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452dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Gilchrist fires but Sri Lanka get consolation win

Adam Gilchrist provided the fireworks but Sri Lanka's seamers had the extinguisher at the MCG, where Australia's blistering start of 0 for 107 in the 15th somehow turned into their first loss in nearly three weeks

452dBrydon Coverdale at the MCG

Build-up to final not ideal - Ponting

Instead of taking confidence into the deciders Australia enter the finals on the back of a 13-run defeat and with their retiring star Adam Gilchrist feeling "like a bit of a goose".

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st107AC GilchristJR Hopes
2nd6RT PontingAC Gilchrist
3rd2RT PontingMJ Clarke
4th0RT PontingA Symonds
5th0A SymondsMEK Hussey
6th8MEK HusseyBJ Haddin
7th19GB HoggMEK Hussey
8th16GB HoggB Lee
9th15B LeeMG Johnson
10th35B LeeNW Bracken