Commonwealth Bank Series - 2nd final

Australia v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)

4.2

Dilshan to Wade, OUT, bowled him! Dilshan's been skidding his balls through to the batsman, and Wade tried to pull this one when it wasn't that short, he missed and Dilshan hit off stump

MS Wade b Dilshan 14 (15m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

Australia 22/1   DA Warner 4* (7b)   TM Dilshan 2.2-0-9-1

15.1

Maharoof to Warner, OUT, Watson's been run out! He dived full length into the crease but has still been caught short by Maharoof's direct hit. Dilshan and Herath will be very relieved men, after they both dropped Watson. Warner pushed the ball on the leg side and ran a quick single, Maharoof sprinted to his left, picked up, turned around, and threw at the batsman's end. He could have attempted to run out Warner as well, but decided Watson had had enough let-offs. A badly judged run. Watson was watching the ball and I don't think he expected Maharoof to throw at his end because the bowler had to turn around and transfer the ball from left to right hand

SR Watson run out 15 (42m 34b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.11

Australia 56/2   DA Warner 23* (38b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 3.1-0-9-0

45.5

Malinga to Warner, OUT, they've caught one in the deep! Dilshan was the man on the deep cover boundary and he came running in and slid to catch Warner's lofted drive. It's been an uncharacteristic innings from Warner, who had a groin injury after the first final. I wonder if he'll come out to field. Well played though, he had to tailor his game to the demands of a slower surface.

DA Warner c Dilshan b Malinga 100 (184m 140b 4x4 1x6) SR: 71.42

Australia 240/3   MJ Clarke 103* (83b 5x4 3x6)   SL Malinga 7.5-1-31-1

47.1

Malinga to MEK Hussey, OUT, bowled him! Hussey comes out of his crease and towards the leg side, trying to drive through the off. Malinga beats him with a full and fast ball and hits the stumps

MEK Hussey b Malinga 6 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

Australia 256/4   MJ Clarke 113* (86b 5x4 4x6)   SL Malinga 8.1-1-31-2

48.6

Kulasekara to Clarke, OUT, and after that bit of sloppiness, Herath produces a direct hit to run out Clarke. Clarke played the ball straight to the fielder at midwicket and set off, he's in discomfort as he runs though and doesn't dive to try and make his crease. Herath's throw has him well short. Clarke's played a terrific innings but is in pain as he walks off, looks like an issue with his leg

MJ Clarke run out 117 (143m 91b 5x4 4x6) SR: 128.57

Australia 266/5   DJ Hussey 6* (6b)   KMDN Kulasekara 10-0-57-0

49.6

Malinga to DJ Hussey, OUT, bowled him, Malinga lands another perfect yorker and beats Hussey's slog with the swing into the right-hander, the ball clips leg stump

DJ Hussey b Malinga 7 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Australia 271/6   DT Christian 4* (4b)   SL Malinga 10-1-40-3
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Australia won by 16 runs
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Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
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Mar 6, 2012

Mahela Jayawardene argues with umpire Bruce Oxenford, Australia v Sri Lanka, Commonwealth Bank Series, 2nd final, Adelaide, March 6, 2012

Mahela Jayawardene argues with umpire Bruce Oxenford

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Mar 6, 2012

Tillakaratne Dilshan walks back after a job well done, Australia v Sri Lanka, Commonwealth Bank Series, 2nd final, Adelaide, March 6, 2012

Tillakaratne Dilshan walks back after a job well done

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