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76.5

Watson to Dilshan, no run, a pre-meditated leave, and this is not the smartest bit of cricket. This one moves back in dangerously, coat-of-paint stuff here, 1.5cm wide of off stump

76.6

Watson to Dilshan, no run, plays at this one, in front off, defends

Sri Lanka 198/3   TM Dilshan 0* (2b)

77.3

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, on the stumps so it's better, Dilshan defends this in front of middle and leg

77.4

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended to cover

77.5

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, slower ball, 127ks, smart delivery and well disguised, Dilshan plays it in front of his body, the ball loops towards midwicket, falls inches short of the diving Marsh

77.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone, although the decision to leave is a belated one

Sri Lanka 199/3   TM Dilshan 0* (6b)

79.1

Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, whipped away off the hips to get off the mark, it looked like an easy single, but his whip towards the end took it fine of fine leg

79.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

79.3

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length, pushed in front of square for a single

79.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, booming drive outside off, hit straight to mid-off

Sri Lanka 205/3   TM Dilshan 5* (10b 1x4)

80.5

Watson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone

80.6

Watson to Dilshan, no run, back of a length, into the pads, defended around the front pad, Watson has hands on head

Sri Lanka 206/3   TM Dilshan 5* (12b 1x4)

82.1

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

82.2

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, pushed to cover-point

82.3

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, this one holds its line outside off, Dilshan doesn't play at it

82.4

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, drives at this just outside off, runs off the outside half of the bat, to gully

82.5

Copeland to Dilshan, 1 run, this one moves in, runs off the inside edge, gets Dilshan a single

Sri Lanka 211/4   TM Dilshan 6* (17b 1x4)

83.1

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

83.2

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, short and wide, Dilshan stands tall and cuts, away from the body, misses it altogether. No feet there

83.3

Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR, pitched up on the middle and off, and Dilshan smacks this one-drive between the stumps and mid-on. Lovely clean strike

83.4

Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR, More of Dilshan fireworks... this is not a half-volley by any stretch, but he plants his front foot across and drives this on the up, through the covers. Hits the boundary board in seconds

83.5

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, another drive, this time straight back at the bowler, fielded well by Siddle

83.6

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, stands tall to push this to cover

Sri Lanka 219/4   TM Dilshan 14* (23b 3x4)

84.2

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, appeal for lbw as this one nips back in from outside off, but it is moving too far down leg. Hawk-Eye predicts it would clipped top of leg

84.3

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, front-foot defence this time, covering the movement

84.4

Copeland to Dilshan, FOUR, another lovely cover-drive, this isn't a half-volley either, but Dishan hits through it, with a slightly open face, past extra cover. He is driving them really well today

84.5

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, another cover-drive, this time he finds short extra cover

84.6

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, angling too far down the leg side, Dilshan misses out on runs here

Sri Lanka 224/4   TM Dilshan 18* (28b 4x4)

85.2

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, defended outside off, with an open face, cover does the fielding

85.3

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, over middle and off, defended back to the bowler

85.4

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, another handsome drive, smack off the middle of the bat, straight to mid-off

85.5

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, bouncer, to let him know he can't keep planting the front foot down. Dilshan shapes for the pull, but seeing he will have to drag it from outside off, and from throat high, he pulls out

85.6

Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR, follows that bouncer up with a pitched-up delivery, Dilshan goes after at, but is not completely forward, gets the edge, but it flies past the second slip. A third slip would have swallowed that

Sri Lanka 229/4   TM Dilshan 22* (33b 5x4)

87.1

Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, No respect at all! Short of a length, but Dilshan drives this on the up, past the short extra cover. What timing. Many would have been happy to defend this off the back foot

87.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, punched on the up, this time can't beat short extra

87.3

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed hard past cover for a single, the deep cover keeps him down to one

Sri Lanka 240/4   TM Dilshan 27* (36b 6x4)

88.1

Watson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, no room, hit back to the bowler

88.2

Watson to Dilshan, no run, slightly outside off, Dilshan doesn't go after it

88.3

Watson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length again, on top of middle, punched to leg, can't find the gap

88.4

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, slightly fuller, just outside off, punched with an open face, gets a single to sweeper-cover

Sri Lanka 241/4   TM Dilshan 28* (40b 6x4)

89.1

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, length ball on off, defended to cover

89.2

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked away for an easy single

89.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, angling in towards off, punched square, but not past point

Sri Lanka 245/4   TM Dilshan 29* (43b 6x4)

90.4

Watson to Dilshan, no run, short and wide, and every now and then he cuts without making an effort to get close to the ball. Misses, beaten. I am sure people will say that's the way he plays, but if you look at the replays, all fours hit by him feature a brief back-and-across or front-and-across movement. This one didn't

90.5

Watson to Dilshan, no run, close to the stumps, driven back to the bowler

90.6

Watson to Dilshan, no run, this time opens the face a little on the drive, but can't beat cover

Sri Lanka 248/4   TM Dilshan 29* (46b 6x4)

91.3

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, into the pads, misses out on runs but takes the leg-bye

Sri Lanka 250/4   TM Dilshan 29* (47b 6x4)

92.1

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, a small little dessert on the pads, Dilshan picks the easy single

92.5

Watson to Dilshan, no run, this is shorter, doesn't deviate, Dilshan punches it to cover

92.6

Watson to Dilshan, no run, very well bowled, Watson has bowled inswingers so far, but this one holds its line outside off. Dilshan drives hard, and is beaten

Sri Lanka 252/4   TM Dilshan 30* (50b 6x4)

94.1

Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, another bouncer, from Watson this time, and this has been dismissed from Dilshan's presence. Emphatically pulled away in front of square - 50 runs for the fifth wicket at 4 an over

94.2

Watson to Dilshan, no run, the inside edge has saved him... Watson is the only man putting some action on the ball. Gets this to nip back in from outside off, Dilshan stuck behind after that bouncer, but the inside edge...

94.3

Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, innovative way of finding the gap. Drives this hard into the ground, so hard the it bounces over the outstretched arm of short cover

94.4

Watson to Dilshan, no run, another hard drive, but this time he can't beat mid-off

94.5

Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, too straight, angling down the leg side, and he glances it fine... Dilshan is a runaway train here

94.6

Watson to Dilshan, no run, full, near yorker, digs it out to cover-point

Sri Lanka 268/4   TM Dilshan 42* (56b 9x4)

96.1

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to cover

96.2

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

Sri Lanka 269/4   TM Dilshan 43* (58b 9x4)

97.1

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, bouncer, too far down the leg side, doesn't try anything fancy with that

97.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short outside off, the angle in cramps him up, the cut is mis-hit towards cover

97.3

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, angled in towards off, pushed to point

97.4

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, length ball outside off, driven to extra cover

97.5

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, gets it to rise chest high, defended into the ground

97.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, wide outside off this time, left alone

Sri Lanka 273/4   TM Dilshan 43* (64b 9x4)

99.1

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, around off, stands tall to defend this to cover

99.2

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, stays short of a length again, around off, pushed back to the bowler

99.3

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, slightly fuller, by no means driveable, defended back to Siddle

99.4

Siddle to Dilshan, 3 runs, full on the pads, flicked away past midwicket, they are taking every scoring opportunity

Sri Lanka 280/4   TM Dilshan 46* (68b 9x4)

100.1

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan presses forward early, sees the lower trajectory, rocks back, cuts to cover

100.2

Lyon to Dilshan, FOUR, Fifty for Dilshan. Looks skywards immediately. Comes with a shot that represents the intent of the innings. Rocks back early, punches a length ball through cover-point region for four

100.3

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, moves forward early, sees a flatter delivery, goes back and defends

100.4

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, blocked back to the bowler

100.5

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, opened up slightly by one that doesn't turn, defended back off the back foot

100.6

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, stays back to defend another straight delivery

Sri Lanka 284/4   TM Dilshan 50* (74b 10x4)

102.1

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, comes down the track, makes room, drives, but can't beat mid-off

102.2

Lyon to Dilshan, 1 run, short, pulled away for an easy single deep square leg

Sri Lanka 285/4   TM Dilshan 51* (76b 10x4)

103.1

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, hits this on the up, clears short cover, but can't beat mid-off

103.2

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, on top of off, Dilshan punches this to cover

103.3

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, pitched up this time, and Dilshan is caught back as he drives. It goes off the outside half of the bat to cover

103.4

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, good bouncer, over the top of middle, throat high, Dilshan sways out of the line

103.5

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, full outside off, drives powerfully, can't beat point

103.6

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, punched to mid-off

Sri Lanka 285/4   TM Dilshan 51* (82b 10x4)

104.4

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, flat, middle and leg, blocked

104.5

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, a case of yes and no here, Dilshan wants a quick single, but he has pushed this straight to Ponting at cover. Sent back in time

104.6

Lyon to Dilshan, 1 run, shorter in length, waits for it, opens the face, gets the single

Sri Lanka 287/4   TM Dilshan 52* (85b 10x4)

105.1

Ponting to Dilshan, 1 run, starts with a short-of-a-length delivery, punched away to deep cover for one

105.3

Ponting to Dilshan, 2 runs, short still, Dilshan opens the face late, guides it past point for a couple

105.4

Ponting to Dilshan, no run, length ball, middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

105.5

Ponting to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, nips back in a touch, punched back to Ponting

105.6

Ponting to Dilshan, no run, slips this down the leg side, Haddin completes the stumping, but Dilshan hasn't left the crease

Sri Lanka 291/4   TM Dilshan 55* (90b 10x4)

107.1

Ponting to Dilshan, FOUR, Ponting bowls the bouncer - for the record this is quicker than Copeland at 121ks - but not quick enough to bther Dilshan, who pulls this along the ground, beating deep backward square

107.2

Ponting to Dilshan, no run, fuller now, pushed to mid-on

107.3

Ponting to Dilshan, no run, Steady on Punter! Fields this in his follow-through, and throws it at Dilshan, who is in the crease, well inside the crease and uses the bat in self defence. Ponting appeals for obstructing the field. At first I senses a joke, but he persists with the appeal. Not good form, Ricky

107.4

Ponting to Dilshan, 2 runs, angling into the pads, clipped away wide of deep square, will come back for two

107.5

Ponting to Dilshan, no run

107.6

Ponting to Dilshan, FOUR, top drive, Dilshan is enjoying facing Ponting here. Drvies this length ball between mid-off and extra cover

Sri Lanka 301/4   TM Dilshan 65* (96b 12x4)

108.2

Lyon to Dilshan, 2 runs, flatter, plays that late, opens the face, past point

108.3

Lyon to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan comes down the track, close to the pitch of the ball, and pushes this to long-on

Sri Lanka 305/4   TM Dilshan 68* (98b 12x4)

109.1

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, biffs this full and wide delivery to mid-off

109.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, starts outside off, angles away, left alone

109.3

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length again, Dilshan won't keep leaving them alone, defends this to cover

109.4

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside off

109.5

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, bouncer, way too short, ducks under it

109.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, full and wide, left alone

Sri Lanka 305/4   TM Dilshan 68* (104b 12x4)

110.4

Lyon to Dilshan, 1 run, nearly... Dilshan drives firmly, is early into the shot, goes uppishly low and wide of short midwicket. Shaun Marsh dives full length, gets a hand to it, but I won't be so harsh as to call it a drop.

Sri Lanka 307/4   TM Dilshan 69* (105b 12x4)

111.1

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

111.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside off

111.3

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, full outside off, driven to mid-off

111.4

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, shapes up to punch this outside off, but ultimately leaves it alone

111.5

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, pushed back to the bowler

111.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, full and wide, Haddin collects it in front of the slips

Sri Lanka 307/4   TM Dilshan 69* (111b 12x4)

112.4

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, middle and leg, turning in, defended around the corner

112.5

Lyon to Dilshan, 2 runs, too straight, turning down the leg side, placed fine for a couple

112.6

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, flat outside off, pushed to point

Sri Lanka 312/4   TM Dilshan 71* (114b 12x4)

113.5

Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, slower ball, gets him to play early, he ends up playing this uppish flick, which clears mid-on

113.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, full and wide, left alone

Sri Lanka 321/4   TM Dilshan 75* (116b 13x4)

114.3

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, comes down the track, hits this back to the bowler

114.4

Lyon to Dilshan, 2 runs, short, flat, pulled away fine, will come back for two

114.5

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, short again, angling away, cut away, can't beat point

114.6

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to cover

Sri Lanka 324/4   TM Dilshan 77* (120b 13x4)

115.3

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, length ball, middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

115.4

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, around off, pushed to cover

115.5

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, length ball outside off, pushed to cover

115.6

Copeland to Dilshan, 1 run, this one stays low outside off, dabs this past point for a single

Sri Lanka 326/4   TM Dilshan 78* (124b 13x4)

116.1

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, comes down the track to defend this changed ball

116.2

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, flighted outside off, driven powerfully, Ponting fields at cover

116.3

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, defended to cover, with an open face

116.4

Lyon to Dilshan, 1 run, turning down the leg side, worked around the corner

Sri Lanka 327/4   TM Dilshan 79* (128b 13x4)

117.1

Copeland to Dilshan, FOUR, lovely late-cut, opens the face at the precise moment, steering it wide of point

117.2

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, angling into the pads, Dilshan misses out on leg-side runs

117.3

Copeland to Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan walks. Thick edge as he gets a touch too late on the fine dab. Another man misses a ton. This is a slightly unfortunate dismissal. He has got a healthy enough deflection on this t beat the gloves of Haddin who is standing up to the stumps. However, the ball hits the right thigh, lobs into the stomach area, and an alert Haddin holds on

TM Dilshan c †Haddin b Copeland 83 (178m 131b 14x4 0x6) SR: 63.35

Sri Lanka 331/5   TM Dilshan 83 (131b 14x4)
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Sep 20, 2011

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