Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 5th ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

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

6.1

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

6.2

Prasanna to Ponting, no run

6.3

Prasanna to Ponting, no run, flighted and full, Ponting lashes that dpwn the ground, Prasanna dives quickly to his right to stop that cracking shot

6.4

Prasanna to Ponting, no run, superb delivery from Prasanna, huge appeal for lbw, turned down and Sri Lanka have referred it, drifts towards legstump, pitching outside actually and turns sharply back and Ponting is struck on the knee roll as he is caught on the crease, that might have spun past off stump as well, Ponting lives on

6.5

Prasanna to Ponting, 1 run, works this one towards long-on, Watson races through the first, but the batsmen decide against the second

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   S Prasanna 1-0-2-0

8.1

Prasanna to Ponting, 1 run, overpitched on legstump, driven towards mid-on

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

8.6

Prasanna to Ponting, FOUR, a graceful inside-out drive from Ponting to end the over, a touch overpitched and Ponting capitalises

Australia 44/1   S Prasanna 2-0-8-0

10.1

Prasanna to Ponting, 1 run, full ball is guided to midwicket for a single

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   S Prasanna 3-0-14-0

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

12.3

Prasanna to Ponting, no run, lovely delivery, Prasanna gets this one to rip after pitching on leg and middle, spins past the outside edge as Ponting looks to guide it to the off side

12.4

Prasanna to Ponting, FOUR, flighted length ball, Ponting latches on to that, plays it inside-out and over cover for a boundary

12.5

Prasanna to Ponting, no run, this is another one that nearly goes straight, Ponting looking for the turn as he tries to defend to the off, inside-edge towards the leg side

12.6

Prasanna to Ponting, FOUR, very short from Prasanna, Ponting says thank you and muscles that to the midwicket boundary

Australia 70/1   S Prasanna 4-0-23-0

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

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   S Prasanna 5-0-26-0

24.1

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

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   S Prasanna 6-0-27-0

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

26.3

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

26.5

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

26.6

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

Australia 122/2   S Prasanna 7-0-30-0

28.1

Prasanna to MEK Hussey, no run, full and wide outside off, Hussey gets his front leg well outside off as he leaves the ball

28.2

Prasanna to MEK Hussey, no run, Hussey stays in the crease and looks to steer that outside off ball towards cover, he's beaten

28.3

Prasanna to MEK Hussey, no run, pushed towards mid-off, Hussey wants one, Clarke asks him to stay put

28.4

Prasanna to MEK Hussey, no run, outside off, Hussey shoulders arms

28.5

Prasanna to MEK Hussey, no run, once more well outside off, left alone

28.6

Prasanna to MEK Hussey, no run, a maiden from Prasanna, the first since the first over of the innings, Hussey tucks the final ball of the over to midwicket

Australia 131/3   S Prasanna 8-1-30-0

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

30.2

Prasanna to MEK Hussey, 1 run, defended to the off side and the batsmen zip through for a single

30.3

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

30.4

Prasanna to MEK Hussey, no run, length ball outside off, once more Hussey defends to the off side, Clarke rejects the call for a single

30.5

Prasanna to MEK Hussey, 1 run, gets to the pitch and punches it towards long-on

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   S Prasanna 9-1-34-0

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

32.3

Prasanna to MEK Hussey, OUT, the googly does the job, Hussey looking to drive that one, doesn't read the turn, gets a thin outside edge, Sanga collects and that's another wicket for Sri Lanka, big innings coming up this for David Hussey

MEK Hussey c †Sangakkara b Prasanna 6 (17m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

32.4

Prasanna to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, pushed towards the off side

32.5

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

32.6

Prasanna to DJ Hussey, no run, tossed up outside off stump, driven towards long-off but not timed well

Australia 148/4   S Prasanna 10-1-37-1
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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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