Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
117(91) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 3 10 3 2 3 1 14
TM Dilshan
106(119) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 5 0 6 1 0 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O8.0
M1
R41
W1
Eco5.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O10.0
M1
R40
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

9.30 pm As far as chases of substantial totals go, this is as strong as they come. Sri Lanka, through a poor performance in the field, were faced with a target of 272 and they've gunned it down with eight wickets in hand and 34 balls to spare. It's been a memorable performance from Jayawardene, Dilshan and the rest. Dilshan is the obvious choice for Man of the Match, having opening the bowling and taken a wicket during ten economical overs, before scoring a century.

"ROAR!!!" says Dinusha.

Anton: "It's Sri Lanka 4 and Australia 2. No matter what happens on Thursday I am proud of lads performance."

The presentation is imminent ...

Clarke says he's done something to his left hamstring. "It doesn't feel great." He says he'll know more about it tomorrow. "Our bowling was poor, our fielding let us down. On good wickets you need to maximise your Powerplay, you need to make 300 on that wicket. The boys are working hard, we are just not executing against quality opposition. We've got to find a way."

Mahela: "We were dropping catches like hot potatoes. Disappointed. We bowled well up front, but gave them about 20 runs extra."

Mahela says he had no issues about the full toss no-ball, he just had an issue about the late call and Clarke having a word with the umpire. He says he thinks he's been fined for that outburst, and if he gets paid he'll cough up. Hilarious. "No one gave us a chance when we came to Australia, we've done a lot of hard work, we just need to do that on Thursday, execute our game plan."

Dilshan is the Man of the Match: "I'm really enjoying my batsman at the moment ... It doesn't matter I'm captain or not ...if the ball is there, I'm going to hit. When we came here everyone thought we are not that good, but we've shown how good we are."

So the CB Series finals is level at 1-1, with the decider on Thursday. Do join us for that game. That's all I've got for you today, thank you for all your emails. Cheers.

44.2
4
Watson to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, Sangakkara gives Sri Lanka victory and gets to his half-century with a powerful swing to the deep midwicket boundary, the best of three finals are level at 1-1 with the decider on Thursday
44.1
0
Watson to Sangakkara, no run, a full and straight delivery, Sangakkara drives from the crease but can't beat cover

Watson to bowl what is likely to be the final over of the game ...

END OF OVER:
44 | 8 Runs | SL: 270/2

  • KC Sangakkara47 (55b)
  • LD Chandimal17 (17b)
  • JL Pattinson8-1-47-1
  • B Lee8-1-41-1
43.6
1
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run, a full delivery outside off, Sangakkara drives in front of point for a single
43.5
1
Pattinson to Chandimal, 1 run, short of a length at the body from over the wicket, Chandimal once again copes with the bounce and fends down on the leg side
43.4
1
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Sangakkara hits it hard off the back foot but can't beat the fielder on the cover boundary
43.4
3nb
Pattinson to Sangakkara, (no ball) 2 runs, Sangakkara backed away to make room and hit towards the off side, he got an inside edge towards fine leg, Pattinson had overstepped once again, so a free hit coming up

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
117(91) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 3 10 3 2 3 1 14
TM Dilshan
106(119) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 5 0 6 1 0 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O8.0
M1
R41
W1
Eco5.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O10.0
M1
R40
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commonwealth Bank Series

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