Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Sep 16-20, 2011
Match drawn
16,17,18,19,20 September 2011 (5-day match)
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Siddle to Thirimanne, OUT, bowled him! Thirimanne's off stump has taken a beating. Siddle pitches the ball full just outside off stump and brings it back in just a little, enough to find the gap between the batsman's attempted drive and pad. There might have been a faint inside edge too

HDRL Thirimanne b Siddle 28 (106m 80b 2x4 0x6) SR: 35.00

Sri Lanka 56/1   NT Paranavitana 28* (73b 4x4)   PM Siddle 5.4-2-16-1

Johnson to Paranavitana, OUT, caught at short cover by Ponting, whose reflexes I covet. The ball was ordinary, full and outside off, there to be driven. Paranavitana went hard at it, and made proper contact, smashing the drive out of the middle. His only fault was that he hit it in the air just above Ponting's head. Up went those hands to catch a screamer at short cover. He was so well balanced as he took it.

NT Paranavitana c Ponting b Johnson 46 (146m 101b 5x4 0x6) SR: 45.54

Sri Lanka 97/2   KC Sangakkara 23* (34b 5x4)   MG Johnson 8-0-35-1

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

Sri Lanka 198/3   KC Sangakkara 72* (158b 9x4)   SR Watson 12.4-5-26-1

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

Sri Lanka 210/4   TM Dilshan 5* (12b 1x4)   PM Siddle 14.4-3-42-2

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

Sri Lanka 331/5   AD Mathews 42* (96b 5x4)   TA Copeland 23.3-7-57-1

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

Sri Lanka 412/6   AD Mathews 74* (177b 8x4)   TA Copeland 30.1-8-69-2

Siddle to Eranga, OUT, bowled him! Siddle has knocked out leg stump. He bowled a full ball on off stump moving into the right-hander, Eranga stayed in his crease and drove, when he should have been forward. He got an inside edge that brushed the pad before taking out leg stump

RMS Eranga b Siddle 12 (55m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

Sri Lanka 436/7   AD Mathews 86* (215b 8x4)   PM Siddle 29-7-80-3

Siddle to Herath, OUT, lbw! Tony Hill gives Herath out but the batsman asks for the review. The ball was full from Siddle, it pitched in line with the stumps and crashed into the pad before it hit the bat as Herath tried to play on the leg side after moving across his crease. That's plumb, hitting middle and off. The decision stays. Mathews looks on

HMRKB Herath lbw b Siddle 3 (26m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.64

Sri Lanka 444/8   AD Mathews 91* (232b 8x4)   PM Siddle 31.4-8-82-4

Watson to Welegedara, OUT, a terrible mix-up and Haddin takes off the bails with both batsmen at the non-striker's end. Welegedara played a full ball towards mid-on. He didn't run initially but Mathews decided that he wanted the single rather late. Welegedara began to respond to Mathews' call but then Mathews changed his mind and went back into his crease at the bowler's end. Welegedara continued to run and had no hope. Haddin waited ages before completing the run out. Mathews' fault.

UWMBCA Welegedara run out 1 (16m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

Sri Lanka 450/9   AD Mathews 95* (241b 9x4)   SR Watson 24.2-7-53-1

Johnson to Lakmal, OUT, bowled him! Johnson clips the top of off stump after squaring Lakmal up with one that pitched around leg and cut across the right-hander

RAS Lakmal b Johnson 13 (37m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

Sri Lanka 473/10   AD Mathews 105* (269b 10x4)   MG Johnson 35-6-122-2
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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