Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

2.5

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

2.6

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, nippy delivery that comes back in to Sanga who falls over as he looks to work it away, takes it on the pads

Sri Lanka 2/1   KC Sangakkara 0* (2b)

3.2

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, going on Sanga's pads this time, he tries to tuck it away but does not time it

3.3

Copeland to Sangakkara, 1 run, well done, eases forward to one on middle and leg and pushes it softly past midwicket

Sri Lanka 4/1   KC Sangakkara 1* (4b)

4.1

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, 135.3 kph from Harris as he pushes it across Sanga who has a look and leaves it as it bounces outside off

4.2

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, has him pushing forward and across to one bowled fuller with the angle, gets it off the inside half of the bat back to Harris

4.3

Harris to Sangakkara, FOUR, outside edge, there have been a few of them already but Sanga manages to keep it down and a touch wide of third slip, he was opened up to one that bounced from back of a length

4.4

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, shuffles across and pushes with a straight bat towards short leg

4.5

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, fine stuff, Harris has found his rhythm now, the line is right, the length has been superb throughout, Sanga has no choice but to tightly defend one pitched fuller on off

4.6

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, even better, beats Sanga with one that takes off from just back of a length, close enough to off to make him have a push at it

Sri Lanka 10/1   KC Sangakkara 5* (10b 1x4)

5.6

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, defended down the track off the back foot

Sri Lanka 11/2   KC Sangakkara 5* (11b 1x4)

8.1

Harris to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, worked off the pads to long leg

8.6

Harris to Sangakkara, 2 runs, shuffles across, gets behind the line of a back of a length ball and tucks it past short leg

Sri Lanka 22/3   KC Sangakkara 7* (13b 1x4)

10.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, holding its line a foot outside off, Sanga watches it very closely, and lets it go

10.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, angles it across the left-hander outside off, left alone

10.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, holds its line again outside off, Sanga gets across and shoulders arms

10.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, another leave outside off, Sanga watching the ball very closely

10.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, sprays it a touch wider outside off and he will not go after it

10.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and pushes towards point

Sri Lanka 24/3   KC Sangakkara 7* (19b 1x4)

11.5

Copeland to Sangakkara, FOUR, Copeland provides rare width outside off, Sanga instantly latches on and hammers it past point

11.6

Copeland to Sangakkara, 2 runs, ends up on the pads this time, Sanga clips him past short leg

Sri Lanka 31/3   KC Sangakkara 13* (21b 2x4)

13.1

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, very close to that off stump, what's new, Sanga shows good judgment as he lets it go

13.2

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, gets across to block one ending on off

13.3

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, again moves across to defend down the track

13.4

Copeland to Sangakkara, 2 runs, tries the short ball, it does not have much venom and Sanga cracks the pull in front of square, and how is that for effort in the deep, Harris runs hard and slides, but that would not have been enough, so he hooks the ball in with the right leg, awesome

13.5

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, pushed down the track

13.6

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

Sri Lanka 35/3   KC Sangakkara 15* (27b 2x4)

14.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, solidly forward to block one bowled fullish around off

Sri Lanka 37/3   KC Sangakkara 15* (28b 2x4)

16.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, coming in with the angle and holding its line, Sanga gets beside it to crack it past covers

Sri Lanka 38/3   KC Sangakkara 16* (29b 2x4)

17.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and defends a length ball around off towards mid off

17.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed off the back foot down the track

17.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, well bowled, shaping away a shade from around middle, Sanga stays back and drops it on the off side

17.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, too close for the cut, so Sanga glides it towards backward point

17.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, shaping away just a tad from around middle and leg, Sanga tucks it towards midwicket

17.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, digs out a full delivery towards short extra cover

Sri Lanka 40/3   KC Sangakkara 16* (35b 2x4)

19.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, moving away from the left hander, but starting outside leg and is tucked towards midwicket

19.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, that is an example of how this pitch is easing out, Sanga gets forward and thumps the drive to one going across him, on the bounce to short extra cover

19.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, good carry for Watto, Sanga leaves with a shoulder of the arms

19.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, punched off the back foot to short extra cover

19.5

Watson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, too straight, coming in from outside leg, clipped through square leg

19.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, gets the line right now, shaping away with the angle a foot outside off, left alone

Sri Lanka 44/3   KC Sangakkara 18* (41b 2x4)

20.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, the short ball is coming on nicely off the pitch, Sanga shuffles, gets a touch outside the line and pulls it behind square leg

20.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, well bowled, coming in fullish on the stumps at 141.6 kph, he gets bat down in time to keep it out on the leg side

20.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed off the back foot on the off side

20.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, shuffles across and tightly defends a back of a length ball on the leg side

Sri Lanka 47/3   KC Sangakkara 19* (45b 2x4)

22.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up around off, Sanga gets the front foot out and pings short extra cover with a solid push

22.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, fullish on the pads with the angle, Sanga flicks wristily through square leg, too much work for the man running across from long leg, cannot get there

22.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, there is not as much zip now, but the ball is coming on nicely, Sanga pushes from beside the line towards cover

22.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely drive, overpitched, he goes down on a knee, and smashes it with a big followthrough past a diving extra cover, no stopping that

22.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, moves the line full on middle and off, Sanga eases it back to Mitch

22.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, dropped, wonder how much this drop will hurt them, Watson has put down a straightforward chance at first slip, Mitch getting Sanga to push from the crease at a length ball close to off stump, the edge went straight in to Watto's hands to his left, and straight through them

Sri Lanka 56/3   KC Sangakkara 28* (51b 4x4)

23.1

Harris to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed away towards cover

23.6

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, good leave, zipping across not far from off, but he shoulders arms right away

Sri Lanka 58/4   KC Sangakkara 29* (53b 4x4)

25.1

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, going across Sanga from outside leg at 137 kph, he pushes solidly to mid off

25.2

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, bit of an inside edge as he gets across to push at a short of a length ball, which goes towards mid on

25.3

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, similar to the one that got Para, lures Sanga in to the drive from a fuller length, does not take the edge this time though

25.4

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, gets bat on this one bowled still fuller as he goes forward and pushes to mid off

25.5

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, played towards midwicket off the front foot

25.6

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off stump, the pace has not dropped from Harris all through the morning

Sri Lanka 64/4   KC Sangakkara 29* (59b 4x4)

27.1

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and pushes to mid off

27.2

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, plays from the crease and squeezes a back of a length ball towards cover

27.3

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, fine shot, on the front foot and pings cover with a well-timed drive

27.4

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, and a fine leave now, holding its line not far from off, but Sanga shows excellent judgment again

27.5

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, bites and takes off from a length, but Sanga had already shouldered arms

27.6

Harris to Sangakkara, no run, another well-judged leave outside off to end the first session

Sri Lanka 76/5   KC Sangakkara 29* (65b 4x4)

29.1

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, Copeland starts off with a gentle delivery, but it is inches from off stump, Sanga continues to leave superbly

29.2

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward to a pitched up ball and drives hard to short extra cover

29.3

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, stays in the crease to one ending around off to push to short extra cover

29.4

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, slanted across the left-hander who leaves outside off

29.5

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, blocked down the track off the front foot as it tails across from around leg

29.6

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, solidly forward in defence to smother a rather harmless looking length ball around off stump

Sri Lanka 78/5   KC Sangakkara 29* (71b 4x4)

31.1

Copeland to Sangakkara, 3 runs, too straight on Sanga's pads, he shuffles and tucks it in front of square leg

Sri Lanka 83/5   KC Sangakkara 32* (72b 4x4)

32.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, slings it in fullish one middle and off, Sanga shuffles across and pushes to mid on

32.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, too much on the pads, and Sanga accepts the gift, clips it elegantly in front of square leg

32.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, struck on the pads and Australia go up in appeal, it tailed in a tad from outside off, not given by umpire Kettleborough, rightly too, replays show a big inside edge

32.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed towards cover off the front foot

32.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, relatively slower and fuller one from Mitch at 131.8 kph, Sanga checks the drive to extra cover

32.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, the pace goes back up, to 141.5 kph, and Sanga comes forward to block a straight length ball on off

Sri Lanka 91/5   KC Sangakkara 36* (78b 5x4)

34.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga pushes forward with certainty and the length ball rolls away on the off side

34.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, gets front foot out again, and eases a pitched up ball back to Mitch

34.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, straightish one around middle and leg, Sanga shuffles across but cannot work it past midwicket

34.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, drops a climbing length ball in front of point and trots out of the crease, has to get back though as the fielder gets to the ball

34.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, gets on top of a rising back of a length ball and cuts it straight to cover

34.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, bouncer now but he digs it in too short and Sanga ducks under it easily

Sri Lanka 91/5   KC Sangakkara 36* (84b 5x4)

36.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, that wasn't far from being played on, not much width to launch in to the cut, Sanga tries to, under edge bounces past the stumps to Haddin

36.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, goes full with the angle on middle and off, pushed with a straight bat to mid on

36.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, this one provides him width and Sanga latches on instantly, bends the knee, opens the face, and cover cannot stop it with a dive

36.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, and then he goes on to leg with the angle, Sanga easily tucks it through square leg, there are two men in the deep around that region now

Sri Lanka 96/5   KC Sangakkara 41* (88b 6x4)

37.1

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, not much pace from Copeland on this full one outside off, Sanga has to make his own and ends up mistiming the drive to cover

37.2

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, fullish one slanted in around off, pushed off the front foot

37.3

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, defended off the front foot to short extra cover

37.4

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, going on with the angle on leg stump, tucked straight to midwicket

37.5

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, more with the angle on the pads, Sanga works it away, but there is a man at square leg now as well

37.6

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, 123.6 kph full delivery from copeland, there for the drive, but Sanga cannot get hold of it and it rolls to mid off

Sri Lanka 96/5   KC Sangakkara 41* (94b 6x4)

39.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, coming in with the angle from a length, defended down the track

39.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, holding its line after coming in from wide of the crease, he gets behind the line to defend

39.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, stays beside the line and pushes a length ball on the off side

39.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed off the front foot on the off side

39.5

Watson to Sangakkara, FOUR, well done, gets on top of one rising from back of a length, just a bit of width, and he plays late, rolls his wrists over it and glides it past backward point

39.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed away on the off side solidly

Sri Lanka 104/5   KC Sangakkara 45* (100b 7x4)

41.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, solidly forward and smothers a length ball that was holding its line a shade outside off from round the stumps

41.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, goes on leg stump with a full delivery, Sanga would have wanted to clip it past the man at midwicket, couldn't

41.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, gets bat in front of pad to push one from middle and off to mid on

Sri Lanka 110/5   KC Sangakkara 45* (103b 7x4)

42.4

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up ball eased down to deepish mid off

42.5

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, turn from middle, Sanga gets forward a long way to smother it

42.6

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, turn and bounce, there is no silly point and Sanga pushes in the air in that region

Sri Lanka 111/5   KC Sangakkara 45* (106b 7x4)

44.1

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, defends a tossed up ball off the front foot

44.2

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, bounce from a length, pushed to extra cover off the back foot

44.3

Lyon to Sangakkara, 1 run, reaches out and slaps a full one to sweeper cover

Sri Lanka 112/5   KC Sangakkara 46* (109b 7x4)

45.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga continues to serenely ease forward and defend tightly on the off side

45.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, more careful defending off the front foot, that drop could yet cost Australia

45.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, goes wide of the crease and bowls it fullish with the angle, Sanga blocks without fuss

45.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, blocked off the front foot towards cover

45.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, front foot gets out and Sanga defends another length ball towards cover

45.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward and checks the push down the track

Sri Lanka 114/5   KC Sangakkara 46* (115b 7x4)

47.1

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, trickles fine down the leg side off the pads

47.5

Watson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, goes full in to the pads with the angle, Sanga flicks in front of square leg, a bit off the inner part of the bat

47.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, drops it back of a length, Sanga guides it to backward point off the back foot

Sri Lanka 122/5   KC Sangakkara 48* (118b 7x4)

49.1

Hussey to Sangakkara, no run, starts off with a very wide one outside off, left alone

49.2

Hussey to Sangakkara, no run, coming in from outside leg a shade, he pushes it towards mid on

49.3

Hussey to Sangakkara, OUT, Sanga has given it away, he has pushed Hussey straight to short extra cover, gentle full ball floated up on off, Sanga lured in to a fatal push, not defensive enough and not aggressive enough, and he trudges off a disappointed man, bearing the look of one who knows he has got it wrong in gifting Hussey only his third wicket in 61 Tests

KC Sangakkara c Hughes b Hussey 48 (192m 121b 7x4 0x6) SR: 39.66

Sri Lanka 128/6   KC Sangakkara 48 (121b 7x4)
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