Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)

14.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, right on middle and leg from a fuller length, he goes forward to push with a straight bat to mid on

14.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes even fuller but on the pads and Sanga picks it to deep square leg

14.3

Johnson to Jayawardene, OUT, Australia are appealing for caught behind, it was a fullish and wide one slanted across Mahela who went for the drive, Haddin took it tumbling to his right, Australia are sure about it, umpire de Silva walks across towards square leg to check if it has carried, it has gone very low but right in to Haddin's gloves, and umpire de Silva sends Mahela back after checking with the third umpire, Johnson strikes in his first over

DPMD Jayawardene c †Haddin b Johnson 3 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

14.4

Johnson to Chandimal, 1 run, off the mark right away with a confident whip off the pads backward of square leg

14.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed off the front foot to cover from around off stump

14.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, lets this one outside off let go through to the keeper

Sri Lanka 81/3   MG Johnson 1-0-2-1

16.1

Johnson to Chandimal, no run, gets well forward and stretches to squeeze a full and wide one to point

16.2

Johnson to Chandimal, 1 run, gets on top of a shortish one outside off, and is in the air as he slashes to third man

16.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and pushes solidly, the ball races past extra cover to widish mid off

16.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, full delivery driven to mid off

16.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, OUT, Johnson has got Sanga, huge wicket, it is the slower one, bowled full close to off for the drive, mighty useful on this track, Sanga comes forward and looks to push hard. but pops it straight to short extra cover

KC Sangakkara c Smith b Johnson 16 (36m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 84.21

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   MG Johnson 2-0-3-2

18.1

Johnson to Chandimal, FOUR, bowls it full around off and Chandimal goes down the ground with a lovely straight followthrough as he eases forward

18.2

Johnson to Chandimal, no run, opens him up with one coming in from short of a length on middle, he blocks in the end on the off side

18.3

Johnson to Chandimal, no run, decides to get well forward to one slanted across him, and defends with an inside edge on the leg side

18.4

Johnson to Chandimal, 2 runs, that could have been close, but he gets bat around front pad to send the pacy fullish ball racing past midwicket with a confident clip

18.5

Johnson to Chandimal, no run, Johnson is bowling consistently full, takes it across and beats him on the forward push

18.6

Johnson to Chandimal, 1 run, could have been close, he got across and pushed a length ball towards point, from where the throw was fired to the non-striker's, he was taking it a bit easy initially bit had to hurry across in the end

Sri Lanka 101/4   MG Johnson 3-0-10-2

20.1

Johnson to BMAJ Mendis, no run, hits the bat hard with a length ball that kicks high in to the defensive blade of Mendis

20.2

Johnson to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, rips it full for the leg stump, he gets bat to it just in time to clip to deep midwicket

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

20.5

Johnson to BMAJ Mendis, OUT, Johnson is pumped up, he has gone through Mendis' defenses with a pacy yorker from over the stumps that swung in a bit late to clatter in to off and middle

BMAJ Mendis b Johnson 2 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

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   MG Johnson 4-0-16-3

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

22.2

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

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   MG Johnson 5-0-18-4

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

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   MG Johnson 6-0-21-4

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   MG Johnson 7-0-29-4

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

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   MG Johnson 8-0-30-4

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

38.2

Johnson to BAW Mendis, no run, beats him with a full delivery going across outside off, he hangs the bat out to defend but is nowhere close to the ball

38.3

Johnson to BAW Mendis, no run, very full delivery outside off stump, he tries to squeeze it away but misses again

38.4

Johnson to BAW Mendis, no run, bowls the length ball on leg stump now, he goes across to play it out towards midwicket

38.5

Johnson to BAW Mendis, no run, now the short ball that takes off outside off, he manages to sway away

38.6

Johnson to BAW Mendis, OUT, and gets his sixth with a slanted length ball that hits the top of off stump, Mendis just went pushing away from his body and was nowhere near the line of the ball

BAW Mendis b Johnson 0 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 177/9   MG Johnson 9-1-30-6

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

40.6

Johnson to Lakmal, no run, but he keeps out the full delivery slung in on the stumps with a calm forward block, the crowd likes that

Sri Lanka 191/9   MG Johnson 10-1-31-6
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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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