result
2nd ODI (D/N), Sydney, Nov 5 2010, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(37.4/38 ov, target 240)210
Sri Lanka won by 29 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
86 (112)
upul-tharanga
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• The Bulletin by Peter English

Sri Lanka break series drought on rainy night

Sri Lanka came on this tour with the goal of beating Australia in a series and achieved it with a match to spare

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka213/3(41.1 overs)
Australia210/10(37.4 overs)

The Sri Lankans are all in a huddle, the rest of the squad runs out on to the field to join them, Murali makes sure he pockets the ball - after all he's achieved, a series win in Australia clearly means a lot to him. What a performance from Sri Lanka, in both games. The teams are shaking hands now, Sri Lanka have won by 29 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis system. There are plenty of Sri Lankan fans in the SCG, just as there were in Melbourne. Upul Tharanga is the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 86.

What a day - it's 11.20pm local time - I can't remember a later finish to an ODI in Australia. The Sri Lankans have thoroughly deserved this series win. Today they batted well, but it was really the bowlers that won them the match. Murali was on song in his last match at the SCG, and Malinga was very difficult to get away when his slower ball was working. Not to mention the wickets delivered by Perera and Kulasekara. Australia will be hoping for a consolation win in the final match at the Gabba on Sunday, where they'll also no doubt make a few team changes.

Thanks for joining us, and be sure to return for Sunday's final ODI. From Brydon Coverdale, bye for now!

37.4
W
Malinga to McKay, OUT

there's the win, and the series! Malinga bowls McKay with a slower yorker

Clint McKay b Malinga 6 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
37.3
3
Malinga to Siddle, 3 runs

Siddle gets under this one and drives over cover

37.2
Malinga to Siddle, no run

Siddle gives himself plenty of room, Malinga bangs it in short and it sails over the stumps through to Sangakkara

37.1
1
Malinga to McKay, 1 run

off the pads towards square leg

So, the Aussies need 34 from the last over. Five sixes and a four - easy! No sense of theatre from Sangakkara - he should've brought Murali back on! It's Malinga to bowl out

end of over 378 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 206/9CRR: 5.56 RRR: 34.00
Peter Siddle6 (3)
Clint McKay5 (6)
Suraj Randiv 7-0-53-2
Thisara Perera 8-0-39-2
36.6
2
Randiv to Siddle, 2 runs

goes for the pull, comes off the toe of the bat and it's collected at long-on

36.5
2
Randiv to Siddle, 2 runs

backs right off from this one and punches it through cover

36.4
2
Randiv to Siddle, 2 runs

pulled down to long-on and they scamper back for two

36.3
1
Randiv to McKay, 1 run

pushed down to long-on for a single

Sri Lanka are one wicket from a historic victory - what will be their first series win in Australia.

36.2
W
Randiv to Hauritz, OUT

the ninth wicket is down - Hauritz went the slog over midwicket, as he had to do, and it's skied off the leading edge to long-on, where Perera takes the catch

Nathan Hauritz c Perera b Randiv 4 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
36.1
1
Randiv to McKay, 1 run

McKay advances and turns that into a full toss, gets it away through cover

end of over 369 runs
AUS: 198/8CRR: 5.50 RRR: 21.00
Clint McKay3 (4)
Nathan Hauritz4 (3)
Thisara Perera 8-0-39-2
Suraj Randiv 6-0-45-1
35.6
1
Perera to McKay, 1 run

half-volley and he's lucky to get away with that, McKay tries to drive over cover and gets a thick edge down to third man

35.5
1
Perera to Hauritz, 1 run

full and wide of off, Hauritz gets a thick inside edge back past the stumps

35.4
1b
Perera to McKay, 1 bye

wild, windy swipe outside off there, and what's happened here? They've taken a sneaky bye after Sangakkara tossed the ball back towards the bowler

35.3
2
Perera to McKay, 2 runs

not a bad shot from McKay there, he's picked up a low full toss, almost a yorker, and lifted it on the bounce to long-on

35.2
1
Perera to Hauritz, 1 run

yorker length, Hauritz drives back past the bowler

35.2
1w
Perera to Hauritz, 1 wide

sprays this one wide of off, no question about that one being called wide, it was unreachable

35.1
2
Perera to Hauritz, 2 runs

Hauritz backs away and slaps a slower ball over wide midwicket, it lands safely between the two men in the deep

end of over 3510 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 189/8CRR: 5.40 RRR: 17.00
Clint McKay0 (1)
Nathan Hauritz0 (0)
Suraj Randiv 6-0-45-1
Nuwan Kulasekara 8-1-48-2

Great over for Sri Lanka - they can't lose from here, surely.

34.6
Randiv to McKay, no run

turned to midwicket, can't find a gap

34.5
W
Randiv to Smith, OUT

ah, Randiv gets his man, Smith dances down the pitch and Randiv beats the bat with a quicker ball, Sangakkara has no trouble whipping the bails off with Smith way out of his ground

Steven Smith st †Sangakkara b Randiv 33 (65m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 89.18
34.4
Randiv to Smith, no run

Smith advance, but turns that ball into a yorker and can only dig it out back to Randiv

Best performances - batters
Upul Tharanga portrait
WU Tharanga SL
86 runs (112)
6 fours
0 six
Control79%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
23 runs
2 fours
0 six
39151010151113
Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait
TM Dilshan SL
47 runs (57)
5 fours
0 six
Control75%
Productive shot
cut shot on front foot
11 runs
2 fours
0 six
6111716006
Best performances - bowlers
Shane Watson player pic
SR Watson AUS
O
8
M
0
R
34
W
2
ECO
4.25
Muttiah Muralitharan portrait
M Muralitharan SL
O
7
M
0
R
30
W
2
ECO
4.28
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of Australia
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Upul Tharanga
Upul Tharanga
Series resultSri Lanka led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 3066
Hours of play (local time)14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50 Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05
Match days5 November 2010 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Bruce Oxenford
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Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
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Paul Reiffel
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
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