Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.5 Two down! fuller length ball outside off stump, angled across, Atapattu moves forward and drives but ends up slicing it in the air to cover, Symonds jumos and plucks it out of thin air at cover in one hand, great catch! 28/2
    3.1 full length ball on the off stump and shaping away from the left-hander, Jayasuriya tries to flick it away to square leg, ball takes the leading edge and goes high in the air to short cover, Symonds gets underneath and takes the skier 7/1
    28.2 Clarke strikes! full and flat on the middle and off stump, Sangakkara tries to work it away to onside, misses and ball strikes the pads, caught plumb in front 128/3
    40.6 full length delivery outside off stump, Jayawardene makes room exposing the stumps and reaches for the ball, square drives flat and straight to Katich at backward point 204/4
    48.5 good length ball around the off stump, Arnold swings at it and mistimes in the air to mid-wicket, Ponting runs backward and just stretches outward on his back and brings off a stunner 259/7
    42.2 full length ball outside off stump, Dilshan moves across the stumps and tries to scoop over short fine leg fielder but straight to Hussey at short fine leg, flat catch taken 213/5
    45.2 slower ball outside off stump, Kapugedera lofts it on the front-foot to deep cover, Symonds runs in and dives in front to take it inches above the ground to bring off a spectacular catch 238/6
    49.6 full length ball, driven to long-off and they take off for the second run, Lee fires in the throw to Lewis who whips off the bails, Vaas half-way down 266/9
    49.5 Muralitharan uses his feet and swings, misses and looks for a single but Vaas sends him back, Gilchrist quick to take off the gloves and hits direct at the strikers end, Murali nowhere in the picture 265/8
    not out
    5 (lb 2, nb 1, w 2)
    266/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.32)
    Did not bat: PDRL Perera
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 3.1 ov), 2-28 (Marvan Atapattu, 7.5 ov), 3-128 (Kumar Sangakkara, 28.2 ov), 4-204 (Mahela Jayawardene, 40.6 ov), 5-213 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 42.2 ov), 6-238 (Chamara Kapugedera, 45.2 ov), 7-259 (Russel Arnold, 48.5 ov), 8-265 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 49.5 ov), 9-266 (Chaminda Vaas, 49.6 ov)
    B Lee1005805.80274110
    NW Bracken1014434.40334000
    ML Lewis1015215.20294001
    SR Clark1004524.50283000
    A Symonds503907.8054000
    MJ Clarke502615.20110010

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the best-of-3-finals 2-1

Match number


Match days

14 February 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

Sri Lanka replacement

HMCM Bandara for CK Kapugedera (Australia innings, 24.1 ov)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes

Australian Tri Series (CB Series)