Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 5th ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)

0.1

Malinga to Watson, no run, short of a length and just outside off, Watson slaps that towards cover

0.2

Malinga to Watson, no run, not too much movement for Malinga, 137kmh, carries through nicely to the keeper after Watson lets it go

0.3

Malinga to Watson, no run, shortish ball that doesn't bounce too much, Watson looks to poke that to the off side but the ball zips past the outside edge

0.4

Malinga to Watson, no run, Malinga has pushed the pace up to 139kph, outside off and a watchful leave from Watson

0.5

Malinga to Watson, no run, and another leave outside off

0.6

Malinga to Watson, no run, a maiden to start the innings, pitched up and around off, pushed off the front foot towards the bowler

Australia 0/0   SR Watson 0* (6b)

2.1

Malinga to Watson, no run, well outside off, Watson is content to leave

2.2

Malinga to Watson, FOUR, plenty of width from Malinga this time, Watson cashes in, a controlled muscular slap behind point for a boundary

2.3

Malinga to Watson, 1 no ball, what a beauty that was, except it was a no-ball, lovely delivery from Malinga, nipping a touch away, Watson lunges forward to defend, a healthy edge to Sangakkara, sri Lanka are distraught on seeing umpire Rauf's raise his right hand, free-hit coming up

2.3

Malinga to Watson, 1 run, stabs this one towards point, where Randiv makes a diving stop, Watson gets off strike

Australia 10/1   SR Watson 5* (10b 1x4)

3.1

Eranga to Watson, FOUR, Eranga continues to stray on to the pads, Watson helps this along to the fine leg boundary

3.2

Eranga to Watson, no run, Eranga hurls this at 136kph, length ball on middle and off, extra bounce as well, hits Watson high on the bat as he defends to the off side

3.3

Eranga to Watson, no run, a touch shorter, same tight line on off and middle, Watson blocks from the crease to the off side

3.4

Eranga to Watson, no run, short of length and in the channel outside off, Watson stands tall as he punches it towards cover

3.5

Eranga to Watson, 2 runs, Eranga reverts to the leg-stump line, Watson looks to whip that towards square leg, not quite off the middle of the bat and it loops past midwicket, batsmen nearly collide mid-pitch as they come back for the second

3.6

Eranga to Watson, no run, nice delivery to end the over, about a foot outside off and Watson shoulders arms

Australia 17/1   SR Watson 11* (16b 2x4)

4.4

Malinga to Watson, FOUR, plenty of room outside off for Watson to smash past point, gets forward and moves towards the line of the ball

4.5

Malinga to Watson, no run, a full ball heading for off stump, Watson gets his bat down in time to block that

4.6

Malinga to Watson, no run, keeps it tight outside off, Watson gets forward and defends the ball towards point

Australia 23/1   SR Watson 15* (19b 3x4)

6.1

Prasanna to Watson, 1 run, tossed up, fullish ball is punched towards mid-on

6.6

Prasanna to Watson, no run, big forward step from Watson as he watchfully defends the final ball of a good first over from Prasanna

Australia 33/1   SR Watson 16* (21b 3x4)

7.3

Eranga to Watson, no run, short but close to offstump, Watson cuts it but can't beat the back ward point

7.4

Eranga to Watson, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone by Watson

7.5

Eranga to Watson, no run, once again Watson cuts, once again backward point fields

7.6

Eranga to Watson, no run, length ball angling in, Watson goes for the forward press, there's a massive appeal for lbw, the umpire turns it down, Sri Lanka have no more reviews left, there seemed to be a bit of an inside-edge there, which saves Watson

Australia 38/1   SR Watson 16* (25b 3x4)

8.2

Prasanna to Watson, no run, Watson wants to power that off the back foot but can't get it past cover

8.3

Prasanna to Watson, no run, clipped in front of square leg, Ponting wants one but Watson doesn't

8.4

Prasanna to Watson, no run, carefully blocked out to the off side

8.5

Prasanna to Watson, 1 run, a touch short from Prasanna, Watson quickly gets the front leg out of the way and sets himself up for a trademark heave over midwicket, doesn't get hold of it and only gets a single

Australia 40/1   SR Watson 17* (29b 3x4)

9.1

Eranga to Watson, FOUR, don't bowl there to Watson, or most top batsman, short and wide, Watson waits on it and this time the slice is behind backward point for a boundary

9.2

Eranga to Watson, 1 run, Eranga compensates by bowling on the pads, nudged behind square leg

9.5

Eranga to Watson, 1 run, Watson opens the face to an outside off ball, guides it towards backward point

Australia 51/1   SR Watson 23* (32b 4x4)

10.2

Prasanna to Watson, no run, tossed up, full and on off, punched back by Watson, Prasanna once again shows how good he is fielding off his bowling, diving acrobatically across the pitch to stop that

10.3

Prasanna to Watson, no run, slapped towards cover this time

10.4

Prasanna to Watson, no run, drifting outside leg and going straight after pitching, Watson is struck on the pad

10.5

Prasanna to Watson, FOUR, a touch short and Watson power-heave makes it appearance, absolutely hammers that over midwicket, there's a man on the boundary but he can't get near that as it bounces away for four

10.6

Prasanna to Watson, 1 run

Australia 58/1   SR Watson 28* (37b 5x4)

11.1

Mathews to Watson, 1 run, works it away towards midwicket for a single

11.5

Mathews to Watson, 1 run, on middle and leg, tapped towards square leg for a single

Australia 61/1   SR Watson 30* (39b 5x4)

12.1

Prasanna to Watson, no run, length ball outside off, Watson crouches low as he blocks it

12.2

Prasanna to Watson, 1 run, powers this towards deep extra cover for a single

Australia 62/1   SR Watson 31* (41b 5x4)

13.1

Mathews to Watson, no run, defends the first ball of the over towards mid-on

13.2

Mathews to Watson, 1 run, full and angling in, Watson punches that down to long-on for a single

Australia 71/1   SR Watson 32* (43b 5x4)

14.1

Prasanna to Watson, no run

14.2

Prasanna to Watson, 1 run, Watson stretches forwards and eases the ball towards long-off for a single

Australia 72/2   SR Watson 33* (45b 5x4)

15.1

Mathews to Watson, no run, full and outside off, that is blocked by Watson

15.2

Mathews to Watson, no run, more defence from Watson as that one from Mathews nips in

15.3

Mathews to Watson, 1 run, short from Mathews and that is pulled towards midwicket for a single

Australia 75/2   SR Watson 34* (48b 5x4)

16.4

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, no run, length ball heading for middle and off, careful defence from Watson

16.5

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, 1 run, a touch short and on legstump, Watson gets well back and eases it towards long-on

Australia 78/2   SR Watson 35* (50b 5x4)

17.5

BAW Mendis to Watson, 1 run, sliding down the leg side, Watson guides the ball in front of square leg

Australia 81/2   SR Watson 36* (51b 5x4)

18.2

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, no run, tossed up and that is defended towards cover

18.3

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, SIX, there's the big hit, pure power from Watson, who hammers it over deep midwicket for six, that was a flat hit

18.4

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, FOUR, short from Mendis, Watson clubs this past extra cover for four more, he moves on to 46

18.5

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, no run, full and straight, Watson defends it cautiously

18.6

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, no run, plays the final ball of the over late, steers it towards short third

Australia 93/2   SR Watson 46* (56b 6x4 1x6)

19.2

BAW Mendis to Watson, no run, shortish and wide, Watson looks to power that through cover, can't time it ver y well

19.3

BAW Mendis to Watson, no run, fuller this time, remains wide of off, pushed towards cover off the front foot

19.4

BAW Mendis to Watson, no run, length ball, close to off, Watson still decides to go for the cut, makes room and slaps it to backward point

19.5

BAW Mendis to Watson, no run, punched back to the bowler this time

19.6

BAW Mendis to Watson, no run, and only one off that over as Watson plays the final ball back to Ajantha Mendis

Australia 94/2   SR Watson 46* (61b 6x4 1x6)

20.2

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, 1 run, nearly takes out Michael Clarke with a muscled hit towatds long-on, Clarke skips out of the way

20.5

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, 1 run, short and wide, Mendis lucky to escape there, Watson makes room and lashes that towards cover but the timing isn't great

Australia 98/2   SR Watson 48* (63b 6x4 1x6)

21.1

BAW Mendis to Watson, 2 runs, Watson gets to fifty, laces the ball towards sweeper cover to get to that minor landmark

21.2

BAW Mendis to Watson, 1 run, punched to the right of the bowler and down to long-on for a single

21.4

BAW Mendis to Watson, 1 run, outside off and Watson steers it towards cover point for a single

21.6

BAW Mendis to Watson, no run, finally a dot ball in the over, Clarke looks to drive down the ground but gets an inside-edge, ball rolls to the leg side

Australia 104/2   SR Watson 52* (67b 6x4 1x6)

22.2

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, no run, "bowling," says Sanga as a fullish ball is defended back to the bowler

22.3

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, 1 run, overpitched and on legstump, whipped towards midwicket

22.6

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, 2 byes, that short ball keeps low and foxes everyone, Watson was again looking to launch that to midwicket, the ball sneaks under the bat, Sangakkara is also taken by surprise and is nutmegged, some byes result, Mendis kicks the ground in annoyance

Australia 109/2   SR Watson 53* (70b 6x4 1x6)

23.6

Malinga to Watson, no run, a low full toss on middle stump, pushed towards mid-on, not much power behind that shot, Watson happy to just keep that one out

Australia 110/2   SR Watson 53* (71b 6x4 1x6)

24.2

Prasanna to Watson, no run, Watson looking to cut a full delivery, he has got away with that a few times, this time it bounces over the top edge

24.3

Prasanna to Watson, no run, watchful forward defensive towards the bowler

24.4

Prasanna to Watson, no run, once again full face of the bat as he pats it to the bowler

24.5

Prasanna to Watson, no run, a touch short this time, Watson stands tall and defends to off

24.6

Prasanna to Watson, no run, lovely from Prasanna, Watson is beaten by the turn, pitching on offstump and drawing Watson forward, he wants to tap that to the off side but the ball spins past the outside edge

Australia 111/2   SR Watson 53* (76b 6x4 1x6)

25.5

Malinga to Watson, no run, a short ball from Malinga, bounces loopily outside off, Watson sways out of the way of that one

25.6

Malinga to Watson, 1 wide, another bouncer, good line but was too high, over the batsman's head and that's a wide, Watson was initially looking to hook but pulls out on seeing how big the ball got

25.6

Malinga to Watson, 2 runs, full and on legstump, thumped towards midwicket, Watson picks up a couple

Australia 119/2   SR Watson 55* (78b 6x4 1x6)

26.3

Prasanna to Watson, no run

26.4

Prasanna to Watson, 1 run, down the leg side, helped towards deep square leg to bring up the 50 partnership

26.6

Prasanna to Watson, no run, guided down to short third to end a good over from Prasanna

Australia 122/2   SR Watson 56* (81b 6x4 1x6)

27.3

BAW Mendis to Watson, no run, better ball from Mendis, length ball pitching on off, careful defence from Watson

27.4

BAW Mendis to Watson, no run, punched firmly back towards the bowler

27.5

BAW Mendis to Watson, OUT, the end of Watson, the flighted googly, Watson tried to hammer it over midwicket, gets a top edge and the ball swirls high, Tharanga gets under it at deep midwicket and pouches it

SR Watson c Tharanga b BAW Mendis 56 (120m 84b 6x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

Australia 127/3   SR Watson 56 (84b 6x4 1x6)
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Aug 22, 2011

Australia with the trophy after their 3-2 win over Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka v Australia, 5th ODI, Colombo, August 22, 2011

Australia with the trophy after their 3-2 win over Sri Lanka

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Aug 22, 2011

Australia get together after Xavier Doherty snags Chamara Silva, Sri Lanka v Australia, 5th ODI, Colombo, August 22, 2011

Australia get together after Xavier Doherty snags Chamara Silva

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