Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    13.5 Watson makes the breakthrough! He's swung it in to Tharanga, who pushed forward without much intent, the ball struck him in line and Erasmus says that's out. Pitched in line, straightened well and the only question was height, but it looked good at first glance. 50/4
    2.2 gone! McKay makes the breakthrough, it was on the pads, Dilshan tried to flick it through square leg but only succeeded in lofting it to Hussey, who was in the circle between midwicket and square leg 8/1
    2.6 two in the over for McKay! This one seams away as well, but started outside off stump and the width enticed Sangakkara to slash at that one, a thin little edge is taken by Haddin 8/2
    4.3 McKay gets his third! Very sharp catch by Cameron White at second slip as Jayawardene drives hard at a ball on a good length outside off, there might have been a little seam movement away and it flew off a thick edge high to White's right 14/3
    27.4 Starc has three! And two of them from batsmen playing on! Silva has tried to drive through off, almost down on one knee as he plays it, he hasn't judged the angle quite right and a thick inside edge crashes into the stumps 95/7
    21.4 got him! Starc is ecstatic as he collects his first ODI wicket! Angled across Mathews, who was on the move and trying to drive through off, a thick inside edge rockets back onto the leg stump 81/5
    25.5 gone! Starc gets his second with another ball that bounces sharply off a good length, Mendis has just tried to defend that ball and a thick edge is taken at chest height by Haddin, very good bowling from Starc 92/6
    30.3 McKay has five! That's what the Aussies need to do against the tail - aim at the stumps! Randiv was backing off and opening the shoulders, he missed and McKay hit the off stump 112/9
    28.5 good catch from Smith! Perera threw everything at that one to a fuller ball, it's flown off a leading edge towards point, Smith looks to chase it back behind square but then has to adjust his movement, and takes it well above his head, facing back towards third man. That was not an easy catch, but Smith made it look pretty comfortable in the end. 103/8
    31.6 It's all over for Sri Lanka, Starc finishes with four as Malinga pulls over midwicket but gets it high off the bat, Ferguson at deep midwicket gets underneath that and has no trouble taking the catch 115/10
    not out
    25 (lb 10, nb 1, w 14)
    115 all out (32 Overs, RR: 3.59)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2.2 ov), 2-8 (Kumar Sangakkara, 2.6 ov), 3-14 (Mahela Jayawardene, 4.3 ov), 4-50 (Upul Tharanga, 13.5 ov), 5-81 (Angelo Mathews, 21.4 ov), 6-92 (Jeevan Mendis, 25.5 ov), 7-95 (Chamara Silva, 27.4 ov), 8-103 (Thisara Perera, 28.5 ov), 9-112 (Suraj Randiv, 30.3 ov), 10-115 (Lasith Malinga, 31.6 ov)
    CJ McKay913353.66403021
    MG Johnson501703.40222000
    SR Watson501112.20250040
    MA Starc902743.00380060
    XJ Doherty401704.25141010

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number


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

7 November 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Series win best of my captaincy - Sangakkara

    Kumar Sangakkara has rated the series win over Australia as the best of his captaincy, but said his team must avoid lapses like the one at the Gabba if it is to be the best in the world

  • A minor boost ahead of larger challenges

    "Can we start our summer now?" Michael Clarke asked the question after Australia had ended a seven-match losing streak with an eight-wicket win over a switched-off Sri Lanka at the Gabba

  • McKay ends Australia's losing streak

    Sri Lanka's series-winning hangover allowed Australia to end their seven-match losing streak as Clint McKay and Mitchell Starc set up the eight-wicket victory

  • Australia run out of focus

    No moment highlighted Australia's fall from world beaters to stragglers more than when Shane Watson's knee stopped a certain run-out

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st35BJ HaddinSR Watson
2nd49BJ HaddinMJ Clarke
3rd35MEK HusseyMJ Clarke