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    12.1 that was somewhat out of the blue. Seems to have stuck in the pitch more than Mahela expected. He was aiming a shot through mid off, but gets an inside edge and it lobs to mid on, who takes a simple catch. Doherty delivers the breakthrough Australia needed. 57/1
    17.3 Henriques strikes! Dislhan edges an innocuous delivery behind, and leaves Sri Lanka in trouble. He hasn't looked himself at all in this innings and has taken 48 balls for 19. Pressure on the young middle order now, and Australia will feel they are on top now, the way the pitch is playing. 71/3
    14.3 poor option from Thirimanne, and Sri Lanka are throwing away a decent start. He came down the pitch and tried to loft that over midwicket, only he hit it too straight and David Hussey at long on ran around to swallow it. It was the result of some good pressure, but he will feel that that shot wasn't called for, so early in his innings 62/2
    20.4 timber! Chandimal had no idea about that one. Pitched on off stump and straightened, and the batsman was nowhere near it. Went on to hit middle and off. The situation is quickly getting dire for the visitors. 77/4
    44.1 Gone! And that could be it for Sri Lanka! Slower ball bouncer from Johnson and Mathews can't time that one. Lobs off the splice to midwicket, who completes an easy take. 187/7
    31.1 gone! Johnson gets one to bounce a little more than they have and Perera gets a big top edge as he tries to work that into the leg side. David Warner at mid wicket waits for an eternity for it to come down, and takes the catch comfortably. Another big blow and Sri Lanka are sliding quickly here. 108/5
    43.5 bowled him! Australia really needed that, Sri Lanka didn't. Mendis was on the charge, but Henriques went full and fast and hit the base of middle and leg. Moises is pumped. 187/6
    45.1 and Perera goes! A fullish ball angled into the stumps and Perera plays all around that one, Crashes into middle stump again. 195/8
    not out
    46.5 swipes across the line and gets a big top edge, which sails to Henriques at deep square leg, who runs in to take it comfortably 200/9
    48.3 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. 215/10
    19 (lb 12, nb 1, w 6)
    215 all out (48.3 Overs, RR: 4.43)
    Fall of wickets: 1-57 (DPMD Jayawardene, 12.1 ov), 2-62 (HDRL Thirimanne, 14.3 ov), 3-71 (TM Dilshan, 17.3 ov), 4-77 (LD Chandimal, 20.4 ov), 5-108 (MDKJ Perera, 31.1 ov), 6-187 (BMAJ Mendis, 43.5 ov), 7-187 (AD Mathews, 44.1 ov), 8-195 (NLTC Perera, 45.1 ov), 9-200 (HMRKB Herath, 46.5 ov), 10-215 (SL Malinga, 48.3 ov)
    CJ McKay9.305125.36317020
    MA Starc9.004805.33326031
    MG Johnson10.004524.50345010
    XJ Doherty8.012132.62320100
    MC Henriques10.013233.20362000
    GJ Maxwell2.00603.0070000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Series result

5-match series drawn 2-2

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Player of the series

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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

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

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