Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011
Australia won by 125 runs
31 August, 1,2,3 September 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Welegedara to Watson, no run, pitched on a length, just outside off, doesn't swing back in, left alone by Watson


Welegedara to Watson, 1 run, slight shape on this one, takes a thick inside edge of Watson's bat, and goes for a single to long leg. Welegedara somehow appeals for an lbw, even though the ball hasn't hit the pad


Welegedara to Watson, no run, well bowled, just back of a length, pitches middle and off, and seams away a touch, beating Watson's edge. Bowled with a scrambled seam


Welegedara to Watson, FOUR, Watto says hello! Plants the big front foot down, leans into a length ball, drives through the line, between the bowler and mid-off. The outfield looks fast


Welegedara to Watson, no run, pitched right up, near yorker, kept out by Watson

Australia 6/0   SR Watson 5* (5b 1x4)

Lakmal to Watson, 1 run, length ball, into the pads, Watson picks a single wide of mid-on

Australia 8/0   SR Watson 6* (6b 1x4)

Welegedara to Watson, no run, short of a length, but Watson is on the front foot and defends to mid-off


Welegedara to Watson, FOUR, Watson is looking good here. Is well forward again, and drives this length ball down the ground. High elbow for the photographers as it beats the diving mid-off


Welegedara to Watson, FOUR, Beaut! Another lovely off-drive. Pitched up again, and Watson gets the big stride in, and drives it straight down the ground. Between bowler and mid-off again. Three pretty similar boundaries already


Welegedara to Watson, FOUR, Watson is going to go hard until the spinners eventually come on. Welegedara pitches short, and Watson is quick to rock back, and pull this monstrously for a four. Deep square had no chance


Welegedara to Watson, no run, left alone outside off as this is the in-between length which can neither be driven nor pulled


Welegedara to Watson, FOUR, make that four boundaries for the over. This one seams away a touch, but Watson has played with soft hands, and the edge goes right into the ground, and speeds away between the slips and gully

Australia 24/0   SR Watson 22* (12b 5x4)

Welegedara to Watson, no run, angled across Watson, who shoulders arms


Welegedara to Watson, no run, pushes well forward to defend a length ball


Welegedara to Watson, no run, short of a length, angled across, defended towards point


Welegedara to Watson, no run, angled across this time, Watson gets a stride in, and leaves this alone


Welegedara to Watson, no run, again wide outside off, and Watson doesn't play at it


Welegedara to Watson, no run, driven powerfully as this is too straight, but can't beat mid-on. First maiden of the series

Australia 28/0   SR Watson 22* (18b 5x4)

Herath to Watson, OUT, and he strikes first ball! Or does he? Yes, he does. This ball is six overs old, and turns a mile when tossed up by Herath. Watson pushes forward to defends this, the ball pitches short of a driving length, around off, and then breaks away and bounces to take the edge - a healthy one - through to P Jayawardene, who is the best wicketkeeper to spin bowling

SR Watson c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath 22 (25m 19b 5x4 0x6) SR: 115.78

Australia 28/1   SR Watson 22 (19b 5x4)
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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