RESULT
6th Match (D/N), Perth, February 15, 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
(45.3/50 ov, T:237) 173

Australia won by 63 runs

Player Of The Match
118 (132)
adam-gilchrist
Australia Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Details
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Adam Gilchrist c Kapugedera b Malinga1181321949389.39
Matthew Hayden c Maharoof b Malinga411170036.36
Ricky Ponting (c)c Jayawardene b Vaas25253540100.00
Michael Clarke st †Sangakkara b Muralidaran43691054062.31
Andrew Symonds c †Sangakkara b Maharoof4850050.00
Michael Hussey c Jayawardene b Kulasekara2528530189.28
James Hopes c Jayasuriya b Kulasekara25100040.00
Brad Hogg  b Malinga510110050.00
Brett Lee  b Malinga26120033.33
Mitchell Johnson run out (Dilshan)012000.00
Nathan Bracken not out 1450025.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 4)7
TOTAL49.4 Ov (RR: 4.75)236
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Matthew Hayden, 3.6 ov), 2-66 (Ricky Ponting, 12.1 ov), 3-171 (Michael Clarke, 36.2 ov), 4-177 (Andrew Symonds, 37.4 ov), 5-206 (Adam Gilchrist, 43.2 ov), 6-217 (James Hopes, 45.1 ov), 7-232 (Brad Hogg, 47.4 ov), 8-232 (Michael Hussey, 48.1 ov), 9-233 (Mitchell Johnson, 48.4 ov), 10-236 (Brett Lee, 49.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chaminda Vaas1003513.50424000
12.1 to RT Ponting, Ponting gets across but doesn't play either forward or back, instead guiding the ball to Jayawardene at first slip, who had predicted his downfall before this match. 66/2
Lasith Malinga9.414744.86396130
3.6 to ML Hayden, extra pace from Malinga, straight and short, Hayden tangles himself up looking to bunt it from outside off through midwicket, doesn't get over it whatsoever and the ball scoops up to Farveez Maharoof. 16/1
43.2 to AC Gilchrist, Gilchrist is finally gone, trying to loft one over long-off and took a leading edge to the covers, Kapugedera holding on this time over his head, having dropped him last over. 206/5
47.4 to GB Hogg, bowled him this time, Hogg backing away yet again and the perfect yorker cleans him up, clattering into all three stumps - strike.. 232/7
49.4 to B Lee, cleaned up with another excellent yorker to finish the tail off well, Lee backing away, and Malinga firing in on leg stump. 236/10
Farveez Maharoof1005315.30303111
37.4 to A Symonds, outside off, cuts hard at a wideish one, but under the ball and a woody-sounding click travels on to the keeper who takes a good tumbling catch low. 177/4
Nuwan Kulasekara1005225.20314200
45.1 to JR Hopes, lifted from a short one outside off high and higher - the ball catching the toe end - and goes on over towards Jayasuriya who clings on, making no mistake. 217/6
48.1 to MEK Hussey, Hussey looks to hit across the line rather than straight and his would-be pull goes up instead to the covers where Jayawardene sets himself to take a straightforward catch. 232/8
Muthiah Muralidaran1004714.70220000
36.2 to MJ Clarke, beautiful doosra and out comes Clarke, drawn forward, and off come the bails, Sangakkara quicker than a whippet. 171/3
Sri Lanka  (T: 237 runs from 50 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tillakaratne Dilshan  b Johnson1113232084.61
Sanath Jayasuriya c Hopes b Bracken12101420120.00
Kumar Sangakkara  b Lee801141804070.17
Mahela Jayawardene (c)c Ponting b Johnson2125274084.00
Chamara Silva c Symonds b Bracken01011000.00
Chamara Kapugedera c Hussey b Hopes2660712043.33
Farveez Maharoof c sub (BJ Haddin) b Hogg716251043.75
Chaminda Vaas c †Gilchrist b Hogg011000.00
Nuwan Kulasekara c Symonds b Bracken075000.00
Lasith Malinga  b Johnson518151027.77
Muthiah Muralidaran not out 00200-
Extras(lb 7, nb 1, w 3)11
TOTAL45.3 Ov (RR: 3.80)173
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 3.1 ov), 2-35 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 4.2 ov), 3-71 (Mahela Jayawardene, 10.5 ov), 4-76 (Chamara Silva, 13.6 ov), 5-129 (Chamara Kapugedera, 32.5 ov), 6-159 (Farveez Maharoof, 39.1 ov), 7-159 (Chaminda Vaas, 39.2 ov), 8-160 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 40.5 ov), 9-173 (Lasith Malinga, 44.6 ov), 10-173 (Kumar Sangakkara, 45.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee8.304915.76307001
45.3 to KC Sangakkara, Lee finally gets a wicket which means he's taken a wicket in all international matches this summer. Sangakkara backs away to try to drive to mid-off and is bowled by a swinging yorker which clinks into leg. 173/10
Nathan Bracken822132.62392010
3.1 to ST Jayasuriya, he's thrown it away, Jayasuriya charges down the track and tries to smack Bracken over extra-cover, can only get a thick outside edge, though, and pops a simple catch to third man. The fielder there is alert and nabs one of the most important wickets. Needless shot after such a good start. But Bracken won't be complaining. 29/1
13.6 to LPC Silva, outside off and there's a contender for catch of the season, Silva lashes a full-blooded cover drive to Symonds who pulls off an audacious take, diving low and really stretching out his left hand to get under it. 76/4
40.5 to KMDN Kulasekara, outside off, pulled high over Symonds' head at midwicket, who runs round to take it, the ball coming up off the top edge, done by pace, and there's another duck. 160/8
Mitchell Johnson1022932.90453010
4.2 to TM Dilshan, castled! 142kph from Johnson and that's a yorker length ball that swings in late, Dilshan goes for the expansive drive but is beaten all ends up, through the gate, door and kitchen onto the middle and off stump. That sound of ball hitting stumps (tling) isn't going to please Dilshan. The WACA is on fire.. 35/2
10.5 to DPMD Jayawardene, but he's gone now, just as he was getting set, the ball pushed across him making him play, hint of movement off the seam and with some late swing once he was committed to the shot, taking a step and thick-edging to second slip where Ponting makes no mistake. 71/3
44.6 to SL Malinga, and that's the one he's been seeking, gets it on target at last and Malinga is comprehensively bowled as he backs away and exposes his stumps. 173/9
James Hopes912612.88331000
32.5 to CK Kapugedera, gone! Hopes breaks the stand as he sends in a short and straight one which the batsman hoicks off his nose over to midwicket where Hussey takes the catch. 129/5
Brad Hogg1014124.10343010
39.1 to MF Maharoof, down on one knee and sweeps high to deep midwicket where Haddin takes a cool catch. 159/6
39.2 to WPUJC Vaas, cut not particularly well, high up in the air in fact and Gilchrist takes a few steps forward for an easy catch. 159/7
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MATCH DETAILS
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Australia
Adam Gilchrist
Match numberODI no. 2679
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days15 February 2008 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Daryl Harper
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Australia
Peter Parker
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Mick Martell
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
PointsAustralia 5, Sri Lanka 0
MATCH NOTES
  • Australia innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Australia: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (64 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (AC Gilchrist 24, RT Ponting 25, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Australia - 74/2 in 15.0 overs (AC Gilchrist 43, MJ Clarke 1)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • AC Gilchrist: 50 off 57 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 20.2 overs (123 balls), Extras 1
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (AC Gilchrist 38, MJ Clarke 12, Ex 0)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 30.6 overs (187 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Australia - 158/2 in 32.0 overs (AC Gilchrist 89, MJ Clarke 38)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 136 balls (AC Gilchrist 57, MJ Clarke 42, Ex 1)
  • AC Gilchrist: 100 off 117 balls (9 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 41.4 overs (253 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break: Australia - 236/10 in 49.4 overs (NW Bracken 1)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.1 overs (45 balls), Extras 8
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 76/4 in 14.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 24)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 16.1 - 21.0
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 23.1 overs (141 balls), Extras 8
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 110 balls (KC Sangakkara 23, CK Kapugedera 26, Ex 1)
  • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 80 balls (3 x 4)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 129/5 in 32.5 overs (KC Sangakkara 50)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 37.2 overs (226 balls), Extras 9
  • Match Scorer: Binoy George
Sri Lanka Innings
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Commonwealth Bank Series
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS852260.769
IND833170.121
SL82510-0.949