Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 5th ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

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

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

16.4

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

16.6

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

Australia 79/2   BMAJ Mendis 1-0-3-0

18.1

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

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   BMAJ Mendis 2-0-14-0

20.1

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

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

20.3

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

20.5

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

20.6

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

Australia 98/2   BMAJ Mendis 3-0-18-0

22.1

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

22.2

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

22.4

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

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   BMAJ Mendis 4-0-21-0

34.1

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

34.2

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, watchful forwards defence from Hussey

34.3

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, shorter from Mendis, on middle stump, tentaively blocked

34.4

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, gets forward and sm0others this one

34.5

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, 1 run, goes back and punches the ball towards long-off

34.6

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

Australia 155/4   BMAJ Mendis 5-0-23-0

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

36.3

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, 1 run, a bit short once more, stays back and slaps it towards cover

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   BMAJ Mendis 6-0-25-0

38.1

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, steered towards point

38.2

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, FOUR, a half-tracker for Hussey to put away, he gets back and wallops it towards midwicket for four

38.3

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, very wide outside off, Hussey looks to crunch that through the off but bottom edges it down the track

38.4

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, solidly defended down the pitch

38.5

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, defended to the off side this time

38.6

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, another outside edge, would have been a simple take for first slip, there isn't one though and the ball runs down towards third man

Australia 173/5   BMAJ Mendis 7-0-31-0

40.1

BMAJ Mendis to Haddin, 1 run, flighted and pitched up, driven back towards the bowler

40.2

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, short this time, outside off, Hussey gets back and slaps it towards cover

40.3

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, a full toss but that isn't put away, Hussey thumps it down the ground, finishing the stroke with a typical flourish, but he can't get it past long-on

40.4

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, punched back towards the bowler

40.5

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, good over this, only three so far, once more defended to the left of the bowler

40.6

BMAJ Mendis to DJ Hussey, 1 run, muscles it towards cover, but a diving stop prevents it from going too far, the cover love the acrobatic fielding

Australia 181/5   BMAJ Mendis 8-0-35-0
Series Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 22, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 20, 2011
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Australia at Hambantota - Aug 16, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 78 runs
Sri Lanka v Australia at Hambantota - Aug 14, 2011
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Aug 10, 2011
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
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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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