Commonwealth Bank Series - 3rd final

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 16 runs

Dilshan to open again, with the ball that is

Toss: Sri Lanka have won the toss and they have opted to bowl first. They are not playing a second spinner, so Dilshan should bowl his quota. Watson says he would have batted anyway. He will continue to bat at No.3. Forrest returns.

Kapugedera keeps his spot and so does Maharoof. There was an injury cloud with Maharoof but Mathews isn't fit. The teams will be updated above.

Jayawardene said his team is confident of chasing anything down, so why not? The self belief of this team has really grown, at least since the 4th one-dayer in South Africa. Till that point, they looked a bit lost. They regrouped once the pressure of the series was off, and have gotten better since they landed in Australia. They weren't at their peak at the start of the CB Series, but picked up.

@JesseHogan: "After scanning scorecards I reckon this 1st time in 162 ODIs, and 6 yrs, that Aus has chosen 2 spinners, since 2006." Cullen and Hogg were the men at that time.

Prasanna: "Australia missed a trick here by picking two spinners against a subcontinent team, spin variation matters more than spin options and guess what David Hussey is always there with his part time spin as a second option."

1.15pm: Just heard that Nathan Lyon will be making his one-day debut today. Ian Chappell feels that this pitch will be slower, so both teams will have to back their spinners. Win the toss and bat, says Ian.

It's sunny at the Adelaide Oval. Just what we needed for the third and final 'final' of this CB Series. It's been such a long home season, it's no wonder there are so many injuries. Clarke's not around today for sure, so Shane Watson will take over again.

The toss is about 15 minutes away. Australia had scrapped the concept of the annual tri-series a few years ago and instead opted for the bilateral series for the touring teams. However, this gives Cricket Australia a rather pleasant headache. Reason being that this has been a very competitive tri-series, between three fairly imperfect sides. Unpredictability has added to the allure, so it remains to be seen if CA want to rework their fixtures plan for forthcoming seasons.

While we wait, you may read the preview of this game. I'd also recommend Sidharth Monga's diary of Ian and Greg Chappell's backyard duels.

0.1

Dilshan to Wade, no run, bowls it full straightaway and Warner jams it back to the bowler

0.2

Dilshan to Wade, no run, on the backfoot and punched to short cover

0.3

Dilshan to Wade, no run, gets forward and defends

0.4

Dilshan to Wade, no run, comes forward and drives to short cover again

0.5

Dilshan to Wade, no run, 'bowling' yells Sanga as another ball is defended

0.6

Dilshan to Wade, no run, bowls it shorter and flatter and he punches it to short cover

Sachit: "I am surprised to see SL think tank still persisting with Maharoof ahead of Senanayake or Dammika Prasad. Maharoof had been very predictable for Aussies and right now struggling with his fitness also."

End of over 1 (maiden) Australia 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
MS Wade    0* (6b)      TM Dilshan    1-1-0-0
DA Warner    0* (0b)     

It's Kulasekara from the other end

1.1

Kulasekara to Warner, 1 run, quite a bit of movement away from the left hander after pitching, he punches it wide of point

1.2

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, shorter in length and he fends it off to the leftof first slip, Kapugedera is standing a bit wide

1.3

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, touch shorter in length again and he punches it to the on side

1.4

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, Sanga thinks he's nicked it and he throws the ball in the air but the umpire was unmoved! Wade made room and went down the track, no sign of an edge

Sanga is up to the stumps

1.5

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, this time Wade doesn't offer a shot

1.6

Kulasekara to Wade, 1 wide, Sanga has done well to stop four certain wides there, too wide down the leg side

1.6

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, swings it away late and he steers it towards point

I don't know if it's just me, but I HATE it when a keeper stands up to the stumps for a seamer!

End of over 2 (2 runs) Australia 2/0 (RR: 1.00)
MS Wade    0* (11b)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-2-0
DA Warner    1* (1b)      TM Dilshan    1-1-0-0

2.1

Dilshan to Warner, no run, gets well forward and jams it back to the bowler

2.2

Dilshan to Warner, no run, goes back and slaps it straight to cover

2.3

Dilshan to Warner, no run, gets forward and steers it square of the wicket

2.4

Dilshan to Warner, 1 run, floated on middle and leg and he clips it towards midwicket

2.5

Dilshan to Wade, no run, comes forward and pushes it softly towards cover

2.6

Dilshan to Wade, 2 runs, Wade decides to use his feet and he ends up clipping wide of square leg, had to really force that away, nice tight start by Dilshan

Don: "The fact that India didn't make the tri-series finals will be very costly for CA in terms of lost TV revenues - they only ended up playing 4 ODIs gainst India. In hindsight, CA should have scheduled a 7-game bilateral ODI series against India and a 3-game series against Sri Lanka."

End of over 3 (3 runs) Australia 5/0 (RR: 1.66)
MS Wade    2* (13b)      TM Dilshan    2-1-3-0
DA Warner    2* (5b)      KMDN Kulasekara    1-0-2-0

3.1

Kulasekara to Warner, FOUR, Sanga goes back to Kula this time, he overpitches and Warner drives through the line, on the up and wide of mid-off, well timed

Mahela brings a silly mid-off after that shot

3.2

Kulasekara to Warner, 1 run, drifts on the body and he tucks it wide of midwicket

Sanga is up to the stumps again

3.3

Kulasekara to Wade, 1 run, clipped away behind square on the on side for a single

3.4

Kulasekara to Warner, no run, skids through and hits his thigh as he tries to work it away

3.5

Kulasekara to Warner, FOUR, that's a classic shot! Pitched up and Warner stays at the crease and scoops it through the line and it lands just short of the straight boundary

3.6

Kulasekara to Warner, 1 leg bye, an appeal for an lbw but it's given as runs, it skidded through and he played it close to the pads and the ball rolled to the off side

End of over 4 (11 runs) Australia 16/0 (RR: 4.00)
DA Warner    11* (10b 2x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-12-0
MS Wade    3* (14b)      TM Dilshan    2-1-3-0

4.1

Dilshan to Warner, 1 run, flighted on middle and clipped to the on side

4.2

Dilshan to Wade, 1 run, defended towards short midwicket and they take a quick single

4.3

Dilshan to Warner, no run, gets forward and pushes it down to cover, packed off side field there

4.4

Dilshan to Warner, no run, defended just wide of the bowler

4.5

Dilshan to Warner, no run, rocks back and slaps it hard but once again can't get it past the off side field

4.6

Dilshan to Warner, 1 run, gets forward and clips it wide of square leg

Dylstra: "@Don I can't believe that anyone with the benefit of hindsight would seriously suggest replacing this closely fought triangular tournament with two meaningless bilateral series."

End of over 5 (3 runs) Australia 19/0 (RR: 3.80)
DA Warner    13* (15b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    3-1-6-0
MS Wade    4* (15b)      KMDN Kulasekara    2-0-12-0

Malinga replaces Kula

5.1

Malinga to Warner, FOUR, not sure what Warner was trying to do there, he tries to wham it through the on side and ends up getting the inside edge past the stumps, he played it one-handed

5.2

Malinga to Warner, no run, gets behind the line and defends to the bowler

5.3

Malinga to Warner, 2 runs, drifts on the body and he clips it wide of midwicket

5.4

Malinga to Warner, no run, tries to slice it wide of point but Dilshan dives and cuts it off

5.5

Malinga to Warner, no run, gets behind the line and knocks it down towards mid-off

5.6

Malinga to Warner, 1 run, makes use of the width and steers it well wide of point

Still lot of empty seats for a third final but it's early days.

End of over 6 (7 runs) Australia 26/0 (RR: 4.33)
DA Warner    20* (21b 3x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-7-0
MS Wade    4* (15b)      TM Dilshan    3-1-6-0

6.1

Dilshan to Warner, FOUR, good shot by Warner! Tossed up and he gets the front leg forward, bends his knee and slogs wide of long-on

6.2

Dilshan to Warner, 2 runs, gets forward and drives wide of mid-off

6.3

Dilshan to Warner, no run

6.4

Dilshan to Warner, no run, on the front foot and driven down to cover

6.5

Dilshan to Warner, no run, drops it short and he can't punch it past cover point

6.6

Dilshan to Warner, SIX, Warner gives the charge and scoops it long over extra cover, that's 12 off the over

After the first boundary Wade was down on his knee, reckon the humidity is getting to him

End of over 7 (12 runs) Australia 38/0 (RR: 5.42)
DA Warner    32* (27b 4x4 1x6)      TM Dilshan    4-1-18-0
MS Wade    4* (15b)      SL Malinga    1-0-7-0

7.1

Malinga to Wade, 1 run, drifts on the body and he tucks it to the leg side

7.2

Malinga to Warner, 3 runs, nicely punched past extra cover and the fielder does brilliantly to pull the ball back near the rope and relay it to Jayawardene

7.3

Malinga to Wade, no run, gets across and punches it down the track

7.4

Malinga to Wade, FOUR, nicely dabbed away past the keeper, took advantage of the fact that there was no slip, Maharoof does his best to slide and cut it off at third man but there's some doubt if his foot was touching the rope, the third umpire takes a look but it's four

7.5

Malinga to Wade, no run, tucks him for room and he steers it to the off side

7.6

Malinga to Wade, 1 run, just opens the face and steers it to square third man

Trenchy: "I wouldn't be surprised that the reason Wade dropped to the ground was from swallowing a fly."

End of over 8 (9 runs) Australia 47/0 (RR: 5.87)
MS Wade    10* (20b 1x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-16-0
DA Warner    35* (28b 4x4 1x6)      TM Dilshan    4-1-18-0

Sanga up to the stumps again

8.1

Kulasekara to Wade, 2 runs, makes use of the width and steers it past that off side field, well placed

8.2

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, fullish on middle and leg and he pushes it down the track

8.3

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, stays back and punches it down towards mid-off

8.4

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, tucks him up for room and he punches it down towards cover point

8.5

Kulasekara to Wade, 1 run, on the pads and he clips it down towards short fine leg and Malinga fumbles

short cover in place

8.6

Kulasekara to Warner, no run, drives inside out but can't beat extra cover

Just got an abusive email from Brad, asking why no anti-India comments are being published. Can we just forget about India for the time being please, Brad, and focus on these two teams? The two most deserving teams are in the final, period, so be happy.

End of over 9 (3 runs) Australia 50/0 (RR: 5.55)
DA Warner    35* (29b 4x4 1x6)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-15-0
MS Wade    13* (25b 1x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-16-0

9.1

Maharoof to Wade, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he tucks it to the on side

9.2

Maharoof to Warner, no run, Warner tries to force it away but maharoof cramps him up for room, clips it to the on side

9.3

Maharoof to Warner, 1 leg bye, clips it off his thighs to the leg side

9.4

Maharoof to Wade, 2 runs, continues on the pads and he works it behind square, not the best effort by Malinga

9.5

Maharoof to Wade, 1 run, this time Malinga runs across and manages to stop it properly

9.6

Maharoof to Warner, 1 run, bowls it straight again and he works it just wide of mid-on

End of over 10 (6 runs) Australia 56/0 (RR: 5.60)
DA Warner    36* (32b 4x4 1x6)      MF Maharoof    1-0-5-0
MS Wade    17* (28b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    3-0-15-0

10.1

Dilshan to Warner, 2 runs, works it wide of extra cover for a couple

10.2

Dilshan to Warner, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips it down to fine leg

10.3

Dilshan to Wade, 1 run, gets on his knee and paddles it to the leg side

10.4

Dilshan to Warner, no run, gives it a bit more air and he squeezes it back to the bowler

10.5

Dilshan to Warner, 1 run, gets forward and drives through the line down to long-off

10.6

Dilshan to Wade, 1 run, flatter delivery and he clips it with the turn to the leg side

Rod: "Wish my boss saw the "Empty Seats" comment would let me go off early - Im not doing any work anyway. Then again he is a SA fan."

End of over 11 (6 runs) Australia 62/0 (RR: 5.63)
MS Wade    19* (30b 1x4)      TM Dilshan    5-1-24-0
DA Warner    40* (36b 4x4 1x6)      MF Maharoof    1-0-5-0

11.1

Maharoof to Wade, 1 run, fullish on middle and off and he drives down towards long-on

11.2

Maharoof to Warner, no run, Warner wanted to force that through the on side but he checked his shot and the ball dropped short of the fielder in the region of wide mid-on

11.3

Maharoof to Warner, FOUR, he really hoicked that across the line and it was always going to test Herath at deep midwicket, all power in that one

11.4

Maharoof to Warner, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he clips it behind square on the on side

11.5

Maharoof to Wade, no run, drives on the up but straight towards point

11.6

Maharoof to Wade, 1 run, Wade gives the charge but he ends up squirting it towards mid-off, challenges the fielder by taking a quick single

End of over 12 (7 runs) Australia 69/0 (RR: 5.75)
MS Wade    21* (33b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-12-0
DA Warner    45* (39b 5x4 1x6)      TM Dilshan    5-1-24-0

12.1

Dilshan to Wade, no run, makes room and slices it on the up but short of point

12.2

Dilshan to Wade, no run, comes forward and drives towards cover

12.3

Dilshan to Wade, no run, drives but can't beat cover point

12.4

Dilshan to Wade, 1 run, gently eased away to short square leg

12.5

Dilshan to Warner, no run, checks his drive down to cover

12.6

Dilshan to Warner, 1 run, the batsman gets well forward and forces it past cover

Sumith: 'It's a game of poker between theses two sides. Australia have had more chips but Sri lanka have raised aggressively and won most hands so far. All boils down to this one final round !"

End of over 13 (2 runs) Australia 71/0 (RR: 5.46)
DA Warner    46* (41b 5x4 1x6)      TM Dilshan    6-1-26-0
MS Wade    22* (37b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-12-0

13.1

Maharoof to Warner, 1 run, loosener on the off stump and he steers it wide of point

13.2

Maharoof to Wade, 1 run, steers it down to third man and they jog the single

13.3

Maharoof to Warner, 1 run, bit of an ugly hoick but he manages to place it wide of square leg

13.4

Maharoof to Wade, 1 run, comes down the track and he forces it down to long-on, didn't look in control of that one

13.5

Maharoof to Warner, no run, nicely fielded at short cover and Warner decides against the single

13.6

Maharoof to Warner, OUT, Sri Lanka will be mighty relieved at that because it's Warner! Things get a little tasty as Maharoof walks past the batsman, Maharoof angles it across the left-hander, the batsman gets a thick outside edge and it's well taken by Sanga falling to his left, Maharoof says something to Warner who gives him a stare, it all lasted a couple of seconds

DA Warner c †Sangakkara b Maharoof 48 (57m 45b 5x4 1x6) SR: 106.66

End of over 14 (4 runs) Australia 75/1 (RR: 5.35)
     MF Maharoof    3-0-16-1
MS Wade    24* (39b 1x4)      TM Dilshan    6-1-26-0

14.1

Dilshan to Wade, no run

14.2

Dilshan to Wade, no run

14.3

Dilshan to Wade, 1 run, gets forward and gently tucks it to the on side

The umpires had a word with Maharoof after Warner walked off

14.4

Dilshan to Watson, 1 wide, that was too wide down the leg side, poor ball

14.4

Dilshan to Watson, 1 run, pushes it down towards cover point

14.5

Dilshan to Wade, no run, watchfully leaves it alone to the keeper

14.6

Dilshan to Wade, no run, squeezes it down towards point

End of over 15 (3 runs) Australia 78/1 (RR: 5.20)
MS Wade    25* (44b 1x4)      TM Dilshan    7-1-29-0
SR Watson    1* (1b)      MF Maharoof    3-0-16-1

Powerplay taken

15.1

Maharoof to Watson, no run, fullish on the off stump and he punches it down towards mid-on

15.2

Maharoof to Watson, no run, a touch slower and Watson shows the full face and defends towards mid-on

15.3

Maharoof to Watson, 1 run, cramps him a bit for room but Watson adjusts well by opening the face and dabbing it down to third man

15.4

Maharoof to Wade, 2 runs, short of a length and he cuts well wide of point and Malinga boots it away at third man, he may not be a 100% yet

15.5

Maharoof to Wade, no run, gets across and quietly defends down the pitch

15.6

Maharoof to Wade, 1 run, uses the angle and deftly steers it down to third man

I was just about to type this, but Imran has done the honours: "Ian Chapell just says on air that confrontations are not part of the game and it should be looked into and stopped by umpires or the match referee, Wasim Akram says otherwise. Cricket shouldnt become a sissy sport, this is what people want to see, rivalries / competitions / cat and mouse / good contests. As long as it doesnt get too heated up it should be allowed its what gets the competitive spirit out. This code of conduct has to be rethought." Thanks Imran

End of over 16 (4 runs) Australia 82/1 (RR: 5.12)
MS Wade    28* (47b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    4-0-20-1
SR Watson    2* (4b)      TM Dilshan    7-1-29-0

16.1

Dilshan to Wade, no run, bowls it flatter and Wade rocks back and thumps it to extra cover

16.2

Dilshan to Wade, FOUR, well played by Wade! Bit more flight and Wade gets on his knee quickly and sweeps it hard and wide of square leg

16.3

Dilshan to Wade, 1 run, clips it down to short fine leg and sets off, the throw was too wide to the keeper

Round the wicket to Watson

16.4

Dilshan to Watson, no run, flatter and Watson tries to squeeze that past short third man

16.5

Dilshan to Watson, 1 run, had to scamper that single there! Clipped to short midwicket and Wade had to rush, the throw from Jayawardene was too high and Sanga did his best to try and back flick that to the stumps but was wide of the woodwork

16.6

Dilshan to Wade, 1 run, clipped behind square for a single

End of over 17 (7 runs) Australia 89/1 (RR: 5.23)
MS Wade    34* (51b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    8-1-36-0
SR Watson    3* (6b)      MF Maharoof    4-0-20-1

17.1

Maharoof to Wade, no run, keeps it on the middle and leg line and he clips it to mid-on

17.2

Maharoof to Wade, 1 run, gets across and tucks it wide of midwicket for a single

17.3

Maharoof to Watson, SIX, flat and powerful! Vintage Watson as he picks the length early and with great bat speed pulls that flat just over the midwicket rope, Maharoof bowling too short

17.4

Maharoof to Watson, 1 run, bowls it fuller on the pads and Watson clips it in the air down to Kapugedera at deep midwicket

17.5

Maharoof to Wade, 1 run, works it through the line down to long-on

17.6

Maharoof to Watson, no run, slower ball and he quietly pushes it back to the bowler

Mitcher: "Agree with Wasim. And surprised a Chappell is really positioned to speak against confrontation. BUT, the problem is some teams, one in particular (I think we all know who), turns every little run-in into an international incident."

Hasitha: "when Glenn Macgrath was doing it, it was ok...when shane warne did it...it was ok...But when maharoof does it....umpires come for the assistance of warner."

End of over 18 (9 runs) Australia 98/1 (RR: 5.44)
SR Watson    10* (9b 1x6)      MF Maharoof    5-0-29-1
MS Wade    36* (54b 2x4)      TM Dilshan    8-1-36-0

18.1

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, fullish on the stumps and squeezed back to the bowler

18.2

Kulasekara to Wade, 1 run, full again and he pushes it past Kula to long-on

18.3

Kulasekara to Watson, no run, touch short of a length and he punches it back to the bowler

18.4

Kulasekara to Watson, 1 run, clipped to long-on and that brings up the 100

18.5

Kulasekara to Wade, FOUR, full outside the off stump and he capitalises on the width and squeezes it past cover, nicely timed

18.6

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, punches it back to the bowler

End of over 19 (6 runs) Australia 104/1 (RR: 5.47)
MS Wade    41* (58b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-21-0
SR Watson    11* (11b 1x6)      MF Maharoof    5-0-29-1

19.1

Malinga to Watson, FOUR, lazy elegance! Class from Watson as he gets forward and just scoops it over mid-on, at first it looked he was going to spoon it tamely to the fielder but he got a lot more elevation than that

19.2

Malinga to Watson, no run, tries to slash this through the off side but misses it

19.3

Malinga to Watson, 1 run, clips it in front of midwicket for a single

19.4

Malinga to Wade, 1 run, Wade stands in front of the crease, Malinga digs it in a bit shorter and Wade opens the face and dabs it to third man

19.5

Malinga to Watson, 2 runs, short and wide and Malinga is lucky it didn't go for four, it cost half of that, Watson cuts on the up wide of point and Herath picks up at the deep

19.6

Malinga to Watson, no run, wide again and Malinga's lucky again, Watson chopped it down to extra cover

Gareth: "I agree with Imran and Wasim. Players like Lee and Steyn are vicious competitors, and aren't short of a few words out in the middle. But both will be the first to help out an injured batsman, or shake hands after the game. THAT'S the true spirit of the game."

End of over 20 (8 runs) Australia 112/1 (RR: 5.60)
SR Watson    18* (16b 1x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    3-0-24-0
MS Wade    42* (59b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    4-0-21-0

20.1

Dilshan to Wade, 1 run, makes room and cuts it in front of point

20.2

Dilshan to Watson, 1 run, glides it wide of short third man

20.3

Dilshan to Wade, 1 run

20.4

Dilshan to Watson, OUT, Herath manages to hang on! Dilshan bowls round the wicket and flat, Watson is on his knee and slogs him, the ball travels quickly and flat and Herath runs to his right at deep midwicket, nearly over-runs the ball but manages to hang on on the dive, the ball could easily have bounced off his hands but he ensure he got his body behind it

SR Watson c Herath b Dilshan 19 (32m 18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.55

20.5

Dilshan to MEK Hussey, no run, gets across and shoulders arms

20.6

Dilshan to MEK Hussey, no run, punches it down towards cover

End of over 21 (3 runs) Australia 115/2 (RR: 5.47)
MEK Hussey    0* (2b)      TM Dilshan    9-1-39-1
MS Wade    44* (61b 3x4)      SL Malinga    3-0-24-0

21.1

Kulasekara to Wade, 3 runs, Herath is inspired! Clipped towards fine leg and Herath slides and pulls it back before the rope

21.2

Kulasekara to MEK Hussey, 1 run, drives inside out towards mid-off and sets off for a quick single

21.3

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, fuller delivery and once again he defends inside out

21.4

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, tucks him for room and he punches it towards mid-off

21.5

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, clips it down to midwicket

21.6

Kulasekara to Wade, OUT, direct hit and he's gone! Excellent work by Dilshan there, Wade sliced it down towards short point and wasn't sure about the single, Hussey was off the blocks but Dilshan was too quick for him, picks up and throws flat at the stumps in one motion, just short of his ground and the third umpire takes a look

MEK Hussey run out 1 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 22 (4 runs) Australia 119/3 (RR: 5.40)
MS Wade    47* (66b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    5-0-25-0
     TM Dilshan    9-1-39-1

22.1

Dilshan to Wade, no run, gets forward and defends

22.2

Dilshan to Wade, no run, gets forward and steers it to the off side

22.3

Dilshan to Wade, no run, driven towards cover

22.4

Dilshan to Wade, no run, Appeal for a stumping! But he's safe, Wade's beaten on the drive outside the off stump but he ensured his back foot was behind the crease, Asad Rauf calls for assistance

22.5

Dilshan to Wade, 1 run, stays back and chops it down towards third man

22.6

Dilshan to DJ Hussey, 1 run, clips it down towards mid-on and it's another decent effort by Dilshan, just 41 off ten overs, job well done

Should mention that after he got Watson he appeared to be pointing towards the pavilion

End of over 23 (2 runs) Australia 121/3 (RR: 5.26)
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      TM Dilshan    10-1-41-1
MS Wade    48* (71b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    5-0-25-0

23.1

Kulasekara to DJ Hussey, no run, Kula gets it to skid through and beats the batsman

23.2

Kulasekara to DJ Hussey, no run, good length on the stumps and he drives to mid-on

23.3

Kulasekara to DJ Hussey, no run, gets across and punches it down to mid-off

23.4

Kulasekara to DJ Hussey, 1 leg bye, drifts on the pads and he tucks it towards square leg

23.5

Kulasekara to Wade, no run, close call for Wade as he gets an inside edge which hits his pads, could so easily have dribbled onto the stumps, too close to cut as well

23.6

Kulasekara to Wade, 1 run, clips it behind square on the on side for a single

End of over 24 (2 runs) Australia 123/3 (RR: 5.12)
MS Wade    49* (73b 3x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    6-0-26-0
DJ Hussey    1* (5b)      TM Dilshan    10-1-41-1

24.1

Herath to Wade, OUT, can't keep Herath out for too long! Strikes with ball No.1, comes round the wicket, Wade makes room to cut but he ends up getting a thick outside edge, good reflexes nevertheless as he takes it in the second attempt. Good knock by Wade

MS Wade c †Sangakkara b Herath 49 (107m 74b 3x4 0x6) SR: 66.21

Australia need some rebuilding and Forrest is in good touch, and so is David Hussey

24.2

Herath to Forrest, 1 run, comes forward and drives towards cover

Slip in place

24.3

Herath to DJ Hussey, no run, stays back and defends

24.4

Herath to DJ Hussey, no run, gets well forward and defends

24.5

Herath to DJ Hussey, no run, comes well forward and clips it to midwicket

24.6

Herath to DJ Hussey, 1 run, drives him down to long-off

End of over 25 (2 runs) Australia 125/4 (RR: 5.00)
DJ Hussey    2* (9b)      HMRKB Herath    1-0-2-1
PJ Forrest    1* (1b)      KMDN Kulasekara    6-0-26-0

25.1

Malinga to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, tucks him up for room and he chops it down to square third man and the batsmen hurry for the second run and the throw was too high

25.2

Malinga to DJ Hussey, FOUR, gives him width and Hussey bends his knee and slices it wide of backward point, Herath runs across from third man and has it covered but fails to pull it back as the ball rolls back to the rope

25.3

Malinga to DJ Hussey, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives to mid-off

25.4

Malinga to Forrest, no run, bowls it straighter and he punches it down the track

25.5

Malinga to Forrest, 2 runs, tucked away close to the pads towards long leg and the throw to the keeper is too high

25.6

Malinga to Forrest, no run, angles it across the right-hander and he leaves it alone to the keeper

End of over 26 (9 runs) Australia 134/4 (RR: 5.15)
PJ Forrest    3* (4b)      SL Malinga    4-0-33-0
DJ Hussey    9* (12b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    1-0-2-1

26.1

Herath to DJ Hussey, 1 run

26.2

Herath to Forrest, no run, stays back and punches it back to the bowler

26.3

Herath to Forrest, no run, gets forward and drives back to the bowler

26.4

Herath to Forrest, OUT, Forrest looked quite flummoxed there! Herath got it to grip and Forrest was looking to drive towards mid-off but the ball spun just a bit and hit the off stump, Forrest playing down the wrong line

PJ Forrest b Herath 3 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

He has a slip and a backward short leg

26.5

Herath to Christian, no run, comes well forward and defends

26.6

Herath to Christian, no run, driven firmly back to the bowler

Australia are down to their last recognised pair

End of over 27 (1 run) Australia 135/5 (RR: 5.00)
DT Christian    0* (2b)      HMRKB Herath    2-0-3-2
DJ Hussey    10* (13b 1x4)      SL Malinga    4-0-33-0

27.1

Malinga to DJ Hussey, no run, good length on the off stump and he punches it towards point

27.2

Malinga to DJ Hussey, no run, Hussey nearly chopped that onto his stumps, he expected that to bounce a bit more

27.3

Malinga to DJ Hussey, 1 run, a bit too straight and he clips him down towards fine leg

27.4

Malinga to Christian, no run, gets on the backfoot and pushes it towards point

27.5

Malinga to Christian, 1 run, fullish on the off stump and he drives to sweeper cover

27.6

Malinga to DJ Hussey, 1 run, gives him width and he slices him wide of point

End of over 28 (3 runs) Australia 138/5 (RR: 4.92)
DJ Hussey    12* (17b 1x4)      SL Malinga    5-0-36-0
DT Christian    1* (4b)      HMRKB Herath    2-0-3-2

28.1

Herath to DJ Hussey, 1 run, floated on middle and off and he drives to the off side

28.2

Herath to Christian, no run, gets well forward and defends

28.3

Herath to Christian, no run, defends inside out back to the bowler

28.4

Herath to Christian, 1 run, forced past the bowler and Malinga does well to slide at mid-on

28.5

Herath to DJ Hussey, no run, plonks forward and defends

28.6

Herath to DJ Hussey, 1 run, flighted slowly and the batsman has time to rock back and clip it to the leg side

Srikanth: "Just 2 fifties for Mike Hussey since the 100 against B'desh in April 2011... whats Inverarity thinking now?? Beginning of the end?"

End of over 29 (3 runs) Australia 141/5 (RR: 4.86)
DJ Hussey    14* (20b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    3-0-6-2
DT Christian    2* (7b)      SL Malinga    5-0-36-0

Maharoof returns

29.1

Maharoof to DJ Hussey, no run, slower ball outside the off stump and he steers it softly to the off side

29.2

Maharoof to DJ Hussey, 1 run, gets an inside edge on the drive to the on side

29.3

Maharoof to Christian, no run, gets forward and pushes it down towards cover

29.4

Maharoof to Christian, no run, slower ball and he softly pushes it towards the bowler

29.5

Maharoof to Christian, no run, gets on the front foot and pushes it back to the bowler

29.6

Maharoof to Christian, 2 runs, pulls towards deep midwicket for a couple but he doesn't quite time it

End of over 30 (3 runs) Australia 144/5 (RR: 4.80)
DT Christian    4* (11b)      MF Maharoof    6-0-32-1
DJ Hussey    15* (22b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    3-0-6-2

30.1

Herath to DJ Hussey, 1 run, tossed up on the leg stump and he clips it down towards midwicket

He has a slip and silly mid-on. Typical of Mahela's captaincy, he likes to attack

30.2

Herath to Christian, no run, plonks forward and defends

30.3

Herath to Christian, 1 run, gets well forward and drives to the off side

30.4

Herath to DJ Hussey, 1 run, tossed up outside off and driven on the up wide of extra cover

30.5

Herath to Christian, 1 run, gets across and clips it wide of midwicket

30.6

Herath to DJ Hussey, 1 run, punches it off the front foot down towards cover

Some time back Clarke was signing autographs for young fans. But you can't envy a player with a bandaged hand with several overawed kids swirling around him. Clarke will be thankful his fingers are fine

End of over 31 (5 runs) Australia 149/5 (RR: 4.80)
DJ Hussey    18* (25b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    4-0-11-2
DT Christian    6* (14b)      MF Maharoof    6-0-32-1

31.1

Maharoof to DJ Hussey, no run, gets on the front foot and drives towards mid-off

31.2

Maharoof to DJ Hussey, no run, just short of a length and he chops it down towards point

31.3

Maharoof to DJ Hussey, 1 run, gets across and clips it down to deep midwicket

31.4

Maharoof to Christian, no run, slower delivery and he gets forward and quietly defends

31.5

Maharoof to Christian, 1 run, tries to force it away down to fine leg but the ball hurries on him and hits his body

31.6

Maharoof to DJ Hussey, OUT, hits him a touch high but Asad Rauf's convinced! Maharoof gets it to nip back in off the pitch, the ball skids through and hits his thigh but Rauf was convinced with the height, took a few seconds before raising the finger

DJ Hussey lbw b Maharoof 19 (43m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.51

But Hawkeye reckons that was just clearing the middle stump. Hmm...

End of over 32 (2 runs) Australia 151/6 (RR: 4.71)
     MF Maharoof    7-0-34-2
DT Christian    7* (16b)      HMRKB Herath    4-0-11-2

Silly mid-off in place

32.1

Herath to Christian, 1 run, gets well forward and tucks it to the on side

32.2

Herath to Lee, no run, plonks forward and defends

32.3

Herath to Lee, no run, he's happy to defend this one as well

32.4

Herath to Lee, no run, defends close to the pads and Sanga's a bit excited

32.5

Herath to Lee, no run, flatter delivery and defended

32.6

Herath to Lee, 1 run, bowls it flat again and he defends

End of over 33 (2 runs) Australia 153/6 (RR: 4.63)
B Lee    1* (5b)      HMRKB Herath    5-0-13-2
DT Christian    8* (17b)      MF Maharoof    7-0-34-2

33.1

Maharoof to Lee, no run, gets it to swing in late and he pushes it towards the off side

33.2

Maharoof to Lee, no run

33.3

Maharoof to Lee, no run, gets across and drives him towards mid-off

33.4

Maharoof to Lee, no run, that sliced him in half and nearly beat the keeper! Gets it to slither inwards off the pitch and beats goes through the gap between bat, pad and sails over the middle stump

33.5

Maharoof to Lee, no run

33.6

Maharoof to Lee, 1 run, swings it back in and he clips it towards square leg

End of over 34 (1 run) Australia 154/6 (RR: 4.52)
B Lee    2* (11b)      MF Maharoof    8-0-35-2
DT Christian    8* (17b)      HMRKB Herath    5-0-13-2

34.1

Herath to Lee, 1 run, chips down the track and he clips him down towards square leg

34.2

Herath to Christian, no run, tossed up on the off stump and he defends

34.3

Herath to Christian, FOUR, uses his feet and Christian whips it to the on side but Malinga doesn't get across quick enough to stop it at mid-on

34.4

Herath to Christian, FOUR, Christian chooses to attack, he uses his feet again to a flighted delivery and chips it high over midwicket

34.5

Herath to Christian, no run, lunges forward and smothers the spin

34.6

Herath to Christian, 1 run, clips it away down towards midwicket

End of over 35 (10 runs) Australia 164/6 (RR: 4.68)
DT Christian    17* (22b 2x4)      HMRKB Herath    6-0-23-2
B Lee    3* (12b)      MF Maharoof    8-0-35-2

Time for the final Powerplay

35.1

Maharoof to Christian, no run, stays beside the line to point

35.2

Maharoof to Christian, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg and pushed down to mid-on

35.3

Maharoof to Lee, no run, gets beside the line and steers it to the off side

35.4

Maharoof to Lee, no run, slower delivery, Lee gets well forward and has to check his shot

35.5

Maharoof to Lee, no run, drifts towards the body and he clips him down towards midwicket

35.6

Maharoof to Lee, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump and he steers it wide of point

End of over 36 (2 runs) Australia 166/6 (RR: 4.61)
B Lee    4* (16b)      MF Maharoof    9-0-37-2
DT Christian    18* (24b 2x4)      HMRKB Herath    6-0-23-2

36.1

Malinga to Lee, no run, good length on middle and off and he defends to the off side

36.2

Malinga to Lee, 2 byes, another slower ball and the batsman tries to slash it away but misses, beats the keeper as well

36.3

Malinga to Lee, 2 runs, another slower ball and Lee gets a thick leading edge over extra cover, that travelled quite far

36.4

Malinga to Lee, no run, makes a bit of room and Lee can only force it down to midwicket

36.5

Malinga to Lee, no run, another slower ball and Lee makes room and swings but misses

36.6

Malinga to Lee, 1 wide, loses control of that slower delivery and sprays it wide of the off stump

36.6

Malinga to Lee, FOUR, bowls it short of a length and Lee has a free swing of the arms and pulls wide of midwicket

End of over 37 (9 runs) Australia 175/6 (RR: 4.72)
B Lee    10* (22b 1x4)      SL Malinga    6-0-43-0
DT Christian    18* (24b 2x4)      MF Maharoof    9-0-37-2

37.1

Maharoof to Christian, 1 run, another slower delivery and he clips it off his hips

37.2

Maharoof to Lee, 1 run, good length outside off and he uses the width to steer it towards third man

37.3

Maharoof to Christian, OUT, Maharoof strikes again! He continues bowling the slower ball, Christian chips down the track and has to check his shot, ends up spooning it straight to mid-off, Jayawardene takes it

DT Christian c Jayawardene b Maharoof 19 (47m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.07

37.4

Maharoof to McKay, no run, on the off stump and he pushes it back to the bowler

37.5

Maharoof to McKay, 1 run, swings it towards the pads and he clips it off his pads to square leg

37.6

Maharoof to Lee, no run

End of over 38 (3 runs) Australia 178/7 (RR: 4.68)
B Lee    11* (24b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    10-0-40-3
CJ McKay    1* (2b)      SL Malinga    6-0-43-0

38.1

Herath to McKay, no run

38.2

Herath to McKay, 1 run, flicks it away down to midwicket

38.3

Herath to Lee, no run, floated on the pads and he defends to the off side

38.4

Herath to Lee, 1 run, Lee flicks it down to midwicket

38.5

Herath to McKay, no run, gets on the front foot and defends

38.6

Herath to McKay, 1 run, flatter delivery, he flicks it down to midwicket

End of over 39 (3 runs) Australia 181/7 (RR: 4.64)
CJ McKay    3* (6b)      HMRKB Herath    7-0-26-2
B Lee    12* (26b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    10-0-40-3

Malinga replaces Maharoof

39.1

Malinga to McKay, no run, fires the yorker but it's wide of the off stump, he safely leaves it alone

39.2

Malinga to McKay, FOUR, gift for Australia as Malinga misdirects the yorker on the pads and McKay gets some bat on it to send it screeching to fine leg

39.3

Malinga to McKay, no run, gets forward and pushes it down towards cover

39.4

Malinga to McKay, no run, keeps a bit low and McKay chops it down towards the keeper

39.5

Malinga to McKay, no run

39.6

Malinga to McKay, FOUR, fullish on the off stump and he gets across and lofts it crisply over mid-off, just short of the rope

Shahid: "What a way to step up for your Skipper when the main strike bowler in the team is having an off day. Well done Maharoof."

End of over 40 (8 runs) Australia 189/7 (RR: 4.72)
CJ McKay    11* (12b 2x4)      SL Malinga    7-0-51-0
B Lee    12* (26b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    7-0-26-2

40.1

Kulasekara to Lee, no run, starts off with a full one outside the off stump and he drives on the up down towards short cover

40.2

Kulasekara to Lee, 1 run, stays beside the line and steers it towards the off side

40.3

Kulasekara to McKay, no run

40.4

Kulasekara to McKay, 1 run, stays beside the line and angles it wide of point for a single

40.5

Kulasekara to Lee, no run, that's a good yorker honing in on the leg stump, Lee makes a bit of room and can only squeeze it back to the bowler

40.6

Kulasekara to Lee, no run, gets this one to nip back inwards and really squares up the batsman as he tries to cut

End of over 41 (2 runs) Australia 191/7 (RR: 4.65)
B Lee    13* (30b 1x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    7-0-28-0
CJ McKay    12* (14b 2x4)      SL Malinga    7-0-51-0

41.1

Herath to McKay, no run, full on the off stump and driven down towards mid-off

41.2

Herath to McKay, no run

41.3

Herath to McKay, no run, gets forward and drives towards mid-on

41.4

Herath to McKay, 1 run, floated on middle and leg and he tucks him wide of square leg

41.5

Herath to Lee, no run, chips down the track and checks his shot

41.6

Herath to Lee, no run, rocks back and chops it down towards point

You guys may have read it on the site already, but Rahul Dravid is likely to retire tomorrow

End of over 42 (1 run) Australia 192/7 (RR: 4.57)
B Lee    13* (32b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    8-0-27-2
CJ McKay    13* (18b 2x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    7-0-28-0

42.1

Kulasekara to McKay, 2 runs, goes back at the crease and steers him down to third man

42.2

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, slower delivery on the blockhole and he digs it out to the bowler

42.3

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, tries to flick it away but he gets a bottom edge onto the pads

42.4

Kulasekara to McKay, SIX, take that! Pitched up on the pads and McKay takes Kula downtown over deep midwcket! Lovely follow through and it goes about 6 rows back

42.5

Kulasekara to McKay, no run, on the blockhole outside off and he fails to dig it out

42.6

Kulasekara to McKay, 1 run, squeezed out to deep cover

End of over 43 (9 runs) Australia 201/7 (RR: 4.67)
CJ McKay    22* (24b 2x4 1x6)      KMDN Kulasekara    8-0-37-0
B Lee    13* (32b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    8-0-27-2

43.1

Herath to McKay, no run, goes back to cut but mis-times it and hits it into the ground near his shoe

43.2

Herath to McKay, 1 run, chipped in the air but short of the fielder at long-off

43.3

Herath to Lee, no run, defended back to the bowler

43.4

Herath to Lee, 1 run, charges the bowler and hits the ball past him towards long off

43.5

Herath to McKay, 1 run, tries to hit inside out over the off side but gets an inside edge that lobs on the leg

43.6

Herath to Lee, 1 run, played off the front foot through midwicket

End of over 44 (4 runs) Australia 205/7 (RR: 4.65)
B Lee    15* (35b 1x4)      HMRKB Herath    9-0-31-2
CJ McKay    24* (27b 2x4 1x6)      KMDN Kulasekara    8-0-37-0

44.1

Malinga to Lee, 2 runs, fullish in length outside off and he makes room and crashes it to deep extra cover

44.2

Malinga to Lee, FOUR, crashes this one as well off the front foot, Kulasekara dives at the boundary at wide long-off but it was too quick for him, raw power, Malinga not getting the yorker right

44.3

Malinga to Lee, no run, makes room and swishes at thin air, wide of the off stump

44.4

Malinga to Lee, no run, gets beside the line and cuts hard but can't beat backward point

44.5

Malinga to Lee, 2 runs, makes room and crashes it off the front foot but Kulasekara's able to get across and cut it off

44.6

Malinga to Lee, no run, slower delivery outside off, he swings and misses

End of over 45 (8 runs) Australia 213/7 (RR: 4.73)
B Lee    23* (41b 2x4)      SL Malinga    8-0-59-0
CJ McKay    24* (27b 2x4 1x6)      HMRKB Herath    9-0-31-2

45.1

Herath to McKay, no run

45.2

Herath to McKay, FOUR, This partnership starting to annoy SL a bit, McKay chips down the track and chips Herath inside out over extra cover, in fact it was more than a chip, clean hit

45.3

Herath to McKay, no run, drives to the man at cover

45.4

Herath to McKay, no run, makes room and he gets the ball to drift inwards and he ends up chopping it to the off side

45.5

Herath to McKay, OUT, McKay perishes trying to go over the top on the on side, he gets on his knee for the slog and he ends up hitting it flat to Maharoof at deep midwicket, he falls forward and takes it

CJ McKay c Maharoof b Herath 28 (34m 32b 3x4 1x6) SR: 87.50

45.6

Herath to Lee, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg and he whips it towards midwicket

End of over 46 (5 runs) Australia 218/8 (RR: 4.73)
B Lee    24* (42b 2x4)      HMRKB Herath    10-0-36-3
XJ Doherty    0* (0b)      SL Malinga    8-0-59-0

46.1

Malinga to Lee, 2 runs, makes room and tries to scoop it over the bowler's head but ends up miscuing it to mid-off

46.2

Malinga to Lee, no run, slower ball outside the off stump and he misses and Sanga nearly falls over trying to stop it!

46.3

Malinga to Lee, 1 run, Lee makes room and biffs a full delivery down to long-off, once again Malinga not getting his yorkers through properly, he's not 100% fit they say

46.4

Malinga to Doherty, 2 runs, opens the face of the bat and steers him down to deep point, a fumble allows a second run

46.5

Malinga to Doherty, 1 run, runs it down to third man for a single

46.6

Malinga to Lee, 1 run, Dropped Maharoof thre culprit, the batsman made room and sliced a length delivery down to deep extra cover, it was flat and Maharoof didn't time his dive well

End of over 47 (7 runs) Australia 225/8 (RR: 4.78)
B Lee    28* (46b 2x4)      SL Malinga    9-0-66-0
XJ Doherty    3* (2b)      HMRKB Herath    10-0-36-3

47.1

Kulasekara to Lee, no run, squeezes out a yorker on the leg stump and Kula runs across and flings it back towards the stumps

47.2

Kulasekara to Lee, no run, good yorker again, outside the off stump and he makes room and fails to squeeze it out

47.3

Kulasekara to Lee, 1 run, makes room and squirts out a yorker to deep point

47.4

Kulasekara to Doherty, no run, on the blockhole angling wide of the left-hander and it's too good for Doherty

47.5

Kulasekara to Doherty, 1 run, full on the off stump and he squeezes it out to the off side

47.6

Kulasekara to Lee, 1 run, lofts over mid-off but not timed as well and it's short of the fielder in the deep

Anant: "Congrats to Brett Lee for reaching 1000 ODI runs!" He has 350 plus wickets too

End of over 48 (3 runs) Australia 228/8 (RR: 4.75)
B Lee    30* (50b 2x4)      KMDN Kulasekara    9-0-40-0
XJ Doherty    4* (4b)      SL Malinga    9-0-66-0

48.1

Malinga to Lee, 1 run, yorker on the pads and he squeezes it out to deep midwicket

48.2

Malinga to Doherty, no run, another yorker on the pads and he can only squirt it straight to midwicket

48.3

Malinga to Doherty, no run, squeezes out a yorker to backward point and Dilshan charges at the ball and prevents a single

48.4

Malinga to Doherty, no run, that's more like it from Malinga, fast yorker outside off and swinging away, can't get bat on ball

48.5

Malinga to Doherty, 1 run, squeezes out a yorker to Dilshan at backward point and he has a shy at the bowler's end though Malinga wasn't behind the stumps

48.6

Malinga to Lee, 1 run, swings it to midwicket and risks another single but the throw is wide

End of over 49 (3 runs) Australia 231/8 (RR: 4.71)
B Lee    32* (52b 2x4)      SL Malinga    10-0-69-0
XJ Doherty    5* (8b)      KMDN Kulasekara    9-0-40-0

49.1

Kulasekara to Lee, no run, Kula bowls it wide of the off stump on seeing Lee make room, slower ball too, Lee misses

49.2

Kulasekara to Lee, OUT, knocks off the leg bail! Kula bowls another yorker on the leg stump, Lee makes room to flay that anywhere but the ball hits his boot and shaves the leg stump

B Lee b Kulasekara 32 (75m 54b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.25

Arun: "unable to concentrate on this match ever since you mentioned possible R Dravid retiring tomorrow. We will miss the WALL!"

To be honest, I got a bit sidetracked too! You're not alone..

49.3

Kulasekara to Lyon, OUT, not the best start to Lyon's ODI career with the bat! Kulasekara bowls it full on the pads and Lyon makes room and chips it high over midwicket and Senanayake the substitute times the dive well and takes the catch

NM Lyon c sub (SMSM Senanayake) b Kulasekara 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

That ends a very satisfying bowling performance by Sri Lanka and let's mention the fielding as well. They made up for their lapses from the second final. There was the odd misfield/drop, but their energy in the field helped them come back after Warner blazed away as usual.

There was some debate whether SL gambled by not taking the extra spinner, but Maharoof responded well and justified his inclusion. It could have been a lot worse for Australia, if not for their lower order.

Still, such is the nature of these teams that even 231 might turn out to be competitive. Don't count Australia out yet. They will come out charging. Whatever it is, we should expect another absorbing chase. Join us in 30 minutes.

I said earlier we should not mention India today, but I'll make just one exception. Here's Sheshachala: "Perfect timing, just like his perfect shots. He didn't want Indian team in Australia to be distracted in the middle of tour because of retirement news etc. So, he chose to announce only after the team's return to India."

Tournament Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide - Mar 8, 2012
Australia won by 16 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide - Mar 6, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Mar 4, 2012
Australia won by 15 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Mar 2, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 9 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Feb 28, 2012
India won by 7 wickets (with 80 balls remaining)
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Mar 8, 2012

Clint McKay takes a stump and a ball as a souvenir, Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 3rd final, Adelaide, March 8, 2012

Clint McKay takes a stump and a ball as a souvenir

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Shane Watson appeals successfully for Upul Tharanga's wicket, Australia v Sri Lanka, CB Series, 3rd final, Adelaide, March 8, 2012

Shane Watson appeals successfully for Upul Tharanga's wicket

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