Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 1st ODI: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Nov 3, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket (with 34 balls remaining)
3 November 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c Silva b Malinga 10 28 20 0 0 50.00
6.2 Malinga you beauty! Lovely slower ball. He has been troubling them with pace and bounce, and this is the first slower ball he has bowled. This pitches on a length, around leg stump, and Watson is way too early into the shot. The ball holds its line, and takes the leading edge that settles with midwicket. Sri Lankans are thrilled 30/1
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Dilshan b Perera 49 80 55 8 0 89.09
18.5 The pressure works! Murali's introduction has tied Australia down, and Perera has produced wicket-taking deliveries in back-to-back overs. This was short and wide all right, but got a bit big on Haddin, who had committed to the cut shot, and he failed to keep it down. Dilshan dives to his left at backward point to complete a regulation catch by his standards 88/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c †Sangakkara b Perera 27 41 31 3 0 87.09
16.5 top catch! Nice delivery too, moving away from back of a length, Clarke goes for an ill-advised cut, and gets a thick edge that is dying on Sangakkara, who dives in front and to his right, holds it one-handed, then gets the left hand over to control the ball even as he is tumbling over 85/2
MEK Hussey not out 71 144 91 1 0 78.02
View dismissal CL White b Perera 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
18.6 what a beaut! Ripper. Perera and Sri Lanka are on fire at the MCG. Another legcutter. He is on a hat-trick! Perfect delivery first up. Back of a length, pitching middle and off, cutting away, beating the poke, hitting the top of off 88/4
View dismissal SE Marsh c †Sangakkara b Randiv 31 57 53 0 0 58.49
35.2 again Sri Lanka break through just when Australia look to get on to a threatening partnership. Extra bounce for Randiv there. The ball is there to be cut, at least it seems so until it kicks and bounces, and takes a thick edge that Sanga hangs on to really well 155/5
View dismissal SPD Smith c †Sangakkara b Perera 12 19 15 1 0 80.00
40.2 and Perera strikes almost immediately! He gas this knack of cutting the ball just enough. Lovely legcutter again. Short of a length, around off, making him play, then moving away enough to take the edge 178/6
View dismissal MG Johnson b Kulasekara 10 26 17 0 0 58.82
45.2 bowled'im! Low full toss, nearly a yorker, Johnson plays across it, gets an inside edge onto the middle stump 204/7
View dismissal JW Hastings b Perera 16 23 15 1 0 106.66
49.3 Michelle for Thisara! Hastings looks for the ramp shot, clearly not suited for that shot, doesn't get low, and Perera is full and straight and takes the prone middle stump. He is thrilled, raises his arms 235/8
XJ Doherty not out 3 3 2 0 0 150.00
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 4) 10
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 215 mins) 239 (4.78 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 10 0 39 1 3.90 35 1 0 (3w)
6.2 to Watson, Malinga you beauty! Lovely slower ball. He has been troubling them with pace and bounce, and this is the first slower ball he has bowled. This pitches on a length, around leg stump, and Watson is way too early into the shot. The ball holds its line, and takes the leading edge that settles with midwicket. Sri Lankans are thrilled 30/1
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 10 0 60 1 6.00 26 6 0
45.2 to Johnson, bowled'im! Low full toss, nearly a yorker, Johnson plays across it, gets an inside edge onto the middle stump 204/7
View wickets NLTC Perera 8 0 46 5 5.75 21 4 0 (1w)
16.5 to Clarke, top catch! Nice delivery too, moving away from back of a length, Clarke goes for an ill-advised cut, and gets a thick edge that is dying on Sangakkara, who dives in front and to his right, holds it one-handed, then gets the left hand over to control the ball even as he is tumbling over 85/2
18.5 to Haddin, The pressure works! Murali's introduction has tied Australia down, and Perera has produced wicket-taking deliveries in back-to-back overs. This was short and wide all right, but got a bit big on Haddin, who had committed to the cut shot, and he failed to keep it down. Dilshan dives to his left at backward point to complete a regulation catch by his standards 88/3
18.6 to White, what a beaut! Ripper. Perera and Sri Lanka are on fire at the MCG. Another legcutter. He is on a hat-trick! Perfect delivery first up. Back of a length, pitching middle and off, cutting away, beating the poke, hitting the top of off 88/4
40.2 to Smith, and Perera strikes almost immediately! He gas this knack of cutting the ball just enough. Lovely legcutter again. Short of a length, around off, making him play, then moving away enough to take the edge 178/6
49.3 to Hastings, Michelle for Thisara! Hastings looks for the ramp shot, clearly not suited for that shot, doesn't get low, and Perera is full and straight and takes the prone middle stump. He is thrilled, raises his arms 235/8
  M Muralitharan 9 0 36 0 4.00 28 2 0
View wicket S Randiv 9 0 35 1 3.88 25 1 0
35.2 to Marsh, again Sri Lanka break through just when Australia look to get on to a threatening partnership. Extra bounce for Randiv there. The ball is there to be cut, at least it seems so until it kicks and bounces, and takes a thick edge that Sanga hangs on to really well 155/5
  TM Dilshan 4 0 17 0 4.25 8 0 0
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 240 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga run out (Doherty) 3 23 18 0 0 16.66
5.1 Siddle to Sangakkara, Doherty you beauty! X-man with X-factor! This was another beautiful punch shot from Sangakkara. Doherty dives full length to his left at mid-off. Tharanga had backed up too far. Who would blame him? This seemed headed for the mid-off boundary. And Doherty, during the act of getting back up, flicks the throw direct too. He loves his work, absolutely thrilled 19/2
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Hussey b Siddle 7 14 6 1 0 116.66
3.3 Siddle comes back fast! Cramps him up on the short ball. Dilshan looks to pull it, but replays will tell him it is too full for the pull - pitched short of a length - and the tight line sort of cuffs him up. All he gets is a tame top edge that settles with Hussey, next to the square-leg umpire 10/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara*† b Doherty 49 69 46 6 0 106.52
17.3 where were you hiding Xaveir Doherty? On a hat-trick in his second over. And this wicket could be the game. Sanga, who was batting so beautifully, looks for the paddle sweep, but this turns sharply from outside off, and kisses the leg stump. Done in by the break. Doherty is ecstatic, Sanga distraght 84/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Doherty 19 47 27 2 0 70.37
15.2 Doherty strikes again after that crazy run-out! Mahela plays for the spin. This one doesn't. Caught dead in front. He is not pleased, he shouldn't be. The first ball hadn't turned either. He plays a forward defensive to this full delivery, and the ball goes with the arm, hitting him in front of middle 73/3
View dismissal LPC Silva c Watson b Doherty 4 10 8 0 0 50.00
17.2 Doherty is on fire here. Run-out, and then two wickets in two overs. And what a poor shot from Silva! Zero brains! Just dances down aimlessly and swings at a ball that is nowhere close to him. Watson back-pedals from mid-on and takes a safe catch. Will Sanga we left standing alone? 84/4
AD Mathews not out 77 127 84 8 1 91.66
View dismissal NLTC Perera b Johnson 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
18.3 slight swing for Johnson. Bowled'im. More so pace than swing. Perera is backing away. Not wanting to get too close to its line. Misses the full and straight delivery, which holds its line a touch, and takes the off stump 86/6
View dismissal S Randiv run out (Hussey/sub [MA Starc]/Smith) 10 19 21 0 0 47.61
24.6 from Smith, nice shot, half-volley all right, but he has chipped it over extra cover. Hang on, though. There is drama. Run-out! Good work from Smith. Randiv is coming back for the third, the relay throw from Mitchell Starc (substitute) is a bit wide, Smith collects it one-handed and removes the bails in a flash, to beat Randiv's dive by a frame. I am sure that one-handed collection made this run-out possible 107/7
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara lbw b Doherty 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
25.2 X-man has four! To go with that special run-out. Replay of Mahela dismissal. Stretching forward, defending for the turn, the ball goes straight on, would have missed both off and leg 107/8
View dismissal SL Malinga run out (Smith) 56 90 48 6 2 116.66
43.4 from Clarke, twist n the tail? Smith legendarily missed one run-out a few weeks ago, in Mohali, giving away four overthrows. This time, though, he hits the stumps direct, and catches Malinga short of a suicidal run. It was hit straight to him at cover. And they stopped and started too 239/9
M Muralitharan not out 4 3 2 1 0 200.00
Extras (b 2, w 12) 14
  Total (9 wickets; 44.2 overs; 210 mins) 243 (5.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MG Johnson 10 1 68 1 6.80 31 6 1 (5w)
18.3 to Perera, slight swing for Johnson. Bowled'im. More so pace than swing. Perera is backing away. Not wanting to get too close to its line. Misses the full and straight delivery, which holds its line a touch, and takes the off stump 86/6
View wicket PM Siddle 8 0 51 1 6.37 28 10 0 (1w)
3.3 to Dilshan, Siddle comes back fast! Cramps him up on the short ball. Dilshan looks to pull it, but replays will tell him it is too full for the pull - pitched short of a length - and the tight line sort of cuffs him up. All he gets is a tame top edge that settles with Hussey, next to the square-leg umpire 10/1
  SR Watson 6.2 0 39 0 6.15 18 4 0 (1w)
  JW Hastings 6 0 27 0 4.50 23 1 1 (3w)
View wickets XJ Doherty 10 1 46 4 4.60 36 3 1 (2w)
15.2 to Jayawardene, Doherty strikes again after that crazy run-out! Mahela plays for the spin. This one doesn't. Caught dead in front. He is not pleased, he shouldn't be. The first ball hadn't turned either. He plays a forward defensive to this full delivery, and the ball goes with the arm, hitting him in front of middle 73/3
17.2 to Silva, Doherty is on fire here. Run-out, and then two wickets in two overs. And what a poor shot from Silva! Zero brains! Just dances down aimlessly and swings at a ball that is nowhere close to him. Watson back-pedals from mid-on and takes a safe catch. Will Sanga we left standing alone? 84/4
17.3 to Sangakkara, where were you hiding Xaveir Doherty? On a hat-trick in his second over. And this wicket could be the game. Sanga, who was batting so beautifully, looks for the paddle sweep, but this turns sharply from outside off, and kisses the leg stump. Done in by the break. Doherty is ecstatic, Sanga distraght 84/5
25.2 to Kulasekara, X-man has four! To go with that special run-out. Replay of Mahela dismissal. Stretching forward, defending for the turn, the ball goes straight on, would have missed both off and leg 107/8
  SPD Smith 3 0 8 0 2.66 11 0 0
  MJ Clarke 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka led the 3-match series 1-0
ODI debut - XJ Doherty (Australia)
Player of the match - AD Mathews (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and PR Reiffel
TV umpire - BNJ Oxenford
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - RL Parry

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Australia: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (63 balls), Extras 0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (BJ Haddin 27, MJ Clarke 23, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Australia - 85/2 in 16.5 overs (BJ Haddin 47)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 22.3 overs (135 balls), Extras 1
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (MEK Hussey 22, SE Marsh 26, Ex 2)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 33.6 overs (206 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Australia - 155/5 in 35.2 overs (MEK Hussey 34)
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 71 balls (1 x 4)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 44.1 - 49.0
    • Australia: 200 runs in 44.2 overs (269 balls), Extras 5
    • Innings Break: Australia - 239/8 in 50.0 overs (MEK Hussey 71, XJ Doherty 3)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (52 balls), Extras 1
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (KC Sangakkara 31, DPMD Jayawardene 18, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 73/3 in 15.2 overs (KC Sangakkara 43)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 23.3 overs (145 balls), Extras 4
    • Power Play 3: Overs 26.1 - 31.0
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 30.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 156/8 in 31.0 overs (AD Mathews 37, SL Malinga 21)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (AD Mathews 27, SL Malinga 21, Ex 2)
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 61 balls (5 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 37.3 overs (235 balls), Extras 12
    • 9th Wicket: 100 runs in 90 balls (AD Mathews 45, SL Malinga 46, Ex 9)
    • SL Malinga: 50 off 42 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
 
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