• BATSMEN
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    SR
    2.1 That's more swing, and that's all over. Short of a length and Tharanga doesn't know whether to go forward or back. Stands rooted to the crease and simply pushes his bat limply, the edge is taken and Gilchrist snaps up a regulation catch behind the stumps. That's the first wicket for Australia and it was all to do with the length. Bracken strikes. 7/1
    22.6 goddim! A terrible shot from Jayasuriya, skipping down the pitch to a fullish delivery which just turned away from him, the ball keeping very low, and his off stump is knocked back 145/3
    19.5 just short of a length and Sangakkara's gem of a knock comes to a rather limp end, pulling a fuller delivery straight to the unddroppable hands of Ponting at short midwicket 123/2
    25.5 on middle-and-leg and that's a throaty gurgle of a roar for lbw, and it looks like a good shout, and the umpire agrees 156/4
    21
    41
    22
    1
    1
    95.45
    30.1 comes down and swats the air with a huge swipe aiming for midwicket. Misses it completely and the ball plinks into the sticks 190/6
    29.6 on off, quicker than expected, and that was tucked down to third man. Some great work from Clarke and McGrath there, as Dilshan slipped on setting off - a throw heading just towards the stumps, McGrath takes it in front and takes off the bails 188/5
    31.5 nasty ball, especially in this light - a full toss above the waist. But Australia, including McGrath, just smile as Arnold pops up an edge off a pull to Gilchrist... and takes his international bow 194/7
    not out
    11
    20
    21
    0
    0
    52.38
    33.6 a big swing and a miss, Gilchrist whips off the bails, Dar calls for the third umpire as he could never have seen that far with any certainty 211/8
    not out
    1
    6
    6
    0
    0
    16.66
    Extras
    15 (lb 1, w 14)
    TOTAL
    215/8 (36 Overs, RR: 5.97)
    Did not bat: M Muralitharan
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (WU Tharanga, 2.1 ov), 2-123 (KC Sangakkara, 19.5 ov), 3-145 (ST Jayasuriya, 22.6 ov), 4-156 (DPMD Jayawardene, 25.5 ov), 5-188 (TM Dilshan, 29.6 ov), 6-190 (LPC Silva, 30.1 ov), 7-194 (RP Arnold, 31.5 ov), 8-211 (SL Malinga, 33.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NW Bracken6.013415.66215010
    SW Tait6.004207.00176020
    GD McGrath7.003114.42242110
    SR Watson7.004917.00155030
    GB Hogg3.001916.3372000
    MJ Clarke5.003326.60140220
    A Symonds2.00613.0070000

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