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3rd Final (D/N), Adelaide, March 08, 2012, Commonwealth Bank Series
(48.5/50 ov, T:232) 215

Australia won by 16 runs

Player Of The Match
28 (32) & 5/28
Player Of The Series
513 runs • 2 wkts
Australia Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
c †Sangakkara b Herath49741073066.21
c †Sangakkara b Maharoof48455751106.66
c Herath b Dilshan19183211105.55
run out (Dilshan)1380033.33
lbw b Maharoof1929431065.51
b Herath37100042.85
c Jayawardene b Maharoof1926472073.07
b Kulasekara3254752059.25
c Maharoof b Herath2832343187.50
not out 58180062.50
c sub (SMSM Senanayake) b Kulasekara011000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 3, w 3)8
TOTAL49.3 Ov (RR: 4.66)231
Fall of wickets: 1-75 (David Warner, 13.6 ov), 2-115 (Shane Watson, 20.4 ov), 3-119 (Michael Hussey, 21.6 ov), 4-123 (Matthew Wade, 24.1 ov), 5-135 (Peter Forrest, 26.4 ov), 6-151 (David Hussey, 31.6 ov), 7-177 (Dan Christian, 37.3 ov), 8-217 (Clint McKay, 45.5 ov), 9-231 (Brett Lee, 49.2 ov), 10-231 (Nathan Lyon, 49.3 ov)
20.4 to SR Watson, Herath manages to hang on! Dilshan bowls round the wicket and flat, Watson is on his knee and slogs him, the ball travels quickly and flat and Herath runs to his right at deep midwicket, nearly over-runs the ball but manages to hang on on the dive, the ball could easily have bounced off his hands but he ensure he got his body behind it. 115/2
49.2 to B Lee, knocks off the leg bail! Kula bowls another yorker on the leg stump, Lee makes room to flay that anywhere but the ball hits his boot and shaves the leg stump. 231/9
49.3 to NM Lyon, not the best start to Lyon's ODI career with the bat! Kulasekara bowls it full on the pads and Lyon makes room and chips it high over midwicket and Senanayake the substitute times the dive well and takes the catch. 231/10
13.6 to DA Warner, Sri Lanka will be mighty relieved at that because it's Warner! Things get a little tasty as Maharoof walks past the batsman, Maharoof angles it across the left-hander, the batsman gets a thick outside edge and it's well taken by Sanga falling to his left, Maharoof says something to Warner who gives him a stare, it all lasted a couple of seconds. 75/1
31.6 to DJ Hussey, hits him a touch high but Asad Rauf's convinced! Maharoof gets it to nip back in off the pitch, the ball skids through and hits his thigh but Rauf was convinced with the height, took a few seconds before raising the finger. 151/6
37.3 to DT Christian, Maharoof strikes again! He continues bowling the slower ball, Christian chips down the track and has to check his shot, ends up spooning it straight to mid-off, Jayawardene takes it. 177/7
24.1 to MS Wade, can't keep Herath out for too long! Strikes with ball No.1, comes round the wicket, Wade makes room to cut but he ends up getting a thick outside edge, good reflexes nevertheless as he takes it in the second attempt. Good knock by Wade. 123/4
26.4 to PJ Forrest, Forrest looked quite flummoxed there! Herath got it to grip and Forrest was looking to drive towards mid-off but the ball spun just a bit and hit the off stump, Forrest playing down the wrong line. 135/5
45.5 to CJ McKay, McKay perishes trying to go over the top on the on side, he gets on his knee for the slog and he ends up hitting it flat to Maharoof at deep midwicket, he falls forward and takes it. 217/8
Sri Lanka  (T: 232 runs from 50 ovs)
b McKay1527461055.55
c DJ Hussey b Lee881220100.00
c Watson b Lee1991730211.11
lbw b McKay5771071.42
c Warner b Watson3057821052.63
c †Wade b Watson711221583158.19
c †Wade b McKay718350038.88
c Lyon b Lee15101420150.00
not out 1824491075.00
b McKay022000.00
b McKay69121066.66
Extras(lb 9, w 12)21
TOTAL48.5 Ov (RR: 4.40)215
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 2.6 ov), 2-47 (Kumar Sangakkara, 6.2 ov), 3-52 (Dinesh Chandimal, 7.3 ov), 4-53 (Mahela Jayawardene, 9.3 ov), 5-113 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 26.4 ov), 6-142 (Chamara Kapugedera, 35.5 ov), 7-172 (Nuwan Kulasekara, 38.5 ov), 8-204 (Upul Tharanga, 45.6 ov), 9-205 (Rangana Herath, 46.3 ov), 10-215 (Lasith Malinga, 48.5 ov)
2.6 to TM Dilshan, soft dismissal! Dilshan tries to turn the face of the bat and work it to the on side but he gets a leading edge that lobs to cover, always a risky proposition if you try and fetch the ball from outside off. 23/1
6.2 to KC Sangakkara, Lee brings Australia right back in! Loose shot by Sangakkara, pitched up outside off and angling away slightly, he half-heartedly drives at it and the edge flies off the toe of the bat and Watson cups it over his head at first slip. 47/2
38.5 to KMDN Kulasekara, Kula's cameo comes to an end! He makes room to mow Lee over the on side, Lee follows him and fires it full wide of the leg stump and he can only scoop it down to mid-on, easily taken at the edge of the ring. 172/7
7.3 to LD Chandimal, and there is no escaping the dreaded finger this time around! Fuller ball on the off and middle line. Chandimal leans across and looks to flick it. He misjudges the length and is struck on the pads.The umpire doesn't waste a second in raising the index finger. Sri Lanka does need the batting depth today. 52/3
9.3 to DPMD Jayawardene, Australia are on a roll here! McKay deceived him with one that nipped back in from outside the off stump and bowled him through the gate, Jayawardene played down the wrong line and the ball clipped his off stump. 53/4
35.5 to CK Kapugedera, that's another failure for Kapugedera and Australia edge closer! There was no room for the batsman to steer it to the off side and he ended up getting a thick edge that was taken neatly by Wade falling to his right. 142/6
46.3 to HMRKB Herath, Australia are one more death rattle away from the Cup! Herath decides to go for broke over the on side, swings and the ball pegs back the off stump from round the wicket. 205/9
48.5 to SL Malinga, McKay hits the timber, he takes five and Australia take the CB Series! He bowls it full and straight on the stumps, Malinga exposes all three of them, fails to get his bat down and the ball hits the middle stump. 215/10
26.4 to HDRL Thirimanne, Thirimanne's resistance comes to an end! Watson pitches it up outside the off stump and Thirimanne can't resist slicing it in the air and it travels low to Warner at point. 113/5
45.6 to WU Tharanga, big relief for Australia! Angles it close to the off stump and Tharanga tries to drive and gets a thick outside edge and Wade takes the catch low, the captain himself gets the vital breakthrough. 204/8
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  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 56 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (MS Wade 13, DA Warner 35, Ex 2)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 34 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Drinks: Australia - 98/1 in 18.0 overs (MS Wade 36, SR Watson 10)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 18.4 overs (112 balls), Extras 4
  • Australia: 150 runs in 31.3 overs (189 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Australia - 151/6 in 32.0 overs (DT Christian 7)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 25 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 42.4 overs (256 balls), Extras 8
  • Innings Break: Australia - 231/10 in 49.3 overs (XJ Doherty 5)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 55 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (40 balls), Extras 6
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 20 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 71/4 in 16.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 11, WU Tharanga 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 22.1 overs (133 balls), Extras 7
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 28, WU Tharanga 19, Ex 6)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 134/5 in 33.0 overs (WU Tharanga 39, CK Kapugedera 5)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 35 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 36.3 overs (219 balls), Extras 16
  • WU Tharanga: 50 off 94 balls (3 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 44.2 overs (266 balls), Extras 21
Adelaide Oval
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultAustralia won the best-of-3-finals 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3257
Hours of play (local time)13.50 start, First Session 13.50-17.20, Interval 17.20-18.05, Second Session 18.05-21.35
Match days8 March 2012 - daynight (50-over match)
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