Australia Vs Sri Lanka: As it happened
Feroz Khan/Zeenews Sports Bureau
Adelaide:Tillakaratne Dilshan slammed his second century to propel Sri Lanka to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Australia in the second final of the tri-series on Tuesday.
Mahela Jayawardene and Dilshan produced an excellent opening stand of 179 runs laying the foundation for chasing Australian target of 272 runs Adelaide.
Highlights from the Sri Lankan innings
Over 44.2: Boundary and Sri Lanka registered a comprehensive win over Australia by 8 wickets. With the boundary Kumar Sangakkara also reached his fifty. Score: 274/2
Over 38.2: Out! Dilshan caught by Hussey in the deep.
Tillakaratne Dilshan (106) pulled Brett Lee towards deep midwicket area but holed out to Michael Hussey. Score: 234/2
Over 34.4: Dilshan hits century! Dilshan`s ton came off 111 balls. He slammed 9 fours to reach his 12th hundred in ODIs. After 35 overs, Sri Lanka were 212/1 and were looking all set to win the match comprehensively.
Over 33.3: 200 up for Sri Lanka.
Over 27.1: Out! Mahela Jayawardene trapped lbw by James Pattinson.
Finally Australia made a breakthrough as James Pattinson trapped Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene (80) lbw. Jayawardene tried playing one across the line but missed it and was adjudged out. Score: 169/1
Over 25: Sri Lankan batsmen were going along well in their chase of 272 runs even as Australians with a listless performance with the ball so far. Dilshan and Jayawardene provided a brilliant start to the innings striking blowers at will and look good to claim victory in the second final.Score: 169/0
Over 21.5: 150 up for Sri Lanka and for the partnership as well.
Over 18.5: Mahela Jayawardene completed his 65th ODI half-century.
Over 16.5: Tillakaratne Dilshan completed his 27th half-century.
Over 15: 100 up for Sri Lanka
Over 10: It was an excellent start from Sri Lankan openers as they cruised to 74 runs in 10 overs.
Over 5.5: 50 up for Sri Lanka!
Dilshan persisted with his ‘Dilscoop’ even after getting hit on the helmet on a previous attempt bringing up the fifty runs for Lanka in quick time.
Over 1.3: Clint Mckay and his teammates were celebrating as Mahela Jayawardene got a thick edge that was caught by Matthew Wade behind the stumps. Bruce Oxenford asked the third umpire to check for a no-ball and to the dismay of the Aussies it turned out to be one. Score: 14/0
Over 1: Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan took guard for Sri Lanka as Brett Lee opened up the proceedings for Australia.
Highlights from the Australian innings
Over 49.6: Out! David Hussey bowled by Malinga.
Another perfect yoorker from Malinga and this time David Hussey (7) tried making some room but missed it as the ball landed on the leg stump. Score: 271/6
Over 48.5: Out! Michael Clarke was run out.
Rangana Herath made for the dropped catch by hitting directly at the non striker’s end as a hobbling Michael Clarke (117) was caught well short of his crease. Score: 266/5
Over 48.4: Clarke dropped! Fourth time in this innings and the culprit is Rangana Herath.
Over 47.1: Out! Michael Hussey bowled by Malinga.
Malinga produced bowled his typical yorker as Hussey (6) charged down attempting to drive but missed it. Score: 256/4
Over 45.5: Out! David Warner caught by Dilshan at sweeper cover.
Finally Sri Lanka managed to hold on to a catch. David Warner (100) slashed hard at Malinga but found Dilshan at sweeper cover. Score: 240/3
Over 45.1: David Warner became the eight Australian batsman to score back to back ODI ton.
It was a better innings from David Warner than his debut ton at Gabba, calm and composed unlike his usual style.
Over 44.5: Michael Clarke completed his seventh ODI century.
Over 44: 6,4,6,4nb,1,0. An eventful over from Farveez Maharoof. Mahela Jayawardene was busy shuffling his fielders as Michale Clarke milked this over for 22 runs. Jayawardene was furious over the no-ball call, possibly due to the delayed call.
Over 41.2: 200 up for Australia.
Over 40.3: Dropped! And that made it three for the Sri Lankans. This time the culprit was Nuwan Kulasekara who came running in from long-off attempting to catch Clarke’s lofted shot over covers.
Over 40: Michael Clarke and David Warner pulled things back for Australia after an uneven start to their innings. The batsmen have struck half-centuries apiece steadily driving the innings forward. Score: 189/2
Over 34.4: Australian captain Michael Clarke reached his 52nd half-century.
Over 32.5: 150 up for Australia.
David Warner (75*) played a nice shot past cover for a boundary to bring 150 for the Aussies.
Over 25.1: 50 up for Warner.
Over 24.1: 100 up for Australia.
Over 20: Australia kept things steady despite losing the wicket of Shane Watson. David Warner (39*) is playing intelligently considering the slowness of the pitch. So far he has hit only two boundaries and a six. Score: 84/2
Over 17.5: First six of the match!
Over 15.1: Out! Watson was run out.
Shane Watson (15) ran out of his luck as he was run out while attempting a quick single. David Warner pushed one towards leg and set off for a quick single. Maharoof quickly reached for the ball and threw it directly at the striker’s end where Watson made a diving effort but was still caught short. Score: 56/2
Over 13.5: 50 up for Australia.
Dropped again! Shane Watson was given a second life as Rangana Herath failed to repeat his stunner at Brisbane. Herath had moved too forward from long-off, misjudging a lofted drive from Watson. He then started moving backwards, stretched his left hand akin to the one in Brisbane but this time the ball slipped out resulting in a couple.
Over 11.5: Dropped! Watson cut one hard at point where Dilshan couldn’t hold on to the ball. He was dropped on 11.
Over 10: It was a quiet start from the Australian team. Possibly, the wicket of Matthew Wade early in their innings pushed them back a bit. Mahela Jayawardene’s decision to open the bowling with a spinner seemed to work in favour of the visitors. Add to that a slow pitch where the ball isn`t coming on to the bat. Score: 39/1
Over 6: Maiden from Lasith Malinga.
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