Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    21.6 third one! Teasing ball, length delivery outside off, and he tries to get his bat back after trying to defend. But it's taken a glove-touch, and Paine takes a very sharp catch 54/3
    10.2 caught at third slip! Labuschagne pouches it. Almost identical ball to the previous one, full and angled in, it hits the seam and nibbles away, he drives hard at it, gets a thick edge that flies straight to third slip and Labuschagne clutches it to his chest 26/1
    11.6 caught at second slip! First Test wicket for Richardson. And a beauty! Angled in to off, nipping away from a good length, he has to play, tries to defend with firm hands, gets a healthy edge that goes low to second slip, Burns moves well to his left and takes an excellent catch. 31/2
    26.3 Bowled him! What a cracker! Angled in at good pace, pitching off, shaping away late, he is squared up completely defending on the crease, it beats the edge and smashes into off stump! 58/4
    42.4 full just outside off, and that's taken a feather edge! Fiery Cummins strikes, finally rewarded for some excellent bowling to Silva. Silva once again half-heartedly moves forward to defend, but a bit of away movement finds his outside edge. Falls for 9, after spending close to ten overs in the centre 91/6
    32.3 caught behind! Superb bowling! He set him up. Back of a length, back of a length, and then a fuller 135kph, out-swinger tempting him into a drive, he just pushes at it but his weight was back and he moved late, got a thin edge as it swung away, easy catch for Paine 66/5
    56.2 caught at midwicket! Dickwella falls trying to find the rope. It was banged in back of a length, he tries to pull over midwicket who was halfway to the rope, it came off the toe of the bat and flew to Patterson at midwicket who back-pedalled but took a fairly easy catch. His first catch in Tests 144/9
    47.4 third slip! Perera finally gone, and it's a wicket that forces Perera to make his way back, not some body blow. Starc bowled full outside off, and the attempted straight drive took a thick outside edge to Labuschagne. Perera paying the price for playing inside the ball's line 106/8
    45.4 Starc's 200th! And this time the wicket will stand. Full from round the wicket on off stump, and he tries to block this off the front foot. But the ball moves away slightly after pitching, and the outside edge is taken by Labuschagne at third slip. Catch taken very close to the grass, but it's clean 102/7
    56.4 caught at gully! Cummins wraps up the innings. Another short ball, he tries to pull, gets a top edge that balloons straight up to gully and Patterson takes a couple of steps back and another easy catch 144/10
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    TOTAL
    144 all out (56.4 Overs, RR: 2.54)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 10.2 ov), 2-31 (Dinesh Chandimal, 11.6 ov), 3-54 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 21.6 ov), 4-58 (Kusal Mendis, 26.3 ov), 5-66 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 32.3 ov), 6-91 (Roshen Silva, 42.4 ov), 6-93* (Dilruwan Perera, retired not out ), 7-102 (Suranga Lakmal, 45.4 ov), 8-106 (Dilruwan Perera, 47.4 ov), 9-144 (Niroshan Dickwella, 56.2 ov), 10-144 (Dushmantha Chameera, 56.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc1224123.4102
    JA Richardson1452631.8510
    PJ Cummins14.433942.6500
    NM Lyon1633812.3700
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    25.6 caught at point! Incredibly soft dismissal! Short and wide from Kumara, he just guides a cut shot, rather than hammering it, like catching practice it ballooned waist high to point and straight to the man, Thirimanne. Easy catch 76/3
    10.3 second slip takes a screamer! Length ball just outside off, and the ball holds it's line despite angling inwards at first. That means Burns is playing in front of middle-stump, while the ball is on off-stump, and that's what gets the bat's outside edge. Mendis dives to his left and completes a sharp take 37/1
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    22.1 fourth time he gets Khawaja! Chopped on, and Australia lose a second wicket just ten minutes before stumps. Not short enough for the cut, not wide enough for the cut, and the in-drifter is inside-edged right onto Khawaja's stumps. Delight for Sri Lanka 72/2
    28.4 caught at second slip! Brilliant catch by Mendis diving forward! The umpires are checking if it carried but it did! Superb cricket. Good length, angling in and shaping away, he presses forward to defend, gets an outside edge with soft hands. It flies low to seocnd slip and Mendis reached forward and got his hands underneath it. Great catch. The third umpire double checked it but it was a clean catch and a really good one 82/4
    78.1 caught at short mid on! Full on off, and Marnus skips down the wicket to lift a drive over the lurking fielder. But it's come off the bat's bottom-half, and the fielder under the helmet - Thirimanne - jumps to his right to take a solid catch. Labuschagne falls after scoring Australia's highest Test score this summer 248/5
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    89.5 Given LBW! Head reviews immediately. It was full and shaping back down the line of middle, he shuffled across the crease and tried to whip through the leg side. No bat involved. It hit him plumb infront of middle and was hitting the top of middle! Head thought height was an issue. Ball tracking said 'umpire's call'. Australia keep the review. But Head goes. 272/6
    103.4 lbw appeal, and the finger has gone up! Late seam movement does Patterson in. Full on middle, but jagging into Patterson's pads, he tries to drive towards mid-on, but misses, and the umpire raises his finger. Patterson reviews, though, given he's the last recognised batsman... but he's still gone. Crashing into leg stump. A positive debut innings comes to an end 304/9
    89.6 caught at second slip! Brilliant bowling! Incredible catching from Mendis! He's on a hat-trick! This was a cracker from Lakmal. Good length, angled in, swinging away late, Paine fended at it as it bounced away, squared up completely, it went low to Mendis and he dove forward again and snaffled it just above the turf getting his hands under it! Amazing catch. 272/7
    97.5 what a beauty! Cummins out for a duck. Length ball on off stump, and the ball just about moves away after hitting the pitch. Cummins tries to block towards mid-on, but the ball takes his outside edge and finds Dickwella's gloves. Completely squared him up there 278/8
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    106.2 length ball, wide outside off, but Richardson skips down the wicket to lift a shot over mid-on. Unfortunately, for him, it's taken a leading edge to the off side... and cover takes an easy catch. Australia lead by 179 323/10
    Extras
    30 (b 6, lb 17, nb 5, w 2)
    TOTAL
    323 all out (106.2 Overs, RR: 3.03)
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Joe Burns, 10.3 ov), 2-72 (Usman Khawaja, 22.1 ov), 3-76 (Marcus Harris, 25.6 ov), 4-82 (Nathan Lyon, 28.4 ov), 5-248 (Marnus Labuschagne, 78.1 ov), 6-272 (Travis Head, 89.5 ov), 7-272 (Tim Paine, 89.6 ov), 8-278 (Pat Cummins, 97.5 ov), 9-304 (Kurtis Patterson, 103.4 ov), 10-323 (Jhye Richardson, 106.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RAS Lakmal2797552.7702
    CBRLS Kumara1553712.4620
    PVD Chameera2136813.2303
    MDK Perera32.298422.5900
    DM de Silva832212.7500
    FDM Karunaratne301404.6600
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    5.6 And yes they can! Had a weird feeling about this one, and Cummins - the hero from the first innings - strikes off the day's last ball. Length ball, just outside off, and Karunaratne tries to fend it tentatively. The outswinger takes the outside edge, and there's no way Tim Paine was dropping that. Stumps on day two with Sri Lanka trailing by 162 runs. 17/1
    33.3 given out caught behind! Thirimanne reviews. Angled in, nipping away, he pushes on the front foot and there's a sound as it flies to Paine. The Australians celebrate. Umpire Erasmus gives it out. There was nothing on hot spot. But a tiny spike on snicko according to the third umpire Michael Gough. But the spike was one frame behind the ball passing bat! The decision remains out! 79/6
    7.2 caught in the gully! What a brute of a ball! 138kph, good length, it climbed steeply off a length and left him, he pressed forward to defend, it comes off the shoulder off the bat and balloons to gully and Patterson jumps up and takes the catch very well above his head! 17/2
    9.1 caught at second slip! He plays a booming drive to a fuller out-swinger, front foot didn't get a long way forward, it wasn't a half-volley but tempting enough, he loses his shape launching into this drive, gets a thick edge, it flies head high to Burns at second slip and he takes the catch easily 19/3
    17.6 caught at second slip! Brilliant from Cummins and another catch for Burns. He'd been pushing him back and back with fast, back of a length stuff. This is pitched up outside off, enticing the drive, he is lured in, pushes from the crease without good weight transfer, gets the edge and it's straight into the bread basket for Burns. He pouches it easily 35/4
    30.6 confident, he is! Using the width of the crease again. Bowls full, very full... and the ball landing on off stump can't be dug away by Dananjaya. He's too late to get his bat down, and the ball has gone crashing into the stumps. ,Australia five away from victory 69/5
    42.6 caught at backward square! Another short ball, Dickwella pulls this off the back foot, but rolled it flat and straight to the man placed near the umpire behind square, Harris reaches up and takes the catch easily! 109/7
    44.5 what a screamer! Patterson on debut... what a catch. Oh. My. God. Length ball just outside off, and the batsman tries to drive away from his body. Checks his shot as the ball takes an outside edge, and Patterson displays some epic flying time as he dives to his right from gully... and takes an amazing, one-handed catch at full stretch. #HangTime 110/8
    50.5 stumped! And Australia win by an innings and 40 runs. Full on middle, and turning inwards. He skips down the wicket to slog, but the ball goes through him and then Paine does the rest. 139/10
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    TOTAL
    139 all out (50.5 Overs, RR: 2.73)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 5.6 ov), 2-17 (Dinesh Chandimal, 7.2 ov), 3-19 (Kusal Mendis, 9.1 ov), 4-35 (Roshen Silva, 17.6 ov), 5-69 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 30.6 ov), 6-79 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 33.3 ov), 7-109 (Niroshan Dickwella, 42.6 ov), 8-110 (Dilruwan Perera, 44.5 ov), 9-139 (Suranga Lakmal, 50.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MA Starc1405604.0001
    JA Richardson1351921.4600
    NM Lyon8.531711.9200
    PJ Cummins1582361.5300

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, Tea 15.00-15.20, Dinner 17.20-18.00, Close 20.00

Match days

24,25,26 January 2019 - day/night match (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 24 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 72/2 (MS Harris 40*, NM Lyon 0*, 25 ov)
  • Fri, 25 Jan - day 2 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 17/1 (HDRL Thirimanne 6*, 6 ov)
  • Sat, 26 Jan - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 139 (50.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Sri Lanka 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17FDM KarunaratneHDRL Thirimanne
2nd0LD ChandimalHDRL Thirimanne
3rd2HDRL ThirimanneBKG Mendis
4th16ARS SilvaHDRL Thirimanne
5th34HDRL ThirimanneDM de Silva
6th10HDRL ThirimanneN Dickwella
7th30MDK PereraN Dickwella
8th1MDK PereraRAS Lakmal
9th29RAS LakmalPVD Chameera