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Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

Sri Lanka did well as at one stage, they were 87/4 and were looking completely down and out. Tillakaratne Dilshan was given handy support by Angelo Mathews to help the Lankans reach a good total of 336. They still trail by 114 and would look to take a couple of Australian wickets before the end of day's play. Join us back in a few minutes.

109.3 P Siddle to Welegedara, SRI LANKA BOWLED OUT FOR 336! Siddle gets a much-deserved 5-fer. A good length delivery around off, Welegedara pokes timidly at that and it goes off the edge to Hussey at gully. 336/10

109.2 P Siddle to Welegedara, Full and just around off, Welegadara backs away to hit but misses out. 336/9

109.1 Siddle to Welegedara, A good length delivery, the slower one, Welegedara aims to flick but it goes off the pads. A slight enquiry for LBW. 336/9

108.6 N Lyon to S Eranga, The batsman has driven it through mid-off. 336/9

108.5 N Lyon to Eranga, A wide ball and Eranga tries to smack it but fails. The bowler and the fielders appeal for a caught behind and also for stumping as the keeper has knocked off the bails thinking the batsman was out off his crease. Replays show he was fine and didn't nick it. 336/9

Chanaka Welegedara comes in to bat.

108.4 N Lyon to Kulasekara, OUT! Flighted again, spinning a bit more. Kulasekara charges down the track and tries repeating the shot he played for a six. He connects well but not enough to fly above the fielder in deep. A good catch from the substitute fielder Jordan Silk and Kulasekara departs! 336/9

108.3 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Another good length ball and good defense from the batsman again. 336/8

108.2 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A good length ball on off and the batsman defends it well. 336/8

108.1 N Lyon to Kulasekara, SIX! A flighted delivery from Lyon this time, Kulasekara dances down the track but and connects well. The ball flies over the mid-wicket fence for a six. 336/8

107.6 P Siddle to Eranga, FOUR! Fullish delivery and Eranga drives it towards the mid off region for a boundary. 330/8

107.5 P Siddle to Kulasekara, Inside edge again! Pitched on good length. Kulasekara tries to hit it but gets an inside edge and they get a single. 326/8

107.4 P Siddle to Kulasekara, FOUR! Outside off and Kulasekara edges it and the ball runs down to the boundary line for a four. 325/8

107.3 P Siddle to Eranga, A good length ball outside off and Eranga drives it to the covers region. 321/8

107.2 P Siddle to Eranga, A good length ball and the batsman drives it straight. 320/8

Shaminda Eranga comes in to bat.

107.1 P Siddle to Herath, OUT! Another LBW as Siddle balls a good length ball and Herath tries to defend it. Herath gets an inside edge onto the pads and the umpire decides he's out. Sri Lankan's don't have any reviews which has led them to lose Herath, as there was a definite inside edge on that one. 320/8

106.6 N Lyon to N Kulasekara, A good length ball and the batsman tries to hit it but only manages to edge it but is safe. 320/7

106.5 N Lyon to Kulasekara, The batsman plays that off the front foot and defends it well. 320/7

106.4 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Again a good defense from the batsman. 320/7

106.3 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A fullish delivery and Kulasekara drives it straight. 320/7

106.2 N Lyon to Kulasekara, On off and middle and the batsman defends it well. 320/7

106.1 N Lyon to Kulasekara, just outside off and Kulasekara leaves it. 320/7

105.6 P Siddle to Herath, Again on the legs and the batsman misses it. The ball strikes the batsman's pads. 320/7

105.5 P Siddle to Herath, 4 leg byes. On the leg this time and it strikes the batsman on the pads and runs away for a boundary. The umpire gives the signal. 320/7

Rangana Herath now walks in next.

Drinks break!

105.4 P Siddle to J'dene, OUT! A fullish delivery just nips back in. The batsman tries to drive it on the leg side but the ball strikes him on the pads first. The fielders and the bowler appeal but the umpire doesn't move. The batsman run for a single. Siddle was not convinced but Clarke decided to take the UDRS. Replays showed that Siddle's foot step was good and so was the delivery. It also cleared that the ball struck the pads first and was hitting the middle stump on knee length. That was enough for the umpire to decide that Jayawardene was gone! 316/7

Australia take a review for a LBW decision against Prasanna Jayawardene!

105.3 P Siddle to J'dene, A good length ball on fullish length and Jayawardene drives it to the covers region but straight to the fielder. 316/6

105.2 P Siddle to J'dene, Outside off, pitched on good length. Jayawardene leaves it. 316/6

105.1 P Siddle to J'dene, A good length ball and the batsman defends it off the front foot. 316/6

104.6 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A quicker one this time and the batsman defends it well again. 316/6

104.5 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Again a similar delivery and the batsman does well to defend it. 316/6

104.4 N Lyon to Kulasekara, On middle and off again. The batsman defends it off the front foot. 316/6

104.3 N Lyon to Kulasekara, SIX! A flighted delivery on off and Kulasekara uses his feet and lifts it over the mid-wicket region for a six. 316/6

104.2 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Stays ahead and defends it. 310/6

104.1 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Outside off, Spinning in and Kulasekara does well to defend it. 310/6

103.6 P Siddle to J'dene, Outside off again and Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper. 310/6

103.5 P Siddle to J'dene, Outside off, pitched on good length and Jayawardene tries to connect but fails completely. 310/6

103.4 P Siddle to P J'dene, A fullish delivery and Jayawardene tries to drive it but doesn't connect well. 310/6

103.3 P Siddle to J'dene, Again a good length ball on the stumps and the batsman does well to defend it. 310/6

103.2 P Siddle to P J'dene, On good length around off and the batsman plays it to the mid off region. 310/6

Australia will hope Siddle gets a break through.

103.1 P Siddle to J'dene, A good length ball and Jayawardene defends it off the front foot. 310/6

102.6 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A good length ball outside off and Kulasekara drives it on the cover region and finds the gap. They collect a couple. 310/6

102.5 N Lyon to Kulasekara, On off and middle, the batsman defends it off the back foot. 308/6

102.4 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Fuller length ball and the batsman drives it straight to the bowler. 308/6

102.3 N Lyon to N Kulasekara, Pitched outside off and the batsman gets an outside edge but no runs scored. 308/6

102.2 N Lyon to Kulasekara, On the leg side this time, the batsman tries to flick it but misses it and the keeper does well to grab the ball behind the wickets. 308/6

102.1 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A flighted delivery just outside off and Kulasekara does well to defend it off the front foot. 308/6

101.6 M Starc to J'dene, Pitched on middle and leg, the batsman flicks it off the pads and into the gap for a couple. 308/6

101.5 M Starc to J'dene, Just on middle and off and the batsman defends it off the front foot. 306/6

101.4 M Starc to N Kulasekara, A good length ball outside off and Kulasekara drives it through the covers for a single. 306/6

101.3 M Starc to Kulasekara, Outside off and the batsman leaves it through to the keeper. 305/6

101.2 M Starc to J'dene, A good length ball again and the batsman plays it to the point region for a single. 305/6

101.1 M Starc to P J'dene, A good length ball and the batsman drives it to the cover region. 304/6

100.6 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Missed! A flighted delivery outside off not spinning much and Kulasekara dances down the track and tries to slog it but doesn't connect. There was an easy chance for the keeper to knock off the bails but he missed it too. 304/6

100.5 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Again plays it off the front foot and defends it well. 304/6

100.4 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A flighted delivery outside off and Kulasekara comes forward and defends it. 304/6

100.3 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A shorter delivery this time and Kulasekara defends it on the back foot. 304/6

100.2 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Another one outside off and Kulasekara plays it on the front foot into the ground. 304/6

100.1 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Pitched outside off and Kulasekara plays it on the front foot and defends it well. 304/6

99.6 M Starc to J'dene, Short on length, outside off and Jayawardene lets it go through to the keeper. 304/6

99.5 M Starc to P J'dene, FOUR! A short length ball and Jayawardene gets on his feet to pull it well. He connects well and the ball runs down to the square leg boundary 304/6

99.4 M Starc to Kulasekara, A bit on shorter length this time and Kulasekara punches it for a single on the off side. 300/6

99.3 M Starc to Kulasekara, A good length ball outside off and the batsman leaves it. 299/6

99.2 M Starc to Kulasekara, A good length ball again and Kulasekara gets a leading edge but is safe. 299/6

99.1 M Starc to J'dene, A good length ball and Jayawardene drives it to mid on for a single. 299/6

98.6 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A flighted one again, with extra spin on it and Kulasekara slogs it on the leg side. The ball was racing to the boundary line but a good fielding effort prevents that and the batsmen collect a couple. 298/6

98.5 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A good length ball around off and Kulasekara defends it on his front foot. 296/6

98.4 N Lyon to J'dene, Outside off, on good length. Jayawardene pushes it to the cover region and gets a single. 296/6

98.3 N Lyon to J'dene, FOUR! A flighted delivery outside off and Jayawardene dances down the track and swings it away for a boundary in the mid-wicket region. 295/6

98.2 N Lyon to P J'dene, Another ball outside off and Jayawardene drives it through the covers for a couple. 291/6

98.1 N Lyon to J'dene, Pitched outside off and turning in, Jayawardene plays it to cover region but fails to score. 289/6

97.6 M Starc to Kulasekara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 289/6

97.5 M Starc to Kulasekara, Good length ball this one, Kulasekara leaves this one as it is away from the off stump. 289/6

97.4 M Starc to Kulasekara, Another one and Kulasekara ducks well and lets it go again. 289/6

97.3 M Starc to Kulasekara, Bouncer! Right on the mark and Kulasekara does well to let it go through to the keeper. 289/6

97.2 M Starc to Kulasekara, Just a bit short outside off and Kulasekara leaves it. 289/6

Nuwan Kulasekara comes in to bat.

97.1 Starc to Dilshan, OUT! A good inning comes to an end as Dilshan is bowled. A full length delivery ball at 143.2 kph, pitched on off and angling in. Dilshan tries to defend it but the bat comes in late and the ball strikes timber. 289/6

96.6 N Lyon to J'dene, A good length delivery around off and the batsman defends it well. 289/5

96.5 N Lyon to J'dene, A sweep from Jayawardene and they collect a couple again. 289/5

96.4 N Lyon to J'dene, Pitched on off and turning towards the leg, Jayawardene shuffles and nudges it on the on side for a couple. 287/5

96.3 N Lyon to J'dene, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 285/5

96.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Pitched just outside off and Dilshan slogs it near the square leg region. The fielder in the deep dives and saves a certain boundary and the batsmen only get a single. 285/5

96.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, On the stumps from Lyon and Dilshan defends it well. 284/5

95.6 M Starc to J'dene, A good length ball on body and Jayawardene defends it well. 284/5

95.5 M Starc to J'dene, FOUR! A good ball from Starc, short one and Jayawardene tries to smack it on the leg side but only manages to top edge it. The ball flies over the slip fielders and reaches the third man boundary. 284/5

95.4 M Starc to J'dene, Wide outside off on good length just moving away a bit and Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper. 280/5

95.3 M Starc to J'dene, A bit short and Jayawardene stays in the crease and defends it. 280/5

95.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched on middle and Dilshan works it down on the leg side for a single. 280/5

95.1 M Starc to Dilshan, A good length ball, just around off and Dilshan plays it carefully and defends it from the crease. 279/5

94.6 N Lyon to J'dene, Again a good length delivery and the batsman plays it to the mid-wicket region but doesn't score. 279/5

94.5 N Lyon to J'dene, FOUR! A flighted delivery on off and Jayawardene picks it up early and slogs it on the leg side for a four. 279/5

94.4 N Lyon to J'dene, A good length ball outside off, doesn't spin much and beats the batsman. 275/5

94.3 N Lyon to J'dene, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 275/5

94.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Another ball pitched on full length, spinning into Dilshan. Dilshan plays it a bit straighter this time but straight to the mid on fielder for a single. 275/5

94.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Pitched a little full just outside off, Dilshan plays it to the mid-wicket region. 274/5

Nathan Lyon comes in to bowl.

93.6 M Starc to J'dene, Short ball again around off and Jayawardene tries to pull it but misses. 274/5

93.5 M Starc to Dilshan, A bit short again and Dilshan hits it near the point region for a single. 274/5

93.4 M Starc to Dilshan, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 273/5

93.3 M Starc to J'dene, Good length delivery on off and Jayawardene drives well but straight to the mid off fielder. The fielder doesn't field it well and gives away 3 runs before he gets back to the ball. 273/5

93.2 M Starc to J'dene, A bit shorter in length, outside off and Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper. 270/5

93.1 M Starc to Dilshan, Good length outside off and Dilshan nudges it down on the cover region and collects a single. 270/5

92.6 S Watson to J'dene, Pitched on good length and bangs it just outside off, Jayawardene defends it getting right behind the ball. 269/5

92.5 S Watson to J'dene, One more good length ball, just outside off and Jayawardene lets it go through to the keeper. 269/5

92.4 S Watson to J'dene, A good delivery pitched just outside off and angling into the batsman, Jayawardene just defends it on the front foot. 269/5

92.3 S Watson to J'dene, A good length delivery outside off, Jayawardene defends it away on the off side. 269/5

92.2 S Watson to J'dene, Full length this time, Jayawardene gets on the front foot and defends it. 269/5

92.1 S Watson to J'dene, A good length delivery, jags back in off the seam, Jayawardene gets hit high on the thigh pad. 269/5

91.6 M Starc to Dilshan, A good length delivery, punched away this time on the off side. 269/5

91.5 M Starc to Dilshan, Beaten there! Short of a length at 142 kph, angling in and then straightens, Dilshan gets beaten by the pace and bounce. 269/5

Around the wicket now...

91.4 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Take that Starc! He delivers a half-volley again outside off, Dilshan on the front foot, sends it thumping to the cover fence. 269/5

91.3 M Starc to Dilshan, On a good length, Dilshan stays back and defends it. 265/5

91.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, FOUR! In the gap this time! Full yet again outside off, this time Dilshan drives it hard on the up and finds the cover fence. 265/5

91.1 M Starc to Dilshan, Bowls full outside off, Dilshan drives it through covers and it dies near the ropes for them to take two. 261/5

Mitchell Starc replaces Peter Siddle in the attack. Had looked completely lacklustre initially but then he came back well later in the day.

90.6 S Watson to J'dene, Good length delivery, flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 259/5

90.5 S Watson to P J'dene, FOUR! Slashed hard! A good length delivery, outside off at 124.9 kph, Jayawardene slashes hard and it goes off the thick edge over the slip cordon. 257/5

90.4 S Watson to J'dene, Good length, Jayawardene stays back and defends it well. 253/5

90.3 S Watson to J'dene, FOUR! Prasanna Jayawardene is off the mark at the Bellerive Oval! Gets a half-volley on the pads and he clips it away past mid-wicket for his first runs. That must be some relief to get off a pair, after almost 5 years. 253/5

90.2 S Watson to J'dene, Good length delivery, 122.7 kph, Prasanna punches it away towards cover. 249/5

90.1 S Watson to J'dene, Starts with an off-cutter, around off at 113.9 kph, Jayawardene defends it well off the front foot. 249/5

Back for the final session of the day. Can Sri Lanka bat it out? Or will Australia rattle all the wickets away and get a chance to bat today? Let's see rather than ponder.

Sri Lanka are just two shy of avoiding the follow on mark and they should do it easily. Their next target when they come back will be to get as close to the Australian total with the last two recognized batsmen at the crease. Do join us back in some time.

Australia have come back strong after lunch. They bowled tight and created the pressure, especially on Mathews. The frustration got to the batsmen who provided a lot of half chances which couldn't be grabbed by the hosts. Finally, the mammoth partnership was broken by Siddle.

89.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery just outside off, left alone by Dilshan to go into tea safely on day 3. 249/5

89.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Short of a good length ball just outside off, defended off the back foot by standing high on his toes and back to the bowler. 249/5

89.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Beautifully bowled! A length ball on off, Dilshan prods forward and pushes at it, edging the leg cutter to gully on the bounce. 249/5

89.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Short and wide outside off, Dilshan gets on top of the bounce and cuts it to the right of point where Warner fields brilliantly. 249/5

89.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up towards leg stump, driven down to mid on. 249/5

89.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A back of a length ball just outside off, patted back to Siddle. 249/5

The ball received some repair after the last over.

88.6 S Watson to J'dene, An off cutter that bounces and comes in sharply. Prasanna is caught off guard and the ball hits him on the box. This ground is certainly unlucky for him, till now at least. 249/5

88.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery, into leg stump, whipped away behind square for a single. 249/5

88.4 S Watson to Dilshan, Fullish on off, Dilshan keeps his pad away as the ball tails in and drives nicely to mid off. 248/5

88.3 S Watson to Dilshan, A tight delivery on middle, defended solidly to mid on. 248/5

88.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, straightens after pitching and squares Dilshan up as he pushes it towards point. 248/5

88.1 S Watson to Dilshan, A fullish delivery on off, defended to the covers. 248/5

87.6 P Siddle to J'dene, A back of a length delivery outside off, left alone. 248/5

87.5 P Siddle to J'dene, Gets behind the line of this fullish delivery on off and pushes it away to the covers. 248/5

87.4 P Siddle to J'dene, A good full delivery on off, Prasanna comes forward and pushes it to the covers. He is still on naught. 248/5

87.3 P Siddle to P J'dene, Fullish on off, driven nicely with a straight bat to mid on. 248/5

87.2 P Siddle to J'dene, Oh my! A dangerous leave! A length ball, comes in and Jayawardene decides to leave it. The ball goes just over the off stump. That was so close! 248/5

87.1 P Siddle to J'dene, A good full delivery angled in towards the stumps, Jayawardene drives it down to mid on. 248/5

86.6 S Watson to Dilshan, A back of a length delivery on off, defended back on to the pitch. 248/5

86.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched well up to the bat, a half-volly. Dilshan places it straight to extra cover. 248/5

86.4 S Watson to Dilshan, A good tight fullish delivery on off, Dilshan realises that he has to be careful now and defends it to the covers. 248/5

86.3 S Watson to Dilshan, This one nips in sharply off the strip! Dilshan is stunned as he gets hit high over his pads and the ball goes to the slips. 248/5

86.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball just outside off, defended solidly to the off side. 248/5

86.1 S Watson to Dilshan, A fullish delivery, just outside off, driven down to mid off. 248/5

85.6 P Siddle to J'dene, He is tentative and his previous Test on this ground will be in the back of his head as he fishes at this length ball outside off tentatively. 248/5

Prasanna Jayawardene comes out to bat with some poor memories to haunt him on this ground. He was dismissed thrice in the last Test he played here, yes thrice. Two dismissals and a run out while he was running for Fervez Maharoof.

85.5 P Siddle to Mathews, OUT! Siddle has done it! A back of a length ball, nips back in nicely toward the stumps and Mathews is caught on the crease as he tries to fend it away. He is hit high on his pads which is why he decides to go for the review. The replay clearly shows the ball hitting the top of middle and Siddle finally gets a breakthrough for the Aussies for what seems like after light years. Sri Lanka have lost both their reviews now. 248/5

Mathews wants to review this appeal for lbw.

85.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up just outside off, Dilshan plays that drive again towards the covers and picks up a single. 248/4

85.3 P Siddle to Mathews, Back of a length just outside off, doesn't get up much this time and Mathews does well to play it towards point to steal a single. 247/4

85.2 P Siddle to Mathews, A peach of a delivery, unplayable! Lands on off on a length and shoot away with some bounce beating Mathews' defensive prod. 246/4

85.1 P Siddle to Mathews, Angles it into the pads, flicked away towards mid-wicket. 246/4

84.6 S Watson to Dilshan, Straight out of the middle! Drives this full delivery to mid off. 246/4

84.5 S Watson to T Dilshan, FOUR! Lucky! Pitched up outside off, Dilshan tries to launch it into the off side and edges it through the slips and gully to the third man boundary. 246/4

Dilshan is standing well outside the crease to negate the swing.

84.4 S Watson to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan punches it away to point. 242/4

84.3 S Watson to Dilshan, Up to the bat just outside off, pushed to the covers nicely off the front foot. 242/4

84.2 S Watson to Dilshan, Length outside off, left alone outside off. 242/4

84.1 S Watson to Dilshan, A fullish delivery just outside off, pushed to the covers. 242/4

Watson will get to use the new ball as well which is just four overs old. Clarke doesn't want to deprieve him with the newish ball.

83.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up just outside off, driven into the gap at the covers for a good single. We have seen very little of these good quick singles this session. 242/4

83.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball, angled in towards middle. Dilshan gets nicely behind it and defends. 241/4

83.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish and just outside off, defended back on to the pitch. 241/4

83.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, driven slighly uppishly to mid off again. 241/4

83.2 P Siddle to T Dilshan, Fullish delivery just outside off, driven down to mid off. 241/4

83.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A back of a length ball, doesn't get up much at all, left alone. 241/4

82.6 M Starc to Mathews, FOUR! Lovely drive! Piched up outside off with a lot of room for Mathews to free his arms and play a crisp drive through the covers. 241/4

Even snicko shows the nick.

82.5 M Starc to Mathews, Pitched up just outside off, driven to Beau Webster at mid off. 237/4

82.4 M Starc to Mathews, A tight delivery on off, defended back on to the pitch. 237/4

82.3 M Starc to Mathews, Fullish on line with the stumps, turned away to mid-wicket. 237/4

Beau Webster has come on for Watson. He stands at mid off, right in Dilshan's firing line.

82.2 M Starc to Mathews, A back of a length delivery on middle, worked away towards mid-wicket.. 237/4

82.1 M Starc to Mathews, Pitched up to the bat around off, driven back to Starc with a closed face and Starc threatens to throw it back. 237/4

81.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good leave! Pitched up just outside off, left alone confidently. 237/4

81.5 P Siddle to T Dilshan, Fullish delivery on off and middle, driven to mid on. 237/4

81.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Gets this to tail in and Dilshan attempts to flick. The ball takes the inside edge and hits the pads, lobbing up on to the pitch. 237/4

81.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat this time, driven to mid off. 237/4

Well well! Hot spot shows that there was a very fine edge there. Siddle did not appeal at all.

81.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length, pitches on off and goes past the outsdie edge, perilously close infact as the ball moves away slightly. 237/4

81.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full delivery just outside off, driven powerfully but straight to mid off. 237/4

Siddle will share the new ball with Starc.

80.6 M Starc to Mathews, Pitched up outside off and jags it away, Mathews is beaten. 237/4

80.5 M Starc to Mathews, Back of a length delivery on the hips, tucked away to the on side, no run. 237/4

80.4 M Starc to Mathews, Back of a length outside off, punched away to the covers off the back foot. 237/4

80.3 M Starc to Mathews, Good reply by the bowler! Fullish around off and angles further away to beat Mathews' forward defensive push. 237/4

80.2 M Starc to Mathews, FOUR! Lovely shot! Pitched up on the pads and Mathews says 'thank you very much' as he flicks it away to the mid-wicket boundary. The 150-run stand has been brought up in some style with that shot. 237/4

80.1 M Starc to Mathews, Bowls it full and wide outside off, Mathews chases it and tries to steer it to the off side but jars the bat on the ground and misses. 233/4

New ball is due and it is taken straight away as Clarke hands it to Starc.

79.6 S Watson to T Dilshan, Fullish on middle and leg, defended to mid on. Just 18 more required to avoid the follow on now. 233/4

79.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched up outside off, pushed away to point. 233/4

79.4 S Watson to Dilshan, A good full delivery angled in, Dilshan comes well forward and blocks the ball back to Watson. 233/4

79.3 S Watson to Mathews, A shortish delivery just outside off, Mathews fends it down towards point and picks up a single. 233/4

79.2 S Watson to Dilshan, Drifts this slower one down the leg side, takes the pads on the way to short fine leg for a leg bye. 232/4

79.1 S Watson to Dilshan, Dilshan drives this good length ball straight to short extra cover. 231/4

78.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Wals across and tries to work it around the corner, only to get hit on the pads. 231/4

78.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Floated up outside off, Mathews chips down and drills it back to Lyon to present him with a crowd catch. 231/4

78.4 N Lyon to Dilshan, Tossed up on off, tucked away to square leg for a single. 231/4

78.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up high and wide outside off, Mathews outside edges the drive to third man for three runs. 230/4

78.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, Mathews is hit on the pads and Lyon and co. appeal hard. He was well outside off. 227/4

78.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Slider outside off, Mathews pushes hard and edges it down to third man for a couple. 227/4

77.6 S Watson to T Dilshan, Pitched up and Dilshan plays another one of those beautiful drives straight to mid off. Clarke has got that man just about in the right position to close that gap through the off side. 225/4

77.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Good length ball just outside off, dabbed away to the cover point fielder. 225/4

77.4 S Watson to Dilshan, A slower one at 112.3 kph on off, pushed to the covers. 225/4

77.3 S Watson to Dilshan, And again! Pitched up outside off, mistimed to mid off. 225/4

77.2 S Watson to Dilshan, Back of a length around off, Dilshan tries to force the issue through the off side but inside edges it on to the pitch and back to Watto. 225/4

77.1 S Watson to Dilshan, On the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple to end the streak of maidens from this end. 225/4

76.6 N Lyon to Mathews, FOUR! Mathews will breathe a sigh of relief! Short and outside off, Mathews punches it nicely into the big gap through the covers to pick up a boundary. He has been bogged down for quite a bit. 223/4

76.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up on off, pushed back to Lyon. 219/4

76.4 N Lyon to Dilshan, Slow and flat on off, tucked away to square leg for a single. 219/4

76.3 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up and driven down to mid off. 218/4

76.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 218/4

76.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Tossed up outside off, spins in towards the pads and Lyon appeals in isolation. 218/4

75.6 S Watson to Mathews, Shapes this fullish delivery in towards off stump, driven to the covers. That makes it five maidens from this end. 218/4

75.5 S Watson to Mathews, Bowls a good yorker on off, dug out back to Watson. 218/4

Wade comes up to the stumps.

75.4 S Watson to Mathews, Pitched further up towards off, driven crisply to mid off. 218/4

75.3 S Watson to Mathews, A fullish delivery just outside off, defended back on to the wicket. 218/4

75.2 S Watson to Mathews, A fuller length ball, angles in towards middle, Mathews pats it away to the covers. 218/4

75.1 S Watson to Mathews, A good length ball on off, defended to mid on. 218/4

Watson will bowl the first over after the drinks break to begin a new spell, into the breeze.

The Lankans have looked edgy after lunch. The fluency in Dilshan's strokes have disappeared and Mathews is struggling. The players will take drinks now.

74.6 N Lyon to Dilshan, The batsman offers no stroke and gets hit on the pad. 218/4

74.5 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up on off, flicked to mid-wicket. 218/4

74.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Drives this square towards point to pick up a single. 218/4

74.3 N Lyon to Mathews, A slider outside off, Mathews's defenses has been beaten. 217/4

74.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Pushes it back to the bowler with the full face of the bat. 217/4

74.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up outside off, defended back on to the pitch. 217/4

73.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full and just outside off, left alone. Four maidens in a row for Siddle. 217/4

73.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full and driven straight to mid off. Seems like Dilshan will never get bored and tired of doing this, finding the fielders on most of his drives. That is Test cricket for him! 217/4

73.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish just outside off, driven with an open face to Warner at point, no risky run taken this time. 217/4

73.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full outside off, Siddle put in a little bit more in it as Dilshan misses his flowing drive and the ball zips through to Wade. 217/4

73.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Length around off, Dilshan forces it from the crease to the covers. 217/4

73.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length outside off, left alone by Dilshan and collected by Wade on a bounce. 217/4

72.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Lyon is keeping the clamps on Mathews, bowls it quicker and full on off, Mathews turns it towards mid-wicket. 217/4

72.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Good flighted ball on off, defended back to Lyon. 217/4

72.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Skips down and plays an ugly looking heave to mid-wicket. 217/4

72.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up on off, spins in and hits high on the pads as Mathews comes forward to defend. 217/4

72.2 N Lyon to A Mathews, Pitched up on off, Mathews comes down the track and pushes the ball to mid on. 217/4

72.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up on off, pushed back to Lyon. 217/4

71.6 P Siddle to T Dilshan, Times his drive on this full delivery outside off and finds short extra cover. 217/4

71.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Goes for the bouncer and bowls it around the off stump line. Dilshan gets under it easily. 217/4

71.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball, lands on off and comes in, Dilshan defends this neatly. He looks good when he plays these defensive strokes and ugly when he tries to launch it through the covers and mistimes. 217/4

71.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up outside off, Dilshan mistimes his drive to the cover fielder. 217/4

71.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, A lovely ball around the corridor of uncertainty, Dilshan thinks of playing at it and lets it through at the last moment. 217/4

71.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A length ball outside off, Dilshan goes for the drive once again and inside edges it to mid off yet again. 217/4

70.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up nice and slowly on off, driven down to mid on. 217/4

70.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, pushed back to Lyon. 217/4

70.4 N Lyon to Mathews, A tad short outside off, Mathews opens the face and guides the ball past backward point for a couple. 217/4

70.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted outside off, pushed back to Lyon. 215/4

70.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Gets behind it and blocks it to the off side. 215/4

70.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Pitched up outside off, driven back at Lyon. Wade states - "We know he is coming down boys". 215/4

69.6 P Siddle to T Dilshan, A good length ball just outside off, forced down to mid off. 215/4

69.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good delivery beats Dilshan! Pitched up outside off and goes away as Dilshan tries to drive. Some reverse for Siddle too now. Seems like a wicket is somewhere around the corner. 215/4

69.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length just outside off, shouldered arms to. 215/4

69.3 P Siddle to T Dilshan, A fullish delivery on off, driven with almost a closed face down to mid off. 215/4

69.2 P Siddle to A Mathews, Warner misses for the third time! Fullish just outside off, Dilshan pushes it to point and Mathews is way down the pitch for the single. Dilshan sends him back and Mathews dives as the throw comes in and Warner misses. 215/4

69.1 P Siddle to T Dilshan, Pitched up just outside off, Dilshan play a good drive towards mid off. 215/4

68.6 N Lyon to Mathews, A straighter one on the off stump, Mathews stays back and blocks. 215/4

68.5 N Lyon to Dilshan, Lobbed up on off, spins in and take the inside edge towards square leg for one. 215/4

68.4 N Lyon to Dilshan, Dilshan goes for his favourite drive outside off and gets beaten. 214/4

68.3 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up outside off, left alone. 214/4

68.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 214/4

68.1 N Lyon to T Dilshan, Shortish outside off, pulled towards mid-wicket, can't get a run. 214/4

67.6 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball around off, Mathews gets behind that one nicely and pats it down to the on side. 214/4

67.5 P Siddle to A Mathews, Pitched up towards middle and leg, almost a good shot and almost a wicket. Mathews goes for the drive but checks his shot and punches it uppishly towards mid on. 214/4

67.4 P Siddle to Mathews, A very good leg cutter that! A good length ball around off, moves away and goes past Mathews' edge once again. 214/4

67.3 P Siddle to A Mathews, Fullish on the stumps, driven down to mid on. 214/4

67.2 P Siddle to Mathews, Play and miss! Fullish, lands on off and jags away, Mathews is beaten as he has a prod at it. 214/4

67.1 P Siddle to Mathews, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket, no run. 214/4

Siddle replaces Starc, to bowl probably after a good vegetarian lunch.

66.6 N Lyon to Dilshan, FOUR! Hammered! Dished up well outside off, Dilshan's eyes light up and he drives it nicely past point to the boundary. A bad ball to end the over with Dilshan's 18th boundary. 214/4

66.5 N Lyon to A Mathews, Jumps out to this flighted one on off and middle to push it to mid on for a single. 210/4

66.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up slowly outside off, Mathews hangs back and goes for the cut but misses. 209/4

66.3 N Lyon to Dilshan, Slow and flatter, turned away towards square leg for a single. 209/4

66.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Well flighted outside off, padded away by Dilshan. 208/4

66.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Tossed up nicely on off, drifts in and turns through the gate between bat and pad. The Aussies get excited for a moment but the ball took the pad on its way to Wade. 208/4

Hilfenhaus has returned to the ground after he went to the hospital to get his side strain investigated.

65.6 M Starc to Mathews, A good length ball just outside off, Mathews defends it to the covers and there is no craziness in the running on this delivery. 208/4

65.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish delivery around off, driven away to mid off for another quick single. There was another chance for a run out but Lyon misfielded. 208/4

65.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Chance for a run out! Warner misses the stumps again! Starc comes around the wicket to Mathews as well who pushes this towards point and Warner is agile as he attacks the ball. Dilshan had to put in the dive and the throw came in towards the stumps and swung away. 207/4

65.3 M Starc to Dilshan, Fullish just outside off, Dilshan drives it with an open face towards deep point for a single. 206/4

65.2 M Starc to Mathews, Straightish on the stumps, nudged away towards mid-wicket for a single. 205/4

65.1 M Starc to A Mathews, Pitched up towards off stump, Mathews punches it to mid off where a dive saves a few runs. 204/4

Mathews has had a good calm head and paired up nicely with Dilshan as he got to his 11th Test fifty and his third against the Aussies. He has got just one hundred and that too against this very opponent.

64.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Shortish on off, punched down to long on for a single and to get to his fifty. 204/4

64.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Drifts it in with the flight towards off, pushed away to the covers. 203/4

64.4 N Lyon to Mathews, FOUR! Risky but safe! Dances down the track and slams the ball with a swing past mid on and mid-wicket to pick up a boundary. Those are his first runs after the lunch break. The 200 of the innings comes up. 203/4

64.3 N Lyon to Dilshan, Shortish outside off, cut away towards deepish point for a single. 199/4

64.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up outside off, Dilshan tries to drive and misses and so does Wade as the ball curves in and opens up the gap between bat and pad. Two byes added to the total. 198/4

64.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Full and well outside off, Dilshan pops his leg forward and leaves it. 196/4

63.6 M Starc to Mathews, Pitched up on off, driven down to mid off. 196/4

63.5 M Starc to Mathews, A beauty! Starc bowls it at 140 kph and lands it on off and gets it to tail away beating Mathews who tries to stay back and push it away. 196/4

63.4 M Starc to Mathews, Goes full on off, driven down to mid on. 196/4

63.3 M Starc to Mathews, Goes back over the wicket and bangs it short on off and middle, defended nicely back on to the pitch. Mathews doesn't pull this time, he has played that shot well today. 196/4

63.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Good length ball angled in, flicked away to wide mid on for one. 196/4

63.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish delivery just outside off, driven down to mid off. 195/4

Starc comes around the wicket now.

62.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up slowly on off, Mathews dances down but defends it in the end. 195/4

62.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Comes nicely forward and pushes it into the covers. 195/4

62.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up on off, driven to the other side now, to mid off. 195/4

62.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, driven to mid on. 195/4

62.2 Lyon to Mathews, Floated up outside off, Mathews is hit on the pads as the ball comes in. Even as he is well outside the line of off, the Aussies appeal. 195/4

62.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flights it outside off, Dilshan gets across with his front pad and turns it past mid-wicket for a aingle. 195/4

61.6 M Starc to Mathews, A lovely delivery! Pitches on middle on a length and hurls away as Mathews tries to defend and gets beaten. 194/4

61.5 M Starc to Dilshan, A half volley outsdie off, Dilshan quiet period ends after two deliveries as he plays a flamboyant square drive to deepish point and calls Mathews through for a single. Warner has a go at the stumps but misses. 194/4

61.4 M Starc to Dilshan, Starc keeps him quiet for one more ball by dropping it short on the leg stump. Dilshan ducks under it. 193/4

61.3 M Starc to Dilshan, It does, at least for this delivery! A good length ball around off, Dilshan pats it back with a straight bat back to Starc. 193/4

61.2 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Shackle-breaker! Full outside off, angled away and Dilshan finally gets a drive through the gap on the rise to the cover boundary. Will it calm him down? Doubt that! 193/4

61.1 M Starc to Dilshan, A good length ball on middle and leg, turned away towards mid-wicket. Dilshan is itchy to get off strike but decides against it. 189/4

60.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Comes forward and pushes it back to Lyon. Wade is really pumped up making use of his tongue as much as he can. 189/4

60.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Floated up outside off, Mathews uses the bat this time and pushes the ball to the covers. 189/4

60.4 Lyon to Mathews, Flighted slowly outside off, spins in and hits Mathews pads and the Aussies appeal. Wade politely asks Lyon if it turned enough or no. 189/4

60.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Quick and full outside off, driven back to Lyon. 189/4

60.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up outside off, Mathews defends straight back to the bowler. 189/4

60.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up on off, blocked back to Lyon. 189/4

59.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish and outside off, driven off the middle this time but short extra cover dives to his right to stop the ball. That will certainly frustrate Dilshan. 189/4

59.5 M Starc to Dilshan, Not better anymore! Pitched up nicely, Dilshan goes for a crazy drive with the full flourish of his bat and gets beaten. He is losing out on his concentration. Well, at least he is providing with some entertainment. 189/4

59.4 M Starc to Dilshan, Better from Dilshan now! A back of a length delivery outside off, left alone watchfully. 189/4

59.3 M Starc to Dilshan, A jaffer that! A good length ball, lands just outside off at a shorter length and shoots off, getting Dilshan to jab at it and miss the ball. DIlshan is looking edgy as opposed to how he looked on the other side of the lunch break. 189/4

59.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, A similar delivery around off, Dilshan drives it, almost with a closed face for the nth time to mid off. 189/4

59.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat on off, Dilshan drives it nicely down to mid off. 189/4

58.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Drops short outside off, Mathews can't capitalise as he cuts but finds point. 189/4

58.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Quicker on off, spins in and bounces, taking Mathews' inside edgs, into the pads and away to the off side. 189/4

58.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Nice flighted delivery on off, Mathews defends it back to Lyon. 189/4

58.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, Mathews defends this to the covers. 189/4

58.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Fullish delivery just outside off, driven hard back to Lyon. 189/4

58.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up outside off, Mathews walks down a couple of steps and swings hard. He inside edges it on to his pads. Wade is pepping Lyon up nicely. 189/4

57.6 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched well up outside off, Dilshan lets this one go. He probably should get an eye in before going for his fancy strokes. 189/4

57.5 M Starc to Dilshan, Just short of first slip! Well they say go hard at it, Dilshan did but the ball just died down in front of Watson as Dilshan tried to drive this fullish delivery just outside off and nicked it. 189/4

57.4 M Starc to Dilshan, A full toss outside off stump, Dilshan leaves it alone as the ball pitches after the stumps and goes through to Wade. Dilshan was nearly tempted into playing the drive. 189/4

57.3 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched up in line with the stumps, driven down to mid on nicely. 189/4

57.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched further up outside off, Dilshan goes for the drive and gets a thickish edge down towards third man for a couple of runs. 189/4

57.1 M Starc to Dilshan, Beats him straight away! Back of a length ball just outside off, bounces nicely and Dilshan decides to have a dab at it late and gets beaten. Some extra nip for Starc there. 187/4

Starc will start off from the other end from over the wicke to Dilshan now. He bowled mostly around the wicket to him in the first session.

56.6 N Lyon to A Mathews, Quick and full on off, driven back to Lyon's right. He gets across and dives to stop the ball. 187/4

56.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, turns in and hits Mathews' pads as he goes to leave it. The Aussies appeal but the umpire is uninterested. 187/4

56.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted delivery on off, defended back to Lyon. 187/4

56.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Lots off oohs and aahs there! Lobbed up outside off, left alone by Mathews and the Aussies finish the excitement with laughters. 187/4

56.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, Mathews comes forward and blocks the ball. 187/4

56.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up nicely on off, drifts in and Mathews drives it to mid on. 187/4

The players are out in the middle and Mathews will face Lyon first up after lunch.

With the interruption, the players have taken an early lunch after an outstanding disply of batting by Dilshan and Mathews in the first session. We won't lose any number of overs today and will be back by 1.00 pm local time.

The rain has got heavier now and the umpires decide to call the groundsmen on to the ground to take over. So, the covers will be over the wicket in no time now as the players leave the field. Sri Lanka now trail by 263 runs and need another 64 to avoid the follow on. We will keep you updated.

55.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, He has gathered himself well after reaching his landmark as he leaves this one outside the off stump. 187/4

55.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish on the stumps, punched down to mid on. 187/4

55.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pushes it outside off, left alone outside off. 187/4

Dilshan has got to his 15th Test ton and his 2nd against the Aussies. The rest of the top order struggled while he played his natural game and scored a flurry of boundaries. It is his first Down Under and his third this year. The boundary also brought up the 100-run stand between this pair.

55.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR! He finally gets there! Short and outside off, Dilshan opens the face and steers the ball through gully to get a boundary to get to his century. He leaps up and takes off his helmet to raise his bat after punching the air many times with his gloves to go with the yelling with excitement. He has played a fine knock. 187/4

A drizzle is settling into the ground now.

55.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length on off at 140.8 kph, Dilshan stays in the crease and pats it away to the covers. 183/4

55.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Good full delivery, angled in to leg stump, he turns it away to mid-wicket. The Aussie bowlers are getting the ball to reverse now. 183/4

It has goten suddenly overcast out in the middle. However, the clouds are not grey ones.

54.6 S Watson to Mathews, Tight line and length on the stumps, defended back on to the pitch. 183/4

54.5 S Watson to Mathews, Fullish delivery around off, pushed away to mid off. 183/4

54.4 S Watson to Mathews, A good length ball on off, stays low and Mathews does well to defend it to the on side. 183/4

54.3 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball on the leg stump, turned away to square leg for a single. Dilshan was looking to come back but Mathews sent him rightly back as that would have been suicidal. 183/4

54.2 S Watson to T Dilshan, Some width outside off and full, Dilshan goes at it hard and drives but finds short extra cover. He needn't go hard at it which is causing him to close the face of the bat as he plays the drives. 182/4

54.1 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched up on off and middle, Dilshan drives it away from his body, yet off the middle to mid off. 182/4

53.6 P Siddle to A Mathews, A good tight delivery on the middle stump, Mathews defends it from within the crease to end the maiden. Some good tight bowling by the Aussies in the last few overs as both these batsmen approach their personal landmarks. 182/4

53.5 P Siddle to Mathews, This is excellent bowling! Goes the other way off a length on off, Mathews is squared up as he pushes this to the point region. 182/4

53.4 P Siddle to A Mathews, Siddle is looking for Mathews' pads. Angles it in towards the stumps and the pads, Mathews plays an uppish on drive which goes about 10 metres in front of Cowan and to mid on. 182/4

53.3 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball in line with the stumps, Mahela comes forward and pushes it to mid on. 182/4

53.2 P Siddle to Mathews, Pitched up and angled in to the pads, Mathews plays a good looking on drive and Cowan at mid-wicket puts in a solid dive to keep the batsman from taking any run. 182/4

53.1 P Siddle to Mathews, Full and straight, Mathews defends it to mid on. 182/4

MS Dhoni was on 99 last evening as he played a similar drive to Cook at mid off and tried to get to his hundred but was run out off a direct hit.

52.6 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball in line with the stumps, defended, surprisingly to mid on. 182/4

52.5 S Watson to Mathews, A good tight ball on the stumps, turned away towards the on side for a single. 182/4

52.4 S Watson to Dilshan, Nearly an MS Dhoni, if you watched the way he got out last evening against England on 99 you surely know what that means! Pitched up outside off, driven to mid off and he sets off for a single to complete it with a dive, which Ian Chappell calls a 'controlled crash'. The shy at the non-striker's end misses the stumps and Dilshan gets a single. 181/4

52.3 S Watson to Dilshan, Angles it into the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 180/4

52.2 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat around off and Dilshan mistimes the drive to mid off. He wants to get there in a hurry. 180/4

52.1 S Watson to Dilshan, A back of a length ball just outside off, Dilshan goes to drive on the rise and holds back as the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and dies down to point. 180/4

The keeper is up for Dilshan as Watson runs in to bowl.

51.6 P Siddle to Mathews, Pitched up to the bat on off, Mathews drives it back to Siddle who gets a hand to it and deflects the ball past the non-striker's stumps. The ball misses them and Dilshan would have been in anyway. 180/4

51.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Short of a good length ball just outside off, Dilshan guides it to deep cover for one. 180/4

51.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full delivery on off, punched back to Siddle. 179/4

The Aussies think that there is some issue with the ball and show it to the umpire who has a look and tosses it back to Siddle.

51.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up just outside off, Dilshan is itchy to get to his century and drives hard but straight to short extra. 179/4

51.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, A straightish delvery on the stumps, Dilshan flicks and can't beat Cowan at mid-wicket. 179/4

51.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball just outside off, Dilshan forces this to the right of extra cover who dives and stops the ball. 179/4

Siddle back into the attack. Clarke is ringing in these changes thick and fast now.

50.6 S Watson to Mathews, A back of a length ball just outside off, pushed back to Watson. 179/4

50.5 S Watson to Mathews, A good length ball, nips in, Mathews keeps hs pad out and punches the ball down to mid on. 179/4

50.4 S Watson to Mathews, Pitched up just outside off, Mathews intends to drive it through the covers, instead plays it back to Watson who threatens to hurl the ball back at Mathews. 179/4

50.3 S Watson to Mathews, Back of a length on conventional speed and Mathews stays back to push it to mid off. 179/4

50.2 S Watson to Mathews, A slower one, Watson runs his fingers over it and bowls it just outside off, defended nicely on to the pitch. 179/4

Dilshan has got his name on all of his bats. Probably doesn't want anyone to use them.

50.1 S Watson to Mathews, A good tight delivery on off, Mathews gets behind it and defends it back on to the pitch. 179/4

Watson back on to bowl.

49.6 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Slashed hard and gets it over! Back of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan swings hard as he tries to go over the covers and sends the ball over the slips and gully to move on to 96. 179/4

49.5 M Starc to A Mathews, Short one on the stumps, Mathews pulls it away to deep square leg for a single. 175/4

49.4 M Starc to Mathews, A back of a length delivery just outside off, defended back to Starc. 174/4

49.3 M Starc to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery just outside off, punched away to the covers for a quick single. 174/4

49.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Angled into the stumps, Dilshan flicks it away to deep square leg for a couple. 173/4

49.1 M Starc to Dilshan, A back of a length delivery on off, Dilshan stays back and pats it back to Starc. 171/4

48.6 M Clarke to Mathews, FOUR! Better this time! Flighted up on off, Mathews jumps out and sens this sailing over the mid on fielder on the bounce and into the boundary. 171/4

48.5 M Clarke to A Mathews, FOUR! Wade was right! Mathews dances down the track and smashes it uppishly past a diving mid on fielder to pick up a boundary. There were sounds of 'cathc it' there but it was well away from mid on. 167/4

48.4 M Clarke to Mathews, Flighted up on off, defended to the covers. 163/4

48.3 M Clarke to Mathews, Tossed up on off, defended to the leg side. 163/4

48.2 M Clarke to Mathews, Flattish delivery on off, Mathews pushes it back to the bowler. Wade comments from behind - "wants to come down at you mate". 163/4

48.1 M Clarke to Mathews, Flighted up on the stumps, skids on and Mathews inside edges it to the on side. 163/4

47.6 M Starc to Dilshan, Short delivery speared into Dilshan's body, pulled away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 163/4

Dilshan is on 87, the Aussie unlucky number.

47.5 M Starc to Dilshan, A shortish delivery just outside off, Dilshan drops his wrists and leaves it alone. 161/4

47.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Pitched up closer to the off stick, Dilshan drives it off the middle to mid off. 161/4

47.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, FOUR! Sliced away! Pitched up well outside off, enough for Dilshan to flay his bat. He opens the face nicely to beat the cover point fielder who chases it but can't get to the ball. 161/4

47.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Back of a length ball on off, Dilshan stays back and pushes it back to Starc. 157/4

47.1 M Starc to Dilshan, Bowls a good length ball first up in this spell on off, Dilshan defends it to mid off. 157/4

Starc back into the attack.

The Sri Lankan pair have coutner attacked well and have scored some quick runs this morning to keep the Aussie bowlers at bay. The players go into a drinks break after 75 minutes of play.

46.6 M Clarke to Mathews, Tossed up on off, defended back to Clarke. 157/4

46.5 M Clarke to Mathews, Flighted up outside off, pushed away to the covers. 157/4

46.4 M Clarke to Mathews, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 157/4

46.3 M Clarke to Mathews, Flighted up on off, defended back on to the pitch. 157/4

46.2 M Clarke to Mathews, Darted down the leg side, Mathews chases it and Wade has to collect it way down the leg side. He whips off the bails on his second attempt but Mathews' leg was in. 157/4

46.1 M Clarke to Dilshan, Angles his first delivery on the pads, Dilshan works it away to deep square leg for one. 157/4

Skipper, Michael Clarke will run his fingers over the ball now from the River End.

45.6 S Watson to Mathews, Nearly a yorker on off, dug out towards mid on. 156/4

45.5 S Watson to Dilshan, A length ball on leg stump, Dilshan works it away towards square leg and picks up an easy single. 156/4

45.4 S Watson to Mathews, Fullish delivery outside off, pushed away to point off the front foot for one. 155/4

45.3 S Watson to Dilshan, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Dilshan opens the face of the bat and dabs it down towards point to pick up a single. 154/4

45.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, Dilshan defends it from within his crease. 153/4

45.1 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched up just outside off, driven down to mid off. 153/4

44.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up outside off, driven down to mid off. 153/4

44.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Shortish outside off, the ball skids and Mathews misses his cut shot. Wade stays nicely low and takes it cleanly as he whips off the bails. 153/4

44.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Full toss on off and middle, Mathews is shocked as it comes to him quickly and just punches it back to Lyon. 153/4

44.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Pitched up outside off, defended to the off side. 153/4

44.2 N Lyon to Mathews, FOUR! Drilled back! Mathews jumps out to this flighted delivery and smears it back between Dilshan's legs to the straight boundary. The Lankans are taking the attack to the Aussies this morning. 153/4

44.1 N Lyon to Mathews, A good flat delivery around off, Mathews stays back and defends. 149/4

43.6 S Watson to Dilshan, FOUR! Magnificent shot! Pitched up on off and Dilshan drives it past the bowler, short mid on, the umpire, the stumps, the non-striker and also mid on to pick up a lovely boundary. 10 runs off that over. 149/4

43.5 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball just outside off, he opens the face this time and times it past the cover fielder for a couple of runs. No power in that at all! 145/4

43.4 S Watson to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off and Dilshan middles his drive perfectly this time but finds short extra cover. 143/4

43.3 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitches it up around off, Dilshan goes for the defensive stroke this time around, pushes it to the covers. 143/4

43.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A back of a length delivery, just outside off, punched away to the covers off the back foot. There was some lack of bounce there as Dilshan crouched after playing the shot. 143/4

43.1 S Watson to Dilshan, FOUR! Nearly a wicket! Pitched up just outside off and Dilshan goes for his favourite drive. However, this time he edged it high and away from gully to the third man fence. He went really hard at that one which is what saved him. 143/4

42.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up around off and Mathews resorts to the forward defensive push again. 9 off that over and Sri Lanka need another 112 runs to avoid the follow on. 139/4

42.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, Mathews comes forward and defends it back to Lyon. 139/4

42.4 N Lyon to Mathews, FOUR! Mathews takes a leaf out of Dilshan's book! Charges down the track to this flighted delivery on off and lifts it over mid off to send the ball to the long off boundary. 139/4

42.3 N Lyon to Mathews, A flighted up delivery just outside off, defended back to Lyon. 135/4

42.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Shortish outside off, Dilshan cuts it away past backward point for a single. 135/4

42.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, FOUR! Smashed back! Flighted up outside off, Dilshan steps out and cracks the ball past Lyon, a bit uppishly to beat mid off and rocket away to the boundary. 134/4

Lyon comes back into the attack.

41.6 S Watson to Mathews, Gets right behind this good length ball on off and pats it back on to the pitch. 130/4

41.5 S Watson to Mathews, A pitched up delivery on off, defended back to the bowler. 130/4

41.4 S Watson to Mathews, Corrects the length! Good length ball just outside off, left alone by Mathews this time. 130/4

41.3 S Watson to Mathews, FOUR! Clobbered! Watson drops it short and at his pace it is easy for Mathews as he rocks back and pulls it away to the mid-wicket boundary. 130/4

41.2 Watson to Mathews, Struck on the pads and the Aussies appeal! Not out! Pitched on middle and seams in and Mathews can't get bat on it and the umpire turns it down as it was going down leg. 126/4

41.1 S Watson to Mathews, Pitched up around off and middle, Mathews plays a slightly uppish on drive towards mid on. 126/4

40.6 M Starc to Dilshan, A good length ball speared in towards off, punched away nicely to the covers from within the crease. 126/4

40.5 M Starc to A Mathews, Good delivery! Fullish just outside off, Mathews is forced into committing a mistake as he goes for the drive and inside edges the ball towards fine leg for a lucky single. 126/4

40.4 M Starc to A Mathews, Starc's plan to Mathews is over the wicket and bowls it full just outside off. Mathews drives it down to mid off. 125/4

40.3 M Starc to Dilshan, Speared into the pads, too easy for Dilshan as he whips it away to deep square leg for a single. 125/4

40.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Good tight line this time around off, Dilshan gives due respect and defends it on to the pitch. 124/4

Goes back around the wicket now to Dilshan.

40.1 M Starc to Mathews, A back of a length ball on the hips, Mathews takes it on his pads and the ball goes towards square leg for a leg bye. 124/4

Starc opts to come over the wicket now.

39.6 S Watson to Mathews, Angles it towards the pads, this time Mathews gets more bat on it as he works it to deep square leg for a single. 123/4

39.5 S Watson to Mathews, Rapped on the pads! Goind down leg though to go with the inside edge.! A back of a length delivery around off and middle. Mathews gets an inside edge on to his pads as the ball gets some extra bounce. 122/4

39.4 S Watson to Mathews, Similar delivery, but a tad wider than the previous one. Mathews comes forward once again and defends it to the covers. 122/4

39.3 S Watson to Mathews, Pitched up just outside off, Mathews comes forward and defends it to the off side. 122/4

39.2 S Watson to Mathews, A fullish delivery, nips in slightly and Mathews plays it to the on side with a closed face. 122/4

39.1 S Watson to Mathews, A fullish delivery on off and middle. Mathews has already walked well across as the ball reaches him and he defends it to the on side quite well in the end. 122/4

38.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Pitched up outside off, Starc gets away with that one as Dilshan goes for his usual drive but inside edges it down to mid on. He looks disappointed. 122/4

38.5 M Starc to Dilshan, Better length ball around off, Dilshan stands tall and defends it to mid off. 122/4

Siddle walks up to Starc to have a word with him.

38.4 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Cleaner drive that! Pitched up with room outside off. Dilshan eases his drive past the cover fielder for the second boundary of the over. 122/4

38.3 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched up on off this time, not offering much width. Dilshan slices his drive to the cover fielder. 118/4

38.2 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Flayed away! Pitched up outside off, Dilshan gets forward and smashes it powerfully through the covers for a boundary. 118/4

38.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Bad ball, shot! Full toss from around the wicket, well outside off, Dilshan goes for the big drive and edges it straight to gully. The fielding was the only thing good on that ball. 114/4

Starc comes into the attack. 7-1-30-0. The only bowler without a wicket.

37.6 S Watson to Mathews, A good fuller length ball just outside off, Mathews hops forward and defends it back to Watson. 114/4

37.5 S Watson to Mathews, Pushes it full and wide outside off, Mathews leaves it all alone for the keeper. 114/4

37.4 S Watson to Mathews, Pitched up on of, defended neatly off the front foot back to Watson. 114/4

37.3 S Watson to Mathews, A good delivery first up by Watson, angles in towards middle and Mathews does well to defend it to the on side. 114/4

Hilfenhaus seems to be in some trouble as he rips down to bowl. He must have stretched a muscle and has a word with Clarke. Decides to go off the field. Shane Watson will complete the over for Hilfy who was sitting on 99 wickets.

37.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good fullish delivery just outside off, Mathews comes forward and pushes the ball to mid off. 114/4

37.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, Pitched up outside off, Mathews comes forward and shoulders arms. 114/4

36.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full delivery around off, Dilshan goes for the drive but mistimes it to short extra cover. 114/4

36.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, He is bowling one yorker a bowler to each batsman. This one is speared into off and Dilshan digs it out to the covers. 114/4

36.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, NO BALL! Oversteps and strays on the pads of Dilshan who turns it away calmly towards mid-wicket. Replays show that Siddle was a bit unlucky there as he had a half of an inch of his front foot behind the crease. 114/4

36.4 P Siddle to Mathews, Pitched up on the pads, Mathews clips it away to deep square leg for one run. 113/4

36.3 Siddle to Mathews, A brilliant yorker speared in at the stumps. Mathews does well to get his bat down in time and keep the ball away to the on side. 112/4

36.2 P Siddle to Mathews, Pitched up in the corridor outside off, Mathews romps forward and pushes the ball into the covers. 112/4

36.1 P Siddle to Mathews, A fuller length delivery around off, defended back on to the pitch nicely with a straight bat. 112/4

35.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, In the air and safe! Calls of catch there! Shortish again around off, Mathews goes for the pull once again and lobs the ball to wide mid on where the fielder dives to his right but can't get to the ball. The batsmen pick up three. 112/4

35.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to A Mathews, FOUR! Bang! Short ball, sits up nicely and Mathews pulls it in front of mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. Second pull he has played this morning. 109/4

35.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Pitched up on the pads, Dilshan flicks it away to fine leg and picks up a single. 105/4

35.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A short of a length ball on off, Dilshan stays on the crease on leg stump and punches it to mid off. 104/4

35.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan plays it nicely off the back foot to the covers. 104/4

35.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A short of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan goes for the cut but the ball stays low and goes under the bat. Wade has to collect it on his knees as the ball arrives on the bounce. 104/4

34.6 P Siddle to Mathews, A pitched up delivery just outside off, Mathews allows it through to the keeper. 104/4

Dilshan hasn't done that well against the Aussies. He has an average of around 33 against them.

34.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Angles it in towards middle and leg, turned away towards wide mid on for a single. 104/4

34.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up on off, Dilshan comes well forward and defends. 103/4

34.3 P Siddle to Mathews, Back of a length on middle and leg, some bounce as well and Mathews nicely rolls it down to the on side and picks up a single. 103/4

34.2 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball on off and middle, Mathews defends it with a straight bat. 102/4

34.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, shapes away slightly and Dilshan is squared up as the ball gets edges down to gully for a single. Bill Lawry on air got excited and yelled - "he's gone", but soon after corrected himself. 102/4

33.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good length ball on middle and off, Mathews defends it right under his eye line. 101/4

33.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A short of a length delivery around off, Mathews stands high on his toes and pushes it to the covers. 101/4

33.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, Back of a length ball on off, Mathews goes back and across and defends it to the on side. 101/4

33.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Mathews lets it through to the keeper. 101/4

33.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good tight ball around off stump, Mathews defends it by coming half forward. 101/4

33.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A length ball on the pads, Mathews tucks it away nicely towards square leg and picks up a couple to bring up the 100 of the innings. 101/4

32.6 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball, straightens outside off and Mathews gets squared up and edges it down past gully for a single to retain strike. 99/4

32.5 P Siddle to Mathews, FOUR! Terrific shot! Short delivery on off, Mathews rocks back and pulls it nicely, all along the ground to the square leg boundary. 98/4

32.4 Siddle to Mathews, A good yorker, surprises Mathews, he digs it out safely in the end. 94/4

32.3 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball around off, Mathews gets behind it and defends. 94/4

32.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish on off, Dilshan drives it into the pitch and the ball shoots up above the bowler's out stretched hand, back down the ground for mid on to come around and stop the ball. The batsmen get a single. 94/4

32.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat outside off, driven crisply to the covers, no run. 93/4

31.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good length ball on the off stick, defended with a straight bat. 93/4

31.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, On the hips, some extra bounce, Mathews can't work it away and the ball rolls away towards fine leg off the thigh pad and the edge for a couple of runs. 93/4

31.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 91/4

31.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good ball in the channel, pushed away to mid off. 91/4

31.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, Short of a good length ball on middle and off, dead batted on to the pitch. 91/4

31.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good length ball around off, defended back on to the pitch. 91/4

Hilfenhaus to replace Lyon.

30.6 P Siddle to Mathews, Pitched up on the pads, Mathews flicks it past mid-wicket and picks up a single. He wanted a couple but Dilshan sent him back. 91/4

30.5 P Siddle to Mathews, Fullish on the stumps, flicked away towards mid-wicket. 90/4

30.4 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length delivery just outside off, Mathews gets behind it and defends. 90/4

30.3 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball on line with the stumps, dropped down to the on side. 90/4

30.2 P Siddle to Mathews, Back of a length delivery just outside off, pushed away to the covers off the back foot. 90/4

30.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish on the stumps, flicked away towards mid-wicket for a single. 90/4

Siddle will continue from the other end.

29.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 89/4

29.5 N Lyon to Dilshan, A tad short outside off, Dilshan cuts it to backward point for a single. 89/4

29.4 N Lyon to Dilshan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 88/4

29.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Lyon bowls a flat delivery outside off, punched away to the covers and a misfield gives him a single to get off the mark. 88/4

29.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 87/4

There are the players on the park and Angelo Mathews will replace Thilan Samaraweera who lost his wicket on the last ball of yesterday's play. At the other end is a well set Tillakaratne Dilshan who will see his partner face Nathan Lyon who has got five balls left in his over.

Sri Lanka's first objective will be to try and avoid the follow on for which they need another 164 runs with six wickets remaining in their kitty. Now, the responsibility lies on their young guns and the lower order to take them to safety. The Aussie bowlers will try to wrap this up early and get the Lankans to start off their second innings. All said and done, we wait for play to get underway in a few minutes.

The Sri Lankan ship did arrive at the Australian shores but couldn't quite drop the anchor. Good morning and welcome to the coverage of day 2 of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka at Hobart We have blue skies today as opposed to the grey ones yesterday. But, the Lankans are going through a storm themselves as the Aussie bowlers have rocked their batsmen on to the back foot by picking up four crucial wickets.

The Aussie bowlers will come out, fresh tomorrow and go all guns blazing to dismiss the tourists as early as they can. They will not want to leave anything for too late in this Test with rain around the corner most of the time. Sri Lanka will start day 3 in a lot of trouble with their score standing at 87 having lost 4 wickets. Do join us for the coverage which will start half an hour early.

The Lankan batsmen have work to do tomorrow as they still trail by 363 and need another 164 to avoid the follow on. After a surprising and a gutsy declaration by Clarke, his bowlers have supported him pretty well to pick up early and important wickets of some big names in the Lankan line up.

Australia have eaten into the Sri Lankan top order with some disciplined bowling. The Sri Lankan openers had looked solid when they commenced the innings but lost their way as soon as this session got underway.

29.1 N Lyon to Samaraweera, OUT! Lyon picks one out of the blue! It was a short delivery outside off, Samaraweera's eye lit up and he went for the cut shot only to find the edge through to Wade. The ball hits the gloves and lobs up for Wade to have another shot at it which he doesn't miss this time. That will be stumps on day 2. Lyon can't believe it, he would have least expected to pick the wicket up especially on this delivery. Seems like the banter by Wade in the previous Lyon over worked. 87/4

28.6 S Watson to Dilshan, A tight line and length ball on off, pushed away with a slightly open face to the off side. 87/3

28.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery around off, Dilshan walks across and punches it to mid on. 87/3

28.4 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball around off, defended solidly to the covers. 87/3

22nd Test fifty for Dilshan and just his 2nd against the Aussies. He has played his natural game and it has paid off for him.

28.3 S Watson to Dilshan, FOUR! Some luck there! Short one on the body, Dilshan goes for the hook and top edges it wide of the fine leg fielder to pick up a boundary and get to his fifty. 87/3

28.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, defended nicely off the front foot back to Watson. 83/3

28.1 S Watson to Dilshan, FOUR! Finally Dilshan finds the gap! Fullish outside off, he times this drive and places it nicely past mid off to the boundary. 83/3

27.6 N Lyon to Samaraweera, Flighted up outside off, pushed away to the covers off the front foot. 79/3

27.5 N Lyon to Samaraweera, Tossed up outside off, Samaraweera defends it solidly and Wade feels that he would have left that one. 79/3

27.4 N Lyon to Samaraweera, Another good flighted delivery outside off, Samaraweera goes back and across and defends. Wade reckons that the batsman is not sure and points it out to Lyon. 79/3

27.3 N Lyon to Samaraweera, Slow and flighted up on off, defended back to the bowler. 79/3

27.2 N Lyon to Samaraweera, Tossed up outside off, Thilan leaves this one alone. 79/3

27.1 N Lyon to Samaraweera, A good delivery flighted up on off, there is some bounce too. Samaraweera gets nicely on top of it and plays it down towards point. 79/3

Lyon comes into the attack to bowl his second over.

26.6 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, Dilshan sedately pushes this one to point off the back foot. 79/3

26.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan times his drive to perfection and also finds the extra cover fielder to perfection. 79/3

26.4 S Watson to Dilshan, Back of a length just outside off, Dilshan tries to force it away through the covers but can't get it past mid off. 79/3

26.3 S Watson to Dilshan, Lands it on a length and seams in towards leg and middle. Dilshan stays put and pushes it back to Watson. 79/3

26.2 S Watson to Samaraweera, Strays on the pads and Samaraweera works it around the corner for a single. 79/3

26.1 S Watson to Samaraweera, A good length ball on off, defended back on to the ground off the back foot. 78/3

25.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to T Dilshan, A good length ball on middle and off, punched down to mid on. 78/3

25.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Back of a length outside off, Dilshan stands tall and punches it off the middle to the covers. 78/3

25.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to T Dilshan, A back of a length ball just outside off, pushed away to the covers. 78/3

25.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Pitched up on off, driven crisply down to mid off on the rise. 78/3

25.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A good length ball just outside off, pushed to the covers. 78/3

25.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Pitched up on off, driven down to mid on and Starc throws it with all his strength to Wade who his hit on his thumb. 78/3

24.6 S Watson to Samaraweera, A good length ball, comes in and Dilshan chooses to leave it even as the ball nearly shaves the off stump. Samaraweera has a smile on his face and looks like he wasn't sure about that leave. 78/3

24.5 S Watson to Dilshan, On the hips on leg stump, worked away to fine leg for one. 78/3

24.4 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched up and angled in towards leg stump, driven away to mid on. 77/3

24.3 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball, moves in towards middle. Dilshan stays back and defends it to mid on. 77/3

24.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A good full delivery in the corridor outside off, defended neatly to the off side on the front foot. 77/3

24.1 S Watson to Dilshan, Fullish and straight on middle, Dilshan drives it to short mid-wicket. 77/3

23.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Samaraweera, Lands it on a length on off and gets it to shape away slightly, left alone by Thilan. 77/3

23.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Samaraweera, A short of a good length ball just outside off, left alone once again. 77/3

23.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Samaraweera, A good length ball just around off, Samaraweera shoulders arms to the ball. 77/3

23.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Samaraweera, Back of a length delivery just outside off, punched away to the covers. 77/3

23.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Samaraweera, A jaffer! A short of a length delivery just outside off, it shoots up as Samaraweera leaves it and Wade collects it high above his head. 77/3

23.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to T Dilshan, Short ball on off, Dilshan plays a fine pull along the ground to deep square leg for one. 77/3

22.6 S Watson to Samaraweera, A back of a length delivery around off, worked away nicely off the back foot through mid-wicket for a couple. Samaraweera has got off to a flier as per his standards. 76/3

22.5 S Watson to Samaraweera, Lovely stroke! Pitched up to the bat on off and middle. Samaraweera eases it down the ground, past a diving mid off to pick up two runs. 74/3

22.4 S Watson to Samaraweera, Another bad one, strays on the pads and allows Samaraweera to get off the mark with a couple via a flick to deep square leg. 72/3

22.3 S Watson to Samaraweera, A bad delivery, tries the bouncer and pushes it way down the leg side. 70/3

22.2 S Watson to Samaraweera, A good length ball just outside off, Samaraweera comes well forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 70/3

Thilan Samaraweers, a typical Test player walks out. Sri Lanka need him to fire in this innings. They are in trouble.

22.1 Watson to J'dena, OUT! Successful appeal for an LBW! Watson gets this one to nip in off a good length and catches Jayawardena on his pads, above the knee roll. The umpire raises his finger and Mahela wants a review. Replays show that he has only one way to go - to the pavilion. That would have hit the top of leg stump. Watson has got a big one for his team. 70/3

21.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Short of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan gets into position on the back foot early and punches it through the covers, beating the diving extra cover fielder to pick up a couple. 70/2

21.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A back of a length ball on off and middle, defended on to the pitch off the back foot. 68/2

21.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to T Dilshan, FOUR! Throws the kitchen sink at it! A short delivery well outside off, Dilshan gives it his all and cuts it up and over the slip cordon and into the third man boundary. 68/2

21.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A bit fuller just outside off, driven down to mid off. 64/2

21.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Short of a length ball around off, bounces up to the chest and Dilshan tries to cut it even though it is close to him. He chops it down to the keeper. 64/2

21.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, Dilshan comes forward and pushes the ball quietly to the covers. 64/2

Hilfenhaus who is sitting on 99 Test wickets replaces Starc.

20.6 S Watson to J'dena, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Mahela leaves it alone and the ball goes through to Wade at good height. Watson starts off with a maiden. 64/2

20.5 S Watson to J'dena, A fine length delivery on off, Mahela pushes it to the covers. 64/2

20.4 S Watson to J'dena, Back of a length ball on off, defended dead back in to the pitch. 64/2

20.3 S Watson to J'dena, A good length ball around off, turned away to mid-wicket. Cowan throws it to the striker's end and Mahela was a bit lazy to get back. 64/2

20.2 S Watson to J'dena, Pitches it up outside off at just 126.6 kph. Mahela lets it through. 64/2

20.1 S Watson to J'dena, A fullish delivery on middle and leg, Mahela pushes it to mid on. 64/2

Shane Watson is introduced into the attack, replacing Siddle.

19.6 M Starc to Dilshan, A tad shorter in length and Dilshan goes for the pull but mistimes it to mid-wicket. 64/2

19.5 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat on off, Dilshan drives it nicely to mid off. 64/2

19.4 M Starc to Dilshan, Warner just stopped a rocket! A good length ball at 142.1 kph and Dilshan slams it to point at around a few kphs quicker. Warner makes a fine stop. 64/2

19.3 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Poor delivery, well dealt with! Full toss outside off and Dilshan opens the face and drives it through point and gully to pick up another boundary. He is scooting away now. 64/2

19.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Continues around the wicket to the ex-skipper and bowls it fullish around off, driven to mid on. 60/2

19.1 M Starc to J'dena, Starc comes around the wicket and angles the ball in towards off stump, Mahels pats it down to the off side with soft hands and pitcks up a single. 60/2

18.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, A short of a length delivery on leg stump, Dilshan walks across and takes it on the thigh pad. The ball flies to the left of Wade and he dives well to stop the ball. 59/2

18.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Similar delivery outside off, a bit slower this time at 124.5 kph. Dilshan waits well and plays the same drive to mid off again. 59/2

18.4 P Siddle to T Dilshan, This time he middles it pretty well to a similar full delivery on off. The ball goes straight to mid off. 59/2

18.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full delivery on off, Siddle is not deterred by the boundary earlier in the over. Dilshan drives it down to mid off. He did not middle the drive once again. 59/2

18.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish outside off, defended solidly back on to the pitch off the front foot. 59/2

18.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR! Lucky! Fullish outside off and Dilshan drives it with a thickish outside edge through gully for a four. 59/2

17.6 M Starc to J'dena, Better from Starc! A good length ball on off, Mahela gets nicely behind it and defends it back to Starc. The Lankan skipper is growing in confidence now. 55/2

17.5 M Starc to J'dena, FOUR! Even better! Fullish again outside off at 140.9 kph, Mahela romps forward and plays a classical cover drive to pick up the second boundary on the trot. 55/2

17.4 M Starc to J'dena, FOUR! Crafted through! A half volley outside off at 139.2 kph with room, Mahela steers it behind point and picks up his first boundary. That was a good stroke. 51/2

17.3 M Starc to J'dena, A good length ball angled across the batsman, Mahela lets it through. 47/2

17.2 M Starc to J'dena, Fullish on the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for an easy couple of runs. Starc has let Mahela get away there. 47/2

17.1 M Starc to J'dena, A good length ball angled across and the ball shoots off as Mahela leaves it alone. Wade has to hop up to collect the ball with fingers pointing towards the skies. 45/2

Ten overs have been bowled after tea and the Aussies have picked up two wickets. Good spell of play for them!

16.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Strays on the pads this time and gets flicked away through mid on for a couple. 45/2

16.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, On a good length on off, defended back to the bowler with a straight bat. 43/2

16.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish delivery on off, Dilshan drives firmly but can't place it past mid off. 43/2

16.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched well up on middle and leg, almost a yorker. Dilshan pushes it down to mid on. 43/2

16.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good tight ball in the corridor just outside off, Dilshan comes forward and pats the ball to point. 43/2

16.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball, comes in sharply after bouncing and Dilshan leaves it on length. 43/2

15.6 M Starc to J'dena, A good length ball angled across, left alone by Mahela to complete the maiden. 43/2

15.5 M Starc to J'dena, Back of a length just outside off, Mahela watches it pass through to the keeper. 43/2

15.4 M Starc to J'dena, A good length ball on off, Mahela comes half forward and pushes the ball to mid off. 43/2

15.3 M Starc to J'dena, A pitched up delivery on off, Mahela stays in the crease and pushes it to mid off. 43/2

15.2 M Starc to J'dena, Fullish and angled across, just outside off, Mahela opens the face and defends it to point on the front leg. 43/2

15.1 M Starc to J'dena, A back of a length delivery on off, Jayawardena gets back and defends it to the off side. 43/2

Starc comes back into the attack.

14.6 P Siddle to J'dena, Strays on the pads this time and Mahela is away as he nudges this to fine leg to pick up a single and retain strike. 43/2

14.5 P Siddle to J'dena, Pitched up nicely outside off and takes it away, Mahela leaves it alone. 42/2

Skipper Mahela Jayawardena comes out to bat now at number 4. He has also had a lean patch at home against the Kiwis. Let's see if he can get some runs on this pitch. He averages just 34.91 against the Aussies, low by his standards.

14.4 P Siddle to Sangakkara, OUT! Unnecessary from Sanga! Pitched up outside off, Sangakkara is enticed into the drive and he edges it to Hussey at gully who takes it comfortably. His poor run of form in the last three Tests continues. That is a big shark they have picked. Sangakkara was looking itchy right from the moment he got in. 42/2

14.3 P Siddle to Sangakkara, A good length ball pushed outside off, Sangakkara chooses to leave that alone. 42/1

14.2 P Siddle to Sangakkara, A fullish delivery just outside off, Sanga comes nicely forward and pushes the ball to mid off once again. 42/1

14.1 P Siddle to Sangakkara, A fullish length ball on off, Sangakkara walks across and defends it with a straight bat towards mid off. 42/1

13.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A good length ball around off, Dilshan leaves it watchfully. 42/1

13.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A back of a length ball on off, Dilshan tries to force it through the off side but inside edges it down towards his boots. 42/1

13.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, Drops it marginally short outside off and Sangakkara punches this one easily through the covers for three runs. 42/1

13.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A good length ball in the channel outside off, Sangakkara comes half forward and pushes the ball into the covers. 39/1

13.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A good length ball just outside off, left alone by Sangakkara. 39/1

13.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A back of a length delivery on off, Sangakkara drops it down to the off side and sets off for a single, only to be sent back by Dilshan in time. 39/1

12.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish outside off, driven hard down to mid off. End of a 12-run over. 39/1

12.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR! Poor delivery! Strays on the pads and Dilshan takes full toll of that one as he flicks it away to the square leg fence. That is the third boundary of the over. 39/1

12.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, This was fullish and angled into the pads, Dilshan stays in the crease and times this one well to mid on. 35/1

12.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR! Fantastic shot! Short and wide outside off, Dilshan flays his bat at the ball as he cuts it through point and gully to the boundary. He gave it his all in that shot. There is no doubt that Dilshan will play his shots and that could provide chances to the Aussies. 35/1

12.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball outside off, pushed away to mid off on the front foot. 31/1

12.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR! Hilfenhaus makes a mess of that! A short delivery on the leg stump, Dilshan goes for the pull, middles it down to fine leg where the fast bowler who bowled the previous over fumbles and the ball goes over the ropes. 31/1

11.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, Tight delivery just outside off on a length, Sangakkara pats it away to point. 27/1

11.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A back of a length ball outside off, left alone. 27/1

11.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Too straight on the stumps, tucked away to the on side for a single. 27/1

11.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A good length ball outside off, Sangakkara seemed to be frustrated as he tried to cut it away but inside edges it to the covers to get a single and away from naught. 26/1

11.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A good length ball outside off, defended to the covers. Sangakkara walks down a couple of steps for a single but goes back on his own without any call from Dilshan. 25/1

11.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A back of a length delivery around off stump, defended to the off side on the back foot. 25/1

10.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, A back of a length delivery, just outside off, left alone by Dilshan. 25/1

10.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, A short delivery down the leg side. Dilshan goes for the hook and misses as the ball flies through to Wade. 25/1

10.4 P Siddle to T Dilshan, Fullish on the off stick, Dilshan goes for the drive and inside edges it on to his pads. The ball, then rolls away to the covers. 25/1

10.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, A straightish delivery on off and middle, turned away to mid-wicket. 25/1

10.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, patted back with a straight bat on to the pitch. 25/1

10.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up outside off, Dilshan plays an erratic drive on the up and the ball goes on the bounce to the short extra cover. 25/1

9.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, Short of a length ball just outside off, Sanga pushes it to point off the back foot. 25/1

9.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A tight line and length delivery around off, Sangakkara comes forward and pushes it to the covers. 25/1

9.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A good length ball first up just outside off, left alone by Sangakkara. 25/1

Kumar Sangakkara, who has had a fabulous year in Tests with the bat walks out to number 3. However, he did not fare well in the homse series against the Kiwis.

9.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, OUT! Karunaratne's short and confident stay at the crease comes to an end! A good length ball, holds its line as Karunaratne pushes hard at it at nicks it through to Wade who takes it and jumps up in the air ecstatically. He looked good before Tea and probably couldn't carry the same confidence into this session as well. 25/1

9.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A tight line on off on a length, defended rock solidly towards mid off. 25/0

9.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A pitched up delivery, seaming in towards off, Karunaratne drives it nicely down to mid on. 25/0

8.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up outside off, Dilshan drives it crisply down to mid off, no run. 25/0

8.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Strays on the pads, Dilshan whips it away fine towards fine leg for an easy couple of runs. The fielder down there has to put in a dive to keep the ball from going past the ropes. 25/0

8.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball, seams in towards off, Dilshan comes well forward and pushes it back to Siddle. 23/0

8.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat on off, Dilshan plays a crunchy drive straight back at Sidlle who holds on to the ball on his follow through. 23/0

8.2 P Siddle to Karunaratne, Back of a length outside off, pinched away towards the covers and Karunaratne and Dilshan set off for a quick single and complete it safely. 23/0

8.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length on middle and leg, Dilshan clips it away to deep square leg for one. 22/0

Peter Siddle to bowl his first over of the series.

7.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Back of a length angled across Karunaratne who stays back and pushes it to the covers. 21/0

7.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Karunaratne is ready to play the patient game. Fullish outside off, left alone. 21/0

7.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Pushed this one even wider outside off, allows it through to Wade. 21/0

7.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A good length ball just outside off, shouldered arms to. 21/0

7.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, defended neatly on to the pitch. 21/0

7.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Pitched up outside off stump, Karunaratne leaves it alone. 21/0

Welcome back to the final session of play on day 2. Luckily for the game, the rain has kept away after its last intervention after lunch. Hilfenhaus will bowl the first ball of the session to Karunaratne.

The pitch has looked true today with some even bounce so far except for the once in a blue moon jaffer which spits up. The Lankan batsmen shouldn't have a problem on it if they apply themselves and get in before playing their strokes. They have a strong batting line up and Australia will do well if they pick up a couple of wickets by the end of day's play. For that they need to get the ball to swing, which they haven't in the seven overs they have bowled so far. Do join us for the final session of play in a while.

It has been a good positive start by the Lankan openers after the Aussies declared on 450/5. Karunaratne who is playing just his second Test is looking rock solid and well organized with his stroke making. Dilshan has looked edgy but has hung in there pretty well. Looks like the Aussie bowlers will also have to work hard to pick up wickets.

6.6 M Starc to Dilshan, A tad fuller on off, Dilshan stays in the crease and defends it back to Starc to go into Tea on day 2. 21/0

6.5 M Starc to Dilshan, A back of a length ball on off, Dilshan goes back and across and defends it neatly this time back on to the pitch. 21/0

6.4 M Starc to Dilshan, A beauty that! Lands on and around off on a length and straightens. Dilshan has no answers to that as he tries to defend it on the front foot. 21/0

6.3 M Starc to Karunaratne, A good length ball, nips in and Karunaratne closes the face of the bat on time to work it away to square leg for a single. Good quick hands by the youngster there. 21/0

6.2 M Starc to Karunaratne, This time he lunges nicely forward and defends this good length ball to mid off pretty solidly. He looks like a good package. 20/0

6.1 M Starc to Karunaratne, FOUR! Gorgeous! A short of a length ball outside off, Karunaratne gets on his toes and cuts it past point and into the boundary. 20/0

Last ball before tea.

5.6 N Lyon to Dilshan, Similar delivery outside off, left alone once again. Lyon starts off with a maiden. 16/0

5.5 N Lyon to Dilshan, Tossed up outside off, goes straight as Dilshan leaves the ball and Wade takes it at a good height. 16/0

5.4 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up on off, defended to the leg side. 16/0

Tubby Taylor feels that Lyon has changed his run up and is coming in straighter and delivering it closer to the umpire.

5.3 N Lyon to Dilshan, Comes forward and pushes the ball back on to the pitch. 16/0

5.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted outside off, no turn, Dilshan pads it away. 16/0

5.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up on off, defended to the covers. 16/0

Spin very early, Lyon to bowl.

4.6 M Starc to Karunaratne, Almost a yorker on off, Karunaratne keeps his feet out of the way and drives it through mid-wicket, towards wide mid on. He says no to the run though. 16/0

4.5 M Starc to Karunaratne, Full and angled into the stumps, flicked away nicely but straight to mid-wicket. 16/0

4.4 M Starc to Karunaratne, Bangs it short outside off, Karunaratne plays a lovely cut to the left of point where Warner does well to stop the ball. He is looking more assured than he did against the Kiwis at home. Hope, this doesn't turn into a commentator's curse on him. 16/0

4.3 M Starc to Karunaratne, Short of a length outside off, Karunaratne gets on top of the bounce with a lot of affirmation and plays it down towards gully. 16/0

4.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat on off, Dilshan drives nicely to mid off and the batsmen set off immediately for a single. The throw from Lyon is wide at the striker's end and Karunaratne dives anyway. 16/0

4.1 M Starc to Dilshan, A good length ball in the channel outside off. Looked like Dilshan thought of a drive and left it alone, nicely at the last moment. 15/0

Starc decides to go around the wicket to Dilshan.

3.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Pushed fuller outside off, Karunaratne chooses to let this through to Wade. 15/0

3.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A back of a length ball just outside off, Karunaratne gets nicely behind it and dabs it down towards point. 15/0

3.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Far too straight from Hilfenhaus! Dilshan whips it away to fine leg for one this time. 15/0

3.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Strays on the leg stump, Dilshan glances this down to fine leg for another couple of runs. 14/0

3.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A length ball on the stumps, Dilshan flicks this one allright, towards square leg for a couple. 12/0

3.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Angled it into the pads, Dilshan went for the flick but missed and took the ball on his pads. He had missed quite a few down the leg stump line against New Zealand at home as well. 10/0

2.6 M Starc to Karunaratne, Fullish and straying on the pads, Karunaratne flicks it away to deep square leg and picks up a couple. There could have been three there. 10/0

2.5 M Starc to Karunaratne, A vicious bouncer! Short on off, well directed and Karunaratne gets out of the way nicely. 8/0

2.4 M Starc to Karunaratne, A back of a length delivery, shapes outwards this time and Karunaratne shoulders arms to it confidently. 8/0

2.3 M Starc to Karunaratne, Angled into the stumps, Karunaratne flicks it away to mid-wicket. 8/0

Phil Hughes has replaced Ponting in the slips as well. Watson at first, Clarke at second and Hughes at third. Ponting used to stand at second though.

2.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Back of a length outside off, this time he gets behind it and pats it to the right of point to pick up a good single. 8/0

2.1 M Starc to Dilshan, A short of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan goes nowhere with his feet but successfully pushes it to point. 7/0

1.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A good length delivery in the channel outside off, left alone by Karunaratne. 7/0

Hilfenhaus stops himself just as he is about to deliver.

1.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Some shape in towards the stumps, Karunaratne stays in the crease and flicks it to mid-wicket. Ian Chappell, on air feels that there was a bit of Sangakkara in that shot. 7/0

1.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A good length ball, just outside off, left alone by Karunaratne. 7/0

1.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A back of a length ball on off, turned away towards wide mid on by Dilshan to get off the mark. 7/0

1.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Some swing there! Pitched up just outside off and goes further away as Dilshan shoulders arms to it. 6/0

1.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Angles it into the pads, Dilshan tries to flick but is hit on his pads. The Aussies put in a stifled appeal. 6/0

Ben Hilfenhaus will share the new ball from the other end.

0.6 M Starc to Karunaratne, A snorter! A back of a length ball just outside off at around 140 kph. Karunaratne tries to block it but is beaten and squared up. 6/0

0.5 M Starc to Karunaratne, A good tight delivery, lands outside off and nips in. Karunaratne gets nicely behind it and pats it towards mid on. 6/0

0.4 M Starc to Karunaratne, Similar delivery, dipping in, Karunaratne plays another good on drive to get two runs yet again. 6/0

0.3 M Starc to Karunaratne, Angles it in towards middle, Karunaratne drives it nicely through mid on to pick up a couple more. He timed that well. 4/0

0.2 M Starc to Karunaratne, A fullish delivery on off, Karunaratne plays it past forward short leg, towards square leg and comes back for the second. The Lankans are away. 2/0

0.1 M Starc to Karunaratne, Mitchell Starc starts proceedings with the ball for the Aussies to Dimuth Karunaratne and bowls it down the leg side, wide enough to keep the bat away from the ball. 0/0

Commentary (Australia innings)

Clarke's brave captaincy has injected some spice in the game after a pretty sedate day and a half of some slow Test cricket. With the rain around, he would have thought it safer to declare sooner than later to give his team a chance to win the first Test and go 1-0 up. We will bring the Sri Lankan innings to you shortly. Stay tuned!

It has been a fine partnership between Wade and Hussey to take the Aussies to a strong total on a pitch that has got some inconsistent bounce. Clarke probably reckons that his pacers, who are quicker will be more effective than the Lankan quicks. Australia's plan will be simple - try to bowl out the Lankans as soon as they can and force a follow on if needed.

130.6 C Welegedara to Wade, Shortish outside off, Wade cuts it away towards gully who dives and makes a half stop. Wade gets a single and the Aussie skipper declared on 450/5. 450/5

130.5 C Welegedara to Wade, This time he connects the drive to this full delivery and gets a single down to mid off initially. The fielder throws it wildly to the non-striker's end and they get an extra run through the over throw. 449/5

130.4 C Welegedara to Wade, Full outside off, Wade tries to drive but is hit on the pads instead, no harm done though. 447/5

130.3 C Welegedara to Wade, Leaves this length ball alone outside the off stump. 447/5

130.2 C Welegedara to Hussey, A shortish ball outside off, cut away to deep point for one run. 447/5

130.1 C Welegedara to Hussey, Hussey gets one right on the fingers! A short of a good length ball, angled in and rises sharply towards Hussey's hands. He has no time to get away from that and takes it on his glove and into his ribs. He moves away in pain and grunts out loud. 446/5

Welegedara comes into the attack now, replacing Eranga.

129.6 T Dilshan to Wade, Flights the ball on leg stump, Wade tries to work it away but misses and gets hit on his pads. 446/5

129.5 T Dilshan to M Wade, FOUR! Late, very late! A shortish delivery outside off and Wade stays low and back to play it late past backward point to the boundary. 446/5

129.4 T Dilshan to Wade, Wade chips down the track nicely and drives the ball straight to short extra cover. 442/5

129.3 T Dilshan to Wade, Shortish outside off, cut away to backward point, no run. 442/5

129.2 T Dilshan to Hussey, Hussey gets down on his knee early as Dilshan angles it into the leg stump and sweeps the ball to fine leg for one. 442/5

129.1 T Dilshan to Wade, Flighted up outside off, Wade drives it nicely to deep cover for a single. 441/5

128.6 S Eranga to Hussey, A short of a length ball outside off, slammed away through the covers to the man in the deep for a couple. 440/5

128.5 S Eranga to M Hussey, SIX! A crowd catch, almost! A short one on off, Hussey stays back and plays an uppish pull over the ropes at deep mid-wicket. The youngster in the crowd catches the ball on the bounce, sitting down calmly. 438/5

128.4 S Eranga to Hussey, Strays on the pads and Eranga gets flicked away through mid on for a couple. 432/5

128.3 S Eranga to Hussey, Short of a length ball outside off, played down to point, no run. 430/5

128.2 S Eranga to Wade, A good length ball outside off, stays low, Wade gets bat on it and plays it away to the covers to pick up a quick single. 430/5

128.1 S Eranga to M Wade, A beautiful looking drive on the up to this good length ball, goes straight to short extra cover. 429/5

The Aussies are looking to accelerate now and the drinks break should energize them to play some fancy strokes to entertain the crowd.

127.6 T Dilshan to Wade, Shortish outside off, cut away to backward point for a single. 429/5

127.5 T Dilshan to Wade, Wade goes for a swing away to the leg side but misses the ball. 428/5

127.4 T Dilshan to Hussey, Shortish outside off, pushed away to the covers for a single. 428/5

127.3 T Dilshan to Hussey, Tossed up outside off, defended to the covers off the front foot. 427/5

127.2 T Dilshan to M Wade, Fullish and well outside off, Wade goes for the drive and gets a thickish outside edge down towards third man and Welegedara does well to stop the ball inside the rops as the batsmen pick up three runs. 427/5

127.1 T Dilshan to Hussey, Flighted up outside off, driven away to the covers for a single. 424/5

126.6 S Eranga to Hussey, Strays on the pads and Hussey flicks it away to fine leg for a single. 423/5

126.5 S Eranga to M Hussey, A good length ball just outside off, Hussey goes hard at the push and edges it on the bounce to the slip cordon. 422/5

126.4 S Eranga to Hussey, A short of a length delivery on off, Hussey goes for the pull, misses and is hit on his tummy. 422/5

Hussey has got to his 19th Test hundred. He has paced his innings slowly and accelerated as he approached the landmark. He would have had his heart in his mouth as he played the shot to bring up his century. It is consecutive hundreds against Sri Lanka and his third in the last four innings against them. He loves to play against the Lankans.

126.3 S Eranga to Hussey, SIX! What a dramatic way to get to his century! A short one, at friendly height and Hussey pulls it uppishly towards deep square leg. He doesn't have enough on the shot and the ball goes to Mathews who spills it and the ball is parried over as it bounces first and then goes over the ropes. Hussey gets to his hundred and can't believe his luck. Mathews was completely off balance and even if he had taken it cleanly the momentum could have taken him over the ropes anyway. 422/5

126.2 S Eranga to Wade, Gets nicely back and across to this back of a length delivery just outside off and pats it to the covers for a quick single. 418/5

126.1 S Eranga to Wade, FOUR! Right out off the middle! A good short one angled into the body, Wade rocks back and slams it hard between deep square leg and fine leg for a four. 417/5

125.6 T Dilshan to Hussey, A good length ball around off, defended back on to the pitch. 413/5

125.5 T Dilshan to M Hussey, FOUR! Good shot! A fraction short outside off, Hussey leans back and cuts it fine towards the third man fence to move on to 96. 413/5

Wade has got to his second Test fifty. It is also a back to back half century, he had got one against South Africa at Perth.

125.4 T Dilshan to Wade, Fullish outside off, pushed away towards the covers and picks up a single to get to his fifty. 409/5

125.3 T Dilshan to Wade, Flighted up outside off, Wade drives but can'tget the ball past cover. 408/5

125.2 T Dilshan to Hussey, Shortish outside off, cut away to deep point for a single. 408/5

125.1 T Dilshan to Wade, Flighted up outside off, Wade plays a rollicking drive but straight to deep cover for one. 407/5

Dilshan into the attack.

124.6 S Eranga to Wade, A yorker this time on off, Wade digs it out nicely and picks up a single as it goes to square leg. 406/5

124.5 S Eranga to Hussey, On the pads, worked away towards deep square leg for a single. 405/5

124.4 S Eranga to Hussey, A good length ball just outside off, defended to the covers. 404/5

This is the highest partnership between these two as well and they have taken Australia to a strong position.

The 100-run stand comes up between this pair.

124.3 S Eranga to Hussey, FOUR! Brainy shot! A tad short outside off, Hussey waits and plays it late to beat gully and pick up a boundary down towards third man. 404/5

124.2 S Eranga to Hussey, Pitched up to the bat outside off, Hussey tries to play a flowing drive but closes the face of the bat as he connects the bat with the ball. The ball rolls away to mid off. 400/5

124.1 S Eranga to Hussey, A good delivery that! Back of a length just outside off, comes in with the angle and straightens. Hussey fishes at it and is squared up as the ball nearly kisses the outside edge on the way to the keeper. 400/5

123.6 R Herath to Wade, Skips down the track and nearly yorks himself, playing it back to Herath. Wade rushes back into his crease. 400/5

123.5 R Herath to Wade, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 400/5

123.4 R Herath to Wade, Goes back and pushes this flat delivery to the covers. 400/5

123.3 R Herath to Hussey, Pushes it wide outside off with the flight, Hussey pushes it to sweeper cover to pick up a single and bring up the 400 of the innings. 400/5

123.2 R Herath to Hussey, Dances down yet again but contently pats it back to Herath. 399/5

123.1 R Herath to Hussey, Chips down the track to this flighted ball on off, defended back to the bowler. 399/5

122.6 S Eranga to Wade, Pitched up outside off, left alone outside off. 399/5

122.5 S Eranga to Wade, Back of a length outside off, dabbed down towards point. 399/5

122.4 S Eranga to Hussey, A short of a length delivery on the off and middle stump, worked down to deep square leg for a single. 399/5

122.3 S Eranga to Hussey, A back of a length delivery, closer to the stumps this time, dabbed down to Karunaratne at third slip. He displays a mock throw towards Hussey. 398/5

122.2 S Eranga to Hussey, Shortish and well outside off, Hussey cuts it late to try to beat the sweeper but Kulasekara runs hard at it and dives to save two. 398/5

122.1 S Eranga to Hussey, A back of a length delivery outside off, pushed away to point, can't get a run. 396/5

Eranga comes back on to bowl.

121.6 R Herath to Wade, Comes forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 396/5

121.5 R Herath to Wade, Shortish outside off, punched away to the covers, can't beat the diving extra cover fielder. 396/5

121.4 R Herath to Wade, Flat and quick on the stumps, turned down towards mid-wicket once again. 396/5

121.3 R Herath to Wade, On the pads, flicked away to short mid-wicket. 396/5

121.2 R Herath to M Wade, FOUR! Spell-binding! Flighted up outside off, Wade gets forward and pulls out an incredible cover drive to pick up a boundary. 396/5

121.1 R Herath to Hussey, Flighted on off, flicked away towards mid-wicket for a single. 392/5

120.6 N Kulasekara to Wade, Some chin music for the batsman, he lets that bouncer through to the wicket-keeper. 391/5

120.5 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Bangs it short outside off, Hussey pulls it nicely, down into the ground, to square leg for one. 391/5

120.4 N Kulasekara to Hussey, FOUR! Class! Fullish outside off, Hussey presents the full face of the bat and drives it into the pitch and away from mid off, to the straight boundary. 390/5

120.3 N Kulasekara to Wade, Short ball on Wade's body, he goes for the pull and top edges it towards square leg where the fielder gets the ball on the bounce. The batsmen take a single. 386/5

120.2 N Kulasekara to Hussey, And even if there are no gaps, Hussey picks up a quick single by driving this fullish delivery down to mid off. Herath was slow to get off the blocks. 385/5

120.1 N Kulasekara to Wade, A fullish delivery just outside off, Wade pushes it to the left of point and picks up a single. There are just too many gaps in the field. 384/5

119.6 R Herath to Wade, Similar delivery to Wade on the pads, worked away to fine leg for one to end the over. 383/5

119.5 R Herath to Hussey, Flat and slow on the pads, nudged away to fine leg for one run. 382/5

119.4 R Herath to Wade, Slow and length on the pads, worked away behind square for a single to get off strike. 381/5

119.3 R Herath to Wade, Slow flight outside off, Wade pushes it back on to the pitch. 380/5

119.2 R Herath to Wade, Tossed up outside off, defended to the off side on the front foot. 380/5

119.1 R Herath to Wade, Flighted nicely on off, Wade stays back and defends it to the on side. 380/5

118.6 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Bangs it short on off, Hussey doesn't opt to pull and watches it pass by to the man with the gloves. 380/5

118.5 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Length outside off, Hussey allows it through to the keeper. 380/5

118.4 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Back of a length just outside off, pushed to the covers from the crease. 380/5

118.3 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A wonderful bouncer! Bangs it short on off, Hussey withdraws away and drops his wrists to let it through to the keeper. 380/5

118.2 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Back of a length outside off, Hussey guides it to gully. 380/5

118.1 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Fullish outside off, Hussey inside edges the ball to mid on and picks up a quick single. Welegedara fumbles and concedes an extra run as Hussey comes back for a second. 380/5

117.6 R Herath to Hussey, Dances down the track to this flighted delivery on off and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single to end this good over by Herath. 378/5

117.5 R Herath to Hussey, The arm ball outside off, Hussey plays for the turn and is beaten. 377/5

117.4 R Herath to Wade, Angled in to the pads, worked away behind square for a single. 377/5

117.3 R Herath to Wade, A tad short outside off, punched away to backward point. 376/5

117.2 R Herath to Wade, Chips down and drives the ball towards mid off. 376/5

117.1 R Herath to M Wade, Flighted across the batsman, Wade comes forward and edges his defense to first slip, doesn't carry though. 376/5

116.6 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A good length ball on off, Hussey gets across and pushes the ball to mid on this time. 376/5

116.5 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Fullish and just outside off, defended solidly towards mid off on the front foot. 376/5

116.4 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Pitched up outside off, driven crisply down to mid off. 376/5

116.3 N Kulasekara to Wade, A back of a length delivery on off, Wade works it away towards square leg and picks up a quick single. 376/5

116.2 N Kulasekara to Wade, A good length ball, just outside off, defended to the covers. 375/5

116.1 N Kulasekara to Wade, A fullish delivery on off, Wade comes forward to the pitch of the ball and blocks it back on to the pitch. 375/5

115.6 R Herath to Wade, Floated up on the pads, Wade flicks again and this time the ball goes past the forward short leg fielder, towards mid-wicket for a single. 375/5

115.5 R Herath to Wade, Tossed up on middle, Wade flicks it and forward short leg makes a good stop. 374/5

115.4 R Herath to Hussey, Flighted up on the pads, Hussey gets down on his knee and sweeps the ball away towards fine leg. The fielder gives it a hard chase and saves one run for Sri Lanka. 374/5

115.3 R Herath to Wade, Flighted up on middle, worked away towards square leg for one run. 371/5

115.2 R Herath to Wade, Flighted up on off and middle, defended back to the bowler. 370/5

115.1 R Herath to Hussey, Full on the pads, Hussey chips down and flicks it past short mid-wicket for a single. 370/5

114.6 N Kulasekara to Wade, A good length ball outside off, Wade comes well forward and plays a defensive stroke to the off side. 369/5

114.5 N Kulasekara to Wade, Back of a length ball, just outside off, Wade leaves it alone after contemplating to play at it initially. 369/5

114.4 N Kulasekara to Wade, Good length ball on and around off, played down on to the pitch off the back foot. 369/5

114.3 N Kulasekara to Wade, FOUR! Well timed! Fullish and well outside off, driven beautifully down to the cover boundary with a good stride forward. 369/5

114.2 N Kulasekara to Wade, A short of a length ball around off, doesn't get up much and Wade pushes it to the covers off the back foot. He crouches after playing that shot. 365/5

114.1 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Fullish just outside off, Hussey drives it down to wide mid off and picks up a single. 365/5

The Lankans are back on the field hoping to pick up a few wickets early in the session to keep the Aussies down to as low a score as possible. Hussey and Wade will look to accelerate and get the team score past 450 by the end of this session. Kulasekara will bowl to Hussey to start off the second session which will go on till 4.40 pm. The lights have also come on.

Julia Gillard, the Australian PM tweets - Australia grieves with America today following the mass shooting of school children and teachers in Connecticut.

The covers have come off and the umpires have inspected the pitch and we will have a 3.00 pm local time start.

The rain has stopped pouring down and the sky is clearing up. We are hoping for play to resume at 1430 local time.

Rain has played spoilsport once again and sneaked over the ground with a heavy shower just as the players were about to get on to the field. We are in for a delayed start to this session as well.

Australia look set to amass a total of well in excess of 400 with a 'better than tailend' batting line up slated in to follow this pair. Sri Lanka did not look too threatening with the ball and Herath's ineffectiveness continues. Join us for the second session of play which begins at 1.40 pm local time.

The Lankans had a good start to the session with Eranga picking up Clarke with a beauty. However, it has been an all Hussey-Wade show soon after putting up 60 valuable runs as Hussey got to his half-century. Jayawardena employed a defensive field which allowed the batsmen to pick up singles at will and rotate strike easily.

113.6 R Herath to Wade, Tossed up outside off, driven down to mid off to end the session. Lunch on day 2. 364/5

113.5 R Herath to Wade, Tossed up on the pads, played down to forward short leg. 364/5

113.4 R Herath to Wade, Slow flight on off, defended back on to the pitch. 364/5

113.3 R Herath to Wade, Quick and flat on the pads, turned down to forward short leg. 364/5

113.2 R Herath to Wade, Flighted up quicker on off, defended to the covers. 364/5

113.1 R Herath to Wade, Slow and tossed up on leg stump, defended tentatively back to Herath. Wade was already on the front foot even before the ball arrived. 364/5

112.6 N Kulasekara to Wade, Angles in line with the stumps, Wade works it away to deep square leg for a single. 364/5

112.5 N Kulasekara to Wade, Comes around the wicket and bowls it on a length just outside off, Wade stands ground and pushes it to the covers. 363/5

112.4 N Kulasekara to Wade, Fullish on off, pushed down to mid off. 363/5

112.3 N Kulasekara to Wade, A good length ball on off and middle, pushed away to mid-wicket. 363/5

112.2 N Kulasekara to Wade, A back of a length ball around off, defended solidly down to the off side. 363/5

112.1 N Kulasekara to Wade, Pushes it full and outside off, Hussey lets it through. 363/5

111.6 R Herath to Wade, Shortish outside off, punched away nicely through the covers for a well run three. 363/5

111.5 R Herath to Wade, Flat and quick on off, dropped down towards forward short leg. 360/5

111.4 R Herath to Wade, Flights it outside off, defended to the off side on the front foot. 360/5

111.3 R Herath to Wade, A bit flatter outside off, Wade waits on his back foot and blocks it down on to the pitch. 360/5

111.2 R Herath to Hussey, Skips down the track and chips it down to long on for a single. 360/5

111.1 R Herath to Hussey, Flighted up on the pads, pushed back to Herath. 359/5

110.6 N Kulasekara to Wade, Shortish outside off, Wade cuts it away behind point to the right of the man in the deep for a couple. 359/5

110.5 N Kulasekara to Wade, Pushed across the stumps, left alone by Wade. 357/5

110.4 N Kulasekara to Wade, Pushes it full just outside off, defended back to Kulasekara. 357/5

110.3 N Kulasekara to Wade, A good length ball around off, Wade gets beside the line of the ball and pats it away to the covers. 357/5

110.2 N Kulasekara to Wade, Shortish length on off, Wade stays tall and defends it. 357/5

110.1 N Kulasekara to Wade, A back of a length ball on off, defended to the covers from within the crease. 357/5

Sri Lanka did well as at one stage, they were 87/4 and were looking completely down and out. Tillakaratne Dilshan was given handy support by Angelo Mathews to help the Lankans reach a good total of 336. They still trail by 114 and would look to take a couple of Australian wickets before the end of day's play. Join us back in a few minutes.

109.3 P Siddle to Welegedara, SRI LANKA BOWLED OUT FOR 336! Siddle gets a much-deserved 5-fer. A good length delivery around off, Welegedara pokes timidly at that and it goes off the edge to Hussey at gully. 336/10

109.2 P Siddle to Welegedara, Full and just around off, Welegadara backs away to hit but misses out. 336/9

109.1 Siddle to Welegedara, A good length delivery, the slower one, Welegedara aims to flick but it goes off the pads. A slight enquiry for LBW. 336/9

Kulasekara comes back to bowl.

109.6 R Herath to Hussey, Floated up on the stumps, blocked back to Herath. 357/5

109.5 R Herath to Hussey, Pitched up on off, driven towards mid off, but cut off by straightish mid-wicket. 357/5

109.4 R Herath to Hussey, Tossed up on off, Hussey defends it back to Herath. 357/5

109.3 R Herath to Wade, Flighted up on off, pushed to the covers with soft hands for a single. 357/5

109.2 R Herath to Hussey, On the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for one. 356/5

The fifty run stand has been brought up by this pair.

109.1 R Herath to Hussey, Gets down to this full delivery and lap sweeps it to fine leg for a couple. 355/5

The Sri Lankan team steps out on the Bellerive Oval to take their positions in the field. Ed Cowan and David Warner walk out to the middle as well. Both had scored a century each against South Africa last month. Warner will face the first delivery of the series from Nuwan Kulasekara. Three slips and a gully.

Mahela Jayawardena would have also batted had he won the toss. Sri Lanka have given Dimuth Karunaratne his second go in test cricket. Their playing XI - Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena(c), Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene(w), Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Shaminda Eranga, Chanaka Welegedara

Toss - Michael Clarke has won the toss and will bat. Australia had already announced their playing XI yesterday - David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shane Watson, Phillip Hughes, Michael Clarke(c), Michael Hussey, Matthew Wade(w), Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon

The Aussies comes off a series loss to South Africa, the number one Test team at the moment. Sri Lanka should be an easier opponent with their consistent middle order. Phil Hughes comes back in the side, replacing the retired Ponting, after having played his last Test against New Zealand on this very venue a little over a year ago.

However, the Lankans have arrived this time with arguably their best batting line up to have set foot on Aussie shores. Their bowling may seem weak but Rangana Herath has been in outstanding form at home. It will be interesting to see if he can cause any problems for the hosts on unfriendlier pitches.

There were initial forecasts for a few showers but all seems well with the weather at the moment despite the presence of a few grey clouds in the skies. Sri Lanka have played 10 Test matches previously in Australia, eight of which they lost and two drawn. Do we need to say any more about how poorly the Lankans have fared in this country?

The second series of the Australian summer gets underway today as Sri Lanka try tU get their first Test win against Australia, Down under. Good morning and welcome to the Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, in the secluded and southern state of Tasmania which will host the first of the three Tests.

108.6 N Lyon to S Eranga, The batsman has driven it through mid-off. 336/9

108.5 N Lyon to Eranga, A wide ball and Eranga tries to smack it but fails. The bowler and the fielders appeal for a caught behind and also for stumping as the keeper has knocked off the bails thinking the batsman was out off his crease. Replays show he was fine and didn't nick it. 336/9

Chanaka Welegedara comes in to bat.

108.4 N Lyon to Kulasekara, OUT! Flighted again, spinning a bit more. Kulasekara charges down the track and tries repeating the shot he played for a six. He connects well but not enough to fly above the fielder in deep. A good catch from the substitute fielder Jordan Silk and Kulasekara departs! 336/9

108.3 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Another good length ball and good defense from the batsman again. 336/8

108.2 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A good length ball on off and the batsman defends it well. 336/8

108.1 N Lyon to Kulasekara, SIX! A flighted delivery from Lyon this time, Kulasekara dances down the track but and connects well. The ball flies over the mid-wicket fence for a six. 336/8

108.6 C Welegedara to Wade, Fullish and angling in, Wade defends and also hits his bat on to the pad. 353/5

108.5 C Welegedara to Wade, Stays in the crease and defends it nicely to the covers. 353/5

108.4 C Welegedara to Wade, FOUR! DROPPED too! Out of the screws! Short one around off, Wade rocks back and pulls it hard past mid-wicket where Randiv, the substitue was caught napping and the ball passed by his right side and to the boundary. 353/5

108.3 C Welegedara to Wade, A short of a length delivery around off, dabbed down towards gully with soft hands. 349/5

108.2 C Welegedara to Wade, A good length ball outisde off, Wade gets across and forward to defend it back to Welegedara. 349/5

108.1 C Welegedara to Wade, Pitched up outside off, Wade goes for the drive and ends up playing an ugly looking inside edged shot to the other side of the wicket, towards mid on. 349/5

107.6 P Siddle to Eranga, FOUR! Fullish delivery and Eranga drives it towards the mid off region for a boundary. 330/8

107.5 P Siddle to Kulasekara, Inside edge again! Pitched on good length. Kulasekara tries to hit it but gets an inside edge and they get a single. 326/8

107.4 P Siddle to Kulasekara, FOUR! Outside off and Kulasekara edges it and the ball runs down to the boundary line for a four. 325/8

107.3 P Siddle to Eranga, A good length ball outside off and Eranga drives it to the covers region. 321/8

107.2 P Siddle to Eranga, A good length ball and the batsman drives it straight. 320/8

Shaminda Eranga comes in to bat.

107.1 P Siddle to Herath, OUT! Another LBW as Siddle balls a good length ball and Herath tries to defend it. Herath gets an inside edge onto the pads and the umpire decides he's out. Sri Lankan's don't have any reviews which has led them to lose Herath, as there was a definite inside edge on that one. 320/8

107.6 R Herath to Hussey, Fullish on the stumps, flicked away to short mid-wicket. 349/5

107.5 R Herath to Wade, Bat pad and safe! Tossed up around leg stump, Wade comes forward to defend and inside edges it on to his pads. The ball then flies past a diving forward short leg towards mid-wicket for a single. 349/5

107.4 R Herath to Hussey, Tossed up on off, Hussey drives it down to long on for a run. 348/5

107.3 R Herath to Wade, Angles it into the pads, Wade tucks it away to fine leg for a single. 347/5

107.2 R Herath to Wade, Tossed up outside off, Wade comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 346/5

107.1 R Herath to Wade, Comes around the wicket to Wade and flights it on leg stump, defended back to Herath. 346/5

106.6 N Lyon to N Kulasekara, A good length ball and the batsman tries to hit it but only manages to edge it but is safe. 320/7

106.5 N Lyon to Kulasekara, The batsman plays that off the front foot and defends it well. 320/7

106.4 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Again a good defense from the batsman. 320/7

106.3 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A fullish delivery and Kulasekara drives it straight. 320/7

106.2 N Lyon to Kulasekara, On off and middle and the batsman defends it well. 320/7

106.1 N Lyon to Kulasekara, just outside off and Kulasekara leaves it. 320/7

Spin for the first time in the day, Herath to bowl now.

106.6 C Welegedara to M Hussey, Fullish and angled into the stumps, driven down to mid on, can't get a single. 346/5

106.5 C Welegedara to Wade, Pitched up on off and middle, Wade romps forward and clips the ball to deep square leg for a single. 346/5

106.4 C Welegedara to Wade, Good length ball around off, Wade pushes it to the covers. 345/5

106.3 C Welegedara to Wade, A back of a length ball outside off, left alone by Wade. 345/5

106.2 C Welegedara to Wade, A good length ball just outside off, defended neatly by coming on to the front foot, to the covers. 345/5

106.1 C Welegedara to Wade, A fullish delivery around off, Wade comes forward to defend and is beaten with the inward movement and the ball hits him on his knee roll. The appeal put in by the Lankans is turned down and Mahela takes the review. Wade was struck just outside off and that saves him. 345/5

105.6 P Siddle to Herath, Again on the legs and the batsman misses it. The ball strikes the batsman's pads. 320/7

105.5 P Siddle to Herath, 4 leg byes. On the leg this time and it strikes the batsman on the pads and runs away for a boundary. The umpire gives the signal. 320/7

Rangana Herath now walks in next.

Drinks break!

105.4 P Siddle to J'dene, OUT! A fullish delivery just nips back in. The batsman tries to drive it on the leg side but the ball strikes him on the pads first. The fielders and the bowler appeal but the umpire doesn't move. The batsman run for a single. Siddle was not convinced but Clarke decided to take the UDRS. Replays showed that Siddle's foot step was good and so was the delivery. It also cleared that the ball struck the pads first and was hitting the middle stump on knee length. That was enough for the umpire to decide that Jayawardene was gone! 316/7

Australia take a review for a LBW decision against Prasanna Jayawardene!

105.3 P Siddle to J'dene, A good length ball on fullish length and Jayawardene drives it to the covers region but straight to the fielder. 316/6

105.2 P Siddle to J'dene, Outside off, pitched on good length. Jayawardene leaves it. 316/6

105.1 P Siddle to J'dene, A good length ball and the batsman defends it off the front foot. 316/6

105.6 A Mathews to Hussey, Hussey stays in the crease and defends it back on to the pitch. 345/5

105.5 A Mathews to Hussey, A good length ball in line with the stumps, Hussey is stuck on the crease and takes it on his thigh once again. 345/5

105.4 A Mathews to Hussey, A back of a length ball on middle and off, can't get bat on ball and the ball hits the thigh pad. 345/5

105.3 A Mathews to Wade, Back of a length outside off, Wade crunches it to deep point with a single. 345/5

105.2 A Mathews to Wade, A good length ball around off, pushed down to mid off. 344/5

105.1 A Mathews to Wade, Slower one on the leg and middle stump, Wade waits and drops it down to the on side. 344/5

104.6 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A quicker one this time and the batsman defends it well again. 316/6

104.5 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Again a similar delivery and the batsman does well to defend it. 316/6

104.4 N Lyon to Kulasekara, On middle and off again. The batsman defends it off the front foot. 316/6

104.3 N Lyon to Kulasekara, SIX! A flighted delivery on off and Kulasekara uses his feet and lifts it over the mid-wicket region for a six. 316/6

104.2 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Stays ahead and defends it. 310/6

104.1 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Outside off, Spinning in and Kulasekara does well to defend it. 310/6

104.6 C Welegedara to Hussey, FOUR! Smashed! Shortish and just outside off, Hussey stays back and pulls it uppishly over mid-wicket to pick up a good, authoritative boundary. 344/5

104.5 C Welegedara to Hussey, A back of a length ball on off, defended back to Hussey. 340/5

104.4 C Welegedara to Hussey, A back of a length ball outside off, punched away through the covers for a couple. 340/5

104.3 C Welegedara to Hussey, A good length ball just outside off, defended to the covers off the back foot. 338/5

104.2 C Welegedara to Hussey, Back of a length on off, stays low and Hussey manages to defend it nicely back on to the pitch. 338/5

104.1 C Welegedara to Hussey, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Hussey allows it through to the keeper who has to collect the ball on the bounce. 338/5

103.6 P Siddle to J'dene, Outside off again and Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper. 310/6

103.5 P Siddle to J'dene, Outside off, pitched on good length and Jayawardene tries to connect but fails completely. 310/6

103.4 P Siddle to P J'dene, A fullish delivery and Jayawardene tries to drive it but doesn't connect well. 310/6

103.3 P Siddle to J'dene, Again a good length ball on the stumps and the batsman does well to defend it. 310/6

103.2 P Siddle to P J'dene, On good length around off and the batsman plays it to the mid off region. 310/6

Australia will hope Siddle gets a break through.

103.1 P Siddle to J'dene, A good length ball and Jayawardene defends it off the front foot. 310/6

103.6 A Mathews to Wade, Short of a good length outside off, punched away to point, well fielded down there, no run. 338/5

103.5 A Mathews to Wade, A good length ball just outside off, defended to the covers. 338/5

103.4 A Mathews to M Hussey, A back of a length delivery around off, Hussey bunts it down towards the covers and sets off for a quick single. Karunaratne speeds in and throws it towards the striker's end, misses and Wade could have been gone if the ball had found its target. 338/5

103.3 A Mathews to Wade, Struck hard! Shortish outside off, Wade hangs back and slams it to deep point for a single. 337/5

103.2 A Mathews to Wade, A short of a good length delivery on off and middle, defended back on to the pitch. 336/5

103.1 A Mathews to Wade, Fullish, just outside off, defended to the covers. 336/5

102.6 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A good length ball outside off and Kulasekara drives it on the cover region and finds the gap. They collect a couple. 310/6

102.5 N Lyon to Kulasekara, On off and middle, the batsman defends it off the back foot. 308/6

102.4 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Fuller length ball and the batsman drives it straight to the bowler. 308/6

102.3 N Lyon to N Kulasekara, Pitched outside off and the batsman gets an outside edge but no runs scored. 308/6

102.2 N Lyon to Kulasekara, On the leg side this time, the batsman tries to flick it but misses it and the keeper does well to grab the ball behind the wickets. 308/6

102.1 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A flighted delivery just outside off and Kulasekara does well to defend it off the front foot. 308/6

102.6 C Welegedara to Hussey, A good length ball angled in towards off, left alone by Hussey. 336/5

102.5 C Welegedara to Hussey, FOUR! Races away! Fullish outside off, Hussey drives it with an open face and gets the ball to speed away through point to pick up a boundary. 336/5

102.4 C Welegedara to Wade, Short of a good length ball outside off, punched away to deep cover for a single. 332/5

102.3 C Welegedara to Wade, A back of a length bal outside off, left alone by Wade. 331/5

Michael Hussey has bailed the Aussies time and out from trouble. This time he gets to his 30th Test fifty and his third against the Sri Lankans.

102.2 C Welegedara to Hussey, Fullish outside off, Hussey goes for a drive and mis times it to mid off, picks up a single. 331/5

102.1 C Welegedara to Hussey, FOUR! First boundary of the day! Shortish on the body of Hussey, he swivels and pulls it nicely to the square leg boundary. 330/5

101.6 M Starc to J'dene, Pitched on middle and leg, the batsman flicks it off the pads and into the gap for a couple. 308/6

101.5 M Starc to J'dene, Just on middle and off and the batsman defends it off the front foot. 306/6

101.4 M Starc to N Kulasekara, A good length ball outside off and Kulasekara drives it through the covers for a single. 306/6

101.3 M Starc to Kulasekara, Outside off and the batsman leaves it through to the keeper. 305/6

101.2 M Starc to J'dene, A good length ball again and the batsman plays it to the point region for a single. 305/6

101.1 M Starc to P J'dene, A good length ball and the batsman drives it to the cover region. 304/6

Australia lost Clarke early, but Wade and Hussey have picked up some good singles as the players go into a drinks break.

101.6 A Mathews to Wade, Short of a good length outside off, pushed to the covers, no run. 326/5

101.5 A Mathews to Wade, A good length ball in line with the stumps, Wade negates the sharp boucne nicely and drops it down to the on side. 326/5

101.4 A Mathews to Wade, Back of a length outside off, dabbed down towards point and Wade calls out no loudly. 326/5

101.3 A Mathews to Wade, Fullish outside off, defended to the covers. 326/5

101.2 A Mathews to Wade, Beaten! Fullish and angled across and Wade comes forward to defend and the ball goes past the edge. 326/5

101.1 A Mathews to Wade, Stays in the crease and defends the ball to the covers. 326/5

100.6 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Missed! A flighted delivery outside off not spinning much and Kulasekara dances down the track and tries to slog it but doesn't connect. There was an easy chance for the keeper to knock off the bails but he missed it too. 304/6

100.5 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Again plays it off the front foot and defends it well. 304/6

100.4 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A flighted delivery outside off and Kulasekara comes forward and defends it. 304/6

100.3 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A shorter delivery this time and Kulasekara defends it on the back foot. 304/6

100.2 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Another one outside off and Kulasekara plays it on the front foot into the ground. 304/6

100.1 N Lyon to Kulasekara, Pitched outside off and Kulasekara plays it on the front foot and defends it well. 304/6

100.6 C Welegedara to Wade, Spears it into the off stick, Wade comes forward and flicks it away towards fine leg for a single. His bat hit the pad causing some excitement among the fielders. 326/5

100.5 C Welegedara to Wade, A good length ball just outside off, left alone. 325/5

100.4 C Welegedara to Wade, A back of a length ball around off, Wade pushes it to the covers and asks Hussey to com down for a single and immediately shouts out no, no, no and then a polite sorry to end the refusal. Hussey goes back quickly. 325/5

100.3 C Welegedara to Hussey, Shortish outside off, Hussey cuts it late and calls for two. The ball races away towards the ropes and Kulasekara dives to push the ball back into play. Hussey gets an easy three. 325/5

100.2 C Welegedara to Wade, A back of a length delivery in line with the stumps, tucked away towards fine leg for a single. 322/5

100.1 C Welegedara to Wade, Pushes this one outside the off stump, left alone by Wade. 321/5

100.1 C Welegedara to Wade, NO BALL! Starts off with an over stepping delivery outside off, left alone. 321/5

99.6 M Starc to J'dene, Short on length, outside off and Jayawardene lets it go through to the keeper. 304/6

99.5 M Starc to P J'dene, FOUR! A short length ball and Jayawardene gets on his feet to pull it well. He connects well and the ball runs down to the square leg boundary 304/6

99.4 M Starc to Kulasekara, A bit on shorter length this time and Kulasekara punches it for a single on the off side. 300/6

99.3 M Starc to Kulasekara, A good length ball outside off and the batsman leaves it. 299/6

99.2 M Starc to Kulasekara, A good length ball again and Kulasekara gets a leading edge but is safe. 299/6

99.1 M Starc to J'dene, A good length ball and Jayawardene drives it to mid on for a single. 299/6

Welegedars comes into the attack. 20-1-98-3.

99.6 A Mathews to Wade, A good tight delivery just outside off, pushed away to the point region and Wade straight away calls 'yes mate', prompting Hussey to come through for the single. 320/5

99.5 A Mathews to Hussey, Short of a good length outside off, Hussey stays back and punches that one to sweeper cover for a single. 319/5

99.4 A Mathews to Hussey, A good tight length ball on off, Hussey pushes it away to the covers. 318/5

99.3 A Mathews to Hussey, A back of a length delivery on off, patted back to Mathews off the back foot. 318/5

99.2 A Mathews to Hussey, A good length ball on off, Hussey stays put and pushes it away towards point, no run. 318/5

99.1 A Mathews to Wade, A fullish delivery angled across the off stick, Wade comes forward and pushes it through point for a single. 318/5

98.6 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A flighted one again, with extra spin on it and Kulasekara slogs it on the leg side. The ball was racing to the boundary line but a good fielding effort prevents that and the batsmen collect a couple. 298/6

98.5 N Lyon to Kulasekara, A good length ball around off and Kulasekara defends it on his front foot. 296/6

98.4 N Lyon to J'dene, Outside off, on good length. Jayawardene pushes it to the cover region and gets a single. 296/6

98.3 N Lyon to J'dene, FOUR! A flighted delivery outside off and Jayawardene dances down the track and swings it away for a boundary in the mid-wicket region. 295/6

98.2 N Lyon to P J'dene, Another ball outside off and Jayawardene drives it through the covers for a couple. 291/6

98.1 N Lyon to J'dene, Pitched outside off and turning in, Jayawardene plays it to cover region but fails to score. 289/6

Mathews comes into the attack. So, it will be a Mathew to a Matthew.

98.6 S Eranga to Hussey, A tad fuller just outside off, Hussey comes forward and pushes it to the covers to end the maiden over, a good one by Eranga. 317/5

98.5 S Eranga to Hussey, A length ball just outside off, punched down to mid off, no run. 317/5

98.4 S Eranga to Hussey, A good short one just around off, Hussey sways out of the way. Eranga is trying everything he has got and is bowling in good rhythm as well. 317/5

98.3 S Eranga to Hussey, Fullish outside off, Hussey drives it nicely but can't beat a diving Dilshan at short extra cover. 317/5

98.2 S Eranga to Hussey, A good tight full delivery at 139.2 kph, angled into the off stick, defended back to Eranga from the crease. 317/5

98.1 S Eranga to Hussey, Comes around the wicket and bowls a back of a length delivery outside off, Hussey watches it pass through to the keeper. 317/5

97.6 M Starc to Kulasekara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 289/6

97.5 M Starc to Kulasekara, Good length ball this one, Kulasekara leaves this one as it is away from the off stump. 289/6

97.4 M Starc to Kulasekara, Another one and Kulasekara ducks well and lets it go again. 289/6

97.3 M Starc to Kulasekara, Bouncer! Right on the mark and Kulasekara does well to let it go through to the keeper. 289/6

97.2 M Starc to Kulasekara, Just a bit short outside off and Kulasekara leaves it. 289/6

Nuwan Kulasekara comes in to bat.

97.1 Starc to Dilshan, OUT! A good inning comes to an end as Dilshan is bowled. A full length delivery ball at 143.2 kph, pitched on off and angling in. Dilshan tries to defend it but the bat comes in late and the ball strikes timber. 289/6

97.6 N Kulasekara to Wade, Tight good length delivery on off, Wade gets behind it and pushes it to the cover fielder. 317/5

97.5 N Kulasekara to Hussey, There we go again! Back of a length outside off, Hussey stays back, opens the face of the bat and dabs it away towards point for yet another easy single. 317/5

97.4 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Fullish, just outside off, driven firmly down to mid off, no run there. 316/5

97.3 N Kulasekara to Wade, A back of a length delivery on off, Wade pats it towards the covers and into the gap to pick up another good single. These two are rotating the strike nicely although Mahela has opted to have a defensive field. 316/5

97.2 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Pitched up, just outside off, Hussey drives and edges it through gully for a single. 315/5

97.1 N Kulasekara to Wade, Kulasekara comes around the wicket to Wade and bowls it short of a good lenght around off, Wade walks across and rolls it down towards square leg to get off strike with a single. 314/5

96.6 N Lyon to J'dene, A good length delivery around off and the batsman defends it well. 289/5

96.5 N Lyon to J'dene, A sweep from Jayawardene and they collect a couple again. 289/5

96.4 N Lyon to J'dene, Pitched on off and turning towards the leg, Jayawardene shuffles and nudges it on the on side for a couple. 287/5

96.3 N Lyon to J'dene, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 285/5

96.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Pitched just outside off and Dilshan slogs it near the square leg region. The fielder in the deep dives and saves a certain boundary and the batsmen only get a single. 285/5

96.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, On the stumps from Lyon and Dilshan defends it well. 284/5

96.6 S Eranga to Hussey, Stays in the crease to this shortish delivery which spits up suddenly. Hussey drops it down towards the covers nicely though. 313/5

96.5 S Eranga to Hussey, A back of a length delivery just outside off, defended to the off side on the back foot. 313/5

96.4 S Eranga to Hussey, A fullish delivery in line with the stumps, Hussey drops it down to the on side. 313/5

96.3 S Eranga to Wade, A back of a length delivery around off, Wade stays back, taps it down towards point with soft hands anc calls Hussey through for a single. 313/5

96.2 S Eranga to M Wade, Short delivery at chest height on off, Wade rocks back and pulls it towards fine leg. He had not timed that well enough which allows him to steal a second run. 312/5

96.1 S Eranga to Wade, A good length ball just outside off, Wade lets it through. 310/5

95.6 M Starc to J'dene, A good length ball on body and Jayawardene defends it well. 284/5

95.5 M Starc to J'dene, FOUR! A good ball from Starc, short one and Jayawardene tries to smack it on the leg side but only manages to top edge it. The ball flies over the slip fielders and reaches the third man boundary. 284/5

95.4 M Starc to J'dene, Wide outside off on good length just moving away a bit and Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper. 280/5

95.3 M Starc to J'dene, A bit short and Jayawardene stays in the crease and defends it. 280/5

95.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched on middle and Dilshan works it down on the leg side for a single. 280/5

95.1 M Starc to Dilshan, A good length ball, just around off and Dilshan plays it carefully and defends it from the crease. 279/5

95.6 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A good length ball on middle and leg, turned away towards the on side, no chance of a run though. 310/5

95.5 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A back of a length delivery, just outside off, shouldered arms to. 310/5

95.4 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Fullish on off, Hussey comes forward and pushes the ball solidly to the covers. 310/5

95.3 N Kulasekara to Wade, A short of a length delivery around off, Wade drops it down with soft hands right next to the pitch and Hussey calls him through for a well taken single. 310/5

95.2 N Kulasekara to Wade, Pushes it wider outside off, left alone by Wade. 309/5

95.1 N Kulasekara to Wade, A good length ball on off, Wade pops forward and defends it firmly to mid off. 309/5

94.6 N Lyon to J'dene, Again a good length delivery and the batsman plays it to the mid-wicket region but doesn't score. 279/5

94.5 N Lyon to J'dene, FOUR! A flighted delivery on off and Jayawardene picks it up early and slogs it on the leg side for a four. 279/5

94.4 N Lyon to J'dene, A good length ball outside off, doesn't spin much and beats the batsman. 275/5

94.3 N Lyon to J'dene, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 275/5

94.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Another ball pitched on full length, spinning into Dilshan. Dilshan plays it a bit straighter this time but straight to the mid on fielder for a single. 275/5

94.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Pitched a little full just outside off, Dilshan plays it to the mid-wicket region. 274/5

94.6 S Eranga to Hussey, A good length ball well outside off, Hussey allows it through to the keeper. 309/5

94.5 S Eranga to Hussey, Fullish outside off, left alone by Hussey this time. 309/5

94.4 S Eranga to Hussey, A back of a length delivery, pitches on middle and seams in towards leg stump. Hussey stays back and tries to fend it away but the ball hits his glove and strikes his pads. 309/5

94.3 S Eranga to Hussey, Pitched up further outside off, left alone and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves. There is some good carry here for Eranga. 309/5

94.2 S Eranga to Hussey, Good leave! A back of a length delivery inches outside the off stump. Hussey gets close to the line and shoulders arms nicely by getting the bat high up and out of the way. 309/5

94.1 S Eranga to Wade, Short of a length on off, Wade stands tall on his toes and dabs it down towards point to pick up a quick single. 309/5

Nathan Lyon comes in to bowl.

93.6 M Starc to J'dene, Short ball again around off and Jayawardene tries to pull it but misses. 274/5

93.5 M Starc to Dilshan, A bit short again and Dilshan hits it near the point region for a single. 274/5

93.4 M Starc to Dilshan, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 273/5

93.3 M Starc to J'dene, Good length delivery on off and Jayawardene drives well but straight to the mid off fielder. The fielder doesn't field it well and gives away 3 runs before he gets back to the ball. 273/5

93.2 M Starc to J'dene, A bit shorter in length, outside off and Jayawardene leaves it through to the keeper. 270/5

93.1 M Starc to Dilshan, Good length outside off and Dilshan nudges it down on the cover region and collects a single. 270/5

93.6 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Similar delivery to Hussey, he drives in similar fashion but with different placement, straight to the cover fielder. 308/5

93.5 N Kulasekara to Wade, Well struck! Pitched up outside off, Wade drives it firmly through the covers and the deep point fielder lobs the ball to the cover fielder who gives it a chase as well. This allows the batsmen to pick up three. 308/5

93.4 N Kulasekara to Wade, Pushed further outside off on a fullish length, not enticing enough to make Wade play at it. 305/5

93.3 N Kulasekara to Wade, Pitched up outside off, Wade comes forward and blocks the ball solidly. 305/5

93.2 N Kulasekara to Wade, A good length ball just around off, Wade is squared up as he defends. 305/5

93.1 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Pitched up outside off, Hussey drives it hard down to mid off and Samaraweera seemed to be having a snooze as he throws and Hussey gets in easily. 305/5

92.6 S Watson to J'dene, Pitched on good length and bangs it just outside off, Jayawardene defends it getting right behind the ball. 269/5

92.5 S Watson to J'dene, One more good length ball, just outside off and Jayawardene lets it go through to the keeper. 269/5

92.4 S Watson to J'dene, A good delivery pitched just outside off and angling into the batsman, Jayawardene just defends it on the front foot. 269/5

92.3 S Watson to J'dene, A good length delivery outside off, Jayawardene defends it away on the off side. 269/5

92.2 S Watson to J'dene, Full length this time, Jayawardene gets on the front foot and defends it. 269/5

92.1 S Watson to J'dene, A good length delivery, jags back in off the seam, Jayawardene gets hit high on the thigh pad. 269/5

92.6 S Eranga to Wade, A good length ball around off, Wade lets it through to the fellow keeper. End of a good over by Eranga, a wicket maiden. 304/5

92.5 S Eranga to Wade, A back of a length ball outside off, left alone by Wade. 304/5

92.4 S Eranga to Wade, A short of a good length ball angled across Wade, he chooses to leave it this time. 304/5

92.3 S Eranga to Wade, A back of a length delivery on off, bounces sharply and Wade fends it down after taking his bottom hand off the willow. 304/5

92.2 Eranga to Wade, A good length ball, swinging in towards off, Wade stays back and defends it towards point with an angled bat. 304/5

Can Sri Lanka pick up a couple more?

One keeper brings out another, Matthew Wade walks out to the middle.

92.1 S Eranga to M Clarke, OUT! Got 'em! Eranga bowls a good length delivery at 138.6 kph which angles in and straightens just outside off. Clarke comes forward to drive and nicks it to first slip where the former keeper Kumar Sangakkara takes it low and nicely to dismiss the Aussie skipper. Clarke goes for 74 and Sri Lanka get an early bird. 304/5

91.6 M Starc to Dilshan, A good length delivery, punched away this time on the off side. 269/5

91.5 M Starc to Dilshan, Beaten there! Short of a length at 142 kph, angling in and then straightens, Dilshan gets beaten by the pace and bounce. 269/5

Around the wicket now...

91.4 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Take that Starc! He delivers a half-volley again outside off, Dilshan on the front foot, sends it thumping to the cover fence. 269/5

91.3 M Starc to Dilshan, On a good length, Dilshan stays back and defends it. 265/5

91.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, FOUR! In the gap this time! Full yet again outside off, this time Dilshan drives it hard on the up and finds the cover fence. 265/5

91.1 M Starc to Dilshan, Bowls full outside off, Dilshan drives it through covers and it dies near the ropes for them to take two. 261/5

91.6 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Back of a length outside off, Clarke gets on top of the bounce nicely and punches it to deep point for a single to end the over. 304/4

91.5 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A good length ball just outside off, Clarke leaves it watchfully. 303/4

91.4 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Fullish around off again, defended back to Kulasekara. 303/4

91.3 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A good length ball around off, Clarke defends it on the front foot to the covers with some good balance. 303/4

91.2 N Kulasekara to Clarke, The batsman and the bowler get back in order! Fullish outside off, left alone by Clarke. 303/4

91.1 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Nearly chopped on! A loose shot on a loose ball! Length, well outside off, Clarke chases it and tries to slam it through point, inside edges it over the stumps and through to the keeper. 303/4

Mitchell Starc replaces Peter Siddle in the attack. Had looked completely lacklustre initially but then he came back well later in the day.

90.6 S Watson to J'dene, Good length delivery, flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 259/5

90.5 S Watson to P J'dene, FOUR! Slashed hard! A good length delivery, outside off at 124.9 kph, Jayawardene slashes hard and it goes off the thick edge over the slip cordon. 257/5

90.4 S Watson to J'dene, Good length, Jayawardene stays back and defends it well. 253/5

90.3 S Watson to J'dene, FOUR! Prasanna Jayawardene is off the mark at the Bellerive Oval! Gets a half-volley on the pads and he clips it away past mid-wicket for his first runs. That must be some relief to get off a pair, after almost 5 years. 253/5

90.2 S Watson to J'dene, Good length delivery, 122.7 kph, Prasanna punches it away towards cover. 249/5

90.1 S Watson to J'dene, Starts with an off-cutter, around off at 113.9 kph, Jayawardene defends it well off the front foot. 249/5

Kulasekara will start off from the other end.

90.6 S Eranga to Hussey, A back of a length delivery just outside off, shouldered arms to. 303/4

90.5 S Eranga to Hussey, Pushed wide outisde off, Hussey doesn't go hunting for it and lets it through to the keeper. 303/4

90.4 S Eranga to Clarke, Too straight! On the leg stump on a length and Clarke flicks it away behind square for a single. 303/4

90.3 S Eranga to Clarke, This time it is Clarke who gets one full outside off, driven through the covers for a couple of runs. He is away on day 2 as well. 302/4

90.2 S Eranga to Hussey, Pitched up just outside off, left alone nicely by Hussey. Both batsmen call out no against the second run in sync. 300/4

90.1 S Eranga to Hussey, Pitched up just outside off, left alone nicely by Hussey. 299/4

Back for the final session of the day. Can Sri Lanka bat it out? Or will Australia rattle all the wickets away and get a chance to bat today? Let's see rather than ponder.

Sri Lanka are just two shy of avoiding the follow on mark and they should do it easily. Their next target when they come back will be to get as close to the Australian total with the last two recognized batsmen at the crease. Do join us back in some time.

Australia have come back strong after lunch. They bowled tight and created the pressure, especially on Mathews. The frustration got to the batsmen who provided a lot of half chances which couldn't be grabbed by the hosts. Finally, the mammoth partnership was broken by Siddle.

89.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery just outside off, left alone by Dilshan to go into tea safely on day 3. 249/5

89.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Short of a good length ball just outside off, defended off the back foot by standing high on his toes and back to the bowler. 249/5

89.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Beautifully bowled! A length ball on off, Dilshan prods forward and pushes at it, edging the leg cutter to gully on the bounce. 249/5

89.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Short and wide outside off, Dilshan gets on top of the bounce and cuts it to the right of point where Warner fields brilliantly. 249/5

89.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up towards leg stump, driven down to mid on. 249/5

89.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A back of a length ball just outside off, patted back to Siddle. 249/5

The Lankan fielders are out on the field now and the two Michaels have also made their way out to the centre. Play is about to begin as Eranga has the ball in his hand to bowl to Hussey first up.

The two Michaels at the crease who have scored 3254 runs amongst themselves at an average of 55.15 in 62 innings, will hope to take their team to a formidable total and also ensure that they don't have to bat again in this match. The military medium Lankan pacers haven't been poor but, they haven't caused much trouble to the batsmen at the same time.

Official news comes in that we will have a 1120 hours AEST start provided we don't have another interruption. Fingers crossed as the covers comes off! The revised session timings will be from 11.20 am-1.00 pm; 1.40 pm-3.50 pm and 4.10 pm-6.20 pm AEST.

Some bad news comes in, the covers have come back on and so has the drizzle. It is light and doesn't hamper the drying process yet, we are in for an extended delay now as we cross 1100 AEST.

Confirmation comes in that play will begin at 1100 AEST, which means we have a half an hour delayed start to day 2.

The ground staff are in full swing having taken the cover off with the sun out and shining. The Super Sopper is making its rounds around the wicket and the ropes being towed across the outfield. No idea if this effort will get us a scheduled start though.

Good morning and welcome to the coverage of day 2 of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka at Hobart. It hasnt' been a peaceful night for the ground as there was some overnight and early morning rainfall. The outfield is still damp while the covers stay on the pitch. We could have a delayed start even as the players are out on the park.

Australia will come out tomorrow and look to consolidate through their most experienced pair out in the middle at stumps. Sri Lanka can do little with the military medium pace attack at their disposal. It was Australia's day today and they will try to keep it the same way tomorrow as well. Do join us for the first session of day 2 at 1030 local time and 0500 IST.

The Lankans stuck to a plan and bowled well, not allowing the Aussies to play their strokes freely. They made the batsmen work for their runs. Their bowlers don't possess the firepower of the South African attack and bowled well within themselves. The pitch is showing signs of uneven bounce and it won't be easy for the Lankans if the hosts put up anything over 350 tomorrow.

The Aussies have recovered well after Watson and Hughes perished on either side of the tea break. Hussey and Clarke have put up a strong looking century stand to take the hosts into a strong position at stumps.

89.6 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Fullish outside off, driven square to deep point to pick up a single and go through to stumps on day 1 at 299/4. 299/4

The 100-run stand comes up. This pair has done it zillions of times in the past for the Aussies, rescuing them from various holes and taking the team on top.

89.5 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Pushed through to deep point for a single to bring up another century partnership between these two. 298/4

89.4 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A good length ball on off, the ball nearly rolls all along the ground to the bat as Clarke is forced to bend his front knee and defends. 297/4

89.3 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Pitched up on and around off, flicked away straight to mid-wicket. 297/4

89.2 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A good length delivery outside off, Clarke defends off the front foot and inside edges the ball to the on side. 297/4

89.1 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Fullish on middle and leg, Hussey tucks it away to mid-wicket for a single. 297/4

The ball received some repair after the last over.

88.6 S Watson to J'dene, An off cutter that bounces and comes in sharply. Prasanna is caught off guard and the ball hits him on the box. This ground is certainly unlucky for him, till now at least. 249/5

88.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery, into leg stump, whipped away behind square for a single. 249/5

88.4 S Watson to Dilshan, Fullish on off, Dilshan keeps his pad away as the ball tails in and drives nicely to mid off. 248/5

88.3 S Watson to Dilshan, A tight delivery on middle, defended solidly to mid on. 248/5

88.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, straightens after pitching and squares Dilshan up as he pushes it towards point. 248/5

88.1 S Watson to Dilshan, A fullish delivery on off, defended to the covers. 248/5

88.6 A Mathews to Clarke, FOUR! Class! On the pads and Clarke has no trouble as he flicks it away to the mid-wicket boundary. 296/4

88.5 A Mathews to Clarke, A back of a length delivery on off, defended to mid off. 292/4

88.4 A Mathews to Clarke, A back of a length delivery on off, spits up once again and hits Clarke high up on his bat as he has to take his bottom hand off to dab it down on to the pitch. 292/4

88.3 A Mathews to M Hussey, The batsman plays the Square-Cut. The batsmen have run through for a single. 292/4

88.2 A Mathews to Clarke, Short of a good length outside off, guided away to deep point for a single. 291/4

88.1 A Mathews to Clarke, Oh! A good length ball, stays low and Clarke has enough time to defend with Mathews' pace. 290/4

87.6 P Siddle to J'dene, A back of a length delivery outside off, left alone. 248/5

87.5 P Siddle to J'dene, Gets behind the line of this fullish delivery on off and pushes it away to the covers. 248/5

87.4 P Siddle to J'dene, A good full delivery on off, Prasanna comes forward and pushes it to the covers. He is still on naught. 248/5

87.3 P Siddle to P J'dene, Fullish on off, driven nicely with a straight bat to mid on. 248/5

87.2 P Siddle to J'dene, Oh my! A dangerous leave! A length ball, comes in and Jayawardene decides to leave it. The ball goes just over the off stump. That was so close! 248/5

87.1 P Siddle to J'dene, A good full delivery angled in towards the stumps, Jayawardene drives it down to mid on. 248/5

87.6 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Fullish outside off, Hussey comes forward and pushes it to the covers. 290/4

87.5 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A back of a length ball on off, pushed away to the covers off the back foot. 290/4

87.5 N Kulasekara to Hussey, NO BALL! Kulasekara has bowled a few! A good length ball on off, defended to the covers. 290/4

87.4 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Pushed on a length outside off, left alone by Hussey. 289/4

87.3 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Length on the pads, turned away to short mid-wicket. 289/4

87.2 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Pitched up outside off, driven through to mid off nicely but can't get a run. 289/4

87.1 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Back of a length outisde off, Hussey leaves it alone and P. Jayawardene has to take it in front of him to prevent the ball from bouncing in front of him. 289/4

86.6 S Watson to Dilshan, A back of a length delivery on off, defended back on to the pitch. 248/5

86.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched well up to the bat, a half-volly. Dilshan places it straight to extra cover. 248/5

86.4 S Watson to Dilshan, A good tight fullish delivery on off, Dilshan realises that he has to be careful now and defends it to the covers. 248/5

86.3 S Watson to Dilshan, This one nips in sharply off the strip! Dilshan is stunned as he gets hit high over his pads and the ball goes to the slips. 248/5

86.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball just outside off, defended solidly to the off side. 248/5

86.1 S Watson to Dilshan, A fullish delivery, just outside off, driven down to mid off. 248/5

86.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, FOUR! The best of his innings! Full on off, Clarke comes authoritatively forward and punches it down the ground to send the ball racing away to the ropes. 289/4

86.5 C Welegedara to Clarke, Strays on the pads and Clarke easily drives it through the on side for a couple of runs. 285/4

86.4 C Welegedara to Clarke, FOUR! Thumped away! Short and wide outside off, Clarke pounces and cuts it hard to beat the man in the deep to the point boundary. 283/4

86.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, A good back of a length delivery on off, Clarke gets behind it and defends. 279/4

86.2 C Welegedara to Hussey, Shortish delivery outside off, Hussey gets on top of it and drops it towards point, calling Clarke through for a single. 279/4

86.1 C Welegedara to Clarke, Back of a length on the hips, Clarke gets hit again. He goes to work it aorund and gets hit on his hips, just over his thigh pad, The ball goes away to the on side and he takes a leg bye. 278/4

85.6 P Siddle to J'dene, He is tentative and his previous Test on this ground will be in the back of his head as he fishes at this length ball outside off tentatively. 248/5

Prasanna Jayawardene comes out to bat with some poor memories to haunt him on this ground. He was dismissed thrice in the last Test he played here, yes thrice. Two dismissals and a run out while he was running for Fervez Maharoof.

85.5 P Siddle to Mathews, OUT! Siddle has done it! A back of a length ball, nips back in nicely toward the stumps and Mathews is caught on the crease as he tries to fend it away. He is hit high on his pads which is why he decides to go for the review. The replay clearly shows the ball hitting the top of middle and Siddle finally gets a breakthrough for the Aussies for what seems like after light years. Sri Lanka have lost both their reviews now. 248/5

Mathews wants to review this appeal for lbw.

85.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up just outside off, Dilshan plays that drive again towards the covers and picks up a single. 248/4

85.3 P Siddle to Mathews, Back of a length just outside off, doesn't get up much this time and Mathews does well to play it towards point to steal a single. 247/4

85.2 P Siddle to Mathews, A peach of a delivery, unplayable! Lands on off on a length and shoot away with some bounce beating Mathews' defensive prod. 246/4

85.1 P Siddle to Mathews, Angles it into the pads, flicked away towards mid-wicket. 246/4

85.6 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Pitched up outside off, the ball goes through the covers and Herath does well to pull the back in and the batsmen get three. 277/4

85.5 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A pitched up delivery just outside off, left alone. 274/4

85.4 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A tight delivery on the stumps, tucked away to the on side with the wrists. 274/4

85.3 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Length outside off, left alone by Clarke. 274/4

85.2 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Gets behind the line and defends it on to the off side. 274/4

Clarke has got to his 23rd Test fifty and his third against Sri Lanka. He continues his good run of form and has also crossed 1400 runs this year. It hasn't been an easy pitch to play on and he has fought it out.

85.1 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Angles it in to the pads, Clarke flicks it away to deep square leg for a couple to bring up his fifty. 274/4

84.6 S Watson to Dilshan, Straight out of the middle! Drives this full delivery to mid off. 246/4

84.5 S Watson to T Dilshan, FOUR! Lucky! Pitched up outside off, Dilshan tries to launch it into the off side and edges it through the slips and gully to the third man boundary. 246/4

Dilshan is standing well outside the crease to negate the swing.

84.4 S Watson to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan punches it away to point. 242/4

84.3 S Watson to Dilshan, Up to the bat just outside off, pushed to the covers nicely off the front foot. 242/4

84.2 S Watson to Dilshan, Length outside off, left alone outside off. 242/4

84.1 S Watson to Dilshan, A fullish delivery just outside off, pushed to the covers. 242/4

84.6 C Welegedara to Hussey, A good tight delivery, comes in and Hussey inside edges it on to his pads, after which the ball rolls away to the on side. 272/4

84.5 C Welegedara to Hussey, Back of a length outside off, Hussey watchfully leaves it. 272/4

84.4 C Welegedara to Hussey, A good length ball just outside off, defended to the covers neatly. 272/4

84.3 C Welegedara to Hussey, Pitched up outside off, left alone by Hussey. 272/4

84.2 C Welegedara to Hussey, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Hussey steers it down to gully. 272/4

84.1 C Welegedara to Clarke, Back of a length on the pads, worked away to the on side for an easy single to move on to 49. 272/4

Watson will get to use the new ball as well which is just four overs old. Clarke doesn't want to deprieve him with the newish ball.

83.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up just outside off, driven into the gap at the covers for a good single. We have seen very little of these good quick singles this session. 242/4

83.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball, angled in towards middle. Dilshan gets nicely behind it and defends. 241/4

83.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish and just outside off, defended back on to the pitch. 241/4

83.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, driven slighly uppishly to mid off again. 241/4

83.2 P Siddle to T Dilshan, Fullish delivery just outside off, driven down to mid off. 241/4

83.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A back of a length ball, doesn't get up much at all, left alone. 241/4

Welegedara comes back into the attack.

83.6 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Pitched slightly up outside off, Hussey opts to leave this one as well. 271/4

83.5 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A good length ball angled across the batsman, Hussey leaves it alone. 271/4

83.4 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A short of a length ball just outside off, defended to mid off on the back foot. 271/4

83.3 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Back of a length outside off, Clarke dabs it away to the man in the deep on the off side for a single. He limps across to the non-striker's end. 271/4

83.2 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A good length ball just outside off, defended to the covers. 270/4

83.1 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Gets this one to jag in off a length and Clarke is hit on his mid rift, another one that causes him some pain as he grimaces after being hit. 270/4

82.6 M Starc to Mathews, FOUR! Lovely drive! Piched up outside off with a lot of room for Mathews to free his arms and play a crisp drive through the covers. 241/4

Even snicko shows the nick.

82.5 M Starc to Mathews, Pitched up just outside off, driven to Beau Webster at mid off. 237/4

82.4 M Starc to Mathews, A tight delivery on off, defended back on to the pitch. 237/4

82.3 M Starc to Mathews, Fullish on line with the stumps, turned away to mid-wicket. 237/4

Beau Webster has come on for Watson. He stands at mid off, right in Dilshan's firing line.

82.2 M Starc to Mathews, A back of a length delivery on middle, worked away towards mid-wicket.. 237/4

82.1 M Starc to Mathews, Pitched up to the bat around off, driven back to Starc with a closed face and Starc threatens to throw it back. 237/4

Kulasekara will have his first go with the second new ball.

82.6 S Eranga to Hussey, A good length ball on middle, defended back to Eranga. 270/4

82.5 S Eranga to Hussey, Back of a length outside off, left alone by Hussey. 270/4

82.4 S Eranga to Clarke, Short of a good length outside off, slapped away superbly to deep point for a single. 270/4

82.3 S Eranga to Hussey, A short of a length ball outside off, dabbed down to point and Clarke shouts out wait first as the fielder dives and doesn't get any hand to it. They, then complete the run easily. 269/4

82.2 S Eranga to Hussey, A back of a length delivery on off and middle, Hussey is hurried in defense as he drops it down to the covers. 268/4

82.1 S Eranga to Hussey, Pitches it up outside off and angles it away, Hussey shoulders arms to it. 268/4

81.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good leave! Pitched up just outside off, left alone confidently. 237/4

81.5 P Siddle to T Dilshan, Fullish delivery on off and middle, driven to mid on. 237/4

81.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Gets this to tail in and Dilshan attempts to flick. The ball takes the inside edge and hits the pads, lobbing up on to the pitch. 237/4

81.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat this time, driven to mid off. 237/4

Well well! Hot spot shows that there was a very fine edge there. Siddle did not appeal at all.

81.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length, pitches on off and goes past the outsdie edge, perilously close infact as the ball moves away slightly. 237/4

81.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full delivery just outside off, driven powerfully but straight to mid off. 237/4

81.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, FOUR! Crisp! A good length ball on off, Clarke comes forward and punches the ball past the non-striker and mid off to the boundary. He also took off one hand off the bat and still timed it beautifully. 268/4

81.5 C Welegedara to Hussey, Pitched up on off, driven crisply to mid off for a quick single. The fielder hits the stumps at the non-striker's end and there is a referral. Hussey is safely in. 264/4

81.4 C Welegedara to Hussey, A back of a length delivery outside off, left alone by Hussey. 263/4

81.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, Shortish just outside off, the ball bounces sharply again as Clarke tries to punch it, He manages to push it to deep point after taking one hand off the bat for a single. 263/4

81.2 C Welegedara to Clarke, Back of a length ball on off, defended solidly to the off side. 262/4

81.1 C Welegedara to Hussey, A back of a length ball just outside off, Hussey drops it down towards point and picks up an easy single. 262/4

Siddle will share the new ball with Starc.

80.6 M Starc to Mathews, Pitched up outside off and jags it away, Mathews is beaten. 237/4

80.5 M Starc to Mathews, Back of a length delivery on the hips, tucked away to the on side, no run. 237/4

80.4 M Starc to Mathews, Back of a length outside off, punched away to the covers off the back foot. 237/4

80.3 M Starc to Mathews, Good reply by the bowler! Fullish around off and angles further away to beat Mathews' forward defensive push. 237/4

80.2 M Starc to Mathews, FOUR! Lovely shot! Pitched up on the pads and Mathews says 'thank you very much' as he flicks it away to the mid-wicket boundary. The 150-run stand has been brought up in some style with that shot. 237/4

80.1 M Starc to Mathews, Bowls it full and wide outside off, Mathews chases it and tries to steer it to the off side but jars the bat on the ground and misses. 233/4

Welegedars, the man who picked up three wickets today, will share the new ball. 17-1-80-3 so far.

80.6 S Eranga to Clarke, This one goes the other way after pitching short outside off, Clarke resists the temptation to cut and lets it through to the keeper. 261/4

80.5 S Eranga to Clarke, A good length ball around off, Clarke has to stay low to get behind the lack of bounce on this one and drops it down towards the covers. 261/4

80.4 S Eranga to Clarke, A back of a length ball, comes in and goes past the off stump as Clarke decides to leave the ball. 261/4

80.3 S Eranga to Clarke, Angles into the pads, Clarke his hit on his pads as he tries to flick and the Lankans appeal loudly but the umpire walks away as soon as the appeal is put onto play. Clarke had got an inside edge and the ball thudded into the un-padded portion of the knee. He is in some pain and hunches down as the physio comes to the centre to give him some attention. 261/4

80.2 S Eranga to Clarke, Pushed outside off, left alone by Clarke this time. 261/4

80.1 S Eranga to Clarke, And straightaway beats the Aussie captain! Fullish outside off and shapes away after pitching as Clarke tries to drives and misses. 261/4

New ball is due and it is taken straight away as Clarke hands it to Starc.

79.6 S Watson to T Dilshan, Fullish on middle and leg, defended to mid on. Just 18 more required to avoid the follow on now. 233/4

79.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched up outside off, pushed away to point. 233/4

79.4 S Watson to Dilshan, A good full delivery angled in, Dilshan comes well forward and blocks the ball back to Watson. 233/4

79.3 S Watson to Mathews, A shortish delivery just outside off, Mathews fends it down towards point and picks up a single. 233/4

79.2 S Watson to Dilshan, Drifts this slower one down the leg side, takes the pads on the way to short fine leg for a leg bye. 232/4

79.1 S Watson to Dilshan, Dilshan drives this good length ball straight to short extra cover. 231/4

The new ball is due and Jayawardena takes it immediately.

79.6 T Dilshan to Clarke, Flighted up on the stumps, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 261/4

79.5 T Dilshan to Clarke, Tossed up again on off, pushed back on to the pitch. 260/4

79.4 T Dilshan to Clarke, Tossed up outside off, pushed back to Dilshan. 260/4

79.3 T Dilshan to Hussey, Opens the face of the bat and pushes the ball to the covers and into the gap for a single this time. 260/4

79.2 T Dilshan to Hussey, Flighted up outside off, pushed to the covers again. 259/4

79.1 T Dilshan to Hussey, A flighted delivery on off, pushed away to the covers. 259/4

78.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Wals across and tries to work it around the corner, only to get hit on the pads. 231/4

78.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Floated up outside off, Mathews chips down and drills it back to Lyon to present him with a crowd catch. 231/4

78.4 N Lyon to Dilshan, Tossed up on off, tucked away to square leg for a single. 231/4

78.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up high and wide outside off, Mathews outside edges the drive to third man for three runs. 230/4

78.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, Mathews is hit on the pads and Lyon and co. appeal hard. He was well outside off. 227/4

78.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Slider outside off, Mathews pushes hard and edges it down to third man for a couple. 227/4

78.6 S Eranga to Clarke, Angles it across the off stump, Clarke leaves it alone. 259/4

Eranga comes around the wicket to Clarke now.

78.5 S Eranga to Hussey, Pitched up outside off, driven down to mid off for a good quick single. 259/4

78.4 S Eranga to Clarke, A pitched up delivery, just outsde off, driven nicely to the deep cover fielder for one. 258/4

78.3 S Eranga to Hussey, A back of a length ball just outside off, Hussey drops it down past second slip with soft hands to pick up three easy runs. 257/4

78.2 S Eranga to Hussey, A stinger! Length on off and the ball leaps up and a well forward Hussey is hit on his back arm, just below the elbow. The ball rolls away past the stumps and through to the keeper. That would have hurt for sure. 254/4

78.1 S Eranga to Clarke, A fullish delivery on off, pushed away to the covers for a quick single. 254/4

77.6 S Watson to T Dilshan, Pitched up and Dilshan plays another one of those beautiful drives straight to mid off. Clarke has got that man just about in the right position to close that gap through the off side. 225/4

77.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Good length ball just outside off, dabbed away to the cover point fielder. 225/4

77.4 S Watson to Dilshan, A slower one at 112.3 kph on off, pushed to the covers. 225/4

77.3 S Watson to Dilshan, And again! Pitched up outside off, mistimed to mid off. 225/4

77.2 S Watson to Dilshan, Back of a length around off, Dilshan tries to force the issue through the off side but inside edges it on to the pitch and back to Watto. 225/4

77.1 S Watson to Dilshan, On the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for a couple to end the streak of maidens from this end. 225/4

77.6 T Dilshan to Hussey, Tossed up on off, Hussey comes forward and pushes the ball back to Dilshan. 253/4

77.5 T Dilshan to Clarke, Shortish outside off, cut away to deep point for a single. 253/4

77.4 T Dilshan to Clarke, Flighted up on off, pushed back to the bowler. 252/4

77.3 T Dilshan to Hussey, Shortish again outside off, Hussey goes hard at it and cuts and edges it past first slip where Jayawardena is slow to react this time na the ball goes to third man as the batsmen pick up three runs. 252/4

77.2 T Dilshan to Hussey, Shortish outside off, punched away to short extra cover. 249/4

77.1 T Dilshan to Hussey, Flighted up outside off, pushed to point. 249/4

76.6 N Lyon to Mathews, FOUR! Mathews will breathe a sigh of relief! Short and outside off, Mathews punches it nicely into the big gap through the covers to pick up a boundary. He has been bogged down for quite a bit. 223/4

76.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up on off, pushed back to Lyon. 219/4

76.4 N Lyon to Dilshan, Slow and flat on off, tucked away to square leg for a single. 219/4

76.3 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up and driven down to mid off. 218/4

76.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 218/4

76.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Tossed up outside off, spins in towards the pads and Lyon appeals in isolation. 218/4

76.6 S Eranga to Clarke, A back of a length delivery on middle and leg, the ball holds up after pitching and Clarke nearly spooned it up to mid-wicket. He checks his shot and plays it on the bounce to the fielder. 249/4

76.5 S Eranga to Clarke, A good length ball on off, pushed away to short extra cover. 249/4

76.4 S Eranga to M Clarke, A good length ball at off stump, pushed down to mid off followed by a call of wait by Clarke. 249/4

76.3 S Eranga to M Hussey, Pitched up outside off, Hussey drives it off the middle to wide mid off for a run. The Aussies are getting easy singles now. 249/4

76.2 S Eranga to Clarke, Short of a good length outside off, guided away to deep point off the back foot for one run. 248/4

76.1 S Eranga to Hussey, A fullish delivery outside off, pushed away to deep cover point for a single. 247/4

75.6 S Watson to Mathews, Shapes this fullish delivery in towards off stump, driven to the covers. That makes it five maidens from this end. 218/4

75.5 S Watson to Mathews, Bowls a good yorker on off, dug out back to Watson. 218/4

Wade comes up to the stumps.

75.4 S Watson to Mathews, Pitched further up towards off, driven crisply to mid off. 218/4

75.3 S Watson to Mathews, A fullish delivery just outside off, defended back on to the wicket. 218/4

75.2 S Watson to Mathews, A fuller length ball, angles in towards middle, Mathews pats it away to the covers. 218/4

75.1 S Watson to Mathews, A good length ball on off, defended to mid on. 218/4

75.6 T Dilshan to Hussey, Opens the face at the right time to place the ball between point and cover to pick up a single. 246/4

75.5 T Dilshan to Hussey, Flighted nicely outside off, pushed to the covers. 245/4

75.4 T Dilshan to Hussey, Lands just outside off, spins away and Hussey drops it down towards backward point. 245/4

75.3 T Dilshan to Clarke, Tossed up on the pads, worked away to deep square leg for one. 245/4

75.2 T Dilshan to Hussey, Short outside off, Hussey punches it to deep cover point for a single. 244/4

75.1 T Dilshan to Clarke, Angles it into the stumps, nudged away behind square for a single. 243/4

Watson will bowl the first over after the drinks break to begin a new spell, into the breeze.

The Lankans have looked edgy after lunch. The fluency in Dilshan's strokes have disappeared and Mathews is struggling. The players will take drinks now.

74.6 N Lyon to Dilshan, The batsman offers no stroke and gets hit on the pad. 218/4

74.5 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up on off, flicked to mid-wicket. 218/4

74.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Drives this square towards point to pick up a single. 218/4

74.3 N Lyon to Mathews, A slider outside off, Mathews's defenses has been beaten. 217/4

74.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Pushes it back to the bowler with the full face of the bat. 217/4

74.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up outside off, defended back on to the pitch. 217/4

Dilshan has been asked to bowl now.

74.6 S Eranga to Hussey, Back of a length outside off, left alone by Hussey. 242/4

As skipper, Clarke's conversion rate for 50-100s stands at 2-7! It is usually the other way around for most batsmen, leave captains alone.

74.5 S Eranga to Hussey, A good length ball just outside off, pushed away to point off the front foot. 242/4

74.4 S Eranga to Hussey, Angles it into the stumps, Hussey drops it down on the on side with his wrists, no opportunity for a run though. 242/4

74.3 S Eranga to Hussey, A good tight delivery around off stump, defended from within the crease to the cover region. 242/4

74.2 S Eranga to Hussey, A fullish delivery just outside off, Hussey comes nicely forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 242/4

74.1 S Eranga to Hussey, FOUR! A good shot! Angles it into the pads and Hussey flicks it away to the square leg boundary. The fine leg fielder runs around towards the ball thinking that he can stop it but the ball touches the ropes just as he gets to it. 242/4

73.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full and just outside off, left alone. Four maidens in a row for Siddle. 217/4

73.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full and driven straight to mid off. Seems like Dilshan will never get bored and tired of doing this, finding the fielders on most of his drives. That is Test cricket for him! 217/4

73.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish just outside off, driven with an open face to Warner at point, no risky run taken this time. 217/4

73.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full outside off, Siddle put in a little bit more in it as Dilshan misses his flowing drive and the ball zips through to Wade. 217/4

73.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Length around off, Dilshan forces it from the crease to the covers. 217/4

73.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length outside off, left alone by Dilshan and collected by Wade on a bounce. 217/4

73.6 A Mathews to Clarke, Angled into the pads along with the inward movement and Clarke plays a well timed on drive for a couple of runs through mid-wicket. 238/4

73.5 A Mathews to Clarke, A back of a length ball around off, pushed down to mid off. 236/4

73.4 A Mathews to Clarke, A good length ball, coming in. Clarke stays forward and low and defends the ball to the on side. 236/4

73.3 A Mathews to Clarke, A good pitched up delivery just outside off, Clarke comes well forward and then shoulders arms. 236/4

73.2 A Mathews to Clarke, Pitched further up on off, Clarke drives the ball nicely to mid on. 236/4

73.1 A Mathews to Clarke, A back of a length ball on off and middle, defended down on to the leg side. 236/4

72.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Lyon is keeping the clamps on Mathews, bowls it quicker and full on off, Mathews turns it towards mid-wicket. 217/4

72.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Good flighted ball on off, defended back to Lyon. 217/4

72.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Skips down and plays an ugly looking heave to mid-wicket. 217/4

72.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up on off, spins in and hits high on the pads as Mathews comes forward to defend. 217/4

72.2 N Lyon to A Mathews, Pitched up on off, Mathews comes down the track and pushes the ball to mid on. 217/4

72.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up on off, pushed back to Lyon. 217/4

Hussey and Clarke are taking the Aussies along at a good rate as the umpire call for a drinks break.

72.6 S Eranga to Hussey, A back of a length delivery outside off, left alone by Hussey. 236/4

72.5 S Eranga to Hussey, Pitched up outside off and Hussey goes for his conventional drive and short extra cover gets a finger or two to it and makes a half stop, Hussey gets two anyway. 236/4

72.4 S Eranga to Hussey, A length ball once again in the corridor, Hussey hangs back in his crease and pushes the ball to the covers. 234/4

72.3 S Eranga to Hussey, A good length ball just outside off, defended from within the crease by Hussey. 234/4

72.2 Eranga to Hussey, Angles this one into the leg stump line and Hussey tries to flick but misses and Eranga appeals. Ian Chappell on air reckons that this is a 'perfect definition' for an ambitious appeal for an lbw. 234/4

72.1 S Eranga to Hussey, A good length ball on off, Hussey stays back and dabs the ball to point. 234/4

71.6 P Siddle to T Dilshan, Times his drive on this full delivery outside off and finds short extra cover. 217/4

71.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Goes for the bouncer and bowls it around the off stump line. Dilshan gets under it easily. 217/4

71.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball, lands on off and comes in, Dilshan defends this neatly. He looks good when he plays these defensive strokes and ugly when he tries to launch it through the covers and mistimes. 217/4

71.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up outside off, Dilshan mistimes his drive to the cover fielder. 217/4

71.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, A lovely ball around the corridor of uncertainty, Dilshan thinks of playing at it and lets it through at the last moment. 217/4

71.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A length ball outside off, Dilshan goes for the drive once again and inside edges it to mid off yet again. 217/4

Eranga has been brought in to bowl, 10-2-35-9 before this spell.

71.6 A Mathews to Clarke, A good length ball outside off, nipping in towards off, Clarke decides to let this one through. 234/4

71.5 A Mathews to Clarke, A good length ball on off, defended back to the bowler. 234/4

71.4 A Mathews to Clarke, A short of a length ball just outside off, the ball spits up and Clarke fends it away after the ball takes the bat high up near the splice, down to point. 234/4

71.3 A Mathews to Clarke, Length ball on middle, reverses into the pads and Clarke clips it away nicely towards deep square leg for a couple of runs. 234/4

71.2 A Mathews to Clarke, FOUR! Helped away! Strays on the pads and Clarke turns it around nicely to pick up a four down towards fine leg. That is one of the rare poor deliveries that Mathews has bowled today. 232/4

71.1 A Mathews to Clarke, A length ball outside off, left alone by Clarke. 228/4

70.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up nice and slowly on off, driven down to mid on. 217/4

70.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, pushed back to Lyon. 217/4

70.4 N Lyon to Mathews, A tad short outside off, Mathews opens the face and guides the ball past backward point for a couple. 217/4

70.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted outside off, pushed back to Lyon. 215/4

70.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Gets behind it and blocks it to the off side. 215/4

70.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Pitched up outside off, driven back at Lyon. Wade states - "We know he is coming down boys". 215/4

70.6 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A good accurate length ball on off, defended to the covers from within the crease by Hussey. 228/4

70.5 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A back of a length ball on off, stays low again and Clarke pushes it past the bowler to mid off and picks up a good single. 228/4

70.4 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A good length ball on and around off, defended back on to the pitch and towards mid on. 227/4

70.3 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A back of a length delivery on off, dropped down towards point and Clarke asks Hussey to wait. 227/4

70.2 N Kulasekara to M Clarke, Pitched up outside off, there for the drive which Clarke does and mistimes to mid off as the face of the bat closes on impact. 227/4

70.1 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A good length ball on off, keeps quite low and Clarke has to bend low to play it, does well to push it back to Kulasekara. 227/4

69.6 P Siddle to T Dilshan, A good length ball just outside off, forced down to mid off. 215/4

69.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good delivery beats Dilshan! Pitched up outside off and goes away as Dilshan tries to drive. Some reverse for Siddle too now. Seems like a wicket is somewhere around the corner. 215/4

69.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length just outside off, shouldered arms to. 215/4

69.3 P Siddle to T Dilshan, A fullish delivery on off, driven with almost a closed face down to mid off. 215/4

69.2 P Siddle to A Mathews, Warner misses for the third time! Fullish just outside off, Dilshan pushes it to point and Mathews is way down the pitch for the single. Dilshan sends him back and Mathews dives as the throw comes in and Warner misses. 215/4

69.1 P Siddle to T Dilshan, Pitched up just outside off, Dilshan play a good drive towards mid off. 215/4

69.6 A Mathews to Clarke, A back of a length ball, comes in considerably and Clarke is across as well. He somehow gets bat on it and turns it away to deep square leg for a run. 227/4

69.5 A Mathews to Clarke, Good length ball outside off, Clarke is already in line with the ball and punches it away to mid on. 226/4

69.4 A Mathews to Clarke, A slower one that, back of a length on off, Clarke defends it to the off side. 226/4

69.3 A Mathews to Clarke, A good length ball, jags in after pitching and Clarke leaves it with perfect judgement. 226/4

69.2 A Mathews to Clarke, A fullish delivery, slides in and Clarke pushes it to mid on nicely after getting behind the movement. 226/4

69.1 A Mathews to Hussey, A back of a length ball just outside off, dropped towards the covers and Hussey steals a quick single. 226/4

68.6 N Lyon to Mathews, A straighter one on the off stump, Mathews stays back and blocks. 215/4

68.5 N Lyon to Dilshan, Lobbed up on off, spins in and take the inside edge towards square leg for one. 215/4

68.4 N Lyon to Dilshan, Dilshan goes for his favourite drive outside off and gets beaten. 214/4

68.3 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up outside off, left alone. 214/4

68.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 214/4

68.1 N Lyon to T Dilshan, Shortish outside off, pulled towards mid-wicket, can't get a run. 214/4

Current vice captain and future Sri lankan, Mathews back into the attack.

68.6 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A fullish delivery just outside off, defended solidly to mid off. 225/4

68.5 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Shortish outside off, Hussey steers it to deep point for a single. 225/4

68.4 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A good length ball outside off, Hussey tries to drive it away from the body but mistimes it back to Kula. 224/4

Around the wicket to Hussey.

68.3 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Good length ball outside off, Clarke comes nicely forward, opens the face of the bat and guides the ball through point for a single. 224/4

68.2 N Kulasekara to Clarke, FOUR! Into the pitch and rocketed away! Pitched up outside off, Clarke comes forward and punches it past mid off and past the ropes too. 223/4

68.1 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A good length ball on off, pushed back to Kulasekara. 219/4

67.6 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball around off, Mathews gets behind that one nicely and pats it down to the on side. 214/4

67.5 P Siddle to A Mathews, Pitched up towards middle and leg, almost a good shot and almost a wicket. Mathews goes for the drive but checks his shot and punches it uppishly towards mid on. 214/4

67.4 P Siddle to Mathews, A very good leg cutter that! A good length ball around off, moves away and goes past Mathews' edge once again. 214/4

67.3 P Siddle to A Mathews, Fullish on the stumps, driven down to mid on. 214/4

67.2 P Siddle to Mathews, Play and miss! Fullish, lands on off and jags away, Mathews is beaten as he has a prod at it. 214/4

67.1 P Siddle to Mathews, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket, no run. 214/4

67.6 R Herath to M Clarke, Flighted up on off, Clarke chips down as well and drives the ball to wide mid off where a good piece of fielding keeps the batsmen down to one. 219/4

67.5 R Herath to Hussey, Flights the ball up on the pads Hussey chips down and flicks it past short mid-wicket for a run. 218/4

67.4 R Herath to Hussey, Stretches forward to this flighted delivery and pushed to point. 217/4

67.3 R Herath to Hussey, Flat and shortish outside off, punched away but straight to the cover fielder. 217/4

67.2 R Herath to Hussey, Quick and full on off, defended back to Herath. 217/4

67.1 R Herath to Hussey, Flighted up outside off, Hussey comes forward to defend and edges it down to third man for a couple of runs. 217/4

Siddle replaces Starc, to bowl probably after a good vegetarian lunch.

66.6 N Lyon to Dilshan, FOUR! Hammered! Dished up well outside off, Dilshan's eyes light up and he drives it nicely past point to the boundary. A bad ball to end the over with Dilshan's 18th boundary. 214/4

66.5 N Lyon to A Mathews, Jumps out to this flighted one on off and middle to push it to mid on for a single. 210/4

66.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up slowly outside off, Mathews hangs back and goes for the cut but misses. 209/4

66.3 N Lyon to Dilshan, Slow and flatter, turned away towards square leg for a single. 209/4

66.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Well flighted outside off, padded away by Dilshan. 208/4

66.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Tossed up nicely on off, drifts in and turns through the gate between bat and pad. The Aussies get excited for a moment but the ball took the pad on its way to Wade. 208/4

66.6 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A fuller delivery just outside off, pushed away to the covers on the front foot. 215/4

66.5 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A good length ball comes in and Clarke punches it nicely down to mid on. That hit right at the bottom of the bat and was close to hitting the pads as well. 215/4

66.4 N Kulasekara to Clarke, Fullish on off, reverses in, driven down to mid on. 215/4

66.3 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A fuller length ball outside off, this one goes straighter and Clarke shoulders arms once again. It looks like Kulasekara rolled his fingers over the ball, cutting down on pace. 215/4

66.2 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A good length ball, comes in sharply and Clarke decides to leave it on length. Luckily for him the ball goes over the off stick. 215/4

66.1 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A back of a length ball just outside off, left alone by Clarke. 215/4

Hilfenhaus has returned to the ground after he went to the hospital to get his side strain investigated.

65.6 M Starc to Mathews, A good length ball just outside off, Mathews defends it to the covers and there is no craziness in the running on this delivery. 208/4

65.5 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish delivery around off, driven away to mid off for another quick single. There was another chance for a run out but Lyon misfielded. 208/4

65.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Chance for a run out! Warner misses the stumps again! Starc comes around the wicket to Mathews as well who pushes this towards point and Warner is agile as he attacks the ball. Dilshan had to put in the dive and the throw came in towards the stumps and swung away. 207/4

65.3 M Starc to Dilshan, Fullish just outside off, Dilshan drives it with an open face towards deep point for a single. 206/4

65.2 M Starc to Mathews, Straightish on the stumps, nudged away towards mid-wicket for a single. 205/4

65.1 M Starc to A Mathews, Pitched up towards off stump, Mathews punches it to mid off where a dive saves a few runs. 204/4

65.6 R Herath to Hussey, Flat and slow outside off, Hussey stays back and pushes it back to Herath. 215/4

65.5 R Herath to M Clarke, Tossed up outside off, Clarke goes for the inside out shot and times it well but can't beat Dilshan at short extra who gets a hand to it and deflects it towards mid off. Clarke picks up a single in the process. 215/4

65.4 R Herath to Clarke, On the pads, Clarke tucks it around to short fine leg. Hussey comes down a few paces and turns back soon. 214/4

65.3 R Herath to Clarke, Tossed up on the stumps, Clarke dances down and drives the ball to mid on. 214/4

65.2 R Herath to Hussey, Shortish outside off, dabbed away to deep point for a single. 214/4

65.1 R Herath to Hussey, Tossed up outside off, Hussey skips down and drives it back, Herath moves swiftly to his right and stops the ball. 213/4

Mathews has had a good calm head and paired up nicely with Dilshan as he got to his 11th Test fifty and his third against the Aussies. He has got just one hundred and that too against this very opponent.

64.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Shortish on off, punched down to long on for a single and to get to his fifty. 204/4

64.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Drifts it in with the flight towards off, pushed away to the covers. 203/4

64.4 N Lyon to Mathews, FOUR! Risky but safe! Dances down the track and slams the ball with a swing past mid on and mid-wicket to pick up a boundary. Those are his first runs after the lunch break. The 200 of the innings comes up. 203/4

64.3 N Lyon to Dilshan, Shortish outside off, cut away towards deepish point for a single. 199/4

64.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up outside off, Dilshan tries to drive and misses and so does Wade as the ball curves in and opens up the gap between bat and pad. Two byes added to the total. 198/4

64.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Full and well outside off, Dilshan pops his leg forward and leaves it. 196/4

64.6 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A back of a length ball on off, Clarke gets right behind it and defends it to the off side. 213/4

64.5 N Kulasekara to Clarke, A good length ball outside off, left alone by Clarke. 213/4

64.4 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A good length ball outside off, pushed away into the covers for a single. 213/4

64.3 N Kulasekara to Hussey, Back of a length ball outside off, dabbed down to point. 212/4

64.2 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A good length ball just outside off, defended to the covers off the back foot this time. 212/4

64.1 N Kulasekara to Hussey, A good length ball on off, Hussey gets nicely forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 212/4

63.6 M Starc to Mathews, Pitched up on off, driven down to mid off. 196/4

63.5 M Starc to Mathews, A beauty! Starc bowls it at 140 kph and lands it on off and gets it to tail away beating Mathews who tries to stay back and push it away. 196/4

63.4 M Starc to Mathews, Goes full on off, driven down to mid on. 196/4

63.3 M Starc to Mathews, Goes back over the wicket and bangs it short on off and middle, defended nicely back on to the pitch. Mathews doesn't pull this time, he has played that shot well today. 196/4

63.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Good length ball angled in, flicked away to wide mid on for one. 196/4

63.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish delivery just outside off, driven down to mid off. 195/4

Kulasekara comes back in to the attack, 14-1-33-0.

63.6 R Herath to Clarke, Tossed up to the eye line of the batsman, Clarke gets down to meet the pitch of the ball and pushes it to the on side. 212/4

63.5 R Herath to Clarke, Tossed up outside off, Clarke gets forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 212/4

63.4 R Herath to Clarke, Slow and angled into the off and middle stump, defended back on to the pitch. 212/4

63.3 R Herath to Clarke, Skips down the track and pushes the ball to Herath. 212/4

63.2 R Herath to Clarke, Flighted and drifting into off stump, Clarke defends it back to Herath. 212/4

63.1 R Herath to Hussey, Slow flight outside off, Hussey drops it down to backward point and picks up a quick single. 212/4

Starc comes around the wicket now.

62.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up slowly on off, Mathews dances down but defends it in the end. 195/4

62.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Comes nicely forward and pushes it into the covers. 195/4

62.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up on off, driven to the other side now, to mid off. 195/4

62.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, driven to mid on. 195/4

62.2 Lyon to Mathews, Floated up outside off, Mathews is hit on the pads as the ball comes in. Even as he is well outside the line of off, the Aussies appeal. 195/4

62.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flights it outside off, Dilshan gets across with his front pad and turns it past mid-wicket for a aingle. 195/4

62.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, Can't beat that fielder on this drive either. Full outside off, nicely driven but to the short extra cover man once again. 211/4

62.5 C Welegedara to Clarke, Fullish outside off again, driven nicely to the same fielder yet again. 211/4

62.4 C Welegedara to Clarke, Pitched up to the bat outside off, nicely driven to short extra cover. 211/4

62.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, Good length ball just outside off, left alone by Clarke. 211/4

62.2 C Welegedara to Clarke, Back of a length on the hips, Clarke tucks it away to deep mid-wicket and picks up an easy couple. 211/4

62.1 C Welegedara to Clarke, A fullish delivery just outside off, defended back to the bowler. 209/4

61.6 M Starc to Mathews, A lovely delivery! Pitches on middle on a length and hurls away as Mathews tries to defend and gets beaten. 194/4

61.5 M Starc to Dilshan, A half volley outsdie off, Dilshan quiet period ends after two deliveries as he plays a flamboyant square drive to deepish point and calls Mathews through for a single. Warner has a go at the stumps but misses. 194/4

61.4 M Starc to Dilshan, Starc keeps him quiet for one more ball by dropping it short on the leg stump. Dilshan ducks under it. 193/4

61.3 M Starc to Dilshan, It does, at least for this delivery! A good length ball around off, Dilshan pats it back with a straight bat back to Starc. 193/4

61.2 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Shackle-breaker! Full outside off, angled away and Dilshan finally gets a drive through the gap on the rise to the cover boundary. Will it calm him down? Doubt that! 193/4

61.1 M Starc to Dilshan, A good length ball on middle and leg, turned away towards mid-wicket. Dilshan is itchy to get off strike but decides against it. 189/4

61.6 R Herath to Hussey, Quick and short outside off, dabbed away to backward point, no run. 209/4

61.5 R Herath to Clarke, Short arm ball on the stumps, cut away to deep cover point for a single. 209/4

61.4 R Herath to Clarke, Flat and quick on the pads, turned away to square leg. 208/4

61.3 R Herath to Clarke, Slow, flighted up on off, defended to the leg side. 208/4

61.2 R Herath to Hussey, A tad short outside off, Hussey rocks back and cuts it away to deep point for one. 208/4

61.1 R Herath to Hussey, Flighted up on off and middle, pushed back to the bowler. 207/4

60.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Comes forward and pushes it back to Lyon. Wade is really pumped up making use of his tongue as much as he can. 189/4

60.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Floated up outside off, Mathews uses the bat this time and pushes the ball to the covers. 189/4

60.4 Lyon to Mathews, Flighted slowly outside off, spins in and hits Mathews pads and the Aussies appeal. Wade politely asks Lyon if it turned enough or no. 189/4

60.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Quick and full outside off, driven back to Lyon. 189/4

60.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up outside off, Mathews defends straight back to the bowler. 189/4

60.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up on off, blocked back to Lyon. 189/4

60.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, Pitched up outside off, Clarke drives well but can't beat the diving short extra cover fielder. 207/4

60.5 C Welegedara to M Clarke, FOUR! Bang! Short of a length ball just outside off, Clarke plays the pull even though the ball doesn't rise much. He gets forward and middles the pull to the mid-wicket boundary. You could call that shot a more of a swat. 207/4

60.4 C Welegedara to Hussey, Short and wide outside off, cut away easily to deep point for a single. 203/4

60.3 C Welegedara to Hussey, Back of a length just outside off, pushed away to the covers off the back foot. 202/4

60.2 C Welegedara to M Hussey, Fullish outside off, pushed to the covers off the front foot. 202/4

60.1 C Welegedara to Hussey, A back of a length ball on off, defended to the on side. 202/4

59.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Fullish and outside off, driven off the middle this time but short extra cover dives to his right to stop the ball. That will certainly frustrate Dilshan. 189/4

59.5 M Starc to Dilshan, Not better anymore! Pitched up nicely, Dilshan goes for a crazy drive with the full flourish of his bat and gets beaten. He is losing out on his concentration. Well, at least he is providing with some entertainment. 189/4

59.4 M Starc to Dilshan, Better from Dilshan now! A back of a length delivery outside off, left alone watchfully. 189/4

59.3 M Starc to Dilshan, A jaffer that! A good length ball, lands just outside off at a shorter length and shoots off, getting Dilshan to jab at it and miss the ball. DIlshan is looking edgy as opposed to how he looked on the other side of the lunch break. 189/4

59.2 M Starc to T Dilshan, A similar delivery around off, Dilshan drives it, almost with a closed face for the nth time to mid off. 189/4

59.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat on off, Dilshan drives it nicely down to mid off. 189/4

59.6 R Herath to Clarke, Flighted up on off, Clarke chips down the track and bat-pads it to mid off. 202/4

59.5 R Herath to Clarke, Dances down yet again and drives the ball to short mid-wicket. 202/4

59.4 R Herath to Clarke, Flighted up on off, Clarke dances down and drives the ball to mid off. 202/4

59.3 R Herath to Clarke, Angled into the pads, Clarke misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 202/4

59.2 R Herath to Clarke, Tossed up on the stumps, turned away to the on side. 202/4

59.1 R Herath to Hussey, Flighted up outside off, Hussey hangs back and pats it to the third man region for one. 202/4

58.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Drops short outside off, Mathews can't capitalise as he cuts but finds point. 189/4

58.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Quicker on off, spins in and bounces, taking Mathews' inside edgs, into the pads and away to the off side. 189/4

58.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Nice flighted delivery on off, Mathews defends it back to Lyon. 189/4

58.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, Mathews defends this to the covers. 189/4

58.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Fullish delivery just outside off, driven hard back to Lyon. 189/4

58.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up outside off, Mathews walks down a couple of steps and swings hard. He inside edges it on to his pads. Wade is pepping Lyon up nicely. 189/4

58.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, Pushed full outside off, Clarke shoulders arms to that one. 201/4

58.5 C Welegedara to Clarke, A short of a length ball on off,. Clarke whips it away through mid-wicket to pick up a couple. 201/4

58.4 C Welegedara to Clarke, Pitched up just outside off, left alone by Clarke. 199/4

58.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, A back of a length delivery just outside off, defended to the off side. 199/4

58.2 C Welegedara to Hussey, Shortish outside off, dabbed down to deep point for a run. Why has Jayawardena got the man in the deep for Hussey on his first ball? 199/4

One more Michael at the crease now, Hussey walks in.

58.1 C Welegedara to Hughes, OUT! Welegedara is on a roll here! Seems like his cup of tea was very rejuvenating for him! Full on off, Hughes closes the face of the bat early and inside edges the ball on to his stumps. He is gone for 86. He was getting good shape in to Hughes even before Tea and the break has probably dented Hughes concentration. 198/4

57.6 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched well up outside off, Dilshan lets this one go. He probably should get an eye in before going for his fancy strokes. 189/4

57.5 M Starc to Dilshan, Just short of first slip! Well they say go hard at it, Dilshan did but the ball just died down in front of Watson as Dilshan tried to drive this fullish delivery just outside off and nicked it. 189/4

57.4 M Starc to Dilshan, A full toss outside off stump, Dilshan leaves it alone as the ball pitches after the stumps and goes through to Wade. Dilshan was nearly tempted into playing the drive. 189/4

57.3 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched up in line with the stumps, driven down to mid on nicely. 189/4

57.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched further up outside off, Dilshan goes for the drive and gets a thickish edge down towards third man for a couple of runs. 189/4

57.1 M Starc to Dilshan, Beats him straight away! Back of a length ball just outside off, bounces nicely and Dilshan decides to have a dab at it late and gets beaten. Some extra nip for Starc there. 187/4

57.6 R Herath to Hughes, Opens the face of the bat and dabs it down towards point for a single. 198/3

57.5 R Herath to Clarke, Tossed up on off, Clarke drives it to mid off and picks up a single. 197/3

57.4 R Herath to Clarke, Clarke jumps out and defends t back to Herath. 196/3

57.3 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted up on off, driven down to mid on for a single. 196/3

57.2 R Herath to Hughes, Tossed up on the stumps, flicked away for a couple of runs through mid-wicket. 195/3

Hughes and Herath will try to stay at the crease till stumps.

57.1 R Herath to Hughes, A flighted delivery on off, defended to the on side. 193/3

Starc will start off from the other end from over the wicke to Dilshan now. He bowled mostly around the wicket to him in the first session.

56.6 N Lyon to A Mathews, Quick and full on off, driven back to Lyon's right. He gets across and dives to stop the ball. 187/4

56.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, turns in and hits Mathews' pads as he goes to leave it. The Aussies appeal but the umpire is uninterested. 187/4

56.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted delivery on off, defended back to Lyon. 187/4

56.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Lots off oohs and aahs there! Lobbed up outside off, left alone by Mathews and the Aussies finish the excitement with laughters. 187/4

56.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, Mathews comes forward and blocks the ball. 187/4

56.1 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up nicely on off, drifts in and Mathews drives it to mid on. 187/4

The tourists will feel that they are just a wicket away from sneaking into the lower middle order of the hosts. Their bowlers have stuck to their plan well and executed them to perfection as well. Clarke looked edgy out in the middle and will look to rebuild with Hughes once the final session gets underway. Do join us in a while for the final couple of hours of play.

It has been an even session once again. Both the teams have played the patient game. Sri Lanka, however, will argue to consider themselves in a better position than the Aussies especially after picking up the wicket of Watson through an excellent catch by captain Jayawardena. Hughes has continued to play well and stays not out on 82.

56.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, Good length ball just outside off, driven to short extra cover to end the over and the session. Tea on day 1. 193/3

56.5 C Welegedara to Clarke, Fullish again, Clarke punches it down the ground, calls to wait at first and sees the ball evading the mid off fielder who dives but can't stop the ball. The batsmen pick up a couple. 193/3

56.4 C Welegedara to M Clarke, Pitched up outside off, driven away through the covers for a couple of runs. 191/3

56.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, Pitched up close to the off stump, Clarke chooses to leave it and one must appreciate him for his good judgement. 189/3

56.2 C Welegedara to Clarke, Full outside off, driven straight to short extra cover. 189/3

56.1 C Welegedara to Hughes, Short and width outside off, cut away with supreme timing to deep point for a single. 189/3

The players are out in the middle and Mathews will face Lyon first up after lunch.

With the interruption, the players have taken an early lunch after an outstanding disply of batting by Dilshan and Mathews in the first session. We won't lose any number of overs today and will be back by 1.00 pm local time.

The rain has got heavier now and the umpires decide to call the groundsmen on to the ground to take over. So, the covers will be over the wicket in no time now as the players leave the field. Sri Lanka now trail by 263 runs and need another 64 to avoid the follow on. We will keep you updated.

55.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, He has gathered himself well after reaching his landmark as he leaves this one outside the off stump. 187/4

55.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish on the stumps, punched down to mid on. 187/4

55.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pushes it outside off, left alone outside off. 187/4

Dilshan has got to his 15th Test ton and his 2nd against the Aussies. The rest of the top order struggled while he played his natural game and scored a flurry of boundaries. It is his first Down Under and his third this year. The boundary also brought up the 100-run stand between this pair.

55.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR! He finally gets there! Short and outside off, Dilshan opens the face and steers the ball through gully to get a boundary to get to his century. He leaps up and takes off his helmet to raise his bat after punching the air many times with his gloves to go with the yelling with excitement. He has played a fine knock. 187/4

A drizzle is settling into the ground now.

55.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length on off at 140.8 kph, Dilshan stays in the crease and pats it away to the covers. 183/4

55.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Good full delivery, angled in to leg stump, he turns it away to mid-wicket. The Aussie bowlers are getting the ball to reverse now. 183/4

55.6 R Herath to Clarke, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 188/3

55.5 R Herath to M Clarke, Jumps out of the crease and the ball hits the pad first and then the bat. The Lankans make a polite inquire, turned down. 188/3

55.4 R Herath to Clarke, Nicely flighted up on the stumps, Clarke is beaten in the flight and stays back to play a hurried defensive push, inside edges it to the on side. 188/3

55.3 R Herath to Clarke, Skips down the track and pushes the ball to the covers. 188/3

55.2 R Herath to Clarke, Tossed up outside off, defended back on to the pitch. 188/3

55.1 R Herath to Clarke, Flighted up on off, defended back to Herath. 188/3

It has goten suddenly overcast out in the middle. However, the clouds are not grey ones.

54.6 S Watson to Mathews, Tight line and length on the stumps, defended back on to the pitch. 183/4

54.5 S Watson to Mathews, Fullish delivery around off, pushed away to mid off. 183/4

54.4 S Watson to Mathews, A good length ball on off, stays low and Mathews does well to defend it to the on side. 183/4

54.3 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball on the leg stump, turned away to square leg for a single. Dilshan was looking to come back but Mathews sent him rightly back as that would have been suicidal. 183/4

54.2 S Watson to T Dilshan, Some width outside off and full, Dilshan goes at it hard and drives but finds short extra cover. He needn't go hard at it which is causing him to close the face of the bat as he plays the drives. 182/4

54.1 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched up on off and middle, Dilshan drives it away from his body, yet off the middle to mid off. 182/4

54.6 C Welegedara to Hughes, Fullish outside off, defended to the covers. 188/3

54.5 C Welegedara to Hughes, A good length ball outside off, Hughes has walked well across the off stump and defends it to mid-wicket. It was wide enough for him to push it to the off side, wonder why he has to walk across so much to play it on to the leg side. 188/3

54.4 C Welegedara to Clarke, A back of a length ball on off, tucked down towards mid on and the batsmen take a quick single. Clarke ran straight down the danger areas of the pitch, no warning or any notification given to the Aussie captain though. 188/3

54.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, A good length ball just outside off, defended solidly off the front foot to the cover fielder. 187/3

54.2 C Welegedara to Clarke, A pitched up delivery, angled across Clarke who shoulders arms to it. 187/3

54.1 C Welegedara to Clarke, A back of a length ball outside off, Clarke tries to punch it but edges it to gully. 187/3

53.6 P Siddle to A Mathews, A good tight delivery on the middle stump, Mathews defends it from within the crease to end the maiden. Some good tight bowling by the Aussies in the last few overs as both these batsmen approach their personal landmarks. 182/4

53.5 P Siddle to Mathews, This is excellent bowling! Goes the other way off a length on off, Mathews is squared up as he pushes this to the point region. 182/4

53.4 P Siddle to A Mathews, Siddle is looking for Mathews' pads. Angles it in towards the stumps and the pads, Mathews plays an uppish on drive which goes about 10 metres in front of Cowan and to mid on. 182/4

53.3 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball in line with the stumps, Mahela comes forward and pushes it to mid on. 182/4

53.2 P Siddle to Mathews, Pitched up and angled in to the pads, Mathews plays a good looking on drive and Cowan at mid-wicket puts in a solid dive to keep the batsman from taking any run. 182/4

53.1 P Siddle to Mathews, Full and straight, Mathews defends it to mid on. 182/4

53.6 R Herath to Hughes, Tossed up on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 187/3

53.5 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted up on off and middle, defended back on to the pitch. 185/3

53.4 R Herath to Hughes, Comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 185/3

53.3 R Herath to Hughes, Comes forward to this flighted ball and pushes the ball to mid on. 185/3

53.2 R Herath to Hughes, Slow tosser just outside off, defended back to Herath. 185/3

53.1 R Herath to Hughes, Full and quick outside off, defended to mid off. 185/3

MS Dhoni was on 99 last evening as he played a similar drive to Cook at mid off and tried to get to his hundred but was run out off a direct hit.

52.6 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball in line with the stumps, defended, surprisingly to mid on. 182/4

52.5 S Watson to Mathews, A good tight ball on the stumps, turned away towards the on side for a single. 182/4

52.4 S Watson to Dilshan, Nearly an MS Dhoni, if you watched the way he got out last evening against England on 99 you surely know what that means! Pitched up outside off, driven to mid off and he sets off for a single to complete it with a dive, which Ian Chappell calls a 'controlled crash'. The shy at the non-striker's end misses the stumps and Dilshan gets a single. 181/4

52.3 S Watson to Dilshan, Angles it into the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 180/4

52.2 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat around off and Dilshan mistimes the drive to mid off. He wants to get there in a hurry. 180/4

52.1 S Watson to Dilshan, A back of a length ball just outside off, Dilshan goes to drive on the rise and holds back as the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and dies down to point. 180/4

52.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, A nice tight delivery around off, Clarke lets it through. Welegedara has finally hit the right line and length. 185/3

52.5 C Welegedara to Clarke, A back of a length ball on off, defended back on to the pitch. 185/3

52.4 C Welegedara to Clarke, Pitched up nicely and angled across Clarke who plays the drive and the ball sizzles past the outside edge, through to the keeper. 185/3

52.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, Good length ball outside off, Clarke leaves it alone. 185/3

52.2 C Welegedara to Clarke, Fullish outside off, defended neatly to the covers. 185/3

52.1 C Welegedara to Clarke, Back of a length delivery just outside off, Clarke shoulders arms to it. 185/3

The keeper is up for Dilshan as Watson runs in to bowl.

51.6 P Siddle to Mathews, Pitched up to the bat on off, Mathews drives it back to Siddle who gets a hand to it and deflects the ball past the non-striker's stumps. The ball misses them and Dilshan would have been in anyway. 180/4

51.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Short of a good length ball just outside off, Dilshan guides it to deep cover for one. 180/4

51.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full delivery on off, punched back to Siddle. 179/4

The Aussies think that there is some issue with the ball and show it to the umpire who has a look and tosses it back to Siddle.

51.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up just outside off, Dilshan is itchy to get to his century and drives hard but straight to short extra. 179/4

51.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, A straightish delvery on the stumps, Dilshan flicks and can't beat Cowan at mid-wicket. 179/4

51.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball just outside off, Dilshan forces this to the right of extra cover who dives and stops the ball. 179/4

51.6 R Herath to Hughes, Quick and full on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler. 185/3

51.5 R Herath to Hughes, A flatter delivery on off, defended from within the crease. 185/3

51.4 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted up on off, defended to the covers. 185/3

51.3 R Herath to Hughes, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat 185/3

51.2 R Herath to Hughes, Tossed up on off, defended to the covers. 185/3

51.1 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted up nicely on off, pushed away to short mid-wicket. 185/3

Siddle back into the attack. Clarke is ringing in these changes thick and fast now.

50.6 S Watson to Mathews, A back of a length ball just outside off, pushed back to Watson. 179/4

50.5 S Watson to Mathews, A good length ball, nips in, Mathews keeps hs pad out and punches the ball down to mid on. 179/4

50.4 S Watson to Mathews, Pitched up just outside off, Mathews intends to drive it through the covers, instead plays it back to Watson who threatens to hurl the ball back at Mathews. 179/4

50.3 S Watson to Mathews, Back of a length on conventional speed and Mathews stays back to push it to mid off. 179/4

50.2 S Watson to Mathews, A slower one, Watson runs his fingers over it and bowls it just outside off, defended nicely on to the pitch. 179/4

Dilshan has got his name on all of his bats. Probably doesn't want anyone to use them.

50.1 S Watson to Mathews, A good tight delivery on off, Mathews gets behind it and defends it back on to the pitch. 179/4

50.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, A good length ball just outside off, left alone by Clarke. 185/3

50.5 C Welegedara to Clarke, Bowls the first one on Clarke's pads and he works it away to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 185/3

The in-form captain, Michael Clarke comes out to bat. Three slips and a gully for him.

50.4 C Welegedara to S Watson, OUT! Jayawardena takes a screamer! Fullish just outside off, Watson goes for a cover drive and edges it to the right of second slip where Jayawardena dives full stretch and plucks it out of thin air to take a heck of a catch to dismiss Watson. That is one of the best catches you will see in the slip cordon. Mahela may be old in age but he is still very much agile. Watson heads back for just 30. 183/3

50.3 C Welegedara to Watson, A good length ball on off, defended to the covers off the front foot. 183/2

50.2 C Welegedara to Hughes, Back of a length outside off, steered away to deep point for a single. 183/2

50.1 C Welegedara to Hughes, A good length ball just outside off, defended to the off side. 182/2

Watson back on to bowl.

49.6 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Slashed hard and gets it over! Back of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan swings hard as he tries to go over the covers and sends the ball over the slips and gully to move on to 96. 179/4

49.5 M Starc to A Mathews, Short one on the stumps, Mathews pulls it away to deep square leg for a single. 175/4

49.4 M Starc to Mathews, A back of a length delivery just outside off, defended back to Starc. 174/4

49.3 M Starc to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery just outside off, punched away to the covers for a quick single. 174/4

49.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Angled into the stumps, Dilshan flicks it away to deep square leg for a couple. 173/4

49.1 M Starc to Dilshan, A back of a length delivery on off, Dilshan stays back and pats it back to Starc. 171/4

49.6 R Herath to Hughes, Flat on the pads, flicked to the left of short mid-wicket for a single. 182/2

49.5 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted up on off, pushed back to the bowler. 181/2

49.4 R Herath to Watson, Quicker outside off and flat too, Watson cuts it late past backward point for three runs. 181/2

49.3 R Herath to Watson, Goes back and punches it, this time to point. 178/2

49.2 R Herath to Watson, Comes back in with the arm and Watson goes back to punch it to the covers. 178/2

49.1 R Herath to Watson, Flighted up outside off, defened on to the pitch and back on to the glove by Watson. 178/2

48.6 M Clarke to Mathews, FOUR! Better this time! Flighted up on off, Mathews jumps out and sens this sailing over the mid on fielder on the bounce and into the boundary. 171/4

48.5 M Clarke to A Mathews, FOUR! Wade was right! Mathews dances down the track and smashes it uppishly past a diving mid on fielder to pick up a boundary. There were sounds of 'cathc it' there but it was well away from mid on. 167/4

48.4 M Clarke to Mathews, Flighted up on off, defended to the covers. 163/4

48.3 M Clarke to Mathews, Tossed up on off, defended to the leg side. 163/4

48.2 M Clarke to Mathews, Flattish delivery on off, Mathews pushes it back to the bowler. Wade comments from behind - "wants to come down at you mate". 163/4

48.1 M Clarke to Mathews, Flighted up on the stumps, skids on and Mathews inside edges it to the on side. 163/4

48.6 C Welegedara to Hughes, A good length ball on off, defended from within the crease. 178/2

48.5 C Welegedara to Hughes, This one comes in with the angle, Hughes defends it back on to the pitch. 178/2

48.5 C Welegedara to Hughes, NO BALL! Sri Lanka pick up a wicket off a no ball! Short of a length outside off, deserved to go to the fence. Hughes nicks it instead to the keeper after trying to cut it and the umpire has called it. That was a big no ball, to add salt to the wounds. 178/2

48.4 C Welegedara to Watson, Fullish on off, driven with an open face, square down to deep point for a single. 177/2

48.3 C Welegedara to Watson, Good length ball just outside off, patted away to the covers on the back foot. 176/2

48.2 C Welegedara to Watson, Fullish just outside off, driven to short extra cover. 176/2

48.1 C Welegedara to Hughes, Short of a good length just outside off, Hughes guides it down to deep point for a single. 176/2

47.6 M Starc to Dilshan, Short delivery speared into Dilshan's body, pulled away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 163/4

Dilshan is on 87, the Aussie unlucky number.

47.5 M Starc to Dilshan, A shortish delivery just outside off, Dilshan drops his wrists and leaves it alone. 161/4

47.4 M Starc to T Dilshan, Pitched up closer to the off stick, Dilshan drives it off the middle to mid off. 161/4

47.3 M Starc to T Dilshan, FOUR! Sliced away! Pitched up well outside off, enough for Dilshan to flay his bat. He opens the face nicely to beat the cover point fielder who chases it but can't get to the ball. 161/4

47.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Back of a length ball on off, Dilshan stays back and pushes it back to Starc. 157/4

47.1 M Starc to Dilshan, Bowls a good length ball first up in this spell on off, Dilshan defends it to mid off. 157/4

47.6 R Herath to Watson, Flighted up on the stumps, defended back to Herath. 175/2

47.5 R Herath to S Watson, Shortish and coming in with the arm, Watson stays back and plays a risky cut down to deep point for a couple. 175/2

47.4 R Herath to Hughes, Tossed up on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 173/2

47.3 R Herath to Hughes, Comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 172/2

47.2 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted up on off, defended back to Herath. 172/2

47.1 R Herath to Watson, Flighted up on off, driven down to long on for a single. 172/2

Starc back into the attack.

The Sri Lankan pair have coutner attacked well and have scored some quick runs this morning to keep the Aussie bowlers at bay. The players go into a drinks break after 75 minutes of play.

46.6 M Clarke to Mathews, Tossed up on off, defended back to Clarke. 157/4

46.5 M Clarke to Mathews, Flighted up outside off, pushed away to the covers. 157/4

46.4 M Clarke to Mathews, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 157/4

46.3 M Clarke to Mathews, Flighted up on off, defended back on to the pitch. 157/4

46.2 M Clarke to Mathews, Darted down the leg side, Mathews chases it and Wade has to collect it way down the leg side. He whips off the bails on his second attempt but Mathews' leg was in. 157/4

46.1 M Clarke to Dilshan, Angles his first delivery on the pads, Dilshan works it away to deep square leg for one. 157/4

46.6 C Welegedara to Watson, Fullish on off and middle, Watson goes for the on drive and edges the ball uppishly through point for a single to end the over with eight runs in it. 171/2

46.5 C Welegedara to Hughes, Shortish on off, tucked away to mid-wicket for one. 170/2

46.4 C Welegedara to Hughes, Back of a length just outside off, prods it down on to the off side. 169/2

46.3 C Welegedara to Hughes, Shortish outside off again, guided down to deep point for a couple of runs. Eranga gets his boot down to stop the ball before the ropes and does it well. 169/2

46.2 C Welegedara to Hughes, Pitched up outside off, left alone by Hughes. 167/2

46.1 C Welegedara to Hughes, FOUR! Well played! Short and wide outside off, cut away nicely behind point for a boundary. Welegedara continues to concede boundaries off his first delivery of the over. 167/2

Skipper, Michael Clarke will run his fingers over the ball now from the River End.

45.6 S Watson to Mathews, Nearly a yorker on off, dug out towards mid on. 156/4

45.5 S Watson to Dilshan, A length ball on leg stump, Dilshan works it away towards square leg and picks up an easy single. 156/4

45.4 S Watson to Mathews, Fullish delivery outside off, pushed away to point off the front foot for one. 155/4

45.3 S Watson to Dilshan, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Dilshan opens the face of the bat and dabs it down towards point to pick up a single. 154/4

45.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, Dilshan defends it from within his crease. 153/4

45.1 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched up just outside off, driven down to mid off. 153/4

Welegedara comes into the attack now.

45.6 R Herath to Hughes, Tossed up on leg stump, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for one run. 163/2

45.5 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted up on off, defended back to Herath. 162/2

45.4 R Herath to Hughes, Works this one down towards fine leg for a couple. 162/2

45.3 R Herath to Hughes, SIX! A weird six! Flighred on off, Hughes can't get to the pitch but goes on with his slog and slams it over the long on boundary for a biggie. He played a game in the Big Bash, and scored a half century as well. 160/2

45.2 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted up on off, defended nicely to the covers. 154/2

45.1 R Herath to Watson, Flighted on the pads, turned away towards square leg for a single. 154/2

44.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Flighted up outside off, driven down to mid off. 153/4

44.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Shortish outside off, the ball skids and Mathews misses his cut shot. Wade stays nicely low and takes it cleanly as he whips off the bails. 153/4

44.4 N Lyon to Mathews, Full toss on off and middle, Mathews is shocked as it comes to him quickly and just punches it back to Lyon. 153/4

44.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Pitched up outside off, defended to the off side. 153/4

44.2 N Lyon to Mathews, FOUR! Drilled back! Mathews jumps out to this flighted delivery and smears it back between Dilshan's legs to the straight boundary. The Lankans are taking the attack to the Aussies this morning. 153/4

44.1 N Lyon to Mathews, A good flat delivery around off, Mathews stays back and defends. 149/4

44.6 A Mathews to Hughes, A touch short outside off, Hughes punches it on the up through the covers for a couple. 153/2

44.5 A Mathews to Hughes, FOUR! That is a fine shot. Half volley outside off, Hughes stamps his front foot down and drives it straight down the ground for a boundary! 151/2

50-stand is up between Hughes and Watson!

44.4 A Mathews to Watson, Full outside off, Watson punches it towards mid on for a run. 147/2

44.3 A Mathews to Watson, Good length delivery outside off, watchfully defended. 146/2

44.2 A Mathews to Hughes, Good length delivery on middle, Hughes gets across and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 146/2

44.1 A Mathews to Hughes, Full and wide outside off, left alone. 145/2

43.6 S Watson to Dilshan, FOUR! Magnificent shot! Pitched up on off and Dilshan drives it past the bowler, short mid on, the umpire, the stumps, the non-striker and also mid on to pick up a lovely boundary. 10 runs off that over. 149/4

43.5 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball just outside off, he opens the face this time and times it past the cover fielder for a couple of runs. No power in that at all! 145/4

43.4 S Watson to T Dilshan, Fullish outside off and Dilshan middles his drive perfectly this time but finds short extra cover. 143/4

43.3 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitches it up around off, Dilshan goes for the defensive stroke this time around, pushes it to the covers. 143/4

43.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A back of a length delivery, just outside off, punched away to the covers off the back foot. There was some lack of bounce there as Dilshan crouched after playing the shot. 143/4

43.1 S Watson to Dilshan, FOUR! Nearly a wicket! Pitched up just outside off and Dilshan goes for his favourite drive. However, this time he edged it high and away from gully to the third man fence. He went really hard at that one which is what saved him. 143/4

43.6 R Herath to Watson, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 145/2

4th Test fifty for Hughes, first against Sri Lanka!

43.5 R Herath to Hughes, Short outside off, Hughes punches it through the covers. The ball almost reaches the ropes but Tillakaratne Dilshan chases it down and pulls it back in with a tumble. 3 runs taken. That will be a half century for Hughes, a nice start on comeback. 145/2

43.4 R Herath to Hughes, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 142/2

43.3 R Herath to Watson, Short outside off, Watson rocks back and cuts it through point for a single. 142/2

43.2 R Herath to Hughes, A bit tentative there, Hughes half comes down the track and flicks it flamingo-style through mid-wicket for a single. 141/2

43.1 R Herath to Hughes, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 140/2

42.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up around off and Mathews resorts to the forward defensive push again. 9 off that over and Sri Lanka need another 112 runs to avoid the follow on. 139/4

42.5 N Lyon to Mathews, Tossed up outside off, Mathews comes forward and defends it back to Lyon. 139/4

42.4 N Lyon to Mathews, FOUR! Mathews takes a leaf out of Dilshan's book! Charges down the track to this flighted delivery on off and lifts it over mid off to send the ball to the long off boundary. 139/4

42.3 N Lyon to Mathews, A flighted up delivery just outside off, defended back to Lyon. 135/4

42.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Shortish outside off, Dilshan cuts it away past backward point for a single. 135/4

42.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, FOUR! Smashed back! Flighted up outside off, Dilshan steps out and cracks the ball past Lyon, a bit uppishly to beat mid off and rocket away to the boundary. 134/4

42.6 A Mathews to S Watson, Full and wide outside off, Watson leans to play the cover drive but is not to the pitch of the ball and gets an inside edge towards mid on. 140/2

42.5 A Mathews to Watson, Landed outside off, Watson defends it solidly. 140/2

42.4 A Mathews to Watson, Full and just outside off, flicked towards mid-wicket. 140/2

42.3 A Mathews to Watson, Full outside off, driven nicely towards mid off. 140/2

42.2 A Mathews to Watson, Good length delivery outside off, this one bounce okay, defended solidly back to the bowler. 140/2

42.1 A Mathews to S Watson, FOUR! A long hop from Mathews and Watson goes bang! Rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket. The ball stayed low and went off the bottom of the bat, still made it to the ropes. Watson immediately checked his bat after that shot. He made it look a bad ball than it actually was. 140/2

Lyon comes back into the attack.

41.6 S Watson to Mathews, Gets right behind this good length ball on off and pats it back on to the pitch. 130/4

41.5 S Watson to Mathews, A pitched up delivery on off, defended back to the bowler. 130/4

41.4 S Watson to Mathews, Corrects the length! Good length ball just outside off, left alone by Mathews this time. 130/4

41.3 S Watson to Mathews, FOUR! Clobbered! Watson drops it short and at his pace it is easy for Mathews as he rocks back and pulls it away to the mid-wicket boundary. 130/4

41.2 Watson to Mathews, Struck on the pads and the Aussies appeal! Not out! Pitched on middle and seams in and Mathews can't get bat on it and the umpire turns it down as it was going down leg. 126/4

41.1 S Watson to Mathews, Pitched up around off and middle, Mathews plays a slightly uppish on drive towards mid on. 126/4

DRINKS BREAK taken. Slow stuff from Australia since Lunch.

41.6 R Herath to Hughes, Full outside off, a lot of respect shown by Hughes as he defends. 136/2

41.5 R Herath to Hughes, Full outside off, flicked towards mid-wicket. 136/2

41.4 R Herath to Hughes, A touch short on middle, Hughes goes back and works it towards mid-wicket. 136/2

41.3 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted outside off, defended in a not-so-ugly manner towards cover. 136/2

41.2 R Herath to Hughes, Landed outside off, pushed towards cover. 136/2

41.1 R Herath to Hughes, Full outside off, an ugly defense on the front foot towards the bowler. 136/2

40.6 M Starc to Dilshan, A good length ball speared in towards off, punched away nicely to the covers from within the crease. 126/4

40.5 M Starc to A Mathews, Good delivery! Fullish just outside off, Mathews is forced into committing a mistake as he goes for the drive and inside edges the ball towards fine leg for a lucky single. 126/4

40.4 M Starc to A Mathews, Starc's plan to Mathews is over the wicket and bowls it full just outside off. Mathews drives it down to mid off. 125/4

40.3 M Starc to Dilshan, Speared into the pads, too easy for Dilshan as he whips it away to deep square leg for a single. 125/4

40.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Good tight line this time around off, Dilshan gives due respect and defends it on to the pitch. 124/4

Goes back around the wicket now to Dilshan.

40.1 M Starc to Mathews, A back of a length ball on the hips, Mathews takes it on his pads and the ball goes towards square leg for a leg bye. 124/4

40.6 A Mathews to Watson, Goes right back in his crease to push it towards mid on. 136/2

40.5 A Mathews to Watson, Fuller length outside off, Watson pushes this towards cover. 136/2

40.4 A Mathews to Watson, Back of a length delivery outside off, watchfully blocked. 136/2

40.3 A Mathews to Watson, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 136/2

40.2 A Mathews to Watson, Half volley again, pushed straight to short extra cover. 136/2

40.1 A Mathews to Watson, Full outside off, driven straight to cover. 136/2

Starc opts to come over the wicket now.

39.6 S Watson to Mathews, Angles it towards the pads, this time Mathews gets more bat on it as he works it to deep square leg for a single. 123/4

39.5 S Watson to Mathews, Rapped on the pads! Goind down leg though to go with the inside edge.! A back of a length delivery around off and middle. Mathews gets an inside edge on to his pads as the ball gets some extra bounce. 122/4

39.4 S Watson to Mathews, Similar delivery, but a tad wider than the previous one. Mathews comes forward once again and defends it to the covers. 122/4

39.3 S Watson to Mathews, Pitched up just outside off, Mathews comes forward and defends it to the off side. 122/4

39.2 S Watson to Mathews, A fullish delivery, nips in slightly and Mathews plays it to the on side with a closed face. 122/4

39.1 S Watson to Mathews, A fullish delivery on off and middle. Mathews has already walked well across as the ball reaches him and he defends it to the on side quite well in the end. 122/4

Angelo Mathews comes back into the attack. 4-1-7-0 so far. Replaces Eranga.

39.6 R Herath to Hughes, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 136/2

39.5 R Herath to Hughes, FOUR! Short outside off, Hughes rocks back and cuts it through the covers for a boundary. 136/2

39.4 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted invitingly outside off, Hughes lets it go. 132/2

39.3 R Herath to Hughes, Landed outside off, watchfully defended. 132/2

39.2 R Herath to Watson, Flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single. 132/2

39.1 R Herath to Watson, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended. 131/2

38.6 M Starc to T Dilshan, Pitched up outside off, Starc gets away with that one as Dilshan goes for his usual drive but inside edges it down to mid on. He looks disappointed. 122/4

38.5 M Starc to Dilshan, Better length ball around off, Dilshan stands tall and defends it to mid off. 122/4

Siddle walks up to Starc to have a word with him.

38.4 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Cleaner drive that! Pitched up with room outside off. Dilshan eases his drive past the cover fielder for the second boundary of the over. 122/4

38.3 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched up on off this time, not offering much width. Dilshan slices his drive to the cover fielder. 118/4

38.2 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Flayed away! Pitched up outside off, Dilshan gets forward and smashes it powerfully through the covers for a boundary. 118/4

38.1 M Starc to T Dilshan, Bad ball, shot! Full toss from around the wicket, well outside off, Dilshan goes for the big drive and edges it straight to gully. The fielding was the only thing good on that ball. 114/4

38.6 S Eranga to Hughes, A bouncer on middle, Hughes ducks under it. 131/2

38.5 S Eranga to Hughes, Excellent ball from Eranga. Saw that Hughes was shuffling across his crease and fired a full delivery down the leg side. Just missed the leg stump. 131/2

38.4 S Eranga to Hughes, Fuller one again, Hughes shoulders arms to let that one through. 131/2

38.3 S Eranga to Hughes, Another leave outside the off stump. 131/2

38.2 S Eranga to Hughes, Full and outside off, Hughes gets across and lets it pass. 131/2

38.1 S Eranga to Hughes, FOUR! That is a fine shot, a thing which he has added into his arsenal. Short outside off, Hughes takes on the ball and pulls it all along the ground through mid-wicket. The good thing about that shot was that though it was way over his head, he managed to play it all along the ground. 131/2

Starc comes into the attack. 7-1-30-0. The only bowler without a wicket.

37.6 S Watson to Mathews, A good fuller length ball just outside off, Mathews hops forward and defends it back to Watson. 114/4

37.5 S Watson to Mathews, Pushes it full and wide outside off, Mathews leaves it all alone for the keeper. 114/4

37.4 S Watson to Mathews, Pitched up on of, defended neatly off the front foot back to Watson. 114/4

37.3 S Watson to Mathews, A good delivery first up by Watson, angles in towards middle and Mathews does well to defend it to the on side. 114/4

Hilfenhaus seems to be in some trouble as he rips down to bowl. He must have stretched a muscle and has a word with Clarke. Decides to go off the field. Shane Watson will complete the over for Hilfy who was sitting on 99 wickets.

37.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good fullish delivery just outside off, Mathews comes forward and pushes the ball to mid off. 114/4

37.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, Pitched up outside off, Mathews comes forward and shoulders arms. 114/4

37.6 R Herath to Watson, A touch short outside off, Watson goes back and punches it towards the bowler. 127/2

37.5 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted outside off, Hughes pushes it towards cover and takes a quick single. 127/2

37.4 R Herath to Hughes, Another flight outside off, pushed towards mid-wicket. 126/2

37.3 R Herath to Hughes, Full and just outside off, watchfully blocked. 126/2

37.2 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted outside off, Hughes leans and flicks it towards mid-wicket. 126/2

37.1 R Herath to Hughes, Landed outside off, pushed back to the bowler. 126/2

36.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full delivery around off, Dilshan goes for the drive but mistimes it to short extra cover. 114/4

36.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, He is bowling one yorker a bowler to each batsman. This one is speared into off and Dilshan digs it out to the covers. 114/4

36.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, NO BALL! Oversteps and strays on the pads of Dilshan who turns it away calmly towards mid-wicket. Replays show that Siddle was a bit unlucky there as he had a half of an inch of his front foot behind the crease. 114/4

36.4 P Siddle to Mathews, Pitched up on the pads, Mathews clips it away to deep square leg for one run. 113/4

36.3 Siddle to Mathews, A brilliant yorker speared in at the stumps. Mathews does well to get his bat down in time and keep the ball away to the on side. 112/4

36.2 P Siddle to Mathews, Pitched up in the corridor outside off, Mathews romps forward and pushes the ball into the covers. 112/4

36.1 P Siddle to Mathews, A fuller length delivery around off, defended back on to the pitch nicely with a straight bat. 112/4

36.6 S Eranga to Watson, A nice short ball outside off to end the over, Watson sways away. 126/2

36.5 S Eranga to Hughes, This one stays low after hitting a crack, Hughes hops and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 126/2

36.4 S Eranga to Hughes, FOUR! Landed outside off, nicely steered behind point for a boundary. 125/2

36.3 S Eranga to Hughes, Good length ball again, pushed towards mid-wicket. 121/2

36.2 S Eranga to Hughes, Landed outside off, pushed wide of mid on 121/2

36.1 S Eranga to Hughes, Good length delivery outside off, watchfully defended. 121/2

35.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, In the air and safe! Calls of catch there! Shortish again around off, Mathews goes for the pull once again and lobs the ball to wide mid on where the fielder dives to his right but can't get to the ball. The batsmen pick up three. 112/4

35.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to A Mathews, FOUR! Bang! Short ball, sits up nicely and Mathews pulls it in front of mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. Second pull he has played this morning. 109/4

35.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Pitched up on the pads, Dilshan flicks it away to fine leg and picks up a single. 105/4

35.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A short of a length ball on off, Dilshan stays on the crease on leg stump and punches it to mid off. 104/4

35.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan plays it nicely off the back foot to the covers. 104/4

35.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A short of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan goes for the cut but the ball stays low and goes under the bat. Wade has to collect it on his knees as the ball arrives on the bounce. 104/4

35.6 R Herath to Watson, Arm ball, nearly gets Watson. He stays back and tries to defend and gets an inside edge on to his pads which saves him, else he would have been plumb. 121/2

35.5 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted up on off, driven down to mid on for a single. 121/2

35.4 R Herath to Hughes, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 120/2

35.3 R Herath to Hughes, Pushes it back to the bowler off the back foot. 120/2

35.2 R Herath to Hughes, Tossed up around off, defended to the covers off the back foot. 120/2

35.1 R Herath to Hughes, Flighted up on off, defended to forward short leg. 120/2

34.6 P Siddle to Mathews, A pitched up delivery just outside off, Mathews allows it through to the keeper. 104/4

Dilshan hasn't done that well against the Aussies. He has an average of around 33 against them.

34.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Angles it in towards middle and leg, turned away towards wide mid on for a single. 104/4

34.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up on off, Dilshan comes well forward and defends. 103/4

34.3 P Siddle to Mathews, Back of a length on middle and leg, some bounce as well and Mathews nicely rolls it down to the on side and picks up a single. 103/4

34.2 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball on off and middle, Mathews defends it with a straight bat. 102/4

34.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, shapes away slightly and Dilshan is squared up as the ball gets edges down to gully for a single. Bill Lawry on air got excited and yelled - "he's gone", but soon after corrected himself. 102/4

Rangana Herath comes into the attack. He is the second leading wicket taker in the current year.

34.6 S Eranga to Hughes, Fullish outside off, Hughes plays a squarish drive to deep point for a single. 120/2

34.5 S Eranga to Hughes, A back of a length delivery just outside off, defended to the covers off the back foot. 119/2

34.4 S Eranga to Hughes, Short of a good length just outside off, pushed away to point. 119/2

34.3 S Eranga to Hughes, A tight length ball on off, defended back on to the pitch. 119/2

34.2 S Eranga to Watson, Back of a length outside off, pushed away to deep point for one run. 119/2

34.1 S Eranga to Watson, A short of a length delivery outside off, Watson goes for the cut and gets beaten. 118/2

33.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good length ball on middle and off, Mathews defends it right under his eye line. 101/4

33.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A short of a length delivery around off, Mathews stands high on his toes and pushes it to the covers. 101/4

33.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, Back of a length ball on off, Mathews goes back and across and defends it to the on side. 101/4

33.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Mathews lets it through to the keeper. 101/4

33.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good tight ball around off stump, Mathews defends it by coming half forward. 101/4

33.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A length ball on the pads, Mathews tucks it away nicely towards square leg and picks up a couple to bring up the 100 of the innings. 101/4

33.6 N Kulasekara to Watson, A fullish delivery just outside off, pushed into the covers and Watson takes a quick single. 118/2

33.5 N Kulasekara to Watson, A good length ball around off stump, defended from within the crease. 117/2

33.4 N Kulasekara to Watson, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 117/2

33.3 N Kulasekara to S Watson, Pitched up on off, driven down to mid off. 117/2

33.2 N Kulasekara to Watson, Short of a good length outside of, Watson waits and opens the face of the bat, pushing it away to deep point for a couple of runs. 117/2

33.1 N Kulasekara to P Hughes, Short one once again, Hughes hops and swats it away towards fine leg for a single. 115/2

33.1 N Kulasekara to Hughes, WIDE! Kulasekara pitches this short and the ball goes well over Hughes' head. The umpire calls it a wide. 114/2

32.6 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball, straightens outside off and Mathews gets squared up and edges it down past gully for a single to retain strike. 99/4

32.5 P Siddle to Mathews, FOUR! Terrific shot! Short delivery on off, Mathews rocks back and pulls it nicely, all along the ground to the square leg boundary. 98/4

32.4 Siddle to Mathews, A good yorker, surprises Mathews, he digs it out safely in the end. 94/4

32.3 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball around off, Mathews gets behind it and defends. 94/4

32.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish on off, Dilshan drives it into the pitch and the ball shoots up above the bowler's out stretched hand, back down the ground for mid on to come around and stop the ball. The batsmen get a single. 94/4

32.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat outside off, driven crisply to the covers, no run. 93/4

32.6 S Eranga to Watson, Fullish on the off stick, punched back to the bowler nicely, well stopped as well. 113/2

32.5 S Eranga to Watson, Back of a length outside off, pushed away nicely but straight to gully. 113/2

32.4 S Eranga to Watson, A fullish delivery around off stump, defended back to Eranga. 113/2

32.3 S Eranga to Watson, A tight back of a length ball on off, defended by getting right behind it. 113/2

32.2 S Eranga to Watson, Back of a length on off, spears into off rather, Watson stays back and tries to punch, ends up playing it to gully. 113/2

32.1 S Eranga to Hughes, Shortish outside off, cut away to deep point for a single. 113/2

31.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good length ball on the off stick, defended with a straight bat. 93/4

31.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, On the hips, some extra bounce, Mathews can't work it away and the ball rolls away towards fine leg off the thigh pad and the edge for a couple of runs. 93/4

31.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 91/4

31.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good ball in the channel, pushed away to mid off. 91/4

31.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, Short of a good length ball on middle and off, dead batted on to the pitch. 91/4

31.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Mathews, A good length ball around off, defended back on to the pitch. 91/4

31.6 N Kulasekara to Watson, FOUR! Lovely punch! Fullish on the stumps and Watson moves forward and drives the ball nicely past mid on for a boundary. 112/2

31.5 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Angled into the off stick, Hughes comes across and works it away to fine leg for a single. 108/2

31.4 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A fullish delivery just outside off, defended back on to the pitch. 107/2

31.3 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A tight line and length on off, defended to the on side. 107/2

31.2 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Hughes allows this to go through to the keeper. 107/2

31.1 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Kula bowls it on a length and angles it in as well, Hughes tries to turn it around but inside edges it on to his pads. 107/2

Hilfenhaus to replace Lyon.

30.6 P Siddle to Mathews, Pitched up on the pads, Mathews flicks it past mid-wicket and picks up a single. He wanted a couple but Dilshan sent him back. 91/4

30.5 P Siddle to Mathews, Fullish on the stumps, flicked away towards mid-wicket. 90/4

30.4 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length delivery just outside off, Mathews gets behind it and defends. 90/4

30.3 P Siddle to Mathews, A good length ball on line with the stumps, dropped down to the on side. 90/4

30.2 P Siddle to Mathews, Back of a length delivery just outside off, pushed away to the covers off the back foot. 90/4

30.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish on the stumps, flicked away towards mid-wicket for a single. 90/4

30.6 S Eranga to Watson, A back of a length ball, nips back in and Watson has to hurry his bat down to avoid the ball from hitting the pads, does well in the end to keep it out. 107/2

30.5 S Eranga to Watson, Length ball just outside off, Watson shoulders arms this time. 107/2

30.4 S Eranga to Watson, A back of a length delivery on off, patted away to the covers. 107/2

30.3 S Eranga to Watson, Zipped through at 140 kph! Back of a length outside off, Watson goes for a cut and misses. 107/2

30.2 S Eranga to Hughes, Pitched up once again and this time Hughes doesn't hold back, drives it square to deep point for one run. Good swing of the bat there! 107/2

30.2 S Eranga to Hughes, NO BALL! Oversteps and pitches it up outside off, shouldered arms to. 106/2

30.1 S Eranga to Hughes, Pitched up outside off and angled across, left alone by Hughes. 105/2

Siddle will continue from the other end.

29.6 N Lyon to Mathews, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 89/4

29.5 N Lyon to Dilshan, A tad short outside off, Dilshan cuts it to backward point for a single. 89/4

29.4 N Lyon to Dilshan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 88/4

29.3 N Lyon to Mathews, Lyon bowls a flat delivery outside off, punched away to the covers and a misfield gives him a single to get off the mark. 88/4

29.2 N Lyon to Mathews, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 87/4

There are the players on the park and Angelo Mathews will replace Thilan Samaraweera who lost his wicket on the last ball of yesterday's play. At the other end is a well set Tillakaratne Dilshan who will see his partner face Nathan Lyon who has got five balls left in his over.

Sri Lanka's first objective will be to try and avoid the follow on for which they need another 164 runs with six wickets remaining in their kitty. Now, the responsibility lies on their young guns and the lower order to take them to safety. The Aussie bowlers will try to wrap this up early and get the Lankans to start off their second innings. All said and done, we wait for play to get underway in a few minutes.

The Sri Lankan ship did arrive at the Australian shores but couldn't quite drop the anchor. Good morning and welcome to the coverage of day 2 of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka at Hobart We have blue skies today as opposed to the grey ones yesterday. But, the Lankans are going through a storm themselves as the Aussie bowlers have rocked their batsmen on to the back foot by picking up four crucial wickets.

The Aussie bowlers will come out, fresh tomorrow and go all guns blazing to dismiss the tourists as early as they can. They will not want to leave anything for too late in this Test with rain around the corner most of the time. Sri Lanka will start day 3 in a lot of trouble with their score standing at 87 having lost 4 wickets. Do join us for the coverage which will start half an hour early.

The Lankan batsmen have work to do tomorrow as they still trail by 363 and need another 164 to avoid the follow on. After a surprising and a gutsy declaration by Clarke, his bowlers have supported him pretty well to pick up early and important wickets of some big names in the Lankan line up.

Australia have eaten into the Sri Lankan top order with some disciplined bowling. The Sri Lankan openers had looked solid when they commenced the innings but lost their way as soon as this session got underway.

29.1 N Lyon to Samaraweera, OUT! Lyon picks one out of the blue! It was a short delivery outside off, Samaraweera's eye lit up and he went for the cut shot only to find the edge through to Wade. The ball hits the gloves and lobs up for Wade to have another shot at it which he doesn't miss this time. That will be stumps on day 2. Lyon can't believe it, he would have least expected to pick the wicket up especially on this delivery. Seems like the banter by Wade in the previous Lyon over worked. 87/4

Eranga back into the attack.

29.6 N Kulasekara to Watson, A good length ball just outside off, Watson plants his front foot forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 105/2

29.5 N Kulasekara to Watson, A fullish delivery on off, Watson comes well forward and defends. 105/2

29.4 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed down to deep point for a single. 105/2

29.3 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A good length ball just outside off, the ball stays low as he tries to defend and takes the bottom edge and goes towards first slip. Prasanna Jayawardene dives full stretch to his right and stops the ball. 104/2

29.2 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A good length ball around the off stump, Hughes watchfully lets it through. 104/2

29.1 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Pitched up just outside off, left alone by Hughes. 104/2

28.6 S Watson to Dilshan, A tight line and length ball on off, pushed away with a slightly open face to the off side. 87/3

28.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Back of a length delivery around off, Dilshan walks across and punches it to mid on. 87/3

28.4 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball around off, defended solidly to the covers. 87/3

22nd Test fifty for Dilshan and just his 2nd against the Aussies. He has played his natural game and it has paid off for him.

28.3 S Watson to Dilshan, FOUR! Some luck there! Short one on the body, Dilshan goes for the hook and top edges it wide of the fine leg fielder to pick up a boundary and get to his fifty. 87/3

28.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, defended nicely off the front foot back to Watson. 83/3

28.1 S Watson to Dilshan, FOUR! Finally Dilshan finds the gap! Fullish outside off, he times this drive and places it nicely past mid off to the boundary. 83/3

28.6 C Welegedara to Watson, Back of a length delivery outside off, Watto pushes it nicely through the covers for a couple. 104/2

28.5 C Welegedara to Watson, FOUR! Awesome! Fullish outside off, Watson romps forward and drives it fluently past mid off for a boundary to get off the mark and to bring up the 100 of the innings as well. 102/2

28.4 C Welegedara to Watson, A good length ball just outside off, pushed back to the bowler. 98/2

28.3 C Welegedara to Watson, Short of a good length just outside off, punched away to the cover fielder. 98/2

28.2 C Welegedara to Watson, A back of a length delivery on off, pushed away to point. 98/2

28.1 C Welegedara to Watson, A good length ball around off, Watson pats it away to the covers. 98/2

27.6 N Lyon to Samaraweera, Flighted up outside off, pushed away to the covers off the front foot. 79/3

27.5 N Lyon to Samaraweera, Tossed up outside off, Samaraweera defends it solidly and Wade feels that he would have left that one. 79/3

27.4 N Lyon to Samaraweera, Another good flighted delivery outside off, Samaraweera goes back and across and defends. Wade reckons that the batsman is not sure and points it out to Lyon. 79/3

27.3 N Lyon to Samaraweera, Slow and flighted up on off, defended back to the bowler. 79/3

27.2 N Lyon to Samaraweera, Tossed up outside off, Thilan leaves this one alone. 79/3

27.1 N Lyon to Samaraweera, A good delivery flighted up on off, there is some bounce too. Samaraweera gets nicely on top of it and plays it down towards point. 79/3

Welegedara to bowl now.

27.6 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A tight line on and around off, on a length. Hughes stays back and defends. 98/2

27.5 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Length ball angled across, left alone by Hughes. 98/2

27.4 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A bit fuller outside off, Hughes comes well forward and defends to the covers. 98/2

27.3 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Back of a length just outside off, pushed away to point off the back foot. 98/2

27.2 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Pitched up to the bat on middle and leg, pushed back to the bowler. 98/2

27.1 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A good length ball first up after lunch to Hughes, defended from within the crease. 98/2

Lyon comes into the attack to bowl his second over.

26.6 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, Dilshan sedately pushes this one to point off the back foot. 79/3

26.5 S Watson to Dilshan, Fullish outside off, Dilshan times his drive to perfection and also finds the extra cover fielder to perfection. 79/3

26.4 S Watson to Dilshan, Back of a length just outside off, Dilshan tries to force it away through the covers but can't get it past mid off. 79/3

26.3 S Watson to Dilshan, Lands it on a length and seams in towards leg and middle. Dilshan stays put and pushes it back to Watson. 79/3

26.2 S Watson to Samaraweera, Strays on the pads and Samaraweera works it around the corner for a single. 79/3

26.1 S Watson to Samaraweera, A good length ball on off, defended back on to the ground off the back foot. 78/3

26.6 T Dilshan to Watson, Tossed up outside off, driven to mid-wicket. 98/2

26.5 T Dilshan to Hughes, Misses everything, including the keeper and the batsmen take a bye. 98/2

26.4 T Dilshan to Hughes, Tossed up nicely outside off, pushed to the off side. 97/2

26.3 T Dilshan to Hughes, Flighted up outside off, defended to the covers. 97/2

Welcome back to the 2nd session as Shane Watson will replace David Warner after the mishap in the last ball before lunch. The players are ready and Hughes will face Dilshan who continues his over.

Australia don't have any reason to panic yet, but they would have done reasonably well to have gone into lunch just one down. Hughes is looking confident with his good domestic run behind him and Watson should come out next. Sri Lanka will try to grind into the strong Aussie middle order post lunch. Do join us for the second session in a little over half an hour.

Sri Lanka looked good with the ball and most of their quicks stuck to beautiful lengths on this strip which did not offer much seam or swing to them. Warner and Hughes put up a good half-century stand after the loss of Cowan's wicket early. However, the session ended on an even note after Warner's unnecessary run out in the last over before lunch.

26.2 Dilshan to Warner, RUN OUT! Misunderstanding in the middle and a wicket has been thrown away! Flighted outside off, Warner drives the ball to the covers and Hughes sets off for a single as Warner is glued to the crease. The throw is clean over the stumps and Warner sets off late, sacrificing his wicket. Wonder why he had to become the scape goat and why couldn't Hughes sacrifice his wicket instead. Anyway, it will be lunch on day 1. 97/2

26.1 T Dilshan to Hughes, Shortish outside off, guided away to point for one. 97/1

25.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to T Dilshan, A good length ball on middle and off, punched down to mid on. 78/3

25.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Back of a length outside off, Dilshan stands tall and punches it off the middle to the covers. 78/3

25.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to T Dilshan, A back of a length ball just outside off, pushed away to the covers. 78/3

25.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Pitched up on off, driven crisply down to mid off on the rise. 78/3

25.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A good length ball just outside off, pushed to the covers. 78/3

25.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Pitched up on off, driven down to mid on and Starc throws it with all his strength to Wade who his hit on his thumb. 78/3

Tillakaratne Dilshan brought into the attack on the stroke of lunch.

25.6 N Kulasekara to Warner, Length outside off, this time the ball stays low and Warner gets nicely behind it to defend it to the off side. 96/1

25.6 N Kulasekara to Warner, NO BALL! Oversteps and bowls it on a length outside off, Warner fends it away to the covers. 96/1

25.5 N Kulasekara to Warner, Back to the usual tighter line around off, Warner defends it to the off side on the back foot. 95/1

25.4 N Kulasekara to Warner, FOUR! Hammered! Kulasekara drops it short for the first time in the day and at this easy pace, Warner pulls it away to the square leg boundary. 95/1

25.3 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Gets it to come in off a length, Hughes turns it away to the on side for a single. 91/1

25.2 Kulasekara to Hughes, A back of a length delivery around off stump, angled in too, strikes Hughes on his pads and Kulasekara goes up in appeal. The umpire turns the appeal down as there was an inside edge on to the pads. 90/1

25.1 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A good length ball just outside off, Hughes staya back and fends it down to the covers. 90/1

24.6 S Watson to Samaraweera, A good length ball, comes in and Dilshan chooses to leave it even as the ball nearly shaves the off stump. Samaraweera has a smile on his face and looks like he wasn't sure about that leave. 78/3

24.5 S Watson to Dilshan, On the hips on leg stump, worked away to fine leg for one. 78/3

24.4 S Watson to Dilshan, Pitched up and angled in towards leg stump, driven away to mid on. 77/3

24.3 S Watson to Dilshan, A good length ball, moves in towards middle. Dilshan stays back and defends it to mid on. 77/3

24.2 S Watson to Dilshan, A good full delivery in the corridor outside off, defended neatly to the off side on the front foot. 77/3

24.1 S Watson to Dilshan, Fullish and straight on middle, Dilshan drives it to short mid-wicket. 77/3

24.6 C Welegedara to Hughes, Shortish on off, Hughes hops across and works it to fine leg to pick up a single and end the over. 90/1

24.5 C Welegedara to Hughes, Back of a length outside off, left alone by Hughes. 89/1

24.4 C Welegedara to Warner, Back of a length outside off, Warner punches it to Dilshan at the covers, who surprisingly misfields and concedes a single. 89/1

24.3 C Welegedara to Warner, Back of a length outside off, Warner gets beside the line of the ball and jabs it down to the off side. 88/1

24.2 C Welegedara to Warner, Pushed wider outside off on a length, Warner leaves it alone this time. 88/1

24.1 C Welegedara to Warner, A back of a length delivery just outside off, defended to the covers off the back foot. 88/1

23.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Samaraweera, Lands it on a length on off and gets it to shape away slightly, left alone by Thilan. 77/3

23.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Samaraweera, A short of a good length ball just outside off, left alone once again. 77/3

23.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Samaraweera, A good length ball just around off, Samaraweera shoulders arms to the ball. 77/3

23.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Samaraweera, Back of a length delivery just outside off, punched away to the covers. 77/3

23.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Samaraweera, A jaffer! A short of a length delivery just outside off, it shoots up as Samaraweera leaves it and Wade collects it high above his head. 77/3

23.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to T Dilshan, Short ball on off, Dilshan plays a fine pull along the ground to deep square leg for one. 77/3

23.6 N Kulasekara to Warner, Angled into off stump, Warner turns it around the corner on the leg side for a single to end the over. 88/1

23.5 N Kulasekara to Warner, Back of a length outside off, Warner pushes it into the covers after taking off his bottom hand. 87/1

23.4 N Kulasekara to Warner, Pitched up just outside off, Warner drives it to mid off. 87/1

23.3 N Kulasekara to Warner, A back of a length delivery just outside off, defended from within the crease. 87/1

23.2 N Kulasekara to Warner, Fullish on off, Warner drives it away to the covers. 87/1

23.1 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A back of a length delivery around off, Hughes pats it away to the covers for a single. 87/1

22.6 S Watson to Samaraweera, A back of a length delivery around off, worked away nicely off the back foot through mid-wicket for a couple. Samaraweera has got off to a flier as per his standards. 76/3

22.5 S Watson to Samaraweera, Lovely stroke! Pitched up to the bat on off and middle. Samaraweera eases it down the ground, past a diving mid off to pick up two runs. 74/3

22.4 S Watson to Samaraweera, Another bad one, strays on the pads and allows Samaraweera to get off the mark with a couple via a flick to deep square leg. 72/3

22.3 S Watson to Samaraweera, A bad delivery, tries the bouncer and pushes it way down the leg side. 70/3

22.2 S Watson to Samaraweera, A good length ball just outside off, Samaraweera comes well forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 70/3

Thilan Samaraweers, a typical Test player walks out. Sri Lanka need him to fire in this innings. They are in trouble.

22.1 Watson to J'dena, OUT! Successful appeal for an LBW! Watson gets this one to nip in off a good length and catches Jayawardena on his pads, above the knee roll. The umpire raises his finger and Mahela wants a review. Replays show that he has only one way to go - to the pavilion. That would have hit the top of leg stump. Watson has got a big one for his team. 70/3

David Warner has got to his 2nd Test fifty. He has converted three of them to centuries and this is his first against the Lankans in his very first Test against them.

22.6 C Welegedara to D Warner, Uneven bounce there! Back of a length ball on the stumps, rises sharply and Warner fends it away towards square leg to pick up a couple to bring up his fifty. 86/1

22.5 C Welegedara to Warner, FOUR! Edged and lucky! Fullish outside off, Warner goes for the drive and the ball goes through exactly where third slip would have been and goes to the fence. 84/1

22.4 C Welegedara to Warner, A good length ball on off, defended back to the off side. 80/1

22.3 C Welegedara to Warner, Back of a length just outside off, defended to the off side off the back foot. 80/1

22.2 C Welegedara to Warner, Better from Welegedara! Fullish around the off stick, defended back on to the pitch by Warner. 80/1

22.1 C Welegedara to Warner, FOUR! Crashed away! Shortish outside off, Warner gets on top of it and crucnhes the ball through the covers, beating mid off and deep cover to the ropes. 80/1

21.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Short of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan gets into position on the back foot early and punches it through the covers, beating the diving extra cover fielder to pick up a couple. 70/2

21.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A back of a length ball on off and middle, defended on to the pitch off the back foot. 68/2

21.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to T Dilshan, FOUR! Throws the kitchen sink at it! A short delivery well outside off, Dilshan gives it his all and cuts it up and over the slip cordon and into the third man boundary. 68/2

21.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A bit fuller just outside off, driven down to mid off. 64/2

21.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Short of a length ball around off, bounces up to the chest and Dilshan tries to cut it even though it is close to him. He chops it down to the keeper. 64/2

21.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, Dilshan comes forward and pushes the ball quietly to the covers. 64/2

21.6 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Pitched up outside off, defensively pushed away through the covers for a couple. 76/1

21.5 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Good length delivery angled across the off stump, Hughes watchfully leaves it alone. 74/1

21.4 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Fullish on the stumps, defended down to mid on. 74/1

21.3 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Pitched up to the bat on off, Hughes resists the drive and defends it to the off side. 74/1

21.2 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A good full delivery on off, defended to the covers. 74/1

21.1 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Fullish just outside off, Hughes defends it back to Kulasekara. 74/1

Hilfenhaus who is sitting on 99 Test wickets replaces Starc.

20.6 S Watson to J'dena, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Mahela leaves it alone and the ball goes through to Wade at good height. Watson starts off with a maiden. 64/2

20.5 S Watson to J'dena, A fine length delivery on off, Mahela pushes it to the covers. 64/2

20.4 S Watson to J'dena, Back of a length ball on off, defended dead back in to the pitch. 64/2

20.3 S Watson to J'dena, A good length ball around off, turned away to mid-wicket. Cowan throws it to the striker's end and Mahela was a bit lazy to get back. 64/2

20.2 S Watson to J'dena, Pitches it up outside off at just 126.6 kph. Mahela lets it through. 64/2

20.1 S Watson to J'dena, A fullish delivery on middle and leg, Mahela pushes it to mid on. 64/2

20.6 C Welegedara to Warner, A good length ball outside off, Warner stays back and pats it away to the off side. 74/1

20.5 C Welegedara to Warner, Back of a length outside off, Warner defends it back on to the leg side by playing away from the body and pretty tentatively. 74/1

20.4 C Welegedara to Warner, A good tight delivery on off, defended down on to the leg side by getting on top of the bounce. 74/1

20.3 C Welegedara to D Warner, FOUR! An itchy Warner gets away! A length ball just outside off, Warner comes forward and inside edges the drive past the stumps and to the fine leg boundary. 74/1

20.2 C Welegedara to Warner, A better length ball around off, goes for the drive but mistimes it back to the bowler. 70/1

Warner and Hughes have put up a good 50-run stand between themselves. They have ensured that the Aussies did not lose any more quick wickets after Cowan. This is just the second 50-run stand between these two and the previous one came at the same ground last year against the Kiwis.

20.1 C Welegedara to Warner, FOUR! Well timed! Pitched up outside off and Warner drives it handsomely through the covers for a boundary. 70/1

Shane Watson is introduced into the attack, replacing Siddle.

19.6 M Starc to Dilshan, A tad shorter in length and Dilshan goes for the pull but mistimes it to mid-wicket. 64/2

19.5 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat on off, Dilshan drives it nicely to mid off. 64/2

19.4 M Starc to Dilshan, Warner just stopped a rocket! A good length ball at 142.1 kph and Dilshan slams it to point at around a few kphs quicker. Warner makes a fine stop. 64/2

19.3 M Starc to Dilshan, FOUR! Poor delivery, well dealt with! Full toss outside off and Dilshan opens the face and drives it through point and gully to pick up another boundary. He is scooting away now. 64/2

19.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Continues around the wicket to the ex-skipper and bowls it fullish around off, driven to mid on. 60/2

19.1 M Starc to J'dena, Starc comes around the wicket and angles the ball in towards off stump, Mahels pats it down to the off side with soft hands and pitcks up a single. 60/2

Welegedara comes back to bowl.

19.6 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A good length ball, comes in and Hughes inside edges it on to his pads. 66/1

19.5 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A back of a length ball just outside off, Hughes gets squared up but defends it nicely off the back foot. 66/1

19.4 N Kulasekara to Warner, A good length ball on middle and off, tucked away towards square leg for one run. 66/1

19.3 N Kulasekara to Warner, Back of a length delivery around off, pushed away to the covers off the back foot. 65/1

19.2 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Nicely pitched up just outside off, defended to the off side. 65/1

19.1 N Kulasekara to Warner, Fullish on the stumps, Warner defends it neatly back to the bowler. 65/1

18.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, A short of a length delivery on leg stump, Dilshan walks across and takes it on the thigh pad. The ball flies to the left of Wade and he dives well to stop the ball. 59/2

18.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Similar delivery outside off, a bit slower this time at 124.5 kph. Dilshan waits well and plays the same drive to mid off again. 59/2

18.4 P Siddle to T Dilshan, This time he middles it pretty well to a similar full delivery on off. The ball goes straight to mid off. 59/2

18.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Full delivery on off, Siddle is not deterred by the boundary earlier in the over. Dilshan drives it down to mid off. He did not middle the drive once again. 59/2

18.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish outside off, defended solidly back on to the pitch off the front foot. 59/2

18.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR! Lucky! Fullish outside off and Dilshan drives it with a thickish outside edge through gully for a four. 59/2

Kulasekara back into the attack.

18.6 A Mathews to Hughes, Fullish outside off, defended back to the bowler. 65/1

18.5 A Mathews to Hughes, Fullish on the stumps, the ball pitches outside leg and hits Hughes on the pads, rolling away towards fine leg for a couple of leg byes. Mathews appeals but is turned down by the umpire. 65/1

18.4 A Mathews to Hughes, Shortish on the stumps, Hughes goes for the pull and misses, the ball hits him just above the box. Mathews will reckon that he just about missed it. 63/1

18.3 A Mathews to Hughes, On the pads, flicked away straight to mid-wicket, no run. 63/1

18.2 A Mathews to Hughes, A good length ball around off, defended back to Mathews off the front foot. 63/1

18.1 A Mathews to Warner, Back of a length just outside off, Warner punches it crisply through the covers and runs hard to pick up three runs. 63/1

17.6 M Starc to J'dena, Better from Starc! A good length ball on off, Mahela gets nicely behind it and defends it back to Starc. The Lankan skipper is growing in confidence now. 55/2

17.5 M Starc to J'dena, FOUR! Even better! Fullish again outside off at 140.9 kph, Mahela romps forward and plays a classical cover drive to pick up the second boundary on the trot. 55/2

17.4 M Starc to J'dena, FOUR! Crafted through! A half volley outside off at 139.2 kph with room, Mahela steers it behind point and picks up his first boundary. That was a good stroke. 51/2

17.3 M Starc to J'dena, A good length ball angled across the batsman, Mahela lets it through. 47/2

17.2 M Starc to J'dena, Fullish on the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for an easy couple of runs. Starc has let Mahela get away there. 47/2

17.1 M Starc to J'dena, A good length ball angled across and the ball shoots off as Mahela leaves it alone. Wade has to hop up to collect the ball with fingers pointing towards the skies. 45/2

17.6 S Eranga to Hughes, A full length delivery outside off, Hughes gets well forward and pushes it into the covers. 60/1

17.5 S Eranga to Hughes, Similar line and length once again, Hughes shoulders arms and the ball thuds into the keeper's gloves nicely. 60/1

17.4 S Eranga to Hughes, Pitched up outside off, around 139 kph, left alone by Hughes as the ball nips away. 60/1

17.3 S Eranga to Hughes, Shortish outside off, punched away to the covers. 60/1

17.2 S Eranga to Hughes, Gets behind the line of this back of a length delivery and defends. 60/1

17.1 S Eranga to Hughes, Stays back and pushes this length ball outside off to the covers. 60/1

Ten overs have been bowled after tea and the Aussies have picked up two wickets. Good spell of play for them!

16.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Strays on the pads this time and gets flicked away through mid on for a couple. 45/2

16.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, On a good length on off, defended back to the bowler with a straight bat. 43/2

16.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish delivery on off, Dilshan drives firmly but can't place it past mid off. 43/2

16.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched well up on middle and leg, almost a yorker. Dilshan pushes it down to mid on. 43/2

16.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good tight ball in the corridor just outside off, Dilshan comes forward and pats the ball to point. 43/2

16.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball, comes in sharply after bouncing and Dilshan leaves it on length. 43/2

16.6 A Mathews to Warner, The batsman has driven it straight down the ground. 60/1

16.5 A Mathews to Warner, Short of a length outisde off, dabbed down to the covers. 60/1

16.4 A Mathews to Warner, A back of a length delivery on off, defended neatly to the off side. 60/1

16.3 A Mathews to Warner, Back of a length delivery outisde off, Warner leaves it alone. 60/1

16.2 A Mathews to Warner, Fullish outside off, pushed to the covers. 60/1

16.1 A Mathews to Warner, A good length ball around off, defended back on to the pitch. 60/1

15.6 M Starc to J'dena, A good length ball angled across, left alone by Mahela to complete the maiden. 43/2

15.5 M Starc to J'dena, Back of a length just outside off, Mahela watches it pass through to the keeper. 43/2

15.4 M Starc to J'dena, A good length ball on off, Mahela comes half forward and pushes the ball to mid off. 43/2

15.3 M Starc to J'dena, A pitched up delivery on off, Mahela stays in the crease and pushes it to mid off. 43/2

15.2 M Starc to J'dena, Fullish and angled across, just outside off, Mahela opens the face and defends it to point on the front leg. 43/2

15.1 M Starc to J'dena, A back of a length delivery on off, Jayawardena gets back and defends it to the off side. 43/2

15.6 S Eranga to Warner, On the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for three runs. Well run by the batsmen there. 60/1

15.5 S Eranga to Warner, A good length ball around off, defended solidly off the front foot to the off side. 57/1

15.4 S Eranga to Warner, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Fullish on off, Warner nicely punches it down the ground, beating mid off and racing away to the boundary. 57/1

15.3 S Eranga to Warner, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 53/1

15.3 S Eranga to Warner, NO BALL! A good full delivery around off, defended back to the bowler. 53/1

15.2 S Eranga to Warner, A fullish delivery on off, defended crisply to mid off. 52/1

15.1 S Eranga to Warner, A good length ball just outside off, pushed to the off side. 52/1

Starc comes back into the attack.

14.6 P Siddle to J'dena, Strays on the pads this time and Mahela is away as he nudges this to fine leg to pick up a single and retain strike. 43/2

14.5 P Siddle to J'dena, Pitched up nicely outside off and takes it away, Mahela leaves it alone. 42/2

Skipper Mahela Jayawardena comes out to bat now at number 4. He has also had a lean patch at home against the Kiwis. Let's see if he can get some runs on this pitch. He averages just 34.91 against the Aussies, low by his standards.

14.4 P Siddle to Sangakkara, OUT! Unnecessary from Sanga! Pitched up outside off, Sangakkara is enticed into the drive and he edges it to Hussey at gully who takes it comfortably. His poor run of form in the last three Tests continues. That is a big shark they have picked. Sangakkara was looking itchy right from the moment he got in. 42/2

14.3 P Siddle to Sangakkara, A good length ball pushed outside off, Sangakkara chooses to leave that alone. 42/1

14.2 P Siddle to Sangakkara, A fullish delivery just outside off, Sanga comes nicely forward and pushes the ball to mid off once again. 42/1

14.1 P Siddle to Sangakkara, A fullish length ball on off, Sangakkara walks across and defends it with a straight bat towards mid off. 42/1

The entire Bellerive Oval is holding out signs like 'thanks Ricky' to honour Ricky Ponting at his home ground. Remember, he was just the 2nd player from Tasmania to represent Australia after David Boon. Ponting is also in the stands with his family, accepting greetings from fans and officials.

14.6 A Mathews to Hughes, A good length ball around off, pushed away to the covers on the back foot. 52/1

14.5 S Eranga to Hughes, Walks across to the off stump to this back of a length delivery and tucks it away to the on side for a couple of runs. 52/1

14.4 A Mathews to Hughes, Angles it across the batsman on a length, left alone by Hughes. 50/1

14.3 S Eranga to Hughes, A back of a length ball just outside off, defended down to mid off. 50/1

14.2 A Mathews to Hughes, A back of a length delivery on off, dabbed down towards mid-wicket off the back foot. 50/1

14.1 A Mathews to Warner, A good length ball outside the leg stump, Warner flicks it away, not quite off the middle though, to fine leg for a single. 50/1

13.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A good length ball around off, Dilshan leaves it watchfully. 42/1

13.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A back of a length ball on off, Dilshan tries to force it through the off side but inside edges it down towards his boots. 42/1

13.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, Drops it marginally short outside off and Sangakkara punches this one easily through the covers for three runs. 42/1

13.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A good length ball in the channel outside off, Sangakkara comes half forward and pushes the ball into the covers. 39/1

13.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A good length ball just outside off, left alone by Sangakkara. 39/1

13.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A back of a length delivery on off, Sangakkara drops it down to the off side and sets off for a single, only to be sent back by Dilshan in time. 39/1

Time for a drinks break for the players now after 14 overs of play in the first hour.

13.6 S Eranga to Hughes, Nearly chops on! Back of a length delivery outside off, Hughes is late on his dab and chops it back down to the keeper. 49/1

13.5 S Eranga to Hughes, A good full ball just outside off, Hughes lunges well forward and defends to the off side. 49/1

13.4 S Eranga to Hughes, A good length ball in the channel around off, Hughes leaves it nicely. 49/1

13.3 S Eranga to Hughes, Pitched up well outside off, Hughes chooses to shoulder arms once again. 49/1

13.2 S Eranga to Hughes, Fullish outside off, Hughes gets across and leaves that one as well. 49/1

13.1 S Eranga to Hughes, A back of a length ball around off, Hughes leaves it alone and the ball carries through nicely to the keeper. 49/1

12.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Fullish outside off, driven hard down to mid off. End of a 12-run over. 39/1

12.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR! Poor delivery! Strays on the pads and Dilshan takes full toll of that one as he flicks it away to the square leg fence. That is the third boundary of the over. 39/1

12.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, This was fullish and angled into the pads, Dilshan stays in the crease and times this one well to mid on. 35/1

12.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR! Fantastic shot! Short and wide outside off, Dilshan flays his bat at the ball as he cuts it through point and gully to the boundary. He gave it his all in that shot. There is no doubt that Dilshan will play his shots and that could provide chances to the Aussies. 35/1

12.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball outside off, pushed away to mid off on the front foot. 31/1

12.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, FOUR! Hilfenhaus makes a mess of that! A short delivery on the leg stump, Dilshan goes for the pull, middles it down to fine leg where the fast bowler who bowled the previous over fumbles and the ball goes over the ropes. 31/1

12.6 A Mathews to Warner, A good length ball around off, defended back on to the pitch by Warner. 49/1

12.5 A Mathews to Warner, A back of a length ball just outside off, this time Warner shoulders arms. 49/1

12.4 A Mathews to Warner, A good length ball around off, seams away and takes a thick outside edge of Warner's pushy bat and goes towards point. 49/1

12.3 A Mathews to Warner, A full delivery outside off, Warner thinks of the drive but lets it through in the end. 49/1

12.2 A Mathews to Hughes, Shortish around off, the ball slightly holds up into the pitch. Hughes gets back and pulls it down to fine leg for a single. 49/1

12.1 A Mathews to Hughes, A good length ball on middle and leg, turned away to mid-wicket. 48/1

11.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, Tight delivery just outside off on a length, Sangakkara pats it away to point. 27/1

11.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A back of a length ball outside off, left alone. 27/1

11.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Too straight on the stumps, tucked away to the on side for a single. 27/1

11.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A good length ball outside off, Sangakkara seemed to be frustrated as he tried to cut it away but inside edges it to the covers to get a single and away from naught. 26/1

11.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A good length ball outside off, defended to the covers. Sangakkara walks down a couple of steps for a single but goes back on his own without any call from Dilshan. 25/1

11.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A back of a length delivery around off stump, defended to the off side on the back foot. 25/1

Angelo Mathews has been roped into the attack.

11.6 S Eranga to Warner, Back of a length delivery around off, Warner gets behind that one and defends the ball. 48/1

11.5 S Eranga to Warner, FOUR! A teaser for the fielder! Pitched up outside off, crunched through the covers and Dilshan gives it a hard chase and tumbles over the ropes and into the advertising boards. He looks fine though. 48/1

11.4 S Eranga to Warner, Fullish on the middle and off stump line, driven back to Eranga. 44/1

11.3 S Eranga to D Warner, Fullish and seaming away, driven down crisply to mid off. 44/1

11.2 S Eranga to Warner, Flash and a miss! Back of a length outside off, Warner goes for a cut and misses the ball. 44/1

11.1 S Eranga to Warner, A back of a length delivery angled across, Warner taps it down towards third slip on the bounce. 44/1

10.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, A back of a length delivery, just outside off, left alone by Dilshan. 25/1

10.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, A short delivery down the leg side. Dilshan goes for the hook and misses as the ball flies through to Wade. 25/1

10.4 P Siddle to T Dilshan, Fullish on the off stick, Dilshan goes for the drive and inside edges it on to his pads. The ball, then rolls away to the covers. 25/1

10.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, A straightish delivery on off and middle, turned away to mid-wicket. 25/1

10.2 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball on off, patted back with a straight bat on to the pitch. 25/1

10.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up outside off, Dilshan plays an erratic drive on the up and the ball goes on the bounce to the short extra cover. 25/1

10.6 N Kulasekara to Warner, Angles it into the pads, Warner tucks it around towards square leg for a single. 44/1

10.6 N Kulasekara to Warner, NO BALL! Pitched up outside off, driven down to mid off. 43/1

10.5 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Fullish around off, Hughes turns it down towards square leg and picks up a single. 42/1

10.4 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Short of a length outside off, pushed away to the covers off the back foot. 41/1

10.3 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Fullish just outside off, Hughed defends it from within the crease and walks down a few steps in the follow through after the shot. 41/1

10.2 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Closer to the stumps on a length, turned down towards mid-wicket. 41/1

10.1 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A good ball that! Lands it outside off and gets it to come in with the angle, Hughes leaves it confidently. The ball doesn't pass by far away from the off stick. 41/1

9.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, Short of a length ball just outside off, Sanga pushes it to point off the back foot. 25/1

9.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A tight line and length delivery around off, Sangakkara comes forward and pushes it to the covers. 25/1

9.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Sangakkara, A good length ball first up just outside off, left alone by Sangakkara. 25/1

Kumar Sangakkara, who has had a fabulous year in Tests with the bat walks out to number 3. However, he did not fare well in the homse series against the Kiwis.

9.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, OUT! Karunaratne's short and confident stay at the crease comes to an end! A good length ball, holds its line as Karunaratne pushes hard at it at nicks it through to Wade who takes it and jumps up in the air ecstatically. He looked good before Tea and probably couldn't carry the same confidence into this session as well. 25/1

9.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A tight line on off on a length, defended rock solidly towards mid off. 25/0

9.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A pitched up delivery, seaming in towards off, Karunaratne drives it nicely down to mid on. 25/0

9.6 S Eranga to Hughes, Back of a length on middle and off, Hughes gets across and tucks it away towards square leg. 41/1

9.5 S Eranga to Hughes, FOUR! Sensational! Where has the ugly technique of Hughes disappeared? Fullish outside off, Hughes smashes this one through the covers like a bullet to the boundary. 40/1

9.4 S Eranga to Hughes, Good length ball around off, pushed away to the covers. 36/1

9.3 S Eranga to Hughes, Back of a length just outside off, defended back on to the pitch. 36/1

9.2 S Eranga to Hughes, FOUR! Glorious! Full outside off and Hughes comes nicely forward and middles his drive to perfection through the covers. 36/1

9.1 S Eranga to Hughes, A back of a length delivery around off, Hughes gets back and defends it into the covers. 32/1

8.6 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up outside off, Dilshan drives it crisply down to mid off, no run. 25/0

8.5 P Siddle to Dilshan, Strays on the pads, Dilshan whips it away fine towards fine leg for an easy couple of runs. The fielder down there has to put in a dive to keep the ball from going past the ropes. 25/0

8.4 P Siddle to Dilshan, A good length ball, seams in towards off, Dilshan comes well forward and pushes it back to Siddle. 23/0

8.3 P Siddle to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat on off, Dilshan plays a crunchy drive straight back at Sidlle who holds on to the ball on his follow through. 23/0

8.2 P Siddle to Karunaratne, Back of a length outside off, pinched away towards the covers and Karunaratne and Dilshan set off for a quick single and complete it safely. 23/0

8.1 P Siddle to Dilshan, Back of a length on middle and leg, Dilshan clips it away to deep square leg for one. 22/0

Shaminda Eranag into the attack.

8.6 N Kulasekara to Warner, Fullish outside off, Warner drives it away from his body but middles it nicely to mid off. 32/1

8.5 N Kulasekara to Warner, Angles it in towards off on a length, turned away to mid-wicket. 32/1

8.4 N Kulasekara to Warner, Back around the wicket to Warner, Kulasekara bowls a good length ball around off, Warner gets behind it and defends solidly. 32/1

8.3 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Fullish on off stump, Hughes pats it down towards mid-wicket and calls Warner through for a run. 32/1

8.2 N Kulasekara to Hughes, A good length ball just outside off, shouldered arms to nicely by Hughes. 31/1

8.1 N Kulasekara to Hughes, Pushed outside the off stump, left alone by Hughes. 31/1

Peter Siddle to bowl his first over of the series.

7.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Back of a length angled across Karunaratne who stays back and pushes it to the covers. 21/0

7.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Karunaratne is ready to play the patient game. Fullish outside off, left alone. 21/0

7.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Pushed this one even wider outside off, allows it through to Wade. 21/0

7.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A good length ball just outside off, shouldered arms to. 21/0

7.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, defended neatly on to the pitch. 21/0

7.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Pitched up outside off stump, Karunaratne leaves it alone. 21/0

7.6 C Welegedara to Warner, Fuller around off, nips in slightly and Warner inside edges it to mid-wicket. 31/1

7.5 C Welegedara to Warner, A better length delivery around off, left alone by Warner this time. Welegedara isn't troubling him that much as compared to Kulasekara. 31/1

7.4 C Welegedara to D Warner, FOUR! Gift that! Pitched up outside off, Warner gets forward and pulls off a fine drive through mid off to the boundary. 31/1

7.3 C Welegedara to Hughes, Walks across to this back of a length delivery around off, Hughes tucks it away to fine leg for one. 31/1

7.2 C Welegedara to Hughes, Pushes it wider outside off and Hughes leaves it alone. 27/1

7.1 C Walegedara to Hughes, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump

7.1 C Welegedara to Hughes, NO BALL! Back of a length just outside off, Hughes gets on top of it and punches it through the covers for a couple. 26/1

Welcome back to the final session of play on day 2. Luckily for the game, the rain has kept away after its last intervention after lunch. Hilfenhaus will bowl the first ball of the session to Karunaratne.

The pitch has looked true today with some even bounce so far except for the once in a blue moon jaffer which spits up. The Lankan batsmen shouldn't have a problem on it if they apply themselves and get in before playing their strokes. They have a strong batting line up and Australia will do well if they pick up a couple of wickets by the end of day's play. For that they need to get the ball to swing, which they haven't in the seven overs they have bowled so far. Do join us for the final session of play in a while.

It has been a good positive start by the Lankan openers after the Aussies declared on 450/5. Karunaratne who is playing just his second Test is looking rock solid and well organized with his stroke making. Dilshan has looked edgy but has hung in there pretty well. Looks like the Aussie bowlers will also have to work hard to pick up wickets.

6.6 M Starc to Dilshan, A tad fuller on off, Dilshan stays in the crease and defends it back to Starc to go into Tea on day 2. 21/0

6.5 M Starc to Dilshan, A back of a length ball on off, Dilshan goes back and across and defends it neatly this time back on to the pitch. 21/0

6.4 M Starc to Dilshan, A beauty that! Lands on and around off on a length and straightens. Dilshan has no answers to that as he tries to defend it on the front foot. 21/0

6.3 M Starc to Karunaratne, A good length ball, nips in and Karunaratne closes the face of the bat on time to work it away to square leg for a single. Good quick hands by the youngster there. 21/0

6.2 M Starc to Karunaratne, This time he lunges nicely forward and defends this good length ball to mid off pretty solidly. He looks like a good package. 20/0

6.1 M Starc to Karunaratne, FOUR! Gorgeous! A short of a length ball outside off, Karunaratne gets on his toes and cuts it past point and into the boundary. 20/0

6.6 N Kulasekara to Warner, A peach! Gets it to jag in off a length and Warner opts to leave it with very little assurance. The ball sniffs past the off stump through to the keeper. Warner is living dangerously, don't get surprised if he falls to Kula soon. 23/1

6.5 N Kulasekara to Warner, This time it comes in off a length on off, Warner gets behind it and defends it back on to the pitch. 23/1

6.4 N Kulasekara to Warner, A back of a length ball just outside off, this time Warner lets it through. 23/1

6.3 N Kulasekara to Warner, Lands it just outside off and goes for the drive anticipating it to come in with the angle. However, Kulasekara gets it to shape away and beats the bat. 23/1

6.3 N Kulasekara to Warner, NO BALL! A good length ball around off, Warner gets across and taps the ball down to the on side. Kula overstepped by a mile there. 23/1

6.2 N Kulasekara to Warner, Pitched up on off and middle, Warner comes forward and defends the ball to the on side. 22/1

6.1 N Kulasekara to Warner, Fullish, comes in with the angle. Warner comes half forward and defends the ball to mid on. 22/1

Last ball before tea.

5.6 N Lyon to Dilshan, Similar delivery outside off, left alone once again. Lyon starts off with a maiden. 16/0

5.5 N Lyon to Dilshan, Tossed up outside off, goes straight as Dilshan leaves the ball and Wade takes it at a good height. 16/0

5.4 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up on off, defended to the leg side. 16/0

Tubby Taylor feels that Lyon has changed his run up and is coming in straighter and delivering it closer to the umpire.

5.3 N Lyon to Dilshan, Comes forward and pushes the ball back on to the pitch. 16/0

5.2 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted outside off, no turn, Dilshan pads it away. 16/0

5.1 N Lyon to Dilshan, Flighted up on off, defended to the covers. 16/0

5.6 C Welegedara to Hughes, FOUR! Kept down and sent away! Short one outside off, Hughes gets on top of the bounce even after getting squared up and cuts it past gully to the third man boundary. 22/1

5.5 C Welegedara to Hughes, Closer to off stump on a length, left alone once again. 18/1

5.4 C Welegedara to Hughes, Pushes it short of a length and outside off, Hughes leaves it alone. 18/1

Phillip Hughes, who is making his return to international cricket, comes in at number 3.

5.3 Welegedara to Ed Cowan, OUT! Welegedara gets Cowan on his strength! A back of a length delivery just around off, the ball rises and Cowan goes for one of his favourite strokes, the pull. Unfortunately for him, the ball hits high on his bat and lobs up to mid on where Eranga has enough time to get under it and catch it easily. Finally, the Lankans pick up a wicket after receiving a few half chances. 18/1

5.2 C Welegedara to Cowan, Lands it well outside off and gets the ball to swing away, left alone by Cowan. 18/0

5.1 C Welegedara to Cowan, Fullish outside off, Cowan lets it through to the keeper. 18/0

Spin very early, Lyon to bowl.

4.6 M Starc to Karunaratne, Almost a yorker on off, Karunaratne keeps his feet out of the way and drives it through mid-wicket, towards wide mid on. He says no to the run though. 16/0

4.5 M Starc to Karunaratne, Full and angled into the stumps, flicked away nicely but straight to mid-wicket. 16/0

4.4 M Starc to Karunaratne, Bangs it short outside off, Karunaratne plays a lovely cut to the left of point where Warner does well to stop the ball. He is looking more assured than he did against the Kiwis at home. Hope, this doesn't turn into a commentator's curse on him. 16/0

4.3 M Starc to Karunaratne, Short of a length outside off, Karunaratne gets on top of the bounce with a lot of affirmation and plays it down towards gully. 16/0

4.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Pitched up to the bat on off, Dilshan drives nicely to mid off and the batsmen set off immediately for a single. The throw from Lyon is wide at the striker's end and Karunaratne dives anyway. 16/0

4.1 M Starc to Dilshan, A good length ball in the channel outside off. Looked like Dilshan thought of a drive and left it alone, nicely at the last moment. 15/0

4.6 N Kulasekara to Warner, And beaten once again! Pushes it fuller outside off, Warner plays inside the line once again as he gets forward and tries to defend and misses. Good ploy by Kulasekara here, coming around the stumps and getting the ball to straighten off the angle. 18/0

4.6 N Kulasekara to Warner, NO BALL! A good delivery just around off, moves away off the seam as Warner expects it to come in. He plays inside the line and gets beaten. 18/0

Kula goes around the wicket now to Warner. He will target the stumps. Warner has to get the sight screen right and it is not a big one.

4.5 N Kulasekara to Warner, Back of a length outside off, Warner patiently pushes the ball into the covers. 17/0

4.4 N Kulasekara to Warner, Fullish just outside off, Warner comes forward and pushes the ball to mid off and shouts out loudly again to Cowan - "wait on". 17/0

4.3 N Kulasekara to Warner, Back of a length around off, Warner gets behind it and defends the ball to mid off and calls 'waiting' very loudly. 17/0

4.2 N Kulasekara to Warner, Fullish and lands on off, nips away slightly. Warner comes nicely forward, covers the swing and defends. 17/0

4.1 N Kulasekara to Warner, A good length ball on off, Warner punches it to the covers off the middle of the bat but finds the fielder. 17/0

Starc decides to go around the wicket to Dilshan.

3.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Pushed fuller outside off, Karunaratne chooses to let this through to Wade. 15/0

3.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A back of a length ball just outside off, Karunaratne gets nicely behind it and dabs it down towards point. 15/0

3.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Far too straight from Hilfenhaus! Dilshan whips it away to fine leg for one this time. 15/0

3.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Strays on the leg stump, Dilshan glances this down to fine leg for another couple of runs. 14/0

3.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A length ball on the stumps, Dilshan flicks this one allright, towards square leg for a couple. 12/0

3.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Angled it into the pads, Dilshan went for the flick but missed and took the ball on his pads. He had missed quite a few down the leg stump line against New Zealand at home as well. 10/0

3.6 C Welegedara to Cowan, A good length delivery around off, left alone by Cowan. 17/0

3.5 C Welegedara to Cowan, Better line! Pitched up just outside off, Cowan shoulders arms to that one. 17/0

3.4 C Welegedara to Warner, Angles it into the stumps, Warner plays a good on drive past mid on for an easy three. 17/0

3.3 C Welegedara to Warner, That was a poor delivery! Short and well outside off, offering width. Warner gets on top of the bounce and cuts to pick up two runs. 14/0

3.2 C Welegedara to Warner, Pitched up outside off, Warner drives it straight to mid off. 12/0

3.1 C Welegedara to Warner, Half a chance, missed! Fullish just outside off, Warner closes the face of the bat as he attempts to drive and lobs it back past Welegedarsa who dives to his wrong side on the follow through. The ball evades him and Warner gets a couple of runs. 12/0

2.6 M Starc to Karunaratne, Fullish and straying on the pads, Karunaratne flicks it away to deep square leg and picks up a couple. There could have been three there. 10/0

2.5 M Starc to Karunaratne, A vicious bouncer! Short on off, well directed and Karunaratne gets out of the way nicely. 8/0

2.4 M Starc to Karunaratne, A back of a length delivery, shapes outwards this time and Karunaratne shoulders arms to it confidently. 8/0

2.3 M Starc to Karunaratne, Angled into the stumps, Karunaratne flicks it away to mid-wicket. 8/0

Phil Hughes has replaced Ponting in the slips as well. Watson at first, Clarke at second and Hughes at third. Ponting used to stand at second though.

2.2 M Starc to Dilshan, Back of a length outside off, this time he gets behind it and pats it to the right of point to pick up a good single. 8/0

2.1 M Starc to Dilshan, A short of a length delivery outside off, Dilshan goes nowhere with his feet but successfully pushes it to point. 7/0

2.6 N Kulasekara to Cowan, A good length ball around the off stick, defended to the covers with a good lunge forward. 10/0

2.5 N Kulasekara to Ed Cowan, Fullish on off, comes in slightly and takes bat-pad at around the same time. Some oohs and aahs from the fielders. Cowan has taken guard on off stump and is standing well outside the crease as well. 10/0

2.4 N Kulasekara to Cowan, A pitched up delivery outside off, Cowan comes nicely forward and pushes the ball to the covers. 10/0

2.3 N Kulasekara to Cowan, A good back of a length delivery, angled across Cowan. He chooses to leave it alone. 10/0

2.2 N Kulasekara to Warner, Fullish on the stumps, seaming in a tad as well, Warner inside edges his push to fine leg for one. 10/0

2.1 N Kulasekara to Warner, Good length delivery outside off, Warner punches it nicely through the covers for a couple. Cowan was a bit slow on the second run as Warner completed it quickly and looked for a third. 9/0

1.6 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A good length delivery in the channel outside off, left alone by Karunaratne. 7/0

Hilfenhaus stops himself just as he is about to deliver.

1.5 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, Some shape in towards the stumps, Karunaratne stays in the crease and flicks it to mid-wicket. Ian Chappell, on air feels that there was a bit of Sangakkara in that shot. 7/0

1.4 Ben Hilfenhaus to Karunaratne, A good length ball, just outside off, left alone by Karunaratne. 7/0

1.3 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, A back of a length ball on off, turned away towards wide mid on by Dilshan to get off the mark. 7/0

1.2 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Some swing there! Pitched up just outside off and goes further away as Dilshan shoulders arms to it. 6/0

1.1 Ben Hilfenhaus to Dilshan, Angles it into the pads, Dilshan tries to flick but is hit on his pads. The Aussies put in a stifled appeal. 6/0

Warner had scored a fighting hundred on this ground last year, in a losing cause against the Kiwis.

1.6 C Welegedara to Cowan, Fullish just outside off, Cowan leaves it alone watchfully. 7/0

1.5 C Welegedara to Cowan, A good length delivery just outside off, Warner stays back and defends it into the off side neatly. 7/0

1.4 C Welegedara to Cowan, Pitched up well outside off, left alone by Cowan. 7/0

1.3 C Welegedara to Warner, Back of a length around off stump, Warner dabs it down towards the covers and picks up a good quick single. 7/0

1.2 C Welegedara to Warner, Back of a length, just outside off, Warner punches it nicely to wide mid off where Herath dives and makes a good stop. 6/0

1.2 C Welegedara to Warner, NO BALL! Oversteps and bowls a fullish delivery just outside off, left alone by Warner. 6/0

1.1 C Welegedara to Ed Cowan, Nicely pulled! Shortish just outside off, Cowan rocks back and pulls it nicely towards square leg and picks up three runs. He did not middle it well enough. 5/0

Ben Hilfenhaus will share the new ball from the other end.

0.6 M Starc to Karunaratne, A snorter! A back of a length ball just outside off at around 140 kph. Karunaratne tries to block it but is beaten and squared up. 6/0

0.5 M Starc to Karunaratne, A good tight delivery, lands outside off and nips in. Karunaratne gets nicely behind it and pats it towards mid on. 6/0

0.4 M Starc to Karunaratne, Similar delivery, dipping in, Karunaratne plays another good on drive to get two runs yet again. 6/0

0.3 M Starc to Karunaratne, Angles it in towards middle, Karunaratne drives it nicely through mid on to pick up a couple more. He timed that well. 4/0

0.2 M Starc to Karunaratne, A fullish delivery on off, Karunaratne plays it past forward short leg, towards square leg and comes back for the second. The Lankans are away. 2/0

0.1 M Starc to Karunaratne, Mitchell Starc starts proceedings with the ball for the Aussies to Dimuth Karunaratne and bowls it down the leg side, wide enough to keep the bat away from the ball. 0/0

Chanaka Welagedara will start off from the other end.

0.6 N Kulasekara to Warner, A good first over by Kula! Full on off, seaming in, Warner gets nicely behind it and defends it back on to the pitch. 2/0

0.5 N Kulasekara to Ed Cowan, Pitched up around off stump and swings in a tad, Cowan inside edges it to the on side and gets off the mark. 2/0

0.4 N Kulasekara to Cowan, Pitched up just outside off, left alone by Cowan. 1/0

0.3 N Kulasekara to Cowan, Fullish on off, Cowan drives it nicely but straight back to Kulasekara. 1/0

0.2 N Kulasekara to Ed Cowan, Technically a DROP! Edged and safe! A good length ball just around off, Cowan pushes hard at the ball and edges it between second and third slip. Mathews dives to his right and gets a finger to it, It was a tough chance and would have been a brilliant catch had it stuck in. 1/0

0.1 N Kulasekara to Warner, And Warner gets off the mark right away! A good length ball just outside off, Warner pats it into the gap at the covers and picks up a single. 1/0