Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

21.1

Herath to Ponting, no run, starts with a flat delivery into the pads, pushed to leg

21.2

Herath to Ponting, no run, flights this one on middle and leg, Ponting smothers the turn

21.3

Herath to Ponting, no run, nicely flighted again, Ponting pushes forward to defend

21.4

Herath to Ponting, no run, slightly low trajectory, into the pads, pushed back to the bowler

21.5

Herath to Ponting, no run, turn and bounce... pitches middle and off, Ponting pushes at it, then it breaks and bounce, beating the outside edge

21.6

Herath to Ponting, no run, more turn, but low trajectory, Ponting stays back and defends

Australia 52/2   HMRKB Herath 1-1-0-0

23.1

Herath to Ponting, no run, flighted around middle and leg, defended off the front foot

23.2

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, brings out the sweep, all along the ground, gets a single to long leg

23.3

Herath to Marsh, no run, the middle of Marsh's bat is getting quite a few taps. Another solid forward-defensive

23.4

Herath to Marsh, no run, flatter, quicker, worked to midwicket

23.5

Herath to Marsh, no run, appeal, big one, but not sure what this is for. This flighted outside off, makes him play away from the body, turns in. Then hits the pad outside the line, but also Dilshan has caught the ball at silly point. Not sure if there is an inside edge. The lbw has been ruled out because he was outside the line. Replays show the bat and the ball both hit the pad, but not each other. Another superb call from Dar

23.6

Herath to Marsh, no run, flat into the pads, pushed to midwicket

Australia 55/2   HMRKB Herath 2-1-1-0

25.1

Herath to Marsh, no run, flighted on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

25.2

Herath to Marsh, no run, full outside off, smothers the turn

25.3

Herath to Marsh, no run, flighted slightly wide outside off, Marsh is well forward to block it

25.4

Herath to Marsh, no run, turning into the pads, pushed to square leg

25.5

Herath to Marsh, no run, pushed to silly point, on the bounce

25.6

Herath to Marsh, no run, full outside off, played back to the bowler

Australia 60/2   HMRKB Herath 3-2-1-0

28.1

Herath to Marsh, no run, short of a length, turning in, defended from the crease

28.2

Herath to Marsh, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to mid-on

28.3

Herath to Marsh, no run, tossed up outside off, turning, defended off the front foot

28.4

Herath to Marsh, no run, goes to sweep, misses, but is hit outside the line of off

28.5

Herath to Marsh, FOUR, this time Marsh sweeps from in front of the stumps, manages a sweet connection, and hits it fine enough to beat square leg

28.6

Herath to Marsh, no run, gives him the charge and flicks this to mid-on, along the ground

Australia 69/2   HMRKB Herath 4-2-5-0

30.1

Herath to Marsh, no run, turning into the pads, worked away to square leg, can't get the single

30.2

Herath to Marsh, no run, tossed up outside off, smothers the turn

30.3

Herath to Marsh, no run, flatter, shorter, defended outside off

30.4

Herath to Marsh, no run, more middle and leg this time, Marsh defends to short leg

30.5

Herath to Marsh, FOUR, lovely flick-drive... He chips down the tack, right down to the pitch of the ball, and flicks this between the bowler and mid-on. Beautiful

30.6

Herath to Marsh, no run, defended outside off this time

Australia 83/2   HMRKB Herath 5-2-9-0

32.1

Herath to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting is driving through the covers superbly... this is tossed up outside off, he reaches the pitch of the ball, and places it wide of cover

32.2

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, the tip-and-run now, towards cover, and they rush through

32.3

Herath to Marsh, no run, flighted outside off, defended with an open face

32.4

Herath to Marsh, no run, flighted around off, turning into middle and leg, defended back to the bowler

32.5

Herath to Marsh, no run, angling towards off, and away, defended to cover

32.6

Herath to Marsh, no run, leaves his crease to reach the pitch of the ball and then smother the turn

Australia 89/2   HMRKB Herath 6-2-14-0

34.1

Herath to Marsh, no run, turning into the pads, defended to short leg

34.2

Herath to Marsh, 1 run, middle and leg again, worked around the corner for a single

34.3

Herath to Ponting, no run, flighted outside off, turning away, left alone

34.4

Herath to Ponting, no run, fired down the leg side

34.5

Herath to Ponting, 1 run, well flighted outside off, driven again, he is keeping it down, although this time a dive at extra cover keep the shot down to one

34.6

Herath to Marsh, no run, the arm ball, it certainly didn't turn in, and was quicker too. Marsh is quick to get the bat down

Australia 99/2   HMRKB Herath 7-2-16-0

47.1

Herath to Marsh, no run, length ball, turning in, defended back to Herath

47.2

Herath to Marsh, no run, pushed with an open face towards cover

47.3

Herath to Marsh, no run, flat, into the pads, defended to leg

47.4

Herath to Marsh, no run, flicked to leg, but Dilshan makes a diving save at short midwicket

47.5

Herath to Marsh, no run, stays back to defend this off the back foot

47.6

Herath to Marsh, no run, this one dips a touch and turns in slightly sharply, worked away past short leg

Australia 126/4   HMRKB Herath 8-3-16-0

49.1

Herath to Marsh, no run, short, Marsh goes back and cuts, can't beat point

49.2

Herath to Marsh, no run, slower through the air, defended off the front foot

49.3

Herath to Marsh, no run, flatter, quicker, defended to the bowler

49.4

Herath to Marsh, no run, flighted again, comes forward, blocks it

49.5

Herath to Marsh, no run, this is on the pads, Marsh can't place it wide of short fine

49.6

Herath to Marsh, 3 runs, this is flat, outside off, he rocks back to back-cut it fine of point... the first runs for Marsh in 24 balls

Australia 133/4   HMRKB Herath 9-3-19-0

51.1

Herath to Marsh, no run, full, turning in, dead-batted

51.2

Herath to Marsh, 2 runs, turning into the pads, glanced away fine for a couple

51.3

Herath to Marsh, no run, slightly short, Marsh goes back to defend this to midwicket

51.4

Herath to Marsh, no run, wide of the crease, turning in, defended to midwicket

51.5

Herath to Marsh, 1 run, short, Marsh pushes this to long-on for a single

51.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, swept uppishly, but it lands in front of square leg

Australia 139/4   HMRKB Herath 10-3-22-0

53.1

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey charges at him, gets to the pitch of the ball, and pushes a single to long-on

53.2

Herath to Marsh, 1 run, overpitched on middle and leg, driven to long-on for an easy single

53.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, full outside off, defended off the front foot

53.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, leaves his crease again, defends this to silly mid-on and has to rush back into the crease

53.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, tossed up outside off, defended with an open face

53.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, flatter, stays back, pushes this to cover

Australia 143/4   HMRKB Herath 11-3-24-0

57.1

Herath to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh leaves the crease to drive this to long-on for an easy single

57.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey too jumps out of the crease, turns this defensively to leg

57.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, flatter, quicker, defended from deep inside the crease

57.4

Herath to Hussey, 2 runs, chips down the wicket again, and works this wide of midwicket... "push, push" is the call, and they take the second

57.5

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, another foray outside the crease, drives this from wide outside off to long-on for a single

57.6

Herath to Marsh, 1 run, turning into middle and leg, nudged into the leg side for one

Australia 161/4   HMRKB Herath 12-3-29-0

59.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey sweeps, is beaten, but it is turning down the leg side

59.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, goes deep in the crease to defend

59.3

Herath to Hussey, FOUR, poor bowling, top batting, Hussey is already on his way to going for a sweep when he sees this fired down the leg side. He plays the sweep-pull, fine for four

59.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, leaves the crease, reaches the pitch of the ball, defends to midwicket

59.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, turning into the pads, worked away to square leg

59.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, fired into the pads again, Hussey sweeps but this time he finds square leg

Australia 167/4   HMRKB Herath 13-3-33-0

61.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, low trajectory, turning into the pads, defended back

61.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, pushed to silly mid-on

61.3

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, flat into the pads, swept away along the ground

61.4

Herath to Marsh, no run, defended off the front foot

61.5

Herath to Marsh, no run, shout for lbw as he misses on the sweep, but he has got the front leg outside the line of off

61.6

Herath to Marsh, no run, turning into the pads, defended to midwicket

Australia 170/4   HMRKB Herath 14-3-34-0

63.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, length ball, turning in towards off, defended off the back foot

63.2

Herath to Hussey, 2 runs, no slip or short third man, and he opens the face on a fullish delivery, and steals a couple

63.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, full on off, pushed back to the bowler

63.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, flights this one, Hussey is forward to cover the turn and defend

63.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, shimmies down, pushes this to silly mid-on

63.6

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, full on the pads, places this between the two midwickets

Australia 174/4   HMRKB Herath 15-3-37-0

65.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, flat, on off, defended from deep inside the crease

65.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, chips down the track, pushes this to midwicket

65.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, lower trajectory again, defends from the crease

65.4

Herath to Hussey, SIX, Hussey beats the leg-side field. I mean you can't place fielders in the stands! Comes down the track again, to the pitch of it, and then lefts it over midwicket

65.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, defended off the front foot

65.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, turning into the pads, pushed t square leg

Australia 187/4   HMRKB Herath 16-3-43-0

67.1

Herath to Marsh, no run, full, flat, defended back

67.2

Herath to Marsh, no run, swept away fine, but can't beat short fine leg

67.3

Herath to Marsh, OUT, Bowled'im! His average falls to 111! A potential nelson has struck. Is this a break in concentration or a natural variation? It's a regulation offbreak from Herath, Marsh defends, but it doesn't turn in as much as he expects it to. The off stumps is left exposed, and pegged back

SE Marsh b Herath 81 (276m 207b 7x4 0x6) SR: 39.13

67.4

Herath to Haddin, no run, pitches leg, straightens,defended off the back foot

67.5

Herath to Haddin, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

67.6

Herath to Haddin, no run, pushed to cover off the front foot

Australia 190/5   HMRKB Herath 17-4-43-1

69.1

Herath to Haddin, no run, full on the pads, defended to mid-on

69.2

Herath to Haddin, no run, dead-bats this one to silly point

69.3

Herath to Haddin, no run, smothers the turn on this one

69.4

Herath to Haddin, 1 run, full on the pads, clipped away to get off the mark

69.5

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey sweeps this square, along the ground, gets a single

69.6

Herath to Haddin, no run, flighted outside off, left alone

Australia 194/5   HMRKB Herath 18-4-45-1

71.1

Herath to Haddin, no run, turns sharply, Haddin gets a bottom edge into the ground and then kicks the ball away to safeguard his stumps

71.2

Herath to Haddin, FOUR, beautiful... I don't think many play the straight loft better than Haddin in today's cricket. Lovely extension of the arms, smooth swing, and it is flying over long-on

71.3

Herath to Haddin, no run, lower trajectory, goes deep into the crease and defends

71.4

Herath to Haddin, 1 run, fired into the pads, in the inside edge gets them a single

71.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey chips down the track and pushes this to midwicket

71.6

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, this one he drives to long-on for a single

Australia 204/5   HMRKB Herath 19-4-51-1

73.1

Herath to Haddin, no run, full, around off, defended

73.2

Herath to Haddin, FOUR, another beautiful straight loft from Haddin. Lovely arc, dead straight, mid-off has no chance

73.3

Herath to Haddin, no run, flighted outside off, no need to play at it

73.4

Herath to Haddin, no run, flatter, quicker, pushed back to him

73.5

Herath to Haddin, no run, slightly higher trajectory, dead-batted off the front foot

73.6

Herath to Haddin, 1 run, full, driven to sweeper-cover for one

Australia 209/5   HMRKB Herath 20-4-56-1

76.1

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, comes down the track, takes the single midwicket

76.2

Herath to Haddin, no run, tossed up outside off, left alone

76.3

Herath to Haddin, no run, this one doesn't turn away, takes the inside half of the Haddin bat

76.4

Herath to Haddin, no run, another straighter delivery, but this time Haddin has it covered

76.5

Herath to Haddin, no run, turning across him, defended off the back foot

76.6

Herath to Haddin, no run, low trajectory, turning towards middle and leg, defended from the crease

Australia 221/5   HMRKB Herath 21-4-57-1

78.1

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, pushes it faster this time as Hussey pushes it to point for a single

78.2

Herath to Haddin, no run, outside the off stump. Haddin comes forward and defends it yet again. He wants to be there when the new ball is taken

78.3

Herath to Haddin, 2 runs, wrong line as he bowls it on the leg stump. Haddin turns it to fine-leg for a couple

78.4

Herath to Haddin, no run, comes forward and pushes it to backward point

78.5

Herath to Haddin, no run, defends it to the off side

78.6

Herath to Haddin, no run, tossed up delivery. Haddin comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

Australia 225/5   HMRKB Herath 22-4-60-1

95.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes forward and plays to midwicket

95.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes out of his crease and hits the ball on to his boot

95.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, defended on the back foot on the off side

95.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, played off the back foot towards the off

95.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, ah that was a touch shorter and Hussey played it to midwicket

95.6

Herath to Hussey, no run, defended solidly on the front foot, Herath bowls a maiden over to Hussey on 99, over to Johnson

Australia 293/6   HMRKB Herath 23-5-60-1

97.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey sweeps and that would have been his century if the ball hadn't crashed into the fielder at short leg

97.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes down the track to get to the pitch of the ball and hits it towards midwicket, can't find the gap

97.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, comes down the pitch again and plays it to short midwicket

97.4

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, there is it! Test century No. 15 for Michael Hussey. He gets there with a nudge off his pads behind square. His team-mates applaud as he takes off his helmet to celebrate, and cool down a touch.

97.5

Herath to Copeland, no run, left alone outside off stump

97.6

Herath to Copeland, 1 run, Copeland nudges the ball towards square and runs

Australia 295/8   HMRKB Herath 24-5-62-1

99.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, full ball on leg and middle from over the wicket, Hussey plays on the leg side and refuses the single

99.2

Herath to Hussey, 2 runs, outside off stump this time and Hussey unfurls the reverse-paddle, placing it into the gap at third man to retain strike

99.3

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves forward and clips the ball through square leg for a single

99.4

Herath to Lyon, no run, Lyon defends on the front foot on the leg side

99.5

Herath to Lyon, no run, Lyon strides forward and defends on the off

99.6

Herath to Lyon, no run, Herath tosses it up invitingly outside off, Lyon resists and lets the ball go

Australia 298/9   HMRKB Herath 25-5-65-1

101.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey steps out to smother the turn and blocks

101.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey steps out again, gets to the pitch and plays to midwicket

101.3

Herath to Hussey, no run, tossed up by Herath, Hussey drives firmly to the bowler's left and Herath dives to cut it off

101.4

Herath to Hussey, no run, played back towards the bowler

101.5

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey tries to sweep a full ball but misses and gets hit on the pad, that pitched outside leg

101.6

Herath to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey beats the field by playing the reverse-sweep but he's placed and timed it so well that it will go for four to the point boundary, he loses strike but I doubt he will be too fussed

Australia 305/9   HMRKB Herath 26-5-69-1

103.1

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey comes forward and drives to the fielder at cover

103.2

Herath to Hussey, no run, Hussey drives towards long-on but refuses the single

103.3

Herath to Hussey, SIX, and that's why! Hussey steps out of his crease, gets to the pitch of the ball and hoists it with the turn over the wide long-on boundary. Terrific strike.

103.4

Herath to Hussey, 1 run, now he takes the single after coming down the pitch and driving to long-on, Lyon has two to face

103.5

Herath to Lyon, 2 runs, oops, Lyon attempts the big sweep and doesn't execute it well at all, gets a bottom edge that misses stumps and keeper

103.6

Herath to Lyon, no run, that's the one that goes straight through and Lyon didn't pick it, I think he got an inside edge on to the pad else it would have been a good shout for lbw

Australia 316/9   HMRKB Herath 27-5-78-1
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Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
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Match drawn
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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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Sep 20, 2011

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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