Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

50.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara moves across his stumps and defends on the leg side

50.2

Watson to Sangakkara, FOUR, too full and there's width outside off, this time it's Sangakkara who moves forward and caresses the ball through cover

50.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

50.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, good length around off stump, defended on the front foot towards the off side

50.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off, Sangakkara lets it go

50.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, defended back towards the bowler

End of over 51 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 141/2
KC Sangakkara    43* (80b 7x4)      SR Watson    11-5-20-0
DPMD Jayawardene    24* (44b 4x4)      PM Siddle    11-3-25-1

Johnson's back. What can he do? From over the wicket.

51.1

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length and straight, defended on the off side

51.2

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length on the pads, played from the crease towards square leg

51.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

51.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, fuller length outside off, driven towards cover on the front foot

51.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, banged in short by Johnson, Sangakkara ducks

51.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara tries to force the ball through cover but mis-times it

End of over 52 (1 run) Sri Lanka 142/2
KC Sangakkara    43* (84b 7x4)      MG Johnson    10-0-39-1
DPMD Jayawardene    25* (46b 4x4)      SR Watson    11-5-20-0

Lyon's back into the attack. Changes galore.

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

End of over 53 (maiden) Sri Lanka 142/2
DPMD Jayawardene    25* (52b 4x4)      NM Lyon    9-1-24-0
KC Sangakkara    43* (84b 7x4)      MG Johnson    10-0-39-1

53.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Sangakkara slashes hard and hits it wide of the fielder at gully to the empty third-man boundary

53.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara reaches fifty in his 100th Test with a similar shot, a cut through the point region, though this wasn't flashy at all. Can he push on for the century?

53.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, pushed through covers off the front foot

53.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, that's a freebie on leg stump, but Sangakkara missed the glance, he leaned over a bit too much and failed to make contact

53.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, defended from the crease towards midwicket

53.6

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, defended from the crease with a straight bat

End of over 54 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 152/2
KC Sangakkara    53* (90b 9x4)      MG Johnson    11-0-49-1
DPMD Jayawardene    25* (52b 4x4)      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

End of over 55 (1 run) Sri Lanka 153/2
KC Sangakkara    53* (95b 9x4)      NM Lyon    10-1-25-0
DPMD Jayawardene    26* (53b 4x4)      MG Johnson    11-0-49-1

55.1

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length outside off stump, defended on the front foot

55.2

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length with some shape into the right-hander, defended on the front foot once again

55.3

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, strays on to the pads, flicked off the pads through square leg

55.4

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length and straight, Jayawardene gets behind the line and blocks

55.5

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended back to the bowler, tight line and length from Trent

55.6

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flicked off the pads to the fielder at square leg

Brad: "It's worrying to see the Aussie attack back to looking non-threatening and unable to maintain any pressure or variances to surprise batsmen or keep them guessing. Think we may have tried to convince ourselves that we had turned a bowling corner."

End of over 56 (maiden) Sri Lanka 153/2
DPMD Jayawardene    26* (59b 4x4)      TA Copeland    11-4-29-0
KC Sangakkara    53* (95b 9x4)      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

End of over 57 (1 run) Sri Lanka 154/2
DPMD Jayawardene    26* (61b 4x4)      NM Lyon    11-1-26-0
KC Sangakkara    54* (99b 9x4)      TA Copeland    11-4-29-0

57.1

Copeland to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara uses the angle into him from round the wicket to glance towards fine leg

57.2

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front foot with bat and pad close together

57.3

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardee moves forward and blocks

57.4

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length and straight, defended with ease

Greville: "Cut the Aussie bowlers some slack - the SL batsmen dominate this ground. We can't expect to blast them out for 150."

57.5

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended from the crease towards midwicket, the keeper's standing up to the stumps

57.6

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended with an open face towards point.

Eric: "Sanga is just 40 odd runs away from a 100 in his 100th test. Is there any other incidences of a bataman scoring a 100 in his 100th test? Curious I am..." Cowdrey, Miandad, Stewart, Inzaman and Ponting.

End of over 58 (1 run) Sri Lanka 155/2
DPMD Jayawardene    26* (66b 4x4)      TA Copeland    12-4-30-0
KC Sangakkara    55* (100b 9x4)      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

End of over 59 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 157/2
KC Sangakkara    57* (106b 9x4)      NM Lyon    12-1-28-0
DPMD Jayawardene    26* (66b 4x4)      TA Copeland    12-4-30-0

59.1

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

59.2

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene nudges the ball off his pads behind square

59.3

Copeland to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sangakkara opens the face and guides the ball behind point

Brad: "I think we all understand it's a nice flat wicket now which SL has historically been good here, but they have been at all their grounds and we have done alright. The big issue however is the body language is poor and there isn't the odd Jaffa or even a few that are slightly troubling the batsmen which is cause for concern with Australias inability to take 20 wickets from probably the Ashes 09."

59.4

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, defended with a straight bat towards the bowler

59.5

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, defended from the crease towards the leg side

59.6

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot towards short cover

End of over 60 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 160/2
KC Sangakkara    59* (110b 9x4)      TA Copeland    13-4-33-0
DPMD Jayawardene    27* (68b 4x4)      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

End of over 61 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 164/2
DPMD Jayawardene    31* (74b 5x4)      NM Lyon    13-1-32-0
KC Sangakkara    59* (110b 9x4)      TA Copeland    13-4-33-0

61.1

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara gets behind the line and blocks

61.2

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, defended back to the bowler

61.3

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara stays in his crease and defends with a straight bat

61.4

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, width offered outside off and Sangakkara unfurls the square drive, which is stopped by Marsh at point, he had to dive to his right

61.5

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, driven from the crease towards mid-on

61.6

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, full and straight, played towards midwicket from the crease

End of over 62 (maiden) Sri Lanka 164/2
KC Sangakkara    59* (116b 9x4)      TA Copeland    14-5-33-0
DPMD Jayawardene    31* (74b 5x4)      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

Aleem Dar takes out his light meter, looks and it, and puts it back in his pocket. He also has a word with Tony Hill.

End of over 63 (maiden) Sri Lanka 164/2
DPMD Jayawardene    31* (80b 5x4)      NM Lyon    14-2-32-0
KC Sangakkara    59* (116b 9x4)      TA Copeland    14-5-33-0

63.1

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

63.2

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara nudges the ball off his pads behind square

63.3

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, full and straight from round the wicket, played back to the bowler

Haddin is still standing up to the stumps for Copeland.

63.4

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, defended from the crease towards the off side

63.5

Copeland to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed towards mid-on where a fumble allows the single

63.6

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good length outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

There's another umpire conference about the light. They decide to play on.

End of over 64 (1 run) Sri Lanka 165/2
DPMD Jayawardene    31* (81b 5x4)      TA Copeland    15-5-34-0
KC Sangakkara    60* (121b 9x4)      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

5.10 pm And there's another conference about the light. And this time Dar and Hill decide the light isn't good enough to play anymore. Off they go with the players in tow. Not sure whether it's stumps yet. It is likely to be, because the light is unlikely to improve. The ground staff are bringing covers out on to the square.

Play has been called off for the day. Sri Lanka have had a satisfactory second day, fighting hard to shade each session. Will Sangakkara push on to a century in his 100th Test and take Sri Lanka closer to Australia's 316? Join us tomorrow. The third day will begin at 9.45 am. Cheers.

End of over 65 (1 run) Sri Lanka 166/2
DPMD Jayawardene    31* (83b 5x4)      NM Lyon    15-2-33-0
KC Sangakkara    61* (125b 9x4)      TA Copeland    15-5-34-0

Out come Sanga and Mahela, seconds after Australia take field. Peter Siddle will start the day with the ball, Sanga will face. Two slips, a gully, a short cover

9.55am "The last time Australia won a test series would be the last time our captain scored a ton? correct me if im wrong..." Cain, Michael Clarke still has one more chance. Cain reminds me the irony from Auckland yesterday. (C)Ian Healy Man of the Match in Ireland's win over Australia.

9.40am Think SSC is a flat track and these boys Kumar and Mahela make batting seem ridiculously easy here? While scoring his century, Michael Hussey lost a small matter of 4 kilos - that's how humid it is there. Perhaps the heat and humidity - in part, mind you - explain some of the horrendous shots the Aussies played on the first day?

9.30am Sunny Sunday in Colombo. Big big day for the series. Australia have worked so hard in the series so far, but their batsmen have risked losing it all here. They will want to wrest some control back, so that they can use to their advantage that Sri Lanka will bat last. Unless of course the hosts run away with a huge lead.

Sri Lanka have made bold moves in this must-win Test, and they have worked so far. Today, Mahela Jayawardene will want to add a duet or two to his romance with SSC. Kumar Sangakkara, well he will want a hundred in his 100th Test, to emulate these worthies, one of whom will try his darnedest to deny Sanga that

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

End of over 66 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 171/2
DPMD Jayawardene    35* (87b 6x4)      PM Siddle    12-3-30-1
KC Sangakkara    62* (127b 9x4)      NM Lyon    15-2-33-0

Copeland to bowl from round the wicket

66.1

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, slightly short, knocked away into the off side

66.2

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, pitches it on a good length outside off, Sanga rocks forward and crunches it towards cover

66.3

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, slightly short of a good length outside off, Sanga lets it go, holds its line

66.4

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, a touch fuller this time but in that channel outside off and he lets it be

66.5

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, on a good length around off sutmp, gets forward and knocks it into the off side

66.6

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, angling it down, down the leg side, tries to glance it fine does Sanga but can't get his bat to it

End of over 67 (maiden) Sri Lanka 171/2
KC Sangakkara    62* (133b 9x4)      TA Copeland    16-6-34-0
DPMD Jayawardene    35* (87b 6x4)      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

End of over 68 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 173/2
DPMD Jayawardene    37* (93b 6x4)      PM Siddle    13-3-32-1
KC Sangakkara    62* (133b 9x4)      TA Copeland    16-6-34-0

68.1

Copeland to Sangakkara, 3 runs, full and wide, Sanga opens the face and steers it past gully, always in control of it, all along the ground

68.2

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, full, on middle, 116ks, defended back

68.3

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, similar length, just outside off, pushed to cover

68.4

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, shapes in a touch from outside off, defended to mid-on

68.5

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, around off, right behind it to send this back to Copeland

68.6

Copeland to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, leaves this one alone outside off

End of over 69 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 176/2
DPMD Jayawardene    37* (98b 6x4)      TA Copeland    17-6-37-0
KC Sangakkara    65* (134b 9x4)      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

End of over 70 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 183/2
DPMD Jayawardene    43* (103b 7x4)      PM Siddle    14-3-38-1
KC Sangakkara    65* (135b 9x4)      TA Copeland    17-6-37-0

70.1

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off, no movement to bother him

70.2

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length outside off, defended with an open face

Clarke has a chat with Copeland, who consequently moves over the stumps

70.3

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside off, Sanga leans into a push-drive to mid-off

70.4

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, angled across Sanga, who shoulders arms

70.5

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, length ball on middle and leg, angling towards just outside off, defended back

70.6

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 71 (maiden) Sri Lanka 183/2
KC Sangakkara    65* (141b 9x4)      TA Copeland    18-7-37-0
DPMD Jayawardene    43* (103b 7x4)      PM Siddle    14-3-38-1

Here's Mitchell Johnson

71.1

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, angling across, defended off the back foot

71.2

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, starts outside off, angling away, no need for him to play

71.3

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another leave outside off, not even a hint of movement back in

71.4

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, starts wider, the angle takes it away, left alone

71.5

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another leave outside off, Haddin is earning his match fee here

71.6

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bouncer, too short, and Jayawardene says, "Over to you Brad"

End of over 72 (maiden) Sri Lanka 183/2
DPMD Jayawardene    43* (109b 7x4)      MG Johnson    12-1-49-1
KC Sangakkara    65* (141b 9x4)      TA Copeland    18-7-37-0

72.1

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside off, Sanga leans well forward to defend

72.2

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, stays back to push this length ball to cover-point

72.3

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, just outside off, punched to cover

72.4

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, pitches middle and off, angles away, defended to mid-off

72.5

Copeland to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga jumps out of the crease to meet the ball on the up, punches it, but Ponting makes a diving, one-handed save at short extra

72.6

Copeland to Sangakkara, 2 runs, flowing cover-drive, wide outside off, there is a bit of risk involved but he gets his front foot across, and keeps the ball down, and past cover

End of over 73 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 185/2
KC Sangakkara    67* (147b 9x4)      TA Copeland    19-7-39-0
DPMD Jayawardene    43* (109b 7x4)      MG Johnson    12-1-49-1

73.1

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Johnson has failed to make Mahela offer a stroke for the sixth time in a row - wide outside off again

73.2

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, if the ball won't come to Mahela, Mahela will go to the ball... this a wide length ball, but Mahela's front foot is across, close to the line of the ball, and drives it past cover. Lovely cover-drive, along the ground. No risk here

73.3

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Mitch goes further wide, Mahela lets it be

73.4

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, finally Johnson is at the stumps, and Mahela defends this short-of-a-length delivery back to Johnson

73.5

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, bouncer, outside off, doesn't get up either, Mahela has nothing to do with it

"I have a theory on Ricky Ponting's downfall over the past few years: In his prime (2006) he used to wear a helmet that had no fabric covering over it, but post 2006 he changed to one WITH fabric on it. Could the helmet be responsible? Well it HAS to be something..." Terry Bull, perhaps part of reason lay inside the head too

73.6

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, closer to off this time, defended off the front foot

End of over 74 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 189/2
DPMD Jayawardene    47* (115b 8x4)      MG Johnson    13-1-53-1
KC Sangakkara    67* (147b 9x4)      TA Copeland    19-7-39-0

Shane Watson into the attack. For me, he has been the most impressive Australian bowler in this series

74.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, starts with a wide loosener, left alone

74.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, angling to off, flicked to midwicket

"Finally! the Srilankan duo are putting on a respectable partnership," says a relieved Shasindu Abhayaratne

74.3

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, fuller now, and Sanga drives with an open face, gets a single to deep cover

74.4

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, Watson gets slight shape on this one, but Mahela is solid in covering the inward movement

74.5

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, short outside off, Mahela gets tall and upper-cuts it. Doesn't get much height on it, which interest gully, but it is safe enough. That's also fifty for Mahela. He has been aggressive this morning

74.6

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off, Mahela pushes this wide of mid-off

End of over 75 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 194/2
DPMD Jayawardene    51* (118b 9x4)      SR Watson    12-5-25-0
KC Sangakkara    68* (150b 9x4)      MG Johnson    13-1-53-1

"I disagree....Hussey has clearly been the most impressive bowler. Strike Rate = 21, Average = 3.50, Economy = 1.00 for this series. Promote this man to all-rounder!" True Alan, can't fight the number

75.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, into the pads, pushed to mid-on

75.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, length ball outside off, angling in, defended to mid-off

75.3

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed with an open face to point

75.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, full, middle and off, driven to mid-off

75.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, 3 runs, angling into the pads, easily clipped away past midwicket

Hundred-run stand. Their sixth such at SSC

75.6

Johnson to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, length ball, outside off, defended to cover

End of over 76 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 197/2
DPMD Jayawardene    51* (119b 9x4)      MG Johnson    14-1-56-1
KC Sangakkara    71* (155b 9x4)      SR Watson    12-5-25-0

Oh well, when I said Watto was the most impressive Aussie bowler for me this series, in my mind I had only bowlers playing this Test. Of course I forgot Harris, who was very good. Dan Brettig, I stand corrected

76.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, full around off, Sanga is well forward to defend

76.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

76.3

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball, angling across, defended with an open face, wide of point

76.4

Watson to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, How many times does he do that? Watson strikes when nothing is working for Australia. Not the best of shots, but this has been that kind of Test. Full and wide, Mahela goes for the big drive, away from the body, the ball just holds its line and takes the edge. Watson is delighted. Watching the replays of the Mahela dismissal, the difference between his previous cover-drives for fours and this was that the front foot didn't move across to get close to the line

DPMD Jayawardene c †Haddin b Watson 51 (159m 120b 9x4 0x6) SR: 42.50

In comes Sri Lanka's captain, Dilshan, back to his natural batting slot - in the middle order - but he will soon be facing the new ball

76.5

Watson to Dilshan, no run, a pre-meditated leave, and this is not the smartest bit of cricket. This one moves back in dangerously, coat-of-paint stuff here, 1.5cm wide of off stump

"would like to see watson getting the new ball - his ability to get genuine swing might help." Yes James, I like my allrounders to open both the batting and the bowling. Manoj Prabhakar was one such

76.6

Watson to Dilshan, no run, plays at this one, in front off, defends

End of over 77 (1 run) Sri Lanka 198/3
TM Dilshan    0* (2b)      SR Watson    13-5-26-1
KC Sangakkara    72* (158b 9x4)      MG Johnson    14-1-56-1

77.1

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, bouncer, too short, Sanga ducks under it

77.2

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length, on the pads, clipped away square

Three slips and a gully for Dilshan. I'd like Johnson to be more aggressive to the new batsman at least

77.3

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, on the stumps so it's better, Dilshan defends this in front of middle and leg

77.4

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended to cover

77.5

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, slower ball, 127ks, smart delivery and well disguised, Dilshan plays it in front of his body, the ball loops towards midwicket, falls inches short of the diving Marsh

77.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone, although the decision to leave is a belated one

End of over 78 (1 run) Sri Lanka 199/3
TM Dilshan    0* (6b)      MG Johnson    15-1-57-1
KC Sangakkara    73* (160b 9x4)      SR Watson    13-5-26-1

78.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, pitched up, outside off, driven to extra cover

78.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, punched square, but not past point

78.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, pitches middle and off, angling away, defended back to the bowler

Cain: "Watson is good enough to be in this side on his bowling alone...he averages better than Johnson and Copeland and imagine having him at No.8! which then allows more batting strength with Khawaja in opening. Crazy?"

78.4

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, angling away, not too far outside off, has to play, and defends it to cover

78.5

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, stays around off, length ball, defended to mid-off

78.6

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, fuller now, driven to mid-off

Time for the first drinks break this Sunday morning. A good king coconut water will do just fine

End of over 79 (maiden) Sri Lanka 199/3
KC Sangakkara    73* (166b 9x4)      SR Watson    14-6-26-1
TM Dilshan    0* (6b)      MG Johnson    15-1-57-1

"I was watching some Ponting highlights. 207 against Pakistan in 2005. And i found that Afridi bowls faster than Copeland sometimes.." David has been enlightened. Might I add Ravi Bopara, Virat Kohli and RP Singh (!) to the list of people who bowl faster than Copeland

79.1

Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, whipped away off the hips to get off the mark, it looked like an easy single, but his whip towards the end took it fine of fine leg

79.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

79.3

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, short of a length, pushed in front of square for a single

79.4

Johnson to Sangakkara, no run, length ball, middle and off, angling in, defended to mid-on

79.5

Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven on the up, to sweeper-cover

79.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, booming drive outside off, hit straight to mid-off

End of over 80 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 205/3
TM Dilshan    5* (10b 1x4)      MG Johnson    16-1-63-1
KC Sangakkara    74* (168b 9x4)      SR Watson    14-6-26-1

80.1

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, length ball around off, pushed to mid-off

80.2

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, dabs this length ball outside off, but there are two gullies to block runs there

80.3

Watson to Sangakkara, no run, left alone outside off

Oh I am sorry I am three balls late here. They haven't taken the new ball after seeming all morning - through their defensive lines - that they were just waiting to grab that shining

80.4

Watson to Sangakkara, 1 run, driven away handsomely, but sweeper-cover keeps them down to one

80.5

Watson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone

80.6

Watson to Dilshan, no run, back of a length, into the pads, defended around the front pad, Watson has hands on head

End of over 81 (1 run) Sri Lanka 206/3
TM Dilshan    5* (12b 1x4)      SR Watson    15-6-27-1
KC Sangakkara    75* (172b 9x4)      MG Johnson    16-1-63-1

A four-man conference is on before they take the new ball. Gives Aleem Dar enough time to drink a bottle of cold water. Siddle comes back

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

"@Cain. Indeed, Watto has both a better first-class and test average than both Siddle and Johnson. He also looks more likely to take a wicket. He usually doesn't get cheap tail-end wickets either because they usually take him off when the tail comes on, to keep him fresh for opening the batting. He does most of his bowling when the others are struggling!" Not one word there I disagree with, Ryan

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

Huge wicket that. Dilshan now has work to do. Angelo Mathews joins him

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

End of over 82 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 210/4
AD Mathews    0* (2b)      PM Siddle    15-3-42-2
TM Dilshan    5* (12b 1x4)      SR Watson    15-6-27-1

Copeland will share the new ball

82.1

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot

Nuwan: "Dilshan's last time in Middle order was against Pakistan at this ground. He scored 44 and it was chaminda Vaas's last match."

82.2

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, pushed to cover-point

82.3

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, this one holds its line outside off, Dilshan doesn't play at it

Two slips and a gully. The first slip is fairly wide

82.4

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, drives at this just outside off, runs off the outside half of the bat, to gully

82.5

Copeland to Dilshan, 1 run, this one moves in, runs off the inside edge, gets Dilshan a single

82.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, Mathews still tentative outside off, follows this one. It holds its line, takes the outside, which does in front of gully

End of over 83 (1 run) Sri Lanka 211/4
AD Mathews    0* (3b)      TA Copeland    20-7-40-0
TM Dilshan    6* (17b 1x4)      PM Siddle    15-3-42-2

Siddle is running in hard now

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

Scott: "@Cain and Ryan, I agree Watson is a fantastic batter and bowler. However, Johnson and Siddle are world-class bowlers. Can ANYONE remember Johnson's eight-wicket haul and Siddle's hat-trick?!?! Watson is a good swing bowler, but lacks the penetration of those two front-line bowlers."

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

End of over 84 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 219/4
TM Dilshan    14* (23b 3x4)      PM Siddle    16-3-50-2
AD Mathews    0* (3b)      TA Copeland    20-7-40-0

Standing outside the crease to Copeland

84.1

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, another outside edge from Mathews, pushing at one outside off, it goes wide of gully for a single

84.2

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, appeal for lbw as this one nips back in from outside off, but it is moving too far down leg. Hawk-Eye predicts it would clipped top of leg

84.3

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, front-foot defence this time, covering the movement

84.4

Copeland to Dilshan, FOUR, another lovely cover-drive, this isn't a half-volley either, but Dishan hits through it, with a slightly open face, past extra cover. He is driving them really well today

84.5

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, another cover-drive, this time he finds short extra cover

84.6

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, angling too far down the leg side, Dilshan misses out on runs here

End of over 85 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 224/4
TM Dilshan    18* (28b 4x4)      TA Copeland    21-7-45-0
AD Mathews    1* (4b)      PM Siddle    16-3-50-2

"@Scott - oh dear. Siddle and world class used in the same sentence. I never though I would see the day." Mark, despite that wicket minutes ago, I tend to agree with you

85.1

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

"I'm sorry, but getting a hattrick doesn't make you a world class bowler. Just look at Alok Kapali .." Strong point, Evan

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

End of over 86 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 229/4
TM Dilshan    22* (33b 5x4)      PM Siddle    17-3-55-2
AD Mathews    2* (5b)      TA Copeland    21-7-45-0

86.1

Copeland to Mathews, 2 runs, angling into the pads, worked past square leg for a couple

86.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, defended towards gully

86.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended with an open face

86.4

Copeland to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews's turn to go for a drive now. It's just a check-drive, just a firm push. Overpitched on the pads, he meets it with a straight bat, and places it between the bowler and mid-on

86.5

Copeland to Mathews, no run, pitched up outside off, left alone

86.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended to mid-on

End of over 87 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 235/4
AD Mathews    8* (11b 1x4)      TA Copeland    22-7-51-0
TM Dilshan    22* (33b 5x4)      PM Siddle    17-3-55-2

Johnson gets his go at the new ball

87.1

Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, No respect at all! Short of a length, but Dilshan drives this on the up, past the short extra cover. What timing. Many would have been happy to defend this off the back foot

87.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, punched on the up, this time can't beat short extra

87.3

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed hard past cover for a single, the deep cover keeps him down to one

87.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, Mathews moves across to defend this with an open face

87.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, around off, defended to leg

87.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, similar length, similar line, this time he defends to cover

End of over 88 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 240/4
AD Mathews    8* (14b 1x4)      MG Johnson    17-1-68-1
TM Dilshan    27* (36b 6x4)      TA Copeland    22-7-51-0

Watson gets the new ball too

88.1

Watson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, no room, hit back to the bowler

88.2

Watson to Dilshan, no run, slightly outside off, Dilshan doesn't go after it

88.3

Watson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length again, on top of middle, punched to leg, can't find the gap

88.4

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, slightly fuller, just outside off, punched with an open face, gets a single to sweeper-cover

88.5

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, defended to cover

"Anyone know why Mathews hasn't had a bowl this series?" He is coming off a serious injury (shoulder), Smudgeon. Sri Lanka are hoping he resumes bowling soon

88.6

Watson to Mathews, no run, pushed to cover off the back foot

End of over 89 (1 run) Sri Lanka 241/4
AD Mathews    8* (16b 1x4)      SR Watson    16-6-28-1
TM Dilshan    28* (40b 6x4)      MG Johnson    17-1-68-1

Bran Thomas, Sri Lanka's media manager, shown on TV, presumably narrating stories in the press box. Funny man. Asks people to switch off phones during press conferences, and bang in the middle of the conference, his phone starts ringing. Johnson to bowl round the stumps

89.1

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, length ball on off, defended to cover

89.2

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked away for an easy single

Back over the wicket

89.3

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, lovely straight drive, to a elngth ball just outside off, Johnson gets a hand to it, keeping them down to two

"I am late but the first one to mention that after dismissed Mahela, Watto completed half century of his test wickets!!!" Yes, Kamran you are right on all counts

89.4

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

89.5

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, short, doesn't rise too high, pulled away to long leg

"Why would you need Matthews to bowl? His batting warrants a spot on that alone. And he loves punishing us. :P" Punter Fan is reeling. Johnson round the stumps to Dilshan again

89.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, angling in towards off, punched square, but not past point

End of over 90 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 245/4
TM Dilshan    29* (43b 6x4)      MG Johnson    18-1-72-1
AD Mathews    11* (19b 1x4)      SR Watson    16-6-28-1

90.1

Watson to Mathews, no run, length ball on middle and off, defended to leg

Not one over of spin this session. We have six minutes to go to lunch

90.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, stays back to defend this outside off

"Do you think, given his poor conversion rate, Watto will ever get 100 Test wickets?" Travis Rutherford, given the way the rest of the attack is going at the moment, I am sure Watto will get enough opportunities

90.3

Watson to Mathews, 3 runs, length ball on the pads, flicked away, with his back foot in the air, past square leg

90.4

Watson to Dilshan, no run, short and wide, and every now and then he cuts without making an effort to get close to the ball. Misses, beaten. I am sure people will say that's the way he plays, but if you look at the replays, all fours hit by him feature a brief back-and-across or front-and-across movement. This one didn't

90.5

Watson to Dilshan, no run, close to the stumps, driven back to the bowler

90.6

Watson to Dilshan, no run, this time opens the face a little on the drive, but can't beat cover

End of over 91 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 248/4
TM Dilshan    29* (46b 6x4)      SR Watson    17-6-31-1
AD Mathews    14* (22b 1x4)      MG Johnson    18-1-72-1

"I am also late, but the first one to mention that after catching Parana, Ponting equalled Mark Waughs record for most catches by an Aussie non-keeper." Joshua I'll verify that later. Until then I have no reason to not trust you

91.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball, angling in, defended to cover

Gone round the wicket to Mathews too

91.2

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, short, into the body, pulled past short midwicket, keeps it down with a roll of the wrist

91.3

Johnson to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, into the pads, misses out on runs but takes the leg-bye

91.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, slower short one, outside off, Mathews pulls again, gets a bottom edge, but it doesn't carry to Haddin

91.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, ducks under this bouncer, the quicker one, into the body, has to act fast to avoid that, 145ks it was

91.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball, angling in towards off, defended to midwicket

12.02pm That's lunch then. Australia can be satisfied with the first session, if only because it could have got real dirty if Mahela and Sanga had got one of their partnerships going. Yet they know more hard work awaits them in the afternoon session. It's sappingly hot in Colombo. Join us around 12.40pm for the second session

End of over 92 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 250/4
AD Mathews    15* (27b 1x4)      MG Johnson    19-1-73-1
TM Dilshan    29* (47b 6x4)      SR Watson    17-6-31-1

Welcome back. Not a cloud overhead. Michael Clarke leads Australia back on the field. They are followed by Dilshan and Mathews. Will be a testing session for everybody. Middle sessions in this heat always are. Watson will continue with the ball. Two slips and a gully

92.1

Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, a small little dessert on the pads, Dilshan picks the easy single

92.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, Mathews push-drives, on the bounce to short cover

Watson hobbling a bit on his way back

92.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, this one moves in a touch, from a length just outside off, defended to leg

92.4

Watson to Mathews, 1 run, swings in again, towards the shiny side! Gets the inside half of the bat for a single

92.5

Watson to Dilshan, no run, this is shorter, doesn't deviate, Dilshan punches it to cover

92.6

Watson to Dilshan, no run, very well bowled, Watson has bowled inswingers so far, but this one holds its line outside off. Dilshan drives hard, and is beaten

End of over 93 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 252/4
TM Dilshan    30* (50b 6x4)      SR Watson    18-6-33-1
AD Mathews    16* (30b 1x4)      MG Johnson    19-1-73-1

Johnson continues round the stumps

93.1

Johnson to Mathews, FOUR, short, not too wide, but Mathews stands tall and punches this square, between cover and point. Top shot

93.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, fuller now, angling in, driven crisply, to cover

93.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, wider outside off now, left alone

93.4

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

93.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, digs this one in short, into the body, 144ks, stays low, and hits him in the thigh pad

93.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, this bouncer is too short, and easy to duck under

End of over 94 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 256/4
AD Mathews    20* (36b 2x4)      MG Johnson    20-1-77-1
TM Dilshan    30* (50b 6x4)      SR Watson    18-6-33-1

94.1

Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, another bouncer, from Watson this time, and this has been dismissed from Dilshan's presence. Emphatically pulled away in front of square - 50 runs for the fifth wicket at 4 an over

94.2

Watson to Dilshan, no run, the inside edge has saved him... Watson is the only man putting some action on the ball. Gets this to nip back in from outside off, Dilshan stuck behind after that bouncer, but the inside edge...

94.3

Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, innovative way of finding the gap. Drives this hard into the ground, so hard the it bounces over the outstretched arm of short cover

94.4

Watson to Dilshan, no run, another hard drive, but this time he can't beat mid-off

94.5

Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, too straight, angling down the leg side, and he glances it fine... Dilshan is a runaway train here

94.6

Watson to Dilshan, no run, full, near yorker, digs it out to cover-point

End of over 95 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 268/4
TM Dilshan    42* (56b 9x4)      SR Watson    19-6-45-1
AD Mathews    20* (36b 2x4)      MG Johnson    20-1-77-1

95.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball, angling in towards middle, defended back to the bowler

95.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, forward defensive, right under his eyes, towards mid-on

95.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, angling in towards leg this time, pushed to short midwicket

95.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, punched from outside off to short cover

95.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, full and wide, Mathews gets across to get close to the line, and drives it to cover-point

95.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, another drive to a wide delivery, manages to keep it down, which is just as well because he has hit it straight to cover

End of over 96 (maiden) Sri Lanka 268/4
AD Mathews    20* (42b 2x4)      MG Johnson    21-2-77-1
TM Dilshan    42* (56b 9x4)      SR Watson    19-6-45-1

Finally some spin. Lyon to bowl round the stumps with just one slip as the catching man

96.1

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to cover

A short leg comes in

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

End of over 97 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 273/4
AD Mathews    24* (46b 3x4)      NM Lyon    16-2-38-0
TM Dilshan    43* (58b 9x4)      MG Johnson    21-2-77-1

97.1

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, bouncer, too far down the leg side, doesn't try anything fancy with that

97.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short outside off, the angle in cramps him up, the cut is mis-hit towards cover

97.3

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, angled in towards off, pushed to point

97.4

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, length ball outside off, driven to extra cover

97.5

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, gets it to rise chest high, defended into the ground

97.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, wide outside off this time, left alone

End of over 98 (maiden) Sri Lanka 273/4
TM Dilshan    43* (64b 9x4)      MG Johnson    22-3-77-1
AD Mathews    24* (46b 3x4)      NM Lyon    16-2-38-0

Lyon moves over the stumps

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

End of over 99 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 277/4
AD Mathews    28* (52b 4x4)      NM Lyon    17-2-42-0
TM Dilshan    43* (64b 9x4)      MG Johnson    22-3-77-1

"is shane watson injured?? You said he was limping?" Not sure, Andrew. I haven't seen him since. Nor have I seen him go off the field. But I felt it was just a change of boots that he needed. Siddle meanwhile replaces Johnson

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

End of over 100 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 280/4
AD Mathews    28* (54b 4x4)      PM Siddle    18-3-58-2
TM Dilshan    46* (68b 9x4)      NM Lyon    17-2-42-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
Series Results
Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC) - Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele - Sep 8-12, 2011
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2011
Australia won by 125 runs
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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

© Manoj Ridimahaliyadda

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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