Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 8-12, 2011
Match drawn
8,9,10,11,12 September 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
1.1

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, he gets the outside edge right away as he finds some bounce from a length, it straightens and Dilshan feels at it from the crease, falls short of second slip

1.2

Copeland to Dilshan, 1 run, this one comes in, was conspiring to sneak through the gap between bat and pad, dilshan brought down an angled bat a touch outside the line, inside edge goes backward of square leg

1.3

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, he will be there all the time, around middle and off from a length, defended on the leg side

1.4

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, moves away from around leg stump, he plays late and pushes towards mid off

1.5

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, fine leave, very fine leave, pitching off and leaving him, takes a step forward, has a look and lets it go past

1.6

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, similar ball, just a touch shorter, he gets right forward and pushes to mid off

Sri Lanka 1/0   TA Copeland 1-0-1-0
3.1

Copeland to Dilshan, 1 run, comes in from a length but Dilshan is playing it from the crease and works it on the leg side

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

3.4

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, tempting Dilshan to drive with a fuller one on off, he resists, and pushes towards extra cover

3.5

Copeland to Dilshan, 2 runs, uncertain against the one coming in from outside off, does not get forward, has a push from the crease, inside edge goes through square leg

3.6

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, better from Dilshan, right forward to a length ball close to off and pushes it towards covers

Sri Lanka 6/1   TA Copeland 2-0-5-0
5.1

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, Copeland ending on off stump, all is well with the world, Dilshan gets back to defend

5.2

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, this one comes back in a long way from outside off, but Dilshan is confident it will miss off, shoulders arms, he is right as well

5.3

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, gets him to finally have a go at one pitched up widish outside off, straight to cover

5.4

Copeland to Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan is gone, he thought this one would miss off as well as it curled in sharply, he was wrong this time, just as he shouldered arms, it curved in devilishly to strike top of off, Copeland roars, he has pegged away outside that off stump persistently, and ultimately, found a way through

TM Dilshan b Copeland 4 (22m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

5.5

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela off the mark right away with a soft push in front of extra cover

5.6

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

Sri Lanka 11/2   TA Copeland 3-0-6-1
7.1

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball close to off, he goes back in the crease and defends

7.2

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Copeland finds movement this time, away from Mahela, draws him forward and leaves him poking inside the line

7.3

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, Sri Lanka slip further, Mahela Jayawardene departs to an insane take from Michael Hussey, it was pitched up, lured Mahela in to the drive, wonder if he would have done the same against Harris, did not get fully to the pitch, and ended up getting a thick edge that was headed for the third man boundary, but Hussey decided to stick his left hand in the path with a leap to his left, the ball stuck, the Australians mobbed him, and Mahela walked of

DPMD Jayawardene c Hussey b Copeland 4 (10m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

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   TA Copeland 4-1-6-2
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   TA Copeland 5-1-8-2
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

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   TA Copeland 6-1-15-2
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   TA Copeland 7-1-17-2
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   TA Copeland 8-2-17-2
31.1

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

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   TA Copeland 9-2-24-2
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   TA Copeland 10-3-24-2
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   TA Copeland 11-4-24-2
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   TA Copeland 12-5-24-2
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