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)
1.1

Eranga to Marsh, 1 wide, he starts with a ball that curves down the leg side, the wide gives Australia their first run

1.1

Eranga to Marsh, 1 wide, Eranga is getting some movement, but starting outside leg and going further down

1.1

Eranga to Marsh, no run, length ball starting on middle and leg this time, a massive appeal from Sanga for lbw, but that looked to be heading down leg, hit high on the pad as well

1.2

Eranga to Marsh, no run, is that out? Mahela seemed to have caught it at gully on the second chance, Sri Lanka start to celebrate, Marsh stands his ground, Mahela says he's not sure, the umpires confer, it was a short of length ball outside off, Marsh looked to drive that through the off, the outside edge flies to gully, strikes Mahela high on the palms, and it drops out, he look to snatch it on the second chance but the ball drops to the floor before he can latch on to it

1.3

Eranga to Marsh, 2 runs, on the legs this time, whipped behind square leg for a couple

1.4

Eranga to Marsh, no run, outside off and that is left alone

1.5

Eranga to Marsh, no run

1.6

Eranga to Marsh, OUT, safe to say that is out, Marsh is bowled by a length delivery coming in, he was looking to clip that to the leg side, he misses the ball, through the bat-pad gap and then crashes into the top of the stumps, before running away to the fine leg boundary

SE Marsh b Eranga 2 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Australia 4/1   RMS Eranga 1-0-4-1
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   RMS Eranga 2-0-10-1
5.1

Eranga to Ponting, FOUR, another freebie on legstump from Eranga, Ponting gets off the mark by glancing that very fine, fine leg had no chance to cut that off

5.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, better line from Eranga, back of a length and just outside off, Ponting defends towards cover

5.3

Eranga to Ponting, no run, again probing outside off, Ponting again lifts the bat well over his head to leave the ball to the keeper

5.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, sticks to the offstump line, Ponting moves forward and defends it in front of point

5.5

Eranga to Ponting, FOUR, lovely straight drive from Ponting, slightly overpitched by Eranga, Ponting leans into that one, presenting the full face as he gets it between the bowler and mid-on

5.6

Eranga to Ponting, no run, way outside off, Ponting is content to leave

Australia 31/1   RMS Eranga 3-0-18-1
7.1

Eranga to Ponting, FOUR, whack! Eranga drops it short and wide, Ponting latches on to that, a powerful cut evades backward point for four

7.2

Eranga to Ponting, 1 run, massive confusion in the running between the wickets but somehow there's no run-out, Ponting played that towards Silva at backward point, called Watson for the run and then watching the fielder turns back, Watson continues to run through and both batsman are almost at the same end, Ponting finally decides to go for it, the throw from Silva isn't great, low and behind the fielder at the non-striker's end, giving Ponting time to make his ground

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   RMS Eranga 4-0-23-1
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

9.3

Eranga to Ponting, no run, nearly goes through the bat-pad gap, Ponting lunging forward to a short of length ball that jags in a long way, an inside-edge on to the pad

9.4

Eranga to Ponting, 1 run, similar length but on middle and leg line, tapped towards mid-on for a single

9.5

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

9.6

Eranga to Ponting, 1 run, slower one from Eranga, well outside off, played towards backward point and a quick single is pinched, a direct hit would have been interesting

Australia 52/1   RMS Eranga 5-0-31-1
35.1

Eranga to DJ Hussey, FOUR, overpitched from Eranga, Hussey latches on to that, scythes it to the cover boundary, not the best of starts for Eranga

35.2

Eranga to DJ Hussey, no run, length delivery on off, defended to the off side

35.3

Eranga to DJ Hussey, no run, full delivery this time, Hussey defends from the crease

35.4

Eranga to DJ Hussey, no run, a bit short from Eranga and that his hit towards cover

35.5

Eranga to DJ Hussey, 1 run, swung behind square leg for single

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   RMS Eranga 6-0-37-1
37.1

Eranga to DJ Hussey, no run, opens the face to steer the ball towards point

37.2

Eranga to DJ Hussey, no run, spearing in towards the stump, Hussey wanted to whip that to the leg side, leading edge towards cover

37.3

Eranga to DJ Hussey, no run, short of length and just outside off, Hussey looks to cut but that slips under his bat

37.4

Eranga to DJ Hussey, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off for a tight single

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   RMS Eranga 7-0-41-2
39.1

Eranga to Haddin, no run, short of length ball outside off, defended towards backward point

39.2

Eranga to Haddin, 1 run, similar length, guides it down to third man for a single

39.3

Eranga to DJ Hussey, no run, slaps this one towards backward point

39.4

Eranga to DJ Hussey, 1 run, Eranga keeps it back of a length, provides width this time, chopped towards deep backward point

39.5

Eranga to Haddin, no run, full this time, aiming for the blockhole, driven towards mid-on for a single

39.6

Eranga to Haddin, 2 wides, short and down the leg side, Sangakkara leaps to try collect that, gets a glove on it

39.6

Eranga to DJ Hussey, no run, aims to cut this one, bottom-edges it to the right of the keeper, Sanga moves across to collect

Australia 177/5   RMS Eranga 8-0-45-2
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