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8.1

Eranga to Watson, OUT, Whoa! What a series for debutants! Eranga takes a wicket first ball now. Watson is gone. To be fair, though, it was not a very remarkable delivery. It was a loosener wide outside off, and Watson went after it like it was the last wide delivery he would get. Just couldn't keep it down, and backward point accepted the catch with glee. Eranga will take it

SR Watson c Dilshan b Eranga 8 (36m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

8.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, similar wide delivery, holding its line, Ponting gets the big stride in, leaves it alone. A typical Ponting start

8.3

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another massive stride forward, another leave

8.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this time Ponting plays at it, with on open face, towards gully, on the bounce

8.5

Eranga to Ponting, no run, short of a length, around off, pushed back to the bowler

8.6

Eranga to Ponting, 2 runs, Ponting's big front-foot movement again, he gets close to the line of this, and push-drives it wide of cover for a couple

Australia 24/2   RMS Eranga 1-0-2-1

10.1

Eranga to Marsh, 3 runs, another sweet drive from Marsh, leaning into it, covering the line well before opening the face on it. Goes through extra cover, along the ground

10.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this has cut Ponting in two.... Short of a length, seams back in from outside off, beats the inside edge, and the stumps

10.3

Eranga to Ponting, 2 runs, too straight this time, clipped away wide of mid-on

10.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this one starts wide outside off, left alone

10.5

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another leave outside off

10.6

Eranga to Ponting, no run, too wide outside off, unlike Watson, Ponting is not driving at them

Australia 30/2   RMS Eranga 2-0-7-1

12.1

Eranga to Marsh, no run, Eranga stays wide to the left-hand batsman too. Left alone

12.2

Eranga to Marsh, 1 run, makes him play this time, pitches leg, angling towards off, the inside edge goes for a single

12.3

Eranga to Ponting, no run, short of a length, just outside off, Ponting presses forward, then goes back, and defends this back to the bowler

12.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, very wide outside off, left alone

12.5

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another wide delivery, another leave

12.6

Eranga to Ponting, 1 wide, bouncer outside off, Ponting need not even duck or away out of the line. Called a wide for height

12.6

Eranga to Ponting, no run, back full, but wide outside off again. Another leave

Australia 33/2   RMS Eranga 3-0-9-1

14.1

Eranga to Ponting, no run, wide again, Ponting is well forward and shoulders arms

14.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this is the second delivery he has got to move in, Ponting is hit on the pad way outside the line of off. They appeal for lbw, and even if Ponting is deemed to be not playing a shot, this never moves in enough to be able to hit the stumps

14.3

Eranga to Ponting, no run, defended off the back foot this time, this is a better line, closer to off

14.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, back to bowing wide, Ponting back to leaving them alone

14.5

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this is full and straight, Ponting on-drives, finds mid-on

14.6

Eranga to Ponting, no run, length ball, close to off, angling in, Ponting defends off the back foot

Australia 35/2   RMS Eranga 4-1-9-1

16.1

Eranga to Ponting, no run, shout for catch at the wicket, Hill says no. They don't challenge either. Ponting on the pull again! This one is dug in short all right, but doesn't quite come up. It has hit the thigh pad on the way, and is nowhere close to the bat

16.2

Eranga to Ponting, 1 run, length ball on the pads, helped away for a single

16.3

Eranga to Marsh, no run, angled well wide outside off, left alone

16.4

Eranga to Marsh, no run, appeal for lbw as Marsh misses on this flick. Clearly pitched outside leg, which they realise soon and stifle the appeal

16.5

Eranga to Marsh, no run, angled outside off, defended from the crease

16.6

Eranga to Marsh, no run, short of a length, middle and off, Marsh defends off the front foot

Australia 40/2   RMS Eranga 5-1-10-1

18.1

Eranga to Marsh, no run, length ball on the pads, pushed back to the bowler

18.2

Eranga to Marsh, no run, full outside off, Marsh off-drives, can't beat mid-off

18.3

Eranga to Marsh, no run, short of a length, on the pads, punched to short midwicket

18.4

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

18.5

Eranga to Marsh, no run, short of a length, angling towards off, Marsh is solidly behind its line

18.6

Eranga to Marsh, no run, Marsh gets a stride in to defend this outside off

Australia 40/2   RMS Eranga 6-2-10-1

27.1

Eranga to Ponting, no run, short of a length, around off, holds its line, defended off the front foot

27.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, left alone outside off, not too far wide, so a brave leave

27.3

Eranga to Ponting, 2 runs, length ball, into the pads, clipped wide of square leg for two

27.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, fuller, outside off, angling in, defended off the front foot

27.5

Eranga to Ponting, no run, full, angling in to off, defended to cover

27.6

Eranga to Ponting, no run, Close lbw shout, this one swings back in late, Ponting is late in the shot and is caught on the crease. They will review this. The bat and pad are close together, there is a woody sound, but it has definitely hit pad first. Now we need to find out if it has hit him in line. He was surely playing a shot here. And once again, Dar is right! It has hit him just outside the line of off. Sri Lanka have challenged Dar twice, and now have no reviews left

Australia 65/2   RMS Eranga 7-2-12-1

29.1

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another half-appeal, but Ponting has moves well outside off even though this inswinger has hit him on the pad first

29.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another inswinger, defended crisply to cover

29.3

Eranga to Ponting, no run, another inswinger, driven down to the bowler, the momentum brings him outside the crease, Eranga lets rip a throw. He would have made it back even if this had hit, but doesn't hurt letting the batsman know he better stay in the crease

29.4

Eranga to Ponting, FOUR, driven against the swing, crisply, having got a big stride in, along the ground, wide of extra cover. Good reply to the bowler

29.5

Eranga to Ponting, 3 runs, another extra cover drive, this time he hasn't got enough on it, but he will take three

29.6

Eranga to Marsh, 3 runs, opens the face on this angling away from him, gets it wide of slips for three more runs

Australia 79/2   RMS Eranga 8-2-22-1

31.1

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this one holds its line outside off, Ponting leaves it alone. A rare fumble from PJ. It swung in late, well after it had passed the stumps

31.2

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this one swings, Ponting gets the stride in and defends

31.3

Eranga to Ponting, 1 run, a touch short, punched away, and we already have a deep point in place

31.4

Eranga to Marsh, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, angling towards off, defended back

31.5

Eranga to Marsh, no run, starts wide outside off, angles away, left alone

31.6

Eranga to Marsh, no run, down the leg side, doesn't need to play at it

Australia 84/2   RMS Eranga 9-2-23-1

33.1

Eranga to Ponting, 1 run, length ball wide of off, driven with an open face to deep point

33.2

Eranga to Marsh, 1 run, nicely clipped away off the pads, two men deep on the on side

33.3

Eranga to Ponting, 2 runs, angled into the pads, pushed wide of deep square leg, will get a couple

33.4

Eranga to Ponting, no run, this one holds its line outside off, left alone

33.5

Eranga to Ponting, FOUR, the pull is out... a short one at 140ks, but its only rib high and he swivels as he pulls. Between the two deep men on the on side. Along the ground. Clarke likes it and applauds from the balcony

33.6

Eranga to Ponting, no run, shortish, nips back in, cramps up his cut

Australia 97/2   RMS Eranga 10-2-31-1

42.1

Eranga to Clarke, no run, slight shape in towards Clarke from well outside off. Left alone

42.2

Eranga to Clarke, no run, angling into the pads, Clarke gets a touch squared up and belatedly decides to play it straight as opposed to square on the on side

42.3

Eranga to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot, towards cover

42.4

Eranga to Clarke, no run, length ball, angling into middle and leg, defended to mid-on

42.5

Eranga to Clarke, no run, another length ball, shaping in, towards off, defended off the back foot

42.6

Eranga to Clarke, no run, swinging in towards off, defended back

Australia 120/3   RMS Eranga 11-3-31-1

44.1

Eranga to Clarke, no run, length ball around off, shaping in, defended back to the bowler

44.2

Eranga to Clarke, OUT, What is with Australia and patience today? Third poor shot, although one has to confess Sri Lanka have strung together a cluster of good overs with each-way swing. Still there can't be many excuses for this. This is well wide of off, and Clarke goes for a push - mind you, not a flashy drive, which could have resulted in a thick edge that could have eluded fielder. The ball holds its line, and takes the edge of the bat through to PJ. He had to stretch remarkably to even reach it

MJ Clarke c †HAPW Jayawardene b Eranga 6 (44m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

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   RMS Eranga 12-4-31-2

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   RMS Eranga 13-4-37-2

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   RMS Eranga 14-4-41-2

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   RMS Eranga 15-4-43-2

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   RMS Eranga 16-4-47-2

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   RMS Eranga 17-5-47-2

74.1

Eranga to Haddin, no run, nips back in a touch, Haddin stays back to defend this back

74.2

Eranga to Haddin, no run, this one holds its lien, takes a thick edges, which dies on its way to the diving Jayawardene at gully

74.3

Eranga to Haddin, no run, nicely punched away, can't beat point

74.4

Eranga to Haddin, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended back to the bowler

74.5

Eranga to Haddin, 3 runs, Haddin is playing some gorgeous shots here. This is wide and short of a length, and he smoothly punches this square, past point. Thirimanne gives chase, slides, and manages to get a finger between the ball and the boundary skirting

74.6

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

Australia 214/5   RMS Eranga 18-5-52-2

86.1

Eranga to Haddin, no run, good length and wide outside off, Haddin lets it go

86.2

Eranga to Haddin, no run, short of a length and wide outside off, Haddin chases it and misses the square cut

86.3

Eranga to Haddin, no run, fuller length and the line is closer to off stump, Haddin prods and gets beaten

86.4

Eranga to Haddin, no run, another good ball just outside off, Haddin defends

86.5

Eranga to Haddin, OUT, loud appeal for caught behind and Haddin's been given, he isn't happy with the decision and asks for a review. The ball pitched on a good length outside off and seamed away a touch, Haddin did not come forward and pushed at it. There was a noise as it passed the bat and there's no conclusive evidence to suggest there was no edge. Haddin has to go. An odd one. You'd assume no batsman would review if he had nicked it, so either he didn't or he didn't know he did.

BJ Haddin c †HAPW Jayawardene b Eranga 35 (85m 57b 6x4 0x6) SR: 61.40

86.6

Eranga to Johnson, no run, Johnson lets one go as the ball angles across his off stump from over the wicket

Australia 265/6   RMS Eranga 19-6-52-3

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

88.3

Eranga to Johnson, no run, good length on off stump, Johnson takes a small stride forward and punches the ball firmly towards the off where it is intercepted by the fielder at short cover

88.4

Eranga to Johnson, no run, he had the width to free his arms there and he tried, perhaps a little half-heartedly, and mis-timed the drive towards short cover

88.5

Eranga to Johnson, no run, interesting one this. Johnson got hit high on the pad after the ball pitched outside leg stump. Eranga, the bowler, began to appeal for the lbw (which wasn't out) and then the fielders in the cordon went up for the catch after the ball lobbed towards second slip and was caught by Sangakkara diving forward. Did that carry? It just did. The umpire says not out to everything. Sri Lanka have no reviews left. Don't think it hit the bat. Might have hit both pads.

88.6

Eranga to Johnson, no run, defended on the back foot

Australia 267/6   RMS Eranga 20-6-53-3

90.1

Eranga to Johnson, no run, good length delivery outside off, Johnson shoulders arms

90.2

Eranga to Johnson, FOUR, Johnson's hammered this. He had the width to drive and the length was full too. Johnson freed those arms and drilled the ball through cover

90.3

Eranga to Johnson, no run, much closer to the off stump, Eranga pitches in line and angles it across from over the wicket, Johnson lets it go. He's a different batsman when he has the freedom to swing, and when he doesn't

90.4

Eranga to Johnson, no run, the bouncer, Johnson attempts the hook and gets beaten, the keeper leaps to collect it

90.5

Eranga to Johnson, no run, the slower ball, the length is fuller too, Johnson spots it and defends

90.6

Eranga to Johnson, no run, Johnson tries to drive but gets an inside edge on the leg side

Australia 273/6   RMS Eranga 21-6-57-3

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

92.5

Eranga to Johnson, no run, Johnson gets behind the line of a good length delivery and defends

92.6

Eranga to Johnson, 1 run, Johnson drives straight but doesn't time it well, mid-off runs to his left and fields

Australia 282/6   RMS Eranga 22-6-63-3

102.1

Eranga to Lyon, no run, Lyon strides forward and defends a good length ball with bat and pad close together

102.2

Eranga to Lyon, no run, good length and angling into the right-hander, defended on the front foot

102.3

Eranga to Lyon, 1 run, short of a length angled into the right-hander's body, Lyon tucks it around the corner and sets off

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.

102.6

Eranga to Lyon, no run, Lyon defends on the back foot to give the strike back to Hussey

Australia 307/9   RMS Eranga 23-6-65-3

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   RMS Eranga 23.3-6-65-4
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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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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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