Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)

0.5

Lee to Tharanga, FOUR, Tharanga picks up the first boundary, just stands in the crease and pushes a length ball hard, and the timing is good enough to beat extra cover trying to cut it off to his left, there is no mid off

Sri Lanka 4/0   WU Tharanga 4* (5b 1x4)   B Lee 0.5-0-4-0

0.6

Lee to Tharanga, FOUR, and again, a bit fuller from Lee, no movement, Tharanga hits it with a big straight followthrough through mid off

Sri Lanka 8/0   WU Tharanga 8* (6b 2x4)   B Lee 1-0-8-0

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

Sri Lanka 12/0   TM Dilshan 4* (2b 1x4)   DE Bollinger 0.2-0-4-0

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

Sri Lanka 16/0   TM Dilshan 8* (3b 2x4)   DE Bollinger 0.3-0-8-0

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

Sri Lanka 21/0   WU Tharanga 13* (9b 3x4)   DE Bollinger 1.1-0-12-0

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

Sri Lanka 27/0   WU Tharanga 18* (11b 4x4)   DE Bollinger 1.4-0-17-0

6.1

Watson to Tharanga, FOUR, what a shot, Tharanga is middling them and they are racing past the infield on this outfield, just pushes a length just outside off stump and it zooms past covers

Sri Lanka 39/0   WU Tharanga 26* (19b 5x4)   SR Watson 0.1-0-4-0

6.2

Watson to Tharanga, FOUR, a bit more bottom hand on this one, same result, gets a length ball off the inner half past Watson and mid on drives, but he didn't have much of a chance

Sri Lanka 43/0   WU Tharanga 30* (20b 6x4)   SR Watson 0.2-0-8-0

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

Sri Lanka 48/0   TM Dilshan 16* (25b 3x4)   SR Watson 1.1-0-12-0

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

Sri Lanka 54/0   WU Tharanga 34* (27b 7x4)   XJ Doherty 1.3-0-6-0

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

Sri Lanka 58/1   KC Sangakkara 4* (1b 1x4)   XJ Doherty 1.5-0-10-1

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

Sri Lanka 64/1   TM Dilshan 23* (35b 4x4)   DJ Hussey 0.5-0-6-0

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

Sri Lanka 72/1   KC Sangakkara 8* (4b 2x4)   XJ Doherty 2.4-0-15-1

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

Sri Lanka 86/3   KC Sangakkara 15* (15b 3x4)   XJ Doherty 4.4-0-24-1

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

Sri Lanka 94/4   AD Mathews 4* (4b 1x4)   XJ Doherty 5.4-0-31-1

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

Sri Lanka 98/4   LD Chandimal 9* (7b 1x4)   MG Johnson 2.1-0-7-2

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

Sri Lanka 106/5   AD Mathews 8* (7b 2x4)   DE Bollinger 3.5-0-27-1

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

Sri Lanka 111/5   AD Mathews 12* (9b 3x4)   MG Johnson 3.3-0-15-2

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

Sri Lanka 124/7   KMDN Kulasekara 5* (4b 1x4)   DE Bollinger 6.2-1-34-1

27.1

Lee to Kulasekara, FOUR, and he is greeted with a thumping drive between extra cover and mid off first ball, it was pitched up and he went through with the shot

Sri Lanka 136/7   KMDN Kulasekara 9* (9b 2x4)   B Lee 3.1-0-16-0

30.2

Doherty to Randiv, FOUR, fetches it from well outside off stump, and paddles it to the fine leg boundary, pretty effectively done

Sri Lanka 142/7   S Randiv 18* (27b 1x4 1x6)   XJ Doherty 7.2-1-35-1

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

Sri Lanka 148/7   S Randiv 24* (31b 2x4 1x6)   XJ Doherty 8.1-1-40-1

35.1

Lee to Randiv, FOUR, shortish and wide, he is playing well here Randiv, gets on top, and cuts it past a diving Ponting at point

Sri Lanka 165/7   S Randiv 35* (40b 3x4 1x6)   B Lee 5.1-0-22-0

35.5

Lee to Randiv, FOUR, these two have added 50 now, he goes a for a slash to a widish delivery and gets it well past Haddin

Sri Lanka 170/7   S Randiv 39* (44b 4x4 1x6)   B Lee 5.5-0-27-0
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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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