Commonwealth Bank Series, 1st Final: Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Mar 4, 2012
Australia won by 15 runs
4 March 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner b Prasad 163 219 157 13 2 103.82
49.6 bowled'im! Was the offcutter, landed on leg and cut away as he tried to pull that over midwicket, missed and the stumps were pegged back 321/6
View dismissal MS Wade c Herath b Kulasekara 64 110 72 4 1 88.88
23.6 An outstanding catch by Herath, for a moment it seemed Wade had struck it cleanly to send it over the ropes but it wasn't timed as well as initially thought, Herath was at long-on and Wade had enough on it to get it past him as he was standing a few yards inside the ropes, Herath though kept his eyes on the ball throughout, back-pedalled a few steps, stuck out one hand and snapped it while falling back, he made sure he caught it clean with his feet well inside the ropes, a stunning effort to bring an end to a superb opening stand 136/1
View dismissal SR Watson c Thirimanne b Maharoof 21 42 25 1 0 84.00
34.2 Watson goes, it's been a quiet Powerplay so far, that landed on leg stump, was a slower ball, tried to flick it square but ended up playing uppishly and it appeared to come off the top edge as well, Thirimanne ran in from deep square leg and took a safe catch 186/2
View dismissal DT Christian c †Sangakkara b Prasad 10 19 8 2 0 125.00
38.4 Christian goes! Reiffel upholds the appeal, bowled on a good length and it nipped back in, Christian walked into the shot, got a faint inside edge and Sangakkara dived to his left to take a good low catch 223/3
View dismissal DJ Hussey c & b Herath 1 3 3 0 0 33.33
39.1 David Hussey's gone! Tossed up and Hussey was drawn into playing the drive, a soft dismissal in the end, pushes it straight back to the bowler who takes it sharply, timing his jump well 224/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c Jayawardene b Malinga 37 34 25 5 0 148.00
46.3 Malinga gets a wicket, finally, a slower one again and Clarke, looking to go over midwicket this time, mistimed the attempted pull and Jayawardene took a well-judged catch running to his right from midwicket 288/5
MEK Hussey not out 19 16 10 0 2 190.00
Extras (lb 1, w 5) 6
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs; 219 mins) 321 (6.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 8 0 74 1 9.25 20 6 3 (3w)
46.3 to Clarke, Malinga gets a wicket, finally, a slower one again and Clarke, looking to go over midwicket this time, mistimed the attempted pull and Jayawardene took a well-judged catch running to his right from midwicket 288/5
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 10 0 60 1 6.00 29 6 0 (1w)
23.6 to Wade, An outstanding catch by Herath, for a moment it seemed Wade had struck it cleanly to send it over the ropes but it wasn't timed as well as initially thought, Herath was at long-on and Wade had enough on it to get it past him as he was standing a few yards inside the ropes, Herath though kept his eyes on the ball throughout, back-pedalled a few steps, stuck out one hand and snapped it while falling back, he made sure he caught it clean with his feet well inside the ropes, a stunning effort to bring an end to a superb opening stand 136/1
View wicket MF Maharoof 9 0 64 1 7.11 23 8 0
34.2 to Watson, Watson goes, it's been a quiet Powerplay so far, that landed on leg stump, was a slower ball, tried to flick it square but ended up playing uppishly and it appeared to come off the top edge as well, Thirimanne ran in from deep square leg and took a safe catch 186/2
  TM Dilshan 9 0 35 0 3.88 25 0 0
View wickets KTGD Prasad 7 0 51 2 7.28 19 4 2
38.4 to Christian, Christian goes! Reiffel upholds the appeal, bowled on a good length and it nipped back in, Christian walked into the shot, got a faint inside edge and Sangakkara dived to his left to take a good low catch 223/3
49.6 to Warner, bowled'im! Was the offcutter, landed on leg and cut away as he tried to pull that over midwicket, missed and the stumps were pegged back 321/6
View wicket HMRKB Herath 7 0 36 1 5.14 17 1 0 (1w)
39.1 to DJ Hussey, David Hussey's gone! Tossed up and Hussey was drawn into playing the drive, a soft dismissal in the end, pushes it straight back to the bowler who takes it sharply, timing his jump well 224/4
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 322 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Wade b Lee 14 20 14 2 0 100.00
4.4 Mahela has to go, couldn't resist fishing for a good length ball outside off that moved away, was trying to glide it to third man, got a thin edge and Wade took an easy catch 39/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan b Lee 27 33 22 5 0 122.72
6.6 bowled'im! Slightly wide of the crease and got it to angle in, nipped back in further as Dilshan tried to drive it through the line, it beat him through the fate and pegged back middle stump, Lee's seen off the openers 52/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Watson b Lee 42 68 49 4 0 85.71
21.3 Under pressure to step up the scoring, Sangakkra loses his wicket, was on a good length and he stood his ground and tried to clear mid-off, mistimed it completely and Watson at mid-off took a dolly 115/4
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Pattinson b DJ Hussey 14 30 27 1 0 51.85
16.1 strikes immediately! Short outside off, Chandimal moves away to cut that uppishly, straight into the hands of Pattinson at point, good bounce for Hussey there 93/3
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c †Wade b DJ Hussey 14 40 30 0 0 46.66
26.1 Thirimanne's nicked it, Hussey strikes again, came round the wicket and tossed it up outside off, landed on a good length and Thirimanne went for the drive, it spun away and took a thin outside edge, Wade made no mistake 125/5
View dismissal WU Tharanga c DJ Hussey b Watson 60 111 67 3 0 89.55
45.5 Tharanga goes! Is that the decisive blow? Pitched on a length and he had to go for it, strikes it well but not enough in it to take it over the ropes, David Hussey at long-on holds his nerve and takes a comfortable catch 285/8
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Christian b DJ Hussey 8 13 14 0 0 57.14
30.1 David Hussey's having a wonderful time with the ball, Maharoof came down the track again to a flighted ball but couldn't get the elevation he wanted as he tried to clear midwicket, Dan Christian took a comfortable catch 144/6
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c Doherty b DJ Hussey 73 56 43 7 3 169.76
41.4 Kula has to go back, Hussey takes four, just chipped at that one loosely, straight to extra cover who is at the edge of the circle 248/7
KTGD Prasad not out 31 43 21 2 1 147.61
View dismissal HMRKB Herath c Doherty b Watson 5 11 5 0 0 100.00
47.4 Watson has struck, Herath is dismissed as he goes for his favourite slog shot, a length delivery is struck well by Herath, but Doherty had cleverly been placed well short of the rope, it ends up as a simple catch, only one wicket in hand now, Malinga was off-colour with the ball can he redeem himself with the bat? 301/9
View dismissal SL Malinga c MEK Hussey b Watson 1 10 6 0 0 16.66
49.2 Another slower one, Malinga swings it high but not far enough and finds deep square leg where Michael Hussey judges it well, Australia win the first final. Struck that really high did Malinga, didn't get hold but he had no choice but to go for it. Clarke heaves a sigh of relief, his team was given a real scare 306/10
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 11, nb 2) 17
  Total (all out; 49.2 overs; 224 mins) 306 (6.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 9 1 59 3 6.55 25 5 1 (1nb, 4w)
4.4 to Jayawardene, Mahela has to go, couldn't resist fishing for a good length ball outside off that moved away, was trying to glide it to third man, got a thin edge and Wade took an easy catch 39/1
6.6 to Dilshan, bowled'im! Slightly wide of the crease and got it to angle in, nipped back in further as Dilshan tried to drive it through the line, it beat him through the fate and pegged back middle stump, Lee's seen off the openers 52/2
21.3 to Sangakkara, Under pressure to step up the scoring, Sangakkra loses his wicket, was on a good length and he stood his ground and tried to clear mid-off, mistimed it completely and Watson at mid-off took a dolly 115/4
  BW Hilfenhaus 4 0 46 0 11.50 8 7 1 (1w)
  JL Pattinson 5 0 49 0 9.80 9 6 0 (1nb, 1w)
View wickets SR Watson 9.2 0 33 3 3.53 32 2 0
45.5 to Tharanga, Tharanga goes! Is that the decisive blow? Pitched on a length and he had to go for it, strikes it well but not enough in it to take it over the ropes, David Hussey at long-on holds his nerve and takes a comfortable catch 285/8
47.4 to Herath, Watson has struck, Herath is dismissed as he goes for his favourite slog shot, a length delivery is struck well by Herath, but Doherty had cleverly been placed well short of the rope, it ends up as a simple catch, only one wicket in hand now, Malinga was off-colour with the ball can he redeem himself with the bat? 301/9
49.2 to Malinga, Another slower one, Malinga swings it high but not far enough and finds deep square leg where Michael Hussey judges it well, Australia win the first final. Struck that really high did Malinga, didn't get hold but he had no choice but to go for it. Clarke heaves a sigh of relief, his team was given a real scare 306/10
  XJ Doherty 10 0 39 0 3.90 27 0 0 (2w)
View wickets DJ Hussey 8 0 43 4 5.37 25 1 2 (1w)
16.1 to Chandimal, strikes immediately! Short outside off, Chandimal moves away to cut that uppishly, straight into the hands of Pattinson at point, good bounce for Hussey there 93/3
26.1 to Thirimanne, Thirimanne's nicked it, Hussey strikes again, came round the wicket and tossed it up outside off, landed on a good length and Thirimanne went for the drive, it spun away and took a thin outside edge, Wade made no mistake 125/5
30.1 to Maharoof, David Hussey's having a wonderful time with the ball, Maharoof came down the track again to a flighted ball but couldn't get the elevation he wanted as he tried to clear midwicket, Dan Christian took a comfortable catch 144/6
41.4 to Kulasekara, Kula has to go back, Hussey takes four, just chipped at that one loosely, straight to extra cover who is at the edge of the circle 248/7
  DT Christian 4 0 33 0 8.25 5 3 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the best-of-3-finals 1-0
Player of the match - DA Warner (Australia)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and PR Reiffel
TV umpire - BNJ Oxenford
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - SD Fry

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 68 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (40 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (DA Warner 19, MS Wade 26, Ex 5)
    • Rain: Australia - 69/0 in 10.2 overs (DA Warner 34, MS Wade 30)
    • Drinks: Australia - 87/0 in 15.0 overs (DA Warner 39, MS Wade 43)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 17.4 overs (106 balls), Extras 5
    • MS Wade: 50 off 52 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 106 balls (DA Warner 44, MS Wade 52, Ex 5)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 20.1 - 25.0 (Bowling side - 40 runs, 1 wicket)
    • DA Warner: 50 off 61 balls (5 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 25.5 overs (155 balls), Extras 5
    • Rain: Australia - 158/1 in 28.0 overs (DA Warner 81, SR Watson 8)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 32.1 - 37.0 (Batting side - 36 runs, 1 wicket)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (DA Warner 29, SR Watson 21, Ex 0)
    • DA Warner: 100 off 111 balls (8 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 35.6 overs (216 balls), Extras 5
    • Australia: 250 runs in 42.4 overs (256 balls), Extras 5
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (DA Warner 18, MJ Clarke 31, Ex 1)
    • DA Warner: 150 off 147 balls (13 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 47.6 overs (288 balls), Extras 6
    • Innings Break: Australia - 321/6 in 50.0 overs (MEK Hussey 19)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 69 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 93/3 in 16.1 overs (KC Sangakkara 32)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 6
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 20.1 - 25.0 (Bowling side - 17 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 32.1 overs (194 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 162/6 in 35.0 overs (WU Tharanga 22, KMDN Kulasekara 10)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 68 runs, 0 wicket)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (WU Tharanga 23, KMDN Kulasekara 28, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 37.5 overs (229 balls), Extras 12
    • KMDN Kulasekara: 50 off 33 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 68 balls (WU Tharanga 26, KMDN Kulasekara 71, Ex 5)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 41.6 overs (254 balls), Extras 15
    • WU Tharanga: 50 off 59 balls (3 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 47.1 overs (285 balls), Extras 16
 
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