Player of the Match
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    13.3 and there's the breakthrough, as Atapattu chases a short delivery angling down leg stump only to get a touch of glove on it, and Gilchrist pulls off a good diving take down the stumps! Symonds loves that wicket and the change of bowling works for Australia once again 53/1
    18.2 The change works. Big wicket. Jayasuriya falls. Very good catch from Ponting at second slip. It was a length delivery, just outside the off stump, Jayasuriya pushed at it, bat slightly away from the body as he didn't quite lean forward and edged it for Ponting to lunge to his right to take a sharp catch. Jayasuriya was looking very good out there but has to go now. Pity for the visitors. 65/2
    73.4 ripper! Pitches well outside off stump and spins back a mile as Vandort gets a stride forward and tries to defend, a hint of drift does it for him as he plays down the wrong line and looks back to see his off stump pegged back! What a delivery to get your 200th Test wicket, take a bow, Stuart MacGill 213/4
    52.6 edged and gone! The extra pace and bounce does Jayawardene in, pushing at it neither back nor forward, just feeling for it and the faintest of edges is gladly snapped up by Gilchrist as Australia break a very good partnership! 167/3
    74.3 sharp catch at gully! Johnson bowls short and wide, Samaraweera gets up and slaps that hard, just failing to keep it down, and Hussey intercepts a stinger, low and flying hard at him but he just stays low and cups it near his knees! That was firmly struck by Samaraweera but Hussey was too good, and Australia have a double-strike to swing the momentum back their way 215/5
    94.1 gone! Lee bowls it short of a length outside off stump and Silva plays it across the line, attempting to go leg-side with an odd sort of shot, neither a pull nor a short-arm jab, closing the face of the bat and gets a thick outside edge to Hussey at a well-placed deep wide third man! 281/8
    83.1 thats plumb! Clark strikes early, pitching straight on the stumps and moving it in ever so slightly off the seam to catch Prasanna defending forward, the bat gets down late and he's a sitting duck in front of about middle and leg 226/6
    90.5 bowled 'em! Great delivery to follow up three short short ones, pitching on a length on about middle and swinging away to clip Maharoof's off stump as he stands and plays down the wrong line, completely beaten for movement 259/7
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    96.5 cleaned up! Another Lee specialty, changing the pace and bowling it very full, moving it off the pitch and through Fernando's push to shatter middle and off 290/9
    99.2 all over! Australia win by an innings and 40 runs! Murali backs away to a yorker-length delivery on the stumps, misses his shot, and the stumps are splayed! 300/10
    13 (b 4, lb 3, nb 6)
    300 all out (f/o) (99.2 Overs, RR: 3.02, 430 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (MS Atapattu, 13.3 ov), 2-65 (ST Jayasuriya, 18.2 ov), 3-167 (DPMD Jayawardene, 52.6 ov), 4-213 (MG Vandort, 73.4 ov), 5-215 (TT Samaraweera, 74.3 ov), 6-226 (HAPW Jayawardene, 83.1 ov), 7-259 (MF Maharoof, 90.5 ov), 8-281 (LPC Silva, 94.1 ov), 9-290 (CRD Fernando, 96.5 ov), 10-300 (M Muralitharan, 99.2 ov)
    B Lee27.078643.1800
    MG Johnson19.054722.4700
    SR Clark22.237523.3502
    A Symonds6.012113.5000
    SCG MacGill25.036412.5600

Close of Play

  • Thu, 8 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 242/3 (MEK Hussey 28*, MJ Clarke 5*, 76 ov)
  • Fri, 9 Nov - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 31/2 (MS Atapattu 19*, DPMD Jayawardene 5*, 16 ov)
  • Sat, 10 Nov - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 80/2 (MG Vandort 15*, DPMD Jayawardene 8*, 22 ov)
  • Sun, 11 Nov - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 218/5 (LPC Silva 5*, HAPW Jayawardene 0*, 78 ov)
  • Mon, 12 Nov - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 300 (99.2 ov) - end of match

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