Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    not out
    86
    181
    112
    6
    0
    76.78
    19.5 finally Hauritz makes the breakthrough! Dilshan has gone for an aggressive sweep to a fullish delivery that doesn't turn much, Dilshan opened up his stance and was struck right in front, Marais Erasmus sends him on his way 98/1
    23.4 Watson strikes! Jayawardene went for the pull to a ball that didn't get up as much as he expected, Erasmus gives him out. At first glance the height looked like an issue, but Mahela's gone. 116/2
    37.6 caught on the square third man boundary! Sangakkara reaches out and slashes once again, this time he's not controlled it well and slices it high towards McKay, who moves to his left to hold the catch 186/3
    not out
    17
    18
    11
    2
    0
    154.54
    Extras
    13 (b 2, lb 3, w 8)
    TOTAL
    213/3 (41.1 Overs, RR: 5.17)
    Fall of wickets: 1-98 (TM Dilshan, 19.5 ov), 2-116 (DPMD Jayawardene, 23.4 ov), 3-186 (KC Sangakkara, 37.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    PM Siddle7.113104.32264000
    CJ McKay814205.25243010
    MG Johnson704306.14163030
    NM Hauritz904815.33254040
    SPD Smith201005.0030000
    SR Watson803424.25263000
  • BATSMEN
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    14.5 that's gone! Watson gets down on one knee looking for the slog-sweep, he's been hit in line and the ball was turning, but only a little, Bruce Oxenford says that's out, and it looked like a good decision at first glance 78/3
    1.1 got him! Perfect start for Kulasekara! He's got the ball to seam back in and Haddin's looking for an aggressive drive, it gets through the gate and rattles his stumps 3/1
    6.5 the pull shot brings Ponting undone! He hasn't got that one quite off the meat of the bat, it's a sort of toe-edge that flies high to deep midwicket, where Silva runs around to take the catch 32/2
    15.6 Murali, you beauty! Another big wicket as Clarke launches an aggressive pull, gets a top edge and Muralitharan at third man runs around to his left and takes the catch while falling towards the ground 80/4
    30.2 gone! White goes the old heave-ho over midwicket, doesn't connect and Kulasekara has crashed that into off stump 155/6
    22.3 Hussey's gone! Murali strikes! Hussey advances down the pitch and tries to loft it over mid-off, but there's a man in the outfield there and Mathews takes the catch. It was a strange, half-hearted sort of shot, Hussey needed to really go for that to clear the boundary and he seemed to check his shot 112/5
    34.5 ah, Randiv gets his man, Smith dances down the pitch and Randiv beats the bat with a quicker ball, Sangakkara has no trouble whipping the bails off with Smith way out of his ground 189/8
    34.3 oh, what wonderful fielding from Jayawardene! Johnson has crunched that to extra cover and Mahela does well to snap that up, and in a flash, throws quickly to the bowler, who whips the bails off with Johnson just short 189/7
    36.2 the ninth wicket is down - Hauritz went the slog over midwicket, as he had to do, and it's skied off the leading edge to long-on, where Perera takes the catch 199/9
    37.4 there's the win, and the series! Malinga bowls McKay with a slower yorker 210/10
    not out
    9
    11
    5
    0
    0
    180.00
    Extras
    9 (b 1, lb 5, w 3)
    TOTAL
    210 all out (37.4 Overs, RR: 5.57)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (BJ Haddin, 1.1 ov), 2-32 (RT Ponting, 6.5 ov), 3-78 (SR Watson, 14.5 ov), 4-80 (MJ Clarke, 15.6 ov), 5-112 (MEK Hussey, 22.3 ov), 6-155 (CL White, 30.2 ov), 7-189 (MG Johnson, 34.3 ov), 8-189 (SPD Smith, 34.5 ov), 9-199 (NM Hauritz, 36.2 ov), 10-210 (CJ McKay, 37.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga7.403414.43251020
    KMDN Kulasekara814826.00253100
    NLTC Perera803924.87231110
    M Muralitharan703024.28171000
    S Randiv705327.57122100

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