Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)

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   XJ Doherty 1-0-1-0

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

9.2

Doherty to Tharanga, no run, shuffles and works one turning in from outside off to short midwicket

9.3

Doherty to Tharanga, FOUR, a bit more fuller with the length, and Tharanga goes on the knee for the big sweep, and gets it behind square leg

9.4

Doherty to Tharanga, OUT, Doherty strikes, Tharanga went back as he saw a marginally shortish one, it turned in sharply and beat his attempted cut to hit off stump, he was looking really good, Doherty is pumped up

WU Tharanga b Doherty 34 (42m 28b 7x4 0x6) SR: 121.42

9.5

Doherty to Sangakkara, FOUR, superb strike first ball, Sanga comes down the track right away as Doherty tosses it up and lifts him over midwicket with the turn

9.6

Doherty to Sangakkara, no run, shuffles well across and blocks a turning delivery down the track

Sri Lanka 58/1   XJ Doherty 2-0-10-1

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

11.3

Doherty to Sangakkara, no run, bowled flatter and full outside off, he gets forward to defend towards point

11.4

Doherty to Sangakkara, FOUR, fired in on the stumps, Sanga slithers across and gets it off middle stump with a nudge that flies fine on the leg side

11.5

Doherty to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets down the track and pushes to long on with a straight bat

11.6

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

Sri Lanka 74/1   XJ Doherty 3-0-17-1

13.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

13.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, on the pads from a flat trajectory and trickles away on the leg side

13.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, 2 runs, gets some width and chops the cut past the man at slip

13.4

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, turning away from around middle and leg, he goes well back and blocks with an open face

13.5

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, a touch fuller around off, he comes forward to defend

13.6

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, squeezes one from outside off towards point with an open face

Sri Lanka 79/2   XJ Doherty 4-0-19-1

15.1

Doherty to Chandimal, 1 run, goes back and tucks it in front of square leg

15.2

Doherty to Sangakkara, no run, shuffles well across outside off and blocks down the track

15.3

Doherty to Sangakkara, no run, comes down the track but clips straight to midwicket

15.4

Doherty to Sangakkara, FOUR, superb shot from Sanga, he has been using his feet a lot today, got down the track again, close to the pitch and caressed it past extra cover

15.5

Doherty to Sangakkara, 1 run, again he abandons the crease, and goes leg side this time, with the turn to deep midwicket

15.6

Doherty to Chandimal, 1 run, fires it in full on leg stump, worked away behind square leg

Sri Lanka 88/3   XJ Doherty 5-0-26-1

17.1

Doherty to Chandimal, 1 run, gets down the track, but gets an inside edge past Ponting as he looks to go over midwicket

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   XJ Doherty 6-0-31-1

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   XJ Doherty 7-1-31-1

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

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   XJ Doherty 8-1-36-1

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

32.3

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

32.4

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

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   XJ Doherty 9-1-43-1

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

34.4

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

34.5

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

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   XJ Doherty 10-1-48-1
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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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