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)

Kulasekara to Wade, OUT, 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

MS Wade c Herath b Kulasekara 64 (110m 72b 4x4 1x6) SR: 88.88

Australia 136/1   DA Warner 67* (72b 7x4 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 7-0-38-1

Maharoof to Watson, OUT, 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

SR Watson c Thirimanne b Maharoof 21 (42m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 84.00

Australia 186/2   DA Warner 96* (109b 7x4 2x6)   MF Maharoof 6.2-0-31-1

Prasad to Christian, OUT, 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

DT Christian c †Sangakkara b Prasad 10 (19m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Australia 223/3   DA Warner 123* (127b 11x4 2x6)   KTGD Prasad 4.4-0-31-1

Herath to DJ Hussey, OUT, 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

DJ Hussey c & b Herath 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Australia 224/4   DA Warner 123* (127b 11x4 2x6)   HMRKB Herath 4.1-0-17-1

Malinga to Clarke, OUT, 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

MJ Clarke c Jayawardene b Malinga 37 (34m 25b 5x4 0x6) SR: 148.00

Australia 288/5   DA Warner 149* (146b 13x4 2x6)   SL Malinga 6.3-0-62-1

Prasad to Warner, OUT, 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

DA Warner b Prasad 163 (219m 157b 13x4 2x6) SR: 103.82

Australia 321/6   MEK Hussey 19* (10b 2x6)   KTGD Prasad 7-0-51-2





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