Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Sri Lanka won by 78 runs

25.1

Bollinger to Dilshan, OUT, Irony, thy name, cricket! Dilshan is gone, but the manner in which he has fallen explains everything about this lovely game. Bollinger has bowled superbly all day, without getting a wicket. And now he gets one with one of his lesser hostile balls. It was short, it was angling in, and Dilshan saw it early. There was a man at deep midwicket, but Dilshan wanted to take him on and went for the pull. He ended up timing it too well, hit it emphatically, right out of the screws, but dead straight to the man in the deep. It was a plan to Dilshan ever since Bolly began this spell round the stumps to him, and it has worked.

TM Dilshan c MEK Hussey b Bollinger 55 (104m 59b 4x4 0x6) SR: 93.22

Sri Lanka 139/1   WU Tharanga 79* (92b 10x4)   DE Bollinger 5.1-0-19-1

38.1

Bollinger to Sangakkara, OUT, and a wicket straight away! He's ducked this one full on the leg stump, Sanga misses the flick and it is hit on the pads. Umpire Ranmore Martinesz (what a name!) gave that immediately, and Sanga referred it on Tharanga's advice. No luck. Pitches on the stumps as he shuffles across, hits in front of middle and it is more than clipping leg. The decision stays and SL take a bit of a blow at the start of the Powerplay.

KC Sangakkara lbw b Bollinger 49 (62m 37b 3x4 2x6) SR: 132.43

Sri Lanka 220/2   WU Tharanga 108* (133b 12x4)   DE Bollinger 6.1-0-23-2

38.3

Bollinger to Chandimal, OUT, stunning catch! Australia are rallying here. That's a replay of his dismissal from the first game. Bolly angles it across Chandimal who again pushes across and feels for it, away from the body. It takes the edge and flies to the left of Clarke at the only slip, he dives away and fumbles it as he goes for it with both hands, but clutches to it behind him on the rebound, using the left hand.

LD Chandimal c Clarke b Bollinger 4 (2m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Sri Lanka 224/3   WU Tharanga 108* (133b 12x4)   DE Bollinger 6.3-0-27-3

40.3

Bollinger to Tharanga, OUT, Irony once again. Tharanga has edged so many times today, he has played and missed so many times today. He falls to Bollinger, who caused him most of the problems today, but it is not an edge! Short of a length ball on off stump, Tharanga tries to back away and guide it to third man, and ends up steering it straight into Haddin's gloves. Straight off the face of the blade. Good innings, but Tharanga will be the first to admit he's played much better than this several times.

WU Tharanga c †Haddin b Bollinger 111 (182m 139b 12x4 0x6) SR: 79.85

Sri Lanka 230/4   DPMD Jayawardene 2* (6b)   DE Bollinger 7.3-0-30-4

45.5

Lee to Silva, OUT, appeal for a freaky catch. What's happened there? Yorker scorching in towards leg stump, it hits Silva's left foot on the full and then, as it comes up, it hits the bat which was completing a flick and pops up tamely to midwicket. A pad-bat catch.

LPC Silva c Smith b Lee 9 (23m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.94

Sri Lanka 252/5   DPMD Jayawardene 12* (21b)   B Lee 9.5-0-47-1

46.4

Johnson to BMAJ Mendis, OUT, another one bites a dust. Mitch gets into the act and Jeevan is out, as plumb an lbw as you will see. Full, pacy and curving in towards middle and leg. Jeevan ambitiously plonked the front foot forward and looked to slam it over the leg side, and ended up playing all over it. The umpire's decision was quick, he's pinned in front of middle and leg.

BMAJ Mendis lbw b Johnson 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka 255/6   DPMD Jayawardene 14* (23b)   MG Johnson 7.4-0-33-1

48.5

Johnson to Kulasekara, OUT, Kula falls in the search for boundaries, backs away to a short of length ball and looks to hoist it over the covers. Didn't get much timing into that shot, and an easy catch for the deep point fielder running in.

KMDN Kulasekara c MEK Hussey b Johnson 4 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Sri Lanka 276/7   DPMD Jayawardene 30* (30b 3x4)   MG Johnson 8.5-0-45-2

49.3

Watson to Jayawardene, OUT, and he's gone after playing a little gem. Watson keeps it full and angling in again, Mahela looks to whip-lash over deep square leg, but finds the fielder. SL were completely losing course when he came in, and kept losing wickets. He saw them through a tricky phase and opened up at the very end.

DPMD Jayawardene c MEK Hussey b Watson 36 (67m 33b 3x4 1x6) SR: 109.09

Sri Lanka 284/8   RMS Eranga 1* (1b)   SR Watson 8.3-0-56-1

49.6

Watson to Eranga, OUT, Watson messes up the stumps with the perfect yorker. Eranga plays the copy book straight drive, but can't connect.

RMS Eranga b Watson 2 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Sri Lanka 286/9   SL Malinga 1* (1b)   SR Watson 9-0-58-2
Series Results
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Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 20, 2011
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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
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Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Aug 10, 2011
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
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Aug 16, 2011

Shaminda Eranga was impressive on his debut, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd ODI, Hambantota, August 16, 2011

Shaminda Eranga was impressive on his debut

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Aug 16, 2011

Lasith Malinga ran through Australia, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd ODI, Hambantota, August 16, 2011

Lasith Malinga ran through Australia

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