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    4.4 Mahela has to go, couldn't resist fishing for a good length ball outside off that moved away, was trying to glide it to third man, got a thin edge and Wade took an easy catch 39/1
    6.6 bowled'im! Slightly wide of the crease and got it to angle in, nipped back in further as Dilshan tried to drive it through the line, it beat him through the fate and pegged back middle stump, Lee's seen off the openers 52/2
    21.3 Under pressure to step up the scoring, Sangakkra loses his wicket, was on a good length and he stood his ground and tried to clear mid-off, mistimed it completely and Watson at mid-off took a dolly 115/4
    16.1 strikes immediately! Short outside off, Chandimal moves away to cut that uppishly, straight into the hands of Pattinson at point, good bounce for Hussey there 93/3
    26.1 Thirimanne's nicked it, Hussey strikes again, came round the wicket and tossed it up outside off, landed on a good length and Thirimanne went for the drive, it spun away and took a thin outside edge, Wade made no mistake 125/5
    45.5 Tharanga goes! Is that the decisive blow? Pitched on a length and he had to go for it, strikes it well but not enough in it to take it over the ropes, David Hussey at long-on holds his nerve and takes a comfortable catch 285/8
    30.1 David Hussey's having a wonderful time with the ball, Maharoof came down the track again to a flighted ball but couldn't get the elevation he wanted as he tried to clear midwicket, Dan Christian took a comfortable catch 144/6
    41.4 Kula has to go back, Hussey takes four, just chipped at that one loosely, straight to extra cover who is at the edge of the circle 248/7
    not out
    47.4 Watson has struck, Herath is dismissed as he goes for his favourite slog shot, a length delivery is struck well by Herath, but Doherty had cleverly been placed well short of the rope, it ends up as a simple catch, only one wicket in hand now, Malinga was off-colour with the ball can he redeem himself with the bat? 301/9
    49.2 Another slower one, Malinga swings it high but not far enough and finds deep square leg where Michael Hussey judges it well, Australia win the first final. Struck that really high did Malinga, didn't get hold but he had no choice but to go for it. Clarke heaves a sigh of relief, his team was given a real scare 306/10
    17 (b 1, lb 3, nb 2, w 11)
    306 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 6.20)
    Fall of wickets: 1-39 (DPMD Jayawardene, 4.4 ov), 2-52 (TM Dilshan, 6.6 ov), 3-93 (LD Chandimal, 16.1 ov), 4-115 (KC Sangakkara, 21.3 ov), 5-125 (HDRL Thirimanne, 26.1 ov), 6-144 (MF Maharoof, 30.1 ov), 7-248 (KMDN Kulasekara, 41.4 ov), 8-285 (WU Tharanga, 45.5 ov), 9-301 (HMRKB Herath, 47.4 ov), 10-306 (SL Malinga, 49.2 ov)
    B Lee9.015936.55255141
    BW Hilfenhaus4.0046011.5087110
    JL Pattinson5.004909.8096011
    SR Watson9.203333.53322000
    XJ Doherty10.003903.90270020
    DJ Hussey8.004345.37251210
    DT Christian4.003308.2553000

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia led the best-of-3-finals 1-0

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Hours of play (local time)

13.20 start, First Session 13.20-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.35, Second Session 17.35-21.05

Match days

4 March 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

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