Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    9.3 Australia are on a roll here! McKay deceived him with one that nipped back in from outside the off stump and bowled him through the gate, Jayawardene played down the wrong line and the ball clipped his off stump 53/4
    2.6 soft dismissal! Dilshan tries to turn the face of the bat and work it to the on side but he gets a leading edge that lobs to cover, always a risky proposition if you try and fetch the ball from outside off 23/1
    6.2 Lee brings Australia right back in! Loose shot by Sangakkara, pitched up outside off and angling away slightly, he half-heartedly drives at it and the edge flies off the toe of the bat and Watson cups it over his head at first slip 47/2
    7.3 and there is no escaping the dreaded finger this time around! Fuller ball on the off and middle line. Chandimal leans across and looks to flick it. He misjudges the length and is struck on the pads.The umpire doesn't waste a second in raising the index finger. Sri Lanka does need the batting depth today 52/3
    26.4 Thirimanne's resistance comes to an end! Watson pitches it up outside the off stump and Thirimanne can't resist slicing it in the air and it travels low to Warner at point 113/5
    45.6 big relief for Australia! Angles it close to the off stump and Tharanga tries to drive and gets a thick outside edge and Wade takes the catch low, the captain himself gets the vital breakthrough 204/8
    35.5 that's another failure for Kapugedera and Australia edge closer! There was no room for the batsman to steer it to the off side and he ended up getting a thick edge that was taken neatly by Wade falling to his right 142/6
    38.5 Kula's cameo comes to an end! He makes room to mow Lee over the on side, Lee follows him and fires it full wide of the leg stump and he can only scoop it down to mid-on, easily taken at the edge of the ring 172/7
    not out
    46.3 Australia are one more death rattle away from the Cup! Herath decides to go for broke over the on side, swings and the ball pegs back the off stump from round the wicket 205/9
    48.5 McKay hits the timber, he takes five and Australia take the CB Series! He bowls it full and straight on the stumps, Malinga exposes all three of them, fails to get his bat down and the ball hits the middle stump 215/10
    21 (lb 9, w 12)
    215 all out (48.5 Overs, RR: 4.40)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (TM Dilshan, 2.6 ov), 2-47 (KC Sangakkara, 6.2 ov), 3-52 (LD Chandimal, 7.3 ov), 4-53 (DPMD Jayawardene, 9.3 ov), 5-113 (HDRL Thirimanne, 26.4 ov), 6-142 (CK Kapugedera, 35.5 ov), 7-172 (KMDN Kulasekara, 38.5 ov), 8-204 (WU Tharanga, 45.6 ov), 9-205 (HMRKB Herath, 46.3 ov), 10-215 (SL Malinga, 48.5 ov)
    B Lee8.005937.37226030
    XJ Doherty8.004906.12286120
    CJ McKay9.512852.84401000
    SR Watson7.011321.85290000
    NM Lyon8.003604.50212000
    DT Christian8.012102.62290000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Series result

Australia won the best-of-3-finals 2-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

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Hours of play (local time)

13.50 start, First Session 13.50-17.20, Interval 17.20-18.05, Second Session 18.05-21.35

Match days

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

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

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