Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 5th ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

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

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

17.5

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

17.6

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

Australia 82/2   BAW Mendis 1-0-3-0

19.1

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

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   BAW Mendis 2-0-4-0

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

21.3

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

21.4

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

21.5

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

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   BAW Mendis 3-0-10-0

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

27.3

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

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   BAW Mendis 4-0-19-1

29.1

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

29.2

BAW Mendis to MEK Hussey, 1 run, length ball outside off, Hussey steps forward and drive that towards deep extra cover to get off the mark

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

29.5

BAW Mendis to MEK Hussey, 1 wide, sprays this down the leg side, Hussey tries to sweep but doesn't connect

29.5

BAW Mendis to MEK Hussey, 1 run, Mendis lucky that only went for a single, it slipped out of his hand and was a half-tracker, sat up for Hussey who could only slug it deep backward square leg

29.6

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

Australia 137/3   BAW Mendis 5-0-25-1

31.1

BAW Mendis to MEK Hussey, 1 run, full ball is punched towards mid-off

31.2

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

31.3

BAW Mendis to MEK Hussey, no run, huge appeal, the straighter one from Mendis, Huseey misses that one and is struck below the knee roll, that might have been slipping down leg, replays show it is going to hit leg, Hussey lucky to survive

31.4

BAW Mendis to MEK Hussey, 1 run

31.5

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

31.6

BAW Mendis to MEK Hussey, no run

Australia 145/3   BAW Mendis 6-0-29-1

33.1

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

33.2

BAW Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, Hussey moves back and tries to force the ball through the off, but mis-times it towards the bowler

33.3

BAW Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, Hussey defends back to the bowler, he's looking extremely tentative

33.4

BAW Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, a short ball keeps extremely low and beats Hussey's pull, nearly bowled him

33.5

BAW Mendis to DJ Hussey, FOUR, another short ball, this time it bounces properly, Hussey waits and pulls towards deep square leg

33.6

BAW Mendis to DJ Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

Australia 153/4   BAW Mendis 7-0-34-1

42.1

BAW Mendis to Haddin, no run, full and heading for off, pushed back towards the bowler

42.2

BAW Mendis to Haddin, no run, keeps it around off, again patted back to the bowler

42.3

BAW Mendis to Haddin, 1 run, there's the swipe from Haddin, he doesn't hit it hard enough to carry all the way to the deep midwicket fielder

42.4

BAW Mendis to DJ Hussey, 1 run

42.5

BAW Mendis to Haddin, no run, Sanga roars out an appeal, Haddin is struck on the pads as he looks sweep, that looked to be sliding down, Rauf turns down the appeal

42.6

BAW Mendis to Haddin, FOUR, a boundary to end the over, Haddin muscles it to the deep midwicket boundary

Australia 189/5   BAW Mendis 8-0-40-1

44.1

BAW Mendis to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, skips away from leg and punches that middle stump delivery towards deep extra cover for two

44.2

BAW Mendis to DJ Hussey, SIX, brilliant from Hussey, charges down the track and launches that legspinner from Mendis towards the sightscreen, comfortably clears the rope, a good innings this from Hussey, he moves on to 46

44.3

BAW Mendis to DJ Hussey, OUT, what a comeback from Mendis, that one spins in, Hussey doesn't read it and is caught on the back foot as he looks to cut that one, it slips past the bat and into middle and leg stump

DJ Hussey b BAW Mendis 46 (52m 49b 5x4 1x6) SR: 93.87

44.4

BAW Mendis to Johnson, no run, length ball is tucked to the leg side

44.5

BAW Mendis to Johnson, 1 run, full and on the pads, tucked towards deep midwicket for a single

44.6

BAW Mendis to Haddin, no run, a dot ball to end the over as Haddin is struck on the pads outside leg

Australia 211/6   BAW Mendis 9-0-49-2

46.1

BAW Mendis to Haddin, OUT, and the Australian inninigs has come to a rather rapid end, Mendis gets his third as Haddin tamely chips the ball to mid-off, Australua bowled out for 211, with nearly four overs remaining, two overs ago Australia were 210 for 5

BJ Haddin c Jayawardene b BAW Mendis 8 (43m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Australia 211/10   BAW Mendis 9.1-0-49-3
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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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