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Commonwealth Bank Series, 3rd ODI: Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney, Feb 8, 2008

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Innings Sri Lanka | Innings Australia

  • 0.4 Vaas to Hayden,, FOUR, a curve away on off, just a touch full and Hayden pushes it hard through straight mid-on and it rolls away.
    Australia 5/0 ML Hayden 4* (3b 1x4) WPUJC Vaas 0.4-0-5-0

  • 1.3 Malinga to Hayden,, FOUR, chopped an inside edge down after Malinga found some extra bounce outside off and he was lucky to survive as the ball crashed past leg stick. A big lack of footwork noted also
    Australia 10/0 ML Hayden 9* (8b 2x4) SL Malinga 0.3-0-4-0

  • 2.4 Vaas to Hayden,FOUR, and the bowler got away with one, as Hayden strode outside off, but not far enough over to the swinging delivery and sent what would have been a comfortable catch to first slip
    Australia 17/0 ML Hayden 16* (14b 3x4) WPUJC Vaas 1.4-0-12-0

  • 8.5 Amerasinghe to Hayden,, FOUR, a full toss and a simple cover drive driven into the ground and then bounces up
    Australia 47/0 ML Hayden 37* (41b 4x4) MKDI Amerasinghe 0.5-0-4-0

  • 10.5 Amerasinghe to Hayden,, FOUR, a powerful blow, down the pitch, hits the ball on the up over the bowler's head and found so much muscle to do so
    Australia 53/0 ML Hayden 41* (44b 5x4) MKDI Amerasinghe 1.5-0-9-0

  • 12.1 Amerasinghe to Gilchrist,, FOUR, outside off, overpitched, and you can't bowl there to him, Gilchrist launches a full-blooded cover drive that shoots along the floor
    Australia 60/0 AC Gilchrist 18* (24b 1x4 1x6) MKDI Amerasinghe 2.1-0-13-0

  • 12.3 Amerasinghe to Gilchrist,, FOUR, outside off again, the length is wrong once more and Gilchrist goes for another crashing shot, wider over extra cover this time. It plugs deep but has enough legs to run on
    Australia 64/0 AC Gilchrist 22* (26b 2x4 1x6) MKDI Amerasinghe 2.3-0-17-0

  • 16.2 Amerasinghe to Ponting,, FOUR, full delivery on off, overpitched, driven on the up through mid-on
    Australia 77/1 RT Ponting 5* (11b 1x4) MKDI Amerasinghe 4.2-0-26-1

  • 17.4 Vaas to Gilchrist,, FOUR, turned well off the legs through backward square
    Australia 85/1 AC Gilchrist 36* (41b 3x4 1x6) WPUJC Vaas 6.4-0-32-0

  • 25.3 Bracken to Vaas,, FOUR, outside off, cut hard through third man off the toe of the bat, not the place he was aiming for (that was the covers) and he moved back behind the stumps to do so
    Australia 171/4 MJ Clarke 45* (60b 1x4 1x6) MKDI Amerasinghe 6.1-0-34-1

  • 39.5 Amerasinghe to Clarke,, FOUR, on off, Clarke backs away, exposing his stumps and the ball's driven hard through the covers, just past the fielder there to bring up a well-timed fifty
    Australia 177/4 MJ Clarke 50* (63b 2x4 1x6) MKDI Amerasinghe 6.5-0-40-1

  • 40.2 Kapugedera to Hussey,, FOUR, overpitched on off and with enough width to carry past cover and beat the fielders. Scorching timing and even better placement
    Australia 183/4 MEK Hussey 6* (7b 1x4) CK Kapugedera 9.2-0-49-1

  • 46.1 Amerasinghe to Hopes,, FOUR, on off, a touch short, and Hopes doesn't quite get the timing but there's enough muscle to work that in front of midwicket
    Australia 224/5 JR Hopes 17* (16b 1x4) MKDI Amerasinghe 8.1-0-49-2

  • 46.5 Amerasinghe to Hopes,, FOUR, down the track, backed away from the ball but had to stretch out again and gets the top edge which flies through third man
    Australia 232/5 JR Hopes 24* (19b 2x4) MKDI Amerasinghe 8.5-0-57-2

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