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Australia vs Sri Lanka (ODI)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide,3rd Final, Date - 08/03/2012, Toss won by - Sri Lanka

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

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Michael Clarke Says that all the guys chipped in with a great performance in the last final. Jokes that the boys might have some grey hairs. Says that he has been harsh on the bowlers in the past but they responded well. On his injury, he informs that he might not be fully fit for the West Indies limited overs matches but may be fit for the Tests. Tells that Watson did a fantastic job as a captain and wishes him the best for the West Indies ODIs. Credits the state teams for producing great youngsters.

Mahela Jayawardena Says that he would have taken the target of 232 initially but then they lost wickets at regular intervals. Says that the boys played well and provided great fight. Congratulates Michael Clarke for the victory. Thanks the Australian as well as the Sri Lankan crowd for the great support.

Tillakaratne Dilshan is named the Man of the Series. He says that they played very well throughout the series but couldn't finish it off in the end. After losing the series in South Africa they made a brilliant come back. He says he played a bad shot to Brett Lee which might have cost the team. Tells that he is enjoying his cricket, batting, bowling and fielding. Thanks the Sri Lankan supporters for their splendid support throughout the series.

Clint McKay is named the Man of the Match. He says that his death batting was more important than his death bowling in the match. His partnership with Lee got them to a decent total. Says that it's good to get back into the Australian squad after a long lay-off and take a five-for in the final.

A superb victory for the Australians. They bowled brilliantly to defend a mediocre total of 231. Clint McKay bowled with great heart and picked up a five-for (5/28). Both his five-wicket hauls in ODIs have come against Sri Lanka. The Lions never got the momentum going, Tharanga played a brave innings of 71 to bring them closer to the target but couldn't finish the game off. In the end Australia were the worthy winners of the CB series, beating the visitors 2-1 in the best of three finals. This is the first time in the history of tri-series finals in Australia that the team losing the second final has won the third.

48.5 C McKay to L Malinga, OUT! Castled! Five-for for McKay! Tri-series trophy for Australia! Yorker on middle and off, Malinga gives himself room for a hoick but totally misses it. The ball sneaks in and shatters the timber. Australia win by 16 runs and lift the CB series trophy, beating Sri Lanka 2-1 in the best of three finals. 215/10

48.4 C McKay to L Malinga, Goes for a wild slog and misses out on the slower delivery. Dot ball! 215/9

48.3 C McKay to L Malinga, FOUR! This time he gets hold of the slower delivery and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a powerful boundary. 17 needed off 9 deliveries now. 215/9

48.2 C McKay to L Malinga, Again a well disguised slower delivery outside off, Malinga goes for a full blooded hoick but misses. 211/9

48.1 C McKay to F Maharoof, Slower back of the hand cutter outside off, Maharoof slaps it to deep point for just a single. 211/9

47.6 S Watson to L Malinga, Slaps it to long on and takes a single. 22 runs needed of 12 deliveries. 210/9

47.5 S Watson to F Maharoof, Goes for the pull and gets the bottom of the bat. The ball runs away to long on for a single. 210/9

47.4 S Watson to L Malinga, Pulls it to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 209/9

47.3 S Watson to L Malinga, Fires in a yorker outside off, Malinga fails to dig it out. 208/9

47.2 S Watson to F Maharoof, Mistimes his hoick to long on for a single. 208/9

47.1 S Watson to F Maharoof, Yorker outside off, Maharoof tries to punch it but the ball hits the toe of the bat and a part of the toe comes off. Watson picks up the ball and threatens to throw it at the non-striker's end. 207/9

46.6 C McKay to F Maharoof, Short outside off, Maharoof rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for just a single. Just three runs and a wicket off it. 25 runs off 18 deliveries needed now. 207/9

46.5 C McKay to L Malinga, Again slower delivery on middle, Malinga somehow chips it on the leg side and takes one. He is not able to pick up McKay's tricky slower deliveries. 206/9

46.4 C McKay to L Malinga, Slower cutter outside off, Malinga fishes for it but misses it. Good change of pace from McKay. 205/9

Lasith Malinga is the last man in.

46.3 C McKay to R Herath, OUT! Castled! Fourth wicket for McKay! Good length delivery angling into the batsman, Herath goes for an audacious hoick and completely misses it. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. Australia now one wicket away from lifting the trophy. 27 runs needed off 21 deliveries. 205/9

46.2 C McKay to R Herath, Good length delivery on the leg stump, Herath tries to flick it but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads. Dot ball. 205/8

46.1 C McKay to F Maharoof, Slower delivery outside off, maneuvered to mid on for a single. 205/8

Rangana Herath is the next man in.

45.6 S Watson to U Tharanga, OUT! Big big wicket for Australia! Tharanga departs! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing, Tharanga goes for a drive but outside edges it to the keeper who pouches it safely. The umpire consults with the square leg umpire for the credibility of the catch, and gets a green signal. 28 needed off 24 with just two wickets in hand for Sri Lanka. 204/8

45.5 S Watson to F Maharoof, Punches it down to long on and takes a single. 204/7

45.4 S Watson to F Maharoof, Goes for a wild drive outside off and misses. 29 needed off 26 now. 203/7

45.3 S Watson to F Maharoof, Drifts this one onto his pads, Maharoof misses his flick and the ball brushes his pads on its way to the keeper. Dot ball. 203/7

45.2 S Watson to U Tharanga, Slower delivery outside off, driven to sweeper cover for a single. 203/7

45.1 S Watson to U Tharanga, Stays back and pushes it straight to covers. No run. 202/7

Watson back on.

44.6 D Christian to F Maharoof, Pushes it straight to the bowler who does well to get his hand to it and deflect to extra cover. No run. 202/7

44.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a single. 202/7

44.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, Yorker outside off, Tharanga fails to get bat on ball. Dot ball! 201/7

44.3 D Christian to F Maharoof, Pats it to point and takes another quick single. Good running by the pair. 201/7

44.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Pushes it to covers and scampers through for a quick single. 200 up for the Lankans. 200/7

44.1 D Christian to F Maharoof, Back of a length delivery on middle, Maharoof pulls it to deep square leg where Lyon slides to his right and saves three runs. One run added to the total. 199/7

43.6 X Doherty to F Maharoof, Clips it to mid on and takes one. 34 needed off 36 deliveries. 198/7

43.5 X Doherty to F Maharoof, Drives it straight to the mid off fielder. No run. 197/7

43.4 X Doherty to F Maharoof, Drives it sublimely to covers where Michael Hussey does well to stop it. 197/7

43.3 X Doherty to F Maharoof, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Good length delivery on middle, Maharoof sits on one knee and sweeps it muscularly through square leg for a boundary. That releases off the pressure a little bit! 197/7

43.2 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Helps it to deep cover and takes one. 193/7

43.1 X Doherty to F Maharoof, Cuts it powerfully to point where David Hussey misfields it and allows a single. 192/7

42.6 D Christian to F Maharoof, Fullish on middle, Maharoof flicks it sublimely wide of mid on for just a single. 41 required off 42 deliveries. 191/7

42.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, cut to deep cover for a single. 190/7

42.4 D Christian to F Maharoof, Full length delivery on middle, punched to mid-wicket where Michael Hussey misfields it and allows a single. 189/7

42.3 D Christian to F Maharoof, Fullish on legs, flicked to the mid-wicket fielder. 188/7

"Roller-coaster batting performance, but Sri Lanka not giving up easily. Has been their most admirable quality this series..." tweets Ayaz Memon.

42.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Drives it wide of the covers fielder and takes a single. 188/7

42.1 D Christian to U Tharanga, Pushes a delivery outside off straight to covers. 187/7

41.6 X Doherty to F Maharoof, Comes forward and defends with full face of the bat. 45 needed off 48 deliveries now. 187/7

41.5 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Clips it past mid-wicket and takes one. 187/7

41.4 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Dabs it to point, Maharoof wants a single but is sent back, Lee at point picks up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Maharoof makes it with a dive. 186/7

41.3 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Pushes this one straight to point. No run. 186/7

41.2 X Doherty to U Tharanga, SIX! Dances down the track and smacks it over extra covers for a thumping maximum. Superb shot by Tharanga in pressure situation. 186/7

41.1 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Goes for a drive on the off side but inside edges it to long on. The pair scamper through for a second as the ball went very slowly to the fielder there. 180/7

Doherty back on.

40.6 D Christian to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga dabs it to third man for one. 4 runs from the over. 54 runs needed off 54 balls now. 178/7

40.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga slices it past point and scampers through for a couple. Good running by the pair. 177/7

40.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, Bouncer outside off, Tharanga gets surprised by the pace and lets it go through. 175/7

40.3 D Christian to U Tharanga, Tries to drive it through covers but inside edges it back to the bowler. He seems to be getting frustrated here. 175/7

40.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Squirts this one into the ground. 175/7

40.1 D Christian to F Maharoof, Taps it to deep point and takes a single. 175/7

39.6 C McKay to U Tharanga, Pushes this fullish delivery on middle, straight back to the bowler. End of Batting Powerplay, 35/2 during that period. 58 runs required off the last 10 overs. 174/7

39.5 C McKay to F Maharoof, Good length delivery on middle, maneuvered to deep square leg for a single. 174/7

39.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, Clips it to long on and takes a single. 173/7

39.3 C McKay to U Tharanga, Good length delivery angling in, Tharanga helps it straight back to the bowler. 172/7

39.2 C McKay to U Tharanga, Comes forward and pats it straight to point. 172/7

39.1 C McKay to U Tharanga, Goes for a pull but bottom edges it to the keeper. No run. 172/7

38.6 B Lee to F Maharoof, Clips it straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 172/7

Farveez Maharoof is the next man in.

38.5 B Lee to N Kulasekara, OUT! Lee strikes! Fullish delivery angling into the batsman, Kulasekara goes for an audacious hoick on the leg side but mistimes it straight into the hands of Lyon at mid on. Kulasekara departs, big wicket for Australia considering the fact that he nearly took Sri Lanka home with a blistering innings in the first final at Brisbane. 172/7

38.4 B Lee to N Kulasekara, Driven beautifully but straight to covers. 172/6

38.3 B Lee to U Tharanga, Fends it to the on side and takes one. 172/6

38.2 B Lee to N Kulasekara, Low full toss, driven to mid-wicket for one. 171/6

38.2 B Lee to N Kulasekara, FIVE WIDES! Lee tries to bowl a yorker but misfires it down the leg side. The keeper has no chance and the ball runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 170/6

38.1 B Lee to N Kulasekara, FOUR! Smashed! Overpitched delivery outside off, Kulasekara slices it powerfully past covers for a crunching boundary. 165/6

37.6 C McKay to N Kulasekara, Slower delivery outside off, Kulasekara checks his shot at the last moment and hits it aerially through covers for a single. 71 required off 72 balls. 161/6

37.5 C McKay to U Tharanga, Mistimes his hoick to deep square leg for a single. 160/6

37.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, Comes on the front foot and prods it into the ground. 159/6

37.3 C McKay to N Kulasekara, Slower delivery on a fuller length on off, clipped to mid-wicket for single. 159/6

24th ODI Fifty for Tharanga.

37.2 C McKay to U Tharanga, Fullish delivery angling into the batsman, Tharanga clips it behind square leg and takes one. 158/6

37.1 C McKay to U Tharanga, Nudges it with soft hands to the on side and scampers through for a couple. 157/6

Sri Lanka getting the momentum now.

36.6 B Lee to U Tharanga, Drives it wide of mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 12 runs off the over. 77 required off 78. 155/6

36.5 B Lee to U Tharanga, FOUR! Superb shot! Fullish on middle, Tharanga gets back and hoicks it over mid-wicket for a well placed boundary. 154/6

36.4 B Lee to U Tharanga, Pushes it straight to Warner at point. Dot ball. 150/6

36.3 B Lee to N Kulasekara, Gives himself room and smacks it past lee. Lyon from mid on dives to his left and gets a hand to it. Three runs taken. 150 up for Sri Lanka. 82 runs off 81 deliveries required. 150/6

36.2 B Lee to N Kulasekara, FOUR! Smoked! Fullish on middle, Kulasekara stays back and slaps it past Lee for a powerful boundary through mid on. 147/6

36.1 B Lee to N Kulasekara, Inswinging yorker on middle, Kulasekara digs it to mid-wicket. 143/6

Brett Lee back on.

Shane Warne tweets, "Just tuned into the cricket in Adelaide... Game on , close finish but thinks Australia will just win !"

35.6 C McKay to N Kulasekara, Good length delivery on legs, Kulasekara flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 143/6

Nuwan Kulasekara is the next man in.

35.5 C McKay to C Kapugedera, OUT! McKay strikes again! Good length delivery on middle, nips away after landing. It looked as if Kapugedera wanted to guide it to third man but he only manages to get an outside edge to Wade who dives to his right and pouches a smart catch. 142/6

35.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, Three Leg byes! Fullish on legs, Tharanga tries to flick it but misses. The ball brushes his pads and rolls over to fine leg for three. 142/5

35.3 C McKay to U Tharanga, Play and a miss! Tries to guide this one down to third man but misses. 139/5

35.2 C McKay to U Tharanga, Squirts this one into the ground on the off side. 139/5

35.1 C McKay to U Tharanga, Tries to flick it but misses. The ball hits his pads. No run. 139/5

Batting Powerplay enforced. McKay comes back on.

34.6 D Christian to C Kapugedera, Fullish outside off, Kapugedera slices it to point where Warner dives and stops. No run. 139/5

34.5 D Christian to C Kapugedera, Yorker on the middle stump, Kapugedera digs it out at the last moment. 139/5

34.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 139/5

34.3 D Christian to U Tharanga, Stays back and cuts it to point. 138/5

34.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Good length delivery angling in, tucked to the mid-wicket fielder. 138/5

34.1 D Christian to U Tharanga, Goes back and defends it from the crease. 138/5

33.6 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Nudges it to square leg. No run. 138/5

33.5 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Mistimes his drive to mid on and the pair run through for one. 138/5

33.4 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Drives it down the ground and takes one. 137/5

33.3 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Helps it to mid off and takes a single. 136/5

33.2 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Uses his feet and drives it to long off for one. 135/5

33.1 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Opens the face of the bat and guides it straight to point. 134/5

Drinks break.

32.6 D Christian to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga cuts it powerfully but straight to point. Maiden Over. 134/5

32.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Goes back and punches it to point. No run. 134/5

32.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, driven straight to Warner at point who slips after fielding the ball. 134/5

32.3 D Christian to U Tharanga, Clips this one to the on side. No run. 134/5

32.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Goes back and punches it straight to the covers fielder. 134/5

32.1 D Christian to U Tharanga, Bouncer on middle, Tharanga ducks under it. 134/5

31.6 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Helps it straight to the mid-wicket fielder to end the over. 134/5

31.5 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Comes forward for defense but gets an inside edge to square leg. 134/5

31.4 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Drives it to long off and picks up one. 134/5

31.3 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Places it wide of extra cover and picks up a couple. Intelligent cricket from Tharanga. 133/5

31.2 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Tharanga has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 131/5

31.1 N Lyon to U Tharanga, FOUR! Wide outside off, Tharanga rocks back and cuts it powerfully past point for a solid boundary. 131/5

Nathan Lyon back on.

30.6 D Christian to U Tharanga, Slices it past the diving point fielder and takes one. 127/5

30.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Slow bouncer outside off, Tharanga thinks of a cut but then lets it go through. 126/5

30.4 D Christian to C Kapugedera, Helps it wide of point and picks up one. 126/5

30.3 D Christian to U Tharanga, Bunts it through covers for a comfortable single. 125/5

30.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 124/5

30.1 D Christian to C Kapugedera, Pats it to point and takes a single. 124/5

29.6 X Doherty to C Kapugedera, Sweeps it to fine leg and takes one. 123/5

29.5 X Doherty to C Kapugedera, Defended off the back foot by Kapugedera. 122/5

29.4 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Not out! Nudges it to mid-wicket and sets off for a difficult single. The fielder positioned there throws it to the keeper at the striker's end who whips the bails off but replays show that Kapugedera's dive saved him there. A run added to the total. 122/5

Appeal for a run out, third umpire called for.

29.3 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Chips down and hits it straight back to the bowler. 121/5

29.2 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Tharanga has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 121/5

29.1 X Doherty to U Tharanga, FOUR! Flighted delivery outside off, Tharanga dances down the track and drives it nonchalantly through extra cover for a crunching boundary. 121/5

28.6 S Watson to C Kapugedera, Bouncer outside off, Kapugedera ducks under it to end the over. 117/5

28.5 S Watson to U Tharanga, Driven to deep cover and the pair take a single. 117/5

28.4 S Watson to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga cuts it straight to Warner at point. 116/5

28.3 S Watson to U Tharanga, Tharanga mistimes his drive to the mid-wicket fielder. No run. 116/5

28.2 S Watson to U Tharanga, Helps this one straight to the mid off fielder. 116/5

28.1 S Watson to C Kapugedera, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man off the front foot for a single. 116/5

27.6 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Punches this one straight to the mid-wicket fielder to end the over. 115/5

27.5 X Doherty to C Kapugedera, Fullish outside off, Kapugedera pushes it wide of covers and takes one. 115/5

27.4 X Doherty to U Tharanga, This time he finds the gap on the on side and takes a single. 114/5

27.3 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Clips it straight to the square leg fielder. 113/5

27.2 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Goes back and defends it into the ground. 113/5

27.1 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Flighted delivery outside off, driven straight back to the bowler. 113/5

26.6 S Watson to C Kapugedera, Wide outside off, Kapugedera cuts it powerfully to point where Warner does well to stop the ball jumping in the air. 113/5

26.5 S Watson to C Kapugedera, Slower delivery outside off, Kapugedera lets it go through. 113/5

Chamara Kapugedera is the next man in.

26.4 S Watson to L Thirimanne, OUT! Good low catch by Warner! Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga slaps it aerially straight to Warner at point who takes a good low catch. Thirimanne gone and Sri Lanka in big trouble now at 113/5. 113/5

26.3 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Stays back and punches this one to mid off. 113/4

26.2 S Watson to U Tharanga, Leg bye! Misses his flick and the ball rolls over to square leg for a single off the pads. 113/4

26.1 S Watson to U Tharanga, Fullish delivery on off, angling in, Tharanga pushes it to mid on. No run. 112/4

25.6 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Lunges forward and powers it to deep cover for a single. 112/4

25.5 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Flicks it straight to the square leg fielder. 111/4

25.4 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Tharanga fails to get bat on that one and is hit on the pad. 111/4

25.3 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Just short! Fullish outside off, Tharanga dances down the track and mistimes his loft on one bounce to the mid off fielder. 111/4

25.2 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Sits down and scoops it to fine leg for a single. 111/4

25.1 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Pushes it to long on and takes a single. 110/4

24.6 S Watson to U Tharanga, Back of a length delivery outside off, Tharanga pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 109/4

24.5 S Watson to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga opens the face of the bat and guides it straight to the point fielder. 108/4

24.4 S Watson to U Tharanga, Comes forward and defends it to covers. 108/4

24.3 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Chips down the track and cuts it past point to third man for a single. 108/4

24.2 S Watson to U Tharanga, Nudges it behind square leg and takes one. 107/4

24.1 S Watson to U Tharanga, Good length delivery, angling in, Tharanga clips it to mid-wicket. 106/4

Shane Watson back on.

23.6 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and helps it to mid-wicket. 106/4

23.5 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Goes back and defends it from his crease. 106/4

23.4 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Taps it to the point fielder. 106/4

23.3 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Pats it straight to mid-wicket. 106/4

23.2 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Works it to the on side. No run. 106/4

23.1 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne reaches out for the quicker ball outside off but is beaten by the spin. 106/4

Fifty stand up between Tharanga and Thirimanne.

23.1 X Doherty to U Tharanga, FOUR Wides! spins in after pitching on the leg stump, the batsman misses his flick, Wade too misses the ball and the pair run through for three. 106/4

Doherty back on.

22.6 B Lee to U Tharanga, Good length delivery on the leg stump, Tharanga nudges it on the on side and picks up a comfortable single. 102/4

22.5 B Lee to U Tharanga, Goes back and pushes a back of a length delivery to covers. 101/4

22.4 B Lee to U Tharanga, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to the point fielder. No run. 101/4

22.3 B Lee to U Tharanga, Length delivery outside off, driven straight to mid off. 101/4

22.3 B Lee to U Tharanga, WIDE! Bouncer way over the batsman's head. Tharanga ducks under it. 101/4

22.2 B Lee to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga goes for a cut but inside edges it on one bounce to the keeper. 100/4

22.1 B Lee to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery on middle, maneuvered to deep square leg for one. 100 up for Sri Lanka. 100/4

21.6 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Drives it straight back, Lyon dives to his left and stops, denies a single. 99/4

21.5 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Comes forward and pats it to the point region. 99/4

21.4 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Helps it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 99/4

21.3 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Just past the first slip! Outside off, Tharanga rocks back for a cut but gets a thick outside edge past the diving first slip to third man for three. 98/4

21.2 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Clips it wide of mid-wicket and runs through for one. 95/4

21.1 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Pushes it to the on side and picks up a single. 94/4

20.6 B Lee to U Tharanga, Slower delivery outside off, Tharanga helps it to deep cover and takes one. 93/4

20.5 B Lee to L Thirimanne, Fullish outside off, driven to deep point for a single. 92/4

20.4 B Lee to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne punches it through mid on and takes a couple. 91/4

20.3 B Lee to L Thirimanne, Back of a length delivery on middle, Thirimanne is hurried into his shot and he defends it awkwardly to the on side. 89/4

20.2 B Lee to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga pats it to point and takes one. 89/4

20.1 B Lee to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne gets an inside edge onto his pads to the on side for a single. 88/4

Brett Lee back on.

19.6 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Pushes it past cover for one. 7 from the over, 20/0 in the Bowling Powerplay. 87/4

19.5 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Floated outside off, driven to long off for a run. 86/4

19.4 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Goes back and turns it towards square leg for a single. 85/4

19.3 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Quicker delivery on middle, pushed back to the bowler again. 84/4

19.2 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Flatter and fuller, driven back to the bowler. 84/4

19.1 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, FOUR! A very good shot. Short outside off, Thirimanne goes back, makes room for himself and cuts it through point. The fielder dives but in vain. 84/4

18.6 C McKay to U Tharanga, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 80/4

18.5 C McKay to U Tharanga, Another lovely drive but straight to short extra cover. 80/4

18.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, FOUR RUNNING RUNS! Lovely shot first up. Full outside off, Tharanga comes forward and drives it between covers and mid off. The fielder from mid off dives to his right and takes some pace off the ball. It stops near the ropes but by the time the fielder can get to the ball, the batsmen easily came back for the fourth. Excellent running. 80/4

18.3 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery on middle, tucked through mid-wicket for a single. 76/4

18.2 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Full and wide outside off, swinging away, Thirimanne flashes and misses. 75/4

18.1 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Short outside off, cut straight to point. 75/4

17.6 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Full on middle, nicely swept all along the carpet to deep mid-wicket for one. 75/4

17.5 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Punches this straight to short cover. 74/4

17.4 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Slightly short outside off, Tharanga goes back and across and works it towards square leg for a run. 74/4

17.3 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Strays down the leg side, is picked off to short fine leg for a single. 73/4

17.2 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Ooohhh...looks to drive this straight back and gets a leading edge which nearly spoons back to the bowler. Lands just short. 72/4

17.1 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Nicely tossed up on middle, Thirimanne defends it to cover. 72/4

16.6 C McKay to U Tharanga, Full outside off, steered straight to cover. 72/4

16.5 C McKay to U Tharanga, Fuller in length this time, solidly defended towards cover. 72/4

16.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, chopped straight to point. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end and scores a bull's eye. Tharanga looks for the overthrow but it is backed up well. 72/4

16.3 C McKay to U Tharanga, Good length delivery on middle, Upul has to hop to defend it. 72/4

16.2 C McKay to U Tharanga, Fuller length delivery, Tharanga looks to drive but mistimes it to mid on. 72/4

16.1 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Short outside off, slashed in the air but well wide of point to third man. A single taken. 72/4

Clint McKay it is to bowl. 3-1-5-2 so far. Sri Lanka need 161 to win from 204 balls with 6 wickets in hand.

15.6 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Chops it down to point for one. 71/4

15.5 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Pushes it to cover and takes a single. 70/4

15.4 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Long hop, outside off, cut towards point where Lee does well diving to his left. 69/4

15.3 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Waits for this one to come to him and guides it to point for a run. 69/4

15.2 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Full on middle, Thirimanne looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge to cover. 68/4

15.1 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Short outside off, cut towards point for a single. 68/4

BOWLING POWERPLAY TAKEN. Three fielders maximum allowed on the fence. Sri Lanka need 165 to win from 210 balls with 6 wickets in hand.

14.6 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Lovely straight drive, cut off by the fielder at mid on. 67/4

14.5 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Full outside off, defended towards cover. 67/4

14.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, A mild LBW appeal, turned down. Pitched on middle, 128.5 kph, Tharanga misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls down towards square leg and the batsmen take a single. 67/4

14.3 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Guides this behind point for a single. 66/4

14.2 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Defends this back to the bowler. 65/4

14.1 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Landed outside off, steered behind point for a couple. 65/4

Aakash Chopra tweets, "SL, unexpectedly, under d pump while chasing a below-par score...d extra batsman they played may get an opportunity to justify his selection"

13.6 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Pushes this towards cover for a run. 63/4

13.5 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Taps it gently towards cover and takes a single. 62/4

13.4 N Lyon to U Tharanga, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 61/4

13.3 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Comes down the track but is not to the pitch of the ball and is forced to defend. 61/4

13.2 N Lyon to U Tharanga, On middle, solidly defended. 61/4

13.1 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Flighted outside off, pushed towards cover for a single. 61/4

12.6 D Christian to U Tharanga, Full on middle, UT flicks it straight to short mid-wicket. 60/4

12.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Good length delivery just outside off, solidly defended towards cover. 60/4

12.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, Another one nips back in, Upul is early into his drive and gets a thick inside edge on to his pads. 60/4

12.3 D Christian to U Tharanga, Oooh....this one comes back with the angle from around the wicket, Tharanga is nearly cut into two as the ball goes right between bat and pad and just misses off stump. 60/4

12.2 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery this time, steered behind point where a misfield enables a single. 60/4

12.1 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Full outside off, pushed towards cover. 59/4

Daniel Christian into the attack now. Sri Lanka need 173 to win from 228 balls with 6 wickets in hand.

11.6 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Drives it to deep cover and takes one to end the over. 59/4

11.5 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Gets forward and prods it into the ground. 58/4

11.4 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Lunges forward and helps it to covers. No run. 58/4

11.3 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 58/4

11.2 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Tries to go for a hoick but mistimes it straight to mid on. 57/4

11.1 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Gets forward and defends. 57/4

Nathan Lyon comes into the attack.

10.6 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Punches this one straight to the covers to end the over. 57/4

10.5 S Watson to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga cuts it to third man for one. 57/4

10.4 S Watson to U Tharanga, Bouncer on middle, Tharanga ducks under it. 56/4

10.3 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Stays back and guides it to third man for a single. 56/4

10.2 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Wide outside off, Thirimanne drives it straight to covers. 55/4

10.1 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 55/4

9.6 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Flicks it to deep square leg and takes a single. End of the Mandatory Powerplay, good one for Australia. 55/4

9.5 C McKay to U Tharanga, Clips it to square leg and takes one. Gets off the mark. 54/4

9.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, Fullish on off, driven straight to covers. 53/4

Upul Tharanga is the next man in

9.3 C McKay to M J'dena, OUT! Castled! Good length delivery outside off, jags back in sharply. Jayawardena completely misses it because of the movement off the pitch and the ball sneaks in between his bat and pad to rattle the timber. Big big wicket for Australia! 53/4

9.2 C McKay to M J'dena, Drifts it onto his pads, Jayawardena clips it to short fine leg. No run. 53/3

9.1 C McKay to M J'dena, Good length delivery on off, pushed to mid on. 53/3

8.6 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Lunges forward and drills it into the ground to end the over. 53/3

8.5 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Pats it straight to the point fielder. 53/3

8.4 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Fullish delivery on middle, played straight back to the bowler. 53/3

8.3 S Watson to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, Jayawardena stays back and guides it to third man for a single. 53/3

"Aussies are fighting for all they worth against Sri Lanka.52/3 and they are back in the game.", tweets Pat Symcox.

8.2 S Watson to M J'dena, Come forward and clips it straight to mid on. 52/3

8.1 S Watson to M J'dena, Leans forward and pats it to point. 52/3

Shane Watson into the attack now.

Ayaz Memon tweets, "Early blows by Oz make them now frontrunners to win this match unless Mahela rises to the occasion..."

7.6 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 52/3

7.5 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Nudges it to square leg. No run. 52/3

7.4 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 52/3

Lahiru Thirimanne is the next man in.

7.3 C McKay to D Chandimal, OUT! LBW! This time the umpire lifts his finger! Good length delivery on off, jags back in after landing. Chandimal misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire gives it out straightaway. That looked plumb to the naked eye. Sri Lanka in deep waters now, three down for 52 runs. 52/3

7.2 C McKay to D Chandimal, Pats it straight to point. 52/2

7.1 C McKay to D Chandimal, Stifled appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery outside off, nips back in. Chandimal goes for a forward prod but seems to miss it. The players appeal but the umpire is unmoved. May be would have missed off. 52/2

6.6 B Lee to D Chandimal, Cuts it to third man and takes a single. 52/2

6.5 B Lee to D Chandimal, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Chandimal goes for a poke but misses. 51/2

6.4 B Lee to D Chandimal, FOUR! Slapped! Good length delivery outside off, Chandimal rocks back and cuts it powerfully past point for a solid boundary. 51/2

6.3 B Lee to D Chandimal, Good length delivery on off, prodded into the ground by Chandimal. 47/2

Dinesh Chandimal is the new batsman.

6.2 B Lee to K Sangakkara, OUT! Lee hits back hard! Fullish delivery outside off, nips away after landing, Sangakkara goes for a booming drive but only manages to edge it to the wide first slip fielder, Watson, who pouches it safely. Big wicket for Australia, Sangakkara departs. 47/2

6.1 B Lee to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Back of a length delivery on the leg stump, Sangakkara rocks back and pulls it behind square for a powerful boundary. 47/1

5.6 C McKay to M J'dena, Leans forward and dabs it to point. 43/1

5.5 C McKay to M J'dena, Clips it to the mid-wicket region where the fielder dives and stops the ball. 43/1

5.4 C McKay to M J'dena, Comes forward and prods it to point. 43/1

5.3 C McKay to M J'dena, Helps it to the on side. No run. 43/1

5.2 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Fullish on middle, Sangakkara flicks it beautifully through mid-wicket and picks up three. 43/1

5.1 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid on. 40/1

Clint McKay comes into the attack.

4.6 B Lee to K Sangakkara, Helps it wide of mid off and completes a single. 40/1

4.5 B Lee to M J'dena, Wide outside off, Jayawardena cuts it to third man and takes one. 39/1

4.4 B Lee to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara stays back and unleashes his typical straight drive. Gets three to long off. 38/1

4.3 B Lee to M J'dena, Clips it to long leg and takes a single. 35/1

4.2 B Lee to M J'dena, Comes forward and defends it to the bowler. Lee picks up the ball and has a stare at the batsman. 34/1

4.2 B Lee to M J'dena, WIDE! Bouncer outside off, looked to be going over the head of the batsman. Lee wasn't impressed with that call. 34/1

4.1 B Lee to M J'dena, Jayawardena shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 33/1

3.6 X Doherty to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Again superb timing! Fullish outside off, Sangakkara gets down on one knee and drives it sublimely through covers for a well timed boundary. 33/1

3.5 X Doherty to K Sangakkara, Flicks it straight to square leg. 29/1

3.4 X Doherty to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Typical Sangakkara drive! Overpitched delivery outside off, Sangakkara sits on one knee and caresses it through covers for a magnificent boundary. 29/1

3.4 X Doherty to K Sangakkara, WIDE! Drifts this one down the leg side, Sangakkara misses his flick. 25/1

3.3 X Doherty to M J'dena, Helps it wide of mid-wicket and takes one. 24/1

3.2 X Doherty to M J'dena, Beaten! Turns away after landing outside off, Jayawardena is beaten in his forward defense. 23/1

3.1 X Doherty to M J'dena, Jayawardena has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 23/1

Kumar Sangakkara is the next man in.

2.6 B Lee to T Dilshan, OUT! Soft dismissal! Good length delivery on off, Dilshan tries to work it to the leg side but gets a leading edge, the ball balloons in the air to short cover who pouches it safely. Lee punches in air with his typical celebration. 23/1

2.5 B Lee to T Dilshan, Length delivery on middle, driven straight to mid on. 23/0

2.4 B Lee to M J'dena, Fullish on legs, clipped to deep square leg for a single. 23/0

2.3 B Lee to M J'dena, Good length delivery on middle, Jayawardena flicks it uppishly over square leg for a couple. 22/0

2.2 B Lee to M J'dena, Goes back and defends it to the bowler. Lee has a word with Jayawardena who responds back with a smile. 20/0

2.1 B Lee to M J'dena, FOUR! Take that! Good length delivery outside off, Jayawardena dances down the track and smacks it past cover for a powerful boundary. 20/0

1.6 X Doherty to T Dilshan, FOUR! Well placed! Fullish on legs, Dilshan sits on one knee and sweeps it past short fine leg for a well timed boundary. 16/0

1.5 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Chips down the track and hits it straight to mid off. 12/0

1.4 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Pushes this one to the cover region. 12/0

1.3 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Driven straight to the mid off fielder. 12/0

1.2 X Doherty to T Dilshan, FOUR! This time he gets it into the gap! Wide outside off, Dilshan rocks back and slaps it past point for a boundary. 12/0

1.1 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Short delivery outside off, punched straight to covers. 8/0

Xavier Doherty to bowl from the other end.

0.6 B Lee to M J'dena, Fullish on middle, Jayawardena flicks it uppishly over mid-wicket and picks up a couple. 8 runs off the first over. 8/0

0.5 B Lee to M J'dena, Nudges it straight to mid-wicket. No run. 6/0

0.4 B Lee to M J'dena, Drives it beautifully but straight to mid on. 6/0

0.3 B Lee to M J'dena, FOUR LEG BYES! Slips it down the leg side, Jayawardena misses his flick and the ball brushes his pads and runs down to fine leg for a boundary. 6/0

0.2 B Lee to M J'dena, Wide delivery outside off, Jayawardena flashes it hard through point, Doherty from third man runs to his right, slides and pulls the ball inside the ropes. Two runs taken. 2/0

0.1 B Lee to M J'dena, Good length delivery on middle, helped straight to mid-wicket. 0/0

Commentary (Australia innings)

A superb bowling performance from Sri Lanka to restrict the Kangaroos to 231. At one point, the hosts were cruising at 115/1 but a disciplined bowling effort from Herath and Maharoof, with three wickets each, made sure that the hosts didn't manage to put on a big total on the board. It's now the time for the batsmen to deliver the goods for the Lankans. Seems to be a tricky chase as it is not easy to bat under lights. Do joins us back in a while for Sri Lanka's reply.

49.3 N Kulasekara to N Lyon, OUT! Two in two! Kulasekara finishes off the innings! Fullish on legs, Lyon flicks it uppishly straight into the hands of Senanayake at deep mid-wicket who makes no mistake. Australia have been bowled out for 231. 231/10

Nathan Lyon is the next man in.

49.2 N Kulasekara to B Lee, OUT! Bowled! Yorker on the leg stump, Brett Lee goes for a hoick on the on side but inside edges it onto his pads and then onto the stumps. 231/9

49.1 N Kulasekara to B Lee, Fullish delivery outside off, Lee gives himself room for a drive but misses. 231/8

That's it from all of us here hope you enjoyed our coverage. Good bye and take care.

Michael Clarke Says that all the guys chipped in with a great performance in the last final. Jokes that the boys might have some grey hairs. Says that he has been harsh on the bowlers in the past but they responded well. On his injury, he informs that he might not be fully fit for the West Indies limited overs matches but may be fit for the Tests. Tells that Watson did a fantastic job as a captain and wishes him the best for the West Indies ODIs. Credits the state teams for producing great youngsters.

Mahela Jayawardena Says that he would have taken the target of 232 initially but then they lost wickets at regular intervals. Says that the boys played well and provided great fight. Congratulates Michael Clarke for the victory. Thanks the Australian as well as the Sri Lankan crowd for the great support.

Tillakaratne Dilshan is named the Man of the Series. He says that they played very well throughout the series but couldn't finish it off in the end. After losing the series in South Africa they made a brilliant come back. He says he played a bad shot to Brett Lee which might have cost the team. Tells that he is enjoying his cricket, batting, bowling and fielding. Thanks the Sri Lankan supporters for their splendid support throughout the series.

Clint McKay is named the Man of the Match. He says that his death batting was more important than his death bowling in the match. His partnership with Lee got them to a decent total. Says that it's good to get back into the Australian squad after a long lay-off and take a five-for in the final.

A superb victory for the Australians. They bowled brilliantly to defend a mediocre total of 231. Clint McKay bowled with great heart and picked up a five-for (5/28). Both his five-wicket hauls in ODIs have come against Sri Lanka. The Lions never got the momentum going, Tharanga played a brave innings of 71 to bring them closer to the target but couldn't finish the game off. In the end Australia were the worthy winners of the CB series, beating the visitors 2-1 in the best of three finals. This is the first time in the history of tri-series finals in Australia that the team losing the second final has won the third.

48.5 C McKay to L Malinga, OUT! Castled! Five-for for McKay! Tri-series trophy for Australia! Yorker on middle and off, Malinga gives himself room for a hoick but totally misses it. The ball sneaks in and shatters the timber. Australia win by 16 runs and lift the CB series trophy, beating Sri Lanka 2-1 in the best of three finals. 215/10

48.4 C McKay to L Malinga, Goes for a wild slog and misses out on the slower delivery. Dot ball! 215/9

48.3 C McKay to L Malinga, FOUR! This time he gets hold of the slower delivery and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a powerful boundary. 17 needed off 9 deliveries now. 215/9

48.2 C McKay to L Malinga, Again a well disguised slower delivery outside off, Malinga goes for a full blooded hoick but misses. 211/9

48.1 C McKay to F Maharoof, Slower back of the hand cutter outside off, Maharoof slaps it to deep point for just a single. 211/9

48.6 L Malinga to B Lee, Mistimes his hoick to mid-wicket. Kulasekara stationed there has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. 231/8

48.5 L Malinga to X Doherty, Cuts it straight to Dilshan to point and scampers through for a single. 230/8

Cricket stat - Brett Lee is now the fourth player in the list of all-rounders who have picked up 350 wickets and scored 1000 runs in ODIs. The other three are Wasim Akram, Chaminda Vaas and Shaun Pollock.

48.4 L Malinga to X Doherty, Slower yorker outside off, Doherty fails to dig it out. 229/8

48.3 L Malinga to X Doherty, Pats it straight to the point region. 229/8

48.2 L Malinga to X Doherty, Plays it straight to mid-wicket. No run. 229/8

48.1 L Malinga to B Lee, Yorker on the leg stump, Lee digs it out to deep square leg and takes one. 229/8

The players have made their way out to the middle. David Warner and Matthew Wade are the two batsmen at the crease. Tillakaratne Dilshan to start the proceedings for Sri Lanka.

Australia - David Warner, Shane Watson(C), Michael Hussey, Peter Forrest, Daniel Christian, David Hussey, Matthew Wade(Wk), Xavier Doherty, Brett Lee, Clint McKay, Nathan Lyon.

Sri Lanka - Mahela Jayawardena(C), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(Wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera, Farveez Maharoof, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath.

Toss - Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bowl.The Sri Lankan side is unchanged. For Australia, Peter Forrest replaces injured skipper Michael Clarke. Shane Watson is leading the side in his absence. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon comes into the side in place of injured paceman James Pattinson.

Pitch - The pitch is dry and a little bit on the slower side.

The Lankans have hit back hard after a poor start to the series and they have managed to square the best of three finals 1-1 after being 1-0 down. The Australians, on the other hand, have lost the plot a little bit after a good start to the series and they would be looking to get back to winning ways. A cracker of a contest is definitely on cards.

Hello and Welcome to the third final of the tri-series between Australia and Sri Lanka in Adelaide.

47.6 S Watson to L Malinga, Slaps it to long on and takes a single. 22 runs needed of 12 deliveries. 210/9

47.5 S Watson to F Maharoof, Goes for the pull and gets the bottom of the bat. The ball runs away to long on for a single. 210/9

47.4 S Watson to L Malinga, Pulls it to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 209/9

47.3 S Watson to L Malinga, Fires in a yorker outside off, Malinga fails to dig it out. 208/9

47.2 S Watson to F Maharoof, Mistimes his hoick to long on for a single. 208/9

47.1 S Watson to F Maharoof, Yorker outside off, Maharoof tries to punch it but the ball hits the toe of the bat and a part of the toe comes off. Watson picks up the ball and threatens to throw it at the non-striker's end. 207/9

47.6 N Kulasekara to B Lee, In the air but safe! Full toss outside off, Lee mistimes his hoick to long off where Dilshan picks it up on one bounce. A single taken. 228/8

47.5 N Kulasekara to X Doherty, Drives this full toss down the ground and takes one. 227/8

47.4 N Kulasekara to X Doherty, Chips down the track for a drive but misses this delivery in the block hole outside off. 226/8

47.3 N Kulasekara to B Lee, Drives it through covers and takes a single. 226/8

47.2 N Kulasekara to B Lee, Yorker again, outside off, Lee fails to put bat on ball. 225/8

CRICKET UPDATE - We receive news that India's Rahul Dravid might call it quits tomorrow at a press conference in Bangalore. Great servant to the game and a thorough gentleman.

47.1 N Kulasekara to B Lee, Lee has dug out that yorker at the last second. 225/8

46.6 C McKay to F Maharoof, Short outside off, Maharoof rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for just a single. Just three runs and a wicket off it. 25 runs off 18 deliveries needed now. 207/9

46.5 C McKay to L Malinga, Again slower delivery on middle, Malinga somehow chips it on the leg side and takes one. He is not able to pick up McKay's tricky slower deliveries. 206/9

46.4 C McKay to L Malinga, Slower cutter outside off, Malinga fishes for it but misses it. Good change of pace from McKay. 205/9

Lasith Malinga is the last man in.

46.3 C McKay to R Herath, OUT! Castled! Fourth wicket for McKay! Good length delivery angling into the batsman, Herath goes for an audacious hoick and completely misses it. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. Australia now one wicket away from lifting the trophy. 27 runs needed off 21 deliveries. 205/9

46.2 C McKay to R Herath, Good length delivery on the leg stump, Herath tries to flick it but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads. Dot ball. 205/8

46.1 C McKay to F Maharoof, Slower delivery outside off, maneuvered to mid on for a single. 205/8

Kulasekara back on.

46.6 L Malinga to B Lee, DROPPED! A tad short outside off, Lee rocks back and punches it aerially to deep cover where Maharoof dives to his left but fluffs it. He took a similar kind of catch to dismiss McKay but this time he doesn't manage to hold on. 225/8

46.5 L Malinga to X Doherty, Off-cutter outside off, patted straight to point. 224/8

46.4 L Malinga to X Doherty, Full length delivery outside off, Doherty guides it to deep point where the fielder misfields it and allows a couple. 223/8

46.3 L Malinga to B Lee, Fullish outside off, Lee goes back and punches it to long off for one. 221/8

46.2 L Malinga to B Lee, Slower delivery on a good length area outside off, Lee goes for a cut but misses. 220/8

46.1 L Malinga to B Lee, Fullish outside off, Lee mistimes his hoick aerially down the ground and takes a couple. 220/8

Rangana Herath is the next man in.

45.6 S Watson to U Tharanga, OUT! Big big wicket for Australia! Tharanga departs! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing, Tharanga goes for a drive but outside edges it to the keeper who pouches it safely. The umpire consults with the square leg umpire for the credibility of the catch, and gets a green signal. 28 needed off 24 with just two wickets in hand for Sri Lanka. 204/8

45.5 S Watson to F Maharoof, Punches it down to long on and takes a single. 204/7

45.4 S Watson to F Maharoof, Goes for a wild drive outside off and misses. 29 needed off 26 now. 203/7

45.3 S Watson to F Maharoof, Drifts this one onto his pads, Maharoof misses his flick and the ball brushes his pads on its way to the keeper. Dot ball. 203/7

45.2 S Watson to U Tharanga, Slower delivery outside off, driven to sweeper cover for a single. 203/7

45.1 S Watson to U Tharanga, Stays back and pushes it straight to covers. No run. 202/7

45.6 R Herath to B Lee, Clips it wide of mid-wicket and takes one. 218/8

Xavier Doherty is the next man in.

45.5 R Herath to C McKay, OUT! He holes out here! Fullish delivery on off, McKay sits on one knee and hoicks it to deep mid-wicket where Maharoof dives forward and pouches it safely. 217/8

45.4 R Herath to C McKay, Stays back and hits it powerfully to covers. No run. 217/7

45.3 R Herath to C McKay, Drives it straight to the covers fielder. 217/7

45.2 R Herath to C McKay, FOUR! Superb placement! Fullish outside off, McKay goes inside out and lofts it over extra cover for a well placed boundary. 217/7

45.1 R Herath to C McKay, Good length delivery outside off, jags back in after landing. McKay inside edges his cut into the ground. 213/7

Watson back on.

44.6 D Christian to F Maharoof, Pushes it straight to the bowler who does well to get his hand to it and deflect to extra cover. No run. 202/7

44.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Clips it to deep square leg and takes a single. 202/7

44.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, Yorker outside off, Tharanga fails to get bat on ball. Dot ball! 201/7

44.3 D Christian to F Maharoof, Pats it to point and takes another quick single. Good running by the pair. 201/7

44.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Pushes it to covers and scampers through for a quick single. 200 up for the Lankans. 200/7

44.1 D Christian to F Maharoof, Back of a length delivery on middle, Maharoof pulls it to deep square leg where Lyon slides to his right and saves three runs. One run added to the total. 199/7

44.6 L Malinga to B Lee, Slower delivery outside off, Lee goes for a full-blooded hoick but misses. 213/7

44.5 L Malinga to B Lee, Fullish outside off and again Lee smacks it past extra cover for a couple. 213/7

44.4 L Malinga to B Lee, Wide outside off, Lee cuts it straight to the point fielder. 211/7

44.3 L Malinga to B Lee, Lee goes after a wide one but misses. 211/7

44.2 L Malinga to B Lee, FOUR! This time it reaches the fence! Overpitched delivery outside off, Lee whacks it through extra cover for a muscular boundary. Kulasekara made a desperate effort to save it with a slide but the momentum and the power behind the stroke took the ball over the ropes. 211/7

44.1 L Malinga to B Lee, Fullish delivery outside off, Lee stays back and smacks it past covers for a couple. 207/7

43.6 X Doherty to F Maharoof, Clips it to mid on and takes one. 34 needed off 36 deliveries. 198/7

43.5 X Doherty to F Maharoof, Drives it straight to the mid off fielder. No run. 197/7

43.4 X Doherty to F Maharoof, Drives it sublimely to covers where Michael Hussey does well to stop it. 197/7

43.3 X Doherty to F Maharoof, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Good length delivery on middle, Maharoof sits on one knee and sweeps it muscularly through square leg for a boundary. That releases off the pressure a little bit! 197/7

43.2 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Helps it to deep cover and takes one. 193/7

43.1 X Doherty to F Maharoof, Cuts it powerfully to point where David Hussey misfields it and allows a single. 192/7

Malinga back into the attack.

43.6 R Herath to B Lee, Again uses his feet and pushes it to long on for one. 205/7

43.5 R Herath to C McKay, Mistimes his hoick aerially to long on for a single. 204/7

43.4 R Herath to B Lee, Chips down and smashes it past the bowler for just a single. 203/7

43.3 R Herath to B Lee, Lee dances down the track and does well to block the ball. 202/7

43.2 R Herath to C McKay, Chips it aerially on one bounce to long off for a single. 202/7

43.1 R Herath to C McKay, Goes back to cut but gets a bottom edge onto the ground to the bowler. 201/7

42.6 D Christian to F Maharoof, Fullish on middle, Maharoof flicks it sublimely wide of mid on for just a single. 41 required off 42 deliveries. 191/7

42.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, cut to deep cover for a single. 190/7

42.4 D Christian to F Maharoof, Full length delivery on middle, punched to mid-wicket where Michael Hussey misfields it and allows a single. 189/7

42.3 D Christian to F Maharoof, Fullish on legs, flicked to the mid-wicket fielder. 188/7

"Roller-coaster batting performance, but Sri Lanka not giving up easily. Has been their most admirable quality this series..." tweets Ayaz Memon.

42.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Drives it wide of the covers fielder and takes a single. 188/7

42.1 D Christian to U Tharanga, Pushes a delivery outside off straight to covers. 187/7

42.6 N Kulasekara to C McKay, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for one. 201/7

42.5 N Kulasekara to C McKay, Full toss outside off, McKay fails to put bat on ball. 200/7

42.4 N Kulasekara to C McKay, SIX! Butchered! Slower ball on a full length area outside off, McKay waits for it and then smokes it over mid-wicket for a thunderous maximum. 200/7

42.3 N Kulasekara to C McKay, Yorker on the leg stump, McKay goes for a flick but only inside edges it onto his pads. 194/7

42.2 N Kulasekara to C McKay, Slower cutter outside off, McKay helps it straight to the bowler. 194/7

42.1 N Kulasekara to C McKay, Gives himself room for a drive but outside edges it to third man for a couple. 194/7

41.6 X Doherty to F Maharoof, Comes forward and defends with full face of the bat. 45 needed off 48 deliveries now. 187/7

41.5 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Clips it past mid-wicket and takes one. 187/7

41.4 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Dabs it to point, Maharoof wants a single but is sent back, Lee at point picks up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Maharoof makes it with a dive. 186/7

41.3 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Pushes this one straight to point. No run. 186/7

41.2 X Doherty to U Tharanga, SIX! Dances down the track and smacks it over extra covers for a thumping maximum. Superb shot by Tharanga in pressure situation. 186/7

41.1 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Goes for a drive on the off side but inside edges it to long on. The pair scamper through for a second as the ball went very slowly to the fielder there. 180/7

41.6 R Herath to B Lee, Gets an inside edge onto his pads while going for a cut. No run. 192/7

41.5 R Herath to B Lee, Lee dances down the track but decides to defend it. 192/7

41.4 R Herath to C McKay, Flicks it past mid-wicket and takes one. 192/7

41.3 R Herath to C McKay, Defended off the front foot by McKay presenting the full face of the bat. 191/7

41.2 R Herath to C McKay, Clips it to the short mid-wicket fielder. 191/7

41.1 R Herath to C McKay, Fullish flighted delivery on off, driven straight to short cover. 191/7

Doherty back on.

40.6 D Christian to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga dabs it to third man for one. 4 runs from the over. 54 runs needed off 54 balls now. 178/7

40.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga slices it past point and scampers through for a couple. Good running by the pair. 177/7

40.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, Bouncer outside off, Tharanga gets surprised by the pace and lets it go through. 175/7

40.3 D Christian to U Tharanga, Tries to drive it through covers but inside edges it back to the bowler. He seems to be getting frustrated here. 175/7

40.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Squirts this one into the ground. 175/7

40.1 D Christian to F Maharoof, Taps it to deep point and takes a single. 175/7

Herath back on.

40.6 N Kulasekara to B Lee, Close! Good length delivery outside off, Lee goes for a cut close to his off stump but misses. The ball goes inches past the stumps. 191/7

40.5 N Kulasekara to B Lee, Yorker on the leg stump, well dug out by Lee. 191/7

40.4 N Kulasekara to C McKay, Guides it wide of point and takes a single. 191/7

40.3 N Kulasekara to C McKay, Goes back and taps it to point. 190/7

40.2 N Kulasekara to B Lee, Clips it to mid on and completes a run. 190/7

40.1 N Kulasekara to B Lee, Fullish outside off, driven straight to covers. 189/7

39.6 C McKay to U Tharanga, Pushes this fullish delivery on middle, straight back to the bowler. End of Batting Powerplay, 35/2 during that period. 58 runs required off the last 10 overs. 174/7

39.5 C McKay to F Maharoof, Good length delivery on middle, maneuvered to deep square leg for a single. 174/7

39.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, Clips it to long on and takes a single. 173/7

39.3 C McKay to U Tharanga, Good length delivery angling in, Tharanga helps it straight back to the bowler. 172/7

39.2 C McKay to U Tharanga, Comes forward and pats it straight to point. 172/7

39.1 C McKay to U Tharanga, Goes for a pull but bottom edges it to the keeper. No run. 172/7

Kulasekara back on.

39.6 L Malinga to C McKay, FOUR! Audacious shot! Fullish outside off, McKay stays back and lofts it over mid off for a crunching boundary. End of Batting Powerplay, 25/1 in that period. 189/7

39.5 L Malinga to C McKay, Good length delivery outside off, McKay helps it straight back to the bowler. 185/7

39.4 L Malinga to C McKay, Goes for a cut off a wide delivery but inside edges it into the ground. No run. 185/7

39.3 L Malinga to C McKay, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 185/7

39.2 L Malinga to C McKay, FOUR! Nicely done by McKay! Fullish on legs, McKay gets his bat down in time and flicks it to fine leg for a well placed boundary. 185/7

39.1 L Malinga to C McKay, Wide outside off, McKay lets it go through. 181/7

38.6 B Lee to F Maharoof, Clips it straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 172/7

Farveez Maharoof is the next man in.

38.5 B Lee to N Kulasekara, OUT! Lee strikes! Fullish delivery angling into the batsman, Kulasekara goes for an audacious hoick on the leg side but mistimes it straight into the hands of Lyon at mid on. Kulasekara departs, big wicket for Australia considering the fact that he nearly took Sri Lanka home with a blistering innings in the first final at Brisbane. 172/7

38.4 B Lee to N Kulasekara, Driven beautifully but straight to covers. 172/6

38.3 B Lee to U Tharanga, Fends it to the on side and takes one. 172/6

38.2 B Lee to N Kulasekara, Low full toss, driven to mid-wicket for one. 171/6

38.2 B Lee to N Kulasekara, FIVE WIDES! Lee tries to bowl a yorker but misfires it down the leg side. The keeper has no chance and the ball runs away to fine leg for a boundary. 170/6

38.1 B Lee to N Kulasekara, FOUR! Smashed! Overpitched delivery outside off, Kulasekara slices it powerfully past covers for a crunching boundary. 165/6

Malinga replaces Maharoof.

38.6 R Herath to C McKay, Nudges it to deep square leg and picks up a single. 181/7

38.5 R Herath to C McKay, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 180/7

38.4 R Herath to B Lee, Works it through mid-wicket for a run. 180/7

38.3 R Herath to B Lee, Tossed up on middle, Lee comes down the track and works it straight to mid on. 179/7

38.2 R Herath to C McKay, Flicks it past mid-wicket for a single. 179/7

38.1 R Herath to C McKay, Full on middle, driven past the bowler to mid on. 178/7

37.6 C McKay to N Kulasekara, Slower delivery outside off, Kulasekara checks his shot at the last moment and hits it aerially through covers for a single. 71 required off 72 balls. 161/6

37.5 C McKay to U Tharanga, Mistimes his hoick to deep square leg for a single. 160/6

37.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, Comes on the front foot and prods it into the ground. 159/6

37.3 C McKay to N Kulasekara, Slower delivery on a fuller length on off, clipped to mid-wicket for single. 159/6

24th ODI Fifty for Tharanga.

37.2 C McKay to U Tharanga, Fullish delivery angling into the batsman, Tharanga clips it behind square leg and takes one. 158/6

37.1 C McKay to U Tharanga, Nudges it with soft hands to the on side and scampers through for a couple. 157/6

Mahela continues to rotate his bowlers. Herath is back on. 6-0-23-2 so far. 14/1 in 3 overs of the Batting Powerplay so far.

37.6 F Maharoof to B Lee, Outside off, Lee pats it straight to point. 178/7

37.5 F Maharoof to C McKay, Goes for a flick but gets an inside edge on his pads and the pair run through for a single. 178/7

37.4 F Maharoof to C McKay, Good length delivery on off, prodded into the ground by McKay. 177/7

Clint McKay is the new batsman.

37.3 F Maharoof to D Christian, OUT! Superb change of pace from Maharoof! Christian dances down the track for a loft, Maharoof cleverly delivers a slower cutter in a fullish area outside off, Christian checks his shot at the last moment and chips it straight into the hands of the mid off fielder, Jayawardena, who makes no mistake. Big wicket for the Lankans as Christian departs. 177/7

37.2 F Maharoof to B Lee, Wide outside off, Lee cuts it to third man for one. 177/6

37.1 F Maharoof to D Christian, Good length delivery on pads, tucked to square leg for a single. 176/6

Sri Lanka getting the momentum now.

36.6 B Lee to U Tharanga, Drives it wide of mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 12 runs off the over. 77 required off 78. 155/6

36.5 B Lee to U Tharanga, FOUR! Superb shot! Fullish on middle, Tharanga gets back and hoicks it over mid-wicket for a well placed boundary. 154/6

36.4 B Lee to U Tharanga, Pushes it straight to Warner at point. Dot ball. 150/6

36.3 B Lee to N Kulasekara, Gives himself room and smacks it past lee. Lyon from mid on dives to his left and gets a hand to it. Three runs taken. 150 up for Sri Lanka. 82 runs off 81 deliveries required. 150/6

36.2 B Lee to N Kulasekara, FOUR! Smoked! Fullish on middle, Kulasekara stays back and slaps it past Lee for a powerful boundary through mid on. 147/6

36.1 B Lee to N Kulasekara, Inswinging yorker on middle, Kulasekara digs it to mid-wicket. 143/6

36.6 L Malinga to B Lee, FOUR! Bludgeoned! A tad short on middle, Lee rocks back and pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket for a muscular boundary. 175/6

36.6 L Malinga to B Lee, WIDE! Delivers this one well wide of the off stump. Lee lets it go through. 171/6

36.5 L Malinga to B Lee, Play and a miss! Chips down the track and tries to whack it over long off but misses out totally as Malinga delivers a slower ball. 170/6

36.4 L Malinga to B Lee, Pushes it straight to mid-wicket this time. No run. 170/6

36.3 L Malinga to B Lee, In the air but safe! Tries to flick it to the on side but gets a leading edge over covers for a couple. 170/6

36.2 L Malinga to B Lee, Two byes! That's missed everybody! Again a slower delivery outside off, Lee goes for a drive but misses, Sangakkara too misses it and the batsmen take two. 168/6

36.1 L Malinga to B Lee, Starts off with a slower delivery outside off, Lee defends it to the off side. 166/6

Brett Lee back on.

Shane Warne tweets, "Just tuned into the cricket in Adelaide... Game on , close finish but thinks Australia will just win !"

35.6 C McKay to N Kulasekara, Good length delivery on legs, Kulasekara flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 143/6

Nuwan Kulasekara is the next man in.

35.5 C McKay to C Kapugedera, OUT! McKay strikes again! Good length delivery on middle, nips away after landing. It looked as if Kapugedera wanted to guide it to third man but he only manages to get an outside edge to Wade who dives to his right and pouches a smart catch. 142/6

35.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, Three Leg byes! Fullish on legs, Tharanga tries to flick it but misses. The ball brushes his pads and rolls over to fine leg for three. 142/5

35.3 C McKay to U Tharanga, Play and a miss! Tries to guide this one down to third man but misses. 139/5

35.2 C McKay to U Tharanga, Squirts this one into the ground on the off side. 139/5

35.1 C McKay to U Tharanga, Tries to flick it but misses. The ball hits his pads. No run. 139/5

Malinga comes back on.

35.6 F Maharoof to B Lee, Leg cutter outside off, Lee guides it to deep point for one. 166/6

35.5 F Maharoof to B Lee, Good length delivery on off, pushed to mid on. 165/6

35.4 F Maharoof to B Lee, Slower delivery on middle, Lee helps it straight to the bowler. 165/6

35.3 F Maharoof to B Lee, Stays back and punches it to covers. No run. 165/6

35.2 F Maharoof to D Christian, Slower fullish delivery on middle, driven to long on for a single. 165/6

35.1 F Maharoof to D Christian, Comes on the front foot and helps it straight to covers. 164/6

Batting Powerplay enforced. McKay comes back on.

34.6 D Christian to C Kapugedera, Fullish outside off, Kapugedera slices it to point where Warner dives and stops. No run. 139/5

34.5 D Christian to C Kapugedera, Yorker on the middle stump, Kapugedera digs it out at the last moment. 139/5

34.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, driven to deep cover for a single. 139/5

34.3 D Christian to U Tharanga, Stays back and cuts it to point. 138/5

34.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Good length delivery angling in, tucked to the mid-wicket fielder. 138/5

34.1 D Christian to U Tharanga, Goes back and defends it from the crease. 138/5

Batting Powerplay enforced.

34.6 R Herath to D Christian, Clips it wide of mid-wicket and takes one. 164/6

34.5 R Herath to D Christian, Christian has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 163/6

34.4 R Herath to D Christian, FOUR! Good footwork! Dances down the track and chips it over mid on for a well placed boundary. Back to back boundaries for Christian. 163/6

34.3 R Herath to D Christian, FOUR! Poor fielding from Malinga! Fullish on legs, Christian dances down the track and whips it through mid on where Malinga dives to his right but doesn't stop the ball. It was a lazy effort from him and the ball runs away to the long on fence. 159/6

34.2 R Herath to D Christian, Leans forward and defends it with full face of the bat. 155/6

34.1 R Herath to B Lee, Chips down the track and pushes it to long on for a single. 155/6

33.6 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Nudges it to square leg. No run. 138/5

33.5 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Mistimes his drive to mid on and the pair run through for one. 138/5

33.4 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Drives it down the ground and takes one. 137/5

33.3 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Helps it to mid off and takes a single. 136/5

33.2 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Uses his feet and drives it to long off for one. 135/5

33.1 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Opens the face of the bat and guides it straight to point. 134/5

33.6 F Maharoof to B Lee, Good length delivery on middle, Lee whips it to deep mid-wicket and takes one. 154/6

Ayaz Memon tweets, "Sri Lanka unfazed by rousing start from openers, have Oz on the ropes.But this doesn't seem a high-scoring pitch and 250 could be stiff target"

33.5 F Maharoof to B Lee, Gets back and prods it into the ground. 153/6

33.4 F Maharoof to B Lee, Beaten! Lands on a good length area on off, jags back in sharply, cuts Lee into half and the ball sneaks in between his bat and pad to the keeper who dives to his left and pouches it. 153/6

33.3 F Maharoof to B Lee, Lee defends it from within the crease. 153/6

33.2 F Maharoof to B Lee, Wide outside off, Lee smashes it straight to the short cover fielder who does well to stop the muscular shot. 153/6

33.1 F Maharoof to B Lee, Fullish on middle, pushed straight to mid on. 153/6

Drinks break.

32.6 D Christian to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga cuts it powerfully but straight to point. Maiden Over. 134/5

32.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Goes back and punches it to point. No run. 134/5

32.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, Fullish outside off, driven straight to Warner at point who slips after fielding the ball. 134/5

32.3 D Christian to U Tharanga, Clips this one to the on side. No run. 134/5

32.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Goes back and punches it straight to the covers fielder. 134/5

32.1 D Christian to U Tharanga, Bouncer on middle, Tharanga ducks under it. 134/5

32.6 R Herath to B Lee, Clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 153/6

32.5 R Herath to B Lee, A stifled appeal for LBW but not out! Goes for a flick but inside edges it onto his pads. 152/6

32.4 R Herath to B Lee, Defended off the front foot by Lee presenting the full face of the bat. 152/6

32.3 R Herath to B Lee, Helped straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 152/6

32.2 R Herath to B Lee, Lunges forward and defends it into the ground. 152/6

32.1 R Herath to D Christian, Flicks it to the on side and takes a single. 152/6

31.6 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Helps it straight to the mid-wicket fielder to end the over. 134/5

31.5 N Lyon to C Kapugedera, Comes forward for defense but gets an inside edge to square leg. 134/5

31.4 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Drives it to long off and picks up one. 134/5

31.3 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Places it wide of extra cover and picks up a couple. Intelligent cricket from Tharanga. 133/5

31.2 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Tharanga has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 131/5

31.1 N Lyon to U Tharanga, FOUR! Wide outside off, Tharanga rocks back and cuts it powerfully past point for a solid boundary. 131/5

Brett Lee is the next man in.

31.6 F Maharoof to D Hussey, OUT! LBW! Australia in big trouble now as David Hussey departs! Good length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Hussey misses his flick and the ball hits his back leg. The players appeal and the umpire lifts his finger. Height may have been an issue there! 151/6

31.5 F Maharoof to D Christian, Inside edges his flick onto the pads to the on side for one. 151/5

Cricket update - Meanwhile, in the adjacent country, New Zealand are 243/9 in response to South Africa's 238 at Stumps on day 2 of the first Test at Dunedin.

31.4 F Maharoof to D Christian, Leans forward and defends it into the ground. 150/5

31.3 F Maharoof to D Hussey, Clips it to the on side and takes a single. 150 up for Australia. 150/5

31.2 F Maharoof to D Hussey, Hussey goes back and cuts it straight to Dilshan at point. Who responds with a quick throw at the non-striker's end. But the throw is wide. 149/5

31.1 F Maharoof to D Hussey, Overpitched delivery outside off, driven straight to mid off. 149/5

Nathan Lyon back on.

30.6 D Christian to U Tharanga, Slices it past the diving point fielder and takes one. 127/5

30.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Slow bouncer outside off, Tharanga thinks of a cut but then lets it go through. 126/5

30.4 D Christian to C Kapugedera, Helps it wide of point and picks up one. 126/5

30.3 D Christian to U Tharanga, Bunts it through covers for a comfortable single. 125/5

30.2 D Christian to U Tharanga, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 124/5

30.1 D Christian to C Kapugedera, Pats it to point and takes a single. 124/5

30.6 R Herath to D Hussey, Guides a fullish delivery outside off to deep cover and picks up one. 149/5

30.5 R Herath to D Christian, Nudges this one wide of mid on and takes one. 148/5

30.4 R Herath to D Hussey, Flighted delivery outside off, helped to deep cover for one. 147/5

30.3 R Herath to D Christian, Drives a fullish delivery on off to long off for a single. 146/5

30.2 R Herath to D Christian, Fullish on middle, dabbed straight to covers. 145/5

30.1 R Herath to D Hussey, Flicks it wide of mid on and takes a comfortable single. 145/5

29.6 X Doherty to C Kapugedera, Sweeps it to fine leg and takes one. 123/5

29.5 X Doherty to C Kapugedera, Defended off the back foot by Kapugedera. 122/5

29.4 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Not out! Nudges it to mid-wicket and sets off for a difficult single. The fielder positioned there throws it to the keeper at the striker's end who whips the bails off but replays show that Kapugedera's dive saved him there. A run added to the total. 122/5

Appeal for a run out, third umpire called for.

29.3 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Chips down and hits it straight back to the bowler. 121/5

29.2 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Tharanga has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 121/5

29.1 X Doherty to U Tharanga, FOUR! Flighted delivery outside off, Tharanga dances down the track and drives it nonchalantly through extra cover for a crunching boundary. 121/5

29.6 F Maharoof to D Christian, A tad short outside off, Christian is onto it in a flash and pulls it past mid-wicket for a couple. 144/5

29.5 F Maharoof to D Christian, Comes forward and squirts it straight back to the bowler. 142/5

29.4 F Maharoof to D Christian, Defended off the front foot by Christian presenting the full face of the bat. 142/5

29.3 F Maharoof to D Christian, Fullish outside off, Christian drives it to short cover where the fielder dives and stops the ball. No run. 142/5

29.2 F Maharoof to D Hussey, Goes for a drive but gets an inside edge to square leg for a single. 142/5

29.1 F Maharoof to D Hussey, Slower delivery outside off, Hussey helps it straight to the covers fielder. 141/5

28.6 S Watson to C Kapugedera, Bouncer outside off, Kapugedera ducks under it to end the over. 117/5

28.5 S Watson to U Tharanga, Driven to deep cover and the pair take a single. 117/5

28.4 S Watson to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga cuts it straight to Warner at point. 116/5

28.3 S Watson to U Tharanga, Tharanga mistimes his drive to the mid-wicket fielder. No run. 116/5

28.2 S Watson to U Tharanga, Helps this one straight to the mid off fielder. 116/5

28.1 S Watson to C Kapugedera, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man off the front foot for a single. 116/5

Maharoof comes back on.

28.6 R Herath to D Hussey, Goes back and clips it to long leg for a single to end the over. 141/5

28.5 R Herath to D Hussey, Fullish on legs, helped straight back tot he bowler. 140/5

28.4 R Herath to D Christian, Punched to long on for one. 140/5

28.3 R Herath to D Christian, Spins away after landing on middle, Christian gets a leading edge to the off side. 139/5

28.2 R Herath to D Christian, Good length delivery on middle, nudged away to the on side. No run. 139/5

28.1 R Herath to D Hussey, Flighted delivery outside off, driven to long off for a single. 139/5

27.6 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Punches this one straight to the mid-wicket fielder to end the over. 115/5

27.5 X Doherty to C Kapugedera, Fullish outside off, Kapugedera pushes it wide of covers and takes one. 115/5

27.4 X Doherty to U Tharanga, This time he finds the gap on the on side and takes a single. 114/5

27.3 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Clips it straight to the square leg fielder. 113/5

27.2 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Goes back and defends it into the ground. 113/5

27.1 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Flighted delivery outside off, driven straight back to the bowler. 113/5

27.6 L Malinga to D Hussey, Wide outside off, cut to third man for one. Three singles off that over. 138/5

27.5 L Malinga to D Christian, Fullish outside off, Christian leans forward and drives it through covers for just a single. 137/5

27.4 L Malinga to D Christian, Good length delivery outside off, pushed to the covers region. No run. 136/5

27.3 L Malinga to D Hussey, Drifts it onto his pads, Hussey clips it to fine leg for a single. 136/5

27.2 L Malinga to D Hussey, Length delivery outside off, stays a touch low, Hussey again goes for a cut but inside edges it onto his pads. 135/5

27.1 L Malinga to D Hussey, Good length delivery outside off, Hussey cuts it straight to the point fielder. 135/5

26.6 S Watson to C Kapugedera, Wide outside off, Kapugedera cuts it powerfully to point where Warner does well to stop the ball jumping in the air. 113/5

26.5 S Watson to C Kapugedera, Slower delivery outside off, Kapugedera lets it go through. 113/5

Chamara Kapugedera is the next man in.

26.4 S Watson to L Thirimanne, OUT! Good low catch by Warner! Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga slaps it aerially straight to Warner at point who takes a good low catch. Thirimanne gone and Sri Lanka in big trouble now at 113/5. 113/5

26.3 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Stays back and punches this one to mid off. 113/4

26.2 S Watson to U Tharanga, Leg bye! Misses his flick and the ball rolls over to square leg for a single off the pads. 113/4

26.1 S Watson to U Tharanga, Fullish delivery on off, angling in, Tharanga pushes it to mid on. No run. 112/4

26.6 R Herath to D Christian, Fullish on legs, driven straight back to the bowler. Superb over for Sri Lanka again, just one run and a wicket off it. 135/5

26.5 R Herath to D Christian, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 135/5

Daniel Christian is the new batsman.

26.4 R Herath to P Forrest, OUT! Castled! Superb delivery by Herath! Pitches on off and straightens after landing. Forrest goes for a drive but is beaten by the spin. The ball sneaks through and shatters the timber and Forrest has to depart. The Sri Lankans are turning it around here. 135/5

26.3 R Herath to P Forrest, Fullish outside off, driven to covers. 135/4

26.2 R Herath to P Forrest, Gets back and helps it straight to the bowler. No run. 135/4

26.1 R Herath to D Hussey, Nudges it to fine leg and takes one. 135/4

25.6 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Lunges forward and powers it to deep cover for a single. 112/4

25.5 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Flicks it straight to the square leg fielder. 111/4

25.4 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Tharanga fails to get bat on that one and is hit on the pad. 111/4

25.3 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Just short! Fullish outside off, Tharanga dances down the track and mistimes his loft on one bounce to the mid off fielder. 111/4

25.2 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Sits down and scoops it to fine leg for a single. 111/4

25.1 X Doherty to U Tharanga, Pushes it to long on and takes a single. 110/4

25.6 L Malinga to P Forrest, In the corridor outside off, left alone by Forrest. 134/4

25.5 L Malinga to P Forrest, Drifts it onto his pads, Hussey clips it behind square leg and picks up a couple. 134/4

25.4 L Malinga to P Forrest, Fullish outside off, defended back to the bowler. 132/4

25.3 L Malinga to D Hussey, Drives it through mid off and picks up one. 132/4

25.2 L Malinga to D Hussey, FOUR! Again short and wide outside off, Hussey smacks it past point, Herath running in from third man dives to his right but doesn't manage to flick the ball inside the ropes. Poor effort by Herath but a boundary nonetheless for Australia. 131/4

25.1 L Malinga to D Hussey, Wide outside off, Hussey cuts it past point to third man for a well-taken couple. 127/4

24.6 S Watson to U Tharanga, Back of a length delivery outside off, Tharanga pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 109/4

24.5 S Watson to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga opens the face of the bat and guides it straight to the point fielder. 108/4

24.4 S Watson to U Tharanga, Comes forward and defends it to covers. 108/4

24.3 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Chips down the track and cuts it past point to third man for a single. 108/4

24.2 S Watson to U Tharanga, Nudges it behind square leg and takes one. 107/4

24.1 S Watson to U Tharanga, Good length delivery, angling in, Tharanga clips it to mid-wicket. 106/4

Malinga back on.

24.6 R Herath to D Hussey, Leans forward and drives it to long off for one. Two runs and a wicket off the over. Last five overs 13 runs and 3 wickets. Good comeback by Sri Lanka. 125/4

24.5 R Herath to D Hussey, Flicks this fullish ball on legs straight to square leg. 124/4

24.4 R Herath to D Hussey, Lunges forward and defends it into the ground. 124/4

24.3 R Herath to D Hussey, Comes forward and prods it to point. 124/4

24.2 R Herath to P Forrest, Guides it wide of point and takes a single. Gets off the mark. 124/4

Peter Forrest is the new batsman.

24.1 R Herath to M Wade, OUT! Herath strikes straightaway! Flat and quick delivery on a good length area on off, Wade rocks back for a cut but outside edges it to Sangakkara who fumbles it in the first attempt but recovers well to pouch it the second time around. Wade too misses out on his half-century, departs for 49. 123/4

Shane Watson back on.

23.6 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and helps it to mid-wicket. 106/4

23.5 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Goes back and defends it from his crease. 106/4

23.4 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Taps it to the point fielder. 106/4

23.3 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Pats it straight to mid-wicket. 106/4

23.2 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Works it to the on side. No run. 106/4

23.1 X Doherty to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne reaches out for the quicker ball outside off but is beaten by the spin. 106/4

Fifty stand up between Tharanga and Thirimanne.

23.1 X Doherty to U Tharanga, FOUR Wides! spins in after pitching on the leg stump, the batsman misses his flick, Wade too misses the ball and the pair run through for three. 106/4

Rangana Herath into the attack now.

23.6 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Clips it to the on side and takes a single. 123/3

23.5 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Goes for a cut but inside edges it onto the ground as it was too close to his body to cut. 122/3

23.4 N Kulasekara to D Hussey, Leg bye! Misses his flick, the ball rolls over to the on side and they pick up one. 122/3

23.3 N Kulasekara to D Hussey, Fullish on middle, Hussey lunges forward and defends. 121/3

23.2 N Kulasekara to D Hussey, Fullish on off, Hussey drives it to long on and takes one. 121/3

23.1 N Kulasekara to D Hussey, Good length delivery outside off, Hussey goes for a cut but misses. 121/3

Doherty back on.

22.6 B Lee to U Tharanga, Good length delivery on the leg stump, Tharanga nudges it on the on side and picks up a comfortable single. 102/4

22.5 B Lee to U Tharanga, Goes back and pushes a back of a length delivery to covers. 101/4

22.4 B Lee to U Tharanga, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to the point fielder. No run. 101/4

22.3 B Lee to U Tharanga, Length delivery outside off, driven straight to mid off. 101/4

22.3 B Lee to U Tharanga, WIDE! Bouncer way over the batsman's head. Tharanga ducks under it. 101/4

22.2 B Lee to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga goes for a cut but inside edges it on one bounce to the keeper. 100/4

22.1 B Lee to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery on middle, maneuvered to deep square leg for one. 100 up for Sri Lanka. 100/4

22.6 T Dilshan to D Hussey, Drives it through mid off and takes one. 121/3

22.5 T Dilshan to M Wade, Cuts it behind point for a single. 120/3

22.4 T Dilshan to M Wade, Appeal for a stumping! Not out! Wade gets beaten by the flight and away spin. Sangakkara whips off the bails in a flash and appeals. The umpire goes upstairs but the replays show that Wade was well in. 119/3

22.3 T Dilshan to M Wade, Helps it straight to covers. 119/3

22.2 T Dilshan to M Wade, Prods it into the ground this time. 119/3

22.1 T Dilshan to M Wade, Wade has played it to the point region. No run. 119/3

21.6 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Drives it straight back, Lyon dives to his left and stops, denies a single. 99/4

21.5 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Comes forward and pats it to the point region. 99/4

21.4 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Helps it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 99/4

21.3 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Just past the first slip! Outside off, Tharanga rocks back for a cut but gets a thick outside edge past the diving first slip to third man for three. 98/4

21.2 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Clips it wide of mid-wicket and runs through for one. 95/4

21.1 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Pushes it to the on side and picks up a single. 94/4

David Hussey is the new batsman.

21.6 N Kulasekara to M Wade, OUT! Hussey is run out! Superb stuff from Dilshan. Wade dabs it to point and sets off for a single. Hussey takes off but stops in the middle as Wade hesitates but then continues, Dilshan runs in from point and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. The umpire refers it to the third umpire and the replays show that Hussey was just short. Dilshan has been absolutely electric in the field throughout the tournament. 119/3

21.5 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Clips it straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 119/2

21.4 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Dabs this one to covers. No run. 119/2

21.3 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Goes for a cut but defends it awkwardly as it was too close to his body. 119/2

21.2 N Kulasekara to M Hussey, Gets a leading edge to covers for a single. 119/2

21.1 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Glances it fine to the leg side and picks up three. Good running between the wickets by the pair. 118/2

20.6 B Lee to U Tharanga, Slower delivery outside off, Tharanga helps it to deep cover and takes one. 93/4

20.5 B Lee to L Thirimanne, Fullish outside off, driven to deep point for a single. 92/4

20.4 B Lee to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne punches it through mid on and takes a couple. 91/4

20.3 B Lee to L Thirimanne, Back of a length delivery on middle, Thirimanne is hurried into his shot and he defends it awkwardly to the on side. 89/4

20.2 B Lee to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, Tharanga pats it to point and takes one. 89/4

20.1 B Lee to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne gets an inside edge onto his pads to the on side for a single. 88/4

20.6 T Dilshan to M Hussey, Pushes it straight to covers. No run. 115/2

20.5 T Dilshan to M Hussey, Hussey shoulders arms to let that one through. 115/2

Michael Hussey is the next man in.

20.4 T Dilshan to S Watson, OUT! Herath again pulls off a blinder! A tad short on middle, Watson rocks back and pulls it muscularly to deep mid-wicket where Herath runs in, dives forward and pouches a spectacular catch. He falls awkwardly and his head bangs on the ground, he seems fine. Dilshan is delighted, Watson departs. 115/2

20.3 T Dilshan to M Wade, Pushed to the cover region by Wade. One run added to the total. 115/1

20.2 T Dilshan to S Watson, Stays back and cuts it past short third man for one. 114/1

20.1 T Dilshan to M Wade, Cuts it to point and takes one. 113/1

Brett Lee back on.

19.6 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Pushes it past cover for one. 7 from the over, 20/0 in the Bowling Powerplay. 87/4

19.5 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Floated outside off, driven to long off for a run. 86/4

19.4 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Goes back and turns it towards square leg for a single. 85/4

19.3 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Quicker delivery on middle, pushed back to the bowler again. 84/4

19.2 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Flatter and fuller, driven back to the bowler. 84/4

19.1 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, FOUR! A very good shot. Short outside off, Thirimanne goes back, makes room for himself and cuts it through point. The fielder dives but in vain. 84/4

Dilshan back on.

19.6 L Malinga to S Watson, Again wide outside off, this time Watson mistimes his cut straight to the covers fielder. End of Bowling Powerplay, 34/0 during that period. 112/1

19.5 L Malinga to S Watson, Short and wide outside off, Watson goes back and cuts it powerfully past point to third man for a couple. 112/1

19.4 L Malinga to M Wade, A tad short on off, Wade stays back and cuts it to third man for a single. 110/1

19.3 L Malinga to S Watson, Slower delivery on middle, clipped to mid-wicket for one. 109/1

19.2 L Malinga to S Watson, Outside off, Watson goes for a cut but misses. 108/1

19.1 L Malinga to S Watson, FOUR! Effortless! Fullish delivery on middle, Watson leans forward and punches it nonchalantly over mid on for a sublime boundary. That looked pleasing to the eye. 108/1

18.6 C McKay to U Tharanga, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 80/4

18.5 C McKay to U Tharanga, Another lovely drive but straight to short extra cover. 80/4

18.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, FOUR RUNNING RUNS! Lovely shot first up. Full outside off, Tharanga comes forward and drives it between covers and mid off. The fielder from mid off dives to his right and takes some pace off the ball. It stops near the ropes but by the time the fielder can get to the ball, the batsmen easily came back for the fourth. Excellent running. 80/4

18.3 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery on middle, tucked through mid-wicket for a single. 76/4

18.2 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Full and wide outside off, swinging away, Thirimanne flashes and misses. 75/4

18.1 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Short outside off, cut straight to point. 75/4

Malinga back on.

18.6 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Wade shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 104/1

18.5 N Kulasekara to M Wade, FOUR! Classic from Wade! Fullish delivery on off, Wade comes forward and drives it inside out through extra cover for a crunching boundary. 104/1

18.4 N Kulasekara to S Watson, Fullish outside off, Watson mistimes his drive to long on for one, brings up the 100 for Australia. 100/1

18.3 N Kulasekara to S Watson, Good length delivery on middle, punched straight to the bowler. 99/1

18.2 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Drives it to long on and takes one. 99/1

18.1 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Stays back and defends it to the on side. 98/1

17.6 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Full on middle, nicely swept all along the carpet to deep mid-wicket for one. 75/4

17.5 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Punches this straight to short cover. 74/4

17.4 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Slightly short outside off, Tharanga goes back and across and works it towards square leg for a run. 74/4

17.3 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Strays down the leg side, is picked off to short fine leg for a single. 73/4

17.2 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Ooohhh...looks to drive this straight back and gets a leading edge which nearly spoons back to the bowler. Lands just short. 72/4

17.1 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Nicely tossed up on middle, Thirimanne defends it to cover. 72/4

Kulasekara back on.

Drinks break.

17.6 F Maharoof to S Watson, Slower delivery on middle, helped straight to the bowler. 9 runs off the over, good one for Australia. 98/1

17.5 F Maharoof to M Wade, Drives it down to long on and takes one. 98/1

17.4 F Maharoof to S Watson, Works it behind square and takes one. 97/1

17.3 F Maharoof to S Watson, SIX! That went like a tracer bullet! Back of a length delivery on off, Watson rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a powerful flat six. 96/1

17.2 F Maharoof to M Wade, Whips it off his pads to deep square leg for a single. 90/1

Australian batsman Callum Ferguson tweets a hilarious one on the Warner-Maharoof spat, "Richie Benaud "I'm pretty sure he (Maharoof) was just saying to Warner "Bad luck pal, Sorry About that" ""

17.1 F Maharoof to M Wade, Prods this one into the ground. No run. 89/1

16.6 C McKay to U Tharanga, Full outside off, steered straight to cover. 72/4

16.5 C McKay to U Tharanga, Fuller in length this time, solidly defended towards cover. 72/4

16.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, Good length delivery outside off, chopped straight to point. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end and scores a bull's eye. Tharanga looks for the overthrow but it is backed up well. 72/4

16.3 C McKay to U Tharanga, Good length delivery on middle, Upul has to hop to defend it. 72/4

16.2 C McKay to U Tharanga, Fuller length delivery, Tharanga looks to drive but mistimes it to mid on. 72/4

16.1 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Short outside off, slashed in the air but well wide of point to third man. A single taken. 72/4

16.6 T Dilshan to M Wade, Flicks it off his pads to the on side for one. 89/1

16.5 T Dilshan to S Watson, Clips it wide of mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick single. Wade was struggling at the striker's end but the throw was wide which allowed him to get inside in time. 88/1

16.4 T Dilshan to S Watson, Goes back and cuts a good length delivery outside off straight to short third man. 87/1

16.3 T Dilshan to M Wade, Nudges it to the on side and picks up a quick single. 87/1

16.2 T Dilshan to M Wade, FOUR! Great shot! Fullish on middle, Wade sits on one knee and sweeps it powerfully through square leg for a thumping boundary. 86/1

16.1 T Dilshan to M Wade, Stays in the crease and dabs it to point. 82/1

Clint McKay it is to bowl. 3-1-5-2 so far. Sri Lanka need 161 to win from 204 balls with 6 wickets in hand.

15.6 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Chops it down to point for one. 71/4

15.5 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Pushes it to cover and takes a single. 70/4

15.4 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Long hop, outside off, cut towards point where Lee does well diving to his left. 69/4

15.3 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Waits for this one to come to him and guides it to point for a run. 69/4

15.2 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Full on middle, Thirimanne looks to defend and gets a thick outside edge to cover. 68/4

15.1 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Short outside off, cut towards point for a single. 68/4

15.6 F Maharoof to M Wade, Stays back and helps it to third man for one. 82/1

15.5 F Maharoof to M Wade, Wade has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 81/1

15.4 F Maharoof to M Wade, Wide outside off, Wade rocks back and punches it past point, Malinga running in from third man saves two runs by flicking the ball inside the ropes with his foot. Two runs taken. 81/1

15.3 F Maharoof to S Watson, Good length delivery outside off, Watson cuts it close to the body to third man for one. 79/1

15.2 F Maharoof to S Watson, Slower cutter on the middle stump, squirted into the ground by Watson. 78/1

15.1 F Maharoof to S Watson, Fullish on the off stump, driven straight to mid on. 78/1

BOWLING POWERPLAY TAKEN. Three fielders maximum allowed on the fence. Sri Lanka need 165 to win from 210 balls with 6 wickets in hand.

14.6 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Lovely straight drive, cut off by the fielder at mid on. 67/4

14.5 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Full outside off, defended towards cover. 67/4

14.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, A mild LBW appeal, turned down. Pitched on middle, 128.5 kph, Tharanga misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls down towards square leg and the batsmen take a single. 67/4

14.3 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Guides this behind point for a single. 66/4

14.2 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Defends this back to the bowler. 65/4

14.1 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Landed outside off, steered behind point for a couple. 65/4

Bowling Powerplay taken by Sri Lanka.

14.6 T Dilshan to M Wade, Defended off the front foot by Wade presenting the full face of the bat. 78/1

14.5 T Dilshan to M Wade, Thinks of a cut but then lets the ball go outside the off stump. 78/1

14.4 T Dilshan to S Watson, Dabs it to point off the front foot and takes one. 78/1

14.4 T Dilshan to S Watson, WIDE! Slips this one way down the leg side. Watson misses his flick. 77/1

14.3 T Dilshan to M Wade, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 76/1

14.2 T Dilshan to M Wade, Goes back and punches it to point. 75/1

14.1 T Dilshan to M Wade, Plays it straight to the bowler. 75/1

Aakash Chopra tweets, "SL, unexpectedly, under d pump while chasing a below-par score...d extra batsman they played may get an opportunity to justify his selection"

13.6 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Pushes this towards cover for a run. 63/4

13.5 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Taps it gently towards cover and takes a single. 62/4

13.4 N Lyon to U Tharanga, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 61/4

13.3 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Comes down the track but is not to the pitch of the ball and is forced to defend. 61/4

13.2 N Lyon to U Tharanga, On middle, solidly defended. 61/4

13.1 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Flighted outside off, pushed towards cover for a single. 61/4

Shane Watson is the next man in.

13.6 F Maharoof to D Warner, OUT! Finally Sri Lanka get a breakthrough! Fullish delivery on off, nips away after landing. Warner plays a drive away from his body and gets an outside edge to the keeper who dives to his left and pouches it safely. Maharoof is delighted and follows up with a stare to Warner. They exchange some words but Warner has to depart. 75/1

13.5 F Maharoof to D Warner, Slower delivery on off, Warner pushes it to covers where Jayawardena dives to his left and saves a single. 75/0

13.4 F Maharoof to M Wade, Good length delivery on middle, Wade dances down the track and gets a thick bottom edge to long on for a single. 75/0

13.3 F Maharoof to D Warner, A tad short on off, Warner mistimes his pull to deep mid-wicket for one. 74/0

13.2 F Maharoof to M Wade, Stays back and guides it to third man for another single. 73/0

13.1 F Maharoof to D Warner, Good length delivery on middle, helped to deep cover for one. 72/0

12.6 D Christian to U Tharanga, Full on middle, UT flicks it straight to short mid-wicket. 60/4

12.5 D Christian to U Tharanga, Good length delivery just outside off, solidly defended towards cover. 60/4

12.4 D Christian to U Tharanga, Another one nips back in, Upul is early into his drive and gets a thick inside edge on to his pads. 60/4

12.3 D Christian to U Tharanga, Oooh....this one comes back with the angle from around the wicket, Tharanga is nearly cut into two as the ball goes right between bat and pad and just misses off stump. 60/4

12.2 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Good length delivery this time, steered behind point where a misfield enables a single. 60/4

12.1 D Christian to L Thirimanne, Full outside off, pushed towards cover. 59/4

12.6 T Dilshan to D Warner, This time he drives it powerfully through covers and gets one. 71/0

12.5 T Dilshan to D Warner, Drives it to covers where the fielder dives to his right and stops the ball. Saves the single. 70/0

12.4 T Dilshan to M Wade, Clips it on the on side and takes a single. 70/0

12.3 T Dilshan to M Wade, Comes forward and prods it to point. 69/0

12.2 T Dilshan to M Wade, Pushes it to the cover region. No run. 69/0

12.1 T Dilshan to M Wade, Cuts a wide delivery outside off aerially on one bounce to point. 69/0

Daniel Christian into the attack now. Sri Lanka need 173 to win from 228 balls with 6 wickets in hand.

11.6 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Drives it to deep cover and takes one to end the over. 59/4

11.5 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Gets forward and prods it into the ground. 58/4

11.4 N Lyon to L Thirimanne, Lunges forward and helps it to covers. No run. 58/4

11.3 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Clips it to mid-wicket and takes one. 58/4

11.2 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Tries to go for a hoick but mistimes it straight to mid on. 57/4

11.1 N Lyon to U Tharanga, Gets forward and defends. 57/4

11.6 F Maharoof to M Wade, Digs the yorker out to mid off and scampers through for a quick single. 69/0

Lachy Patterson provides an update too. He tweets, "Michael Clarke scan confirms strain of left hamstring. Won't travel to West Indies initially but expected to be fully fit for Test matches"

11.5 F Maharoof to M Wade, Slower delivery outside off, sliced straight to point. 68/0

11.4 F Maharoof to D Warner, Flicks it behind square leg for one. 68/0

11.3 F Maharoof to D Warner, FOUR! Smacked! Good length delivery on off, Warner stays back and pulls it powerfully over mid-wicket for a solid boundary. 67/0

11.2 F Maharoof to D Warner, Good length delivery outside off, Warner thinks of a flick but checks his shot at the last moment. The ball travels aerially on one bounce to mid on. No run. 63/0

11.1 F Maharoof to M Wade, Mistimes his drive to long on and gets a single. 63/0

Nathan Lyon comes into the attack.

10.6 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Punches this one straight to the covers to end the over. 57/4

10.5 S Watson to U Tharanga, Wide outside off, Tharanga cuts it to third man for one. 57/4

10.4 S Watson to U Tharanga, Bouncer on middle, Tharanga ducks under it. 56/4

10.3 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Stays back and guides it to third man for a single. 56/4

10.2 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Wide outside off, Thirimanne drives it straight to covers. 55/4

10.1 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 55/4

Peter Young, Cricket Australia General Manager Public Affairs and spokesperson for CA tweets, "Aust'n cricket team injury update just sent to media by L Patterson - Pattinson will travel to WIndies, receiving continuing treatment;"

10.6 T Dilshan to M Wade, Flicks it on the on side and takes one to end the over. 62/0

10.5 T Dilshan to D Warner, Drives it to long off and takes a single. 61/0

10.4 T Dilshan to D Warner, Helps it straight to the bowler this time. 60/0

10.3 T Dilshan to M Wade, Sweeps it awkwardly to fine leg for a single. 60/0

Tony Greig tweets, "Warner has changed his approach - Aust know they need about 300 if they want to stop SL casing down their total"

10.2 T Dilshan to D Warner, Clips it to deep square leg and takes one. 59/0

10.1 T Dilshan to D Warner, Wide outside off, Warner rocks back and punches it through covers for a couple. 58/0

9.6 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Flicks it to deep square leg and takes a single. End of the Mandatory Powerplay, good one for Australia. 55/4

9.5 C McKay to U Tharanga, Clips it to square leg and takes one. Gets off the mark. 54/4

9.4 C McKay to U Tharanga, Fullish on off, driven straight to covers. 53/4

Upul Tharanga is the next man in

9.3 C McKay to M J'dena, OUT! Castled! Good length delivery outside off, jags back in sharply. Jayawardena completely misses it because of the movement off the pitch and the ball sneaks in between his bat and pad to rattle the timber. Big big wicket for Australia! 53/4

9.2 C McKay to M J'dena, Drifts it onto his pads, Jayawardena clips it to short fine leg. No run. 53/3

9.1 C McKay to M J'dena, Good length delivery on off, pushed to mid on. 53/3

Dilshan back on.

9.6 F Maharoof to D Warner, Gets back and helps it to deep mid-wicket for one. End of the Mandatory Powerplay Overs. Decent start for Australia. 56/0

9.5 F Maharoof to M Wade, Flicks it to short fine leg and this time Malinga does well to pouch the ball and allow only a single. 55/0

9.4 F Maharoof to M Wade, Fullish on pads, Wade clips it to short fine leg where Malinga again misfields and allows a couple. Poor stuff from Sri Lanka. 54/0

9.3 F Maharoof to D Warner, Leg bye! Misses his flick, the ball hits his thigh pad and they run through for a single on the leg side. 52/0

9.2 F Maharoof to D Warner, Good length delivery on middle, pushed straight to the bowler. 51/0

9.1 F Maharoof to M Wade, Good length delivery on the leg stump. Wade stays in his crease and pushes it to the on side for one. 51/0

8.6 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Lunges forward and drills it into the ground to end the over. 53/3

8.5 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Pats it straight to the point fielder. 53/3

8.4 S Watson to L Thirimanne, Fullish delivery on middle, played straight back to the bowler. 53/3

8.3 S Watson to M J'dena, Good length delivery outside off, Jayawardena stays back and guides it to third man for a single. 53/3

"Aussies are fighting for all they worth against Sri Lanka.52/3 and they are back in the game.", tweets Pat Symcox.

8.2 S Watson to M J'dena, Come forward and clips it straight to mid on. 52/3

8.1 S Watson to M J'dena, Leans forward and pats it to point. 52/3

Farveez Maharoof into the attack now.

8.6 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Fullish outside off, Warner drives it straight to covers to end the over. 50/0

8.5 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Clips it to short fine leg where Malinga misfields to allows a single. 50/0

8.4 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Drifts it onto his pads. Wade misses his flick. 49/0

8.3 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Stays back and defends a good length delivery on middle. 49/0

8.2 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Fullish on middle, Wade smacks it straight to the bowler who does well to get a hand to it. No run. 49/0

8.1 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Back of a length delivery outside off, Wade guides it past point to third man for a quick couple. 49/0

Shane Watson into the attack now.

Ayaz Memon tweets, "Early blows by Oz make them now frontrunners to win this match unless Mahela rises to the occasion..."

7.6 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 52/3

7.5 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Nudges it to square leg. No run. 52/3

7.4 C McKay to L Thirimanne, Thirimanne has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 52/3

Lahiru Thirimanne is the next man in.

7.3 C McKay to D Chandimal, OUT! LBW! This time the umpire lifts his finger! Good length delivery on off, jags back in after landing. Chandimal misses his flick and is hit on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire gives it out straightaway. That looked plumb to the naked eye. Sri Lanka in deep waters now, three down for 52 runs. 52/3

7.2 C McKay to D Chandimal, Pats it straight to point. 52/2

7.1 C McKay to D Chandimal, Stifled appeal for an LBW! Good length delivery outside off, nips back in. Chandimal goes for a forward prod but seems to miss it. The players appeal but the umpire is unmoved. May be would have missed off. 52/2

Kulasekara back on.

7.6 L Malinga to M Wade, Gets back and guides it to third man for one. 47/0

7.5 L Malinga to M Wade, Rocks back and defends. 46/0

7.4 L Malinga to M Wade, FOUR! A tad short outside off, Wade rocks on the back foot and cuts it fine to the off side, Maharoof from third man runs in, slides to his right and flicks the ball inside but replays show that he touched the rope while the ball was in contact with his hand. 46/0

7.3 L Malinga to M Wade, Pushes it straight to point this time. 42/0

7.2 L Malinga to D Warner, Good length delivery outside off, Warner goes back and punches it through covers. The fielder stationed there runs back, slides and saves a run. Three runs taken. 42/0

7.1 L Malinga to M Wade, Clips it off the pads to the on side for one. 39/0

6.6 B Lee to D Chandimal, Cuts it to third man and takes a single. 52/2

6.5 B Lee to D Chandimal, Beaten! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Chandimal goes for a poke but misses. 51/2

6.4 B Lee to D Chandimal, FOUR! Slapped! Good length delivery outside off, Chandimal rocks back and cuts it powerfully past point for a solid boundary. 51/2

6.3 B Lee to D Chandimal, Good length delivery on off, prodded into the ground by Chandimal. 47/2

Dinesh Chandimal is the new batsman.

6.2 B Lee to K Sangakkara, OUT! Lee hits back hard! Fullish delivery outside off, nips away after landing, Sangakkara goes for a booming drive but only manages to edge it to the wide first slip fielder, Watson, who pouches it safely. Big wicket for Australia, Sangakkara departs. 47/2

6.1 B Lee to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Back of a length delivery on the leg stump, Sangakkara rocks back and pulls it behind square for a powerful boundary. 47/1

6.6 T Dilshan to D Warner, SIX! Bang! Fullish and flighted delivery outside off, Warner stays in the crease and carts it over extra cover for a thumping maximum. 12 runs off the over, good one for Australia. 38/0

6.5 T Dilshan to D Warner, Goes back and punches it powerfully to the covers fielder. 32/0

6.4 T Dilshan to D Warner, Driven it straight to mid off. 32/0

6.3 T Dilshan to D Warner, Goes back and helps it on the off side. No run. 32/0

6.2 T Dilshan to D Warner, Outside off, Warner pushes it cleverly through covers and picks up a couple. 32/0

6.1 T Dilshan to D Warner, FOUR! Smoked! Fullish delivery on off, Warner sits on one knee and smacks it over mid-wicket for a powerful boundary. 30/0

5.6 C McKay to M J'dena, Leans forward and dabs it to point. 43/1

5.5 C McKay to M J'dena, Clips it to the mid-wicket region where the fielder dives and stops the ball. 43/1

5.4 C McKay to M J'dena, Comes forward and prods it to point. 43/1

5.3 C McKay to M J'dena, Helps it to the on side. No run. 43/1

5.2 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Fullish on middle, Sangakkara flicks it beautifully through mid-wicket and picks up three. 43/1

5.1 C McKay to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid on. 40/1

5.6 L Malinga to D Warner, Guides it to third man and takes a single. 26/0

5.5 L Malinga to D Warner, Goes back and squirts it into the ground. 25/0

5.4 L Malinga to D Warner, Cuts it powerfully to point where Dilshan dives and stops the ball. No run. 25/0

5.3 L Malinga to D Warner, Clips it in the gap between mid on and mid-wicket and takes a couple. 25/0

5.2 L Malinga to D Warner, Warner shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 23/0

5.1 L Malinga to D Warner, FOUR! Lucky boundary! Fullish outside off, Warner goes for a drive but inside edges it past the leg stump to fine leg for a boundary. 23/0

Clint McKay comes into the attack.

4.6 B Lee to K Sangakkara, Helps it wide of mid off and completes a single. 40/1

4.5 B Lee to M J'dena, Wide outside off, Jayawardena cuts it to third man and takes one. 39/1

4.4 B Lee to K Sangakkara, Fullish outside off, Sangakkara stays back and unleashes his typical straight drive. Gets three to long off. 38/1

4.3 B Lee to M J'dena, Clips it to long leg and takes a single. 35/1

4.2 B Lee to M J'dena, Comes forward and defends it to the bowler. Lee picks up the ball and has a stare at the batsman. 34/1

4.2 B Lee to M J'dena, WIDE! Bouncer outside off, looked to be going over the head of the batsman. Lee wasn't impressed with that call. 34/1

4.1 B Lee to M J'dena, Jayawardena shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 33/1

4.6 T Dilshan to D Warner, Clips it to mid-wicket and gets one. 19/0

4.5 T Dilshan to D Warner, Warner rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball to the off side. 18/0

4.4 T Dilshan to D Warner, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 18/0

4.3 T Dilshan to D Warner, Pushed to the cover region by Warner. No run. 18/0

4.2 T Dilshan to M Wade, Gets an inside edge to mid-wicket for one. 18/0

4.1 T Dilshan to D Warner, Helps it to mid-wicket and takes one. 17/0

3.6 X Doherty to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Again superb timing! Fullish outside off, Sangakkara gets down on one knee and drives it sublimely through covers for a well timed boundary. 33/1

3.5 X Doherty to K Sangakkara, Flicks it straight to square leg. 29/1

3.4 X Doherty to K Sangakkara, FOUR! Typical Sangakkara drive! Overpitched delivery outside off, Sangakkara sits on one knee and caresses it through covers for a magnificent boundary. 29/1

3.4 X Doherty to K Sangakkara, WIDE! Drifts this one down the leg side, Sangakkara misses his flick. 25/1

3.3 X Doherty to M J'dena, Helps it wide of mid-wicket and takes one. 24/1

3.2 X Doherty to M J'dena, Beaten! Turns away after landing outside off, Jayawardena is beaten in his forward defense. 23/1

3.1 X Doherty to M J'dena, Jayawardena has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 23/1

3.6 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Good length delivery on middle, hurries Warner into his shot who misses. The ball hits his back leg and the players appeal. The umpire says no. May be the height factor saved him there. Meanwhile the batsmen run through for a leg bye. 16/0

3.5 N Kulasekara to D Warner, FOUR! Classic! Fullish delivery on middle, this time Warner takes the aerial route and lofts it over the bowler's head for a sublime boundary. 15/0

3.4 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Again slips it onto his pads, Warner tries to whip it but misses. The ball hits his pads and rolls onto the ground. 11/0

3.3 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Drifts it onto his pads, Wade clips it to deep square leg for one. 11/0

3.2 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Pushes it in the gap between mid on and mid-wicket and picks up a single. 10/0

3.1 N Kulasekara to D Warner, FOUR! Excellent from Warner! Fullish on middle, Warner stays in the crease and drives it nonchalantly straight down the ground for a crunching boundary. 9/0

Kumar Sangakkara is the next man in.

2.6 B Lee to T Dilshan, OUT! Soft dismissal! Good length delivery on off, Dilshan tries to work it to the leg side but gets a leading edge, the ball balloons in the air to short cover who pouches it safely. Lee punches in air with his typical celebration. 23/1

2.5 B Lee to T Dilshan, Length delivery on middle, driven straight to mid on. 23/0

2.4 B Lee to M J'dena, Fullish on legs, clipped to deep square leg for a single. 23/0

2.3 B Lee to M J'dena, Good length delivery on middle, Jayawardena flicks it uppishly over square leg for a couple. 22/0

2.2 B Lee to M J'dena, Goes back and defends it to the bowler. Lee has a word with Jayawardena who responds back with a smile. 20/0

2.1 B Lee to M J'dena, FOUR! Take that! Good length delivery outside off, Jayawardena dances down the track and smacks it past cover for a powerful boundary. 20/0

2.6 T Dilshan to M Wade, Chips down the track for a hoick but mistimes it to deep square leg for a couple. The batsmen are getting a little bit frustrated it seems. Good stuff from Dilshan here. 5/0

2.5 T Dilshan to M Wade, Lunges forward and guides it to point. 3/0

2.4 T Dilshan to D Warner, Goes back and pushes it to the on side and takes a single. 3/0

2.3 T Dilshan to D Warner, Drives it straight to the covers fielder. 2/0

2.2 T Dilshan to D Warner, Short outside off, Warner cuts it powerfully but straight to covers. 2/0

2.1 T Dilshan to D Warner, Flighted delivery on middle, Warner squirts it into the ground. 2/0

1.6 X Doherty to T Dilshan, FOUR! Well placed! Fullish on legs, Dilshan sits on one knee and sweeps it past short fine leg for a well timed boundary. 16/0

1.5 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Chips down the track and hits it straight to mid off. 12/0

1.4 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Pushes this one to the cover region. 12/0

1.3 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Driven straight to the mid off fielder. 12/0

1.2 X Doherty to T Dilshan, FOUR! This time he gets it into the gap! Wide outside off, Dilshan rocks back and slaps it past point for a boundary. 12/0

1.1 X Doherty to T Dilshan, Short delivery outside off, punched straight to covers. 8/0

1.6 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Helped to the point region by Wade to end the over. 2/0

1.6 N Kulasekara to M Wade, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side. Sangakkara does well to get a glove to it. Saves crucial runs. 2/0

1.5 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Good length delivery outside off, Wade lets it go through. Sangakkara did well to pouch the ball standing up to the stumps. 1/0

1.4 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Big appeal! Not out! Fullish delivery outside off, Wade dances down the track to cart it over the off side but seems to miss it. The players go up in an appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. 1/0

1.3 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Length delivery on legs, Wade tries to flick it but mistimes it to the bowler. 1/0

1.2 N Kulasekara to M Wade, Good length delivery outside off, Wade tries to guide it to third man but first slip dives to his left and stops the single. 1/0

1.1 N Kulasekara to D Warner, Good length delivery on off, nips away after landing. Warner cuts it to third man for one. Gets off the mark. Australia too open their account. 1/0

Xavier Doherty to bowl from the other end.

0.6 B Lee to M J'dena, Fullish on middle, Jayawardena flicks it uppishly over mid-wicket and picks up a couple. 8 runs off the first over. 8/0

0.5 B Lee to M J'dena, Nudges it straight to mid-wicket. No run. 6/0

0.4 B Lee to M J'dena, Drives it beautifully but straight to mid on. 6/0

0.3 B Lee to M J'dena, FOUR LEG BYES! Slips it down the leg side, Jayawardena misses his flick and the ball brushes his pads and runs down to fine leg for a boundary. 6/0

0.2 B Lee to M J'dena, Wide delivery outside off, Jayawardena flashes it hard through point, Doherty from third man runs to his right, slides and pulls the ball inside the ropes. Two runs taken. 2/0

0.1 B Lee to M J'dena, Good length delivery on middle, helped straight to mid-wicket. 0/0

Nuwan Kulasekara to bowl from the other end.

0.6 T Dilshan to M Wade, Back of a length delivery outside off, Wade pushes it to covers to end the over. A good start for Sri Lanka. Maiden over. 0/0

0.5 T Dilshan to M Wade, Goes back and punches it to covers. 0/0

0.4 T Dilshan to M Wade, Lunges forward and prods a fullish delivery to point. 0/0

0.3 T Dilshan to M Wade, Comes forward and defends it into the ground. 0/0

0.2 T Dilshan to M Wade, A tad short outside off, helped to covers. 0/0

0.1 T Dilshan to M Wade, Fullish outside off, driven straight to mid off. 0/0