Commonwealth Bank Series, 3rd Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Feb 8, 2008
Australia won by 128 runs
8 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist lbw b Kapugedera 61 136 81 3 1 75.30
31.4 a long and loud appeal for one which dips low and Gilchrist plays across the line. It hit him in front of middle, having come in from off, and would have gone on to hit the stumps 139/3
View dismissal ML Hayden c Jayawardene b Amerasinghe 42 57 50 5 0 84.00
12.5 Amerasinghe breaks through as Hayden, batting out of his crease, once more, comes down the track and is cramped up straight, mishitting on the up out to short midwicket 65/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Jayawardene b Vaas 9 34 22 1 0 40.90
19.5 Jayawardene picks up a sharp chance at first slip, Ponting opening the face and running down to his opposing captain who snaps it up low, good catch 88/2
MJ Clarke not out 77 126 86 2 1 89.53
View dismissal A Symonds c Kapugedera b Vaas 12 19 17 0 0 70.58
36.4 gone this time, Symonds flashes hard to extra cover where Kapugedera takes a great catch at head height, and it was travelling 160/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Dilshan b Amerasinghe 10 23 13 1 0 76.92
41.4 short ball, wide outside off and Hussey comes out of his crease, and cuts back into the hands of Dilshan at backward point. It was straight to him, but stroked hard so a good catch 190/5
View dismissal JR Hopes c Dilshan b Malinga 34 36 29 2 0 117.24
49.4 outside off, swing away, and the batsman comes out of his crease, but it's scooped to backward point where Dilshan does the honours 253/6
B Lee not out 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 2, w 6) 8
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 253 (5.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets WPUJC Vaas 10 1 34 2 3.40 38 3 0
19.5 to Ponting, Jayawardene picks up a sharp chance at first slip, Ponting opening the face and running down to his opposing captain who snaps it up low, good catch 88/2
36.4 to Symonds, gone this time, Symonds flashes hard to extra cover where Kapugedera takes a great catch at head height, and it was travelling 160/4
View wicket SL Malinga 10 0 55 1 5.50 27 1 1 (1w)
49.4 to Hopes, outside off, swing away, and the batsman comes out of his crease, but it's scooped to backward point where Dilshan does the honours 253/6
View wickets MKDI Amerasinghe 10 0 66 2 6.60 28 9 0 (1w)
12.5 to Hayden, Amerasinghe breaks through as Hayden, batting out of his crease, once more, comes down the track and is cramped up straight, mishitting on the up out to short midwicket 65/1
41.4 to Hussey, short ball, wide outside off and Hussey comes out of his crease, and cuts back into the hands of Dilshan at backward point. It was straight to him, but stroked hard so a good catch 190/5
  M Muralitharan 10 0 42 0 4.20 28 0 1
View wicket CK Kapugedera 10 0 54 1 5.40 19 1 0
31.4 to Gilchrist, a long and loud appeal for one which dips low and Gilchrist plays across the line. It hit him in front of middle, having come in from off, and would have gone on to hit the stumps 139/3
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 254 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †Gilchrist b Bracken 10 23 18 1 0 55.55
5.1 edged and taken! Bracken strikes, pitching on a full length outside off stump and sucking Tharanga into a very loose drive from the crease, the late swing does the trick and Gilchrist takes the easiest of catches 18/2
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya b Lee 7 21 13 1 0 53.84
4.6 and thats the end of that! Lee gets his man, pushing tamely at one on a much better length and the inside-edge nips back and rattles off stump 18/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara lbw b Bracken 42 65 41 7 0 102.43
19.3 no arguments about that one, a great delivery from Bracken that traps Sangakkara plumb in front of middle, the ball pitching back in and the batsman going to defend on the back foot 74/4
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Gilchrist b Johnson 6 29 16 0 0 37.50
11.3 down the wicket, rocks back and edges through a would-be booming drive to a short one outside off, the ball cutting away off the seam 57/3
View dismissal LPC Silva c †Gilchrist b Hogg 7 39 32 0 0 21.87
20.6 Hogg strikes in his first over, the ball grips on off, straightens and takes the feather as Silva tries to defend on the back foot, Gilchrist pouching the sliver 81/5
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Lee b Bracken 14 17 10 0 1 140.00
23.5 yet another cutter pays dividends, as Dilshan sends a leading edge out to long off where Lee sets himself and has a firm base for taking the catch 93/7
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c Hayden b Bracken 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
21.3 Hayden at first slip makes no mistake as the batsman goes for the booming drive away from the body as Bracken fires in another wicket-taking cutter 84/6
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas run out (Ponting) 18 34 30 3 0 60.00
29.1 Lee to Muralitharan, Lee sees that he's backing away and follows him outside leg, the ball dug out to the legs. A mix-up results as Ponting slides in at mid-on and crashes down the stumps with the ball still in his hand 114/9
View dismissal SL Malinga run out (Symonds) 2 17 10 0 0 20.00
27.3 from Lee, on off, driven off the inside edge out to mid-on and there's a call for a run-out at the non-striker's end. Malinga loses his bat as the ball comes in from Symonds, but has he made his ground? Tricky one, although he's in the air as the ball hits the stumps. And he's out. 105/8
View dismissal M Muralitharan c Symonds b Bracken 11 17 14 0 1 78.57
31.3 but he gets him this time, his best ODI figures and there's a five-for as the batsman goes to pull again over midwicket, but picks out the fielder instead 125/10
MKDI Amerasinghe not out 0 10 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 4, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 31.3 overs) 125 (3.96 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket B Lee 7 1 34 1 4.85 29 6 0 (1nb, 1w)
4.6 to Jayasuriya, and thats the end of that! Lee gets his man, pushing tamely at one on a much better length and the inside-edge nips back and rattles off stump 18/1
View wickets NW Bracken 8.3 0 47 5 5.52 31 4 2 (1w)
5.1 to Tharanga, edged and taken! Bracken strikes, pitching on a full length outside off stump and sucking Tharanga into a very loose drive from the crease, the late swing does the trick and Gilchrist takes the easiest of catches 18/2
19.3 to Sangakkara, no arguments about that one, a great delivery from Bracken that traps Sangakkara plumb in front of middle, the ball pitching back in and the batsman going to defend on the back foot 74/4
21.3 to Kapugedera, Hayden at first slip makes no mistake as the batsman goes for the booming drive away from the body as Bracken fires in another wicket-taking cutter 84/6
23.5 to Dilshan, yet another cutter pays dividends, as Dilshan sends a leading edge out to long off where Lee sets himself and has a firm base for taking the catch 93/7
31.3 to Muralitharan, but he gets him this time, his best ODI figures and there's a five-for as the batsman goes to pull again over midwicket, but picks out the fielder instead 125/10
View wicket MG Johnson 5 3 9 1 1.80 25 0 0 (1w)
11.3 to Jayawardene, down the wicket, rocks back and edges through a would-be booming drive to a short one outside off, the ball cutting away off the seam 57/3
  JR Hopes 5 0 15 0 3.00 19 1 0
View wicket GB Hogg 6 1 17 1 2.83 23 1 0 (1w)
20.6 to Silva, Hogg strikes in his first over, the ball grips on off, straightens and takes the feather as Silva tries to defend on the back foot, Gilchrist pouching the sliver 81/5

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - Australia 5, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - NW Bracken (Australia)
Umpires - AL Hill (New Zealand) and SJA Taufel
TV umpire - PD Parker
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - GA Abood

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Australia: 50 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (AC Gilchrist 12, ML Hayden 41, Ex 0)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Australia - 72/1 in 16.0 overs (AC Gilchrist 29, RT Ponting 1)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 0
    • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 67 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (AC Gilchrist 24, MJ Clarke 27, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Australia - 139/3 in 31.4 overs (MJ Clarke 27)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 33.5 overs (203 balls), Extras 0
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 63 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 43.3 overs (262 balls), Extras 1
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (MJ Clarke 17, JR Hopes 27, Ex 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 49.1 overs (297 balls), Extras 8
    • Innings Break: Australia - 253/6 in 50.0 overs (MJ Clarke 77, B Lee 0)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (58 balls), Extras 2
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 67/3 in 16.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 39, LPC Silva 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 25.3 overs (157 balls), Extras 6
    • Match Scorers: M Venkat Raghav and Binoy George
 
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