Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 4th ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 5 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)

6.3

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, solid defensive block from Mahela, as he shuffles across to a back of a length ball on off

6.4

Lee to Jayawardene, 2 runs, uses the width and caresses the length ball past point from the crease

6.5

Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, whoa, that was close, Mahela tried to get on top of a rising back of a length ball and run it towards third man, inside edge almost bowled him

Sri Lanka 27/2   DPMD Jayawardene 3* (3b)

7.1

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, slants it across Mahela from a length, it is just a touch wide outside off, and he lets it go

7.2

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, another one going across Mahela at 128.4 kph, that looked faster than that, Mahela shoulders arms

7.3

Bollinger to Jayawardene, 1 run, slowish one at 114.9 kph on middle, Mahela waits on the crease and twirls the blade to pick up a single on the leg side close to the pitch

7.5

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, the short ball from Doug again, rises on Mahela who goes on his toes to keep it down, could do with a short leg probably

7.6

Bollinger to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela shows all his touch and class now, forward to a pitched up ball and caresses it past cover, lovely straight followthrough, no violence, no furious shuffling

Sri Lanka 33/2   DPMD Jayawardene 8* (8b 1x4)

8.3

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, now Mitch finds bounce from back of a length, it comes slowly off the track, and Mahela shuffles across and drops it fine on the leg side

Sri Lanka 35/2   DPMD Jayawardene 9* (9b 1x4)

9.4

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, slower one from Watto, 117.7 kph, it was full but Mahela seemed to pick it late and carefully patted it towards mid on in the end

9.5

Watson to Jayawardene, 2 runs, easily done, uses the width outside off to open the face and run it wide of third man

9.6

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward and across to push towards mid on

Sri Lanka 41/2   DPMD Jayawardene 11* (12b 1x4)

11.1

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, and Ponting goes sprawling to his right at backward point to cut off the single, that would have been a super effort even from a man ten years younger

11.2

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, worked towards square leg for a single

11.5

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, hangs the bat outside off and opens the face to get it down to third man, Watson cutting it in from outside off

Sri Lanka 48/2   DPMD Jayawardene 13* (15b 1x4)

13.2

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, good delivery, coming in from a length on off stump, Mahela gets behind it to block

13.3

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, sees width outside off and tries to get the single to third man with a dab, and is beaten

13.4

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, the dab works for him this time as Watto gives lots of width outside off with the cutter, third man has some work to do

13.6

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, goes on the toes to keep a rising one down on the off side

Sri Lanka 53/2   DPMD Jayawardene 14* (19b 1x4)

15.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, slides it full around middle and leg, pushed down the track

15.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, similar delivery, not much turn, pushed towards mid on

15.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, uses the angle to work behind square off the pads

15.5

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, turn again from outside off, but is flat and shortish, and is cut in front of point

Sri Lanka 62/2   DPMD Jayawardene 16* (23b 1x4)

16.1

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, straight away around middle from a length, he carefully pushes it on the leg side

16.2

Bollinger to Jayawardene, 1 run, is squared up a tad, opens the face and steers one from close to the body past the man at wide slip, could be dangerous if it does not come off

16.5

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, solidly forward to a length ball and blocks it towards mid off, holds the pose for an instant, high elbow, straight bat, click away

16.6

Bollinger to Jayawardene, 1 run, hangs the bat away from the body at a wide one, and gets it just past the man at wide slip, third man is squarish but he will get to it in the end

Sri Lanka 65/2   DPMD Jayawardene 18* (27b 1x4)

17.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, flattish one guided towards point from the crease

17.4

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, now Mahela gets forward and earns the single to long off with the turn

Sri Lanka 68/2   DPMD Jayawardene 20* (29b 1x4)

18.1

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, hit on the body as Doug gets one to hold its line from back of a length, Mahela was getting forward to tackle the angle and missed the waft in the end

18.2

Bollinger to Jayawardene, 1 wide, zippy delivery from short of a length, Mahela withdraws his bat, it is a touch widish and called a wide, Doug is not impressed

18.2

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, has him going on his toes to keep a back of a length ball down on the off side

18.3

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, fuller on the stumps this time, he cannot work it past midwicket

18.4

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, the angle takes the length delivery past Mahela who flags it through

18.5

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, this one did not get up much from short of a length, Mahela adjusted to work it on the leg side

18.6

Bollinger to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets forward to a fuller one and manages to clip it in front of square leg

Sri Lanka 70/2   DPMD Jayawardene 21* (35b 1x4)

19.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, shortish and outside off, arches back and cuts fiercely, to point

19.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, slowish one middle and leg, played out on the leg side

19.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, well bowled, tossed up and turning away full outside off, he goes for the drive away from the body, and it runs towards short third man

19.4

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, gets forward and pushes a length ball even as it bounces a tad, in front of cover

19.5

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets the single down to long off with the turn

Sri Lanka 71/2   DPMD Jayawardene 22* (40b 1x4)

20.1

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, good delivery, Mahela goes poking at one leaving him outside off stump and tries to run it to third man, beaten

20.2

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, succeeds this time as he gets across and pushes from close to the body, single to third man

Sri Lanka 72/2   DPMD Jayawardene 23* (42b 1x4)

21.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela decides it is time, comes down the track as he sees mid on in the circle, takes on the flighted one on leg stump, and lofts against the turn, over midwicket

21.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, pushes a tossed up ball around off towards cover

21.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, more flight from Doherty, Mahela defends with a straight bat

21.4

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, quicker and flatter, he slashes to backward point

21.5

Doherty to Jayawardene, 2 runs, well run, a forward push past cover and it is wide enough to the man in the deep for them to come back for the second

21.6

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, fuller one pushed away to covers

Sri Lanka 80/2   DPMD Jayawardene 29* (48b 2x4)

22.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, hops in the air and fends a rising shortish one fine on the leg side

22.6

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, straight on off stump from a length, Mahela carefully defends

Sri Lanka 83/2   DPMD Jayawardene 30* (50b 2x4)

23.4

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, straight and full one outside off, he gets forward and defends down the track, they are finding it difficult to work the ball away

23.5

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, lovely from Lee, moving away from short of a length on off stump, Mahela pushes inside the line and is beaten

23.6

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, has him forward and defending solidly to short extra cover to end an excellent over

Sri Lanka 86/2   DPMD Jayawardene 30* (53b 2x4)

24.2

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, he has been a touch loose outside off today, Mitch pitched it up for the drive, Mahela goes at it only with the bat and not the feet, and does not make any contact

24.3

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, and again, floated wider and moving away further, Mahela moves across and goes for another drive, Haddin takes it diving to his right, Australia are sure there was an edge, umpire Asoka is equally sure there wasn't, Australia go for the review, the bat is nowhere near the ball, it was the sound of bat hitting ground but the ball was quite a few inches away

24.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela gets bat on ball now, shuffles well across and gets it off his hip fine down the leg side

24.5

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 wide, too wide this time outside off stump, even Mahela in this want-to-drive mood won't go after that

24.5

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, dropped, what an over this has been, Mahela continues to go after full ones outside off, this time he gets an edge, but Haddin tumbles to his right, gets it in his gloves and it pops out, so a wasted review of a catch that wasn't and in the end a catch that almost was

24.6

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, pushed away on the off side solidly, Mahela is done with the adventures for this over

Sri Lanka 92/2   DPMD Jayawardene 34* (58b 3x4)

25.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, worked away through square leg

25.6

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up delivery pushed down the track

Sri Lanka 96/4   DPMD Jayawardene 35* (60b 3x4)

26.3

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, targetting the stumps with a fuller length, he gets across and pats it back

26.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, tries to lure Mahela with a length ball outside off, he just defends

26.5

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, he is giving Mahela a hard time, now the bouncer, it got on so quickly that it seemed headed for Mahela's head, but he got out of the way just in time

26.6

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, another short one, a touch down leg this time, Mahela awkwardly gets out of the way

Sri Lanka 99/4   DPMD Jayawardene 35* (64b 3x4)

28.1

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, fullish one whipped off the front foot wide of mid on, but he gets around to it

28.2

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw, Watson gets it to move in late from a length, Mahela wasn't expecting so much movement and is caught unawares, could have gone down leg, replays show it would have just clipped leg

28.6

Watson to Jayawardene, 4 leg byes, Haddin puts in an appeal for lbw, but that was headed down the leg side and Mahela ensured it would disappear quicker by getting a little nudge on it

Sri Lanka 107/5   DPMD Jayawardene 35* (67b 3x4)

30.1

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, Watto fires it in the blockhole and Mahela can;t do anything but dig it out

30.2

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushes away from the body but goes softly at it and gets the full delivery past point

30.4

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower one, Mahela opens the fact of the bat, there is a 36-year old at backward point who goes flying to his left, gets a hand to the ball but cannot stop it, is cross with himself, some standards

Sri Lanka 114/5   DPMD Jayawardene 37* (70b 3x4)

31.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, uses the angle to work behind square off the pads

31.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, well forward and smothers this one on the leg side

31.4

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up but on the pads and Mahela nudges it easily to long leg

Sri Lanka 117/5   DPMD Jayawardene 39* (73b 3x4)

32.1

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, opens the face to push towards point

32.2

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, goes hard at a full delivery, and tries to put it through midwicket, mistimes it towards mid on

Sri Lanka 118/5   DPMD Jayawardene 40* (75b 3x4)

33.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, bounce from a length as he tosses it up, Mahela presses forward to defend

33.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, fuller but Mahela smothers it easily down the track

33.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, sharp turn from outside off, Mahela withdraws the bat after having a poke at it

33.4

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, stretches well forward to smother a length ball

33.5

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, inside edge as this one goes on with the angle and Mahela pushes a tad outside the line

Sri Lanka 119/6   DPMD Jayawardene 41* (80b 3x4)

34.1

Watson to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela taking his chances with this one, gets forward and reaches out to pick it from outside off stump over mid on

34.2

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, fuller one slanted in and worked to midwicket

34.3

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, right on off stump from a length, Mahela presses forward to defend solidly

34.4

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, pushed down towards mid on off the front foot

34.5

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, cuts in from short of a length outside off, Mahela stays in the crease and plays it out on the off side

34.6

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, uses the angle and works it off the pads in front of square leg

Sri Lanka 124/6   DPMD Jayawardene 46* (86b 4x4)

35.1

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, Ponting gets some bad bounce at backward point as Mahela runs a length ball towards him, but he gets body behind the ball and is able to stop it

35.2

Bollinger to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushes a length ball wide of extra cover and gets through for the single

35.4

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, going across Mahela on a length, around off, and he comes forward to defend

35.5

Bollinger to Jayawardene, no run, chopped from the crease on the bounce to backward point

35.6

Bollinger to Jayawardene, 2 runs, fine stroke from Mahela, he played a similar one at the start of his innings, forward to one going across and caresses it past extra cover, elegance all the way

Sri Lanka 128/6   DPMD Jayawardene 49* (91b 4x4)

36.2

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, coming in with the angle on off, Mahela defends carefully

36.3

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, low full toss at 128.1 kph, Mahela pats it away, extra caution coming in with all those wickets

36.4

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, that is a brute, that has taken off from short of a length, Mahela hops as he fends it away to third man, and refuses the single as No 9 comes jogging across

36.5

Lee to Jayawardene, 2 runs, drives a pitched up delivery wide of sweeper cover and acknowledges the applause for a pain-staking 50

36.6

Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, goes full but the angle takes it on the pads and he is clipped away through square leg

Sri Lanka 131/7   DPMD Jayawardene 52* (96b 4x4)

37.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, going straight on from a fuller length on off, blocked off the front foot

37.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, flighted full on leg stump, some turn this time, as Mahela defends

37.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushes a tossed up ball outside off away from the body in front of point

Sri Lanka 132/7   DPMD Jayawardene 53* (99b 4x4)

38.1

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, Jayawardene is behind it in defence

38.2

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, nearly chips a low full toss down mid-on's throat. Doesn't make the best of connections, which is just as well

38.3

Lee to Jayawardene, OUT, Binga! Accurate bouncer, Jayawardene looks for the flick-pull, gets a top edge, and Lee runs towards square leg to complete the catch. Huge wicket, Jayawardene could still have hurt Australia

DPMD Jayawardene c & b Lee 53 (149m 102b 4x4 0x6) SR: 51.96

Sri Lanka 132/9   DPMD Jayawardene 53 (102b 4x4)
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Aug 20, 2011

Seekkuge Prasanna picked up three wickets in an over, Sri Lanka v Australia, 4th ODI, R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, August 20, 2011

Seekkuge Prasanna picked up three wickets in an over

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Aug 20, 2011

Tillakaratne Dilshan jumps as he tries to evade a throw, Sri Lanka v Australia, 4th ODI, R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, August 20, 2011

Tillakaratne Dilshan jumps as he tries to evade a throw

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