swing, connect, deposit into the long-on stands. That shot was as vast as the victory itself
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.
tucked down to third man with a shimmy at the crease - as if he was in ten minds
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
thumped this time, with a free swing of the arms. That's pure muscle and deep cover had no chance
on the spot and driven hard into the covers. No way through just yet though
a rarety - a swing and a miss. Hayden is sizing up a quick kill now
clipped down to fine leg again. All too easy
strays onto the legs - or was it deliberate? Either way, another nudged single
pushed into the covers to complete another productive over for the Australians
more conventional this time, clipped out to deep midwicket
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 ...
attempted yorker, Hayden clips to midwicket
banged in but arrow-straight. Gilchrist hops back and nurdles down to third man
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?
strays onto leg stump, and flicked away. But well bowled by Dilshan. Australia are made to wait for their victory
full length, pushed into the gap
very well bowled, and the brakes have been applied for the moment. Right on the spot
cut into the covers, and well intercepted
misdirected, down the leg side, well taken by Sangakkara
a fraction of turn off a good length, and driven coolly to cover