VB Series, 1st Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 13, 2006
VB Series - 1st match
Australia won by 116 runs
13 January 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist lbw b Perera 13 23 14 2 0 92.85
5.1 Perera to Gilchrist, OUT (LBW) 25/1
View dismissal SM Katich run out (Dilshan) 60 112 78 5 0 76.92
23.4 Vaas to Martyn, Vaas to Martyn, OUT, that's OUT! slower delivery around the off stump, Martyn pushes it with soft hand to point, Katich calls for a run, Dilshan quick in act, picks the ball and hit the stumps directly, Katich is well short of his crease 132/3
View dismissal RT Ponting* b Perera 13 35 18 0 1 72.22
11.6 Perera to Ponting, OUT, Gone! slower delivery on the middle and leg stump, Ponting charges down the ground and drives it, got beaten completly, ball impacts with stumps, Ponting departs 58/2
View dismissal DR Martyn b Fernando 70 111 64 5 2 109.37
38.2 Fernando to Martyn, OUT, bowled him! yorker on the block hole, Martyn swings acorss it and got beaten, ball crashed into the stumps 238/4
View dismissal A Symonds c Dilshan b Mubarak 66 64 61 5 4 108.19
39.2 Mubarak to Symonds, OUT, Oh dear! unlucky Symonds, flighed delivery on the stump, Symonds drives wide of the bowler in air, ball hit the non-striker Clarke and balloons towards mid wicket, Dilshan complete the catch and Symonds has to walk back 238/5
MJ Clarke not out 45 49 38 3 1 118.42
MEK Hussey not out 34 43 30 3 0 113.33
Extras (lb 8, w 6, nb 3) 17
  Total (5 wickets; 50 overs; 221 mins) 318 (6.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  WPUJC Vaas 10 0 73 0 7.30 31 7 0 (1nb)
View wickets PDRL Perera 10 0 45 2 4.50 38 2 1 (2nb)
5.1 to Gilchrist, Perera to Gilchrist, OUT (LBW) 25/1
11.6 to Ponting, Perera to Ponting, OUT, Gone! slower delivery on the middle and leg stump, Ponting charges down the ground and drives it, got beaten completly, ball impacts with stumps, Ponting departs 58/2
View wicket CRD Fernando 10 0 60 1 6.00 33 6 1 (2w)
38.2 to Martyn, Fernando to Martyn, OUT, bowled him! yorker on the block hole, Martyn swings acorss it and got beaten, ball crashed into the stumps 238/4
  M Muralitharan 10 1 67 0 6.70 29 1 4 (2w)
  TM Dilshan 8 0 55 0 6.87 18 1 1 (1w)
View wicket J Mubarak 2 0 10 1 5.00 5 0 0
39.2 to Symonds, Mubarak to Symonds, OUT, Oh dear! unlucky Symonds, flighed delivery on the stump, Symonds drives wide of the bowler in air, ball hit the non-striker Clarke and balloons towards mid wicket, Dilshan complete the catch and Symonds has to walk back 238/5
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 319 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga b Lee 2 1 2 0 0 100.00
0.2 Lee to Tharanga, OUT, Got'em! perfect inswinging yorker on the off stump, Thranga defends it on the front foot, beaten and ball crashes into the stumps 2/1
View dismissal J Mubarak c Ponting b Lee 1 15 4 0 0 25.00
2.4 caught Ponting 11/2
View dismissal MG Vandort run out (Ponting/Symonds) 48 147 117 3 0 41.02
35.1 Symonds to Jayawardene, Symonds to Jayawardene, OUT, Run Out! low full toss outside the off stump, Jayawardene drives it to short mid wicket, Ponting picks it up and throws to Symonds, Vandort who already half the way fail to make the crease, soft dismisal 118/5
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Martyn b Bracken 16 35 31 2 0 51.61
10.6 Bracken to Sangakkara, OUT, Danger man gone! pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in, Sangakkara tries to work that on side, top edged, simple catch taken by Martyn at mid-off 32/3
View dismissal TM Dilshan b Bracken 29 66 37 3 0 78.37
27.1 Bracken to Dilshan, OUT, Gone! good length delivery just outside the off stump, Dilshan swung across the line of off stump, inside edge and ball hit the off stump, a much need break through 93/4
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c & b Hopes 50 60 47 4 0 106.38
44.2 Hopes to Jayawardene, OUT, Another one down! slower delivery outside the off stump, Jayawardene drives it straight back to the bowler, Hopes took the catch on his follow-through, good innings by Jayawardene comes to the end 176/7
View dismissal MS Atapattu* c Katich b Hogg 9 8 11 0 0 81.81
38.1 Hogg to Atapattu, OUT, flighted one outside the off stump, Atapattu tries to clear the mid-off fielder, drives it to air, good catch taken by Katich there 137/6
RP Arnold not out 27 40 36 1 0 75.00
WPUJC Vaas not out 7 19 15 0 0 46.66
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 8) 13
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs; 199 mins) 202 (4.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 7 0 29 2 4.14 26 1 0 (4w)
0.2 to Tharanga, Lee to Tharanga, OUT, Got'em! perfect inswinging yorker on the off stump, Thranga defends it on the front foot, beaten and ball crashes into the stumps 2/1
2.4 to Mubarak, caught Ponting 11/2
  GD McGrath 9 1 29 0 3.22 35 3 0 (1w)
View wickets NW Bracken 8 2 11 2 1.37 39 0 0
10.6 to Sangakkara, Bracken to Sangakkara, OUT, Danger man gone! pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in, Sangakkara tries to work that on side, top edged, simple catch taken by Martyn at mid-off 32/3
27.1 to Dilshan, Bracken to Dilshan, OUT, Gone! good length delivery just outside the off stump, Dilshan swung across the line of off stump, inside edge and ball hit the off stump, a much need break through 93/4
View wicket JR Hopes 9 1 35 1 3.88 32 2 0 (1w)
44.2 to Jayawardene, Hopes to Jayawardene, OUT, Another one down! slower delivery outside the off stump, Jayawardene drives it straight back to the bowler, Hopes took the catch on his follow-through, good innings by Jayawardene comes to the end 176/7
View wicket GB Hogg 10 0 57 1 5.70 27 4 0 (2w)
38.1 to Atapattu, Hogg to Atapattu, OUT, flighted one outside the off stump, Atapattu tries to clear the mid-off fielder, drives it to air, good catch taken by Katich there 137/6
  A Symonds 4 0 20 0 5.00 9 1 0
  MJ Clarke 3 0 16 0 5.33 6 1 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Points - Australia 5, Sri Lanka 0
ODI debut - MG Vandort (Sri Lanka)
Australia replacement - GB Hogg for DR Martyn (Sri Lanka innings, 24.0 ov)
Sri Lanka replacement - MG Vandort for M Muralitharan (Sri Lanka innings, 0.2 ov)
Player of the match - A Symonds (Australia)
Umpires - MR Benson (England) and SJA Taufel
TV umpire - RL Parry
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • 4th Umpire - JD Ward
    • Australia innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Australia: 50 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Australia - 64/2 in 15.0 overs (SM Katich 30, DR Martyn 1)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Australia: 100 runs in 18.1 overs (112 balls), Extras 8
    • SM Katich: 50 off 69 balls (4 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 27.4 overs (169 balls), Extras 9
    • DR Martyn: 50 off 51 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 179/3 in 32.0 overs (DR Martyn 50, A Symonds 33)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 34.3 overs (213 balls), Extras 12
    • A Symonds: 50 off 48 balls (3 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 41.6 overs (260 balls), Extras 16
    • Australia: 300 runs in 48.6 overs (302 balls), Extras 16
    • Crowd: 33,930
 
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