Warne-Muralitharan Trophy - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 125 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

6.2

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, slightly flat, middle and leg, worked away for a single

Australia 29/1   RT Ponting 1* (1b)

7.1

Lakmal to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting lunges forward, places this wide of mid-on, pushes Hughes through for a single

Australia 32/1   RT Ponting 2* (2b)

8.1

Herath to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets a big stride in to defend, to smother the turn

8.2

Herath to Ponting, no run, Ponting is forward again, but doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball. Lets the ball turn and defends

8.3

Herath to Ponting, no run, another forward-defensive to a ball pitched middle and leg

8.4

Herath to Ponting, no run, flatter, fuller, defended around middle and off

8.5

Herath to Ponting, no run, another forward-defensive from Ponting

8.6

Herath to Ponting, no run, slows the pace down here, slightly short of length, Ponting goes deep into the crease to defend

Australia 36/1   RT Ponting 2* (8b)

10.1

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, full and wide outside off, Ponting shoulders arms

10.2

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, exaggerated forward movement from Ponting to defend this length ball

10.3

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, the big forward lunge in from Ponting before he shoulders arms to this widish delivery

10.4

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, short of a length, around off, Ponting is deep in the crease to defend

10.5

Welegedara to Ponting, 1 run, No short leg! Ponting is caught lunging forward again, this one bounces a touch extra, takes the inside edge onto the pad and lobs safely

Australia 37/2   RT Ponting 3* (13b)

11.1

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, length ball, middle and off, Ponting defends off the front foot

11.2

Lakmal to Ponting, FOUR, short and wide, Ponting rocks back and punches this square on the offside, beating point easily

11.3

Lakmal to Ponting, FOUR, very well played, angling into middle and leg, and Ponting closes the face late, glancing it fine of the square fine leg

11.4

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, length ball outside off, stays low, Ponting shoulders arms, then looks at the good length area on the pitch suspiciously

11.5

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, full, wide of off, Ponting lunges forward before shouldering arms

11.6

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, slightly fuller, closer to off, Ponting is forward again and drives down the ground. Can't beat mid-on

Australia 45/2   RT Ponting 11* (19b 2x4)

13.1

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, length ball outside off, Ponting lets it be, but P Jayawardene collects this face-high with fingers pointing skywards!

13.2

Lakmal to Ponting, 1 run, short of a length, closer to off, placed wide of mid-on for one

13.5

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, full outside off, Ponting is lunging well forward and across to cover any misbehaviour, and then shoulders arms

13.6

Lakmal to Ponting, 1 run, middle and leg this time, and Ponting gets a single to wide of mid-on

Australia 48/2   RT Ponting 13* (23b 2x4)

14.1

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, left alone outside off

14.2

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, a shout for lbw but Ponting is well forward and outside the line of off. This is not coming back in anyway

14.3

Welegedara to Ponting, FOUR, Off-driven for four. It's merely a push actually, well in front of his body, but it is timed sweetly, between the bowler and mid-off

14.4

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, Ponting lunges forward to defend this outside off

14.5

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, well forward to push this to cover

14.6

Welegedara to Ponting, 1 run, length ball, too straight, placed wide of mid-on for one

Australia 53/2   RT Ponting 18* (29b 3x4)

15.1

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, Ponting is well forward again, making sure he covers any seam movement, and then shoulders arms

15.2

Lakmal to Ponting, 1 run, short of a length, too straight, placed around the corner for one

Australia 54/2   RT Ponting 19* (31b 3x4)

17.1

Randiv to Ponting, no run, some drift here, Ponting plays away from the body, pushing to cover

17.2

Randiv to Ponting, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the front foot

17.3

Randiv to Ponting, no run, well forward to push this back to Randiv

17.4

Randiv to Ponting, no run, smothers the turn this time

17.5

Randiv to Ponting, no run, extra bounce, puff of dust, turning in from outside off. Ponting's bottom hand comes off, keeps this down

17.6

Randiv to Ponting, no run, flighted outside off, pitches close enough to him to smother the spin

Australia 63/2   RT Ponting 19* (37b 3x4)

19.1

Randiv to Ponting, no run, defended with the turn, to midwicket

19.2

Randiv to Ponting, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single. Too full

19.6

Randiv to Ponting, no run, "Aluwa" shouts Prasanna. "Catch it". This is firmly played off the back foot, towards forward short leg. Ricochets off the fielder's shin. Not sure it carried

Australia 69/2   RT Ponting 20* (40b 3x4)

21.3

Randiv to Ponting, no run, overspinner, Ponting stays back to ride the extra bounce

21.4

Randiv to Ponting, 1 run, plays around the front pad to place this square on the on side for one

Australia 72/2   RT Ponting 21* (42b 3x4)

22.1

Herath to Ponting, no run, Ponting stretches forward to kill the turn

22.2

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, presses half forward, sees the trajectory is flat, rocks back, cuts in front of square

Australia 77/2   RT Ponting 22* (44b 3x4)

23.1

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, angling across Ponting, who lunges forward and pushes this to extra cover

23.2

Welegedara to Ponting, FOUR, wide full toss, Ponting savours the post-lunch dessert as he lunges forward again, and drives this between cover and extra cover

23.3

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, length ball outside off, Ponting is well forward again, but this time defends it to cover

23.4

Welegedara to Ponting, FOUR, Slower ball! Nearly did him in. Ran his fingers across this, Ponting lunged forward again, and was well early into the shot, hitting it in the air, but just over mid-on

23.5

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, full, wide of off, Ponting digs it out

23.6

Welegedara to Ponting, 1 run, beautiful off drive, Ponting is forward again, and meets this sweetly. The mid-off, though, is deepish, and keeps them down to one

Australia 88/2   RT Ponting 31* (50b 5x4)

24.1

Herath to Ponting, no run, Ponting is well forward, stays leg side of this flighted delivery and defends to cover

24.2

Herath to Ponting, 2 runs, again opens up the stance a bit by going a bit leg side of the ball, and pushes this firmly past cover for a couple

24.3

Herath to Ponting, no run, slower through the air, and Ponting respectfully defends

24.4

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, a touch too straight, a touch too full, placed wide of mid-on for one

Australia 91/2   RT Ponting 34* (54b 5x4)

26.1

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, and Ponting works this through the short leg area for one

Australia 93/3   RT Ponting 35* (55b 5x4)

27.1

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, short of a length, angling across, defended with an open face

27.2

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, slower ball, pushed back to him

27.3

Welegedara to Ponting, 1 run, extra bounce from just short of a length again, Ponting got the bottom hand off, is still hit in the handle area, but gets a single into the on side

Australia 98/3   RT Ponting 36* (58b 5x4)

28.1

Herath to Ponting, no run, flat delivery, Ponting rocks back, punches this square, can't beat deepish point

28.2

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, slower through the air, Ponting is drawn forward, gets a soft inside edge for a single

Australia 99/3   RT Ponting 37* (60b 5x4)

29.1

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, angled across Ponting, wide enough for him to shoulder arms

29.2

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, Gets the edge, slight seam movement away after pitching just outside off, but the edge dies well in front of slip. A mix of soft hands and low bounce

29.3

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, this starts a touch too wide, and Ponting doesn't play at it

29.4

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, full and straight now, Ponting in danger of falling over, but does well to defend this along the ground

29.5

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, slower ball on the pads, defended with soft hands, bounces in front of short leg

29.6

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, slower offcutter, this one grips and turns, beats Ponting's defensive shot. Welegedara appeals for lbw, but Umpire Dar is not interested at all. This one broke a long way, so it could have either pitched within the stumps or hit them. to get this leg-before, he needed both of them to happen

Australia 99/3   RT Ponting 37* (66b 5x4)

30.4

Herath to Ponting, no run, Ponting pushes forward, gets right to the pitch of this flighted delivery, dead-bats it

30.5

Herath to Ponting, no run, this is pitched middle and leg, Ponting has to slightly open the stance to defend this

30.6

Herath to Ponting, no run, flatter, quicker, cut away to deepish point

Australia 100/3   RT Ponting 37* (69b 5x4)

31.4

Dilshan to Ponting, 1 run, nicely bowled, good revs on this, the ball dips, Ponting is not to the pitch of the ball, gets the inside half of the bat towards mid-on

Australia 102/3   RT Ponting 38* (70b 5x4)

32.1

Herath to Ponting, no run, flighted around middle and off, defended to cover

32.2

Herath to Ponting, no run, sharp turn now, pitches middle and leg, breaks towards off, defended with an open face

32.3

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting leaves the crease, gets right to the pitch of the ball, drives to the left of mid-on, gets a single

32.6

Herath to Ponting, no run, well forward to block this one

Australia 104/3   RT Ponting 39* (74b 5x4)

34.3

Herath to Ponting, FOUR, Beautiful beautiful shot. Lovely batting. Comes down the track, makes room too to get a free swing of arms, and gets close to the pitch of the ball. Lofts this dead straight. Hits the rope on the half-volley

34.4

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, that dreaded arm ball again. Ponting is pushing forward again, and this one doesn't turn, getting a thick inside edge. Not close to the stumps, though

Australia 111/3   RT Ponting 44* (76b 6x4)

35.1

Dilshan to Ponting, no run, turning into the pads, defended to midwicket

35.2

Dilshan to Ponting, no run, slightly short, turning down the leg side, Ponting looks to guide this fine, misses out. Goes off the thigh pad

35.3

Dilshan to Ponting, no run, flighted around off and middle, defended to straight midwicket

35.4

Dilshan to Ponting, no run, sharp turn this time, but well down the leg side

35.5

Dilshan to Ponting, no run, quicker, lower trajectory, Ponting goes back to defend

35.6

Dilshan to Ponting, no run, pitched middle and leg, Ponting goes for the sweep, misses out, the ball turns down the leg side

Australia 111/3   RT Ponting 44* (82b 6x4)

36.2

Herath to Ponting, OUT, Gone! Yet another start by Ponting left unconverted into a big one. Just like the last over, Ponting comes down the track and wants to go straight over Herath's head, doesn't quite get close to the pitch of the ball, this one turns more too, making him go inside out The mis-hit stands up in the air, the mid-off is deep enough to take a comfortable catch

RT Ponting c Mathews b Herath 44 (114m 83b 6x4 0x6) SR: 53.01

Australia 112/4   RT Ponting 44 (83b 6x4)
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Sep 3, 2011

Australia celebrate their 125-run win against Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day, September 3, 2011

Australia celebrate their 125-run win against Sri Lanka

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Sep 3, 2011

The two captains, Michael Clarke and Tillkaratne Dilshane shake hands after Test, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day, September 3, 2011

The two captains, Michael Clarke and Tillkaratne Dilshane shake hands after Test

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