Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 1st ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)

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

Sri Lanka 54/1   TM Dilshan 17* (30b 3x4)   XJ Doherty 1.4-0-6-1

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   KC Sangakkara 10* (6b 2x4)   DJ Hussey 1.3-0-11-1

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

Sri Lanka 80/3   KC Sangakkara 11* (10b 2x4)   MG Johnson 0.3-0-1-1

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

Sri Lanka 89/4   LD Chandimal 4* (5b)   MG Johnson 1.5-0-3-2

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

Sri Lanka 101/5   AD Mathews 4* (6b 1x4)   DE Bollinger 3.1-0-22-1

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

Sri Lanka 112/6   AD Mathews 13* (10b 3x4)   MG Johnson 3.5-0-16-3

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   S Randiv 3* (5b)   MG Johnson 5-0-18-4

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

Sri Lanka 177/8   KMDN Kulasekara 20* (46b 2x4)   MG Johnson 8.1-0-30-5

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   KMDN Kulasekara 20* (46b 2x4)   MG Johnson 9-1-30-6

41.1

Lee to Kulasekara, OUT, superb shot, but what a catch from Mike Hussey, Lee gets his 350th ODI wicket, banged it in short and Nuwan cracked the pull right out of the middle of the bat, it was dying in front of Hussey at deep midwicket, but he dived forward to take the ball close to the ground

KMDN Kulasekara c MEK Hussey b Lee 34 (79m 57b 2x4 2x6) SR: 59.64

Sri Lanka 191/10   RAS Lakmal 0* (2b)   B Lee 7.1-0-33-1
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Sri Lanka v Australia at Hambantota - Aug 16, 2011
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Sri Lanka v Australia at Hambantota - Aug 14, 2011
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Aug 10, 2011
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
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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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