Australia in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 5th ODI

Sri Lanka v Australia

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

2.2

Malinga to Watson, FOUR, plenty of width from Malinga this time, Watson cashes in, a controlled muscular slap behind point for a boundary

Australia 8/1   SR Watson 4* (8b 1x4)   SL Malinga 1.2-1-4-0

3.1

Eranga to Watson, FOUR, Eranga continues to stray on to the pads, Watson helps this along to the fine leg boundary

Australia 15/1   SR Watson 9* (11b 2x4)   RMS Eranga 1.1-0-8-1

4.4

Malinga to Watson, FOUR, plenty of room outside off for Watson to smash past point, gets forward and moves towards the line of the ball

Australia 23/1   SR Watson 15* (17b 3x4)   SL Malinga 2.4-1-12-0

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

Australia 27/1   RT Ponting 4* (8b 1x4)   RMS Eranga 2.1-0-14-1

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

Australia 31/1   RT Ponting 8* (12b 2x4)   RMS Eranga 2.5-0-18-1

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

Australia 37/1   RT Ponting 13* (18b 3x4)   RMS Eranga 3.1-0-22-1

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   RT Ponting 19* (21b 4x4)   S Prasanna 2-0-8-0

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

Australia 48/1   SR Watson 21* (30b 4x4)   RMS Eranga 4.1-0-27-1

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

Australia 57/1   SR Watson 27* (36b 5x4)   S Prasanna 2.5-0-13-0

12.4

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

Australia 66/1   RT Ponting 27* (31b 5x4)   S Prasanna 3.4-0-19-0

12.6

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

Australia 70/1   RT Ponting 31* (33b 6x4)   S Prasanna 4-0-23-0

18.4

BMAJ Mendis to Watson, FOUR, short from Mendis, Watson clubs this past extra cover for four more, he moves on to 46

Australia 93/2   SR Watson 46* (54b 6x4 1x6)   BMAJ Mendis 1.4-0-14-0

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

Australia 115/2   MJ Clarke 21* (36b 1x4)   SL Malinga 4.1-1-17-0

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

Australia 126/2   MJ Clarke 28* (43b 2x4)   BAW Mendis 3.1-0-14-0

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)   BAW Mendis 4-0-19-1

33.5

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

Australia 153/4   DJ Hussey 6* (7b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 6.5-0-34-1

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

Australia 159/4   DJ Hussey 11* (13b 2x4)   RMS Eranga 5.1-0-35-1

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

Australia 171/5   DJ Hussey 18* (24b 3x4)   BMAJ Mendis 6.2-0-29-0

42.6

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

Australia 189/5   BJ Haddin 8* (11b 1x4)   BAW Mendis 8-0-40-1

43.1

Malinga to DJ Hussey, FOUR, Malinga continues his pursuit of the blockhole, Hussey wants to club that over the on side but gets an inside-edge that zips past the keeper for four

Australia 193/5   DJ Hussey 30* (42b 4x4)   SL Malinga 6.1-1-27-0

43.5

Malinga to DJ Hussey, FOUR, Shot! superb hit from Hussey, Malinga pitches it short of the desired yorker length, Hussey gets his front leg out of the way and hammers it past extra cover for four, Malinga has a rueful grin after that shot

Australia 201/5   DJ Hussey 37* (45b 5x4)   SL Malinga 6.5-1-34-0
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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