Sri Lanka engaged in some gamesmanship at the end. They delayed bowling the final ball until Maxwell yelled at them to get on with it and Jayawardene yelled back.
Thilara Perera may be in some trouble from the match referee. He absolutely gave it to Maxwell as he ran past for a single off the final ball.
Maxwell lets his feelings be known as the players shake hands at the end.
David Warner gets stuck in too. He has some tough words to say to Perera and then Jayawardene. George Bailey intervenes and basically shoves Jayawardene away.
It may not be the last we hear from this, but it is the last you hear from me, because I am going home.
Swing and a miss and Australia have lost. Sri Lanka win they are great team in this format. Australia were unlucky tonight the rain delay played in the visitors' favour.
Some ugly scenes at the end.
Four more. Maxwell repeat the shot. Australia need four runs for victory.
Make that eight from two. Maxwell faces his first ball and he slices it over point for a boundary.
It's not a free hit beause it was not a front foot no ball. A single is taken. Australia need 12 runs from three balls.Back to top
A high full toss by Marsh who launches hit high in the outfield. He is caught on the rope but it as no ball. Australia need 13 runs from four balls.
The full toss arrives and George Bailey lofts it in the outfield and is caught. Australia need 16 runs from four balls. Can Allan Lamb come out to bat now?
Bad luck for Bailey, brave effort in the end. Australia will probably lose, but it's harder to say they deserved it.
Two runs from the first ball. 16 runs needed from five balls.
Malinga goes for 16 from that over as Shaun Marsh plays an absolute superb lofted cover drive for four. Great shot. Australia still in it. They need 18 runs from the final over.
Australia keep up the three runs a ball rate. They will probably lose this game, but in fairness to them, I think they got the bum deal out of the rain delay.Back to top
He is absolutely useless Malinga. This time Bailey lifts him over square leg off his toes for another boundary.
I knew it, that Malinga is a liabilty. George Bailey steps to offside and ramp shots for a once-bounce four.
Nine runs from that over. Australia need just under three runs a ball from the final 12 deliveries.
And Malinga only bowls half of them.
I remember Australia in a similar position during a semi-final of the world championship against Pakistan in the West Indies in 2009. Michael Hussey blasted Australia to victory on that occasion.
He's at the MCG, in the commentary box.
Bailey plays an excellent shot over the Kulasekara's head for a boundary.Back to top
Australia score seven runs from that over, which is five short of what they needed - and Malinga's over is still to come.
The replays are pretty conclusive. Shaun Marsh hit the cover off that.
Controversy! Huge shout for caught behind off the last ball. The Sri Lankans are convinced the umpires are not and Shaun Marsh survives. Australia need 50 runs from four overs.
Is anyone wishing Geoff Marsh is out there.
Make that in one ball. He middles that - over mid-off for the maximum.
Shaun Marsh goes for a big swipe but gets an inside edge and runs a way for two. He attempts the same shot the next ball and gets a thicker edge. At this rate he will get the middle of the bat in three balls time.Back to top