Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)

16.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, good short delivery first up, jagging across close to the right hander who gets head out of the way quickly as he drops his wrists

Sri Lanka 89/4   AD Mathews 0* (1b)

17.2

Doherty to Mathews, no run, tossed up full, it dips a tad and he works it to midwicket

17.3

Doherty to Mathews, no run, fired in full on the pads with the angle, he watchfully pats it back

17.4

Doherty to Mathews, FOUR, that is a confident shot, down the track he comes, reaches out a bit for the tossed up ball and smacks it with the turn straight over the bowler

17.5

Doherty to Mathews, no run, worked on the leg side off a very full length on leg stump

17.6

Doherty to Mathews, no run, slows it down outside off as he flights it, he gets forward to smother it

Sri Lanka 94/4   AD Mathews 4* (6b 1x4)

19.5

Bollinger to Mathews, FOUR, good short ball from Doug, he gets it to climb quickly at Angelo who gets outside the line, ducks a bit and hooks it wide of the keeper to the fine leg boundary

19.6

Bollinger to Mathews, no run, left alone outside the off stump

Sri Lanka 106/5   AD Mathews 8* (8b 2x4)

20.3

Johnson to Mathews, FOUR, slanted very full and wide of off, Sri Lanka are still going for the shots, Angelo goes for the drive and edges it past slip

20.4

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, opens him up with a length ball around off stump, off the thickish edge past point

Sri Lanka 112/5   AD Mathews 13* (10b 3x4)

21.1

Bollinger to Mathews, no run, Angelo continues to drive the pitched up deliveries, this one goes to mid off

21.2

Bollinger to Mathews, no run, this time he leaves a length ball slanted across close to off stump

21.3

Bollinger to Mathews, no run, now he even comes down the track looking to crash him through the off side, Johnson bowls it wider and Mathews takes one hand off the bat to send it towards extra cover

21.4

Bollinger to Mathews, 1 run, pushes a length ball to sweeper cover to bring Suraj on strike

Sri Lanka 113/6   AD Mathews 14* (14b 3x4)

22.1

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, thickish edge as he pushes half forward to a length ball leaving him, the pace has been right up there from Mitch, ball rolls away to third man

22.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, shuffles across and solidly blocks a length ball down the track

22.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, slanted across full and wide for the drive, he does not go hard at it and pushes it away towards extra cover

22.6

Johnson to Mathews, OUT, Angelo becomes the latest Sri Lanka batsman to throw it away, these shots are certainly not on on this pitch, he looks to come down the track and make room to clobber a pitched up delivery over mid off, but cannot clear the man, straight to him

AD Mathews c Watson b Johnson 15 (31m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Sri Lanka 117/7   AD Mathews 15 (18b 3x4)
Series Results
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Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 20, 2011
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Australia at Hambantota - Aug 16, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 78 runs
Sri Lanka v Australia at Hambantota - Aug 14, 2011
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Aug 10, 2011
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
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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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