Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Randiv
41(50) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %42%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 4 6 1 0 0
SR Watson
69(51) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 0 6 0 30

Best performances - Bowlers

S Randiv
O8.1
M0
R44
W2
Eco5.38
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O10.0
M1
R31
W6
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That will be all from us for this game. Join us for the 2nd ODI on Sunday from Hambantota. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Thanks for all the feedback. Cheers!

Clarke: "The wicket was fantastic, it was dry but held together better than I expected. It is important that I lead from the front, it is great having Ponting at No 3 with all that experience at the other end."

Mitchell Johnson is the Man of the Match for his 6 for 31. Johnson: "I enjoyed myself, good to get that win on the board after the Twenty20 losses, Brett Lee getting his 350th ODI wicket was exciting as well. I enjoyed getting Sanga out, always exciting to get one of their top players out."

Dilshan: "This was not a 190 wicket, we did not bat well. Our shot selection was not good, it was a good toss to win, I think our spinners bowled well, but they did not have the runs to defend."

Hang on for the presentation

Three half-centuries in a chase of 192, Watson threatened to blow Sri Lanka away before falling to spin, Ajantha Mendis threatened to do an encore of the second T20 before Ponting and Clarke dug in to ensure Australia motored to victory. Australia will be tested by the Sri Lanka spinners, who were short in general today, in bigger chases but today Mitchell Johnson has set up a comprehensive win with his career-best haul

38.1
1
Randiv to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke does it in a way characteristic of this innings and of his general approach to spin, down the track and caresses a flighted ball with the turn between mid on and midwicket

END OF OVER:
38 | (maiden) | AUS: 191/3

  • MEK Hussey2 (11b)
  • MJ Clarke52 (77b)
  • TM Dilshan5-1-18-0
  • S Randiv8-0-43-2
37.6
0
Dilshan to Hussey, no run, carved straight to cover from the crease, a maiden with a run required
37.5
0
Dilshan to Hussey, no run, gets forward and shoulders arms to one that angles in close to off
37.4
0
Dilshan to Hussey, no run, pegged on the back foot with one hurrying on and blocks it back
37.3
0
Dilshan to Hussey, no run, tossed up and he lets it go outside off. now then
37.2
0
Dilshan to Hussey, no run, played back down the track off the front foot

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Randiv
41(50) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %42%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 4 6 1 0 0
SR Watson
69(51) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 0 6 0 30

Best performances - Bowlers

S Randiv
O8.1
M0
R44
W2
Eco5.38
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O10.0
M1
R31
W6
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF