Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Aug 10, 2011
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
10 August 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
24.1

Johnson to Kulasekara, no run, and yet another loose drive outside off, how many have there been today, fortunate not to get an edge off the full delivery

24.2

Johnson to Kulasekara, 1 run, outside edge as he pushed at a very full one leaving him around off, but drops short of second slip

Sri Lanka 118/7   KMDN Kulasekara 1* (2b)
25.1

Bollinger to Kulasekara, no run, slanted close to the off stump, and that is a good leave from Nuwan

25.2

Bollinger to Kulasekara, FOUR, gets this one away, one the pads and he nudges it to the fine leg boundary, brings the crowd to life after some time

25.3

Bollinger to Kulasekara, no run, another fine leave outside off from Nuwan as Bollinger looks to entice him with a length ball angled across outside off

25.4

Bollinger to Kulasekara, no run, really full and pretty widish outside off, not called one though

25.5

Bollinger to Kulasekara, no run, gets half forward and pushes a length ball in to the off side

25.6

Bollinger to Kulasekara, no run, ends the over with another well-judged leave outside off as Doug gets it to lift off a length

Sri Lanka 124/7   KMDN Kulasekara 5* (8b 1x4)
27.1

Lee to Kulasekara, FOUR, and he is greeted with a thumping drive between extra cover and mid off first ball, it was pitched up and he went through with the shot

27.2

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, leaves a length ball outside off well alone

27.3

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, well played, gets forward and smothers a length ball down the track

27.4

Lee to Kulasekara, 1 run, that is a snorter from Lee, Nuwan had no chance to get out of the way as it reared up at him, off the glove and away to HAddin's right who tried hard with a full-length dive but could not get to it

Sri Lanka 137/7   KMDN Kulasekara 10* (12b 2x4)
28.1

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, gets on the front foot to defend one around off stump

28.2

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, stretches well forward again to smother a length delivery

28.3

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, makes room to guide one from off stump behind point, he was gone if he had missed that

28.4

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, blocked down the track off the front foot

28.5

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, Doherty keeping it tight, around off stump and he gets forward to defend

28.6

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, maiden over as another tight delivery bowled slowly around off is patted down the track

Sri Lanka 137/7   KMDN Kulasekara 10* (18b 2x4)
29.3

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, deep in the crease to block a short of a length ball, a touch in the air, on the leg side

29.4

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, drives languidly from the crease but cannot beat extra cover

29.5

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, almost another one, goes for a loose push from the crease as Lee slows it down a tad, but the ball drops short of extra cover

29.6

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, well kept out, Lee with another yorker, but Nuwan gets across and digs it back to him

Sri Lanka 138/7   KMDN Kulasekara 10* (22b 2x4)
30.4

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, pushed back to the bowler from a full length

30.5

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, darts it in very full, he tries to work it away but gets it back to Doherty again

30.6

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, blocked off the front foot down the track

Sri Lanka 143/7   KMDN Kulasekara 10* (25b 2x4)
31.3

Smith to Kulasekara, no run, fuller and straighter, played towards midwicket

31.4

Smith to Kulasekara, no run, defended on the front foot

31.5

Smith to Kulasekara, no run, blocked once again on the front foot

31.6

Smith to Kulasekara, no run, driven firmly but towards the bowler

Sri Lanka 144/7   KMDN Kulasekara 10* (29b 2x4)
32.3

Doherty to Kulasekara, 1 run, gets forward to the pitch of this one to drive to sweeper cover

32.5

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, turns past the outside edge, pitches off and rips past him as he presses forward

32.6

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, gets well forward to smother one that bounces a touch from a length

Sri Lanka 151/7   KMDN Kulasekara 11* (32b 2x4)
33.2

Smith to Kulasekara, no run, tossed up full around middle and leg, blocked down the track

33.3

Smith to Kulasekara, no run, another one rips past the outside edge, he came forward to try and defend a flighted one, but it turned sharply from a length, Haddin whipped the bails off, was the foot out of the ground? Replays show it wasn't, just behind the line

33.4

Smith to Kulasekara, 2 runs, flighted full and he eases it past the bowler, they come back for the second as well

33.5

Smith to Kulasekara, 1 run, solidly pushed off the front foot down to long off

Sri Lanka 155/7   KMDN Kulasekara 14* (36b 2x4)
34.4

Doherty to Kulasekara, 1 run, makes room to steer a flat delivery wide of point

34.6

Doherty to Kulasekara, no run, looks to have a go initially but gets well forward to block in the end, Doherty has bowled out

Sri Lanka 161/7   KMDN Kulasekara 15* (38b 2x4)
36.1

Johnson to Kulasekara, no run, plays him from the crease, and pushes a length ball towards mid off

36.2

Johnson to Kulasekara, no run, looks to slash a pacy length ball from close to the body, gets it straight to point

36.3

Johnson to Kulasekara, no run, now goes pushing a touch away from the body, cannot beat point again

36.4

Johnson to Kulasekara, 1 run, forcing punch off the back foot to a length ball, sweeper cover gets around to it

Sri Lanka 171/7   KMDN Kulasekara 16* (42b 2x4)
37.1

Lee to Kulasekara, 1 run, carves a full and widish delivery wide of sweeper cover

37.3

Lee to Kulasekara, 2 runs, short ball in to the body now, he deals with it quite well, swats it in front of square leg and wide of the man in the deep

37.4

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, right on a length on middle, but they have kept out such deliveries well, he blocks it past the non-striker and jogs out for the run, but mid on is already on to the ball

37.5

Lee to Kulasekara, 1 run, goes for the lofted shot now off a pitched up delivery, there is long off in place

Sri Lanka 176/7   KMDN Kulasekara 20* (46b 2x4)
39.1

Smith to Kulasekara, SIX, makes room and lofts him just over Bollinger at long off, got way outside leg stump and went for the big one, Bollinger leaped high to try and get to it but it eluded him

39.2

Smith to Kulasekara, no run, pushed back down the track

39.3

Smith to Kulasekara, no run, turning away from around middle and off, he tried to make room but then patted it away on the off side

39.4

Smith to Kulasekara, SIX, and another one, he makes room again, goes down on a knee and lofts a full delivery with the turn over extra cover

39.5

Smith to Kulasekara, 1 run, shuffles across to work a turning ball in to the leg side

Sri Lanka 190/9   KMDN Kulasekara 33* (51b 2x4 2x6)
40.1

Johnson to Kulasekara, no run, tries to cut from off stump, shortish one rising on him, and he is beaten

40.2

Johnson to Kulasekara, no run, guides a length ball straight to Ponting at point

40.3

Johnson to Kulasekara, no run, Johnson goes for the stumps with a fuller length, he makes lot of room to carve him through the off side but cannot beat point yet again

40.4

Johnson to Kulasekara, no run, low full this time outside off, he cannot get bat to it though

40.5

Johnson to Kulasekara, 1 run, gets the single off the fifth ball with a push in front of mid off from the crease

Sri Lanka 191/9   KMDN Kulasekara 34* (56b 2x4 2x6)
41.1

Lee to Kulasekara, OUT, superb shot, but what a catch from Mike Hussey, Lee gets his 350th ODI wicket, banged it in short and Nuwan cracked the pull right out of the middle of the bat, it was dying in front of Hussey at deep midwicket, but he dived forward to take the ball close to the ground

KMDN Kulasekara c MEK Hussey b Lee 34 (79m 57b 2x4 2x6) SR: 59.64

Sri Lanka 191/10   KMDN Kulasekara 34 (57b 2x4 2x6)
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