Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

1.1

Siddle to Thirimanne, 1 run, Thirimanne moves forward to a length ball and pushes it into the gap towards cover and scampers to get off the mark

1.3

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, good length and a tighter line from Siddle, much straighter, Thirimanne defends on the off side

1.4

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, good length delivery angling across the left-hander, Thirimanne covers his off stump by moving across before shouldering arms

1.5

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, full length on leg stump once again, played towards midwicket

1.6

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, Siddle ends the over with a yorker, which Thirimanne defends on the front foot

Sri Lanka 8/0   HDRL Thirimanne 1* (5b)

2.5

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, too wide outside off this time, left alone

2.6

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, this one is close to off stump but Thirimanne lets it go through with Haddin, and that will be lunch

Sri Lanka 9/0   HDRL Thirimanne 1* (7b)

4.1

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, played back to the bowler

4.2

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, good length outside off once again, left alone by the batsman

4.3

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, Copeland bowls a good length wide outside off, Thirimanne lets the ball go

4.4

Copeland to Thirimanne, 3 runs, too full and too straight, Thirimanne leans forward and flicks it through midwicket

Sri Lanka 18/0   HDRL Thirimanne 4* (11b)

5.1

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, the batsman gets behind the line and defends towards the bowler

5.2

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, full and straight from Siddle, Thirimanne stays on his crease and forces the ball on the leg side

5.3

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, good length, pitches outside off and seams away, the batsman lets it go

5.4

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, short ball, well directed too, the batsman sways and lets it go

5.5

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, fuller length angling across the left hander, left alone by the batsman

5.6

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, straighter line from Siddle, the batsman drives off the front foot to mid off

Sri Lanka 18/0   HDRL Thirimanne 4* (17b)

7.1

Johnson to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the back foot

7.2

Johnson to Thirimanne, no run, Thirimanne gets behind the line and blocks

7.3

Johnson to Thirimanne, no run, Thirimanne gets beaten by one that lifts from a good length outside off

7.4

Johnson to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

7.5

Johnson to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the off side from the crease

7.6

Johnson to Thirimanne, 3 runs, width offered outside off stump and Thirimanne cracks it off the back foot through covers

Sri Lanka 21/0   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (23b)

8.1

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, good length angling across the left-hander, left alone by the batsman

8.2

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

8.3

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, too wide outside off stump, the batsman lets it go

8.4

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, played off the back foot on the leg side

8.5

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, good length pitching outside off stump, the batsman covers his off stump and lets it go

8.6

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the front foot towards mid-off

Sri Lanka 21/0   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (29b)

9.6

Johnson to Thirimanne, no run, Haddin gets excited after collecting the ball down leg side but that came off the pad

Sri Lanka 22/0   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (30b)

10.4

Copeland to Thirimanne, no run, short ball, and the batsman gets under it

10.5

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

10.6

Copeland to Thirimanne, 2 runs, too straight on the pads, Thirimanne whips it through square leg

Sri Lanka 25/0   HDRL Thirimanne 9* (33b)

12.1

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, his first ball from over the wicket is outside off and the batsman lets it go

12.2

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, good length delivery angling away from the left-hander, Thirimanne lets it go again

12.3

Watson to Thirimanne, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Thirimanne stands tall on the back foot and cuts the ball hard through point, that's his first boundary

12.4

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, fuller length outside off, Thirimanne lets it go

12.5

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, Thirimanne continues to patiently let the better balls go outside off

12.6

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, good length but the line is outside off so Thirimanne shoulders arms

Sri Lanka 33/0   HDRL Thirimanne 13* (39b 1x4)

14.1

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, good length slanting across the left-hander, Thirimanne lets it go

14.2

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, that's a rare rash shot. Thirimanne goes after one that's wide outside off but not so full, he misses the cover drive

14.3

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, pushed off the back foot towards point

14.4

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, full ball outside off stump, Thirimanne stays in his crease and watches the ball go past

14.5

Watson to Thirimanne, 2 runs, dropped at second slip by Clarke! Thirimanne played an expansive cover drive at a length ball that slanted away from him, the thick edge flew quickly to Clarke at head height, he got his hands up and parried the ball above his head

14.6

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

Sri Lanka 39/0   HDRL Thirimanne 15* (45b 1x4)

15.4

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

15.5

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, played off the back foot towards point

15.6

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the front foot back down the pitch

Sri Lanka 40/0   HDRL Thirimanne 15* (48b 1x4)

17.1

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

17.2

Lyon to Thirimanne, 1 run, the length is a bit short, allowing the batsman to go back and punch through cover

17.4

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, fired in quick, Thirimanne gets a bit of a leading edge on the off side

17.5

Lyon to Thirimanne, 1 run, that's dropped short and Thirimanne cuts off the back foot

Sri Lanka 43/0   HDRL Thirimanne 17* (52b 1x4)

18.1

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, short of a length outside off stump, the batsman lets it pass, far too wide for a patient stroke

18.2

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, closer to off stump this time, bringing Thirimanne forward to play the defensive shot

18.3

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, defended off the back foot towards the leg side

18.4

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, good length delivery outside off, Haddin collects after the batsman lets it go

18.5

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, the batsman takes a stride forward, covers his off stump, and shoulders arms to a good length ball angling across him

18.6

Watson to Thirimanne, no run, closer to the left-hander this time, forcing the batsman to defend from his crease towards the off side

Sri Lanka 43/0   HDRL Thirimanne 17* (58b 1x4)

19.6

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, the batsman steps out of his crease and drives firmly to the fielder at mid-off

Sri Lanka 44/0   HDRL Thirimanne 17* (59b 1x4)

21.1

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, length delivery from over the wicket, Thirimanne punches from the crease towards cover

21.2

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, defended from the crease towards the off

21.3

Siddle to Thirimanne, 2 runs, fuller length just outside off, Thirimanne drives the ball between short cover and mid-off

21.4

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, left alone outside off stump

21.5

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

21.6

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the off side once again

Sri Lanka 46/0   HDRL Thirimanne 19* (65b 1x4)

23.1

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, Siddle tests Thirimanne with a bouncer, the batsman sways out of the line

23.2

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, played with an open face off the back foot towards point

23.3

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, defended from the crease towards the off side

23.4

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, good length outside off stump, defended towards cover

23.5

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, pushed towards the off from the crease once again

23.6

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, good length close to off stump, the batsman stays in his crease and square drives to point

Sri Lanka 46/0   HDRL Thirimanne 19* (71b 1x4)

24.2

Lyon to Thirimanne, FOUR, Thirimanne moves out of his crease and plays a hard drive along the ground past mid-on, he didn't hit it cleanly but hit it well enough

24.3

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

24.4

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, punched off the back foot towards point

24.5

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defended once again off the front foot

24.6

Lyon to Thirimanne, 1 run, a touch short and the batsman moves back to punch through cover point

Sri Lanka 52/0   HDRL Thirimanne 24* (76b 2x4)

25.1

Siddle to Thirimanne, 2 runs, Siddle pitches leg and angles into the pads, flicked through square leg

25.2

Siddle to Thirimanne, 2 runs, Thirimanne moves across to force the ball on towards mid-on or midwicket but gets an inside edge behind square leg

25.3

Siddle to Thirimanne, no run, good length rather close to off stump, Thirimanne lets it go through to Haddin

25.4

Siddle to Thirimanne, OUT, bowled him! Thirimanne's off stump has taken a beating. Siddle pitches the ball full just outside off stump and brings it back in just a little, enough to find the gap between the batsman's attempted drive and pad. There might have been a faint inside edge too

HDRL Thirimanne b Siddle 28 (106m 80b 2x4 0x6) SR: 35.00

Sri Lanka 56/1   HDRL Thirimanne 28 (80b 2x4)
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Sep 20, 2011

Haroon Lorgat presents Kumar Sangakkara with an award for completing 100 Tests, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 5th day, September 20, 2011

Haroon Lorgat presents Kumar Sangakkara with an award for completing 100 Tests

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