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Australia vs Sri Lanka, 9th Match at Melbourne, , Feb 22 2008 - Full Scorecard

9th Match (D/N), Melbourne, February 22, 2008, Commonwealth Bank Series
(29.3/29.3 ov, T:102) 77/4

Australia won by 24 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
64* (98)
Australia Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
b Vaas611180054.54
c Silva b Maharoof2353643043.39
run out (Maharoof/†Sangakkara)1134580032.35
c & b Muralidaran50691184072.46
c †Sangakkara b Maharoof46150066.66
not out 64981291065.30
st †Sangakkara b Muralidaran1116200068.75
c Dilshan b Malinga44600100.00
not out 69110066.66
Extras(b 2, w 3)5
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 3.68)184/7
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Adam Gilchrist, 4.3 ov), 2-39 (Matthew Hayden, 15.1 ov), 3-44 (Ricky Ponting, 17.6 ov), 4-54 (Andrew Symonds, 21.1 ov), 5-144 (Michael Clarke, 42.1 ov), 6-166 (James Hopes, 46.3 ov), 7-173 (Brad Hogg, 47.5 ov)
4.3 to AC Gilchrist, Gilchrist advances down the track to meet one which pitched on middle and went on to hit leg as his vain would-be aerial swish towards midwicket got nowhere near the ball. 12/1
47.5 to GB Hogg, outside off, and that's the catch of the day, cut hard to point and it was travelling low, Dilshan snaps it up sharply around his ankles on the kneel. 173/7
15.1 to ML Hayden, slower ball deceives Hayden, pushed across him and the batsman was looking to work the ball to leg from outside off, instead popping up to cover where Silva takes a good catch, leaving the ground to take it over his head. 39/2
21.1 to A Symonds, a huge call from Sangakkara as he believes Symonds inside-edged just a feather through to him and indeed he has, his feet trapped in the crease as he fended away from his body to the ball which came outside off on a good length. 54/4
42.1 to MJ Clarke, low full toss and Clarke's eyes light up as he drives hard at Murali whose upturned hands pushed it up and then he collects at the second time. 144/5
46.3 to JR Hopes, on off, pushed a quicker ball past him, Hopes was bamboozled going for the sweep and then wandered out of his crease, possibly looking for the bye, meanwhile Sangakkara almost apologetically, though he gives no inch, took the bails off. 166/6
Sri Lanka  (T: 102 runs from 29.3 ovs)
lbw b Clark11115009.09
c Ponting b Clark015000.00
c Symonds b Hopes22591030037.28
c †Gilchrist b Bracken2745573060.00
not out 1647540034.04
not out 914180064.28
Extras(lb 1, w 1)2
TOTAL29.3 Ov (RR: 2.61)77/4
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 1.1 ov), 2-3 (Dilruwan Perera, 3.1 ov), 3-42 (Mahela Jayawardene, 16.2 ov), 4-64 (Kumar Sangakkara, 24.5 ov)
16.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, pushed across him at a tightish line and a nagging, awkward spit up to Jayawardene who tries to cut but it climbs on him too quickly and he flashes a top edge through to Gilchrist who takes it and throws the ball in the air in celebration. 42/3
1.1 to ST Jayasuriya, edged and taken! Thats a great start for Clark, getting Jayasuriya flashing at a full one and the thick edge is snapped up by Ponting at second slip. 0/1
3.1 to MDK Perera, and he gets another, pitching on the stumps and trapping Perera, not getting far forward as he goes for a flick, in front of about leg stump ... Rudy Koertzen slowly raises the finger to cue cheers from the partisan crowd ... height is a factor on that one ... lets just wait for a replay ... yes, he was hit pretty high but there doesn't seem to be any bat on it ... the ball was traveling down leg stump and was high ... a tough call against Perera. 3/2
24.5 to KC Sangakkara, Sangakkara's gone this time with an attempted pull shot which skews high and actually over to the covers where Symonds takes a relatively straightforward catch over his shoulder. 64/4
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  • Australia innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Australia: 50 runs in 19.5 overs (120 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Australia - 95/4 in 33.0 overs (MJ Clarke 22, MEK Hussey 27)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 33.4 overs (204 balls), Extras 2
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (MJ Clarke 21, MEK Hussey 28, Ex 1)
  • MJ Clarke: 50 off 68 balls (4 x 4)
  • MEK Hussey: 50 off 82 balls (1 x 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 43.2 overs (263 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break: Australia - 184/7 in 50.0 overs (MEK Hussey 64, MG Johnson 6)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 41/2 in 16.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 13, DPMD Jayawardene 27)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 21.4 overs (131 balls), Extras 2
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 77/4 in 29.3 overs (LPC Silva 16, TM Dilshan 9)
  • Match Scorers: Venkat Raghav and Binoy George
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 2683
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 days22 February 2008 - daynight (50-over match)
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Match Referee
PointsAustralia 5, Sri Lanka 0
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