00
84.1 from Clark, Would you believe it? Now there is a run out. SL are slipping rapidly out of the radar. The substitute Lockyear joins in the fun. Full pitched, on the middle and leg and driven through midwicket. Fernando turns for the third run, Lockyear swoops on the ball, swivels around and fires in a flat,fast and a accurate throw. Lee is waiting there, the ball is in his right hand and he breaks the stumps. Did he break the stumps with the left hand first? Or did he manage to do it correctly. Close. Perhaps it could have been refered upstairs. May be, the ump never had any doubt in first place. 290/8
SL Malinga not out 42 90 58 5 3 72.41
View dismissal M Muralitharan b Lee 15 25 12 1 1 125.00
104.3 It's all over. 14th consecutive Test win for Australia. Finally, some sense prevailed and Lee sent one full and straight. Murali was again moving outside leg stump and flailed at it. Death rattle. And Australia clinch the series. 410/10
Extras (b 1, lb 6, w 6, nb 13) 26
  Total (all out; 104.3 overs; 474 mins) 410 (3.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 26.3 3 87 4 3.28 124 9 1 (4nb, 1w)
50.5 to Atapattu, He's got his man! Brett Lee deserved that one after this furious spell of bowling, he's leading the attack and shown he can land up and break this partnership, short one again, Atapattu goes for the pull, high in the air and Jaques is waiting at deep square leg, straight to him, that's a big wicket, Lee take a bow, that was a fabulous piece of fast bowling when nothing was happening 158/2
50.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, and another one! Lee on fire here, reverse-swing going here and Australia are on a roll, full and coming in, starting from outside off and Mahela has no clue, the ball has passed him even before he can lift his bat, off stump is out of the ground, unbelievable cheer for Lee, what an atmosphere at the Bellerive 158/3
74.3 to Jayasuriya, And it gets fatal now. Jayasuriya is gone. Lee has broken through. It was a length delivery, in the zone outside off stump, Jayasuriya tries to cut it away but gets a bottom edge. Gone! Big wicket. Lee is the man for Australia. He went over the wickets and got his man. Good catch too. It was tailing away, low to his left but Gilchrist took a neat catch. 265/4
104.3 to Muralitharan, It's all over. 14th consecutive Test win for Australia. Finally, some sense prevailed and Lee sent one full and straight. Murali was again moving outside leg stump and flailed at it. Death rattle. And Australia clinch the series. 410/10
View wickets MG Johnson 28 4 101 3 3.60 123 13 1 (1nb, 1w)
3.3 to Vandort, that's a brute of a bouncer and gets his man, 145kph, short and just outside off, Vandort not sure what to do with it and goes for a half-hearted pull, the bottom hand comes off the bat and he ends up one-handed, scooping the ball straight to point, fantastic ball from Johnson, first blood 15/1
77.3 to Silva, Australia needed seven wickets at the start of the day and here comes the second wicket . Johnson follows his two wayward deliveries with a short-of-length delivery, on the off stump line and Silva stabbed at it. The bat went inside the line, the ball went off the outside edge low to Ponting at second slip. 272/5
77.4 to HAPW Jayawardene, Yesterday it was Lee. Today it is Johnson. Two in two and Jayawardene is out for a pair! It landed on a length, on the middle and off stump and straightened. Jayawardene shouldered arms but to his horror the ball shaped in to strike him on the pad. Hawk eye says it would have just clipped the off stump. Fatal decision to leave. 272/6
View wicket SR Clark 24 5 103 1 4.29 104 11 3 (4nb)
99.4 to Sangakkara, OMG! he is gone and he looks unhappy with the decision. It was banged in short, on the off stump line, Sangakkara misses to connect with his pull, the ball hit his left shoulder, then on to the helmet and it popped up for Ponting to 'catch' it at second slip. Rudi Koertzen has terminated a fabulous knock. Pity. 364/9
View wicket SCG MacGill 20 1 102 1 5.10 79 15 0 (4nb)
83.5 to Maharoof, MacGill gets a wicket from a pretty short ball. It was short and spinning away from Maharoof who went for a pull shot from outside off that went horribly wrong for him. The ball ballooned behind mid-on where Lee backpedalled, to his right, then to his left as the ball swirled down and managed to hold it. SL have not managed to gatecrash into Australia's party. Not yet, at least. 284/7
  MJ Clarke 6 1 10 0 1.66 29 0 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 2-match series 2-0
Player of the match - B Lee (Australia)
Player of the series - B Lee (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RE Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire - PD Parker
Match referee - MJ Procter (South Africa)
Reserve umpire - SG John
Close of play
  • Fri, 16 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 329/3 (MEK Hussey 101*, MJ Clarke 8*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 17 Nov - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 30/0 (MS Atapattu 18*, MG Vandort 12*, 12 ov)
  • Sun, 18 Nov - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 111/1 (PA Jaques 53*, RT Ponting 7*, 20 ov)
  • Mon, 19 Nov - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 247/3 (KC Sangakkara 109*, ST Jayasuriya 33*, 70 ov)
  • Tue, 20 Nov - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 410 (104.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 35/0 in 14.0 overs (PA Jaques 19, ML Hayden 12)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: Australia - 86/1 in 27.0 overs (PA Jaques 48, RT Ponting 16)
    • PA Jaques: 50 off 86 balls (7 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (PA Jaques 32, RT Ponting 16, Ex 3)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 31.2 overs (191 balls), Extras 7
    • Australia: 150 runs in 43.6 overs (268 balls), Extras 8
    • PA Jaques: 100 off 152 balls (13 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (PA Jaques 35, MEK Hussey 14, Ex 1)
    • Tea: Australia - 194/2 in 56.0 overs (PA Jaques 115, MEK Hussey 20)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 57.4 overs (352 balls), Extras 11
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 156 balls (PA Jaques 62, MEK Hussey 31, Ex 7)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 69.2 overs (427 balls), Extras 16
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 90 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 263/2 in 70.0 overs (PA Jaques 141, MEK Hussey 56)
    • PD Parker replaced Aleem Dar as onfield umpire in the 61st over
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 225 balls (PA Jaques 72, MEK Hussey 68, Ex 10)
    • PA Jaques: 150 off 235 balls (18 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 298/3 after 84.1 overs (MEK Hussey 78, MJ Clarke 4)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 84.2 overs (519 balls), Extras 18
    • MEK Hussey: 100 off 169 balls (15 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 329/3 in 90.0 overs (MEK Hussey 101, MJ Clarke 8)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (MEK Hussey 33, MJ Clarke 14, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 96.5 overs (597 balls), Extras 22
    • Drinks: Australia - 382/3 in 105.0 overs (MEK Hussey 114, MJ Clarke 48)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 173 balls (MEK Hussey 51, MJ Clarke 49, Ex 4)
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 91 balls (5 x 4)
    • Rain: Australia - 392/3 in 108.0 overs (MEK Hussey 122, MJ Clarke 50)
    • Lunch: Australia - 392/3 in 108.0 overs (MEK Hussey 122, MJ Clarke 50)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 108.6 overs (670 balls), Extras 22
    • Bad Weather: Australia - 401/3 in 109.0 overs (MEK Hussey 127, MJ Clarke 54)
    • Australia: 450 runs in 118.3 overs (727 balls), Extras 22
    • Drinks: Australia - 458/5 in 120.0 overs (A Symonds 26, AC Gilchrist 9)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (A Symonds 14, AC Gilchrist 35, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 500 runs in 130.4 overs (800 balls), Extras 23
    • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 58 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Tea: Australia - 515/5 in 133.0 overs (A Symonds 40, AC Gilchrist 50)
    • A Symonds: 50 off 71 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka 1st innings
    • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 30/0 in 12.0 overs (MS Atapattu 18, MG Vandort 12)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 30/0 in 12.0 overs (MS Atapattu 18, MG Vandort 12)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 19.4 overs (120 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 67/2 in 26.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 17, DPMD Jayawardene 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 34.5 overs (214 balls), Extras 9
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (KC Sangakkara 33, DPMD Jayawardene 14, Ex 3)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 72 balls (8 x 4)
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 127/3 in 43.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 22, ST Jayasuriya 0)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 51.1 overs (312 balls), Extras 9
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 104 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 172/6 in 58.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 54, MF Maharoof 5)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 67.4 overs (413 balls), Extras 14
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 208/8 in 71.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 69, SL Malinga 0)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 100 off 188 balls (13 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 243/8 after 80.1 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 103, SL Malinga 1)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (47 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (PA Jaques 22, ML Hayden 22, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 65/0 in 10.0 overs (PA Jaques 30, ML Hayden 28)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 17.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 17
    • PA Jaques: 50 off 69 balls (5 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 111/1 in 20.0 overs (PA Jaques 53, RT Ponting 7)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (PA Jaques 24, RT Ponting 18, Ex 8)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 27.6 overs (185 balls), Extras 22
    • Drinks: Australia - 185/2 in 38.0 overs (RT Ponting 42, MEK Hussey 20)
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 94 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 44.3 overs (284 balls), Extras 22
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (RT Ponting 19, MEK Hussey 31, Ex 0)
    • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 23/1 in 8.0 overs (MS Atapattu 5, KC Sangakkara 7)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 17.2 overs (107 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 64/1 in 21.0 overs (MS Atapattu 30, KC Sangakkara 21)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (MS Atapattu 25, KC Sangakkara 25, Ex 3)
    • MS Atapattu: 50 off 93 balls (8 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 25.4 overs (158 balls), Extras 9
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 154 balls (MS Atapattu 56, KC Sangakkara 43, Ex 3)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 92 balls (6 x 4)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka - 141/1 in 39.0 overs (MS Atapattu 75, KC Sangakkara 52)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 46.3 overs (285 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 158/2 in 50.5 overs (KC Sangakkara 59)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 59.5 overs (369 balls), Extras 20
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (KC Sangakkara 29, ST Jayasuriya 18, Ex 5)
    • KC Sangakkara: 100 off 178 balls (15 x 4)
    • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 247/3 in 70.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 109, ST Jayasuriya 33)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 70.5 overs (436 balls), Extras 21
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 136 balls (KC Sangakkara 50, ST Jayasuriya 44, Ex 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 86.6 overs (533 balls), Extras 21
    • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 302/8 after 88.1 overs (KC Sangakkara 146, SL Malinga 0)
    • KC Sangakkara: 150 off 246 balls (20 x 4)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (KC Sangakkara 42, SL Malinga 9, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 98.3 overs (605 balls), Extras 24
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 391/9 in 102.0 overs (SL Malinga 32, M Muralitharan 7)
    • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 103.4 overs (637 balls), Extras 26
    • The third-wicket partnership of 152 between Phil Jaques and Michael Hussey is the highest for third wicket at the Bellerive Oval
    • Mahela Jayawardene's 104 is his 19th Test century but his first against Australia
    • The partnership of 143 between Marvan Atapattu and Kumar Sangakkara is the highest for the second wicket for Sri Lanka against Australia
    • Kumar Sangakkara's 192 is his 15th Test century but his first against Australia .It is also the highest individual score for a Srilankan against Australia
    • Test Match Scorer: M.Venkat Raghav
 
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