Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 4th ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 5 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)

1.1

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, he is on target right away too, around that off stump, going across, Dilshan shuffles around and pushes towards point

1.2

Bollinger to Dilshan, 1 run, more bounce as he goes back of a length, Dilshan pushes purposefully in front of cover with an open face and they take the first run of the game

1.3

Bollinger to Tharanga, no run, Dougie gets the angle going, in the left-hander from short of a length, and he takes it on the body as he misses the work on the leg side

1.4

Bollinger to Tharanga, no run, now he goes outside off stump, Dougie, and gets lots of bounce as it moves away from back of a length, Tharanga tried to go on the toes and cut but the bounce beat him

1.5

Bollinger to Tharanga, FOUR, tharanga gets going with an inside edge, oh well, what's new you say, throws his bat from the crease at one close to off stump, but it goes fine on the leg side past the keeper

1.6

Bollinger to Tharanga, no run, bit of away shape for Dougie, but this time Tharanga leaves outside off

Sri Lanka 5/0   DE Bollinger 1-0-5-0

3.1

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, the ball is coming on nicely, but Dilshan's push finds short extra cover as he gets forward to a length ball going across

3.2

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, Doug is finding a lot of bounce from this harmless looking pitch, beats Dilshan who has a go at one leaving him with the angle

3.3

Bollinger to Dilshan, FOUR, clobber! that is in Dilshan's slot, pitched up, wide and full outside off, he gets forward and cracks it off the middle through extra cover, bothering to run? don't

3.4

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, similar delivery, and Dilshan gets forward to thump it again, not that wide though, and he cannot time the shot, is pretty cross with himself and waves the bat in disgust

3.5

Bollinger to Dilshan, no run, shortish delivery and Dilshan shapes up for the pull, he is late on the shot as Dougie finds some pace on it and hits it on the bounce to short midwicket

3.6

Bollinger to Dilshan, FOUR, width available and Dilshan goes after it, thick outside edge but it has flown to the third man boundary

Sri Lanka 16/0   DE Bollinger 2-0-13-0

5.1

Bollinger to Tharanga, no run, tries to use the pace to guide a back of a length ball it wide of point but hits it straight to the man

5.2

Bollinger to Tharanga, no run, beats him outside off stump, straightish one on a length, holding its line just a bit as Doug slows it down, Tharanga came forward but the lack of pace did him and he had a loose prod at it

5.3

Bollinger to Tharanga, no run, worked on the leg side off the pads

5.4

Bollinger to Tharanga, 1 run, they take on midwicket for the single, as there is a fumble there, and make it safely in the end as the throw from David Hussey is wide of the keeper

5.5

Bollinger to Dilshan, OUT, there is no getting away this time, Doug's bounce has done Dilshan, he has been getting it to take off consistently, Dilshan's instinct is to go after it as it bounces close to off stump, too high he finds out as he gets an edge on its way to Haddin

TM Dilshan c †Haddin b Bollinger 12 (28m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

5.6

Bollinger to Sangakkara, 4 leg byes, he has ducked right in to the bouncer, Doug is really troubling them with the short of a length balls, it did not get up outside off as much as Sanga expected and he rammed his helmet in to it as he got down, it went past the slip

Sri Lanka 24/1   DE Bollinger 3-0-14-1

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

7.4

Bollinger to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, on the pads from Doug with the angle and Sanga shuffles across to flick it to long leg, the Australians think there was something to it, it would have gone down leg

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   DE Bollinger 4-0-19-1

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

16.3

Bollinger to Sangakkara, no run, arrests the forward movement to work one fired in with the angle on middle and leg to midwicket

16.4

Bollinger to Sangakkara, 1 run, getting up from back of a length, calmly chopped past point for a single

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   DE Bollinger 5-0-22-1

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   DE Bollinger 6-0-24-1

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

35.3

Bollinger to Eranga, 1 run, gives him the short ball, he awkwardly jabs it away on the leg side behind square

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   DE Bollinger 7-0-28-1
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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
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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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