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

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

Round the stumps again

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

End of over 101 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 284/4
TM Dilshan    50* (74b 10x4)      NM Lyon    18-2-46-0
AD Mathews    28* (54b 4x4)      PM Siddle    18-3-58-2

101.1

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

Two short midwickets, one short extra cover, one slip

101.2

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

101.3

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

101.4

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

101.5

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

"I Need Dilshan to make another 50, i backed him to make a 100 or more on friday with Tab Sports bet, come on Dilshan produce" Ahh Robert Brown, the joys of being able to bet on sport and talk about in public. Not in India. It's illegal here

101.6

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

End of over 102 (maiden) Sri Lanka 284/4
AD Mathews    28* (60b 4x4)      PM Siddle    19-4-58-2
TM Dilshan    50* (74b 10x4)      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

End of over 103 (1 run) Sri Lanka 285/4
AD Mathews    28* (64b 4x4)      NM Lyon    19-2-47-0
TM Dilshan    51* (76b 10x4)      PM Siddle    19-4-58-2

Jayesh: "And also some much needed late middle order partnership for Sri Lanka. This one beats the 5th wicket partnership for SL in the series - the 31 run partnership between Samaraweera and HAPW Jayawardene in the 2nd test."

103.1

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, hits this on the up, clears short cover, but can't beat mid-off

103.2

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, on top of off, Dilshan punches this to cover

103.3

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, pitched up this time, and Dilshan is caught back as he drives. It goes off the outside half of the bat to cover

103.4

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, good bouncer, over the top of middle, throat high, Dilshan sways out of the line

"Angelo Mathews' name is simply name Sri Lankan enough for my liking I'm afraid. He will go down alongside the likes of Graham Labrooy as one of those who missed out on a more traditional, 12-syllable variation." Tony The Dimov, thank goodness you aren't a Sri Lankan selector. We would have missed out on the artistry of Roy Dias

103.5

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, full outside off, drives powerfully, can't beat point

103.6

Siddle to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, punched to mid-off

End of over 104 (maiden) Sri Lanka 285/4
TM Dilshan    51* (82b 10x4)      PM Siddle    20-5-58-2
AD Mathews    28* (64b 4x4)      NM Lyon    19-2-47-0

The seam seems to have come off. Dilshan has been pummelling it. Some scissors work from the umpires, and we are back on

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

End of over 105 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 287/4
TM Dilshan    52* (85b 10x4)      NM Lyon    20-2-49-0
AD Mathews    29* (67b 4x4)      PM Siddle    20-5-58-2

Okay excitement. Ricky Ponting to bowl. Seam up this time

105.1

Ponting to Dilshan, 1 run, starts with a short-of-a-length delivery, punched away to deep cover for one

105.2

Ponting to Mathews, 1 run, into the pads this time, clipped away for a single

105.3

Ponting to Dilshan, 2 runs, short still, Dilshan opens the face late, guides it past point for a couple

105.4

Ponting to Dilshan, no run, length ball, middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

105.5

Ponting to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, nips back in a touch, punched back to Ponting

105.6

Ponting to Dilshan, no run, slips this down the leg side, Haddin completes the stumping, but Dilshan hasn't left the crease

End of over 106 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 291/4
TM Dilshan    55* (90b 10x4)      RT Ponting    1-0-4-0
AD Mathews    30* (68b 4x4)      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

End of over 107 (maiden) Sri Lanka 291/4
AD Mathews    30* (74b 4x4)      NM Lyon    21-3-49-0
TM Dilshan    55* (90b 10x4)      RT Ponting    1-0-4-0

"If ponting gives away 17 runs without taking a wicket, he will have identical bowling and batting averages of 53.20" Well done, Atul

107.1

Ponting to Dilshan, FOUR, Ponting bowls the bouncer - for the record this is quicker than Copeland at 121ks - but not quick enough to bther Dilshan, who pulls this along the ground, beating deep backward square

107.2

Ponting to Dilshan, no run, fuller now, pushed to mid-on

107.3

Ponting to Dilshan, no run, Steady on Punter! Fields this in his follow-through, and throws it at Dilshan, who is in the crease, well inside the crease and uses the bat in self defence. Ponting appeals for obstructing the field. At first I senses a joke, but he persists with the appeal. Not good form, Ricky

107.4

Ponting to Dilshan, 2 runs, angling into the pads, clipped away wide of deep square, will come back for two

107.5

Ponting to Dilshan, no run

107.6

Ponting to Dilshan, FOUR, top drive, Dilshan is enjoying facing Ponting here. Drvies this length ball between mid-off and extra cover

End of over 108 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 301/4
TM Dilshan    65* (96b 12x4)      RT Ponting    2-0-14-0
AD Mathews    30* (74b 4x4)      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

"Punter is quicker than Copeland!?!? What? Did you write that correctly, Sid!?" Yes Scott, if only marginally

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

End of over 109 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 305/4
AD Mathews    31* (78b 4x4)      NM Lyon    22-3-53-0
TM Dilshan    68* (98b 12x4)      RT Ponting    2-0-14-0

"Bit of aggro from punter, think he missed out on a snag sanga?" Yeah Brad, the heat getting to him? No more aggro from Punter, though. Johnson is back. Over the wicket this time. Two slips, two gullies, one short cover, one short midwicket

109.1

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, biffs this full and wide delivery to mid-off

109.2

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

109.3

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length again, Dilshan won't keep leaving them alone, defends this to cover

One of the gullies moves to short cover. So now they are two short covers

109.4

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside off

109.5

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, bouncer, way too short, ducks under it

109.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, full and wide, left alone

End of over 110 (maiden) Sri Lanka 305/4
TM Dilshan    68* (104b 12x4)      MG Johnson    23-4-77-1
AD Mathews    31* (78b 4x4)      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

End of over 111 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 307/4
AD Mathews    32* (83b 4x4)      NM Lyon    23-3-55-0
TM Dilshan    69* (105b 12x4)      MG Johnson    23-4-77-1

111.1

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

"Probably but he's always been an easily frustrated man who only sees things in blak and white. So to him that probably was obstruction to the letter of the law. He is a bit of a gallah to put it politely sometimes and I bet he does t think it was against the spirit of the game which is even more perplexing for someone who spouts on about it more than anyone. Having said that he is usually very fair and a great cricketer. Not everyone can be a gilchrist, dhoni etc" Aptly summed up, Brad. I could add more to it, but I will need time to think of carefully chosen and politically correct words

111.2

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, left alone outside off

111.3

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, full outside off, driven to mid-off

111.4

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, shapes up to punch this outside off, but ultimately leaves it alone

111.5

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, pushed back to the bowler

"Time for Pup's casual 6/9 reappearance and we are on even terms heading into the second innings!!" Wolfgang Woerner, even the man who made that Mumbai pitch, Polly Umrigar is dead

111.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, full and wide, Haddin collects it in front of the slips

End of over 112 (maiden) Sri Lanka 307/4
TM Dilshan    69* (111b 12x4)      MG Johnson    24-5-77-1
AD Mathews    32* (83b 4x4)      NM Lyon    23-3-55-0

"Unless Sri Lanka can start to score a little more quickly they are going to have trouble converting a strong position into a winning position. 150 ahead tonight would give them far more options tomorrow than 100 ahead; don't think Australia ae complaing about the slow scoring though :-)." Mark Kidger, they might have been slow of late, but the partnership is pushing 100 at 3.2 an over. An extra short leg for Lyon

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

A silly point comes in too. So fur catching men in

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

Clarke moves to leg slip this time

112.6

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, flat outside off, pushed to point

End of over 113 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 312/4
TM Dilshan    71* (114b 12x4)      NM Lyon    24-3-60-0
AD Mathews    35* (86b 4x4)      MG Johnson    24-5-77-1

"I think this "spirit of the game" thing is overrated. Where does this "spirit" go when you don't walk when you clearly know you are out?" What are you trying to say here, Amar? Do you want people to keep firing in throws at the batsman's throat, and be given out the moment they try self defence? I mean I can understand a fielder losing his cool in the heat of the moment, but please don't try to counter it with "walking v not walking"

113.1

Johnson to Mathews, FOUR, what a way to go level with Australia's Austin 316 score. This is a long hop, he stands tall, and dismisses it past midwicket for four

113.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, defended off the front foot, to cover

113.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball on the pads, flicked to midwicket

Round the wicket he goes

113.4

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, digs this in, into the body, the ball doesn't bounce as much as expected, but he manages to pull it away to fine leg, along the ground

Over the wicket for Dilshan

113.5

Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR, slower ball, gets him to play early, he ends up playing this uppish flick, which clears mid-on

113.6

Johnson to Dilshan, no run, full and wide, left alone

End of over 114 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 321/4
TM Dilshan    75* (116b 13x4)      MG Johnson    25-5-86-1
AD Mathews    40* (90b 5x4)      NM Lyon    24-3-60-0

Sri Lanka will want to bat Australia out, but Mark has this alternative take: "Sri Lanka's cause may actually be helped if they were bowled out with a lead of 120 odd with 8-10 overs left to bowl at Australia tonight. Especially if they were able to winkle out 1 or 2 batsmen. Starting tomorrow with a lead of 100 odd and a near new ball and Australia a wicket or two down is arguably a stronger position than grinding out a lead of 200 but taking longer to do it."

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

End of over 115 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 324/4
TM Dilshan    77* (120b 13x4)      NM Lyon    25-3-63-0
AD Mathews    41* (92b 5x4)      MG Johnson    25-5-86-1

"Just for the record... I have heard noone in south australia ever call a sausage in bread a snag sanga," says Conrad. I wonder why. Meanwhile Copeland is back. Haddin up to the stumps

115.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, pushed to mid-off

Brad: "The spirit of cricket is EVERYTHING in this game. It is obviously a very imperial British outlook on something that should be competitive and have no room for gentlemanly actions but thats what makes it so enthralling. For five days people will stand in the blazing heat and try and bounce off the oppositions head and sledge him but turn around and applause his century"

115.2

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked away for an easy single

Scott: "@Mark, and what if they don't 'winkle' one or two batsmen out?? Their lead could be obliberated quickly and Australia none down at lunch tomorrow. Then again, maybe not with Hughes opening..."

115.3

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, length ball, middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

115.4

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, short of a length, around off, pushed to cover

115.5

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, length ball outside off, pushed to cover

115.6

Copeland to Dilshan, 1 run, this one stays low outside off, dabs this past point for a single

End of over 116 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 326/4
TM Dilshan    78* (124b 13x4)      TA Copeland    23-7-53-0
AD Mathews    42* (94b 5x4)      NM Lyon    25-3-63-0

"Funnily enough, us Aussie's almost never say g'day!" You don't Scott? Everybody in New Zealand does. I haven't been to Australia so... Meanwhile the umpires are looking at the shape of the ball, and are giving it that loops test. The ball will need changing

116.1

Lyon to Dilshan, no run, comes down the track to defend this changed ball

Brad: '@ Conrad; really? I've been done there a few times and can remember fund raisers selling snag sangas. Not prying into your life to much bit you don't live in an enclave or something do you?"

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

End of over 117 (1 run) Sri Lanka 327/4
AD Mathews    42* (96b 5x4)      NM Lyon    26-3-64-0
TM Dilshan    79* (128b 13x4)      TA Copeland    23-7-53-0

Boll: "I`m with Conrad, never heard anyone in NSW talk about snag sangas either. EVER. Now `sausage sangas`...that`s a different story."

117.1

Copeland to Dilshan, FOUR, lovely late-cut, opens the face at the precise moment, steering it wide of point

"I say g'day all the time..so do all my friends Can only presume Scott is the legendary 'Scott NoMates'" Ouch, Max

117.2

Copeland to Dilshan, no run, angling into the pads, Dilshan misses out on leg-side runs

This is SL's highest fifth-wicket stand in all Tests against Australia

117.3

Copeland to Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan walks. Thick edge as he gets a touch too late on the fine dab. Another man misses a ton. This is a slightly unfortunate dismissal. He has got a healthy enough deflection on this t beat the gloves of Haddin who is standing up to the stumps. However, the ball hits the right thigh, lobs into the stomach area, and an alert Haddin holds on

TM Dilshan c †Haddin b Copeland 83 (178m 131b 14x4 0x6) SR: 63.35

Enter Prasanna Jayawardene

117.4

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, wide outside off, left alone

Steve: "Not sure which bit of Australia Scott lives in --- I hear people say G'Day all the time ... And I say it myself. Maybe not as coomon as "owyergoin", though."

117.5

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, closer to off, PJ plays at it defensively

"that catch was a little bit Tim Krul," says Dan Brettig

117.6

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, defended off the front foot, to cover

End of over 118 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 331/5
HAPW Jayawardene    0* (3b)      TA Copeland    24-7-57-1
AD Mathews    42* (96b 5x4)      NM Lyon    26-3-64-0

Watson comes back, nine minutes before tea

118.1

Watson to Mathews, no run, length ball, outside off, Mathews stretches well forward to defend

Linc: "LOL. Haddin catches it with his guts. Classy!" One wide slip in place

118.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, defended off the back foot

Scott: "@Max, I Scott plenty of mates. We are just fair dinkum lazy and can only get out one syllable when greeting each other: 'Hi'..."

118.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

"Now that Sangakkara is no longer captaining the side, he should take back on the wicketkeeping duties to allow SL to play an extra specialist batsman" Wijendra, but PJ is too good a pure keeper to drop. Plus once Mathews starts bowling, you have the allrounder

118.4

Watson to Mathews, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the back foot

118.5

Watson to Mathews, no run, nearly an edge, holds its line after hitting the seam outside off, Mathews has a poke, playing for the angle, is beaten

118.6

Watson to Mathews, no run, this one angles in towards the stumps, and Mathews defends off the back foot

End of over 119 (maiden) Sri Lanka 331/5
AD Mathews    42* (102b 5x4)      SR Watson    20-7-45-1
HAPW Jayawardene    0* (3b)      TA Copeland    24-7-57-1

Billy in Mildura: ""Gday" and "mate" used alot here in country Victoria!!! Even hear a few "cobbers""

119.1

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length ball, middle and off, at what Tony Greig calls "a pretty friendly speed of 119ks". Defended

119.2

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, wide half-volley, PJ goes driving, plays with an open face, doesn't stay n the air for long enough to bother him

119.3

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on a length, outside off, defended to cover

"Typically us Australians are a classy lot though, we can make any phrase one syllable.." Like your name, Rob

119.4

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off, defended to cover

119.5

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 bye, left alone outside off, it stays low to hit Haddin's finger, and he grimaces even as the batsmen take a bye

119.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, full, accurate, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 120 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 336/5
AD Mathews    42* (103b 5x4)      TA Copeland    25-7-61-1
HAPW Jayawardene    4* (8b 1x4)      SR Watson    20-7-45-1

120.1

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, slight shape in, hit off the inside half of the bat for a single

Brad: "Clearly Scott and Conrad are not Australians but English supporters trying to subvert our culture so they can new easily win the ashes by sowing confusion"

120.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, on the length, middle and off, defended back

120.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to cover

120.4

Watson to Mathews, no run, this one shapes away but starts well outside off and is left alone. Chest high for Haddin, not bad for this pitch. Watson sure does something extra with the ball

120.5

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

120.6

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

That's tea at 2.42pm "The pain, 17 short was looking good for a collect, never mind, he tried hard, have to have a snag sanga now with lots of dead horse on it, looked like prawns for a while." Oh yes, Robert Brown, I forgot about your bet. Hard luck. Michael sums up the NZ way of greeting poeple: "G'day maate, I'm from New Zealand, and I didn't know there was any other way to greet someone. Unless its to the crease, but well, even then." Do join us around 3pm

End of over 121 (1 run) Sri Lanka 337/5
AD Mathews    42* (108b 5x4)      SR Watson    21-7-46-1
HAPW Jayawardene    5* (9b 1x4)      TA Copeland    25-7-61-1

Back from tea. Jayesh deserves kudos for all the statistics he has been providing all day. "When he started this innings Dilshan with 4299 runs was the 54th in the list of most run scorers in tests. In this innings he took over Roy Fredericks of WI - 4334 runs, Ian Healy of Aus. - 4356 runs and then Mohinder Amarnath of India - 4378 runs."

Nathan, who is not convinced I was absolutely objective and/or accurate in describing the action when Ponting appealed for the obstructing-the-field dismissal, joins in with another Aussie variation of a greeting: "It's all about the airgun. 'Airgun mate?'" And David has this: ''owyergoin' alone is wrong, any Oz will know this. This phrase is invariably both the question AND the answer.. 'owyergoin-orright ?'"

Orright time for the final session. Thirty-three overs to go. We will go into overtime. Clarke lead Australia out. They will hate a big lower-order partnership. Sri Lanka will want as big a lead as possible. Siddle will resume proceedings with the ball. Two slips, a gully, a short midwicket

121.1

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

"Having a good laugh reading this, on a serious note regarding the snag sanga, we always have little fundraiser stalls around Adelaide at hardware stores etc. selling snags on bread, which is exactly what my mates & me call it, I know it's a bit bland compared to what you guys are talking about! But I hardly ever speak with a male without saying mate at least few times in the conversation & I'm a mortgage broker so talk to a lot of people every day!" SthAussie is a little apologetic (or is he?) for not calling it the snag sanga

121.2

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

"@Steve and Brad, 'G'day' is known around the world as what us Aussies say every, SINGLE time we greet each other. Admit it, you have at least occasionally said 'Hey mate' or 'Hi mate' or 'Hello mate'..." Scott, let me chip in with my New Zealand experience. The Kiwis are likely to greet "G'day mate" when they walk across a stranger. Perhaps not that much of a "G'day" with their friends

121.3

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

121.4

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

121.5

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

121.6

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

End of over 122 (maiden) Sri Lanka 337/5
HAPW Jayawardene    5* (15b 1x4)      PM Siddle    21-6-58-2
AD Mathews    42* (108b 5x4)      SR Watson    21-7-46-1

Watson will continue with the ball. One slip, one short midwicket

122.1

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, into the pads, defended to midwicket

122.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, slight width, punched away to short cover

122.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, slightly further up, defended off the front foot

122.4

Watson to Mathews, 1 run, clipped off the pads for a single to deep square

Two slips for PJ

122.5

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length ball, angling in, defended off the front foot

122.6

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, further up, around off, PJ is forward to play this back to Watson

End of over 123 (1 run) Sri Lanka 338/5
HAPW Jayawardene    5* (17b 1x4)      SR Watson    22-7-47-1
AD Mathews    43* (112b 5x4)      PM Siddle    21-6-58-2

123.1

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

123.2

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

"I'm thinking a draw, with MOS going to Hussey. Ironic how it doesn't rain when SL are doing well... and yet India has the opposite problem. :P" Punter Fan, an alternative definition of rain harvesting?

123.3

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

123.3

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

123.4

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

123.5

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

Brad: "Maybe, but the majority of times its g'day or g'day mate. I meet a good couple a hundred people day and they all cop that intro. I even said it when I went for my job interview as a private shool teacher and it went down fine."

123.6

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

End of over 124 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 347/5
AD Mathews    51* (119b 7x4)      PM Siddle    22-6-67-2
HAPW Jayawardene    5* (17b 1x4)      SR Watson    22-7-47-1

Wolfgang Woerner: "Australia just can't be a regular threat without Harris! The problem is that they have no complete bowlers. Johnson and Siddle have pace and bounce but can't move the ball and are to inaccurate to build pressure, whereas Copeland is accurate, can move the ball but only bowls steady 120 kms!!"

124.1

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, late inswing, the ball takes the inside half of the bat, past midwicket. Hands on head for Watto

124.2

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, wide outside off, holding its line, driven to cover

"Has there ever been a series where one player has won all the MOM awards??" Scott, Huss will still need to see Australia to a draw if he is to win the MoM here

124.3

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short outside off, left alone

124.4

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full and wide, drives uppishly, but short of point

124.5

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, yorker outside off, digs it out

124.6

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, driven powerfully, but straight to mid-off

End of over 125 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 349/5
HAPW Jayawardene    7* (23b 1x4)      SR Watson    23-7-49-1
AD Mathews    51* (119b 7x4)      PM Siddle    22-6-67-2

125.1

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

John Garvey: "Don't forget that tomorrow is International Talk Like a Pirate Day (fair dinkum). So when you greet someone tomorrow... start with an 'Arrrr, Me Hearties'"

125.2

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

125.3

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

Batting out of his crease now

125.4

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

125.5

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

Robert Brown: "i have won plenty of MOM awards for being a good son, haha"

125.6

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

End of over 126 (1 run) Sri Lanka 350/5
HAPW Jayawardene    7* (27b 1x4)      PM Siddle    23-6-68-2
AD Mathews    52* (121b 7x4)      SR Watson    23-7-49-1

126.1

Watson to Mathews, no run, full, on off, defended from the crease

126.2

Watson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, around off, pushed to cover

126.3

Watson to Mathews, no run, comes forward to defend this to cover

126.4

Watson to Mathews, no run, full, swinging in a touch, driven to mid-off

126.5

Watson to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, worked away for a single wide of midwicket

126.6

Watson to HAPW Jayawardene, 3 runs, overpitched outside off, squeezes this past cover, and they run well to take a third

End of over 127 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 354/5
HAPW Jayawardene    10* (28b 1x4)      SR Watson    24-7-53-1
AD Mathews    53* (126b 7x4)      PM Siddle    23-6-68-2

127.1

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

127.2

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

127.3

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

127.4

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

127.5

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

127.6

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

End of over 128 (maiden) Sri Lanka 354/5
HAPW Jayawardene    10* (34b 1x4)      PM Siddle    24-7-68-2
AD Mathews    53* (126b 7x4)      SR Watson    24-7-53-1

Priyashrav: "@Scott In recent times,I remember Brett Lee(against SL),Dale Steyn(against NZ),Mahela Jayawardene(against SA),Irfan Pathan(against Zim),Hashim Amla(against Ind) being Man-Of-Match in both matches of a 2-Test Series!"

Here is Johnson now

128.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball, angling across, defended back

128.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, defended off the front foot again

128.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended back to Johnson

128.4

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads, in the gap past midwicket

"So moved was I by Sidharth Monga's plight that I put 20 on Australia to win. I'm hoping that we can all band together to help te everyday punter like Sidharth make his dream of legal betting a reality in India. If we all donate just one snag sanga to officials in India from the money we make, we might just be able to make a difference in this young mans life" I am so moved, Brad. Also it will stop the racket that illegal betting is

128.5

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, inside edge, a thick one, but it travels well past midwicket

128.6

Johnson to Mathews, FOUR, this is an absolute slap to the long-off fence. A wide length ball, but he comes down on it with a slightly closed face, and the timing is superb

End of over 129 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 362/5
AD Mathews    61* (132b 8x4)      MG Johnson    26-5-94-1
HAPW Jayawardene    10* (34b 1x4)      PM Siddle    24-7-68-2

Lyon is back. Round the stumps

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

End of over 130 (maiden) Sri Lanka 362/5
HAPW Jayawardene    10* (40b 1x4)      NM Lyon    27-4-64-0
AD Mathews    61* (132b 8x4)      MG Johnson    26-5-94-1

Silly mid-off in place, almost between the two batsmen

130.1

Johnson to Mathews, 2 runs, worked away off the pads, nicely into the gap past square leg

130.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, short of a length, angling a touch away, defended off the back foot

130.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, fuller, around off again, defended to cover

Johnson has been having a word with Mathews for the last over or so. Mathews has exchanged pleasantries too. Aleem Dar says let's cut it

130.4

Johnson to Mathews, no run, not sure Johnson is listening to Dar. Left alone by Mathews only to turn up and see Johnson giving him some more lip

130.5

Johnson to Mathews, no run, defended solidly to silly mid0off, Johnson follows through next to the batsman. I must add that he does have a smile on his face although the chat doesn't seem very pleasant

130.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, defended solidly off the front foot. No action on the ball, although words have flown this way and that

End of over 131 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 364/5
AD Mathews    63* (138b 8x4)      MG Johnson    27-5-96-1
HAPW Jayawardene    10* (40b 1x4)      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

"You were saying earlier about Sri Lanka's rapid scoring... 2.78 an over when they are on top and need a victory to save the series does not seem rapid to me. Johnson's over has massaged it a bit, but Sri Lanka are still crawling. Maybe they want to grind Australia down, but they also need to give themselves time to force a win, don't they???" Mark Kidger, yes after Dilshan's dismissal they have slowed further down

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

End of over 132 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 367/5
AD Mathews    64* (142b 8x4)      NM Lyon    28-4-67-0
HAPW Jayawardene    12* (42b 1x4)      MG Johnson    27-5-96-1

"wish i had backed Johnson to make a 100, 4 to get." Robert Brown is still hurting

132.1

Johnson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length ball, starts outside off, angles further away, left alone

132.2

Johnson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, that's well bowled, this is not just the angle, but the off cut on it. Pitches just outside off, PJ plays for the angle, but it seams further away and beats the edge

132.3

Johnson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, this one starts wider, and thus left alone

132.4

Johnson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, another leave outside off, not close enough to bring that doubt into play

132.5

Johnson to HAPW Jayawardene, 3 runs, short, doesn't get up high, and is pulled from rib-high, into the ground, past midwicket

132.6

Johnson to Mathews, no run, full ball outside off, defended solidly off the front foot

Mathews gets a change of gloves. Six minutes before the drinks break

End of over 133 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 370/5
AD Mathews    64* (143b 8x4)      MG Johnson    28-5-99-1
HAPW Jayawardene    15* (47b 1x4)      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

A leg slip comes in, short leg goes

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

End of over 134 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 374/5
HAPW Jayawardene    18* (50b 1x4)      NM Lyon    29-4-71-0
AD Mathews    65* (146b 8x4)      MG Johnson    28-5-99-1

"Reporter: "How do you like your pies Mitchell Johnson?" Johnson: "Ever since England in 09', I've been a real fan of left-arm over the wicket. Then sometimes if im a bit naughty i'll try them from around the wicket"" A touch harsh, Grant?

134.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, angled across, around off, pushed to cover

"Do you think we will see Satchin Tendulkar play in Australia, as it would be good to see the little Master, i know after the last tour we thought there would not be much of a chance, but what do you think, is it possible." Yes, Robert Brown, all three - Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman - will make the trip. None of them wants to retire without one final go at a series win in Australia

134.2

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length, opens the face, gets it past cover, brings up the hundred for Johnson

Michael: "16th time in Tests that Johnson has gone for 100 runs or more in an innings. 3 of those were in the last Ashes series."

134.3

Johnson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on a length, middle and leg, defended in front of off

134.4

Johnson to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, slower offcutter, 130ks, pitches leg, defended in front of off

134.5

Johnson to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, short, 144ks, sits up rib-high, and this time he has played a cracking pull. Right into the ground, past Tony Hill at square leg, who - I might add - had no chance of fielding it

134.6

Johnson to HAPW Jayawardene, FOUR, after the short one, catches him on the back foot with a fullish offcutter. The edge, though, is soft, bounces well short of slips, and then bisects them

Time for the final drink of the day. While working, that is

End of over 135 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 383/5
HAPW Jayawardene    26* (54b 3x4)      MG Johnson    29-5-108-1
AD Mathews    66* (148b 8x4)      NM Lyon    29-4-71-0

Copeland to bowl now. Haddin up to the stumps. No slip

135.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, pushed to cover

135.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, length ball into the pads, defended wide of midwicket

135.3

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, short of a length, steered square on the off side for a single

135.4

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on a length, just outside off, driven to mid-off

135.5

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, swinging in a touch, pushed to mid-on

135.6

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, driven with an open face, past point, for a single

End of over 136 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 385/5
HAPW Jayawardene    27* (57b 3x4)      TA Copeland    26-7-63-1
AD Mathews    67* (151b 8x4)      MG Johnson    29-5-108-1

Brad: "Bit disappointed in Aleem Dar and Tony Hill. Both have just stood there all game and have made no attempt to even cut off runs! They just stad there waiting for another player to run round and get it when it's only feet from them! And don't get me started on the lack of team spirit when it comes to getting behind an appeal. It's disgraceful"

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

End of over 137 (1 run) Sri Lanka 386/5
AD Mathews    67* (153b 8x4)      NM Lyon    30-4-72-0
HAPW Jayawardene    28* (61b 3x4)      TA Copeland    26-7-63-1

137.1

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, PJ is edgy here. Nothing special with the bowling, but he has lost concentration a bit here. Plays this uppishly without any control, but somehow places this smack between the two short midwickets. Perfectly catchable height

137.2

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, soft hands and a defensive shot this time

137.3

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, angled into the pads, pushed back to the bowler

137.4

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, 2 runs, this time Copeland provides him the width, and he uses Copeland's pace (!) to guide it past point. Opens the bat face late, and plays it along the ground

137.5

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, closer to off, defended back to the bowler

137.6

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, slower offcutter, PJ doesn't pick it, is hit on the thigh pad, and the ball is headed down too

End of over 138 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 390/5
HAPW Jayawardene    32* (67b 3x4)      TA Copeland    27-7-67-1
AD Mathews    67* (153b 8x4)      NM Lyon    30-4-72-0

"Brad, Aleem and Tony are a bit de-motivated by not being called on to bowl. They know they could do better..." Escellent point, Luke T

138.1

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

Just one catching man, at short leg

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

End of over 139 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 394/5
AD Mathews    71* (159b 8x4)      NM Lyon    31-4-76-0
HAPW Jayawardene    32* (67b 3x4)      TA Copeland    27-7-67-1

139.1

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, on a length, angling in, pushed to square leg

139.2

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full outside off, driven to short cover

139.3

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, length ball on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

139.4

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, push-drives this to cover

"About Sachin RD VVS coming to Aus for one final time, eagerly waiting for this. Do you think they will be there for England's next year tour to India after this 4-0 whitewash? Otherwise can be another one." Rob, it might be pushing too far RD and VVS when it comes to next home season. Can't say about SRT

139.5

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, defended to midwicket

139.6

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, gets the width, drives with an open face, to point

End of over 140 (1 run) Sri Lanka 395/5
HAPW Jayawardene    33* (73b 3x4)      TA Copeland    28-7-68-1
AD Mathews    71* (159b 8x4)      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

End of over 141 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 407/5
HAPW Jayawardene    45* (79b 3x4 2x6)      NM Lyon    32-4-88-0
AD Mathews    71* (159b 8x4)      TA Copeland    28-7-68-1

141.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended back

141.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, angling in, pushed to midwicket

141.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, slower ball, 112k, dead-batted

141.4

Copeland to Mathews, no run, angling into the pads again, pushed to short midwicket

141.5

Copeland to Mathews, no run, into the pads again, works this to leg, but can't beat the short midwickets

141.6

Copeland to Mathews, no run, defended to mid-on this time

End of over 142 (maiden) Sri Lanka 407/5
AD Mathews    71* (165b 8x4)      TA Copeland    29-8-68-1
HAPW Jayawardene    45* (79b 3x4 2x6)      NM Lyon    32-4-88-0

Siddle comes back for one final fling of the day

142.1

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

"Copeland has slowER balls?" Fact is stranger than fiction, James

142.2

Siddle to Mathews, no run, defended to midwicket

142.3

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

142.4

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

142.5

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

142.6

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

End of over 143 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 409/5
HAPW Jayawardene    46* (81b 3x4 2x6)      PM Siddle    25-7-70-2
AD Mathews    72* (169b 8x4)      TA Copeland    29-8-68-1

143.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, misses out on a length ball on the pads

143.2

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

143.3

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, worked away off the pads for a single

143.4

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, another dead-bat defensive back to the bowler

143.5

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, short of a length, just outside off, pushed to cover

143.6

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, no run, full, driven straight to short extra cover

End of over 144 (1 run) Sri Lanka 410/5
HAPW Jayawardene    46* (84b 3x4 2x6)      TA Copeland    30-8-69-1
AD Mathews    73* (172b 8x4)      PM Siddle    25-7-70-2

144.1

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

The sun has started hiding away now

144.2

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

144.3

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

144.4

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

144.5

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

144.6

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

End of over 145 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 412/5
AD Mathews    74* (177b 8x4)      PM Siddle    26-7-72-2
HAPW Jayawardene    47* (85b 3x4 2x6)      TA Copeland    30-8-69-1

145.1

Copeland to HAPW Jayawardene, OUT, PJ is kicking himself. Drives a length ball on the up, fails to keep it down, finds Clarke at one of the two short midwickets. That looked about the only way they would get a wicket

HAPW Jayawardene c Clarke b Copeland 47 (115m 86b 3x4 2x6) SR: 54.65

The fourth umpire brings out the light metre. Wonder how PJ would have felt seeing the light metre make its way to the ground seconds after he got out

Debutant Eranga to bat now. One slip comes in

145.2

Copeland to Eranga, no run, short of a length, gets behind the line, defends it back

145.3

Copeland to Eranga, no run, on a length, middle and leg, stands tall to defend

145.4

Copeland to Eranga, no run, wide outside off, left alone

145.5

Copeland to Eranga, no run, another defensive stroke off middle and leg

145.6

Copeland to Eranga, no run, short of a length, pushed with an open face, towards point

End of over 146 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 412/6
RMS Eranga    0* (5b)      TA Copeland    31-9-69-2
AD Mathews    74* (177b 8x4)      PM Siddle    26-7-72-2

Another check on the light metre. Umpires say, play on. Eranga has a couple of logos on his pads that are not consistent with the official sponsors. So we have a delay here as they patch those offending logos up with tape. What all umpires and match referees have to look after!

146.1

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

146.2

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

146.3

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

146.4

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

146.5

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

"Someone needs to steal those light meters tonight, with the rain and the light it's a miracle any test match can be completed in Sri Lanka" Brad, you'll be surprised. This is from am earlier piece I had done: "Only 11 of the 54 Tests in the 2000s ended in draws (a result rate bettered only in Australia and South Africa among the top eight nations)."

146.6

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

End of over 147 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 416/6
RMS Eranga    1* (10b)      PM Siddle    27-7-76-2
AD Mathews    77* (178b 8x4)      TA Copeland    31-9-69-2

147.1

Copeland to Eranga, no run, dropped, just what you need at the end of a long hard day! Length ball, gets a fain edge, but Haddin is up too early, the gloves are too high, and the ball has hit the thigh even before he realises it. What would Dilshan be thinking now?

147.2

Copeland to Eranga, no run, pushed to mid-on, a nice front-foot defensive

147.3

Copeland to Eranga, no run, left alone outside off

147.4

Copeland to Eranga, no run, drives this one, straight to mid-off

147.5

Copeland to Eranga, no run, another slower ball! 111ks, defended towards mid-off

147.6

Copeland to Eranga, no run, short of a length, into the pads, defended to midwicket

End of over 148 (maiden) Sri Lanka 416/6
RMS Eranga    1* (16b)      TA Copeland    32-10-69-2
AD Mathews    77* (178b 8x4)      PM Siddle    27-7-76-2

The sun is out again. More hard work for Australia before they can get into their ice baths. We are into overtime already

148.1

Johnson to Mathews, no run, length ball, angling towards off, pushed back to the bowler

148.2

Johnson to Mathews, no run, full outside off, angling away, left alone

148.3

Johnson to Mathews, no run, He turns down the single now! Pulled away from well outside off, and refuses the easy single on offer

148.4

Johnson to Mathews, 1 run, takes the single now, the fourth ball, clipping this away off the pads

148.5

Johnson to Eranga, FOUR, Johnson goes for the bouncer, Eranga is a touch hurried into it, but pulls it right into the ground, and gets it through to the midwicket fence

148.6

Johnson to Eranga, no run, back of a length, middle and off, defended off the back foot

End of over 149 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 421/6
RMS Eranga    5* (18b 1x4)      MG Johnson    30-5-113-1
AD Mathews    78* (182b 8x4)      TA Copeland    32-10-69-2

149.1

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended back

149.2

Copeland to Mathews, no run, slower ball, 110ks, defended from the crease

149.3

Copeland to Mathews, no run, short of a length, into the pads, defended to short midwicket

149.4

Copeland to Mathews, 1 run, full on the pads, clipped away for one, leaves Eranga two balls to negotiate

149.5

Copeland to Eranga, no run, length ball, middle and leg, watchfully played to mid-on

149.6

Copeland to Eranga, no run, fuller, middle and off, pushed off the front foot

End of over 150 (1 run) Sri Lanka 422/6
RMS Eranga    5* (20b 1x4)      TA Copeland    33-10-70-2
AD Mathews    79* (186b 8x4)      MG Johnson    30-5-113-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
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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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