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    3.3 Finch is gone! A loose shot that, goodish length and he just pushed through uppishly, looped up to extra cover and ends up being an easy catch, Australia have lost one early 7/1
    6.6 appeal for lbw and he's given, Hughes has called for a review, he showed his bat immediately after it struck him on the pads, seemed like it landed on leg and Hughes tried to work it square, missed, no impact with the bat at all, Hot Spot doesn't capture anything, and it would have gone on to hit middle and off, that's plumb, Erasmus has made the right call 12/2
    16.4 Well taken at midwicket by Thirimanne, short and it was nicely picked by Bailey, seized the length early and pulled it well but found Thirimanne, who leapt, timed his jump right, intercepted it and took a sharp one. The umpire was checking for a no-ball and replays show Malinga had a tiny part of his foot behind the line at the time of landing, so all good there, Australia have lost ther third 51/3
    23.5 run-out, turns it into the leg side just a little square of midwicket, Dilshan is the man there, he moved to his right, slid, collected it and threw down the stumps at the non-striker's end, Mendis thought of collecting the throw initially but decided to let it be in the end as it was on its way to the stumps, Hussey is gone, this is a huge blow for Australia, Hussey called for a single, there was some hesitation and he was caught short in the end 82/5
    19.1 Smith goes! A thin inside edge as he goes for the drive, pitched on a length outside off and Smith tried to go hard at that through extra cover, it came back in just a hint, and Smith got a thin inside edge through to the keeper 60/4
    24.1 Six down! Mathews strikes, lovely delivery, just outside off stump, drew the batsman forward with a good length and got it to nip away just a touch, Maxwell was committed to the drive as he walked forward, got a thin edge and Perera made no mistake behind the stumps 83/6
    46.5 Haddin holes out, found deep midwicket, pitched on a length and he sensed a chance, swung it hard but flat and straight to Thirimanne in the deep 170/10
    39.2 gone! Malinga strikes, Perera takes his third catch, pitched up outside off and Cutting tries to drive it through cover, gets a thick edge and Perera dives to his right to snap that one 140/7
    39.3 Oh dear, a first baller on debut, a deceptive slower one from Malinga, Richardson didn't spot it, it died low on the batsman and Richardson missed it to be struck low on the pad, perhaps just in line with leg stump, he's got to go 140/8
    41.5 appeal for a catch, short of a good length outside off, tries to open the face there to play it past point, it's given not out but the Sri Lankans have reviewed it, Hot Spot shows no heat signature, the umpire is taking his time to decide this, no real sound in live motion, the appeal was spontaneous but no strong technical evidence there of a deflection. Would you believe it, that's been given out. Surprise all around, McKay is surprised, the decision has been overturned. 146/9
    not out
    6 (b 1, lb 1, w 4)
    170 all out (46.5 Overs, RR: 3.62)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Aaron Finch, 3.3 ov), 2-12 (Phillip Hughes, 6.6 ov), 3-51 (George Bailey, 16.4 ov), 4-60 (Steven Smith, 19.1 ov), 5-82 (David Hussey, 23.5 ov), 6-83 (Glenn Maxwell, 24.1 ov), 7-140 (Ben Cutting, 39.2 ov), 8-140 (Kane Richardson, 39.3 ov), 9-146 (Clint McKay, 41.5 ov), 10-170 (Brad Haddin, 46.5 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara902412.66391010
    AD Mathews1012422.40462010
    NLTC Perera904024.44383210
    SL Malinga903233.55374000
    BAW Mendis7.504115.23274010
    BMAJ Mendis20703.5050000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 1-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.50 start, First Session 13.50-17.20, Interval 17.20-18.05, Second Session 18.05-21.35

Match days

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

0TM DilshanWU Tharanga
137TM DilshanHDRL Thirimanne
35MDKJ PereraHDRL Thirimanne