VB Series, 1st Final: Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 10, 2006
VB Series - 1st final
Sri Lanka won by 22 runs
Played at Adelaide Oval
10 February 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MS Atapattu* b Hogg 53 103 77 6 0 68.83
23.4 OUT flighted ball on the middle stump, turning in, Atapattu puts his foot acroos and goes to sweep fine, beaten and ball knocks the leg stump 109/2
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Hogg b Clark 25 41 22 1 1 113.63
9.1 OUT short of good length ball, Jayasuriya picks the length and pulls it away in the air to deep square leg, Hogg runs in and takes a good low catch diving forward 44/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c & b Symonds 83 146 106 3 1 78.30
44.1 OUT full length ball on the off stump, Sangakkara tries to loft it over but hits it straight to Symonds 212/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c & b Clark 11 25 20 0 0 55.00
30.1 OUT; length ball on the off stump, Jayawardene uses his feet and tries to loft it over, hits it flat and straight into Clark and he does well to take it on his second attempt 133/3
View dismissal RP Arnold c Symonds b Bracken 24 48 34 0 0 70.58
41.6 OUT; full toss on the off stump, Arnold drives it straight to Symonds at cover, soft dismissal! 200/4
TM Dilshan not out 26 36 20 0 2 130.00
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c Symonds b Bracken 38 21 21 2 3 180.95
49.2 OUT; full toss again, Kapugedera hits it across and mistimes it, ball goes in the air to Symonds at mid-wicket 270/6
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas run out (Hussey/†Gilchrist) 1 2 1 0 0 100.00
49.4 from Bracken, RUN OUT; full toss, driven to long-on and Dilshan calls for the second run, Hussey throws at the strikers end, good flat throw and TV Umpire gives the decision 272/7
View dismissal M Muralitharan c Symonds b Bracken 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
49.5 full toss outside off stump, Muralitharan tries to hit it cross, gets the top edge and ball goes high in the air to mid-wicket, Symonds takes an easy catch 272/8
KMDN Kulasekara not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 4, w 7, nb 2) 13
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 222 mins) 274 (5.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  B Lee 10 1 48 0 4.80 36 3 1 (1nb, 1w)
View wickets NW Bracken 10 0 61 3 6.10 26 4 1 (1nb, 1w)
41.6 to Arnold, OUT; full toss on the off stump, Arnold drives it straight to Symonds at cover, soft dismissal! 200/4
49.2 to Kapugedera, OUT; full toss again, Kapugedera hits it across and mistimes it, ball goes in the air to Symonds at mid-wicket 270/6
49.5 to Muralitharan, full toss outside off stump, Muralitharan tries to hit it cross, gets the top edge and ball goes high in the air to mid-wicket, Symonds takes an easy catch 272/8
View wickets SR Clark 10 1 48 2 4.80 31 2 1 (1w)
9.1 to Jayasuriya, OUT short of good length ball, Jayasuriya picks the length and pulls it away in the air to deep square leg, Hogg runs in and takes a good low catch diving forward 44/1
30.1 to Jayawardene, OUT; length ball on the off stump, Jayawardene uses his feet and tries to loft it over, hits it flat and straight into Clark and he does well to take it on his second attempt 133/3
View wicket A Symonds 10 0 66 1 6.60 22 3 3 (3w)
44.1 to Sangakkara, OUT full length ball on the off stump, Sangakkara tries to loft it over but hits it straight to Symonds 212/5
View wicket GB Hogg 10 0 47 1 4.70 27 0 1 (1w)
23.4 to Atapattu, OUT flighted ball on the middle stump, turning in, Atapattu puts his foot acroos and goes to sweep fine, beaten and ball knocks the leg stump 109/2
  Australia innings (target: 275 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Arnold b Kulasekara 26 46 27 2 1 96.29
10.1 Gone! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Gilchrist swings it across and mistimes it, ball goes high up in the air to deep backward square leg, Arnold runs across and takes a good catch 51/1
View dismissal SM Katich run out (Dilshan/†Sangakkara) 56 121 81 6 0 69.13
24.6 from Bandara, Bandara to Katich out, turned away to mid-wicket, Dilshan dives across and fields, mix-up again and Dilshan throws to Sangakkara and Katich well short of the crease 122/5
View dismissal RT Ponting* run out (Dilshan) 0 4 0 0 0 -
11.1 Vaas to Katich, Run out! good length ball, inside edge onto the pads, ball rolls to point, Ponting calls and keeps on running but Katich doesnt respond, terrible mix-up, Dishan picks and runs with the ball to the bowlers end to whip off the bails 52/2
View dismissal DR Martyn run out (Dilshan) 1 15 7 0 0 14.28
14.3 from Kulasekara, One more Run out! fraction short around the off stump, punched in front of point, takes off for a single, Dilshan quickly covers, picks and throws direct at the bowlers end, Martyn well short of the crease, amazing fielding! 64/3
View dismissal A Symonds st †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 16 25 18 0 1 88.88
19.4 Four down! Symonds charges down the track, Muralitharan sees it and bowls a doosra outside off stump, bit flat adn Symonds completely foxed up and Sangakkara does the rest, Lankans are elated 94/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke run out (Jayasuriya) 80 127 83 4 0 96.38
49.1 Jayasuriya to Bracken, All over! full length ball on the off stump, Bracken drives and gets an inside edge onto the toes, ball rolls baclk down the wicket to bowler, Clarke backs up too far, Jaysuriya picks and whips off the bails 252/10
View dismissal MEK Hussey run out (Dilshan/†Sangakkara) 16 24 21 1 0 76.19
30.6 Kulasekara to Clarke, OUT; yorker length ball on the middle and leg stump, Clarke misses and gets on the toes, big appeal but turned down by Umpire Harper, Hussey calls and goes for the single after a initial mix-up, Dilshan again picks and throws at the strikers end, Hussey well out and a suicidal run out 156/6
View dismissal JR Hopes c Dilshan b Muralitharan 3 8 3 0 0 100.00
33.2 OUT. flighted ball on the off stump, batsman sweeps straight to Dilshan at mid-wicket 165/7
View dismissal GB Hogg c Jayasuriya b Bandara 1 3 5 0 0 20.00
34.1 One more! on the leg stump, Hogg sweeps and gets the top edge, ball goes in the air to short fine leg, Jayasuriya completes the catch 166/8
View dismissal B Lee b Muralitharan 19 37 34 0 0 55.88
43.6 Bowled! flighted ball outside off stump, off-break, Lee moves forward and pushes, beaten by the turn and through the gate, ball crashes into the stumps 213/9
NW Bracken not out 13 21 16 0 0 81.25
Extras (b 2, lb 12, w 7) 21
  Total (all out; 49.1 overs; 218 mins) 252 (5.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  WPUJC Vaas 10 0 60 0 6.00 28 4 1 (1w)
  PDRL Perera 7 0 28 0 4.00 27 3 0 (1w)
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 9 0 47 1 5.22 31 2 1 (1w)
10.1 to Gilchrist, Gone! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Gilchrist swings it across and mistimes it, ball goes high up in the air to deep backward square leg, Arnold runs across and takes a good catch 51/1
View wickets M Muralitharan 10 0 40 3 4.00 32 2 0
19.4 to Symonds, Four down! Symonds charges down the track, Muralitharan sees it and bowls a doosra outside off stump, bit flat adn Symonds completely foxed up and Sangakkara does the rest, Lankans are elated 94/4
33.2 to Hopes, OUT. flighted ball on the off stump, batsman sweeps straight to Dilshan at mid-wicket 165/7
43.6 to Lee, Bowled! flighted ball outside off stump, off-break, Lee moves forward and pushes, beaten by the turn and through the gate, ball crashes into the stumps 213/9
View wicket HMCM Bandara 10 0 51 1 5.10 24 2 0
34.1 to Hogg, One more! on the leg stump, Hogg sweeps and gets the top edge, ball goes in the air to short fine leg, Jayasuriya completes the catch 166/8
  TM Dilshan 2 0 7 0 3.50 7 0 0
  ST Jayasuriya 1.1 0 5 0 4.28 3 0 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka led the best-of-3-finals 1-0
Australia replacement - JR Hopes for SR Clark (Australia innings, 31.0 ov)
Sri Lanka replacement - HMCM Bandara for CK Kapugedera (Australia innings, 21.0 ov)
Player of the match - KC Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and DJ Harper
TV umpire - RL Parry
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • 4th Umpire - SD Fry
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.1 overs (63 balls), Extras 2
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 74/1 in 16.0 overs (MS Atapattu 33, KC Sangakkara 13)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (MS Atapattu 31, KC Sangakkara 22, Ex 3)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 20.5 overs (130 balls), Extras 5
    • MS Atapattu: 50 off 74 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 140/3 in 32.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 39, RP Arnold 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 34.3 overs (214 balls), Extras 8
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 78 balls (2 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (KC Sangakkara 32, RP Arnold 21, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 41.5 overs (259 balls), Extras 12
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 48.2 overs (298 balls), Extras 12
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 31 balls (TM Dilshan 19, CK Kapugedera 37, Ex 1)
    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (58 balls), Extras 3
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Australia - 65/3 in 14.4 overs (SM Katich 35, A Symonds 0)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 20.6 overs (127 balls), Extras 8
    • SM Katich: 50 off 72 balls (6 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 148/5 in 30.0 overs (MJ Clarke 25, MEK Hussey 15)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 30.3 overs (184 balls), Extras 11
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 60 balls (2 x 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 41.2 overs (250 balls), Extras 16
    • Australia: 250 runs in 48.6 overs (297 balls), Extras 21
 
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