Australia Vs Srilanka match result is Draw

Muhammad Naeem September 12, 2011 0

Very very bad luck for Australia. They did many things correct in the second Test but in the end they couldn’t beat the Srilanka and Pallekele weather as the match result is draw on the fifth day. Both the teams will now starts their practice for the final match and starts their journey to Colombo for the final match. Both the teams should try to win the match so that the series will decided, This is a good outcome for Sri Lanka who were outplayed for most of the first two Tests but played hard on the final two days in Pallekele.

Australia can only bowled 35.3 overs on the final day, not nearly enough for Michael Clarke and his team, who needed a run of wickets to set up a small chase. Ryan Harris perform tirelessly to finish with three wickets. Sri Lanka led by 80 runs with four wickets in hand, having done enough to save themselves while rain stops the play.

Australian bowler took four wickets in between meal breaks and rain delays, starting the day boostingly when Kumar Sangakkara was caught at slip for 69 in the first five overs of the day. Harris extracted some movement from the new ball and squared Sangakkara up with a delivery that swung in just a touch and then seamed the other way, and the edge was taken by Clarke.

Thilan Samaraweera made sure to end the 41-run partnership that followed between Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardene, when Jayawardene edged Trent Copeland to slip on 51. Clarke hurled himself to his left to snare the ball just above the sward, the second time in the Test that Jayawardene had been out to a stunning catch in the series.

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