full down the pads and he gets it away fine on the leg side, that will do for Australia
All-round Australia take series with big win
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Clarke: "Great performance with the ball, Marsh won the game pretty much on his own, he played the two T20s, was training really hard, faced a lot of spin in the hands, and deserved his chance. Doherty was fantastic, Lee took four as well. Another game for Australia [coming up], and we would like to finish 4-1."
Xavier Doherty is the Man of the Match. Doherty: "Obviously coming from Australia, was looking forward to bowl in these conditions, was nice to get some wickets today after getting a bit of tap in the previous game. Just [looking] to focus more on one-day cricket, so far so good."
Dilshan: "We cannot get out for 130, we bowled well, cannot ask bowlers to defend 130 against a strong batting line-up. I think Prasanna has a good future for Sri Lankan cricket. Clarke batted really well."
Kumar Sangakkara gets a memento for playing 300 ODIs
Australia have back-to-back series wins in Sri Lanka, they won here in 2003-04 as well. It was a pretty safe chase till Marsh's dismissal led to two more wickets in the same over from debutant Prasanna. Sri Lanka's thin batting line-up caved in cheaply after Sangakkara fell, and there was no getting back from that.
Ahmed: "I assume this is the first time that 2 brothers got out to the same bowler in same match in same over with some score on board & scoring same number of runs."
ryan: "ah D.Hussey's failure taken in isolation is nothing, but really has he played a substantial innings yet for australia? More tothe point he looks out of depth, bring on Ferguson!"
eep, that was fired in and headed high and full for Haddin, but dipped on him late and he got it towards square leg off the thigh pad
slings it full and wide, and Haddin goes after it, gets it high in the air but it clears the infield and trickles in to the deep cover boundary
another yorker, a bowling machine could have deviated but not Malinga, on off stump and he digs it out
almost sneaked through, tails in full on off stump with unfailing certainty, Haddin gets some bat on it, he was late in getting down on it
coming in late and goes down the pads full, Clarke picks it away to long leg
Punter Fan: "What the???? Well I did tell you Haddin would be coming in - only 10 runs - can we make it?" Malinga is back, Sri Lanka need five wickets, Australia ten runs, slip in place
drives a tossed up delivery to mid on, and brings to an end an over that Prasanna will never forget
tossed up slowly on middle and leg stump, he comes forward to defend
Haddin gets a bat as well
three in four, that is a nothing shot, Hussey trying to cut off the back foot, one that was tossed up full on a length, it carries on to strike off stump, absolutely ordinary from Hussey, no way he can go back to that one
tossed up in to leg stump, pushed away to silly point off the front foot
On a hat-trick on debut, three men around the bat
two in two for Prasanna and Sanga, Hussey is gone first ball, presses forward as this one turns away from him, and Sanga snaps up another edge
Prasanna gets his first ODI wicket, Marsh backs away and tries to dab one sliding flat across him towards third man, gets an edge on its way to Sanga
fires it in full around leg stump, Clarke flicks to midwicket
Clarke takes the slower and fuller one on, gets forward and lofts it cleanly over mid off
tries the short ball, and he allows it go past him close to off, called wide for height
shuffles and nudges one off the pads behind square leg
cuts one leaving him with the angle but straight to point
uses the angle to work a back of a length ball in front of square leg
pushed off the front foot towards mid off
pushed back down the track
|R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia led the 5-match series 3-1|
|Match number||ODI no. 3182|
|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||20 August 2011 - daynight (50-over match)|
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