Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.1 Doherty you beauty! X-man with X-factor! This was another beautiful punch shot from Sangakkara. Doherty dives full length to his left at mid-off. Tharanga had backed up too far. Who would blame him? This seemed headed for the mid-off boundary. And Doherty, during the act of getting back up, flicks the throw direct too. He loves his work, absolutely thrilled 19/2
    3.3 Siddle comes back fast! Cramps him up on the short ball. Dilshan looks to pull it, but replays will tell him it is too full for the pull - pitched short of a length - and the tight line sort of cuffs him up. All he gets is a tame top edge that settles with Hussey, next to the square-leg umpire 10/1
    17.3 where were you hiding Xaveir Doherty? On a hat-trick in his second over. And this wicket could be the game. Sanga, who was batting so beautifully, looks for the paddle sweep, but this turns sharply from outside off, and kisses the leg stump. Done in by the break. Doherty is ecstatic, Sanga distraght 84/5
    15.2 Doherty strikes again after that crazy run-out! Mahela plays for the spin. This one doesn't. Caught dead in front. He is not pleased, he shouldn't be. The first ball hadn't turned either. He plays a forward defensive to this full delivery, and the ball goes with the arm, hitting him in front of middle 73/3
    17.2 Doherty is on fire here. Run-out, and then two wickets in two overs. And what a poor shot from Silva! Zero brains! Just dances down aimlessly and swings at a ball that is nowhere close to him. Watson back-pedals from mid-on and takes a safe catch. Will Sanga we left standing alone? 84/4
    not out
    18.3 slight swing for Johnson. Bowled'im. More so pace than swing. Perera is backing away. Not wanting to get too close to its line. Misses the full and straight delivery, which holds its line a touch, and takes the off stump 86/6
    24.6 nice shot, half-volley all right, but he has chipped it over extra cover. Hang on, though. There is drama. Run-out! Good work from Smith. Randiv is coming back for the third, the relay throw from Mitchell Starc (substitute) is a bit wide, Smith collects it one-handed and removes the bails in a flash, to beat Randiv's dive by a frame. I am sure that one-handed collection made this run-out possible 107/7
    25.2 X-man has four! To go with that special run-out. Replay of Mahela dismissal. Stretching forward, defending for the turn, the ball goes straight on, would have missed both off and leg 107/8
    43.4 twist n the tail? Smith legendarily missed one run-out a few weeks ago, in Mohali, giving away four overthrows. This time, though, he hits the stumps direct, and catches Malinga short of a suicidal run. It was hit straight to him at cover. And they stopped and started too 239/9
    not out
    14 (b 2, w 12)
    243/9 (44.2 Overs, RR: 5.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (TM Dilshan, 3.3 ov), 2-19 (WU Tharanga, 5.1 ov), 3-73 (DPMD Jayawardene, 15.2 ov), 4-84 (LPC Silva, 17.2 ov), 5-84 (KC Sangakkara, 17.3 ov), 6-86 (NLTC Perera, 18.3 ov), 7-107 (S Randiv, 24.6 ov), 8-107 (KMDN Kulasekara, 25.2 ov), 9-239 (SL Malinga, 43.4 ov)
    MG Johnson10.016816.80316150
    PM Siddle8.005116.372810010
    SR Watson6.203906.15184010
    JW Hastings6.002704.50231130
    XJ Doherty10.014644.60363120
    SPD Smith3.00802.66110000
    MJ Clarke1.00202.0040000

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