Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
16,17,18,19,20 September 2011 (5-day match)
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0.1

Welegedara to Watson, no run, looks for swing first ball, ends up bowling a low full toss, which is driven to mid-on

0.2

Welegedara to Watson, no run, good bowling and a good lbw shout, but they won't challenge Tony Hill. This has almost everything going for it. Length ball, pitches middle, swings in a touch, hits him in front of the stumps. However, Hill has spotted the inside edge

0.3

Welegedara to Watson, no run, this one pitches in the similar area, but goes with the angle, defended outside off

0.4

Welegedara to Watson, no run, another floater just outside off, defended solidly

0.5

Welegedara to Watson, no run, starts further outside off, and is left alone

0.6

Welegedara to Watson, no run, this one seam away from Watson, pitches middle and off, and almost cuts away. Defended off the front foot

Australia 0/0   SR Watson 0* (6b)
1.6

Lakmal to Watson, no run, length ball on the pads, Watson drives handsomely, but finds mid-on

Australia 1/1   SR Watson 0* (7b)
2.6

Welegedara to Watson, no run, length ball, slight shape in, defended to mid-on

Australia 2/1   SR Watson 0* (8b)
4.1

Welegedara to Watson, 3 runs, Watson off the mark, gets a length ball on the pads, and clips it wide of midwicket

Australia 5/1   SR Watson 3* (9b)
5.1

Lakmal to Watson, no run, length ball into the pads, defended to leg

5.2

Lakmal to Watson, 1 run, whipped away off the pads, gets a single to fine leg

Australia 12/1   SR Watson 4* (11b)
6.1

Welegedara to Watson, no run, good-looking off-drive off a full delivery, but the mid-off is pretty straight

6.2

Welegedara to Watson, no run, on-drive this time, but mid-on is straight too. They have done their homework with straight field positions for Watson

6.3

Welegedara to Watson, no run, left alone outside this time

6.4

Welegedara to Watson, no run, short of a length, around off, defended off the front foot

6.5

Welegedara to Watson, no run, another meaty drive from Watson, finds short cover this time. On the bounce

6.6

Welegedara to Watson, FOUR, there's no stopping this one... this slightly wider than the previous deliveries, Watson delays the drive a touch to miss that short cover. Lovely timing again

Australia 20/1   SR Watson 8* (17b 1x4)
8.1

Eranga to Watson, OUT, Whoa! What a series for debutants! Eranga takes a wicket first ball now. Watson is gone. To be fair, though, it was not a very remarkable delivery. It was a loosener wide outside off, and Watson went after it like it was the last wide delivery he would get. Just couldn't keep it down, and backward point accepted the catch with glee. Eranga will take it

SR Watson c Dilshan b Eranga 8 (36m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Australia 22/2   SR Watson 8 (18b 1x4)
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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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