• BATSMEN
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    1.2 Kula has done it, last match it was with the bat, this time he has removed the dangerman Shane Watson with the ball, the ball angles in towards the stumps, Watson looks to dab it behind point, no footwork from Watson, he misses and the stumps are disturbed, the Sri Lankan fans at The Oval scream to make it known how big a moment this is 9/1
    5.2 what sort of shot is that? Hughes guides that off the middle of the bat to the keeper, looking to steer that to third man but he doesn't get enough on it, Australia lose their second, it was a back of a length ball outside off, Hughes tried to be too cute and paid the price 45/2
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    25
    20
    5
    1
    160.00
    6.3 no answers to this one from Malinga! He must have played these a few times in Mumbai, but he hasn't learnt much. It was a slower ball yorker and Maxwell, who was making room, missed it completely. The leg stump takes a beating 59/3
    8.3 exactly the same delivery and this time it results in a wicket! Kula is on fire. He was there at short fine leg and fires in a flat throw to catch Bailey well short of the crease. The batsman was stealing a leg-bye there. 69/4
    30.2 caught at long-on! The end is nigh, Voges tries to smash it over long-on but played it straight into the hands of Eranga.. 192/9
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    16
    14
    0
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    28.57
    12.6 a very slow offcutter, it made the batsman wait and wait, Marsh tries to chop it to the off side and played inside the line. The ball knocks the offstump back. Aussies are crumbling 80/5
    19.1 caught at long-off! Wade falls after a brief counter-attacking innings and it sets off the Sri Lankan fielders into wild celebrations. It was a length delivery wide outside off and Wade tried to whack it straight down the ground but got a thick leading edge that ballooned over the infield, but Dilshan at long-off was waiting for it 127/6
    23.6 super catch by Sanga! It was tossed up on off, the batsman wanted to swipe it across the line, it turned and took the toe-end Sanga made it look easy 163/7
    24.6 another catch for Kula, this one at mid-off. Johnson tries to smash it down the ground again, but this delivery was slightly wider and he didn't reach for it, he got a healthy top-edge and today, Kula is unlikely to make any mistake 168/8
    42.3 he catches it this time! Absolute blinder by Dilshan to set off wild celebrations on the ground. The crowd has found its voice! It was another flatter delivery, shorter too and the batsman punched it back.. Dilshan was moving to his right, but the ball was hit to his left at a comfortable height, but he quickly changed direction and plucked it out from nowhere, it was drifting away from him all the time.. Special catch to finally end Australia's resistance 233/10
    not out
    15
    47
    37
    0
    0
    40.54
    Extras
    29 (lb 11, nb 1, w 17)
    TOTAL
    233 all out (42.3 Overs, RR: 5.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (SR Watson, 1.2 ov), 2-45 (PJ Hughes, 5.2 ov), 3-59 (GJ Maxwell, 6.3 ov), 4-69 (GJ Bailey, 8.3 ov), 5-80 (MR Marsh, 12.6 ov), 6-127 (MS Wade, 19.1 ov), 7-163 (JP Faulkner, 23.6 ov), 8-168 (MG Johnson, 24.6 ov), 9-192 (AC Voges, 30.2 ov), 10-233 (CJ McKay, 42.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    RMS Eranga8.014015.00317010
    KMDN Kulasekara9.004234.66334130
    SL Malinga9.006016.66224051
    HMRKB Herath10.004824.80312130
    AD Mathews3.002117.0094000
    TM Dilshan3.301113.14120000

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