Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4.2 castled! 142kph from Johnson and that's a yorker length ball that swings in late, Dilshan goes for the expansive drive but is beaten all ends up, through the gate, door and kitchen onto the middle and off stump. That sound of ball hitting stumps (tling) isn't going to please Dilshan. The WACA is on fire. 35/2
    3.1 he's thrown it away, Jayasuriya charges down the track and tries to smack Bracken over extra-cover, can only get a thick outside edge, though, and pops a simple catch to third man. The fielder there is alert and nabs one of the most important wickets. Needless shot after such a good start. But Bracken won't be complaining 29/1
    45.3 Lee finally gets a wicket which means he's taken a wicket in all international matches this summer. Sangakkara backs away to try to drive to mid-off and is bowled by a swinging yorker which clinks into leg 173/10
    10.5 but he's gone now, just as he was getting set, the ball pushed across him making him play, hint of movement off the seam and with some late swing once he was committed to the shot, taking a step and thick-edging to second slip where Ponting makes no mistake 71/3
    13.6 outside off and there's a contender for catch of the season, Silva lashes a full-blooded cover drive to Symonds who pulls off an audacious take, diving low and really stretching out his left hand to get under it 76/4
    32.5 gone! Hopes breaks the stand as he sends in a short and straight one which the batsman hoicks off his nose over to midwicket where Hussey takes the catch 129/5
    39.1 down on one knee and sweeps high to deep midwicket where Haddin takes a cool catch 159/6
    39.2 cut not particularly well, high up in the air in fact and Gilchrist takes a few steps forward for an easy catch 159/7
    40.5 outside off, pulled high over Symonds' head at midwicket, who runs round to take it, the ball coming up off the top edge, done by pace, and there's another duck 160/8
    44.6 and that's the one he's been seeking, gets it on target at last and Malinga is comprehensively bowled as he backs away and exposes his stumps 173/9
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    Extras
    11 (lb 7, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    173 all out (45.3 Overs, RR: 3.80)
    Fall of wickets: 1-29 (ST Jayasuriya, 3.1 ov), 2-35 (TM Dilshan, 4.2 ov), 3-71 (DPMD Jayawardene, 10.5 ov), 4-76 (LPC Silva, 13.6 ov), 5-129 (CK Kapugedera, 32.5 ov), 6-159 (MF Maharoof, 39.1 ov), 7-159 (WPUJC Vaas, 39.2 ov), 8-160 (KMDN Kulasekara, 40.5 ov), 9-173 (SL Malinga, 44.6 ov), 10-173 (KC Sangakkara, 45.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee8.304915.76307001
    NW Bracken8.022132.62392010
    MG Johnson10.022932.90453010
    JR Hopes9.012612.88331000
    GB Hogg10.014124.10343010

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