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3rd Match (D/N), Sydney, February 08, 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
(31.3/50 ov, T:254) 125

Australia won by 128 runs

Player Of The Match
Australia Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Details
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
Adam Gilchrist lbw b Kapugedera61811363175.30
Matthew Hayden c Jayawardene b Amerasinghe4250575084.00
Ricky Ponting (c)c Jayawardene b Vaas922341040.90
Michael Clarke not out 77861262189.53
Andrew Symonds c Kapugedera b Vaas1217190070.58
Michael Hussey c Dilshan b Amerasinghe1013231076.92
James Hopes c Dilshan b Malinga34293620117.24
Brett Lee not out 021000.00
Extras(lb 2, w 6)8
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.06)253/6
Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Matthew Hayden, 12.5 ov), 2-88 (Ricky Ponting, 19.5 ov), 3-139 (Adam Gilchrist, 31.4 ov), 4-160 (Andrew Symonds, 36.4 ov), 5-190 (Michael Hussey, 41.4 ov), 6-253 (James Hopes, 49.4 ov)
Chaminda Vaas1013423.40383000
19.5 to RT Ponting, Jayawardene picks up a sharp chance at first slip, Ponting opening the face and running down to his opposing captain who snaps it up low, good catch. 88/2
36.4 to A Symonds, gone this time, Symonds flashes hard to extra cover where Kapugedera takes a great catch at head height, and it was travelling. 160/4
Lasith Malinga1005515.50271110
49.4 to JR Hopes, outside off, swing away, and the batsman comes out of his crease, but it's scooped to backward point where Dilshan does the honours. 253/6
Ishara Amerasinghe1006626.60289010
12.5 to ML Hayden, Amerasinghe breaks through as Hayden, batting out of his crease, once more, comes down the track and is cramped up straight, mishitting on the up out to short midwicket. 65/1
41.4 to MEK Hussey, short ball, wide outside off and Hussey comes out of his crease, and cuts back into the hands of Dilshan at backward point. It was straight to him, but stroked hard so a good catch. 190/5
Muthiah Muralidaran1004204.20280100
Chamara Kapugedera1005415.40191000
31.4 to AC Gilchrist, a long and loud appeal for one which dips low and Gilchrist plays across the line. It hit him in front of middle, having come in from off, and would have gone on to hit the stumps. 139/3
Sri Lanka  (T: 254 runs from 50 ovs)
Upul Tharanga c †Gilchrist b Bracken1018231055.55
Sanath Jayasuriya  b Lee713211053.84
Kumar Sangakkara lbw b Bracken42416570102.43
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c †Gilchrist b Johnson616290037.50
Chamara Silva c †Gilchrist b Hogg732390021.87
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Lee b Bracken14101701140.00
Chamara Kapugedera c Hayden b Bracken022000.00
Chaminda Vaas run out (Ponting)1830343060.00
Lasith Malinga run out (Symonds)210170020.00
Muthiah Muralidaran c Symonds b Bracken1114170178.57
Ishara Amerasinghe not out 0410000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 4)8
TOTAL31.3 Ov (RR: 3.96)125
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 4.6 ov), 2-18 (Upul Tharanga, 5.1 ov), 3-57 (Mahela Jayawardene, 11.3 ov), 4-74 (Kumar Sangakkara, 19.3 ov), 5-81 (Chamara Silva, 20.6 ov), 6-84 (Chamara Kapugedera, 21.3 ov), 7-93 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 23.5 ov), 8-105 (Lasith Malinga, 27.3 ov), 9-114 (Chaminda Vaas, 29.1 ov), 10-125 (Muthiah Muralidaran, 31.3 ov)
Brett Lee713414.85296011
4.6 to ST Jayasuriya, and thats the end of that! Lee gets his man, pushing tamely at one on a much better length and the inside-edge nips back and rattles off stump. 18/1
Nathan Bracken8.304755.52314210
5.1 to WU Tharanga, edged and taken! Bracken strikes, pitching on a full length outside off stump and sucking Tharanga into a very loose drive from the crease, the late swing does the trick and Gilchrist takes the easiest of catches. 18/2
19.3 to KC Sangakkara, no arguments about that one, a great delivery from Bracken that traps Sangakkara plumb in front of middle, the ball pitching back in and the batsman going to defend on the back foot. 74/4
21.3 to CK Kapugedera, Hayden at first slip makes no mistake as the batsman goes for the booming drive away from the body as Bracken fires in another wicket-taking cutter. 84/6
23.5 to TM Dilshan, yet another cutter pays dividends, as Dilshan sends a leading edge out to long off where Lee sets himself and has a firm base for taking the catch. 93/7
31.3 to M Muralidaran, but he gets him this time, his best ODI figures and there's a five-for as the batsman goes to pull again over midwicket, but picks out the fielder instead. 125/10
Mitchell Johnson53911.80250010
11.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, down the wicket, rocks back and edges through a would-be booming drive to a short one outside off, the ball cutting away off the seam. 57/3
James Hopes501503.00191000
Brad Hogg611712.83231010
20.6 to LPC Silva, Hogg strikes in his first over, the ball grips on off, straightens and takes the feather as Silva tries to defend on the back foot, Gilchrist pouching the sliver. 81/5
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TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Nathan Bracken
Match numberODI no. 2673
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 days8 February 2008 - daynight (50-over match)
Simon Taufel
New Zealand
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Peter Parker
Reserve Umpire
Gerard Abood
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
PointsAustralia 5, Sri Lanka 0
  • Australia innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Australia: 50 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (AC Gilchrist 12, ML Hayden 41, Ex 0)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: Australia - 72/1 in 16.0 overs (AC Gilchrist 29, RT Ponting 1)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 0
  • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 67 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (AC Gilchrist 24, MJ Clarke 27, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: Australia - 139/3 in 31.4 overs (MJ Clarke 27)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 33.5 overs (203 balls), Extras 0
  • MJ Clarke: 50 off 63 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 43.3 overs (262 balls), Extras 1
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (MJ Clarke 17, JR Hopes 27, Ex 6)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 49.1 overs (297 balls), Extras 8
  • Innings Break: Australia - 253/6 in 50.0 overs (MJ Clarke 77, B Lee 0)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (58 balls), Extras 2
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 67/3 in 16.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 39, LPC Silva 2)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 25.3 overs (157 balls), Extras 6
  • Match Scorers: M Venkat Raghav and Binoy George
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