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44.3

Eranga to Hussey, no run, left alone as this pitches off and just outside and angles further away

44.4

Eranga to Hussey, no run, angled away after pitching outside off, left alone

44.5

Eranga to Hussey, no run, Hussey not playing at anything outside off, watches this through to the keeper

44.6

Eranga to Hussey, no run, length ball, angling towards off, defended off the back foot. A wicket-maiden

Australia 120/4   MEK Hussey 0* (4b)

46.1

Eranga to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey drives too, but his front foot gets across, close to the line of the ball, and he plays the shot handsomely, wide of cover

46.2

Eranga to Hussey, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, Hussey will keep picking ones and twos all day long if you bowl there

46.3

Eranga to Hussey, no run, short of a length, towards off, pushed to cover

46.4

Eranga to Hussey, no run, short of a length, angling towards just outside off, defended off the back foot

46.5

Eranga to Hussey, no run, stays within the stumps again, Hussey is right behind the line

46.6

Eranga to Hussey, no run, length ball, just outside off, pushed to cover

Australia 126/4   MEK Hussey 6* (10b 1x4)

48.1

Eranga to Hussey, no run, angling in towards off, pushed back to the bowler

48.2

Eranga to Hussey, no run, pitched up outside off, driven with an open face, can't beat cover

48.3

Eranga to Hussey, no run, length ball, angling in, pushed off the back foot

48.4

Eranga to Hussey, no run, short of a length, angling in, worked away to square leg

48.5

Eranga to Hussey, FOUR, overpitched, well outside off, Hussey gets his front foot across, close to the line, and then drives at it. All along the ground, wide of cover

48.6

Eranga to Hussey, no run, pushed off the front foot, towards cover

Australia 130/4   MEK Hussey 10* (16b 2x4)

50.2

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, fuller, slower, defended off the front foot

50.3

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, flat outside off, pushed to cover

50.6

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, flighted on middle and leg, turning towards middle and off, defended to leg

Australia 136/4   MEK Hussey 11* (19b 2x4)

51.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, swept uppishly, but it lands in front of square leg

Australia 139/4   MEK Hussey 11* (20b 2x4)

53.1

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey charges at him, gets to the pitch of the ball, and pushes a single to long-on

53.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, full outside off, defended off the front foot

53.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, leaves his crease again, defends this to silly mid-on and has to rush back into the crease

53.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, tossed up outside off, defended with an open face

53.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, flatter, stays back, pushes this to cover

Australia 143/4   MEK Hussey 12* (25b 2x4)

54.3

Dilshan to Hussey, FOUR, full and outside leg, and Hussey shows him no mercy. Sweeps this fine, the bat comes down on it, keeping it down

54.4

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, defended to cover

54.5

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, slower through the air, slight dip on it, gets the outside half of the bat, but it is safe

54.6

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, into the pads, worked around the corner for a single

Australia 149/4   MEK Hussey 17* (29b 3x4)

55.1

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, length ball, middle and off, Hussey defends this back to the bowler

55.2

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

55.3

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, full, on the pads, clipped away for a single

Australia 150/4   MEK Hussey 18* (32b 3x4)

56.1

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, turning away, Hussey plays with soft hands, and steers it wide of slip

Australia 155/4   MEK Hussey 19* (33b 3x4)

57.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey too jumps out of the crease, turns this defensively to leg

57.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, flatter, quicker, defended from deep inside the crease

57.4

Herath to Hussey, 2 runs, chips down the wicket again, and works this wide of midwicket... "push, push" is the call, and they take the second

57.5

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, another foray outside the crease, drives this from wide outside off to long-on for a single

Australia 160/4   MEK Hussey 22* (37b 3x4)

58.2

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, pushed to extra cover, Mathews fumbles, but they don't run off the misfield

58.3

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, driven to extra cover, this time Mathews puts the dive in

58.4

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, gives this one air, Hussey defends with an open face

58.5

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, looks to defend, it runs off the outside edge past slip, all along the ground

Australia 163/4   MEK Hussey 23* (41b 3x4)

59.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey sweeps, is beaten, but it is turning down the leg side

59.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, goes deep in the crease to defend

59.3

Herath to Hussey, FOUR, poor bowling, top batting, Hussey is already on his way to going for a sweep when he sees this fired down the leg side. He plays the sweep-pull, fine for four

59.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, leaves the crease, reaches the pitch of the ball, defends to midwicket

59.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, turning into the pads, worked away to square leg

59.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, fired into the pads again, Hussey sweeps but this time he finds square leg

Australia 167/4   MEK Hussey 27* (47b 4x4)

61.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, low trajectory, turning into the pads, defended back

61.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, pushed to silly mid-on

61.3

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, flat into the pads, swept away along the ground

Australia 170/4   MEK Hussey 28* (50b 4x4)

62.1

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, short of a length, angling across him, left alone

62.2

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, length ball outside off, drops it wide of cover and charges through for a single

Australia 171/4   MEK Hussey 29* (52b 4x4)

63.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, length ball, turning in towards off, defended off the back foot

63.2

Herath to Hussey, 2 runs, no slip or short third man, and he opens the face on a fullish delivery, and steals a couple

63.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, full on off, pushed back to the bowler

63.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, flights this one, Hussey is forward to cover the turn and defend

63.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, shimmies down, pushes this to silly mid-on

63.6

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, full on the pads, places this between the two midwickets

Australia 174/4   MEK Hussey 32* (58b 4x4)

64.1

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, short, doesn't bounce high, pulled away from waist-high, all along the ground

Australia 175/4   MEK Hussey 33* (59b 4x4)

65.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, flat, on off, defended from deep inside the crease

65.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, chips down the track, pushes this to midwicket

65.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, lower trajectory again, defends from the crease

65.4

Herath to Hussey, SIX, Hussey beats the leg-side field. I mean you can't place fielders in the stands! Comes down the track again, to the pitch of it, and then lefts it over midwicket

65.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, defended off the front foot

65.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, turning into the pads, pushed t square leg

Australia 187/4   MEK Hussey 39* (65b 4x4 1x6)

66.6

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, full, on off, defended to extra cover

Australia 190/4   MEK Hussey 39* (66b 4x4 1x6)

68.1

Eranga to Hussey, no run, pitches well outside off, angles further away, left alone

68.2

Eranga to Hussey, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, clipped away wide of deep square leg for a couple

68.3

Eranga to Hussey, no run, length ball, starts middle and off, angling away, defended to cover

68.4

Eranga to Hussey, no run, wide outside off, left alone

68.5

Eranga to Hussey, no run, on middle and off now, driven to mid-off

68.6

Eranga to Hussey, no run, wide outside off, Hussey doesn't play at it

Australia 192/5   MEK Hussey 41* (72b 4x4 1x6)

69.5

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey sweeps this square, along the ground, gets a single

Australia 194/5   MEK Hussey 42* (73b 4x4 1x6)

70.1

Eranga to Hussey, 2 runs, on the pads, Hussey plays with soft hands, wide of square leg, rushes back for two

70.2

Eranga to Hussey, no run, angled well across him, left alone

70.3

Eranga to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off again, Hussey has been very good with what he wants to play and what he doesn't

70.4

Eranga to Hussey, no run, length ball, middle and leg, holds its line a touch, defended back to the bowler

70.5

Eranga to Hussey, no run, this literally the fifth-stump line, but he leaves it alone

70.6

Eranga to Hussey, 2 runs, even closer to off, this time he steers it to the left of third man, and steals a second

Australia 198/5   MEK Hussey 46* (79b 4x4 1x6)

71.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey chips down the track and pushes this to midwicket

71.6

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, this one he drives to long-on for a single

Australia 204/5   MEK Hussey 47* (81b 4x4 1x6)

72.1

Eranga to Hussey, no run, starts outside off, angling away, which is a waste of energy when Hussey is batting

72.2

Eranga to Hussey, no run, well wide of off stump, PJ does the rest

72.3

Eranga to Hussey, no run, makes him play this time, ending just outside off despite the angle, pushed to mid-off

72.4

Eranga to Hussey, no run, wide again, left alone again

72.5

Eranga to Hussey, no run, slower ball, on middle and leg, Hussey is early in the shot, hits it uppishly, but it falls well short of mid-on

72.6

Eranga to Hussey, no run, length ball, driven on the up, can't beat extra cover

Australia 204/5   MEK Hussey 47* (87b 4x4 1x6)

74.6

Eranga to Hussey, 2 runs, a good change-up delivery, full, near yorker, the inside edge evades the stumps

Australia 214/5   MEK Hussey 49* (88b 4x4 1x6)

75.2

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, shapes in towards Hussey, who defends this with an open face

75.3

Welegedara to Hussey, 1 run, slower ball, he plays in front of his body, but there is no cover in place to catch this. Yet again Hussey crosses fifty, well on his way to a possible Man-of-the-Series award. Acknowledges the applause from the balcony

Australia 216/5   MEK Hussey 50* (90b 4x4 1x6)

76.1

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, comes down the track, takes the single midwicket

Australia 221/5   MEK Hussey 51* (91b 4x4 1x6)

77.1

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, floated ball on the off stump. Hussey comes forward and pushes it to cover point

77.2

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, an action replay from the previous ball. Hussey comes forward to negate the turn and pushes it to cover point

77.3

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, this time Dilshan pulls the length back a bit and Hussey offers a flat face of the bat

77.4

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, flighted delivery this time as Hussey comes down the track and drives it to long-on for a single

Australia 222/5   MEK Hussey 52* (95b 4x4 1x6)

78.1

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, pushes it faster this time as Hussey pushes it to point for a single

Australia 223/5   MEK Hussey 53* (96b 4x4 1x6)

79.1

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump and left all alone

79.2

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

79.3

Dilshan to Hussey, FOUR, now that's short! Hussey rocks back and places it in between cover and extra-cover for a boundary

79.4

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, comes forward and defends it to extra-cover

79.5

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, flighted ball as Hussey drives it to sweeper cover for a single

Australia 230/5   MEK Hussey 58* (101b 5x4 1x6)

80.1

Welegedara to Hussey, FOUR, and Hussey attacks the new ball with a cracking pull through midwicket

80.2

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, defended to the off side

80.3

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

80.4

Welegedara to Hussey, 1 run, steered away wide of gully for a run

Australia 235/5   MEK Hussey 63* (105b 6x4 1x6)

81.1

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, starts just outside off, angling away, left alone by Hussey

81.2

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, length ball on middle and leg, defended back to the bowler

81.3

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, full ball just outside off stump, Hussey stays in his crease and lets it go through to the keeper

81.4

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, good length and the line is a fraction closer to the left-hander outside off stump, Hussey thinks about playing it and then decides against it

81.5

Lakmal to Hussey, 3 runs, full length and this time the line is too close to off stump to leave, Hussey moves forward and drives through cover point

Australia 238/5   MEK Hussey 66* (110b 6x4 1x6)

82.1

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, good length outside off, Hussey plants a foot forward and lets the ball go

82.2

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, good length and closer to the batsman, Hussey stays in his crease and defends on the off side

82.3

Welegedara to Hussey, 2 runs, that's too short and Hussey swivels and pulls towards deep square leg, where Eranga runs to his right, covers good ground and picks up the ball with one hand

82.4

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

82.5

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, goog length but the line is too wide for Hussey to play a shot

82.6

Welegedara to Hussey, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, Hussey moves back and pushes the ball into the gap at cover point

Australia 242/5   MEK Hussey 70* (116b 6x4 1x6)

83.2

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, good length but the ball angles across Hussey from over the wicket and he lets it pass

83.3

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, too wide outside off from Lakmal, Hussey doesn't bother with it

83.4

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, he pitches slightly short and angles the ball into Hussey, who swivels and pulls towards deep square. He didn't time that well

Australia 244/5   MEK Hussey 71* (119b 6x4 1x6)

85.1

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off stump

85.2

Lakmal to Hussey, FOUR, another terrific drive, from Hussey this time. He leans forward to a full ball outside off and drives fluently all along the ground through extra cover

85.3

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, Lakmal pitches outside off from round the wicket and angles the ball in, Hussey moves forward and lifts his bat out of the way

85.4

Lakmal to Hussey, FOUR, that's awfully short, and Hussey is so quick to judge the length that he could have played two pull shots. He moved back and thumped it in front of square, all along the ground

85.5

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, full ball outside off, Hussey drives the ball in the air and it goes quickly to the fielder at short cover, he yells as the ball hit his hand, it fell just short I think

85.6

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

Australia 265/5   MEK Hussey 79* (125b 8x4 1x6)

87.1

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, full length but much too wide outside off, Hussey lets it go

87.2

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, wide outside off once again, Hussey lets it go again

87.3

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length around off stump, Hussey moves back and opens the face to guide the ball behind point

Australia 266/6   MEK Hussey 80* (128b 8x4 1x6)

88.1

Eranga to Hussey, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

88.2

Eranga to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves smoothly on to the front foot and drives the ball towards the left of mid-off for a single

Australia 267/6   MEK Hussey 81* (130b 8x4 1x6)

89.1

Lakmal to Hussey, 1 run, driven on the front foot toward the off side where a fumble allows the single

89.5

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, full ball around off stump, played from the crease towards cover

89.6

Lakmal to Hussey, no run, a sharp short ball, Hussey shapes up to pull and then decides to drop his wrists and let the ball go

Australia 269/6   MEK Hussey 82* (133b 8x4 1x6)

91.1

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

91.2

Dilshan to Hussey, no run, Hussey strides forward and defends one angled into him from round the wicket

91.3

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, pushed off the back foot through cover

91.5

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey pushes towards cover and runs

Australia 276/6   MEK Hussey 84* (137b 8x4 1x6)

92.1

Eranga to Hussey, no run, full ball around off, Hussey moves forward and defends

92.2

Eranga to Hussey, no run, good length close to off stump, left alone by the batsman

92.3

Eranga to Hussey, FOUR, short of a length just outside off, Hussey waits and opens the face of the bat late to thread the ball through the cordon with supreme control. There's no third man

92.4

Eranga to Hussey, 1 run, the slower ball is a touch straight and Hussey nudges off his pads for one

Australia 281/6   MEK Hussey 89* (141b 9x4 1x6)

93.6

Dilshan to Hussey, 1 run, tossed up, Hussey takes it on the full and clips towards midwicket

Australia 284/6   MEK Hussey 90* (142b 9x4 1x6)

94.1

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, short of a length outside off, Hussey strides forward and lets it go

94.2

Welegedara to Hussey, FOUR, make that 4996. A short, wide, hit-me-please ball. Hussey obliged with a fierce square cut that raced to the boundary

94.3

Welegedara to Hussey, FOUR, 5000 Test runs for Hussey! This time the ball is not that wide but Hussey cuts it late and through the cordon for another boundary

94.4

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off stump

94.5

Welegedara to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves forward and pushes the ball wide of the fielder at mid-on to move to 99

Australia 293/6   MEK Hussey 99* (147b 11x4 1x6)

95.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes forward and plays to midwicket

95.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes out of his crease and hits the ball on to his boot

95.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, defended on the back foot on the off side

95.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, played off the back foot towards the off

95.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, ah that was a touch shorter and Hussey played it to midwicket

95.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, defended solidly on the front foot, Herath bowls a maiden over to Hussey on 99, over to Johnson

Australia 293/6   MEK Hussey 99* (153b 11x4 1x6)

97.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey sweeps and that would have been his century if the ball hadn't crashed into the fielder at short leg

97.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes down the track to get to the pitch of the ball and hits it towards midwicket, can't find the gap

97.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, comes down the pitch again and plays it to short midwicket

97.4

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, there is it! Test century No. 15 for Michael Hussey. He gets there with a nudge off his pads behind square. His team-mates applaud as he takes off his helmet to celebrate, and cool down a touch.

Australia 294/8   MEK Hussey 100* (157b 11x4 1x6)

99.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, full ball on leg and middle from over the wicket, Hussey plays on the leg side and refuses the single

99.2

Herath to Hussey, 2 runs, outside off stump this time and Hussey unfurls the reverse-paddle, placing it into the gap at third man to retain strike

99.3

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves forward and clips the ball through square leg for a single

Australia 298/9   MEK Hussey 103* (160b 11x4 1x6)

100.1

Welegedara to Hussey, 2 runs, short ball, Hussey pulls in front of square and calls Lyon through for two

100.2

Welegedara to Hussey, no run, full ball outside off, Hussey lets it go

100.3

Welegedara to Hussey, 1 run, full delivery outside off stump, driven off the front foot through cover point

Australia 301/9   MEK Hussey 106* (163b 11x4 1x6)

101.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey steps out to smother the turn and blocks

101.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey steps out again, gets to the pitch and plays to midwicket

101.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, tossed up by Herath, Hussey drives firmly to the bowler's left and Herath dives to cut it off

101.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, played back towards the bowler

101.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey tries to sweep a full ball but misses and gets hit on the pad, that pitched outside leg

101.6

Herath to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey beats the field by playing the reverse-sweep but he's placed and timed it so well that it will go for four to the point boundary, he loses strike but I doubt he will be too fussed

Australia 305/9   MEK Hussey 110* (169b 12x4 1x6)

102.4

Eranga to Hussey, no run, defended from the crease on the off side

102.5

Eranga to Hussey, 1 run, dropped at third man, but a really tough chance. Hussey charged the fast bowler and threw his bat at it, aiming to hit it through cover. The ball flew off the edge and went flat and quickly towards third man, where Herath ran in and dived forward but couldn't hold on.

Australia 307/9   MEK Hussey 111* (171b 12x4 1x6)

103.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes forward and drives to the fielder at cover

103.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey drives towards long-on but refuses the single

103.3

Herath to Hussey, SIX, and that's why! Hussey steps out of his crease, gets to the pitch of the ball and hoists it with the turn over the wide long-on boundary. Terrific strike.

103.4

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, now he takes the single after coming down the pitch and driving to long-on, Lyon has two to face

Australia 314/9   MEK Hussey 118* (175b 12x4 2x6)

104.1

Eranga to Hussey, no run, good length delivery angling across Hussey, who lets it go

104.2

Eranga to Hussey, no run, defended from the crease towards the off side

104.3

Eranga to Hussey, OUT, bowled him! Eranga caps a fine performance on debut with a slower ball, Hussey comes forward to push at it but gets an inside edge on to the stumps. Hussey goes after a terrific century - his 15th in Tests - and steering Australia past 300

MEK Hussey b Eranga 118 (253m 178b 12x4 2x6) SR: 66.29

Australia 316/10   MEK Hussey 118 (178b 12x4 2x6)
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Series Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
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Match drawn
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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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Sep 20, 2011

Michael Hussey is named Man of the Series, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, Colombo, 5th day, September 20, 2011

Michael Hussey is named Man of the Series

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