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 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

Sri Lanka 2/1   TM Dilshan 1* (4b)   RJ Harris 1.4-1-0-1

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

Sri Lanka 10/2   KC Sangakkara 5* (10b 1x4)   TA Copeland 2.4-0-5-1

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

Sri Lanka 14/3   KC Sangakkara 5* (11b 1x4)   TA Copeland 3.3-0-6-2

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   KC Sangakkara 29* (52b 4x4)   RJ Harris 6.2-3-15-2

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, dear me, what has he done, he has gifted his wicket away, down on the knee for another slog sweep, but he does not get hold of it and deep square leg settles under it, Lyon has earned his wicket though, after being smacked for a six and a four he has bowled it just a shade wider and on a length outside off, PJ had to reach out for it and got the top edge

HAPW Jayawardene c Harris b Lyon 18 (16m 15b 2x4 1x6) SR: 120.00

Sri Lanka 76/5   KC Sangakkara 29* (59b 4x4)   NM Lyon 1-0-12-1

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   AD Mathews 31* (73b 3x4 1x6)   MEK Hussey 0.3-0-0-1

Lyon to Randiv, OUT, sharp caught-and-bowled from Lyon, Randiv departs now, he looked to go hard after him again, this one was bowled fuller and turned in and he ended up smashing it to Lyon's right, Lyon got behind it and safely pouched it

S Randiv c & b Lyon 4 (12m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka 133/7   AD Mathews 31* (81b 3x4 1x6)   NM Lyon 8.5-2-33-2

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

Sri Lanka 150/8   AD Mathews 43* (96b 4x4 2x6)   RJ Harris 12.2-6-23-3

Johnson to Mathews, OUT, did that carry? Australia are appealing for caught behind, Angelo went after a very wide offcutter from Mitch, got the edge that was dying on Haddin as he went forward and low to his right, seems to have just lodged in to his right glove, third umpire sends Angelo back

AD Mathews c †Haddin b Johnson 58 (134m 111b 6x4 3x6) SR: 52.25

Sri Lanka 166/9   RAS Lakmal 1* (7b)   MG Johnson 14-1-47-1

Johnson to Welegedara, OUT, outside edge and caught at third slip, Welegedara backed away a bit and pushed a pacy back of a length ball with an angled bat and it flew straight to Copeland

UWMBCA Welegedara c Copeland b Johnson 2 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Sri Lanka 174/10   RAS Lakmal 7* (18b)   MG Johnson 15.1-1-48-2
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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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