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6th Match (D/N), Sydney, February 17, 2012, Commonwealth Bank Series
(40.5/41 ov) 158
(24.1/41 ov, T:152) 152/2

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 101 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
Australia INNINGS (41 overs maximum)
David Warner c Maharoof b Malinga1321232061.90
Matthew Wade run out (Perera/Kulasekara)1536531041.66
Ricky Ponting (c)c & b Maharoof210210020.00
Peter Forrest c Mathews b Maharoof1626423061.53
Michael Hussey c †Sangakkara b Mathews1323231156.52
David Hussey c Thirimanne b Perera5864906090.62
Dan Christian lbw b Perera613111046.15
Clint McKay lbw b Herath315150020.00
Brett Lee run out (Perera)0910000.00
Mitchell Starc run out (Kulasekara)1724462070.83
Xavier Doherty not out 2470050.00
Extras(lb 2, w 11)13
TOTAL40.5 Ov (RR: 3.86)158
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (David Warner, 4.6 ov), 2-37 (Ricky Ponting, 10.4 ov), 3-37 (Matthew Wade, 11.3 ov), 4-60 (Michael Hussey, 17.6 ov), 5-74 (Peter Forrest, 20.3 ov), 6-81 (Dan Christian, 23.3 ov), 7-95 (Clint McKay, 28.5 ov), 8-104 (Brett Lee, 31.2 ov), 9-153 (David Hussey, 39.2 ov), 10-158 (Mitchell Starc, 40.5 ov)
Lasith Malinga8.504214.75343020
4.6 to DA Warner, Malinga's hoodwinked Warner in some style here. The pace has yo-yoed from the mid 140s to the low 120s, without any discernible change in action. Warner wasn't spotting them, and tried to take a start down the track this time for the chip. Malinga's offcutter came in slow motion, and Warner was through the shot when it pinged the bat. Too late to properly check the shot. Warner tries to, but ends up popping it straight to Maharoof at mid-on.. 21/1
Nuwan Kulasekara812903.62314000
Farveez Maharoof811822.25372000
10.4 to RT Ponting, and he's got him! Ponting's poor form extends. He's yet to get to 10 in this series. What a lovely slower ball that. Maharoof sucked Ponting into a drive down the ground with a 117 kph slower ball, and he played it right back at him. Maharoof put his hands up and snaffled it, this is such a fine comeback for him.. 37/2
20.3 to PJ Forrest, Things getting worse for Australia. At this rate, this game will be over before the rain comes. Maharoof keeps it on a nagging line just outside off, and Forrest flirts with it perilously. The ball kisses the outside edge and settles in the hands of the widish fly slip, who couldn't have been positioned more accurately.. 74/5
Angelo Mathews402616.50143100
17.6 to MEK Hussey, and he's gone next ball. Mathews is beside himself with glee. He keeps this on a length just outside off, and Hussey tries to be cheeky as he plays a cut close to the body. The ball kisses the outside edge and heads straight into Sanga's gloves.. 60/4
Thisara Perera712924.14253000
23.3 to DT Christian, Another one bites the dust. Thisara has pinned Christian in front with an indipper. He was looking to get across to middle stump and work it to leg, but the ball burst through to hit the pad. Was it missing leg stump? I want to see a replay of that. Right, Hawk-Eye shows it would have missed leg stump.. 81/6
39.2 to DJ Hussey, at long last, Thisara has got DJ caught deep on the off side. He should have had him with his first ball today. Another full ball angling across wide of off stump, Hussey had to reach out and try to carve it in the air. He picked out the sweeper on the off side, who took the catch well. DJ has played his part here, reviving Australia from the doldrums. They have a chance now.. 153/9
Rangana Herath511212.40231010
28.5 to CJ McKay, on your bike, young man. Classic left-arm deception from Herath, whose tossed up the left-arm spinners all over. He slyly slides in the arm ball, faster and straight from a slightly shorter length this time. McKay didn't pick it as he thrust the pad forward and played outside the line. The ball thuds into the foam in line with off, and it seems to be crashing into middle.. 95/7
Sri Lanka INNINGS (Target: 152 runs from 41 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene (c)not out 61671085091.04
Tillakaratne Dilshan c DJ Hussey b McKay45415041109.75
Kumar Sangakkara c Doherty b Lee30294141103.44
Dinesh Chandimal not out 68121075.00
Extras(lb 5, w 5)10
TOTAL24.1 Ov (RR: 6.28, 108 Mts)152/2
Fall of wickets: 1-74 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 11.4 ov), 2-133 (Kumar Sangakkara, 21.1 ov)
Brett Lee704216.00216020
21.1 to KC Sangakkara, Sanga's breezy little hand has come to an end. Full length ball angling into the pads, he tries to hoist over the leg side and gets a big leading edge that goes straight up. Easy catch at mid-on.. 133/2
Mitchell Starc403208.0051110
Clint McKay612313.83200010
11.4 to TM Dilshan, Australia will breathe easy, they have a wicket finally. Length ball wide of off stump, the line most likely to trouble a batsman. Dilshan throws his bat at it and gets a thick edge straight to the slip fielder.. 74/1
Dan Christian5.103206.19175010
Xavier Doherty201809.0052100
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TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Thisara Perera
Match numberODI no. 3241
Hours of play (local time)14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.25, Second Session 18.25-21.55
Match days17 February 2012 - daynight (50-over match)
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
Gerard Abood
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsSri Lanka 5, Australia 0
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 21 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Australia - 54/3 in 17.0 overs (PJ Forrest 10, MEK Hussey 7)
  • Rain: Australia - 88/6 in 26.0 overs (DJ Hussey 15, CJ McKay 0)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 29.2 overs (176 balls), Extras 8
  • DJ Hussey: 50 off 58 balls (5 x 4)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 38.1 - 39.0 (Batting side - 7 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 38.1 overs (229 balls), Extras 13
  • Innings Break: Australia - 158/10 in 40.5 overs (XJ Doherty 2)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 8.0 (Mandatory - 53 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 16, TM Dilshan 31, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 72/0 in 11.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 25, TM Dilshan 44)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 16.4 overs (100 balls), Extras 6
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (DPMD Jayawardene 23, KC Sangakkara 22, Ex 6)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 133/2 in 21.1 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 49)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 21.1 - 25.0 (Batting side - 19 runs, 1 wicket)
  • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 58 balls (3 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 23.5 overs (143 balls), Extras 9