Result
2nd Final (D/N), Adelaide, Mar 6 2012, Commonwealth Bank Series
271/6
(44.2/50 ov, target 272)
274/2
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: S Balasubramanian
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
Australia271/6(50 overs)
Sri Lanka274/2(44.2 overs)
end of over 454 runs
SL: 274/2CRR: 6.18 
Kumar Sangakkara51 (57)
Dinesh Chandimal17 (17)
Shane Watson5.2-0-35-0
James Pattinson8-1-47-1

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.

44.2
4
Watson to Sangakkara, FOUR runs
Sangakkara gives Sri Lanka victory and gets to his half-century with a powerful swing to the deep midwicket boundary, the best of three finals are level at 1-1 with the decider on Thursday
44.1
Watson to Sangakkara, no run
a full and straight delivery, Sangakkara drives from the crease but can't beat cover

Watson to bowl what is likely to be the final over of the game ...

end of over 448 runs
SL: 270/2CRR: 6.13 • RRR: 0.33 • Need 2 from 36b
Kumar Sangakkara47 (55)
Dinesh Chandimal17 (17)
James Pattinson8-1-47-1
Brett Lee8-1-41-1
43.6
1
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run
a full delivery outside off, Sangakkara drives in front of point for a single
43.5
1
Pattinson to Chandimal, 1 run
short of a length at the body from over the wicket, Chandimal once again copes with the bounce and fends down on the leg side
43.4
1
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run
short of a length outside off, Sangakkara hits it hard off the back foot but can't beat the fielder on the cover boundary
43.4
3nb
Pattinson to Sangakkara, (no ball) 2 runs
Sangakkara backed away to make room and hit towards the off side, he got an inside edge towards fine leg, Pattinson had overstepped once again, so a free hit coming up
43.3
1
Pattinson to Chandimal, 1 run
played off the hips towards square leg for a single
43.2
1
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run
short of a length ball outside off, Sangakkara uses the angle into him to pull between midwicket and mid-on, he didn't time it properly, hit it with the toe of the bat
43.1
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run
Sangakkara works the ball in front of square
end of over 437 runs
SL: 262/2CRR: 6.09 • RRR: 1.42 • Need 10 from 42b
Kumar Sangakkara42 (50)
Dinesh Chandimal15 (15)
Brett Lee8-1-41-1
James Pattinson7-1-39-1

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."

42.6
1
Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run
a low full toss outside off, Sanga drives through cover point
42.5
4
Lee to Sangakkara, FOUR runs
Sangakkara charges Lee and hits him in the air past the fielder at mid-on to the boundary
42.4
Lee to Sangakkara, no run
that's much too wide outside off for Sanga to be pulling, he gets beaten
42.3
1
Lee to Chandimal, 1 run
Chandimal rises to meet a ball that lifts awkwardly on him and tucks it off his body towards fine leg, I wonder how someone like Suresh Raina would have played that ball
42.2
1
Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run
he moves across his crease to clip a full ball off his pads towards the fielder at long leg
42.1
Lee to Sangakkara, no run
short of a length ball, Sangakkara misses the pull and gets hit on the body, Chandimal begins to run and then turns back

Shohrab: "I think Kula need not to bat today."

end of over 425 runs
SL: 255/2CRR: 6.07 • RRR: 2.12 • Need 17 from 48b
Kumar Sangakkara36 (45)
Dinesh Chandimal14 (14)
James Pattinson7-1-39-1
Brett Lee7-1-34-1
41.6
1
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run
Sangakkara moves towards the line of the ball outside off and steers towards third man
41.5
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run
Sangakkara moves across his crease and plays on the leg side
41.4
2
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 2 runs
played with an open face towards third man
Best performances - batsmen
MJ Clarke
117 runs (91)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
leg glance
41 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
63343781838
TM Dilshan
106 runs (119)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
36 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
2210103217555
Best performances - bowlers
SL Malinga
O
10
M
1
R
40
W
3
Eco
4.00
TM Dilshan
O
10
M
0
R
40
W
1
Eco
4.00
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesCommonwealth Bank Series 2012
Player Of The Match
Tillakaratne Dilshan
Series resultBest-of-3-finals level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3256
Season2011/12
Hours of play (local time)13.50 start, First Session 13.50-17.20, Interval 17.20-18.05, Second Session 18.05-21.35
Match days6 March 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Asad Rauf
Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Simon Fry
Match Referee
Chris Broad