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   DE Bollinger 1-0-8-0

3.1

Bollinger to Tharanga, FOUR, lovely shot, Tharanga picks up four for this, it looked like it would fetch him a single at the best as he came forward and pushed a length ball without any followthrough, but the timing and the outfield took care of the rest and extra cover gave up the chase in the end

3.2

Bollinger to Tharanga, 1 run, goes fullish on the pads and is picked away through square leg

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

3.4

Bollinger to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga is motoring along nicely now, he gets another full delivery on the pads and puts it away in front of square leg

3.5

Bollinger to Tharanga, no run, Tharanga is middling them neatly, comes forward to a length ball and pings mid off with a firm push

3.6

Bollinger to Tharanga, 2 runs, well played again, he was coming forward as Doug angled the ball around middle and leg, so he stopped the movement and adjusted to clip the ball past midwicket

Sri Lanka 29/0   DE Bollinger 2-0-19-0

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

5.2

Bollinger to Tharanga, no run, superb short ball, that must have taken a lot of effort on this wicket, flying at Tharanga's throat, who does well to get head out of harm's way, Doug gives him a stare and a word or two

5.3

Bollinger to Tharanga, 1 run, chance for a run out, but Dilshan is very quick, Tharanga managed an inside edge in front of square leg, the man from midwicket charged in and let rip but Dilshan was in no trouble

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   DE Bollinger 3-0-22-0

19.1

Bollinger to Chandimal, OUT, what a catch that is from Michael Clarke, Doug slanted a length ball across Chandimal who got too far across and had a poke at it, the edge went between Haddin and Clarke at wide slip who flew to his left and grabbed the ball one-handed at it almost rushed passed him, superb reflexes from the captain, Australia on top

LD Chandimal c Clarke b Bollinger 12 (21m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

19.2

Bollinger to BMAJ Mendis, no run, gets forward to a pacy fullish delivery and it pops towards covers

19.3

Bollinger to BMAJ Mendis, no run, shuffles well across to a short of a length ball and works it towards short midwicket, Doug is really charging in now

19.4

Bollinger to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, shuffles and gets on top of a shortish one that rises on him, he drops it in front of square leg and darts across

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   DE Bollinger 4-0-27-1

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

21.5

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, beats him right away, with a length ball leaving him, Randiv goes a for a feeble push and does not make contact

21.6

Bollinger to Randiv, 2 runs, gets forward and works a fuller one through vacant midwicket region

Sri Lanka 115/6   DE Bollinger 5-0-30-1

23.1

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, another loose waft outside off stump, no contact with one leaving him

23.2

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, uncertainly looks to press half forward and defend a slanted fullish one, inside edge goes on the leg side

23.3

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, well played, pushes one leaving him with an open face to point

23.4

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, brings down a short of a length ball, almost drops it on to the stumps, they think about a single as the ball rolls on the leg side, but Dough gets to it quickly

23.5

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, gets well forward to drive a pitched up ball, along the ground, to extra cover

23.6

Bollinger to Randiv, no run, forward again, and opening the face to guide a length ball to point's left

Sri Lanka 117/7   DE Bollinger 6-1-30-1

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   DE Bollinger 7-1-34-1
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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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