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3rd ODI (D/N), Brisbane, January 18, 2013, Sri Lanka tour of Australia
(20/50 ov, T:75) 75/6

Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Australia Innings
Sri Lanka Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
c Eranga b Mathews41180036.36
c Jayawardene b Kulasekara314230021.42
b Kulasekara926441034.61
c †MDKJ Perera b Kulasekara4691066.66
lbw b Kulasekara011000.00
c Dilshan b Malinga821480038.09
b Kulasekara22100100.00
b Malinga216180012.50
not out 2228582078.57
c †MDKJ Perera b Malinga088000.00
c Mendis b Eranga1527413055.55
Extras(lb 2, w 3)5
TOTAL26.4 Ov (RR: 2.77)74
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (David Warner, 2.1 ov), 2-13 (Phillip Hughes, 5.3 ov), 3-21 (David Hussey, 7.3 ov), 4-21 (George Bailey, 7.4 ov), 5-28 (Michael Clarke, 11.1 ov), 6-30 (Moises Henriques, 11.3 ov), 7-35 (Mitchell Johnson, 14.6 ov), 8-38 (Matthew Wade, 16.5 ov), 9-40 (Clint McKay, 18.3 ov), 10-74 (Xavier Doherty, 26.4 ov)
2.1 to DA Warner, Warner slaps it straight to mid-off! This wasn't exactly Mathews' best bal, it was short and wide and deserving to be hit, Warner chased it and flat-batted it towards mid-off, Eranga jumped and cupped it over his head and nearly fluffed it as the ball slipped out of his hand as he tried to throw it away in celebration. The umpires had a look for a few seconds but were convinced he was in control. Nervy moment for Eranga. 4/1
5.3 to PJ Hughes, the captain's sharp at slip! A circumspect Hughes walks back, Kulasekara angled it across the left-hander from over the wicket, it was full and moving away, Hughes was looking to run it down to third man and that would have been okay had there been just one slip, Jayawardene moved quickly to his left at second slip and took it low. 13/2
7.3 to DJ Hussey, Appeal for a caught behind and Hussey has been given not out, and SL are reviewing it. This one nips back in from outside off, Hussey was looking to cut, there was a sound as the ball passes the bat and Perera takes it well diving to his left. Kettleborough didn't pick it up and Mahela wanted it reviewed, Hot Spot showed a thin inside edge. 21/3
7.4 to GJ Bailey, Bailey pads up and Aus have lost two in two! Kulasekara's inswing is really causing trouble to the right-handers, moved back in and Bailey was forward and across to shoulder arms, the ball hits his pads and he was in front of the off stump. 21/4
11.1 to MJ Clarke, The middle stump has been pushed back and Kulasekara has picked up his fourth! He gets the Australian captain, Kula's inswing to the right-handers is causing havoc at the Gabba, Clarke was looking to play down the ground but left a gap between pad and bat, the ball sneaked through and knocked back the stump. 28/5
11.3 to MC Henriques, Five for the road for Kula and Australia are a trainwreck at the Gabba! That inswing again, needs no further mention, Henriques gets across and he too is bowled through the gate, hits the top of the stumps. 30/6
14.6 to MG Johnson, the attrition rate gets worse for the hosts! Malinga gets this one to move towards middle stump from over the wicket, Johnson tries to work it away to the on side, the ball hits his pad and then heads towards middle stump, almost through the gate. 35/7
16.5 to MS Wade, Now even that score of 70 looks days away! Soft dismissal for Wade, this was pitched up and moving away from the left-hander, he tries to steer it square on the off side but ends up spooning a catch to backward point. 38/8
18.3 to CJ McKay, caught behind! This could have sent back even a genuine batsman, Malinga gets this one to move away from the right-hander, McKay was caught at the crease and couldn't move across to cover the line, thin edge and Perera takes it. 40/9
26.4 to XJ Doherty, so 74 it is! Soft dismissal to end the innings and fitting too when you look at the scorecard, he was trying to work it to the on side, leading edge popped up to cover. 74/10
Sri Lanka  (T: 75 runs from 50 ovs)
c Warner b McKay1540020.00
c Clarke b Johnson2233443066.66
c Warner b Johnson724481029.16
not out 2228504078.57
c Starc b Johnson011000.00
c Clarke b Starc1215202080.00
c McKay b Starc213160015.38
not out 42210200.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 3)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 3.75)75/6
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Mahela Jayawardene, 0.6 ov), 2-33 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 9.3 ov), 3-37 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 11.1 ov), 4-37 (Angelo Mathews, 11.2 ov), 5-63 (Upul Tharanga, 15.5 ov), 6-71 (Jeevan Mendis, 19.4 ov)
0.6 to DPMD Jayawardene, Warner takes a brilliant one at backward point! That will lift Australia's sagging spirits, this was short and wide outside off, Mahela was on his toes to cut that, moved quickly to Warner's left and he threw himself to his left and took it with both hands, sharp reflexes. 4/1
15.5 to WU Tharanga, ....and Australia sneak in another! Strac bowls this full and wide and across the left-hander, Tharanga pushes at it away from the body, thick outside edge to Clarke who falls low to his left at first slip. 63/5
19.4 to BMAJ Mendis, another throw away! Mahela sighs in the dressing room, this was on a good length and Jeevan shaped to pull in front of square, gets a top edge, slips and falls at the crease and McKay ensures he takes it at midwicket. 71/6
9.3 to TM Dilshan, strange old Dilshan innings comes to an end in a freakish manner, Johnson bowled it on a good length outside off, Dilshan was looking to shoulder arms but the ball straightened and took the outside edge to first slip, he wasn't offering a shot. 33/2
11.1 to HDRL Thirimanne, take that! Warner's seeing it like a foot ball! Johnson fires that on a good length and Thirimanne makes room and tries to bash that past point, Warner's reflexes are sharp, catches it with both hands, made that look easy. 37/3
11.2 to AD Mathews, Sri Lanka have lost two in two and the hosts are smiling again! Mathews gets a brute of a delivery from Johnson, it was short of a length and gaining on his body, he had barely enough time to make up his mend whether to duck or fend it off, took his eyes off the ball and the top edge lobbed tamely to Starc who ran across from short midwicket. 37/4
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  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 26 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Over 7.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - DJ Hussey (Upheld)
  • Over 14.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batsman - MG Johnson (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Australia - 35/7 in 15.0 overs (MS Wade 6)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 21.4 overs (130 balls), Extras 5
  • Innings Break: Australia - 74/10 in 26.4 overs (MA Starc 22)
  • Sri Lanka innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 33 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 48/4 in 14.0 overs (MDKJ Perera 8, WU Tharanga 5)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 14.4 overs (89 balls), Extras 5
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultSri Lanka led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3321
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 days18 January 2013 - daynight (50-over match)
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