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3rd Test, Sydney, January 03 - 06, 2013, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
294 & 278
(T:141) 432/9d & 141/5

Australia won by 5 wickets

Player Of The Match
4/41 & 3/76
Player Of The Series
316 runs
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Dimuth Karunaratne c Hussey b Bird523330021.73
Tillakaratne Dilshan c †Wade b Bird34611005055.73
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c Clarke b Starc7211015412165.45
Lahiru Thirimanne c Warner b Lyon9115121913160.26
Thilan Samaraweera lbw b Siddle1227390044.44
Angelo Mathews c Hussey b Starc1548603031.25
Dinesh Chandimal  b Starc2444585054.54
Dhammika Prasad c Starc b Siddle2450050.00
Rangana Herath c Siddle b Bird516301031.25
Suranga Lakmal c Hussey b Bird523350021.73
Nuwan Pradeep not out 1720273085.00
Extras(lb 8, nb 1, w 3)12
TOTAL87.4 Ov (RR: 3.35, 385 Mins)294
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 7.5 ov), 2-72 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 21.4 ov), 3-134 (Mahela Jayawardene, 42.1 ov), 4-167 (Thilan Samaraweera, 50.6 ov), 5-222 (Angelo Mathews, 66.2 ov), 6-250 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 73.3 ov), 7-256 (Dhammika Prasad, 74.4 ov), 8-271 (Dinesh Chandimal, 80.1 ov), 9-273 (Rangana Herath, 81.4 ov), 10-294 (Suranga Lakmal, 87.4 ov)
Mitchell Starc1907133.73849030
42.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, and the bowling change does the trick! Comes over the wicket, lands it outside off, Mahela goes forward and across to drive and gets a thick outside edge at waist height to Clarke at first slip, they check for the no-ball and Starc's heel was just behind the popping crease before he dragged it forward, legal delivery, Mahela has to walk. 134/3
66.2 to AD Mathews, Hussey takes his second catch! Once again Starc doesn't take long to strike in a new spell, it was angled across the right-hander, Mathews was forward and across and the edge traveled to Hussey at second slip, in fact he took his eyes off the ball slightly before taking it. 222/5
80.1 to LD Chandimal, Yorker! Troubles the best of them, Starc's making it a habit striking early in a spell, this was angled in beautifully from the off stump, lands on the blockhole, Chandimal wasn't quick enough to get his bat down, crashes between middle and leg. 271/8
Jackson Bird19.4104142.081007000
7.5 to FDM Karunaratne, oh dear that was a soft dismissal! Karunaratne gets a top edge. It was short and the left-hander was eyeing that deep square leg boundary, played too early, fetched it from outside off and the ball swirled above the slips instead, Hussey jogged back a few yards and took the catch. 26/1
21.4 to TM Dilshan, edged! Bird pitches this on a good length on the off stump and gets it to move away, Dilshan is tentative, fishes at it and there's a thick edge to Wade. 72/2
81.4 to HMRKB Herath, and that's the end of Herath, he has gone for a big heave and skied the ball to mid-off, Peter Siddle takes a comfortable catch. This could end quickly now for Sri Lanka. 273/9
87.4 to RAS Lakmal, there's the breakthrough at last, Bird finally draws an edge and this one is taken by Michael Hussey at second slip moving to his right. Bird finishes with four wickets and the late finish means Australia won't have to bat tonight. 294/10
Peter Siddle1534623.06759001
50.6 to TT Samaraweera, trapped in front and Samaraweera was walking, as it so appeared! Siddle gets this one to nip back in off the pitch, Samaraweera was trapped on the back foot, hit plumb in front of middle and leg as he tried to turn it to the on side. 167/4
74.4 to KTGD Prasad, another poor shot leads to a wicket! This was short on the off stump, Prasad tries to backhand that one over mid-on presumably, goes back at the crease and completely mistimes it, it travels low to mid-on where Starc takes a good low catch falling forward. 256/7
Mitchell Johnson1315804.46538000
Nathan Lyon1926913.63909200
73.3 to HDRL Thirimanne, soft dismissal, good catch and Thirimanne has to go for 91! Lyon tossed it up from round the wicket, outside off, Thirimanne couldn't resist going for the uppish driver over cover, he miscued it towards cover point, Warner ran to his right from cover and timed his dive well and took the catch. 250/6
Michael Hussey21100.50110000
Australia 1st Innings 
David Warner c Prasad b Dilshan8584150100101.19
Ed Cowan run out (Pradeep/Prasad)49270044.44
Phillip Hughes c †Chandimal b Herath871431699060.83
Michael Clarke (c)c Karunaratne b Herath50751365166.66
Michael Hussey run out (Karunaratne)2551660049.01
Matthew Wade not out 1021582249064.55
Mitchell Johnson c †Chandimal b Pradeep1338681034.21
Peter Siddle c †Chandimal b Pradeep3862794061.29
Mitchell Starc lbw b Herath2450050.00
Nathan Lyon  b Herath410101040.00
Jackson Bird not out 611251054.54
Extras(lb 6, nb 3, w 7)16
TOTAL107 Ov (RR: 4.03, 479 Mins)432/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Ed Cowan, 5.1 ov), 2-166 (David Warner, 34.5 ov), 3-195 (Phillip Hughes, 41.4 ov), 4-251 (Michael Hussey, 58.3 ov), 5-271 (Michael Clarke, 65.2 ov), 6-307 (Mitchell Johnson, 81.3 ov), 7-384 (Peter Siddle, 98.5 ov), 8-387 (Mitchell Starc, 99.4 ov), 9-393 (Nathan Lyon, 101.5 ov)
Suranga Lakmal2449503.9510413000
Nuwan Pradeep20111425.707113013
81.3 to MG Johnson, and Pradeep has a Test wicket finally! Ages after getting his first. Lands it on the corridor outside off, Johnson fishes at it, thin edge to the keeper, the new ball does the trick. 307/6
98.5 to PM Siddle, edged and taken by Chandimal! Pradeep takes his third Test wicket, he pitches it up outside off and draws him into the drive through the off side, thin outside edge to the keeper. 384/7
Dhammika Prasad1105304.81387020
Angelo Mathews201105.5092000
Tillakaratne Dilshan1925813.05753000
34.5 to DA Warner, well the bowling change works! Dilshan tosses this up and Warner gives the charge but doesn't properly get to the pitch of the ball, ends up skying it and Prasad judges it well, he back pedals from long-on and looks directly at the sun. It was a poor shot and Warner should have gone on to score a ton, but this is his natural game. 166/2
Rangana Herath3139543.061232100
41.4 to PJ Hughes, caught behind! Hughes falls 13 short of a deserving ton, Herath bowls it flat from round the wicket and teases Hughes with width, he shapes to cut, plays away from the body and edges to the keeper, he walks, straightforward. 195/3
65.2 to MJ Clarke, Clarke plays a rash shot and Karunaratne takes a well-judged catch! Tossed up and Clarke decided to play the slog sweep, wasn't in control and the top edge swirled to midwicket, Karunaratne pedaled back, kept his eyes on it and cupped it over his head, was in control as he tumbled. 271/5
99.4 to MA Starc, Starc's been given out lbw and he is reviewing it. Spins back in and Starc was trapped on the back foot, looked like hitting leg and Aleem Dar gave him out, Starc called for the review immediately, that was hitting leg alright. 387/8
101.5 to NM Lyon, through the gate, this was quicker and fuller, Lyon played all around it and the ball went past bat and pad and hit off and middle. 393/9
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
Dimuth Karunaratne c †Wade b Bird8510915110177.98
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Hughes b Johnson521320023.80
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c Clarke b Siddle601282009046.87
Lahiru Thirimanne c Bird b Johnson723361030.43
Thilan Samaraweera c Hussey b Lyon034000.00
Angelo Mathews run out (Warner/†Wade)1623254069.56
Dinesh Chandimal not out 6210615011058.49
Dhammika Prasad c †Wade b Starc1517260088.23
Rangana Herath  b Bird1031530032.25
Suranga Lakmal  b Johnson067000.00
Nuwan Pradeep c †Wade b Bird924572037.50
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 3, w 1)9
TOTAL81.2 Ov (RR: 3.41, 380 Mins)278
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 6.6 ov), 2-132 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 33.1 ov), 3-155 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 40.5 ov), 4-158 (Thilan Samaraweera, 41.5 ov), 5-178 (Angelo Mathews, 49.6 ov), 6-178 (Mahela Jayawardene, 50.4 ov), 7-202 (Dhammika Prasad, 56.2 ov), 8-235 (Rangana Herath, 67.3 ov), 9-237 (Suranga Lakmal, 68.6 ov), 10-278 (Nuwan Pradeep, 81.2 ov)
Mitchell Starc1214914.08538000
56.2 to KTGD Prasad, the bowling change brings a wicket! Starc lands it on a good length on middle and shapes it away, Prasad pokes at it and it's an edge to Wade. 202/7
Jackson Bird21.257633.5610112003
33.1 to FDM Karunaratne, thin edge! Bird deserves all the credit for this, he gets some encouraging reverse swing, moves across the left-hander sharply, Karunaratne was forced into the drive, didn't cover the movement and got an edge on the drive. 132/2
67.3 to HMRKB Herath, played on! Herath wasn't sure where his off stump, the ball landed on off stump and moved away, Herath was shaping to shoulder arms but the ball took the inside edge and hit the stumps. 235/8
81.2 to N Pradeep, doesn't take Bird long to hit back and SL are bowled out! The kind of ball that would have dismissed the best, lands it on the corridor outside off, pitched up, Pradeep was forward to defend, thin outside edge to Wade. 278/10
Mitchell Johnson1533432.26723010
6.6 to TM Dilshan, Johnson has finally struck after going wicketless in the first innings! But hang on, they are checking the catch if it was clean. It was pitched up and angling across, Dilshan poked his bat out and the ball dipped to Hughes at third slip, Hughes got his fingers underneath it and it was clean. 24/1
40.5 to HDRL Thirimanne, caught at fine leg! Thirimanne fails to make the most of his second chance after that successful referral, Johnson hammered it short and it was climbing, Thirimanne went for the hook and couldn't clear Bird, good bowling by Johnson. 155/3
68.6 to RAS Lakmal, that extra ball courtesy the bouncer does the trick for Australia, Johnson fires that full on the stumps, Lakmal makes room and tries to shovel this over the on side, swing and the miss and the ball hammers the woodwork, stumps are erect, the bails go flying. 237/9
Peter Siddle1744212.47856000
50.4 to DPMD Jayawardene, Sri Lanka are losing control and now their captain has to walk, it was pitched up outside off, Jayawardene played a rather tired looking drive, took the outside edge that went low to Clarke at first slip, took it just off the ground, good reflexes there. 178/6
Nathan Lyon1516614.40607100
41.5 to TT Samaraweera, brilliant stuff by Hussey and Samaraweera has thrown it away! Very uncharacteristic shot by Sam, it was tossed up, he went down the pitch and tried to launch it out of Sydney, didn't get to the pitch of the ball properly, miscued it and Hussey pedals backwards at mid-on, kept his eyes on it and cupped it above his head and fell backwards. 158/4
Michael Hussey10606.0041000
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 141 runs)
Ed Cowan lbw b Herath36881284040.90
David Warner c Jayawardene b Lakmal014000.00
Phillip Hughes lbw b Herath3449524069.38
Michael Clarke (c)c Thirimanne b Dilshan2952633055.76
Michael Hussey not out 2742382064.28
Matthew Wade  b Herath918191050.00
Mitchell Johnson not out 17110014.28
Extras(lb 5)5
TOTAL42.5 Ov (RR: 3.29, 160 Mins)141/5
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (David Warner, 1.1 ov), 2-45 (Phillip Hughes, 14.6 ov), 3-104 (Michael Clarke, 31.2 ov), 4-108 (Ed Cowan, 32.5 ov), 5-132 (Matthew Wade, 38.5 ov)
Tillakaratne Dilshan1825713.16757000
31.2 to MJ Clarke, caught at bat-pad and there's a loud cheer, obvious reasons because Hussey walks out! Tossed up and he comes forward to tuck it to the on side and the ball lobs to short leg. 104/3
Suranga Lakmal611813.00293000
1.1 to DA Warner, Warner goes first ball! That was very well bowled by Lakmal, on target in the channel outside off straightaway, Warner pokes forward and he doesn't cover the line, outside edge to Mahela at second slip. 0/1
Rangana Herath16.504732.79682000
14.6 to PJ Hughes, The ball lobs to short leg and he's given not out, they are reviewing it. Not too sure if there was bat but the ball tracker shows that the ball was hitting the leg stump clean, so Hughes has been given out lbw. Bit of confusion as to what they were appealing for, Hughes was forward and there was no evidence of bat or glove so lbw it is. 45/2
32.5 to EJM Cowan, Cowan's been given out lbw and he is reviewing it. Tony Hill gave him out immediately, it landed in line with the off stump and turned slightly, it was pad first, ball tracker says that was hitting and Cowan has to go, it looked fairly straightforward at normal speed. 108/4
38.5 to MS Wade, and Australia somehow manage to lose another! Wade looking to finish things off with a slog, tossed up and he gets on his knee and slogs, misses and the ball clips the off stump. 132/5
Nuwan Pradeep201407.0062000
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Thu, 03 Jan - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 294
Fri, 04 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 342/6 (Matthew Wade 47*, Peter Siddle 16*, 88 ov)
Sat, 05 Jan - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 225/7 (Dinesh Chandimal 22*, Rangana Herath 9*, 62 ov)
Sun, 06 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 141/5 (42.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Over 63.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - LD Chandimal (Struck down)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 69.6 overs (423 balls), Extras 9
  • LD Chandimal: 50 off 75 balls, 116 mins (10 x 4)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 263/9 in 75.0 overs (LD Chandimal 52, N Pradeep 4)
  • New Ball Taken: Sri Lanka 274/9 after 80.1 overs (LD Chandimal 62, N Pradeep 5)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 278/10 in 81.2 overs (LD Chandimal 62)
  • Australia 2nd innings
  • Over 4.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - PJ Hughes (Struck down)
  • Lunch: Australia - 13/1 in 5.0 overs (EJM Cowan 1, PJ Hughes 12)
  • Over 14.6: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - PJ Hughes (Upheld)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: Australia - 62/2 in 21.0 overs (EJM Cowan 19, MJ Clarke 9)
  • Over 24.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - MJ Clarke (Struck down)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls, (EJM Cowan 21, MJ Clarke 28, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 29.6 overs (180 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 32.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - AL Hill, Batsman - EJM Cowan (Struck down)
  • Tea: Australia - 136/5 in 41.0 overs (MEK Hussey 23, MG Johnson 0)
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Jackson Bird
Player Of The Series
Michael Clarke
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 2070
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days3,4,5,6 January 2013 - day (5-day match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee