Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
WU Tharanga
86(112) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 9 15 10 10 15 11 13
TM Dilshan
TM Dilshan
47(57) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 1 1 17 16 0 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

M Muralitharan
O7
M0
R30
W2
Eco4.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
SR Watson
O8
M0
R34
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

The Sri Lankans are all in a huddle, the rest of the squad runs out on to the field to join them, Murali makes sure he pockets the ball - after all he's achieved, a series win in Australia clearly means a lot to him. What a performance from Sri Lanka, in both games. The teams are shaking hands now, Sri Lanka have won by 29 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis system. There are plenty of Sri Lankan fans in the SCG, just as there were in Melbourne. Upul Tharanga is the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 86.

What a day - it's 11.20pm local time - I can't remember a later finish to an ODI in Australia. The Sri Lankans have thoroughly deserved this series win. Today they batted well, but it was really the bowlers that won them the match. Murali was on song in his last match at the SCG, and Malinga was very difficult to get away when his slower ball was working. Not to mention the wickets delivered by Perera and Kulasekara. Australia will be hoping for a consolation win in the final match at the Gabba on Sunday, where they'll also no doubt make a few team changes.

Thanks for joining us, and be sure to return for Sunday's final ODI. From Brydon Coverdale, bye for now!

37.4
W
Malinga to McKay, OUT, there's the win, and the series! Malinga bowls McKay with a slower yorker

CJ McKay b Malinga 6 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

37.3
3
Malinga to Siddle, 3 runs, Siddle gets under this one and drives over cover
37.2
0
Malinga to Siddle, no run, Siddle gives himself plenty of room, Malinga bangs it in short and it sails over the stumps through to Sangakkara
37.1
1
Malinga to McKay, 1 run, off the pads towards square leg

So, the Aussies need 34 from the last over. Five sixes and a four - easy! No sense of theatre from Sangakkara - he should've brought Murali back on! It's Malinga to bowl out

END OF OVER:
37 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 206/9 (34 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.56, RRR: 34.00)

  • Peter Siddle6 (3b)
  • Clint McKay5 (6b)
  • Suraj Randiv7-0-53-2
  • Thisara Perera8-0-39-2
36.6
2
Randiv to Siddle, 2 runs, goes for the pull, comes off the toe of the bat and it's collected at long-on
36.5
2
Randiv to Siddle, 2 runs, backs right off from this one and punches it through cover

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3BJ HaddinSR Watson
2nd29RT PontingSR Watson
3rd46MJ ClarkeSR Watson
4th2MJ ClarkeCL White
5th32MEK HusseyCL White
6th43CL WhiteSPD Smith
7th34MG JohnsonSPD Smith
8th0NM HauritzSPD Smith
9th10NM HauritzCJ McKay
10th11PM SiddleCJ McKay