Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011
Australia won by 125 runs
31 August, 1,2,3 September 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
6.1

Herath to Watson, OUT, and he strikes first ball! Or does he? Yes, he does. This ball is six overs old, and turns a mile when tossed up by Herath. Watson pushes forward to defends this, the ball pitches short of a driving length, around off, and then breaks away and bounces to take the edge - a healthy one - through to P Jayawardene, who is the best wicketkeeper to spin bowling

SR Watson c †HAPW Jayawardene b Herath 22 (25m 19b 5x4 0x6) SR: 115.78

6.2

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

6.3

Herath to Hughes, no run, flat again, Hughes defends off the back foot

6.4

Herath to Hughes, no run, Hughes pushes well forward to defend this flighted delivery

6.5

Herath to Hughes, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, doesn't turn much, gets a thick edge past slip. The game seems to have changed

6.6

Herath to Hughes, no run, flighted outside off again, defended to cover

Australia 31/1   HMRKB Herath 1-0-3-1
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   HMRKB Herath 2-1-3-1
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   HMRKB Herath 3-1-7-1
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   HMRKB Herath 4-1-11-1
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   HMRKB Herath 5-1-12-1
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

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   HMRKB Herath 6-1-15-1
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

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

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   HMRKB Herath 7-1-18-2
26.1

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

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   HMRKB Herath 8-1-23-2
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

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   HMRKB Herath 9-1-24-2
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

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   HMRKB Herath 10-1-25-2
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

32.4

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

32.6

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

Australia 104/3   HMRKB Herath 11-1-27-2
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

34.3

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

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   HMRKB Herath 12-1-33-2
36.1

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

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

36.3

Herath to Khawaja, no run, Oh ambitious shot first up. Nerves! Drives well away from the body, against the turn, gets a thick inside edge onto the pads

36.4

Herath to Khawaja, no run, Uncertain again! Plays for the turn. This one doesn't, beats his hanging bat well outside off

36.5

Herath to Khawaja, 1 run, Finds the middle of the bat, right to the pitch of this, defends with an open face, gets a single into the point region

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   HMRKB Herath 13-1-36-3
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

38.4

Herath to Khawaja, no run, flat, shortish, Khawaja defends off the back foot

38.5

Herath to Khawaja, no run, tossed up outside off, smothers the turn

38.6

Herath to Khawaja, no run, pads up to one well wide of off, it bounces over his pad

Australia 118/4   HMRKB Herath 14-1-37-3
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

40.3

Herath to Khawaja, no run, again gets to see a big gap between Khawaja's bat and pad, hits the inside half of the bat

40.4

Herath to Khawaja, no run, closer to off now, plays this one more comfortably

40.5

Herath to Khawaja, 1 run, leading edge, dies right into the ground. Closes the face to this outside off. Looking very uncertain

40.6

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

Australia 123/4   HMRKB Herath 15-1-39-3
42.1

Herath to Khawaja, no run, sharp turn, Khawaja stays back to defend this to midwicket

42.2

Herath to Khawaja, no run, comes forward this time to block this length ball

42.3

Herath to Khawaja, no run, this pitches just short of a length, outside off, turning in, defended with soft hands

42.4

Herath to Khawaja, 1 run, flatter, pushed with an open face, gets a single

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   HMRKB Herath 16-1-40-3
60.1

Herath to Haddin, no run, tossed up just outside off, Haddin shoulders arms and watches it turn away

60.2

Herath to Haddin, no run, Haddin is forward to defend this length ball outside off

60.3

Herath to Haddin, no run, tossed up, slightly wide, left alone

60.4

Herath to Haddin, no run, this is the straighter one, less air, Haddin goes back to defend

60.5

Herath to Haddin, no run, slight flight, and Haddin is quick to press forward. Defends this back

60.6

Herath to Haddin, no run, another forward-defensive, this time towards cover

Australia 180/5   HMRKB Herath 17-2-40-3
62.1

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

62.2

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

62.3

Herath to Haddin, no run, Haddin presses half-forward to defend this

62.4

Herath to Haddin, no run, huge turn, Warnesque, pitches outside leg, beats the bat, hits the back pad in front of off. Sri Lanka are excited about a catch to gully, but it hasn't hit bat

62.5

Herath to Haddin, no run, smothers the spin after pressing forward

62.6

Herath to Haddin, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

Australia 182/5   HMRKB Herath 18-2-41-3
64.1

Herath to Haddin, 1 run, full, on the pads, worked wide of midwicket for one

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   HMRKB Herath 19-2-42-3
66.1

Herath to Haddin, no run, full outside off, defended back to Herath

66.2

Herath to Haddin, no run, slower through the air, middle and leg, turning towards off, Haddin defends off the back foot

66.3

Herath to Haddin, no run, this one keeps drifting in, Haddin plays it late, back to the bowler

66.4

Herath to Haddin, no run, flighted outside off, Haddin doesn't play at it

66.5

Herath to Haddin, no run, low-arm this time, it turns big too, but it is pitched well outside off, and he doesn't play at it

66.6

Herath to Haddin, no run, flat, accurate, defended off the back foot

Australia 198/5   HMRKB Herath 20-3-42-3
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

68.3

Herath to Johnson, no run, floated outside off, left alone, not much turn

68.4

Herath to Johnson, no run, nicely flighted, gets him driving away from the body, gets the inside edge, towards mid-on

68.5

Herath to Johnson, no run, teasingly slow outside off, Johnson shoulders arms

68.6

Herath to Johnson, no run, quicker, closer to off, defended

Australia 206/6   HMRKB Herath 21-3-43-3
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

70.3

Herath to Johnson, no run, more flight, drift and turn, Johnson goes to drive away from the body, against the turn, gets an inside edge because of the turn

70.4

Herath to Johnson, no run, stays back this time, but it kicks off towards the rib region

70.5

Herath to Johnson, no run, defended off the front foot, but not very convincingly, as this too kicks off from a length

70.6

Herath to Johnson, no run, pushed away from the body, but off the middle of the bat, towards mid-off

Australia 208/6   HMRKB Herath 22-3-44-3
72.1

Herath to Johnson, no run, this is the carrom ball, pitches middle and leg, holds its line, hits Johnson in front of middle and leg. Kettleborough says no, and replays show a faint edge on the way

72.2

Herath to Johnson, 2 runs, driven uppishly, not in control, but finds the gap in the covers

72.3

Herath to Johnson, 1 run, flat, short, placed past point for one

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

72.6

Herath to Johnson, no run, flighted outside off, Johnson is well forward to defend

Australia 212/6   HMRKB Herath 23-3-48-3
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

74.4

Herath to Johnson, 2 runs, flighted outside off, driven against the turn, middle of the bat, along the ground, gets a couple

74.5

Herath to Johnson, 1 run, drifting into the pads, helped away into the leg side

74.6

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

Australia 225/6   HMRKB Herath 24-3-54-3
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