Commonwealth Bank Series, 6th Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Feb 17, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 101 balls remaining) (D/L method)
17 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (41 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner c Maharoof b Malinga 13 23 21 2 0 61.90
4.6 Malinga's hoodwinked Warner in some style here. The pace has yo-yoed from the mid 140s to the low 120s, without any discernible change in action. Warner wasn't spotting them, and tried to take a start down the track this time for the chip. Malinga's offcutter came in slow motion, and Warner was through the shot when it pinged the bat. Too late to properly check the shot. Warner tries to, but ends up popping it straight to Maharoof at mid-on. 21/1
View dismissal MS Wade run out (Perera/Kulasekara) 15 53 36 1 0 41.66
11.3 from Kulasekara, Australia in a hole now. Wade's gone after a mix-up of epic proportions. Thisara Perera has done a Jonty Rhodes in the short cover region. Full length ball outside off, Wade pushed it into the covers, a good five yards to Thisara's right, but he moved like a panther and dived full length to gather it in his palm. Forrest saw Thisara moving and started reluctantly for the single, but chose to go full tilt after Thisara stopped it. Wade had already backed out, meaning both of them were stranded mid-pitch when Thisara had lobbed it to the bowler. Gone by a mile. 37/3
View dismissal RT Ponting* c & b Maharoof 2 21 10 0 0 20.00
10.4 and he's got him! Ponting's poor form extends. He's yet to get to 10 in this series. What a lovely slower ball that. Maharoof sucked Ponting into a drive down the ground with a 117 kph slower ball, and he played it right back at him. Maharoof put his hands up and snaffled it, this is such a fine comeback for him. 37/2
View dismissal PJ Forrest c Mathews b Maharoof 16 42 26 3 0 61.53
20.3 Things getting worse for Australia. At this rate, this game will be over before the rain comes. Maharoof keeps it on a nagging line just outside off, and Forrest flirts with it perilously. The ball kisses the outside edge and settles in the hands of the widish fly slip, who couldn't have been positioned more accurately. 74/5
View dismissal MEK Hussey c †Sangakkara b Mathews 13 23 23 1 1 56.52
17.6 and he's gone next ball. Mathews is beside himself with glee. He keeps this on a length just outside off, and Hussey tries to be cheeky as he plays a cut close to the body. The ball kisses the outside edge and heads straight into Sanga's gloves. 60/4
View dismissal DJ Hussey c Thirimanne b Perera 58 90 64 6 0 90.62
39.2 at long last, Thisara has got DJ caught deep on the off side. He should have had him with his first ball today. Another full ball angling across wide of off stump, Hussey had to reach out and try to carve it in the air. He picked out the sweeper on the off side, who took the catch well. DJ has played his part here, reviving Australia from the doldrums. They have a chance now. 153/9
View dismissal DT Christian lbw b Perera 6 11 13 1 0 46.15
23.3 Another one bites the dust. Thisara has pinned Christian in front with an indipper. He was looking to get across to middle stump and work it to leg, but the ball burst through to hit the pad. Was it missing leg stump? I want to see a replay of that. Right, Hawk-Eye shows it would have missed leg stump. 81/6
View dismissal CJ McKay lbw b Herath 3 15 15 0 0 20.00
28.5 on your bike, young man. Classic left-arm deception from Herath, whose tossed up the left-arm spinners all over. He slyly slides in the arm ball, faster and straight from a slightly shorter length this time. McKay didn't pick it as he thrust the pad forward and played outside the line. The ball thuds into the foam in line with off, and it seems to be crashing into middle. 95/7
View dismissal B Lee run out (Perera) 0 10 9 0 0 0.00
31.2 from Malinga, Sri Lanka are unstoppable on the field! Thisara Perera pulls off another special run out, this time all by himself. Over-pitched outside off, Lee drives wide of mid-off and goes for the single. Thisara cuts the angle quickly as he approaches the ball and hurls it down at the stumps at the bowler's end. Dead-eye. Lee is out by a yard. Gone for a nine-ball blob. 104/8
View dismissal MA Starc run out (Kulasekara) 17 46 24 2 0 70.83
40.5 from Malinga, Kulasekara hits the stumps now down, but has Starc made it? Nope. Another full ball, Starc works it to mid-on and sets off. Kulasekara bounds in and fires in the throw to the bowler's end. Starc is out by half a foot. The CB series should be renamed the Run-out series. 158/10
XJ Doherty not out 2 7 4 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 2, w 11) 13
  Total (all out; 40.5 overs) 158 (3.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 8.5 0 42 1 4.75 34 3 0 (2w)
4.6 to Warner, Malinga's hoodwinked Warner in some style here. The pace has yo-yoed from the mid 140s to the low 120s, without any discernible change in action. Warner wasn't spotting them, and tried to take a start down the track this time for the chip. Malinga's offcutter came in slow motion, and Warner was through the shot when it pinged the bat. Too late to properly check the shot. Warner tries to, but ends up popping it straight to Maharoof at mid-on. 21/1
  KMDN Kulasekara 8 1 29 0 3.62 31 4 0
View wickets MF Maharoof 8 1 18 2 2.25 37 2 0
10.4 to Ponting, and he's got him! Ponting's poor form extends. He's yet to get to 10 in this series. What a lovely slower ball that. Maharoof sucked Ponting into a drive down the ground with a 117 kph slower ball, and he played it right back at him. Maharoof put his hands up and snaffled it, this is such a fine comeback for him. 37/2
20.3 to Forrest, Things getting worse for Australia. At this rate, this game will be over before the rain comes. Maharoof keeps it on a nagging line just outside off, and Forrest flirts with it perilously. The ball kisses the outside edge and settles in the hands of the widish fly slip, who couldn't have been positioned more accurately. 74/5
View wicket AD Mathews 4 0 26 1 6.50 14 3 1
17.6 to MEK Hussey, and he's gone next ball. Mathews is beside himself with glee. He keeps this on a length just outside off, and Hussey tries to be cheeky as he plays a cut close to the body. The ball kisses the outside edge and heads straight into Sanga's gloves. 60/4
View wickets NLTC Perera 7 1 29 2 4.14 25 3 0
23.3 to Christian, Another one bites the dust. Thisara has pinned Christian in front with an indipper. He was looking to get across to middle stump and work it to leg, but the ball burst through to hit the pad. Was it missing leg stump? I want to see a replay of that. Right, Hawk-Eye shows it would have missed leg stump. 81/6
39.2 to DJ Hussey, at long last, Thisara has got DJ caught deep on the off side. He should have had him with his first ball today. Another full ball angling across wide of off stump, Hussey had to reach out and try to carve it in the air. He picked out the sweeper on the off side, who took the catch well. DJ has played his part here, reviving Australia from the doldrums. They have a chance now. 153/9
View wicket HMRKB Herath 5 1 12 1 2.40 23 1 0 (1w)
28.5 to McKay, on your bike, young man. Classic left-arm deception from Herath, whose tossed up the left-arm spinners all over. He slyly slides in the arm ball, faster and straight from a slightly shorter length this time. McKay didn't pick it as he thrust the pad forward and played outside the line. The ball thuds into the foam in line with off, and it seems to be crashing into middle. 95/7
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 152 runs from 41 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
DPMD Jayawardene* not out 61 108 67 5 0 91.04
View dismissal TM Dilshan c DJ Hussey b McKay 45 50 41 4 1 109.75
11.4 Australia will breathe easy, they have a wicket finally. Length ball wide of off stump, the line most likely to trouble a batsman. Dilshan throws his bat at it and gets a thick edge straight to the slip fielder. 74/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Doherty b Lee 30 41 29 4 1 103.44
21.1 Sanga's breezy little hand has come to an end. Full length ball angling into the pads, he tries to hoist over the leg side and gets a big leading edge that goes straight up. Easy catch at mid-on. 133/2
LD Chandimal not out 6 12 8 1 0 75.00
Extras (lb 5, w 5) 10
  Total (2 wickets; 24.1 overs; 108 mins) 152 (6.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket B Lee 7 0 42 1 6.00 21 6 0 (2w)
21.1 to Sangakkara, Sanga's breezy little hand has come to an end. Full length ball angling into the pads, he tries to hoist over the leg side and gets a big leading edge that goes straight up. Easy catch at mid-on. 133/2
  MA Starc 4 0 32 0 8.00 5 1 1 (1w)
View wicket CJ McKay 6 1 23 1 3.83 20 0 0 (1w)
11.4 to Dilshan, Australia will breathe easy, they have a wicket finally. Length ball wide of off stump, the line most likely to trouble a batsman. Dilshan throws his bat at it and gets a thick edge straight to the slip fielder. 74/1
  DT Christian 5.1 0 32 0 6.19 17 5 0 (1w)
  XJ Doherty 2 0 18 0 9.00 5 2 1

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 5, Australia 0
Player of the match - NLTC Perera (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and SD Fry
TV umpire - BNJ Oxenford
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - GA Abood

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 21 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: Australia - 54/3 in 17.0 overs (PJ Forrest 10, MEK Hussey 7)
    • Rain: Australia - 88/6 in 26.0 overs (DJ Hussey 15, CJ McKay 0)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 29.2 overs (176 balls), Extras 8
    • DJ Hussey: 50 off 58 balls (5 x 4)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 38.1 - 39.0 (Batting side - 7 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 38.1 overs (229 balls), Extras 13
    • Innings Break: Australia - 158/10 in 40.5 overs (XJ Doherty 2)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 8.0 (Mandatory - 53 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 16, TM Dilshan 31, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 72/0 in 11.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 25, TM Dilshan 44)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 16.4 overs (100 balls), Extras 6
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 23, KC Sangakkara 22, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 133/2 in 21.1 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 49)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 21.1 - 25.0 (Batting side - 19 runs, 1 wicket)
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 58 balls (3 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 23.5 overs (143 balls), Extras 9
 
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