Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)

0.1

Lee to Tharanga, no run, right on target first up with one holding its line on off stump, Tharanga defends to the on side with a closed bat face

0.2

Lee to Tharanga, no run, has a waft at one leaving him with the angle, feet not moving yet, and is beaten

0.3

Lee to Tharanga, no run, tight line from Lee around off stump, Tharanga cautiously pats it away towards extra cover

0.4

Lee to Tharanga, no run, Lee giving nothing away in terms of width, Tharanga tries to force him off the back foot but just manages to push to extra cover

0.5

Lee to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga picks up the first boundary, just stands in the crease and pushes a length ball hard, and the timing is good enough to beat extra cover trying to cut it off to his left, there is no mid off

0.6

Lee to Tharanga, FOUR, and again, a bit fuller from Lee, no movement, Tharanga hits it with a big straight followthrough through mid off

Sri Lanka 8/0   WU Tharanga 8* (6b 2x4)

2.1

Lee to Tharanga, no run, plays out a length ball on the stumps towards short midwicket

2.2

Lee to Tharanga, 1 run, quick single in front of cover as Tharanga taps a shortish one on the off side, Smith comes charging in and lobs the throw towards the stumps to have Dilshan going for the dive, but not before they collide and go sprawling on the ground, Smith looks a touch out of breath

Sri Lanka 17/0   WU Tharanga 9* (8b 2x4)

3.1

Bollinger to Tharanga, FOUR, lovely shot, Tharanga picks up four for this, it looked like it would fetch him a single at the best as he came forward and pushed a length ball without any followthrough, but the timing and the outfield took care of the rest and extra cover gave up the chase in the end

3.2

Bollinger to Tharanga, 1 run, goes fullish on the pads and is picked away through square leg

3.4

Bollinger to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga is motoring along nicely now, he gets another full delivery on the pads and puts it away in front of square leg

3.5

Bollinger to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga is middling them neatly, comes forward to a length ball and pings mid off with a firm push

3.6

Bollinger to Tharanga, 2 runs, well played again, he was coming forward as Doug angled the ball around middle and leg, so he stopped the movement and adjusted to clip the ball past midwicket

Sri Lanka 29/0   WU Tharanga 20* (13b 4x4)

4.3

Lee to Tharanga, 1 run, goes back and tries to punch on the off side, the ball takes the outer half and flies to third man, the bounce has been pretty true so far, and there hasn't been any movement apart from the first delivery

4.5

Lee to Tharanga, no run, gets it off the inner half towards shortish midwicket as Lee brings it in with the angle from wide of the crease

4.6

Lee to Tharanga, no run, Lee targets the stumps with the changed angle, but Tharanga brings down a closed face and gets it past short midwicket

Sri Lanka 32/0   WU Tharanga 21* (16b 4x4)

5.2

Bollinger to Tharanga, no run, superb short ball, that must have taken a lot of effort on this wicket, flying at Tharanga's throat, who does well to get head out of harm's way, Doug gives him a stare and a word or two

5.3

Bollinger to Tharanga, 1 run, chance for a run out, but Dilshan is very quick, Tharanga managed an inside edge in front of square leg, the man from midwicket charged in and let rip but Dilshan was in no trouble

Sri Lanka 34/0   WU Tharanga 22* (18b 4x4)

6.1

Watson to Tharanga, FOUR, what a shot, Tharanga is middling them and they are racing past the infield on this outfield, just pushes a length just outside off stump and it zooms past covers

6.2

Watson to Tharanga, FOUR, a bit more bottom hand on this one, same result, gets a length ball off the inner half past Watson and mid on drives, but he didn't have much of a chance

6.3

Watson to Tharanga, no run, steered wide of point from the crease

6.4

Watson to Tharanga, no run, slows it down, that will be key on this wicket now and then, Tharanga goes back in the crease and blocks towards cover

6.5

Watson to Tharanga, no run, tries to shuffle and work one from middle and leg past short fine leg but cannot beat the man

6.6

Watson to Tharanga, no run, good comeback from Watson, but Sri Lanka are looking in no trouble at all, right on off stump, and Tharanga defends towards cover

Sri Lanka 43/0   WU Tharanga 30* (24b 6x4)

8.6

Watson to Tharanga, no run, good line to Tharanga, cramping him for room with one around middle, defended from the crease

Sri Lanka 49/0   WU Tharanga 30* (25b 6x4)

9.2

Doherty to Tharanga, no run, shuffles and works one turning in from outside off to short midwicket

9.3

Doherty to Tharanga, FOUR, a bit more fuller with the length, and Tharanga goes on the knee for the big sweep, and gets it behind square leg

9.4

Doherty to Tharanga, OUT, Doherty strikes, Tharanga went back as he saw a marginally shortish one, it turned in sharply and beat his attempted cut to hit off stump, he was looking really good, Doherty is pumped up

WU Tharanga b Doherty 34 (42m 28b 7x4 0x6) SR: 121.42

Sri Lanka 54/1   WU Tharanga 34 (28b 7x4)
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Aug 10, 2011

The Sri Lankans congratulate Michael Clarke, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI, Pallekele, August 10, 2011

The Sri Lankans congratulate Michael Clarke

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Aug 10, 2011

Ricky Ponting was bowled by Suraj Randiv, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI, Pallekele, August 10, 2011

Ricky Ponting was bowled by Suraj Randiv

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