Home > News >

Thilan Samaraweera and Angelo Mathews delay Australia victory

Thilan Samaraweera and Angelo Mathews delay Australia victory

Thilan Samaraweera (right) survived a review on 18 after being given out leg before wicket to Siddle in the 74th over after the TV umpire found he was struck outside the line © Getty Images

Hobart: Dec 17, 2012

Australia were struggling to finish off the Sri Lankan resistance and push on for victory on the final day of the first Test in Hobart.

The Australians removed Sri Lanka’s key batsmen Mahela Jayawardene (19) and Kumar Sangakkara (63) but were hitting a brick wall to make further inroads into the tourists’ batting.

At tea, Australia were six wickets away from victory with Sri Lanka 186 for four with Thilan Samaraweera not out 38 and Angelo Mathews on 11.

Victory appeared out of the question for the tourists with Sri Lanka still 207 runs away from the 393-run target heading into the final session of the Test match.

Australian skipper Michael Clarke even brought wicketkeeper Matthew Wade into the bowling attack with his lively medium pace utilised for a maiden final over before the tea adjournment.

Samaraweera survived a review on 18 after being given out leg before wicket to Siddle in the 74th over after the TV umpire found he was struck outside the line.

But Siddle struck the crucial breakthrough, trapping Sangakkara leg before wicket for 63 in the 76th over.
Sangakkara went for a referral but it was re-confirmed and his 226-ball and 277-minute vigil  was over, leaving the Sri Lankans four down for 151 as rain swept in off the River Derwent for a short delay to the match.

Australia removed captain Jayawardene midway through the morning session after Michael Clarke, playing with an injured hamstring, bent low to take a sharp catch off Peter Siddle in the 56th over.

Jayawardene resisted for 77 balls for his 19 and stubbornly put on 65 runs for the third wicket with Sangakkara off 193 balls.

It capped a low scoring match for Jayawardene, who only made 12 in the first innings.

Australia have held the initiative in the Hobart Test but there are memories of their inability to bowl out South Africa on the final day in Adelaide three weeks ago as the Proteas batted out for a draw and subsequently won the series in Perth.

Brief Scores: Australia 450 for 5 dec & 278 for 9 dec (David Warner 68, Michael Clarke retd. hurt 57, Ed Cowan 56; Rangana Herath 5 for 96, 3 for 89) lead Sri Lanka 336 & 186 for 4 (Kumar Sangakkara 63, Thilan Samaraweera 38*; Peter Siddle 2 for 25) by 206 runs.

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Deodhar Trophy, 2014-15

Nov 29, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at TBC

More

Afghanistan tour of UAE, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dubai

United Arab Emirates won by 5 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 21 runs

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Photos

Hughes' death: Tributes and wishes pour in

Videos

Hughes' death: Clarke's statement on Australia' behalf

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 3

Live Cricket Score Deodhar Trophy Central Zone vs South Zone Quarter Final: South in control

Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd ODI at Colombo: England bat after winning toss

Thank you, Brendon McCullum

Phillip Hughes’ death: What happens to India vs Australia Test series?

Australia England India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 Phil Hughes Phil Hughes Death Phil Hughes head injury Phillip Hughes Sri Lanka

Live Cricket Score: Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day 3

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Colombo 2014: England lose Moeen Ali early

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Colombo 2014: Ian Bell plays 150th ODI

Live Streaming: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3

Phillip Hughes passes away: Virat Kohli leaves bat and cap at memorial site

Murali Vijay in India vs Australia Test series: Will he be an integral part?

Phillip Hughes’ unfortunate demise: Ahmed Shehzad was lucky, Phil Hughes was not

Shakib Al Hasan becomes highest wicket-taker against Zimbabwe in ODIs

Phil Hughes passes away: Cricket gradually gets off and running a day later

Khurram Khan of UAE becomes 7th oldest international captain

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

Fifty Shades of Grey: Watch Ellen DeGeneres featuring in the brand new trailer of the erotic movie

‘एक्शन-जैक्सन’ मूवी के लिए अजय देवगण ने कैसे वज़न घटाया

Bigg Boss 8 highlights: Ali Quli Mirza left alone, Gautam Gulati gets special present from Diandra Soares

Birthday special: A look at unknown facts about Fawad Khan and his hottest pictures!

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

वज़न घटाने का नुस्ख़ा #43: वज्रासन से वज़न घटायें

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 21 runs in 4th ODI; take 4-0 lead in series

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here