Commonwealth Bank Series, 3rd Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Feb 10, 2012
Australia won by 5 runs
10 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

Kulasekara to Wade, OUT, Kula strikes and removes Wade, with Malinga v Warner grabbing all the attention at the other end, gets it to lift and move away from just short of a length, Wade pushes with an angled bat and Sanga takes a neat catch low to his left

MS Wade c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 1 (15m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Australia 22/1   DA Warner 20* (14b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 1.1-0-6-1

Malinga to Ponting, OUT, they have got the big one! the old problem returns to haunt Ponting, the front foot was planted a mile across, he had to work a lot to get the bat in front of pad, was late in doing that, by that time the length ball had crashed into the front pad after moving in, would that have gone down leg, the umpire does not think so, replays show it would have just clipped leg stump

RT Ponting lbw b Malinga 1 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Australia 26/2   DA Warner 22* (18b 3x4)   SL Malinga 2.3-0-17-1

Mathews to Warner, OUT, Angelo has done what Malinga could not, he has gone through Warner and rattled his stumps, excellent line, angled across the left-hander on a good length, and then nipped back in to sneak in between bat and pad, hit off and middle, Warner was playing the original angle and was done in by the movement, seems that he got an inside edge

DA Warner b Mathews 34 (45m 29b 4x4 1x6) SR: 117.24

Australia 50/3   MJ Clarke 11* (15b 1x4)   AD Mathews 0.5-0-4-1

Kulasekara to MEK Hussey, OUT, Sri Lanka have bettered their brilliance in the field, Kula ups the standards with a leaping blinder, Hussey pushed half-heartedly at a pitched up delivery, it popped in the air down the pitch to Kula's right, the bowler recovered from his followthrough to leap at the ball one-handed and did not let go of it as he landed back on earth

MEK Hussey c & b Kulasekara 23 (34m 32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.87

Australia 81/4   MJ Clarke 19* (38b 1x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 7-0-23-2

Malinga to DJ Hussey, OUT, Malinga has broken the stand, leading edge dying on short extra cover, Thirimanne does well to react quickly, goes down to his left to take the catch, David Hussey was looking to turn the length ball on leg

DJ Hussey c Thirimanne b Malinga 27 (41m 38b 2x4 1x6) SR: 71.05

Australia 130/5   MJ Clarke 38* (58b 3x4)   SL Malinga 5.4-0-36-2

Senanayake to Christian, OUT, down the track to the flighted delivery, misses the heave as this one does not turn in, Sanga does not miss the take even as the ball bounces, he hops in the air as he collects and the bails are off

DT Christian st †Sangakkara b Senanayake 33 (51m 44b 4x4 1x6) SR: 75.00

Australia 186/6   MJ Clarke 56* (86b 4x4)   SMSM Senanayake 7.4-0-41-1

Mathews to Clarke, OUT, gone! with more than nine overs to go, Mahela takes out Clarke who is furious at getting out, he worked this length ball in the air from middle and Mahela went low to his right quickly to take the catch at midwicket

MJ Clarke c Jayawardene b Mathews 57 (157m 88b 4x4 0x6) SR: 64.77

Australia 190/7   RJ Harris 3* (4b)   AD Mathews 6.4-0-23-2

Senanayake to Harris, OUT, Australia continue to lose wickets, the top spinner bounces a lot outside off stump, and Harris cuts it straight to backward point

RJ Harris c Kulasekara b Senanayake 3 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Australia 192/8   CJ McKay 2* (2b)   SMSM Senanayake 8.5-0-43-2

Prasad to Starc, OUT, taken at long off! Starc tries to clobber the length ball down the ground, ends up slicing it in front of long off, the fielder comes in, misjudges the take initially, but does well to tumble forward and grab it in the end

MA Starc c Tharanga b Prasad 14 (27m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

Australia 224/9   CJ McKay 20* (20b 3x4)   KTGD Prasad 9-0-55-1

Prasad to McKay, OUT, outstanding catch in the deep ends the innings, McKay had backed away, Prasad angled the short ball in, McKay smoked it off the middle of the bat, it seemed headed for six over deep midwicket but Thirimanne came screaming in to his left, and reached out with both hands to pouch the ball just as it was about to sail over the rope, he did well to pull his left hand away from the boundary as he fell down

CJ McKay c Thirimanne b Prasad 25 (39m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Australia 231/10   XJ Doherty 2* (2b)   KTGD Prasad 9.1-0-55-2





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