Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    23.1 Starc strikes, a terrific yorker, lasers in towards the base of off stump, similar one to the Dilshan dismissal in the first innings, the bat came down far too late, Karunaratne's Test is over, Australia get their second 47/2
    9.1 and the golden arm has struck first ball! back of a length ball around off, straightens a touch and takes the outside edge through to the keeper, no repeat of his first-innings heroics for Dilshan 26/1
    75.6 another review, Sangakkara given lbw once more, this looks close, short of length ball, no bat involved, that was pitching on middle, heading for middle, that kept low to beat Sangakkara, who was caught on the crease, his long vigil is over, and Australia have the key wicket 151/4
    55.1 there's the breakthrough, Siddle does it once more, pitched up and that straightens a little, Jayawardene gets on the front foot as he looks to push to the off side, edges it towards slip, where Clarke takes a good low catch, a workout for his hamstring as well there 112/3
    101.6 review, Samaraweera given lbw, has Siddle done it again? no bat involved, that pitched just outside off, hitting in front of middle, as samaraweera is caught on the crease, hit on the knee roll, Eagle eye says that is hitting leg stump, he's fighting innings is over, Australia are into the tail and sensing a victory now 218/6
    97.1 edged through to the keeper, Siddle gets his eighth of the match as Mathews plays a loose drive to a ball outside off, that moved away just a touch, needn't have played at it, nicks it to the keeper and Australia have renewed hope now 201/5
    107.4 Starc strikes, Prasanna is gone, Australia three away now, quick length ball, angling in, extra bounce too much to deal with, hits the glove on its way through to the slip cordon, Sri Lanka's chances fading here 235/7
    113.5 Starc is rewarded, after harrying Herath without success, his first ball to Kulasekara nicks it through to the keeper, no foot work whatsoever from Kulasekara and he feathers it to Wade, two to go for Australia now 247/8
    117.3 bowled 'im, finally, after many many near misses Starc gets the wicket, it was a yorker again, 146.3kph, Herath gets bat on it, just about, hits his boot and rolls on to the stumps, his gutsy innings is over, and it is down to the last pair 250/9
    119.2 it's over, Australia get their first home Test win of the series, Sri Lanka's resistance is over, Starc gets five, Eranga edges that through to the keeper, extra bounce does him in, not an easy one to play that one, Australia are jubilant, Sri Lanka battled for nearly 120 overs but it wasn't enough 255/10
    not out
    20 (b 10, lb 8, nb 1, w 1)
    255 all out (119.2 Overs, RR: 2.13, 521 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (TM Dilshan, 9.1 ov), 2-47 (FDM Karunaratne, 23.1 ov), 3-112 (DPMD Jayawardene, 55.1 ov), 4-151 (KC Sangakkara, 75.6 ov), 5-201 (AD Mathews, 97.1 ov), 6-218 (TT Samaraweera, 101.6 ov), 7-235 (HAPW Jayawardene, 107.4 ov), 8-247 (KMDN Kulasekara, 113.5 ov), 9-250 (HMRKB Herath, 117.3 ov), 10-255 (RMS Eranga, 119.2 ov)
    MA Starc28.276352.2211
    PM Siddle26.0115041.9200
    SR Watson27.065412.0000
    NM Lyon32.0125701.7800
    MEK Hussey1.00505.0000
    DA Warner4.00802.0000
    MS Wade1.01000.0000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 14 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 299/4 (MJ Clarke 70*, MEK Hussey 37*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 15 Dec - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 87/4 (TM Dilshan 50*, 29.1 ov)
  • Sun, 16 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 27/0 (EJM Cowan 16*, DA Warner 8*, 14 ov)
  • Mon, 17 Dec - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 65/2 (KC Sangakkara 18*, DPMD Jayawardene 5*, 37 ov)
  • Tue, 18 Dec - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 255 (119.2 ov) - end of match

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