Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    4.4 but he's got him this time...with a slower ball, a yorker which ducks in low and in line with middle, zooms under the bat and traps him plumb 12/1
    9.2 the ball climbs on him outside off and Jayasuriya prods an outside edge through on the front foot, Hussey takes the catch at first slip 32/2
    12.3 boomed in from over the wicket in line with off, Sangakkara's head and bat go one way, the ball the other, hard through to Hussey who takes another catch at first slip, this one clinging on well with two hands 42/3
    31.6 a huge and sustained appeal as the umpire deliberates before giving him out, trapped on the front foot by the flipper, moving back in to middle and off 125/5
    19.5 moved off the pitch, left him a touch, and Kapugedera leaves his bat dangling away from his body, the ball travelling on through to Gilchrist who takes it without alarm 61/4
    44.2 on off, pushed forward and Hopes does well to run up and underarm on to the stumps, Dilshan goes 185/6
    47.4 over the wicket now, the batsman comes down the ground and drives up hard and high out to Johnson at long-on who holds on just below his neck 206/7
    49.6 slower ball aimed on off, the batsman goes to pull, is through the shot too quickly and leaves the hugest gap for the ball to go on and crahs into the top of off, leaving Bracken with four wickets 221/10
    48.2 short ball, which is pulled high and higher over towards Hopes who has to come in a fair few metres, the batsman not getting over it and he goes for a golden duck in the interests of trying to boost the score 208/8
    49.2 comprehensively yorked, Muralitharan backing away to try to club-cut to the covers and exposing his stumps which are subsequently shattered as he chops back on 212/9
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    250.00
    Extras
    13 (lb 1, nb 4, w 8)
    TOTAL
    221 all out (50 Overs, RR: 4.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (MDK Perera, 4.4 ov), 2-32 (ST Jayasuriya, 9.2 ov), 3-42 (KC Sangakkara, 12.3 ov), 4-61 (CK Kapugedera, 19.5 ov), 5-125 (DPMD Jayawardene, 31.6 ov), 6-185 (TM Dilshan, 44.2 ov), 7-206 (LPC Silva, 47.4 ov), 8-208 (SL Malinga, 48.2 ov), 9-212 (M Muralitharan, 49.2 ov), 10-221 (KMDN Kulasekara, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee1015525.50314112
    NW Bracken1032942.90434000
    MG Johnson1015415.40366022
    JR Hopes803214.00252000
    GB Hogg1013313.30361000
    MJ Clarke201708.5041020
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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
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    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
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    Extras
    9 (lb 3, w 6)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga914815.33347020
    KMDN Kulasekara1033623.60424000
    MKDI Amerasinghe1024434.40392110
    M Muralitharan1004224.20383110
    CK Kapugedera602414.00210120
    MDK Perera301103.66111000
    ST Jayasuriya0.10010.0010000

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