Result
20th Match, Bridgetown, May 9 2010, Group F, ICC World Twenty20
168/5
(16.2/20 ov, target 169)
87
Australia won by 81 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
1y
• The Bulletin by Liam Brickhill

Australia hand Sri Lanka 81-run thrashing

Australia stormed to a resounding 81-run win as Sri Lanka were steamrolled by extreme pace and sustained pressure, folding for 87

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Scorecard summary
Australia168/5(20 overs)
Sri Lanka87(16.2 overs)

Australia, looking unstoppable this tournament, have more or less qualified for the semis with this comprehensive win. Their top order had been blown away during their innings but Cameron White stepped to score an unbeaten 85 to revive his team. Their bowlers were ruthless, chipping away constantly to ensure there remained no hope for Sri Lanka. We'll get you the details from the presentation in a bit.

Sangakkara: "We started off well but we missed one crucial catch which probably took them to 160. We were dismal with the bat. They grabbed this match from us. The stand between White and Michael Hussey put it beyond us. Suraj Randiv stepped in very well, and created an opportunity with Cameron that went begging. We put ourselves in a hole and we hope to win our next game."

Clarke: "We're doing well. We take a lot of confidence out of today. White and Hussey were superb, and we bowled and fielded well. We've done well in these conditions, there is a bit more pace and bounce here."

White is the Man of the Match

White: "When someone misses out, someone stands up. In all facets of our game we are playing pretty well. St Lucia will throw up different conditions for us. We need to adapt and win."

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16.2
w
Johnson to Mendis, OUT
bowled'im, Australia have thrashed Sri Lanka, full on middle, makes room to strike that over extra cover, misses and the stumps take a beating
BAW Mendis b Johnson 1 (5m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28
16.1
1
Johnson to Welegedara, 1 run
low full toss outside off, driven towards deep point for a single
end of over 162 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 86/9CRR: 5.37 • RRR: 20.75 • Need 83 from 24b
Chanaka Welegedara1 (2)
Ajantha Mendis1 (6)
Michael Clarke1-0-2-1
Mitchell Johnson3-0-14-2
15.6
1
Clarke to Welegedara, 1 run
driven towards long-off to keep the strike
15.5
Clarke to Welegedara, no run
played back to the bowler
15.4
1
Clarke to Mendis, 1 run
charges down the track to clear mid-off, gets a thick outside edge to point, just the single
15.3
Clarke to Mendis, no run
defends it back to the bowler with a still head
15.2
w
Clarke to Malinga, OUT
Malinga holes out, tossed up delivery on the off and he wishes to send it into the stands behind deep midwicket but finds Steve Smith who takes it calmly running a few steps from wide long-on
SL Malinga c Smith b Clarke 1 (5m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50
15.1
Clarke to Malinga, no run
flighted on the off, pushed straight to extra cover

Clarke brings himself on

end of over 151 runs
SL: 84/8CRR: 5.6 • RRR: 17.00 • Need 85 from 30b
Ajantha Mendis0 (4)
Lasith Malinga1 (6)
Mitchell Johnson3-0-14-2
Steven Smith4-1-12-2
14.6
Johnson to Mendis, no run
how did that miss, aiming at the blockhole, almost gets it right as Mendis makes room, misses off stump by a whisker
14.5
1
Johnson to Malinga, 1 run
full outside off, makes room and plays that with an open face to third man
14.4
Johnson to Malinga, no run
goes past the outside edge again, short, makes room to guide it to third man, makes no contact
14.3
Johnson to Malinga, no run
full and wide, makes room to swipe that through cover, misses again
14.2
Johnson to Malinga, no run
fullish outside off, makes room to loft that over extra cover, misses
14.1
Johnson to Malinga, no run
short of a good length from round the wicket, pushed back to the bowler
end of over 14Wicket maiden
SL: 83/8CRR: 5.92 • RRR: 14.33 • Need 86 from 36b
Ajantha Mendis0 (3)
Lasith Malinga0 (1)
Steven Smith4-1-12-2
Shane Watson3-0-27-0

Sri Lanka are heading for a big defeat here which will affect their net run-rate pretty badly.

13.6
Smith to Mendis, no run
pushes it full on middle, digs it out back to the bowler
13.5
Smith to Mendis, no run
gets forward and defends him confidently into the off side
13.4
Smith to Mendis, no run
shortish, played into the leg side off the back foot
13.3
w
Smith to Chandimal, OUT
Sri Lanka are sinking now, tossed up, his eyes light up, charges down the track to dismiss him over long-on, it turns away to beat the swing of the bat and Haddin does the rest
LD Chandimal st †Haddin b Smith 19 (21m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 79.16
Best performances - batsmen
CL White
85 runs (49)
6 fours
6 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
47771121199
MEK Hussey
39 runs (26)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
13 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
816021048
Best performances - bowlers
MG Johnson
O
3.2
M
0
R
15
W
3
Eco
4.50
S Randiv
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
Eco
5.00
Match details
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 2010
Player Of The Match
Cameron White
Match numberT20I no. 170
Season2010
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00
Match days9 May 2010 (20-over match)
Umpires
Ian Gould
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Billy Doctrove
Reserve Umpire
Steve Davis
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe
PointsAustralia 2, Sri Lanka 0