(Report by Mohammad Aamir) on Friday Feb.24,2012
HOBART: Commonwealth Bank Series - 9th Match Australia vs Sri Lanka has been playing at Bellerive Oval, Hobart today. Australia won the toss and chosed to bat first.
While playing first Australia scored 280 for 6 in 50 overs. Thus Australia set a target of 281 for Sri Lanka win. Early Australia started their inning but soon lost their 2 wickets at very early stage. Australian 3rd wicket made a partnership of 154 runs. Australian batsman PJ Forrest achieved his 100 and scored 104 runs while MJ Clarke achieved his 50 and scored 72 runs. Australia completed 1st 100 runs in 25.3 overs while 200 runs in 40.1 overs. In last 9.5 overs Australia achieved 80 more runs and thus set a target of 281 runs for Sri Lanka win.
Sri Lankan bowlers Malinga, Kulasekara, Mahroof and Herath all took one wicket each while Mathews took 2.