Warne-Muralitharan Trophy - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 125 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

24.6

Herath to Hussey, 1 bye, this is tossed up well outside off, Hussey leaves it alone, only to find to his horror that it has turned back in sharply. Misses the stumps by inches, gets him byes

Australia 92/3   MEK Hussey 0* (1b)

25.1

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, length ball, a hint of swing back in, defended back

25.2

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, wide outside off, Hussey doesn't play at it

25.3

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, wide outside off, Hussey getting a nice little sighter of an over

25.4

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, short of a length, Hussey is right back to push this towards mid-on

25.5

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, full and wide outside off again, left alone again

25.6

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, slower ball, full on middle and off, Hussey defends to midwicket

Australia 92/3   MEK Hussey 0* (7b)

26.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, tossed up nicely, pushed to midwicket with the turn

26.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, slight drift away from Hussey who defends away from the body

26.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, nice flight and drift again, Hussey is defending away from the body again, gets an inside edge onto the pad

26.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, this one doesn't turn in, Hussey opens the face late, and defends

26.6

Herath to Hussey, FOUR, the out-of-the-jail shot from Hussey, the sweep. And he plays it mighty well here. All along the ground, bisecting the fine leg and two-thirds square leg

Australia 97/3   MEK Hussey 4* (12b 1x4)

27.4

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, fuller, on the middle and off, defended back to the bowler

27.5

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, wide outside off, left alone

27.6

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, full outside off, Hussey presses forward and defends

Australia 98/3   MEK Hussey 4* (15b 1x4)

28.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, gets right forward to smother the turn

28.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, looks to kick away this flighted delivery outside off, but it evades the pad, turns sharply, and misses the stumps by inches

28.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, goes for the big sweep again, this time he is beaten, but has done well to get himself outside the line of off

28.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, defended with an open face towards cover

Australia 99/3   MEK Hussey 4* (19b 1x4)

30.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey presses right forward to smother the turn

30.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, forward again to defend this with an open face, towards point

30.3

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, too straight now, and clipped away towards deep square for one

Australia 100/3   MEK Hussey 5* (22b 1x4)

31.1

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, full offbreak, puff of dust as he digs this out

31.2

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, this one is slightly shorter, defended off the front foot

31.3

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, full, into the pads, clipped away for a single

31.5

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, slight puff of dust, as this pitches on a length, middle and off, defended back

31.6

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, slightly shorter, flatter, pushed back to Dilshan

Australia 102/3   MEK Hussey 6* (27b 1x4)

32.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, kicked away by Hussey

32.5

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, the predictable sweep from Hussey, this time in the air, bounces short of Sangakkara at two-thirds square leg. He does well to cover the bad bounce and keep them down to one

Australia 104/3   MEK Hussey 7* (29b 1x4)

33.1

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, flighted delivery, pitches middle and off, defended towards mid-on

33.2

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, Hussey is forward again to push this to cover

33.3

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, jumps out of the crease, never with a big shot in mind, defends this back to Dilshan

33.4

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, too full, too straight, but can't beat forward short leg

33.5

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, slower through the air, gets some turn too, pitches middle, gets the outside edge, but it doesn't carry to slip

33.6

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey pushes this towards mid-on with soft hands, and pushes through for a single

Australia 105/3   MEK Hussey 8* (35b 1x4)

34.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, flatter arm ball, pushed to mid-off

34.2

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, swept from outside off, along the ground, gets a single

34.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, full and flat, pushed to mid-on

34.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, Hussey is forward in defence

Australia 111/3   MEK Hussey 9* (39b 1x4)

36.1

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey pushes this with an open face, wide enough of point for a single

36.6

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, No slip! This one jumps at Hussey, gets a thick edge, which might have eluded the first slip anyway, but there is no reason for not having slips here. Beats me

Australia 114/4   MEK Hussey 11* (41b 1x4)

37.1

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, angled into the middle and leg region, straightens a touch, defended to leg

37.2

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, full outside off, pushed to cover

37.3

Dilshan to Hussey, 2 runs, slower through the air, turns away, gets an edge from a defensive Hussey, but wide of slip for a couple

37.4

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, short, pushed nicely wide of cover for one

Australia 117/4   MEK Hussey 14* (45b 1x4)

38.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, sharp turn from outside off, kicked away

38.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, this time uses the bat, plays it right down into the ground, in front of silly point

38.3

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, darted into the pads, clipped away for one

Australia 118/4   MEK Hussey 15* (48b 1x4)

39.1

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, full and flat outside off, pushed wide of cover for one

39.3

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, arm ball, Hussey is forward, playing for the turn, but he is also outside the line of off

39.4

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, right forward to smother the turn on this offbreak

39.5

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, arm ball again, a stifled appeal, but Hussey has got a faint inside edge through

39.6

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, full on the pads, clipped away for a single

Australia 121/4   MEK Hussey 17* (53b 1x4)

40.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, doesn't turn in as much as expected, gets a soft outside edge. No slip in place

40.2

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, comes down the track to take this on the full, gets a single wide of mid-on

40.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, forward in solid defence, is Hussey

Australia 123/4   MEK Hussey 18* (56b 1x4)

41.4

Randiv to Hussey, no run, nicely tossed up, pitches middle and off, defended

41.5

Randiv to Hussey, no run, another forward-defensive, towards cover

41.6

Randiv to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, Hussey pushes forward and defends

Australia 124/4   MEK Hussey 18* (59b 1x4)

42.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, floated across him, defended to off

42.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, another one slides across him, Hussey covers the turn with the pad, and shoulders arms

Australia 125/4   MEK Hussey 18* (61b 1x4)

44.6

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, length ball on the pads, he works this wide of mid-on for one

Australia 130/4   MEK Hussey 19* (62b 1x4)

45.1

Randiv to Hussey, 1 run, clipped off the pads for one

Australia 131/4   MEK Hussey 20* (63b 1x4)

46.2

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, a hint of swing back in for Hussey, who gets the bat down in time

46.3

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, nice cover-drive by Hussey to this one angling across him. Finds extra cover, though

46.4

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, slower ball, Hussey delays the shot, pushes this towards cover

46.5

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, length ball, outside off, pushed to mid-off

46.6

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, bouncer, sways away from its line

Australia 133/4   MEK Hussey 20* (68b 1x4)

48.1

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, length ball, on the pads, pushed to mid-on

48.2

Lakmal to Hussey, FOUR, slower offcutter, nicely played with an open face, steered away really, between slips and gully, for the first boundary in 83 balls

48.3

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, length ball, on the pads, worked around the corner for one

48.6

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defended off the back foot

Australia 141/4   MEK Hussey 25* (72b 2x4)

49.3

Randiv to Hussey, no run, big shout for lbw, this is the arm ball, beats the inside edge, but it has hit him outside the line of off

49.4

Randiv to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, defended with an open face

49.5

Randiv to Hussey, no run, pushes right forward to smother the turn

49.6

Randiv to Hussey, 2 runs, flat, into the pads, Hussey transfers the weight back, guides this towards fine leg for a couple

Australia 144/4   MEK Hussey 27* (76b 2x4)

51.1

Welegedara to Hussey, FOUR, short and wide, and Hussey welcomes this with a steer through the vacant third man region

51.2

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, fuller, wide of off, left alone

51.3

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, full, a hint of late swing in towards Hussey, who pushes this to mid-off

51.4

Welegedara to Hussey, 3 runs, and this one swings in late again, almost squeezing through, hits the inside half of the bat, past midwicket, for three runs

51.6

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, yorker, this is surely reversing here. Big shout for lbw. Umpire Dar says not out. Dilshan challenges the call. Me, I would rarely question Dar. This is full, swinging in late, pitches in front of middle, hits him in front of leg, and would have missed the leg stump, so the original decision stays. Umpire Taufel, who is doing commentary right now, immediately made out from Dar's mannerisms that he had suggested right away to the third umpire that it was headed down. And so it turned out. I don't remember a bad spell for Dar! Meanwhile no reviews left for Sri Lanka

Australia 156/4   MEK Hussey 34* (81b 3x4)

52.4

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, arm ball, around off, Hussey is right back to defend

52.5

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, full and flat, defended back to the bowler

52.6

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, slower through the air, Hussey defends off the front foot

Australia 157/4   MEK Hussey 34* (84b 3x4)

54.1

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, full offbreak, pushed back to the bowler

54.2

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, short outside off, pushed to cover

54.3

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, short again, stays low, Hussey keeps this out

54.4

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, charges at him, pushes this to mid-off, and keeps going through for a single

Australia 158/5   MEK Hussey 35* (88b 3x4)

55.1

Welegedara to Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey covers the swing, opens the face, guides it through the vacant point region, and comes back for two

55.2

Welegedara to Hussey, FOUR, looks for the swinging yorker, it goes wrong, and Hussey clips this low full toss through midwicket. Typical Hussey. Waits for slight errors from the bowling side, and capitalises

55.3

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, pitched on a length, swinging in late, defended off the front foot

55.4

Welegedara to Hussey, 2 runs, this is the one that goes straight through, Hussey reaches out and pushes with an open face for another couple

55.5

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, covers the swing well, pushes this to mid-off

55.6

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, this is better, swinging in late, just short of a yorker length, Hussey plays it late, towards midwicket

Australia 170/5   MEK Hussey 43* (94b 4x4)

56.2

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, tossed up around middle and leg, turning towards off, defended off the front foot

56.3

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, teasing flat delivery outside off, looks for the cut but decides against it eventually

56.4

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, right forward to smother the turn here

56.5

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, tossed up outside leg, Hussey opens the stance up a bit and defends

56.6

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, middle and leg again, Hussey closes the face early, but the leading edge falls short of Dilshan

Australia 171/5   MEK Hussey 43* (99b 4x4)

58.5

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, Hussey is forward to defend this to point

58.6

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, short, on the pads, placed for a single wide of midwicket

Australia 178/5   MEK Hussey 44* (101b 4x4)

59.1

Welegedara to Hussey, 1 run, pushed to mid-off and charges through for a single. Hussey has alternated the strike superbly

59.5

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, full and wide, slight shape back in, driven to extra cover

59.6

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, full and swinging in, but he seems tired now - this is 126ks, pushed to mid-off

Australia 180/5   MEK Hussey 45* (104b 4x4)

61.1

Randiv to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, defended to silly point

61.2

Randiv to Hussey, no run, Hussey leave the crease, is beaten in the flight, pushes to silly point, and rushes back into the crease

61.3

Randiv to Hussey, 1 run, only slightly short, and he is quick to go back and place it past point for one

Australia 181/5   MEK Hussey 46* (107b 4x4)

62.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, turning in towards off, defended

62.2

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, swept away for a single

Australia 182/5   MEK Hussey 47* (109b 4x4)

63.1

Randiv to Hussey, no run, flighted around middle and leg, defended

63.2

Randiv to Hussey, no run, Hussey gives him the charge, gets to the pitch of the ball, pushes to cover

63.3

Randiv to Hussey, no run, slightly shorter, and Hussey is right back to defend

63.4

Randiv to Hussey, no run, stretches well forward to this flighted delivery and defends

63.5

Randiv to Hussey, no run, pitches outside leg, covers the turn, plays it back to the bowler

63.6

Randiv to Hussey, FOUR, a hard-working yet pretty unobtrusive sort of fifty on a tough pitch. This is flighted around middle an doff, he comes forward and punches this between mid-off and the bowler. Michael Clarke and others applaud from the balcony

Australia 186/5   MEK Hussey 51* (115b 5x4)

64.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, driven to extra cover

64.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, pushes at this one with bat and pad close together, defends towards cover

64.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, Close! Looks to sweep this from outside off, plays the wrong line, the ball turns in sharply, misses the off stump not by much

64.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, another flighted delivery, Hussey resists all temptation and defends

64.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, lovely bowling, pushed through, 94ks, Hussey is taken by surprise, is late into it, is beaten, and is hit on the knee roll when deep in the crease. Huge shout obviously, but they are not getting any lbws from Kettleborough

Australia 187/5   MEK Hussey 51* (120b 5x4)

65.6

Randiv to Hussey, no run, tossed up around middle and leg, defended towards mid-off

Australia 198/5   MEK Hussey 51* (121b 5x4)

67.1

Randiv to Hussey, SIX, another top shot from Hussey. Charges at Randiv, goes inside out over mid-off for the second six of the series. He was so close to the pitch of the ball the turn couldn't have bothered him

67.2

Randiv to Hussey, 1 run, placed wide of mid-on for one

Australia 205/5   MEK Hussey 58* (123b 5x4 1x6)

68.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, swept hard, into the shoulder of Paranavitana at forward short leg

68.2

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, defended with an open face, gets a single to vacant point region

Australia 206/6   MEK Hussey 59* (125b 5x4 1x6)

69.1

Randiv to Hussey, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes this to long-off for one

Australia 207/6   MEK Hussey 60* (126b 5x4 1x6)

70.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, full and straight, pushed to mid-on

70.2

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, sharp turn here, but this is short, and Hussey goes deep into the crease to help this around the corner

Australia 208/6   MEK Hussey 61* (128b 5x4 1x6)

71.1

Randiv to Hussey, no run, Hussey pushes forward and defends this back to Randiv

71.2

Randiv to Hussey, no run, flighted on middle and leg, Hussey defends this back to him

71.3

Randiv to Hussey, no run, comes down the track, right to the pitch of the ball, drives it back to Randiv

71.4

Randiv to Hussey, no run, tossed up outside off, spins away, Hussey plays with soft hands and an open face. Short third man is sharp, though

71.5

Randiv to Hussey, no run, Edged and well short. Lovely bowling, pitches middle and off, turns away, Hussey's hands are soft, the edge is soft, and Mahela takes it on a half-volley at first slip

71.6

Randiv to Hussey, no run, quicker, defended towards cover

Australia 208/6   MEK Hussey 61* (134b 5x4 1x6)

72.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, on the back foot to defend this one

72.5

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, sweeps this along the ground for one

Australia 212/6   MEK Hussey 62* (136b 5x4 1x6)

73.1

Randiv to Hussey, no run, driven with the turn, can't beat extra cover

73.2

Randiv to Hussey, FOUR, the calculating genius of Hussey, plays the rare aerial sweep shot, but in front of square, for four through midwicket

73.3

Randiv to Hussey, no run, slower through the air, defends off the front foot

73.4

Randiv to Hussey, 1 run, lovely running, just tips and runs to cover, and of all the places Sri Lanka is the toughest place to keep taking sharp singles all day long

Australia 217/6   MEK Hussey 67* (140b 6x4 1x6)

74.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, quick, full, 93ks Hussey adjusts well, bringing the bat down in time

74.2

Herath to Hussey, 2 runs, helped towards fine leg for a couple

74.3

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, guides this past point for one

74.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, floated across him, defended off the back foot

Australia 225/6   MEK Hussey 70* (144b 6x4 1x6)

76.1

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, starts with a full ball on the pads, and is picked away for a single

Australia 234/6   MEK Hussey 71* (145b 6x4 1x6)

77.1

Randiv to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey keeps nudging and deflecting. this time he stretches forward and drops this towards point for a single

77.4

Randiv to Hussey, no run, sharp turn and bounce, but this is pitched outside off, and he doesn't play at it

77.5

Randiv to Hussey, no run, presses right forward to defend this to cover

77.6

Randiv to Hussey, no run, slower offbreak, short to, Hussey covers the stumps, and shoulders arms

Australia 236/7   MEK Hussey 72* (149b 6x4 1x6)

79.1

Randiv to Hussey, no run, pitched up outside off, left alone to turn away

79.2

Randiv to Hussey, 1 run, slightly short, Hussey rocks back and cuts, doesn't farm the strike

Australia 241/8   MEK Hussey 73* (151b 6x4 1x6)

80.1

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, Lakmal is short of a length, middle and leg, Hussey is solid as ever

80.2

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, fuller, but too straight, and he has worked it away into the leg side for one

Australia 246/8   MEK Hussey 74* (153b 6x4 1x6)

81.1

Randiv to Hussey, no run, tossed up outside off, there is turn and bounce, but Hussey doesn't play at it

81.2

Randiv to Hussey, no run, flatter, outside off, Hussey defends with an open face

81.3

Randiv to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length, gets on his toes, and punches this for a single to sweeper-cover

Australia 251/8   MEK Hussey 75* (156b 6x4 1x6)

82.1

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, low full toss, Hussey flicks this to mid-on

82.2

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, Hussey charges at him and drives him straight down the ground... into the stumps at the non-striker's end

82.3

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, low full toss again, driven back to Lakmal

82.4

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, length ball, on the pads, clipped away for one, happy to give the No. 11 two balls to survive

Australia 252/9   MEK Hussey 76* (160b 6x4 1x6)

83.1

Randiv to Hussey, SIX, Has Welegedara pulled off a special catch? No he hasn't! This is a six! Hussey comes down the ground, chips this inside out towards long-off, Welegedara back-pedals and takes a good catch, only for his heel to step on the skirting. He claims the catch, though, but replays prove him wrong. Peter Siddle kept gesturing, asking them to stay and wait for the replays

83.2

Randiv to Hussey, no run, flat delivery, Hussey deep in the crease to defend

83.3

Randiv to Hussey, no run, another flat delivery, defended again

83.4

Randiv to Hussey, 1 run, and he takes a single with two balls to go. Drops this into the vastly vacant cover region for one

Australia 259/9   MEK Hussey 83* (164b 6x4 2x6)

84.1

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, length ball on the pads, Hussey turns down the single

84.2

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, driven to long-off, but refuses the single again

84.3

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, driven to long-off, and he turns down another single

84.4

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, and Hussey takes the single off the fourth ball again, worked away off the pads

Australia 260/9   MEK Hussey 84* (168b 6x4 2x6)

85.1

Randiv to Hussey, no run, Short and wide, cut away, turns down the single

85.2

Randiv to Hussey, no run, cut away again, keeps the strike again

85.3

Randiv to Hussey, no run, jumps out of the crease, beaten in the flight, thrusts his pad forward

85.4

Randiv to Hussey, SIX, Hussey's gem continues! Hits a six off the fourth ball of this over. Gives him the charge again, makes room, and lofts over long-on. Enters the 90s. Ponting applauds from the balcony

85.5

Randiv to Hussey, 1 run, and Hussey reverse-paddles this to take the single. He is clearly out-thinking Sri Lanka here

Australia 267/9   MEK Hussey 91* (173b 6x4 3x6)

86.1

Dilshan to Hussey, 2 leg byes, sharp offbreak, pitches middle and off, beats the sweep, hits the pad, but would never had hit the stumps. Hussey takes two leg-byes

86.2

Dilshan to Hussey, FOUR, and in the meantime, Hussey keeps going on. This is too straight and too full, Hussey sweeps this fine, beats long leg, is now one shot away from a hundred

86.3

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, long hop, pulled away, turns down the single

86.4

Dilshan to Hussey, OUT, Given leg-before! Again it's the straighter ball from an offspinner that has done the damage here. This pitched outside off, Hussey defended, playing for the spin, the ball went on with the arm, hit the pad, right in front of off. Kettleborough took his time, then raised the finger. Hussey reviewed it just in case. Replays say there is no just in case here

MEK Hussey lbw b Dilshan 95 (246m 177b 7x4 3x6) SR: 53.67

Australia 273/10   MEK Hussey 95 (177b 7x4 3x6)
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Sep 8-12, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011
Australia won by 125 runs
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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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