Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st Final CB Tri-Series 2012 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st Final CB Tri-Series 2012 - Commonwealth Bank triangular one-day international series best of 3-finals of the 1st final match played between Sri Lanka and Australia at Brisbane in 04th March 2012.

David Warner 163 - Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st Final CB Tri-Series 2012 Highlights
David Warner celebrates his maiden ODI century © Getty Images

Magnificent David Warner's record-breaking career-best 163 before David Hussey's four-for, Brett Lee and Shane Watson's three-for helped to Australia narrow 15-run victory over Sri Lanka, despite a fighting innings from Nuwan Kulasekara's 73 and take a 1-0 lead in the best of 3-finals of the first final of a Commonwealth Bank Series.

Match Stats : 
  • David Warner's 163 was the sixth highest score for Australia in One-day international and the highest-score by an Australian batsman against Sri Lanka in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 154 held by Adam Gilchrist at Melbourne in 1999.
  • 136 : David Warner and Matthew Wade set up the eighth highest first-wicket partnership for Australia against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
  • Australia's 321 was their fifth highest score against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
  • 104 : Upul Tharanga and Nuwan Kulasekara set up the record seventh-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka against Australia in ODIs, previously held by the 90-run stand between Roshan Mahanama and Upul Chandana at Adelaide in 1999 and the Sri Lanka's third highest seventh-wicket stand in ODIs.
  • Sri Lanka's 306 was their third highest score against Australia in ODIs.
  • Nuwan Kulasekara's 73 was the highest score by an Sri Lankan No.8 batsman in One-day internationals, surpassing the previous record of unbeaten 69 held by Kumar Dharmasena against South Africa at Lahore in 1997 and the fifth highest score by any No.8 batsman against Australia in ODIs.

Australia scored massive total of 321-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by David Warner cracked a career-best 163 off 157-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred.

Matthew Wade struck 64 off 72-balls including four-fours & a six, Michael Clarke cracked a 37 off 25-balls included 5-fours with strike rate of 148.

Shane Watson scored 21 off 25-balls including a boundary and Michael Hussey hammered a 19 off 10-balls contained 2-sixes with strike rate of 190.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Dhammika Prasad captured two-wickets, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Farveez Maharoof and Lasith Malinga each took one-wickets.

Sri Lanka scored 306 for all-out in 49.2 overs with top scorer by Nuwan Kulasekara hammered a 73 off 43-ball including 7-fours and 3-sixes with strike rate of 169.76.

Upul Tharanga cracked a 60 off 67-balls included 3-fours, Kumar Sangakkara struck 42 off 49-ball with four boundaries, Dhammika Prasad hit a unbeaten 31 off 21-balls contained 2-fours & a six with strike rate of 147.61 and Tillakaratne Dilshan struck 27 off 22-balls with 5-fours.

Australia best bowler by David Hussey claimed 4-wickets for 43-runs in 8-overs, Shane Watson picked up 3-wickets for 33-runs in 9.3-overs and Brett Lee captured three-wickets.

David Warner named Player of the match for his record-breaking batting performance to smashed a career-best 163-runs knocked off facing 157-balls including 13-fours and 2-sixes.



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