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12th Match (D/N), Melbourne, February 29, 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
(48.1/50 ov, T:222) 208

Sri Lanka won by 13 runs

Player Of The Match
83 (50)
Sri Lanka Innings
Australia Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka  (50 ovs maximum)
Dilruwan Perera lbw b Lee512200041.66
Sanath Jayasuriya c Hussey b Bracken2332422171.87
Kumar Sangakkara c Hussey b Johnson1126352042.30
Mahela Jayawardene (c)lbw b Hogg5066955075.75
Chamara Kapugedera c †Gilchrist b Hopes22333008.69
Tillakaratne Dilshan run out (Hopes)6270963088.57
Chamara Silva c Johnson b Bracken3548664072.91
Nuwan Kulasekara  b Bracken1422291063.63
Lasith Malinga c Hopes b Lee014000.00
Muthiah Muralidaran  b Bracken1240050.00
Ishara Amerasinghe not out 52510250.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 4, w 8)13
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.42, 220 Mts)221
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Dilruwan Perera, 4.4 ov), 2-32 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 9.2 ov), 3-42 (Kumar Sangakkara, 12.3 ov), 4-61 (Chamara Kapugedera, 19.5 ov), 5-125 (Mahela Jayawardene, 31.6 ov), 6-185 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 44.2 ov), 7-206 (Chamara Silva, 47.4 ov), 8-208 (Lasith Malinga, 48.2 ov), 9-212 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 49.2 ov), 10-221 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 49.6 ov)
Brett Lee1015525.50314112
4.4 to MDK Perera, but he's got him this time...with a slower ball, a yorker which ducks in low and in line with middle, zooms under the bat and traps him plumb. 12/1
48.2 to SL Malinga, short ball, which is pulled high and higher over towards Hopes who has to come in a fair few metres, the batsman not getting over it and he goes for a golden duck in the interests of trying to boost the score. 208/8
Nathan Bracken1032942.90434000
9.2 to ST Jayasuriya, the ball climbs on him outside off and Jayasuriya prods an outside edge through on the front foot, Hussey takes the catch at first slip. 32/2
47.4 to LPC Silva, over the wicket now, the batsman comes down the ground and drives up hard and high out to Johnson at long-on who holds on just below his neck. 206/7
49.2 to M Muralidaran, comprehensively yorked, Muralitharan backing away to try to club-cut to the covers and exposing his stumps which are subsequently shattered as he chops back on. 212/9
49.6 to KMDN Kulasekara, slower ball aimed on off, the batsman goes to pull, is through the shot too quickly and leaves the hugest gap for the ball to go on and crahs into the top of off, leaving Bracken with four wickets. 221/10
Mitchell Johnson1015415.40366022
12.3 to KC Sangakkara, boomed in from over the wicket in line with off, Sangakkara's head and bat go one way, the ball the other, hard through to Hussey who takes another catch at first slip, this one clinging on well with two hands. 42/3
James Hopes803214.00252000
19.5 to CK Kapugedera, moved off the pitch, left him a touch, and Kapugedera leaves his bat dangling away from his body, the ball travelling on through to Gilchrist who takes it without alarm. 61/4
Brad Hogg1013313.30361000
31.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, a huge and sustained appeal as the umpire deliberates before giving him out, trapped on the front foot by the flipper, moving back in to middle and off. 125/5
Michael Clarke201708.5041020
Australia  (T: 222 runs from 50 ovs)
Adam Gilchrist c Malinga b Kulasekara835078112166.00
James Hopes  b Muralidaran2842703066.66
Ricky Ponting (c)lbw b Kulasekara11125009.09
Michael Clarke  b Amerasinghe01111000.00
Andrew Symonds c †Sangakkara b Amerasinghe049000.00
Michael Hussey  b Kapugedera525480020.00
Brad Haddin lbw b Malinga713140053.84
Brad Hogg lbw b Muralidaran2135490060.00
Brett Lee  b Jayasuriya3759802162.71
Mitchell Johnson c Jayawardene b Amerasinghe313170023.07
Nathan Bracken not out 1426421053.84
Extras(lb 3, w 6)9
TOTAL48.1 Ov (RR: 4.31, 225 Mts)208
Fall of wickets: 1-107 (James Hopes, 14.4 ov), 2-113 (Adam Gilchrist, 15.4 ov), 3-115 (Michael Clarke, 18.3 ov), 4-115 (Ricky Ponting, 19.3 ov), 5-115 (Andrew Symonds, 20.1 ov), 6-123 (Brad Haddin, 23.2 ov), 7-142 (Michael Hussey, 29.3 ov), 8-158 (Brad Hogg, 34.5 ov), 9-173 (Mitchell Johnson, 39.1 ov), 10-208 (Brett Lee, 48.1 ov)
Lasith Malinga914815.33347020
23.2 to BJ Haddin, cracking yorker right up there on middle and the umpire needed only a fraction of a second to put up the finger. Haddin was completely beaten with the change of pace there, stabbing down on the ball. 123/6
Nuwan Kulasekara1033623.60424000
15.4 to AC Gilchrist, fabulous catch by Malinga! Gilchrist goes for the aerial drive once more, booming the ball up to long-off where Malinga charges round and takes the ball in front of him on the slide, great catch to end a great innings. 113/2
19.3 to RT Ponting, a great ball to dismiss Ponting, beating his outside edge as he squares up to get behind it, the ball pitching outside off and would have gone on to take middle and off. 115/4
Ishara Amerasinghe1024434.40392110
18.3 to MJ Clarke, cleans him up with a beauty! Clarke's gone for a duck and starts the long walk back after the ball pitched outside off and nipped back to hit the stumps. 115/3
20.1 to A Symonds, down leg and Symonds appears to have strangled it through to the keeper, there was certainly a snick and indeed he has been given!. 115/5
39.1 to MG Johnson, catch of the night, sends tingles down the spine, and an inspired change too by the same man Jayawardene. Well bowled, drawing him into the drive, and a thick edge skews very wide of Jayawardene at first slip but he leaps out of nowhere with a horizontal dive to snatch it to his left. 173/9
Muthiah Muralidaran1004224.20383110
14.4 to JR Hopes, ah, what's gone on here, the ball past him and nudges the off stump and the bail comes off, it takes a while to realise he's actually bowled, as it could also have been a stumping by Sangakkara and Hopes had moved in front of the stumps so you couldn't see at first look whether he was bowled or not. 107/1
34.5 to GB Hogg, a huge shout from Sangakkara as Muralitharan plants the ball on middle and leg, Hogg presses forward too late and is rapped in line with off. 158/8
Chamara Kapugedera602414.00210120
29.3 to MEK Hussey, terrific delivery to clean bowl Hussey, the ball curling in and knocking back the stumps, the batsman caught in the crease as he stands back to defend. 142/7
Dilruwan Perera301103.66111000
Sanath Jayasuriya0.10010.0010000
48.1 to B Lee, another inspired decision by Jayawardene! Jayasuriya strikes with his first delivery of the match at a crucial time, the batsman trying to pull across the line and he got an inside edge back on to leg stump and all the stumps wobble. 208/10
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Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Adam Gilchrist
Match numberODI no. 2687
Hours of play (local time)14.15 start, First Session 14.15-17.45 Interval 17.45-18.30, Second Session 18.30-22.00
Match days29 February 2008 - daynight (50-over match)
Daryl Harper
New Zealand
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Tony Ward
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
PointsSri Lanka 4, Australia 0
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 47/3 in 16.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 5, CK Kapugedera 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 16.4 overs (102 balls), Extras 2
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 27.1 overs (168 balls), Extras 6
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 23, TM Dilshan 20, Ex 9)
  • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 65 balls (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 125/5 in 32.0 overs (TM Dilshan 23)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 36.6 overs (229 balls), Extras 11
  • TM Dilshan: 50 off 61 balls (2 x 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (TM Dilshan 32, LPC Silva 17, Ex 1)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 47.2 overs (293 balls), Extras 13
  • Australia innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (49 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (AC Gilchrist 34, JR Hopes 15, Ex 1)
  • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 35 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Australia: 100 runs in 12.6 overs (80 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 80 balls (AC Gilchrist 76, JR Hopes 24, Ex 2)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 16.1 - 21.0
  • Drinks: Australia - 141/6 in 29.0 overs (MEK Hussey 5, GB Hogg 13)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 31.0 overs (190 balls), Extras 5
  • Australia: 200 runs in 46.1 overs (283 balls), Extras 9
Australia Innings
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