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)

We're all set for the chase, Tharanga to face, two slips in place, Johnson has the ball.

0.1

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, a full swinging ball on the legstump, clipped behind square leg by Tharanga

0.2

Johnson to Tharanga, 4 leg byes, and again, Johnson perhaps trying to do a Malinga, full and swinging in, down the leg side, off Tharanga's pads to fine leg for four

0.3

Johnson to Tharanga, no run, short of length ball just outside off, blocked back towards the bowler

0.4

Johnson to Tharanga, OUT, Tharanga is gone, Johnson strikes in the first over, short of length ball outside off, Tharanga fishes at it, a thin edge through to the keeper

WU Tharanga c †Haddin b Johnson 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sangakkara takes a middle-stump guard

0.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, fires it in full and on the pads, Sangakkara leans across and elegantly clips it to the midwicket boundary, the crowd finds its voice again

0.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara takes the bottom hand off the bat as he blocks a short of length ball to the leg side, a quick single is pinched

End of over 1 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 9/1 (203 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 4.14)

    • KC Sangakkara 5 (2b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (0b)
    • MG Johnson 1-0-5-1

Pattinson gets his chance on the big stage

1.1

Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, starts with a back of length ball outside off, defended

1.2

Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, punched back towards the bowler this time

1.3

Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 wide, swinging down the leg side, and that's a free run

1.3

Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, Pattinson spears that in at 141kph, outside off and Sangakkara lets it go

Bad news It has begun to rain in Colombo.

1.4

Pattinson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, seams in from short of a length, helped along to fine leg

1.5

Pattinson to Sangakkara, OUT, A big wicket for Australia, Sangakkara joins Tharanga in the pavilion, he is also drawn towards a short of length ball outside off, top edged to the keeper, Sri Lanka slip to 12 for 2

KC Sangakkara c †Haddin b Pattinson 7 (6m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

1.6

Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, sharply seams away after pitching on a back of a length, Mahela lets it through to the keeper

End of over 2 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 12/2 (200 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 4.16)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 0 (1b)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (0b)
    • JL Pattinson 1-0-3-1
    • MG Johnson 1-0-5-1
2.1

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, jags in this time from Johnson, Dilshan attempts a Hollywood drive, gets an inside edge behind square leg

2.2

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, length ball on legstump, tucked towards square leg

2.3

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, pitched up and just outside off, pushed towards cover

2.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, a bouncer from Johnson, gets big on Mahela, off the handle of the bat and lands wide of slips

Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar's 100th 100 will have to wait for another day.

2.5

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan helps this one to square leg for a single

2.6

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, defends the final ball of the over to the leg side

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 15/2 (197 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 4.19)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (5b)
    • TM Dilshan 2 (2b)
    • MG Johnson 2-0-8-1
    • JL Pattinson 1-0-3-1
3.1

Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, length ball angling in towards off, pushed back towards the bowler

3.2

Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, shortish ball outside off, Dilshan wants to launch that over midwicket, doesn't get near it

3.3

Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, length ball in the channel outside off, jags away a touch, Dilshan is beaten as he looks to defend, impressive start from Pattinson

3.4

Pattinson to Dilshan, FOUR, short ball on leg stump, this time the Dilshan pull connects, lands just short of the rope, one bounce four

3.5

Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, prods the ball towards the off side, thinks of a single but decides against

3.6

Pattinson to Dilshan, FOUR, full on middle and leg, whipped wide of mid-on for a boundary, early wickets aren't enough to make Dilshan change his game

End of over 4 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 23/2 (189 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 4.10)

    • TM Dilshan 10 (8b 2x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (5b)
    • JL Pattinson 2-0-11-1
    • MG Johnson 2-0-8-1
4.1

Johnson to Jayawardene, 3 runs, caressed towards sweeper cover by Mahela, not much footwork but gracefully pushed for three

4.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of length an around off stump, pushed towards point

4.3

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, full and well outside off, Dilshan chases after it, though he was in no position to play that, he doesn't connect, D Hussey has his hands on his head as he expects an edge

4.4

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, low, wide full toss, once more Dilshan stretches across and slaps the ball but can't get it past point

4.5

Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, this one is closer to the body, and short, Dilshan dismisses that to the square leg boundary, powerfully pulled away

4.6

Johnson to Dilshan, 3 runs, another short ball, another pull from Dilshan, this time the timing isn't great, but the ball is in the gap, long chase for the midwicket fielder, enough time to get a three

End of over 5 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 33/2 (179 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 6.60, RRR: 3.97)

    • TM Dilshan 17 (13b 3x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 4 (6b)
    • MG Johnson 3-0-18-1
    • JL Pattinson 2-0-11-1
5.1

Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan doesn't bother moving his feet or getting behind the line, wants to swing that one to the leg side, he doesn't connect

5.2

Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, short ball sliding down, Dilshan gets in position for the pull, but that one keeps lower than Dilshan expects, he is hit in the stomach

5.3

Pattinson to Dilshan, OUT, got him! Pattinson continues to catch the eye in this opening burst, after peppering Dilshan with the short stuff, he slips in a quick full ball, Dilshan is caught on the crease, he inside-edges that onto the pad, and the ball homes in on offstump, superb bowling from Pattinson

TM Dilshan b Pattinson 17 (28m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 106.25

Chamara Silva comes in.

5.4

Pattinson to Silva, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw as Silva shuffles towards off and looks to flick a legside delivery, off the pad to left of Haddin

5.5

Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, back of length ball, Jayawardene gets behind the line and defends it towards point

5.6

Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, well outside off and that is left alone by Jayawardene

Mani jokes: "In comes the Steven Smith of Srilanka."

End of over 6 (1 run, wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 34/3 (178 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 4.04)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 4 (8b)
    • LPC Silva 0 (1b)
    • JL Pattinson 3-1-11-2
    • MG Johnson 3-0-18-1
6.1

Johnson to Silva, no run, angling across the stumps, left alone

6.2

Johnson to Silva, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

6.3

Johnson to Silva, 1 wide, superb take from Haddin, this was down the leg side and swerving away, leaps to his left and sticks out his hand to collect that, plenty of bounce there for Johnson

6.3

Johnson to Silva, no run, massive appeal for lbw, that was pretty high though, Silva doesn't get forward or back as he looks defend a shortish ball from Johnson, he is struck above the pad, that would have definitely gone over the stumps

6.4

Johnson to Silva, 3 runs, Silva slaps this length delivery through the covers, not too well timed but placed well enough to get himself three, and off the mark as well

6.5

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and outside off, nicely guided down to third man for a single

6.6

Johnson to Silva, FOUR, shot! Silva gets forward and drives on the up, past a diving mid-off, that stroke should give him plenty of confidence

End of over 7 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 43/3 (169 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 6.14, RRR: 3.93)

    • LPC Silva 7 (6b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 5 (9b)
    • MG Johnson 4-0-27-1
    • JL Pattinson 3-1-11-2
7.1

Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the leg stump, helped along to fine leg, Mahela not trying fancy here, just guiding the ball behind the wicket

7.2

Pattinson to Silva, no run, Silva goes for a booming drive through cover, a length ball angling across, he doesn't connect

7.3

Pattinson to Silva, no run, shorter this time, just outside off and defended towards point

7.4

Pattinson to Silva, 2 runs, worked past midwicket for a couple

7.5

Pattinson to Silva, no run, a swinging 141kph delivery, perilously close to the edge, an airy drive from Silva, doesn't get bat on ball

7.6

Pattinson to Silva, no run, short of length ball on offstump, solidly defended by Silva

End of over 8 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 46/3 (166 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 3.95)

    • LPC Silva 9 (11b 1x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 6 (10b)
    • JL Pattinson 4-1-14-2
    • MG Johnson 4-0-27-1

Xavier Doherty to bowl

8.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the pads, tucked towards midwicket for a quick single

8.2

Doherty to Silva, 2 runs, outstanding fielding from Pattinson at deep square leg, a full toss is swept hard by Silva, well wide of Pattinson, who sprints across and does extremely well to keep it from reaching the rope, Clarke applauds the effort

8.3

Doherty to Silva, FOUR, this time it is a boundary, another sweep this time well in front of square, lands just short of the rope

8.4

Doherty to Silva, no run

8.5

Doherty to Silva, no run, jumps down the track and defends to the off side

8.6

Doherty to Silva, FOUR, the sweep proving productive for Silva, one more of those gets him a boundary, this time very fine, and that makes it 11 off the over

End of over 9 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 57/3 (155 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 3.78)

    • LPC Silva 19 (16b 3x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 7 (11b)
    • XJ Doherty 1-0-11-0
    • JL Pattinson 4-1-14-2

John Hastings takes over from Pattinson

9.1

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, short of length and outside off, pushed towards cover

9.2

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, extra bounce and nips back as well, Mahela can't get bat on that one, it sneaks past the inside edge and strikes him on the thigh

Thomas: "@Mani. Leave Chamara alone, he actually has a semi credible international resume!"

9.3

Hastings to Jayawardene, 1 wide, well outside the off stump

9.3

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, pushed towards point by Jayawardene

9.4

Hastings to Jayawardene, 1 wide, down the leg side, and that's a wide

Hugh from Ireland: "No need to rush things - Mahela should know that - just keep it moving along slowly to build a platform for Mathews and Jeevan to finish it off."

9.4

Hastings to Jayawardene, 1 wide, Hastings is getting the ball to move here, but is getting the line badly wrong, down the leg side once again

9.4

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, much better line this time, pitching outside off and coming towards the stumps, batsman shoulders arms

9.5

Hastings to Jayawardene, FOUR, short and wide, Mahela climbs into that one, the area around point is extremely productive for Mahela, he slaps that it past point for four

9.6

Hastings to Jayawardene, 1 wide, another wide outside off, Hastings needs to get his lines right

9.6

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, gets it on target this time, defended back towards the bowler

End of over 10 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 65/3 (147 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 3.67)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 11 (17b 1x4)
    • LPC Silva 19 (16b 3x4)
    • JW Hastings 1-0-8-0
    • XJ Doherty 1-0-11-0

Bowling Powerplay

10.1

Watson to Silva, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

Prabash Miri: "Then who is Mohomad Ashraful of Sri Lanka?"

10.2

Watson to Silva, no run, nearly the end of Silva, he is drawn towards a short of length ball outside off, doesn't get the nick though

10.3

Watson to Silva, 1 wide, short ball and that is miles over the batsman's head

10.3

Watson to Silva, 1 run, short of length and on offstump, tapped towards mid-on and the batsmen immediately set off for a single

I agree with Tim: "Then who is Mohomad Ashraful of Sri Lanka?"

10.4

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, a direct hit, is that out? Mahela pokes the ball towards cover and sets off a single, Ponting pounces on it and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end, Mahela has just made it in time

10.5

Watson to Silva, 1 run, tucked towards mid-on for a single

10.6

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off, pushed towards mid-off off the front foot

End of over 11 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 69/3 (143 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 6.27, RRR: 3.66)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 12 (19b 1x4)
    • LPC Silva 21 (20b 3x4)
    • SR Watson 1-0-4-0
    • JW Hastings 1-0-8-0
11.1

Hastings to Silva, 1 wide, way down the leg side

11.1

Hastings to Silva, no run, Silva continues his uncomfortable stay, he closes the face looking to play to leg, leading edge towards gully

11.2

Hastings to Silva, no run, sharp inward movement for Hastings, Silva inside-edges on to his pads

11.3

Hastings to Silva, no run, well outside off and that is guided towards backward point

Michael Hussey moves to short leg

11.4

Hastings to Silva, no run, overpitched and outside off, swings in and gets an inside-edge towards short leg

11.5

Hastings to Silva, 1 wide, shortish and well outside off, a big cheer from the crowd as that is signalled wide, six wides from Hasting now

11.5

Hastings to Silva, 1 run, driven towards wide mid-on for a single, Silva gets off the strike

11.6

Hastings to Jayawardene, 1 run, another inducker, pitched up by Hastings, Jayawardene plays it towards midwicket

Phil has the enlightener: "Useless stat of the day: If Australia win, everyone who lost the toss will have won all 5 games. If Sri Lanka win, everyone who batted second will have won all 5 games."

End of over 12 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 73/3 (139 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 6.08, RRR: 3.65)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 13 (20b 1x4)
    • LPC Silva 22 (25b 3x4)
    • JW Hastings 2-0-12-0
    • SR Watson 1-0-4-0
12.1

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 wide, Watson's turn to spray it, down the leg side

12.1

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, much better line from Watson, on a length and just outside off, solidly defended to the off side

12.2

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, and a similar delivery, tucked towards midwicket for a single

12.3

Watson to Silva, no run, Silva streaky stay continues, a massive appeal for lbw, turned down, Clarke wanted the review immediately, that pitches short of a length outside off, catches Silva on the back foot, hit in line but that was sliding down, silva survives much to the crowd's delight

12.4

Watson to Silva, FOUR, another edge for Silva, he doesn't know where the middle of the bat is, throws his bat at a length ball outside off, outside edge flies wide of slip for four to third man

12.5

Watson to Silva, FOUR, this time he has found the middle of the bat, a pitched up delivery, Silva dances down the track and punches that between the bowler and mid-on for four, superb timing on that

12.6

Watson to Silva, no run, blocked to the right of Watson, who moves across quickly and prevents the single

Shades: "@Prabash That would be the other Chamara . At least Ashraful has an ODI century while Kapugedera has been floundering in the deep end since 2007."

End of over 13 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 83/3 (129 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 6.38, RRR: 3.48)

    • LPC Silva 30 (29b 5x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 14 (22b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 2-0-14-0
    • JW Hastings 2-0-12-0
13.1

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, length ball just outside off, defended by Mahela

13.2

Hastings to Jayawardene, 1 run, jags back in dramatically towards the batsman, who drops it towards point

13.3

Hastings to Silva, no run, outside off and Silva wisely decides to leave

13.4

Hastings to Silva, 1 run, Silva shimmies down the track before the bowler delivers, it is a length ball coming in, he gets it away towards short fine

13.5

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, confidently defended off the front foot towards cover

Justin: "Pattinson has just had 4 great overs taking 2 wickets with an economy of 3.5 an over. I don’t understand why you would only bowl him for 4 overs only. Im sure the same thing happened in other games where the openers only bowled a few before changing. "

13.6

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, an uneventful over comes to an end, as Mahela allows an outside off ball through to the keeper

End of over 14 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 85/3 (127 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 6.07, RRR: 3.52)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 15 (26b 1x4)
    • LPC Silva 31 (31b 5x4)
    • JW Hastings 3-0-14-0
    • SR Watson 2-0-14-0
14.1

Johnson to Silva, 1 run, Johnson starts the spell with a length ball on middle and off, pushed back past the bowler

Sunny Singh: "It is nice to see that Chamra Silva is trying to make some runs in difficult situation. Sri Lanka needs solid batsmen in their middle order to consolidate themselves as a formidable one-day side. "

Lawrie Coliver and many other point out: "Phil doesnt what he is talking about - Aust LOST the 3rd ODI chasing."

14.2

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 wide, Johnson joins the wides party, down the leg side

14.2

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball on leg stump, tucked towards backward square leg

14.3

Johnson to Silva, FOUR, lovely stroke from Chamara Silva, wide and full, Chamara gets well forward and caresses it for four in front of point

14.4

Johnson to Silva, no run, length delivery angling across him, Silva pushes it to the off side

14.5

Johnson to Silva, 1 run, tapped towards mid-off, a single is pinched as the fielder is on the edge of the circle

14.6

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, Mahela stands tall and defends the final ball of the over

End of over 15 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 93/3 (119 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 6.20, RRR: 3.40)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 16 (28b 1x4)
    • LPC Silva 37 (35b 6x4)
    • MG Johnson 5-0-35-1
    • JW Hastings 3-0-14-0
15.1

Hastings to Silva, no run, test Silva with a bouncer, batsman ducks under early

15.2

Hastings to Silva, 1 wide, another bouncer, too high this time and one more to the wides tally

15.2

Hastings to Silva, no run, short of length ball, Silva hops down the crease in an attempt to throw the bowler off his length, played past short leg

15.3

Hastings to Silva, no run, Silva looks to swing that one towards midwicket, struck on the pads and that was sliding down

15.4

Hastings to Silva, no run, the outswinger from Hastings, length ball outside off, beats the outside edge

15.5

Hastings to Silva, no run, and again Silva misses the ball, this time he is looking to drive off the front foot, this was wider than the previous delivery

15.6

Hastings to Silva, no run, length ball on off, pushed towards mid-on by Silva

End of over 16 (1 run) Sri Lanka 94/3 (118 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.87, RRR: 3.47)

    • LPC Silva 37 (41b 6x4)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 16 (28b 1x4)
    • JW Hastings 4-0-15-0
    • MG Johnson 5-0-35-1
16.1

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, full and wide, Mahela eases it past cover for a single

16.2

Johnson to Silva, 1 run, tries the yorker, just outside off, off the bottom of the bat and squeaks past the stumps, hasn't been the most assured of innings from Silva

16.3

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, solidly defended to the off side by Mahela

16.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 wide, down the leg side, Australia are being very generous here, 13 wides already

16.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, full and wide, Mahela jabs it towards point

16.5

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 wide, yet another wide, full and far outside off, wide No. 14 that one

Johnson from round the wicket

16.5

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, gets it on target this time, length ball on offstump, defended by Mahela

16.6

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, homing in on off stump, punched back towards the bowler

End of over 17 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 98/3 (114 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.76, RRR: 3.45)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 17 (33b 1x4)
    • LPC Silva 38 (42b 6x4)
    • MG Johnson 6-0-39-1
    • JW Hastings 4-0-15-0
17.1

Hastings to Silva, no run, a bouncer to start the over, perilously close to be a wide

Mazrafe Huzrair doesn't seem to rate Pattinson: "If Pattinson gets 5 wickets, then i will eat all the hats in my house."

17.2

Hastings to Silva, 1 run, works this past short leg for a single

17.3

Hastings to Jayawardene, 1 wide, the 100 comes up with wide No. 15, Aus bowling coach Craig McDermott is going to be an angry man today

17.3

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, poked towards point this time

17.4

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, nearly sneaks between bat and pad, that one dips in sharply, and takes the inside-edge as Mahela looks to defend towards the off side, ball rolls towards the leg side instead

17.5

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, full and well outside off, pushed towards cover

17.6

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, Hastings getting his line right, outside off once more and Mahela dabs it towards point

End of over 18 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 100/3 (112 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.55, RRR: 3.50)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 17 (37b 1x4)
    • LPC Silva 39 (44b 6x4)
    • JW Hastings 5-0-17-0
    • MG Johnson 6-0-39-1
18.1

Doherty to Silva, no run, big appeal for lbw as Silva looks to sweep, struck on the pads but was spinning past off stump

18.2

Doherty to Silva, no run

18.3

Doherty to Silva, SIX, shot! Silva stretches well forward and sweeps powerfully, there is a deep backward square but this one has the legs to clear the rope

18.4

Doherty to Silva, FOUR, swept again, and another boundary for him, this time he gets it very square, that goes a long way to the rope before bouncing, batsmen punch gloves as Sri Lanka take control

18.5

Doherty to Silva, no run, carefully defended back to the bowler

18.6

Doherty to Silva, no run, played with a bit of an open face towards point

Jagger actually posted this. sorry about previous error: "Re: referral. Clarke should know Watson thinks everything he bowls is out. It's not the first time he has lost the referral for Australia. It's about time the penny dropped."

End of over 19 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 110/3 (102 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.78, RRR: 3.29)

    • LPC Silva 49 (50b 7x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 17 (37b 1x4)
    • XJ Doherty 2-0-21-0
    • JW Hastings 5-0-17-0
19.1

Pattinson to Jayawardene, 2 runs, shortish and down the leg side, pulled, high on the bat as it runs down to fine leg

19.2

Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 run, Pattinson gets this one to move in as well, played behind square leg

19.3

Pattinson to Silva, 1 run, short of length ball on legstump, tucks it to the leg side for the single that brings up his half-century, he has a huge smile on his face after getting to the landmark, an innings under pressure this

19.4

Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela moves across and tucks the ball to square leg

19.5

Pattinson to Silva, no run, full and on the off, Silva stretches forward and defends it

19.6

Pattinson to Silva, no run, a bouncer to end the over and Silva ducks under that one

End of over 20 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 115/3 (97 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 3.23)

    • LPC Silva 50 (53b 7x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 21 (40b 1x4)
    • JL Pattinson 5-1-19-2
    • XJ Doherty 2-0-21-0
20.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, length ball heading for off, blocked towards the bowler

20.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, length ball on off, guided towards point

20.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, pushed back towards the bowler, Mahela is playing a patient hand here

20.4

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, that spins away after pitching on off, Mahela backs away to make more room and cuts that towards point

20.5

Doherty to Silva, no run, jumps down the track and taps the ball to the off side

20.6

Doherty to Silva, no run, Silva very confident against the spinner, pats the ball towards point, thinks of the single but decides against it

End of over 21 (1 run) Sri Lanka 116/3 (96 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.52, RRR: 3.31)

    • LPC Silva 50 (55b 7x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 22 (44b 1x4)
    • XJ Doherty 3-0-22-0
    • JL Pattinson 5-1-19-2
21.1

Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, Mahela punches the first ball towards mid-off

21.2

Pattinson to Jayawardene, FOUR, awesome placement from Mahela, a short ball is pulled behind square for four, Marsh races across from square leg while there a fielder at backward square leg as well, the ball manages to evade both

21.3

Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 run, helps it along to fine leg

21.4

Pattinson to Silva, 1 run, short and a bit of width, Silva slaps that down to deep backward point

21.5

Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and outside off, Mahela rides the bounce, steers the ball down to third man

21.6

Pattinson to Silva, no run, short of length ball and outside off, defended to the off side

End of over 22 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 123/3 (89 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.59, RRR: 3.17)

    • LPC Silva 51 (57b 7x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 28 (48b 2x4)
    • JL Pattinson 6-1-26-2
    • XJ Doherty 3-0-22-0
22.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, spins sharply away from Mahela, who lets pushes at it but doesn't edge

22.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, fuller delivery this time, punched back to the bowler

22.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, briefly in the air prompting cries of catch it, but that lands wide of a diving short cover

22.4

Doherty to Silva, no run, tucked to short fine leg, Silva wants one, Mahela doesn't

22.5

Doherty to Silva, FOUR, superb from Silva, the reverse-sweep, premeditated, gets the power and placement right and that's four to third man

22.6

Doherty to Silva, no run, gets nicely forward and defends it

End of over 23 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 128/3 (84 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.56, RRR: 3.11)

    • LPC Silva 55 (60b 8x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 29 (51b 2x4)
    • XJ Doherty 4-0-27-0
    • JL Pattinson 6-1-26-2

D Hussey to bowl

23.1

DJ Hussey to Jayawardene, no run, turn on offer, spinning in but hits Mahela on the pads outside off

23.2

DJ Hussey to Jayawardene, 1 run, tucked towards square leg

23.3

DJ Hussey to Silva, no run, attempts a flamboyant drive after getting to the pitch, can't get hold of it and it is sent back towards the bowler

23.4

DJ Hussey to Silva, 1 run, very wide outside off, cut hard towards point

23.5

DJ Hussey to Jayawardene, 1 run, delicately done by Mahela, makes room and guides the ball to third man

23.6

DJ Hussey to Silva, 2 runs, an elegant front-foot drive from Silva, very well timed and sweeper cover has plenty of ground to make to cut that off

Tim: "With 2 right handers at the crease Australia really need a quality leg spinner. If only we hadn't dropped Steve Smith...wait"

End of over 24 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 133/3 (79 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.54, RRR: 3.03)

    • LPC Silva 58 (63b 8x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 31 (54b 2x4)
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-5-0
    • XJ Doherty 4-0-27-0
24.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven towards sweeper cover off the front foot

24.2

Doherty to Silva, no run, gets well forward and defends towards point

24.3

Doherty to Silva, 2 runs, that sweep shot again, gets it to deep backward square leg where a fumble allows an extra run

Tharanga: "I have yet to figure out if I'm actually dreaming or this "Silva" is real."

24.4

Doherty to Silva, no run, looks to guide that towards third man

24.5

Doherty to Silva, no run, solid forward defensive, keeping bat and pad together

24.6

Doherty to Silva, 1 run, heading for leg stump, clipped towards square leg for a single

Shawn: "Anyone else think that Mahela is pulling an Angelo and playing for Silva's century?" Hah!

End of over 25 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 137/3 (75 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.48, RRR: 3.00)

    • LPC Silva 61 (68b 8x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 32 (55b 2x4)
    • XJ Doherty 5-0-31-0
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-5-0
25.1

Watson to Silva, 1 run, well well, Silva shimmies down the track and looks to pull that one, mistimed towards mid-off

25.2

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, length ball just outside off, carefully defended by Mahela

25.3

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of length and just outside off, guided behind point

25.4

Watson to Silva, 1 run, a wristy shot towards wide mid-on for a single, Silva continues to move round in the crease before the bowler delivers

25.5

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, length ball heading for off, solidly defended back down the track

25.6

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, glided down to third man for a single

Hugh: "Fair play to Silva - can't say I wanted him in the team, but looks like he's going to top-score in a winning effort, and all the while making an innings at close a run a ball, on a pitch where the bowlers have flourished. Credit where credit is due."

And for the other side of the Silva debate, here's Sandor Arpa: "Wow, LPC Silva is betting superbly in a dead rubber... where was he when badly needed?"

Gvardan: "Yesterday :David Silva for Manchester City and Today: Chamara Silva for Srilanka"

End of over 26 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 141/3 (71 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.42, RRR: 2.95)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 34 (59b 2x4)
    • LPC Silva 63 (70b 8x4 1x6)
    • SR Watson 3-0-18-0
    • XJ Doherty 5-0-31-0
26.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, blocked off the front foot towards cover

26.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, 3 runs, inside-out lofted drive towards sweeper cover, the fielder dives and tries to relay throw the ball, but gets it past the supporting fielder so Sri Lanka get three

26.3

Doherty to Silva, OUT, the end of Silva, this has been a good innings from him, it's the sweep shot that brings about his downfall, a bit of a top edge and John Hastings is waiting for that at deep square leg

LPC Silva c Hastings b Doherty 63 (94m 71b 8x4 1x6) SR: 88.73

26.4

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, speared in towards leg stump, carefully defended towards the bowler

9.20pm The match is scheduled to re-start in eight minutes time. There will be no reduction in overs.

9.05pm Update Word from the ground is that the covers are coming off now.

Sarcasm from John Pradeep Karunatilleke (great handle btw): "I think Silva has done enough and more to be qualified as an undroppable prospect for another 2 years up front.."

8.50pm The showers are getting a bit heavier.

Peter has sent in a stream of pro-Chamara comments. Here's the latest: "A century would've made a very strong statement to all the critics but I guess 63 is good enough. Hats off Chamara. "

Update: If we get no more play, Sri Lanka will win this game by 35 runs.

Gareth says: "Does this innings really change much? I think Silva should still make way for Chandimal's return. Silva along with Kapugedera have never taken their chances. Let the new faces help build a side for the next world cup."

Eranda is also not convinced: "Silva scores 63 runs after failing more than 10 times in a row. It's time to looks for more reliable batsmen. No on can trust the reliability of Silva. If a batsmen fails 4 times in a row in your own conditions, what hope is there for playing away from home? "

8.45pmBad news: Rain stops play. The covers are out. Sri Lanka should be well ahead on the D/L calculations, will have the exact numbers soon.

26.5

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, first ball after the interruption is defended towards the off side

26.6

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, a silken drive down to long-off for a single

End of over 27 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 145/4 (67 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.37, RRR: 2.91)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 38 (64b 2x4)
    • AD Mathews 0 (0b)
    • XJ Doherty 6-0-35-1
    • SR Watson 3-0-18-0
27.1

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, length ball on off stump, blocked to the off side

Tharanga Wijethilake has little faith in his team: "Given how fragile sri lanken batting I would have taken the D/L win any time."

27.2

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, once more, defended off the front foot to the off side

27.3

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball, soft hands as Mahela defends

27.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, looks to chop a short of length ball, if he had nibbled that australia would have been well and truly back in the game

27.5

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, on leg stump, off the pads and down to fine leg, that pitched outside leg

27.6

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, driven nicely off the front foot, wide of covers for a single

End of over 28 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 147/4 (65 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 2.95)

    • AD Mathews 1 (1b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 38 (69b 2x4)
    • MG Johnson 7-0-40-1
    • XJ Doherty 6-0-35-1
28.1

Doherty to Mathews, no run, tossed up, full and on legstump, blocked to the leg side

Dinesh counters the drop-Chamara brigade: "Difficult spot this really for SL & for Silva. It doesn't matter that he failed 9 previous times. He was given a 10th match and he proved his worth. If they thought he wasn't good, they shouldn't have given him the 10th match. If you drop him now, it's like saying "We'll pick you when you are doing bad and drop you when you make that fifty"!"

28.2

Doherty to Mathews, 1 run, again into the pads, tucked towards midwicket for a single

28.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball outside off this time, pushed towards cover

28.4

Doherty to Mathews, 1 run, a bit of an outside edge as Angelo drives towards extra cover, Sri Lanka's 150 comes up

28.5

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, length ball is pushed back to the bowler

28.6

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, blocked that quicker one with an open face

End of over 29 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 150/4 (62 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.17, RRR: 2.95)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 39 (72b 2x4)
    • AD Mathews 3 (4b)
    • XJ Doherty 7-0-38-1
    • MG Johnson 7-0-40-1
29.1

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, nicely finds the gap, gets forward and taps the ball past cover for a couple

Oh dear! Johnson collapse as he comes into his delivery stride. Back leg slipped as he took the final step, he seems to be okay though. That could have been resulted in a twisted knee or some such injury.

29.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, back of length and outside off, pushed towards extra cover

29.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, low full toss outside off, Mathews pats it back to the bowler

29.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball is punched past the bowler, mid-off comes across to field

29.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short ball doesn't rise up as much as Angelo expects, he drops his wrists as he lets that one through, it was a slower one as well, doesn't carry through to the keeper

29.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, driven to cover off the front foot, no run there

Dan Brettig is keeping a close watch in the Colombo press box: "the Australian players ran to Johnson like they knew it could have been bad ... occupational hazard of a greasy pitch after rain."

End of over 30 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 152/4 (60 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.06, RRR: 3.00)

    • AD Mathews 5 (10b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 39 (72b 2x4)
    • MG Johnson 8-0-42-1
    • XJ Doherty 7-0-38-1
30.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, length ball on off, careful defence off the front foot

30.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, pushed towards cover once more

30.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, more defence from Mahela

30.4

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off, pushed off the front foot to cover

30.5

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, down the leg side, tucked behind square for one more

30.6

Doherty to Mathews, no run, deadbatted off the front foot by Mathews

Hugh: "England should have droppped Alastair Cook last summer. He then made a scratchy hundred at the Oval which got him his place for the Ashes. The rest..." Well, he did fail in five of the six innings in the series against India.

End of over 31 (1 run) Sri Lanka 153/4 (59 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.93, RRR: 3.10)

    • AD Mathews 5 (11b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 40 (77b 2x4)
    • XJ Doherty 8-0-39-1
    • MG Johnson 8-0-42-1
31.1

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, guided down to third man

31.2

Watson to Mathews, 1 run, short and wide, slapped towards sweeper cover off the back foot

31.3

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, blocked towards mid-on

Latest from Dan B: "Johnson off the field , Smith on."

31.4

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, the inside-edge saves Mahela, this one nips back after pitching short of a length, Mahela edges it on to his pads, the ball rolls towards short third

31.5

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, pushed back towards the bowler

31.6

Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of length and on middle and leg, guided down to fine leg

End of over 32 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 156/4 (56 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.87, RRR: 3.11)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 42 (82b 2x4)
    • AD Mathews 6 (12b)
    • SR Watson 4-0-21-0
    • XJ Doherty 8-0-39-1
32.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, more watchfulness from Sri Lanka, Mahela blocks it to the off side

32.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, 2 runs, a length ball on middle and off is swept down to fine leg

32.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, FOUR, close call for Mahela, that one spins away from Mahela, who gets an inside-edge as he looks to play it to the off side, it is a thick edge, thick enough to comfortably beat Haddin, but not to crash into the stumps

32.4

Doherty to Jayawardene, 2 runs, worked to backward square leg to complete his half-century

32.5

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, blocked off the front foot towards the off side

32.6

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted ball, pushed towards mid-off for a single

End of over 33 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 165/4 (47 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 2.76)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 51 (88b 3x4)
    • AD Mathews 6 (12b)
    • XJ Doherty 9-0-48-1
    • SR Watson 4-0-21-0
33.1

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, a swing and a miss outside off, it was full and wide from Watson, Mahela doesn't get the edge

33.2

Watson to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela leading a charmed life here, another inside-edge as the ball seams in, this time the edge takes the ball past legstump

33.3

Watson to Jayawardene, 2 runs, opens the face and sends it towards third man where a fumble gives away an extra run

33.4

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, looks to clip the ball to the leg side, misses and is hit on the pads, that was sliding down

33.5

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, big forward stride as Mahela defends to the off side

Hugh: "It's ok, Australia, calm down! Everything's under control! The game is safe. Steven Smith is here." Not anymore, Mitch is back on the field

33.6

Watson to Jayawardene, no run, more watchful defence, towards extra cover

End of over 34 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 171/4 (41 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.02, RRR: 2.56)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 57 (94b 4x4)
    • AD Mathews 6 (12b)
    • SR Watson 5-0-27-0
    • XJ Doherty 9-0-48-1

Johnson to bowl

34.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, good bounce as he angles that away from Mathews, who shoulders arms

34.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, drops it towards midwicket

34.3

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length on legstump, worked in front of square

34.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, angles across Mahela, who is initially drawn towards it but he withdraws the bat well in time

34.5

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, nearly another wide from Australia, Rauf decides that close enough to offstump

Deemi Zafar: "Dinesh, this has actually happened. From memory, Silva had a pair on debut but was played in Tests. About 3 years ago, he made 72 but has never been selected since!" yup, his final Test included an innings of 76.

34.6

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, full ball on middle and leg is defended back towards the bowler

End of over 35 (1 run) Sri Lanka 172/4 (40 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.91, RRR: 2.66)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 57 (97b 4x4)
    • AD Mathews 7 (15b)
    • MG Johnson 9-0-43-1
    • SR Watson 5-0-27-0

Pattinson is back as Australia search for wickets

35.1

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, mistimed to the right of the bowler

35.2

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, punched from the crease towards cover

35.3

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, short of length ball just outside off, defended to the leg side

35.4

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, similar delivery, blocked to the off side by Mathews, in no hurry whatsoever here Sri Lanka

35.5

Pattinson to Mathews, 3 runs, overpitched and on the pads, whipped wide of mid-on, he outfield has slowed down after the rain, Angelo scampers three

35.6

Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, crisply driven by Mahela, straight to short cover

End of over 36 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 175/4 (37 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.86, RRR: 2.64)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 57 (98b 4x4)
    • AD Mathews 10 (20b)
    • JL Pattinson 7-1-29-2
    • MG Johnson 9-0-43-1
36.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short of length and angling across, guided behind point

36.2

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, a bouncer and Mathews doesn't play that very well, he didn't get out of the line of the ball, starts to ducks and then attempts a cramped pull, which sends the ball to the leg side

36.3

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, angling across once more, Mahela is drawn to it but then tucks it close to his body to leave

36.4

Johnson to Jayawardene, 1 run, steered down to fine leg after shuffling across

Johnson round the wicket

36.5

Johnson to Mathews, 1 leg bye, a quick one on the pads, rolls down to fine leg

36.6

Johnson to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball on middle stump, blocked back down the pitch

End of over 37 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 178/4 (34 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.81, RRR: 2.61)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 58 (101b 4x4)
    • AD Mathews 11 (23b)
    • MG Johnson 10-0-45-1
    • JL Pattinson 7-1-29-2
37.1

Pattinson to Mathews, 1 run, clipped in front of square leg for a comfortable single

Damith: "Over 9600 test runs and 9900 ODI runs for Mahela! This is going to be a special year for Mahela when he reaches the 10000 double! Great player!"

37.2

Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, Mahela should have been run out but he survives< he pushes the ball towards mid-on, where Doherty makes a smart stop, Mahela was watching the ball as he started running the single, Mathews takes a couple of steps before sending Mahela back, Mahela is more than halfway down, and has to scramble back, the throw from Doherty is wild though, reprieving Mahela

37.3

Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 run, chopped towards cover for a single

37.4

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, defended to the right of the bowler

37.5

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, short and well outside off, looks to pull that, off the bottom edge as the ball dribbles to the leg side

37.6

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, short of length ball outside off, defended back towards the bowler

An Australian reminisces about the good old days. Dan Brettig: "this is the situation where Mark Taylor used to bring on Warne and McGrath and conjure a miracle. Clarke has Pattinson and Hastings..."

End of over 38 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 180/4 (32 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.73, RRR: 2.66)

    • AD Mathews 12 (27b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 59 (103b 4x4)
    • JL Pattinson 8-1-31-2
    • MG Johnson 10-0-45-1
38.1

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, seams in after pitching outside of, Mahela edges it on to the pads

38.2

Hastings to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and wide, easily guided down to third man

38.3

Hastings to Mathews, no run, jags in once more, from a short of length, blocked to the bowler

38.4

Hastings to Mathews, no run, another push to the off side

38.5

Hastings to Mathews, no run, keeps it around off, defended towards the leg side

38.6

Hastings to Mathews, 1 run, a flamboyant pull to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 39 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 182/4 (30 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 2.72)

    • AD Mathews 13 (31b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 60 (105b 4x4)
    • JW Hastings 6-0-19-0
    • JL Pattinson 8-1-31-2
39.1

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, driven towards mid-off

39.2

Pattinson to Mathews, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, helped towards wide mid-on for an easy single

39.3

Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run

39.4

Pattinson to Jayawardene, FOUR, full and slanting down, Mahela helps it along to fine leg for a freebie four

39.5

Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball just outside off, defended towards square leg

39.6

Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 run, a moment of panic for Mahela, as his lofted drive just loops over cover for a single

End of over 40 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 188/4 (24 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.70, RRR: 2.40)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 65 (109b 5x4)
    • AD Mathews 14 (33b)
    • JL Pattinson 9-1-37-2
    • JW Hastings 6-0-19-0
40.1

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, full delivery is punched back to the bowler

Haddin standing up to the stumps

40.2

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball outside off, careful defence to the off side

40.3

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, played with soft hands towards point, sets off for a single but a loud 'No' from Mathews send him back

40.4

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, slapped towards point by Mahela

40.5

Hastings to Jayawardene, no run, short ball on off and middle, Mahela ducks under

40.6

Hastings to Jayawardene, 1 run, pulled down to deep backward square leg for a single

End of over 41 (1 run) Sri Lanka 189/4 (23 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.60, RRR: 2.55)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 66 (115b 5x4)
    • AD Mathews 14 (33b)
    • JW Hastings 7-0-20-0
    • JL Pattinson 9-1-37-2
41.1

Doherty to Jayawardene, FOUR, shot! where did that come from? Mahela was all patience so far, suddenly he jumps out of the crease to play a lofted inside-out drive over mid-off for four

41.2

Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, back to watchfulness, defended to the leg side

41.3

Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed wide of mid-on for a single that brings up the 50 stand

41.4

Doherty to Mathews, no run, comes down the track and defends down the track, Doherty collects and fires the ball back towards the stumps

41.5

Doherty to Mathews, 1 run, short and wide, steered behind backward point

41.6

Doherty to Jayawardene, OUT, is there a twist to this game? Mahela is gone, he looked to launch that over mid-off once more, this was a flighted and full delivery, Mahela gets it too high, can't get the distance and his innings end on 71

DPMD Jayawardene c DJ Hussey b Doherty 71 (174m 119b 6x4 0x6) SR: 59.66

End of over 42 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 195/5 (17 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.64, RRR: 2.12)

    • AD Mathews 15 (35b)
    • XJ Doherty 10-0-54-2
    • JW Hastings 7-0-20-0

Jeevan Mendis is the new man

42.1

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, 1 run, short of length ball on middle and leg stump, nudged towards square leg

42.2

Hastings to Mathews, no run, full and outside off, blocked towards the bowler

42.3

Hastings to Mathews, no run, short of length ball, struck on the pads but that was an optimistic appeal, that was going down leg

42.4

Hastings to Mathews, no run

42.5

Hastings to Mathews, 1 run, shortish ball and coming in, Mathews has to contend with some extra bounce, he guides the ball to third man

42.6

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, no run, careful defence to the leg side

End of over 43 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 197/5 (15 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.58, RRR: 2.14)

    • BMAJ Mendis 1 (2b)
    • AD Mathews 16 (39b)
    • JW Hastings 8-0-22-0
    • XJ Doherty 10-0-54-2
43.1

Pattinson to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews gets his first boundary, not the most elegant of shots or the best timed, he gets that away over extra cover and the ball runs away for four

43.2

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, full ball from Pattinson, defended to the leg side

43.3

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, short of length ball outside off, pushed towards cover from the crease

43.4

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, slapped towards cover by Mathews

43.5

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, driven to cover after jumping down the track

43.6

Pattinson to Mathews, no run, length ball heading for off, blocked by Mathews

End of over 44 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 201/5 (11 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.56, RRR: 1.83)

    • AD Mathews 20 (45b 1x4)
    • BMAJ Mendis 1 (2b)
    • JL Pattinson 10-1-41-2
    • JW Hastings 8-0-22-0
44.1

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, no run, well outside off, left alone

44.2

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, no run, gets the outside edge, the ball loops towards point, Ponting dives forward to take that but it lands short, top effort from Ricky

44.3

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, no run

44.4

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, no run, length ball outside off, solid defence to the right of the bowler

44.5

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, no run, guides this short of length ball towards point

44.6

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, 2 runs, short of length ball, Mendis pulls, the fielder at square leg slips initially, Sri Lanka pick up a couple

End of over 45 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 203/5 (9 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.51, RRR: 1.80)

    • BMAJ Mendis 3 (8b)
    • AD Mathews 20 (45b 1x4)
    • JW Hastings 9-0-24-0
    • JL Pattinson 10-1-41-2

Batting Powerplay

45.1

Watson to Mathews, 2 runs, driven behind point by Mathews, only seven more needed

45.2

Watson to Mathews, FOUR, outside edge as Mathews looks to run it to third man, it doesn't go as wide as he intends but wide of first slip to run away for four

45.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, length ball on middle and that is defended by Mathews

45.4

Watson to Mathews, OUT, Mathews is gone, he wanted to close out the game with a flourish, advancing down the track and looks to club that one, caught at mid-off by Doherty

AD Mathews c Doherty b Watson 26 (77m 49b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.06

Eranga is the new man

45.5

Watson to Eranga, no run, defends his first ball confidently

45.6

Watson to Eranga, no run, outside off, left alone by Eranga

End of over 46 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 209/6 (3 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.54, RRR: 0.75)

    • RMS Eranga 0 (2b)
    • BMAJ Mendis 3 (8b)
    • SR Watson 6-0-33-1
    • JW Hastings 9-0-24-0

Australia lost their final five wickets for one run, can Sri Lanka do the same?

46.1

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, no run, angling across and that is left alone

46.2

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, no run, huge appeal for lbw, short of a length ball and angling across, Mendis jumps across the stumps and is struck on the thigh pad, that was missing off, and pitched outside leg as well

46.3

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, no run, way outside off and that is left alone

46.4

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, no run, punched towards mid-off by Mendis

46.5

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, no run, defended off the front foot towards cover

46.6

Hastings to BMAJ Mendis, FOUR, it's all over, the final stretch was a hard grind but Sri Lanka have finally made it past the finish line, and it was a streaky shot that confirmed the win, an outside edge past the second slip for four, Sri Lanka are back to No. 2, India slip to No. 3 in both Tests and ODIs on the same day

I'd normally be required to do a short summary of the series here, but Dan B has done my job. Read his thoughts on the one-day series here.

We're set for the presentation ceremony.
Mahela Jayawardene gets an award first for completing 350 ODIs.

The Man of the Match is Lasith Malinga. Three of the previous seven one-day tricks are by Malinga.

Tillakaratne Dilshan: " Definitely, we have performed well today. The bowlers put in a fantastic effort. Today the middle order did the job for us. Chamara Silva batted really nice and his partnership with Jayawardene set up the win. Last Test series we really did well in England, and are looking forward to doing well in a couple of weeks time."

Michael Clarke is the Man of the Series: "Stoked to win the series, disappointing how today went but there is still a long way to go in this series. John came back really well towards the end of his spell, Patto started really well. We want to win every game we play, we have got some work to do in preparation for the Tests, the test guys have been here for a week and working hard."

A beaming Clarke collects the series trophy, and the Australian team gathers round it for photos. So Australia take the series 3-2, the Tests start on August 31st. See you then.

End of over 47 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 213/6 (RR: 4.53)

    • BMAJ Mendis 7 (14b 1x4)
    • RMS Eranga 0 (2b)
    • JW Hastings 10-0-28-0
    • SR Watson 6-0-33-1
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