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84dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Australia cruise past under-strength Sri Lanka

A couple of Sri Lanka batting collapses turned a potentially cracking contest into a one-sided affair, as Australia wrapped up a comprehensive seven-wicket win

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
72(88) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 13 20 11 5 7 0 12
RT Ponting
66(80) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %96%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 3 11 15 10 11 12

Best performances - Bowlers

NW Bracken
O9.4
M3
R19
W4
Eco1.96
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Arnold
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Australia just too good for anyone. Not one team has bothered them all tournament. You're going to need a lot to beat this team, A-game, B-game, call if what you will. Dismissed Sri Lanka cheaply, knocked off the runs without breaking a sweat, and I want to see what team beats Australia.

Do join us for tomorrow's much-hyped affair, England v South Africa at Bridgetown, at 13:30 GMT. Thats all from me, Jamie Alter. Good night/morning/evening/afternoon, wherever you may be. Cheers!

42.4
6
Bandara to Ponting, SIX runs, finished in style, Australia romp home! Tossed up, he clears the leg and sends it rows back over long-on!
42.3
0
Bandara to Ponting, no run, looped up, driven to cover
42.2
0
Bandara to Ponting, no run, spins away from him again, cut to that man once more
42.1
0
Bandara to Ponting, no run, looped up, he rocks back and cuts to point

END OF OVER:
42 | 6 Runs | AUS: 226/3 (1 run required from 48 balls, RR: 5.38, RRR: 0.12)

  • A Symonds63 (71b)
  • RT Ponting60 (76b)
  • TM Dilshan6-0-19-0
  • HMCM Bandara9-0-47-1
41.6
0
Dilshan to Symonds, no run, straighter one, pushed off the back foot to mid-on
41.5
0
Dilshan to Symonds, no run, tossed up, defended with ease

scores level

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st76ML HaydenAC Gilchrist
2nd3RT PontingAC Gilchrist
3rd47RT PontingMJ Clarke
4th106RT PontingA Symonds