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2nd Test, Hobart, November 16 - 20, 2007, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
542/5d & 210/2d
(T:507) 246 & 410

Australia won by 96 runs

Player Of The Match
4/82 & 4/87
Player Of The Series
16 wkts
Australia 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
c Fernando b Jayasuriya15023732918063.29
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Fernando1756860030.35
c DPMD Jayawardene b Muralidaran3166942046.96
lbw b Fernando13222028218160.00
c †HAPW Jayawardene b Malinga711231748057.72
not out 50711334170.42
not out 6777907387.01
Extras(b 5, lb 1, nb 17, w 1)24
TOTAL139 Ov (RR: 3.89, 593 Mins)542/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Matthew Hayden, 19.1 ov), 2-133 (Ricky Ponting, 40.5 ov), 3-285 (Phil Jaques, 78.5 ov), 4-410 (Michael Hussey, 110.2 ov), 5-447 (Michael Clarke, 118.2 ov)
118.2 to MJ Clarke, strangled down leg side! It was short in length, moving down the leg side, Clarke tries to glance it but gets a glove to it and the 'keeper dives acrobatically to his left to take a fab catch.. 447/5
19.1 to ML Hayden, And there it is. Fernando strikes. Hayden's charmed innings ends. Finally Sri Lanka get there reward. Short of a length ball, wide of off stump, Hayden goes for the fierce cut but only manages an under-edge. Loud sound there and Prasanna Jayawardene makes no mistake behind the stumps. Rudi Koertzen doesn't give it straight away, Hayden stands his ground but finally the dreaded finger goes up. There was no doubt about that one. One down.. 48/1
110.2 to MEK Hussey, Now where did that come from! 135kph, superb inswinging yorker from Fernando and it crashes into Hussey's front toe. He tries to dig it out but can't make allowance for the swing. Big appeal and the umpire's finger goes up straight away. Fernando has had a mixed day but this was a top-notch delivery. That was hitting the base of middle stump. Hussey departs to a standing ovation.. 410/4
40.5 to RT Ponting, It's the master who prevails! Murali strikes. Fantastic bit of bowling against a batsman using his feet so well. Sucker punch from Murali, the doosra pitched perfectly on off and spinning away, Ponting takes a stride forward and pushes, gets the edge and Mahela Jayawardene gobbles up the catch at first slip. Ponting was looking on top but it's Murali who prevails. A great batsman done in by a great bowler. Six to go for the record. This may be a special Test.. 133/2
78.5 to PA Jaques, Holes out, a magnificent innings comes to an end, down the track and lobs it over the bowler's head, can't get the timing, though, and he finds Dilhara Fernando prowling at long-off, completing a simple catch. Jaques was caught between belting the ball and chipping it, ending up lobbing it to the fielder instead. Fine innings, though. Set the tone on the first morning. Put Australia in the box seat. 285/3
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c Clarke b Lee25741023033.78
b Lee1445741031.11
c Hussey b Johnson57761209075.00
c Clarke b Lee10419427113053.60
b MacGill315180020.00
c †Gilchrist b MacGill417310023.52
c †Gilchrist b Clark0514000.00
run out (sub [RJG Lockyear]/†Gilchrist)1935431054.28
c †Gilchrist b Lee28140025.00
b Clark12448004.16
not out 1430025.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 9)16
TOTAL81.2 Ov (RR: 3.02, 363 Mins)246
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Michael Vandort, 17.1 ov), 2-54 (Marvan Atapattu, 21.4 ov), 3-127 (Kumar Sangakkara, 41.3 ov), 4-134 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 46.2 ov), 5-152 (Chamara Silva, 52.5 ov), 6-163 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 55.4 ov), 7-196 (Farveez Maharoof, 66.3 ov), 8-207 (Dilhara Fernando, 69.5 ov), 9-243 (Lasith Malinga, 80.1 ov), 10-246 (Mahela Jayawardene, 81.2 ov)
17.1 to MG Vandort, Cleaned him up! What a brute of a yorker from Lee, 149kph, full and swinging into leg stump, Vandort is too late on it, strikes him on the pad and deflects on to the base of middle stump, the woodwork is damaged and middle stump is out of the ground, the flood-gates are opened, Lee lets out one of those cherubic smiles, first blood. 41/1
21.4 to MS Atapattu, What a catch! Pup pulls off a juggling act, Lee strikes again, full and swinging, that's close to the 150kph mark and Atapattu can't resist driving, it's a thick edge that's screaming towards gully, Clarke tries to take it on the right but juggles it a bit before finally taking it on the dive, that ball was travelling, super catch. 54/2
69.5 to CRD Fernando, and that's gone, full and wide and Fernando actually chases it, it was a yorker-length ball though it was wide and Fernando followed it, the ball deflected off the bat, the bat struck the ground and Gilchrist took a fine catch diving to his right. Gilchrist isn't sure, Lee lets out a faint appeal and umpire Rudi Koertzen lifts the dreaded finger,spot on decision too. Fernando gone before tea. 207/8
81.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, that's spooned straight to Clarke at deep square leg, good-length ball, Mahela picks it off but it's straight to Clarke, who doesn't have to move at deep square leg. Fine innings by Mahela, one that will be remembered in Hobart for a few years to come. 246/10
41.3 to KC Sangakkara, got 'em, poor shot that time, short of a length and outside off, cracked it airily through to point where Hussey is prowling eagerly, straight to him and it's taken easy, poor shot-selection then, he did all the hard work and has given it away, good innings, though. 127/3
55.4 to HAPW Jayawardene, what a beauty! outstanding seam bowling, Glenn McGrath must be smiling, probing outside off, just a bit of seam movement, enough to take the edge and that sails through to the keeper, he deserved that wicket Clark, magnificent piece of bowling all morning, Sri Lanka sink deeper and deeper. 163/6
80.1 to SL Malinga, And he does the job straight away, good-length ball that's on middle, moves away just a shade and knocks back middle and off stump, Malinga had no clue, some top-order batsmen might have struggled with that one. 243/9
46.2 to ST Jayasuriya, Oh what a moment, straight ball, quicker this time and would you believe it, Jayasuriya tries to sweep it, not the ball you'd want to sweep given that it's full and quick, he misses and that takes off stump, MacGill strikes!. 134/4
52.5 to LPC Silva, that's the sucker punch from MacGill, legbreak starting from middle and off and spinning away, slightly short, Silva rocks back to cut but can only get a top edge, Gilchrist completes a sharp chance and the umpire has no hesitation, that was a loud noise, Silva was probably trrying to be too aggressive, another one for MacGill. 152/5
Australia 2nd Innings 
c Vandort b Malinga68951406071.57
lbw b Muralidaran3348704068.75
not out 531021372151.96
not out 3448671170.83
Extras(b 2, lb 1, nb 19)22
TOTAL46 Ov (RR: 4.56, 204 Mins)210/2d
Fall of wickets: 1-83 (Matthew Hayden, 14.6 ov), 2-154 (Phil Jaques, 29.3 ov)
29.3 to PA Jaques, he's holed out, gives himself room, it's a short one and Jaques lifts it towards the backward point region, Vandort comes across and pulls off a well-judged catch, he kept his eyes on it right through, Jaques falls, no century this time. 154/2
14.6 to ML Hayden, And he strikes! Five to go now, Hayden moves across the crease there, that's the topspinner and he misses it by a distance, the ball is pitched on leg and was going on to hit middle and off, big appeal and Koertzen lifts the dreader finger, now then, are we in for something special in this innings?. 83/1
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 507 runs)
c Jaques b Lee801642159048.78
c sub (RJG Lockyear) b Johnson49190044.44
c Ponting b Clark19228243127168.08
b Lee013000.00
c †Gilchrist b Lee45771116058.44
c Ponting b Johnson0917000.00
lbw b Johnson011000.00
c Lee b MacGill426310015.38
run out (sub [RJG Lockyear]/Lee)21500200.00
not out 4258905372.41
b Lee15122511125.00
Extras(b 1, lb 6, nb 13, w 6)26
TOTAL104.3 Ov (RR: 3.92, 474 Mins)410
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Michael Vandort, 3.3 ov), 2-158 (Marvan Atapattu, 50.5 ov), 3-158 (Mahela Jayawardene, 50.6 ov), 4-265 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 74.3 ov), 5-272 (Chamara Silva, 77.3 ov), 6-272 (Prasanna Jayawardene, 77.4 ov), 7-284 (Farveez Maharoof, 83.5 ov), 8-290 (Dilhara Fernando, 84.1 ov), 9-364 (Kumar Sangakkara, 99.4 ov), 10-410 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 104.3 ov)
50.5 to MS Atapattu, He's got his man! Brett Lee deserved that one after this furious spell of bowling, he's leading the attack and shown he can land up and break this partnership, short one again, Atapattu goes for the pull, high in the air and Jaques is waiting at deep square leg, straight to him, that's a big wicket, Lee take a bow, that was a fabulous piece of fast bowling when nothing was happening. 158/2
50.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, and another one! Lee on fire here, reverse-swing going here and Australia are on a roll, full and coming in, starting from outside off and Mahela has no clue, the ball has passed him even before he can lift his bat, off stump is out of the ground, unbelievable cheer for Lee, what an atmosphere at the Bellerive. 158/3
74.3 to ST Jayasuriya, And it gets fatal now. Jayasuriya is gone. Lee has broken through. It was a length delivery, in the zone outside off stump, Jayasuriya tries to cut it away but gets a bottom edge. Gone! Big wicket. Lee is the man for Australia. He went over the wickets and got his man. Good catch too. It was tailing away, low to his left but Gilchrist took a neat catch.. 265/4
104.3 to M Muralidaran, It's all over. 14th consecutive Test win for Australia. Finally, some sense prevailed and Lee sent one full and straight. Murali was again moving outside leg stump and flailed at it. Death rattle. And Australia clinch the series.. 410/10
3.3 to MG Vandort, that's a brute of a bouncer and gets his man, 145kph, short and just outside off, Vandort not sure what to do with it and goes for a half-hearted pull, the bottom hand comes off the bat and he ends up one-handed, scooping the ball straight to point, fantastic ball from Johnson, first blood. 15/1
77.3 to LPC Silva, Australia needed seven wickets at the start of the day and here comes the second wicket . Johnson follows his two wayward deliveries with a short-of-length delivery, on the off stump line and Silva stabbed at it. The bat went inside the line, the ball went off the outside edge low to Ponting at second slip.. 272/5
77.4 to HAPW Jayawardene, Yesterday it was Lee. Today it is Johnson. Two in two and Jayawardene is out for a pair! It landed on a length, on the middle and off stump and straightened. Jayawardene shouldered arms but to his horror the ball shaped in to strike him on the pad. Hawk eye says it would have just clipped the off stump. Fatal decision to leave.. 272/6
99.4 to KC Sangakkara, OMG! he is gone and he looks unhappy with the decision. It was banged in short, on the off stump line, Sangakkara misses to connect with his pull, the ball hit his left shoulder, then on to the helmet and it popped up for Ponting to 'catch' it at second slip. Rudi Koertzen has terminated a fabulous knock. Pity.. 364/9
83.5 to MF Maharoof, MacGill gets a wicket from a pretty short ball. It was short and spinning away from Maharoof who went for a pull shot from outside off that went horribly wrong for him. The ball ballooned behind mid-on where Lee backpedalled, to his right, then to his left as the ball swirled down and managed to hold it. SL have not managed to gatecrash into Australia's party. Not yet, at least.. 284/7
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Fri, 16 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 329/3 (Michael Hussey 101*, Michael Clarke 8*, 90 ov)
Sat, 17 Nov - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 30/0 (Marvan Atapattu 18*, Michael Vandort 12*, 12 ov)
Sun, 18 Nov - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 111/1 (Phil Jaques 53*, Ricky Ponting 7*, 20 ov)
Mon, 19 Nov - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 247/3 (Kumar Sangakkara 109*, Sanath Jayasuriya 33*, 70 ov)
Tue, 20 Nov - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 410 (104.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 70.5 overs (436 balls), Extras 21
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 136 balls (KC Sangakkara 50, ST Jayasuriya 44, Ex 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 86.6 overs (533 balls), Extras 21
  • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 302/8 after 88.1 overs (KC Sangakkara 146, SL Malinga 0)
  • KC Sangakkara: 150 off 246 balls (20 x 4)
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (KC Sangakkara 42, SL Malinga 9, Ex 2)
  • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 98.3 overs (605 balls), Extras 24
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 391/9 in 102.0 overs (SL Malinga 32, M Muralitharan 7)
  • Sri Lanka: 400 runs in 103.4 overs (637 balls), Extras 26
  • The third-wicket partnership of 152 between Phil Jaques and Michael Hussey is the highest for third wicket at the Bellerive Oval
  • Mahela Jayawardene's 104 is his 19th Test century but his first against Australia
  • The partnership of 143 between Marvan Atapattu and Kumar Sangakkara is the highest for the second wicket for Sri Lanka against Australia
  • Kumar Sangakkara's 192 is his 15th Test century but his first against Australia .It is also the highest individual score for a Srilankan against Australia
  • Test Match Scorer: M.Venkat Raghav
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultAustralia won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1847
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm
Match days16,17,18,19,20 November 2007 - day (5-day match)
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