Sri Lanka stun Australia in CB match

Sri Lanka stunned Australia to record its first win in the ongoing Commonwealth Bank (CB) series in Australia today.

The Sri Lankans beat Australia by 8 wickets in Sydney today in a rain reduced game.

Earlier, after winning the toss and electing to bat first, Australia scored 158 in 40.5 overs in the game which was reduced to 41 overs owing to bad weather.

Farveez Maharoof and Thisara Perera took 2 wickets each. The Sri Lankans had dropped Upul Tharanga for today’s match.

In reply Sri Lanka scored 152 to win the match under the Duckworth Lewis method by 8 wickets and also secured a bonus point.

Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardena top scored for Sri Lanka with 61 runs.

 

SCORECARD 

Australia 158 (40.5/41 ov)

Sri Lanka 152/2 (24.1/41 ov, target 152)

Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 101 balls remaining) (D/L method)

 

Australia innings (41 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner c Maharoof b Malinga 13 21 2 0 61.90
View dismissal MS Wade run out (Perera/Kulasekara) 15 36 1 0 41.66
View dismissal RT Ponting* c & b Maharoof 2 10 0 0 20.00
View dismissal PJ Forrest c Mathews b Maharoof 16 26 3 0 61.53
View dismissal MEK Hussey c †Sangakkara b Mathews 13 23 1 1 56.52
View dismissal DJ Hussey c Thirimanne b Perera 58 64 6 0 90.62
View dismissal DT Christian lbw b Perera 6 13 1 0 46.15
View dismissal CJ McKay lbw b Herath 3 15 0 0 20.00
View dismissal B Lee run out (Perera) 0 9 0 0 0.00
View dismissal MA Starc run out (Kulasekara) 17 24 2 0 70.83
XJ Doherty not out 2 4 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 2, w 11) 13
Total (all out; 40.5 overs) 158 (3.86 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-21 (Warner, 4.6 ov), 2-37 (Ponting, 10.4 ov), 3-37 (Wade, 11.3 ov), 4-60 (MEK Hussey, 17.6 ov),5-74 (Forrest, 20.3 ov), 6-81 (Christian, 23.3 ov), 7-95 (McKay, 28.5 ov), 8-104 (Lee, 31.2 ov), 9-153 (DJ Hussey, 39.2 ov),10-158 (Starc, 40.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket SL Malinga 8.5 0 42 1 4.75 (2w)
KMDN Kulasekara 8 1 29 0 3.62
View wickets MF Maharoof 8 1 18 2 2.25
View wicket AD Mathews 4 0 26 1 6.50
View wickets NLTC Perera 7 1 29 2 4.14
View wicket HMRKB Herath 5 1 12 1 2.40 (1w)
Sri Lanka innings (target: 152 runs from 41 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
DPMD Jayawardene* not out 61 67 5 0 91.04
View dismissal TM Dilshan c DJ Hussey b McKay 45 41 4 1 109.75
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Doherty b Lee 30 29 4 1 103.44
LD Chandimal not out 6 8 1 0 75.00
Extras (lb 5, w 5) 10
Total (2 wickets; 24.1 overs) 152 (6.28 runs per over)
Did not bat HDRL ThirimanneAD MathewsNLTC PereraMF MaharoofKMDN KulasekaraSL MalingaHMRKB Herath
Fall of wickets 1-74 (Dilshan, 11.4 ov), 2-133 (Sangakkara, 21.1 ov)

 

Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket B Lee 7 0 42 1 6.00 (2w)
MA Starc 4 0 32 0 8.00 (1w)
View wicket CJ McKay 6 1 23 1 3.83 (1w)
DT Christian 5.1 0 32 0 6.19 (1w)
XJ Doherty 2 0 18 0 9.00

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