Warne-Muralitharan Trophy - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 125 runs

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9.5

Lakmal to Clarke, no run, plays a defensive shot off the back foot. Angling in towards leg

9.6

Lakmal to Clarke, no run, full, down the leg side, looks to play the glance but fails to connect

Australia 36/2   MJ Clarke 0* (2b)

10.6

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, full and straight, pushed to mid-on

Australia 37/2   MJ Clarke 0* (3b)

12.1

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, short of a length, around off, Clarke is on the back foot in defence

12.2

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, slight seam away, but starts outside off, and Clarke doesn't play at it

12.3

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, another delivery angling across, Clarke covers the line of off, and then shoulders arms

12.4

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, fuller, closer to off, Clarke gets the committed front foot out of the way to defend

12.5

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, pitches middle and off, angles away, Clarke defends with an open face

12.6

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, shorter now, and well outside off. Clarke doesn't have to play at this

Australia 45/2   MJ Clarke 0* (9b)

13.3

Lakmal to Clarke, no run, Seam movement! back in towards Clarke, beats him. Extra bounce too, which means it hits Clarke on the back thigh. Which also means he can't be lbw to this

13.4

Lakmal to Clarke, 1 run, more seam movement from outside off, Clarke off the mark with an inside edge to long leg

Australia 47/2   MJ Clarke 1* (11b)

15.3

Lakmal to Clarke, no run, this one holds its line outside off, Clarke drives, gets a thick edge, which doesn't carry to gully

15.4

Lakmal to Clarke, 2 runs, too straight, clipped away off the pads, Clarke comes back for a couple

15.5

Lakmal to Clarke, no run, full and wide, Clarke doesn't go for the drive

15.6

Lakmal to Clarke, 3 runs, very nicely played, just meets this length ball with an open face, places it between cover and extra cover. Gets three. This outfield is quick despite all the rain

Australia 59/2   MJ Clarke 6* (15b)

16.1

Herath to Clarke, no run, full, on the pads, defended to midwicket

16.2

Herath to Clarke, 2 runs, full, on the pads again, this time Clarke flicks it square for a couple

16.3

Herath to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke leaves his crease, and we will see this often. He is not quite close to the pitch of the ball, but makes a good connection with an open face. It's a mere push that gets him a couple square on the off side

16.4

Herath to Clarke, no run, defended off the front foot, this one pitched middle and leg, and turned away

16.5

Herath to Clarke, no run, comes forward, right down to the pitch of the ball, and smothers the turn

16.6

Herath to Clarke, no run, Interesting. Clarke jumps out of the crease again, this one drifts into the pads, he closes the face of the bat, gets a leading edge that doesn't carry back to Herath

Australia 63/2   MJ Clarke 10* (21b)

18.1

Herath to Clarke, no run, Clarke is forward to defend this to cover

18.2

Herath to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke attacks Herath. Leaves the crease again, this time he is right to the pitch of the ball, and flicks this over mid-on. No back swing at all, all wrists

18.3

Herath to Clarke, no run, Arm ball! Review for lbw? No they don't go for the review. That was mighty close. Clarke pressed forward, played for the turn, this one went straight, hit him in front of off. That was plumb. Umpire Kettleborough says not out. Dilshan thinks about it, but doesn't challenge the call

18.4

Herath to Clarke, no run, defended into the on side

18.5

Herath to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off

18.6

Herath to Clarke, no run, another lbw shout because Clarke has padded up right in front of the stumps. Of course he has also danced down the track, so he won't be given lbw

Australia 67/2   MJ Clarke 14* (27b 1x4)

19.3

Randiv to Clarke, no run, Clarke charges down the track, drives, and short midwicket makes a diving save

19.4

Randiv to Clarke, no run, outside the crease again, to play the forward-defensive

19.5

Randiv to Clarke, 1 run, slightly short, Clarke rocks back, and places this between forward short leg and backward short leg

Australia 69/2   MJ Clarke 15* (30b 1x4)

20.1

Herath to Clarke, no run, Arm ball again. This time Clarke is alert and is on the back foot to defend

20.2

Herath to Clarke, no run, tossed up, Clarke is forward again. Defends

20.3

Herath to Clarke, no run, flatter, arm ball, stays back to defend

20.4

Herath to Clarke, no run, Leaves the crease, and is beaten in the flight again. However, this is pitched outside leg, and he can pad up

20.5

Herath to Clarke, no run, comes down the track, flicks this back to the bowler

20.6

Herath to Clarke, 1 run, shorter and flatter, punched square on the off side

Australia 70/2   MJ Clarke 16* (36b 1x4)

21.1

Randiv to Clarke, no run, flighted outside off, defended back

21.2

Randiv to Clarke, 1 run, Down the track again, places this wide of mid-on for a single

21.5

Randiv to Clarke, no run, Clarke is outside the crease again, is beaten in the flight, thrusts his pad forward, gets an inside edge onto the pad, but there is no silly point!

21.6

Randiv to Clarke, FOUR, This time Clarke gets to the pitch of the ball, goes inside out, clears the infield easily. Good way to end the session then

Australia 76/2   MJ Clarke 21* (40b 2x4)

22.3

Herath to Clarke, no run, nicely tossed up, slight drift into middle and leg, defended off the front foot

22.4

Herath to Clarke, 2 runs, a touch too full, and Clarke can whip this without bothering about extravagant turn

22.5

Herath to Clarke, no run, comes down the track and pads up to this

22.6

Herath to Clarke, no run, doesn't commit forward and punches this flat delivery square. Randiv makes a diving save at point

Australia 79/2   MJ Clarke 23* (44b 2x4)

24.5

Herath to Clarke, OUT, Review time. Clarke is not picking the arm balls. Again pushes forward, plays for the non-existent turn, and is beaten comprehensively. Prasanna Jayawardene is so sure this is out he doesn't even look up and starts running towards the bowler. Umpire Kettleborough, though, still thinks it's not out. Sri Lanka go for the review this time, and replays show this is hitting the middle of middle stump, and Clarke hasn't even got outside the line of off. Couldn't have been plumber had he been fixing pipes. Strange he wasn't given out originally

MJ Clarke lbw b Herath 23 (60m 45b 2x4 0x6) SR: 51.11

Australia 91/3   MJ Clarke 23 (45b 2x4)
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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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