Commonwealth Bank Series, 12th Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Mar 2, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 9 runs
2 March 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* run out (DJ Hussey) 5 8 6 1 0 83.33
1.4 from Hilfenhaus, a direct hit and Jayawardene is gone! He jumped on the back foot and opened the face to play the ball towards slip. I think it was Dilshan who called for a very risky single and Jayawardene responded after a moment's hesitation. Hussey from second slip pounced on the ball with one hand and let rip at the bowler's end, his direct hit finding Mahela so far out of his crease that the third umpire wasn't needed. 10/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan c †Wade b Pattinson 9 22 16 2 0 56.25
4.6 There's Pattinson's reward. After four balls on off stump, this one is in the corridor outside it, bowled from slightly wider on the crease. It was a bit shorter too and bounced and straightened just a fraction. Dilshan had to go onto the back foot and was surprised by the bounce as much as the change in line. He just poked at it and got a thin edge through to the keeper 17/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Forrest b Pattinson 64 113 93 3 0 68.81
28.6 caught at deep square leg! Short of a length delivery that hurried Sangakkara who began to swivel pull but then checked his shot, the ball went off the top edge high in the air and straight to Peter Forrest. The partnership ends on 123, it's been a splendid one. 140/3
View dismissal LD Chandimal c McKay b Pattinson 75 146 84 3 2 89.28
38.5 caught at mid-off! Chandimal's gone this time. He was on the front foot and he tried to hit down the ground, the length wasn't short enough for that shot and he holed out to McKay at mid-off. He's made 75, an excellent innings. Pattinson's taken his third wicket. 186/4
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne b Pattinson 51 97 59 2 0 86.44
48.6 he's been bowled off the middle of the bat! Thirimanne moved across his stumps to try and scoop the ball over fine leg, he made decent contact, but deflected the ball on to his stumps 235/9
View dismissal AD Mathews c Doherty b Christian 5 10 8 0 0 62.50
41.1 caught, splendidly caught! The ball was a slightly slower one outside off stump and Mathews was on the front foot and into his shot too early. He tried to check it but ended up spooning the ball in the air down the ground. Doherty ran quickly from mid-on towards the boundary, covered a lot of ground, and took the catch as the ball dropped over his head 195/5
View dismissal NLTC Perera c MEK Hussey b Christian 5 10 7 0 0 71.42
43.3 caught on the deep midwicket boundary! Michael Hussey takes a special kind of catch, one that is becoming less rare these days. Perera swung hard and hit the ball high towards deep midwicket, Hussey ran back and settled under the ball and took the catch inside play. He realised he was going to go over the boundary so he threw the ball up, stepped over the rope, stepped back in, and caught the ball again. 206/6
View dismissal SMSM Senanayake lbw b Christian 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
43.4 lbw! The ball is full and straight, Senanayake moves across his crease and tries to play on the leg side by closing the face of his bat, he misses and is hit in front, that would have clipped leg stump 206/7
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara lbw b Christian 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
43.5 a hat-trick for Christian! He bowled a full ball that swung into the right-hander, Kulasekara did what Senanayake did, moved across and tried to flick. He missed and got hit on the pad, this looked like it was missing leg but the umpire didn't think so. Christian is mobbed by his team-mates. 206/8
HMRKB Herath not out 14 28 21 0 1 66.66
View dismissal SL Malinga b Christian 2 5 4 0 0 50.00
49.6 bowled him! Christian finishes with five wickets. Malinga moved way across his stumps to glance towards fine leg and he missed. The ball was straight and hit middle stump. 238/10
Extras (b 2, lb 4, w 2) 8
  Total (all out; 50 overs; 226 mins) 238 (4.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets JL Pattinson 10 0 51 4 5.10 30 4 1 (1w)
4.6 to Dilshan, There's Pattinson's reward. After four balls on off stump, this one is in the corridor outside it, bowled from slightly wider on the crease. It was a bit shorter too and bounced and straightened just a fraction. Dilshan had to go onto the back foot and was surprised by the bounce as much as the change in line. He just poked at it and got a thin edge through to the keeper 17/2
28.6 to Sangakkara, caught at deep square leg! Short of a length delivery that hurried Sangakkara who began to swivel pull but then checked his shot, the ball went off the top edge high in the air and straight to Peter Forrest. The partnership ends on 123, it's been a splendid one. 140/3
38.5 to Chandimal, caught at mid-off! Chandimal's gone this time. He was on the front foot and he tried to hit down the ground, the length wasn't short enough for that shot and he holed out to McKay at mid-off. He's made 75, an excellent innings. Pattinson's taken his third wicket. 186/4
48.6 to Thirimanne, he's been bowled off the middle of the bat! Thirimanne moved across his stumps to try and scoop the ball over fine leg, he made decent contact, but deflected the ball on to his stumps 235/9
  BW Hilfenhaus 7 0 29 0 4.14 27 4 0
  CJ McKay 8 0 39 0 4.87 14 0 0 (1w)
  DJ Hussey 1 0 6 0 6.00 0 0 0
View wickets DT Christian 9 0 31 5 3.44 32 0 1
41.1 to Mathews, caught, splendidly caught! The ball was a slightly slower one outside off stump and Mathews was on the front foot and into his shot too early. He tried to check it but ended up spooning the ball in the air down the ground. Doherty ran quickly from mid-on towards the boundary, covered a lot of ground, and took the catch as the ball dropped over his head 195/5
43.3 to Perera, caught on the deep midwicket boundary! Michael Hussey takes a special kind of catch, one that is becoming less rare these days. Perera swung hard and hit the ball high towards deep midwicket, Hussey ran back and settled under the ball and took the catch inside play. He realised he was going to go over the boundary so he threw the ball up, stepped over the rope, stepped back in, and caught the ball again. 206/6
43.4 to Senanayake, lbw! The ball is full and straight, Senanayake moves across his crease and tries to play on the leg side by closing the face of his bat, he misses and is hit in front, that would have clipped leg stump 206/7
43.5 to Kulasekara, a hat-trick for Christian! He bowled a full ball that swung into the right-hander, Kulasekara did what Senanayake did, moved across and tried to flick. He missed and got hit on the pad, this looked like it was missing leg but the umpire didn't think so. Christian is mobbed by his team-mates. 206/8
49.6 to Malinga, bowled him! Christian finishes with five wickets. Malinga moved way across his stumps to glance towards fine leg and he missed. The ball was straight and hit middle stump. 238/10
  SR Watson 7 0 28 0 4.00 26 2 0
  XJ Doherty 8 0 48 0 6.00 14 1 1
  Australia innings (target: 239 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MS Wade lbw b Kulasekara 9 15 12 1 0 75.00
3.1 lbw! Kulasekara pitched the ball in line with the stumps from over the wicket and angled it across the left-hander, Wade moved across his crease to play on the leg side and was hit on the back pad. Height might have been the only issue but that looked pretty good. The umpire thought so too. The MCG comes to life, there are so many Sri Lankan fans today and they are cheering themselves hoarse. Replays indicate that height was no problem, and the ball was going to just shave off stump 18/2
View dismissal DA Warner c Perera b Malinga 6 11 6 1 0 100.00
2.5 caught at short cover! The length ball seemed to grip on the pitch and come on to Warner slower than he expected. He was already well through his swat by the time he made contact. He still hit the ball off the middle though and it went quickly to Perera at short cover, splendid reflex catch 16/1
View dismissal SR Watson* b Malinga 65 118 83 5 0 78.31
30.6 bowled him! That's full and straight, a little bit of swing into the right-hander. Watson tried to play across the line towards midwicket and missed. The ball crashed into middle stump and flattened it. Sri Lanka have made a tremendous breakthough 140/5
View dismissal PJ Forrest c †Sangakkara b Malinga 2 8 9 0 0 22.22
4.6 edged and caught behind! The ball was ordinary, short and wide, there to be hit to the boundary. But Forrest tried to cut it with no foot movement and threw his bat out a long way away from his body. He got a huge and loud edge through to Sangakkara. 26/3
View dismissal MEK Hussey c †Sangakkara b Thirimanne 29 79 56 3 0 51.78
24.6 caught behind! Thirimanne has struck for Sri Lanka, would you believe it! Hussey stayed in his crease and poked at the ball angling across him, it was a thick edge and Sangakkara did well to catch it standing up to the stumps 113/4
View dismissal DJ Hussey c Dilshan b Kulasekara 74 122 74 4 1 100.00
49.1 Sri Lanka have won! Hussey has been caught at long off, and listen to the MCG erupt! Mahela Jayawardene is ecstatic. Hussey decided to attack Kulasekara and lofted him down the ground, he hit the full ball flat but not far enough, Dilshan was the man at long-off and he held the catch to send the fans at the MCG into wild celebrations. Sri Lanka have played a tremendous game and are in the finals 229/10
View dismissal DT Christian c & b Senanayake 3 16 8 0 0 37.50
33.5 caught and bowled! Has that carried? The ball stopped on Christian as he pushed at it, lobbing it back to the bowler, Senanayake dived forward and just got his fingers under the ball. The umpires refer it to the third umpire but Christian begins to walk after he sees the replay on the big screen 151/6
View dismissal JL Pattinson c Dilshan b Herath 12 28 23 1 0 52.17
40.3 caught at midwicket! Sri Lanka edge closer to that spot in the finals. Pattinson clips the ball firmly off his pads, but it's in the air and straight to Dilshan. He has injured fingers but he's taken that catch easily. The strong Sri Lankan contingent at the MCG party a little harder. 178/7
View dismissal CJ McKay run out (Dilshan/†Sangakkara) 6 9 8 0 0 75.00
42.5 Herath to DJ Hussey, McKay's been run out! Hussey pushed the ball towards cover and set off for a single, Dilshan slipped while fielding but still fired the throw to Sangakkara, who whipped off the bails with the bat just short. And listen to that roar when the third umpire sends McKay on his way, tremendous. 187/8
View dismissal XJ Doherty c Dilshan b Malinga 7 32 15 0 0 46.66
48.2 caught! Malinga bowls a straight ball, the length is full and the pace is slow. Doherty is early on the shot and spoons the ball in the air over the bowler's head. Dilshan called for it early, ran to his right from mid-on, and took an easy catch 226/9
BW Hilfenhaus not out 0 7 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (w 15, nb 1) 16
  Total (all out; 49.1 overs; 227 mins) 229 (4.65 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SL Malinga 10 0 49 4 4.90 32 2 0 (3w)
2.5 to Warner, caught at short cover! The length ball seemed to grip on the pitch and come on to Warner slower than he expected. He was already well through his swat by the time he made contact. He still hit the ball off the middle though and it went quickly to Perera at short cover, splendid reflex catch 16/1
4.6 to Forrest, edged and caught behind! The ball was ordinary, short and wide, there to be hit to the boundary. But Forrest tried to cut it with no foot movement and threw his bat out a long way away from his body. He got a huge and loud edge through to Sangakkara. 26/3
30.6 to Watson, bowled him! That's full and straight, a little bit of swing into the right-hander. Watson tried to play across the line towards midwicket and missed. The ball crashed into middle stump and flattened it. Sri Lanka have made a tremendous breakthough 140/5
48.2 to Doherty, caught! Malinga bowls a straight ball, the length is full and the pace is slow. Doherty is early on the shot and spoons the ball in the air over the bowler's head. Dilshan called for it early, ran to his right from mid-on, and took an easy catch 226/9
View wickets KMDN Kulasekara 9.1 1 38 2 4.14 36 5 0 (1w)
3.1 to Wade, lbw! Kulasekara pitched the ball in line with the stumps from over the wicket and angled it across the left-hander, Wade moved across his crease to play on the leg side and was hit on the back pad. Height might have been the only issue but that looked pretty good. The umpire thought so too. The MCG comes to life, there are so many Sri Lankan fans today and they are cheering themselves hoarse. Replays indicate that height was no problem, and the ball was going to just shave off stump 18/2
49.1 to DJ Hussey, Sri Lanka have won! Hussey has been caught at long off, and listen to the MCG erupt! Mahela Jayawardene is ecstatic. Hussey decided to attack Kulasekara and lofted him down the ground, he hit the full ball flat but not far enough, Dilshan was the man at long-off and he held the catch to send the fans at the MCG into wild celebrations. Sri Lanka have played a tremendous game and are in the finals 229/10
  AD Mathews 4 0 8 0 2.00 18 0 0
View wicket SMSM Senanayake 10 0 50 1 5.00 32 4 0 (2w)
33.5 to Christian, caught and bowled! Has that carried? The ball stopped on Christian as he pushed at it, lobbing it back to the bowler, Senanayake dived forward and just got his fingers under the ball. The umpires refer it to the third umpire but Christian begins to walk after he sees the replay on the big screen 151/6
  NLTC Perera 0.5 0 8 0 9.60 0 1 0
View wicket HDRL Thirimanne 4.1 0 25 1 6.00 8 1 0
24.6 to MEK Hussey, caught behind! Thirimanne has struck for Sri Lanka, would you believe it! Hussey stayed in his crease and poked at the ball angling across him, it was a thick edge and Sangakkara did well to catch it standing up to the stumps 113/4
View wicket HMRKB Herath 10 0 43 1 4.30 34 1 1 (1nb, 2w)
40.3 to Pattinson, caught at midwicket! Sri Lanka edge closer to that spot in the finals. Pattinson clips the ball firmly off his pads, but it's in the air and straight to Dilshan. He has injured fingers but he's taken that catch easily. The strong Sri Lankan contingent at the MCG party a little harder. 178/7
  TM Dilshan 1 0 8 0 8.00 3 1 0 (1w)

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 4, Australia 0
Player of the match - LD Chandimal (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and RJ Tucker
TV umpire - SD Fry
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - AJ Barrow

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 14.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 1
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 27 runs, 0 wicket)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (KC Sangakkara 29, LD Chandimal 24, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 71/2 in 17.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 32, LD Chandimal 24)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 21.5 overs (131 balls), Extras 3
    • LD Chandimal: 50 off 47 balls (2 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 79 balls (2 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 118 balls (KC Sangakkara 48, LD Chandimal 50, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 32.2 overs (194 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 152/3 in 33.0 overs (LD Chandimal 63, HDRL Thirimanne 8)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 26 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 42.2 overs (254 balls), Extras 5
    • HDRL Thirimanne: 50 off 57 balls (2 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 238/10 in 50.0 overs (HMRKB Herath 14)
    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls), Extras 10
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 36 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Drinks: Australia - 68/3 in 16.5 overs (SR Watson 33, MEK Hussey 8)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (SR Watson 28, MEK Hussey 15, Ex 8)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 21.5 overs (131 balls), Extras 10
    • SR Watson: 50 off 61 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 144/5 in 33.0 overs (DJ Hussey 19, DT Christian 2)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 33.3 overs (202 balls), Extras 12
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 19 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 44.1 overs (266 balls), Extras 15
    • DJ Hussey: 50 off 58 balls (4 x 4)
    • Attendance: 28,091
 
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