Player of the Match
Player of the Match
203dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Hughes sets up huge Australia win

B-team, hey? An Australian outfit led by George Bailey and featuring three debutants did what sides captained by Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Shane Watson have not managed to do in the past three ODIs against Sri Lanka at the MCG: win

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PJ Hughes
112(129) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 38 runs
  • 7x4 - 0x6
6 6 30 12 16 6 15 21
GJ Bailey
GJ Bailey
89(79) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 9 21 8 16 8 16 7

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ McKay
O8
M0
R33
W4
Eco4.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
MG Johnson
O9
M1
R43
W2
Eco4.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05

Match days

11 January 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

END OF OVER:
40 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 198/10 (108 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.95, RRR: 10.80)

  • Lasith Malinga1 (2b)
  • Clint McKay8-0-33-4
  • Mitchell Johnson9-1-43-2

End of match: Comprehensive win for Australia. Outsmarted Sri Lanka in all departments, with a special mention for the fielding. Three run-outs, all specialist batsmen. Chandimal was the positive today for Sri Lanka, but had it not been for those run outs, this could have gotten closer. That's something SL need to address before their next match. Today was a communications disaster.

Richard : "Sorry. What was that about an Aussie B-side?"

It can't be too bad a team when you have the likes of Hughes, Khawaja and Finch in probably the form of his life. He didn't perform today but his time will come.

Phillip Hughes is the Man of the Match. We don't have coverage of the presentation.

Otherwise that's it from here. There's still the India-England ODI and the SA v NZ Test to keep you occupied. We're back for the second ODI at Adelaide in two days. Same time. Thanks for your company. Cheers!

39.6
W
McKay to BAW Mendis, OUT, it's all over, at the stroke of the 40th over! Catching practice for Haddin, Mendis gets a length ball which he presumably wants to dab to third man, only managed a thick edge, Haddin would have caught that with his eyes shut

BAW Mendis c †Haddin b McKay 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

39.5
W
McKay to Kulasekara, OUT, Bailey seems to be catching everything, very soft dismissal, short of a length, Kula shaped to smash that over mid-on, miscued and it lobs to Bailey

KMDN Kulasekara c Bailey b McKay 18 (27m 15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

39.5
1w
McKay to Kulasekara, 1 wide, he drifts wide down the leg side and another wide
39.5
1w
McKay to Kulasekara, 1 wide, drifts wide down the leg side and he tries to work it away
39.4
1
McKay to Malinga, 1 run, slower ball outside off and he opens the face and gently dabs it down to third man
39.3
1
McKay to Kulasekara, 1 run, pulls and it's in the air and he just clears midwicket
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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8TM DilshanWU Tharanga
2nd9DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
3rd94TM DilshanLD Chandimal
4th17AD MathewsLD Chandimal
5th0LD ChandimalHDRL Thirimanne
6th39BMAJ MendisLD Chandimal
7th2NLTC PereraLD Chandimal
8th25KMDN KulasekaraNLTC Perera
9th4SL MalingaKMDN Kulasekara
10th0SL MalingaBAW Mendis