Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
86(112) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 8 2 2 0 2 1
SR Watson
40(44) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 3 1 0 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O7.0
M0
R30
W2
Eco4.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O8.0
M0
R34
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The Sri Lankans are all in a huddle, the rest of the squad runs out on to the field to join them, Murali makes sure he pockets the ball - after all he's achieved, a series win in Australia clearly means a lot to him. What a performance from Sri Lanka, in both games. The teams are shaking hands now, Sri Lanka have won by 29 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis system. There are plenty of Sri Lankan fans in the SCG, just as there were in Melbourne. Upul Tharanga is the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 86.

What a day - it's 11.20pm local time - I can't remember a later finish to an ODI in Australia. The Sri Lankans have thoroughly deserved this series win. Today they batted well, but it was really the bowlers that won them the match. Murali was on song in his last match at the SCG, and Malinga was very difficult to get away when his slower ball was working. Not to mention the wickets delivered by Perera and Kulasekara. Australia will be hoping for a consolation win in the final match at the Gabba on Sunday, where they'll also no doubt make a few team changes.

Thanks for joining us, and be sure to return for Sunday's final ODI. From Brydon Coverdale, bye for now!

37.4
W
Malinga to McKay, OUT, there's the win, and the series! Malinga bowls McKay with a slower yorker
37.3
3
Malinga to Siddle, 3 runs, Siddle gets under this one and drives over cover
37.2
0
Malinga to Siddle, no run, Siddle gives himself plenty of room, Malinga bangs it in short and it sails over the stumps through to Sangakkara
37.1
1
Malinga to McKay, 1 run, off the pads towards square leg

So, the Aussies need 34 from the last over. Five sixes and a four - easy! No sense of theatre from Sangakkara - he should've brought Murali back on! It's Malinga to bowl out

END OF OVER:
37 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 206/9

  • PM Siddle6 (3b)
  • CJ McKay5 (6b)
  • S Randiv7-0-53-2
  • NLTC Perera8-0-39-2
36.6
2
Randiv to Siddle, 2 runs, goes for the pull, comes off the toe of the bat and it's collected at long-on
36.5
2
Randiv to Siddle, 2 runs, backs right off from this one and punches it through cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
86(112) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 8 2 2 0 2 1
SR Watson
40(44) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 3 1 0 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O7.0
M0
R30
W2
Eco4.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O8.0
M0
R34
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF