Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)

20.6

Johnson to Randiv, no run, bangs it in short of a length, it climbs on the batsman who fends it away uncertainly on the off side

Sri Lanka 112/6   S Randiv 0* (1b)

21.5

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, beats him right away, with a length ball leaving him, Randiv goes a for a feeble push and does not make contact

21.6

Bollinger to Randiv, 2 runs, gets forward and works a fuller one through vacant midwicket region

Sri Lanka 115/6   S Randiv 2* (3b)

22.2

Johnson to Randiv, no run, beats him outside off as he goes for a loose push to one leaving him

22.3

Johnson to Randiv, 1 run, goes for a push a touch away from the body to a pitched up ball and gets it down to third man

Sri Lanka 117/6   S Randiv 3* (5b)

23.1

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, another loose waft outside off stump, no contact with one leaving him

23.2

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, uncertainly looks to press half forward and defend a slanted fullish one, inside edge goes on the leg side

23.3

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, well played, pushes one leaving him with an open face to point

23.4

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, brings down a short of a length ball, almost drops it on to the stumps, they think about a single as the ball rolls on the leg side, but Dough gets to it quickly

23.5

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, gets well forward to drive a pitched up ball, along the ground, to extra cover

23.6

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, forward again, and opening the face to guide a length ball to point's left

Sri Lanka 117/7   S Randiv 3* (11b)

24.3

Johnson to Randiv, no run, on a length now and slants it across outside off, another drive in the air

24.4

Johnson to Randiv, 2 runs, goes on middle and leg and is worked through square leg

24.5

Johnson to Randiv, no run, bends it in from wide of the crease, bounces and hits him high on the bat as he keeps it down on the off side

24.6

Johnson to Randiv, no run, bowls it full for the drive outside off, but his attempt to connect fails

Sri Lanka 120/7   S Randiv 5* (15b)

26.1

Johnson to Randiv, SIX, shot! Randiv shows how it's done, he takes a step out and clobbers a Johnson length ball over the wide long-off boundary

26.2

Johnson to Randiv, no run, gets beside the line and pushes a pacy one leaving him outside off to point

26.3

Johnson to Randiv, no run, a touch slower, he comes forward and bends low to push towards covers, Nuwan wants the run but is sent back rightly

26.4

Johnson to Randiv, 2 runs, now he lets the bouncer rip right on target, but Randiv gets away, it was almost on him before he decided to swat-fend it away, and got it just over Haddin running to his left

26.5

Johnson to Randiv, no run, pings mid off this time with a solid drive off a length ball

26.6

Johnson to Randiv, no run, squeezes out a fuller one from around off towards extra cover

Sri Lanka 132/7   S Randiv 13* (21b 1x6)

27.5

Lee to Randiv, no run, pushed out towards point from the crease

27.6

Lee to Randiv, no run, Lee lets the pacy yorker rip right on middle, but Randiv manages to get something on it, was it bat or pad, Australia think it is the pad, we will have to wait for the third umpire, it hit him on the back boot as it zoomed in, now was there a bit of an inside edge before that happened? Third umpire decides in the batsman's favour, replays were not really conclusive

Sri Lanka 137/7   S Randiv 13* (23b 1x6)

29.1

Lee to Randiv, no run, makes a bit of room to guide a rising delivery from off stump to point

29.2

Lee to Randiv, 1 run, Lee tries the full slower one, he picks it and forces it down to long off

Sri Lanka 138/7   S Randiv 14* (25b 1x6)

30.1

Doherty to Randiv, no run, gets him to drive a tossed up ball, straight to extra cover

30.2

Doherty to Randiv, FOUR, fetches it from well outside off stump, and paddles it to the fine leg boundary, pretty effectively done

30.3

Doherty to Randiv, 1 run, goes for another sweep but this time off the top edge, there is no one at short fine leg though, safely done

Sri Lanka 143/7   S Randiv 19* (28b 1x4 1x6)

31.1

Smith to Randiv, no run, defended on the off side

31.2

Smith to Randiv, 1 run, width from Smith, allowing the batsman to cut through cover

Sri Lanka 144/7   S Randiv 20* (30b 1x4 1x6)

32.1

Doherty to Randiv, FOUR, just over the man at extra cover, Randiv goes over the infield, makes room and swings with the turn just over the leaping fielder

32.2

Doherty to Randiv, 1 run, punched towards sweeper cover for a single

32.4

Doherty to Randiv, 1 run, lunges forward and drives a full delivery down to long on

Sri Lanka 151/7   S Randiv 26* (33b 2x4 1x6)

33.1

Smith to Randiv, 1 leg bye, nudges off the pads wide of the man at long leg

33.6

Smith to Randiv, 1 run, drops it a touch short and flat, he goes back and hits it away to sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 156/7   S Randiv 27* (35b 2x4 1x6)

34.1

Doherty to Randiv, no run, gets forward and pushes in to the leg side

34.2

Doherty to Randiv, 2 runs, uses the angle, these two putting on some useful runs, gets down the track and lifts a full delivery over midwicket

34.3

Doherty to Randiv, 1 run, shortish and punched off the back foot to sweeper cover

34.5

Doherty to Randiv, 1 run, shortish and wide outside off, punched to sweeper cover off the back foot

Sri Lanka 161/7   S Randiv 31* (39b 2x4 1x6)

35.1

Lee to Randiv, FOUR, shortish and wide, he is playing well here Randiv, gets on top, and cuts it past a diving Ponting at point

35.2

Lee to Randiv, 1 wide, Lee gives him the bouncer, and is called for a wide as it sails over the batsman

35.2

Lee to Randiv, no run, pushed away off a length to point

35.3

Lee to Randiv, no run, drives a full delivery with a closed face to mid on

35.4

Lee to Randiv, no run, slower one from Lee, he is already well forward and blocks it on the off side, Lee the athlete goes after it, fields and back-lobs the ball towards the non-striker's stumps

35.5

Lee to Randiv, FOUR, these two have added 50 now, he goes a for a slash to a widish delivery and gets it well past Haddin

35.6

Lee to Randiv, no run, leans in to a lovely front foot drive, too bad it went straight to extra cover

Sri Lanka 170/7   S Randiv 39* (45b 4x4 1x6)

36.5

Johnson to Randiv, no run, solidly defended towards covers as a fuller one zooms in for the off stump

36.6

Johnson to Randiv, no run, more solid defence from Randiv, bat and pad close together as another one heading for the stumps it kept out

Sri Lanka 171/7   S Randiv 39* (47b 4x4 1x6)

37.2

Lee to Randiv, 1 run, slower one from Lee again, he had set himself up to have a go at it, but checked the shot a bit to send it along the ground to long off

37.6

Lee to Randiv, 1 run, squeezes out the yorker outside off to sweeper cover and goes for the single, the throw misses at the non-striker's

Sri Lanka 177/7   S Randiv 41* (49b 4x4 1x6)

38.1

Johnson to Randiv, OUT, they have finally broken the partnership, it is Johnson again, five for him, Randiv goes for the big lofted shot down the ground off a full delivery, but mishits it high in the air and Doherty settles under it at long off and takes it cleanly

S Randiv c Doherty b Johnson 41 (64m 50b 4x4 1x6) SR: 82.00

Sri Lanka 177/8   S Randiv 41 (50b 4x4 1x6)
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Photos

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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