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

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

Sri Lanka 10/1   KC Sangakkara 5* (7b 1x4)   RJ Harris 2.3-2-4-1

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

Sri Lanka 19/3   TT Samaraweera 4* (5b 1x4)   RJ Harris 4.3-2-11-1

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

Sri Lanka 29/3   KC Sangakkara 11* (20b 2x4)   TA Copeland 5.5-1-13-2

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

Sri Lanka 51/3   KC Sangakkara 23* (47b 3x4)   MG Johnson 4.2-0-14-0

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

Sri Lanka 55/3   KC Sangakkara 27* (49b 4x4)   MG Johnson 4.4-0-18-0

Johnson to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, again rising on the pads, PJ shuffles across and nudges to the right of long leg who cannot get there in time

Sri Lanka 64/4   HAPW Jayawardene 6* (6b 1x4)   MG Johnson 5.3-0-25-0

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, the best of the them, down the track, to the pitch and drives past the man at mid off, against the turn

Sri Lanka 76/4   HAPW Jayawardene 18* (14b 2x4 1x6)   NM Lyon 0.5-0-12-0

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

Sri Lanka 87/5   AD Mathews 8* (16b 1x4)   TA Copeland 8.5-2-24-2

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

Sri Lanka 91/5   KC Sangakkara 36* (74b 5x4)   MG Johnson 8.2-0-33-0

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

Sri Lanka 95/5   KC Sangakkara 40* (87b 6x4)   MG Johnson 10.3-1-37-0

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

Sri Lanka 100/5   AD Mathews 12* (35b 2x4)   NM Lyon 1.4-0-16-1

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

Sri Lanka 104/5   KC Sangakkara 45* (99b 7x4)   SR Watson 5.5-3-8-0

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

Sri Lanka 119/5   AD Mathews 25* (65b 3x4)   SR Watson 9.2-5-15-0

Lyon to Randiv, FOUR, Randiv gets off the mark with a lunge down the track and heaves with the turn over mid on

Sri Lanka 133/6   S Randiv 4* (10b 1x4)   NM Lyon 8.3-2-33-1

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

Sri Lanka 137/7   AD Mathews 35* (83b 4x4 1x6)   RJ Harris 10.2-6-19-2

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)   MG Johnson 13-1-43-0

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

Sri Lanka 166/8   AD Mathews 58* (110b 6x4 3x6)   MG Johnson 13.5-1-47-0
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100





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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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