Player of the Match
Player of the Match
217dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Hughes hundred ensures Australia draw series

On debut, Phillip Hughes scored a century to give Australia a 1-0 lead in this series. In the final game, he made another hundred to save Australia from series defeat and salvage a 2-2 result

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PJ Hughes
138(154) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 50 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
4 11 25 9 28 13 12 36
AD Mathews
67(79) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 0 14 4 13 5 16 11

Best performances - Bowlers

XJ Doherty
O8
M1
R21
W3
Eco2.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MC Henriques
O10
M1
R32
W3
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Series

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series drawn 2-2

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05

Match days

23 January 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Andrew Fernando

This series is shared, but there's more to come from the tour, when the first of two Twenty20s kicks off on the 26th at the SCG. Join us then for more commentary.

Looks like we can't bring the presentation to you today, but thanks for being with us. If I can hazard a guess I'd say Phil Hughes will win the man of the match, and Nuwan Kulasekara is the player of the series, but Hughes has an outside shot of taking that out too. Those would by my two picks anyway.

Dylan: "If you had to blame a period of Sri Lanka inning for the defeat, blame the 10 over block, the 17th to 26th over. 18 runs for 2 wickets in this section stalled their innings and caused unnecessary pressure to build. An extra 25 runs here would have helped."

So Australia have leveled it up. Mahela may feel he chose wrongly at the toss, given how difficult the pitch became for scoring in the second innings. Not the ideal send-off for him as captain, but he has been a terrific leader for Sri Lanka and he's got the team to a better place than he found it.

48.3
W
McKay to Malinga, OUT, slower again, and gone. Malinga pokes at that one and it lobs off the bat and into the hands of short third man, who takes a good low catch.
48.3
1w
McKay to Malinga, 1 wide, loses control of that one, down the leg side
48.2
0
McKay to Malinga, no run, slower ball again, bounces just over the stumps. Malinga's cross-bat swipe gets nowhere near it.
48.1
0
McKay to Malinga, no run, a slower ball outside off stump, Malinga can't get bat to it

END OF OVER:
48 | 14 Runs | SL: 214/9 (34 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.45, RRR: 17.00)

  • KMDN Kulasekara14 (11b)
  • SL Malinga2 (2b)
  • MA Starc9-0-48-0
  • CJ McKay9-0-50-1
47.6
4
Starc to Kulasekara, FOUR runs, picked off his pads and timed well to the square leg fence. Another good shot, but coming too late for Sri Lanka, you feel
47.6
1w
Starc to Kulasekara, 1 wide, Kulasekara moves back, but Starc goes wide of the off stump. Wide is called, but it seems harsh as that was inside the tram lines.

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st57DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
2nd5TM DilshanHDRL Thirimanne
3rd9TM DilshanLD Chandimal
4th6AD MathewsLD Chandimal
5th31AD MathewsMDKJ Perera
6th79BMAJ MendisAD Mathews
7th0AD MathewsNLTC Perera
8th8KMDN KulasekaraNLTC Perera
9th5HMRKB HerathKMDN Kulasekara
10th15SL MalingaKMDN Kulasekara
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