Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2011
Final test Sri Lanka vs Aus
Venue: Colombo (SL)
Highlights of Day 2
In the 3rd and final Test match played between Sri Lanka trail by 150 runs with 8 wickets still in hand in the 1st innings. Australian first innings finished at 316 runs. Mike Hussey remains the top scorer for Australia. In reply Sri Lankan top order batsman especially Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene played positive cricket. Sangakkara made unbeaten 61 runs. Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are at the crease. Sri Lankan are trying to win the last test to level the three matches test series.
Summary of Scorecard
Sri Lanka 166/2 (65.0 overs)
Full Scorecard at Day 2
Copeland to Paranavitana, FOUR, edged but the ball goes safely through the cordon, Paranavitana pushed forward tentatively again
Siddle to Paranavitana, FOUR, Paranavitana reaches out for one outside off and pushes away from his body, the ball flies off the outside edge through point for four.
Johnson to Paranavitana, FOUR, Paranavitana uses the angle down leg side to glance the ball off his hip towards the fine-leg boundary.
Siddle to Thirimanne, OUT, bowled him! Thirimanne’s off stump has taken a beating. Siddle pitches the ball full just outside off stump and brings it back in just a little, enough to find the gap between the batsman’s attempted drive and pad. There might have been a faint inside edge too
HDRL Thirimanne b Siddle 28 (106m 80b 2×4 0×6) SR: 35.00
Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Sangakkara flashes and goes hard at it, slicing it over Hussey’s head at gully.
Johnson to Sangakkara, FOUR, that’s a poor ball, full on leg stump, Sangakkara leans across and glances it to the fine-leg boundary.
Johnson to Paranavitana, OUT, caught at short cover by Ponting, whose reflexes I covet. The ball was ordinary, full and outside off, there to be driven. Paranavitana went hard at it, and made proper contact, smashing the drive out of the middle. His only fault was that he hit it in the air just above Ponting’s head. Up went those hands to catch a screamer at short cover. He was so well balanced as he took it.
Copeland to Sangakkara, FOUR, too full on leg stump, Sangakkara clips it firmly past short midwicket and to the boundary.
Siddle to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, a full ball outside off and Jayawardene plays a graceful cover drive along the ground and through the infield.
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