Player of the Match
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    15.4 fabulous catch by Malinga! Gilchrist goes for the aerial drive once more, booming the ball up to long-off where Malinga charges round and takes the ball in front of him on the slide, great catch to end a great innings 113/2
    14.4 ah, what's gone on here, the ball past him and nudges the off stump and the bail comes off, it takes a while to realise he's actually bowled, as it could also have been a stumping by Sangakkara and Hopes had moved in front of the stumps so you couldn't see at first look whether he was bowled or not 107/1
    19.3 a great ball to dismiss Ponting, beating his outside edge as he squares up to get behind it, the ball pitching outside off and would have gone on to take middle and off 115/4
    18.3 cleans him up with a beauty! Clarke's gone for a duck and starts the long walk back after the ball pitched outside off and nipped back to hit the stumps 115/3
    20.1 down leg and Symonds appears to have strangled it through to the keeper, there was certainly a snick and indeed he has been given! 115/5
    29.3 terrific delivery to clean bowl Hussey, the ball curling in and knocking back the stumps, the batsman caught in the crease as he stands back to defend 142/7
    23.2 cracking yorker right up there on middle and the umpire needed only a fraction of a second to put up the finger. Haddin was completely beaten with the change of pace there, stabbing down on the ball 123/6
    34.5 a huge shout from Sangakkara as Muralitharan plants the ball on middle and leg, Hogg presses forward too late and is rapped in line with off 158/8
    48.1 another inspired decision by Jayawardene! Jayasuriya strikes with his first delivery of the match at a crucial time, the batsman trying to pull across the line and he got an inside edge back on to leg stump and all the stumps wobble 208/10
    39.1 catch of the night, sends tingles down the spine, and an inspired change too by the same man Jayawardene. Well bowled, drawing him into the drive, and a thick edge skews very wide of Jayawardene at first slip but he leaps out of nowhere with a horizontal dive to snatch it to his left 173/9
    not out
    9 (lb 3, w 6)
    208 all out (48.1 Overs, RR: 4.31)
    Fall of wickets: 1-107 (JR Hopes, 14.4 ov), 2-113 (AC Gilchrist, 15.4 ov), 3-115 (MJ Clarke, 18.3 ov), 4-115 (RT Ponting, 19.3 ov), 5-115 (A Symonds, 20.1 ov), 6-123 (BJ Haddin, 23.2 ov), 7-142 (MEK Hussey, 29.3 ov), 8-158 (GB Hogg, 34.5 ov), 9-173 (MG Johnson, 39.1 ov), 10-208 (B Lee, 48.1 ov)
    SL Malinga9.014815.33347020
    KMDN Kulasekara10.033623.60424000
    MKDI Amerasinghe10.024434.40392110
    M Muralitharan10.004224.20383110
    CK Kapugedera6.002414.00210120
    MDK Perera3.001103.66111000
    ST Jayasuriya0.10010.0010000

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