Commonwealth Bank Series, 3rd Match: Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Feb 10, 2012
Australia won by 5 runs
10 February 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner b Mathews 34 45 29 4 1 117.24
8.5 Angelo has done what Malinga could not, he has gone through Warner and rattled his stumps, excellent line, angled across the left-hander on a good length, and then nipped back in to sneak in between bat and pad, hit off and middle, Warner was playing the original angle and was done in by the movement, seems that he got an inside edge 50/3
View dismissal MS Wade c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 1 15 5 0 0 20.00
3.1 Kula strikes and removes Wade, with Malinga v Warner grabbing all the attention at the other end, gets it to lift and move away from just short of a length, Wade pushes with an angled bat and Sanga takes a neat catch low to his left 22/1
View dismissal RT Ponting lbw b Malinga 1 6 4 0 0 25.00
4.3 they have got the big one! the old problem returns to haunt Ponting, the front foot was planted a mile across, he had to work a lot to get the bat in front of pad, was late in doing that, by that time the length ball had crashed into the front pad after moving in, would that have gone down leg, the umpire does not think so, replays show it would have just clipped leg stump 26/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c Jayawardene b Mathews 57 157 88 4 0 64.77
40.4 gone! with more than nine overs to go, Mahela takes out Clarke who is furious at getting out, he worked this length ball in the air from middle and Mahela went low to his right quickly to take the catch at midwicket 190/7
View dismissal MEK Hussey c & b Kulasekara 23 34 32 3 0 71.87
17.6 Sri Lanka have bettered their brilliance in the field, Kula ups the standards with a leaping blinder, Hussey pushed half-heartedly at a pitched up delivery, it popped in the air down the pitch to Kula's right, the bowler recovered from his followthrough to leap at the ball one-handed and did not let go of it as he landed back on earth 81/4
View dismissal DJ Hussey c Thirimanne b Malinga 27 41 38 2 1 71.05
27.4 Malinga has broken the stand, leading edge dying on short extra cover, Thirimanne does well to react quickly, goes down to his left to take the catch, David Hussey was looking to turn the length ball on leg 130/5
View dismissal DT Christian st †Sangakkara b Senanayake 33 51 44 4 1 75.00
39.4 down the track to the flighted delivery, misses the heave as this one does not turn in, Sanga does not miss the take even as the ball bounces, he hops in the air as he collects and the bails are off 186/6
View dismissal RJ Harris c Kulasekara b Senanayake 3 9 9 0 0 33.33
41.5 Australia continue to lose wickets, the top spinner bounces a lot outside off stump, and Harris cuts it straight to backward point 192/8
View dismissal CJ McKay c Thirimanne b Prasad 25 39 25 3 0 100.00
49.1 outstanding catch in the deep ends the innings, McKay had backed away, Prasad angled the short ball in, McKay smoked it off the middle of the bat, it seemed headed for six over deep midwicket but Thirimanne came screaming in to his left, and reached out with both hands to pouch the ball just as it was about to sail over the rope, he did well to pull his left hand away from the boundary as he fell down 231/10
View dismissal MA Starc c Tharanga b Prasad 14 27 19 1 0 73.68
47.6 taken at long off! Starc tries to clobber the length ball down the ground, ends up slicing it in front of long off, the fielder comes in, misjudges the take initially, but does well to tumble forward and grab it in the end 224/9
XJ Doherty not out 2 4 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 6, w 5) 11
  Total (all out; 49.1 overs; 231 mins) 231 (4.69 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SL Malinga 10 0 48 2 4.80 38 3 1 (4w)
4.3 to Ponting, they have got the big one! the old problem returns to haunt Ponting, the front foot was planted a mile across, he had to work a lot to get the bat in front of pad, was late in doing that, by that time the length ball had crashed into the front pad after moving in, would that have gone down leg, the umpire does not think so, replays show it would have just clipped leg stump 26/2
27.4 to DJ Hussey, Malinga has broken the stand, leading edge dying on short extra cover, Thirimanne does well to react quickly, goes down to his left to take the catch, David Hussey was looking to turn the length ball on leg 130/5
View wickets KMDN Kulasekara 10 0 39 2 3.90 34 3 0
3.1 to Wade, Kula strikes and removes Wade, with Malinga v Warner grabbing all the attention at the other end, gets it to lift and move away from just short of a length, Wade pushes with an angled bat and Sanga takes a neat catch low to his left 22/1
17.6 to MEK Hussey, Sri Lanka have bettered their brilliance in the field, Kula ups the standards with a leaping blinder, Hussey pushed half-heartedly at a pitched up delivery, it popped in the air down the pitch to Kula's right, the bowler recovered from his followthrough to leap at the ball one-handed and did not let go of it as he landed back on earth 81/4
View wickets AD Mathews 9 0 37 2 4.11 32 3 0 (1w)
8.5 to Warner, Angelo has done what Malinga could not, he has gone through Warner and rattled his stumps, excellent line, angled across the left-hander on a good length, and then nipped back in to sneak in between bat and pad, hit off and middle, Warner was playing the original angle and was done in by the movement, seems that he got an inside edge 50/3
40.4 to Clarke, gone! with more than nine overs to go, Mahela takes out Clarke who is furious at getting out, he worked this length ball in the air from middle and Mahela went low to his right quickly to take the catch at midwicket 190/7
View wickets KTGD Prasad 9.1 0 55 2 6.00 32 9 0
47.6 to Starc, taken at long off! Starc tries to clobber the length ball down the ground, ends up slicing it in front of long off, the fielder comes in, misjudges the take initially, but does well to tumble forward and grab it in the end 224/9
49.1 to McKay, outstanding catch in the deep ends the innings, McKay had backed away, Prasad angled the short ball in, McKay smoked it off the middle of the bat, it seemed headed for six over deep midwicket but Thirimanne came screaming in to his left, and reached out with both hands to pouch the ball just as it was about to sail over the rope, he did well to pull his left hand away from the boundary as he fell down 231/10
View wickets SMSM Senanayake 10 0 45 2 4.50 37 3 2
39.4 to Christian, down the track to the flighted delivery, misses the heave as this one does not turn in, Sanga does not miss the take even as the ball bounces, he hops in the air as he collects and the bails are off 186/6
41.5 to Harris, Australia continue to lose wickets, the top spinner bounces a lot outside off stump, and Harris cuts it straight to backward point 192/8
  TM Dilshan 1 0 1 0 1.00 5 0 0
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 232 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Clarke b Starc 5 14 13 1 0 38.46
3.3 that has been helped straight to Clarke at first slip, Starc strikes early, good delivery, angled in on a good length on off, moving away appreciably, Tharanga is caught on the crease and dabs it high to first slip 11/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan c †Wade b Harris 40 91 57 4 0 70.17
20.5 this time he gets Dilshan, off the inside edge, came in with the angle from back of a length, hurries past Dilshan's straight push through to Wade 88/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara run out (McKay) 22 45 32 3 0 68.75
14.3 from McKay, brilliance from McKay, confusion from Sri Lanka, unfortunate for Sanga, he comes across looking to work on the leg side, the ball pops up close to the pitch, Sanga sets off for the run, McKay for the ball, Dilshan goes nowhere beyond a few uneasy steps, Sanga wants the single, now he doesn't, now he does, now he slips, he falls, he is stranded on the ground midway down the track, in one motion McKay picks up the ball, turns around and finds the striker's stumps with a direct hit, super work, Sanga is furious as he trots off with a glare at Dilshan 61/2
View dismissal LD Chandimal lbw b Clarke 37 64 50 4 0 74.00
30.1 oh boy, he's struck first ball, the Australia captain, angled in on a length, carrying in towards leg stump, Chandimal gets across in the crease, misses the work on leg, and is struck in front, looked to be hitting leg, will have to see replays, which show that it would have just shaved the top of leg stump 129/6
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c †Wade b Christian 13 17 13 1 0 100.00
26.1 oh dear, Mahela has dabbed this one straight to Wade, bouncing as it is angled in from short of a length, he stays in the crease and looks to run it late to third man, ends up guiding it tamely to the keeper 110/4
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne b Doherty 3 5 6 0 0 50.00
27.4 whoa, where did that come from? Doherty has spun one in from outside off to take leg stump! tossed it up, drew him forward, the ball turned in a long way from the rough to sneak in through the gate to clip leg, Doherty is delighted 119/5
View dismissal AD Mathews c Christian b Starc 64 101 76 4 1 84.21
49.5 but he has holed out, oh dear, heartbreak for Angelo and Sri Lanka, Australia and Starc can breathe now, makes room for the short ball, winds up and has a crack at it, but can only spoon it in the air as far as long on, Australia get together, they will be a relieved lot 226/10
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c †Wade b Christian 8 14 11 0 0 72.72
34.1 Wade dives and pulls off another catch, very wide delivery and moving further away, Kula goes after it, the edge was dying in front of slip, Wade goes for it, he has excellent reach for a not-so-tall man, replays show it would actually have carried low to slip 143/7
View dismissal SMSM Senanayake st †Wade b Doherty 9 32 24 0 0 37.50
41.6 Doherty breaks the partnership, he has been so difficult to get away today, Senanayake charged out and had a heave, the ball sneaked past and Wade completes the simple stumping 175/8
View dismissal SL Malinga c †Wade b McKay 1 9 6 0 0 16.66
44.2 Wade has his fifth dismissal of the innings, Malinga slogged at a back-of-the-hand slower one from McKay, it flew vertically in the air over Wade who settled under it and judged it well 180/9
KTGD Prasad not out 15 30 11 1 0 136.36
Extras (lb 3, w 6) 9
  Total (all out; 49.5 overs; 226 mins) 226 (4.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket RJ Harris 10 0 43 1 4.30 37 6 0
20.5 to Dilshan, this time he gets Dilshan, off the inside edge, came in with the angle from back of a length, hurries past Dilshan's straight push through to Wade 88/3
View wickets MA Starc 9.5 0 50 2 5.08 34 4 1 (2w)
3.3 to Tharanga, that has been helped straight to Clarke at first slip, Starc strikes early, good delivery, angled in on a good length on off, moving away appreciably, Tharanga is caught on the crease and dabs it high to first slip 11/1
49.5 to Mathews, but he has holed out, oh dear, heartbreak for Angelo and Sri Lanka, Australia and Starc can breathe now, makes room for the short ball, winds up and has a crack at it, but can only spoon it in the air as far as long on, Australia get together, they will be a relieved lot 226/10
View wicket CJ McKay 10 0 50 1 5.00 27 3 0 (2w)
44.2 to Malinga, Wade has his fifth dismissal of the innings, Malinga slogged at a back-of-the-hand slower one from McKay, it flew vertically in the air over Wade who settled under it and judged it well 180/9
View wickets DT Christian 8 1 47 2 5.87 21 5 0 (1w)
26.1 to Jayawardene, oh dear, Mahela has dabbed this one straight to Wade, bouncing as it is angled in from short of a length, he stays in the crease and looks to run it late to third man, ends up guiding it tamely to the keeper 110/4
34.1 to Kulasekara, Wade dives and pulls off another catch, very wide delivery and moving further away, Kula goes after it, the edge was dying in front of slip, Wade goes for it, he has excellent reach for a not-so-tall man, replays show it would actually have carried low to slip 143/7
View wickets XJ Doherty 10 0 24 2 2.40 37 0 0
27.4 to Thirimanne, whoa, where did that come from? Doherty has spun one in from outside off to take leg stump! tossed it up, drew him forward, the ball turned in a long way from the rough to sneak in through the gate to clip leg, Doherty is delighted 119/5
41.6 to Senanayake, Doherty breaks the partnership, he has been so difficult to get away today, Senanayake charged out and had a heave, the ball sneaked past and Wade completes the simple stumping 175/8
View wicket MJ Clarke 2 0 9 1 4.50 5 0 0
30.1 to Chandimal, oh boy, he's struck first ball, the Australia captain, angled in on a length, carrying in towards leg stump, Chandimal gets across in the crease, misses the work on leg, and is struck in front, looked to be hitting leg, will have to see replays, which show that it would have just shaved the top of leg stump 129/6

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Points - Australia 4, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - MJ Clarke (Australia)
Umpires - NJ Llong (England) and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire - PR Reiffel
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - IH Lock

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 51 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 3
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 20 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 20.6 overs (126 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Australia - 108/4 in 23.0 overs (MJ Clarke 30, DJ Hussey 15)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 32.6 overs (198 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Australia - 155/5 in 34.0 overs (MJ Clarke 43, DT Christian 20)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 34.1 - 39.0 (Batting side - 30 runs, 0 wicket)
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 80 balls (4 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (MJ Clarke 16, DT Christian 32, Ex 5)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 44.1 overs (265 balls), Extras 11
    • Innings Break: Australia - 231/10 in 49.1 overs (XJ Doherty 2)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 31 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 13.1 overs (79 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 64 balls (TM Dilshan 27, KC Sangakkara 22, Ex 1)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 21 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 68/2 in 16.0 overs (TM Dilshan 33, LD Chandimal 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 23.1 overs (139 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 143/6 in 34.0 overs (AD Mathews 13, KMDN Kulasekara 8)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 34.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 28 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 36.1 overs (217 balls), Extras 2
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 47.3 overs (285 balls), Extras 9
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 70 balls (3 x 4)
    • Attendance - 13,085
 
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