Warne-Muralitharan Trophy - 1st Test

Sri Lanka v Australia

Australia won by 125 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

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

0.2

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

0.3

Welegedara to Hughes, 1 run, Hughes is away right away, pushing a length ball wide of mid-on for one

0.4

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

0.5

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

0.6

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

Australia 6/0   UWMBCA Welegedara 1-0-6-0

2.1

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

2.2

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

2.3

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

2.4

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

2.5

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

2.6

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 2-0-22-0

4.1

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

4.2

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

4.3

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

4.4

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

4.5

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

4.6

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 3-1-22-0

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

10.6

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

Australia 37/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 4-1-23-0

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 5-2-23-0

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 6-2-28-0

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 7-2-37-0

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 8-3-37-0

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

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 9-3-38-0

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 10-4-38-0

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

51.5

Welegedara to Khawaja, 1 run, more late swing, Khawaja is a bit more loose than Hussey, gets an inside edge onto the the pad. Sneaks in the single

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 11-4-46-0

53.1

Welegedara to Khawaja, no run, swing for Welegedara again, Khawaja shoulders arms, but this one doesn't swing in enough

53.2

Welegedara to Khawaja, OUT, Reverse swing! Timber! Khawaja's tentative stay ends. He has always shown the bowlers a tempting gap between bat and pad, and this time Welegedara sneaks through it. This is just short of a yorker length, Khawaja drives away from the body, and the late swing squeezes in to hit the stumps

UT Khawaja b Welegedara 21 (68m 58b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.20

53.3

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, angled away, easy for Haddin to leave it be

53.4

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, pitches middle and leg, swings away towards of, defended towards cover

53.5

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, Beaten! Pitches middle and off, just short of a length, seams away, beats the hanging bat

53.6

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, slower offcutter, Haddin is caught pushing in front of his body, it falls short of short extra cover, though

Australia 157/5   UWMBCA Welegedara 12-5-46-1

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 13-5-54-1

57.1

Welegedara to Haddin, FOUR, lovely extra cover drive. This is pitched on a length, wide outside off, Haddin is on a knee, and drives it through extra cover. All along the ground

57.2

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, this is closer to off, and Haddin leaves it be

57.3

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, full, middle and leg, moving towards off, defended back

57.4

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, short of a length, swinging away, pushed to cover

57.5

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, short of a length, defended with an angled bat

57.6

Welegedara to Haddin, 1 run, similar delivery, but Haddin places this to the right of point, and rushes through for a single

Australia 176/5   UWMBCA Welegedara 14-5-59-1

59.1

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

59.2

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, full, around off, defended with an open face

59.3

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, short of a length, kicks off again, hits Haddin's fingers, but the ball doesn't lob up

59.4

Welegedara to Haddin, 1 run, more good running, tips this towards cover, and rushes through for one

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   UWMBCA Welegedara 15-5-61-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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