Commonwealth Bank Series, 12th Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Feb 29, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 13 runs
29 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MDK Perera lbw b Lee 5 20 12 0 0 41.66
4.4 but he's got him this time...with a slower ball, a yorker which ducks in low and in line with middle, zooms under the bat and traps him plumb 12/1
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Hussey b Bracken 23 42 32 2 1 71.87
9.2 the ball climbs on him outside off and Jayasuriya prods an outside edge through on the front foot, Hussey takes the catch at first slip 32/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Hussey b Johnson 11 35 26 2 0 42.30
12.3 boomed in from over the wicket in line with off, Sangakkara's head and bat go one way, the ball the other, hard through to Hussey who takes another catch at first slip, this one clinging on well with two hands 42/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* lbw b Hogg 50 95 66 5 0 75.75
31.6 a huge and sustained appeal as the umpire deliberates before giving him out, trapped on the front foot by the flipper, moving back in to middle and off 125/5
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c †Gilchrist b Hopes 2 33 23 0 0 8.69
19.5 moved off the pitch, left him a touch, and Kapugedera leaves his bat dangling away from his body, the ball travelling on through to Gilchrist who takes it without alarm 61/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan run out (Hopes) 62 96 70 3 0 88.57
44.2 Hopes to Silva, on off, pushed forward and Hopes does well to run up and underarm on to the stumps, Dilshan goes 185/6
View dismissal LPC Silva c Johnson b Bracken 35 66 48 4 0 72.91
47.4 over the wicket now, the batsman comes down the ground and drives up hard and high out to Johnson at long-on who holds on just below his neck 206/7
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara b Bracken 14 29 22 1 0 63.63
49.6 slower ball aimed on off, the batsman goes to pull, is through the shot too quickly and leaves the hugest gap for the ball to go on and crahs into the top of off, leaving Bracken with four wickets 221/10
View dismissal SL Malinga c Hopes b Lee 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
48.2 short ball, which is pulled high and higher over towards Hopes who has to come in a fair few metres, the batsman not getting over it and he goes for a golden duck in the interests of trying to boost the score 208/8
View dismissal M Muralitharan b Bracken 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
49.2 comprehensively yorked, Muralitharan backing away to try to club-cut to the covers and exposing his stumps which are subsequently shattered as he chops back on 212/9
MKDI Amerasinghe not out 5 5 2 1 0 250.00
Extras (lb 1, w 8, nb 4) 13
  Total (all out; 50 overs; 220 mins) 221 (4.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 10 1 55 2 5.50 31 4 1 (2nb, 1w)
4.4 to Perera, but he's got him this time...with a slower ball, a yorker which ducks in low and in line with middle, zooms under the bat and traps him plumb 12/1
48.2 to Malinga, short ball, which is pulled high and higher over towards Hopes who has to come in a fair few metres, the batsman not getting over it and he goes for a golden duck in the interests of trying to boost the score 208/8
View wickets NW Bracken 10 3 29 4 2.90 43 4 0
9.2 to Jayasuriya, the ball climbs on him outside off and Jayasuriya prods an outside edge through on the front foot, Hussey takes the catch at first slip 32/2
47.4 to Silva, over the wicket now, the batsman comes down the ground and drives up hard and high out to Johnson at long-on who holds on just below his neck 206/7
49.2 to Muralitharan, comprehensively yorked, Muralitharan backing away to try to club-cut to the covers and exposing his stumps which are subsequently shattered as he chops back on 212/9
49.6 to Kulasekara, slower ball aimed on off, the batsman goes to pull, is through the shot too quickly and leaves the hugest gap for the ball to go on and crahs into the top of off, leaving Bracken with four wickets 221/10
View wicket MG Johnson 10 1 54 1 5.40 36 6 0 (2nb, 2w)
12.3 to Sangakkara, boomed in from over the wicket in line with off, Sangakkara's head and bat go one way, the ball the other, hard through to Hussey who takes another catch at first slip, this one clinging on well with two hands 42/3
View wicket JR Hopes 8 0 32 1 4.00 25 2 0
19.5 to Kapugedera, moved off the pitch, left him a touch, and Kapugedera leaves his bat dangling away from his body, the ball travelling on through to Gilchrist who takes it without alarm 61/4
View wicket GB Hogg 10 1 33 1 3.30 36 1 0
31.6 to Jayawardene, a huge and sustained appeal as the umpire deliberates before giving him out, trapped on the front foot by the flipper, moving back in to middle and off 125/5
  MJ Clarke 2 0 17 0 8.50 4 1 0 (2w)
  Australia innings (target: 222 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Malinga b Kulasekara 83 78 50 11 2 166.00
15.4 fabulous catch by Malinga! Gilchrist goes for the aerial drive once more, booming the ball up to long-off where Malinga charges round and takes the ball in front of him on the slide, great catch to end a great innings 113/2
View dismissal JR Hopes b Muralitharan 28 70 42 3 0 66.66
14.4 ah, what's gone on here, the ball past him and nudges the off stump and the bail comes off, it takes a while to realise he's actually bowled, as it could also have been a stumping by Sangakkara and Hopes had moved in front of the stumps so you couldn't see at first look whether he was bowled or not 107/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* lbw b Kulasekara 1 25 11 0 0 9.09
19.3 a great ball to dismiss Ponting, beating his outside edge as he squares up to get behind it, the ball pitching outside off and would have gone on to take middle and off 115/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke b Amerasinghe 0 11 11 0 0 0.00
18.3 cleans him up with a beauty! Clarke's gone for a duck and starts the long walk back after the ball pitched outside off and nipped back to hit the stumps 115/3
View dismissal A Symonds c †Sangakkara b Amerasinghe 0 9 4 0 0 0.00
20.1 down leg and Symonds appears to have strangled it through to the keeper, there was certainly a snick and indeed he has been given! 115/5
View dismissal MEK Hussey b Kapugedera 5 48 25 0 0 20.00
29.3 terrific delivery to clean bowl Hussey, the ball curling in and knocking back the stumps, the batsman caught in the crease as he stands back to defend 142/7
View dismissal BJ Haddin lbw b Malinga 7 14 13 0 0 53.84
23.2 cracking yorker right up there on middle and the umpire needed only a fraction of a second to put up the finger. Haddin was completely beaten with the change of pace there, stabbing down on the ball 123/6
View dismissal GB Hogg lbw b Muralitharan 21 49 35 0 0 60.00
34.5 a huge shout from Sangakkara as Muralitharan plants the ball on middle and leg, Hogg presses forward too late and is rapped in line with off 158/8
View dismissal B Lee b Jayasuriya 37 80 59 2 1 62.71
48.1 another inspired decision by Jayawardene! Jayasuriya strikes with his first delivery of the match at a crucial time, the batsman trying to pull across the line and he got an inside edge back on to leg stump and all the stumps wobble 208/10
View dismissal MG Johnson c Jayawardene b Amerasinghe 3 17 13 0 0 23.07
39.1 catch of the night, sends tingles down the spine, and an inspired change too by the same man Jayawardene. Well bowled, drawing him into the drive, and a thick edge skews very wide of Jayawardene at first slip but he leaps out of nowhere with a horizontal dive to snatch it to his left 173/9
NW Bracken not out 14 42 26 1 0 53.84
Extras (lb 3, w 6) 9
  Total (all out; 48.1 overs; 225 mins) 208 (4.31 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 9 1 48 1 5.33 34 7 0 (2w)
23.2 to Haddin, cracking yorker right up there on middle and the umpire needed only a fraction of a second to put up the finger. Haddin was completely beaten with the change of pace there, stabbing down on the ball 123/6
View wickets KMDN Kulasekara 10 3 36 2 3.60 42 4 0
15.4 to Gilchrist, fabulous catch by Malinga! Gilchrist goes for the aerial drive once more, booming the ball up to long-off where Malinga charges round and takes the ball in front of him on the slide, great catch to end a great innings 113/2
19.3 to Ponting, a great ball to dismiss Ponting, beating his outside edge as he squares up to get behind it, the ball pitching outside off and would have gone on to take middle and off 115/4
View wickets MKDI Amerasinghe 10 2 44 3 4.40 39 2 1 (1w)
18.3 to Clarke, cleans him up with a beauty! Clarke's gone for a duck and starts the long walk back after the ball pitched outside off and nipped back to hit the stumps 115/3
20.1 to Symonds, down leg and Symonds appears to have strangled it through to the keeper, there was certainly a snick and indeed he has been given! 115/5
39.1 to Johnson, catch of the night, sends tingles down the spine, and an inspired change too by the same man Jayawardene. Well bowled, drawing him into the drive, and a thick edge skews very wide of Jayawardene at first slip but he leaps out of nowhere with a horizontal dive to snatch it to his left 173/9
View wickets M Muralitharan 10 0 42 2 4.20 38 3 1 (1w)
14.4 to Hopes, ah, what's gone on here, the ball past him and nudges the off stump and the bail comes off, it takes a while to realise he's actually bowled, as it could also have been a stumping by Sangakkara and Hopes had moved in front of the stumps so you couldn't see at first look whether he was bowled or not 107/1
34.5 to Hogg, a huge shout from Sangakkara as Muralitharan plants the ball on middle and leg, Hogg presses forward too late and is rapped in line with off 158/8
View wicket CK Kapugedera 6 0 24 1 4.00 21 0 1 (2w)
29.3 to Hussey, terrific delivery to clean bowl Hussey, the ball curling in and knocking back the stumps, the batsman caught in the crease as he stands back to defend 142/7
  MDK Perera 3 0 11 0 3.66 11 1 0
View wicket ST Jayasuriya 0.1 0 0 1 0.00 1 0 0
48.1 to Lee, another inspired decision by Jayawardene! Jayasuriya strikes with his first delivery of the match at a crucial time, the batsman trying to pull across the line and he got an inside edge back on to leg stump and all the stumps wobble 208/10

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 4, Australia 0
Player of the match - AC Gilchrist (Australia)
Umpires - DJ Harper and AL Hill (New Zealand)
TV umpire - BNJ Oxenford
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - AP Ward

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 47/3 in 16.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 5, CK Kapugedera 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 16.4 overs (102 balls), Extras 2
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 27.1 overs (168 balls), Extras 6
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 23, TM Dilshan 20, Ex 9)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 65 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 125/5 in 32.0 overs (TM Dilshan 23)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 36.6 overs (229 balls), Extras 11
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 61 balls (2 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (TM Dilshan 32, LPC Silva 17, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 47.2 overs (293 balls), Extras 13
    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (49 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (AC Gilchrist 34, JR Hopes 15, Ex 1)
    • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 35 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Australia: 100 runs in 12.6 overs (80 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 80 balls (AC Gilchrist 76, JR Hopes 24, Ex 2)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 16.1 - 21.0
    • Drinks: Australia - 141/6 in 29.0 overs (MEK Hussey 5, GB Hogg 13)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 31.0 overs (190 balls), Extras 5
    • Australia: 200 runs in 46.1 overs (283 balls), Extras 9
 
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