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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth,Match 3, Date - 10/02/2012, Toss won by - Sri Lanka

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

That's it from us. Do join us for the match 4 between Australia and India in Adelaide on February 12th at 1350 local, 0850 IST. Till then, good bye from the scoring and the commentary team.

Michael Clarke has been named the Man of the Match for his 57 runs and one wicket, that of Chandimal, in the match.

Australia win by 5 runs. What a match! Sri Lanka were staring down the barrel at one moment on 143/7 but Mathews led a spirited fightback and played a stupendous innings of 64. Unluckily, he couldn't take the Lions through. Australia were provided with a real scare at the end but most importantly they have the crucial points in their bag.

49.5 M Starc to A Mathews, OUT! Mathews o Mathews, unlucky chap! Back of a length delivery outside off, Mathews goes for a pull but mistimes it straight to long on where Christian pouches it safely! Australia win by 5 runs. What a fight from Mathews! 226/10

49.4 M Starc to D Prasad, Guides a full toss to gully and scampers through for a single. Ponting misses his shy at the non-striker's end. That was close. 6 off 2 now! 226/9

49.3 M Starc to A Mathews, Hoicks it to the on side but mistimes it. Just a single, brings Prasad on strike. 7 off 3 now! 225/9

49.2 M Starc to A Mathews, SIX! Sit on one knee and slaps a fullish delivery over long off for a humongous maximum. 8 off 4 now! 224/9

49.1 M Starc to A Mathews, FOUR! Short of a length delivery on off, Mathews goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 14 off 5 now! 218/9

18 needed of the last over. Starc to bowl it.

48.6 C McKay to D Prasad, Whips it to mid-wicket and scampers through for two. Mathews keeps strike. 214/9

48.5 C McKay to D Prasad, Goes for a hoick over the on side but misses. 20 from 7 needed. Need a four or a six now. 212/9

Sri Lanka's highest 10th wicket partnership against Australia.

48.4 C McKay to A Mathews, Guides it to point and takes one. 212/9

48.3 C McKay to A Mathews, Pulls it through mid-wicket and takes two. 211/9

48.2 C McKay to D Prasad, Nudges it to leg side and takes one. 209/9

48.1 C McKay to D Prasad, Slower ball outside off, Prasad lofts it over the bowler's head. Christian runs in from long off and flicks it just inside the rope. Splendid effort by him again. Two runs taken. 208/9

47.6 M Starc to D Prasad, Guides it to third man for a single. 206/9

47.5 M Starc to D Prasad, FOUR! Slaps a fullish length ball outside off past the bowler for a much needed boundary. 27 from 13 required now! 205/9

9th ODI Fifty up for Mathews

47.4 M Starc to A Mathews, Flicks a fullish ball to mid-wicket and takes a single. 201/9

47.3 M Starc to D Prasad, Pulls it through mid-wicket. Christian gives it a chase and dives forward to flick the ball inside. Saves a boundary. Three runs taken. 200/9

47.2 M Starc to A Mathews, Direct hit and he was out! Drives it to covers. Ponting stationed there picks up and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. The batsman was way out of his crease. One run taken. 197/9

47.1 M Starc to A Mathews, Hits it straight back to the bowler. 196/9

46.6 C McKay to D Prasad, Gets on the back foot and defends it into the ground. 196/9

46.5 C McKay to A Mathews, Cuts it to gully and takes one. Moves on to 48. 196/9

46.4 C McKay to A Mathews, FOUR! Smart! Pulls a short of a length delivery on the leg stump over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. 195/9

46.3 C McKay to A Mathews, Finally makes contact as he dance down the wicket and carts it over extra cover. Christian runs to his left from long off and makes a one-handed diving stop. Two runs added. 191/9

46.2 C McKay to A Mathews, Action replay of the first ball. 189/9

46.1 C McKay to A Mathews, Again delivers the back of the hand slower ball. Mathews again misses his square cut. He is struggling to pick up that slower one. 189/9

45.6 M Starc to A Mathews, Drives it to long off and picks up a single. 189/9

45.5 M Starc to D Prasad, Dabs it to point with soft hands and scampers through for a risky single. Ponting fails to gather it cleanly. 188/9

45.4 M Starc to A Mathews, Slices it to third man and takes a single. 187/9

45.4 M Starc to A Mathews, WIDE! That bouncer was way above the batsman's head. 186/9

45.3 M Starc to A Mathews, Clever from Mathews! Guides it wide of gully and scampers through for a couple. 185/9

45.2 M Starc to A Mathews, Chops it to point. 183/9

45.1 M Starc to A Mathews, Whips it behind square leg and takes the first run quickly. Wants the strike back and runs in for a risky second. The fielder throws and the keeper whips the bails off as Mathews dives. The umpire goes upstairs but replays show that his bat was well in. 183/9

Starc back on. 51 runs required off 30 deliveries.

44.6 C McKay to D Prasad, Outside edges a slower ball outside off to gully. 181/9

44.5 C McKay to A Mathews, Clips it to square leg and picks up one. 181/9

44.4 C McKay to A Mathews, Again a slower delivery outside off, Mathews again misses out on his cut. 180/9

44.3 C McKay to A Mathews, Back of a hand slower delivery outside off, Mathews goes for a cut but misses. 180/9

Dammika Prasad is the next man in.

44.2 C McKay to L Malinga, OUT! Malinga departs! Slower delivery outside off, Malinga again goes for a hoick but top edges. The ball balloons in the air, the keeper gets under it and pouches it safely. 180/9

44.1 C McKay to L Malinga, Slower ball off he back of the hand. Malinga goes for a wild slog but misses. 180/8

McKay comes back on.

43.6 X Doherty to L Malinga, Drives it to mid on and takes a single. 180/8

43.5 X Doherty to A Mathews, Prods it to point and picks up one. 179/8

43.4 X Doherty to A Mathews, Gets back and dabs it into the ground. 178/8

43.3 X Doherty to L Malinga, Goes for a clip but misses. The ball hits his pads and rolls over to square leg. The pair run for a leg bye. There was a stifled appeal but to no avail as it was going way down. 178/8

43.2 X Doherty to L Malinga, Tries to flick but misses. 177/8

43.1 X Doherty to L Malinga, Fullish outside off, helped to covers. 177/8

42.6 R Harris to A Mathews, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 177/8

42.5 R Harris to A Mathews, Gets back and defends. 177/8

42.4 R Harris to A Mathews, Stays back and dabs it into the ground. 177/8

42.3 R Harris to A Mathews, Guides it wide of gully and picks up a couple. Nice placement. 177/8

42.2 R Harris to A Mathews, Clips it straight to square leg. 175/8

42.1 R Harris to A Mathews, Dances down the track and hits a good length delivery powerfully straight to covers. 175/8

Malinga is the new batsman.

41.6 X Doherty to S Senanayake, OUT! Poor from Senanayake! Flatter delivery outside off, goes straight on after landing. Senanayake dances down the track to hoick it over the on side but misses it altogether. The keeper pouches it and whips the bails off. Sri Lanka in deep waters now, 175/8. Require 57 more from 48 deliveries. 175/8

41.5 X Doherty to S Senanayake, Entices him into the drive a produces an outside edge to gully. 175/7

41.4 X Doherty to A Mathews, Taps it to covers and takes a single. 175/7

41.3 X Doherty to A Mathews, Hits it straight back to the bowler. 174/7

41.2 X Doherty to A Mathews, Tries to give himself room, but is squared up by the away spin. Gets a leading edge to gully. 174/7

41.1 X Doherty to A Mathews, Fullish on off, hit straight back to the bowler. 174/7

Doherty back on. 58 needed of 54 now.

40.6 R Harris to A Mathews, Works it to the on side and takes one. 174/7

40.5 R Harris to S Senanayake, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 173/7

40.4 R Harris to S Senanayake, Gets back and cuts it straight to gully. 172/7

40.3 R Harris to A Mathews, Guides it to third man and takes one. 172/7

40.2 R Harris to A Mathews, Tries to poke at a good length delivery outside off but misses. 171/7

40.1 R Harris to A Mathews, Dances down the track and tries to hit an outswinger outside off outside the park but misses it completely. 171/7

Harris back on.

39.6 C McKay to A Mathews, Good sensible cricket from Mathews! Chips down the track and dabs it to covers, picks up a single and keeps the strike. End of Batting Powerplay, 28/0 in that period. 171/7

39.5 C McKay to S Senanayake, Back of a length delivery on middle, pulled to deep square leg for one. 170/7

39.5 C McKay to S Senanayake, WIDE! Short delivery, way wide down the leg side. 169/7

39.4 C McKay to A Mathews, Slower delivery again from the back of the hand. Mathews taps it to covers and takes one. 168/7

39.3 C McKay to S Senanayake, Slower ball outside off, helped to mid off for a single. 167/7

39.2 C McKay to A Mathews, Dabs it to point and pinches a single. 166/7

39.1 C McKay to A Mathews, Tries to clip it to the on side but it rolls over straight to mid-wicket. 165/7

38.6 D Christian to A Mathews, Nudges it to fine leg and picks up one, keeps the strike. 165/7

38.5 D Christian to S Senanayake, Short of a length delivery on the leg stump, pulled away to deep square leg for one. 164/7

38.4 D Christian to S Senanayake, Wide outside off, cut straight to point. 163/7

38.3 D Christian to A Mathews, Maneuvers a ball outside off to the on side for a single. 163/7

38.2 D Christian to S Senanayake, Bouncer on off, Senanayake plays it awkwardly to point for one. 162/7

38.1 D Christian to A Mathews, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 161/7

37.6 C McKay to A Mathews, Tries to clip it to the on side but the ball hits his pads and rolls over to short fine leg, the pair take a run. 160/7

37.6 C McKay to A Mathews, Wide! Way wide outside the leg stump. 159/7

37.5 C McKay to S Senanayake, Wide outside off, Senanayake tries to cut it hard but gets a thick outside edge to third man for one. 158/7

37.4 C McKay to A Mathews, Slower ball on off, maneuvered to square leg for one. 157/7

37.3 C McKay to S Senanayake, Plays an upper cut off a short of a length ball outside off and the ball goes on one bounce to third man. A single taken. 156/7

37.2 C McKay to S Senanayake, Tries to cut the back of a length delivery outside off, but chops it onto the ground to first slip. 155/7

37.1 C McKay to A Mathews, Slower ball on a fullish area on off, turned away behind square leg for one. 155/7

36.6 D Christian to A Mathews, Good length delivery on middle, clipped to deep square leg for a single. 154/7

36.5 D Christian to S Senanayake, Flicks it away to the on side and takes a single. 153/7

36.4 D Christian to S Senanayake, Driven straight to mid on. 152/7

36.3 D Christian to S Senanayake, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 152/7

36.3 D Christian to A Mathews, Two wides! Slips it down the leg side, the keeper fails to collect it cleanly and allows a run. 152/7

36.2 D Christian to A Mathews, Tries to take away his bat out of the line but the ball kisses the bat and falls over to point. 150/7

36.1 D Christian to A Mathews, FOUR! Edged but just wide! Good length delivery outside off, Mathews comes down the track for a drive but gets an outside edge past the diving keeper for a streaky boundary. 150/7

35.6 C McKay to S Senanayake, Again fishes outside his off stump and misses. 146/7

35.5 C McKay to S Senanayake, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 146/7

35.4 C McKay to A Mathews, Back of a length delivery outside off, guided to gully and a sharp single taken. 146/7

35.3 C McKay to S Senanayake, Pulls it awkwardly to mid-wicket for a single. 145/7

35.2 C McKay to S Senanayake, Fullish outside off, Senanayake fishes outside off and misses. 144/7

35.1 C McKay to A Mathews, Guides it to third man and takes a single. 144/7

McKay comes back.

Batting Powerplay enforced.

34.6 D Christian to S Senanayake, Fullish outside off, dabbed into the ground to end the over. 143/7

34.5 D Christian to S Senanayake, In the corridor outside off, left alone. 143/7

34.4 D Christian to S Senanayake, Slides it down the leg side, Senanayake misses his flick. 143/7

34.3 D Christian to S Senanayake, Helped straight to the point fielder. 143/7

34.2 D Christian to S Senanayake, Fullish outside off, helped straight to gully. 143/7

Sachithra Senanayake is the new batsman.

34.1 D Christian to N Kulasekara, OUT! Straightaway gets a wicket! Wide outside off on a good length area. Kulasekara tries to cut it with minimal foot movement and gets an outside edge to the keeper who dives to his right and pouches a sharp catch. 143/7

Christian back on.

Drinks break.

33.6 X Doherty to A Mathews, Flighted on off, defended off the front foot. 143/6

33.5 X Doherty to N Kulasekara, Flatter delivery outside off, helped to deep point for a single. 143/6

33.4 X Doherty to A Mathews, Short and wide outside off, cut to deep point for one. 142/6

33.3 X Doherty to A Mathews, Flicks a fullish ball on legs straight to mid-wicket. 141/6

33.2 X Doherty to A Mathews, Leans forward and prods it into the ground. 141/6

33.1 X Doherty to A Mathews, Fullish on off, defended off the front foot. 141/6

32.6 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Nudges it to the on side and picks up a couple. 141/6

32.5 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Plays it straight to point. 139/6

32.4 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Good length delivery outside off, left alone. 139/6

32.3 M Clarke to A Mathews, Pats a fullish delivery outside off to point and takes a quick single. 139/6

32.2 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Flicks it to square leg and completes a single. 138/6

32.1 M Clarke to A Mathews, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 137/6

31.6 X Doherty to N Kulasekara, Leaves the ball outside his off stump to end the over. 136/6

31.5 X Doherty to A Mathews, Plays it wide of point and takes one. 136/6

31.4 X Doherty to N Kulasekara, Quicker delivery outside off, Kulasekara dabs it on the off side and sets off for a single but stops in the middle and makes sure that it is beyond the point fielder and then completes the run. 135/6

31.3 X Doherty to A Mathews, Short of a length delivery outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 134/6

31.2 X Doherty to A Mathews, Dabs it to the leg side . 133/6

31.1 X Doherty to A Mathews, Fullish outside off, defended to point. 133/6

30.6 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Defends it from the crease this time. 133/6

30.5 M Clarke to A Mathews, Taps it to cover and takes a single. 133/6

30.4 M Clarke to A Mathews, Comes on the front foot and defends. 132/6

30.3 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Works it down to fine leg and takes one. 132/6

30.2 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Goes back and clips it to square leg for a couple. 131/6

Nuwan Kulasekara is the new batsman.

30.1 M Clarke to D Chandimal, OUT! LBW! Strikes with his first delivery! Good length delivery on middle, Chandimal tries to flick that one but misses as the ball goes straight on. It hits his pads and the players appeal. The umpire raises his finger and the promising Chandimal has to depart. Replays show it would have just clipped the leg stump. 129/6

Skipper Clarke into the attack now.

29.6 X Doherty to A Mathews, Comes forward and dabs it into the ground. 129/5

29.5 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Fullish on legs, clipped to deep mid-wicket for a single. 129/5

29.4 X Doherty to A Mathews, Nudges it behind square leg and picks up one. 128/5

29.3 X Doherty to A Mathews, Stays back and guides the ball to gully. 127/5

29.2 X Doherty to A Mathews, Tries to cut a short ball outside off but misses. 127/5

29.1 X Doherty to A Mathews, Leans forward and defends. 127/5

28.6 D Christian to A Mathews, Drives it to mid off and pinches a single to keep the strike. 127/5

28.5 D Christian to A Mathews, FOUR! Lucky! Good length delivery outside off, straightens after landing. Mathews goes for a forward prod and gets an outside edge. The ball falls just short of the first slip fielder and runs away to third man for a boundary. 126/5

28.4 D Christian to D Chandimal, Fullish on middle, flicked away sublimely to fine leg for one. 122/5

28.3 D Christian to A Mathews, Back of a length delivery on legs, clipped to fine leg for one. 121/5

28.2 D Christian to D Chandimal, Taps it to deep cover and picks up a single. 120/5

28.1 D Christian to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, helped straight to short cover. 119/5

27.6 X Doherty to A Mathews, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. Successful over for Australia. 119/5

27.5 X Doherty to A Mathews, Punches a flatter delivery straight to covers. 119/5

Angelo Mathews is the next batsman.

27.4 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, OUT! Beauty! Pitches outside off on a good length area, spins back in after landing. Thirimanne goes for a forward prod but misses it completely. The ball shatters the timber and Doherty jumps up in joy. The ball landed in the foot marks there and spun in viciously. 119/5

27.3 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Taps it to covers and takes a quick single. 119/4

27.2 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Clips it to fine leg and takes a single. 118/4

27.1 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Defends it from his crease this time. 117/4

26.6 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Tucks it to mid-wicket for one to end the over. 117/4

26.5 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Drives it straight to covers. 116/4

26.4 D Christian to D Chandimal, Worked away to the on side for one. 116/4

26.3 D Christian to D Chandimal, FOUR! Short of a length delivery outside the leg stump. Chandimal goes for a pull and top edges it past keeper who dives full length to his left but doesn't pouch it as the ball was too far away. It runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 115/4

26.2 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Fullish outside off, Thirimanne gets on one knee and slices it to third man for a single. 111/4

Lahiru Thirimanne is the new batsman.

26.1 D Christian to M J'dena, OUT! Catching practice to the keeper! Good length delivery outside off, goes straight on after landing. Jayawardena opens the face of the bat and guides it straight into the hands of the keeper. Poor shot selection from the skipper! 110/4

25.6 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Gets an inside edge onto his pads to mid-wicket. No run. 110/3

25.5 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Goes back and cuts it through backward point for a couple. 110/3

25.4 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Flicked straight to short fine leg. 108/3

25.3 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Tries to flick it to on side but bottom edges it to the bowler. 108/3

25.2 X Doherty to M J'dena, Effort ball on middle. Jayawardena nudges it to the on side and takes one. 108/3

25.1 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Helps it to covers and takes a single. 107/3

24.6 D Christian to D Chandimal, Good length delivery outside off, Chandimal rocks onto his back foot and square-cuts it past gully for a single to third man. 106/3

24.5 D Christian to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 105/3

24.4 D Christian to D Chandimal, Stays back and nudges it behind square leg and picks up a couple. Good running by the pair there. 105/3

24.3 D Christian to D Chandimal, Good length delivery outside off, punched straight to point. 103/3

24.2 D Christian to D Chandimal, Goes back and defends it from his crease. 103/3

24.1 D Christian to D Chandimal, Taps it to covers and sets off for a run but the non-striker says no. Chandimal gets back in time as the fielder misses the shy at the striker's end. 103/3

Christian back on.

23.6 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Clips it to fine leg off the back foot and takes one. 103/3

23.5 X Doherty to M J'dena, Helps it to long off and picks up one. 102/3

23.4 X Doherty to D Chandimal, This time connects his flick well and they run through for a single to the on side. 101/3

23.3 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Misses his flick and the ball hits his pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down. 100/3

23.2 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Chandimal shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 100/3

23.1 X Doherty to M J'dena, Punches it down to long off for one. 100/3

22.6 R Harris to D Chandimal, Hurries him into the shot with a short delivery on middle. The ball takes the top edge and falls in the vacant square leg region. 99/3

22.5 R Harris to M J'dena, Driven through the covers by Jayawardena for a single. 99/3

22.4 R Harris to M J'dena, FOUR! Back of a length delivery on the leg stump, Mahela rocks back and pulls it to fine leg for a powerful boundary. 98/3

22.3 R Harris to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, Jayawardena leans onto his front foot and drives it through extra covers for a couple. 94/3

22.2 R Harris to D Chandimal, Drives it straight to mid off. 92/3

22.1 R Harris to M J'dena, Fullish on legs, Jayawardena flicks it sublimely to long leg but just for a single. 91/3

21.6 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Guides it to the gully fielder to end the over. 90/3

21.5 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Goes back and cuts it straight to the gully fielder. 90/3

21.4 X Doherty to M J'dena, Plays it with soft hands to cover-point and steals a single. 90/3

21.3 X Doherty to M J'dena, Taps a fullish delivery on off to covers. 89/3

21.2 X Doherty to M J'dena, Pats it to silly point. 89/3

21.1 X Doherty to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, spins away. Jayawardena defends it from the crease. 89/3

20.6 R Harris to M J'dena, Fullish on middle, Mahela tucks it to mid on and scampers through for a single. 89/3

Mahela Jayawardena is the new batsman.

20.5 R Harris to T Dilshan, OUT! Big wicket! Pitches on a good length area on off, nips back in after landing. Dilshan is cut into half and the ball takes the inside edge on its way to the keeper who makes no mistake. 88/3

20.4 R Harris to T Dilshan, Bouncer on middle, Tries to hook that one but is beaten by the pace of the ball. 88/2

20.3 R Harris to D Chandimal, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 88/2

20.2 R Harris to D Chandimal, Goes back and defends it from the crease. 87/2

20.1 R Harris to D Chandimal, FOUR! Fullish on the leg stump, Chandimal flicks it sublimely through square leg for a lovely boundary. 87/2

19.6 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Hesitation! Flicks it to short fine leg and sets off but stops in the middle, the non-striker carries on with the run, Chandimal then sets off again and reaches in time. The fielder knocks down the stumps at non-striker's end but the batsman was well in. 83/2

19.5 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Flicks it straight to short fine leg. 82/2

19.4 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Entices him into the drive with a loopy delivery. Chandimal helps it to covers. 82/2

19.3 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, punched to long off for a single. 82/2

19.2 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Clips it to mid-wicket with soft hands and takes one. 81/2

19.1 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Short outside off, Chandimal punches it to mid on. 80/2

Xavier Doherty into the attack now.

18.6 R Harris to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, guided straight to covers. 80/2

18.5 R Harris to T Dilshan, Fullish on middle, drives it straight to the bowler. 80/2

18.4 R Harris to D Chandimal, Back of a length delivery on middle, Chandimal tries to pull it but gets an inside edge to square leg for one. 80/2

18.3 R Harris to T Dilshan, Plays it with soft hands to covers and runs through for a quick single. 79/2

18.2 R Harris to D Chandimal, Wide outside off, Chandimal cuts it to covers for a single. 78/2

18.1 R Harris to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off from round the wicket. Chandimal drives it straight to the bowler. 77/2

Harris comes back on.

17.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Wide outside off, Dilshan chases it but misses. 77/2

17.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish on legs, Dilshan stays back and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. 77/2

17.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Leaves the ball outside off. 75/2

17.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan guides it to deep cover. Takes the first one quickly and rushes back for the second one. The fielder misses his shy at the striker's end as Dilshan dives into the crease. That was close if it would have been a direct hit! Two runs added. 75/2

17.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan this time drives it to covers. 73/2

17.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Full length delivery outside off, Dilshan stays in the crease and slaps it straight to covers. 73/2

16.6 C McKay to D Chandimal, Drives it straight to mid off to end the over. No run. 73/2

16.5 C McKay to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off., the fielder knocks down the stumps at the non-striker's end but to no avail. 73/2

16.4 C McKay to D Chandimal, Good length delivery on off, pushed to covers. 73/2

16.3 C McKay to D Chandimal, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Chandimal rocks onto his back foot and square-cuts it powerfully through gully for a boundary. 73/2

16.2 C McKay to D Chandimal, Outside off, helped straight to point. 69/2

16.1 C McKay to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, cut away through point for one. 69/2

Drinks break.

15.6 M Starc to D Chandimal, FOUR! An eye-soothing boundary! Over-pitched delivery outside off, Chandimal strode forward, got to the pitch of the delivery and caressed it with finesse to the long off fence. 68/2

15.5 M Starc to D Chandimal, Good length delivery pitched on middle and off and it nipped back into the batsman. Chandimal flicked it to mid-wicket. 64/2

15.4 M Starc to D Chandimal, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Chandimal leans forward and mishits it to mid on. 64/2

15.3 M Starc to D Chandimal, Turns it off his pads to the on side but straight to the fielder. 64/2

15.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Targeting the leg stump, Dilshan fails to work it to the leg side and is hit on the pads. It squirts to mid-wicket and they smuggle a leg bye. 64/2

15.1 M Starc to D Chandimal, Fullish length delivery on the pads, Chandimal clips it to square leg for one. 63/2

Bowling Powerplay time! Starc is back into the attack as well.

14.6 C McKay to T Dilshan, Bouncer! Short delivery banged into the batsman, Dilshan ducks. 62/2

14.5 C McKay to D Chandimal, On middle, turned to the on side for a single at mid-wicket. 62/2

14.4 C McKay to D Chandimal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 61/2

Dinesh Chandimal is the new batsman out to the middle.

14.3 C McKay to K Sangakkara, OUT! Run out! Terrible miscommunication and excellence from the bowler. Length delivery on middle, Sangakkara taps it in front of mid-wicket and sets off for a single. Dilshan is unsure about it and Sangakkara is half-way down the pitch. He looks to turn back now but unfortunately slips. In the meantime, McKay rushes to the ball, has one stump to aim at the striker's end and scores a bull's eye. Sangakkara is nowhere in the frame and walks back disappointed. 61/2

14.2 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara camps back and punches it to mid off. 61/1

50 stand up between Dilshan and Sangakkara!

14.1 C McKay to T Dilshan, Slightly short length delivery outside off, chopped to third man for a single. 61/1

13.6 D Christian to K Sangakkara, FOUR! The bowler is on the shorter side, lands it on middle and leg line. Sangakkara swivels on the back foot and eases it to the fine leg fence. 60/1

13.5 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Driven towards the mid off region. No run. 56/1

13.4 D Christian to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Streaky! Another fullish length delivery in the zone outside off, Sangakkara tries to cover drive it but gets a healthy edge wide of the diving keeper for a boundary. 56/1

13.3 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Fullish length delivery angling away from the batsman, Sangakkara walks forward and guides it straight to point. 52/1

13.2 D Christian to T Dilshan, Over-pitched on middle, pushed down the ground for one. 52/1

13.1 D Christian to T Dilshan, Short of a length delivery outside off, whacked over point for a couple. 50 up for Sri Lanka. 51/1

12.6 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Pitched up delivery outside off, Sangakkara shouldered his arms. 49/1

12.5 C McKay to T Dilshan, Straighter delivery, turned to square leg for a single. 49/1

12.4 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Full length delivery outside off, Sangakkara presents a straight face and pushes it to mid off. A quick single. 48/1

12.3 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Angles away a length delivery, Sangakkara taps it in front of point. 47/1

12.2 C McKay to T Dilshan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan runs it down to third man for a single. 47/1

12.1 C McKay to K Sangakkara, On middle, tucked to the on side for one. 46/1

11.6 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Just a touch full in length outside off, glorious drive by Sangakkara to extra cover and Harris moves swiftly to his right from mid off to cut it off. A single. Good cricket all around! 45/1

11.5 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara falls across and flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 44/1

11.4 D Christian to T Dilshan, Length delivery outside off, steered behind point for one. 44/1

11.3 D Christian to T Dilshan, Too full in length on middle, at 136.2 kph, forced to mid on. 43/1

11.2 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara taps it in front of point and Dilshan looks for a single. Kumar was not interested initially but Ponting fumbles and they cross for a run. 43/1

11.1 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Fullish length delivery arrowed away from the batsman, Sangakkara tried to play it through covers but got an inside edge to square leg for a couple. 42/1

Daniel Christian replaces Starc in the attack.

10.6 C McKay to T Dilshan, Good reply from the bowler. Back of a length on middle and off, at 135.4 kph, Dilshan rises with the bounce and fends it in front of point. 40/1

10.5 C McKay to T Dilshan, FOUR! Flashes and flashes hard. Fuller length delivery pitched outside off, at 135.9 kph, Dilshan has a crack at it and the outside edge flies over the first slip for a boundary. 40/1

10.4 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Turns it off his hips again and takes a single. 36/1

10.3 C McKay to T Dilshan, Short of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan pulls it through mid-wicket for three runs. Not quite from the middle of the blade otherwise it would have been a boundary! 35/1

10.2 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery on middle, at 134.5 kph, Sangakkara glances it off his hips to square leg for one. 32/1

10.1 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Starts with a length delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara defends it off his back foot. 31/1

Clint McKay introduced into the attack.

9.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Full length delivery on off, at 135.0 kph, Dilshan gets forward and pushes it to mid off. End of the Mandatory Powerplay Overs, Sri Lanka are 31/1! 31/1

9.5 M Starc to K Sangakkara, Again a fullish length delivery on the pads, turned to fine leg for a run. 31/1

9.4 M Starc to K Sangakkara, Half-volley on off, Sangakkara pushes it back to the bowler. Starc picks it up in his follow through and threatens to throw at the batsman. 30/1

9.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fraction short in length on middle, Dilshan swivels on the back foot and pulls it behind square leg for one. 30/1

9.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Good length delivery on middle and off, Dilshan defends it off his front foot. 29/1

9.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish length delivery angling away from the batsman, just inside the guidelines, Dilshan thinks about chasing it initially but then leaves it through. 29/1

8.6 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 29/1

8.5 R Harris to K Sangakkara, In the right channel, Sangakkara shoulders arms to let that one through. 29/1

8.4 R Harris to T Dilshan, Serves a short delivery, on middle and off, at 144.8 kph, Dilshan is hurried up in his pull shot but is not in any control. It falls safely at square leg and they take a single. 29/1

8.3 R Harris to T Dilshan, FOUR! Edgy! Full length delivery outside off, Dilshan throws a kitchen sink on it and it flies off the outside portion of the blade. The ball travels quickly past point and reaches the fence. 28/1

8.2 R Harris to T Dilshan, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it to mid off. 24/1

8.1 R Harris to T Dilshan, Length delivery outside of, Dilshan flashes his blade through the line and misses. 24/1

7.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, It was a double bluff as the bowler hurls in a terrific yorker on middle and off. Dilshan dig it out from the outside edge and it travels to third man. One run added to the total. 24/1

Fine leg comes up now and a man goes back to deep mid-wicket! Expect some short stuff..

7.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 23/1

7.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Full length delivery outside off, at 134.2 kph, Dilshan once again winds up for a brutal hit through covers but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 23/1

7.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, FOUR! Thrashed! Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, at 135.3 kph, Dilshan latches onto the room and bludgeons it through covers for a boundary. 23/1

7.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Too full in length on middle, whipped to the leg side but straight to mid on. 19/1

7.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fuller length delivery on middle, Dilshan tries to work it across the line but gets an inside edge on the pads. 19/1

6.6 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Fuller and angling away, at 146.1 kph, Sangakkara shoulders his arms to allow it through. 19/1

6.5 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Quick delivery outside off, at 147.7 kph, Sangakkara has a watchful leave. 19/1

6.4 R Harris to T Dilshan, Fullish length delivery on off, at 144.7 kph , Dilshan pushes it at extra cover and sprints for a quick single. 19/1

6.3 R Harris to T Dilshan, Over-pitched delivery outside off, Dilshan cracks it square on the off side but finds point. Was a bit early into the shot! 18/1

6.2 R Harris to T Dilshan, Another loose shot! Length delivery in the channel outside off, Dilshan pokes at it and misses. 18/1

6.1 R Harris to T Dilshan, Fullish length ball angling into the batsman, Dilshan pushes it to mid off from his back foot. 18/1

5.6 M Starc to K Sangakkara, Pitched up delivery outside off, at 133.9 kph, Sanga gets forward and pushes it to mid on. 18/1

5.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, On middle, at 135.5 kph, Dilshan leans across and tucks it off his pads to mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 18/1

5.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, That's better! Takes his front foot to the pitch of the delivery and blocks a full length ball confidently. 17/1

5.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Back of a length delivery shaping away from the batsman, at 133.9 kph, Dilshan has another play and a miss outside off. He needs to watch the line and length before deciding what to do. At the moment, he is just fishing at every delivery... 17/1

5.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Wide! Sliding down the leg side, the batsman leaves it alone and Wade flies to his left and collects it nicely. 17/1

5.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Good length delivery served on the middle and leg line, Dilshan failed to work it to the leg side and it cannoned on his pads. They appealed but to no avail. 16/1

5.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Beaten! Full and swinging, outside off, Dilshan throws his bat at and misses. 16/1

4.6 R Harris to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Superb shot! Class written all over it. Harris pitches it full outside off, at 147.6 kph, Sangakkara draws forward with his drive and creams it through extra cover. 16/1

4.5 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 12/1

4.4 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Excellent yorker in the blockhole, Sanga digs it out. 12/1

4.3 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Tries to turn a length delivery off his pads but it comes off his gloves and falls near the pitch. He looks for a single but Michael Hussey rushes to the ball and they decided against running. 12/1

4.2 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Over-pitched delivery outside off, the batsman drove it to the off side but found covers. 12/1

4.1 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Angle across a fuller length delivery, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 12/1

3.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Oohh... play and a miss. Superb ball, angling away from the batsman, around off and it holds its line after landing. Dilshan pushes at it, flat-footed and misses. 12/1

3.5 M Starc to K Sangakkara, Too full in length on off, Sangakkara pushed it in the gap at covers and jogged to get off the mark. 12/1

3.4 M Starc to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery landed close to the off stump and shaping away. Sangakkara watched it closely and allowed it through. 11/1

Kumar Sangakkara is the new batsman.

3.3 M Starc to U Tharanga, OUT! Starc gets his man. Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Tharanga tries to dab it to third man off the back foot but gets an outside edge to first slip where Clarke makes no mistake. 11/1

3.2 M Starc to U Tharanga, Beaten! Outswinger on a good length area outside off, Tharanga goes for a drive but misses. 11/0

3.1 M Starc to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 11/0

2.6 R Harris to T Dilshan, This time punches it straight to mid off. No run. 11/0

2.5 R Harris to T Dilshan, FOUR! Stand and deliver! Wide outside off on a good length area, Dilshan stands tall and slaps it through covers for a thunderous boundary. 11/0

2.4 R Harris to T Dilshan, Cuts it straight to point this time. 7/0

2.3 R Harris to T Dilshan, Plays and misses! Wide outside off, Dilshan again goes for a powerful slash outside the off stump but fails to connect. 7/0

2.2 R Harris to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga stays back and punches it wide of mid off for one. 7/0

2.1 R Harris to T Dilshan, Good length delivery on middle, Dilshan flicks it wide of mid on and gets one. 6/0

1.6 M Starc to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, played straight back to the bowler. 5/0

1.5 M Starc to U Tharanga, Beauty! Pitches on a good length area on off, straightens after landing. Tharanga is squared up in his defense. 5/0

1.4 M Starc to U Tharanga, Edged but safe! Wide outside off, nips away after landing. Tharanga goes for the cut and gets a bottom edge but the ball falls just short of the keeper. 5/0

1.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Inswinging delivery on a good length. Dilshan goes for a drive but inside edges it to square leg for one. Off the mark. 5/0

1.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Beauty! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Dilshan goes for a back foot dab but misses. 4/0

1.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan throws the kitchen-sink at it but gets a bottom edge to mid off. 4/0

Starc to bowl from the other end.

0.6 R Harris to U Tharanga, Beaten! Pitches on a good length area outside off, nips away after landing, Tharanga again misses his half poke and the ball goes inches past his outside edge. 4/0

0.5 R Harris to U Tharanga, Good length delivery on off, Tharanga defends it from his crease. 4/0

0.4 R Harris to U Tharanga, Gets squared up a little bit but still manages to dab it to covers. 4/0

0.3 R Harris to U Tharanga, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Tharanga rocks back and punches it through point for a powerful boundary. 4/0

0.2 R Harris to U Tharanga, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Tharanga goes for a half poke but misses. 0/0

0.1 R Harris to U Tharanga, Right on the money! In the corridor outside off, nips away after landing. Tharanga lets it go through. 0/0

Commentary (Australia innings)

That's it from us. Do join us for the match 4 between Australia and India in Adelaide on February 12th at 1350 local, 0850 IST. Till then, good bye from the scoring and the commentary team.

Michael Clarke has been named the Man of the Match for his 57 runs and one wicket, that of Chandimal, in the match.

Australia win by 5 runs. What a match! Sri Lanka were staring down the barrel at one moment on 143/7 but Mathews led a spirited fightback and played a stupendous innings of 64. Unluckily, he couldn't take the Lions through. Australia were provided with a real scare at the end but most importantly they have the crucial points in their bag.

49.5 M Starc to A Mathews, OUT! Mathews o Mathews, unlucky chap! Back of a length delivery outside off, Mathews goes for a pull but mistimes it straight to long on where Christian pouches it safely! Australia win by 5 runs. What a fight from Mathews! 226/10

49.4 M Starc to D Prasad, Guides a full toss to gully and scampers through for a single. Ponting misses his shy at the non-striker's end. That was close. 6 off 2 now! 226/9

49.3 M Starc to A Mathews, Hoicks it to the on side but mistimes it. Just a single, brings Prasad on strike. 7 off 3 now! 225/9

49.2 M Starc to A Mathews, SIX! Sit on one knee and slaps a fullish delivery over long off for a humongous maximum. 8 off 4 now! 224/9

49.1 M Starc to A Mathews, FOUR! Short of a length delivery on off, Mathews goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 14 off 5 now! 218/9

Sri Lanka have done well to restrict Australia to 231. All the bowlers who bowled, contributed equally with 2 wickets each except for Dilshan. Clarke played well for his 57 but couldn't carry on. The Lions need to play sensibly when they come out to bat and make sure that they get the crucial points on the board and may be, snatch a bonus point as well! Stay tuned for Sri Lanka's reply.

49.1 D Prasad to C McKay, OUT! Magnificent catch! Back of a length delivery on middle, McKay clears his front leg and pulls it to deep mid-wicket where Thirimanne dives to his right and pouches a splendid catch. Australia all out for 231. 231/10

The players have made their way out to the middle, Matthew Wade and David Warner are the two batsmen at the crease. Malinga will start the proceedings for Sri Lanka.

Sanjay Manjrekar tweets, "srilanka winning the toss and fielding first.mahela choosing to be a realist over being positive, as captain."

Sri Lankan Team - T Dilshan, U Tharanga, K Sangakkara(Wk), D Chandimal, M Jayawardena(c), A Mathews, L Thirimanne, N Kulasekara, L Malinga, D Prasad, S Senanayake.

Australian Team - D Warner, M Wade(Wk), R Ponting, M Clarke(C), M Hussey, D Hussey, D Christian, R Harris, M Starc, C McKay, X Doherty.

Toss - Mahela Jayawardena has won the toss and surprisingly elected to bowl first. Sri Lanka have made one change to their line-up as off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake replaces all-rounder Thisara Perera, while the Australian side remains unchanged.

Pitch - This is a different surface as compared to the previous game and a brand new one. It's a flat pitch with good covering of dry grass. A very good batting surface and the seamers too will also enjoy bowling on this track early on. The team winning the toss should bat first.

The Sri Lankans put up a mediocre performance in the last ODI against India at WACA, though they did manage to put up a fight in the later stages but it was too little too late. The Aussies are riding high on confidence after a thumping win against India in the first game and will be looking to carry the momentum into this game, while the Lions would be looking to get off the mark on the board.

Hello and welcome to the coverage of Match 3 of the tri-series between Australia and Sri Lanka at Perth.

18 needed of the last over. Starc to bowl it.

48.6 C McKay to D Prasad, Whips it to mid-wicket and scampers through for two. Mathews keeps strike. 214/9

48.5 C McKay to D Prasad, Goes for a hoick over the on side but misses. 20 from 7 needed. Need a four or a six now. 212/9

Sri Lanka's highest 10th wicket partnership against Australia.

48.4 C McKay to A Mathews, Guides it to point and takes one. 212/9

48.3 C McKay to A Mathews, Pulls it through mid-wicket and takes two. 211/9

48.2 C McKay to D Prasad, Nudges it to leg side and takes one. 209/9

48.1 C McKay to D Prasad, Slower ball outside off, Prasad lofts it over the bowler's head. Christian runs in from long off and flicks it just inside the rope. Splendid effort by him again. Two runs taken. 208/9

48.6 N Kulasekara to C McKay, Walks down the track and punches a full toss to long on for one. Keeps the strike. 231/9

48.5 N Kulasekara to C McKay, Lofts it to deep cover and picks up a couple. 230/9

48.4 N Kulasekara to X Doherty, Smashes a fullish delivery on legs uppishly to long on for one. The bowler very nearly got a hand to that one. 228/9

48.3 N Kulasekara to C McKay, Crushed to long on but just for a single. 227/9

48.2 N Kulasekara to X Doherty, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for one. 226/9

48.1 N Kulasekara to C McKay, Punches it straight down the ground and takes one. 225/9

47.6 M Starc to D Prasad, Guides it to third man for a single. 206/9

47.5 M Starc to D Prasad, FOUR! Slaps a fullish length ball outside off past the bowler for a much needed boundary. 27 from 13 required now! 205/9

9th ODI Fifty up for Mathews

47.4 M Starc to A Mathews, Flicks a fullish ball to mid-wicket and takes a single. 201/9

47.3 M Starc to D Prasad, Pulls it through mid-wicket. Christian gives it a chase and dives forward to flick the ball inside. Saves a boundary. Three runs taken. 200/9

47.2 M Starc to A Mathews, Direct hit and he was out! Drives it to covers. Ponting stationed there picks up and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. The batsman was way out of his crease. One run taken. 197/9

47.1 M Starc to A Mathews, Hits it straight back to the bowler. 196/9

Xavier Doherty is the last man in.

47.6 D Prasad to M Starc, OUT! Nine down now Australia! Fullish outside off, Starc goes for a hoick over the on side but gets an outside edge to long off where Tharanga runs in and pouches a difficult catch. 224/9

47.5 D Prasad to M Starc, Stays back and helps it to mid on. 224/8

47.4 D Prasad to C McKay, Drives it through mid on and takes one. 224/8

47.3 D Prasad to C McKay, Throws the kitchen-sink at the delivery outside off but misses. 223/8

47.2 D Prasad to C McKay, FOUR! Fullish on the leg stump, McKay gives himself room and smashes it back past the bowler for a thumping boundary. There was a long on and a long off but they were mere spectators. 223/8

47.1 D Prasad to M Starc, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover. Starc wanted a second but McKay sends him back. 219/8

46.6 C McKay to D Prasad, Gets on the back foot and defends it into the ground. 196/9

46.5 C McKay to A Mathews, Cuts it to gully and takes one. Moves on to 48. 196/9

46.4 C McKay to A Mathews, FOUR! Smart! Pulls a short of a length delivery on the leg stump over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. 195/9

46.3 C McKay to A Mathews, Finally makes contact as he dance down the wicket and carts it over extra cover. Christian runs to his left from long off and makes a one-handed diving stop. Two runs added. 191/9

46.2 C McKay to A Mathews, Action replay of the first ball. 189/9

46.1 C McKay to A Mathews, Again delivers the back of the hand slower ball. Mathews again misses his square cut. He is struggling to pick up that slower one. 189/9

46.6 L Malinga to C McKay, Slower delivery on middle, helped straight back to the bowler. 218/8

46.5 L Malinga to C McKay, Yorker on the leg stump, well dug out by McKay. 218/8

"Inspired bowling performance by Sri Lanka. Though d real mettle of a team in this tri-series will only b known by d quality of their batting" tweets Aakash Chopra.

Over the wicket to the right-hander now.

46.4 L Malinga to M Starc, Yorker outside off, dabbed to third man for one. 218/8

Malinga round the wicket now.

46.3 L Malinga to M Starc, Slower delivery on legs, Starc tries to flick it but gets a top edge between long leg and deep square leg for two. 217/8

46.2 L Malinga to M Starc, Fullish on legs, Starc flicks it to deep square leg and picks up two. 215/8

46.1 L Malinga to M Starc, Fullish outside off, Starc fails to put bat on it. 213/8

45.6 M Starc to A Mathews, Drives it to long off and picks up a single. 189/9

45.5 M Starc to D Prasad, Dabs it to point with soft hands and scampers through for a risky single. Ponting fails to gather it cleanly. 188/9

45.4 M Starc to A Mathews, Slices it to third man and takes a single. 187/9

45.4 M Starc to A Mathews, WIDE! That bouncer was way above the batsman's head. 186/9

45.3 M Starc to A Mathews, Clever from Mathews! Guides it wide of gully and scampers through for a couple. 185/9

45.2 M Starc to A Mathews, Chops it to point. 183/9

45.1 M Starc to A Mathews, Whips it behind square leg and takes the first run quickly. Wants the strike back and runs in for a risky second. The fielder throws and the keeper whips the bails off as Mathews dives. The umpire goes upstairs but replays show that his bat was well in. 183/9

Malinga back on.

45.6 D Prasad to C McKay, Caught behind! No! Good length delivery outside off, McKay pokes at it and gets an outside edge to the keeper who at first seems to have caught it and appeals but then he says he is not sure. So the umpire refers it to third umpire and the replays show that he grassed it while taking the catch. The batsman survives. 213/8

Fine leg comes up, long on goes back.

45.5 D Prasad to C McKay, Bouncer on middle, McKay goes for a full blooded hook but misses it. 213/8

45.4 D Prasad to C McKay, Full toss outside off, McKay gives himself room but bottom edges it to mid on. 213/8

45.3 D Prasad to C McKay, Goes for a hoick towards the on side but mistimes it over mid-wicket for two. 213/8

45.2 D Prasad to C McKay, FOUR! Good shot! Fullish outside off, McKay stays back and thumps it over extra cover for a powerful boundary. 211/8

45.1 D Prasad to C McKay, Good length delivery outside off, prodded into the ground. 207/8

Starc back on. 51 runs required off 30 deliveries.

44.6 C McKay to D Prasad, Outside edges a slower ball outside off to gully. 181/9

44.5 C McKay to A Mathews, Clips it to square leg and picks up one. 181/9

44.4 C McKay to A Mathews, Again a slower delivery outside off, Mathews again misses out on his cut. 180/9

44.3 C McKay to A Mathews, Back of a hand slower delivery outside off, Mathews goes for a cut but misses. 180/9

Dammika Prasad is the next man in.

44.2 C McKay to L Malinga, OUT! Malinga departs! Slower delivery outside off, Malinga again goes for a hoick but top edges. The ball balloons in the air, the keeper gets under it and pouches it safely. 180/9

44.1 C McKay to L Malinga, Slower ball off he back of the hand. Malinga goes for a wild slog but misses. 180/8

Prasad into the attack now.

44.6 A Mathews to M Starc, FOUR! Streaky! Fullish outside off, Starc goes for a booming drive but gets a thickish outside edge to third man for a boundary. Malinga stationed there dived to his right but couldn't stop it from reaching the ropes. 207/8

44.5 A Mathews to M Starc, Again goes for a hoick off a fullish delivery on middle. Gets an inside edge past mid-wicket where the fielder misfields and allows an extra run. Two runs added to the total. 203/8

44.4 A Mathews to M Starc, Punches a fullish delivery on the leg stump straight to mid on. 201/8

44.3 A Mathews to C McKay, Stays back and nudges it wide of mid-wicket for one. 201/8

44.2 A Mathews to C McKay, Comes on the front foot and helps it to covers. 200/8

44.1 A Mathews to C McKay, FOUR! Lucky! Bouncer on middle, McKay goes for a full blooded pull but top edges it over the keeper for a streaky boundary to fine leg. 200/8

McKay comes back on.

43.6 X Doherty to L Malinga, Drives it to mid on and takes a single. 180/8

43.5 X Doherty to A Mathews, Prods it to point and picks up one. 179/8

43.4 X Doherty to A Mathews, Gets back and dabs it into the ground. 178/8

43.3 X Doherty to L Malinga, Goes for a clip but misses. The ball hits his pads and rolls over to square leg. The pair run for a leg bye. There was a stifled appeal but to no avail as it was going way down. 178/8

43.2 X Doherty to L Malinga, Tries to flick but misses. 177/8

43.1 X Doherty to L Malinga, Fullish outside off, helped to covers. 177/8

43.6 S Senanayake to M Starc, Helps it to mid-wicket to end the over. 196/8

"Lankans have Oz kangaroo hopping with fine bowling display.How they bat here could be a strong index to how this tri-series will play out..." tweets Ayaz Memon.

43.5 S Senanayake to C McKay, Stays back and cuts it to deep point for one. 196/8

43.4 S Senanayake to C McKay, Outside off, helped straight to covers. 195/8

43.3 S Senanayake to M Starc, Clips it wide of mid-wicket and picks up one. 195/8

43.2 S Senanayake to M Starc, Inside edges it onto his pads to short mid-wicket. 194/8

43.1 S Senanayake to M Starc, Beaten! Pitches on a fullish area outside off, spins away after landing. Starc misses his prod that time. 194/8

42.6 R Harris to A Mathews, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 177/8

42.5 R Harris to A Mathews, Gets back and defends. 177/8

42.4 R Harris to A Mathews, Stays back and dabs it into the ground. 177/8

42.3 R Harris to A Mathews, Guides it wide of gully and picks up a couple. Nice placement. 177/8

42.2 R Harris to A Mathews, Clips it straight to square leg. 175/8

42.1 R Harris to A Mathews, Dances down the track and hits a good length delivery powerfully straight to covers. 175/8

42.6 A Mathews to C McKay, Good length delivery outside off, pushed straight to covers. 194/8

42.5 A Mathews to M Starc, Drives a fullish delivery outside off uppishly through covers for one. 194/8

42.4 A Mathews to M Starc, Back of a length delivery on the leg stump, dabbed into the ground by Starc. 193/8

42.3 A Mathews to M Starc, Stays back and punches it straight to covers. 193/8

42.2 A Mathews to M Starc, In the corridor outside off, left alone by Starc. 193/8

42.1 A Mathews to C McKay, Fullish outside off, McKay outside edges it to third man for one. 193/8

Malinga is the new batsman.

41.6 X Doherty to S Senanayake, OUT! Poor from Senanayake! Flatter delivery outside off, goes straight on after landing. Senanayake dances down the track to hoick it over the on side but misses it altogether. The keeper pouches it and whips the bails off. Sri Lanka in deep waters now, 175/8. Require 57 more from 48 deliveries. 175/8

41.5 X Doherty to S Senanayake, Entices him into the drive a produces an outside edge to gully. 175/7

41.4 X Doherty to A Mathews, Taps it to covers and takes a single. 175/7

41.3 X Doherty to A Mathews, Hits it straight back to the bowler. 174/7

41.2 X Doherty to A Mathews, Tries to give himself room, but is squared up by the away spin. Gets a leading edge to gully. 174/7

41.1 X Doherty to A Mathews, Fullish on off, hit straight back to the bowler. 174/7

41.6 S Senanayake to M Starc, Defended straight back to the bowler. Another successful over for Sri Lanka and Senanayake. 192/8

A slip and a gully in place.

Mitchell Starc is the new batsman.

41.5 S Senanayake to R Harris, OUT! Good length delivery outside off, goes straight on after landing. Harris rocks back and cuts it uppishly straight into the hands of Kulasekara at short backward point. 192/8

41.4 S Senanayake to R Harris, Short and pulled straight to short mid-wicket. 192/7

41.3 S Senanayake to R Harris, Tries to guide to past gully but doesn't succeed. 192/7

41.2 S Senanayake to R Harris, Loopy delivery on off, turned away to mid-wicket. 192/7

41.1 S Senanayake to C McKay, Comes on the front foot and helps it to long off for one. 192/7

Doherty back on. 58 needed of 54 now.

40.6 R Harris to A Mathews, Works it to the on side and takes one. 174/7

40.5 R Harris to S Senanayake, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 173/7

40.4 R Harris to S Senanayake, Gets back and cuts it straight to gully. 172/7

40.3 R Harris to A Mathews, Guides it to third man and takes one. 172/7

40.2 R Harris to A Mathews, Tries to poke at a good length delivery outside off but misses. 171/7

40.1 R Harris to A Mathews, Dances down the track and tries to hit an outswinger outside off outside the park but misses it completely. 171/7

40.6 A Mathews to R Harris, Bouncer! Harris ducks under it. 191/7

40.5 A Mathews to C McKay, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. Gets off the mark. 191/7

Clint McKay is the next batsman.

40.4 A Mathews to M Clarke, OUT! Magnificent catch! Clarke shuffles across and flicks a fullish delivery on legs uppishly to mid-wicket where Jayawardena dives to his right and pouches a nice reflexive catch. He has been brilliant in the field today. Big wicket for the Lions. Clarke departs for 57. 190/7

40.3 A Mathews to R Harris, Pushed to covers for one. 190/6

40.2 A Mathews to M Clarke, Fullish delivery on middle, Clarke flicks it to long leg. He looks for the second but the fielder stationed there does well to restrict them to one. 189/6

40.1 A Mathews to R Harris, Nudges it wide of mid on and takes single. 188/6

Harris back on.

39.6 C McKay to A Mathews, Good sensible cricket from Mathews! Chips down the track and dabs it to covers, picks up a single and keeps the strike. End of Batting Powerplay, 28/0 in that period. 171/7

39.5 C McKay to S Senanayake, Back of a length delivery on middle, pulled to deep square leg for one. 170/7

39.5 C McKay to S Senanayake, WIDE! Short delivery, way wide down the leg side. 169/7

39.4 C McKay to A Mathews, Slower delivery again from the back of the hand. Mathews taps it to covers and takes one. 168/7

39.3 C McKay to S Senanayake, Slower ball outside off, helped to mid off for a single. 167/7

39.2 C McKay to A Mathews, Dabs it to point and pinches a single. 166/7

39.1 C McKay to A Mathews, Tries to clip it to the on side but it rolls over straight to mid-wicket. 165/7

39.6 S Senanayake to R Harris, Guides it to deep point and takes one. Successful over for Sri Lanka. 187/6

39.5 S Senanayake to R Harris, Comes forward and defends. 186/6

Ryan Harris is the next batsman.

39.4 S Senanayake to D Christian, OUT! Stumped! Dances down the track, Senanayake delivers a delivery that goes straight on after landing. Christian misses his hoick and Sangakkara whips off the bails calmly. Christian departs after a well played 33. 186/6

39.3 S Senanayake to D Christian, Chips down the track. The bowler bowls it a bit flatter. Christian helps it straight to mid-wicket. 186/5

39.2 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Helps it to the on side and picks up a single. 186/5

39.1 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 185/5

38.6 D Christian to A Mathews, Nudges it to fine leg and picks up one, keeps the strike. 165/7

38.5 D Christian to S Senanayake, Short of a length delivery on the leg stump, pulled away to deep square leg for one. 164/7

38.4 D Christian to S Senanayake, Wide outside off, cut straight to point. 163/7

38.3 D Christian to A Mathews, Maneuvers a ball outside off to the on side for a single. 163/7

38.2 D Christian to S Senanayake, Bouncer on off, Senanayake plays it awkwardly to point for one. 162/7

38.1 D Christian to A Mathews, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 161/7

Sachithra Senanayake back on.

Bating Powerplay is over. 30/0 in that period.

38.6 L Malinga to D Christian, Fullish outside off, hit straight to mid off. 185/5

38.5 L Malinga to M Clarke, Yorker again, on middle. Helped to mid on for one. 185/5

38.4 L Malinga to M Clarke, Yorker outside off, Clarke fails to get his bat on it. 184/5

38.3 L Malinga to D Christian, Flicked to deep square leg for one. 184/5

38.2 L Malinga to D Christian, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor delivery! Slips a full toss down the leg side, Christian misses his flick but the ball brushes his pads and runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 183/5

38.1 L Malinga to M Clarke, Fullish on legs, flicked to deep square leg for one. 179/5

37.6 C McKay to A Mathews, Tries to clip it to the on side but the ball hits his pads and rolls over to short fine leg, the pair take a run. 160/7

37.6 C McKay to A Mathews, Wide! Way wide outside the leg stump. 159/7

37.5 C McKay to S Senanayake, Wide outside off, Senanayake tries to cut it hard but gets a thick outside edge to third man for one. 158/7

37.4 C McKay to A Mathews, Slower ball on off, maneuvered to square leg for one. 157/7

37.3 C McKay to S Senanayake, Plays an upper cut off a short of a length ball outside off and the ball goes on one bounce to third man. A single taken. 156/7

37.2 C McKay to S Senanayake, Tries to cut the back of a length delivery outside off, but chops it onto the ground to first slip. 155/7

37.1 C McKay to A Mathews, Slower ball on a fullish area on off, turned away behind square leg for one. 155/7

37.6 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Comes down and helps it to long on for one. 178/5

50th Fifty for Michael Clarke.

37.5 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, FOUR! Swivels across and clips it fine to the on side for an intelligent boundary through fine leg. 177/5

37.4 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Gives himself room and misses a hook off a short of a length delivery on the leg stump. 173/5

37.3 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Again shuffles across and flicks a fullish delivery on middle to mid-wicket. 173/5

37.2 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Swivels across and clips it to deep square leg for a couple. 173/5

37.1 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Chips down the track and hits it straight to the bowler. Kulasekara collects ball and knocks down the stumps at the striker's end but the batsman was well back in his crease. 171/5

36.6 D Christian to A Mathews, Good length delivery on middle, clipped to deep square leg for a single. 154/7

36.5 D Christian to S Senanayake, Flicks it away to the on side and takes a single. 153/7

36.4 D Christian to S Senanayake, Driven straight to mid on. 152/7

36.3 D Christian to S Senanayake, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 152/7

36.3 D Christian to A Mathews, Two wides! Slips it down the leg side, the keeper fails to collect it cleanly and allows a run. 152/7

36.2 D Christian to A Mathews, Tries to take away his bat out of the line but the ball kisses the bat and falls over to point. 150/7

36.1 D Christian to A Mathews, FOUR! Edged but just wide! Good length delivery outside off, Mathews comes down the track for a drive but gets an outside edge past the diving keeper for a streaky boundary. 150/7

Kulasekara back on.

36.6 L Malinga to D Christian, Yorker again, on off, Christian helps it straight to mid off. 171/5

36.5 L Malinga to D Christian, Wide outside off, Christian thinks of going for it but then decides against it. 171/5

36.4 L Malinga to D Christian, Yorker on off, well dug out by Christian. 171/5

36.3 L Malinga to M Clarke, Works it to the on side and takes one. 171/5

36.2 L Malinga to D Christian, Misses his flick and the ball hits his pads and rolls away to square leg for one leg bye. 170/5

36.1 L Malinga to D Christian, Appeal for a caught behind! Quick bouncer on the leg stump. Christian seems to miss his pull. The keeper appeals for a caught behind but the umpire says no. 169/5

35.6 C McKay to S Senanayake, Again fishes outside his off stump and misses. 146/7

35.5 C McKay to S Senanayake, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 146/7

35.4 C McKay to A Mathews, Back of a length delivery outside off, guided to gully and a sharp single taken. 146/7

35.3 C McKay to S Senanayake, Pulls it awkwardly to mid-wicket for a single. 145/7

35.2 C McKay to S Senanayake, Fullish outside off, Senanayake fishes outside off and misses. 144/7

35.1 C McKay to A Mathews, Guides it to third man and takes a single. 144/7

"okay, senanayake has just revealed his version of the carrom ball, slightly different one...does not flick it as much with the fingers" tweets Sanjay Manjrekar.

Malinga back on for his third spell.

35.6 S Senanayake to D Christian, Flicked to the on side and a single taken. Good sensible cricket from Christian. 169/5

35.5 S Senanayake to D Christian, SIX! Powerful! Dances down the track and carts a fullish delivery on middle over the bowler's head for a thumping maximum. 168/5

35.4 S Senanayake to D Christian, Flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 162/5

35.3 S Senanayake to D Christian, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 162/5

35.2 S Senanayake to D Christian, FOUR! Dances down the track and hoicks it over mid-wicket for a well timed boundary. 162/5

35.1 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Gives himself room and cuts it to point where Chandimal dives to his right and stops the ball. The pair still get a single. 158/5

McKay comes back.

Batting Powerplay enforced.

34.6 D Christian to S Senanayake, Fullish outside off, dabbed into the ground to end the over. 143/7

34.5 D Christian to S Senanayake, In the corridor outside off, left alone. 143/7

34.4 D Christian to S Senanayake, Slides it down the leg side, Senanayake misses his flick. 143/7

34.3 D Christian to S Senanayake, Helped straight to the point fielder. 143/7

34.2 D Christian to S Senanayake, Fullish outside off, helped straight to gully. 143/7

Sachithra Senanayake is the new batsman.

34.1 D Christian to N Kulasekara, OUT! Straightaway gets a wicket! Wide outside off on a good length area. Kulasekara tries to cut it with minimal foot movement and gets an outside edge to the keeper who dives to his right and pouches a sharp catch. 143/7

34.6 N Kulasekara to D Christian, Drives it straight to the covers fielder. 157/5

34.5 N Kulasekara to D Christian, Fullish outside off, helped straight to point. 157/5

34.4 N Kulasekara to D Christian, Punches a fullish ball outside off to mid off. 157/5

34.3 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Flicks it to fine leg and picks up one. 157/5

34.2 N Kulasekara to D Christian, Nips back in after landing on off. Christian inside edges it onto his pads and sets off for a single. Kulasekara on his follow through picks up the ball and knocks down the stumps at the non-striker's end. But Christian had made it in time. One run added. 156/5

34.1 N Kulasekara to D Christian, Wide outside off, cut straight to point. 155/5

Christian back on.

Drinks break.

33.6 X Doherty to A Mathews, Flighted on off, defended off the front foot. 143/6

33.5 X Doherty to N Kulasekara, Flatter delivery outside off, helped to deep point for a single. 143/6

33.4 X Doherty to A Mathews, Short and wide outside off, cut to deep point for one. 142/6

33.3 X Doherty to A Mathews, Flicks a fullish ball on legs straight to mid-wicket. 141/6

33.2 X Doherty to A Mathews, Leans forward and prods it into the ground. 141/6

33.1 X Doherty to A Mathews, Fullish on off, defended off the front foot. 141/6

Kulasekara back on.

Batting Powerplay has been taken by Australia.

Drinks break.

33.6 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Defends it from the crease to end the over. 155/5

33.5 S Senanayake to D Christian, Just short! Comes down and hoicks it to deep mid-wicket. Doesn't time that well and Thirimanne stationed there dives forward to catch but the ball fell just short of him and hit his hands. The batsmen pick up three. 155/5

33.4 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Flicked to mid-wicket for one. 152/5

33.3 S Senanayake to D Christian, Pushes it down the ground for one. That seemed to be like a carrom ball there. 151/5

33.2 S Senanayake to D Christian, Gets back and flicks it to square leg. 150/5

33.1 S Senanayake to D Christian, Comes down the track and hits it straight to the bowler. 150/5

32.6 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Nudges it to the on side and picks up a couple. 141/6

32.5 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Plays it straight to point. 139/6

32.4 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Good length delivery outside off, left alone. 139/6

32.3 M Clarke to A Mathews, Pats a fullish delivery outside off to point and takes a quick single. 139/6

32.2 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Flicks it to square leg and completes a single. 138/6

32.1 M Clarke to A Mathews, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 137/6

32.6 T Dilshan to D Christian, Punches it wide of mid-wicket and pinches a single to keep the strike. 150/5

32.5 T Dilshan to D Christian, Comes forward and prods it to covers. 149/5

32.4 T Dilshan to D Christian, Played to mid-wicket. No run. 149/5

32.3 T Dilshan to D Christian, Christian has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 149/5

32.2 T Dilshan to D Christian, Flicks it behind square where Jayawardena dives to his right and stops a run. 149/5

32.1 T Dilshan to D Christian, Gets forward and defends. 149/5

31.6 X Doherty to N Kulasekara, Leaves the ball outside his off stump to end the over. 136/6

31.5 X Doherty to A Mathews, Plays it wide of point and takes one. 136/6

31.4 X Doherty to N Kulasekara, Quicker delivery outside off, Kulasekara dabs it on the off side and sets off for a single but stops in the middle and makes sure that it is beyond the point fielder and then completes the run. 135/6

31.3 X Doherty to A Mathews, Short of a length delivery outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 134/6

31.2 X Doherty to A Mathews, Dabs it to the leg side . 133/6

31.1 X Doherty to A Mathews, Fullish outside off, defended to point. 133/6

Dilshan into the attack now.

31.6 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Gets behind the line of the delivery and dabs it into the ground. 149/5

31.5 S Senanayake to D Christian, Flicks it to long on for one. 149/5

31.4 S Senanayake to D Christian, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 148/5

31.3 S Senanayake to D Christian, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 148/5

31.2 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Fullish on legs, Clarke chips down and helps it to long on for one. 148/5

31.1 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Played straight to point. 147/5

30.6 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Defends it from the crease this time. 133/6

30.5 M Clarke to A Mathews, Taps it to cover and takes a single. 133/6

30.4 M Clarke to A Mathews, Comes on the front foot and defends. 132/6

30.3 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Works it down to fine leg and takes one. 132/6

30.2 M Clarke to N Kulasekara, Goes back and clips it to square leg for a couple. 131/6

Nuwan Kulasekara is the new batsman.

30.1 M Clarke to D Chandimal, OUT! LBW! Strikes with his first delivery! Good length delivery on middle, Chandimal tries to flick that one but misses as the ball goes straight on. It hits his pads and the players appeal. The umpire raises his finger and the promising Chandimal has to depart. Replays show it would have just clipped the leg stump. 129/6

Sachithra Senanayake back on.

30.6 D Prasad to D Christian, Fullish outside off, Christian lets it go through to end the over. 12 runs off the over, good one for the Aussies. 147/5

30.5 D Prasad to D Christian, Wide outside off, left alone by Christian. 147/5

30.4 D Prasad to D Christian, FOUR! Three in three! Fullish on middle, Christian flicks it nonchalantly through mid-wicket for an effortless boundary. 147/5

30.3 D Prasad to D Christian, FOUR! Short of a length delivery on middle, Christian rocks back and pulls it over square leg for a thumping boundary. 143/5

30.2 D Prasad to D Christian, FOUR! Fullish on legs, Christian comes forward and flicks it through mid-wicket for a well timed boundary. 139/5

30.1 D Prasad to D Christian, Good length delivery outside off, defended straight back to the bowler. 135/5

Skipper Clarke into the attack now.

29.6 X Doherty to A Mathews, Comes forward and dabs it into the ground. 129/5

29.5 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Fullish on legs, clipped to deep mid-wicket for a single. 129/5

29.4 X Doherty to A Mathews, Nudges it behind square leg and picks up one. 128/5

29.3 X Doherty to A Mathews, Stays back and guides the ball to gully. 127/5

29.2 X Doherty to A Mathews, Tries to cut a short ball outside off but misses. 127/5

29.1 X Doherty to A Mathews, Leans forward and defends. 127/5

29.6 L Malinga to D Christian, Slower yorker on off. Christian digs it out and gets an inside edge to square leg for one. 135/5

29.5 L Malinga to M Clarke, Stays back and whips it to deep square leg for one. 134/5

29.4 L Malinga to M Clarke, Quick bouncer on off, Clarke sways away from it. That was a thunderous delivery at 140.1 kph. 133/5

29.3 L Malinga to M Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, helped to covers. 133/5

29.2 L Malinga to D Christian, Stays back and pulls it to fine leg for one. Gets off the mark. 133/5

29.1 L Malinga to D Christian, Christian shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 132/5

28.6 D Christian to A Mathews, Drives it to mid off and pinches a single to keep the strike. 127/5

28.5 D Christian to A Mathews, FOUR! Lucky! Good length delivery outside off, straightens after landing. Mathews goes for a forward prod and gets an outside edge. The ball falls just short of the first slip fielder and runs away to third man for a boundary. 126/5

28.4 D Christian to D Chandimal, Fullish on middle, flicked away sublimely to fine leg for one. 122/5

28.3 D Christian to A Mathews, Back of a length delivery on legs, clipped to fine leg for one. 121/5

28.2 D Christian to D Chandimal, Taps it to deep cover and picks up a single. 120/5

28.1 D Christian to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, helped straight to short cover. 119/5

28.6 D Prasad to M Clarke, Pats it to point to end the over. 132/5

28.5 D Prasad to M Clarke, Big appeal for LBW! Good length delivery on middle, nips back in. Clarke shuffles across for a flick but misses. The ball hits his pads and the players appeal. The umpire is again unmoved. Again that would have gone over the leg stump. 132/5

28.4 D Prasad to M Clarke, Comes forward to defend. 132/5

28.3 D Prasad to M Clarke, Guides it through point and picks up two. 132/5

28.2 D Prasad to M Clarke, Tries to pull a short ball but doesn't connect. 130/5

28.1 D Prasad to M Clarke, Big appeal for LBW! Good length delivery on middle, nips back in. Clarke misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Height was a big factor there. 130/5

27.6 X Doherty to A Mathews, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. Successful over for Australia. 119/5

27.5 X Doherty to A Mathews, Punches a flatter delivery straight to covers. 119/5

Angelo Mathews is the next batsman.

27.4 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, OUT! Beauty! Pitches outside off on a good length area, spins back in after landing. Thirimanne goes for a forward prod but misses it completely. The ball shatters the timber and Doherty jumps up in joy. The ball landed in the foot marks there and spun in viciously. 119/5

27.3 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Taps it to covers and takes a quick single. 119/4

27.2 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Clips it to fine leg and takes a single. 118/4

27.1 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Defends it from his crease this time. 117/4

Prasad back on.

27.6 L Malinga to D Christian, Good length delivery on middle, Christian stays back and defends. 130/5

27.5 L Malinga to D Christian, Close! Good length delivery on off, nips back in. Christian leaves it and the ball goes over the stumps. Should we call it a good ball or a good leave? 130/5

The Australians need a big partnership now.

Daniel Christian is the new batsman.

27.4 L Malinga to D Hussey, OUT! Good sharp catch! Fullish on middle, Hussey goes for a flick but gets a leading edge to short cover where Thirimanne dives forward and pouches it inches above the ground. 130/5

27.3 L Malinga to M Clarke, Strays it onto his pads this time, Clarke flicks it behind square leg and picks up three. Senanayake does well to slide to his right and pulls it back in. 130/4

27.2 L Malinga to D Hussey, Overpitched delivery outside off, Hussey guides it to gully where the fielder misfields it and allows a run. 127/4

27.1 L Malinga to D Hussey, Fullish outside off, Hussey hits it uppishly to mid off. 126/4

26.6 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Tucks it to mid-wicket for one to end the over. 117/4

26.5 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Drives it straight to covers. 116/4

26.4 D Christian to D Chandimal, Worked away to the on side for one. 116/4

26.3 D Christian to D Chandimal, FOUR! Short of a length delivery outside the leg stump. Chandimal goes for a pull and top edges it past keeper who dives full length to his left but doesn't pouch it as the ball was too far away. It runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 115/4

26.2 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Fullish outside off, Thirimanne gets on one knee and slices it to third man for a single. 111/4

Lahiru Thirimanne is the new batsman.

26.1 D Christian to M J'dena, OUT! Catching practice to the keeper! Good length delivery outside off, goes straight on after landing. Jayawardena opens the face of the bat and guides it straight into the hands of the keeper. Poor shot selection from the skipper! 110/4

26.6 A Mathews to M Clarke, FOUR! Superb shot! Fullish on middle, Clarke shuffles across on the front foot and flicks it nonchalantly through mid-wicket for a majestic boundary. 126/4

26.5 A Mathews to D Hussey, Nips back in after landing on off, Hussey is caught in his crease and gets an inside edge to fine leg for one. 122/4

26.4 A Mathews to D Hussey, A tad short outside off, Hussey gets back and helps it straight to the bowler. 121/4

26.3 A Mathews to D Hussey, Stays back and gets an inside edge through square leg for a couple. 121/4

26.2 A Mathews to D Hussey, Tries to work it towards the on side but the mid-wicket fielder does well to stop a single. 119/4

26.1 A Mathews to D Hussey, Slower off cutter on off, Hussey bunts it to point. 119/4

25.6 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Gets an inside edge onto his pads to mid-wicket. No run. 110/3

25.5 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Goes back and cuts it through backward point for a couple. 110/3

25.4 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Flicked straight to short fine leg. 108/3

25.3 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Tries to flick it to on side but bottom edges it to the bowler. 108/3

25.2 X Doherty to M J'dena, Effort ball on middle. Jayawardena nudges it to the on side and takes one. 108/3

25.1 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Helps it to covers and takes a single. 107/3

25.6 L Malinga to M Clarke, Full length delivery on off, Clarke comes forward and prods it into the ground. Finally the over comes to an end. 119/4

25.5 L Malinga to M Clarke, Fullish outside off, helped straight to covers. 119/4

25.4 L Malinga to M Clarke, Pushes it straight to point this time. 119/4

25.3 L Malinga to D Hussey, Good length delivery outside off, guided to third man for one. 119/4

25.3 L Malinga to D Hussey, WIDE! Poor from Malinga! Delivers it full and very wide outside off. 118/4

25.3 L Malinga to D Hussey, WIDE! Bouncer outside off, Hussey lets it go through and it is way above his head. 117/4

25.2 L Malinga to D Hussey, Again very wide outside off, Hussey reaches for it and bottom edges it into the ground to covers. 116/4

25.1 L Malinga to D Hussey, Short and wide outside off, Hussey punches it straight to the covers fielder. 116/4

24.6 D Christian to D Chandimal, Good length delivery outside off, Chandimal rocks onto his back foot and square-cuts it past gully for a single to third man. 106/3

24.5 D Christian to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 105/3

24.4 D Christian to D Chandimal, Stays back and nudges it behind square leg and picks up a couple. Good running by the pair there. 105/3

24.3 D Christian to D Chandimal, Good length delivery outside off, punched straight to point. 103/3

24.2 D Christian to D Chandimal, Goes back and defends it from his crease. 103/3

24.1 D Christian to D Chandimal, Taps it to covers and sets off for a run but the non-striker says no. Chandimal gets back in time as the fielder misses the shy at the striker's end. 103/3

Malinga back on.

24.6 A Mathews to M Clarke, Drives it straight back to Mathews to end the over. 116/4

24.5 A Mathews to D Hussey, Strays it onto his pads, Hussey clips it to fine leg for one. 116/4

24.4 A Mathews to D Hussey, Good length delivery outside off, Hussey cuts it to gully where the fielder makes a one-handed save. 115/4

24.3 A Mathews to D Hussey, Comes forward and gets an inside edge to short mid-wicket. 115/4

24.2 A Mathews to D Hussey, Slower delivery outside off, cut straight to gully. 115/4

24.1 A Mathews to D Hussey, Fullish on middle, punched straight to mid on. 115/4

Christian back on.

23.6 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Clips it to fine leg off the back foot and takes one. 103/3

23.5 X Doherty to M J'dena, Helps it to long off and picks up one. 102/3

23.4 X Doherty to D Chandimal, This time connects his flick well and they run through for a single to the on side. 101/3

23.3 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Misses his flick and the ball hits his pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down. 100/3

23.2 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Chandimal shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 100/3

23.1 X Doherty to M J'dena, Punches it down to long off for one. 100/3

23.6 D Prasad to M Clarke, Good length delivery on off, Clarke comes forward and defends it into the ground. 115/4

23.5 D Prasad to D Hussey, Good length delivery outside off, Hussey stays back and guides it to deep point for a single. 115/4

23.4 D Prasad to M Clarke, Fullish outside off, driven to covers for one. 114/4

23.3 D Prasad to M Clarke, Fullish on legs, Clarke again misses his flick and the ball brushes his pads on its way to the keeper. 113/4

23.2 D Prasad to D Hussey, Tailing into the batsman, helped off the pads to square leg for one. 113/4

23.1 D Prasad to D Hussey, FOUR! Glorious shot! Just a fractionally over-pitched delivery outside off, Hussey got on the front foot and drove it magnificently through covers for a boundary. Chandimal was in pursuit but he failed to pull it back. 112/4

22.6 R Harris to D Chandimal, Hurries him into the shot with a short delivery on middle. The ball takes the top edge and falls in the vacant square leg region. 99/3

22.5 R Harris to M J'dena, Driven through the covers by Jayawardena for a single. 99/3

22.4 R Harris to M J'dena, FOUR! Back of a length delivery on the leg stump, Mahela rocks back and pulls it to fine leg for a powerful boundary. 98/3

22.3 R Harris to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, Jayawardena leans onto his front foot and drives it through extra covers for a couple. 94/3

22.2 R Harris to D Chandimal, Drives it straight to mid off. 92/3

22.1 R Harris to M J'dena, Fullish on legs, Jayawardena flicks it sublimely to long leg but just for a single. 91/3

Drinks break.

22.6 A Mathews to M Clarke, Big appeal for caught behind! Drifts it onto his pads, Clarke goes for a flick but seems to miss it. The ball seemed to clip his pads on its way to the keeper. The players appeal for a caught behind but the umpire says no. 108/4

22.6 A Mathews to M Clarke, WIDE! That was way over the batsman's head. 108/4

22.5 A Mathews to D Hussey, Whips it to fine leg and picks up one. 107/4

22.4 A Mathews to D Hussey, Wide outside off, Hussey lets it go through. 106/4

22.3 A Mathews to D Hussey, Fullish outside off, Hussey leaves it alone. 106/4

22.2 A Mathews to M Clarke, Good length delivery on middle, worked wide of mid on for one. 106/4

22.1 A Mathews to M Clarke, Comes on the front foot and defends. 105/4

21.6 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Guides it to the gully fielder to end the over. 90/3

21.5 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Goes back and cuts it straight to the gully fielder. 90/3

21.4 X Doherty to M J'dena, Plays it with soft hands to cover-point and steals a single. 90/3

21.3 X Doherty to M J'dena, Taps a fullish delivery on off to covers. 89/3

21.2 X Doherty to M J'dena, Pats it to silly point. 89/3

21.1 X Doherty to M J'dena, Fullish outside off, spins away. Jayawardena defends it from the crease. 89/3

Mathews back on.

21.6 D Prasad to D Hussey, Short outside off, cut to gully. No run. 105/4

21.5 D Prasad to D Hussey, Tapped straight to point. 105/4

21.4 D Prasad to M Clarke, Flicks it to the on side and takes one. 105/4

21.3 D Prasad to D Hussey, That would have been gone! Works it to mid on and sets off for a single. The fielder stationed there rushes in and shies at the non-striker's end but misses. If it would have hit, Hussey was gone as he was way out. 104/4

21.2 D Prasad to M Clarke, Pats it to covers and takes a quick single. 103/4

21.1 D Prasad to M Clarke, Gets back and defends. 102/4

20.6 R Harris to M J'dena, Fullish on middle, Mahela tucks it to mid on and scampers through for a single. 89/3

Mahela Jayawardena is the new batsman.

20.5 R Harris to T Dilshan, OUT! Big wicket! Pitches on a good length area on off, nips back in after landing. Dilshan is cut into half and the ball takes the inside edge on its way to the keeper who makes no mistake. 88/3

20.4 R Harris to T Dilshan, Bouncer on middle, Tries to hook that one but is beaten by the pace of the ball. 88/2

20.3 R Harris to D Chandimal, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 88/2

20.2 R Harris to D Chandimal, Goes back and defends it from the crease. 87/2

20.1 R Harris to D Chandimal, FOUR! Fullish on the leg stump, Chandimal flicks it sublimely through square leg for a lovely boundary. 87/2

20.6 S Senanayake to D Hussey, SIX! This time he connects it properly and lofts a fullish delivery over mid off for a huge maximum. 102/4

20.5 S Senanayake to D Hussey, FOUR! Lucky! Fullish on off, Hussey tries to loft it over mid off, the fielder stationed there leaps in the air with a one-handed effort but the ball kisses his hand and runs away to the boundary. 96/4

20.4 S Senanayake to D Hussey, Cuts it straight to gully. 92/4

20.3 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 92/4

20.2 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Worked towards the on side this time. 91/4

20.1 S Senanayake to M Clarke, FOUR! Fullish on off, Clarke dances down the track and smashes it straight back over the bowler's head for a thumping boundary. 91/4

19.6 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Hesitation! Flicks it to short fine leg and sets off but stops in the middle, the non-striker carries on with the run, Chandimal then sets off again and reaches in time. The fielder knocks down the stumps at non-striker's end but the batsman was well in. 83/2

19.5 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Flicks it straight to short fine leg. 82/2

19.4 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Entices him into the drive with a loopy delivery. Chandimal helps it to covers. 82/2

19.3 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, punched to long off for a single. 82/2

19.2 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Clips it to mid-wicket with soft hands and takes one. 81/2

19.1 X Doherty to D Chandimal, Short outside off, Chandimal punches it to mid on. 80/2

Bowling Powerplay over. 20/1 in that period.

19.6 D Prasad to D Hussey, Gets an inside edge onto his pads. 87/4

Meanwhile, Jayawardena is back onto the field with a strapping on his left hand.

19.5 D Prasad to D Hussey, Stays back and pushes it through covers for a couple. 87/4

19.4 D Prasad to D Hussey, Good length delivery outside off, played to point. 85/4

19.3 D Prasad to D Hussey, Fullish on middle, played straight back to the bowler. 85/4

19.2 D Prasad to D Hussey, Comes forward and taps it to point. 85/4

19.1 D Prasad to D Hussey, Goes on the back foot and squirts it into the ground. 85/4

Xavier Doherty into the attack now.

18.6 R Harris to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, guided straight to covers. 80/2

18.5 R Harris to T Dilshan, Fullish on middle, drives it straight to the bowler. 80/2

18.4 R Harris to D Chandimal, Back of a length delivery on middle, Chandimal tries to pull it but gets an inside edge to square leg for one. 80/2

18.3 R Harris to T Dilshan, Plays it with soft hands to covers and runs through for a quick single. 79/2

18.2 R Harris to D Chandimal, Wide outside off, Chandimal cuts it to covers for a single. 78/2

18.1 R Harris to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off from round the wicket. Chandimal drives it straight to the bowler. 77/2

Prasad back on.

18.6 S Senanayake to D Hussey, Drives it to mid on and takes a single. Gets off the mark. 85/4

18.5 S Senanayake to D Hussey, Goes back and defends it into the ground. 84/4

18.4 S Senanayake to D Hussey, Outside off, Hussey lets it go. 84/4

18.3 S Senanayake to D Hussey, Beaten! Fullish on off, goes straight on with arm. Hussey is beaten in his defense. 84/4

18.2 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Comes down and pats it to long off for one. 84/4

18.1 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Comes down and lofts it over covers for a couple. Brave shot that one! 83/4

Harris comes back on.

17.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Wide outside off, Dilshan chases it but misses. 77/2

17.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish on legs, Dilshan stays back and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. 77/2

17.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Leaves the ball outside off. 75/2

17.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, Dilshan guides it to deep cover. Takes the first one quickly and rushes back for the second one. The fielder misses his shy at the striker's end as Dilshan dives into the crease. That was close if it would have been a direct hit! Two runs added. 75/2

17.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan this time drives it to covers. 73/2

17.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Full length delivery outside off, Dilshan stays in the crease and slaps it straight to covers. 73/2

David Hussey is the next batsman.

17.6 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, OUT! What a catch! Fullish of middle, nips away a bit. Hussey is drawn into the shot and he gets a slight leading edge straight back as he checks his shot. Kulasekara dives full length to his right and pouches it brilliantly in the air. Big wicket for Sri Lanka, Hussey departs. Australia in deep waters now! 81/4

17.5 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Gets back and guides it wide of point for a couple. 81/3

17.4 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Slightly back of a length delivery on middle, Clarke stands tall and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 79/3

17.3 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 78/3

Jayawardena has left the field after hurting his finger while fielding a delivery at mid-wicket.

17.2 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Clips it to mid-wicket where the fielder dives to his right to stop the ball. 78/3

17.1 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Good length delivery, shaping away. Hussey gets a leading edge to third man for one. 78/3

16.6 C McKay to D Chandimal, Drives it straight to mid off to end the over. No run. 73/2

16.5 C McKay to D Chandimal, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off., the fielder knocks down the stumps at the non-striker's end but to no avail. 73/2

16.4 C McKay to D Chandimal, Good length delivery on off, pushed to covers. 73/2

16.3 C McKay to D Chandimal, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Chandimal rocks onto his back foot and square-cuts it powerfully through gully for a boundary. 73/2

16.2 C McKay to D Chandimal, Outside off, helped straight to point. 69/2

16.1 C McKay to T Dilshan, Good length delivery outside off, cut away through point for one. 69/2

Kulasekara back on.

16.6 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Goes back and helps it to the on side but the fielder fields it. No run. 77/3

16.5 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Clips it straight to mid-wicket. 77/3

16.4 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Again uses his feet and helps it straight to the bowler. 77/3

16.3 S Senanayake to M Clarke, Comes down the track and and hits it straight to the bowler. 77/3

16.2 S Senanayake to M Hussey, Leans forward and helps it to square leg for one. 77/3

16.1 S Senanayake to M Hussey, Goes on the back foot and punches it to mid-wicket. 76/3

Drinks break.

15.6 M Starc to D Chandimal, FOUR! An eye-soothing boundary! Over-pitched delivery outside off, Chandimal strode forward, got to the pitch of the delivery and caressed it with finesse to the long off fence. 68/2

15.5 M Starc to D Chandimal, Good length delivery pitched on middle and off and it nipped back into the batsman. Chandimal flicked it to mid-wicket. 64/2

15.4 M Starc to D Chandimal, Fuller length delivery angling away from the batsman, Chandimal leans forward and mishits it to mid on. 64/2

15.3 M Starc to D Chandimal, Turns it off his pads to the on side but straight to the fielder. 64/2

15.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Targeting the leg stump, Dilshan fails to work it to the leg side and is hit on the pads. It squirts to mid-wicket and they smuggle a leg bye. 64/2

15.1 M Starc to D Chandimal, Fullish length delivery on the pads, Chandimal clips it to square leg for one. 63/2

15.6 D Prasad to M Clarke, Bunts it straight to mid off to end the over. 76/3

15.5 D Prasad to M Hussey, Back of a length delivery on the leg stump, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for just one. 76/3

15.4 D Prasad to M Hussey, FOUR! Poor delivery! Strays it onto his pads, Hussey clips it fine on the leg side for a well placed boundary. He is looking in good touch today! 75/3

15.3 D Prasad to M Hussey, Hussey lets the ball go outside his off stump. 71/3

15.2 D Prasad to M Hussey, FOUR! Full length delivery outside off, Hussey leans onto his front foot and drives it effortlessly through covers for a lovely boundary. Nothing wrong with the ball there, it's just the timing of Hussey. 71/3

15.1 D Prasad to M Hussey, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 67/3

Bowling Powerplay time! Starc is back into the attack as well.

14.6 C McKay to T Dilshan, Bouncer! Short delivery banged into the batsman, Dilshan ducks. 62/2

14.5 C McKay to D Chandimal, On middle, turned to the on side for a single at mid-wicket. 62/2

14.4 C McKay to D Chandimal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 61/2

Dinesh Chandimal is the new batsman out to the middle.

14.3 C McKay to K Sangakkara, OUT! Run out! Terrible miscommunication and excellence from the bowler. Length delivery on middle, Sangakkara taps it in front of mid-wicket and sets off for a single. Dilshan is unsure about it and Sangakkara is half-way down the pitch. He looks to turn back now but unfortunately slips. In the meantime, McKay rushes to the ball, has one stump to aim at the striker's end and scores a bull's eye. Sangakkara is nowhere in the frame and walks back disappointed. 61/2

14.2 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara camps back and punches it to mid off. 61/1

50 stand up between Dilshan and Sangakkara!

14.1 C McKay to T Dilshan, Slightly short length delivery outside off, chopped to third man for a single. 61/1

Bowling Powerplay taken.

14.6 S Senanayake to M Hussey, Stays back and clips it to deep mid-wicket for one. Good over, just one from it. 67/3

14.5 S Senanayake to M Hussey, Taps it straight to covers. 66/3

14.4 S Senanayake to M Hussey, Goes back to cut but mistimes it into the ground. 66/3

14.3 S Senanayake to M Hussey, Dabs it into the ground this time. Some bounce this time for the bowler. 66/3

14.2 S Senanayake to M Hussey, Fullish on middle, defended into the ground off the front foot. 66/3

14.1 S Senanayake to M Hussey, Goes back and defends a ball on the middle stump. 66/3

13.6 D Christian to K Sangakkara, FOUR! The bowler is on the shorter side, lands it on middle and leg line. Sangakkara swivels on the back foot and eases it to the fine leg fence. 60/1

13.5 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Driven towards the mid off region. No run. 56/1

13.4 D Christian to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Streaky! Another fullish length delivery in the zone outside off, Sangakkara tries to cover drive it but gets a healthy edge wide of the diving keeper for a boundary. 56/1

13.3 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Fullish length delivery angling away from the batsman, Sangakkara walks forward and guides it straight to point. 52/1

13.2 D Christian to T Dilshan, Over-pitched on middle, pushed down the ground for one. 52/1

13.1 D Christian to T Dilshan, Short of a length delivery outside off, whacked over point for a couple. 50 up for Sri Lanka. 51/1

Sachithra Senanayake into the attack now.

13.6 D Prasad to M Hussey, Short of a length delivery on middle, Hussey again pulls it. But this time to deep mid-wicket for just one. 66/3

13.5 D Prasad to M Hussey, Comes forward and pats it to point. 65/3

13.4 D Prasad to M Hussey, Leans forward and bunts it into the ground. 65/3

13.3 D Prasad to M Hussey, FOUR! Back of a length delivery on the leg stump. Hussey rocks back and pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket for a boundary. 65/3

13.2 D Prasad to M Clarke, Pulls it to square leg where Tharanga chasing the ball does well to flick it just inside the ropes. Three runs added. 61/3

13.1 D Prasad to M Clarke, Big appeal! Not out! Good length delivery outside off, straightens after landing. Clarke goes for a prod but seemed to miss it. The players go up in a big appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. The Hot Spot replays show there was no bat involved. 58/3

12.6 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Pitched up delivery outside off, Sangakkara shouldered his arms. 49/1

12.5 C McKay to T Dilshan, Straighter delivery, turned to square leg for a single. 49/1

12.4 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Full length delivery outside off, Sangakkara presents a straight face and pushes it to mid off. A quick single. 48/1

12.3 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Angles away a length delivery, Sangakkara taps it in front of point. 47/1

12.2 C McKay to T Dilshan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan runs it down to third man for a single. 47/1

12.1 C McKay to K Sangakkara, On middle, tucked to the on side for one. 46/1

Prasad into the attack now.

12.6 A Mathews to M Hussey, Good length delivery outside off, nips away. Hussey leaves it cautiously. 58/3

12.5 A Mathews to M Hussey, Fullish on the legs, Hussey flicks it to long leg and picks up a comfortable two. 58/3

12.4 A Mathews to M Hussey, Outside off, Hussey shoulders his arms to it. 56/3

12.3 A Mathews to M Hussey, Back of a length delivery on off, Hussey gets on the back foot and defends. 56/3

12.2 A Mathews to M Hussey, Lets it go through outside his off stump. 56/3

12.1 A Mathews to M Clarke, Fullish outside off, Clarke cuts it powerfully to point but Senanayake stationed there dives to his left and stops the ball. The batsmen get just one. 56/3

11.6 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Just a touch full in length outside off, glorious drive by Sangakkara to extra cover and Harris moves swiftly to his right from mid off to cut it off. A single. Good cricket all around! 45/1

11.5 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara falls across and flicks it straight to mid-wicket. 44/1

11.4 D Christian to T Dilshan, Length delivery outside off, steered behind point for one. 44/1

11.3 D Christian to T Dilshan, Too full in length on middle, at 136.2 kph, forced to mid on. 43/1

11.2 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara taps it in front of point and Dilshan looks for a single. Kumar was not interested initially but Ponting fumbles and they cross for a run. 43/1

11.1 D Christian to K Sangakkara, Fullish length delivery arrowed away from the batsman, Sangakkara tried to play it through covers but got an inside edge to square leg for a couple. 42/1

11.6 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Good length delivery on middle, Clarke maneuvers it to fine leg for a single. Just 2 runs of the over. 55/3

11.5 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke helps it straight to point. 54/3

11.4 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Comes on the front foot and pats it to mid off. 54/3

11.3 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 54/3

11.2 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Overpitched delivery outside off, Hussey drives it beautifully to extra cover where the fielder dives to his right and stops the ball, the batsmen get just a single. 54/3

11.1 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Fullish outside off, tapped to covers off the front foot. 53/3

Daniel Christian replaces Starc in the attack.

10.6 C McKay to T Dilshan, Good reply from the bowler. Back of a length on middle and off, at 135.4 kph, Dilshan rises with the bounce and fends it in front of point. 40/1

10.5 C McKay to T Dilshan, FOUR! Flashes and flashes hard. Fuller length delivery pitched outside off, at 135.9 kph, Dilshan has a crack at it and the outside edge flies over the first slip for a boundary. 40/1

10.4 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Turns it off his hips again and takes a single. 36/1

10.3 C McKay to T Dilshan, Short of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan pulls it through mid-wicket for three runs. Not quite from the middle of the blade otherwise it would have been a boundary! 35/1

10.2 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery on middle, at 134.5 kph, Sangakkara glances it off his hips to square leg for one. 32/1

10.1 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Starts with a length delivery on middle and off, Sangakkara defends it off his back foot. 31/1

10.6 A Mathews to M Clarke, Guides it straight down the ground but mid off fielder does well to stop a run. 53/3

10.5 A Mathews to M Clarke, Fullish on off, driven straight to mid off. 53/3

10.4 A Mathews to M Hussey, Edged but safe! Good length delivery on middle, nips away. Hussey is squared up in his defense and the ball takes his outside edge to the slip cordon. The batsmen take a run off the misfield. 53/3

10.3 A Mathews to M Clarke, Slips it down the leg side, Clarke flicks it to fine leg and takes a run. 52/3

10.2 A Mathews to M Clarke, Outside off, left alone by Clarke. 51/3

10.1 A Mathews to M Clarke, Short of a length delivery outside off, gets big on Clarke. He does well to defend it into the ground. 51/3

Clint McKay introduced into the attack.

9.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Full length delivery on off, at 135.0 kph, Dilshan gets forward and pushes it to mid off. End of the Mandatory Powerplay Overs, Sri Lanka are 31/1! 31/1

9.5 M Starc to K Sangakkara, Again a fullish length delivery on the pads, turned to fine leg for a run. 31/1

9.4 M Starc to K Sangakkara, Half-volley on off, Sangakkara pushes it back to the bowler. Starc picks it up in his follow through and threatens to throw at the batsman. 30/1

9.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fraction short in length on middle, Dilshan swivels on the back foot and pulls it behind square leg for one. 30/1

9.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Good length delivery on middle and off, Dilshan defends it off his front foot. 29/1

9.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish length delivery angling away from the batsman, just inside the guidelines, Dilshan thinks about chasing it initially but then leaves it through. 29/1

9.6 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Good length delivery on off, Hussey goes back and guides it to gully to end the over. The Mandatory Powerplay Overs have been completed, Australia 51/3. 51/3

9.5 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Comes forward and defends it into the ground this time. 51/3

9.4 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Close! Good length delivery on off, nips away after landing. Hussey decides to leave it and it goes inches past his off stump. 51/3

9.3 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Full length delivery on off, Clarke leans forward and drives it wide of mid off for a quick single. 51/3

9.2 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Fullish delivery outside off, driven straight to mid off. 50/3

9.1 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, Clarke guides it to point. 50/3

8.6 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 29/1

8.5 R Harris to K Sangakkara, In the right channel, Sangakkara shoulders arms to let that one through. 29/1

8.4 R Harris to T Dilshan, Serves a short delivery, on middle and off, at 144.8 kph, Dilshan is hurried up in his pull shot but is not in any control. It falls safely at square leg and they take a single. 29/1

8.3 R Harris to T Dilshan, FOUR! Edgy! Full length delivery outside off, Dilshan throws a kitchen sink on it and it flies off the outside portion of the blade. The ball travels quickly past point and reaches the fence. 28/1

8.2 R Harris to T Dilshan, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it to mid off. 24/1

8.1 R Harris to T Dilshan, Length delivery outside of, Dilshan flashes his blade through the line and misses. 24/1

8.6 A Mathews to M Hussey, Fullish on middle, Hussey defends it into the ground to end the over. Successful over for Sri Lanka. 50/3

Michael Hussey is the new batsman.

8.5 A Mathews to D Warner, OUT! Castled! Good length delivery on off, nips back in sharply, Warner who is cut into half inside edges it onto the stumps. Mathews strikes in his first over! 50/3

8.4 A Mathews to M Clarke, Short and wide outside off, Clarke goes back and cuts it through point. He doesn't time it well and the batsmen pick up three. 50/2

8.3 A Mathews to M Clarke, Fullish outside off, Clarke drives it straight to short cover. 47/2

8.2 A Mathews to M Clarke, Good length delivery on middle, Clarke stays back and defends. 47/2

8.1 A Mathews to D Warner, Good length delivery on the leg stump, clipped wide of mid on for a run. 47/2

7.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, It was a double bluff as the bowler hurls in a terrific yorker on middle and off. Dilshan dig it out from the outside edge and it travels to third man. One run added to the total. 24/1

Fine leg comes up now and a man goes back to deep mid-wicket! Expect some short stuff..

7.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 23/1

7.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Full length delivery outside off, at 134.2 kph, Dilshan once again winds up for a brutal hit through covers but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 23/1

7.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, FOUR! Thrashed! Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, at 135.3 kph, Dilshan latches onto the room and bludgeons it through covers for a boundary. 23/1

7.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Too full in length on middle, whipped to the leg side but straight to mid on. 19/1

7.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fuller length delivery on middle, Dilshan tries to work it across the line but gets an inside edge on the pads. 19/1

Mathews into the attack now.

Warner has changed his willow.

7.6 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, Clarke guides it straight to covers. 46/2

7.5 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Fullish on legs, Warner clips it wide of mid on and takes a single. 46/2

7.4 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Tries to flick it but mistimes it to the bowler. No run. 45/2

7.3 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Good length delivery on middle, Warner clips it off the back foot to mid on. 45/2

7.2 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Full length delivery on middle, Clarke taps it to mid-wicket and takes one. 45/2

7.1 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Inswinging fullish delivery on legs, Clarke mistimes his flick to square leg but still gets two. 44/2

6.6 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Fuller and angling away, at 146.1 kph, Sangakkara shoulders his arms to allow it through. 19/1

6.5 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Quick delivery outside off, at 147.7 kph, Sangakkara has a watchful leave. 19/1

6.4 R Harris to T Dilshan, Fullish length delivery on off, at 144.7 kph , Dilshan pushes it at extra cover and sprints for a quick single. 19/1

6.3 R Harris to T Dilshan, Over-pitched delivery outside off, Dilshan cracks it square on the off side but finds point. Was a bit early into the shot! 18/1

6.2 R Harris to T Dilshan, Another loose shot! Length delivery in the channel outside off, Dilshan pokes at it and misses. 18/1

6.1 R Harris to T Dilshan, Fullish length ball angling into the batsman, Dilshan pushes it to mid off from his back foot. 18/1

6.6 L Malinga to D Warner, Clips it straight to mid-wicket this time. 42/2

6.5 L Malinga to D Warner, Full outside off, Warner works it away to point. 42/2

6.4 L Malinga to D Warner, Short of a length delivery on middle, Warner attempts a hook but misses it. 42/2

6.3 L Malinga to D Warner, SIX! Lovely! Fullish delivery on legs, Warner stays in the crease and flicks it nonchalantly over long on for a crunching maximum. 42/2

6.2 L Malinga to D Warner, FOUR! Fullish on pads, Warner flicks it powerfully to fine leg where Kulasekara tries to flick it inside the rope but his body was touching the ropes as he made connection with the ball. A boundary. 36/2

6.1 L Malinga to D Warner, Good length delivery outside off, Warner cuts it to point where Dilshan dives to his left and saves a certain boundary. 32/2

6.1 L Malinga to D Warner, WIDE! Attempts a slower one way outside off. 32/2

5.6 M Starc to K Sangakkara, Pitched up delivery outside off, at 133.9 kph, Sanga gets forward and pushes it to mid on. 18/1

5.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, On middle, at 135.5 kph, Dilshan leans across and tucks it off his pads to mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 18/1

5.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, That's better! Takes his front foot to the pitch of the delivery and blocks a full length ball confidently. 17/1

5.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Back of a length delivery shaping away from the batsman, at 133.9 kph, Dilshan has another play and a miss outside off. He needs to watch the line and length before deciding what to do. At the moment, he is just fishing at every delivery... 17/1

5.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Wide! Sliding down the leg side, the batsman leaves it alone and Wade flies to his left and collects it nicely. 17/1

5.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Good length delivery served on the middle and leg line, Dilshan failed to work it to the leg side and it cannoned on his pads. They appealed but to no avail. 16/1

5.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Beaten! Full and swinging, outside off, Dilshan throws his bat at and misses. 16/1

5.6 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Fullish on middle, Clarke mistimes this flick to mid on. 31/2

5.5 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, FOUR! Fullish inswinging delivery, Clarke stays in his crease and sublimely flicks it through mid-wicket for a well timed boundary. 31/2

5.4 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Probing line outside off, Clarke lets it go through. 27/2

5.3 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Wide outside off, Clarke guides it straight to point. 27/2

5.2 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Gets back and defends it into the ground. 27/2

5.1 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Close! Good length delivery on off, nips back in sharply, Clarke decides to leave it and the ball goes inches past the off stump. 27/2

4.6 R Harris to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Superb shot! Class written all over it. Harris pitches it full outside off, at 147.6 kph, Sangakkara draws forward with his drive and creams it through extra cover. 16/1

4.5 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 12/1

4.4 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Excellent yorker in the blockhole, Sanga digs it out. 12/1

4.3 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Tries to turn a length delivery off his pads but it comes off his gloves and falls near the pitch. He looks for a single but Michael Hussey rushes to the ball and they decided against running. 12/1

4.2 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Over-pitched delivery outside off, the batsman drove it to the off side but found covers. 12/1

4.1 R Harris to K Sangakkara, Angle across a fuller length delivery, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 12/1

4.6 L Malinga to M Clarke, Fullish outside off, Clarke guides it wide of mid off and pinches a single. 27/2

4.5 L Malinga to M Clarke, Back of a length delivery on off, punched straight back to the bowler. 26/2

4.4 L Malinga to M Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms to it. 26/2

Michael Clarke is the new batsman.

4.3 L Malinga to R Ponting, OUT! Ponting departs! Full length delivery on the leg stump, goes straight on. Ponting goes a long way across for a flick but misses, the ball thuds his pads and the players appeal. The umpire raises his finger and Ponting has to walk. Two down now Australia. Replays show it would have just clipped the leg stump. 26/2

4.2 L Malinga to D Warner, Again yorker on legs, Warner flicks it to fine leg and takes one. 26/1

4.2 L Malinga to D Warner, Wide! Bouncer way over Warner's head. 25/1

4.1 L Malinga to D Warner, That's super Malinga! Yorker on legs, Warner gets his bat down at the last moment and nearly falls over, digs it to mid-wicket. 24/1

3.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Oohh... play and a miss. Superb ball, angling away from the batsman, around off and it holds its line after landing. Dilshan pushes at it, flat-footed and misses. 12/1

3.5 M Starc to K Sangakkara, Too full in length on off, Sangakkara pushed it in the gap at covers and jogged to get off the mark. 12/1

3.4 M Starc to K Sangakkara, Good length delivery landed close to the off stump and shaping away. Sangakkara watched it closely and allowed it through. 11/1

Kumar Sangakkara is the new batsman.

3.3 M Starc to U Tharanga, OUT! Starc gets his man. Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Tharanga tries to dab it to third man off the back foot but gets an outside edge to first slip where Clarke makes no mistake. 11/1

3.2 M Starc to U Tharanga, Beaten! Outswinger on a good length area outside off, Tharanga goes for a drive but misses. 11/0

3.1 M Starc to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 11/0

A short cover for Warner.

3.6 N Kulasekara to R Ponting, Fullish outside off, Ponting shoulders his arms to it. 24/1

3.5 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Good length delivery on middle, Warner maneuvers it wide of mid on and pinches a single. Good running by the pair. 24/1

3.4 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Fullish on off, nips away, Warner dabs it straight to the bowler. 23/1

3.3 N Kulasekara to R Ponting, Pitches on off, nips back in, Ponting goes back and clips it to fine leg for one. Off the mark! 23/1

3.2 N Kulasekara to R Ponting, Probing line outside off, Ponting lets it go cautiously. 22/1

Ricky Ponting is the new batsman.

3.1 N Kulasekara to M Wade, OUT! Pitches on off, nips away, Wade tries to run it to third man but gets an outside edge to the keeper who dives to his left and pouches it safely. Wade flops this time! 22/1

2.6 R Harris to T Dilshan, This time punches it straight to mid off. No run. 11/0

2.5 R Harris to T Dilshan, FOUR! Stand and deliver! Wide outside off on a good length area, Dilshan stands tall and slaps it through covers for a thunderous boundary. 11/0

2.4 R Harris to T Dilshan, Cuts it straight to point this time. 7/0

2.3 R Harris to T Dilshan, Plays and misses! Wide outside off, Dilshan again goes for a powerful slash outside the off stump but fails to connect. 7/0

2.2 R Harris to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga stays back and punches it wide of mid off for one. 7/0

2.1 R Harris to T Dilshan, Good length delivery on middle, Dilshan flicks it wide of mid on and gets one. 6/0

2.6 L Malinga to D Warner, Yorker on off, Warner digs it out successfully. 22/0

2.5 L Malinga to D Warner, They have run all four! Slower delivery, full in length outside off, Warner goes on the back foot and punches it through covers. Tharanga chases it and makes a sliding save but manages to flick too far to his right. That gives the batsmen the chance to run all four. 22/0

2.4 L Malinga to D Warner, Back of a length delivery on middle, Warner defends it from the crease. 18/0

2.3 L Malinga to D Warner, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 18/0

2.2 L Malinga to D Warner, Deceived by the slower one! Slower and fuller outside off, David Warner is enticed into the shot and he top edges it over point for a couple. 18/0

2.1 L Malinga to D Warner, FOUR! Shot! Fullish on middle, Warner hits it straight over the bowler who gets a hand to it but the power of the shot carries the ball to the boundary. 16/0

1.6 M Starc to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, played straight back to the bowler. 5/0

1.5 M Starc to U Tharanga, Beauty! Pitches on a good length area on off, straightens after landing. Tharanga is squared up in his defense. 5/0

1.4 M Starc to U Tharanga, Edged but safe! Wide outside off, nips away after landing. Tharanga goes for the cut and gets a bottom edge but the ball falls just short of the keeper. 5/0

1.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, Inswinging delivery on a good length. Dilshan goes for a drive but inside edges it to square leg for one. Off the mark. 5/0

1.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, Beauty! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Dilshan goes for a back foot dab but misses. 4/0

1.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan throws the kitchen-sink at it but gets a bottom edge to mid off. 4/0

1.6 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Fullish on legs, Warner stays back and clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 12/0

1.5 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Goes back and punches it to the point fielder. 11/0

1.4 N Kulasekara to D Warner, FOUR! Lovely! Overpitched delivery on off, Warner leans forward and drives it past mid off for a superbly timed boundary. 11/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Good length delivery outside off, Warner guides it straight to point. 7/0

1.2 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Fullish on legs, Wade flicks it to square leg and picks up one. 7/0

1.1 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade stays back and defends. 6/0

Starc to bowl from the other end.

0.6 R Harris to U Tharanga, Beaten! Pitches on a good length area outside off, nips away after landing, Tharanga again misses his half poke and the ball goes inches past his outside edge. 4/0

0.5 R Harris to U Tharanga, Good length delivery on off, Tharanga defends it from his crease. 4/0

0.4 R Harris to U Tharanga, Gets squared up a little bit but still manages to dab it to covers. 4/0

0.3 R Harris to U Tharanga, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Tharanga rocks back and punches it through point for a powerful boundary. 4/0

0.2 R Harris to U Tharanga, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Tharanga goes for a half poke but misses. 0/0

0.1 R Harris to U Tharanga, Right on the money! In the corridor outside off, nips away after landing. Tharanga lets it go through. 0/0

Kulasekara to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Malinga to D Warner, Gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to hoick it on the on side. 6/0

0.5 L Malinga to D Warner, FOUR! This time he connects well! Overpitched on legs, Warner gets his bat down in time and flicks it through mid-wicket for the first boundary of the innings. 6/0

0.4 L Malinga to D Warner, Swinging in, full length delivery on pads, Warner tries to work it on the on side but misses. The ball hits his pads onto the ground. 2/0

0.3 L Malinga to M Wade, Again looking to bowl full, fullish on legs, Wade misses his clip and the batsmen run through for one leg bye. 2/0

0.2 L Malinga to M Wade, Full toss on off, Wade flicks it straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 1/0

0.1 L Malinga to D Warner, Fullish ball, swinging in, Warner tries to flick but inside edges it onto his pads to square leg for one. 1/0