Commonwealth Bank Series, 9th Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart, Feb 24, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
24 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MS Wade c Jayawardene b Kulasekara 5 7 7 1 0 71.42
1.5 suicidal! Wade's gone to a soft dismissal and he can't believe he has holed out in such loose fashion. Pitched a touch further up by Kula, and the ball seemed to come through in slow motion. Wade was on the front foot early and into the drive even as it came on, and popped it up straight and simple to wide mid-off. 5/1
View dismissal DA Warner c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 7 30 13 0 0 53.84
6.4 David's un-Warneresque innings is over, and Sri Lanka continue to torment Australia. Gentle, probing delivery outside off from Maharoof, it angled away from short of a length as Warner went back to defend. He ended up nicking it straight into Sanga's gloves for a dolly. 27/2
View dismissal PJ Forrest c Maharoof b Mathews 104 163 138 10 2 75.36
40.2 Forrest holes out, without quite indulging himself in the post-century celebrations. As always, the slower ball does the job for SL. Mathews held it back, Forrest backed away for a carve, and was early into the loft over the covers and teed it straight up in the air. Simple catch in the deep cover area. 201/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c Perera b Mathews 72 128 79 5 2 91.13
38.1 a stunning catch and Clarke's gone. Full ball angling into the pads, Clarke swipes it efficently over midwicket, and he times it well enough to give Thisara on the boundary a chance. And how well he took it.. He ran across and to his front, tumbled forward and plucked the ball just before it hit turf. Sri Lanka will breathe easy ... 181/3
View dismissal MEK Hussey b Malinga 21 33 14 0 2 150.00
44.5 Malinga's making his worth apparent. The inch-perfect yorker from hell, full, ram-rod straight and destined to hit the base of the stumps. Michael was looking to play the cheeky dab to third man, but he was messing with the wrong man. Wrong ball in any case. It's through him, and the bails fly off. 243/5
DJ Hussey not out 40 48 28 2 1 142.85
View dismissal DT Christian st †Sangakkara b Herath 6 6 6 0 0 100.00
45.6 a wicket to end a splendid over under the circumstances. Herath holds the length back sending Christan's rampant charge, and slips the ball past his murderous heave to the leg side. Sanga doesn't grasp the ball cleanly, but holds on to break the furniture. 250/6
B Lee not out 20 19 15 1 1 133.33
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 3) 5
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 220 mins) 280 (5.60 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 10 0 56 1 5.60 30 4 0 (2w)
44.5 to MEK Hussey, Malinga's making his worth apparent. The inch-perfect yorker from hell, full, ram-rod straight and destined to hit the base of the stumps. Michael was looking to play the cheeky dab to third man, but he was messing with the wrong man. Wrong ball in any case. It's through him, and the bails fly off. 243/5
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 10 0 59 1 5.90 29 5 1
1.5 to Wade, suicidal! Wade's gone to a soft dismissal and he can't believe he has holed out in such loose fashion. Pitched a touch further up by Kula, and the ball seemed to come through in slow motion. Wade was on the front foot early and into the drive even as it came on, and popped it up straight and simple to wide mid-off. 5/1
View wicket MF Maharoof 10 0 40 1 4.00 40 2 2
6.4 to Warner, David's un-Warneresque innings is over, and Sri Lanka continue to torment Australia. Gentle, probing delivery outside off from Maharoof, it angled away from short of a length as Warner went back to defend. He ended up nicking it straight into Sanga's gloves for a dolly. 27/2
View wicket HMRKB Herath 9 0 45 1 5.00 27 2 2
45.6 to Christian, a wicket to end a splendid over under the circumstances. Herath holds the length back sending Christan's rampant charge, and slips the ball past his murderous heave to the leg side. Sanga doesn't grasp the ball cleanly, but holds on to break the furniture. 250/6
View wickets AD Mathews 7 0 43 2 6.14 16 3 1
38.1 to Clarke, a stunning catch and Clarke's gone. Full ball angling into the pads, Clarke swipes it efficently over midwicket, and he times it well enough to give Thisara on the boundary a chance. And how well he took it.. He ran across and to his front, tumbled forward and plucked the ball just before it hit turf. Sri Lanka will breathe easy ... 181/3
40.2 to Forrest, Forrest holes out, without quite indulging himself in the post-century celebrations. As always, the slower ball does the job for SL. Mathews held it back, Forrest backed away for a carve, and was early into the loft over the covers and teed it straight up in the air. Simple catch in the deep cover area. 201/4
  NLTC Perera 4 0 35 0 8.75 10 3 2 (1w)
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 281 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* st †Wade b Doherty 85 105 81 6 1 104.93
26.2 a great ball to end what was promising to become a great innings. Doherty slows up the release, gets the ball to land just short of a length outside off, grip and spin. So far, Mahela has been adept at reaching the pitch and lofting over the off side, or pushing through for singles. This time too he was looking to reach out, but was about a foot away from where the ball landed. It spun sharply, past him as he overbalanced and into Wade's gloves. Out stumped by a classy delivery. 153/3
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Forrest b Hilfenhaus 3 32 9 0 0 33.33
7.6 that's the end of Dilshan. Australia stick to the short-ball strategy for him, Dilshan takes on Hilfenhaus' bumper and pulls it in the air. He ends up timing it too well, straight to the man back at deep square leg. 55/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Warner b Christian 22 24 22 2 0 100.00
13.5 They should really consider renaming this series the Run-out and Leading edge series. Sanga has perished against the run of play, twinkling a leading edge straight to backward point. Christian's trundler angled across at no pace, and did nothing off the pitch. Sanga tried nudging to leg and turned the face too soon. Mistake. Should have really been playing it through the off side with the angle. 90/2
View dismissal LD Chandimal lbw b Harris 80 119 100 7 0 80.00
44.2 Ryano has done the damage, Chandimal pays the price for playing strange strokes under pressure. He walks across the stumps to a straight ball and tries to dink it square. Harris kept it straight and full and rapped him dead in front of the stumps. End of a good innings, but Chandimal needs to learn how to finish the job. 243/5
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c Hilfenhaus b Christian 24 36 34 1 0 70.58
36.5 Gets across his stumps, gets cheeky and gets out. Powerplay does the damage. Sri Lanka were strolling home, but Thirimanne tries to make the Powerplay count, and perishes. He's lapped a length ball straight to short fine leg. Australia have a vital opening. 202/4
View dismissal AD Mathews c Warner b Christian 24 55 31 1 0 77.41
48.3 Gone! Mathews has perished trying another big shot. He was trying to haul the length ball over the extra cover area, but the slower ball hoodwinked him into another miscue. It landed in long-off's hands as he came across. 267/7
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Harris b Hilfenhaus 5 5 7 0 0 71.42
45.5 uh oh, Maharoof implodes. He gets inside the line of a short ball slipping into the body and plays a ginger uppish pull in the air. He almost got away with it too, but Harris managed to back-pedal quickly from about 20 yards in front of the ropes at 45 degrees and hold on to a well-judged catch. 250/6
NLTC Perera not out 21 22 11 2 1 190.90
KMDN Kulasekara not out 4 6 1 1 0 400.00
Extras (b 1, lb 6, w 8) 15
  Total (7 wickets; 49.2 overs; 205 mins) 283 (5.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  B Lee 9.2 0 63 0 6.75 25 6 1
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 10 0 51 2 5.10 30 3 0 (2w)
7.6 to Dilshan, that's the end of Dilshan. Australia stick to the short-ball strategy for him, Dilshan takes on Hilfenhaus' bumper and pulls it in the air. He ends up timing it too well, straight to the man back at deep square leg. 55/1
45.5 to Maharoof, uh oh, Maharoof implodes. He gets inside the line of a short ball slipping into the body and plays a ginger uppish pull in the air. He almost got away with it too, but Harris managed to back-pedal quickly from about 20 yards in front of the ropes at 45 degrees and hold on to a well-judged catch. 250/6
View wicket RJ Harris 6 0 43 1 7.16 14 5 0 (1w)
44.2 to Chandimal, Ryano has done the damage, Chandimal pays the price for playing strange strokes under pressure. He walks across the stumps to a straight ball and tries to dink it square. Harris kept it straight and full and rapped him dead in front of the stumps. End of a good innings, but Chandimal needs to learn how to finish the job. 243/5
View wickets DT Christian 8 0 53 3 6.62 21 5 1 (1w)
13.5 to Sangakkara, They should really consider renaming this series the Run-out and Leading edge series. Sanga has perished against the run of play, twinkling a leading edge straight to backward point. Christian's trundler angled across at no pace, and did nothing off the pitch. Sanga tried nudging to leg and turned the face too soon. Mistake. Should have really been playing it through the off side with the angle. 90/2
36.5 to Thirimanne, Gets across his stumps, gets cheeky and gets out. Powerplay does the damage. Sri Lanka were strolling home, but Thirimanne tries to make the Powerplay count, and perishes. He's lapped a length ball straight to short fine leg. Australia have a vital opening. 202/4
48.3 to Mathews, Gone! Mathews has perished trying another big shot. He was trying to haul the length ball over the extra cover area, but the slower ball hoodwinked him into another miscue. It landed in long-off's hands as he came across. 267/7
View wicket XJ Doherty 10 1 35 1 3.50 33 1 0
26.2 to Jayawardene, a great ball to end what was promising to become a great innings. Doherty slows up the release, gets the ball to land just short of a length outside off, grip and spin. So far, Mahela has been adept at reaching the pitch and lofting over the off side, or pushing through for singles. This time too he was looking to reach out, but was about a foot away from where the ball landed. It spun sharply, past him as he overbalanced and into Wade's gloves. Out stumped by a classy delivery. 153/3
  MJ Clarke 5 0 27 0 5.40 7 0 0
  DJ Hussey 1 0 4 0 4.00 3 0 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 4, Australia 0
Player of the match - DPMD Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire - SD Fry
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - GC Joshua

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 44 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 11.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 3
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 18 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Drinks: Australia - 72/2 in 18.0 overs (PJ Forrest 37, MJ Clarke 20)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (PJ Forrest 27, MJ Clarke 23, Ex 0)
    • PJ Forrest: 50 off 84 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 25.3 overs (153 balls), Extras 3
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 139 balls (PJ Forrest 56, MJ Clarke 44, Ex 0)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 31.1 - 36.0 (Batting side - 43 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 33.1 overs (199 balls), Extras 4
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 65 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 167/2 in 35.0 overs (PJ Forrest 90, MJ Clarke 61)
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 178 balls (PJ Forrest 80, MJ Clarke 69, Ex 1)
    • PJ Forrest: 100 off 136 balls (9 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 40.1 overs (241 balls), Extras 5
    • Australia: 250 runs in 45.4 overs (274 balls), Extras 5
    • Innings Break: Australia - 280/6 in 50.0 overs (DJ Hussey 40, B Lee 20)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 68 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.2 overs (44 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 43, TM Dilshan 1, Ex 8)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 45 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 30 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 110/2 in 18.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 60, LD Chandimal 16)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 20, LD Chandimal 27, Ex 3)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 25.4 overs (154 balls), Extras 12
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 34 runs, 1 wicket)
    • LD Chandimal: 50 off 72 balls (4 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 36.3 overs (219 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 202/4 in 36.5 overs (LD Chandimal 54)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 45.4 overs (274 balls), Extras 14
 
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