Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Harris to Paranavitana, no run, good carry alright off the first ball, pitching on a length and going outside off across the left-hander who lets it be

0.2

Harris to Paranavitana, no run, gets it to shape in from a length but it curves down leg

0.3

Harris to Paranavitana, no run, outside edge, falls short of a diving second slip as Para pushes forward a touch late to one moving across him

0.4

Harris to Paranavitana, no run, down the leg side with the inward shape again

0.5

Harris to Paranavitana, no run, and another one goes down the pads as Harris gets the line wrong, good bounce though

0.6

Harris to Paranavitana, no run, gets it better this time, but a touch too far outside off to make Para have another push, left alone

Sri Lanka 0/0   RJ Harris 1-1-0-0

2.1

Harris to Dilshan, no run, that has got to be close, lovely delivery from Harris, coming in sharply after pitching outside off, strikes him high on the pad, and flies to Haddin, Australia appeal, that was quite high though

2.2

Harris to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, trickles fine down leg off the pads as Harris overcooks the angle

2.3

Harris to Paranavitana, no run, played towards midwicket

2.4

Harris to Paranavitana, OUT, that is gone though, Harris has struck, Para getting forward to drive a pitched up delivery around middle and off, it was going across him and he gets a feather on it through to Haddin, Para is normally pretty cautious outside that off stump, this was an uncharacteristically loose shot

NT Paranavitana c †Haddin b Harris 0 (9m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   RJ Harris 2-2-0-1

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   RJ Harris 3-2-4-1

6.1

Harris to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Harris overdoes the angle eagerly and sends this one screaming down leg

6.2

Harris to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, gets it off the inside part of the bat towards midwicket, who has a shy at the stumps, wonder which ones, as he is miles to the left of the non-striker;s stumps, would have been tight had he hit with Mahela struggling to make his ground, in the end he manages another run as the man backing up has too much to do with the wayward throw

6.3

Harris to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, this is super stuff, Harris has Mahela prodding late outside off to one that snakes away after coming in with the angle, beaten all the way

6.4

Harris to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, wiser from Mahela, lets one go outside off, safer too, as it was kicking up high as well

6.5

Harris to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, lovely, plain awesome stuff from HArris, he beats Mahela again on the forward push, tight lines outside off, hold your breath

6.6

Harris to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, just past the man at short leg as Mahela tickles one off the pads

Sri Lanka 14/2   RJ Harris 4-2-7-1

8.1

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

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

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   RJ Harris 5-2-14-1

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   RJ Harris 6-3-14-1

23.1

Harris to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed away towards cover

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

23.3

Harris to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, PJ gets forward to push one with the angle, short leg is in the way though and he has to hurry back

23.4

Harris to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, sharp bounce for Harris, he is giving it everything as always, PJ leaves just outside off

23.5

Harris to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, tucked off the pads to long leg, but there was no bat on that it seems, and PJ waits for his first run in the series

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   RJ Harris 7-3-15-2

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   RJ Harris 8-4-15-2

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   RJ Harris 9-5-15-2

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   RJ Harris 10-6-15-2

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

53.5

Harris to Prasanna, 2 runs, neatly done, first runs in Tests for Prasanna, gets across and nudges one going down leg, long leg gets around to it

53.6

Harris to Prasanna, no run, tests him out with the bouncer, he gets out of the way early and comfortably

Sri Lanka 140/7   RJ Harris 11-6-22-2

55.1

Harris to Prasanna, no run, holds its line from a length outside off, he reaches out a long way to have a poke at it, beaten

55.2

Harris to Prasanna, no run, 136.8 kph pitched up ball pushed off the front foot to mid off

55.3

Harris to Prasanna, 1 run, that is well played, short of a length ball, pulled away backward of square leg

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   RJ Harris 12-6-23-2

57.1

Harris to Prasanna, no run, shapes in from outside off stump, he gets forward and drives off the inner half towards mid on

57.2

Harris to Prasanna, OUT, Harris has gone through Prasanna's defences, huge gap between bat and pad, Harris gets it to tail in late off a fuller length, Prasanna pushes outside the line and the ball crashes through the gate in to off and middle, just flicked the pad on its way, too good for No 9

S Prasanna b Harris 5 (19m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

57.3

Harris to Lakmal, no run, that has got to be close, caught on the crease to one that shapes in and hits him on the pad, not given, Clarke goes for the review straight away, Australia will lose a review as replays show it just clipping the top of the stumps, the on-field umpire's call will stand

57.4

Harris to Lakmal, no run, goes full with the angle on leg stump, trickles off the pads on the on side

57.5

Harris to Lakmal, no run, one more review from Australia, curves in off a length to strike him on the pad in front of leg stump, that would have missed the stumps, Australia are done with the reviews

57.6

Harris to Lakmal, no run, ends the session with a ripper, this one holds its line to beat him on the forward push outside off

Sri Lanka 150/8   RJ Harris 13-7-23-3

59.1

Harris to Lakmal, no run, shortish outside off, but he chops it in to the ground towards point

59.2

Harris to Lakmal, no run, playing from the crease to one that comes in from outside off, managed to defend it back to Harris

59.3

Harris to Lakmal, 1 run, tight single as he inside edges one towards square leg

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   RJ Harris 14-7-31-3

61.1

Harris to Lakmal, no run, has a go at a length ball outside off, nowhere close to the line of the ball and misses

61.2

Harris to Lakmal, no run, goes full for the inswinging yorker, ends up outside off and he digs it back to the bowler

61.3

Harris to Lakmal, 3 runs, goes full with the angle in to the pads and is heaved in front of square leg

61.4

Harris to Welegedara, no run, pings short extra cover with a firm front foot push, ball trickles towards mid off

61.5

Harris to Welegedara, no run, beats him outside off as he goes prodding at a straightish one

61.6

Harris to Welegedara, 2 runs, goes full but is greeted with a straight firm push that eludes him as he goes down to try and spot it, mid off chases

Sri Lanka 171/9   RJ Harris 15-7-36-3

63.1

Harris to Lakmal, no run, curves in full on the stumps, he manages to dig it out

63.2

Harris to Lakmal, no run, goes for a heave and misses again, the ball curves in past leg stump

63.3

Harris to Lakmal, no run, stays back and keeps out a length ball towards midwicket

63.4

Harris to Lakmal, no run, finally connects with the heave, off the toe of the bat that rolls to Haddin

63.5

Harris to Lakmal, 2 runs, goes short of a length and he punches it in front of cover off the back foot

63.6

Harris to Lakmal, no run, keeps out another full delivery homing in on the stumps, Harris is frustrated with that and throws the ball back angrily to the keeper

Sri Lanka 174/9   RJ Harris 16-7-38-3
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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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