Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 5th ODI: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 22, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
22 August 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
13.5

Mathews to Clarke, no run, so what if I bowl at 120, I can still bowl bouncers, says Mathews, Clarke is surprised by that one, sways out of the way though

13.6

Mathews to Clarke, no run, gets behind the line of this offstump delivery and defends it

Australia 71/2   MJ Clarke 0* (2b)
14.3

Prasanna to Clarke, no run, a bit of air, Clarke backs away to make room and slaps the ball towards cover where Dilshan fields smartly

14.4

Prasanna to Clarke, no run, defended of the back foot

14.5

Prasanna to Clarke, no run, an inside-edge, again Clarke expects more turn than there is, he was looking to defend to the off side, the ball dribbles towards midwicket

14.6

Prasanna to Clarke, 2 runs, short and well outside off, Clarke hangs back and slices that past point to get off the mark

Australia 74/2   MJ Clarke 2* (6b)
15.4

Mathews to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot towards cover

15.5

Mathews to Clarke, no run, patient from Clarke, watchfully played out to the off side

15.6

Mathews to Clarke, 1 run, a bit short from Mathews and that is whipped towards deep midwicket

Australia 76/2   MJ Clarke 3* (9b)
16.1

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, no run, on target straightaway, length ball on off, not much turn, defended by Clarke

16.2

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, no run, a bit short on middle and leg, Clarke rocks back and pushes it to the right of the bowler, who moves across quickly to field

16.3

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, short from Mendis, Clarke pulls it to midwicket

16.6

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, slapped a diving point fielder, sweeper cover does the fielding

Australia 79/2   MJ Clarke 5* (13b)
17.1

BAW Mendis to Clarke, no run, flighted and full, just outside off, Clarke defends off the front foot

17.2

BAW Mendis to Clarke, no run, tossed up again, on offstump, punched back towards the bowler

17.3

BAW Mendis to Clarke, no run, outside off, this one goes straight on, Clarke makes room and cuts but can't beat point

17.4

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, works this one towards midwicket for a single

17.6

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, Mendis drops it short again, steered towards sweeper cover for a single

Australia 82/2   MJ Clarke 7* (18b)
18.1

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, tapped down to long-on for a single

Australia 83/2   MJ Clarke 8* (19b)
19.1

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, flighted and full, worked past midwicket for a single

Australia 94/2   MJ Clarke 9* (20b)
20.1

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, short of length ball on middle and leg, cautious forward defence from Clarke

20.3

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, no run, a full ball is driven back towards the bowler

20.4

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, whips this one behind square leg for a single, thinks of the second but there's no time

20.6

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, no run, overpitched, Clarke sashays down the track and drives towards extra cover

Australia 98/2   MJ Clarke 11* (24b)
21.3

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke was initially looking to get forward there, stays on the crease and tucks the ball to midwicket

21.5

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, short and very wide, Clarke reaches out for that one, jabs it past point

Australia 104/2   MJ Clarke 13* (26b)
22.1

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke goes well back in the crease, shuffles across and nudges the ball to square leg

22.4

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, no run

22.5

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, short and wide, seems to be plenty of those on offer, Clarke gets back and slashes that towards deep point

Australia 107/2   MJ Clarke 15* (29b)
23.1

Malinga to Clarke, no run, starts with a shortish ball on middle, batsman gets behind the line and defends

23.2

Malinga to Clarke, no run, length ball in the channel outside off, Clarke helps it along towards short third man

23.3

Malinga to Clarke, no run, shorter this time, and it is blocked down the track

23.4

Malinga to Clarke, no run, Malinga searching for the blockhole, ends up a touch shorter than he wants, Clarke wants to club that to the leg side, mistimed to midwicket

23.5

Malinga to Clarke, 1 run, short and wide this time, Clarke cuts and gets it past point

Australia 110/2   MJ Clarke 16* (34b)
24.1

Prasanna to Clarke, 1 run, on middle and leg stump, clipped towards backward square leg

Australia 111/2   MJ Clarke 17* (35b)
25.1

Malinga to Clarke, FOUR, streaky for Clarke, Malinga gives him some width, Clarke chases after it and gets a top edge, it flies well wide of the keeper and fine enough to beat third man

25.2

Malinga to Clarke, no run, played with soft hands towards point for a single

25.3

Malinga to Clarke, no run, Clarke punches it to the left of mid-on, there isn't enough time to get a run

25.4

Malinga to Clarke, 1 run, short of length ball on middle, Clarke whips it towards square leg

Australia 116/2   MJ Clarke 22* (39b 1x4)
26.1

Prasanna to Clarke, no run, the wrong Ășn from Prasanna, Clarke didn't read that, lucky to get an inside-edge on to the pad

26.2

Prasanna to Clarke, 1 run, helped past square leg for a single

26.5

Prasanna to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke using his feet to get to the pitch and turns it towards deep midwicket

Australia 122/2   MJ Clarke 24* (42b 1x4)
27.1

BAW Mendis to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke again uses his feet, the carrom ball from Mendis, Clarke reaches the pitch of the ball and lifts it over mid-off to get a boundary to long-off

27.2

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, guides this one towards short fine leg for a single

27.6

BAW Mendis to Clarke, FOUR, short ball to end the over, Clarke rocks back and puts that away past square leg for four

Australia 131/3   MJ Clarke 33* (45b 3x4)
29.1

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, shortish, Clarke works it backward square leg

29.3

BAW Mendis to Clarke, no run, length ball sliding towards leg, defended down the pitch

29.4

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke shuffles across and tucks the ball behind square for one more

29.6

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke again shimmies across the stump and dabs the ball towards midwicket

Australia 137/3   MJ Clarke 36* (49b 3x4)
30.1

Prasanna to Clarke, 1 run, overpitched on legstump, Clarke has been using his feet well this innings, once again he charges down and works the ball towards long-on

30.3

Prasanna to Clarke, 1 run, heading down leg once more, Clarke moves across and guides it behind square leg

30.6

Prasanna to Clarke, no run, spinning down the leg side, an appeal for a caught-behind from Sanga, not much from the bowler, off the pads I think

Australia 141/3   MJ Clarke 38* (52b 3x4)
31.2

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, the legspinner from Mendis, length ball is pushed towards cover

31.5

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, full ball is guided towards mid-on

Australia 145/3   MJ Clarke 40* (54b 3x4)
32.1

Prasanna to Clarke, no run, down the leg side and that was a tough stumping chance, Sanga can't collect that and Clarke sets off for a single before realising the ball isn't too far from the stumps.. Sanga lobs the ball at the stumps but misses and Clarke survives

32.2

Prasanna to Clarke, 1 run, driven to the right of the diving fielder to get a single

Australia 146/3   MJ Clarke 41* (56b 3x4)
33.1

BAW Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves forward and drives the ball to long-on

Australia 149/4   MJ Clarke 42* (57b 3x4)
34.1

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, played off the back foot through cover point

34.6

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, no run, sashays down the track and he defends it back to the bowler

Australia 155/4   MJ Clarke 43* (59b 3x4)
35.6

Eranga to Clarke, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, Clarke gets on his toes and chops that past point

Australia 161/4   MJ Clarke 44* (60b 3x4)
36.1

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, no run, comes down the track and jabs it back towards the bowler

36.2

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, 1 run, whipped towards long-on this time

36.4

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, no run, playing down the wrong line this time, inside-edge towards the leg side

36.5

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, no run, tossed up delivery, just outside off, another inside-edge on to the pad

36.6

BMAJ Mendis to Clarke, no run, backs away to make room, guides the legspinner towards cover

Australia 163/4   MJ Clarke 45* (65b 3x4)
37.5

Eranga to Clarke, 1 wide, short and very wide, extra bounce there for Eranga, but too far outside off to worry the batsman

37.5

Eranga to Clarke, 2 runs, a good-looking drive from Clarke, sends the ball towards deep extra cover

37.6

Eranga to Clarke, OUT, Eranga has struck, this is a big blow, Clarke is gone, and Australia have two new batsmen at the crease, that was a short of length ball, pitching just outside off, goes on with angle and induces the outside edge, Clarke's patient innings comes to an end

MJ Clarke c †Sangakkara b Eranga 47 (94m 67b 3x4 0x6) SR: 70.14

Australia 167/5   MJ Clarke 47 (67b 3x4)
x
   

MATCH CENTRE

4s

6s

dots

  • RHB

    LHB

  • RHB

    LHB

Partnerships