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
81.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended to cover

81.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, tentative... this is dug in outside off, Mathews is expecting high bounce, the ball stays low, and instinctively he goes to play at it outside off. Fails to touch it, though

Sri Lanka 210/4   AD Mathews 0* (2b)
82.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, Mathews still tentative outside off, follows this one. It holds its line, takes the outside, which does in front of gully

Sri Lanka 211/4   AD Mathews 0* (3b)
84.1

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, another outside edge from Mathews, pushing at one outside off, it goes wide of gully for a single

Sri Lanka 220/4   AD Mathews 1* (4b)
85.1

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length, drops this to cover and rushes through for a single

Sri Lanka 225/4   AD Mathews 2* (5b)
86.1

Copeland to Mathews, 2 runs, angling into the pads, worked past square leg for a couple

86.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, defended towards gully

86.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended with an open face

86.4

Copeland to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews's turn to go for a drive now. It's just a check-drive, just a firm push. Overpitched on the pads, he meets it with a straight bat, and places it between the bowler and mid-on

86.5

Copeland to Mathews, no run, pitched up outside off, left alone

86.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended to mid-on

Sri Lanka 235/4   AD Mathews 8* (11b 1x4)
87.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, Mathews moves across to defend this with an open face

87.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, around off, defended to leg

87.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, similar length, similar line, this time he defends to cover

Sri Lanka 240/4   AD Mathews 8* (14b 1x4)
88.5

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, defended to cover

88.6

Watson to Mathews, no run, pushed to cover off the back foot

Sri Lanka 241/4   AD Mathews 8* (16b 1x4)
89.3

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, lovely straight drive, to a elngth ball just outside off, Johnson gets a hand to it, keeping them down to two

89.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short of a length outside off, pushed to cover

89.5

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, short, doesn't rise too high, pulled away to long leg

Sri Lanka 245/4   AD Mathews 11* (19b 1x4)
90.1

Watson to Mathews, no run, length ball on middle and off, defended to leg

90.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, stays back to defend this outside off

90.3

Watson to Mathews, 3 runs, length ball on the pads, flicked away, with his back foot in the air, past square leg

Sri Lanka 248/4   AD Mathews 14* (22b 1x4)
91.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball, angling in, defended to cover

91.2

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, short, into the body, pulled past short midwicket, keeps it down with a roll of the wrist

91.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, slower short one, outside off, Mathews pulls again, gets a bottom edge, but it doesn't carry to Haddin

91.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, ducks under this bouncer, the quicker one, into the body, has to act fast to avoid that, 145ks it was

91.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball, angling in towards off, defended to midwicket

Sri Lanka 250/4   AD Mathews 15* (27b 1x4)
92.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, Mathews push-drives, on the bounce to short cover

92.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, this one moves in a touch, from a length just outside off, defended to leg

92.4

Watson to Mathews, 1 run, swings in again, towards the shiny side! Gets the inside half of the bat for a single

Sri Lanka 252/4   AD Mathews 16* (30b 1x4)
93.1

Johnson to Mathews, FOUR, short, not too wide, but Mathews stands tall and punches this square, between cover and point. Top shot

93.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, fuller now, angling in, driven crisply, to cover

93.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, wider outside off now, left alone

93.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball just outside off, defended off the front foot

93.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, digs this one in short, into the body, 144ks, stays low, and hits him in the thigh pad

93.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, this bouncer is too short, and easy to duck under

Sri Lanka 256/4   AD Mathews 20* (36b 2x4)
95.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball, angling in towards middle, defended back to the bowler

95.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, forward defensive, right under his eyes, towards mid-on

95.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, angling in towards leg this time, pushed to short midwicket

95.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, punched from outside off to short cover

95.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, full and wide, Mathews gets across to get close to the line, and drives it to cover-point

95.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, another drive to a wide delivery, manages to keep it down, which is just as well because he has hit it straight to cover

Sri Lanka 268/4   AD Mathews 20* (42b 2x4)
96.3

Lyon to Mathews, FOUR, short, hit-me long hop, Mathews goes back and places this between mid-off and extra cover

96.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, full on the pads, clipped away to square leg

96.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, tossed up outside off, defended back to the bowler

96.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, this one dips a little, threatens to turn but goes with the angle, hits the outside half of the bat. There the moral victory ends

Sri Lanka 273/4   AD Mathews 24* (46b 3x4)
98.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, doesn't turn in, Mathews makes the late adjustment and defends

98.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, lower trajectory, Mathew goes back to force this to point

98.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, leaves the crease to get close to the pitch, pushes it to mid-on

98.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, fuller, quicker, defended back to the bowler

98.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, flighted, slower through the air, Mathews is forward to defend outside off

98.6

Lyon to Mathews, FOUR, up and over... Mathews jumps out of the crease, is neither too close to the pitch of the ball nor too far from it, which means perfect swinging room to get the elevation. Clears mid-on

Sri Lanka 277/4   AD Mathews 28* (52b 4x4)
99.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, back to attacking the off stump, without any movement, though, defended back to Siddle

99.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length outside off, pushed to cover

Sri Lanka 280/4   AD Mathews 28* (54b 4x4)
101.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, full, swings in a touch, driven to mid-on

101.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length, around middle and off, defended to one of the midwickets

101.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, holds its line outside off, defended off the front foot

101.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, length ball on off, holds its line, defended to cover

101.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, looks to drive this, but the length is not quite there and ends up pushing it to mid-off

101.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, slightly wider this time, and he leaves it alone

Sri Lanka 284/4   AD Mathews 28* (60b 4x4)
102.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, short of a length, no turn, defended to short leg

102.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, defended to short leg

102.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, stays back to defend a flat delivery to the bowler

102.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, dead-bats this in front of stumps. No turn at all

Sri Lanka 285/4   AD Mathews 28* (64b 4x4)
104.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the front foot

104.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, floated outside off, Mathews chips down the track to defend

104.3

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, angled across him, belatedly opens the face to run this down for a single past slip

Sri Lanka 286/4   AD Mathews 29* (67b 4x4)
105.2

Ponting to Mathews, 1 run, into the pads this time, clipped away for a single

Sri Lanka 289/4   AD Mathews 30* (68b 4x4)
106.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, defended to midwicket, with the turn

106.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, lower trajectory, defended off the back foot

106.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, appeal for bat-pad as this one bounces extra, but there is no bat involved, and they don't challenge the not-out decision

106.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, stays back to block this back

106.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, leaves the crease, is not quite to the pitch of the ball, and defends

106.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, defended towards short leg

Sri Lanka 291/4   AD Mathews 30* (74b 4x4)
108.1

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, helped away past short leg for one

108.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, Mathews shows a touch of impatience, jumps at him, plays the instinctive push to leg, it falls short of short midwicket

108.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, solid front-foot defensive

108.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, another forward defensive to smother the turn - not that there is much turn in the first place

Sri Lanka 305/4   AD Mathews 31* (78b 4x4)
110.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, some bounce, but it starts outside leg and beats the pad

110.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, shouts of catch it as it lobs off the pad, no bat involved

110.3

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, more turn, worked around the corner for a single

110.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, turning down the leg side, defended with a close face

110.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, defended to short fine leg

Sri Lanka 307/4   AD Mathews 32* (83b 4x4)
112.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, turning into the pads, flat trajectory, defended from the crease

112.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, forward defensive now

112.3

Lyon to Mathews, 3 runs, and Mathews has placed this around the corner, between the two short legs, and Dilshan hares through, pushes Mathews for a three - 100 for the stand

Sri Lanka 310/4   AD Mathews 35* (86b 4x4)
113.1

Johnson to Mathews, FOUR, what a way to go level with Australia's Austin 316 score. This is a long hop, he stands tall, and dismisses it past midwicket for four

113.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, defended off the front foot, to cover

113.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball on the pads, flicked to midwicket

113.4

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, digs this in, into the body, the ball doesn't bounce as much as expected, but he manages to pull it away to fine leg, along the ground

Sri Lanka 317/4   AD Mathews 40* (90b 5x4)
114.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, fullish on the pads, defended back

114.2

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, turning into the pads, nudged away for a single

Sri Lanka 322/4   AD Mathews 41* (92b 5x4)
115.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, pushed to mid-off

115.2

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked away for an easy single

Sri Lanka 325/4   AD Mathews 42* (94b 5x4)
116.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, short of a length, turning in, defended to cover

116.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, floated across, goes back to defend

Sri Lanka 327/4   AD Mathews 42* (96b 5x4)
118.1

Watson to Mathews, no run, length ball, outside off, Mathews stretches well forward to defend

118.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, defended off the back foot

118.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

118.4

Watson to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the back foot

118.5

Watson to Mathews, no run, nearly an edge, holds its line after hitting the seam outside off, Mathews has a poke, playing for the angle, is beaten

118.6

Watson to Mathews, no run, this one angles in towards the stumps, and Mathews defends off the back foot

Sri Lanka 331/5   AD Mathews 42* (102b 5x4)
119.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, full, accurate, blocked back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 336/5   AD Mathews 42* (103b 5x4)
120.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, on the length, middle and off, defended back

120.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to cover

120.4

Watson to Mathews, no run, this one shapes away but starts well outside off and is left alone. Chest high for Haddin, not bad for this pitch. Watson sure does something extra with the ball

120.5

Watson to Mathews, no run, full outside off, pushed back to the bowler

120.6

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, pushed to cover

Sri Lanka 337/5   AD Mathews 42* (108b 5x4)
122.1

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, into the pads, defended to midwicket

122.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, slight width, punched away to short cover

122.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, slightly further up, defended off the front foot

122.4

Watson to Mathews, 1 run, clipped off the pads for a single to deep square

Sri Lanka 338/5   AD Mathews 43* (112b 5x4)
123.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot

123.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, fuller, angling in towards off and middle, defended from the crease

123.3

Siddle to Mathews, 1 no ball, big no-ball from Sid as he bowls on a length, just outside off

123.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, swinging in a touch, he gets the front leg out of the way and drives it to mid-on

123.4

Siddle to Mathews, FOUR, bouncer, doesn't quite some on, 136ks, Mathews rocks back, rolls the wrists on the pull, beats midwicket

123.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, stretches to drive, mis-hits it to cover

123.6

Siddle to Mathews, FOUR, too full, although it is swinging, and Mathews shows it the full face, no follow-through, and it speeds off the bat. Between bowler and mid-on. What a way to reach fifty. Acknowledges the crowd applause

Sri Lanka 347/5   AD Mathews 51* (119b 7x4)
125.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to cover

125.2

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, full, just outside off, driven wide of mid-off, PJ late to start but the single is easily completed

Sri Lanka 350/5   AD Mathews 52* (121b 7x4)
126.1

Watson to Mathews, no run, full, on off, defended from the crease

126.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, around off, pushed to cover

126.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, comes forward to defend this to cover

126.4

Watson to Mathews, no run, full, swinging in a touch, driven to mid-off

126.5

Watson to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, worked away for a single wide of midwicket

Sri Lanka 351/5   AD Mathews 53* (126b 7x4)
128.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball, angling across, defended back

128.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, defended off the front foot again

128.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended back to Johnson

128.4

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads, in the gap past midwicket

128.5

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, inside edge, a thick one, but it travels well past midwicket

128.6

Johnson to Mathews, FOUR, this is an absolute slap to the long-off fence. A wide length ball, but he comes down on it with a slightly closed face, and the timing is superb

Sri Lanka 362/5   AD Mathews 61* (132b 8x4)
130.1

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, worked away off the pads, nicely into the gap past square leg

130.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, angling a touch away, defended off the back foot

130.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, fuller, around off again, defended to cover

130.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, not sure Johnson is listening to Dar. Left alone by Mathews only to turn up and see Johnson giving him some more lip

130.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, defended solidly to silly mid0off, Johnson follows through next to the batsman. I must add that he does have a smile on his face although the chat doesn't seem very pleasant

130.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, defended solidly off the front foot. No action on the ball, although words have flown this way and that

Sri Lanka 364/5   AD Mathews 63* (138b 8x4)
131.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, angled across, seems like the arm ball, Mathews is beaten on the cut

131.3

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes this to long-on for one

131.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, stretches well forward to defends this back to the bowler

131.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, blocked to short leg this time

Sri Lanka 367/5   AD Mathews 64* (142b 8x4)
132.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, full ball outside off, defended solidly off the front foot

Sri Lanka 370/5   AD Mathews 64* (143b 8x4)
133.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, full outside off, pushed back to the bowler

133.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, low trajectory, outside off, pushed back

133.5

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, driven to long-on

Sri Lanka 374/5   AD Mathews 65* (146b 8x4)
134.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, angled across, around off, pushed to cover

134.2

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length, opens the face, gets it past cover, brings up the hundred for Johnson

Sri Lanka 375/5   AD Mathews 66* (148b 8x4)
135.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, pushed to cover

135.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, length ball into the pads, defended wide of midwicket

135.3

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length, steered square on the off side for a single

Sri Lanka 384/5   AD Mathews 67* (151b 8x4)
136.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, worked around the corner

136.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, full and straight, played back to Lyon

Sri Lanka 386/5   AD Mathews 67* (153b 8x4)
138.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, turning harmlessly down the leg side

138.2

Lyon to Mathews, 2 runs, turning down leg again, gets a tickle from Mathews

138.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, full, on off and middle, hit back to the bowler

138.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, dead-batted back to the bowler

138.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, slower through the air, defended to leg

138.6

Lyon to Mathews, 2 runs, that's a right long hop, and Mathews pulls this towards deep midwicket and picks two before Marsh runs around from deep square

Sri Lanka 394/5   AD Mathews 71* (159b 8x4)
141.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended back

141.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, angling in, pushed to midwicket

141.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, slower ball, 112k, dead-batted

141.4

Copeland to Mathews, no run, angling into the pads again, pushed to short midwicket

141.5

Copeland to Mathews, no run, into the pads again, works this to leg, but can't beat the short midwickets

141.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, defended to mid-on this time

Sri Lanka 407/5   AD Mathews 71* (165b 8x4)
142.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, defended to midwicket

142.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length, angling in towards off, defended to cover

142.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, another solid defensive - Mathews has shut shop here, but PJ is going strong. The clear plan is to have Mathews bat tomorrow too

142.5

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, angling into the pads, clipped away

Sri Lanka 409/5   AD Mathews 72* (169b 8x4)
143.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, misses out on a length ball on the pads

143.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot

143.3

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, worked away off the pads for a single

Sri Lanka 410/5   AD Mathews 73* (172b 8x4)
144.1

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, punched away outside off, gets a single to deep cover

144.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, length ball on middle and leg, push-driven to mid-on

144.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, full outside off, driven handsomely, but straight to mid-off

144.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, length, outside off, pushed to mid-off

144.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, punched outside off, can;t beat Ponting at short cover

Sri Lanka 412/5   AD Mathews 74* (177b 8x4)
146.1

Siddle to Mathews, 3 runs, Mathews jumps out of the crease, Siddle drops it short, Mathews glides it past point, Siddle grunts in frustration

Sri Lanka 415/6   AD Mathews 77* (178b 8x4)
148.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball, angling towards off, pushed back to the bowler

148.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, full outside off, angling away, left alone

148.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, He turns down the single now! Pulled away from well outside off, and refuses the easy single on offer

148.4

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, takes the single now, the fourth ball, clipping this away off the pads

Sri Lanka 417/6   AD Mathews 78* (182b 8x4)
149.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended back

149.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, slower ball, 110ks, defended from the crease

149.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, into the pads, defended to short midwicket

149.4

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, full on the pads, clipped away for one, leaves Eranga two balls to negotiate

Sri Lanka 422/6   AD Mathews 79* (186b 8x4)
150.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, well outside off, straightening too, left alone

150.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, full outside off, defended to mid-off

150.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, full outside off, pushed to mid-off

150.4

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, well forward and then in front of his body to defend this, and also place it wide of cover

Sri Lanka 423/6   AD Mathews 80* (190b 8x4)
151.1

Lyon to Mathews, 2 runs, flat across him, Mathews opens the face, gets into the vacant third man area for a couple

151.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, stays back to defend this one

151.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler

151.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, flatter, quicker, defended to leg

151.5

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, near run-out, an unnecessary risk here, Eranga hasn't quite disgraced himself with the bat, so perhaps a bit too much of a risk to manoeuvre strike. He has defended this straight to square leg and shoots off. Ponting is the fielder on top of that. Mathews puts a full-length dive in, and would still have been beaten by inches had Ponting hit. and he didn't miss by much

Sri Lanka 426/6   AD Mathews 83* (195b 8x4)
152.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short, and well down the leg side

152.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, this time it is wide outside off stump. Just what you want in the dying minutes of the day. Especially when you are on 80 and have been dismissed just short of 100 twice in your career

152.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, opens the face on this one, turns the single down

152.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, left alone outside off

152.5

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, He does take a risk, this time to try and squeeze a boundary through the close field, but he hits it uppishly past point. They think they can take three, but have to settle for two, and Mathews is stuck at the striker's end for the last ball of the over

152.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, around off, defended off the back foot

Sri Lanka 428/6   AD Mathews 85* (201b 8x4)
154.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, Johnson continues round the stumps, firing this well down the leg side

154.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, wide outside off, Mathews shoulders arms - some real gifts from Johnson in this spell

154.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, closer to off, Mathews is solid in defending this to mid-off

154.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, Mathews goes chasing after a wide delivery, drives it but keeps it down

154.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, angling in from wide outside off, meets the dead bat of Mathews

154.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, this is close to off, Mathews plays tentatively but with soft hands. On the bounce to gully. Goes and shakes Eranga's hand on the way back

Sri Lanka 428/6   AD Mathews 85* (207b 8x4)
155.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short ball first up, Mathews bends his knees and sways out of the way

155.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, good length delivery outside off, Mathews lets it pass

155.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, good length angling into the right-hander, defended towards short cover

Sri Lanka 431/6   AD Mathews 85* (210b 8x4)
157.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, good length just outside off, defended on the front foot, Mathews hasn't scored yet today

157.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Siddle angles the ball into the right-hander, Mathews stays on his crease and plays on the leg side

157.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, pushed off the front foot towards mid-on

157.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, the slower ball bowled full outside off, Mathews reaches forward and then waits a touch before defending

157.5

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews is away today, playing one off his hips towards deep square

Sri Lanka 436/6   AD Mathews 86* (215b 8x4)
158.1

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews stays in his crease and pushes through cover

Sri Lanka 437/7   AD Mathews 87* (216b 8x4)
159.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Siddle gives Mathews a short one, he ducks under it

159.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Siddle bangs in another bouncer and it's a good one, Mathews is late to duck and turns his head away, leaving his bat up in the air

159.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, fuller length outside off, Mathews punches towards cover

159.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

159.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, driven firmly off the front foot, but Ponting is in the way at short cover

159.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length angling into the right-hander, Mathews moves back and tries to turn it on the leg side but gets an edge on the off

Sri Lanka 437/7   AD Mathews 87* (222b 8x4)
160.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, good length and straight, defended on the front foot

160.4

Copeland to Mathews, no run, Mathews defends on the front foot towards the off side, tight line and length on off stump

160.5

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, pushed behind point with an open face for a single

Sri Lanka 439/7   AD Mathews 88* (225b 8x4)
161.1

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, flicked through square to the fielder on the boundary

Sri Lanka 442/7   AD Mathews 89* (226b 8x4)
162.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

162.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, defended on the leg side from the crease

162.3

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews dabs the ball towards cover and runs

Sri Lanka 443/7   AD Mathews 90* (229b 8x4)
163.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, good length on off stump, Mathews gets behind the line and defends solidly

163.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Siddle swings a full ball into the right-hander and induces a thick inside edge towards short midwicket

163.3

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, that's in the blockhole and Mathews jams his bat down on it, playing the ball through square leg

Sri Lanka 444/7   AD Mathews 91* (232b 8x4)
164.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, Mathews stays in his crease with Haddin standing up to the stumps and defends on the leg side

164.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, defended once again on the leg side

164.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, defended watchfully off the front foot towards the bowler

164.4

Copeland to Mathews, no run, Mathews blocks another one towards the bowler, Australia will be loving this

164.5

Copeland to Mathews, FOUR, finally some intent from Mathews, mid-off came into the circle to save the single and Mathews lofted the ball on the up over that fielder

164.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, defended on the off side

Sri Lanka 449/8   AD Mathews 95* (238b 9x4)
165.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length and straight, Mathews jumps back and blocks with a straight bat

165.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Mathews leans forward and plays towards Watson at short midwicket

165.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, good length and dead straight, Mathews defends towards the off side

Sri Lanka 450/8   AD Mathews 95* (241b 9x4)
167.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, a full toss on leg stump, Mathews clips it firmly towards deep midwicket but since there's no chance of a second run, he doesn't take the first

167.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, full on middle and leg again, Mathews flicks towards deep square leg and refuses the run

167.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

167.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Mathews defends a good length ball on the off side

167.5

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews strides forward and pushes the ball through extra cover and runs. He's on 96

Sri Lanka 451/9   AD Mathews 96* (246b 9x4)
168.1

Watson to Mathews, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

168.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, defended once again on the front foot towards cover

168.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, Watson bowls a full ball on off stump, defended into the covers once again

168.4

Watson to Mathews, no run, tight line and length on middle, Mathews blocks again

168.5

Watson to Mathews, 1 run, there it is, Mathews nudges the ball into the empty cover region and runs. This is ridiculous really.

Sri Lanka 452/9   AD Mathews 97* (251b 9x4)
169.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, full and straight from Siddle, Mathews plays the ball towards long-on and stays put

169.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, defended on the front foot towards point, no run again

169.3

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, he's taken the single! Mathews steered the ball wide of third man and ran, maybe because he wanted the second. There's no second available though

169.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Mathews plays a forcing shot on the front foot but the bat turns in his hand and the ball goes towards mid-on

169.6

Siddle to Mathews, FOUR, and at long last! Mathews drives the full ball hard through cover, blasting through the infield and bringing up his maiden Test century with a boundary. He celebrates passionately, as one should when one gets a maiden Test ton. Well played. But he needs to redress what's happened so far this morning

Sri Lanka 458/9   AD Mathews 102* (256b 10x4)
171.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, good length delivery angling across the right-hander from over the wicket, left alone by the batsman

171.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, good length and a straighter line, Mathews pushes the ball off the front foot towards the bowler

171.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, Mathews mis-times the off-drive but there's a single if he wants it. He doesn't

171.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

171.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, Johnson sprays the ball wide outside off stump, Mathews reaches for it and tries to drive through cover. He played really far way from his body but the ball was still too wide to make contact

171.6

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, the field stays spread for Mathews and he pulls a short ball towards deep square leg

Sri Lanka 467/9   AD Mathews 103* (262b 10x4)
172.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, Mathews moves back and across and nudges through square leg

172.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

172.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, played off the front foot towards cover

172.4

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

172.5

Copeland to Mathews, no run, Mathews pushes forward at one outside off and gets beaten

172.6

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, short ball and Mathews swats it with ease towards deep square, another one-run over

Sri Lanka 468/9   AD Mathews 104* (268b 10x4)
173.1

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews takes a run of the first ball off the over after driving to the fielder at deep cover, so the message has brought about a change in approach

Sri Lanka 469/9   AD Mathews 105* (269b 10x4)
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