Player of the Match
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    3.3 that has been helped straight to Clarke at first slip, Starc strikes early, good delivery, angled in on a good length on off, moving away appreciably, Tharanga is caught on the crease and dabs it high to first slip 11/1
    20.5 this time he gets Dilshan, off the inside edge, came in with the angle from back of a length, hurries past Dilshan's straight push through to Wade 88/3
    14.3 brilliance from McKay, confusion from Sri Lanka, unfortunate for Sanga, he comes across looking to work on the leg side, the ball pops up close to the pitch, Sanga sets off for the run, McKay for the ball, Dilshan goes nowhere beyond a few uneasy steps, Sanga wants the single, now he doesn't, now he does, now he slips, he falls, he is stranded on the ground midway down the track, in one motion McKay picks up the ball, turns around and finds the striker's stumps with a direct hit, super work, Sanga is furious as he trots off with a glare at Dilshan 61/2
    30.1 oh boy, he's struck first ball, the Australia captain, angled in on a length, carrying in towards leg stump, Chandimal gets across in the crease, misses the work on leg, and is struck in front, looked to be hitting leg, will have to see replays, which show that it would have just shaved the top of leg stump 129/6
    26.1 oh dear, Mahela has dabbed this one straight to Wade, bouncing as it is angled in from short of a length, he stays in the crease and looks to run it late to third man, ends up guiding it tamely to the keeper 110/4
    27.4 whoa, where did that come from? Doherty has spun one in from outside off to take leg stump! tossed it up, drew him forward, the ball turned in a long way from the rough to sneak in through the gate to clip leg, Doherty is delighted 119/5
    49.5 but he has holed out, oh dear, heartbreak for Angelo and Sri Lanka, Australia and Starc can breathe now, makes room for the short ball, winds up and has a crack at it, but can only spoon it in the air as far as long on, Australia get together, they will be a relieved lot 226/10
    34.1 Wade dives and pulls off another catch, very wide delivery and moving further away, Kula goes after it, the edge was dying in front of slip, Wade goes for it, he has excellent reach for a not-so-tall man, replays show it would actually have carried low to slip 143/7
    41.6 Doherty breaks the partnership, he has been so difficult to get away today, Senanayake charged out and had a heave, the ball sneaked past and Wade completes the simple stumping 175/8
    44.2 Wade has his fifth dismissal of the innings, Malinga slogged at a back-of-the-hand slower one from McKay, it flew vertically in the air over Wade who settled under it and judged it well 180/9
    not out
    9 (lb 3, w 6)
    226 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 4.53)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (WU Tharanga, 3.3 ov), 2-61 (KC Sangakkara, 14.3 ov), 3-88 (TM Dilshan, 20.5 ov), 4-110 (DPMD Jayawardene, 26.1 ov), 5-119 (HDRL Thirimanne, 27.4 ov), 6-129 (LD Chandimal, 30.1 ov), 7-143 (KMDN Kulasekara, 34.1 ov), 8-175 (SMSM Senanayake, 41.6 ov), 9-180 (SL Malinga, 44.2 ov), 10-226 (AD Mathews, 49.5 ov)
    RJ Harris10.004314.30376000
    MA Starc9.505025.08344120
    CJ McKay10.005015.00273020
    DT Christian8.014725.87215010
    XJ Doherty10.002422.40370000
    MJ Clarke2.00914.5050000

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