9.30 pm As far as chases of substantial totals go, this is as strong as they come. Sri Lanka, through a poor performance in the field, were faced with a target of 272 and they've gunned it down with eight wickets in hand and 34 balls to spare. It's been a memorable performance from Jayawardene, Dilshan and the rest. Dilshan is the obvious choice for Man of the Match, having opening the bowling and taken a wicket during ten economical overs, before scoring a century.
"ROAR!!!" says Dinusha.
Anton: "It's Sri Lanka 4 and Australia 2. No matter what happens on Thursday I am proud of lads performance."
The presentation is imminent ...
Clarke says he's done something to his left hamstring. "It doesn't feel great." He says he'll know more about it tomorrow. "Our bowling was poor, our fielding let us down. On good wickets you need to maximise your Powerplay, you need to make 300 on that wicket. The boys are working hard, we are just not executing against quality opposition. We've got to find a way."
Mahela: "We were dropping catches like hot potatoes. Disappointed. We bowled well up front, but gave them about 20 runs extra."
Mahela says he had no issues about the full toss no-ball, he just had an issue about the late call and Clarke having a word with the umpire. He says he thinks he's been fined for that outburst, and if he gets paid he'll cough up. Hilarious. "No one gave us a chance when we came to Australia, we've done a lot of hard work, we just need to do that on Thursday, execute our game plan."
Dilshan is the Man of the Match: "I'm really enjoying my batsman at the moment ... It doesn't matter I'm captain or not ...if the ball is there, I'm going to hit. When we came here everyone thought we are not that good, but we've shown how good we are."
So the CB Series finals is level at 1-1, with the decider on Thursday. Do join us for that game. That's all I've got for you today, thank you for all your emails. Cheers.
Watson to bowl what is likely to be the final over of the game ...
Mark: "Sri Lanka has been the team of the tournament. They only just fell short the other night and they are doing this in a canter. It's amazing that an attack that seemed so lethal against India seems fairly toothless against SL. It probably highlights the difference in leadership and attitude between the 2 Asian teams."
Shohrab: "I think Kula need not to bat today."