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    2.6 Tharanga goes! Starc just put it in the right spot, no noticeable movement and Tharanga pushes at it outside off and a thick edge through to Haddin 8/1
    25.1 Direct hit and Dilshan looks in trouble! Yes he is a mile out, it was a risky run, he pushed it towards mid-off and set off, Khawaja attacked the ball, picked up and hit the stumps direct at the bowler's end, the Australians all knew it 111/3
    5.2 the captain goes! Good delivery by McKay, lands on a good length outside off, Jayawardene pokes his bat out and the edge goes to Finch at first slip 17/2
    35.4 superb catch by Haddin! McKay pitched it up and bowled it wide of the off stump getting him to drive, thick outside edge and Haddin timed his dive to his right very well and plucked it one-handed. He nonchalantly tosses the ball away. Made it seem to easy, but it was one tough take! 169/7
    29.2 Appeal for a run-out and Mathews is in trouble and the direct hit sends him back! Tossed up and Chandimal drops it to the off side, the striker tells Mathews to stay back, Mathews was already a few yards in front and had to turn back and Maxwell hits the stumps at the bowler's end 128/4
    29.3 Two run outs off successive balls would you believe it! It's that man Maxwell again. Chandinal dropped it towards short cover and set off, hesitation in the running, Maxwell runs to his right, picks up and in one movement fires the ball to Haddin, Thirimanne is not in the frame 128/5
    34.6 soft dismissal! Length ball skids through and Mendis tries to launch it over the bowler's head, not in control and he miscues it to mid-off, easy catch to Bailey 167/6
    38.5 straight to mid-off! It was the off cutter from Johnson, he makes room and spoons it flat and fast to Bailey who takes a low catch 194/8
    39.5 Bailey seems to be catching everything, very soft dismissal, short of a length, Kula shaped to smash that over mid-on, miscued and it lobs to Bailey 198/9
    not out
    39.6 it's all over, at the stroke of the 40th over! Catching practice for Haddin, Mendis gets a length ball which he presumably wants to dab to third man, only managed a thick edge, Haddin would have caught that with his eyes shut 198/10
    13 (b 2, lb 2, w 9)
    198 all out (40 Overs, RR: 4.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (WU Tharanga, 2.6 ov), 2-17 (DPMD Jayawardene, 5.2 ov), 3-111 (TM Dilshan, 25.1 ov), 4-128 (AD Mathews, 29.2 ov), 5-128 (HDRL Thirimanne, 29.3 ov), 6-167 (BMAJ Mendis, 34.6 ov), 7-169 (LD Chandimal, 35.4 ov), 8-194 (NLTC Perera, 38.5 ov), 9-198 (KMDN Kulasekara, 39.5 ov), 10-198 (BAW Mendis, 39.6 ov)
    MA Starc6.002514.16232020
    CJ McKay8.003344.12313050
    MG Johnson9.014324.77336020
    XJ Doherty8.004105.12263100
    GJ Maxwell4.002807.0060100
    DJ Hussey5.002404.80132000

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

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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

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

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