result
8th Match, Group C (D/N), Nottingham, Jun 8 2009, ICC World Twenty20
(19/20 ov)160/4
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
55 (42)
kumar-sangakkara
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• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Sangakkara and Dilshan dump Australia out

Sri Lanka dumped Australia out of the ICC World Twenty20 with a six-wicket victory at Trent Bridge

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Scorecard summary
Australia159/9(20 overs)
Sri Lanka160/4(19 overs)

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
Jehan Mubarak21 (12)
Kumar Sangakkara55 (42)
Brett Lee 4-0-39-2
Nathan Bracken 4-0-33-0
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
Kumar Sangakkara54 (41)
Jehan Mubarak10 (7)
Nathan Bracken 4-0-33-0
Brett Lee 3-0-26-2
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: 8.00 RRR: 8.00
Jehan Mubarak8 (5)
Kumar Sangakkara47 (37)
Brett Lee 3-0-26-2
Nathan Bracken 3-0-23-0

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

Best performances - batters
Kumar Sangakkara portrait
KC Sangakkara SL
55 runs (42)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
14 runs
0 four
1 six
5404111768
Tillakaratne Dilshan portrait
TM Dilshan SL
53 runs (32)
10 fours
0 six
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
5441413049
Best performances - bowlers
Ajantha Mendis portrait
BAW Mendis SL
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
Lasith Malinga portrait
SL Malinga SL
O
4
M
0
R
36
W
3
ECO
9
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20Australia tour of England and Scotland
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara
Match numberT20I no. 97
Hours of play (local time)17.30 start, First Session 17.30-18.50, Interval 18.50-19.10, Second Session 19.10-20.30
Match days8 June 2009 - daynight (20-over match)
T20I debut
Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews
Isuru Udana
Isuru Udana
Umpires
New Zealand Image
Billy Bowden
England Image
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
England Image
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
Match Referee
England Image
Chris Broad
PointsSri Lanka 2, Australia 0