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
0.1

Welegedara to Watson, no run, looks for swing first ball, ends up bowling a low full toss, which is driven to mid-on

0.2

Welegedara to Watson, no run, good bowling and a good lbw shout, but they won't challenge Tony Hill. This has almost everything going for it. Length ball, pitches middle, swings in a touch, hits him in front of the stumps. However, Hill has spotted the inside edge

0.3

Welegedara to Watson, no run, this one pitches in the similar area, but goes with the angle, defended outside off

0.4

Welegedara to Watson, no run, another floater just outside off, defended solidly

0.5

Welegedara to Watson, no run, starts further outside off, and is left alone

0.6

Welegedara to Watson, no run, this one seam away from Watson, pitches middle and off, and almost cuts away. Defended off the front foot

Australia 0/0   UWMBCA Welegedara 1-1-0-0
2.1

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, slight swing away from the left-hand batsman, but it starts wide outside off, so it is left alone

2.2

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, oh what a beaut. What an absolute ripper. Angling in towards off, pitches short of a length, around off, and then goes away against the angle. Squares Marsh up. Misses the edge not by much

2.3

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, this starts wider out, and is left alone

2.4

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, this one angles in towards off, pushed to mid-on

2.5

Welegedara to Marsh, 1 run, clips away a length ball off the pads for a single

2.6

Welegedara to Watson, no run, length ball, slight shape in, defended to mid-on

Australia 2/1   UWMBCA Welegedara 2-1-1-0
4.1

Welegedara to Watson, 3 runs, Watson off the mark, gets a length ball on the pads, and clips it wide of midwicket

4.2

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, some shape away from Marsh, but starts well outside off. Marsh shoulders arms

4.3

Welegedara to Marsh, 2 runs, this one goes with the angle, Marsh gets the inside half of the bat on it, will take a couple

4.4

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, this is angling in towards top of off, Marsh is well forward and dead-bats it

4.5

Welegedara to Marsh, FOUR, a lovely lovely cover-drive. This is pitched up outside off, Marsh leans into it, no power, just the extension into the shot. The bat face is open only slightly, in order to miss mid-off. And what sweet timing

4.6

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, wider outside off, and he doesn't go driving this time

Australia 11/1   UWMBCA Welegedara 3-1-10-0
6.1

Welegedara to Watson, no run, good-looking off-drive off a full delivery, but the mid-off is pretty straight

6.2

Welegedara to Watson, no run, on-drive this time, but mid-on is straight too. They have done their homework with straight field positions for Watson

6.3

Welegedara to Watson, no run, left alone outside this time

6.4

Welegedara to Watson, no run, short of a length, around off, defended off the front foot

6.5

Welegedara to Watson, no run, another meaty drive from Watson, finds short cover this time. On the bounce

6.6

Welegedara to Watson, FOUR, there's no stopping this one... this slightly wider than the previous deliveries, Watson delays the drive a touch to miss that short cover. Lovely timing again

Australia 20/1   UWMBCA Welegedara 4-1-14-0
13.1

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, starts with a length ball well outside off, left alone

13.2

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, wide outside off again, left alone again

13.3

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, this is closer to the stumps, Marsh push-drives it back to Welegedara

13.4

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, this is more of what Sri Lanka need Short of a length, just outside off, marsh plays for the angle, and is beaten as this one holds its line and bounces

13.5

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, overpitched now, and driven to mid-off

13.6

Welegedara to Marsh, 2 runs, closes the face to one on off, the thick leading edge goes along the ground and wide of gully

Australia 35/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 5-1-16-0
15.1

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, wide outside off, Marsh shoulders arms

15.2

Welegedara to Marsh, 2 runs, length ball outside off, push-driven with an open face, between point and cover, all along the ground

15.3

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, short and wide, Marsh shapes up to cut, but this one bounces more than expected and Marsh pulls out in time. Both Ponting and Marsh walk towards each other and tap the area where this pitched

15.4

Welegedara to Marsh, 1 run, angling into the pads, and flicked away to long leg

15.5

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, length ball outside off, defended back to the bowler

15.6

Welegedara to Ponting, 1 run, clipped away off the pads for a single around the corner

Australia 39/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 6-1-20-0
17.1

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, short of a length, pitches leg, angling towards off, pushed to the bowler

17.2

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, angled a cross him, and left alone again

17.3

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, length ball on leg, angling towards off, dead-batted off the front foot

17.4

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, They are challenging Aleem Dar. This is the odd delivery that swings in. Ponting drives away from the body, there is a woody sound as it passes the inside edge. They go for the review right away. The replays, however, show that Dar is right again. The ball has hit the pad, and the bat has hit the boot. Oh Aleem, you beauty

17.5

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, short of a length, angling across, defended off the front foot

17.6

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, length ball outside off, driven to mid-off

Australia 40/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 7-2-20-0
19.1

Welegedara to Ponting, 2 runs, flicked away off the pads, wide of long leg

19.2

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, short of a length, around off, defended back to the bowler

19.3

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, full outside off, left alone as it is angling further away

19.4

Welegedara to Ponting, no run, another leave outside off

19.5

Welegedara to Ponting, FOUR, the first flowing drive from Ponting. All trademark touches present here. Gets a big stride down and across, leans into the drive, the elbow is high, and cover is beaten

19.6

Welegedara to Ponting, FOUR, another beautiful drive through extra... it's nearly identical to the previous one. Another big stride, another push-drive, the high elbow, the lovely timing. In the last two deliveries he has scored twice the runs he scored off the first 36

Australia 50/2   UWMBCA Welegedara 8-2-30-0
36.1

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, starts with one that swings away from Marsh. Starts wide, left alone

36.2

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, closer to off now, Marsh is forward to defend this solidly

36.3

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, this is a touch wider, left alone

36.4

Welegedara to Marsh, 3 runs, driven nicely, along the ground, past cover. He reached the line of the ball and covered the swing well

36.5

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, short of a length, angling across, defended to cover

36.6

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler

Australia 104/3   UWMBCA Welegedara 9-2-33-0
38.1

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, short of a length, starts outside off, moves away, left alone

38.2

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, another leave outside off, this is closer to the stumps, but still not close enough to make him play

38.3

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, they are putting together a cluster of lovely swing bowling, each-way movement. This one has swung in for Marsh, who is looking shoulder arms. Marsh is hit on the pad outside off, but it is not doing enough, and Tony Hill denies them the initial lbw appeal. However, Jayawardene has taken the catch and is excited by the two sounds. He convinces the umpires to check it for the catch even though the reviews are exhausted. The replays, though, show it has hit both pads, thus creating the illusion of a bat-pad. This was an umpire's review, not an official challenge by Sri Lanka

38.4

Welegedara to Marsh, 1 run, drives at this one outside off, more of a steer, past gully, for a single

38.5

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, defended outside off, towards mid-off

38.6

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, push-drives this with the angle, can't beat cover

Australia 106/3   UWMBCA Welegedara 10-2-34-0
40.1

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, full outside off, pushed to short cover

40.2

Welegedara to Clarke, 2 runs, short of a length, on the pads, worked away wide of square leg

40.3

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, angled across him, left alone

40.4

Welegedara to Clarke, FOUR, and he gets this to swing a touch too far down the leg side, Clarke glances it fine. Just what you need when the bowlers have out together a few testing overs

40.5

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, a brave leave, this is bowled from round the stumps, pitches outside off, but has every possibility of nipping back in. This one doesn't though

40.6

Welegedara to Clarke, no run, full, into middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

Australia 114/3   UWMBCA Welegedara 11-2-40-0
43.1

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, length ball, shaping in, defended back to Welegedara

43.2

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, left alone outside off

43.3

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, stays accurate, the fourth-stump line, defended from the crease

43.4

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, shortish outside off, moving away, left alone

43.5

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, well forward to block this one

43.6

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, short of a length, punched away to cover

Australia 120/3   UWMBCA Welegedara 12-3-40-0
45.1

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, swinging away from well outside off, left alone

45.2

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, this bouncer doesn't quite get high, but he sways out of its line

45.3

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, angling into the pads, defended with soft hands

45.4

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, left alone outside off as this holds its line there

45.5

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, length ball outside off, pushed to cover

45.6

Welegedara to Marsh, no run, length ball, swinging in towards off, defended back to the bowler

Australia 120/4   UWMBCA Welegedara 13-4-40-0
75.1

Welegedara to Haddin, 1 run, this one holds its line in front of the stumps, Haddin gets into a bit of a tangle, but clips this to long leg for one

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

75.4

Welegedara to Haddin, FOUR, Oof, Haddin can play! Lovely lovely straight-driving today. Length ball, meets it with a full face, sweetly follows through its line, and places it between the bowler and mid-off. All along the ground. Hussey is impressed

75.5

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, left alone outside off this time

75.6

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, short of a length, goes back and across to defend this

Australia 220/5   UWMBCA Welegedara 14-4-46-0
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

80.5

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, Haddin defends to the leg side

80.6

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, pushed away to gully along the ground

Australia 235/5   UWMBCA Welegedara 15-4-51-0
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   UWMBCA Welegedara 16-4-55-0
84.1

Welegedara to Haddin, FOUR, sublime cover drive. Haddin moves forward to a full ball outside off and punches it superbly through the gap in the infield. High elbow and he held that pose for the cameras.

84.2

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off

84.3

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, played off the back foot towards point

84.4

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, short of a length and straight, Haddin gets behind the line and blocks

84.5

Welegedara to Haddin, no run, Haddin moves back and pushes a length delivery towards the off side

84.6

Welegedara to Haddin, FOUR, edged wide of second slip and there's no third slip! Haddin reached out for one and tried to drive it through cover though the length wasn't that full. He got a thick edge that flew safely past the diving Jayawardene at second slip

Australia 257/5   UWMBCA Welegedara 17-4-63-0
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

94.6

Welegedara to Johnson, no run, Johnson decides to leave one that angles into him from round the wicket and goes over his stumps. Brave decision!

Australia 293/6   UWMBCA Welegedara 18-4-72-0
96.1

Welegedara to Johnson, no run, short of a length angling into the left-hander from over the wicket, Johnson plays off the back foot towards the bowler

96.2

Welegedara to Johnson, OUT, caught at point! The ball from Welegedara is short of a length and rather wide outside off, Johnson could have hit that hard through cover but he just opened the face and spooned it gently towards point instead, an easy catch for Herath

MG Johnson c Herath b Welegedara 8 (42m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.58

96.3

Welegedara to Siddle, OUT, caught at first slip! Welegedara angles a good length ball across the right-hander, Siddle pokes tentatively at it and edges to first slip. Another easy catch. Siddle looks back at Hussey, who's at the other end on 99, before walking off.

PM Siddle c Paranavitana b Welegedara 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

96.4

Welegedara to Copeland, no run, length delivery that pitches in line with the stumps, Copeland gets behind the line and blocks

96.5

Welegedara to Copeland, no run, Copeland plays a fluent cover drive to a fuller ball outside off, Mathews stops it at short cover

96.6

Welegedara to Copeland, no run, a bouncer to end the over, Copeland lets it go over his head

Australia 293/8   UWMBCA Welegedara 19-5-72-2
98.1

Welegedara to Copeland, no run, fuller length outside off, Copeland lets it go through to the keeper

98.2

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

98.3

Welegedara to Copeland, OUT, caught at second slip! Copeland has a flash at one that angles across him from over the wicket. He edges it hard but straight to Mahela Jayawardene at second slip and he's taken far harder catches than this. That was a low catch though, Jayawardene got his fingers under the ball just in time. Copeland seemed to take Jayawardene's word for it after he claimed the catch

TA Copeland c DPMD Jayawardene b Welegedara 1 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

98.4

Welegedara to Lyon, no run, defended towards the off side

98.5

Welegedara to Lyon, no run, Lyon keeps another one out

98.6

Welegedara to Lyon, no run, wide outside off stump, Lyon survives by not chasing it

Australia 295/9   UWMBCA Welegedara 20-6-72-3
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

100.4

Welegedara to Lyon, no run, played off the pads on the leg side

100.5

Welegedara to Lyon, no run, Lyon moves forward and pushes the ball towards point

100.6

Welegedara to Lyon, no run, Lyon plays a graceful straight drive to a full ball and the bowler sticks out his boot and stops it

Australia 301/9   UWMBCA Welegedara 21-6-75-3
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