Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

28.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, pushed to cover

28.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short ball climbing outside off, he gets out of its way

28.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, pushed down the track off the back foot

28.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, floated across the right hander full outside off, he lets it go past

28.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, shuffles and gets on top of a shortish one to push it towards mid on

28.6

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, neatly done, too straight from Mitch and he opens up to tuck it through midwicket

Sri Lanka 78/5   AD Mathews 2* (6b)

30.1

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, Mitch goes back of a length on the pads and is whipped through square leg easily

30.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, rises from short of a length, outside off with the angle, he goes on his toes and keeps it down

30.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, goes much fuller now, around that off stump, Angelo crouches low and keeps it out

30.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, goes after a full and wide one outside off, does not get any bat on it, good for him, the slips were waiting

30.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, gets across this time and pushes back to the bowler off the front foot

30.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, he persists with the widish stuff outside off, Angelo continues to throw his bat at 'em and miss

Sri Lanka 80/5   AD Mathews 4* (12b)

31.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, just as Copeland is about to deliver, non-striker drops his bat, Copeland bowls it as usual around off and gets a defensive block out of Angelo and then looks smilingly at Sanga

31.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, another one on that nagging line and length, Angelo gets right forward and defends

31.4

Copeland to Mathews, no run, bowled fuller close to off stump, more forward blocking

31.5

Copeland to Mathews, FOUR, shot! Mathews eases forward and opens the face to get a full and wide one past extra cover and beats him to the boundary

31.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, bouncing outside off now, that could have been tight but only if he had payed at it

Sri Lanka 87/5   AD Mathews 8* (17b 1x4)

33.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, blocked on the leg side off the front foot as it comes in with the angle

33.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, lurking outside off stump on a fullish length at 121.6 kph, pushes forward to extra cover

33.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, goes full with the angle around off, he crouches low to work it on the leg side

33.4

Copeland to Mathews, no run, tries to lure him forward with one floated up outside off, it then comes back in too, Angelo leaves

33.5

Copeland to Mathews, no run, much fuller, pushed softly towards extra cover off the front foot

33.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, curves in from well outside off, he lets it go again

Sri Lanka 91/5   AD Mathews 8* (23b 1x4)

35.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, bowled straight on a length a foot outside off, he is happy to leave

35.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, goes on the stumps with a full length, eased down to mid on

35.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, released fullish outside off, pushed off the front foot

35.4

Copeland to Mathews, no run, lets another one go outside off, Copeland finding some bounces on this one

35.5

Copeland to Mathews, no run, pushed to that man at short mid on

35.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, goes very full close to off, Mathews pushes without much timing to mid off

Sri Lanka 91/5   AD Mathews 8* (29b 1x4)

36.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, good line to the right hander, leaving him from a length outside off, defended from the crease

36.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, goes back and across to defend a pacy length ball on the off side

Sri Lanka 96/5   AD Mathews 8* (31b 1x4)

38.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, full ball from round the stumps eased to midwicket

38.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, floats it up slowly outside off,gets him to drive against the turn to mid off

38.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, touch flatter, defended off the front foot

38.4

Lyon to Mathews, FOUR, that is a brave shot with five men down, Mathews down the track to one floated wide outside off, and drives against the spin between extra cover and mid off

38.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, turns in and bounces from outside off, he goes back to block

38.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, uncertain whether to get forward or not, ultimately he is able to defend a quicker one

Sri Lanka 100/5   AD Mathews 12* (37b 2x4)

40.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, eases well forward to a tossed up ball and pushes to midwicket

40.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, sharply turns in from outside off, he goes right back to defend

40.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, plays with the turn off the front foot past short leg

40.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, he is looking as if he wants to have a go, but opts to block off the front foot

40.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, fullish one patted back to Lyon

40.6

Lyon to Mathews, 3 runs, there he goes, this was coming, charges out, but is not near the pitch of the ball, tries to loft it against the turn over mid on, but gets it just over mid off in the end, pulled back inside the rope

Sri Lanka 107/5   AD Mathews 15* (43b 2x4)

41.1

Watson to Mathews, 2 runs, on the pads from a length, tucked backward of square leg

41.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, shapes in from a length but from middle and he works it with the angle to square leg

41.3

Watson to Mathews, 1 run, too much on the pads again, but there is a short midwicket and a square leg, he works it between them and gets across for a tight run

Sri Lanka 110/5   AD Mathews 18* (46b 2x4)

42.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, turning in on off from a length, he can go back and nudge to short leg

42.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, gets back for the forcing cut but this wasn;t short enough, got quickly on to him as well

42.3

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, down the track and eases a fullish one to mid on for a quick run

Sri Lanka 111/5   AD Mathews 19* (49b 2x4)

43.1

Watson to Mathews, no run, shaping in a shade from a length outside off, rises a bit and he defends off the high part of the blade

43.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, chance for a run out, but Hughes could not pick up the ball in time after his diving stop to catch Mathews short as he had advanced way down the track after tucking to midwicket

43.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, pushed down the track

43.4

Watson to Mathews, no run, just a bit of inward movement from a length, he is solid in defence

43.5

Watson to Mathews, no run, much fuller length, he gets forward and across and drives to mid off

43.6

Watson to Mathews, no run, coming in from a length at 133.6 kph, nippy enough to hit the bat hard as he goes back to defend

Sri Lanka 111/5   AD Mathews 19* (55b 2x4)

44.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, quicker and fuller around off, pushed off the front foot

44.5

Lyon to Mathews, 2 runs, bounces as it turns on the pads, nudged just wide of short leg

44.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, silly point cops a blow, Mathews went down on the knee for the big drive and found the fielder in the way, saved some runs in the end

Sri Lanka 114/5   AD Mathews 21* (58b 2x4)

46.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, comes down the pitch and blocks back to the bowler

46.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, this one turned in and kicked a bit from a length, he took a hand off the bat as he kept it down in front of short leg

46.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, pushed off the front foot

46.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, he is finding bounce every now and then, Mathews played inside the line as he pressed forward, the ball rolled away towards slip

46.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, nudged to the right of short leg carefully

46.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, tight testing over from Lyon, tossed up ball smothered down the track

Sri Lanka 114/5   AD Mathews 21* (64b 2x4)

47.2

Watson to Mathews, FOUR, short ball but Mathews is in control with the pull, getting it over the man at square leg

47.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, first signs of reverse for WAtto, full one tailing in late, and almost sneaking through, Mathews manages to get legs out of the way and dig it out, just about

47.4

Watson to Mathews, 1 bye, more movement, this one carries on down the leg side though

Sri Lanka 120/5   AD Mathews 25* (67b 3x4)

48.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, plays a length ball from the crease, pushes towards mid off

48.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, down the track, and nudges a fullish one to short leg

48.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, turning in but from a shortish length, he is able to get back and turn it to short leg

48.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, pushed off the front foot down the track

48.5

Lyon to Mathews, SIX, that is a fine shot from MAthews, down the track and lofts him hard with the turn over deep midwicket, just carries over the rope

48.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, defended off the front foot

Sri Lanka 128/5   AD Mathews 31* (73b 3x4 1x6)

49.5

Hussey to Mathews, no run, blocks a fullish delivery on the leg side

49.6

Hussey to Mathews, no run, gets forward and pushes a full and widish one towards point

Sri Lanka 129/6   AD Mathews 31* (75b 3x4 1x6)

51.1

Harris to Mathews, no run, right on target with a length ball coming in from wide of the crease, defended down the track

51.2

Harris to Mathews, no run, goes hard after a pitched up delivery, straight to mid off though

51.3

Harris to Mathews, no run, left alone outside off

51.4

Harris to Mathews, no run, bends low to one slanted in on middle and works it to midwicket

51.5

Harris to Mathews, no run, coming in from short of a length, quietly defended on the leg side

51.6

Harris to Mathews, no run, solid push, nice loud sound as bat meets ball as he defends on the off side

Sri Lanka 129/6   AD Mathews 31* (81b 3x4 1x6)

53.1

Harris to Mathews, no run, plays it carefully with the angle from over the stumps towards midwicket

53.2

Harris to Mathews, FOUR, that is smashed straight past the non-striker, takes a step out and goes through with the swing, the ball fairly races down the ground

53.3

Harris to Mathews, no run, stays back and pushes a length ball towards point

53.4

Harris to Mathews, 1 run, well forward to one outside off and drives past cover, there is a man in the deep though

Sri Lanka 138/7   AD Mathews 36* (85b 4x4 1x6)

54.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, turns in off from a length, patted back to the bowler

54.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, going down the leg side, Mathews shuffles but misses the nudge, Haddin has the bails off quickly but Mathews is alright

54.3

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, pushed towards mid on for a single

54.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, flighted ball eased towards midwicket

54.6

Lyon to Mathews, SIX, Angelo taking the offspinner on, down the track, and gets the loft straight out of the middle to send it soaring over wide long on

Sri Lanka 148/7   AD Mathews 43* (90b 4x4 2x6)

55.4

Harris to Mathews, no run, Angelo goes for the pull, from outside off to one climbing too much, on the bounce to short midwicket

55.5

Harris to Mathews, no run, looks to come down the track, Harris follows him with one coming in with the angle, he inside edges it on the leg side

55.6

Harris to Mathews, no run, goes after this length ball, it was in the slot, but he heaved it straight to mid on on the bounce

Sri Lanka 149/7   AD Mathews 43* (93b 4x4 2x6)

56.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, pushed away from the crease towards point

56.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, fine leave outside off stump to one going across him

56.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, tucked off the pads towards midwicket

Sri Lanka 150/7   AD Mathews 43* (96b 4x4 2x6)

58.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, pegs him on the back foot with a pacy length ball that he hurriedly jams away

58.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, fine diving stop at wide mid off from Lyon as Mathews gets forward and pushes a low full toss

58.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, zipping across him with the angle outside off, left alone

58.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, slung in full and wide outside off at 138 kph, he does not go after it

58.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, makes him play this time with a length ball closer to off stump, he defends it off the front foot

58.6

Johnson to Mathews, FOUR, Angelo will remain off strike for the next over, but he has managed to reach out and hit this wide one through point for a boundary

Sri Lanka 154/8   AD Mathews 47* (102b 5x4 2x6)

59.4

Harris to Mathews, SIX, that will be 50 for Mathews off a superb stroke, takes a step down the track and lofts Harris over mid on, all the way over the ropes

59.5

Harris to Mathews, no run, goes for the yorker, does not quite get it right, Mathews jabs it away to midwicket

59.6

Harris to Mathews, 1 run, well done, he has got the single, a touch tight but he was in by the time the throw passed the stumps from mid on

Sri Lanka 162/8   AD Mathews 54* (105b 5x4 3x6)

60.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, shuffles and keeps a climbing back of a length ball down in front of the stumps

60.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, tries to mow this shortish one away through midwicket, advances down the track but mistimes the shot in to the ground

60.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, sprays it wide down the leg side from a length

60.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, mistimes the pull through square leg, refuses the single, does some shadow-practice instead

60.5

Johnson to Mathews, FOUR, he goes after Mitch now, Mathews is getting some runs for Sri Lanka, heaves a shortish one from outside off over wide mid on

60.6

Johnson to Mathews, OUT, did that carry? Australia are appealing for caught behind, Angelo went after a very wide offcutter from Mitch, got the edge that was dying on Haddin as he went forward and low to his right, seems to have just lodged in to his right glove, third umpire sends Angelo back

AD Mathews c †Haddin b Johnson 58 (134m 111b 6x4 3x6) SR: 52.25

Sri Lanka 166/9   AD Mathews 58 (111b 6x4 3x6)
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