Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.2 Johnson strikes. His red-hot form continues. Digs this one in short, outside off, Tharanga looks to sway out of the line, but doesn't quite take the gloves out of the way. The ball doesn't quite rise up, and kisses the glove on the way 41/2
    7.4 Inswinger. Timber. Dilshan has been a touch late with the fuller deliveries, and this one is slightly shorter than the driving length, and sneaks in through the big gap between bat and pad. Middle stump is out, Lee is thrilled 37/1
    36.2 Full toss! Caught at long-on! Goes for the midwicket boundary, but gets a sort of leading edge/toe end, and skies it to Johnson at long-on. Sanga can't believe it 140/5
    19.5 Doherty gets his man, he has been frustrating Mahela with his accurate bowling and the drift that has been getting. Mahela goes for the big sweep from outside off, and places it right down deep square leg's throat 74/3
    20.2 awesome bowling... the bouncer is followed up by the length ball, in the channel outside off. Chandimal is sitting inside the crease after that bouncer, and just leaves the bat to fry. The edge is taken. Good disciplined persistence from Australia on a flat track 77/4
    40.5 Another blow to Sri Lanka. Mathews is looking to go over extra cover, but this is pitched short of a length, and is just not the length for that shot. Ends up slicing it square on the off side, where deep cover runs around and takes a safe catch 159/7
    39.3 Lovely slower bouncer, 121ks, well directed too, cramps him up. Mendis goes for the pull, gets just a tame top edge, and short fine leg does the rest 151/6
    49.3 Clarke takes the catch now. Short of a length, Kula has an almighty heave at it, gets a leading edge, which stays forever in the sky, and Clarke completes a running catch from cover 208/10
    42.3 weak shot from Malinga. Backs away and pushes at this length ball away from the body, straight to Ponting at point. Bollinger points skywards, Malinga looks down at ground as he walks back 173/8
    46.5 late swing for Johnson, accurate too, this pitches middle and off, and swings in, beats the bat, hits the pad for a pretty straightforward decision for Tony Hill 195/9
    not out
    11 (lb 2, nb 1, w 8)
    208 all out (49.3 Overs, RR: 4.2)
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 7.4 ov), 2-41 (Upul Tharanga, 10.2 ov), 3-74 (Mahela Jayawardene, 19.5 ov), 4-77 (Dinesh Chandimal, 20.2 ov), 5-140 (Kumar Sangakkara, 36.2 ov), 6-151 (Jeevan Mendis, 39.3 ov), 7-159 (Angelo Mathews, 40.5 ov), 8-173 (Lasith Malinga, 42.3 ov), 9-195 (Rangana Herath, 46.5 ov), 10-208 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 49.3 ov)
    B Lee1005025.00354120
    DE Bollinger1023533.50384010
    SR Watson5.302915.27143000
    MG Johnson913423.77291010
    XJ Doherty1004314.30291121
    DJ Hussey501513.00160010

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

14 August 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st10BJ HaddinSR Watson
2nd94RT PontingSR Watson
3rd107RT PontingMJ Clarke