1st SF, Gqeberha, March 18, 2003, ICC World Cup
(38.1/38.1 ov, T:172) 123/7

Australia won by 48 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
91* (118)
Australia Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
Adam Gilchrist c †Sangakkara b de Silva22202521110.00
Matthew Hayden c Tillakaratne b Vaas2038532052.63
Ricky Ponting (c)c Jayasuriya b Vaas2860025.00
Darren Lehmann  b Jayasuriya36661012054.54
Andrew Symonds not out 911181457177.11
Michael Bevan c †Sangakkara b Jayasuriya018000.00
Brad Hogg st †Sangakkara b de Silva819190042.10
Ian Harvey c †Sangakkara b Vaas710130070.00
Andy Bichel not out 1921210190.47
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 3)7
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.24, 199 Mins)212/7
Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Adam Gilchrist, 5.2 ov), 2-37 (Ricky Ponting, 6.5 ov), 3-51 (Matthew Hayden, 12.2 ov), 4-144 (Darren Lehmann, 34.6 ov), 5-144 (Michael Bevan, 36.1 ov), 6-158 (Brad Hogg, 40.3 ov), 7-175 (Ian Harvey, 43.5 ov)
Chaminda Vaas1013433.40422011
6.5 to RT Ponting, Slower ball and he pays dearly! Ponting looked back suspiciously at the wicket after driving the slow one uppishly to Jayasuriya at mid off. 37/2
12.2 to ML Hayden, Frustration gets the best of him! went for a lofted drive, inside edged to Tillakaratne at short mid wicket, takes a great catch leaping up. 51/3
43.5 to IJ Harvey, ball left him, a leg cutter and he chased after it and a fine edge to the keeper and more trouble for Australia. 175/7
Pulasthi Gunaratne806007.50237210
Aravinda de Silva1003623.60361110
5.2 to AC Gilchrist, He Walks, confusion galore, a sweep with an inside edgfe to the pad and ball ballooned to leg for Sangakkara to hold and Gilchrist walked, did not look like the ump was going to raise the finger. 34/1
40.3 to GB Hogg, ball turned and he missed a forward push, Sangakkara does a smart stumping, tv called in for the decision. 158/6
Muthiah Muralidaran1002902.90330000
Sanath Jayasuriya1004224.20272000
34.6 to DS Lehmann, was outside off, came out to defend, ball turned a lot and edged onto the stumps. 144/4
36.1 to MG Bevan, prods forward, gets and outer thin edge or so ump and Sri Lankans think and he has to go, shouting at himself. 144/5
Russel Arnold20804.0071000
Sri Lanka  (T: 172 runs from 38.1 ovs)
Marvan Atapattu  b Lee1417183082.35
Sanath Jayasuriya (c)c Symonds b McGrath1724400170.83
Hashan Tillakaratne c †Gilchrist b Lee315270020.00
Avishka Gunawardene c Ponting b Lee14140025.00
Aravinda de Silva run out (Bichel)1116202068.75
Kumar Sangakkara not out 39701113055.71
Mahela Jayawardene c †Gilchrist b Hogg58141062.50
Russel Arnold c Lee b Hogg327290011.11
Chaminda Vaas not out 2150561142.00
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 2, w 2)9
TOTAL38.1 Ov (RR: 3.22, 167 Mins)123/7
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Marvan Atapattu, 3.6 ov), 2-37 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 8.5 ov), 3-37 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 9.3 ov), 4-43 (Avishka Gunawardene, 11.2 ov), 5-51 (Aravinda de Silva, 13.1 ov), 6-60 (Mahela Jayawardene, 16.1 ov), 7-76 (Russel Arnold, 24.2 ov)
Glenn McGrath712012.85323000
8.5 to ST Jayasuriya, Symonds carries on! short ball, jaysuriya rushed a bit, hopped and pulled and it went straight to Symonds and thats a vital blow. 37/2
Brett Lee803534.37332122
3.6 to MS Atapattu, 160.1kph ball, straight and on the off stump does him in, played in a transfixed mode and ball got through. 21/1
9.3 to HP Tillakaratne, a fuller ball that rose on him on the off, he chased it and an edge literally flew to Gilchrist moving to his left. 37/3
11.2 to DA Gunawardene, Too fast for him! ball moving away too fast and he went to defend and edged ball flew to ponting at 2nd slip, he does not drop those. 43/4
Andy Bichel1041801.80461000
Brad Hogg1013023.00444000
16.1 to DPMD Jayawardene, Dissatisfied! ball hit pad then rolled up touching the gloves then arm to be caught by Gilchrist, ump Shepherd in no doubt as the big screen replay confirms, batsman indicates his arm. 60/6
24.2 to RP Arnold, tosses up to batsman, sweeps it high in the air, simple catch taken by Lee at long leg. 76/7
Ian Harvey2.101105.0780100
Darren Lehmann10404.0020000
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TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Andrew Symonds
Series resultAustralia advanced
Match numberODI no. 1991
Match daysday (50-over match)
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