Result
8th Match, Nottingham, Jun 8 2009, Group C (D/N), ICC World Twenty20
159/9
(19/20 ov, target 160)
160/4
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
SL Innings
Full commentary

Great win by Sri Lanka - top knock from Sangakkara, and Australia will now spend the next few weeks preparing for the Ashes in the delightful hamlet of Leicester. "Is there a plate competition for the smaller teams to get experience?" ponders Travis Basevi, formerly an Australian. "Scotland, Bangladesh, Australia and maybe the Dutch?" It's a good call. Well, what a day we've had - Ireland beating Bangladesh, and now Australia are out of the competition. We'll be back tomorrow with live coverage of all the matches, so do join us then. From me, Will Luke, it's goodnight - and don't forget to read the bulletin. It'll be epic. Toodle pip for now.

19.1
1w
Johnson to Mubarak, 1 wide
and Australia are out of the ICC World Twenty20 with a wide down the leg side
end of over 1913 runs
SL: 159/4CRR: 8.36 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 run from 6b
Jehan Mubarak21 (12)
Kumar Sangakkara55 (42)
Brett Lee4-0-39-2
Nathan Bracken4-0-33-0
18.6
1
Lee to Mubarak, 1 run
pulled for two - is it? No! Just a single, but Australia can't win. They're out of the tournament

Ponting's face is a picture of disappointment. I'm afraid Australia are heading out of this tournament...

18.5
4
Lee to Mubarak, FOUR runs
carves this just over mid-off who parries it for four!

6 from 8

18.4
Lee to Mubarak, no run
plays and misses outside off

Punter's fuming. Seriously fed up

18.4
1w
Lee to Mubarak, 1 wide
wide - and rightly wided. Lee knows they're going to try and whack him over the leg-side, but he can't bowl that wide and get away with it
18.3
6
Lee to Mubarak, SIX runs
he's nailed it! It's gone! Huge shout sails over long-on
18.2
Lee to Mubarak, no run
very wide of the off stump. But not wided! How? Odd decision
18.1
1
Lee to Sangakkara, 1 run
wide of the off stump, Sangakkara reaches out and squeezes a run to cover

14 from the last two overs. Here comes Lee

end of over 1810 runs
SL: 146/4CRR: 8.11 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 14 runs from 12b
Kumar Sangakkara54 (41)
Jehan Mubarak10 (7)
Nathan Bracken4-0-33-0
Brett Lee3-0-26-2
17.6
1
Bracken to Sangakkara, 1 run
very full and Sangakkara steals the strike with a drilled bosh to long-on, again

40 balls for the classiest of fifties

17.5
4
Bracken to Sangakkara, FOUR runs
paddle swept for four - brilliant! He made it into a full toss, just dabbing it past short third man. What guts

19 from 14. Murali looks seriously tense

17.4
1
Bracken to Mubarak, 1 run
flung over midwicket but not timed
17.3
1
Bracken to Sangakkara, 1 run
drilled to long-on
17.3
1w
Bracken to Sangakkara, 1 wide
charges down the pitch to a slower ball, tries to paddle this wide outside off. Poor bowlers. They really can't win. He saw him coming and tossed it wider, and is penalised for it!
17.2
1
Bracken to Mubarak, 1 run
yorker, dug out to leg
17.1
1
Bracken to Sangakkara, 1 run
full toss banged to mid-on
end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 136/4CRR: 8 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 24 runs from 18b
Jehan Mubarak8 (5)
Kumar Sangakkara47 (37)
Brett Lee3-0-26-2
Nathan Bracken3-0-23-0

Now then! This match is still in the balance

16.6
6
Lee to Mubarak, SIX runs
where's this gone? Mubarak's pummelled him for six over a leaping Johnson at long-off! Tremendous stroke

30 from 19...

16.5
2
Lee to Mubarak, 2 runs
driven hard down the ground and long-on jogs round to save four
16.5
1w
Lee to Mubarak, 1 wide
a bouncer, Mubarak leaves it alone expecting it to be wided on height - and it is
16.4
Lee to Mubarak, no run
well timed but straight to cover
16.3
Lee to Mubarak, no run
tries to uppercut but pulls out at the last moment
16.2
Lee to Mubarak, no run
a very fast and full delivery just outside leg

This ain't over yet

16.1
w
Lee to Silva, OUT
got him! A slower-ball bouncer which he pulls meekly, and Ponting jogs in to take an easy catch
LPC Silva c Ponting b Lee 11 (12m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

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