VB Series, 2005/06 / Commentary

VB Series - 3rd final

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)

7.6

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, good line and length delivery, Jayawardene defends

Sri Lanka 28/2   DPMD Jayawardene 0* (1b)

9.1

Bracken to Jayawardene, 2 runs, full and on the legs, Jayawardene inside edges onto the pads and ball runs away fine

9.2

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, length ball, Jayawardene defends it to Clarke

9.3

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, full delivery, Jayawardene drives on the front-foot to mid-off

9.4

Bracken to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short and wide of off stump, Jayawardene cuts and gets a big edge but no one there at second slip, Lee does well at thirdman to keep them within a couple of runs

9.5

Bracken to Jayawardene, FOUR, line and length, Jayawardene drives the ball through the off side, excellent timing and ball reaches the ropes

9.6

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball and nipping away, Jayawardene tries to run it down to thirdman but gets beaten

Sri Lanka 36/2   DPMD Jayawardene 8* (7b 1x4)

10.2

Lewis to Jayawardene, no run, line and length, Jayawardene defends it on the back-foot

10.3

Lewis to Jayawardene, no run, short of length outside off stump, batsman makes room and tries to cut it away but misses

10.4

Lewis to Jayawardene, no run, good length but down leg, Jayawardene defends off the back foot to square leg

10.5

Lewis to Jayawardene, 1 run, good line and length, Jayawardene defends it on the front-foot wide of mid-on

Sri Lanka 38/2   DPMD Jayawardene 9* (11b 1x4)

11.1

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, Jayawardene defends it away

11.2

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, fraction short around the off stump, Jayawardene punches on the back-foot to Clarke

11.3

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, good line and back of a length, Jayawardene defends off the back foot to offside

11.4

Lee to Jayawardene, 2 runs, wide outside the off stump, Jayawardene driving off the back foot wide of thirdman fielder

11.5

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, length ball, Jayawardene on the back foot defending down the wicket

11.6

Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, short ball banged in, Jayawardene rocks back and pulls it in the air to fine leg, Lewis runs in initially and ball sails over him and reaches the fence

Sri Lanka 44/2   DPMD Jayawardene 15* (17b 2x4)

13.1

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, length ball, Jayawardene drives it away uppishly in the air, one bounce to mid-off fielder

13.2

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, length ball, Jayawardene gets an inside edge onto the pads

13.3

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, length ball, Jayawardene defends off the back foot to cover

13.4

Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, wide outside off stump, Jayawardene cuts it away to thirdman

Sri Lanka 49/2   DPMD Jayawardene 16* (21b 2x4)

14.1

Lewis to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of length ball outside off stump, batsman runs it down to thirdman with an open face

14.4

Lewis to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of length on the middle and leg stump, defended on the back-foot to mid-on

14.6

Lewis to Jayawardene, no run, slower ball, Jayawardene pushes and gets an inside edge to square leg

Sri Lanka 55/2   DPMD Jayawardene 18* (24b 2x4)

15.3

Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, good line and length around the off stump, Jayawardene runs it down to thirdman

15.6

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene charges down the track and tries to smash through offside, bottom edge to cover

Sri Lanka 64/2   DPMD Jayawardene 19* (26b 2x4)

17.1

Clark to Jayawardene, no run, line and length, Jayawardene drives through the off side, fielded by Symonds

17.2

Clark to Jayawardene, 1 run, line and length, Jayawardene works it through the leg side, fielded by Hussey

17.6

Clark to Jayawardene, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, Jayawardene jumps on the back-foot and turns it away behind square

Sri Lanka 73/2   DPMD Jayawardene 21* (29b 2x4)

18.1

Bracken to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene charges down and drives it to mid-off and scampers through the single

Sri Lanka 74/2   DPMD Jayawardene 22* (30b 2x4)

19.1

Clark to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of length and nipping in, Jayawardene works it away on the back-foot to square leg

19.4

Clark to Jayawardene, no run, short leg side delivery, Jayawardene tries to pull it over short fine leg, ball clips the pads to Hogg at short fine leg

19.5

Clark to Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off stump, Jayawardene charges down and tries to loft over offside, gets beaten

19.6

Clark to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of length outside off stump, batsman runs it down to thirdman

Sri Lanka 77/2   DPMD Jayawardene 24* (34b 2x4)

20.1

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, short leg side delivery, Jayawardene hits it into the leg side, fielded by Lee

20.3

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, leg side delivery, Jayawardene glances it away to fine leg

20.5

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, good line but full, Jayawardene drives the ball down the ground to long-on

Sri Lanka 82/2   DPMD Jayawardene 27* (37b 2x4)

21.1

Clark to Jayawardene, no run, fraction short outside off stump, Jayawardene tries to cut and misses

21.2

Clark to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length but wide of the off stump, Jayawardene tries to loft over offside, gets the outside edge to thirdman

Sri Lanka 83/2   DPMD Jayawardene 28* (39b 2x4)

22.3

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, down the leg side, Jayawardene works it through the leg side, fielded by Lee

22.5

Symonds to Jayawardene, no run, leg side delivery, Jayawardene plays but misses the ball

22.6

Symonds to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, Jayawardene defends it away, fielded by Martyn

Sri Lanka 91/2   DPMD Jayawardene 29* (42b 2x4)

23.2

Clark to Jayawardene, FOUR, fraction short outside off stump, Jayawardene cuts it superbly wide of backward point fielder

23.3

Clark to Jayawardene, 1 run, full delivery, Jayawardene drives to long-off

23.5

Clark to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short ball on the leg stump, pulled away to deep backward square leg for a couple of runs

23.6

Clark to Jayawardene, no run, good line and length, Jayawardene defends it on the front-foot down the wicket

Sri Lanka 100/2   DPMD Jayawardene 36* (46b 3x4)

24.3

Symonds to Jayawardene, FOUR, tossed up outside off stump, Jayawardene heaves it on the front-foot with the turn to mid-wicket fence, good placement!

24.4

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length but down leg, Jayawardene turns it away to square leg

24.6

Symonds to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, Jayawardene defends it away to Ponting at mid-wicket

Sri Lanka 107/2   DPMD Jayawardene 41* (49b 4x4)

25.4

Clark to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, Jayawardene flicks and misses, ball clips the pads to short fine leg

Sri Lanka 109/2   DPMD Jayawardene 41* (50b 4x4)

26.1

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, full toss, Jayawardene drives the ball wide of long-off

26.3

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, full delivery, Jayawardene driving, fielded by Hussey

26.5

Symonds to Jayawardene, FOUR, flighted ball around the off stump, Jayawardene sweeps to square leg fence, good shot and placement!

26.6

Symonds to Jayawardene, FOUR, faster one and outside off stump, Jayawardene runs it down to thirdman

Sri Lanka 123/2   DPMD Jayawardene 51* (54b 6x4)

27.3

Clark to Jayawardene, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump, Jayawardene pulls it away to fine leg

27.5

Clark to Jayawardene, 1 run, length but down leg, Jayawardene works it away behind square

Sri Lanka 127/2   DPMD Jayawardene 53* (56b 6x4)

28.1

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length but down leg, Jayawardene hits it into the leg side, fielded by Lee

Sri Lanka 128/2   DPMD Jayawardene 54* (57b 6x4)

29.1

Bracken to Jayawardene, no run, good line and length delivery, Jayawardene pushes forward to defend to cover

29.2

Bracken to Jayawardene, 1 run, fraction short outside off stump, Jayawardene cuts it away to thirdman

29.5

Bracken to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and down leg, Jayawardene pulls, fielded by Martyn

Sri Lanka 133/3   DPMD Jayawardene 56* (60b 6x4)

30.1

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, Jayawardene defends, fielded by Ponting

30.2

Clarke to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short of length outside off stump, Jayawardene cuts it away to deep point

30.3

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, good line and length delivery, Jayawardene defends it to mid-wicket, Symonds has a shy at the bowlers end

30.4

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, too full and on the pads, Jayawardene works it through the leg side

Sri Lanka 136/3   DPMD Jayawardene 59* (64b 6x4)

31.2

Bracken to Jayawardene, FOUR, half volley on the off stump, Jayawardene drives striaght down the ground to long-off fence

31.3

Bracken to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length and wide of the off stump, Jayawardene plays a cut-shot, fielded by Hussey

31.6

Bracken to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length and wide of the off stump, Jayawardene drives on the front foot, fielded by Lewis

Sri Lanka 151/3   DPMD Jayawardene 65* (67b 7x4)

32.1

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 wide, leg side delivery

32.1

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, line and length, Jayawardene pushes forward, fielded by Symonds

32.2

Clarke to Jayawardene, 2 runs, down the leg side, Jayawardene hits it on the leg side, fielded by Bracken

32.3

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Jayawardene works it through the leg side, fielded by Symonds

32.4

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, line and length, Jayawardene hits it into the leg side, fielded by Lee

Sri Lanka 155/3   DPMD Jayawardene 68* (71b 7x4)

33.1

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, good line but too full, Jayawardene drives on the on side, fielded by Hussey

33.3

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball, Jayawardene hits it on the leg side, fielded by Lewis

33.5

Symonds to Jayawardene, 1 run, half volley, Jayawardene works it through the leg side, fielded by Lewis

Sri Lanka 162/3   DPMD Jayawardene 71* (74b 7x4)

34.3

Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length ball outside off stump, Jayawardene drives on the front-foot to sweeper cover

34.6

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, short of length ball around the off stump, defended on the back-foot to cover

Sri Lanka 168/3   DPMD Jayawardene 72* (76b 7x4)

35.2

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, down the leg side, Jayawardene works it through the leg side, fielded by Martyn

35.4

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length but down leg, Jayawardene works it through the leg side, fielded by Martyn

Sri Lanka 172/3   DPMD Jayawardene 74* (78b 7x4)

36.1

Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and wide of the off stump, Jayawardene runs it down to thridman

36.3

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, short ball around the off stump, jayawardene tries to run it down to thirdman and misses it

36.4

Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, batsman plays with an open face to thirdman

36.6

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, good length and outside off stump, bit of away movement, Jayawardene tries to drive on the up and gets beaten

Sri Lanka 178/3   DPMD Jayawardene 76* (82b 7x4)

37.2

Clarke to Jayawardene, no run, flighted and full, driven stright to Ponting at cover

37.3

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball, Jayawardene hits it on the leg side, fielded by Katich

37.5

Clarke to Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball, Jayawardene defends it away, fielded by Ponting

Sri Lanka 182/3   DPMD Jayawardene 78* (85b 7x4)

38.5

Clark to Jayawardene, FOUR, good length ball outside off stump, Jayawardene walks across the stumps and scoops it away over short fine leg

38.6

Clark to Jayawardene, no run, full and wide of the off stump, Jayawardene drives, fielded by Clarke

Sri Lanka 192/3   DPMD Jayawardene 82* (87b 8x4)

39.4

Lewis to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length delivery, Jayawardene hits it on the leg side, fielded by Clark

Sri Lanka 196/3   DPMD Jayawardene 83* (88b 8x4)

40.1

Clark to Jayawardene, 2 runs, wide outside the off stump, Jayawardene drives with an open face to deep point for a couple of runs

40.2

Clark to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length but wide of the off stump, Jayawardene glides it away to thirdman

40.6

Clark to Jayawardene, OUT, 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

DPMD Jayawardene c Katich b Clark 86 (91b 8x4 0x6) SR: 94.50

Sri Lanka 204/4   DPMD Jayawardene 86 (91b 8x4)
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Australia won by 9 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
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Sri Lanka won by 22 runs
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Sri Lanka won by 76 runs
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Feb 14, 2006

Simon Katich celebrates his century which powered Australia to a series win, 3rd Final, Brisbane, February 14, 2006

Simon Katich celebrates his century which powered Australia to a series win

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Feb 14, 2006

The Australian team celebrate their series win, 3rd Final, Brisbane, February 14, 2006

The Australian team celebrate their series win

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