Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    7.5 oh dear that was a soft dismissal! Karunaratne gets a top edge. It was short and the left-hander was eyeing that deep square leg boundary, played too early, fetched it from outside off and the ball swirled above the slips instead, Hussey jogged back a few yards and took the catch 26/1
    21.4 edged! Bird pitches this on a good length on the off stump and gets it to move away, Dilshan is tentative, fishes at it and there's a thick edge to Wade 72/2
    42.1 and the bowling change does the trick! Comes over the wicket, lands it outside off, Mahela goes forward and across to drive and gets a thick outside edge at waist height to Clarke at first slip, they check for the no-ball and Starc's heel was just behind the popping crease before he dragged it forward, legal delivery, Mahela has to walk 134/3
    73.3 soft dismissal, good catch and Thirimanne has to go for 91! Lyon tossed it up from round the wicket, outside off, Thirimanne couldn't resist going for the uppish driver over cover, he miscued it towards cover point, Warner ran to his right from cover and timed his dive well and took the catch 250/6
    50.6 trapped in front and Samaraweera was walking, as it so appeared! Siddle gets this one to nip back in off the pitch, Samaraweera was trapped on the back foot, hit plumb in front of middle and leg as he tried to turn it to the on side 167/4
    66.2 Hussey takes his second catch! Once again Starc doesn't take long to strike in a new spell, it was angled across the right-hander, Mathews was forward and across and the edge traveled to Hussey at second slip, in fact he took his eyes off the ball slightly before taking it 222/5
    80.1 Yorker! Troubles the best of them, Starc's making it a habit striking early in a spell, this was angled in beautifully from the off stump, lands on the blockhole, Chandimal wasn't quick enough to get his bat down, crashes between middle and leg 271/8
    74.4 another poor shot leads to a wicket! This was short on the off stump, Prasad tries to backhand that one over mid-on presumably, goes back at the crease and completely mistimes it, it travels low to mid-on where Starc takes a good low catch falling forward 256/7
    81.4 and that's the end of Herath, he has gone for a big heave and skied the ball to mid-off, Peter Siddle takes a comfortable catch. This could end quickly now for Sri Lanka 273/9
    87.4 there's the breakthrough at last, Bird finally draws an edge and this one is taken by Michael Hussey at second slip moving to his right. Bird finishes with four wickets and the late finish means Australia won't have to bat tonight 294/10
    not out
    17
    27
    20
    3
    0
    85.00
    Extras
    12 (lb 8, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    294 all out (87.4 Overs, RR: 3.35, 385 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (FDM Karunaratne, 7.5 ov), 2-72 (TM Dilshan, 21.4 ov), 3-134 (DPMD Jayawardene, 42.1 ov), 4-167 (TT Samaraweera, 50.6 ov), 5-222 (AD Mathews, 66.2 ov), 6-250 (HDRL Thirimanne, 73.3 ov), 7-256 (KTGD Prasad, 74.4 ov), 8-271 (LD Chandimal, 80.1 ov), 9-273 (HMRKB Herath, 81.4 ov), 10-294 (RAS Lakmal, 87.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc1907133.7330
    JM Bird19.4104142.0800
    PM Siddle1534623.0601
    MG Johnson1315804.4600
    NM Lyon1926913.6300
    MEK Hussey21100.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    34.5 well the bowling change works! Dilshan tosses this up and Warner gives the charge but doesn't properly get to the pitch of the ball, ends up skying it and Prasad judges it well, he back pedals from long-on and looks directly at the sun. It was a poor shot and Warner should have gone on to score a ton, but this is his natural game 166/2
    5.1 and Ed Cowan is run out! He comes round the wicket and bowls low full toss swinging in on the pads, Warner tucks it wide of midwicket and they take the first run quickly, however Cowan hesitated just as he turned around for the second, Warner was determined to go through for the second, Pradeep throws to Prasad and Cowan was not even close to making his ground 36/1
    41.4 caught behind! Hughes falls 13 short of a deserving ton, Herath bowls it flat from round the wicket and teases Hughes with width, he shapes to cut, plays away from the body and edges to the keeper, he walks, straightforward 195/3
    65.2 Clarke plays a rash shot and Karunaratne takes a well-judged catch! Tossed up and Clarke decided to play the slog sweep, wasn't in control and the top edge swirled to midwicket, Karunaratne pedaled back, kept his eyes on it and cupped it over his head, was in control as he tumbled 271/5
    58.3 Direct hit and Hussey is gone! Clarke dropped the ball towards cover and set off for a risky single, Hussey was struggling and Karunaratne hits direct at the striker's end, he looked in trouble even at normal speed. Will this be Hussey's final innings? 251/4
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    64.55
    81.3 and Pradeep has a Test wicket finally! Ages after getting his first. Lands it on the corridor outside off, Johnson fishes at it, thin edge to the keeper, the new ball does the trick 307/6
    98.5 edged and taken by Chandimal! Pradeep takes his third Test wicket, he pitches it up outside off and draws him into the drive through the off side, thin outside edge to the keeper 384/7
    99.4 Starc's been given out lbw and he is reviewing it. Spins back in and Starc was trapped on the back foot, looked like hitting leg and Aleem Dar gave him out, Starc called for the review immediately, that was hitting leg alright 387/8
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    101.5 through the gate, this was quicker and fuller, Lyon played all around it and the ball went past bat and pad and hit off and middle 393/9
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    Extras
    16 (lb 6, nb 3, w 7)
    TOTAL
    432/9d (107 Overs, RR: 4.03, 479 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-36 (EJM Cowan, 5.1 ov), 2-166 (DA Warner, 34.5 ov), 3-195 (PJ Hughes, 41.4 ov), 4-251 (MEK Hussey, 58.3 ov), 5-271 (MJ Clarke, 65.2 ov), 6-307 (MG Johnson, 81.3 ov), 7-384 (PM Siddle, 98.5 ov), 8-387 (MA Starc, 99.4 ov), 9-393 (NM Lyon, 101.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RAS Lakmal2449503.9500
    ANPR Fernando20111425.7013
    KTGD Prasad1105304.8120
    AD Mathews201105.5000
    TM Dilshan1925813.0500
    HMRKB Herath3139543.0600
  • BATSMEN
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    33.1 thin edge! Bird deserves all the credit for this, he gets some encouraging reverse swing, moves across the left-hander sharply, Karunaratne was forced into the drive, didn't cover the movement and got an edge on the drive 132/2
    6.6 Johnson has finally struck after going wicketless in the first innings! But hang on, they are checking the catch if it was clean. It was pitched up and angling across, Dilshan poked his bat out and the ball dipped to Hughes at third slip, Hughes got his fingers underneath it and it was clean 24/1
    50.4 Sri Lanka are losing control and now their captain has to walk, it was pitched up outside off, Jayawardene played a rather tired looking drive, took the outside edge that went low to Clarke at first slip, took it just off the ground, good reflexes there 178/6
    40.5 caught at fine leg! Thirimanne fails to make the most of his second chance after that successful referral, Johnson hammered it short and it was climbing, Thirimanne went for the hook and couldn't clear Bird, good bowling by Johnson 155/3
    41.5 brilliant stuff by Hussey and Samaraweera has thrown it away! Very uncharacteristic shot by Sam, it was tossed up, he went down the pitch and tried to launch it out of Sydney, didn't get to the pitch of the ball properly, miscued it and Hussey pedals backwards at mid-on, kept his eyes on it and cupped it above his head and fell backwards 158/4
    49.6 and we have a run-out! Mathews flicks it towards midwicket and there's all confusion in the calling, Mathews was out of his crease for the run and so was Mahela, Warner pounced on the ball and fired the ball to Wade, Mathews had to turn around and head back but his dive was too late. Not sure who called. Nevertheless, great fielding by Warner 178/5
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    56.2 the bowling change brings a wicket! Starc lands it on a good length on middle and shapes it away, Prasad pokes at it and it's an edge to Wade 202/7
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    67.3 played on! Herath wasn't sure where his off stump, the ball landed on off stump and moved away, Herath was shaping to shoulder arms but the ball took the inside edge and hit the stumps 235/8
    68.6 that extra ball courtesy the bouncer does the trick for Australia, Johnson fires that full on the stumps, Lakmal makes room and tries to shovel this over the on side, swing and the miss and the ball hammers the woodwork, stumps are erect, the bails go flying 237/9
    81.2 doesn't take Bird long to hit back and SL are bowled out! The kind of ball that would have dismissed the best, lands it on the corridor outside off, pitched up, Pradeep was forward to defend, thin outside edge to Wade 278/10
    Extras
    9 (b 1, lb 4, nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    278 all out (81.2 Overs, RR: 3.41, 380 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (TM Dilshan, 6.6 ov), 2-132 (FDM Karunaratne, 33.1 ov), 3-155 (HDRL Thirimanne, 40.5 ov), 4-158 (TT Samaraweera, 41.5 ov), 5-178 (AD Mathews, 49.6 ov), 6-178 (DPMD Jayawardene, 50.4 ov), 7-202 (KTGD Prasad, 56.2 ov), 8-235 (HMRKB Herath, 67.3 ov), 9-237 (RAS Lakmal, 68.6 ov), 10-278 (ANPR Fernando, 81.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc1214914.0800
    JM Bird21.257633.5603
    MG Johnson1533432.2610
    PM Siddle1744212.4700
    NM Lyon1516614.4000
    MEK Hussey10606.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    32.5 Cowan's been given out lbw and he is reviewing it. Tony Hill gave him out immediately, it landed in line with the off stump and turned slightly, it was pad first, ball tracker says that was hitting and Cowan has to go, it looked fairly straightforward at normal speed 108/4
    1.1 Warner goes first ball! That was very well bowled by Lakmal, on target in the channel outside off straightaway, Warner pokes forward and he doesn't cover the line, outside edge to Mahela at second slip 0/1
    14.6 The ball lobs to short leg and he's given not out, they are reviewing it. Not too sure if there was bat but the ball tracker shows that the ball was hitting the leg stump clean, so Hughes has been given out lbw. Bit of confusion as to what they were appealing for, Hughes was forward and there was no evidence of bat or glove so lbw it is 45/2
    31.2 caught at bat-pad and there's a loud cheer, obvious reasons because Hussey walks out! Tossed up and he comes forward to tuck it to the on side and the ball lobs to short leg 104/3
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    38.5 and Australia somehow manage to lose another! Wade looking to finish things off with a slog, tossed up and he gets on his knee and slogs, misses and the ball clips the off stump 132/5
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    14.28
    Extras
    5 (lb 5)
    TOTAL
    141/5 (42.5 Overs, RR: 3.29, 160 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (DA Warner, 1.1 ov), 2-45 (PJ Hughes, 14.6 ov), 3-104 (MJ Clarke, 31.2 ov), 4-108 (EJM Cowan, 32.5 ov), 5-132 (MS Wade, 38.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TM Dilshan1825713.1600
    RAS Lakmal611813.0000
    HMRKB Herath16.504732.7900
    ANPR Fernando201407.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 3 Jan - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 294
  • Fri, 4 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 342/6 (MS Wade 47*, PM Siddle 16*, 88 ov)
  • Sat, 5 Jan - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 225/7 (LD Chandimal 22*, HMRKB Herath 9*, 62 ov)
  • Sun, 6 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 141/5 (42.5 ov) - end of match

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