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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne,2nd Test, Date - 26/12/2012, Toss won by - Sri Lanka, Day - 3
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  • Australia beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 201 runs
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Commentary (Australia innings)

A brilliant knock from Mitchell Johnson, who remained unbeaten on 92 helped Australia stretch the lead to 304. Sri Lanka wrapped up the remaining two wickets and Johnson was left stranded. This is a big lead and Australia would be hoping not to bat again in this match. Eranga and Prasad had 3 wickets each whereas Mathews had a couple and Dilshan picked up the wicket of Michael Hussey. Clarke and Watson did the damage yesterday and now over to their bowlers for another good display of bowling. The tourists need to show a great batting to remain in the game. Join us in a while for the Sri Lankan innings.

134.4 S Eranga to Bird, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Mitchell Johnson will remain stranded on 92! A good length delivery in the line of the stumps, Bird ends up playing all over it and the middle stump is rattled. Excellent innings from Mitch nevertheless, 8 short of a second Test hundred. 460/10

134.3 S Eranga to Johnson, Length delivery, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 460/9

134.2 S Eranga to Johnson, NOT OUT! A fuller length delivery, Johnson drives it sweetly down to long off, the call for two is there but Bird is too slow to react. The stumps come off at the non-striker's end but replays show Jackson was in. 459/9

Appeal for run-out against Jackson Bird!

134.1 S Eranga to Johnson, Johnson has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 457/9

Shaminda Eranga is the bowling change.

133.6 A Mathews to Bird, Full length delivery, knocked down to mid on end the over. 457/9

133.5 A Mathews to Bird, Bowls this one down the leg side, Bird lets it go. 457/9

133.4 A Mathews to Bird, Back of a length, outside offf, Bird punches it straight to point. 457/9

133.3 A Mathews to Johnson, Another short one banged in, Johnson nails a superb pull shot but picks out deep mid-wicket for one. 457/9

133.2 A Mathews to Johnson, Bowls a short one, a touch down the leg side, Johnson goes to pull but does connect. 456/9

133.1 A Mathews to Johnson, FOUR! Whoa, absolute murder! A short of length delivery outside off, Johnson plays a thunderous punch on the rise and the ball races down through mid off to get him to 88. 456/9

132.6 D Prasad to Bird, Another short of a length delivery, Bird lets it go through. 452/9

132.5 D Prasad to Bird, Outside off, Bird shoulders his arms. 452/9

132.4 D Prasad to Bird, Shortish length, Bird tries to defend it straight but it is hit on the gloves and the ball goes to the off side. Bird has no idea where the ball is. 452/9

132.3 D Prasad to Bird, Landed outside off, Bird lets it go through. 452/9

132.2 D Prasad to Bird, Short length delivery, Bird ducks under it. 452/9

132.1 D Prasad to M Johnson, Outside off, Johnson drives it through mid on for a single. 452/9

131.6 A Mathews to Bird, Length delivery around off, Bird defends it. 451/9

131.5 A Mathews to Bird, Short of a length delivery, Bird ducks under it. 451/9

The debutant Jackson Bird walks out to bat.

131.4 A Mathews to N Lyon, OUT! Early breakthrough! Shortish length, Lyon pulls it away straight to Chandimal (sub) at mid-wicket who takes an easy catch. 451/9

131.3 A Mathews to Lyon, Around off, Lyon stays back in his crease and defends. 451/8

131.2 A Mathews to Johnson, Another fine shot from Johnson! Outside off, Johnson slashes it hard through covers. The ball slows down near the boundary rope as Samaraweera does well to stop that one. 3 runs added to the total. 451/8

131.1 A Mathews to Johnson, Fullish outside off, Johnson shoulders his arms. 448/8

130.6 D Prasad to Johnson, Outside off, Johnson pushes it to covers for a single. 448/8

130.5 D Prasad to Johnson, Shortish outside off, Johnson goes for the pull but mistimes and gets an inside edge. 447/8

130.4 D Prasad to Johnson, Outside off, Johnson defends it towards mid on. 447/8

130.3 D Prasad to Johnson, Length delivery outside off, Johnson defends it solidly. 447/8

130.2 D Prasad to Lyon, On middle and off, Lyon flicks it to the leg side and takes one to get off the mark. 447/8

130.1 D Prasad to Johnson, Comes around the wicket, full outside off. Johnson drives it through covers as there's a misfield and takes a single. 446/8

Dhammika Prasad into the attack.

129.6 A Mathews to Lyon, Around middle and off, Lyon defends it to the on side from within his crease. 445/8

129.5 A Mathews to Lyon, Good length delivery around off, Lyon covers the line and defends it. 445/8

129.4 A Mathews to Lyon, Landed around off, Lyon defends it watchfully. 445/8

129.3 A Mathews to Johnson, Nice shot! Outside off, Johnson punches it through covers off his back foot and takes three runs. 445/8

129.2 A Mathews to Johnson, On middle, Johnson pushes it to mid-wicket for a couple. 442/8

129.1 A Mathews to Johnson, Landed outside off, Johnson shoulders his arms. 440/8

The players are out in the middle. Mitchell Johnson at the crease along with Nathan Lyon, Mathews to bowl.

Play to start at 10.45am local time.

Not a good news, it's raining out there and we might have a delayed start. They are removing the covers now though, hopefully a start soon.

Hello everyone to the coverage of day 3 between Australia and Sri Lanka. The hosts would extend the lead whereas Sri Lanka would like to remove the last two batsmen as early as possible. Mitchell Johnson is 27 runs short of his 2nd Test ton, he'll be certainly looking forward to that one.

Another fine day for Australia! Michael Clarke and Shane Watson showed some great batting and helped their team to take a 284-run lead. Johnson is still out there at the crease and have already played some nice shots. Prasad was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets. After adding few more runs, Clarke might come up with the declaration. It will take a tough ask for Sri Lanka to come back in this game. Join us tomorrow for the day 3 action, till then, good bye.

128.6 S Eranga to Lyon, Interesting finish. Back of a length delivery outside off, Lyon pulls himself away but gets hit on his chest. The ball goes towards gully. Stumps on day 2! 440/8

128.5 S Eranga to Lyon, Down the leg side, Lyon tries to play that one but misses. 440/8

128.4 S Eranga to Lyon, Another shortish length outside off, no shot offered by Lyon. 440/8

128.3 S Eranga to Lyon, Short of a length delivery, Lyon lets it go through. 440/8

128.2 S Eranga to Johnson, Nice shot. Fullish outside off, Johnson drives it through covers superbly and the ball slows down near the boundary rope. Three runs taken. 440/8

128.1 S Eranga to Johnson, Landed around off, Johnson pushes it to covers. 437/8

127.6 R Herath to Johnson, On middle and leg, Johnson plays to mid-wicket for a single. 437/8

127.5 R Herath to Johnson, Nicely played! On middle and leg, Johnson plays the paddle sweep and picks up a couple. 436/8

127.4 R Herath to Johnson, On middle, Johnson covers the line and defends it. 434/8

127.3 R Herath to Johnson, On middle and leg, Johnson comes on his front foot and defends watchfully. 434/8

127.2 R Herath to Johnson, Landed around off, Johnson defends it into the ground. 434/8

127.1 R Herath to Johnson, On middle and off, Johnson defends it towards mid-wicket. 434/8

126.6 S Eranga to Lyon, Full outside off, Lyon shoulders his arms again. 434/8

126.5 S Eranga to Lyon, Fullish outside off, Lyon allows it through. 434/8

126.4 S Eranga to Lyon, Landed just outside off, Lyon shoulders his arms. 434/8

126.3 S Eranga to Lyon, Length around off, Lyon lets it go through. 434/8

Nathan Lyon to bat now.

126.2 S Eranga to P Siddle, OUT! Another sensational catch in this match! On middle at 132.9 kph, Siddle tries to push to the off side but gets a genuine outside edge and the ball goes towards the first slip but Jayawardena from second slip dives to his left to take a stunning catch in front of the first slip. Great pictures, end of Siddle's knock. 434/8

126.1 S Eranga to Johnson, Ouch! Shortish length, Johnson is surprised with the bounce, pulls himself away at the last second in control as the ball hit the shoulder of the bat. Single taken. 434/7

125.6 R Herath to Siddle, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 433/7

125.5 R Herath to Johnson, Around off, Johnson punches it to long off and takes a single. 433/7

125.4 R Herath to Johnson, On middle and leg, Johnson prods it into the ground off his back foot. 432/7

125.3 R Herath to Johnson, Around off, Johnson comes a bit forward and defends it. 432/7

125.2 R Herath to Johnson, Stays back in his crease and defends it watchfully. 432/7

125.1 R Herath to Siddle, On middle, Siddle flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 432/7

124.6 S Eranga to Johnson, On middle and leg, Johnson tries to play but gets struck on the pads, the ball goes towards square leg and the batsmen pick up couple of leg byes. 431/7

124.5 S Eranga to Johnson, Short of a length delivery, Johnson lets it go through. 429/7

50-run stand between Siddle and Johnson!

124.4 S Eranga to Johnson, FOUR! Lovely shot! Bit fullish outside off at 134.1 kph, Johnson drives superbly through covers and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 429/7

124.3 S Eranga to Johnson, Good length just outside off, Johnson defends it to the off side. 425/7

124.2 S Eranga to Johnson, Landed around off, Johnson defends it from within his crease. 425/7

124.1 S Eranga to Johnson, Good length delivery around off, Johnson defends it off his front foot. 425/7

123.6 R Herath to Siddle, Outside off, Siddle guides it towards third man for a couple. 425/7

123.5 R Herath to Siddle, On middle and off, Siddle covers the line and defends it watchfully. 423/7

123.4 R Herath to Siddle, Landed around off, Siddle drives it to mid on. 423/7

123.3 R Herath to Siddle, Around off, Siddle tries to defend but misses and gets struck on the pads. Fielders appeal but the umpire is not interested. 423/7

123.2 R Herath to Siddle, Landed just outside off, Siddle defends it into the ground. 423/7

123.1 R Herath to Siddle, Landed around off, Siddle covers the line and defends it watchfully. 423/7

122.6 S Eranga to Johnson, Outside off, left alone. 423/7

122.5 S Eranga to Siddle, Outside off, Siddle pushes it to covers for a single. 423/7

122.4 S Eranga to Siddle, Four byes! Shortish length, Siddle goes for the push but misses. Even Sangakkara couldn't collect it well and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 422/7

122.3 S Eranga to Siddle, Outside off, Siddle covers the line and defends it. 418/7

122.2 S Eranga to Siddle, Length delivery outside off, Siddle shoulders his arms. 418/7

122.1 S Eranga to Siddle, Landed around off, Siddle defends it off his back foot. 418/7

121.6 R Herath to Johnson, Defended off the front foot by Johnson presenting the full face of the bat. 418/7

121.5 R Herath to Johnson, Comes down the tack and blocks it well. 418/7

121.4 R Herath to Johnson, On middle and leg, Johnson defends it into the ground off his front foot. 418/7

121.3 R Herath to Johnson, On middle, Johnson defends it from within his crease. 418/7

121.2 R Herath to Siddle, Landed around off, Siddle pushes it to covers and takes a quick single. 418/7

121.1 R Herath to Siddle, On middle, Siddle pushes it to mid-wicket. 417/7

120.6 S Eranga to Johnson, Landed outside off, Johnson lets it go through. 417/7

120.5 S Eranga to Johnson, Outside off, left alone. 417/7

120.4 S Eranga to M Johnson, FOUR! Edged! Fullish outside off, Johnson tries to push to the off side but gets an outside edge and the ball goes through the gully region for a boundary. 417/7

120.3 S Eranga to Johnson, Good length delivery on middle, Johnson defends it watchfully off his back foot. 413/7

120.2 S Eranga to Johnson, Shortish length, Johnson goes for the pull but misses it completely. 413/7

120.1 S Eranga to Johnson, On middle and off, Johnson defends it towards mid off. 413/7

119.6 R Herath to Johnson, Comes down the track and blocks the ball, the ball goes towards backward point. Johnson sets off but Siddle sends him back. Sangakkara couldn't collect it. Johnson survives as he somehow makes it back! 413/7

119.5 R Herath to Johnson, On middle and leg, Johnson plays the paddle sweep, two runs taken. 412/7

119.4 R Herath to Johnson, Johnson has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 410/7

119.3 R Herath to Johnson, Fullish outside off, Johnson comes down the track and drives it to covers. 410/7

119.2 R Herath to Johnson, On middle and leg, Johnson defends it into the ground. 410/7

119.1 R Herath to Johnson, On middle and leg, Johnson drives it through mid on for a couple. 410/7

Herath back on.

118.6 S Eranga to M Johnson, Chance of a run out! On middle and leg, Johnson pushes it to mid off and sets off for a quick single. Prasad aims at the non-striker's end and misses his shy. Johnson had just made it. Risky running though, single taken. 408/7

118.5 S Eranga to Johnson, Length delivery outside off, Johnson lets it go through. 407/7

118.4 S Eranga to Johnson, On middle and leg, Johnson defends it watchfully off his front foot. 407/7

118.3 S Eranga to Johnson, Length delivery on middle, Johnson defends it into the ground. 407/7

7th Half century for Mitchell Johnson, 1st against Sri Lanka.

118.2 S Eranga to Johnson, On middle, Johnson flicks it away to mid-wicket for a couple. Brings up his half-century. 407/7

118.1 S Eranga to Johnson, On middle and off, Johnson defends it off his back foot. 405/7

Eranga back on.

117.6 T Dilshan to Siddle, Fullish around off, Siddle defends it solidly. 405/7

117.5 T Dilshan to Siddle, On middle and off, Siddle defends it into the ground off his front foot. 405/7

117.4 T Dilshan to Siddle, Siddle has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 405/7

117.3 T Dilshan to Siddle, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 405/7

117.2 T Dilshan to Johnson, On middle and off, Johnson punches it to long off for one. 405/7

117.1 T Dilshan to Siddle, Around off, Siddle plays it to point for a single. 404/7

116.6 D Prasad to M Johnson, Outside off, Johnson drives it through covers for a couple. 403/7

116.5 D Prasad to Johnson, Full outside off, Johnson defends it to covers. 401/7

116.4 D Prasad to M Johnson, On middle and off, Johnson tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 401/7

Some disruption. There was a streaker and the security guards went out there to take him off the ground.

116.3 D Prasad to Johnson, Length delivery around off, Johnson defends it to the off side. 401/7

116.2 D Prasad to Johnson, FOUR! Edged! Bit fullish outside off, Johnson tries to drive but gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes over gully for a boundary. 401/7

116.1 D Prasad to Johnson, Length delivery around off, Johnson defends it off his front foot. 397/7

115.6 T Dilshan to Siddle, On middle, Siddle pushes it to mid-wicket for a couple. 397/7

115.5 T Dilshan to Siddle, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 395/7

115.4 T Dilshan to Johnson, Comes down the track and and drills it to long on for a run. 395/7

115.3 T Dilshan to P Siddle, Around off, Siddle drives it through mid on for a single. 394/7

115.2 T Dilshan to Siddle, Landed around off, Siddle defends it into the ground off his front foot. 393/7

115.1 T Dilshan to Johnson, On middle and off, Johnson flicks it away for a single. 393/7

114.6 D Prasad to Johnson, Shortish length, Johnson pulls it away to the leg side for one. 392/7

114.5 D Prasad to Johnson, FOUR! Fine shot! Outside off, Johnson guides it towards fine leg beautifully for a boundary. 391/7

114.4 D Prasad to Siddle, Outside off, Siddle punches it through covers for a single. 387/7

114.3 D Prasad to Siddle, Short of a length delivery, Siddle lets it go through. 386/7

114.2 D Prasad to Siddle, Around off, Siddle tries to play it straight but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards the fine leg region, the batsmen pick up a couple. 386/7

114.1 D Prasad to Siddle, Shortish outside off, Siddle defends it off his back foot. 384/7

113.6 T Dilshan to Johnson, Again comes down the track only to defend it. 384/7

113.5 T Dilshan to Johnson, Johnson shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 384/7

113.4 T Dilshan to Johnson, Stays back in his crease and punches it to the off side. 384/7

113.3 T Dilshan to Johnson, Comes down the track and blocks it. 384/7

113.2 T Dilshan to Johnson, Around off, Johnson defends it off his front foot. 384/7

113.1 T Dilshan to Johnson, Landed around off, Johnson covers the line and defends it. 384/7

112.6 D Prasad to Johnson, Length delivery around off, Johnson plays it to point for a single. 384/7

112.5 D Prasad to Johnson, Landed outside off, Johnson lets it go through. 383/7

112.4 D Prasad to Johnson, On middle, Johnson defends it watchfully. 383/7

Drinks break! Seems the umpire wasn't happy with the shape of the ball and called on for drinks. Change of ball.

112.3 D Prasad to Johnson, FOUR! Great shot! Shortish length, Johnson pulls it away powerfully through the mid-wicket region for a muscular boundary. 383/7

112.2 D Prasad to Siddle, Well, Siddle could have been run out off the first ball! On middle, Siddle pushes it to mid-wicket and sets off. Eranga misses his shy at the non-striker's end, had there been a direct hit, Siddle would have been out. Risky single to get off the mark. 379/7

112.1 D Prasad to M Johnson, Short of a length delivery and Johnson pulls it away to the leg side for a single to put Siddle on strike. 378/7

Prasad back on.

111.6 T Dilshan to Johnson, On middle and leg, Johnson works it down the leg side for a single. 377/7

111.5 T Dilshan to Johnson, Down the leg side, Johnson still goes after that one but misses. 376/7

111.4 T Dilshan to Johnson, Defended off the front foot by Johnson presenting the full face of the bat. 376/7

Peter Siddle walks in next, receives a standing ovation. Home crowd certainly loves him.

111.3 T Dilshan to Hussey, OUT! What a catch by Herath! On middle, Hussey lofts it over mid on, it's high in the air and Herath goes back from mid on and takes an absolute ripper. Tumbles a few times after grabbing the ball with his left hand. Already some great catches in this match. Hussey's knock comes to an end. Dilshan gets the breakthrough. 376/7

111.2 T Dilshan to Hussey, On middle and leg, Hussey defends it watchfully. 376/6

111.1 T Dilshan to Hussey, Beaten! Bit fullish outside off, Hussey tries to defend but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten completely. Good delivery. 376/6

110.6 R Herath to M Johnson, Outside off, Johnson drives it superbly through covers for a couple. 376/6

110.5 R Herath to Johnson, Fullish outside off, Johnson lets it go through. 374/6

110.4 R Herath to Johnson, On middle, Johnson dabs it into the ground off his front foot. 374/6

110.3 R Herath to Johnson, Outside off, Johnson lets it go through. 374/6

110.2 R Herath to Johnson, Stays back in his crease and defends it watchfully. 374/6

110.1 R Herath to Johnson, On middle, Johnson defends it from within his crease to the leg side. 374/6

109.6 T Dilshan to Hussey, Around off, Hussey covers the line of the delivery and blocks it. 374/6

109.5 T Dilshan to Hussey, Landed just outside off, Hussey plays another defensive shot. 374/6

109.4 T Dilshan to Hussey, Around off, Hussey defends it into the ground. 374/6

109.3 T Dilshan to M Johnson, Outside off, Johnson drills it to long on for a single. 374/6

109.2 T Dilshan to Johnson, Landed around off, Johnson defends it watchfully. 373/6

109.1 T Dilshan to Hussey, Outside off, Hussey drives it to mid on and takes a single. 373/6

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108.6 R Herath to Johnson, On middle and off, Johnson works it down the leg side. 372/6

108.5 R Herath to Johnson, Outside off, Johnson defends it solidly off his back foot. 372/6

108.4 R Herath to Hussey, On middle, Hussey pushes it to mid-wicket for a single. 372/6

108.3 R Herath to Hussey, Landed just outside off, Hussey covers the line of the delivery and defends it. 371/6

108.2 R Herath to Hussey, Beaten! Hussey tries to defend but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten completely. 371/6

108.1 R Herath to Hussey, On middle, Hussey sweeps it away towards fine leg in control and takes a couple. 371/6

107.6 T Dilshan to Johnson, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 369/6

107.5 T Dilshan to Johnson, Johnson has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 369/6

107.4 T Dilshan to Johnson, Around off, Johnson defends off his front foot. 369/6

107.3 T Dilshan to Hussey, Outside off, Hussey pushes it to covers for a single. 369/6

107.2 T Dilshan to Hussey, Landed around off, Hussey defends it watchfully. 368/6

50-run stand between Hussey and Johnson!

107.1 T Dilshan to Hussey, FOUR! Nice shot! Fullish outside off, Hussey drives it superbly through covers. The ball races away to the boundary rope. Jayawardena is upset and wanted the cover fielder to show some effort at least to stop the ball. 368/6

106.6 R Herath to Johnson, Defends it into the ground off his back foot. 364/6

106.5 R Herath to Johnson, Beaten! Outside off, the ball stays a touch low. Johnson is beaten. 364/6

106.4 R Herath to Johnson, Landed just outside off, Johnson defends it watchfully off his back foot. 364/6

106.3 R Herath to Johnson, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 364/6

106.2 R Herath to Hussey, Fullish around off, Hussey drives it through mid on for a single. 364/6

106.1 R Herath to Hussey, Landed around off, Hussey flicks it away to the leg side and finds the fielder. 363/6

105.6 T Dilshan to Johnson, Johnson has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 363/6

105.5 T Dilshan to M Johnson, Around off, Johnson drives it to mid off. 363/6

105.4 T Dilshan to Johnson, Outside off, Johnson guides it towards third man for a couple. 363/6

105.3 T Dilshan to Johnson, On middle and leg, Johnson plays it to mid-wicket for a couple. 361/6

105.2 T Dilshan to Johnson, Johnson has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 359/6

105.1 T Dilshan to Johnson, Around off, Johnson defends it by covering the line of the delivery. 359/6

104.6 R Herath to Hussey, On middle, Hussey plays it to mid-wicket. 359/6

104.5 R Herath to Hussey, Beaten! Landed just outside off, Hussey tries to defend but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 359/6

104.4 R Herath to Hussey, Comes on his front foot and defends it watchfully. 359/6

104.3 R Herath to Hussey, Landed around off, Hussey defends it into the ground. 359/6

104.2 R Herath to Hussey, On middle and off, Hussey flicks it away to the leg side but finds the fielder. 359/6

104.1 R Herath to Hussey, Outside off, Hussey defends it to the off side off his front foot. 359/6

103.6 T Dilshan to Johnson, Johnson has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 359/6

103.5 T Dilshan to Johnson, Outside off, left alone. 359/6

103.4 T Dilshan to Johnson, Around off, Johnson defends it from within his crease. 359/6

103.3 T Dilshan to Hussey, Outside off, Hussey punches it to the off side off his back foot. Single taken. 359/6

103.2 T Dilshan to Hussey, Landed around off, Hussey defends it into the ground. 358/6

103.1 T Dilshan to Hussey, Landed outside off, Hussey defends it watchfully off his front foot. 358/6

Dilshan into the attack.

102.6 R Herath to Johnson, Around off, Johnson drives it to mid off. 358/6

102.5 R Herath to Hussey, On middle and off, Hussey flicks it to the leg side and picks up a single. 358/6

102.4 R Herath to Johnson, On middle, Johnson plays it to mid-wicket and takes one. 357/6

102.3 R Herath to Johnson, Fullish around off, Johnson comes on his front and defends. 356/6

102.2 R Herath to Johnson, Around off, Johnson defends it watchfully. 356/6

102.1 R Herath to Johnson, Landed outside off, Johnson lets it go through. 356/6

101.6 A Mathews to Hussey, Another one wide outside off, 126 kph, left alone. 356/6

101.5 A Mathews to Hussey, Full and wide outside off, left alone. 356/6

101.4 A Mathews to Hussey, Half volley outside off, 127.3 kph, Hussey drives it straight to short extra cover. 356/6

101.3 A Mathews to Hussey, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 356/6

101.2 A Mathews to M Hussey, FOUR! That is lucky. Full outside off, 123.4 kph, Hussey looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge which flies through the gap between second slip and gully to third man! 356/6

101.1 A Mathews to Hussey, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 352/6

100.6 R Herath to Johnson, Landed on middle and leg, 77.1 kph, worked straight to short leg. 352/6

100.5 R Herath to Hussey, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 352/6

100.4 R Herath to Hussey, Works it towards mid-wicket, wants the single, is sent back. 351/6

100.3 R Herath to Hussey, Full outside off, well defended by Hussey. 351/6

100.2 R Herath to M Hussey, The batsman has driven it through mid off. 351/6

100.1 R Herath to Johnson, Full outside off, 81.5 kph, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 351/6

99.6 A Mathews to Hussey, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 350/6

99.5 A Mathews to M Hussey, Full outside off, 124.2 kph, now Hussey executes the cover drive for a couple. 350/6

99.4 A Mathews to Hussey, The batsman tries to pull that one but failed to connect it. 348/6

99.3 A Mathews to Johnson, Good shot, horrible fielding, even though he saves a run. Full outside off, 124.2 kph, Johnson drives it through the covers. The ball almost reaches the ropes but Shaminda Eranga runs after it. Here comes the horrible part. He puts his foot over the ball and prevents the boundary. Just to save a run for his team, he is risking his entire cricketing career. That is an open invitation to your ankle getting twisted. Anyone remember Glenn McGrath, Ashes 2005? Three runs taken. 348/6

99.2 A Mathews to Johnson, Landed outside off, 12.1 kph, pushed towards covers. 345/6

99.1 A Mathews to Johnson, Full outside off, 126. kph, Johnson lets it through. 345/6

98.6 R Herath to Johnson, Similar shot, this time he gets it a touch wide of point for a single. Chance of a potential overthrow but Johnson has backed up too far and he aborts the thought. 345/6

98.5 R Herath to Johnson, Landed outside off, Johnson reaches out and pushes it to point. Wants the single, is sent back. 344/6

98.4 R Herath to Hussey, Lovely use of the hands there. Quicker and flatter outside off, Hussey initially goes back, but then comes forward and eases it through the covers. Three runs taken as the ball is stopped inside the ropes. 344/6

98.3 R Herath to Hussey, Flighted outside off, 78.7 kph, Hussey lunges to defend. 341/6

98.2 R Herath to Johnson, Goes back in his crease and works it behind square leg for a single. 341/6

98.1 R Herath to Johnson, Full outside off, 94.5 kph, driven back to the bowler. 340/6

97.6 A Mathews to Hussey, FOUR! Nicely played! Outside off, Hussey opens the face of the bat and guides it through the gully region for a fine boundary. 340/6

97.5 A Mathews to Hussey, Length delivery around off, Hussey defends it into the ground watchfully. 336/6

97.4 A Mathews to M Johnson, Shortish length, Johnson pulls it away to the leg side for a single. 336/6

97.3 A Mathews to Johnson, Outside off, another left alone. 335/6

97.2 A Mathews to Johnson, Landed outside off, Johnson lets it go through. 335/6

97.1 A Mathews to Johnson, Length delivery around off, Johnson shoulders his arms. 335/6

96.6 R Herath to Hussey, Hussey has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 335/6

96.5 R Herath to Johnson, Outside off, Johnson defends it watchfully and takes a quick single. 335/6

96.4 R Herath to Johnson, Landed around off, Johnson defends it watchfully. 334/6

96.3 R Herath to Hussey, Fullish outside off, Hussey comes forward and pushes it to the off side for a single. 334/6

96.2 R Herath to Johnson, Outside off, Johnson pushes it to covers and takes one. 333/6

96.1 R Herath to Johnson, Landed around off, Johnson comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 332/6

Back for the final session.

Tea, day 2. Sri Lanka picked up 3 important wickets in this session and two of them were of Clarke and Watson who were looking good for big knocks. The captain scored yet another century and the vice-captain gave away yet another start. Still a lead of 176 runs for Australia and they are in the driving seat. Sri Lanka would look to remove the tail as soon as possible. Join us in a while for the last session.

95.6 A Mathews to Hussey, Landed outside off, Hussey lets it go through. 332/6

95.5 A Mathews to Johnson, Outside off, Johnson drives through covers superbly this time and takes a single. 332/6

95.4 A Mathews to Johnson, Beaten! Landed around off, Johnson tries to defend but misses the line of the delivery and gets beaten. 331/6

95.3 A Mathews to M Johnson, Another edge, outside off, Johnson tries to drive but again gets an edge as the ball goes through the gully region. The batsmen pick up a couple. 331/6

95.2 A Mathews to M Johnson, FOUR! Edged! Outside off, Johnson tries to drive but gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes through the gully races for a boundary. 329/6

95.1 A Mathews to Johnson, Length delivery around off, Johnson defends it watchfully. 325/6

94.6 R Herath to Hussey, Hussey has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 325/6

94.5 R Herath to Hussey, Not out! On middle, Hussey tries to sweep but misses and gets struck on the pads. Huge appeal but the umpire says not out. Review taken and replays show it's clipping leg stump, the on field call remains. 325/6

Appeal for LBW! Hussey give not out, review taken!

94.4 R Herath to Hussey, Sri Lanka puts away another chance! Landed just around off, Hussey looks to defend but gets a small edge and is hit on Sangakkara's pads. Jayawardena comes forward to take the rebound but it lands safely. 325/6

94.3 R Herath to Hussey, Landed around off, Hussey drives it to covers. 325/6

94.2 R Herath to Johnson, Shortish length, Johnson guides it to third man and takes one. 325/6

94.1 R Herath to Hussey, Comes down the track and flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 324/6

93.6 A Mathews to Johnson, Landed around off, Johnson tries to defend but fails to connect his bat with the ball. 323/6

93.5 A Mathews to Johnson, Outside off, Johnson lets it go through. 323/6

93.4 A Mathews to Johnson, Beaten! Length delivery around off, Johnson tries to defend but gets beaten completely. 323/6

93.3 A Mathews to Johnson, Wide outside off again, another left alone. 323/6

93.2 A Mathews to Johnson, Too wide outside off, easy leave for the batsman. 323/6

93.1 A Mathews to Johnson, Landed outside off, Johnson lets it go through. 323/6

Mathews into the attack.

92.6 D Prasad to Hussey, Outside off, left alone. 323/6

92.6 D Prasad to Hussey, Wide! Bouncer, too high. The umpire signals a wide. 323/6

92.5 D Prasad to Hussey, Landed outside off, Hussey defends it watchfully off his front foot. 322/6

92.4 D Prasad to Johnson, Length delivery outside off, Johnson plays it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 322/6

92.3 D Prasad to Johnson, Landed around off, Johnson plays it to point. 321/6

92.2 D Prasad to M Johnson, Outside off, Johnson drives it through covers for a couple. 321/6

92.1 D Prasad to Johnson, Length delivery around off, Johnson lets it go through. 319/6

91.6 S Eranga to Hussey, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 319/6

91.5 S Eranga to Hussey, FOUR! Now, that is the way to play the pull shot. Shot on middle, 131.3 kph, Hussey swivels and pulls it through square leg. The ball goes all along the ground towards DHAMMIKA PRASAD at fine leg but he does not pick it up an moves to his left. By the time he realizes, it is too late. The ball meets the fence. 319/6

91.4 S Eranga to Hussey, Landed outside off, 127.3 kph, not played at. 315/6

91.3 S Eranga to Hussey, Landed outside off, 130.7 kph, swinging in, Hussey drives it straight to mid off. He covered the swing nicely. 315/6

91.2 S Eranga to Hussey, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through again. 315/6

91.1 S Eranga to Hussey, Full outside off, 129.8 kph, Hussey lets it go. 315/6

90.6 D Prasad to Johnson, Bouncer! Johnson ducks under it. 315/6

90.5 D Prasad to Johnson, Landed outside off, Johnson lets it go through. 315/6

Mitchell Johnson to bat now.

90.4 D Prasad to Wade, OUT! Wade is gone now! Wicket off another short length delivery! Wade goes for the pull but the ball goes straight to Eranga at deep square leg who takes the catch awkwardly. Few quick wickets to Sri Lanka now, Prasad strikes again! 315/6

90.3 D Prasad to Wade, Landed outside off, Wade shoulders his arms. 315/5

90.2 D Prasad to Wade, Down the leg side, Wade tries flicking but misses it. 315/5

90.1 D Prasad to Wade, Fullish outside off, Wade drives it to mid off. 315/5

89.6 S Eranga to Hussey, Outside off, Hussey lets it go through. 315/5

89.5 S Eranga to Hussey, Landed outside off, Hussey shoulders his arms. 315/5

89.4 S Eranga to Hussey, Stays back in his crease and defends it watchfully. 315/5

89.3 S Eranga to M Wade, Short of a length delivery, Wade pulls it away to the leg side for a single to get off the mark. 315/5

89.2 S Eranga to Wade, Length delivery around middle, Wade defends it into the ground off his front foot. 314/5

89.1 S Eranga to M Hussey, Landed around off, Hussey drives it through mid on for a single. 314/5

Matthew Wade is the next man in.

88.6 Prasad to S Watson, OUT! Watson wastes yet another start! Short of a length delivery from Prasad, Watson goes for the pull and mistimes it. Gets a top edge and the ball goes straight to Samaraweera at deep square leg who takes a well judged catch. Good knock though. 313/5

88.5 D Prasad to Watson, Short of a length delivery, Watson ducks under it. 313/4

88.4 D Prasad to M Hussey, Edged! Good length delivery around off, Hussey tries to defend but gets an outside edge. The ball drops a bit short of Mathews at first slip, single taken. 313/4

88.3 D Prasad to Hussey, Landed around off, Hussey plays it towards point. 312/4

88.2 D Prasad to Hussey, Outside off, Hussey lets it go through. 312/4

88.1 D Prasad to Watson, Outside off, Watson plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 312/4

87.6 S Eranga to Hussey, Landed outside off, Hussey lets it go through. 311/4

87.5 S Eranga to Hussey, Outside off, Hussey shoulders his arms. 311/4

Michael Hussey walks in next.

87.4 S Eranga to M Clarke, OUT! Finally Clarke is dismissed! Length delivery around off at 135.2 kph, Clarke tries to drive but gets a genuine outside edge. The ball goes towards the second slip where Jayawardena takes a good catch. This is also for the first time in 2012 the Australian skipper is dismissed after getting into 90s, in all the previous occasions he converted them into double tons. 311/4

87.3 S Eranga to Watson, On the pads, Watson pushes it towards square leg for a single. 311/3

87.2 S Eranga to Watson, Landed outside off, Watson shoulders his arms. 310/3

87.1 S Eranga to Watson, Length delivery around off, Watson tries to play but misses and gets beaten. 310/3

86.6 D Prasad to Watson, On middle and off, Watson flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 310/3

86.5 D Prasad to S Watson, FOUR! Classy shot! Length delivery around off, Watson drives it straight down the ground and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 309/3

86.4 D Prasad to Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke pushes it through point for a single. 305/3

86.3 D Prasad to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it to mid off this time. 304/3

86.2 D Prasad to Clarke, FOUR! Solid shot! Short of a length delivery around off, Clarke pulls it away to the leg side powerfully for a muscular boundary. 304/3

86.1 D Prasad to Clarke, Bouncer! Clarke ducks under it at the right time. 300/3

85.6 S Eranga to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke plays it through point for a single. 300 up for Australia! 300/3

85.5 S Eranga to Watson, Outside off, Watson drives it to mid off and sets off for a quick single. He dives at the non-striker's end, had there been a direct hit, he would have been gone. Single taken. 299/3

85.4 S Eranga to Watson, Length delivery around off, Watson defends it watchfully off his front foot. 298/3

85.3 S Eranga to Watson, Length delivery on middle, Watson defends it watchfully. 298/3

85.2 S Eranga to Watson, Landed outside off, Watson shoulders his arms. 298/3

85.1 S Eranga to Watson, Outside off, Watson plays it towards point. 298/3

Drinks break!

Clarke's 5th 100 in 2012, first at the MCG!

22nd Test Hundred for Michael Clarke! 3rd against Sri Lanka!

84.6 D Prasad to Clarke, FOUR! And there's another Hundred for Clarke! Shortish length on middle, Clarke pulls it away towards the fine leg region and the ball races away to the boundary rope. Standing ovation from the crowd, Jayawardena comes and congratulates the Aussie skipper. 298/3

84.5 D Prasad to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it to extra covers and finds the fielder. He's unhappy with himself as he couldn't find the gap. 294/3

84.4 D Prasad to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke comes forward and defends it to the off side. 294/3

84.3 D Prasad to Clarke, Shortish around off, Clarke pulls it away at fine leg and takes a couple. 294/3

84.2 D Prasad to Clarke, Landed outside off, left alone. 292/3

84.1 D Prasad to Clarke, Shortish outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 292/3

Prasad back on.

83.6 S Eranga to Watson, Short of a length delivery outside off, Watson goes for the pull but misses it completely. 292/3

83.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke pushes it to cover-point and takes a single. 292/3

83.4 S Eranga to Watson, Outside off, Watson plays it to point and takes one. 291/3

83.3 S Eranga to Clarke, On middle, Clarke flicks it away to mid-wicket for a single. 290/3

83.2 S Eranga to Clarke, Bouncer at 135.2 kph, Clarke ducks under it. 289/3

83.1 S Eranga to Watson, Outside off, Watson drives it superbly through covers for a single. 289/3

82.6 R Herath to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke guides it through third man off the outside edge for a couple. 288/3

82.5 R Herath to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 286/3

82.4 R Herath to Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it to mid-wicket. 286/3

82.3 R Herath to Watson, Around off, Watson defends it into the ground. 285/3

82.2 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke pushes it to covers and takes a single. 285/3

82.1 R Herath to Clarke, On middle, Clarke comes on his front foot and defends. 284/3

81.6 S Eranga to Watson, Outside off, Watson plays it through the point region for a couple. 284/3

81.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke pushes it through point for a single. 282/3

81.4 S Eranga to Clarke, On middle at 135 kph, Clarke defends it to mid on. 281/3

81.3 S Eranga to Watson, Length delivery outside off, Watson pushes it to covers for a single. 281/3

81.2 S Eranga to Watson, Fullish outside off, Watson lets it go through. 280/3

81.1 S Eranga to Watson, Landed outside off, Watson shoulders his arms. 280/3

New ball taken! Eranga back into the attack. Sri Lanka need a wicket badly.

80.6 R Herath to Clarke, Down the leg side, Clarke still goes after it and misses. 280/3

80.5 R Herath to Watson, Landed outside off, Watson pushes it past point for a single. 280/3

80.4 R Herath to Watson, Around off, Watson defends it towards the mid-wicket region. 279/3

80.3 R Herath to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it through mid off and takes one. 279/3

80.2 R Herath to Clarke, Fullish around off, Clarke comes down the track and defends it. 278/3

80.1 R Herath to M Clarke, FOUR! Edged! Landed just outside off, Clarke tries to defend but gets a genuine outside edge and the ball goes through the first slip region. Jayawardena was standing wide, Clarke lucky. 278/3

79.6 T Dilshan to Clarke, Around off, Clarke plays it to point for a single. 274/3

79.5 T Dilshan to Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 273/3

79.4 T Dilshan to Clarke, Length delivery around off, Clarke defends it solidly. 273/3

79.3 T Dilshan to Clarke, FOUR! Glorious! Fullish outside off, Clarke drives superbly through covers and finds the gap. Classy shot, the ball races away to the boundary rope. 273/3

79.2 T Dilshan to Clarke, Landed just outside off, Clarke defends it into the ground off his front foot. 269/3

79.1 T Dilshan to Clarke, On middle and off, Clarke defends it to mid-wicket. 269/3

78.6 R Herath to Watson, Landed around off, Watson defends it to mid-wicket. 269/3

78.5 R Herath to Watson, On middle and leg, Watson defends it off his front foot. 269/3

78.4 R Herath to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke guides it towards third man and takes a single. 269/3

78.3 R Herath to Clarke, On middle, Clarke tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 268/3

78.2 R Herath to Clarke, Around off, Clarke defends it from within his crease. 268/3

78.1 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke defends it into the ground. 268/3

77.6 T Dilshan to Clarke, On middle, Clarke works it down the leg side and takes one. 268/3

150-run stand between Clarke and Watson!

77.5 T Dilshan to Watson, Outside off, Watson pushes it to point for a single. 267/3

77.4 T Dilshan to S Watson, Landed outside off, Watson tries to defend but gets an outside edge and the ball goes through the slip cordon for a couple. 266/3

77.3 T Dilshan to M Clarke, Shortish outside off, Clarke cuts it through point for a single. 264/3

77.2 T Dilshan to Clarke, Fullish outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers. 263/3

77.1 T Dilshan to Watson, Landed outside off, Watson plays it towards point for a single. 263/3

76.6 R Herath to Watson, Outside off, Watson drives it through mid off and takes a single. 262/3

76.5 R Herath to Watson, On middle, Watson flicks it away to the leg side but finds the fielder. 261/3

76.4 R Herath to Watson, Landed just outside off, Watson defends it into the ground. 261/3

76.3 R Herath to Watson, Around middle and off, Watson defends it watchfully. 261/3

76.2 R Herath to M Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke drives it long off and takes a single. 261/3

76.1 R Herath to Clarke, Fullish around off, Clarke comes forward and defends it to the off side. 260/3

75.6 T Dilshan to Watson, Landed outside off, Watson defends it from within his crease. 260/3

75.5 T Dilshan to Watson, Watson has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 260/3

75.4 T Dilshan to Watson, Outside off, Watson comes on his front foot and defends it watchfully. 260/3

75.3 T Dilshan to Clarke, Landed just outside off, Clarke plays it to mid-wicket for a single. 260/3

75.2 T Dilshan to Clarke, Around off, Clarke defends it into the ground. 259/3

75.1 T Dilshan to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke comes down the track and defends it. 259/3

74.6 R Herath to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers for a single. 259/3

74.5 R Herath to Clarke, Huge appeal for LBW! Landed just outside off, Clarke tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. The umpire says not out and has a small word with Herath saying just one shout. Not a bad appeal though. 258/3

74.4 R Herath to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers. 258/3

74.3 R Herath to Clarke, On middle, Clarke works it down the leg side. 258/3

74.2 R Herath to Clarke, FOUR! If you bowl bad balls against the best Test batsman of the year, you're getting punished! On the pads, Clarke sweeps it to the deep square leg region nicely and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 258/3

74.1 R Herath to Watson, Flighted around off, Watson goes on his back foot and punches it to long on for a single. 254/3

73.6 T Dilshan to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke defends it to mid-wicket. 253/3

73.5 T Dilshan to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke looks to cut off his back foot and the ball goes through the slip cordon. It hits on Jayawardena's boot and the batsmen pick up a couple of runs. 253/3

73.4 T Dilshan to Clarke, Comes down the track and blocks it. 251/3

73.3 T Dilshan to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke defends it watchfully. 251/3

73.2 T Dilshan to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke drives it to mid on. 251/3

73.1 T Dilshan to Clarke, FOUR! Welcome, Dilshan! Full outside off, Clarke leans forward and drives it through covers superbly for a lovely boundary. 251/3

Dilshan into the attack now.

72.6 R Herath to Watson, Outside off, Watson goes on his back foot and cuts it towards short third man. 247/3

72.5 R Herath to Watson, Flighted around off, Watson defends it back to the bowler. 247/3

72.4 R Herath to Watson, Down the leg side, Watson leaves it alone. 247/3

72.3 R Herath to Watson, Landed around off, Watson defends it watchfully. 247/3

72.2 R Herath to Watson, On middle, Watson covers the line and defends it into the ground. 247/3

72.1 R Herath to M Clarke, Fullish on middle, Clarke comes forward and drives it to long on for a single. 247/3

71.6 D Prasad to Watson, Short of a length delivery down the leg side, Watson lets it go through. 246/3

71.5 D Prasad to S Watson, Full outside off, Watson defends it from within his crease. 246/3

71.4 D Prasad to Clarke, Shortish around off, Clarke pulls it to the deep square leg region for a single. 246/3

71.3 D Prasad to Clarke, Bouncer at 134.4 kph, Clarke ducks under it. 245/3

71.2 D Prasad to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers. 245/3

71.1 D Prasad to Watson, On middle and leg, Watson tries to play to the leg side but misses and gets struck on the pads. They pick up a leg bye. 245/3

70.6 R Herath to Clarke, On middle and leg, Clarke defends it towards the mid-wicket region. 244/3

70.5 R Herath to Clarke, On middle, Clarke pushes it to mid-wicket. 244/3

70.4 R Herath to Clarke, FOUR! Well played! Outside off, Clarke comes forward and drives it towards extra covers, inside out and connects it well this time. The ball races away towards the boundary rope in no time. 244/3

70.3 R Herath to Clarke, On the pads, Clarke gets down on one knee and looks to sweep but misses and gets struck on the pads. 240/3

70.2 R Herath to Clarke, Flighted outside off, Clarke drives it to the cover region again. 240/3

70.1 R Herath to M Clarke, Full around off, Clarke comes down the track and drives it straight to the cover fielder. 240/3

69.6 D Prasad to Watson, Shortish outside off, Watson defends it from within his crease. 240/3

69.5 D Prasad to Watson, Fullish around off, Watson drives it straight down the ground and this time finds the gap though but the mid off fielders cuts it off at long on, two runs taken. 240/3

69.4 D Prasad to Watson, Back of a length delivery outside off, Watson defends it watchfully. 238/3

69.3 D Prasad to Watson, Full outside off, Watson dabs it into the ground. 238/3

69.2 D Prasad to Watson, This should have been a boundary! Length delivery, Watson drives it straight down the ground and it hits the non-striker's stumps. 238/3

69.1 D Prasad to Watson, Fullish around off, Watson looks to play straight but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards mid on. 238/3

We are back for the second session! Prasad to continue..

That's lunch on day 2! The captain and vice-captain showed some fine batting, no wickets lost in the first session! Michael Clarke and Shane Watson both have scored half-centuries and looking good for a big knock. Sri Lanka are losing the plot and they failed to grab the opportunities they were getting. The tourists are having a tough time, join us in a while for the second session.

68.6 R Herath to Clarke, On middle, Clarke comes on his front foot and defends it watchfully. 238/3

68.5 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around middle and off, Clarke comes forward and blocks it. 238/3

68.4 R Herath to Clarke, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 238/3

68.3 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke covers the line and defends it watchfully. 238/3

68.2 R Herath to Clarke, On middle, Clarke works it down the leg side and finds the fielder. 238/3

68.1 R Herath to Clarke, On middle and leg, Clarke pushes it to mid-wicket. 238/3

67.6 D Prasad to Watson, Short of a length delivery going down the leg side, Watson leaves it alone. 238/3

67.5 D Prasad to Watson, Outside off, Watson pushes it through covers for a couple. 238/3

67.4 D Prasad to Watson, Length delivery landed just outside off, Watson defends it solidly. 236/3

67.3 D Prasad to Watson, Landed just outside off, Watson drives it towards mid off. 236/3

Clarke becomes the highest run scorer in a single year for Australia, 1545 runs, averaging over 100.

67.2 D Prasad to Clarke, Length delivery around off, Clarke pushes it to mid-wicket and takes a single for the record run. Huge applause from the crowd! 236/3

67.1 D Prasad to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke defends it watchfully off his back foot. 235/3

66.6 R Herath to Watson, Watson has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 235/3

66.5 R Herath to Watson, Dropped chance now! Outside off, Watson tries to play the late cut, Jayawardena gets his hands to it at slip but couldn't collect, now Watson survives! 235/3

66.4 R Herath to Watson, Landed around off, Watson defends it watchfully off his front foot. 235/3

66.3 R Herath to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers. 235/3

66.2 R Herath to Clarke, Stumping chance missed! On the pads, Clarke comes down the track to defend but misses it completely. Sangakkara fails to collect the ball as well and misses the stumping chance! Clarke survives! 234/3

66.1 R Herath to Clarke, On the pads, Clarke tries to defend but gets struck on the pads. 234/3

65.6 D Prasad to Watson, Landed outside off, left alone. 234/3

65.5 D Prasad to S Watson, Outside off, Watson drives it to mid off. 234/3

65.4 D Prasad to S Watson, Short of a length delivery outside off, Watson pulls it away to fine leg for couple. 234/3

65.3 D Prasad to Watson, Bit shortish outside off, Watson defends it watchfully. 232/3

65.2 D Prasad to Clarke, Shortish length outside off, Clarke pushes it to mid-wicket for a single. 232/3

65.1 D Prasad to Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, Clarke defends it to point. 231/3

64.6 R Herath to Watson, Outside off, Watson pushes it to covers. 231/3

64.5 R Herath to S Watson, Outside off, Watson tries to defend but gets an inside edge towards short leg. 231/3

64.4 R Herath to Watson, Landed just outside off, Watson pushes it back to the bowler. 231/3

64.3 R Herath to Watson, Flighted around off, Watson defends it solidly. 231/3

64.2 R Herath to Watson, Similar length, Watson covers the line of the delivery and defends it back to the bowler. 231/3

64.1 R Herath to Watson, Landed around off, Watson defends it into the ground watchfully. 231/3

63.6 D Prasad to Clarke, Good length delivery landed just outside off, Clarke defends it back to the bowler. 231/3

63.5 D Prasad to Clarke, Good length delivery around off, Clarke defends it to the off side. 231/3

63.4 D Prasad to M Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke drives it towards mid on this time. 231/3

63.3 D Prasad to M Clarke, Length delivery around off, Clarke comes a bit forward and drives it to mid off. 231/3

63.2 D Prasad to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke drives it towards mid on. 231/3

63.1 D Prasad to Clarke, Fullish around middle and leg, Clarke flicks it away to the leg side for a couple. 231/3

Dhammika Prasad back on.

62.6 R Herath to Watson, Fullish around off, Watson punches it to the off side off his back foot. 229/3

62.5 R Herath to Watson, On middle and leg, Watson defends it solidly. 229/3

62.4 R Herath to Watson, FOUR! That's his area! Landed around middle and off, Watson picks it up early and plays the slog sweep, deposits it towards the deep mid-wicket region for a fine boundary. 229/3

62.3 R Herath to Watson, Flighted around off, Watson defends it into the ground off his front foot. 225/3

62.2 R Herath to Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it from within his crease. 225/3

62.1 R Herath to Watson, Landed around off, Watson pushes it to deep mid on. 225/3

61.6 A Mathews to Clarke, Bit fullish around middle, Clarke tries to play it to the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 225/3

61.5 A Mathews to S Watson, Length delivery landed just outside off, Watson cuts it towards point for a single. 225/3

61.4 A Mathews to Watson, Good length delivery around middle and off, Watson defends it watchfully. 224/3

61.3 A Mathews to Watson, Length delivery around off, Watson defends it into the ground. 224/3

19th Test Fifty for Shane Watson, 1st against Sri Lanka!

61.2 A Mathews to S Watson, FOUR! Great shot! Shortish length from Mathews at 123.9 kph, Watson pulls it away towards the mid-wicket region nicely and the ball races away towards the boundary rope. What a fine way to bring up the half-century. 224/3

61.1 A Mathews to Watson, Comes round the wickets now, length delivery around off. Watson defends it towards mid off. 220/3

60.6 R Herath to Clarke, Full outside off, 83.5 kph, Clarke comes down the track to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. The silly mid on fielder puts in an LBW appeal along with the slip fielders and the keeper but the bowler is the least bit interested. 220/3

60.5 R Herath to S Watson, Lunges out and powers this down to mid on for a single. 220/3

60.4 R Herath to Watson, This time he stays in his crease to defend. 219/3

60.3 R Herath to Watson, Full on middle and leg, 83.2 kph, Watson charges down the track to flick but misses and luckily for him, he is hit on the pads. 219/3

60.2 R Herath to Watson, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 219/3

60.1 R Herath to Watson, That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads. 219/3

59.6 A Mathews to Clarke, A short ball again, but way wide outside off, 128.3 kph, left alone. Sangakkara fumbles and the ball nearly hits the helmet behind! 219/3

25th Test fifty for Michael Clarke, 5th against Sri Lanka! The run machine continues to tick. 100-stand is up as well...

59.5 A Mathews to Clarke, FOUR! Off the glove but safe! Short down the leg side, 128.6 kph, Clarke goes for the pull but the ball goes off his glove past Sangakkara to the fine leg fence. 219/3

59.4 A Mathews to Watson, Short outside off, 131 kph, Watson plays another ugly pull shot, swiveling nearly 360 degrees. The ball goes behind square leg and the batsmen take a single. 215/3

59.3 A Mathews to Watson, A good short ball on off, 127.8 kph, Watson sways away. 214/3

59.2 A Mathews to Clarke, Full outside off, Clarke reaches out and drives it through the covers for a single. 214/3

59.1 A Mathews to Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, 128 kph, dabbed straight to gully. 213/3

58.6 R Herath to Watson, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 213/3

58.5 R Herath to Watson, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. 213/3

58.4 R Herath to Watson, SIX! That is a terrific shot! Flighted outside off, 82.1 kph, Watson dance down the track and just places it over mi off. The ball clears long off with ease! 213/3

58.3 R Herath to Watson, Leans into this one and pushes it away from the body towards cover. 207/3

58.2 R Herath to Watson, Flighted outside off, 80.3 kph, Watson dances down the track but is not to the pitch of the ball. Manages to defend it back to the bowler. 207/3

58.1 R Herath to Watson, Full outside off, 84.6 kph, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 207/3

57.6 A Mathews to Clarke, Good length delivery down the leg side, 126.2 kph, Clarke misses the flick and is hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards square leg and Clarke looks for the single but Watson sends him back. There was one on offer. 207/3

57.5 A Mathews to Clarke, Full and wide outside off, 126 kph, driven sweetly but straight to short extra cover. 207/3

57.4 A Mathews to Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, 124.7 kph, Clarke defends it watchfully. 207/3

57.3 A Mathews to Watson, Fuller, 124.2 kph, Watson meets it on the half volley and drives it wide of mid off for a single. 207/3

57.2 A Mathews to S Watson, Short outside off, 130.8 kph, Watson swivels and pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple. That was ugly. 206/3

57.1 A Mathews to Watson, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They manage to come back for the second. 204/3

56.6 R Herath to Clarke, Down the leg side, 81.1 kph, Clarke goes back to work it away bur misses and is hit on the pads. 202/3

56.5 R Herath to Clarke, Flighted outside off, 84.5 kph, Clarke daces down the track and drives it straight to mid off. 202/3

56.4 R Herath to Clarke, Driven towards the mid off region. 202/3

56.3 R Herath to Clarke, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 202/3

56.2 R Herath to Clarke, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 202/3

56.1 R Herath to Clarke, LBW appeal turned down. Full outside off, 78.6 kph, Clarke comes way too forward to defend and is hit on the pads. 202/3

55.6 A Mathews to Watson, Outside off, 126.2 kph, pushed defensively towards point. 202/3

55.5 A Mathews to Watson, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 202/3

55.4 A Mathews to Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, 122.7 kph, worked past mid-wicket for a single. 202/3

55.3 A Mathews to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke walks across and defends towards mid on again. 201/3

55.2 A Mathews to Clarke, Walks into this one and defends it nicely. 201/3

55.1 A Mathews to Clarke, Full outside off, pushed towards mid on. 201/3

Angelo Mathews to bowl now. Replaces Eranga.

54.6 R Herath to Watson, On the pads, 87.4 kph, Watson misses his flick and is hit. 201/3

54.5 R Herath to Watson, Charges down the track and hammers this back to the bowler. 201/3

54.4 R Herath to S Watson, FOUR! Short, 84.4 kph, dragged away wide of mid-wicket for a boundary. The ball just about makes it. 201/3

54.3 R Herath to Watson, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 197/3

54.2 R Herath to Watson, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 197/3

54.1 R Herath to Watson, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 197/3

53.6 S Eranga to Clarke, FOUR! Off overthrows! Needless. Full outside off, 138.9 kph, Clarke drives this straight back to the bowler. A frustrated Eranga has shy at the stumps at Clarke's end and misses. Too much for Sangakkara to do as he tries to stop it with a valiant dive and it meets the fence. 197/3

53.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Back of a length outside off, 137.7 kph, Clarke is watchful in defense. 193/3

53.4 S Eranga to Clarke, Off the helmet! Short ball on middle and leg, 135.1 kph, Clarke hops to fend it away but misses. The ball goes past the gloves, onto the helmet and over the keeper to fine leg. Two runs taken, leg byes signalled. 193/3

53.3 S Eranga to Clarke, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They manage to come back for the second. 191/3

53.2 Eranga to Clarke, Excellent follow-up! A yorker right on off, 138.6 kph, Clarke digs it out. 189/3

53.1 S Eranga to Clarke, A terrific short delivery, outside off, 134.4 kph, Clarke is taken back by the bounce and ends up fending at it. The ball goes off the leading edge and lands just short of point. 189/3

52.6 R Herath to Watson, Full again, 83.4 kph, Watson comes forward to defend but the ball goes off the inside edge past short leg to fine leg. Two runs taken. 189/3

52.5 R Herath to Watson, Full outside off, 78.6 kph, Watson lunges out to dead bat this one. 187/3

52.4 R Herath to Watson, Works it straight to square leg. Wants the single but is sent back. 187/3

52.3 R Herath to Clarke, Comes down again and drives it towards mid off for a quick single. Direct hit scored at the non-striker's end, appeal made, referred upstairs, replays show that he is in. 187/3

52.2 R Herath to Clarke, FOUR! Much better! Flighted outside off, 84.4 kph, Clarke comes down the track and loft it cleanly over mid on for a boundary. 186/3

52.1 R Herath to Clarke, Oohhh... dances down the track and looks to go over the top but the ball goes off the inside portion of the bat and is just wide o mid on. Two runs taken. 182/3

51.6 S Eranga to Watson, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 180/3

51.5 S Eranga to Watson, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 180/3

51.4 S Eranga to Watson, FOUR! French cut! Yorker length outside off, 140.2 kph, Watson looks to dig it out but is late and get a thick inside edge past the stumps to fine leg! 180/3

51.3 S Eranga to Watson, Full outside off, 138.1 kph, pushed defensively towards cover. 176/3

51.2 S Eranga to Watson, Punches this towards cover. 176/3

51.1 S Eranga to Watson, Short on middle, Watson ducks under it uncomfortably. 176/3

50.6 R Herath to Watson, Down the leg side, 81.7 kph, flicked wide of backward square leg for a run. 176/3

50.5 R Herath to Watson, Fuller this time, 79 kph, Watson lunges to block it out. 175/3

50.4 R Herath to Watson, Landed outside off, 80.1 kph, Watson punches it towards mid-wicket. 175/3

50.3 R Herath to Clarke, Works it through square leg for a single. 175/3

50.2 R Herath to Clarke, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 174/3

50.1 R Herath to Clarke, Full on leg, Clarke comes forward, then goes back to defend. 174/3

49.6 S Eranga to Watson, OUCH! That would have hurt. Full outside off, 136.2 kph, Watson nails this back down the ground but Eranga tries to stop it with his right boot and gets hit. Hobbles around in pain. 174/3

49.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Pushes this through point for a single. 174/3

49.4 S Eranga to Clarke, The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. 173/3

49.3 S Eranga to M Clarke, FOUR! He is strong there. Short outside off, Clarke demonstrates strong use of his wrists as he slashes this behind point for a boundary. 173/3

49.2 S Eranga to Clarke, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 169/3

49.1 S Eranga to Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, defended back to the bowler. 169/3

48.6 R Herath to Watson, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 169/3

48.5 R Herath to Watson, Oohhh... flighted outside off, 77 kph, Watson pushes at it leaving a massive gap between bat and pad and gets a thick inside edge which hits his pads. 169/3

48.4 R Herath to Watson, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 169/3

50-stand is up!

48.3 R Herath to Clarke, Down the leg side, 87.9 kph, Clarke misses his flick and Sangakkara misses too. The ball goes off Sangakkara's pads and the batsmen take three. 169/3

48.2 R Herath to Clarke, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. 166/3

48.1 R Herath to M Clarke, Full outside off, 83.3 kph, Clarke lunges to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 166/3

47.6 S Eranga to S Watson, FOUR! Glorious! Finally he finds the gap! Pitched up to the batsman, 134.8 kph, Watson comes forward and drives this straight down the ground! Mid off has no chance. 166/3

47.5 S Eranga to Watson, Turns this straight to short mid-wicket. 162/3

47.4 S Eranga to Watson, Half volley this time, 137.2 kph, driven sweetly again but straight to Rangana Herath at mid off. 162/3

47.3 S Eranga to Watson, Full outside off, 136.8 kph, driven straight to point. 162/3

47.2 S Eranga to Watson, Drives this straight back to the bowler. 162/3

47.1 S Eranga to Clarke, Full outside off, 139.2 kph, flicked towards square leg for a couple. 162/3

46.6 R Herath to Watson, Full and down the leg side, 83.2 kph, flicked straight to backward square leg. 161/3

46.5 R Herath to S Watson, Short on and around off, 84.1 kph, chopped down towards point were the fielder does well with a tumble to his left. 161/3

46.4 R Herath to Watson, Quicker one on the pads, 87.7 kph, flicked straight to short leg. 161/3

46.3 R Herath to Watson, Flatter outside off, 78.7 kph, Watson leans across but lets the ball go. 161/3

46.2 R Herath to Watson, Tossed up a bit, 83.7 kph, Watson lunges and pushes it towards mid off. 161/3

46.1 R Herath to Watson, Full on middle, 81.8 kph, defended back to the bowler. 161/3

Rangana Herath comes back on. Replaces Prasad.

45.6 S Eranga to Clarke, Back of a length outside off, watchfully defended. 161/3

45.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, punched straight to point. 161/3

Eranga to bowl the pending over...

Uh oh..... uh oh... Welegedara in trouble here... Seems to having an issue with his right leg... AND HE IS WALKING OFF...

45.4 C Welegedara to Clarke, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 161/3

45.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 161/3

45.2 C Welegedara to Clarke, The batsman has driven it straight down the ground. 161/3

45.1 C Welegedara to Clarke, Good length delivery on off, 127.5 kph, solidly defended towards cover. 161/3

44.6 D Prasad to Watson, Full outside off, 135 kph, driven firmly but straight back to the bowler. 161/3

44.5 D Prasad to Watson, That is too short, Watson sways away. 161/3

44.4 D Prasad to Clarke, That is nicely played. Full and wide outside off, Clarke reaches out and steers it on the up behind point. The ball stops well inside the ropes and the batsmen take three. 161/3

44.3 D Prasad to Clarke, A wayward bouncer again, down the leg side, 131.9 kph, Clarke ducks under it. 158/3

44.2 D Prasad to Clarke, This time he stays back in his crease and punches it towards the bowler. 158/3

44.1 D Prasad to Clarke, Full outside off, Clarke walks forward to defend. 158/3

43.6 C Welegedara to Watson, Fuller, driven straight to cover point. 158/3

43.5 C Welegedara to Watson, Stays back in his crease and pushes it towards cover. 158/3

43.4 C Welegedara to Watson, Right on middle, defended towards mid on. 158/3

43.3 C Welegedara to Watson, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. Two runs added to the total. AUSTRALIA INTO THE LEAD! 158/3

43.2 C Welegedara to Watson, Full on off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 156/3

43.1 Welegedara to Watson, A loud shout for LBW, turned down. Full on middle and off, angling away, Watson shoulders arms and is hit on the pads, but well outside off, Would not have come back in. 156/3

42.6 D Prasad to Watson, Short outside off, 135 kph, Watson goes for the pull but gets a top edge which does not carry to deep mid-wicket. A single taken. SCORES ARE LEVEL! 156/3

42.5 D Prasad to Watson, A bouncer but way down the leg side, comfortably ducked under. 155/3

42.4 D Prasad to Watson, Goes right back in his crease to defend it towards the bowler. 155/3

42.3 D Prasad to Watson, Fuller again, Watson strides forward to defend. 155/3

42.2 D Prasad to Clarke, Good length ball, pushed down the ground to long on for a run. 155/3

42.1 D Prasad to Watson, Full on off, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. There is a man in the deep. 154/3

41.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, Back of a length on middle, defended solidly. 153/3

41.5 C Welegedara to Clarke, Oohhh... landed outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. The ball swings back in but goes over the top of the stumps! Lucky! 153/3

41.4 C Welegedara to Clarke, Angling away from the batsman, left alone. 153/3

41.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, Fuller, driven back to the bowler. 153/3

41.2 C Welegedara to Clarke, Similar ball, pushed towards mid on this time. 153/3

41.1 C Welegedara to Clarke, Good length delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 153/3

40.6 D Prasad to Watson, Wider outside off, shouldered arms to. A tidy over. 153/3

40.5 D Prasad to Watson, Similar ball, driven back to the bowler. 153/3

40.4 D Prasad to Watson, Fuller length again, pushed straight to mid off. 153/3

40.3 D Prasad to Watson, Short and wide outside off, Watson punches this through the covers. Not timed all that nicely and he gets only a couple. 153/3

40.2 D Prasad to Watson, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 151/3

40.1 D Prasad to Clarke, Good length delivery on off and middle, Clarke works this towards fine leg for a single. 151/3

Dhammika Prasad to bowl from the other end.

39.6 C Welegedara to Watson, Full and on off, watchfully defended. Good start by Welegedara. 150/3

39.5 C Welegedara to Watson, Full outside off again, Watson lunges and pushes this through the covers. Tillakaratne Dilshan has it covered. 150/3

39.4 C Welegedara to Watson, Another leave outside off. 150/3

39.3 C Welegedara to Watson, Good length delivery on off, pushed towards mid-wicket. 150/3

39.2 C Welegedara to Watson, A little wider outside off, angling away, left alone. 150/3

39.1 C Welegedara to Watson, Full outside off, driven beautifully but straight to mid off. 150/3

We are all set for play to begin... Welegedara to bowl to Watson.

A great day for Australia yesterday, helped in a big fashion by the Sri Lankans. The hosts now trail by just 6 and will look to take a big lead by the end of day today. Stay tuned for all the action!!!

Day 2, session 1...

Sri Lanka need to put extra effort to keep themselves in the game or it will be another victory for the hosts. Join us tomorrow. Till then, good bye.

Australia looking comfortable already as they are trailing just by 6 runs and have 7 wickets remaining. David Warner got off to a flying start and smashed 62 runs from 46 balls. The captain and vice-captain are the crease and would look to take a big lead tomorrow. Earlier, Mitchell Johnson took 4 wickets to bowl out Sri Lanka for a modest total of 156.

38.6 S Eranga to Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke defends it into the ground. That's Stumps on Day 1. 150/3

38.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Back of a length delivery outside off, Clarke gets behind the line and defends it. 150/3

38.4 S Eranga to Clarke, Landed outside off, another left alone. 150/3

38.3 S Eranga to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 150/3

38.2 S Eranga to Clarke, Clarke has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 150/3

38.1 S Eranga to Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke defends it watchfully. 150/3

37.6 C Welegedara to Watson, Length delivery around middle, Watson covers the line and defends it. 150/3

37.5 C Welegedara to S Watson, Shortish length, Watson pulls it straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 150/3

37.4 C Welegedara to Watson, Landed around off, Watson gets on his front foot and defends it watchfully. 150/3

37.3 C Welegedara to Watson, Outside off, Watson allows it through. 150/3

37.2 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle, Watson defends it off his front foot. 150/3

37.1 C Welegedara to Watson, Landed outside off, Watson lets it go through. 150/3

36.6 S Eranga to Clarke, Landed outside off, another left alone. 150/3

36.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke lets it go through. 150/3

36.4 S Eranga to Clarke, Bit shortish outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 150/3

36.3 S Eranga to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke plays it towards point. 150/3

36.2 S Eranga to Clarke, Wide outside off, easy leave for Clarke. 150/3

36.1 S Eranga to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke cuts it towards point. 150/3

35.6 C Welegedara to Watson, Length delivery around off, Watson pushes it to point. 150/3

35.5 C Welegedara to Watson, Bit fullish outside off, another left alone. 150/3

35.4 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle and leg, Watson defends it towards mid on. 150/3

35.3 C Welegedara to Watson, Outside off, Watson lets it go through. 150/3

35.2 C Welegedara to Watson, Bit shortish on middle, Watson defends it off his back foot. 150/3

35.1 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle, Watson drives it back to the bowler. 150/3

34.6 S Eranga to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 150/3

34.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Outside off, left alone. 150/3

34.4 S Eranga to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke plays it to point. 150/3

34.3 S Eranga to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it through covers for another couple. 150/3

34.2 S Eranga to Clarke, On middle and off, Clarke flicks it away to the leg side for a couple. 148/3

34.1 S Eranga to Clarke, FOUR! Bit shortish, Clarke slams it through the point region and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 146/3

Eranga back on.

33.6 C Welegedara to S Watson, Landed around off, Watson drives it through covers. 142/3

33.5 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it off his front foot. 142/3

33.4 C Welegedara to Watson, FOUR! Watson slams it through the point region again as there was a misfield there. Gets another boundary. 142/3

33.3 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle, Watson defends it into the ground. 138/3

33.2 C Welegedara to Watson, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 138/3

33.1 C Welegedara to Watson, FOUR! Outside off, Watson slashes it through the point region for a fine boundary. 138/3

32.6 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke pushes it to covers. 134/3

32.5 R Herath to Clarke, Defended off the front foot by Clarke presenting the full face of the bat. 134/3

32.4 R Herath to Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it watchfully. 134/3

32.3 R Herath to Clarke, Clarke as defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 134/3

32.2 R Herath to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke drives it through mid off. 134/3

32.1 R Herath to Clarke, FOUR! On middle, Clarke plays it through mid-wicket and finds the gap. The ball eventually wins the races and crosses the boundary . 134/3

31.6 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle and off, Watson covers the line and defends it solidly. 130/3

31.5 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle and leg, Watson defends it into the ground. 130/3

31.4 C Welegedara to Watson, Beaten now! Length delivery around off, Watson tries to defend but misses it completely. 130/3

31.3 C Welegedara to Watson, Outside off, left alone this time. 130/3

31.2 C Welegedara to Watson, Dropped! Length delivery, Watson tries to defend but gets an outside edge. Sangakkara dives to his right to take the catch behind but fails to pouch it. This should have been taken. Watson survives. 130/3

31.1 C Welegedara to Watson, Outside off, Watson tries to play but gets a bottom edge to that one. 130/3

30.6 R Herath to Watson, Outside off, Watson tries to defend but gets an outside edge towards the slip region for a single. 130/3

30.5 R Herath to Watson, On middle, Watson defends it towards mid-wicket. 129/3

30.4 R Herath to Watson, Landed around off, Watson punches it to the off side off his back foot. 129/3

30.3 R Herath to Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it solidly off the front foot. 129/3

30.2 R Herath to Watson, On middle, Watson defends it towards mid-wicket. 129/3

30.1 R Herath to Watson, Flighted around off, Watson drives it to mid on. 129/3

29.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, Another left alone outside off. 129/3

29.5 C Welegedara to Clarke, Landed just outside off, Clarke lets it go through again. 129/3

29.4 C Welegedara to Clarke, Outside off, another left alone. 129/3

29.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 129/3

29.2 C Welegedara to Clarke, Length delivery on middle, Clarke defends it off his front foot. 129/3

29.1 C Welegedara to Clarke, On middle, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 129/3

Welegedera back on.

28.6 R Herath to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man for three runs. 129/3

28.5 R Herath to Clarke, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 126/3

28.4 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke covers the line and defends it. 126/3

28.3 R Herath to Clarke, Dropped! On middle and leg, Clarke drives it towards mid on but Dilshan drops a catch at short mid on. 126/3

28.2 R Herath to Watson, On middle, Watson works it down the leg side for a single. 126/3

28.1 R Herath to Watson, Flighted delivery, Watson defends it watchfully. 125/3

27.6 D Prasad to Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke defends it solidly. 125/3

27.5 D Prasad to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 125/3

27.4 D Prasad to Clarke, FOUR! Superb shot! Prasad drags it a bit short and Clarke cuts it past point nicely. Finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 125/3

27.3 D Prasad to Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 121/3

27.2 D Prasad to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it through mid off. 121/3

27.1 D Prasad to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke defends it from within his crease. 121/3

26.6 R Herath to Clarke, Flighted outside off, Clarke guides it to third man for a single to get off the mark. 121/3

26.5 R Herath to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers. 120/3

26.4 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke drives it back to the bowler. 120/3

26.3 R Herath to Clarke, Comes down the track and blocks it. 120/3

26.2 R Herath to Clarke, On middle and leg, Clarke works it down the leg side. 120/3

26.1 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke defends it from within his crease. 120/3

25.6 D Prasad to Watson, Outside off, left alone. 120/3

25.5 D Prasad to Watson, Landed outside off, Watson guides it down the leg side for a couple. 120/3

25.4 D Prasad to Watson, Watson has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 118/3

25.3 D Prasad to Watson, Outside off, Watson plays it towards point. 118/3

25.2 D Prasad to Watson, Length delivery outside off, Watson defends it watchfully. 118/3

25.1 D Prasad to Watson, Outside off, Watson tries to defends but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 118/3

24.6 R Herath to Watson, Plays it towards mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark. 118/3

24.5 R Herath to Watson, Comes on his front foot and defends solidly. 117/3

24.4 R Herath to Watson, Landed around off, Watson gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it. 117/3

24.3 R Herath to Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it again. 117/3

24.2 R Herath to Watson, On middle, Watson defends it solidly. 117/3

24.1 R Herath to Watson, Landed around off, Watson defends it off his front foot into the ground. 117/3

The skipper Michael Clarke walks out to bat.

23.6 D Prasad to Ed Cowan, OUT! And now Ed Cowan himself gets out! Shortish length outside off from Prasad, Cowan tries to cut but edges it and the ball goes straight to Jayawardena at second slip. Bit too close to play the cut shot I reckon. Prasad is happy and so are Sri Lanka. Some turnaround in this game. Australia 3/117. 117/3

23.5 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery on middle, Cowan defends it into the ground. 117/2

23.4 D Prasad to Cowan, Stays back in his crease this time and defends. 117/2

23.3 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery around off, Cowan defends it watchfully. 117/2

23.2 D Prasad to Cowan, On middle, Cowan works it down the leg side but finds the fielder. 117/2

23.1 D Prasad to Cowan, Landed around off, Cowan defends it off his front foot. 117/2

Prasad back on.

Shane Watson walks in next.

22.6 R Herath to Cowan, OUT! What a terrible mix up! On middle, Cowan pushes it to mid-wicket and sets off. Hughes is a bit late and doesn't hear Cowan's call as he keeps watching the ball. Sets off late and is short of the crease at the striker's end. The mid-wicket fielder had failed to stop the ball nicely as Hughes' attention was there so not all his fault but you have to trust your batsman at the other end. Australia 2/117. 117/2

22.5 R Herath to Cowan, Defended off the front foot by Cowan presenting the full face of the bat. 117/1

22.4 R Herath to Cowan, Landed around off, Cowan tries to play to the leg side but gets struck on the thigh pad. 117/1

22.3 R Herath to Cowan, Landed just outside off, Cowan defends it towards mid-wicket. 117/1

22.2 R Herath to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan comes on his front and defends watchfully. 117/1

22.1 R Herath to Cowan, Landed outside off, Cowan defends into the ground. 117/1

Rangana Herath into the attack.

21.6 A Mathews to Hughes, Landed just outside off, Hughes pushes it to gully. 117/1

21.5 A Mathews to Hughes, Landed outside off, Hughes defends it into the ground off his back foot. 117/1

21.4 A Mathews to Hughes, Outside off, Hughes tries to play to the off side but gets a bottom edge. 117/1

21.3 A Mathews to Hughes, Shortish length down the leg side, Hughes leaves it alone. 117/1

21.2 A Mathews to Hughes, Back of a length delivery, Hughes tries to play to the leg side but mistimes. 117/1

21.1 A Mathews to Hughes, Bouncer! Hughes ducks under it. 117/1

20.6 S Eranga to Hughes, Outside off, Hughes works it down the leg side this time and takes one. 117/1

20.5 S Eranga to Cowan, Short of a length delivery outside off, Cowan works it down the leg side and takes a single. 116/1

20.4 S Eranga to Cowan, Shortish outside off, Cowan defends it into the ground. 115/1

20.3 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan pushes it to the off side and finds the fielder. 115/1

20.2 S Eranga to Hughes, On middle and off, Hughes tucks it down the leg side for a single. 115/1

20.1 S Eranga to Hughes, Back of a length delivery outside off, Hughes defends it watchfully. 114/1

19.6 A Mathews to Cowan, Landed just outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 114/1

19.5 A Mathews to Cowan, FOUR! Superb shot! Short of a length delivery and Cowan pulls it away towards the fine leg region for a superb boundary. 114/1

19.4 A Mathews to Hughes, On middle, Hughes pushes it towards mid-wicket for a single. 110/1

19.3 A Mathews to Hughes, Short and wide outside off, Hughes goes after that one. Wild shot but fails to connect his bat with the ball. 109/1

19.2 A Mathews to Hughes, Outside off, Hughes cuts it towards point. 109/1

19.1 A Mathews to Hughes, Fullish outside off, Hughes shoulders his arms. 109/1

18.6 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan defends it off his front foot. 109/1

18.5 S Eranga to Hughes, Outside off, Hughes drives it through covers this time for three runs. 109/1

18.4 S Eranga to Hughes, FOUR! What a way to get off the mark. Bit shortish outside off, Hughes initially looks to duck but guides it over the gully region just at the last second. Opens his account with a boundary. 106/1

18.4 S Eranga to P Hughes, Four wides! Short of a length delivery, way over Hughes' head and the ball races away towards the boundary rope. Umpire signals five wides. 102/1

18.3 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan plays it towards point for a single. 97/1

18.3 S Eranga to Cowan, No ball! Landed outside off, Cowan defends if off his front foot. The umpire signals a no ball for overstepping. 96/1

18.2 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan defends it watchfully. 95/1

18.1 S Eranga to Cowan, Length delivery outside off, Cowan defends it into the ground. 95/1

17.6 A Mathews to Hughes, Bouncer! Hughes ducks under it. 95/1

17.5 A Mathews to Hughes, Landed outside off, another left alone. 95/1

17.4 A Mathews to Hughes, Outside off, Hughes lets it go through. 95/1

Phil Hughes is the next man in.

17.3 A Mathews to Warner, OUT! Finally a breakthrough for Sri Lanka! Short of a length delivery from Mathews and Warner goes for the pull. The ball goes to straight to Prasad at the deep square leg region. Warner gets out once again after scoring a half-century! 95/1

17.2 A Mathews to Warner, Outside off, Warner punches it to the off side. 95/0

17.1 A Mathews to Warner, FOUR! Shortish outside off, Warner punches it through the cover region for a lovely boundary. 95/0

16.6 S Eranga to Cowan, Another left alone outside off. 91/0

16.5 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 91/0

16.4 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan pushes it to covers. 91/0

16.3 S Eranga to Warner, Landed outside off, Warner flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 91/0

16.2 S Eranga to Warner, Outside off, Warner defends it towards point. 90/0

16.1 S Eranga to Warner, Landed just outside off, Warner tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 90/0

Eranga back on.

Drinks break!

15.6 A Mathews to Cowan, Full outside off, easy left alone for Cowan. 90/0

15.5 A Mathews to Cowan, Shortish length again, Cowan cuts it straight to the backward point fielder. 90/0

15.4 A Mathews to Cowan, Fullish outside off, another left alone. 90/0

15.3 A Mathews to Cowan, Landed outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 90/0

15.2 A Mathews to Ed Cowan, Shortish length, Cowan cuts it towards point. 90/0

15.1 A Mathews to Cowan, On middle and off, Cowan works it down the leg side. 90/0

Angelo Mathews into the attack.

14.6 D Prasad to D Warner, FOUR! Outside off, Warner tries to cut but gets an outside edge over the slip region. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 90/0

14.5 D Prasad to Warner, Warner has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 86/0

14.4 D Prasad to Cowan, Works it down the leg side this time for a single. 86/0

14.3 D Prasad to Cowan, FOUR! Fine shot! Outside off, Cowan slashes it past point for a lovely boundary. 85/0

14.2 D Prasad to Warner, Flicks it away to the leg side this time for a single. 81/0

14.1 D Prasad to Warner, On middle and off, Warner plays towards cover-point and takes a single. Direct hit at the non-striker's end and they take overthrows. Two runs taken. 80/0

13.6 Welegedara to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Appeal for LBW but the umpire is not interested. 78/0

13.5 C Welegedara to Cowan, Landed just outside off, Cowan defends it towards mid-wicket. 78/0

13.4 C Welegedara to Cowan, Good length delivery outside off, Cowan gets across a bit and defends solidly. 78/0

13.3 C Welegedara to Cowan, Cowan has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 78/0

13.2 C Welegedara to Cowan, Length delivery outside off, Cowan defends it into the ground. 78/0

13.1 C Welegedara to Cowan, FOUR! Shortish outside off, Cowan cuts it past point nicely for a boundary. Runs are coming easily for Australia. 78/0

12.6 D Prasad to Cowan, On middle, Cowan plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 74/0

12.5 D Prasad to Cowan, Short of a length delivery outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 73/0

12.4 D Prasad to Cowan, Yorker! Cowan does well at the last second and dabs it. 73/0

12.3 D Prasad to Cowan, Stays back in his crease this time and defends it. 73/0

12.2 D Prasad to Cowan, On middle and off, Cowan pushes it to covers. 73/0

12.1 Prasad to Cowan, On middle, Cowan tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Half an appeal from Prasad, the umpire not interested. 73/0

11.6 C Welegedara to Warner, Outside off, Warner stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 73/0

11.5 C Welegedara to Warner, Landed outside off, Warner plays it towards mid-wicket. 73/0

11.4 C Welegedara to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan cuts it past point and takes a single. 73/0

4th Test Fifty for Warner, 3rd against Sri Lanka as all are consecutive ones in this series.

11.3 C Welegedara to D Warner, Fullish around off, Warner drives it towards mid on for a single and brings up his half-century. 50 runs off just 34 balls. This has been an entertaining knock. He's looking solid for a big innings. 72/0

11.2 C Welegedara to Warner, SIX! BIGGIE! Landed just outside off, Warner hammers it brutally over the long on region. It goes all the way over the ropes for a huge six. Massive six! 71/0

11.1 C Welegedara to Cowan, Length delivery outside off, Cowan flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 65/0

10.6 D Prasad to Warner, Back of a length delivery, Warner plays it towards mid-wicket for a couple. 64/0

10.5 D Prasad to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan plays it past point this time and picks up three easy runs. 62/0

10.4 D Prasad to Warner, On middle and leg, Warner pushes it through mid-wicket. The ball once again slows down near the boundary rope. 3 runs taken. 59/0

10.3 D Prasad to Cowan, On middle, Cowan works it down the leg side for a single. 56/0

10.2 D Prasad to Warner, On middle, Warner flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 55/0

10.1 D Prasad to Warner, FOUR! Landed just outside off, beautiful cover drive from Warner off the middle of his bat. The ball races away to the boundary rope eventually. 54/0

9.6 C Welegedara to Cowan, Cowan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 50/0

9.5 C Welegedara to Ed Cowan, FOUR! Shortish outside off, Cowan slashes it over the gully region for a lovely boundary. 50-run stand between the openers. Australia off to a good start. 50/0

9.4 C Welegedara to Warner, On middle and off, Warner dabs it towards mid-wicket for a single. 46/0

9.3 C Welegedara to Warner, Length delivery outside off, left alone. 45/0

9.2 C Welegedara to Warner, Outside off, Warner drives superbly through covers but finds the fielder. 45/0

9.1 C Welegedara to Warner, Landed outside off, Warner defends it to the off side off his front foot. 45/0

Chanaka Welegedara into the attack.

8.6 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery around off, Cowan defends it into the ground. 45/0

8.5 D Prasad to Ed Cowan, FOUR! Fine shot! Bit shortish outside off, Cowan slashes it past point and finds the gap. Four from the moment it left the bat. 45/0

8.4 D Prasad to Cowan, Fullish around middle, Cowan drives it back to the bowler. 41/0

8.3 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 41/0

8.2 D Prasad to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan plays it towards the point region. 41/0

8.1 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery around off, Cowan defends it watchfully. 41/0

7.6 S Eranga to Warner, Through the off side this time! Outside off, Warner punches it through covers and picks up four runs running. 41/0

7.5 S Eranga to Warner, FOUR! Nice reply from Warner! On middle, Warner flicks it through the mid-wicket region and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 37/0

7.4 S Eranga to Warner, On middle, Warner defends it back to the bowler solidly. Eranga hits back at the striker's end and the middle stump is disturbed. Warner had already put his bat behind the line. It was referred upstairs, easy call, not out. 33/0

7.3 S Eranga to Warner, On middle, Warner flicks it to mid-wicket for a couple. 33/0

7.2 S Eranga to Warner, Outside off, Warner lets it go through this time. 31/0

7.1 S Eranga to Warner, FOUR! Wonderful shot! That's stand and deliver! Outside off, Warner lofts it over mid off, one bounce and a boundary. 31/0

6.6 D Prasad to Cowan, Short of a length delivery from Prasad, Cowan lets it go through. 27/0

6.5 D Prasad to Cowan, Beaten! Length delivery outside off, Warner tries to defend but misses and gets beaten by some away swing. 27/0

6.4 D Prasad to Warner, Landed outside off, Warner pushes it to covers and picks up a run. 27/0

6.3 D Prasad to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan pushes it to covers and takes a single. 26/0

6.2 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery around off, Cowan defends it watchfully. 25/0

6.1 D Prasad to Cowan, Bit fullish outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 25/0

Dhammika Prasad into the attack now.

5.6 S Eranga to Warner, Another cracking shot from Warner and misses out on a boundary as well. Shortish outside off, Warner slashes it past point. The ball slows down as it reaches near the boundary rope but they ran four. Good running between the wickets. 25/0

5.5 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan defends it off his back foot to the off side and takes a single. 21/0

5.4 S Eranga to Cowan, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 20/0

5.3 S Eranga to Cowan, Landed outside off, another left alone. 20/0

5.2 S Eranga to Cowan, Wide outside off, easy leave for Cowan. 20/0

5.1 S Eranga to Cowan, Bowls full around off at 136.1 kph, Cowan leans forward and pushes it to cover. 20/0

And once again Cowan pulls out as Eranga was charging in.

Lot of chatter going on behind the stumps.

4.6 C Welegedara to Warner, Defended off the front foot by Warner presenting the full face of the bat. 20/0

4.5 C Welegedara to Warner, Fullish around off, Warner drives it to mid on. 20/0

4.4 C Welegedara to Warner, FOUR! Great shot! Outside off, Warner punches it through the off side for a lovely boundary. 20/0

4.3 C Welegedara to Warner, Misfield. A full length delviery, around off, pushed through covers and Karunaratne fluffs it. They take a couple. 16/0

4.2 C Welegedara to Cowan, Quick single. A good length delivery, Cowan taps it in front of cover and gets across to the other end. 14/0

4.1 C Welegedara to Cowan, On a fuller length, outside off, Cowan gets right forward and defends it back to the bowler. 13/0

3.6 S Eranga to Cowan, Good length delivery, outside off, punched to cover for a single. 13/0

3.5 S Eranga to Cowan, On a good length outside off, 135.8 kph, Cowan steps forward and pushes it towards point. 12/0

3.4 S Eranga to Cowan, A good length delivery on off, Cowan sits back in defense. 12/0

3.3 S Eranga to Cowan, Cowan shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 12/0

3.2 S Eranga to Cowan, Too wide outside off, easy leave for Cowan. 12/0

3.2 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan drives it to mid off. Umpire signals a no ball for overstepping. 12/0

3.1 S Eranga to Warner, Cracking shot! Probably should have been a boundary. Outside off, Warner slashes it through covers. The ball stops near the boundary rope. They could have run four as well but didn't. Three runs added to the total. 11/0

2.6 C Welegedara to Cowan, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 8/0

2.5 C Welegedara to Warner, On middle, Warner flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 8/0

2.4 C Welegedara to D Warner, Bit shortish outside off, Warner punches it again towards the point fielder. 7/0

2.3 C Welegedara to Warner, Landed outside off, Warner plays it towards point. 7/0

2.2 C Welegedara to Warner, Stays back in his crease this time and defends it. 7/0

2.1 C Welegedara to Warner, Length delivery outside off, Warner defends it off his front foot. 7/0

1.6 S Eranga to Warner, On middle, Warner dabs it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 7/0

1.5 S Eranga to Warner, Length delivery outside off, left alone. 6/0

1.4 S Eranga to Warner, Full and down the leg side. Left alone by Warner. Sangakkara fails to reach towards the ball as well. Fine leg fielder cuts it off, two byes. 6/0

1.3 S Eranga to Cowan, On middle, Cowan plays it towards down the leg side for a single. 4/0

Eranga bowls a delivery but Cowan pulls himself away. Dead ball signaled by the umpire.

1.2 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off at 140.6 kph, Cowan lets it go through. 3/0

1.1 S Eranga to Warner, Length delivery around off, Warner dabs it to the off side and takes a single. 3/0

Shaminda Eranga to bowl from the other end.

0.6 C Welegedara to Cowan, Length delivery outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 2/0

0.5 C Welegedara to Warner, On middle and off, Warner whips it away towards fine leg and gets off the mark as well with a single. 2/0

0.4 C Welegedara to D Warner, Outside off, Warner defends it to covers. 1/0

0.3 C Welegedara to Cowan, Length delivery outside offa t 131.1 kph, Cowan pushes it to covers and takes a quick single to get off the mark. 1/0

0.2 C Welegedara to Cowan, Bit shortish outside off, Cowan defends it towards mid-wicket. 0/0

0.1 C Welegedara to Cowan, Landed outside off at 131.1 kph, Cowan shoulders his arms. 0/0

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

49.6 S Eranga to Watson, OUCH! That would have hurt. Full outside off, 136.2 kph, Watson nails this back down the ground but Eranga tries to stop it with his right boot and gets hit. Hobbles around in pain. 174/3

49.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Pushes this through point for a single. 174/3

49.4 S Eranga to Clarke, The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. 173/3

49.3 S Eranga to M Clarke, FOUR! He is strong there. Short outside off, Clarke demonstrates strong use of his wrists as he slashes this behind point for a boundary. 173/3

49.2 S Eranga to Clarke, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 169/3

49.1 S Eranga to Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, defended back to the bowler. 169/3

48.6 R Herath to Watson, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 169/3

48.5 R Herath to Watson, Oohhh... flighted outside off, 77 kph, Watson pushes at it leaving a massive gap between bat and pad and gets a thick inside edge which hits his pads. 169/3

48.4 R Herath to Watson, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 169/3

50-stand is up!

48.3 R Herath to Clarke, Down the leg side, 87.9 kph, Clarke misses his flick and Sangakkara misses too. The ball goes off Sangakkara's pads and the batsmen take three. 169/3

48.2 R Herath to Clarke, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. 166/3

48.1 R Herath to M Clarke, Full outside off, 83.3 kph, Clarke lunges to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 166/3

47.6 S Eranga to S Watson, FOUR! Glorious! Finally he finds the gap! Pitched up to the batsman, 134.8 kph, Watson comes forward and drives this straight down the ground! Mid off has no chance. 166/3

47.5 S Eranga to Watson, Turns this straight to short mid-wicket. 162/3

47.4 S Eranga to Watson, Half volley this time, 137.2 kph, driven sweetly again but straight to Rangana Herath at mid off. 162/3

47.3 S Eranga to Watson, Full outside off, 136.8 kph, driven straight to point. 162/3

47.2 S Eranga to Watson, Drives this straight back to the bowler. 162/3

47.1 S Eranga to Clarke, Full outside off, 139.2 kph, flicked towards square leg for a couple. 162/3

46.6 R Herath to Watson, Full and down the leg side, 83.2 kph, flicked straight to backward square leg. 161/3

46.5 R Herath to S Watson, Short on and around off, 84.1 kph, chopped down towards point were the fielder does well with a tumble to his left. 161/3

46.4 R Herath to Watson, Quicker one on the pads, 87.7 kph, flicked straight to short leg. 161/3

46.3 R Herath to Watson, Flatter outside off, 78.7 kph, Watson leans across but lets the ball go. 161/3

46.2 R Herath to Watson, Tossed up a bit, 83.7 kph, Watson lunges and pushes it towards mid off. 161/3

46.1 R Herath to Watson, Full on middle, 81.8 kph, defended back to the bowler. 161/3

Rangana Herath comes back on. Replaces Prasad.

45.6 S Eranga to Clarke, Back of a length outside off, watchfully defended. 161/3

45.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Good length delivery outside off, punched straight to point. 161/3

Eranga to bowl the pending over...

Uh oh..... uh oh... Welegedara in trouble here... Seems to having an issue with his right leg... AND HE IS WALKING OFF...

45.4 C Welegedara to Clarke, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 161/3

45.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 161/3

45.2 C Welegedara to Clarke, The batsman has driven it straight down the ground. 161/3

45.1 C Welegedara to Clarke, Good length delivery on off, 127.5 kph, solidly defended towards cover. 161/3

44.6 D Prasad to Watson, Full outside off, 135 kph, driven firmly but straight back to the bowler. 161/3

44.5 D Prasad to Watson, That is too short, Watson sways away. 161/3

44.4 D Prasad to Clarke, That is nicely played. Full and wide outside off, Clarke reaches out and steers it on the up behind point. The ball stops well inside the ropes and the batsmen take three. 161/3

44.3 D Prasad to Clarke, A wayward bouncer again, down the leg side, 131.9 kph, Clarke ducks under it. 158/3

44.2 D Prasad to Clarke, This time he stays back in his crease and punches it towards the bowler. 158/3

44.1 D Prasad to Clarke, Full outside off, Clarke walks forward to defend. 158/3

43.6 C Welegedara to Watson, Fuller, driven straight to cover point. 158/3

43.5 C Welegedara to Watson, Stays back in his crease and pushes it towards cover. 158/3

43.4 C Welegedara to Watson, Right on middle, defended towards mid on. 158/3

43.3 C Welegedara to Watson, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. Two runs added to the total. AUSTRALIA INTO THE LEAD! 158/3

43.2 C Welegedara to Watson, Full on off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket. 156/3

43.1 Welegedara to Watson, A loud shout for LBW, turned down. Full on middle and off, angling away, Watson shoulders arms and is hit on the pads, but well outside off, Would not have come back in. 156/3

Early tea on day 1, Australia managed to pick up 7 wickets in the second session. Mitchell Johnson was the destroyer in chief, although he missed out on his hat-trick but picked up 4 wickets for 63 runs. Bird, Siddle and Lyon grabbed 2 wickets each. Sangakkara was the lone batsman who was guiding the Sri Lankan ship but was sent back by a ripper of a catch from Matthew Wade. Join us in a while for the Australian batting.

43.4 N Lyon to C Welegedara, OUT! Sri Lanka all out for 156! Great bowling from Australia after drinks! On middle, Welegedara tries to loft it towards long on but mistimes and Hussey takes an easy catch at mid on. Tea has been called! 156/10

43.3 N Lyon to Welegedara, Welegedara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 156/9

Chanaka Welegedara walks out to bat.

43.2 N Lyon to Herath, OUT! Herath's cameo comes to an end. On middle, Herath goes for the sweep but gets a top edge to short fine leg. Good catch by Cowan. 156/9

43.1 N Lyon to Herath, Landed around off, Herath defends it into the ground. 156/8

42.6 D Prasad to Watson, Short outside off, 135 kph, Watson goes for the pull but gets a top edge which does not carry to deep mid-wicket. A single taken. SCORES ARE LEVEL! 156/3

42.5 D Prasad to Watson, A bouncer but way down the leg side, comfortably ducked under. 155/3

42.4 D Prasad to Watson, Goes right back in his crease to defend it towards the bowler. 155/3

42.3 D Prasad to Watson, Fuller again, Watson strides forward to defend. 155/3

42.2 D Prasad to Clarke, Good length ball, pushed down the ground to long on for a run. 155/3

42.1 D Prasad to Watson, Full on off, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. There is a man in the deep. 154/3

42.6 M Johnson to S Eranga, FOUR! Edged and safe! A full length delivery angled in, Eranga pushes at that and it flies off the outside edge past gully for a boundary. 156/8

Comes around the wicket for the last ball....

42.5 M Johnson to Eranga, On a good length outside off, Eranga leaves it alone. 152/8

42.4 M Johnson to Eranga, Jams in a yorker, swinging in right on middle, Eranga does well to keep that at bay. 152/8

42.3 M Johnson to Eranga, Full and wide outside off, 131.9 kph, Eranga goes wild at that and misses out. 152/8

42.2 M Johnson to Eranga, A short in length delivery outside off at 139.1 kph, left alone this time. 152/8

42.1 M Johnson to Eranga, A back of a length delivery, swinging in, Eranga pushes it back. 152/8

41.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, Back of a length on middle, defended solidly. 153/3

41.5 C Welegedara to Clarke, Oohhh... landed outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. The ball swings back in but goes over the top of the stumps! Lucky! 153/3

41.4 C Welegedara to Clarke, Angling away from the batsman, left alone. 153/3

41.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, Fuller, driven back to the bowler. 153/3

41.2 C Welegedara to Clarke, Similar ball, pushed towards mid on this time. 153/3

41.1 C Welegedara to Clarke, Good length delivery on middle, defended back to the bowler. 153/3

41.6 N Lyon to Herath, Goes to work the short ball away but manages to make contact with his thigh pad. 152/8

41.5 N Lyon to Herath, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 152/8

41.4 N Lyon to Herath, A touch short in length, dabbed away to point this time. 152/8

41.3 N Lyon to Herath, Herath has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 152/8

41.2 N Lyon to Herath, Sliding down the leg side, Herath sweeps it away to fine leg and picks up a couple of runs. 152/8

41.1 N Lyon to Herath, Angles it in around off, pushed away to cover. 150/8

40.6 D Prasad to Watson, Wider outside off, shouldered arms to. A tidy over. 153/3

40.5 D Prasad to Watson, Similar ball, driven back to the bowler. 153/3

40.4 D Prasad to Watson, Fuller length again, pushed straight to mid off. 153/3

40.3 D Prasad to Watson, Short and wide outside off, Watson punches this through the covers. Not timed all that nicely and he gets only a couple. 153/3

40.2 D Prasad to Watson, Full outside off, watchfully defended. 151/3

40.1 D Prasad to Clarke, Good length delivery on off and middle, Clarke works this towards fine leg for a single. 151/3

40.6 M Johnson to Eranga, Full outside off, another left alone. 150/8

40.5 M Johnson to Eranga, Landed outside off, Eranga leaves it alone. 150/8

40.4 M Johnson to Herath, Outside off, Herath lofts it over covers for three runs. 150/8

Shaminda Eranga walks in next.

40.3 M Johnson to Sangakkara, OUT! Brilliant, just brilliant catch from the birthday boy! Shortish around off, Sangakkara tries to help it down the leg side but mistimes and gets a top edge. Wade goes back deep and takes a wonderful catch. The more you watch the replay of the catch, the more you will try to applaud. 200 Test wickets for Mitchell Johnson! 147/8

40.2 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Landed outside off, Sangakkara defends it from within his crease. 147/7

40.1 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara cuts it to point. 147/7

Dhammika Prasad to bowl from the other end.

39.6 C Welegedara to Watson, Full and on off, watchfully defended. Good start by Welegedara. 150/3

39.5 C Welegedara to Watson, Full outside off again, Watson lunges and pushes this through the covers. Tillakaratne Dilshan has it covered. 150/3

39.4 C Welegedara to Watson, Another leave outside off. 150/3

39.3 C Welegedara to Watson, Good length delivery on off, pushed towards mid-wicket. 150/3

39.2 C Welegedara to Watson, A little wider outside off, angling away, left alone. 150/3

39.1 C Welegedara to Watson, Full outside off, driven beautifully but straight to mid off. 150/3

39.6 J Bird to Herath, Shortish length, Herath pulls it away towards deep square leg for a couple. 147/7

39.6 J Bird to Sangakkara, No ball! On middle, Sangakkara flicks it away and takes a single. The umpire signals a no ball for overstepping. 145/7

39.5 J Bird to Herath, Outside off, Herath pushes it to covers this time for a single. 143/7

39.4 J Bird to Herath, FOUR! Great shot! Herath showing his intent, on middle, Herath lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 142/7

39.3 J Bird to Herath, Bouncer! Herath ducks under it. 138/7

39.2 J Bird to Herath, Landed outside off, left alone. 138/7

39.1 J Bird to K Sangakkara, Bit fullish outside off, Sangakkara drives it to mid off and takes a quick single. 138/7

We are all set for play to begin... Welegedara to bowl to Watson.

A great day for Australia yesterday, helped in a big fashion by the Sri Lankans. The hosts now trail by just 6 and will look to take a big lead by the end of day today. Stay tuned for all the action!!!

Day 2, session 1...

Sri Lanka need to put extra effort to keep themselves in the game or it will be another victory for the hosts. Join us tomorrow. Till then, good bye.

Australia looking comfortable already as they are trailing just by 6 runs and have 7 wickets remaining. David Warner got off to a flying start and smashed 62 runs from 46 balls. The captain and vice-captain are the crease and would look to take a big lead tomorrow. Earlier, Mitchell Johnson took 4 wickets to bowl out Sri Lanka for a modest total of 156.

38.6 S Eranga to Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke defends it into the ground. That's Stumps on Day 1. 150/3

38.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Back of a length delivery outside off, Clarke gets behind the line and defends it. 150/3

38.4 S Eranga to Clarke, Landed outside off, another left alone. 150/3

38.3 S Eranga to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 150/3

38.2 S Eranga to Clarke, Clarke has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 150/3

38.1 S Eranga to Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke defends it watchfully. 150/3

Jackson Bird back on.

38.6 M Johnson to Herath, Landed outside off, Herath goes for the pull shot but fails to connect his bat with the ball by miles. 137/7

38.5 M Johnson to Herath, Full around off, Herath does well to play that one. 137/7

38.4 M Johnson to R Herath, Shortish outside off, Herath tries to play to the off side but gets an outside edge towards the gully region, couple of runs taken. 137/7

38.3 M Johnson to Herath, Another short of a length delivery from Johnson, Herath lets it go through. 135/7

38.3 M Johnson to Herath, No ball! Terrific delivery though, good line and length. Rangana defends it solidly. No ball called for overstepping. 135/7

Rangana Herath to face the hat-trick ball.

38.2 M Johnson to Prasad, OUT! Prasad gone first ball! Another short length delivery, Prasad tries to play down the leg side but misses. What a delivery! It hits on the gloves and Wade takes the catch behind. Mitchell Johnson is on a hat-trick! 134/7

Dhammika Prasad walks in next.

38.1 M Johnson to P J'dene, OUT! The break works for Australia! Shortish delivery from Johnson, Jayawardene tries to play it awkwardly and is completely surprised with the bounce. Hughes takes the catch at the slip region. 134/6

37.6 C Welegedara to Watson, Length delivery around middle, Watson covers the line and defends it. 150/3

37.5 C Welegedara to S Watson, Shortish length, Watson pulls it straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 150/3

37.4 C Welegedara to Watson, Landed around off, Watson gets on his front foot and defends it watchfully. 150/3

37.3 C Welegedara to Watson, Outside off, Watson allows it through. 150/3

37.2 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle, Watson defends it off his front foot. 150/3

37.1 C Welegedara to Watson, Landed outside off, Watson lets it go through. 150/3

Drinks break!

37.6 N Lyon to Sangakkara, On middle, Sangakkara flicks it away but finds the fielder. 134/5

37.5 N Lyon to Sangakkara, Sangakkara has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 134/5

37.4 N Lyon to J'dene, Outside off, Jayawardene comes on his front foot and defends. The batsmen pick up a quick single. 134/5

37.3 N Lyon to J'dene, Flighted outside off, Jayawardene defends it into the ground. 133/5

37.2 N Lyon to J'dene, On middle, Jayawardene tucks it away to the leg side and takes a couple. 133/5

37.1 N Lyon to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara cuts it towards cover-point for a single. 131/5

36.6 S Eranga to Clarke, Landed outside off, another left alone. 150/3

36.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke lets it go through. 150/3

36.4 S Eranga to Clarke, Bit shortish outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 150/3

36.3 S Eranga to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke plays it towards point. 150/3

36.2 S Eranga to Clarke, Wide outside off, easy leave for Clarke. 150/3

36.1 S Eranga to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke cuts it towards point. 150/3

36.6 M Johnson to J'dene, Landed around off, Jayawardene defends it back to the bowler. 130/5

36.5 M Johnson to P J'dene, Outside off, Jayawardene drives it to covers for a couple. 130/5

36.4 M Johnson to J'dene, Full outside off, Jayawardene tries to drive but misses it completely. 128/5

36.3 M Johnson to J'dene, NOT OUT! Fullish around off at 138.9 kph, Jayawardene tries to play it straight but is struck on the pads. Loud appeal for LBW and the umpire raises his finger. Jayawardene takes the review straightaway. Replays show there's a huge inside edge and the decision will be overturned. 128/5

Jayawardene LBW, umpire gives it out but there's a review.

36.2 M Johnson to J'dene, Short of a length delivery on the leg side, left alone. 128/5

36.1 M Johnson to P J'dene, Outside off, Jayawardene drives it to mid off. 128/5

36.1 M Johnson to J'dene, Fullish outside off, Jayawardene shoulders his arms. No ball called by the umpire for overstepping. 128/5

35.6 C Welegedara to Watson, Length delivery around off, Watson pushes it to point. 150/3

35.5 C Welegedara to Watson, Bit fullish outside off, another left alone. 150/3

35.4 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle and leg, Watson defends it towards mid on. 150/3

35.3 C Welegedara to Watson, Outside off, Watson lets it go through. 150/3

35.2 C Welegedara to Watson, Bit shortish on middle, Watson defends it off his back foot. 150/3

35.1 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle, Watson drives it back to the bowler. 150/3

35.6 N Lyon to Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara stays back and defends. 127/5

35.5 N Lyon to Sangakkara, Flighted outside off, Sangakkara drives it straight to the cover fielder. 127/5

35.4 N Lyon to J'dene, Landed outside off, Jayawardene drives it through covers and picks up three runs. 127/5

35.3 N Lyon to J'dene, Flighted outside off, Jayawardene defends it off his front foot. 124/5

35.2 N Lyon to J'dene, Outside off, left alone. 124/5

35.1 N Lyon to J'dene, On middle, Jayawardene defends it watchfully. 124/5

34.6 S Eranga to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 150/3

34.5 S Eranga to Clarke, Outside off, left alone. 150/3

34.4 S Eranga to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke plays it to point. 150/3

34.3 S Eranga to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it through covers for another couple. 150/3

34.2 S Eranga to Clarke, On middle and off, Clarke flicks it away to the leg side for a couple. 148/3

34.1 S Eranga to Clarke, FOUR! Bit shortish, Clarke slams it through the point region and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 146/3

34.6 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Landed outside off, Sangakkara defends it off his front foot. 124/5

34.5 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Outside off, left alone. 124/5

34.4 M Johnson to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Glorious! Outside off, Sangakkara drives it superbly through covers a lovely boundary. Nice timing! 124/5

41st Test Fifty for Sangakkara!

34.3 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Fullish on middle, Sangakkara flicks it towards mid-wicket and picks up a couple of runs to bring up his half-century. 120/5

34.2 M Johnson to K Sangakkara, Great fielding! Shortish outside off, Sangakkara cuts it but Cowan stops the ball at point brilliantly and doesn't allow a single. Well done Cowan! 118/5

34.1 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Outside off at 137.3 kph, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 118/5

Eranga back on.

33.6 C Welegedara to S Watson, Landed around off, Watson drives it through covers. 142/3

33.5 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it off his front foot. 142/3

33.4 C Welegedara to Watson, FOUR! Watson slams it through the point region again as there was a misfield there. Gets another boundary. 142/3

33.3 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle, Watson defends it into the ground. 138/3

33.2 C Welegedara to Watson, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 138/3

33.1 C Welegedara to Watson, FOUR! Outside off, Watson slashes it through the point region for a fine boundary. 138/3

Johnson back on.

33.6 N Lyon to J'dene, Outside off, Jayawardene plays the square cut and takes a couple. 118/5

33.5 N Lyon to J'dene, Flicks it to the leg side for a couple. 116/5

33.4 N Lyon to J'dene, FOUR! On middle and off, Jayawardene steps down and plays it towards wide long on for a lovely boundary. 114/5

33.3 N Lyon to J'dene, Comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 110/5

33.2 N Lyon to J'dene, Landed around off, turning in towards the batsman. Solidly defended. 110/5

33.1 N Lyon to J'dene, Flighted outside off, Jayawardene defends it watchfully. 110/5

32.6 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke pushes it to covers. 134/3

32.5 R Herath to Clarke, Defended off the front foot by Clarke presenting the full face of the bat. 134/3

32.4 R Herath to Clarke, Comes on his front foot and defends it watchfully. 134/3

32.3 R Herath to Clarke, Clarke as defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 134/3

32.2 R Herath to M Clarke, On middle, Clarke drives it through mid off. 134/3

32.1 R Herath to Clarke, FOUR! On middle, Clarke plays it through mid-wicket and finds the gap. The ball eventually wins the races and crosses the boundary . 134/3

Nathan Lyon back into the attack now.

32.6 P Siddle to J'dene, On middle, Jayawardene plays the leg glance and takes a single. 110/5

32.5 P Siddle to J'dene, Shortish outside off, Jayawardene defends it into the ground. 109/5

32.4 P Siddle to J'dene, On middle and leg, Jayawardene flicks it uppishly over mid-wicket and takes a couple. 109/5

32.3 P Siddle to P J'dene, Fullish around off, Jayawardene drives it to mid on. 107/5

32.2 P Siddle to J'dene, Good length delivery outside off, Jayawardene defends it watchfully. 107/5

32.1 P Siddle to J'dene, On middle and off, Jayawardene plays it to mid-wicket for a couple. 107/5

31.6 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle and off, Watson covers the line and defends it solidly. 130/3

31.5 C Welegedara to Watson, On middle and leg, Watson defends it into the ground. 130/3

31.4 C Welegedara to Watson, Beaten now! Length delivery around off, Watson tries to defend but misses it completely. 130/3

31.3 C Welegedara to Watson, Outside off, left alone this time. 130/3

31.2 C Welegedara to Watson, Dropped! Length delivery, Watson tries to defend but gets an outside edge. Sangakkara dives to his right to take the catch behind but fails to pouch it. This should have been taken. Watson survives. 130/3

31.1 C Welegedara to Watson, Outside off, Watson tries to play but gets a bottom edge to that one. 130/3

31.6 J Bird to Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off, good movement. Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 105/5

31.5 J Bird to J'dene, On middle, Jayawardene flicks it away to the leg side this time for three runs. 105/5

31.4 J Bird to Sangakkara, On middle and leg, Sangakkara flicks it to mid-wicket for three runs. 100 up for Sri Lanka! 102/5

31.3 J Bird to Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off, another left alone. 99/5

31.2 J Bird to Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara lets it go through. 99/5

31.1 J Bird to Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, Sangakkara comes forward and defends it. Asks for a single but Jayawardene says no. 99/5

30.6 R Herath to Watson, Outside off, Watson tries to defend but gets an outside edge towards the slip region for a single. 130/3

30.5 R Herath to Watson, On middle, Watson defends it towards mid-wicket. 129/3

30.4 R Herath to Watson, Landed around off, Watson punches it to the off side off his back foot. 129/3

30.3 R Herath to Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it solidly off the front foot. 129/3

30.2 R Herath to Watson, On middle, Watson defends it towards mid-wicket. 129/3

30.1 R Herath to Watson, Flighted around off, Watson drives it to mid on. 129/3

30.6 P Siddle to J'dene, On middle, Jayawardene pushes it to mid on. 99/5

30.5 P Siddle to J'dene, Down the leg side at 138.8 kph, Jayawardena tries to flick but misses. 99/5

Prasanna Jayawardene walks in next.

30.4 P Siddle to Mathews, OUT! Sensational catch by Hussey! Full outside off at 136.6 kph, Mathews goes for the drive. Rash shot and a thick outside edge. Hussey moves to his left at second slip and takes a brilliant one handed catch. The umpire checking for a front foot no ball but some part of the boot has landed behind and it must be fine. Out is the signal and Mathews has to walk back. Siddle patting his own chest. Sri Lanka 99/5. 99/5

30.3 P Siddle to Sangakkara, Landed around off, Sangakkara defends it off his front foot and the ball goes to mid off. Single taken. 99/4

30.2 P Siddle to Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara drives it superbly through covers but Hughes stops the ball, fine fielding. 98/4

30.1 P Siddle to Mathews, On middle, Mathews flicks it away towards mid-wicket. Johnson chases it down and the batsmen picks up three runs. 98/4

29.6 C Welegedara to Clarke, Another left alone outside off. 129/3

29.5 C Welegedara to Clarke, Landed just outside off, Clarke lets it go through again. 129/3

29.4 C Welegedara to Clarke, Outside off, another left alone. 129/3

29.3 C Welegedara to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 129/3

29.2 C Welegedara to Clarke, Length delivery on middle, Clarke defends it off his front foot. 129/3

29.1 C Welegedara to Clarke, On middle, Clarke has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 129/3

29.6 J Bird to Sangakkara, Shortish on middle, Sangakkara shuffles across a bit and defends it to the on side. 95/4

29.5 J Bird to Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara shoulders his arms. 95/4

29.4 J Bird to Sangakkara, Short of a length delivery, Sangakkara ducks under it. 95/4

29.3 J Bird to Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, left alone. 95/4

29.2 J Bird to Sangakkara, Landed around off, Sangakkara punches it to the off side. 95/4

29.1 J Bird to Sangakkara, Length delivery landed just outside off, Sangakkara comes on his front foot and defends it. 95/4

Welegedera back on.

28.6 R Herath to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man for three runs. 129/3

28.5 R Herath to Clarke, Stays back in his crease and defends it. 126/3

28.4 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke covers the line and defends it. 126/3

28.3 R Herath to Clarke, Dropped! On middle and leg, Clarke drives it towards mid on but Dilshan drops a catch at short mid on. 126/3

28.2 R Herath to Watson, On middle, Watson works it down the leg side for a single. 126/3

28.1 R Herath to Watson, Flighted delivery, Watson defends it watchfully. 125/3

28.6 P Siddle to Mathews, On middle and off, Mathews defends it off his front foot. 95/4

28.5 P Siddle to Mathews, Outside off at 135.1 kph, Mathews defends it watchfully. 95/4

28.5 P Siddle to Mathews, Shortish around off, Mathews defends it from within his crease. No ball called by the umpire for overstepping. 95/4

28.4 P Siddle to Mathews, Bit shortish outside off, Mathews punches it to covers for a couple. 94/4

28.3 P Siddle to K Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara drives it to covers, doesn't time it that well, picks up a single though. 92/4

28.2 P Siddle to Sangakkara, Length delivery around off, Sangakkara defends it off his front foot. 91/4

28.1 P Siddle to Mathews, On middle and off, Mathews tucks it away towards the square leg region for a single. 91/4

27.6 D Prasad to Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke defends it solidly. 125/3

27.5 D Prasad to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke shoulders his arms. 125/3

27.4 D Prasad to Clarke, FOUR! Superb shot! Prasad drags it a bit short and Clarke cuts it past point nicely. Finds the gap and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 125/3

27.3 D Prasad to Clarke, Length delivery outside off, Clarke comes on his front foot and defends it into the ground. 121/3

27.2 D Prasad to M Clarke, Outside off, Clarke drives it through mid off. 121/3

27.1 D Prasad to Clarke, Landed outside off, Clarke defends it from within his crease. 121/3

27.6 J Bird to Sangakkara, Stays back in his crease and defends solidly. 90/4

27.5 J Bird to Sangakkara, Outside off, Sangakkara pushes it to covers. 90/4

27.4 J Bird to Sangakkara, Length delivery outside off, Sangakkara defends it to covers watchfully. 90/4

27.3 J Bird to Sangakkara, Bit fullish outside off, Sangakkara lets it go through. 90/4

27.2 J Bird to Sangakkara, Bouncer this time at 135 kph! Sangakkara ducks under it. 90/4

27.1 J Bird to Sangakkara, Fullish on middle, Sangakkara defends it back to the bowler. 90/4

26.6 R Herath to Clarke, Flighted outside off, Clarke guides it to third man for a single to get off the mark. 121/3

26.5 R Herath to Clarke, Outside off, Clarke pushes it to covers. 120/3

26.4 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke drives it back to the bowler. 120/3

26.3 R Herath to Clarke, Comes down the track and blocks it. 120/3

26.2 R Herath to Clarke, On middle and leg, Clarke works it down the leg side. 120/3

26.1 R Herath to Clarke, Landed around off, Clarke defends it from within his crease. 120/3

26.6 P Siddle to Sangakkara, On middle, Sangakkara pushes it to mid-wicket for a single. 90/4

26.5 P Siddle to A Mathews, Fullish outside off, Mathews drives it superbly through covers and picks up three runs. 89/4

26.4 P Siddle to Mathews, Outside off, Mathews shoulders his arms. 86/4

26.3 P Siddle to Mathews, Good length delivery outside off, Mathews defends it off his back foot. The non-striker bails are removed during his bowling action. 86/4

26.2 P Siddle to A Mathews, FOUR! Edged again and this time Mathews will get a boundary. Length delivery, Mathews tries to defend but gets another outside edge which goes through between the slip region and races away to the boundary rope. 86/4

26.1 P Siddle to A Mathews, Length delivery around off, Mathews goes for the forward prod but gets the outside edge near the gully region, couple of runs taken. 82/4

25.6 D Prasad to Watson, Outside off, left alone. 120/3

25.5 D Prasad to Watson, Landed outside off, Watson guides it down the leg side for a couple. 120/3

25.4 D Prasad to Watson, Watson has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 118/3

25.3 D Prasad to Watson, Outside off, Watson plays it towards point. 118/3

25.2 D Prasad to Watson, Length delivery outside off, Watson defends it watchfully. 118/3

25.1 D Prasad to Watson, Outside off, Watson tries to defends but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 118/3

Peter Siddle into the attack now.

25.6 J Bird to Sangakkara, Length delivery just outside off, another left alone. 80/4

25.5 J Bird to Sangakkara, Landed outside off, Sangakkara lets it go through. 80/4

25.4 J Bird to Mathews, On middle, Mathews tries to play but misses and gets struck on the thigh pad, the batsmen pick up a leg bye. 80/4

Angelo Mathews is the next batsman in.

25.3 J Bird to Samaraweera, OUT! Bird strikes straightaway after lunch! Short of a length delivery outside off at 130.5 kph, Samaraweera goes for the pull. Mistimes it completely and gets a top edge, the ball is high up in the air. Warner takes a good catch at mid-wicket and Samaraweera walks back. Bad shot, Australia will like it. Sri Lanka 79/4. 79/4

25.2 J Bird to Samaraweera, Bit shortish outside off, Samaraweera defends it off his back foot. 79/3

25.1 J Bird to Samaraweera, Good length delivery just outside off, Samaraweera defends it watchfully. 79/3

24.6 R Herath to Watson, Plays it towards mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark. 118/3

24.5 R Herath to Watson, Comes on his front foot and defends solidly. 117/3

24.4 R Herath to Watson, Landed around off, Watson gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it. 117/3

24.3 R Herath to Watson, On middle and off, Watson defends it again. 117/3

24.2 R Herath to Watson, On middle, Watson defends it solidly. 117/3

24.1 R Herath to Watson, Landed around off, Watson defends it off his front foot into the ground. 117/3

We are back for the second session. Jackson Bird to bowl.

A fine session of cricket. Australia bossed it for a major part nipping out 3 quick wickets before Sangakkara and Samaraweera steadied things. Johnson, Bird and Siddle got a wicket each. Join us back at 0210 GMT (0740 IST) for the second session...

24.6 M Johnson to Sangakkara, The batsman fails to put bat on ball. LUNCH ON DAY 1, SRI LANKA 79/3! 79/3

24.5 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Another leave outside off, 138.2 kph, not played at again. 79/3

24.4 M Johnson to Sangakkara, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 79/3

24.3 M Johnson to Sangakkara, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 79/3

Kumar Sangakkara has now reached 10,000 runs in Test cricket!

24.2 M Johnson to K Sangakkara, FOUR! There is that milestone! Full and wide outside off, 139 kph, Sangakkra goes after it and drives it through the covers. The ball speeds away. 79/3

24.1 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Full outside off, 138.6 kph, Sangakkara pushes it to cover and sets off, is sent back in time. 75/3

The skipper Michael Clarke walks out to bat.

23.6 D Prasad to Ed Cowan, OUT! And now Ed Cowan himself gets out! Shortish length outside off from Prasad, Cowan tries to cut but edges it and the ball goes straight to Jayawardena at second slip. Bit too close to play the cut shot I reckon. Prasad is happy and so are Sri Lanka. Some turnaround in this game. Australia 3/117. 117/3

23.5 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery on middle, Cowan defends it into the ground. 117/2

23.4 D Prasad to Cowan, Stays back in his crease this time and defends. 117/2

23.3 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery around off, Cowan defends it watchfully. 117/2

23.2 D Prasad to Cowan, On middle, Cowan works it down the leg side but finds the fielder. 117/2

23.1 D Prasad to Cowan, Landed around off, Cowan defends it off his front foot. 117/2

23.6 N Lyon to Samaraweera, Landed outside off, 88.5 kph, Samaraweera pads it to Michael Clarke at slip. A lame appeal for LBW, only from Wade, umpire Dar not interested. 75/3

23.5 N Lyon to Samaraweera, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 75/3

23.4 N Lyon to K Sangakkara, Half volley this time, 88.6 kph, driven through the covers for three. 75/3

23.3 N Lyon to Sangakkara, Tossed up invitingly outside off, Sangakkara goes for the drive but gets a thick outside edge which eludes point. Two runs taken. 72/3

23.2 N Lyon to Sangakkara, Full on off, 91 kph, pushed towards short mid-wicket. 70/3

23.1 N Lyon to Samaraweera, A full toss, steered through point for a single. 70/3

Prasad back on.

Shane Watson walks in next.

22.6 R Herath to Cowan, OUT! What a terrible mix up! On middle, Cowan pushes it to mid-wicket and sets off. Hughes is a bit late and doesn't hear Cowan's call as he keeps watching the ball. Sets off late and is short of the crease at the striker's end. The mid-wicket fielder had failed to stop the ball nicely as Hughes' attention was there so not all his fault but you have to trust your batsman at the other end. Australia 2/117. 117/2

22.5 R Herath to Cowan, Defended off the front foot by Cowan presenting the full face of the bat. 117/1

22.4 R Herath to Cowan, Landed around off, Cowan tries to play to the leg side but gets struck on the thigh pad. 117/1

22.3 R Herath to Cowan, Landed just outside off, Cowan defends it towards mid-wicket. 117/1

22.2 R Herath to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan comes on his front and defends watchfully. 117/1

22.1 R Herath to Cowan, Landed outside off, Cowan defends into the ground. 117/1

Nathan Lyon into the attack now. Replaces Bird.

22.6 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment. 69/3

22.5 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Full on middle, 140. kph, driven down the ground again but this time mid on is a bit straighter and Peter Siddle stops it. 69/3

22.4 M Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR! Another beautiful shot! Half volley on middle once more, 137.5 kph, Sangakkara gets forward and pushes it straight down the ground and beats mid on! 69/3

22.3 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment. 65/3

22.2 M Johnson to Samaraweera, Full on middle, 139.2 kph, flicked through square leg for a single. 65/3

22.1 M Johnson to Samaraweera, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 64/3

Rangana Herath into the attack.

21.6 A Mathews to Hughes, Landed just outside off, Hughes pushes it to gully. 117/1

21.5 A Mathews to Hughes, Landed outside off, Hughes defends it into the ground off his back foot. 117/1

21.4 A Mathews to Hughes, Outside off, Hughes tries to play to the off side but gets a bottom edge. 117/1

21.3 A Mathews to Hughes, Shortish length down the leg side, Hughes leaves it alone. 117/1

21.2 A Mathews to Hughes, Back of a length delivery, Hughes tries to play to the leg side but mistimes. 117/1

21.1 A Mathews to Hughes, Bouncer! Hughes ducks under it. 117/1

21.6 J Bird to Sangakkara, Full and wide outside off, 136.6 kph, not played at. 64/3

21.5 J Bird to Sangakkara, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 64/3

21.4 J Bird to Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 64/3

21.3 J Bird to Sangakkara, Indecision. Gets well across his stumps, thinks to play then decides to leave, gets a bottom edge which goes on the bounce to the keeper. 64/3

21.2 J Bird to Samaraweera, The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single. 64/3

21.1 J Bird to K Sangakkara, Short on middle, 134.7 kph, pulled through mid-wicket for three runs. 63/3

20.6 S Eranga to Hughes, Outside off, Hughes works it down the leg side this time and takes one. 117/1

20.5 S Eranga to Cowan, Short of a length delivery outside off, Cowan works it down the leg side and takes a single. 116/1

20.4 S Eranga to Cowan, Shortish outside off, Cowan defends it into the ground. 115/1

20.3 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan pushes it to the off side and finds the fielder. 115/1

20.2 S Eranga to Hughes, On middle and off, Hughes tucks it down the leg side for a single. 115/1

20.1 S Eranga to Hughes, Back of a length delivery outside off, Hughes defends it watchfully. 114/1

20.6 M Johnson to Samaraweera, Full and wide outside off, 145.7 kph, Samaraweera gets way too across and defends it towards mid off. 15 runs from the over, finally Sri Lanka get the scoreboard ticking. 60/3

20.5 M Johnson to Samaraweera, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 60/3

20.4 M Johnson to Sangakkara, The batsman works it down the leg side. Good running between the wickets to pick up three runs. 60/3

20.3 M Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR! Three in a row! The best of the lot! Half volley on middle, 140.3 kph, Sangakkara executes the straightest of drives and beats the fielders again! 57/3

20.2 M Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR! A bit of width on offer this time, 139.5 kph, Sangakkara reaches out and steers it behind point! That is the second time in this innings that Sangakkara has hit two boundaries in a row. 53/3

20.1 M Johnson to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Fine shot! Half volley outside off, 140 kph, driven straight down the ground past mid on for a boundary. 49/3

19.6 A Mathews to Cowan, Landed just outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 114/1

19.5 A Mathews to Cowan, FOUR! Superb shot! Short of a length delivery and Cowan pulls it away towards the fine leg region for a superb boundary. 114/1

19.4 A Mathews to Hughes, On middle, Hughes pushes it towards mid-wicket for a single. 110/1

19.3 A Mathews to Hughes, Short and wide outside off, Hughes goes after that one. Wild shot but fails to connect his bat with the ball. 109/1

19.2 A Mathews to Hughes, Outside off, Hughes cuts it towards point. 109/1

19.1 A Mathews to Hughes, Fullish outside off, Hughes shoulders his arms. 109/1

19.6 J Bird to Samaraweera, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 45/3

19.5 J Bird to Samaraweera, Landed outside off, 137.9 kph, shouldered arms to. 45/3

19.4 J Bird to Samaraweera, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 45/3

19.3 J Bird to Samaraweera, Full outside off, 137.3 kph, played towards mid-wicket. 45/3

19.2 J Bird to Samaraweera, The batsman has stood up on his toes to play that one. 45/3

19.2 J Bird to Samaraweera, NO BALL. Oversteps and keeps it full, is driven to mid off. 45/3

19.1 J Bird to Samaraweera, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 44/3

18.6 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan defends it off his front foot. 109/1

18.5 S Eranga to Hughes, Outside off, Hughes drives it through covers this time for three runs. 109/1

18.4 S Eranga to Hughes, FOUR! What a way to get off the mark. Bit shortish outside off, Hughes initially looks to duck but guides it over the gully region just at the last second. Opens his account with a boundary. 106/1

18.4 S Eranga to P Hughes, Four wides! Short of a length delivery, way over Hughes' head and the ball races away towards the boundary rope. Umpire signals five wides. 102/1

18.3 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan plays it towards point for a single. 97/1

18.3 S Eranga to Cowan, No ball! Landed outside off, Cowan defends if off his front foot. The umpire signals a no ball for overstepping. 96/1

18.2 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan defends it watchfully. 95/1

18.1 S Eranga to Cowan, Length delivery outside off, Cowan defends it into the ground. 95/1

18.6 M Johnson to Sangakkara, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery. 44/3

18.5 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Some short stuff now, 139.5 kph, Sangakkara ducks under it. 44/3

18.4 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended. 44/3

18.3 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 44/3

18.2 M Johnson to Sangakkara, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 44/3

18.1 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Full and just outside off, 138.1 kph, Sangakkara pushes and misses. 44/3

17.6 A Mathews to Hughes, Bouncer! Hughes ducks under it. 95/1

17.5 A Mathews to Hughes, Landed outside off, another left alone. 95/1

17.4 A Mathews to Hughes, Outside off, Hughes lets it go through. 95/1

Phil Hughes is the next man in.

17.3 A Mathews to Warner, OUT! Finally a breakthrough for Sri Lanka! Short of a length delivery from Mathews and Warner goes for the pull. The ball goes to straight to Prasad at the deep square leg region. Warner gets out once again after scoring a half-century! 95/1

17.2 A Mathews to Warner, Outside off, Warner punches it to the off side. 95/0

17.1 A Mathews to Warner, FOUR! Shortish outside off, Warner punches it through the cover region for a lovely boundary. 95/0

Mitchell Johnson comes back as well. 5-1-20-1 so far. Replaces Siddle.

17.6 J Bird to Samaraweera, On middle and leg again, 131.1 kph, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple. 44/3

17.5 J Bird to Samaraweera, Stays back in his crease and pushes it towards mid on. 42/3

17.4 J Bird to Samaraweera, Good line, just outside off, 134.4 kph, shouldered arms to. 42/3

17.3 J Bird to Samaraweera, The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it. 42/3

17.2 J Bird to Samaraweera, Full on middle and leg, 135.1 kph, flicked through square leg for a couple. 42/3

17.1 J Bird to Samaraweera, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 40/3

16.6 S Eranga to Cowan, Another left alone outside off. 91/0

16.5 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 91/0

16.4 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan pushes it to covers. 91/0

16.3 S Eranga to Warner, Landed outside off, Warner flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 91/0

16.2 S Eranga to Warner, Outside off, Warner defends it towards point. 90/0

16.1 S Eranga to Warner, Landed just outside off, Warner tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 90/0

Jackson Bird is back on. 5-2-7-1 so far. Replaces Watson.

16.6 P Siddle to Sangakkara, Comes forward and works it towards mid-wicket, sets off for the single but then changes his mind. 40/3

16.5 P Siddle to Sangakkara, Good length delivery on middle, 134.5 kph, tapped towards mid-wicket. 40/3

16.4 P Siddle to Sangakkara, Well wide outside off, 134.4 kph, left alone once more. 40/3

16.3 P Siddle to K Sangakkara, That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads. 40/3

16.2 P Siddle to Sangakkara, Outside off, 134.8 kph, left alone again. 40/3

16.1 P Siddle to Sangakkara, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 40/3

Eranga back on.

Drinks break!

15.6 A Mathews to Cowan, Full outside off, easy left alone for Cowan. 90/0

15.5 A Mathews to Cowan, Shortish length again, Cowan cuts it straight to the backward point fielder. 90/0

15.4 A Mathews to Cowan, Fullish outside off, another left alone. 90/0

15.3 A Mathews to Cowan, Landed outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 90/0

15.2 A Mathews to Ed Cowan, Shortish length, Cowan cuts it towards point. 90/0

15.1 A Mathews to Cowan, On middle and off, Cowan works it down the leg side. 90/0

15.6 S Watson to Samaraweera, Good length delivery outside off, 127.5 kph, solidly defended. 40/3

15.5 S Watson to Samaraweera, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 40/3

15.4 S Watson to Samaraweera, A mild appeal for caught behind, turned down. Full outside off, 127.2 kph, a squared up Samaraweera pushes at it and is beaten as the ball goes to the keeper. Noise generated, off the pad. Superb decision. 40/3

15.3 S Watson to Samaraweera, Full again, 130.6 kph, driven straight to mid off. 40/3

15.2 S Watson to Samaraweera, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 40/3

15.1 S Watson to Samaraweera, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 40/3

Angelo Mathews into the attack.

14.6 D Prasad to D Warner, FOUR! Outside off, Warner tries to cut but gets an outside edge over the slip region. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 90/0

14.5 D Prasad to Warner, Warner has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 86/0

14.4 D Prasad to Cowan, Works it down the leg side this time for a single. 86/0

14.3 D Prasad to Cowan, FOUR! Fine shot! Outside off, Cowan slashes it past point for a lovely boundary. 85/0

14.2 D Prasad to Warner, Flicks it away to the leg side this time for a single. 81/0

14.1 D Prasad to Warner, On middle and off, Warner plays towards cover-point and takes a single. Direct hit at the non-striker's end and they take overthrows. Two runs taken. 80/0

14.6 P Siddle to Sangakkara, Full and just outside off, 139.1 kph, defended stoically towards mid off. 40/3

14.5 P Siddle to Samaraweera, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 40/3

14.4 P Siddle to Samaraweera, Full again, 139.1 kph, pushed straight to mid on. 39/3

14.3 P Siddle to Samaraweera, Full outside off, Samaraweera gets across and flicks it with decent timing through mid-wicket. Two runs taken. 39/3

14.2 P Siddle to Samaraweera, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 37/3

14.1 P Siddle to Samaraweera, Well outside off, 134 kph, left alone. 37/3

13.6 Welegedara to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Appeal for LBW but the umpire is not interested. 78/0

13.5 C Welegedara to Cowan, Landed just outside off, Cowan defends it towards mid-wicket. 78/0

13.4 C Welegedara to Cowan, Good length delivery outside off, Cowan gets across a bit and defends solidly. 78/0

13.3 C Welegedara to Cowan, Cowan has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 78/0

13.2 C Welegedara to Cowan, Length delivery outside off, Cowan defends it into the ground. 78/0

13.1 C Welegedara to Cowan, FOUR! Shortish outside off, Cowan cuts it past point nicely for a boundary. Runs are coming easily for Australia. 78/0

13.6 S Watson to Sangakkara, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 37/3

13.5 S Watson to Sangakkara, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 37/3

13.4 S Watson to K Sangakkara, That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads. 37/3

13.3 S Watson to Sangakkara, Full outside off, 128.3 kph, driven towards mid off. 37/3

13.2 S Watson to Sangakkara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 37/3

13.1 S Watson to Sangakkara, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 37/3

12.6 D Prasad to Cowan, On middle, Cowan plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 74/0

12.5 D Prasad to Cowan, Short of a length delivery outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 73/0

12.4 D Prasad to Cowan, Yorker! Cowan does well at the last second and dabs it. 73/0

12.3 D Prasad to Cowan, Stays back in his crease this time and defends it. 73/0

12.2 D Prasad to Cowan, On middle and off, Cowan pushes it to covers. 73/0

12.1 Prasad to Cowan, On middle, Cowan tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Half an appeal from Prasad, the umpire not interested. 73/0

12.6 P Siddle to Samaraweera, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. A run and a wicket from the over. 37/3

12.5 P Siddle to Samaraweera, Comes forward and pushes this straight to mid on again. 37/3

12.4 P Siddle to T Samaraweera, Full and just on middle and off, 139.2 kph, Samaraweera gets across and pushes it straight to mid on. 37/3

Thilan Samaraweera walks in at number 5, replacing Mahela.

12.3 Siddle to J'dena, OUT! Siddle strikes now! Perfect line and length, in the corridor of uncertainty, 134.9 kph, Mahela Jayawardena pokes at it without much certainty and gets a feeble outside edge. Birthday boy Matthew Wade takes his second catch of the morning. Mahela Jayawardena departs for 3, SRI LANKA 37/3! 37/3

12.2 P Siddle to J'dena, Full outside off, 135.2 kph, Mahela lets it go. 37/2

12.1 P Siddle to Sangakkara, The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. One run added to the total. 37/2

11.6 C Welegedara to Warner, Outside off, Warner stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 73/0

11.5 C Welegedara to Warner, Landed outside off, Warner plays it towards mid-wicket. 73/0

11.4 C Welegedara to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan cuts it past point and takes a single. 73/0

4th Test Fifty for Warner, 3rd against Sri Lanka as all are consecutive ones in this series.

11.3 C Welegedara to D Warner, Fullish around off, Warner drives it towards mid on for a single and brings up his half-century. 50 runs off just 34 balls. This has been an entertaining knock. He's looking solid for a big innings. 72/0

11.2 C Welegedara to Warner, SIX! BIGGIE! Landed just outside off, Warner hammers it brutally over the long on region. It goes all the way over the ropes for a huge six. Massive six! 71/0

11.1 C Welegedara to Cowan, Length delivery outside off, Cowan flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 65/0

DRINKS BREAK.

11.6 S Watson to J'dena, Well outside off, left alone. 36/2

11.5 S Watson to J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, 124.7 kph, solidly defended towards the off side. 36/2

11.4 S Watson to J'dena, Yorker on and around the off stump, 128.4 kph, dug out back to the bowler. 36/2

11.3 S Watson to J'dena, The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 36/2

11.2 S Watson to J'dena, Well wide outside off, 125.9 kph, left alone. 36/2

11.1 S Watson to K Sangakkara, Full and wide outside off, 125.8 kph, driven nicely through the covers for three. 36/2

10.6 D Prasad to Warner, Back of a length delivery, Warner plays it towards mid-wicket for a couple. 64/0

10.5 D Prasad to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan plays it past point this time and picks up three easy runs. 62/0

10.4 D Prasad to Warner, On middle and leg, Warner pushes it through mid-wicket. The ball once again slows down near the boundary rope. 3 runs taken. 59/0

10.3 D Prasad to Cowan, On middle, Cowan works it down the leg side for a single. 56/0

10.2 D Prasad to Warner, On middle, Warner flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 55/0

10.1 D Prasad to Warner, FOUR! Landed just outside off, beautiful cover drive from Warner off the middle of his bat. The ball races away to the boundary rope eventually. 54/0

Shane Watson comes on to bowl now. Replaces Bird.

10.6 P Siddle to J'dena, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. Two runs added to the total. 33/2

10.5 P Siddle to J'dena, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 31/2

10.4 P Siddle to J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, 132 kph Jayawardena hops and gets a bottom edge which lands just beside the stumps. 31/2

10.3 P Siddle to J'dena, Lucky! Full outside off, 134.8 kph, Mahel plays away from his body and gets a leading edge which does not carry to David Warner at point. 31/2

10.2 P Siddle to J'dena, Full and wide outside off, 134.8 kph, not played at again. 31/2

10.1 P Siddle to J'dena, Comes in running hard and bowls it full and wide outside off, 132.8 kph, left alone. 31/2

9.6 C Welegedara to Cowan, Cowan has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 50/0

9.5 C Welegedara to Ed Cowan, FOUR! Shortish outside off, Cowan slashes it over the gully region for a lovely boundary. 50-run stand between the openers. Australia off to a good start. 50/0

9.4 C Welegedara to Warner, On middle and off, Warner dabs it towards mid-wicket for a single. 46/0

9.3 C Welegedara to Warner, Length delivery outside off, left alone. 45/0

9.2 C Welegedara to Warner, Outside off, Warner drives superbly through covers but finds the fielder. 45/0

9.1 C Welegedara to Warner, Landed outside off, Warner defends it to the off side off his front foot. 45/0

Peter Siddle into the attack now amidst a huge cheer from the crowd. He is the local boy.

9.6 J Bird to Sangakkara, Just outside off again, 135.2 kph, defended back to the bowler. 31/2

9.5 J Bird to Sangakkara, Full and just outside off, 136.8 kph, shouldered arms to. 31/2

9.4 J Bird to Sangakkara, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 31/2

9.3 J Bird to J'dena, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total. 31/2

9.2 J Bird to J'dena, Half volley on middle, 137.2 kph, driven back to the bowler. 30/2

9.1 J Bird to J'dena, Full and wide outside off, Jayawardena goes for the drive and gets a thick outside edge which does not carry to Shane Watson at gully. 30/2

Chanaka Welegedara into the attack.

8.6 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery around off, Cowan defends it into the ground. 45/0

8.5 D Prasad to Ed Cowan, FOUR! Fine shot! Bit shortish outside off, Cowan slashes it past point and finds the gap. Four from the moment it left the bat. 45/0

8.4 D Prasad to Cowan, Fullish around middle, Cowan drives it back to the bowler. 41/0

8.3 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 41/0

8.2 D Prasad to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan plays it towards the point region. 41/0

8.1 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery around off, Cowan defends it watchfully. 41/0

8.6 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Landed outside off, left alone. 30/2

8.5 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 30/2

8.4 M Johnson to Sangakkara, In line of the stumps, well defended towards mid on. 30/2

8.3 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Full outside off, left alone. 30/2

8.2 M Johnson to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Oh ho! Predictable fuller length outside off, Sangakkara jut punches it through mid off. Nathan Lyon dives from cover but the ball beats him. Into the fence she goes. 30/2

8.2 M Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR! Nicely played! There is some aggression and he is off the mark. Short and wide outside off, Sangakkara lashes out the cut shot and gets it behind point for a boundary. That would settle some nerves. NO BALL signalled as well. 26/2

8.1 M Johnson to Sangakkara, Full on middle, 136.8 kph, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 21/2

7.6 S Eranga to Warner, Through the off side this time! Outside off, Warner punches it through covers and picks up four runs running. 41/0

7.5 S Eranga to Warner, FOUR! Nice reply from Warner! On middle, Warner flicks it through the mid-wicket region and finds the gap. The ball races away to the boundary rope. 37/0

7.4 S Eranga to Warner, On middle, Warner defends it back to the bowler solidly. Eranga hits back at the striker's end and the middle stump is disturbed. Warner had already put his bat behind the line. It was referred upstairs, easy call, not out. 33/0

7.3 S Eranga to Warner, On middle, Warner flicks it to mid-wicket for a couple. 33/0

7.2 S Eranga to Warner, Outside off, Warner lets it go through this time. 31/0

7.1 S Eranga to Warner, FOUR! Wonderful shot! That's stand and deliver! Outside off, Warner lofts it over mid off, one bounce and a boundary. 31/0

7.6 J Bird to J'dena, Good length delivery just around the off stump, 135.1 kph, nicely blocked. 21/2

7.5 J Bird to J'dena, Now comes the short ball, 135.3 kph, Mahela rides it down past short leg. He wants the single but Ed Cowan is quick to get across from short leg and the batsmen stay where they are. 21/2

7.4 J Bird to J'dena, A bit wider outside off, 135 kph, shouldered arms to. 21/2

7.3 J Bird to J'dena, Full and straight, 137.6 kph, defended back to the bowler. 21/2

7.2 J Bird to J'dena, Excellent yorker just on and around the off stump, 135.6 kph, well dug out. 21/2

7.1 J Bird to J'dena, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 21/2

6.6 D Prasad to Cowan, Short of a length delivery from Prasad, Cowan lets it go through. 27/0

6.5 D Prasad to Cowan, Beaten! Length delivery outside off, Warner tries to defend but misses and gets beaten by some away swing. 27/0

6.4 D Prasad to Warner, Landed outside off, Warner pushes it to covers and picks up a run. 27/0

6.3 D Prasad to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan pushes it to covers and takes a single. 26/0

6.2 D Prasad to Cowan, Length delivery around off, Cowan defends it watchfully. 25/0

6.1 D Prasad to Cowan, Bit fullish outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 25/0

6.6 M Johnson to J'dena, Full again but swinging down the leg side, 139.8 kph, Mahela misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads pat short leg behind square leg. A leg bye taken. 21/2

6.5 M Johnson to J'dena, Perfect seam, pointed towards second slip, gets it to move away after pitching it full, 140.3 kph, Mahela is enticed into the drive and is beaten. 20/2

6.4 M Johnson to J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, 140.1 kph, Mahela taps it towards point. Sets off for the run but is sent back. 20/2

6.4 M Johnson to J'dena, NO BALL. Excellent delivery, full and just outside off, 140.9 kph, Mahela is up to it and defends it with perfect footwork. But Mitch has overstepped. 20/2

Skipper Mahela Jayawardena walks in at number 4, replacing Dilshan.

6.3 M Johnson to Dilshan, OUT! Drags it on! Full length pays off for Johnson. Landed on and around the off stump, 141.1 kph, Dilshan goes hard at it and gets a thick inside edge back onto the stumps. No feet movement. Good bye. Dilshan departs for 11, SRI LANKA 19/2! 19/2

6.2 M Johnson to Sangakkara, That ball has struck the batsman on the thigh-pad. The batsmen have run through for a single. The Umpire signals Leg Bye. 19/1

6.1 M Johnson to Sangakkara, The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. 18/1

Dhammika Prasad into the attack now.

5.6 S Eranga to Warner, Another cracking shot from Warner and misses out on a boundary as well. Shortish outside off, Warner slashes it past point. The ball slows down as it reaches near the boundary rope but they ran four. Good running between the wickets. 25/0

5.5 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan defends it off his back foot to the off side and takes a single. 21/0

5.4 S Eranga to Cowan, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 20/0

5.3 S Eranga to Cowan, Landed outside off, another left alone. 20/0

5.2 S Eranga to Cowan, Wide outside off, easy leave for Cowan. 20/0

5.1 S Eranga to Cowan, Bowls full around off at 136.1 kph, Cowan leans forward and pushes it to cover. 20/0

5.6 J Bird to Dilshan, FOUR! Full on middle, 138.8 kph, Dilshan drives this straight down the ground and beats mid on! 18/1

5.5 J Bird to Dilshan, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery. 14/1

5.4 J Bird to Dilshan, The batsman goes after a wide one but misses. 14/1

5.3 J Bird to Dilshan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 14/1

5.2 J Bird to Dilshan, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 14/1

5.1 J Bird to Sangakkara, The batsman appears to have been struck on the thigh-pad. The batsmen have run through for a single. The Umpire signals Leg Bye. 14/1

And once again Cowan pulls out as Eranga was charging in.

Lot of chatter going on behind the stumps.

4.6 C Welegedara to Warner, Defended off the front foot by Warner presenting the full face of the bat. 20/0

4.5 C Welegedara to Warner, Fullish around off, Warner drives it to mid on. 20/0

4.4 C Welegedara to Warner, FOUR! Great shot! Outside off, Warner punches it through the off side for a lovely boundary. 20/0

4.3 C Welegedara to Warner, Misfield. A full length delviery, around off, pushed through covers and Karunaratne fluffs it. They take a couple. 16/0

4.2 C Welegedara to Cowan, Quick single. A good length delivery, Cowan taps it in front of cover and gets across to the other end. 14/0

4.1 C Welegedara to Cowan, On a fuller length, outside off, Cowan gets right forward and defends it back to the bowler. 13/0

4.6 M Johnson to Dilshan, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 13/1

4.5 M Johnson to Dilshan, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 13/1

4.4 M Johnson to Dilshan, Outside off, 142.2 kph, much fuller, pushed straight to point. 13/1

4.3 M Johnson to Dilshan, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 13/1

4.2 Johnson to Dilshan, Huge appeal for caught down the leg side, turned down. Short ball down the leg side, 139.5 kph, Dilshan goes for the pull but misses and there is a noise as the ball goes past. The Aussies go up in appeal but umpire Llong is unmoved. Hot Spot indicates glove!!! 13/1

4.1 M Johnson to Dilshan, The batsman has been struck on the thigh-pad. 13/1

3.6 S Eranga to Cowan, Good length delivery, outside off, punched to cover for a single. 13/0

3.5 S Eranga to Cowan, On a good length outside off, 135.8 kph, Cowan steps forward and pushes it towards point. 12/0

3.4 S Eranga to Cowan, A good length delivery on off, Cowan sits back in defense. 12/0

3.3 S Eranga to Cowan, Cowan shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 12/0

3.2 S Eranga to Cowan, Too wide outside off, easy leave for Cowan. 12/0

3.2 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off, Cowan drives it to mid off. Umpire signals a no ball for overstepping. 12/0

3.1 S Eranga to Warner, Cracking shot! Probably should have been a boundary. Outside off, Warner slashes it through covers. The ball stops near the boundary rope. They could have run four as well but didn't. Three runs added to the total. 11/0

3.6 J Bird to Sangakkara, Full on middle, 134.4 kph, flicked straight to mid-wicket. WICKET MAIDEN for Bird! 13/1

3.5 J Bird to Sangakkara, Full outside off, 136.9 kph, pushed straight to cover. 13/1

Kumar Sangakkara walks in at number 3, replacing Karunaratne.

3.4 J Bird to Karunaratne, OUT! MAIDEN TEST WICKET FOR BIRD! Beautiful bowling. Full and just outside off, 135.1 kph, gets it to move way, Karunaratne has a flash and pays the price. The outside edge just about carries to Matthew Wade. Bird is pumped up and is flying high! Karunaratne departs for 5, SRI LANKA 13/1! 13/1

3.3 J Bird to Karunaratne, Fuller length this time, 134.9 kph, Karunaratne is solid in defense. 13/0

3.2 J Bird to Karunaratne, Huge LBW shout, height factor saves the batsman. Nice line, landed on middle, 139.2 kph, straightens a touch, the batsman misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 13/0

3.1 J Bird to Karunaratne, Good length delivery just on and around the off stump, 134.5 kph, Karunaratne has a nervous poke and misses. 13/0

2.6 C Welegedara to Cowan, Stays back in his crease and defends watchfully. 8/0

2.5 C Welegedara to Warner, On middle, Warner flicks it away to the leg side for a single. 8/0

2.4 C Welegedara to D Warner, Bit shortish outside off, Warner punches it again towards the point fielder. 7/0

2.3 C Welegedara to Warner, Landed outside off, Warner plays it towards point. 7/0

2.2 C Welegedara to Warner, Stays back in his crease this time and defends it. 7/0

2.1 C Welegedara to Warner, Length delivery outside off, Warner defends it off his front foot. 7/0

2.6 M Johnson to Dilshan, Half volley outside off, driven powerfully but straight to short mid off. 7 runs from the over! 13/0

2.5 M Johnson to Dilshan, FOUR! When you flash, flash hard. That is the key. Full and wide outside off, Dilshan goes after it and gets a thick outside edge which flies between gully and point to the third man fence. 13/0

2.4 M Johnson to Dilshan, Outside off, 140.2 kph, Dilshan mistimes his punch to short extra cover. 9/0

2.3 M Johnson to Karunaratne, That is nicely played! Full on mdidle, swinging in, 139 kph, Karunaratne flicks it through mid-wicket. Peter Siddle gives it a chase from mid-wicket and the batsmen take three. 9/0

2.2 M Johnson to Karunaratne, Outside off, 137.6 kph, played away towards point. 6/0

2.1 M Johnson to Karunaratne, Ooohhh... excellent short delivery, Karunaratne looks to fend it away and the ball goes off the edge and lands just short and wide of Ed Cowan at short leg! 6/0

1.6 S Eranga to Warner, On middle, Warner dabs it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 7/0

1.5 S Eranga to Warner, Length delivery outside off, left alone. 6/0

1.4 S Eranga to Warner, Full and down the leg side. Left alone by Warner. Sangakkara fails to reach towards the ball as well. Fine leg fielder cuts it off, two byes. 6/0

1.3 S Eranga to Cowan, On middle, Cowan plays it towards down the leg side for a single. 4/0

Eranga bowls a delivery but Cowan pulls himself away. Dead ball signaled by the umpire.

1.2 S Eranga to Cowan, Outside off at 140.6 kph, Cowan lets it go through. 3/0

1.1 S Eranga to Warner, Length delivery around off, Warner dabs it to the off side and takes a single. 3/0

1.6 J Bird to Karunaratne, This is down the leg side, 134.6 kph, clipped towards square leg for one. Leg bye signalled. 6/0

1.5 J Bird to Karunaratne, Landed outside off, 135.6 kph, angled towards gully. 5/0

1.4 J Bird to Dilshan, Now Dilshan comes forward to defend and gets a thick inside edge wide of short leg towards mid-wicket. A quick run taken. 5/0

1.3 J Bird to Karunaratne, That is a sharp single. Full outside off, 136.5 kph, the striker reaches out and pushes it towards cover for a single. 4/0

1.2 J Bird to Karunaratne, Oohhh... a bit wide outside off, a flash and a miss from the batsman. 3/0

1.1 J Bird to Karunaratne, Full and just outside off, 138.9 kph, Karunaratne lets it go. 3/0

Shaminda Eranga to bowl from the other end.

0.6 C Welegedara to Cowan, Length delivery outside off, Cowan shoulders his arms. 2/0

0.5 C Welegedara to Warner, On middle and off, Warner whips it away towards fine leg and gets off the mark as well with a single. 2/0

0.4 C Welegedara to D Warner, Outside off, Warner defends it to covers. 1/0

0.3 C Welegedara to Cowan, Length delivery outside offa t 131.1 kph, Cowan pushes it to covers and takes a quick single to get off the mark. 1/0

0.2 C Welegedara to Cowan, Bit shortish outside off, Cowan defends it towards mid-wicket. 0/0

0.1 C Welegedara to Cowan, Landed outside off at 131.1 kph, Cowan shoulders his arms. 0/0

A big moment. Debutant Jackson Bird to share the new ball with Johnson. He is a right-arm fast medium bowler.

0.6 M Johnson to Dilshan, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 3/0

0.5 M Johnson to Dilshan, Closer to the off stump, left alone. 3/0

0.4 M Johnson to Dilshan, Same ball, same shot, this time Dilshan makes contact and threads it through the covers for a couple. 3/0

0.3 M Johnson to Dilshan, Full and wide outside off, 137.9 kph, Dilshan flashes and misses. 1/0

0.2 M Johnson to Karunaratne, That is a ripper, a full-blooded yorker, 139.2 kph, on middle, Karunartne manages to dig it out to fine leg. He had no idea about that one. 1/0

0.1 M Johnson to Karunaratne, A rubbish delivery to start. Full and miles outside off, 134.5 kph, left alone. That almost went to first slip! 0/0