Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 8 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)

39.4

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, full and straight, pushed to extra cover

39.5

Lee to Kulasekara, 1 run, short one, into the ribs, Kula drops it to on, goes for a late and potentially suicidal single. Smith from square leg misses the stumps

Sri Lanka 152/6   KMDN Kulasekara 1* (2b)

40.2

Bollinger to Kulasekara, 1 run, short of a length, angled across, punched away to sweeper-cover for one

Sri Lanka 155/6   KMDN Kulasekara 2* (3b)

41.1

Lee to Kulasekara, SIX, that's what you do when you call for a Powerplay. Pick a spot where the field is up, and hit over those men. Length ball, Kula opens the front leg a touch, and lofts this over mid-on

41.2

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, yorker now, middle and leg, can't do much with those

41.3

Lee to Kulasekara, 2 runs, full, on the pads, flicked away for a couple, wide of deep square

41.4

Lee to Kulasekara, FOUR, Nice shot. Kula sees the short one, backs away, and - from outside leg - places this between point and short third man. Sri Lanka finally get a move on, but is this too little and too late?

41.5

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, another yorker on middle stump, Kula digs this out

41.6

Lee to Kulasekara, 1 run, low full toss, pushed just wide of mid-on for one

Sri Lanka 172/7   KMDN Kulasekara 15* (9b 1x4 1x6)

42.1

Bollinger to Kulasekara, no run, tucks him up with a short one, fended to cover

42.2

Bollinger to Kulasekara, 1 run, glanced off the hip, but the fine leg is fine, and keeps it down to one

42.6

Bollinger to Kulasekara, no run, backs away and drives with an open face, reaches Ponting, who is fielding at point, on the bounce

Sri Lanka 174/8   KMDN Kulasekara 16* (12b 1x4 1x6)

43.3

Lee to Kulasekara, FOUR, goes for the wide yorker, Kula swings at it, gets the toe edge for a fine fine deflection for four

43.4

Lee to Kulasekara, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven to sweeper-cover for one

Sri Lanka 180/8   KMDN Kulasekara 21* (14b 2x4 1x6)

44.1

Bollinger to Kulasekara, no run, back of a length, middle and off, pushed to mid-on

44.2

Bollinger to Kulasekara, FOUR, slower ball, angled across him, and he chips this over extra cover. A nice inside-out shot

44.3

Bollinger to Kulasekara, no run, short, at his body, guided to point

44.4

Bollinger to Kulasekara, 1 run, short and wide, cut away quite powerfully, can't beat deep point, though

Sri Lanka 187/8   KMDN Kulasekara 26* (18b 3x4 1x6)

45.2

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, wide yorker, beats Kula's attempt to squeeze it past point

45.3

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, length ball, wide of off, but Kula hits it to straight extra cover

45.4

Lee to Kulasekara, 2 runs, this yorker goes wrong, and he check-drives this low full toss straight of long-on for two

45.5

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, slower ball, wide outside off, squirted square on the off side, but Ponting at point keeps them from taking the single

45.6

Lee to Kulasekara, no run, short outside off, punched away stylishly, but straight to extra cover

Sri Lanka 191/8   KMDN Kulasekara 28* (23b 3x4 1x6)

46.4

Johnson to Kulasekara, 1 run, tucked away off the hips for one

Sri Lanka 195/8   KMDN Kulasekara 29* (24b 3x4 1x6)

47.1

Watson to Kulasekara, no run, slower ball, short outside off, looks to run this down fine, is beaten

47.2

Watson to Kulasekara, 1 run, full, just outside off, Kula clears the front leg, and hits this down to long-on for one

47.4

Watson to Kulasekara, 1 run, slower short ball, pulled away to deep square leg for one

Sri Lanka 198/9   KMDN Kulasekara 31* (27b 3x4 1x6)

48.1

Johnson to Kulasekara, 1 run, length ball, around off, driven to long-off for one

48.6

Johnson to Kulasekara, 1 run, now he bowls a wide full toss, which is slashed to third man for one

Sri Lanka 206/9   KMDN Kulasekara 33* (29b 3x4 1x6)

49.1

Watson to Kulasekara, 1 run, looks for the yorker, but it is slightly short of one, Mendia hits it to long-on for one

49.3

Watson to Kulasekara, OUT, Clarke takes the catch now. Short of a length, Kula has an almighty heave at it, gets a leading edge, which stays forever in the sky, and Clarke completes a running catch from cover

KMDN Kulasekara c Clarke b Watson 34 (47m 31b 3x4 1x6) SR: 109.67

Sri Lanka 208/10   KMDN Kulasekara 34 (31b 3x4 1x6)
Series Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 22, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 20, 2011
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Australia at Hambantota - Aug 16, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 78 runs
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 14, 2011

Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke take a run, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, Hambantota, August 14, 2011

Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke take a run

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Aug 14, 2011

Michael Clarke drives through the offside, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd ODI, Hambantota, August 14, 2011

Michael Clarke drives through the offside

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