VB Series, 3rd Final: Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Feb 14, 2006
VB Series - 3rd final
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
14 February 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MS Atapattu* c Symonds b Bracken 7 16 1 0 43.75
7.5 Two down! fuller length ball outside off stump, angled across, Atapattu moves forward and drives but ends up slicing it in the air to cover, Symonds jumos and plucks it out of thin air at cover in one hand, great catch! 28/2
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Symonds b Bracken 6 12 1 0 50.00
3.1 full length ball on the off stump and shaping away from the left-hander, Jayasuriya tries to flick it away to square leg, ball takes the leading edge and goes high in the air to short cover, Symonds gets underneath and takes the skier 7/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara lbw b Clarke 59 85 5 0 69.41
28.2 Clarke strikes! full and flat on the middle and off stump, Sangakkara tries to work it away to onside, misses and ball strikes the pads, caught plumb in front 128/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Katich b Clark 86 91 8 0 94.50
40.6 full length delivery outside off stump, Jayawardene makes room exposing the stumps and reaches for the ball, square drives flat and straight to Katich at backward point 204/4
View dismissal RP Arnold c Ponting b Bracken 76 71 4 0 107.04
48.5 good length ball around the off stump, Arnold swings at it and mistimes in the air to mid-wicket, Ponting runs backward and just stretches outward on his back and brings off a stunner 259/7
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Hussey b Clark 3 4 0 0 75.00
42.2 full length ball outside off stump, Dilshan moves across the stumps and tries to scoop over short fine leg fielder but straight to Hussey at short fine leg, flat catch taken 213/5
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c Symonds b Lewis 9 6 0 1 150.00
45.2 slower ball outside off stump, Kapugedera lofts it on the front-foot to deep cover, Symonds runs in and dives in front to take it inches above the ground to bring off a spectacular catch 238/6
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas run out (Lee/Lewis) 11 12 0 0 91.66
49.6 Lewis to Fernando, full length ball, driven to long-off and they take off for the second run, Lee fires in the throw to Lewis who whips off the bails, Vaas half-way down 266/9
View dismissal M Muralitharan run out (†Gilchrist) 3 3 0 0 100.00
49.5 from Lewis, Muralitharan uses his feet and swings, misses and looks for a single but Vaas sends him back, Gilchrist quick to take off the gloves and hits direct at the strikers end, Murali nowhere in the picture 265/8
CRD Fernando not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 2, w 2, nb 1) 5
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 266 (5.32 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  B Lee 10 0 58 0 5.80 27 4 1 (1w)
View wickets NW Bracken 10 1 44 3 4.40 33 4 0
3.1 to Jayasuriya, full length ball on the off stump and shaping away from the left-hander, Jayasuriya tries to flick it away to square leg, ball takes the leading edge and goes high in the air to short cover, Symonds gets underneath and takes the skier 7/1
7.5 to Atapattu, Two down! fuller length ball outside off stump, angled across, Atapattu moves forward and drives but ends up slicing it in the air to cover, Symonds jumos and plucks it out of thin air at cover in one hand, great catch! 28/2
48.5 to Arnold, good length ball around the off stump, Arnold swings at it and mistimes in the air to mid-wicket, Ponting runs backward and just stretches outward on his back and brings off a stunner 259/7
View wicket ML Lewis 10 1 52 1 5.20 29 4 0 (1nb)
45.2 to Kapugedera, slower ball outside off stump, Kapugedera lofts it on the front-foot to deep cover, Symonds runs in and dives in front to take it inches above the ground to bring off a spectacular catch 238/6
View wickets SR Clark 10 0 45 2 4.50 28 3 0
40.6 to Jayawardene, full length delivery outside off stump, Jayawardene makes room exposing the stumps and reaches for the ball, square drives flat and straight to Katich at backward point 204/4
42.2 to Dilshan, full length ball outside off stump, Dilshan moves across the stumps and tries to scoop over short fine leg fielder but straight to Hussey at short fine leg, flat catch taken 213/5
  A Symonds 5 0 39 0 7.80 5 4 0
View wicket MJ Clarke 5 0 26 1 5.20 11 0 0 (1w)
28.2 to Sangakkara, Clarke strikes! full and flat on the middle and off stump, Sangakkara tries to work it away to onside, misses and ball strikes the pads, caught plumb in front 128/3
  Australia innings (target: 267 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist b Muralitharan 122 91 13 4 134.06
32.2 flighted ball outside off stump, doosra, Gilchrist comes down the track and tries to smash through off side but gets beaten, ball goes right between bat and pad and crashes into the stumps 196/1
SM Katich not out 107 142 9 0 75.35
RT Ponting* not out 28 41 1 0 68.29
Extras (lb 5, w 4, nb 1) 10
  Total (1 wicket; 45.3 overs) 267 (5.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  WPUJC Vaas 10 0 45 0 4.50 36 6 0
  PDRL Perera 8 1 50 0 6.25 26 6 1 (1w)
  CRD Fernando 6 0 45 0 7.50 14 5 1 (1nb, 1w)
  TM Dilshan 3.3 0 21 0 6.00 7 1 0
View wicket M Muralitharan 10 1 50 1 5.00 34 5 0 (2w)
32.2 to Gilchrist, flighted ball outside off stump, doosra, Gilchrist comes down the track and tries to smash through off side but gets beaten, ball goes right between bat and pad and crashes into the stumps 196/1
  HMCM Bandara 6 0 36 0 6.00 12 0 1
  DPMD Jayawardene 2 0 15 0 7.50 4 0 1

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the best-of-3-finals 2-1
Sri Lanka replacement - HMCM Bandara for CK Kapugedera (Australia innings, 24.1 ov)
Player of the match - AC Gilchrist (Australia)
Player of the series - A Symonds (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and DJ Harper
TV umpire - PD Parker
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • 4th umpire: BNJ Oxenford
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 14.1 overs (86 balls), Extras 1
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 64/2 in 16.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 31, DPMD Jayawardene 19)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (KC Sangakkara 25, DPMD Jayawardene 25, Ex 0)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 70 balls (5 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 23.5 overs (144 balls), Extras 1
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 54 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 133/3 in 30.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 56, RP Arnold 3)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 31.5 overs (192 balls), Extras 2
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 23, RP Arnold 28, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 39.5 overs (241 balls), Extras 3
    • RP Arnold: 50 off 48 balls (3 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 47.5 overs (290 balls), Extras 5
    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 11.4 overs (70 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (AC Gilchrist 24, SM Katich 26, Ex 0)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Australia - 86/0 in 17.0 overs (AC Gilchrist 49, SM Katich 36)
    • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 38 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 17.5 overs (108 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 108 balls (AC Gilchrist 61, SM Katich 41, Ex 2)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 24.4 overs (150 balls), Extras 5
    • AC Gilchrist: 100 off 67 balls (13 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 152 balls (AC Gilchrist 102, SM Katich 53, Ex 5)
    • SM Katich: 50 off 83 balls (5 x 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 32.6 overs (200 balls), Extras 5
    • Australia: 250 runs in 43.1 overs (263 balls), Extras 9
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (SM Katich 32, RT Ponting 23, Ex 4)
    • SM Katich: 100 off 136 balls (8 x 4)
 
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