big hit, pulled way over the mid wicket, Jaya says no century for Romesh today, instead chooses to finish in style
Terrific match by Sri Lanka, and a terrific innings by the man tediously dubbed as "Little Kalu"
Great fielding and great spin bowling by Sri Lanka earlier laid the proverbial foundations, and left Australia trying to defend a target at least 40 runs too short
Lots of cheers and fireworks in the crowd. Australia doesn't end up equaling the record for consecutive ODI wins, left 1 short. Stay tuned, the pressies are coming up....
Consecutive ODI non-losses. whatever.
MC Tony laying down some lines.... introducing various allegedly important people on the dias
Man of the match nervously announced by the adjudicator as Kaluwitharana. MC Tony insists on calling him "Liddle Kalu" photographed with the usual large over sized cheque.
MC Tony says "Kalu" a few more times
Cammie Smith the match referee to decide the Man of the Series.
Seems to mention every bloody person who competed in the tournament. A few in the crowd are falling asleep. Somehow arrives at naming Gilchrist the man of the series.
Now Gilchrist has got the bug and pays mention to "Liddle Kalooo"
Steve Waugh invited to make a few excuses. Tony asks him what he thought of "liddle Kalu" (and these are all quotes)
Jaya I: thanks Australia "they played hard"... "we have been fielding really well"... "we have a good chance of winning [the Test series]"
A mere $1500 US smackers is received for winning the tournament. Plus a trophy.
Excitement has come and gone. hardly any crowd noise now other than some polite clapping.
Perhaps everyone has already forgotten who's won another meaningless ODI tournament.
Anyway... The Tests are next, back to the whites and the red ball, all starts in just over a week's time. Full coverage as usual here on CricInfo.
slapped over the bowler's head Sri Lanka on Championship point
pushes into the cover, Jaya sends Kalu out, Bevan to Lehmann, and the run out is missed
5 needed by both Sri Lanka and Kalu
short arm tuck/pull behind square, nearly popped it in the air for a catch, Kalu must have been particularly loathe to take that run
a bouncer, and is called by the bowler's end umpire
defends down the wicket
seaming into the pads, loud appeal, umpire indicates it was missing leg
defends square to the point
defends, Gilchrist gets over excitement and shouts a lot of encouragement
now Ponting gets a chance to mess about
Up a full 0.01 in fact. Australia need many more of those the real interest now centers on if Kalu can get a ton
dead bats it outside the off stump, that dot ball makes he run rate required climb a little
pulled on one knee to behind the square leg
on side again
over the wicket for left to left, turned onto the on side to the mid wicket
pulled through the mid wicket, 10 runs until a magnificent Sri Lankan win
around the wicket, straight one into the pads, Kalu made the near-fatal mistake of expecting that one to turn
Snort. Here comes Lehmann
Australia definitely undermanned in the spin department today
onto one knee, attempted flipper pitches too short, pulled forward of square, quite possibly the only Australian who's enjoying this is MacGill
too far outside the off
lifted over the mid on and to the boundary, another spanking shot to be omitted from the book of Warne