Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Australia vs Sri lanka - ஆஸ்திரேலியா - ஸ்ரீலங்கா 2 ஆவது பைனல்

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 Australia vs Sri lanka - ஆஸ்திரேலியா - ஸ்ரீலங்கா 2 ஆவது பைனல் 

Sri lanka Innings Commentry:

Sri Lanka's chase is about five minutes away. I wonder if Mahela Jayawardene has cooled off during the innings break, he lost his temper with the umpires when they made a late no-ball call during one very expensive Maharoof over. He and Tillakaratne Dilshan will open the innings ...
Brett Lee will opening the bowling for Australia, from over the wicket.
0.1
Lee to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, length ball on the pads, Mahela plays the glance from his crease towards fine leg
0.2
Lee to Dilshan, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Dilshan has a real go at it, flaying his bat hard and carving the ball flat and fast to the point boundary
0.3
Lee to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan moves forward and plays the ball back to the bowler
FYI - Both Clarke and Warner are on the field.
0.4
Lee to Dilshan, 1 wide, Lee gets the ball to swing but the line was extremely wide outside off, Dilshan tries to lay into this one as well but can't connect
0.4
Lee to Dilshan, no run, much straighter and in the blockhole, Lee's getting the ball to shape away from the right-hander, Dilshan digs it out
0.5
Lee to Dilshan, no run, tight line and length close to off stump, Dilshan begins to poke but then pulls his bat away from the ball
0.6
Lee to Dilshan, 1 wide, Lee sprays it down leg side this time ... bowling to the left, bowling to the right ...
0.6
Lee to Dilshan, 1 wide, another wide ball down leg side, this is a long opening over
0.6
Lee to Dilshan, 4 byes, what's happened there? Lee's beaten the bat with a short of a length ball outside off, Dilshan tried to flay it through the offside but missed. The ball swung sharply towards the right after passing the bat and beat Wade's dive to the left
End of over 1 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 12/0 (260 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 12.00, RRR: 5.30)
TM Dilshan    4* (5b 1x4)      B Lee    1-0-7-0
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (1b)     
Clint McKay with the other new ball, he took Hilfenhaus' place in the XI.
1.1
McKay to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Jayawardene steers off the back foot towards third man
1.2
McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball angling into the right-hander, Dilshan clips it off his pads through square leg
1.3
McKay to Jayawardene, 1 no ball, caught behind! But the umpire is checking to see if it's a front-foot no-ball. It is, McKay had overstepped. It was a wide ball outside off and Mahela slashed at it, reaching far away from his body. He got a thick edge through to the keeper. The Australians began to celebrate but the umpire Bruce Oxenford wanted the no-ball checked immediately. Free-hit coming up ...
1.3
McKay to Jayawardene, no run, the free-hit is a slower ball outside off, Jayawardene heaves at it and is beaten
1.4
McKay to Jayawardene, 1 run, steered towards third man for a single
1.5
McKay to Dilshan, 3 runs, Dilshan reaches for a short of a length delivery outside off and hits it with the bottom of the bat past the diving fielder at short cover, that was in the air but just out of reach
1.6
McKay to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side
End of over 2 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 19/0 (253 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 9.50, RRR: 5.27)
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (6b)      CJ McKay    1-0-7-0
TM Dilshan    8* (7b 1x4)      B Lee    1-0-7-0
An eventful start so far ... Pattinson replaces Lee.
2.1
Pattinson to Dilshan, FOUR, edged and four! The ball was full outside off with swing away from the right-hander, Dilshan pushed at it from the crease and edged it wide of the fielder at first slip
2.2
Pattinson to Dilshan, 3 wides, whoa, that's sprayed far down leg side, massive swing past the right-hander and Wade does superbly to dive to his left and get some glove on it
2.2
Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, Pattinson beats Dilshan's drive with a lovely outswinger on a good length
2.3
Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, a huge roar of an appeal for lbw after Dilshan misses the hoick towards square leg, he was right in front of the stumps but height was an issue
2.4
Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, played from the crease towards cover
2.5
Pattinson to Dilshan, FOUR, edged again for four! Dilshan goes after a full ball outside off, aiming for cover point, he gets a thick outside edge that flies wide of David Hussey at second slip. Pattinson is getting the ball to swing away from Dilshan
2.6
Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, cut hard off the back foot but Warner makes the save at point
End of over 3 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 30/0 (242 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 5.14)
TM Dilshan    16* (13b 3x4)      JL Pattinson    1-0-11-0
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (6b)      CJ McKay    1-0-7-0
3.1
McKay to Jayawardene, no run, good length outside off stump, Mahela moves forward and punches towards mid-off
3.2
McKay to Jayawardene, no run, Mahela charges McKay and mis-times the pull towards midwicket, the length wasn't short enough
3.3
McKay to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller length on middle stump, nudged off the pads from the crease towards square leg
3.4
McKay to Dilshan, no run, played to the fielder at point
3.5
McKay to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan drives a length ball towards mid-off
3.6
McKay to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off stump, cut off the back foot towards Warner at point
End of over 4 (1 run) Sri Lanka 31/0 (241 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 7.75, RRR: 5.23)
TM Dilshan    16* (16b 3x4)      CJ McKay    2-0-8-0
DPMD Jayawardene    3* (9b)      JL Pattinson    1-0-11-0
CSB: "Been quite a surreal day of cricket really... ridiculous mishaps from both sides and poor cricket all round. Pretty hilarious viewing..."
Dilshan's changed his bat ...
4.1
Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 run, full length on off stump with some movement away from Mahela, who stays in his crease and plays towards midwicket
4.2
Pattinson to Dilshan, 1 no ball, Pattinson's overstepped, Dilshan pushed at a length ball outside off and was beaten, quite a big no-ball as well
4.2
Pattinson to Dilshan, 1 run, the free-hit is a slower full toss and Dilshan mis-hits the swat towards square leg, the ball goes close on the leg side
4.3
Pattinson to Jayawardene, FOUR, shot! Mahela steps out of his crease to the pace of Pattinson and drills a full ball hard past the bowler to the straight boundary, the ball deflected off the bowler
4.4
Pattinson to Jayawardene, FOUR, short this time and Mahela sends the ball flat to the square leg boundary with a swivel pull from the crease, one-bounce four
4.5
Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, played from the crease on the leg side
4.6
Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length ball outside off, Mahela dabs it towards slips but doesn't run this time, I think he was run out at the MCG like that
End of over 5 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 42/0 (230 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 8.40, RRR: 5.11)
DPMD Jayawardene    12* (14b 2x4)      JL Pattinson    2-0-22-0
TM Dilshan    17* (18b 3x4)      CJ McKay    2-0-8-0
5.1
McKay to Dilshan, no run, played to the fielder at short cover
5.2
McKay to Dilshan, 2 runs, a full ball outside off, Dilshan drives towards cover from his crease and finds the gap, David Hussey chases and reaches the ball in the nick of time
5.3
McKay to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, the Dilscoop or the Starfish? Dilshan got down low and tried to scoop a length ball over his head, fine leg was in the circle. He missed and the ball smacked into his helmet. Dilshan's called for a new helmet.
5.4
McKay to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela laced the cover drive off the front foot with superb timing but David Hussey leaped to his left at cover to save three runs
5.5
McKay to Dilshan, FOUR, well Dilshan's tried it again and with success this time. He moves towards the off and scoops the ball past the fielder at short fine leg. He didn't get down as low this time
5.6
McKay to Dilshan, no run, he's tried to scoop it again, this time from outside off stump, Dilshan was aiming to hit it towards the keeper's right and was beaten this time. It's quite manic, the cricket at the moment
End of over 6 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 50/0 (222 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 5.04)
TM Dilshan    23* (23b 4x4)      CJ McKay    3-0-15-0
DPMD Jayawardene    13* (15b 2x4)      JL Pattinson    2-0-22-0
Xavier Doherty is going to bowl in the mandatory Powerplay, from round the wicket.
6.1
Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, flat ball fired in at the stumps, Jayawardene cuts towards point
6.2
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, bowled slower towards middle stump, played towards square leg on the front foot
6.3
Doherty to Jayawardene, 3 runs, width outside off stump, Mahela waits and dabs the ball late towards third man, Warner chases from point
6.4
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, played back to the bowler on the front foot
6.5
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, pushed off the front foot towards the bowler's right, both batsmen begin to run and then stop, they run again and stop again
6.6
Doherty to Dilshan, 2 runs, played along the ground through midwicket for two more
End of over 7 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 57/0 (215 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 8.14, RRR: 5.00)
TM Dilshan    26* (27b 4x4)      XJ Doherty    1-0-7-0
DPMD Jayawardene    17* (17b 2x4)      CJ McKay    3-0-15-0
7.1
McKay to Jayawardene, no run, a loopy slow ball out of the back of the hand outside off stump, Mahela mis-times the drive, he was early on the shot
7.2
McKay to Jayawardene, no run, this is quicker and skids through on Mahela, he tries to dab from the crease and inside edges past his stumps to the keeper
7.3
McKay to Jayawardene, 1 run, a full ball outside off, Mahela strides forward and drives but Christian dives to his left at cover to save the boundary
7.4
McKay to Dilshan, no run, a length ball outside off stump, hit hard off the back foot to cover, the fielder throws at the bowler's end but misses the stumps, there is back up
7.5
McKay to Dilshan, no run, played from the crease towards point
7.6
McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, another slower ball outside off stump, Dilshan steers it behind point for a single
End of over 8 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 59/0 (213 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 7.37, RRR: 5.07)
TM Dilshan    27* (30b 4x4)      CJ McKay    4-0-17-0
DPMD Jayawardene    18* (20b 2x4)      XJ Doherty    1-0-7-0
8.1
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, Australia are sloppy in the field now, Warner let a cut go straight through him at point, he couldn't bend properly, perhaps because of his groin?
8.2
Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, played towards square leg
8.3
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, cut from the crease towards point, Warner fields cleanly this time
8.4
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, driven to long off for a single
8.5
Doherty to Jayawardene, no run, Mahela moves forward and drives to the fielder at short cover
8.6
Doherty to Jayawardene, FOUR, he steps out of his crease and sends the ball over the fielder at mid-on with a full swing of the bat
End of over 9 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 66/0 (206 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 7.33, RRR: 5.02)
DPMD Jayawardene    23* (23b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    2-0-14-0
TM Dilshan    29* (33b 4x4)      CJ McKay    4-0-17-0
9.1
McKay to Dilshan, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Dilshan has room to swing his arms and he does so with power, cutting the ball in the air but behind the fielder at point, he's placed it square enough to beat third man as well
9.2
McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan stays in his crease and drives a full ball towards wide mid-on
9.3
McKay to Jayawardene, 1 run, a slower ball outside off stump, Mahela waits for it and steers towards third man
9.4
McKay to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, another slower ball, Dilshan tries to turn the ball towards the leg side but gets hit on the thigh for a leg bye on the off side
9.5
McKay to Jayawardene, 1 run, Mahela opens the face and steers the ball from outside off stump towards third man
9.6
McKay to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan strides forward and drives to Watson at mid-off
End of over 10 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 74/0 (198 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 7.40, RRR: 4.95)
TM Dilshan    34* (37b 5x4)      CJ McKay    5-0-24-0
DPMD Jayawardene    25* (25b 3x4)      XJ Doherty    2-0-14-0
10.1
Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, angled into leg stump and goes off Mahela's pad to square leg. Missed opportunity for Mahela. That was a boundary ball
10.2
Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, better line, in the corridor outside off and Dilshan steers it to third man
10.3
Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, again outside off and Mahela opens the face and plays it to third man
Fielding restrictions no longer in effect now. Sri Lanka make look for singles
10.4
Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, yorker from Lee and Dilshan squeezes it out to mid-on. Pattinson rushes in but the batsnam steal a quick single
10.5
Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the stumps and Mahela flicks it elegantly to deep square leg
10.6
Lee to Dilshan, no run, looks for the yorker again but its a low full toss this time and Dilshan drives it to mid-off
End of over 11 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 79/0 (193 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 7.18, RRR: 4.94)
TM Dilshan    36* (40b 5x4)      B Lee    2-0-12-0
DPMD Jayawardene    28* (28b 3x4)      CJ McKay    5-0-24-0
Christian into the attack
11.1
Christian to Jayawardene, 1 run, starts with a ball on a good line outside off, which is steered fine on the off side
11.2
Christian to Dilshan, no run, this one is on the stumps and Dilshan defends
11.3
Christian to Dilshan, no run, beats the bat outside off. Dilshan beaten by lack of pace more than movement
11.4
Christian to Dilshan, 1 run, dicey-looking late cut from Dilshan. That shot entails a lot of risk for just one run
11.5
Christian to Jayawardene, 1 run, on off stump and Mahela pushes it to mid-on for a quick single
11.6
Christian to Dilshan, no run, on off stump and Dilshan opens the face but cannot beat point
End of over 12 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 82/0 (190 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 6.83, RRR: 5.00)
TM Dilshan    37* (44b 5x4)      DT Christian    1-0-3-0
DPMD Jayawardene    30* (30b 3x4)      B Lee    2-0-12-0
12.1
Lee to Jayawardene, no run, full on of stump, Mahela drives hard but it's well fielded by Christian at short cover. Nice-looking shot for no runs
12.2
Lee to Jayawardene, 1 run, shortens the length and Mahela steers to third man again. Sri Lanka really peppering that area
12.3
Lee to Dilshan, no run, short ball from Lee, Dilshan thinks about the hook but sways away at the last minute. It was outside off so goes harmlessly through to Wade
12.4
Lee to Dilshan, no run, slower ball and Dilshan had to make a late adjustment. Deals with it in the end and pushes to point
12.5
Lee to Dilshan, 1 run, full again, perhaps searching for the yorker, Dilshan drives it to deep cover point
12.6
Lee to Jayawardene, no run, good length on off and again Mahela looks for the steer to third man, but gets it too square and point cuts it off
End of over 13 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 84/0 (188 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 6.46, RRR: 5.08)
DPMD Jayawardene    31* (33b 3x4)      B Lee    3-0-14-0
TM Dilshan    38* (47b 5x4)      DT Christian    1-0-3-0
13.1
Christian to Dilshan, 1 run, a bit of width and Dilshan has a slash but doesn't time it and just gets one to deep cover point
13.2
Christian to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela goes down the track and slaps it to the leg side. Was not in full control and it was in the air, but it beats short midwicket and goes for four
13.3
Christian to Jayawardene, 1 run, and now he reverts to the steer to third man for a single
13.4
Christian to Dilshan, 1 run, and Dilshan repeats the shot. Had to bend down quite low to play it
13.5
Christian to Jayawardene, 1 run, for the umpteenth time, Mahela guides the ball to third man
Clarke may need to bring in a slip to stop this incessant late-cutting
13.6
Christian to Dilshan, 2 runs, this time the steer on the off side goes a bit squarer and the batsmen run two as third man has to run to his right
End of over 14 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 94/0 (178 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 6.71, RRR: 4.94)
TM Dilshan    42* (50b 5x4)      DT Christian    2-0-13-0
DPMD Jayawardene    37* (36b 4x4)      B Lee    3-0-14-0
14.1
Lee to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length and quick outside off, Jayawardene gets beaten while trying to steer towards third man, he walks away to the leg side and berates himself
14.2
Lee to Jayawardene, no run, cut off the back foot towards point
14.3
Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, that's half steered, half outside-edged to the third man boundary, Lee bowled it on a good length outside off, giving Jayawardene some width
14.4
Lee to Jayawardene, no run, a full ball on off stump, Jayawardene drives towards mid-off
14.5
Lee to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length at the body, Jayawardene dabs it close on the off side and wants one, Dilshan does not
14.6
Lee to Jayawardene, no run, banged in short, Jayawardene takes cover by ducking
End of over 15 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 98/0 (174 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 6.53, RRR: 4.97)
DPMD Jayawardene    41* (42b 5x4)      B Lee    4-0-18-0
TM Dilshan    42* (50b 5x4)      DT Christian    2-0-13-0
15.1
Doherty to Dilshan, 2 runs, dabbed off the pads through square leg, the fielder needs to run in from the deep so they can take two, Sri Lanka reach 100 in quick time
15.2
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, cut from the crease towards backward point
15.3
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, cut again, a little more forcefully this time through the gap at point
15.4
Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene moves across and works the straight ball off his pads behind square
15.5
Doherty to Dilshan, 2 runs, that's wide outside off stump, Dilshan cuts again, in front of point, and Pattinson has some running to do on the boundary
15.6
Doherty to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan waits in his crease and cuts once again, and there's a mis-field at point
The players are having drinks. Sri Lanka in control of the chase so far, steaming along at more than six an over. The pitch seems to have quickened up a touch, and the faster pace of Australia's seamers means the ball is coming on to the bat more than it did in the first innings.
End of over 16 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 106/0 (166 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 6.62, RRR: 4.88)
TM Dilshan    49* (55b 5x4)      XJ Doherty    3-0-22-0
DPMD Jayawardene    42* (43b 5x4)      B Lee    4-0-18-0
David Hussey is about to bowl his first over, we aren't in a Powerplay. Only four in the circle. Hussey from round the wicket ...
16.1
DJ Hussey to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Jayawardene leans forward and across to paddle the ball towards fine leg
16.2
DJ Hussey to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Jayawardene cuts the ball late and places it behind point, taking on Lee in the deep and completing the second
16.3
DJ Hussey to Jayawardene, no run, dabbed from the crease towards point
16.4
DJ Hussey to Jayawardene, 1 run, played off the front foot towards point for a single, pushed it with soft hands
16.5
DJ Hussey to Dilshan, 1 run, driven off the front foot past the diving Hussey towards long-on, Dilshan celebrates a half-century, Jayawardene goes up to shake his hand and pats his helmet
16.6
DJ Hussey to Jayawardene, 1 wide, fired down leg side, much quicker from Hussey
16.6
DJ Hussey to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long off for one more
End of over 17 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 114/0 (158 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 6.70, RRR: 4.78)
DPMD Jayawardene    48* (48b 5x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-8-0
TM Dilshan    50* (56b 5x4)      XJ Doherty    3-0-22-0
17.1
Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene plays from the crease towards mid-on for a single
17.2
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan gets beaten outside off while trying to late cut, Wade doesn't collect cleanly
17.3
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, defended back towards the bowler
17.4
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, played from the crease towards point
17.5
Doherty to Dilshan, 2 runs, a quicker ball on middle stump, turned off the pads behind square
17.6
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, driven off the back foot through cover point
End of over 18 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 118/0 (154 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 6.55, RRR: 4.81)
TM Dilshan    53* (61b 5x4)      XJ Doherty    4-0-26-0
DPMD Jayawardene    49* (49b 5x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-8-0
Anton: "Lets not take away Sri Lanka's excellent approach and aggression against ordinary Aus bowling attack. They almost lost it the other day - pitch may play better but bowling in the right areas and ordinary batting at other end will help - but at present Lankans are a much better batting side - so lets give them the credit they deserve."
The bowling Powerplay has been taken. And Watson will bowl its first over.
18.1
Watson to Dilshan, no run, good length and very straight, driven from the crease towards extra cover
18.2
Watson to Dilshan, no run, played back to the bowler on the front foot, Watson will keep it very straight
18.3
Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan charges Watson's length ball and hammers it between the bowler and mid-off, he hit that with tremendous power and with a full swing of the bat
18.4
Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, good length delivery angling into off stump, Dilshan plays from his crease and hits the ball in front of point
18.5
Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene reaches his half-century with a dab towards third man, he raises his bat to his team-mates
18.6
Watson to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan charges and slogs across the line but gets beaten by a short of a length delivery
End of over 19 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 124/0 (148 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 6.52, RRR: 4.77)
TM Dilshan    58* (66b 6x4)      SR Watson    1-0-6-0
DPMD Jayawardene    50* (50b 5x4)      XJ Doherty    4-0-26-0
19.1
Doherty to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene moves towards the off side, gets down on one knee, and creates the room to swing the ball behind square with a powerful sweep
19.2
Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed on the off side for a single
19.3
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, that ball skidded on to Dilshan and it was a bit too full to cut, he hit it from in front of off and middle stump
19.4
Doherty to Jayawardene, 1 run, played towards midwicket for a single
19.5
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, driven back to the bowler and Doherty throws it back at the keeper, a rather rash throw
19.6
Doherty to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan goes back and cuts, placing the ball through the small gap between two fielders at point
End of over 20 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 135/0 (137 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 6.75, RRR: 4.56)
TM Dilshan    63* (69b 7x4)      XJ Doherty    5-0-37-0
DPMD Jayawardene    56* (53b 6x4)      SR Watson    1-0-6-0
20.1
Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene jumps out of his crease to drive a full ball through cover point
20.2
Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, full and straight, Dilshan drives from his crease towards mid-on
20.3
Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene takes one hand off the bat as he swings at a length ball, lobbing it over the infield at midwicket but well short of the fielder in the deep
20.4
Watson to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan gets hit on the pad as he tries to turn the ball towards square leg
20.5
Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed with soft hands in front of point for a quick single, this is the highest opening stand of the series
20.6
Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, dabbed off the back foot towards third man
End of over 21 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 140/0 (132 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 4.55)
DPMD Jayawardene    59* (56b 6x4)      SR Watson    2-0-11-0
TM Dilshan    65* (72b 7x4)      XJ Doherty    5-0-37-0
Dan Christian has the ball now, bowling from over the wicket.
21.1
Christian to Jayawardene, SIX, this is some shot! Jayawardene moves towards the off side, gets down on one knee, and sweeps the ball flat over the deep backward square leg boundary
21.2
Christian to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and wide outside off stump, cut hard towards the backward point boundary where Pattinson makes a diving save, poor running from Dilshan, he assumed it was four
21.3
Christian to Dilshan, 1 run, driven off the front foot through extra cover
21.4
Christian to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene dabs the ball towards third man
21.5
Christian to Dilshan, 1 run, played off the back foot through square leg, Sri Lanka reach 150 far quicker than expected
21.6
Christian to Jayawardene, no run, played off the pads towards midwicket, where the fielder fumbles but not very badly
End of over 22 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 150/0 (122 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 6.81, RRR: 4.35)
DPMD Jayawardene    67* (60b 6x4 1x6)      DT Christian    3-0-23-0
TM Dilshan    67* (74b 7x4)      SR Watson    2-0-11-0
22.1
Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan charges Watson again and swings hard at a length ball, getting a thick outside edge wide of the wicketkeeper to the third man boundary
Mac: "When was the last time that a team batting first got two centurions and still lost?" Hobart, Sri Lanka v India, not too long ago.
22.2
Watson to Dilshan, no run, played from the crease towards point
22.3
Watson to Dilshan, no run, that's a bit too close to cut but Dilshan tries to anyway and is beaten
22.4
Watson to Dilshan, no run, played of the back foot towards point
22.5
Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, width offered outside off stump, cut late towards third man
22.6
Watson to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the off side
End of over 23 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 155/0 (117 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 6.73, RRR: 4.33)
DPMD Jayawardene    67* (61b 6x4 1x6)      SR Watson    3-0-16-0
TM Dilshan    72* (79b 8x4)      DT Christian    3-0-23-0
23.1
Christian to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan cuts but can't beat point, Wade is standing up to the stumps
23.2
Christian to Dilshan, no run, full and straight, on off stump, driven firmly to the fielder at cover
23.3
Christian to Dilshan, 1 run, that's quite a full ball but Dilshan cuts it past point towards third man
23.4
Christian to Jayawardene, FOUR, full ball, the line is quite straight, Jayawadene lines it up and swings hard, lofting the ball flat over the fielder at mid-on
23.5
Christian to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length around off stump, Jayawardene defends on the back foot
23.6
Christian to Jayawardene, 1 run, a full toss on middle stump, Jayawardene drives wide of mid-on, the fielder scampers to his right and dives full length to save runs
End of over 24 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 161/0 (111 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 6.70, RRR: 4.26)
DPMD Jayawardene    72* (64b 7x4 1x6)      DT Christian    4-0-29-0
TM Dilshan    73* (82b 8x4)      SR Watson    3-0-16-0
24.1
Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene moves forward and drives through cover
24.2
Watson to Dilshan, no run, defended back to the bowler
24.3
Watson to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan's blazed that through cover, hitting it from the crease with a lot of power, the length was on the shorter side and the line was outside off
24.4
Watson to Dilshan, no run, a huge appeal for a caught behind, I heard an edge there, I thought? There was a huge edge, a massive deflection off the cut and Wade did superbly to catch it standing up to the stumps. Asad Rauf didn't see it
24.5
Watson to Dilshan, no run, driven towards cover from the crease
24.6
Watson to Dilshan, 3 runs, a length ball outside off and Dilshan dabs it fine past the keeper, Doherty dives on the third man boundary to save runs, they've done a lot of that today
End of over 25 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 169/0 (103 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 6.76, RRR: 4.12)
TM Dilshan    80* (87b 9x4)      SR Watson    4-0-24-0
DPMD Jayawardene    73* (65b 7x4 1x6)      DT Christian    4-0-29-0
Pattinson's back to try and break this partnership.
25.1
Pattinson to Dilshan, 1 wide, a full ball on the pads, Wade dives to his left to collect
25.1
Pattinson to Dilshan, 1 run, full delivery outside off, driven from the crease towards deep cover
25.2
Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, defended towards the leg side from the crease
Amrish: "we need DRS, for this kind of Catch, that was a clear edge and huge noise, if on field Umpire can not get it, the team should have chance to appeal against the decision."
25.3
Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene edges the attempted cut, but it's a bottom edge so the ball dies and bounces well in front of the wicketkeeper
25.4
Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, he was trying to drive on the off side but the ball goes towards midwicket
25.5
Pattinson to Jayawardene, no run, short of a length outside off, played towards the off side on the back foot
25.6
Pattinson to Jayawardene, 1 run, short ball, hit flat and with power towards the fielder on the deep midwicket boundary
End of over 26 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 172/0 (100 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 6.61, RRR: 4.16)
DPMD Jayawardene    74* (70b 7x4 1x6)      JL Pattinson    3-0-25-0
TM Dilshan    81* (88b 9x4)      SR Watson    4-0-24-0
26.1
Watson to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene launches a length ball into the gap between deep midwicket and long-on, he was on the front foot and made contact with a full swing of the bat
26.2
Watson to Jayawardene, no run, defended towards point from the crease
26.3
Watson to Jayawardene, no run, good length and straight, Jayawardene stays in his crease and defends
26.4
Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, cut off the back foot towards the fielder on the sweeper boundary
26.5
Watson to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan opens the face late to play towards third man
26.6
Watson to Jayawardene, 1 run, driven off the front foot through cover
End of over 27 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 179/0 (93 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 6.62, RRR: 4.04)
DPMD Jayawardene    80* (75b 8x4 1x6)      SR Watson    5-0-31-0
TM Dilshan    82* (89b 9x4)      JL Pattinson    3-0-25-0
27.1
Pattinson to Jayawardene, OUT, lbw! Pattinson has trapped Jayawardene in front with a delivery that nipped in from a good length. The batsman stayed in his crease and tried to force the ball on the leg side, he was hit plumb in front on the back leg

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Pattinson 80 (119m 76b 8x4 1x6) SR: 105.26
Australia have an opening at least, but is it too late? It probably is, but stranger things have happened. Kumar Sangakkara is the new batsman.
27.2
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, punched off the middle of the bat to mid-off
27.3
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, driven off the front foot towards mid-on
27.4
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, good length and straight, Sangakkara stays in his crease and defends
27.5
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara tries to drive through the off side but gets an inside edge towards the bowler
27.6
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, defended from the crease towards cover
End of over 28 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 179/1 (93 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 6.39, RRR: 4.22)
KC Sangakkara    0* (5b)      JL Pattinson    4-1-25-1
TM Dilshan    82* (89b 9x4)      SR Watson    5-0-31-0
Doherty to bowl, from round the wicket.
28.1
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, driven off the front foot through cover
28.2
Doherty to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara strides forward and drives to cover
28.3
Doherty to Sangakkara, 1 run, he steps out this time and drives towards long-on
28.4
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan reaches out on the front foot and defends to cover
28.5
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan steps out and pushes towards long-on
28.6
Doherty to Sangakkara, 1 leg bye, Sanga moves towards the off side and nudges the ball off his pads behind square
End of over 29 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 183/1 (89 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 6.31, RRR: 4.23)
KC Sangakkara    1* (8b)      XJ Doherty    6-0-40-0
TM Dilshan    84* (92b 9x4)      JL Pattinson    4-1-25-1
29.1
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run, played towards the fielder on the deep point boundary
29.2
Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, Pattinson pitches on a good length and brings the ball into the right-hander, Dilshan defends back to the bowler
29.3
Pattinson to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan steers towards third man and gets a thick-ish edge, Doherty runs to his left and fields
29.4
Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, played off the back foot towards point
29.5
Pattinson to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan stays in his crease and plays towards midwicket
29.6
Pattinson to Dilshan, 1 wide, short of a length down leg side, Wade leaps to his left and saves four runs with a one-gloved take
29.6
Pattinson to Dilshan, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg
End of over 30 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 188/1 (84 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 6.26, RRR: 4.20)
TM Dilshan    87* (97b 9x4)      JL Pattinson    5-1-30-1
KC Sangakkara    2* (9b)      XJ Doherty    6-0-40-0
30.1
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, played through midwicket for one more
Doherty goes over the wicket ...
30.2
Doherty to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga moves forward and across to nudge towards midwicket
30.3
Doherty to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga steps out and forces the ball through midwicket, they wait a moment until the ball beats the diving fielder and then continue running
30.4
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, dabbed on the front foot towards point, "love it, love it" says Wade. not sure what he's referring to
30.5
Doherty to Sangakkara, no run, nudged off the pads on the front foot on the leg side
30.6
Doherty to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga whips the ball off his pads through square leg
End of over 31 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 192/1 (80 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 6.19, RRR: 4.21)
KC Sangakkara    4* (13b)      XJ Doherty    7-0-44-0
TM Dilshan    89* (99b 9x4)      JL Pattinson    5-1-30-1
31.1
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara moves across his stumps and flicks the ball off his pads through square
31.2
Pattinson to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan stays on the back foot and opens the face to steer a short of a length ball towards third man
31.3
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga strides forward and drives towards extra cover, he wanted a run but was sent back by Dilshan, the throw at the keeper's end is a needless one and it concedes an overthrow
31.4
Pattinson to Dilshan, 1 run, played off the pads through square leg, it's all rather tepid out there at the moment
31.5
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara moves across and work a short of a length ball towards the fielder at square leg
31.6
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, driven from the crease towards mid-off
Ali: "Probably Wade is saying "love it love it" for the sake of saying something or may be he is really loving the way SL are making a mockery of the target Aussies have set them to win."
End of over 32 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 196/1 (76 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.12, RRR: 4.22)
KC Sangakkara    6* (17b)      JL Pattinson    6-1-34-1
TM Dilshan    91* (101b 9x4)      XJ Doherty    7-0-44-0
Drinks on the field at the moment. Sri Lanka need 76 off 18 overs with nine wickets in hand. Surely they have this wrapped up? What was that John Arlott quote about Australianism again?
32.1
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long-on
32.2
Doherty to Sangakkara, 1 run, played to long-on once again, by the left-hand batsman this time
32.3
Doherty to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan cuts into the gap at point
TheIceMan: "Wade is probably complaining about the splinters in his gloves from Dilshan's bat."
32.4
Doherty to Sangakkara, no run, driven low and in the air towards short cover, but falls well short of the fielder
32.5
Doherty to Sangakkara, no run, played towards midwicket
32.6
Doherty to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga goes deep into his crease and nudges towards midwicket
End of over 33 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 199/1 (73 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.03, RRR: 4.29)
KC Sangakkara    7* (21b)      XJ Doherty    8-0-47-0
TM Dilshan    93* (103b 9x4)      JL Pattinson    6-1-34-1
Clint's back ... from over the wicket.
33.1
McKay to Dilshan, no run, what happened there? It was the slower ball and it kicked off the pitch at Dilshan, who tried to close the face too early. He got an edge off the shoulder of the bat into his neck
33.2
McKay to Dilshan, no run, driven with power towards cover
Wade's screaming himself hoarse out there ...
33.3
McKay to Dilshan, 3 runs, Dilshan glances the ball off his pads towards fine leg, giving Watson some work to do
33.4
McKay to Sangakkara, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover point
33.5
McKay to Sangakkara, 2 runs, worked off the pads behind square leg, the ball's been placed into the gap so the two is on
Glenn can see the fat lady beginning to sing somewhere. "Hats off to Sri Lanka -- they've made this chase look ridiculously easy, having stolen the momentum from Australia through brilliant, tight bowling in their final few overs. For cricket fans, they've ensured we squeeze another game into the year as well!"
33.6
McKay to Sangakkara, no run, cut off the back foot towards point
End of over 34 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 204/1 (68 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 4.25)
KC Sangakkara    9* (24b)      CJ McKay    6-0-29-0
TM Dilshan    96* (106b 9x4)      XJ Doherty    8-0-47-0
34.1
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, defended off the front foot on the off side, Doherty ambles across to field
34.2
Doherty to Dilshan, 2 runs, pulled with power to the square leg boundary, Hussey slides and saves the four, Dilshan thinks he's got his century, but he's on 98, he's taken his helmet off and raised his bat, even Sanga went up and congratulated him, I think the scoreboard says he's on 100
34.3
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, cut off the back foot to point
34.4
Doherty to Dilshan, 2 runs, Dilshan inside edges past his stumps, he was trying to cut but the ball went to fine leg, he gets his century now, but he's already celebrated. No reaction this time from him. That's quite funny
34.5
Doherty to Dilshan, no run, defended on the front foot
34.6
Doherty to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan cuts and beats the fielder at point and collects four more, and it's time for the batting Powerplay
End of over 35 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 212/1 (60 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.05, RRR: 4.00)
TM Dilshan    104* (112b 10x4)      XJ Doherty    9-0-55-0
KC Sangakkara    9* (24b)      CJ McKay    6-0-29-0
Only three fielders allowed outside the circle for the next five overs.
35.1
McKay to Sangakkara, no run, Sanga tries to drive straight but gets an edge towards point
35.2
McKay to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sanga drives the full ball straight past McKay, who takes some pace off the ball, the fielders at mid-on and mid-off converge on the ball and both miss it
35.3
McKay to Sangakkara, 1 run, a short of a length slower ball outside off, Sanga mis-hits it on the off side
35.4
McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan nudges the slower ball off the back foot close to the keeper and sets off for the single
35.5
McKay to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga plays an elegant drive to mid-on for a single
35.6
McKay to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan charges but gets beaten by a sower ball outside off stump, he didn't even play a shot
End of over 36 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 217/1 (55 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.02, RRR: 3.92)
TM Dilshan    105* (114b 10x4)      CJ McKay    7-0-34-0
KC Sangakkara    13* (28b)      XJ Doherty    9-0-55-0
KK: "Great to see Dilshan back in form. It was a good move to release him from the captaincy burden! Now he seems so much more relaxed!"
Clarke's made a bowling change, he's brought on Brett Lee, who's bowled only four overs so far.
36.1
Lee to Sangakkara, no run, full ball around off stump, Sanga moves forward and drives towards cover
36.2
Lee to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara pushes at a length ball from his crease and gets an inside edge on to his body, the ball drops near his feet and Lee runs to it quickly
36.3
Lee to Sangakkara, 2 runs, a bit too straight from Lee, Sangakkara stays back and glances the ball towards long leg
The scoreboard has Dilshan's right score up now, I wonder if he's worked out what happened. He's probably not fussed and just carrying on batting ...
36.4
Lee to Sangakkara, no run, defended back to the bowler
36.5
Lee to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Sangakkara works the ball off his pads to the fielder at fine leg
36.6
Lee to Sangakkara, FOUR, too full on the pads, Sangakkara helps it along to the fine leg boundary by glancing past the fielder in the circle
Javed: "Further to KK's point, you have to admire the spirit of the SL squad. The captaincy is moved around a lot but you never see any of the players adversely affected by it. Dilshan could easily have gone into his shell but he's playing his heart out for his country."
End of over 37 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 225/1 (47 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.08, RRR: 3.61)
KC Sangakkara    21* (34b 1x4)      B Lee    5-0-26-0
TM Dilshan    105* (114b 10x4)      CJ McKay    7-0-34-0
37.1
McKay to Dilshan, no run, the slower ball kicks off the pitch again and gives Dilshan some trouble as he tries to play on the leg side, he took his right hand of the bat and shook it
37.2
McKay to Dilshan, no run, a huge appeal for lbw after another slower ball beats Dilshan's attempt at glancing towards midwicket, that hit him on the back pad and is very close, that looked out, McKay looks gutted at the umpire's not-out decision
37.3
McKay to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan once again takes his right hand off the bat as he glances behind square, it was another slower ball
37.4
McKay to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara rocks back and brings up the 50 partnership with a fierce pull to the deep midwicket boundary, he hit that from outside off stump
37.5
McKay to Sangakkara, no run, played off the back foot towards point
37.6
McKay to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara charges McKay and throws his bat at a short of a length delivery, carving it over the infield at point towards the vacant boundary
End of over 38 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 234/1 (38 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.15, RRR: 3.16)
KC Sangakkara    29* (37b 3x4)      CJ McKay    8-0-43-0
TM Dilshan    106* (117b 10x4)      B Lee    5-0-26-0
Charlie: "Every one has lauded Pattinson but is he the real deal? Lets hope so. The SLs love him and I'm sure they can't wait for him to play in the decider! We need to make changes 'cos Lee aint that good these days either! McKay is but he needs solid team mates. Thank god for Warner and Clarkey otherwise this could have been all over by 8pm!"
38.1
Lee to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan stays in his crease and drives to extra cover
38.2
Lee to Dilshan, OUT, caught at deep midwicket. Dilshan latched on to a short ball and pulled it off the front foot, hitting it hard and flat but straight to Michael Hussey on the boundary. The crowd gives Dilshan warm applause as he walks back to the dressing room

TM Dilshan c MEK Hussey b Lee 106 (169m 119b 10x4 0x6) SR: 89.07
Chandimal is the new batsman, Sri Lanka 38 away ...
38.3
Lee to Chandimal, no run, Lee delivers a superb yorker first up, swinging into the right-hander, Chandimal is up for it though and defends confidently
38.4
Lee to Chandimal, no run, this time he tries to cut a ball that is too close to him and rather quick, he gets beaten outside off stump
38.5
Lee to Chandimal, no run, Chandimal stays in his crease and defends a length ball on the off side
38.6
Lee to Chandimal, no run, Chandimal moves forward and drives to cover, Lee bowls a wicket maiden during the batting Powerplay
End of over 39 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 234/2 (38 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 3.45)
LD Chandimal    0* (4b)      B Lee    6-1-26-1
KC Sangakkara    29* (37b 3x4)      CJ McKay    8-0-43-0
This is the final Powerplay over.
39.1
McKay to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara moves forward and across, using the angle into him from round the wicket to tuck off his pads through square leg
39.2
McKay to Chandimal, no run, a slower ball outside off, Chandimal cuts too early and is beaten
39.3
McKay to Chandimal, FOUR, he's blasted this off the front foot through extra cover, it was a length ball outside off and Chandimal did not hold back, swinging his bat extremely hard
39.4
McKay to Chandimal, 2 runs, this time he gets an inside edge on to the pad and the ball ricochets towards third man
39.5
McKay to Chandimal, no run, Chandimal dabs the ball on the front foot towards midwicket
39.6
McKay to Chandimal, 1 run, Chandimal cuts between point and cover for a single
End of over 40 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 242/2 (30 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.05, RRR: 3.00)
LD Chandimal    7* (9b 1x4)      CJ McKay    9-0-51-0
KC Sangakkara    30* (38b 3x4)      B Lee    6-1-26-1
Nani: "@Charlie, bit too hard assessment on Lee. He's had one bad over (that too because of byes) and was taken out of attack. Its not new for him to bowl a bit wayward in the first over, but He is the one who got early wickets for Australia. In that sense its a disappointing captaincy from Clarke. He should have trusted Lee for at least 2 more overs and should have persisted with slips for longer time. Dilshan and Jaya got awful lot runs in that area."
40.1
Lee to Chandimal, no run, that is a quick bouncer outside off stump, Chandimal tries to slash it but is beaten
40.2
Lee to Chandimal, FOUR, too full outside off, Chandimal walks into a lovely cover drive, placing the ball through the gap and timing it well enough to reach the boundary
40.3
Lee to Chandimal, 1 run, Lee pitches on off and finishes around middle, Chandimal turns the ball off his pads through square
James: "This result means that of the 8 one day games as the Adelaide Oval this summer, none have been won by the team batting first. It begs the question: Why would Clarke choose to bat first?"
40.4
Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga uses the angle into him from round the wicket to nudge towards square
40.5
Lee to Chandimal, 1 run, short of a length delivery outside off, Chandimal dabs close on the off side and the batsmen sprint the single
40.6
Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run, a full ball outside off, dug out on the off side for a single, Sri Lanka reach 250
End of over 41 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 250/2 (22 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.09, RRR: 2.44)
KC Sangakkara    32* (40b 3x4)      B Lee    7-1-34-1
LD Chandimal    13* (13b 2x4)      CJ McKay    9-0-51-0
41.1
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length angling into the left-hander, Sanga defends towards the bowler
41.2
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run, played off the back foot with soft hands behind point
41.3
Pattinson to Chandimal, 1 run, Wade fires the throw in at the bowler's end after Chandimal dabbed a short of a length ball close on the off side, Chandimal would have been safe even if there was a direct hit
41.4
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 2 runs, played with an open face towards third man
41.5
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara moves across his crease and plays on the leg side
41.6
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara moves towards the line of the ball outside off and steers towards third man
End of over 42 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 255/2 (17 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.07, RRR: 2.12)
KC Sangakkara    36* (45b 3x4)      JL Pattinson    7-1-39-1
LD Chandimal    14* (14b 2x4)      B Lee    7-1-34-1
Shohrab: "I think Kula need not to bat today."
42.1
Lee to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length ball, Sangakkara misses the pull and gets hit on the body, Chandimal begins to run and then turns back
42.2
Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run, he moves across his crease to clip a full ball off his pads towards the fielder at long leg
42.3
Lee to Chandimal, 1 run, Chandimal rises to meet a ball that lifts awkwardly on him and tucks it off his body towards fine leg, I wonder how someone like Suresh Raina would have played that ball
42.4
Lee to Sangakkara, no run, that's much too wide outside off for Sanga to be pulling, he gets beaten
42.5
Lee to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara charges Lee and hits him in the air past the fielder at mid-on to the boundary
42.6
Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run, a low full toss outside off, Sanga drives through cover point
Mark: "Sri Lanka has been the team of the tournament. They only just fell short the other night and they are doing this in a canter. It's amazing that an attack that seemed so lethal against India seems fairly toothless against SL. It probably highlights the difference in leadership and attitude between the 2 Asian teams."
End of over 43 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 262/2 (10 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.09, RRR: 1.42)
KC Sangakkara    42* (50b 4x4)      B Lee    8-1-41-1
LD Chandimal    15* (15b 2x4)      JL Pattinson    7-1-39-1
43.1
Pattinson to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara works the ball in front of square
43.2
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length ball outside off, Sangakkara uses the angle into him to pull between midwicket and mid-on, he didn't time it properly, hit it with the toe of the bat
43.3
Pattinson to Chandimal, 1 run, played off the hips towards square leg for a single
43.4
Pattinson to Sangakkara, (no ball) 2 runs, Sangakkara backed away to make room and hit towards the off side, he got an inside edge towards fine leg, Pattinson had overstepped once again, so a free hit coming up
43.4
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Sangakkara hits it hard off the back foot but can't beat the fielder on the cover boundary
43.5
Pattinson to Chandimal, 1 run, short of a length at the body from over the wicket, Chandimal once again copes with the bounce and fends down on the leg side
43.6
Pattinson to Sangakkara, 1 run, a full delivery outside off, Sangakkara drives in front of point for a single
End of over 44 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 270/2 (2 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.13, RRR: 0.33)
KC Sangakkara    47* (55b 4x4)      JL Pattinson    8-1-47-1
LD Chandimal    17* (17b 2x4)      B Lee    8-1-41-1
Watson to bowl what is likely to be the final over of the game ...
44.1
Watson to Sangakkara, no run, a full and straight delivery, Sangakkara drives from the crease but can't beat cover
44.2
Watson to Sangakkara, FOUR, Sangakkara gives Sri Lanka victory and gets to his half-century with a powerful swing to the deep midwicket boundary, the best of three finals are level at 1-1 with the decider on Thursday
9.30 pm As far as chases of substantial totals go, this is as strong as they come. Sri Lanka, through a poor performance in the field, were faced with a target of 272 and they've gunned it down with eight wickets in hand and 34 balls to spare. It's been a memorable performance from Jayawardene, Dilshan and the rest. Dilshan is the obvious choice for Man of the Match, having opening the bowling and taken a wicket during ten economical overs, before scoring a century.
"ROAR!!!" says Dinusha.
Anton: "It's Sri Lanka 4 and Australia 2. No matter what happens on Thursday I am proud of lads performance."
The presentation is imminent ...
Clarke says he's done something to his left hamstring. "It doesn't feel great." He says he'll know more about it tomorrow. "Our bowling was poor, our fielding let us down. On good wickets you need to maximise your Powerplay, you need to make 300 on that wicket. The boys are working hard, we are just not executing against quality opposition. We've got to find a way."
Mahela: "We were dropping catches like hot potatoes. Disappointed. We bowled well up front, but gave them about 20 runs extra."
Mahela says he had no issues about the full toss no-ball, he just had an issue about the late call and Clarke having a word with the umpire. He says he thinks he's been fined for that outburst, and if he gets paid he'll cough up. Hilarious. "No one gave us a chance when we came to Australia, we've done a lot of hard work, we just need to do that on Thursday, execute our game plan."
Dilshan is the Man of the Match: "I'm really enjoying my batsman at the moment ... It doesn't matter I'm captain or not ...if the ball is there, I'm going to hit. When we came here everyone thought we are not that good, but we've shown how good we are."
So the CB Series finals is level at 1-1, with the decider on Thursday. Do join us for that game. That's all I've got for you today, thank you for all your emails. Cheers.

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