Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
192(282) 27x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 7 1 0 2 4
PA Jaques
68(95) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 3 1 1 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O12.0
M0
R61
W1
Eco5.08
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Lee
O26.3
M3
R87
W4
Eco3.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The players from both team shake hands. And Sangakkara is seen shaking hands with Rudi Koertzen who, I think, apologized about the decision. I could lipread, Sanga saying, "No Problem" as he patted Rudi on the back.

It was absolutely fabulicious knock from Sangakkara. A shame it had to end the way it did, but grab the dvd. There were some breathtaking shots, some improvised, some traditional and some out of this world. He moved outside leg, walked towards off, waltzed down the track and indulged himself in the middle.

Sri Lanka started the final day with hopes of staging a upset. 260 runs with 7 wickets in hand. They started off positively with Jayasuriya looking to attack but Lee drew a false stroke from him and that was the beginning of the end.

Sangakkara played a delicious knock, counterattacking in the end with some breathtaking shots, before the fatal finger of fate intervened. Malinga indulged in some hit and giggle before Australia wrapped up the series win.

Man of the Match and the Player of the series Brett Lee "I am pretty pleased with the way the ball is coming out. Credit to all the bowlers. Sangakkara played a fantastic knock but we knew if we could get one wicket we could win the game."

Mahela Jayawardene Let me congratulate Ricky and his boys. They played great cricket .. they keep raising the bar. Congrats to Lee who showed how to bowl on these tracks." He then thanks his team-mates.

Ricky Ponting: It was a pleasure to play against you [Sri Lanka] guys. It was good to see some of the talent going around in Australia. The transition has been very very smooth and I look forward to playing with the boys." He then thanks the crowd.

That's it for now. I am Sriram Veera, signing off. Meanwhile, his team-mates join Ponting on the dias and they pose for photographs. Laughter all round. Their 14th Test win in a row. Thanks for logging on. On behalf of Sid V ... bye!

104.3
W
Lee to Muralitharan, OUT, It's all over. 14th consecutive Test win for Australia. Finally, some sense prevailed and Lee sent one full and straight. Murali was again moving outside leg stump and flailed at it. Death rattle. And Australia clinch the series.
104.2
6
Lee to Muralitharan, SIX runs, A six over thirdman! And you guessed it right, it was another short-pitched delivery, on the off stump line, Murali moved outside leg and upper cut it over third man
104.1
0
Lee to Muralitharan, no run, Lee fires in a bouncer, following Murali who backs away but manages to steer it to point. Can we have a yorker on the stumps please?

END OF OVER:
104 | 11 Runs | SL: 404/9

  • SL Malinga42 (58b)
  • M Muralitharan9 (9b)
  • SR Clark24-5-103-1
  • B Lee26-3-81-3
103.6
4
Clark to Malinga, FOUR runs, a tennis style hit now. Yet another short-pitched delivery and Malinga, moving outside leg, flat-batted it over mid-on. It was a forehand slap
103.5
0
Clark to Malinga, no run, yet another short delivery - not too intelligent bowling- and Malinga has a flash and a miss
103.4
6
Clark to Malinga, SIX runs, Malinga is having a party. He connects with his pull shot and it's 'dropped' in the stands. He shuffled outside leg and swung a short-of-length delivery over deep midwicket

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
192(282) 27x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 7 1 0 2 4
PA Jaques
68(95) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 3 1 1 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O12.0
M0
R61
W1
Eco5.08
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Lee
O26.3
M3
R87
W4
Eco3.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF