Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
57(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 5 2 1 0 0 2 0
AD Mathews
64(76) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 2 1 0 0 8 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

XJ Doherty
O10.0
M0
R24
W2
Eco2.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Mathews
O9.0
M0
R37
W2
Eco4.11
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That is it from us for this game. Read Brydon Coverdale's report. Abhishek Purohit signing off for the moment. Cheers, and don't let it go down to the wire.

Clarke is the choice for the Man of the Match. Well.

Clarke: "Our bowlers deserved a lot of credit. We were probably 25-30 runs short on that wicket. Starc will learn a lot from this. The wicket was a bit slow, no one went on to get a hundred today. I felt a little bogged down with the bat but tried to hang in there with the other guys. We need to play better than this if we have to beat the two World Cup finalists."

Mahela: "Great effort from Angelo, but we gave away too many wickets in the middle overs to lose our way. We did the hard work with the ball, we did not get a couple of big stands with the bat. They put a lot of pressure on our guys. Angelo is one who likes to finish games for us, he handles his situations much better, we sent in the left-hander ahead of him as a left-hander was bowling. It wasn't to be but. We made a few mistakes, couple of lost catches, we made too many mistakes, we didn't deserve to win it."

They were one hit away Sri Lanka. What a spunky last-wicket partnership, Angelo has been involved in a few now, what a cool bat he is. Prasad showed plenty of fight. The short ball was there to be hit but Angelo could not manage to clear long on. Australia have sneaked away with this one. Doherty's outstanding return of 2 for 24 in ten overs was not in vain

Randy: "McKay should bowl the last over, not Starc. Great inswinger to the righties but he bowls too much fruit. And a half-tracker when it's six to win??? Uhh... a yorker will do."

49.5
W
Starc to Mathews, OUT, but he has holed out, oh dear, heartbreak for Angelo and Sri Lanka, Australia and Starc can breathe now, makes room for the short ball, winds up and has a crack at it, but can only spoon it in the air as far as long on, Australia get together, they will be a relieved lot

One big blow should do it

49.4
1
Starc to Prasad, 1 run, low full toss, he somehow drops it towards point, and they take on the throw, direct hit and he was gone, Ponting has his hands on his head, Angelo is back on strike

Seven off three, well as someone says, it went down all the way to the wire, in fact

49.3
1
Starc to Mathews, 1 run, swings a full delivery on the leg side, gets only one this time to deep square leg
49.2
6
Starc to Mathews, SIX runs, Angelo has put Sri Lanka on the brink, what a stroke under pressure, takes on the pitched up ball, gets front leg out of the way and mows it over long off, punches the air as soon as he sees the ball sail away
49.1
4
Starc to Mathews, FOUR runs, Angelo gets the boundary off the first ball, hammers the shortish delivery through midwicket, man in the deep puts in the dive but touches the ropes

A Sri Lanka team-mate runs in with some drinks and a possible instruction or two for the batsmen. Starc to bowl the last over

END OF OVER:
49 | 8 Runs | SL: 214/9

  • KTGD Prasad14 (10b)
  • AD Mathews53 (72b)
  • CJ McKay10-0-50-1
  • MA Starc9-0-38-1
48.6
2
McKay to Prasad, 2 runs, whips a back of a length ball through midwicket, comes back for the second, Angelo is on strike for the last over with 18 needed

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
57(88) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 5 2 1 0 0 2 0
AD Mathews
64(76) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 2 1 0 0 8 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

XJ Doherty
O10.0
M0
R24
W2
Eco2.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Mathews
O9.0
M0
R37
W2
Eco4.11
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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