Player of the Match
Player of the Match
33.6
W
Symonds to Malinga, OUT, a big swing and a miss, Gilchrist whips off the bails, Dar calls for the third umpire as he could never have seen that far with any certainty

SL Malinga st †Gilchrist b Symonds 10 (6m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 166.66

31.5
W
McGrath to Arnold, OUT, nasty ball, especially in this light - a full toss above the waist. But Australia, including McGrath, just smile as Arnold pops up an edge off a pull to Gilchrist... and takes his international bow

RP Arnold c †Gilchrist b McGrath 1 (9m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

30.1
W
Clarke to Silva, OUT, comes down and swats the air with a huge swipe aiming for midwicket. Misses it completely and the ball plinks into the sticks

LPC Silva b Clarke 21 (41m 22b 1x4 1x6) SR: 95.45

29.6
W
McGrath to Dilshan, OUT, on off, quicker than expected, and that was tucked down to third man. Some great work from Clarke and McGrath there, as Dilshan slipped on setting off - a throw heading just towards the stumps, McGrath takes it in front and takes off the bails

TM Dilshan run out (Clarke/McGrath) 14 (20m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

25.5
W
Watson to Jayawardene, OUT, on middle-and-leg and that's a throaty gurgle of a roar for lbw, and it looks like a good shout, and the umpire agrees

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Watson 19 (31m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

22.6
W
Clarke to Jayasuriya, OUT, goddim! A terrible shot from Jayasuriya, skipping down the pitch to a fullish delivery which just turned away from him, the ball keeping very low, and his off stump is knocked back

ST Jayasuriya b Clarke 63 (108m 67b 9x4 0x6) SR: 94.02

19.5
W
Hogg to Sangakkara, OUT, just short of a length and Sangakkara's gem of a knock comes to a rather limp end, pulling a fuller delivery straight to the unddroppable hands of Ponting at short midwicket

KC Sangakkara c Ponting b Hogg 54 (72m 52b 6x4 1x6) SR: 103.84

2.1
W
Bracken to Tharanga, OUT, That's more swing, and that's all over. Short of a length and Tharanga doesn't know whether to go forward or back. Stands rooted to the crease and simply pushes his bat limply, the edge is taken and Gilchrist snaps up a regulation catch behind the stumps. That's the first wicket for Australia and it was all to do with the length. Bracken strikes.

WU Tharanga c †Gilchrist b Bracken 6 (11m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

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Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd116ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
3rd22ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
4th11DPMD JayawardeneLPC Silva
5th32TM DilshanLPC Silva
6th2RP ArnoldLPC Silva
7th4WPUJC VaasRP Arnold
8th17WPUJC VaasSL Malinga
9th4WPUJC VaasCRD Fernando

World Cup

Super Eights
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS770142.4
SL752101.483
NZ752100.253
SA74380.313
ENG7346-0.394
WI7254-0.566
BDESH7162-1.514
IRE7162-1.73
Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.433
SA32142.403
NL3122-2.527
SCOT3030-3.793
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33063.493
BDESH3214-1.523
INDIA31221.206
BMUDA3030-4.345
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ33062.138
ENG32140.418
KENYA3122-1.194
CAN3030-1.389
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI33060.764
IRE3113-0.092
PAK31220.089
ZIM3021-0.886