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7.4

Copeland to Samaraweera, no run, they are not sure which way it will head after pitching, this one just goes straight on with the angle, Thilan defends uncertainly

7.5

Copeland to Samaraweera, no run, he shows he can bounce 'em too, sharp short ball that has Thilan getting the head out of the way

7.6

Copeland to Samaraweera, no run, reverts to norm, length ball, outside off, Thilan leaves early this time

Sri Lanka 14/3   TT Samaraweera 0* (3b)

8.2

Harris to Samaraweera, no run, sharp delivery zipping in to Thilan who defends hurriedly down the track

8.3

Harris to Samaraweera, FOUR, that will help get some confidence going, Thilan gets forward to a length ball and meets it with a firm solid straight bat, and the ball gathers steam past mid on

8.4

Harris to Samaraweera, no run, curls away from the right hander, a touch far outside off, left alone

8.5

Harris to Samaraweera, 1 run, have to play at this one, it is headed right for middle and off from a fuller length, Thilan crouches low and pushes towards extra cover

Sri Lanka 20/3   TT Samaraweera 5* (7b 1x4)

9.1

Copeland to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and across to try and counter those stingy ones outside off, but this one hurries back in sharply, bounces as well, he gets it past short leg off the splice

9.2

Copeland to Samaraweera, no run, pushed on the off side off the front foot

9.3

Copeland to Samaraweera, no run, shot! too full from copeland and Thilan leans in to the perfect extra cover drive, straight to the man there

9.4

Copeland to Samaraweera, 2 runs, bowls it wider now, he seems to draw the batsmen out to these ones as well, Thilan reaches across and pushes it through cover

9.5

Copeland to Samaraweera, no run, now he bowls it close to off with the angle, thickish outside edge as Thilan pushes towards point

9.6

Copeland to Samaraweera, no run, the one that shapes back in, a long way, Thilan gets across and outside off, that wasn't far away from the stumps

Sri Lanka 24/3   TT Samaraweera 7* (13b 1x4)

11.1

Copeland to Samaraweera, no run, Copeland continues to trouble them outside that off stump, this one holds its line even as Thilan decides to have a forward push at it, beaten

11.2

Copeland to Samaraweera, no run, so next delivery, he tries to get further across to try and counter the away movement, it comes in a shade instead and he hurriedly jabs it away

11.3

Copeland to Samaraweera, no run, bounce for Copeland, Thilan leaves outside off

11.4

Copeland to Samaraweera, 1 run, tucked in front of square leg off the pads

Sri Lanka 25/3   TT Samaraweera 8* (17b 1x4)

12.1

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, leading edge towards mid off as he gets it to holds its line fullish around middle

12.2

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, off the face of the bat towards gully from a length

12.3

Watson to Samaraweera, 2 runs, pushes forward, gets it off the middle and picks up a couple through covers

12.4

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, pitched up, close to off, Thilan gets forward for the drive, closes the face a touch and Watto fields

12.5

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, tries the short ball, digs it in and the carry in this pitch takes it way over a ducking Thilan

12.6

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, shaping away from back of a length on off, he gets behind the line to block on the off side

Sri Lanka 33/3   TT Samaraweera 10* (23b 1x4)

14.1

Johnson to Samaraweera, 1 no ball, oversteps first ball as he bends it across the right hander from back of a length, left alone

14.1

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, looks to get forward and push on the off side, it comes in a tad after pitching around middle, ball rolls towards midwicket

14.2

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, carrying on with the angle, touch far outside off, left alone

14.3

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, bowls it fuller with the angle, Thilan is uncertainly forward and pushing it towards mid on

14.4

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, straighter and tighter on off stump, he shuffles and pushes back to Mitch

14.5

Johnson to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets one away now, fuller ball squeezed in to the gap at covers

Sri Lanka 37/3   TT Samaraweera 11* (29b 1x4)

15.1

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, 127.9 kph steady delivery from Watson outside off, he pushes forward, opens the face and gets it towards cover

15.2

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, gets it on the stumps this time, he goes across to push towards midwicket

15.3

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, giving nothing to work with, played out to midwicket

15.4

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, squeezes a full delivery past Watson to mid off

15.5

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, some lift from back of a length, Thilan gets on top nicely to punch to short extra cover

15.6

Watson to Samaraweera, no run, gets forward and eases one towards mid off

Sri Lanka 37/3   TT Samaraweera 11* (35b 1x4)

16.2

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, 143 kph bouncer from Mitch, Thilan does the wise thing, he ducks

16.3

Johnson to Samaraweera, 2 runs, nudged off the pads from the crease past the square leg umpire

16.4

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, solidly forward and pushing one going across to mid off, this pitch is playing very true at the moment, ball coming on nicely, Sri Lanka will rue those early wickets

16.5

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, pushed on the off side

16.6

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, tight line on off stump, Mitch has looked alright so far today, defended bat and pad close together

Sri Lanka 40/3   TT Samaraweera 13* (40b 1x4)

18.1

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, shuffles and tries to nudge one going down the leg side, cannot connect

18.2

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, moves forward and drives a fullish one solidly to mid off

18.3

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, shuffles across and clips one from off to midwicket, early call of 'No'

18.4

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, digs in the short one, lots of shoulder and it zooms over a ducking Thilan, it gives Haddin some grief as it continues to rise, he leaps and takes it with one hand

18.5

Johnson to Samaraweera, no run, behind the line of a length ball and defends back to the bowler

18.6

Johnson to Samaraweera, 2 runs, nicely done, shuffles and tucks one off the pads in front of square leg

Sri Lanka 42/3   TT Samaraweera 15* (46b 1x4)

20.1

Johnson to Samaraweera, 1 run, tucked to long leg off the pads

20.3

Johnson to Samaraweera, 1 run, neatly done, thilan is looking around for the singles, he finds one in front of mid on with a tuck against the angle

Sri Lanka 47/3   TT Samaraweera 17* (48b 1x4)

21.1

Harris to Samaraweera, no run, and straight away, he beats Thilan who pushes forward away from the body to one holding its line outside off

21.2

Harris to Samaraweera, no run, just a touch back of a length and rising outside off, he spots it early and shoulders arms

21.3

Harris to Samaraweera, no run, comes forward and across to a 134.4 kph delivery pitched up, closes the face as he drives it back down the track

21.4

Harris to Samaraweera, no run, finds some bounce from a length, Thilan is already forward and across, arrests the momentum to get an inside edge on the leg side

21.5

Harris to Samaraweera, no run, Thilan picks the short one early and goes down under it

21.6

Harris to Samaraweera, no run, Harris falls in his followthrough as he hurls in a full one on the stumps at 136.1 kph, Thilan is behind it to push to mid on

Sri Lanka 47/3   TT Samaraweera 17* (54b 1x4)

23.2

Harris to Samaraweera, OUT, Harris has struck again, superb delivery, coming in sharply from a length outside off, Thilan pushing outside the line, and getting an inside edge through to Haddin, big break for Australia, this partnership had started to grow

TT Samaraweera c †Haddin b Harris 17 (67m 55b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.90

Sri Lanka 57/4   TT Samaraweera 17 (55b 1x4)
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
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Match drawn
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Sep 12, 2011

Michael Clarke reacts as the rains come down, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 5th day, September 12, 2011

Michael Clarke reacts as the rains come down

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Thilan Samaraweera throws his bat in the air after being dismissed by Shane Watson, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 5th day, September 12, 2011

Thilan Samaraweera throws his bat in the air after being dismissed by Shane Watson

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