Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.5 outside edge! Mendis strikes in his first over of his one-day comeback, it was bowled off the back of the hand, Finch was prodding forward, bounced a bit more and took the edge, no doubts about that 53/1
    38.6 Hughes swings and gets an edge! This was the slower ball, outside off, Hughes made room and tried to mow him across the line over midwicket, gets a thick edge and the ball loops towards Chandimal who takes it falling forward 212/3
    15.4 Appeal fora run out and Khawaja is in trouble! And he's gone! Schoolboy error by Khawaja, credit to Jeevan Mendis for this one, Khawaja worked it towards short midwicket and set off, he turned back and had to dive at the crease, he made the mistake of not sliding with his bat face on the ground, Mendis swooped down and under-armed the throw to the keeper Chandimal, top stuff by Mendis 72/2
    42.4 no century for Bailey I'm afraid! This was the slower ball and a touch short, pulled in front of square and it went flat and fast to Jeevan Mendis at deep midwicket 241/4
    not out
    43.6 the slower ball gets him, the leg cutter and Hussey walks down the pitch looking to chip it over the on side, doesn't control it and A Mendis jogs ti his right at midwicket and takes it 248/5
    not out
    10 (b 2, lb 3, w 5)
    305/5 (50 Overs, RR: 6.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Aaron Finch, 10.5 ov), 2-72 (Usman Khawaja, 15.4 ov), 3-212 (Phillip Hughes, 38.6 ov), 4-241 (George Bailey, 42.4 ov), 5-248 (Glenn Maxwell, 43.6 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara1005315.30284000
    SL Malinga1016116.10277020
    AD Mathews804615.75226000
    BAW Mendis1006216.20284130
    TM Dilshan401704.2580000
    NLTC Perera402807.00115000
    BMAJ Mendis403308.2583100
    2.6 Tharanga goes! Starc just put it in the right spot, no noticeable movement and Tharanga pushes at it outside off and a thick edge through to Haddin 8/1
    25.1 Direct hit and Dilshan looks in trouble! Yes he is a mile out, it was a risky run, he pushed it towards mid-off and set off, Khawaja attacked the ball, picked up and hit the stumps direct at the bowler's end, the Australians all knew it 111/3
    5.2 the captain goes! Good delivery by McKay, lands on a good length outside off, Jayawardene pokes his bat out and the edge goes to Finch at first slip 17/2
    35.4 superb catch by Haddin! McKay pitched it up and bowled it wide of the off stump getting him to drive, thick outside edge and Haddin timed his dive to his right very well and plucked it one-handed. He nonchalantly tosses the ball away. Made it seem to easy, but it was one tough take! 169/7
    29.2 Appeal for a run-out and Mathews is in trouble and the direct hit sends him back! Tossed up and Chandimal drops it to the off side, the striker tells Mathews to stay back, Mathews was already a few yards in front and had to turn back and Maxwell hits the stumps at the bowler's end 128/4
    29.3 Two run outs off successive balls would you believe it! It's that man Maxwell again. Chandinal dropped it towards short cover and set off, hesitation in the running, Maxwell runs to his right, picks up and in one movement fires the ball to Haddin, Thirimanne is not in the frame 128/5
    34.6 soft dismissal! Length ball skids through and Mendis tries to launch it over the bowler's head, not in control and he miscues it to mid-off, easy catch to Bailey 167/6
    38.5 straight to mid-off! It was the off cutter from Johnson, he makes room and spoons it flat and fast to Bailey who takes a low catch 194/8
    39.5 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 198/9
    not out
    39.6 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 198/10
    13 (b 2, lb 2, w 9)
    198 all out (40 Overs, RR: 4.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Upul Tharanga, 2.6 ov), 2-17 (Mahela Jayawardene, 5.2 ov), 3-111 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 25.1 ov), 4-128 (Angelo Mathews, 29.2 ov), 5-128 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 29.3 ov), 6-167 (Jeevan Mendis, 34.6 ov), 7-169 (Dinesh Chandimal, 35.4 ov), 8-194 (Thisara Perera, 38.5 ov), 9-198 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 39.5 ov), 10-198 (Ajantha Mendis, 39.6 ov)
    MA Starc602514.16232020
    CJ McKay803344.12313050
    MG Johnson914324.77336020
    XJ Doherty804105.12263100
    GJ Maxwell402807.0060100
    DJ Hussey502404.80132000

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number


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

Match Notes

  • A fourth keeper could replace injured Chandimal

    Sri Lanka may be forced to field their fourth wicketkeeper of the tour in the second ODI in Adelaide on Sunday, after Dinesh Chandimal hurt his hamstring during the loss to Australia in Melbourne

  • Hughes grabs his chance

    After 802 matches and 199 players - not to mention his 20 Tests - Phillip Hughes became the first Australian to make an ODI ton on debut

  • A glut of debuts and run-outs

    Plays of the Day from the first ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka, 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

  • Australian experience invaluable for Sri Lanka's young

    Sri Lanka have a number of young players in their squad keen to get an experience of Australian conditions before the 2015 World Cup

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

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