Commonwealth Bank Series, 12th Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Mar 2, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 9 runs
2 March 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

Hilfenhaus to Jayawardene, OUT, a direct hit and Jayawardene is gone! He jumped on the back foot and opened the face to play the ball towards slip. I think it was Dilshan who called for a very risky single and Jayawardene responded after a moment's hesitation. Hussey from second slip pounced on the ball with one hand and let rip at the bowler's end, his direct hit finding Mahela so far out of his crease that the third umpire wasn't needed.

DPMD Jayawardene run out 5 (8m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Sri Lanka 10/1   TM Dilshan 4* (4b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 0.4-0-4-0

Pattinson to Dilshan, OUT, There's Pattinson's reward. After four balls on off stump, this one is in the corridor outside it, bowled from slightly wider on the crease. It was a bit shorter too and bounced and straightened just a fraction. Dilshan had to go onto the back foot and was surprised by the bounce as much as the change in line. He just poked at it and got a thin edge through to the keeper

TM Dilshan c †Wade b Pattinson 9 (22m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

Sri Lanka 17/2   KC Sangakkara 2* (8b)   JL Pattinson 3-0-11-1

Pattinson to Sangakkara, OUT, caught at deep square leg! Short of a length delivery that hurried Sangakkara who began to swivel pull but then checked his shot, the ball went off the top edge high in the air and straight to Peter Forrest. The partnership ends on 123, it's been a splendid one.

KC Sangakkara c Forrest b Pattinson 64 (113m 93b 3x4 0x6) SR: 68.81

Sri Lanka 140/3   LD Chandimal 59* (59b 2x4 2x6)   JL Pattinson 6-0-23-2

Pattinson to Chandimal, OUT, caught at mid-off! Chandimal's gone this time. He was on the front foot and he tried to hit down the ground, the length wasn't short enough for that shot and he holed out to McKay at mid-off. He's made 75, an excellent innings. Pattinson's taken his third wicket.

LD Chandimal c McKay b Pattinson 75 (146m 84b 3x4 2x6) SR: 89.28

Sri Lanka 186/4   HDRL Thirimanne 29* (34b 1x4)   JL Pattinson 7.5-0-33-3

Christian to Mathews, OUT, caught, splendidly caught! The ball was a slightly slower one outside off stump and Mathews was on the front foot and into his shot too early. He tried to check it but ended up spooning the ball in the air down the ground. Doherty ran quickly from mid-on towards the boundary, covered a lot of ground, and took the catch as the ball dropped over his head

AD Mathews c Doherty b Christian 5 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Sri Lanka 195/5   HDRL Thirimanne 33* (40b 1x4)   DT Christian 4.1-0-20-1

Christian to Perera, OUT, caught on the deep midwicket boundary! Michael Hussey takes a special kind of catch, one that is becoming less rare these days. Perera swung hard and hit the ball high towards deep midwicket, Hussey ran back and settled under the ball and took the catch inside play. He realised he was going to go over the boundary so he threw the ball up, stepped over the rope, stepped back in, and caught the ball again.

NLTC Perera c MEK Hussey b Christian 5 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Sri Lanka 206/6   HDRL Thirimanne 38* (47b 1x4)   DT Christian 5.3-0-25-2

Christian to Senanayake, OUT, lbw! The ball is full and straight, Senanayake moves across his crease and tries to play on the leg side by closing the face of his bat, he misses and is hit in front, that would have clipped leg stump

SMSM Senanayake lbw b Christian 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 206/7   HDRL Thirimanne 38* (47b 1x4)   DT Christian 5.4-0-25-3

Christian to Kulasekara, OUT, a hat-trick for Christian! He bowled a full ball that swung into the right-hander, Kulasekara did what Senanayake did, moved across and tried to flick. He missed and got hit on the pad, this looked like it was missing leg but the umpire didn't think so. Christian is mobbed by his team-mates.

KMDN Kulasekara lbw b Christian 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 206/8   HDRL Thirimanne 38* (47b 1x4)   DT Christian 5.5-0-25-4

Pattinson to Thirimanne, OUT, he's been bowled off the middle of the bat! Thirimanne moved across his stumps to try and scoop the ball over fine leg, he made decent contact, but deflected the ball on to his stumps

HDRL Thirimanne b Pattinson 51 (97m 59b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.44

Sri Lanka 235/9   HMRKB Herath 14* (19b 1x6)   JL Pattinson 10-0-51-4

Christian to Malinga, OUT, bowled him! Christian finishes with five wickets. Malinga moved way across his stumps to glance towards fine leg and he missed. The ball was straight and hit middle stump.

SL Malinga b Christian 2 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Sri Lanka 238/10   HMRKB Herath 14* (21b 1x6)   DT Christian 9-0-31-5





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