Tri-series: Sri Lanka beat Australia to reach final, India out

India were finally knocked out of the triseries as Sri Lanka brought a heart-breaking end to their nervous wait with a nail-biting nine-run victory over Australia in the last over of a must-win contest on Friday.

Chasing 239 to win, Australia were bowled out for 230 in Melbourne, with Lasith Malinga taking 4-49.

Earlier, Dan Christian (5-31) became the fourth Australian to take an ODI hat-trick as Sri Lanka totalled 238.

Australia will meet Sri Lanka in a best-of-three final, starting on Sunday.
Scores:
Sri Lanka 238 all out in 50 overs (D. Chandimal 75, K. Sangakkara 64, L. Thirimanne 51; D. Christian 5-31, J. Pattinson 4-51) v Australia 229 all out in 49.1 overs (D. Hussey 74, S. Watson 65; L. Malinga 4-49)

Match Information:

Series Tri-Series in Australia, 2012
Toss Sri Lanka, elected to bat
Umpires Asad Rauf (PAK), Rod Tucker (AUS)
Third Umpire Simon Fry (AUS)
Match Referee Chris Broad (ENG)
Match Date 02 – 02 Mar, 2012
Man of the Match Dinesh Chandimal

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first

Sri Lanka innings:

M. Jayawardene run out 5

T. Dilshan c Wade b Pattinson 9

K. Sangakkara c Forrest b Pattinson 64

D. Chandimal c Mckay b Pattinson 75

L. Thirimanne b Pattinson 51

A. Mathews c Doherty b Christian 5

T. Perera c M. Hussey b Christian 5

S. Senanayake lbw Christian 0

N. Kulasekara lbw Christian 0

R. Herath not out 14

L. Malinga b Christian 2

Extras (b-2, lb-4, w-2) 8

Total (all out, 50 overs) 238

Fall of wickets: 1-10 2-17 3-140 4-186 5-195 6-206 7-206 8-206 9-235

Bowling:

Pattinson 10-0-51-4 (w-1)

Hilfenhaus 7-0-29-0

McKay 8-0-39-0 (w-1)

D. Hussey 1-0-6-0

Christian 9-0-31-5

Watson 7-0-28-0

Doherty 8-0-48-0.

Australia innings:

M. Wade lbw Kulasekara 9

D. Warner c Perera b Malinga 6

S. Watson b Malinga 65

P. Forrest c Sangakkara b Malinga 2

M. Hussey c Sangakkara b Thirimanne 29

D. Hussey c Dilshan b Kulasekara 74

D. Christian c & b Senanayake 3

J. Pattinson c Dilshan b Herath 12

C. McKay run out 6

X. Doherty c Dilshan b Malinga 7

B. Hilfenhaus not out 0

Extras (w-15, nb-1) 16

Total (all out, 49.1 overs) 229

Fall of wickets: 1-16 2-18 3-26 4-113 5-140 6-151 7-178, 8-187 9-226

Bowling:

Malinga 10-0-49-4 (w-3)

Kulasekara 9.1-1-38-2 (w-1)

Mathews 4-0-8-0

Senanayaka 10-0-50-1 (w-2)

Perera 0.5-0-8-0

Thirimanne 4.1-0-25-1

Herath 10-0-43-1 (nb-1, w-2)

Dilshan 1-0-8-0.

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