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1st ODI (D/N), Melbourne, Jan 11 2013, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(40/50 ov, target 306)198
Australia won by 107 runs
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• The Report by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Hughes sets up huge Australia win

B-team, hey? An Australian outfit led by George Bailey and featuring three debutants did what sides captained by Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Shane Watson have not managed to do in the past three ODIs against Sri Lanka at the MCG: win

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
Australia305/5(50 overs)
Sri Lanka198/10(40 overs)
end of over 404 runs • 2 wickets
SL: 198/10CRR: 4.95 • RRR: 10.80 • Need 108 from 60b
Lasith Malinga1 (2)
Clint McKay8-0-33-4
Mitchell Johnson9-1-43-2

End of match: Comprehensive win for Australia. Outsmarted Sri Lanka in all departments, with a special mention for the fielding. Three run-outs, all specialist batsmen. Chandimal was the positive today for Sri Lanka, but had it not been for those run outs, this could have gotten closer. That's something SL need to address before their next match. Today was a communications disaster.

Richard : "Sorry. What was that about an Aussie B-side?"

It can't be too bad a team when you have the likes of Hughes, Khawaja and Finch in probably the form of his life. He didn't perform today but his time will come.

Phillip Hughes is the Man of the Match. We don't have coverage of the presentation.

Otherwise that's it from here. There's still the India-England ODI and the SA v NZ Test to keep you occupied. We're back for the second ODI at Adelaide in two days. Same time. Thanks for your company. Cheers!

39.6
W
McKay to Mendis, OUT

it's all over, at the stroke of the 40th over! Catching practice for Haddin, Mendis gets a length ball which he presumably wants to dab to third man, only managed a thick edge, Haddin would have caught that with his eyes shut

Ajantha Mendis c †Haddin b McKay 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
39.5
W
McKay to Kulasekara, OUT

Bailey seems to be catching everything, very soft dismissal, short of a length, Kula shaped to smash that over mid-on, miscued and it lobs to Bailey

Nuwan Kulasekara c Bailey b McKay 18 (27m 15b 3x4 0x6) SR: 120
39.5
1w
McKay to Kulasekara, 1 wide

he drifts wide down the leg side and another wide

39.5
1w
McKay to Kulasekara, 1 wide

drifts wide down the leg side and he tries to work it away

39.4
1
McKay to Malinga, 1 run

slower ball outside off and he opens the face and gently dabs it down to third man

39.3
1
McKay to Kulasekara, 1 run

pulls and it's in the air and he just clears midwicket

39.2
McKay to Kulasekara, no run

that was short and down the leg side and he swivels and tries to pull

39.1
McKay to Kulasekara, no run

full outside off and he drives him down to cover

end of over 398 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 194/8CRR: 4.97 • RRR: 10.18 • Need 112 from 11 overs
Lasith Malinga0 (1)
Nuwan Kulasekara17 (11)
Mitchell Johnson9-1-43-2
Clint McKay7-0-29-2
38.6
Johnson to Malinga, no run

fires that full from round the wicket and he squirts it out to the off side

Malinga walks in

Australia close to wrapping things up. Unless Kula repeats his Brisbane feat last year

38.5
W
Johnson to Perera, OUT

straight to mid-off! It was the off cutter from Johnson, he makes room and spoons it flat and fast to Bailey who takes a low catch

Thisara Perera c Bailey b Johnson 4 (24m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
38.4
1
Johnson to Kulasekara, 1 run

that was full and wide and he chased it, ended up scooping it towards third man, unconventional

38.3
1
Johnson to Perera, 1 run

full on the off stump and he spoons it towards cover, had to scamper that single

38.2
1
Johnson to Kulasekara, 1 run

makes room and he mistimes the cut to the off side

38.1
4
Johnson to Kulasekara, FOUR runs

slower ball and Kula's eyes light up as he backs away and heaves him over deep midwicket, muscled that one

38.1
1w
Johnson to Kulasekara, 1 wide

that was too short and quick for Kula, he bends down and evades it

end of over 389 runs
SL: 186/7CRR: 4.89 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 120 from 12 overs
Thisara Perera3 (6)
Nuwan Kulasekara11 (8)
Clint McKay7-0-29-2
Mitchell Johnson8-1-35-1
37.6
McKay to Perera, no run

slower delivery and he gets a bottom edge to the keeper

37.5
McKay to Perera, no run

the slower ball and Perera doesn't read it, goes for the heave and Haddin comes well forward and takes it on the first bounce

37.4
2
McKay to Perera, 2 runs

full on the stumps and he heaves him down to deep midwicket

Loud cheers for the streaker!

37.3
1
McKay to Kulasekara, 1 run

tucked away behind square for a single

37.2
4
McKay to Kulasekara, FOUR runs

he continues peppering him with the short one, Kula swivels and pulls him down to fine leg, just beats fine leg

Best performances - batsmen
Phillip Hughes
PJ Hughes
112 runs (129)
14 fours
0 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
38 runs
7 fours
0 sixes
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George Bailey Player pic
GJ Bailey
89 runs (79)
8 fours
1 six
Control85%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
49218168167
Best performances - bowlers
Clint McKay player pic
CJ McKay
O
8
M
0
R
33
W
4
ECO
4.13
Mitchell Johnson player pic
MG Johnson
O
9
M
1
R
43
W
2
ECO
4.78
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of Australia
Season2012/13
Player Of The Match
Phillip Hughes
Phillip Hughes
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI No. 3317
Hours of play (local time)14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05
Match days11 January 2013 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch
Phillip Hughes
Phillip Hughes
Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja
Umpires
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Paul Reiffel
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Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
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Simon Fry
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath