Commonwealth Bank Series, 3rd Final: Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Mar 8, 2012
Australia won by 16 runs
Played at Adelaide Oval
8 March 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

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

Australia 75/1   MS Wade 24* (39b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 3-0-16-1

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

Australia 115/2   MS Wade 44* (61b 3x4)   TM Dilshan 8.4-1-39-1

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

Australia 119/3   MS Wade 47* (66b 3x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 5-0-25-0

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 123/4   DJ Hussey 1* (5b)   HMRKB Herath 0.1-0-0-1

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

Australia 135/5   DJ Hussey 10* (13b 1x4)   HMRKB Herath 1.4-0-3-2

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

Australia 151/6   DT Christian 7* (16b)   MF Maharoof 7-0-34-2

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

Australia 177/7   B Lee 11* (23b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 9.3-0-39-3

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

Australia 217/8   B Lee 23* (41b 2x4)   HMRKB Herath 9.5-0-35-3

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

Australia 231/9   XJ Doherty 5* (8b)   KMDN Kulasekara 9.2-0-40-1

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

Australia 231/10   XJ Doherty 5* (8b)   KMDN Kulasekara 9.3-0-40-2





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