ICC Champions Trophy - 12th match, Group A

Australia v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 20 runs

1.1

Kulasekara to Watson, no run, back of a length ball outside off, defended towards cover by Watson

1.2

Kulasekara to Watson, OUT, Kula has done it, last match it was with the bat, this time he has removed the dangerman Shane Watson with the ball, the ball angles in towards the stumps, Watson looks to dab it behind point, no footwork from Watson, he misses and the stumps are disturbed, the Sri Lankan fans at The Oval scream to make it known how big a moment this is

SR Watson b Kulasekara 5 (4m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

1.3

Kulasekara to Maxwell, 1 wide, way down the leg side

1.3

Kulasekara to Maxwell, 1 run, pushed towards cover for a single, the much-hyped Maxwell is off the mark

1.4

Kulasekara to Hughes, no run, short of length ball on off stump, Hughes gets behind the line and defends

1.5

Kulasekara to Hughes, no run, pegged back in the crease, looking to work the ball to the leg side, edges it towards cover

1.6

Kulasekara to Hughes, no run, length ball just outside off, a good-looking drive towards short cover

Australia 11/1   KMDN Kulasekara 1-0-2-1

3.1

Kulasekara to Maxwell, no run, great line just outside off, Maxwell pokes at it and is beaten once more

3.2

Kulasekara to Maxwell, FOUR, the Big Show gets going with a lofted drive over extra cover, it was a full ball and that is launched for a boundary

3.3

Kulasekara to Maxwell, SIX, beautiful shot from Maxwell, a length ball and Maxwell takes a pace out of the crease and lifts that over the bowler's head, minimal effort, lovely swing of the bat, and the ball sails over the rope towards the sightscreen

3.4

Kulasekara to Maxwell, 4 leg byes, terrific come back from Kulasekara, Maxwell was backing away, Kula follows him and that ricochets of his body, between the keeper and slip for four leg byes

3.5

Kulasekara to Maxwell, no run, slants this in towards the pads, strikes the pads as well, an lbw appeal but that was sliding down

3.6

Kulasekara to Maxwell, no run, shorter from Kulasekara, Maxwell skates down the track and tries to hammer the ball down the track, can't get it past the bowler

Australia 28/1   KMDN Kulasekara 2-0-12-1

5.1

Kulasekara to Hughes, FOUR, Hughes finally connects properly with the cut, gets well forward and chops that past point for four more

5.2

Kulasekara to Hughes, OUT, what sort of shot is that? Hughes guides that off the middle of the bat to the keeper, looking to steer that to third man but he doesn't get enough on it, Australia lose their second, it was a back of a length ball outside off, Hughes tried to be too cute and paid the price

PJ Hughes c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 13 (23m 10b 3x4 0x6) SR: 130.00

5.3

Kulasekara to Bailey, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, Bailey gets off the mark by guiding that down to third man for a single, showing Hughes how it is done

5.4

Kulasekara to Maxwell, FOUR, Maxwell throwing his bat at everything, short ball just outside off, a powerful pull in front of square leg for four, the man in the deep puts in a dive but that was too quick for him

5.5

Kulasekara to Maxwell, 1 wide, slides down the leg side, a free run for Australia

5.5

Kulasekara to Maxwell, 1 run, full ball just outside off, squeezed out towards extra cover for a single

5.6

Kulasekara to Bailey, no run, slanting in towards off stump, defended towards mid-on

Australia 52/2   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-23-2

7.1

Kulasekara to Bailey, 1 run, he makes room and pushes the length delivery to wide mid-off for a quick single

7.2

Kulasekara to Voges, no run, the batsman is squared up by a length delivery on off, he pushes this one to cover point

7.3

Kulasekara to Voges, no run, this one comes in from a short of length, the batsman defends it towards the leg side off the back foot

7.4

Kulasekara to Voges, 1 run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman dabs it towards covers and they take a quick single

7.5

Kulasekara to Bailey, 1 run, a misfield by Rangana at mid-on allows a single. It was hit straight to him, a bit hard though, but those ones should be stopped

7.6

Kulasekara to Voges, 1 run, he angles this one in to the batsman who tucks it to deep square leg for a single

Australia 66/3   KMDN Kulasekara 4-0-27-2

9.1

Kulasekara to Voges, no run, he keeps it tight around the channel, Voges pushes it to point off the front foot

9.2

Kulasekara to Voges, 1 run, he bowls a back-of-the-hand slower ball on a length, the batsman tucks it to deep midwicket for a single

9.3

Kulasekara to Marsh, no run, bowls a length delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it down the pitch

9.4

Kulasekara to Marsh, no run, he comes forward and defends the length delivery to point

9.5

Kulasekara to Marsh, no run, and again, he defends it to point form the crease

9.6

Kulasekara to Marsh, no run, there is an appeal from Sanga for caught behind, but no one else was interested. It was a length delivery outside off and the batsman played inside the line

Australia 71/4   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-28-2

17.1

Kulasekara to Wade, FOUR, length delivery wide outside off and Wade smashes it over extra cover, but this is a big outfield. It teases the man from deep extra cover, who dives, but is not able to save that boundary

17.2

Kulasekara to Wade, 2 runs, that was a stinger! Angelo at extra cover gets hands to it diving full length to his left, but that was hit very hard and it is not fair to put that as a drop

17.3

Kulasekara to Wade, 1 run, he tries to whack this length ball, but inside edges back down the pitch. The non-striker wants a single and runs through, Wade starts belatedly and runs along with the ball and there is a mid-pitch collision between Kula and Wade...Kula goes down, Wade makes it to the other end. Kula looks at the umpire, but I think Wade was running in a straight line

17.4

Kulasekara to Voges, no run, back of the hand slower ball, Voges comes forward and defends it towards midwicket

17.5

Kulasekara to Voges, 1 run, length delivery on off, the batsman slaps it down to long on for a single

17.6

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, he comes down the pitch but Kula bowls it full and wide outside off and beats the bat

Australia 117/5   KMDN Kulasekara 6-0-36-2

19.1

Kulasekara to Wade, OUT, caught at long-off! Wade falls after a brief counter-attacking innings and it sets off the Sri Lankan fielders into wild celebrations. It was a length delivery wide outside off and Wade tried to whack it straight down the ground but got a thick leading edge that ballooned over the infield, but Dilshan at long-off was waiting for it

MS Wade c Dilshan b Kulasekara 31 (29m 23b 4x4 1x6) SR: 134.78

19.2

Kulasekara to Voges, 1 run, length delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to mid-off for a single

19.3

Kulasekara to Faulkner, no run, fuller length delivery on off, the batsman defends it solidly off the front foot

19.4

Kulasekara to Faulkner, no run, he bowls a bouncer this time, quite pacy as well, Faulkner sways out of line just in time

19.5

Kulasekara to Faulkner, 1 run, now he follows it up with a slower delivery, the batsman dabs it towards gully for a single

19.6

Kulasekara to Voges, 1 run, now he bowls a yorker which the batsman digs out to long on for a single

Australia 130/6   KMDN Kulasekara 7-0-39-3

39.1

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, he bowls it on back of length, McKay defends it easily to the off side

39.2

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, he bowls a good yorker on off stump, but McKay, without any pressure here, digs it out like a top-order batsman

39.3

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, length delivery on the pads, the batsman defends it to the leg side this time

39.4

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover

39.5

Kulasekara to McKay, 1 wide, he bowls a short delivery, bounces well over the batsman and it's another run...

39.5

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman stays in the crease and punches it to point..

39.6

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, length delivery on off, McKay wristily drives it to midwicket

Australia 226/9   KMDN Kulasekara 8-0-40-3

41.1

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, length delivery just outside off, defended towards point

41.2

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, he goes full on off stump, McKay digs it out easily to mid on

41.3

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, length delivery on off, the batsman takes a forward step and pushes it to cover

41.4

Kulasekara to McKay, 1 run, he bowls a good slower delivery on the middle stump, but this is again easily dealt with, pushed to long on for a single

41.5

Kulasekara to Doherty, 1 run, fuller delivery, it is pushed to mid-on and they take off for a single, Thirimanne fires in a throw and hits the stumps direct at non-strikers end but Doherty looked alright.. Slid his bat along..

41.6

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, length delivery on off, the batsman comes solidly behind it to push it back to the bowler

Australia 232/9   KMDN Kulasekara 9-0-42-3
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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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