Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    8.4 Prasanna you beauty! Removes the ever-dangerous Finch with a slider down the leg side which Finch attacked early as he played down the wrong line. Sangakkara does the rest as he picks this up and flicks the bails in one fluid motion as Finch looks back disconcertingly. Huge roar from the Sri Lankans as Finch makes his way back to the pavilion 41/2
    4.2 what a set-up from Malinga! this time takes off the pace of this length delivery on middle and off, deceiving Warner as he offers a half-hearted push which finds it way to extra-cover, who is able to take it comfortably. Huge blow for Australia as Warner has to go 19/1
    32.3 and now it is Steven Smith's time to go as he looks for a tonk straight down the ground, with this one swirling high in the air before Thisara, somewhere between long off and extra-cover, is able to get under it and take it before falling away. Met with great excitement by the SL fans as Smith storms away after a brilliantly played 72 177/4
    31.5 Malinga shows why he is the best in the business when it comes to these moments as he displaces the base of middle and leg with a fierce leg-stump half-volley that hits the mark. Clarke, looking for quick runs through long on, plays all around it. Hang on, though, as Malinga may have just overstepped here. Clarke may just get called back here as he lands the back of the foot just on the line. In the end, Clarke continues off as the skipper has to go for a run-a-ball 68 175/3
    46.1 and the curtains are drawn on yet another Maxwell blinder as he fails to get away this full-toss delivey from Perera, with this going straight up over mid-on, with Malinga doing well to complete the catch, with a tumble to finish. Maxwell hasn't yet departed as they are looking at the front foot no ball. No issues there as he was miles behind the crease. Looks like this was also a legitimate delivery as it didn't arrive to him over waist height. Has to depart after what has been one of the super innings of the tournament so far 337/5
    48.6 Watson now looking for the long blast over long off, but Chandimal who is able to settle under this top-edge, is able to complete a catch finally in the deep. Ends a fantastic knock from Watson who has done his World Cup campaign a whole lot of good with this effort 368/7
    46.3 in the slot again as Faulkner is obligated to get to the other end after he hears Watson's call. Drilled this to the fielder at cover, who is able to pick it up and throw it to Perera at the non-striker's, who is able to flick off the bails before Faulkner grounded his bat. Bonus wicket for Sri Lanka as Faulkner goes for a golden duck 338/6
    49.3 slower length delivery now which Haddin looks to send orbiting over Sydney, but ends up slicing away over to cover, who is able to get under it safely. Has to go as Australia look to rack up as many as possible off these final deliveries 373/8
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    49.4 hammers away this length delivery through long on, with Johnson wanting two from the get-go. The fielder in the deep pounces on this before sending in flat throw to Mathews, who is able to knock over the stumps before Starc had grounded his bat. The second run was never really on there, but you got to do what you got to do 374/9
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    Extras
    6 (b 1, lb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    376/9 (50 Overs, RR: 7.52)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (DA Warner, 4.2 ov), 2-41 (AJ Finch, 8.4 ov), 3-175 (MJ Clarke, 31.5 ov), 4-177 (SPD Smith, 32.3 ov), 5-337 (GJ Maxwell, 46.1 ov), 6-338 (JP Faulkner, 46.3 ov), 7-368 (SR Watson, 48.6 ov), 8-373 (BJ Haddin, 49.3 ov), 9-374 (MA Starc, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga1005925.90297010
    SMSM Senanayake905906.55235100
    AD Mathews705918.42156120
    S Prasanna1007717.70239100
    NLTC Perera908729.66189410
    TM Dilshan503316.60102100
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    1.4 bowls a fantastic back of a length outside of off which cramps Lahiru for space, with the extra bounce catching the outside edge of his bat to fly over to the keeper behind, who snaps it up gleefully. Australia pick up one early as Sri Lanka look to mow down this huge chase 5/1
    21.3 Faulkner raps Dilshan right on middle and off as he plays all around this one. Goes up straightaway for the appeal, which the umpire corroborates soon after. Dilshan wants the review though after consulting with Sangakkara at the other end. It was another back-of-the-hand slower ball which definitely hit in line as there are four reds across the screen. Dilshan has to go, much to the delight of the Sydney crowd. Has been an excellent firestarter of a knock to get Sri Lanka's chase off on the best possible foot 135/2
    33.5 and that may very well be game for Sri Lanka as Kumar finally departs from the middle after looking to go after this Faulkner delivery, which was slipped in at a fuller length, as he ends up slicing over to the man at deep cover, who this time is able to get under it comfortably. There was some hesitation on the part of the fourth umpire to give this as replays show Faulkner just about, and I mean just about, got his foot behind the line. Really was touch and go there, but because a conclusive decision could not be reached, Sangakkara has to go. Has been a fine effort in this stirring chase so far 201/4
    30.6 Mahela takes on the arm of Clarke at mid-off after driving this fuller one from Starc, and has to pay the price as he nails down the stumps at the non-striker's as he looked to usher in Sangakkara to the strike. Was well out of his ground, despite putting in the dive, as he heads back to the pavilion. That could be a major blow to SL's chances as this chase gets into the business end of the innings 188/3
    41.3 and now Mathews has to go after going at this shortish length from Watson, with the ball kissing the face as he went in for the attempted hook. Looks like he was surprised by the length as Haddin is able to take this comfortably from behind 283/5
    41.1 leg-side delivery which is helped down to deep fine leg 281/4
    42.2 lets loose of the handle as he tried to swat Johnson over midwicket, with this one swirling high over mid-on, with Doherty getting under it safely to complete the catch. Took the pace of this shorter one as Perera threw everything but the kitchen sink at it 293/6
    45.2 Faulkner strikes right away for his captain as Tharanga, Sri Lanka's last recognised batsman, has to go after carting this back of a length straight to the man stationed at cow corner, who is able to get under it quite comfortably 307/8
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    44.3 sends one crashing into the stumps of Prasanna, who just played all around this full yorker on middle which just tailed away a touch. Too good for the tail-ender as he walks off to the pavilion 305/7
    46.2 fantastic yorker on middle which is spooned straight up to mid-off to end the game. There is a bit of confusion as to whether Chandimal would re-emerge, but it looks like the game is officially over 312/9
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    Extras
    11 (b 2, lb 5, w 4)
    TOTAL
    312 all out (46.2 Overs, RR: 6.73)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (HDRL Thirimanne, 1.4 ov), 2-135 (TM Dilshan, 21.3 ov), 3-188 (DPMD Jayawardene, 30.6 ov), 4-201 (KC Sangakkara, 33.5 ov), 4-281 (LD Chandimal, ), 5-283 (AD Mathews, 41.3 ov), 6-293 (NLTC Perera, 42.2 ov), 7-305 (S Prasanna, 44.3 ov), 8-307 (WU Tharanga, 45.2 ov), 9-312 (SMSM Senanayake, 46.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc8.202923.48312010
    MG Johnson906226.88289020
    SR Watson7071110.14109100
    XJ Doherty706008.57137100
    GJ Maxwell603505.83143000
    JP Faulkner904835.33234010

Match Notes

chase derailed

34/3

Sri Lanka's score in overs No. 41 to 45. Australia had scored 68/0 in the same period.

well on track, still

272/4

Sri Lanka's score at the end of the 40th over; Australia were 253/4

The first one!

3

Number of consecutive centuries in this World Cup by Sangakkara; he is the first one do so in the World Cup.

on a hat-trick

2

Centuries by Kumar Sangakkara in his last-two innings - against Bangladesh and England. He remained unbeaten in both the innings.

on a hat-trick

2

No. of century partnerships by Sri Lanka's openers in their last-two games.

Australia's fastest ton

57

Balls taken by James Faulkner who held the previous record for the fastest century by an Australia batsman. Maxwell took 51 in this match.

A Rarity

3

No. of times before Australia's innings all the four batsmen from No. 3 to No. 6 had got fifty-plus scores in an innings in ODIs. Pakistan have had two such instances.