• BATSMEN
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    3.4 Bird opens his account in Test cricket! This time he moved the ball away from the left-hander from over the wicket, Karunaratne was forward to drive, pushed at it, outside edge taken by Wade moving to his left 13/1
    6.3 played on! Dilshan goes for the booming straight drive, Johnson fired this just outside the off stump and got it to move back in, as a result the batsman was cramped for room as he went for the drive, inside edge onto the off stump 19/2
    40.3 top class catch by Wade! That's Johnson's 200th Test wicket! Johnson bowls it back of a length on the body and Sanga gets a top edge on the pull, the ball sails over the wicketkeeper and Wade himself does the honours, sprints around 35-40 meters towards the boundary and times his jump well. Keeps his eyes on the ball all the time. Phew! 147/8
    12.3 thin edge! And all three seamers have struck this morning. Sri Lanka reeling here, Siddle pitched it on a good length and got it to move away slightly, Mahela was forward and across and got a thin edge to Wade 37/3
    25.3 top edge straight after lunch! That was a gift for the Australians. It was short and Samaraweera fetched that from outside off and tried to pull in front of square, swung and got a top edge, his right hand came off the handle showing that he had no control of the shot, Warner takes it at short midwicket, easy catch 79/4
    30.4 that's a ripper! Mr Cricket take a bow! Siddle fires that wide outside off and Mathews couldn't resist trying to thrash the past cover, thick outside edge flies towards second slip and Hussey initially cups his hands behind it but ends up plucking it one-handed, he took a second or two to gather himself, the ball stuck. They check for the no ball and Siddle was just about safe 99/5
    38.1 straight after drinks Prasanna gets a brute of a delivery from Mitch! The batsman didn't know where that took off from, it was short and Prasanna tried to fend it off with soft hands but the ball lobbed off the shoulder of the bat towards third slip 134/6
    38.2 and Johnson's on a hat-trick! What does a tailender do with such a ball? Short, on the body and he has no time to move away from it, the ball clips his glove and lobs to the keeper, the Australians weren't so sure but the umpire was watching carefully 134/7
    43.2 yet another poor shot! We've seen a few today, Herath goes for the slog off a well flighted delivery on the off stump, gets a top edge and easy catch to short fine leg 156/9
    not out
    4
    8
    1
    0
    50.00
    43.4 all too easy! Tossed up and Welegedara tries to clear the infield, mid-on was pushed back a bit and the ball went straight to Hussey 156/10
    Extras
    12 (lb 5, nb 7)
    TOTAL
    156 all out (43.4 Overs, 219 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MG Johnson14.026344.5004
    JM Bird13.053222.4602
    PM Siddle8.013023.7501
    SR Watson3.02301.0000
    NM Lyon5.402324.0500
    Fall of wickets:1-13 (FDM Karunaratne, 3.4 ov), 2-19 (TM Dilshan, 6.3 ov), 3-37 (DPMD Jayawardene, 12.3 ov), 4-79 (TT Samaraweera, 25.3 ov), 5-99 (AD Mathews, 30.4 ov), 6-134 (HAPW Jayawardene, 38.1 ov), 7-134 (KTGD Prasad, 38.2 ov), 8-147 (KC Sangakkara, 40.3 ov), 9-156 (HMRKB Herath, 43.2 ov), 10-156 (UWMBCA Welegedara, 43.4 ov)
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    23.6 Three down now! SL hitting back. Loose shot there from Cowan, it was angling across him and cramped him for room, Cowan wanted to cut but got a thick outside edge off the cut and Jayawardene took at chest height at second slip 117/3
    17.3 the trap was set for Warner and he fell right into it! Two fielders in the deep on the on side and Warner found one of them, Mathews bowls it short, Warner tries to clear deep midwicket, the fielder takes it well in front of the rope, good captaincy there and relief for SL 95/1
    22.6 that was embarrassing! Cowan turned the ball towards midwicket and set off for the run, Dilshan charged at the ball and slid across and there was a fumble, Hughes was ball watching and didn't even bother to took at Cowan, Hughes was caught at the same end as Cowan and had to hurry to the other end, too late 117/2
    88.6 Watson misses a century but he will be very disappointed with this dismissal! Very similar to Warner's dismissal, there was a fielder there for the hook and he found him, it was short and too inviting, his head dropped after playing the shot, Samaraweera was well in front of the rope at deep square leg 313/5
    87.4 and finally Sri Lanka hang onto a catch and get their first breakthrough today! It was a loose shot but a good catch by the captain, Eranga bowled it full and wide and induced the drive, went flying off the edge and Mahela leaped at third slip and cupped it safely, captain catches captain 311/4
    111.3 Herath pulls off a ripper at the boundary! Just perfect that Bill Lawry was at the comm box when it happened...phew! Terrific stuff. Hussey tries to launch this over long-on, slogs, Herath was in front of the rope and had to run backwards in desperation, he keeps his eyes on the ball, stretches out his left hand, plucks it one-handed, falls, makes sure the ball sticks as he rolls on the turf 376/7
    90.4 ...and another batsman falls to the hook! Australia taking their eye off the ball a bit here, Prasad tempted Wade with the short one and he couldn't resist going for the hook, Eranga very nearly spilled the catch 315/6
    not out
    92
    150
    7
    0
    61.33
    126.2 Mahela pulls off a stunner! SL have dropped some and yet taken some blinders, Eranga comes round the wicket and fires it full and wide outside off, reaches out and drives and the edge goes flying towards second slip, Mahela flings himself to his left and cups it with both hands and falls. He could have left it for first slip but the Skipper sets a fine example 434/8
    131.4 very soft dismissal! Should have shown more tact considering Johnson's score at the other end, it was short outside off, Lyon tries to pull in front of square and ends up placing it tamely to Chandimal at midwicket 451/9
    134.4 no century for Johnson! He will be stranded on 92, Bird was bowled through the gate, full delivery nipping in slightly and it breached Bird's defenses, hits the middle stump 460/10
    Extras
    22 (b 9, lb 5, nb 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    460 all out (134.4 Overs, 567 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    UWMBCA Welegedara14.463802.5900
    RMS Eranga27.0210934.0312
    KTGD Prasad26.0210634.0710
    AD Mathews16.036023.7500
    HMRKB Herath39.079502.4300
    TM Dilshan12.013813.1600
    Fall of wickets:1-95 (DA Warner, 17.3 ov), 2-117 (PJ Hughes, 22.6 ov), 3-117 (EJM Cowan, 23.6 ov), 4-311 (MJ Clarke, 87.4 ov), 5-313 (SR Watson, 88.6 ov), 6-315 (MS Wade, 90.4 ov), 7-376 (MEK Hussey, 111.3 ov), 8-434 (PM Siddle, 126.2 ov), 9-451 (NM Lyon, 131.4 ov), 10-460 (JM Bird, 134.4 ov)
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    0.3 appeal for a run-out and DM's in trouble! Johnson can't do anything wrong at the moment! Terrible mixup here, Karunaratne had pushed it to the off side and there was confusion in the calling, they take the first run and turn for the second and change their minds, Karunaratne had to hurry back to the crease at the non-striker's end and Warner threw the ball from cover to Johnson who threw himself towards the stumps, ala Jonty 1/1
    0.4 and we have two in two and SL reeling already in the first over! Caught at short leg, this was short on the body and Dilshan tries to tuck it away and gets an inside edge to the thigh pad and Cowan runs back and takes the catch 1/2
    16.2 shorter and he uneasily fends it off his glove to the leg side, he's in a bit of pain and calls for the physio 62/4
    1.6 3 for 3 would you believe it! The extra ball courtesy the no-ball gives Australia the advantage, the ball lands just a shade outside off, comes in slightly and Mahela shapes to leave it alone, poor decision really, the ball takes the inside edge and hits the stumps. He decided very late to leave it alone 3/3
    5.3 Samaraweera's been given out lbw and he is reviewing it, he lands it on a fullish length on off stump and comes back in with the angle, he tries to flick it away and he fails to get bat on it, hits him in line with middle and leg and at normal speed it looked plumb, Nigel Llong thought so too, Samaraweera consulted Sanga and in desperation decided to review it. Quite straightforward 13/4
    18.5 chopped it on! Things get worse for SL, Johnson drags it short and it angles across the right-hander, Mathews fetches that from outside off and goes for the pull, ends up dragging it to the base of the stumps 74/5
    23.3 goes for the hat-trick of sixes and it doesn't come off! Anything but. Tossed up and he goes down the track and gets a top edge that lands down Warner's throat at cover 102/6
    not out
    11
    17
    1
    0
    64.70
    24.2 and it's all over! The injured men won't come out to bat. Australia have claimed the series with one dead rubber to play. This was short on the body, Eranga couldn't fend it off properly, lobs off the handle to Cowan at short leg. Two men are absent hurt, Sanga won't bat, and Australia have wrapped this up in two and a half days. 103/9
    absent hurt
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    absent hurt
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    Extras
    11 (lb 10, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    103 all out (24.2 Overs, 130 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MG Johnson8.001622.0000
    JM Bird9.012923.2201
    PM Siddle5.203216.0000
    NM Lyon2.001618.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-1 (FDM Karunaratne, 0.3 ov), 2-1 (TM Dilshan, 0.4 ov), 3-3 (DPMD Jayawardene, 1.6 ov), 4-13 (TT Samaraweera, 5.3 ov), 4-62 (KC Sangakkara, 16.2 ov), 5-74 (AD Mathews, 18.5 ov), 6-102 (KTGD Prasad, 23.3 ov), 7-103 (RMS Eranga, 24.2 ov)

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