Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)

1.1

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, and first ball Dilshan tries to clobber him through covers but gets nowhere near connecting one leaving him off a length

1.2

Bollinger to Dilshan, FOUR, this time he gets four, very well played, he was starting to lunge at this fuller one with a big backlift, then saw it was better to hang the bat and push with an open face, and timed it past a diving Lee in to the third man boundary

1.3

Bollinger to Dilshan, FOUR, another one, this one is in Dilshan's slot, Bollinger goes full, goes wide, Dilshan happily plonks front foot out and crashes it through the two men around point

1.4

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan is already in top gear, he looks to blast this one through extra cover, but Bollinger gets a bit of lift from a length and he is beaten

1.5

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, steepling bounce for Doug, close to off stump, Dilshan wisely lets it go

1.6

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, now he serves up the fuller one with a bit of width for the drive, Dilshan goes after it but cannot connect

Sri Lanka 16/0   TM Dilshan 8* (6b 2x4)

2.3

Lee to Dilshan, no run, driven off the backfoot to mid-off

2.4

Lee to Dilshan, no run, goes for the whiplash pull off a marginally short ball, but cannot beat square leg

2.5

Lee to Dilshan, no run, mistimes the shot as he looks to crash a length ball through cover, ball rolls away to shortish cover

2.6

Lee to Dilshan, no run, goes for another big drive and mistimes a fuller delivery on to pad and to short cover

Sri Lanka 17/0   TM Dilshan 8* (10b 2x4)

3.3

Bollinger to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, and troubles him with the change in angle, dropping it back of a length and hitting Dilshan on the body as he is caught on the crease, ball rolls away behind point

Sri Lanka 23/0   TM Dilshan 8* (11b 2x4)

4.1

Lee to Dilshan, no run, goes for the one in the blockhole around off, and Dilshan digs it out towards covers

4.2

Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan manages to get on top of a shortish ball and swivels to pull through square leg, there is a man in the deep there

4.4

Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, yet again Lee bangs in the short ball to Dilshan who goes back and cracks the pull to deep square leg

Sri Lanka 32/0   TM Dilshan 10* (14b 2x4)

5.1

Bollinger to Dilshan, 1 run, gets well forward and tries to slap-drive past extra cover, mid off gets around and fires in the throw, but Dilshan gets home in the end

5.4

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, for once, he quietly plays out a length ball coming in towards square leg

5.5

Bollinger to Dilshan, 1 wide, sends it wide down leg with the angle from round the wicket

5.5

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, tight delivery coming in with the angle around middle, Dilshan carefully pats it away on the leg side

5.6

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, another tight one from Doug to end a good over for Australia, Dilshan has no width to swing the bat and blocks down the track

Sri Lanka 35/0   TM Dilshan 11* (18b 2x4)

7.1

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, bit of turn, but shortish and Dilshan backs away to cut it straight to cover, gets away this time

7.2

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, again some turn from outside off, he steers it with fast hands behind point

7.3

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, well bowled, lot fuller, bit of flight, he squeezes it back to the bowler

7.4

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, carefully comes on the front foot to push a tossed up ball towards covers

7.5

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, another good delivery, Dilshan getting impatient, tries to come down the track, but sees it dipping full and pats it away in the end back towards the bowler

7.6

Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, better from Dilshan, he gets around a full delivery to drive with the turn to long off, but good first over from Doherty, used the flight well

Sri Lanka 44/0   TM Dilshan 12* (24b 2x4)

8.1

Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, this time Dilshan will get the pull to the boundary, he had been hurried by Lee's pace earlier on a few occasions, Watson's short ball comes on a touch slower and he gets on top of it and cracks it past the man in the deep to the midwicket boundary

8.2

Watson to Dilshan, no run, blocks a fuller one on the off side

8.3

Watson to Dilshan, no run, looks to have a go at a length ball from the back foot, sees it head for the stumps and blocks back to the bowler

8.4

Watson to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan is moving about in the crease, looking for the runs all the time, here he drives a length ball off the front foot, straight to mid off

8.5

Watson to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, gets the single now, Watson goes with the angle on the pads and he trickles it square on the leg side

Sri Lanka 49/0   TM Dilshan 16* (29b 3x4)

9.1

Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, comes down the track, gets beside the line of a flatter one and reaches out to drive to long off

Sri Lanka 50/0   TM Dilshan 17* (30b 3x4)

10.1

DJ Hussey to Dilshan, no run, turns in from outside off, steered to backward point

10.2

DJ Hussey to Dilshan, no run, forces a fuller one back to the bowler

10.3

DJ Hussey to Dilshan, 2 runs, hits this one in to the leg side in front of square and comes back for the second

10.4

DJ Hussey to Dilshan, no run, fires it in full, Dilshan cracks it back down the track, he is twitching for a run off every delivery

10.5

DJ Hussey to Dilshan, FOUR, short and wide, Dilshan goes back as it hurries in, and cracks the cut well in front of point

10.6

DJ Hussey to Dilshan, 3 runs, tries to force another one through the off side, the ball is struck hard and bursts through the man at shortish extra cover

Sri Lanka 67/1   TM Dilshan 26* (36b 4x4)

11.1

Doherty to Dilshan, no run, well bowled, tossing it up slowly, making him get forward, thickish outside edge towards point as it turns away

11.2

Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, this time he tossed it in full with the angle around middle and leg, Dilshan drives with the turn to long off

11.6

Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, reaches out to drive a full one with the turn to sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 74/1   TM Dilshan 28* (39b 4x4)

12.1

DJ Hussey to Dilshan, 1 run, flicked with the turn from around middle to square leg

12.3

DJ Hussey to Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan has thrown it away, he was looking increasingly impatient, got down the track as he saw some flight outside off, but was still not close enough to the ball as he blasted it straight to mid off

TM Dilshan c Bollinger b DJ Hussey 29 (55m 41b 4x4 0x6) SR: 70.73

Sri Lanka 76/2   TM Dilshan 29 (41b 4x4)
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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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