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8.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, similar wide delivery, holding its line, Ponting gets the big stride in, leaves it alone. A typical Ponting start

8.3

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another massive stride forward, another leave

8.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this time Ponting plays at it, with on open face, towards gully, on the bounce

8.5

Eranga to Ponting, no run, short of a length, around off, pushed back to the bowler

8.6

Eranga to Ponting, 2 runs, Ponting's big front-foot movement again, he gets close to the line of this, and push-drives it wide of cover for a couple

Australia 24/2   RT Ponting 2* (5b)

9.6

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, Ponting gets another big stride in before shouldering arms to one outside off

Australia 25/2   RT Ponting 2* (6b)

10.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this has cut Ponting in two.... Short of a length, seams back in from outside off, beats the inside edge, and the stumps

10.3

Eranga to Ponting, 2 runs, too straight this time, clipped away wide of mid-on

10.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this one starts wide outside off, left alone

10.5

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another leave outside off

10.6

Eranga to Ponting, no run, too wide outside off, unlike Watson, Ponting is not driving at them

Australia 30/2   RT Ponting 4* (11b)

11.6

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, tries the bouncer, Ponting isn't hooking. Not yet

Australia 31/2   RT Ponting 4* (12b)

12.3

Eranga to Ponting, no run, short of a length, just outside off, Ponting presses forward, then goes back, and defends this back to the bowler

12.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, very wide outside off, left alone

12.5

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another wide delivery, another leave

12.6

Eranga to Ponting, 1 wide, bouncer outside off, Ponting need not even duck or away out of the line. Called a wide for height

12.6

Eranga to Ponting, no run, back full, but wide outside off again. Another leave

Australia 33/2   RT Ponting 4* (16b)

14.1

Eranga to Ponting, no run, wide again, Ponting is well forward and shoulders arms

14.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this is the second delivery he has got to move in, Ponting is hit on the pad way outside the line of off. They appeal for lbw, and even if Ponting is deemed to be not playing a shot, this never moves in enough to be able to hit the stumps

14.3

Eranga to Ponting, no run, defended off the back foot this time, this is a better line, closer to off

14.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, back to bowing wide, Ponting back to leaving them alone

14.5

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this is full and straight, Ponting on-drives, finds mid-on

14.6

Eranga to Ponting, no run, length ball, close to off, angling in, Ponting defends off the back foot

Australia 35/2   RT Ponting 4* (22b)

15.5

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, length ball outside off, defended back to the bowler

15.6

Welegedara to Ponting, 1 run, clipped away off the pads for a single around the corner

Australia 39/2   RT Ponting 5* (24b)

16.1

Eranga to Ponting, no run, shout for catch at the wicket, Hill says no. They don't challenge either. Ponting on the pull again! This one is dug in short all right, but doesn't quite come up. It has hit the thigh pad on the way, and is nowhere close to the bat

16.2

Eranga to Ponting, 1 run, length ball on the pads, helped away for a single

Australia 40/2   RT Ponting 6* (26b)

17.1

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, short of a length, pitches leg, angling towards off, pushed to the bowler

17.2

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, angled a cross him, and left alone again

17.3

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, length ball on leg, angling towards off, dead-batted off the front foot

17.4

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, They are challenging Aleem Dar. This is the odd delivery that swings in. Ponting drives away from the body, there is a woody sound as it passes the inside edge. They go for the review right away. The replays, however, show that Dar is right again. The ball has hit the pad, and the bat has hit the boot. Oh Aleem, you beauty

17.5

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, short of a length, angling across, defended off the front foot

17.6

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, length ball outside off, driven to mid-off

Australia 40/2   RT Ponting 6* (32b)

19.1

Welegedara to Ponting, 2 runs, flicked away off the pads, wide of long leg

19.2

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, short of a length, around off, defended back to the bowler

19.3

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, full outside off, left alone as it is angling further away

19.4

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, another leave outside off

19.5

Welegedara to Ponting, FOUR, the first flowing drive from Ponting. All trademark touches present here. Gets a big stride down and across, leans into the drive, the elbow is high, and cover is beaten

19.6

Welegedara to Ponting, FOUR, another beautiful drive through extra... it's nearly identical to the previous one. Another big stride, another push-drive, the high elbow, the lovely timing. In the last two deliveries he has scored twice the runs he scored off the first 36

Australia 50/2   RT Ponting 16* (38b 2x4)

20.2

Lakmal to Ponting, no run

20.3

Lakmal to Ponting, 1 run, short outside off, punched away, Randiv, the substitute, misfields at cover

Australia 52/2   RT Ponting 17* (40b 2x4)

21.1

Herath to Ponting, no run, starts with a flat delivery into the pads, pushed to leg

21.2

Herath to Ponting, no run, flights this one on middle and leg, Ponting smothers the turn

21.3

Herath to Ponting, no run, nicely flighted again, Ponting pushes forward to defend

21.4

Herath to Ponting, no run, slightly low trajectory, into the pads, pushed back to the bowler

21.5

Herath to Ponting, no run, turn and bounce... pitches middle and off, Ponting pushes at it, then it breaks and bounce, beating the outside edge

21.6

Herath to Ponting, no run, more turn, but low trajectory, Ponting stays back and defends

Australia 52/2   RT Ponting 17* (46b 2x4)

22.3

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, wide again, shoulders arms again

22.4

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, short of a length, Ponting moves back and across before defending this

22.5

Lakmal to Ponting, 1 run, short of a length, but angling into middle and leg, and worked away square for a single

Australia 54/2   RT Ponting 18* (49b 2x4)

23.1

Herath to Ponting, no run, flighted around middle and leg, defended off the front foot

23.2

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, brings out the sweep, all along the ground, gets a single to long leg

Australia 55/2   RT Ponting 19* (51b 2x4)

24.1

Lakmal to Ponting, 1 no ball, short of a ball, Ponting defends this outside off

24.1

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, left alone outside off

24.2

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, punched outside off, nice sound off the bat, can't beat cover

24.3

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, bouncer, Ponting has enough time and more to duck under it

24.4

Lakmal to Ponting, FOUR, the edge is produced, this shortish delivery doesn't quite come on, Ponting's bat face closes a touch early, but the leading edge beats the two slips. Even if there had been a third slip, this would have fallen short

24.5

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, another bouncer, too short again, Ponting ducks under it

24.6

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, left alone outside off, this pitches wide and swing further away

Australia 60/2   RT Ponting 23* (58b 3x4)

26.1

Dilshan to Ponting, 1 run, turning down the leg side, worked around the corner to move to the other end

26.3

Dilshan to Ponting, 1 run, into the pads again, worked around the corner again

Australia 63/2   RT Ponting 25* (60b 3x4)

27.1

Eranga to Ponting, no run, short of a length, around off, holds its line, defended off the front foot

27.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, left alone outside off, not too far wide, so a brave leave

27.3

Eranga to Ponting, 2 runs, length ball, into the pads, clipped wide of square leg for two

27.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, fuller, outside off, angling in, defended off the front foot

27.5

Eranga to Ponting, no run, full, angling in to off, defended to cover

27.6

Eranga to Ponting, no run, Close lbw shout, this one swings back in late, Ponting is late in the shot and is caught on the crease. They will review this. The bat and pad are close together, there is a woody sound, but it has definitely hit pad first. Now we need to find out if it has hit him in line. He was surely playing a shot here. And once again, Dar is right! It has hit him just outside the line of off. Sri Lanka have challenged Dar twice, and now have no reviews left

Australia 65/2   RT Ponting 27* (66b 3x4)

29.1

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another half-appeal, but Ponting has moves well outside off even though this inswinger has hit him on the pad first

29.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another inswinger, defended crisply to cover

29.3

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another inswinger, driven down to the bowler, the momentum brings him outside the crease, Eranga lets rip a throw. He would have made it back even if this had hit, but doesn't hurt letting the batsman know he better stay in the crease

29.4

Eranga to Ponting, FOUR, driven against the swing, crisply, having got a big stride in, along the ground, wide of extra cover. Good reply to the bowler

29.5

Eranga to Ponting, 3 runs, another extra cover drive, this time he hasn't got enough on it, but he will take three

Australia 76/2   RT Ponting 34* (71b 4x4)

31.1

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this one holds its line outside off, Ponting leaves it alone. A rare fumble from PJ. It swung in late, well after it had passed the stumps

31.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this one swings, Ponting gets the stride in and defends

31.3

Eranga to Ponting, 1 run, a touch short, punched away, and we already have a deep point in place

Australia 84/2   RT Ponting 35* (74b 4x4)

32.1

Herath to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting is driving through the covers superbly... this is tossed up outside off, he reaches the pitch of the ball, and places it wide of cover

32.2

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, the tip-and-run now, towards cover, and they rush through

Australia 89/2   RT Ponting 40* (76b 5x4)

33.1

Eranga to Ponting, 1 run, length ball wide of off, driven with an open face to deep point

33.3

Eranga to Ponting, 2 runs, angled into the pads, pushed wide of deep square leg, will get a couple

33.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this one holds its line outside off, left alone

33.5

Eranga to Ponting, FOUR, the pull is out... a short one at 140ks, but its only rib high and he swivels as he pulls. Between the two deep men on the on side. Along the ground. Clarke likes it and applauds from the balcony

33.6

Eranga to Ponting, no run, shortish, nips back in, cramps up his cut

Australia 97/2   RT Ponting 47* (81b 6x4)

34.3

Herath to Ponting, no run, flighted outside off, turning away, left alone

34.4

Herath to Ponting, no run, fired down the leg side

34.5

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, well flighted outside off, driven again, he is keeping it down, although this time a dive at extra cover keep the shot down to one

Australia 99/2   RT Ponting 48* (84b 6x4)

35.1

Lakmal to Ponting, 1 no ball, length ball outside off, no deviation, defended. That's a no-ball, Lakmal's second

35.1

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, another big stride to drive to cover, cant find the gap

35.2

Lakmal to Ponting, 1 no ball, slightly shorter, so Ponting doesn't play at it. Another no-ball, his 12th this series

35.2

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, this one swings away, but it starts so wide outside off he doesn't have to play at it

35.3

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, more shape away, more width, more shouldering of arms

35.4

Lakmal to Ponting, no run, wide again, left alone again

35.5

Lakmal to Ponting, OUT, No patience from Ponting! Poor poor shot from him. Lakmal has been bowling wide outswingers all over, and Ponting has been leaving them alone. Off the seventh delivery of the over, Ponting loses patience, and goes for the big drive, away from his body. The swing takes the edge, a real bonus of a wicket, as was Watson's. Walking back, he is a frustrated man

RT Ponting c †HAPW Jayawardene b Lakmal 48 (119m 91b 6x4 0x6) SR: 52.74

Australia 101/3   RT Ponting 48 (91b 6x4)
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Sep 20, 2011

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