Player of the Match
Player of the Match

So, that's that. Australia wrap up a ten-wicket victory with almost half of their overs to spare, and it is they who march on to the semi-finals where they will be joined by Pakistan, South Africa (barring miracles) and either New Zealand or India.

Sri Lanka's bowlers were on a hiding to nothing once their batsmen had capitulated. Perhaps they were still scarred by their mauling in the World Cup final ... who knows. It was pretty comprehensive either way.

"We were not very consistent, especially with the bat," says Mahela Jayawardene. "We started really well [in the tournament] but the momentum wasn't there for us."

Adam Gilchrist is delighted with his team's performance. "A lot of teams would have liked us to be knocked out today. Hopefully they are a little nervous now."

"Our fielders and our bowlers were outstanding. To chase on that wicket ... it's getting really tired and it would have been difficult. Our bowlers definitely won that match for us."

"We're just happy - we're into the cut-throat part of the competition now. We can enjoy it now it's cut-throat time."

So there we go. We've been Andrew Miller and Jenny Thompson, with Martin Williamson on bulletin duty. Next up is Bangladesh against Pakistan at Cape Town, followed by the big one - India against South Africa at Durban.

10.2
6
Mubarak to Hayden, SIX runs, swing, connect, deposit into the long-on stands. That shot was as vast as the victory itself
10.1
2
Mubarak to Hayden, 2 runs, tucked down to third man with a shimmy at the crease - as if he was in ten minds

END OF OVER:
10 | 8 Runs | AUS: 94/0 (8 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 9.40, RRR: 0.80)

  • Matthew Hayden50 (36b)
  • Adam Gilchrist31 (25b)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan2-0-13-0
  • Lasith Malinga1-0-8-0
9.6
1
Dilshan to Hayden, 1 run, finds the gap on the leg side, and that's Hayden's half-century - his third of the campaign. There's no stopping the ICC World One-Day Player of the Year
9.5
4
Dilshan to Hayden, FOUR runs, thumped this time, with a free swing of the arms. That's pure muscle and deep cover had no chance
9.4
0
Dilshan to Hayden, no run, on the spot and driven hard into the covers. No way through just yet though
9.3
0
Dilshan to Hayden, no run, a rarety - a swing and a miss. Hayden is sizing up a quick kill now
9.2
2
Dilshan to Hayden, 2 runs, clipped down to fine leg again. All too easy
9.1
1
Dilshan to Gilchrist, 1 run, strays onto the legs - or was it deliberate? Either way, another nudged single

END OF OVER:
9 | 8 Runs | AUS: 86/0 (16 runs required from 66 balls, RR: 9.55, RRR: 1.45)

  • Adam Gilchrist30 (24b)
  • Matthew Hayden43 (31b)
  • Lasith Malinga1-0-8-0
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan1-0-5-0
8.6
1
Malinga to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushed into the covers to complete another productive over for the Australians
8.5
1
Malinga to Hayden, 1 run, more conventional this time, clipped out to deep midwicket
8.4
4
Malinga to Hayden, FOUR runs, how on earth did he pull that off? That was a full-length off-stump delivery, almost a yorker, and yet Hayden picked it up and over long-on! Remarkable

Nice bowling so far ...

8.3
0
Malinga to Hayden, no run, attempted yorker, Hayden clips to midwicket
8.2
1
Malinga to Gilchrist, 1 run, banged in but arrow-straight. Gilchrist hops back and nurdles down to third man
8.1
1
Malinga to Hayden, 1 run, on a good length straight away, Hayden pushes into the covers

Here comes Lasith Malinga. Why he hasn't featured earlier, who knows? What can he conjure up with his incredible slingshots?

END OF OVER:
8 | 5 Runs | AUS: 78/0 (24 runs required from 72 balls, RR: 9.75, RRR: 2.00)

  • Matthew Hayden37 (27b)
  • Adam Gilchrist28 (22b)
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan1-0-5-0
  • Farveez Maharoof2-0-34-0
7.6
1
Dilshan to Hayden, 1 run, strays onto leg stump, and flicked away. But well bowled by Dilshan. Australia are made to wait for their victory

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22040.974
BDESH21120.149
WI2020-1.233
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS21120.987
ENG21120.209
ZIM2112-1.196
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL22044.721
NZ21122.396
KENYA2020-8.047
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA21030
PAK21121.275
SCOT2011-2.55
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32140.75
NZ32140.05
SA3214-0.116
ENG3030-0.7
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK33060.843
AUS32142.256
SL3122-0.697
BDESH3030-2.031