VB Series, 2nd Final: Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Feb 12, 2006
VB Series - 2nd final
Australia won by 167 runs
12 February 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Dilshan b Vaas 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
0.2 OUT; short and shaping away outside off stump, Gilchrist cuts it hard but fails to keep it down and ball straight in to Dilshan at backward point, good sharp catch towards his right 0/1
View dismissal SM Katich lbw b Vaas 1 10 5 0 0 20.00
2.1 Two down! good length ball on the off stump, nipping in this time, Katich gets trapped in front of the wicket, excellent bowling 2/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Vaas b Perera 124 178 127 9 3 97.63
40.4 Ponting gone! slower ball outside off stump, Ponting moves forward and lofts it high in the air to long-off, good catch by Vaas under pressure 247/4
View dismissal DR Martyn c Jayawardene b Vaas 8 4 5 2 0 160.00
2.6 Three down! short of length on the off stump, angling away, Martyn pushes on the back-foot and ball takes the edge, Jayawardene at wide first slip takes a good catch towards his right 10/3
View dismissal A Symonds lbw b Vaas 151 194 127 13 3 118.89
47.1 yorker length ball on the stumps, Symonds tries to paddle it away to fine leg and misses, ball strikes his pads plumb in front, great innigns comes to an end 320/5
MJ Clarke not out 54 46 28 6 0 192.85
MEK Hussey not out 23 15 8 3 1 287.50
Extras (lb 1, w 4, nb 2) 7
  Total (5 wickets; 50 overs; 227 mins) 368 (7.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets WPUJC Vaas 10 0 56 4 5.60 33 8 0 (1nb)
0.2 to Gilchrist, OUT; short and shaping away outside off stump, Gilchrist cuts it hard but fails to keep it down and ball straight in to Dilshan at backward point, good sharp catch towards his right 0/1
2.1 to Katich, Two down! good length ball on the off stump, nipping in this time, Katich gets trapped in front of the wicket, excellent bowling 2/2
2.6 to Martyn, Three down! short of length on the off stump, angling away, Martyn pushes on the back-foot and ball takes the edge, Jayawardene at wide first slip takes a good catch towards his right 10/3
47.1 to Symonds, yorker length ball on the stumps, Symonds tries to paddle it away to fine leg and misses, ball strikes his pads plumb in front, great innigns comes to an end 320/5
View wicket PDRL Perera 10 1 72 1 7.20 29 9 1 (2w)
40.4 to Ponting, Ponting gone! slower ball outside off stump, Ponting moves forward and lofts it high in the air to long-off, good catch by Vaas under pressure 247/4
  KMDN Kulasekara 5 0 41 0 8.20 15 4 2
  M Muralitharan 10 0 99 0 9.90 11 6 3 (1nb)
  TM Dilshan 2 0 10 0 5.00 4 0 0
  ST Jayasuriya 8 0 52 0 6.50 13 3 0 (1w)
  HMCM Bandara 5 0 37 0 7.40 10 3 1 (1w)
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 369 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MS Atapattu* c †Gilchrist b Clark 24 63 35 2 0 68.57
13.5 good length ball outside off stump, not much of swing, Atapattu charges down the track and tries to loft it over offside, gets the big edge and Gilchrist takes an easy catch 74/3
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Lee b Bracken 0 7 6 0 0 0.00
1.4 Gone! good length ball on the leg stump, Jaysuriya flicks in the air and straight to Lee at short fine leg 4/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara b Bracken 13 18 13 3 0 100.00
5.3 good length ball on the off stump, swinging away a bit, Sangakkara charges down the track and tries to loft, completely misses and ball crashes into the off stump 26/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene b Hogg 50 67 48 8 0 104.16
20.1 short of length outside off stump, turning in, Jayawardene goes for the cut and getes an inside edge onto the stumps 116/4
RP Arnold not out 64 102 62 6 1 103.22
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Ponting b Symonds 13 12 14 2 0 92.85
23.6 flighted ball outside off stump, Dilshan charges down the track and hits it straight to Ponting at cover 139/5
View dismissal CK Kapugedera run out (Clarke/†Gilchrist) 1 5 3 0 0 33.33
25.1 from Symonds, Run out! flighted ball outside off stump, driven and rolls to mid-on, Clarke runs across from mid-wicket and dives to stop the ball, mix-up and Clarke throws at the strikers end, Kapugedera nowhere in the picture and is half way down 145/6
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c Clarke b Hogg 0 3 6 0 0 0.00
26.2 flighted ball around the off stump, batsman defends on the front-foot and gets the outside edge, Clarke takes a good catch at slip 146/7
View dismissal HMCM Bandara c Clark b Symonds 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
27.4 flighed ball, Bandar charges down and lofts it striaght to Clark at long-off 147/8
View dismissal M Muralitharan c Lewis b Bracken 27 38 24 2 2 112.50
35.2 slower ball on the off stump, Muralitharan once again goes for the slog sweep, gets the top edge and ball goes high in the air behind square, Lewis runs from short fine leg and takes a good catch 200/9
View dismissal PDRL Perera c Ponting b Bracken 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
35.6 good length ball just outside off stump, Perera swings at it and gets the topm edge, ball loops to cover and Ponting takes a simple catch 201/10
Extras (lb 4, w 2, nb 3) 9
  Total (all out; 36 overs; 166 mins) 201 (5.58 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  B Lee 8 0 42 0 5.25 33 5 1 (3nb, 1w)
View wickets NW Bracken 6 0 30 4 5.00 22 5 0 (1w)
1.4 to Jayasuriya, Gone! good length ball on the leg stump, Jaysuriya flicks in the air and straight to Lee at short fine leg 4/1
5.3 to Sangakkara, good length ball on the off stump, swinging away a bit, Sangakkara charges down the track and tries to loft, completely misses and ball crashes into the off stump 26/2
35.2 to Muralitharan, slower ball on the off stump, Muralitharan once again goes for the slog sweep, gets the top edge and ball goes high in the air behind square, Lewis runs from short fine leg and takes a good catch 200/9
35.6 to Perera, good length ball just outside off stump, Perera swings at it and gets the topm edge, ball loops to cover and Ponting takes a simple catch 201/10
View wicket SR Clark 5 0 28 1 5.60 15 3 0
13.5 to Atapattu, good length ball outside off stump, not much of swing, Atapattu charges down the track and tries to loft it over offside, gets the big edge and Gilchrist takes an easy catch 74/3
  ML Lewis 5 0 30 0 6.00 13 3 0
View wickets A Symonds 5 1 32 2 6.40 15 5 0
23.6 to Dilshan, flighted ball outside off stump, Dilshan charges down the track and hits it straight to Ponting at cover 139/5
27.4 to Bandara, flighed ball, Bandar charges down and lofts it striaght to Clark at long-off 147/8
View wickets GB Hogg 7 0 35 2 5.00 25 2 2
20.1 to Jayawardene, short of length outside off stump, turning in, Jayawardene goes for the cut and getes an inside edge onto the stumps 116/4
26.2 to Vaas, flighted ball around the off stump, batsman defends on the front-foot and gets the outside edge, Clarke takes a good catch at slip 146/7

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Best-of-3-finals level 1-1
Australia replacement - ML Lewis for DR Martyn (Sri Lanka innings, 8.0 ov)
Sri Lanka replacement - HMCM Bandara for KMDN Kulasekara (Australia innings, 24.0 ov)
Player of the match - A Symonds (Australia)
Umpires - MR Benson (England) and PD Parker
TV umpire - DJ Harper
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • 4th Umpire - NSD Fowler
    • Australia innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Australia: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (64 balls), Extras 3
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (RT Ponting 39, A Symonds 13, Ex 2)
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 52 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 17.4 overs (108 balls), Extras 3
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 115 balls (RT Ponting 61, A Symonds 43, Ex 4)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 22.1 - 27.0
    • A Symonds: 50 off 61 balls (4 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 26.4 overs (164 balls), Extras 5
    • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 157 balls (RT Ponting 85, A Symonds 69, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 178/3 in 31.0 overs (RT Ponting 90, A Symonds 73)
    • RT Ponting: 100 off 108 balls (6 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 34.4 overs (213 balls), Extras 6
    • 4th Wicket: 200 runs in 211 balls (RT Ponting 108, A Symonds 97, Ex 5)
    • A Symonds: 100 off 101 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 40.6 overs (251 balls), Extras 6
    • Australia: 300 runs in 45.3 overs (278 balls), Extras 6
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 30 balls (A Symonds 32, MJ Clarke 21, Ex 0)
    • A Symonds: 150 off 125 balls (13 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 48.6 overs (300 balls), Extras 7
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 27 balls (5 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (64 balls), Extras 4
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 77/3 in 15.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 34, RP Arnold 2)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 17.2 overs (107 balls), Extras 4
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 47 balls (8 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 28.3 overs (174 balls), Extras 7
    • RP Arnold: 50 off 48 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 176/8 in 32.0 overs (RP Arnold 51, M Muralitharan 15)
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (RP Arnold 25, M Muralitharan 27, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 35.1 overs (216 balls), Extras 9
 
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