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
15.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot

15.2

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, slants on to leg stump, the batsman glances towards short fine leg

15.3

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, angling into middle stump from round the wicket, played towards midwicket

15.4

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

15.5

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, played off the back foot towards point

15.6

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the front foot back down the pitch

Sri Lanka 40/0   NM Lyon 1-0-1-0
17.1

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

17.2

Lyon to Thirimanne, 1 run, the length is a bit short, allowing the batsman to go back and punch through cover

17.3

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, worked towards midwicket from the crease

17.4

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, fired in quick, Thirimanne gets a bit of a leading edge on the off side

17.5

Lyon to Thirimanne, 1 run, that's dropped short and Thirimanne cuts off the back foot

17.6

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot towards short leg

Sri Lanka 43/0   NM Lyon 2-0-4-0
19.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, pushed from the crease towards mid-off

19.2

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

19.3

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, played towards the fielder at silly point

19.4

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, tries to defend but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg, Thirimanne sets off from the bowler's end but gets sent back

19.5

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, played towards midwicket for a single

19.6

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, the batsman steps out of his crease and drives firmly to the fielder at mid-off

Sri Lanka 44/0   NM Lyon 3-0-5-0
24.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, nudged towards mid-off for a quick single, Johnson fails to pick up cleanly

24.2

Lyon to Thirimanne, FOUR, Thirimanne moves out of his crease and plays a hard drive along the ground past mid-on, he didn't hit it cleanly but hit it well enough

24.3

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

24.4

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, punched off the back foot towards point

24.5

Lyon to Thirimanne, no run, defended once again off the front foot

24.6

Lyon to Thirimanne, 1 run, a touch short and the batsman moves back to punch through cover point

Sri Lanka 52/0   NM Lyon 4-0-11-0
26.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot towards silly point

26.2

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, played towards extra cover for a single

26.3

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara moves back and watches the ball as it passes into Haddin's gloves outside off stump

26.4

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot, the fielder at silly point dives in vain

26.5

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara comes a long way out of his crease and plays to short leg, Hughes fields and can't release the ball quickly enough, Sanga was a long way out. Hughes actually tried to dive towards the stumps with the ball in hand but then dropped it mid-dive.

26.6

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, played off the back foot square on the off side

Sri Lanka 57/1   NM Lyon 5-0-12-0
28.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, 1 run, played off the back foot towards cover point for a single

28.2

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, punched off the back foot to Ponting at silly point

28.3

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

28.4

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on middle, defended with bat and pad close together

28.5

Lyon to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara gets off the mark by nudging one behind square on the leg side

28.6

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended from the crease towards silly point

Sri Lanka 60/1   NM Lyon 6-0-14-0
30.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, 3 runs, that was eventful. That ball drifted into the left-hander and the inside edge went between the batsman's legs towards the fine-leg boundary

30.2

Lyon to Sangakkara, 1 run, played off the back foot towards point

30.3

Lyon to Paranavitana, 2 runs, he's cut that off the back foot from close to off stump towards deep point

30.4

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended back to the bowler

30.5

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, wide outside off stump, the batsman lets it go

30.6

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, bowled quicker through the air and straight, defended on the front foot

Sri Lanka 74/1   NM Lyon 7-0-20-0
32.1

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended towards cover

32.2

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, played from the crease towards slip

32.3

Lyon to Paranavitana, 2 runs, a bit too full and the batsman drives through cover off the front foot

32.4

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, defended on the front foot towards short leg

32.5

Lyon to Paranavitana, no run, wide outside off stump, some spin and bounce away from the left-hander, the batsman lets it go

32.6

Lyon to Paranavitana, 2 runs, tossed up outside off stump, driven off the front foot towards deep cover

Sri Lanka 86/1   NM Lyon 8-0-24-0
52.1

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitches outside off and turns into the right-hander, still wide enough for Jayawardene to leave

52.2

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front foot

52.3

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, pitches outside off but this time it doesn't turn so much, left alone again

52.4

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene strides forward and defends

52.5

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, blocked on the front foot towards the bowler

52.6

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene gets beaten on the cut, it didn't turn, went straight through

Sri Lanka 142/2   NM Lyon 9-1-24-0
54.1

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, played towards mid-on for a single

54.2

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, drifting into the left-hander's pads, Sangakkara plays towards midwicket

54.3

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara moves back and defends to the bowler

54.4

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Sangakkara drives towards cover

54.5

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on leg and middle, defended from the crease

54.6

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, Lyon drifts down leg side, Sangakkara tries to glance but fails to connect

Sri Lanka 153/2   NM Lyon 10-1-25-0
56.1

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up on middle stump, pushed from the crease towards midwicket

56.2

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, played off the back foot towards the leg side

56.3

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

56.4

Lyon to Sangakkara, 1 run, played off the back foot towards point

56.5

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, nudged off the pads towards midwicket

56.6

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, played back towards the bowler and Lyon dives to his right to field

Sri Lanka 154/2   NM Lyon 11-1-26-0
58.1

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, punched towards point

58.2

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, played back to the spinner

58.3

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, pushed from the crease towards cover

58.4

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off, driven towards cover

58.5

Lyon to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sangakkara leans forward and nudges the ball off his pads behind square

58.6

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, tossed up outside off, Sangakkara lets it go and the ball turns away from him

Sri Lanka 157/2   NM Lyon 12-1-28-0
60.1

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, that's a long hop, and Jayawardene dismisses it to the midwicket boundary with a powerful pull

60.2

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, wide outside of, left alone by the batsman

60.3

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended back towards the bowler

60.4

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front foot

60.5

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene moves back and pushes towards the bowler

60.6

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, nudged off the front foot towards midwicket

Sri Lanka 164/2   NM Lyon 13-1-32-0
62.1

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

62.2

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, the batsman goes back into his crease and defends

62.3

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, nudged off the back foot behind square

62.4

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene moves forward and defends confidently

62.5

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up outside off, driven off the front foot towards mid-off

62.6

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, played towards cover

Sri Lanka 164/2   NM Lyon 14-2-32-0
64.1

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara goes back and plays towards short leg

64.2

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

64.3

Lyon to Sangakkara, no run, the quicker ball hurries on towards middle stump, Sagakkara defends on the off, he seemed to spot it late. Perhaps because of the light?

64.4

Lyon to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards the off side

64.5

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

64.6

Lyon to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended back towards the bowler

Sri Lanka 166/2   NM Lyon 15-2-33-0
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

96.3

Lyon to Mathews, FOUR, short, hit-me long hop, Mathews goes back and places this between mid-off and extra cover

96.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, full on the pads, clipped away to square leg

96.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, tossed up outside off, defended back to the bowler

96.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, this one dips a little, threatens to turn but goes with the angle, hits the outside half of the bat. There the moral victory ends

Sri Lanka 273/4   NM Lyon 16-2-38-0
98.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, doesn't turn in, Mathews makes the late adjustment and defends

98.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, lower trajectory, Mathew goes back to force this to point

98.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, leaves the crease to get close to the pitch, pushes it to mid-on

98.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, fuller, quicker, defended back to the bowler

98.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, flighted, slower through the air, Mathews is forward to defend outside off

98.6

Lyon to Mathews, FOUR, up and over... Mathews jumps out of the crease, is neither too close to the pitch of the ball nor too far from it, which means perfect swinging room to get the elevation. Clears mid-on

Sri Lanka 277/4   NM Lyon 17-2-42-0
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   NM Lyon 18-2-46-0
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

102.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, short of a length, no turn, defended to short leg

102.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, defended to short leg

102.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, stays back to defend a flat delivery to the bowler

102.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, dead-bats this in front of stumps. No turn at all

Sri Lanka 285/4   NM Lyon 19-2-47-0
104.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the front foot

104.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, floated outside off, Mathews chips down the track to defend

104.3

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, angled across him, belatedly opens the face to run this down for a single past slip

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   NM Lyon 20-2-49-0
106.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, defended to midwicket, with the turn

106.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, lower trajectory, defended off the back foot

106.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, appeal for bat-pad as this one bounces extra, but there is no bat involved, and they don't challenge the not-out decision

106.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, stays back to block this back

106.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, leaves the crease, is not quite to the pitch of the ball, and defends

106.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, defended towards short leg

Sri Lanka 291/4   NM Lyon 21-3-49-0
108.1

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, helped away past short leg for one

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

108.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, Mathews shows a touch of impatience, jumps at him, plays the instinctive push to leg, it falls short of short midwicket

108.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, solid front-foot defensive

108.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, another forward defensive to smother the turn - not that there is much turn in the first place

Sri Lanka 305/4   NM Lyon 22-3-53-0
110.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, some bounce, but it starts outside leg and beats the pad

110.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, shouts of catch it as it lobs off the pad, no bat involved

110.3

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, more turn, worked around the corner for a single

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.

110.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, turning down the leg side, defended with a close face

110.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, defended to short fine leg

Sri Lanka 307/4   NM Lyon 23-3-55-0
112.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, turning into the pads, flat trajectory, defended from the crease

112.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, forward defensive now

112.3

Lyon to Mathews, 3 runs, and Mathews has placed this around the corner, between the two short legs, and Dilshan hares through, pushes Mathews for a three - 100 for the stand

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   NM Lyon 24-3-60-0
114.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, fullish on the pads, defended back

114.2

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, turning into the pads, nudged away for a single

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   NM Lyon 25-3-63-0
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

116.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, short of a length, turning in, defended to cover

116.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, floated across, goes back to defend

Sri Lanka 327/4   NM Lyon 26-3-64-0
129.1

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, floated outside off, defended to cover

129.2

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, turning into the pads, defended to short leg

129.3

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, tossed up outside off, dead-batted

129.4

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, angling away from him, driven to mid-off

129.5

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, slower through the air, around off, defended solidly

129.6

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, another forward-defensive, a slightly open face this time

Sri Lanka 362/5   NM Lyon 27-4-64-0
131.1

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length, pushed between point and cover, and they charge through for a single

131.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, angled across, seems like the arm ball, Mathews is beaten on the cut

131.3

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes this to long-on for one

131.4

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, gives him the charge and pushes this to long-on again

131.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, stretches well forward to defends this back to the bowler

131.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, blocked to short leg this time

Sri Lanka 367/5   NM Lyon 28-4-67-0
133.1

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, overpitched outside off, doesn't try to hit it too hard, just squeezes it between cover and point

133.2

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, short on the pads, worked away for an easy single

133.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, full outside off, pushed back to the bowler

133.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, low trajectory, outside off, pushed back

133.5

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, driven to long-on

133.6

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, shorter, easily defended off the back foot

Sri Lanka 374/5   NM Lyon 29-4-71-0
136.1

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, pitched up on the pads, blocked

136.2

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, tossed up outside off, defended back

136.3

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, leaves the crease, gets too close to the pitch of the ball, drives it back to the bowler

136.4

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, against the run of play, PJ comes down the track and lofts him down the ground. It is not a chip, just that he hasn't hit it well, and it falls short of long-on

136.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, worked around the corner

136.6

Lyon to Mathews, no run, full and straight, played back to Lyon

Sri Lanka 386/5   NM Lyon 30-4-72-0
138.1

Lyon to Mathews, no run, turning harmlessly down the leg side

138.2

Lyon to Mathews, 2 runs, turning down leg again, gets a tickle from Mathews

138.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, full, on off and middle, hit back to the bowler

138.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, dead-batted back to the bowler

138.5

Lyon to Mathews, no run, slower through the air, defended to leg

138.6

Lyon to Mathews, 2 runs, that's a right long hop, and Mathews pulls this towards deep midwicket and picks two before Marsh runs around from deep square

Sri Lanka 394/5   NM Lyon 31-4-76-0
140.1

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, low full toss outside off, pushed back to the diving Lyon

140.2

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full, fast, across him, defended to cover

140.3

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, SIX, PJ take SL to 400 with a six! This is low in trajectory again, PJ charges at him, reaches the pitch of the ball, and lofts him over wide long-on. Cow corner, since it is time for cows to come back home

140.4

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, SIX, long hop, real long hop, and he ricks back to pull him over deep midwicket. PJ is looking for quick ones before stumps

140.5

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, doesn't go for the third, choosing to block this back

140.6

Lyon to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short and wide this time, he late-cuts it, but can't beat point

Sri Lanka 407/5   NM Lyon 32-4-88-0
151.1

Lyon to Mathews, 2 runs, flat across him, Mathews opens the face, gets into the vacant third man area for a couple

151.2

Lyon to Mathews, no run, stays back to defend this one

151.3

Lyon to Mathews, no run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler

151.4

Lyon to Mathews, no run, flatter, quicker, defended to leg

151.5

Lyon to Mathews, 1 run, near run-out, an unnecessary risk here, Eranga hasn't quite disgraced himself with the bat, so perhaps a bit too much of a risk to manoeuvre strike. He has defended this straight to square leg and shoots off. Ponting is the fielder on top of that. Mathews puts a full-length dive in, and would still have been beaten by inches had Ponting hit. and he didn't miss by much

151.6

Lyon to Eranga, no run, defended solidly outside off

Sri Lanka 426/6   NM Lyon 33-4-91-0
153.1

Lyon to Eranga, no run, tossed up around off, defended solidly

153.2

Lyon to Eranga, no run, full on off, defended back to the bowler

153.3

Lyon to Eranga, no run, flat, around off, pushed back to the bowler

153.4

Lyon to Eranga, no run, dead-bats this flat delivery back to him

153.5

Lyon to Eranga, no run, has a drive at this overpitched one, straight to mid-on

153.6

Lyon to Eranga, no run, Lyon is done for the day as Eranga defends this off the front foot

Sri Lanka 428/6   NM Lyon 34-5-91-0
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