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
  • 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

1.2

Siddle to Paranavitana, 3 runs, too full on the pads, and after the torrid first over he faced from Copeland, Paranavitana gets going with a neat clip through midwicket

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   PM Siddle 1-0-4-0
3.1

Siddle to Paranavitana, 2 runs, short of a length around off, the batsman opens the face and steers it behind point

3.2

Siddle to Paranavitana, no run, full ball outside off, Paranavitana tries to drive and gets beaten, ball passes under the bat

3.3

Siddle to Paranavitana, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone by the batsman

3.4

Siddle to Paranavitana, no run, full and straight, played from the crease towards midwicket

3.5

Siddle to Paranavitana, FOUR, Paranavitana reaches out for one outside off and pushes away from his body, the ball flies off the outside edge through point for four

Sri Lanka 15/0   PM Siddle 1.5-0-10-0
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   PM Siddle 3-1-10-0
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   PM Siddle 4-1-12-0
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   PM Siddle 5-2-12-0
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

25.5

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, full ball outside off, Sangakkara drives from his crease towards mid-off's right, the fielder moves quickly to field

25.6

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, played back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 56/1   PM Siddle 6-2-16-1
27.1

Siddle to Paranavitana, no run, defended from the crease

27.2

Siddle to Paranavitana, 1 run, full ball outside off, Paranavitana drives hard of the front foot towards point

27.3

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, good length around off stump, Sangakkara glides forward and defends on the off side

27.4

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, played off the front foot towards midwicket

27.5

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, good length and straight, Sangakkara stays in his crease and plays to midwicket

27.6

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, good length just outside off stump, Sangakkara lets it go

Sri Lanka 58/1   PM Siddle 7-2-17-1
43.1

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara tries to drive a wide ball but hits it into the ground

43.2

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, Siddle bowls a good yorker, Sangakkara keeps it out

43.3

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, good length and straight, Sangakkara stays in his crease and defends

43.4

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off stump, left alone

43.5

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara lets another one pass outside off as it angles across him

43.6

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length down leg side, Sangakkara misses the glance

Sri Lanka 124/2   PM Siddle 8-3-17-1
45.1

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, good length angling across the left-hander, driven to short cover

45.2

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, good length delivery on a tight line outside off, Sangakkara shoulders arms

45.3

Siddle to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller length outside off, Sangakkara drives towards the fielder on the point boundary

45.4

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full and straight, defended towards the leg side

45.5

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length ball, angling into of and middle, Jayawardene gets behind the line and defends

45.6

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off stump

Sri Lanka 125/2   PM Siddle 9-3-18-1
47.1

Siddle to Sangakkara, 2 runs, too full on the pads, Sangakkara flicks with ease towards the deep square-leg boundary

47.2

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, defended from the crease towards cover

47.3

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, good length angling across Sangakkara who strides forward and shoulders arms

47.4

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, defended solidly off the front foot towards cover

47.5

Siddle to Sangakkara, 1 run, full ball outside off, Sangakkara plays the extravagant cover drive along the ground to the fielder in the deep

47.6

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene stays back and pushes the ball towards point

Sri Lanka 131/2   PM Siddle 10-3-21-1
49.1

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a length outside off, Jayawardene stays in his crease and plays towards point

49.2

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length and straight, it's just wicket to wicket for Siddle at the moment, no movement or anything, defended from the crease

49.3

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full ball on off and middle, Jayawardene stays in his crease and plays towards mid-on

49.4

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, a massive appeal for lbw is aborted because that was missing leg after hitting Jayawardene on the pad, he tried to flick one that angled into him but missed

49.5

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, a full ball outside off and Jayawardene plays a graceful cover drive along the ground and through the infield

49.6

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

Sri Lanka 137/2   PM Siddle 11-3-25-1
65.1

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, and Sanga drives at a widish delivery first up, mistimes it towards mid-off

65.2

Siddle to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, Sanga plays at it just outside off, the ball runs off the outside edge, past gully

65.3

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela loves this juicy Sunday breakfast drink... full, on the pads, and I am sure he can flick them for four seconds after waking up

65.4

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shorter, just outside off, Mahela is right behind

65.5

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off, defended back to the cover

65.6

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, stays back to dead-bat this

Sri Lanka 171/2   PM Siddle 12-3-30-1
67.1

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, digs this one in short, well outside off, easy to stay away from it

67.2

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, yorker on leg stump, angling down, digs it out

67.3

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defended to leg

67.4

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, low full toss on the pads, eased away past midwicket

67.5

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short outside off, doesn't go chasing after it

67.6

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended back to Siddle

Sri Lanka 173/2   PM Siddle 13-3-32-1
69.1

Siddle to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, short of a length, outside leg, easily worked away to fine leg

69.2

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitched up, middle and leg, defended to mid-on

69.3

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, wide, and Mahela goes after it. Although he has reached for it a bit, he is in sufficient control of the square-drive, although Marsh at point is interested and dives

69.4

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs, this is closer to off, and Mahela drives square again, this time he gets just the two because he goes softly at it

69.5

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bouncer, on middle and leg, angling in, Mahela moves out of the way

69.6

Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off, Mahela presses forward to defend

Sri Lanka 183/2   PM Siddle 14-3-38-1
81.1

Siddle to Sangakkara, FOUR, inviting half-volley, and the new ball travels faster. Just a check-drive, a push, no follow-through, and it goes screaming past cover, along the ground

81.2

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, tries the forceful drive this time, and ends up hitting it back to the bowler

81.3

Siddle to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, just outside off, pushed to mid-off

81.4

Siddle to Sangakkara, OUT, The new ball does the trick. Extra bounce. Sanga doesn't get a hundred in his 100th! This is just short of a length, around off, Sanga has to play at it, but the ball kicks up, takes the shoulder edge and through to Haddin. Australia are right back

KC Sangakkara c †Haddin b Siddle 79 (227m 176b 10x4 0x6) SR: 44.88

81.5

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

81.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, tentative... this is dug in outside off, Mathews is expecting high bounce, the ball stays low, and instinctively he goes to play at it outside off. Fails to touch it, though

Sri Lanka 210/4   PM Siddle 15-3-42-2
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   PM Siddle 16-3-50-2
85.1

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length, drops this to cover and rushes through for a single

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   PM Siddle 17-3-55-2
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

99.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, back to attacking the off stump, without any movement, though, defended back to Siddle

99.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length outside off, pushed to cover

Sri Lanka 280/4   PM Siddle 18-3-58-2
101.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, full, swings in a touch, driven to mid-on

101.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length, around middle and off, defended to one of the midwickets

101.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, holds its line outside off, defended off the front foot

101.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, length ball on off, holds its line, defended to cover

101.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, looks to drive this, but the length is not quite there and ends up pushing it to mid-off

101.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, slightly wider this time, and he leaves it alone

Sri Lanka 284/4   PM Siddle 19-4-58-2
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   PM Siddle 20-5-58-2
121.1

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on a length outside off, defended off the front foot

121.2

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, yorker, in front of middle, digs it out back to Siddle

121.3

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off

121.4

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, comes forward to push this back to the bowler

121.5

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, yorker outside off, keeps it out

121.6

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, accurate, no room, defended

Sri Lanka 337/5   PM Siddle 21-6-58-2
123.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot

123.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, fuller, angling in towards off and middle, defended from the crease

123.3

Siddle to Mathews, 1 no ball, big no-ball from Sid as he bowls on a length, just outside off

123.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, swinging in a touch, he gets the front leg out of the way and drives it to mid-on

123.4

Siddle to Mathews, FOUR, bouncer, doesn't quite some on, 136ks, Mathews rocks back, rolls the wrists on the pull, beats midwicket

123.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, stretches to drive, mis-hits it to cover

123.6

Siddle to Mathews, FOUR, too full, although it is swinging, and Mathews shows it the full face, no follow-through, and it speeds off the bat. Between bowler and mid-on. What a way to reach fifty. Acknowledges the crowd applause

Sri Lanka 347/5   PM Siddle 22-6-67-2
125.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to cover

125.2

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, full, just outside off, driven wide of mid-off, PJ late to start but the single is easily completed

125.3

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, that inswing last over has got him playing at one wide outside off. This one holds its line and beats the outside edge

125.4

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, keeps this yorker out

125.5

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, defended back

125.6

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, shoulders arms to this one outside off, doesn't repeat the error from earlier in the over

Sri Lanka 350/5   PM Siddle 23-6-68-2
127.1

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, holds its line outside off, left alone

127.2

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, another leave outside off

127.3

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, close to off, left alone on length. It bounces over the stumps

127.4

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full, swings in late, gets the inside half of the bat, towards midwicket

127.5

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, slower ball, 119ks, PJ checks the shot and defends this

127.6

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full and straight, pushed back, Siddle fields in his follow-through

Sri Lanka 354/5   PM Siddle 24-7-68-2
142.1

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, starts off with a yorker, which is ill directed, and is picked for easy runs down the leg side

142.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, defended to midwicket

142.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length, angling in towards off, defended to cover

142.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, another solid defensive - Mathews has shut shop here, but PJ is going strong. The clear plan is to have Mathews bat tomorrow too

142.5

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, angling into the pads, clipped away

142.6

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on a length, just outside off, defended back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 409/5   PM Siddle 25-7-70-2
144.1

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, punched away outside off, gets a single to deep cover

144.2

Siddle to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, tries the bouncer, but it is not coming up at all, dragged from well outside off, waist-high, and he pulls it down it into the ground, and through to deep midwicket

144.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, length ball on middle and leg, push-driven to mid-on

144.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, full outside off, driven handsomely, but straight to mid-off

144.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, length, outside off, pushed to mid-off

144.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, punched outside off, can;t beat Ponting at short cover

Sri Lanka 412/5   PM Siddle 26-7-72-2
146.1

Siddle to Mathews, 3 runs, Mathews jumps out of the crease, Siddle drops it short, Mathews glides it past point, Siddle grunts in frustration

146.2

Siddle to Eranga, no run, full ball, drives at it, gets an inside into the foot, and then the ball lobs to safety

146.3

Siddle to Eranga, no run, left alone outside off this time

146.4

Siddle to Eranga, no run, short outside off again, left alone again

146.5

Siddle to Eranga, no run, length ball, on off, pushed to cover-point

146.6

Siddle to Eranga, 1 run, Eranga is off the mark, driving this wide of cover, and the lead is 100

Sri Lanka 416/6   PM Siddle 27-7-76-2
155.1

Siddle to Eranga, no run, good length outside off stump from Siddle, Eranga stays in his crease and lets it go

155.2

Siddle to Eranga, 2 runs, width outside off stump and Eranga drives hard at it, didn't time it well but found the gap in the infield

155.3

Siddle to Eranga, 1 run, driven towards point of the front foot, Marsh dives to his left at point to save runs

155.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short ball first up, Mathews bends his knees and sways out of the way

155.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, good length delivery outside off, Mathews lets it pass

155.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, good length angling into the right-hander, defended towards short cover

Sri Lanka 431/6   PM Siddle 28-7-79-2
157.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, good length just outside off, defended on the front foot, Mathews hasn't scored yet today

157.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Siddle angles the ball into the right-hander, Mathews stays on his crease and plays on the leg side

157.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, pushed off the front foot towards mid-on

157.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, the slower ball bowled full outside off, Mathews reaches forward and then waits a touch before defending

157.5

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews is away today, playing one off his hips towards deep square

157.6

Siddle to Eranga, OUT, bowled him! Siddle has knocked out leg stump. He bowled a full ball on off stump moving into the right-hander, Eranga stayed in his crease and drove, when he should have been forward. He got an inside edge that brushed the pad before taking out leg stump

RMS Eranga b Siddle 12 (55m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

Sri Lanka 436/7   PM Siddle 29-7-80-3
159.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Siddle gives Mathews a short one, he ducks under it

159.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Siddle bangs in another bouncer and it's a good one, Mathews is late to duck and turns his head away, leaving his bat up in the air

159.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, fuller length outside off, Mathews punches towards cover

159.4

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

159.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, driven firmly off the front foot, but Ponting is in the way at short cover

159.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length angling into the right-hander, Mathews moves back and tries to turn it on the leg side but gets an edge on the off

Sri Lanka 437/7   PM Siddle 30-8-80-3
161.1

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, flicked through square to the fielder on the boundary

161.2

Siddle to Herath, no run, good length and length on middle and off, Herath defends on the front foot

161.3

Siddle to Herath, no run, blocked off the front foot towards the off side

161.4

Siddle to Herath, no run, Herath moves back and across to try and leave a superb ball from Siddle, he pulled his bat inside the line of the ball just it time as it whizzed across him

161.5

Siddle to Herath, no run, defended from the crease towards the bowler

161.6

Siddle to Herath, no run, Herath opens the face and plays the ball along the ground towards gully, where the fielder doesn't try too hard to stop it. Australia want Herath on strike but they don't take the single to third man

Sri Lanka 442/7   PM Siddle 31-8-81-3
163.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, good length on off stump, Mathews gets behind the line and defends solidly

163.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Siddle swings a full ball into the right-hander and induces a thick inside edge towards short midwicket

163.3

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, that's in the blockhole and Mathews jams his bat down on it, playing the ball through square leg

163.4

Siddle to Herath, OUT, lbw! Tony Hill gives Herath out but the batsman asks for the review. The ball was full from Siddle, it pitched in line with the stumps and crashed into the pad before it hit the bat as Herath tried to play on the leg side after moving across his crease. That's plumb, hitting middle and off. The decision stays. Mathews looks on

HMRKB Herath lbw b Siddle 3 (26m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.64

163.5

Siddle to Welegedara, no run, good length and straight, Welegedara plays it back to the bowler

163.6

Siddle to Welegedara, 1 no ball, good length and dead straight, Welegedara defends from the crease and gives the strike back to Mathews. Or not. Siddle's over-stepped

163.6

Siddle to Welegedara, no run, Siddle bowls a yorker which Welegedara manages to play on the off side

Sri Lanka 445/8   PM Siddle 32-8-83-4
165.1

Siddle to Welegedara, no run, Siddle attacks the stumps, bowling full and straight, searching for his fifth wicket. Defended from the crease on the leg side

165.2

Siddle to Welegedara, no run, full ball outside off, driven towards short cover

165.3

Siddle to Welegedara, 1 run, pushed into the gap at cover and they take a single

165.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, short of a length and straight, Mathews jumps back and blocks with a straight bat

165.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Mathews leans forward and plays towards Watson at short midwicket

165.6

Siddle to Mathews, no run, good length and dead straight, Mathews defends towards the off side

Sri Lanka 450/8   PM Siddle 33-8-84-4
167.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, a full toss on leg stump, Mathews clips it firmly towards deep midwicket but since there's no chance of a second run, he doesn't take the first

167.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, full on middle and leg again, Mathews flicks towards deep square leg and refuses the run

167.3

Siddle to Mathews, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

167.4

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Mathews defends a good length ball on the off side

167.5

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews strides forward and pushes the ball through extra cover and runs. He's on 96

167.6

Siddle to Lakmal, no run, good length outside off, left alone by the bastman

Sri Lanka 451/9   PM Siddle 34-8-85-4
169.1

Siddle to Mathews, no run, full and straight from Siddle, Mathews plays the ball towards long-on and stays put

169.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, defended on the front foot towards point, no run again

169.3

Siddle to Mathews, 1 run, he's taken the single! Mathews steered the ball wide of third man and ran, maybe because he wanted the second. There's no second available though

169.4

Siddle to Lakmal, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Lakmal pushes through extra cover rather well, they take only one when two was available

169.5

Siddle to Mathews, no run, Mathews plays a forcing shot on the front foot but the bat turns in his hand and the ball goes towards mid-on

169.6

Siddle to Mathews, FOUR, and at long last! Mathews drives the full ball hard through cover, blasting through the infield and bringing up his maiden Test century with a boundary. He celebrates passionately, as one should when one gets a maiden Test ton. Well played. But he needs to redress what's happened so far this morning

Sri Lanka 458/9   PM Siddle 35-8-91-4
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