Warne-Muralitharan Trophy - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 125 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

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   S Randiv 1-1-0-0

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

19.3

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

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   S Randiv 2-1-2-0

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

21.3

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

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   S Randiv 3-1-8-0

41.1

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, and gets an edge first ball. Pitches middle and leg, turns away, Khawaja closes the face, but the edge dies in front of slip

41.2

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, defended towards midwicket

41.3

Randiv to Khawaja, 1 run, swept away along the ground, gets a single

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   S Randiv 4-1-9-0

43.1

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, full offbreak, middle and off, defended to leg

43.2

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, full again, defended to cover

43.3

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, pushed to cover now, slightly more forceful in this defensive shot

43.4

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, sharp offbreak, pitches middle and off, and breaks away. Defended with soft hands

43.5

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, too full, easy for Khawaja to smother the turn

43.6

Randiv to Khawaja, 1 run, slower through the air, shorter too, pushed wide of point for one

Australia 126/4   S Randiv 5-1-10-0

45.1

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

45.2

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, flighted outside off, defended to cover

45.3

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, this one doesn't turn in, Khawaja gets an inside edge towards square leg

45.4

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, flighted outside off, slight turn away, defended

45.5

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, more turn, but Khawaja doesn't play at this one, sees it safely through to PJ

45.6

Randiv to Khawaja, 1 run, pushed with an open face, gets a single wide of point

Australia 132/4   S Randiv 6-1-12-0

47.1

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, no turn, this one slips down the leg side

47.2

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, offbreak now, pitches outside off, left alone

47.3

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, another sharp offbreak, defended off the back foot

47.4

Randiv to Khawaja, 2 runs, full on the pads, clipped away for a single

47.5

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, quicker delivery, goes for the cut, not short enough to be cut, but he manages to keep this down

47.6

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, flighted around middle and off, defended off the front foot

Australia 135/4   S Randiv 7-1-14-0

49.1

Randiv to Khawaja, no run, offbreak starts well outside off, left alone

49.2

Randiv to Khawaja, 1 run, swept powerfully, along the ground, gets a single

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   S Randiv 8-1-17-0

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

61.4

Randiv to Haddin, no run, Lovely bowling. You could see the extra revs on this. Pitched outside off, turned back, through the gap, hit the knee roll. Extra bounce saved an lbw here

61.5

Randiv to Haddin, no run, flighted outside off, defended to cover

61.6

Randiv to Haddin, no run, flatter, quicker, stays back and plays this back to the bowler

Australia 181/5   S Randiv 9-1-18-0

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   S Randiv 10-1-22-0

65.1

Randiv to Haddin, SIX, lovely straight drive. Beautiful swing of the arms after taking half a step down the track. Right over the bowler's head

65.2

Randiv to Haddin, no run, flighted outside off, this time Haddin defends

65.3

Randiv to Haddin, FOUR, more elegant batting from Haddin. Comes forward again, and swings his arms through it rather than trying to hit it hard. Clears mid-on with ease

65.4

Randiv to Haddin, no run, driven along the ground, towards extra cover

65.5

Randiv to Haddin, 1 run, Nearly there! Sharp offbreak, Haddin pushes at it in front of his body, gets an inside edge that bisects forward and backward short legs

65.6

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

Australia 198/5   S Randiv 11-1-33-0

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

67.3

Randiv to Haddin, OUT, Sharp offbreak, sharp catch! This is quick, turning in sharply, Haddin turns it around the corner... around the corner is Mathews at backward short leg who takes a smart low catch in front of him

BJ Haddin c Mathews b Randiv 24 (44m 46b 3x4 1x6) SR: 52.17

67.4

Randiv to Johnson, no run, this one doesn't turn in, pitches middle and leg, goes with the arm, beats him, hits him on the pad, but would have slid down the leg side

67.5

Randiv to Johnson, no run, sharp turn and bounce outside off, Jayawardene is a jumping jack while collecting this

67.6

Randiv to Johnson, no run, flighted outside off, Johnson gets forward and defends

Australia 205/6   S Randiv 12-1-40-1

69.1

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

69.2

Randiv to Johnson, no run, beats him with an offbreak just outside off. Johnson's bat stays inside the line

69.3

Randiv to Johnson, no run, sharp turn and bounce, beats the outside edge. Chest-high for PJ

69.4

Randiv to Johnson, no run, this time left alone outside off

69.5

Randiv to Johnson, no run, dip, turn and bounce. Pitches on a length, in front of off, turns away, and bounces over the stumps

69.6

Randiv to Johnson, no run, this is a touch too straight, and Johnson defends off the front foot

Australia 207/6   S Randiv 13-1-41-1

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   S Randiv 14-2-41-1

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

73.5

Randiv to Johnson, no run, slightly short of a length, defended with an open face

73.6

Randiv to Johnson, 2 runs, Johnson's patience ends. He goes for the slog-sweep, gets a thick top edge over the slips

Australia 219/6   S Randiv 15-2-48-1

75.1

Randiv to Johnson, no run, turn and bounce again, beats the outside edge as Johnson looks to defend

75.2

Randiv to Johnson, no run, big appeal for a catch at the wicket. There is sharp turn and bounce, but there is also daylight between bat and pad. The shout more in hope than conviction. Can't fool Mr Dar

75.3

Randiv to Johnson, 2 runs, too straight, worked into the leg side for two

75.4

Randiv to Johnson, 2 byes, Where did this come from? Pitched on a length, just outside off, and explodes, chest high, and even PJ can't collect this

75.5

Randiv to Johnson, no run, and he misses the edge again! This is flighted again, pitches on a length, in front of off, and with a puff of dust, kicks off. PJ does well this time to collect it

75.6

Randiv to Johnson, FOUR, poor delivery to end the over, and Johnson is alert enough to crash this short delivery through the covers for four

Australia 233/6   S Randiv 16-2-54-1

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

77.2

Randiv to Harris, no run, this one turns in sharply, Harris plays towards the short legs, but bisects them

77.3

Randiv to Harris, 1 run, uppishly played, but between forward short leg and short midwicket

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   S Randiv 17-2-56-1

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

79.3

Randiv to Copeland, no run, sharp offbreak, padded away safely, the bounce means he couldn't have been lbw

79.4

Randiv to Copeland, no run, more turn and bounce, and he lets this one hits his thigh pad

79.5

Randiv to Copeland, FOUR, sweeps and sweeps effectively. Difficult shot for a tall man, but he sees this is close enough to him, and goes for it. Keeps it along the ground

79.6

Randiv to Copeland, no run, overpitched around off, defended to cover

Australia 245/8   S Randiv 18-2-61-1

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

81.4

Randiv to Copeland, no run, drift, dip, turn, bounce, too good, because this turns back in through the bat-pad gap, misses the edge, and bounces over the stumps

81.5

Randiv to Copeland, no run, overspinner, middle and off, doesn't turn, Copeland defends

81.6

Randiv to Copeland, OUT, Sharp turn, simple bat-pad catch. This is flighted, draws Copeland forward, who looks to play this to leg, is not close to the pitch of the ball, gets an inside edge onto the pad, and an easy catch accrues for short leg

TA Copeland c Paranavitana b Randiv 12 (21m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Australia 251/9   S Randiv 19-2-62-2

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

83.5

Randiv to Lyon, no run, flighted outside off, Lyon is well forward to defend

83.6

Randiv to Lyon, no run, sharp offbreak again, but Lyon defends this towards short leg

Australia 259/9   S Randiv 20-2-69-2

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

85.6

Randiv to Lyon, no run, tossed up outside off, left alone, turns back a long way, but not enough

Australia 267/9   S Randiv 21-2-76-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Match drawn
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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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