result
3rd ODI (D/N), Brisbane, Nov 7 2010, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(21.4/50 ov, target 116)119/2
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 170 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
5/33
clint-mckay
Player Of The Series
2 wkts • 58 runs
lasith-malinga
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• The Bulletin by Peter English at the Gabba

McKay ends Australia's losing streak

Sri Lanka's series-winning hangover allowed Australia to end their seven-match losing streak as Clint McKay and Mitchell Starc set up the eight-wicket victory

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Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka115/10(32 overs)
Australia119/2(21.4 overs)

Australia have won by eight wickets - a consolation victory, and Sri Lanka take the series 2-1. Clint McKay is Man of the Match and the Player of the Series is Lasith Malinga.

Well played by Michael Clarke to guide that chase, but the win was set up by superb bowling from Clint McKay and Mitchell Starc, who showed some real promise in his second ODI.

Peter English is at the Gabba and has sent through his bulletin super quickly. Here it is. So, well done to Australia, but extra well done to Sri Lanka over the course of their tour. Meanwhile, check out the scores in Ahmedabad, where New Zealand are really challenging India in the first Test!

From me, Brydon Coverdale, thanks for joining us throughout the series, and goodbye for now.

21.4
4
Perera to Clarke, FOUR runs

there's the winning runs! Clarke waits on this and guides it off the face of the bat to third man, the umpire signals four, so he also brings up his half-century

21.3
Perera to Clarke, no run

on the move, Clarke drives to point

21.2
Perera to Clarke, no run

drives to cover, can't beat the field

21.1
Perera to Clarke, no run

pushed to point, no run there

So, one run needed and Clarke is on 46. Can he get it to the boundary to reach his half-century?

end of over 219 runs
AUS: 115/2CRR: 5.47 RRR: 0.03
Michael Hussey6 (26)
Michael Clarke46 (47)
Suraj Randiv 2-0-11-0
Thisara Perera 4-1-15-0
20.6
Randiv to Hussey, no run

Hussey leans forward to defend

20.5
1
Randiv to Clarke, 1 run

uses the feet again and drives this one along the ground to long on

20.4
Randiv to Clarke, no run

tries to work this through leg, but takes it on the thigh

20.3
2
Randiv to Clarke, 2 runs

on the back foot, Clarke punches through point

20.2
6
Randiv to Clarke, SIX runs

glorious stuff from Clarke, uses his feet to get to the pitch of it, and lifts this over long-on with superb timing, that's cleared the boundary

20.1
Randiv to Clarke, no run

turns in to Clarke, who backs off and punches it back to the bowler

end of over 20Maiden
AUS: 106/2CRR: 5.30 RRR: 0.33
Michael Hussey6 (25)
Michael Clarke37 (42)
Thisara Perera 4-1-15-0
Suraj Randiv 1-0-2-0
19.6
Perera to Hussey, no run

nudged away to point, no run there and it's a maiden

19.5
Perera to Hussey, no run

this one comes in with the angle, Hussey leaves it alone

19.4
Perera to Hussey, no run

Hussey drops this one at his feet and wants a run, Clarke doesn't

19.3
Perera to Hussey, no run

left alone outside off, Hussey's in no hurry here

19.2
Perera to Hussey, no run

pushed to cover, no run there

19.1
Perera to Hussey, no run

driven to the leg side, can't beat the field

Perera is around the wicket to Hussey

end of over 192 runs
AUS: 106/2CRR: 5.57 RRR: 0.32
Michael Hussey6 (19)
Michael Clarke37 (42)
Suraj Randiv 1-0-2-0
Thisara Perera 3-0-15-0
18.6
1
Randiv to Hussey, 1 run

straighter ball, tucked through square leg

18.5
Randiv to Hussey, no run

Randiv drifts it in and turns it, soft hands from Hussey, can't find a gap

18.4
Randiv to Hussey, no run

straighter ball now, Hussey blocks

18.3
Randiv to Hussey, no run

spins away from the left-hander, who lets it go

Best performances - batters
Michael Clark player pic
MJ Clarke AUS
50 runs (51)
6 fours
1 six
Control91%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
16 runs
3 fours
0 six
4095301514
Chamara Silva portrait
LPC Silva SL
33 runs (72)
2 fours
0 six
Control82%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
7 runs
1 four
0 six
04795044
Best performances - bowlers
Clint McKay player pic
CJ McKay AUS
O
9
M
1
R
33
W
5
ECO
3.66
Mitchell Starc
MA Starc AUS
O
9
M
0
R
27
W
4
ECO
3
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of Australia
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Clint McKay
Clint McKay
Player Of The Series
Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga
Series resultSri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3068
Hours of play (local time)13.20 start, First Session 13.20-16.50 Interval 16.50-17.35, Second Session 17.35-21.05
Match days7 November 2010 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Marais Erasmus
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Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Ashley Barrow
Match Referee
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Chris Broad