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)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
0.1

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, beaten first ball. Copeland angles it across the left-hander on a good length and has Paranavitana pushing tentatively at it

0.2

Copeland to Paranavitana, FOUR, edged but the ball goes safely through the cordon, Paranavitana pushed forward tentatively again

0.3

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana prods once again at one that slants across him and gets beaten

0.4

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, left alone outside off stump

0.5

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, Copeland's getting this new ball to swing away from the left-hander after pitching on a terrific line and length, Paranavitana tries to defend, and fails

0.6

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, finally there's proper bat on ball, Paranavitana defends on the front foot

Sri Lanka 4/0   NT Paranavitana 4* (6b 1x4)
1.2

Siddle to Paranavitana, 3 runs, too full on the pads, and after the torrid first over he faced from Copeland, Paranavitana gets going with a neat clip through midwicket

Sri Lanka 8/0   NT Paranavitana 7* (7b 1x4)
2.1

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, good length angling away from the left-hander, this is an easy one to leave for Paranavitana, the deliveries in the first over were much closer to off stump

2.2

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, this one is closer to off stump and Paranavitana defends

2.3

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, good length delivery pitching on off and middle and angling across, Paranavitana moves forward and pushes towards the off side

2.4

Copeland to Paranavitana, 1 run, a touch too straight this time and Paranavitana tucks it off his pads towards square leg

Sri Lanka 9/0   NT Paranavitana 8* (11b 1x4)
3.1

Siddle to Paranavitana, 2 runs, short of a length around off, the batsman opens the face and steers it behind point

3.2

Siddle to Paranavitana, no run, full ball outside off, Paranavitana tries to drive and gets beaten, ball passes under the bat

3.3

Siddle to Paranavitana, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone by the batsman

3.4

Siddle to Paranavitana, no run, full and straight, played from the crease towards midwicket

3.5

Siddle to Paranavitana, FOUR, Paranavitana reaches out for one outside off and pushes away from his body, the ball flies off the outside edge through point for four

Sri Lanka 15/0   NT Paranavitana 14* (16b 2x4)
4.5

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

4.6

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, fuller length and the length is too wide for the batsman to play at it

Sri Lanka 18/0   NT Paranavitana 14* (18b 2x4)
6.1

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, left alone outside off stump, short of a length delivery, angling away

6.2

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, left alone once again outside off

6.3

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, Copeland continues pitching outside off and seaming it away, Paranavitana continues to leave

6.4

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, loud shout for lbw as Paranavitana gets hit on the pad while trying to defend on the front foot. Aleem Dar says not out and Clarke decides to review after thinking about it for a while. It was a good length ball that pitched in line and angled back into the left-hander instead of seaming away. That looks dead plumb. But replays indicate it's an umpire's call for some reason. The replays indicate that would have hit off stump. Perhaps the majority of the ball was not hitting the centre of the stump or something, but that looked so out. He's been saved by the smallest of fractions.

6.5

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, left alone outside off stump

6.6

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, left alone once again

Sri Lanka 18/0   NT Paranavitana 14* (24b 2x4)
9.1

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, good length outside off from over the wicket, left alone by the batsman

9.2

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, short of a length and straight, defended on the back foot

9.3

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, blocked off the back foot towards the bowler, wear this new ball and Australia's bowlers down is the way to go for Sri Lanka

9.4

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, full delivery outside off, driven off the front foot towards mid-off

9.5

Johnson to Paranavitana, 1 run, nudged behind square from the crease for a single

Sri Lanka 22/0   NT Paranavitana 15* (29b 2x4)
10.1

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, this one moves away from the left-hander and the batsman flashes and misses

10.2

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, left alone outside off stump

10.3

Copeland to Paranavitana, 1 run, pushed off the front foot for a single towards cover

Sri Lanka 23/0   NT Paranavitana 16* (32b 2x4)
11.1

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, Johnson delivers at 142 kph, good length outside off and the batsman plays no shot

11.2

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, full ball on off stump, Paranavitana digs it out on the leg side

11.3

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, wide outside off stump, too far for the batsman to play

11.4

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, played off the back foot towards point

11.5

Johnson to Paranavitana, FOUR, Paranavitana uses the angle down leg side to glance the ball off his hip towards the fine-leg boundary

11.6

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

Sri Lanka 29/0   NT Paranavitana 20* (38b 3x4)
13.1

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, good length in the channel outside off Paranavitana strides forward and lifts his bat out of the way

13.2

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana once again moves forward and across to cover his off stump and then lets the ball pass

13.3

Johnson to Paranavitana, FOUR, Johnson is too straight this time and Paranavitana clips the ball off his pads through midwicket

13.4

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, straighter line, on off and middle, defended on the front foot

13.5

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, short ball outside off stump, left alone once again

13.6

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, fuller and straighter, Paranavitana moves forward and defends with a straight bat

Sri Lanka 37/0   NT Paranavitana 24* (44b 4x4)
15.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot

15.2

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, slants on to leg stump, the batsman glances towards short fine leg

15.3

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, angling into middle stump from round the wicket, played towards midwicket

Sri Lanka 40/0   NT Paranavitana 25* (47b 4x4)
16.1

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, good length and a testing line outside off stump, Paranavitana lets it go

16.2

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, length delivery on off stump, defended on the back foot

16.3

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, outside the off stump, left alone by the batsman

16.4

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, too wide outside off stump, easy leave for the batsman

16.5

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, another one in the channel outside off, another one for the keeper to collect

16.6

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana lets this one also go through to Haddin

Sri Lanka 40/0   NT Paranavitana 25* (53b 4x4)
17.3

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, worked towards midwicket from the crease

17.6

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot towards short leg

Sri Lanka 43/0   NT Paranavitana 26* (55b 4x4)
19.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, pushed from the crease towards mid-off

19.2

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

19.3

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, played towards the fielder at silly point

19.4

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, tries to defend but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg, Thirimanne sets off from the bowler's end but gets sent back

19.5

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, played towards midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 44/0   NT Paranavitana 27* (60b 4x4)
20.1

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, Watson bowls a bouncer, Paranavitana ducks under it

20.2

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, left alone outside off stump

20.3

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, played towards cover point with an open face from the crease

20.4

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, gets behind the line and defends towards the bowler

20.5

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, driven from the crease towards cover, but Ponting at short cover ensures it doesn't get past him

20.6

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot with bat and pad close together

Sri Lanka 44/0   NT Paranavitana 27* (66b 4x4)
22.1

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, Watson pitches on a great length just outside off, the batsman strides forward and shoulders arms

22.2

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, good length and this time Paranavitana moves forward to punch the ball as it angles across him, hits it to short cover

22.3

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off

22.4

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, played from the crease towards short cover

22.5

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, full and straight, played off the front foot towards mid-on

22.6

Watson to Paranavitana, no run, and the batsman moves forward and pushes the ball into the ground right at the fielder

Sri Lanka 46/0   NT Paranavitana 27* (72b 4x4)
24.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, nudged towards mid-off for a quick single, Johnson fails to pick up cleanly

Sri Lanka 47/0   NT Paranavitana 28* (73b 4x4)
26.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot towards silly point

26.2

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, played towards extra cover for a single

Sri Lanka 57/1   NT Paranavitana 29* (75b 4x4)
27.1

Siddle to Paranavitana, no run, defended from the crease

27.2

Siddle to Paranavitana, 1 run, full ball outside off, Paranavitana drives hard of the front foot towards point

Sri Lanka 58/1   NT Paranavitana 30* (77b 4x4)
28.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, played off the back foot towards cover point for a single

28.6

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended from the crease towards silly point

Sri Lanka 60/1   NT Paranavitana 31* (79b 4x4)
30.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, 3 runs, that was eventful. That ball drifted into the left-hander and the inside edge went between the batsman's legs towards the fine-leg boundary

30.3

Lyon to Paranavitana, 2 runs, he's cut that off the back foot from close to off stump towards deep point

30.4

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended back to the bowler

30.5

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, wide outside off stump, the batsman lets it go

30.6

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, bowled quicker through the air and straight, defended on the front foot

Sri Lanka 74/1   NT Paranavitana 36* (84b 4x4)
32.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended towards cover

32.2

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, played from the crease towards slip

32.3

Lyon to Paranavitana, 2 runs, a bit too full and the batsman drives through cover off the front foot

32.4

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot towards short leg

32.5

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, wide outside off stump, some spin and bounce away from the left-hander, the batsman lets it go

32.6

Lyon to Paranavitana, 2 runs, tossed up outside off stump, driven off the front foot towards deep cover

Sri Lanka 86/1   NT Paranavitana 40* (90b 4x4)
34.1

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, good length outside off from Copeland, Paranavitana lets it go

34.2

Copeland to Paranavitana, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Paranavitana uses the width and cuts hard, finding the gap at point

34.3

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, defended from the crease with a straight bat

34.4

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, pushed off the front foot towards the off side

34.5

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, good length and straight, defended with bat and pad close together

34.6

Copeland to Paranavitana, no run, Paranavitana moves forward and plays the ball towards cover

Sri Lanka 94/1   NT Paranavitana 44* (96b 5x4)
35.2

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, the short ball gets into Paranavitana's ribs, he stands up and fends it down. There's a leg slip in place.

35.3

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, another short ball but this one is outside off and easy to leave

35.4

Johnson to Paranavitana, no run, that's a better short ball, I bet Paranavitana could smell that as it fizzed past his face

35.5

Johnson to Paranavitana, 2 runs, a full ball to follow those short ones and Paranavitana clips it off his pads through square

35.6

Johnson to Paranavitana, OUT, caught at short cover by Ponting, whose reflexes I covet. The ball was ordinary, full and outside off, there to be driven. Paranavitana went hard at it, and made proper contact, smashing the drive out of the middle. His only fault was that he hit it in the air just above Ponting's head. Up went those hands to catch a screamer at short cover. He was so well balanced as he took it.

NT Paranavitana c Ponting b Johnson 46 (146m 101b 5x4 0x6) SR: 45.54

Sri Lanka 97/2   NT Paranavitana 46 (101b 5x4)
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