ICC Champions Trophy - 12th match, Group A

Australia v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 20 runs

9.1

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, he bowls a short of length delivery just outside off and immediately the batsman goes on the back foot to play a punch, but he plays it straight to point

9.2

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, he stays on the back foot and defends the length delivery towards off side

9.3

Watson to Thirimanne, 1 run, nice cracked off the back foot but straight to third man. There wasn't much room to play the cut shot there

9.4

Watson to Dilshan, no run, he goes on the back foot to this length delivery and punches it straight to the cover fielder

9.5

Watson to Dilshan, 2 runs, length delivery on the middle stump line, Dilshan goes on the back foot and punches it through the gap at midwicket for a couple of runs

9.6

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, he pushes this one softly to midwicket again for an easy single

Sri Lanka 40/2   SR Watson 1-0-4-0

11.1

Watson to Dilshan, no run, back of length delivery honing in on off stump, the batsman punches it to cover off the back foot

11.2

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, back of length delivery on the pads, the batsman easily whips to fine leg to bring up Sri Lanka's fifty

11.3

Watson to Thirimanne, 1 run, back of length delivery on off, Thiri works it off the back foot towards midwicket for an easy single

11.4

Watson to Dilshan, no run, fuller length delivery on off, the batsman belatedly comes forward and pushes it to mid on

11.5

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball angling in on to the pads, the batsman clips it to fine leg for a single

11.6

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, short delivery this time to test the batsman, but Thiri watches that early and ducks under it easily

Sri Lanka 52/2   SR Watson 2-0-7-0

13.1

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, length delivery on the middle stump line, Dilshan clips it to deep midwicket off the back foot and thinks about a second, but is rightly sent back

13.2

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman gets up on his toes and defends it to cover

13.3

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, he keeps it tight round about the off stump line, the batsman has no choice but to defend it back to the bowler

13.4

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, length delivery just outside off, a touch slower though, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover

13.5

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, he comes on the front foot and drives the length ball stylishly to off, but straight to extra cover

13.6

Watson to Thirimanne, 2 runs, short delivery, Thirimanne takes it on this time and pulls it all along the ground to deep backward square leg

Sri Lanka 58/2   SR Watson 3-0-10-0

15.1

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, back of length delivery on the pads, easily clipped away to fine leg for a single

15.2

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, he comes forward and solidly defends the length delivery back to the bowler

15.3

Watson to Thirimanne, 1 run, back of length delivery that doesn't bounce much, the batsman goes on the back foot and whips it to deep square leg for a single

15.4

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, length delivery that comes in after hitting the deck, the batsman was shaping for a backfoot punch through cover, but adjust well to chop it towards backward point

15.5

Watson to Thirimanne, 1 run, full and wide outside off, the batsman drives it to cover and takes off for a single. Faulkner fires a throw in, but Thiri makes it well in time

15.6

Watson to Dilshan, no run, another length ball comes in after pitching, the batsman defends it towards the leg side this time

Sri Lanka 67/2   SR Watson 4-0-14-0
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Photos

Jun 17, 2013

Tillakaratne Dilshan gets chased by his team-mates, Australia v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, The Oval, June 17, 2013

Tillakaratne Dilshan gets chased by his team-mates

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Jun 17, 2013

Tillakaratne Dilshan took the final wicket, Australia v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, The Oval, June 17, 2013

Tillakaratne Dilshan took the final wicket

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