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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   SR Watson 1-0-4-0

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   SR Watson 2-0-6-0

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   SR Watson 3-1-6-0

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   SR Watson 4-2-6-0

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   SR Watson 5-3-6-0

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   SR Watson 6-4-6-0

42.1

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, wide outside off stump and Sangakkara cuts through point

42.2

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length and straight, defended on the front foot towards cover

42.3

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, driven on the off side towards mid-off

42.4

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, that is sublime. Jayawardene waits for the full ball to reach him on off and middle, and then with a crack of his wrists, he whips it through the gap between midwicket and mid-on, Laxman would have approved.

42.5

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, played back to the bowler

42.6

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and straight, Jayawardene drives back to the bowler and Watson stoops during his follow through to field

Sri Lanka 124/2   SR Watson 7-4-11-0

44.1

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and straight, with a hint of movement into the right-hander, Jayawardene defends from his crease

44.2

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full delivery angling into the right-hander, Jayawardene plays from the crease towards short cover

44.3

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length just outside off, Jayawardene punches towards mid-off

44.4

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tight line and length just outside off, Jayawardene lets the ball pass

44.5

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length on middle stump, Jayawardene moves forward and plays towards midwicket

44.6

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, driven off the front foot towards extra cover

Sri Lanka 124/2   SR Watson 8-5-11-0

46.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara moves across his crease and nudges towards midwicket

46.2

Watson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Watson angles the ball into the left-hander from round the wicket, Sangakkara waits for the ball and then clips it towards square leg

46.3

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, punched off the back foot through cover point

46.4

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, nudged off the pads on the leg side

46.5

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, played from the crease towards midwicket

46.6

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, driven off the front foot towards mid-off

Sri Lanka 128/2   SR Watson 9-5-14-0

48.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off, Sangakkara lets it go

48.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara stays in his crease and defends towards the off

48.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

48.4

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

48.5

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, short and wide and Sangakkara cuts to the fielder at deep point, he hit that superbly

48.6

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, full ball with some swing into Jayawardene who flicks behind square

Sri Lanka 133/2   SR Watson 10-5-16-0

50.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara moves across his stumps and defends on the leg side

50.2

Watson to Sangakkara, FOUR, too full and there's width outside off, this time it's Sangakkara who moves forward and caresses the ball through cover

50.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

50.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, good length around off stump, defended on the front foot towards the off side

50.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off, Sangakkara lets it go

50.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, defended back towards the bowler

Sri Lanka 141/2   SR Watson 11-5-20-0

74.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, starts with a wide loosener, left alone

74.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, angling to off, flicked to midwicket

74.3

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller now, and Sanga drives with an open face, gets a single to deep cover

74.4

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Watson gets slight shape on this one, but Mahela is solid in covering the inward movement

74.5

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, short outside off, Mahela gets tall and upper-cuts it. Doesn't get much height on it, which interest gully, but it is safe enough. That's also fifty for Mahela. He has been aggressive this morning

74.6

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off, Mahela pushes this wide of mid-off

Sri Lanka 194/2   SR Watson 12-5-25-0

76.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, full around off, Sanga is well forward to defend

76.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

76.3

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball, angling across, defended with an open face, wide of point

76.4

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, How many times does he do that? Watson strikes when nothing is working for Australia. Not the best of shots, but this has been that kind of Test. Full and wide, Mahela goes for the big drive, away from the body, the ball just holds its line and takes the edge. Watson is delighted. Watching the replays of the Mahela dismissal, the difference between his previous cover-drives for fours and this was that the front foot didn't move across to get close to the line

DPMD Jayawardene c †Haddin b Watson 51 (159m 120b 9x4 0x6) SR: 42.50

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   SR Watson 13-5-26-1

78.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up, outside off, driven to extra cover

78.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, punched square, but not past point

78.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, pitches middle and off, angling away, defended back to the bowler

78.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, angling away, not too far outside off, has to play, and defends it to cover

78.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, stays around off, length ball, defended to mid-off

78.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, fuller now, driven to mid-off

Sri Lanka 199/3   SR Watson 14-6-26-1

80.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, length ball around off, pushed to mid-off

80.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, dabs this length ball outside off, but there are two gullies to block runs there

80.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

80.4

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven away handsomely, but sweeper-cover keeps them down to one

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   SR Watson 15-6-27-1

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

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   SR Watson 16-6-28-1

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

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   SR Watson 17-6-31-1

92.1

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

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

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   SR Watson 18-6-33-1

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   SR Watson 19-6-45-1

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   SR Watson 20-7-45-1

120.1

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, slight shape in, hit off the inside half of the bat for a single

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   SR Watson 21-7-46-1

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

122.5

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length ball, angling in, defended off the front foot

122.6

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, further up, around off, PJ is forward to play this back to Watson

Sri Lanka 338/5   SR Watson 22-7-47-1

124.1

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, late inswing, the ball takes the inside half of the bat, past midwicket. Hands on head for Watto

124.2

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, wide outside off, holding its line, driven to cover

124.3

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short outside off, left alone

124.4

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full and wide, drives uppishly, but short of point

124.5

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, yorker outside off, digs it out

124.6

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, driven powerfully, but straight to mid-off

Sri Lanka 349/5   SR Watson 23-7-49-1

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

126.6

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, 3 runs, overpitched outside off, squeezes this past cover, and they run well to take a third

Sri Lanka 354/5   SR Watson 24-7-53-1

166.1

Watson to Welegedara, no run, good length on off stump, Welegedara blocks on the front foot

166.2

Watson to Welegedara, OUT, a terrible mix-up and Haddin takes off the bails with both batsmen at the non-striker's end. Welegedara played a full ball towards mid-on. He didn't run initially but Mathews decided that he wanted the single rather late. Welegedara began to respond to Mathews' call but then Mathews changed his mind and went back into his crease at the bowler's end. Welegedara continued to run and had no hope. Haddin waited ages before completing the run out. Mathews' fault.

UWMBCA Welegedara run out 1 (16m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

166.3

Watson to Lakmal, no run, defended back to the bowler

166.4

Watson to Lakmal, no run, Watson hits the pad but there was an inside edge before that

166.5

Watson to Lakmal, no run, Watson cuts one in and the ball goes through the gap between bat and pad, nearly bowled him

166.6

Watson to Lakmal, no run, Lakmal survives. He lets the ball pass outside off stump.

Sri Lanka 450/9   SR Watson 25-8-53-1

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.

168.6

Watson to Lakmal, no run, Watson angles the ball in towards leg stump and brushes the pad as Lakmal tries to glance, the ball goes towards fine leg but they don't run. Obviously

Sri Lanka 452/9   SR Watson 26-8-54-1
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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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