Player of the Match
Player of the Match
142dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Batsmen put Australia on top

Phillip Hughes and David Warner, then Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey steered the Australians through the day safely to reach stumps at 4 for 299

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

TM Dilshan
147(273) 21x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 58 runs
  • 11x4 - 0x6
12 5 27 28 37 16 7 15
MEK Hussey
115(184) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 27 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 3 34 3 32 5 11 22

Best performances - Bowlers

PM Siddle
O25.3
M11
R54
W5
Eco2.11
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MA Starc
O28.2
M7
R63
W5
Eco2.22
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

AUSTRALIA 450/5d(131 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SRI LANKA 336(109.3 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 278(73.5 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

SRI LANKA 255(119.2 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran

Peter Siddle is the Man of the Match. Top Test cricket on the final day in Hobart, as Sri Lanka resisted brilliantly, making Australia work for every wicket. The ball didn't seem to do much in the morning session, but by the evening it was moving both ways and the bounce was increasingly unpredictable. Siddle did the grunt work early on, and got the wickets of Sri Lanka's experienced middle-order batsmen before Starc polished off the tail with a hostile spell towards the end of the game.

Brydon Coverdale's match report is updated here and we'll have plenty of analysis later in the day from Dan Brettig and Andrew Fernando.

John Hasting tweets: "Great work Aussie boys. Awesome effort. @CricketAus p siddy outstanding. #mom"

And Russel Arnold says: "Well done Australia.... Had to work really hard for it but stuck to their task... Brave effort SL"

And this just in, Peter Siddle cleared of ball-tampering charges. Match referee Chris Broad says:

"In the opinion of the umpires, there was no evidence to suggest that the condition of the ball was changed, or that the video or photographic evidence would support a charge under the Code of Conduct, so they will not be laying any charges relating to these incidents."

Thanks everyone for joining the discussion today. Next up the Boxing Day Test. See you then. Cheers!

119.2
W
Starc to Eranga, OUT, it's over, Australia get their first home Test win of the series, Sri Lanka's resistance is over, Starc gets five, Eranga edges that through to the keeper, extra bounce does him in, not an easy one to play that one, Australia are jubilant, Sri Lanka battled for nearly 120 overs but it wasn't enough

RMS Eranga c †Wade b Starc 6 (28m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

119.1
0
Starc to Eranga, no run, short and angling down from Starc, who is searching for his fifth, Eranga looks to pull that away, misses

END OF OVER:
119 | 5 Runs | SL: 255/9

  • Chanaka Welegedara0 (4b)
  • Shaminda Eranga6 (18b)
  • Peter Siddle26-11-50-4
  • Mitchell Starc28-7-63-4
118.6
0
Siddle to Welegedara, no run, full and heading for off stump, defended to the leg side
118.5
3
Siddle to Eranga, 3 runs, timed it superbly, just a push from Eranga sends the ball almost all the way to the long-on rope, they have time to take three
118.4
0
Siddle to Eranga, no run, length ball on middle and leg, no footwork but solid defence
118.3
0
Siddle to Eranga, no run, defended towards the off side from the crease

Sri Lanka 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st26TM DilshanFDM Karunaratne
2nd21KC SangakkaraFDM Karunaratne
3rd65DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th39TT SamaraweeraKC Sangakkara
5th50TT SamaraweeraAD Mathews
6th17TT SamaraweeraHAPW Jayawardene
7th17HAPW JayawardeneKMDN Kulasekara
8th12HMRKB HerathKMDN Kulasekara
9th3HMRKB HerathRMS Eranga
10th5UWMBCA WelegedaraRMS Eranga