Result
6th Match (D/N), Perth, Feb 15 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
236
(45.3/50 ov, target 237)
173
Australia won by 63 runs
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Australia236(49.4 overs)
Sri Lanka173(45.3 overs)

Australia, then, ease to the top of the table after their bowlers proved too much for Sri Lanka's batting line-up, with even Sangakkara finding the pressure too great having made 80.

Gilchrist takes the applause from the crowd who are all on their feet to celebrate his dinal international match at the ground he made his home. What a way to finish, with his 16th ODI ton.

Jayawardene is paying tribute to Gilchrist. "He batted really well, credit to him. Quite a few occasions he's been a menace. He's one of those players that you probably want to see the back of pretty quickly. He batted really well, credit to him.

"Kumar batted really well. The bowlers did well, too. It's a tough tournament, you have to be ready for the next game."

Here's Ponting: "Our bowlers were terrific again. Gilly obviously played beautifully today, the rest of us have got a bit of work to do with the bat. I sent a couple of messages out to him to make sure he was there at the end of the innings."

Gilchrist is the man of the match, unsurprisingly. "It is amazing. Look, it's been a great journey. A few trials, tribulations, but it's just been wonderful. I want to say thank you for the WACA crowd.

"I must acknowledge I really felt it [pressure] more than any other game. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. There's some big games coming up."

Huge rapturous applause now for Gilchrist who deserves each and every cheer. Great way to sign off at the WACA.

Thanks for joining me today, do tune in again on Sunday for more from the CB Series.

45.3
w
Lee to Sangakkara, OUT
Lee finally gets a wicket which means he's taken a wicket in all international matches this summer. Sangakkara backs away to try to drive to mid-off and is bowled by a swinging yorker which clinks into leg
KC Sangakkara b Lee 80 (180m 114b 4x4 0x6) SR: 70.17
45.2
Lee to Sangakkara, no run
driven out to wide mid-off now
45.1
Lee to Sangakkara, no run
follows him down off, Sangakkara looks to try to work it to midwicket
end of over 451 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 173/9CRR: 3.84 • RRR: 12.80 • Need 64 from 30b
Kumar Sangakkara80 (111)
Mitchell Johnson10-2-29-3
Brad Hogg10-1-41-2

Good spell from Johnson, he's damaged Sri Lanka all right

44.6
w
Johnson to Malinga, OUT
and that's the one he's been seeking, gets it on target at last and Malinga is comprehensively bowled as he backs away and exposes his stumps
SL Malinga b Johnson 5 (15m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.77
44.5
Johnson to Malinga, no run
full one, towards leg this time - but now it's too much down leg
44.4
Johnson to Malinga, no run
more of the same, you sense that all he has to do is land it on the stumps and he will bowl him
44.3
Johnson to Malinga, no run
boomeranged back in from outside off, the batsman backs away as is customary this innings, but he's just too wide outside off
44.2
1
Johnson to Sangakkara, 1 run
big swing in to the left hander who drives out on the leg-side and they settle for one after Malinga sent Sangakkara back
44.1
Johnson to Sangakkara, no run
outside off, driven back to mid-off
end of over 445 runs
SL: 172/8CRR: 3.9 • RRR: 10.83 • Need 65 from 36b
Lasith Malinga5 (14)
Kumar Sangakkara79 (109)
Brad Hogg10-1-41-2
Mitchell Johnson9-2-28-2
43.6
Hogg to Malinga, no run
pitches on off and moves away from him, the wrong'un once more
43.5
4
Hogg to Malinga, FOUR runs
paddled round in front of midwicket where Haddin tidies up inside the rope, but his hand connects with the rope at the same time
43.4
Hogg to Malinga, no run
picks the wrong'un this time but that's still little help as the ball pitches past him
43.3
Hogg to Malinga, no run
down the track and drives out to mid-on
43.2
Hogg to Malinga, no run
the wrong'un's not picked this time
43.1
1
Hogg to Sangakkara, 1 run
driven out to the covers
end of over 433 runs
SL: 167/8CRR: 3.88 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 70 from 42b
Lasith Malinga1 (9)
Kumar Sangakkara78 (108)
Mitchell Johnson9-2-28-2
Brad Hogg9-1-36-2
42.6
Johnson to Malinga, no run
again, another play and miss
42.5
Johnson to Malinga, no run
round the wicket, it shapes away just at the last moment, too good for the retreating Malinga
42.4
Johnson to Malinga, no run
pushed across the right hander again and he backs away once more
Best performances - batsmen
AC Gilchrist
118 runs (132)
9 fours
3 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
30 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
7262518191823
KC Sangakkara
80 runs (114)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
23 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
311951415716
Best performances - bowlers
SL Malinga
O
9.4
M
1
R
47
W
4
Eco
4.86
NW Bracken
O
8
M
2
R
21
W
3
Eco
2.62
Match details
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesCommonwealth Bank Series 2008
Player Of The Match
Adam Gilchrist
Match numberODI no. 2679
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days15 February 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Rudi Koertzen
Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
Peter Parker
Reserve Umpire
Mick Martell
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe
PointsAustralia 5, Sri Lanka 0