Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
58(98) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 3 0 1 4
AD Mathews
35(48) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • back defence
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

KTGD Prasad
O26.0
M2
R106
W3
Eco4.07
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O14.0
M2
R63
W4
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Presentation: Mitchell Johnson is the Man of the Match: "I was seeing the ball well out there and really enjoying my batting. I just focused on playing each ball on its merits. My bowling is coming together as well and the short ball is going well. The time that I've had out of the game has been really good for me, and now that I'm back playing, I'm just trying to be as consistent as possible."

Mahela: "This is the most disappointing day of the tour for us. Winning the toss and batting first you expect to put a big total on the board, but we lost wickets up front and were behind from day one. We had chances to get back in the game in the field as well and didn't take them."

Unfortunately we cannot get you Clarke's quotes. Of course, we will have videos of the press conferences over the next couple of hours. There's lots yet to read about this match from our team at MCG.

Kasun Anuradha picks his replacements: "Only positive came through this defeat is we could see young men playing the next test. Perera,Chandimal and hopefully Lahiru or Angelo Perera will play."

That's it from us here. Painful Friday morning for Sri Lankan supporters. Hopefully the new year will bring better luck. Thanks for your company. Cheers!

End of match: Australia have been clinical in this Test and hats off to them. Shrugged off the series loss against SA and they are all smiling again. The fast bowler rotation didn't bite them in the back with Johnson taking 6 and nearly scoring a century. Watson made runs too and Bird had an impressive debut. When Johnson's hurting them, he's deadlier than ever.

SL have at least three injured men who may not take part at the SCG. This reminds us of the 1975 World Cup when Jeff Thomson sent five Sri Lankans to hospital. What's worse is that even Sangakkara is injured. Wholesale changes for the next Test.

I think Sri Lanka's best chance of winning is if they can somehow simulate Galle at the SCG - model fort ramparts and ocean noises in the background. Can't think of anything else.

24.2
W
Siddle to Eranga, OUT, and it's all over! The injured men won't come out to bat. Australia have claimed the series with one dead rubber to play. This was short on the body, Eranga couldn't fend it off properly, lobs off the handle to Cowan at short leg. Two men are absent hurt, Sanga won't bat, and Australia have wrapped this up in two and a half days.
24.1
1
Siddle to Herath, 1 run, short ball outside off and he jabs it to the off side

END OF OVER:
24 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 102/6

  • RMS Eranga0 (3b)
  • HMRKB Herath10 (16b)
  • NM Lyon2-0-16-1
  • PM Siddle5-0-31-0

Uzair: "Thisarra Perera should be one of the replacements. He is already in Australia playing Big Bash."

23.6
0
Lyon to Eranga, no run, spins back in and he defends
23.5
0
Lyon to Eranga, no run, comes well forward and defends
23.4
0
Lyon to Eranga, no run, tossed up and he comes forward and defends

Adrian Meredith thinks out of the box, regarding replacements: "Chaminda Vaas, Sanath Jayasuriya and Hashan Tillekeratne I reckon. Oh sure they are old but they aren't doing anything."

23.3
W
Lyon to Prasad, OUT, goes for the hat-trick of sixes and it doesn't come off! Anything but. Tossed up and he goes down the track and gets a top edge that lands down Warner's throat at cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
58(98) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 3 0 1 4
AD Mathews
35(48) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • back defence
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

KTGD Prasad
O26.0
M2
R106
W3
Eco4.07
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O14.0
M2
R63
W4
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF