2007 ICC World Twenty20: Australia vs Sri Lanka

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Australia have defeated Sri Lanka by ten wickets in the Super 8 stage of the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa.

The result qualifies Australia for the semi-finals, while Sri Lanka are eliminated from the tournament.

Australia's bowlers dismissed Sri Lanka for just 101 runs. Three wickets fell in the first three overs while Stuart Clark took 4-20. Jehan Mubarak and Kumar Sangakkara were Sri Lanka's top scorers with 28 and 22 runs respectively, while Chaminda Vaas scored 21. However it was not enough to post a competitive total for Sri Lanka, who were bowled out in the final over having scored at a rate of just over five runs an over.

Adam Gilchrist scored 31 not out and Matthew Hayden scored 58 not out as Australia cruised to victory without losing a wicket. They reached the target in just over ten overs to ensure progression to the semi-finals.

Toss: Australia won, and chose to field first.

Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
W U Tharanga c Lee b Bracken 4 8 0 0 50.00
S T Jayasuriya lbw b Lee 0 2 0 0 0.00
K C Sangakkara c Clarke b Clark 22 23 3 0 95.65
D P M D Jayawardene c Clark b Lee 1 2 0 0 50.00
L P C Silva c Lee b Clark 6 11 1 0 54.54
T M Dilshan c Gilchrist b Clark 3 5 0 0 60.00
J Mubarak c Symonds b Watson 28 26 3 0 107.69
M F Maharoof c Clarke b Clark 0 2 0 0 0.00
W P U J C Vaas c Lee b Symonds 21 28 1 0 75.00
S L Malinga not out 12 10 0 1 120.00
C R D Fernando c & b Bracken 0 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 1; w 1; nb 2) 4
Total (all out; 19.3 overs) 101 8 1

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Jayasuriya, 0.3 ov), 2-9 (Tharanga, 1.6 ov), 3-11 (Jayawardene, 2.4 ov), 4-21 (Silva, 5.3 ov), 5-30 (Dilshan, 7.3 ov), 6-43 (Sangakkara, 9.3 ov), 7-43 (Maharoof, 9.5 ov), 8-83 (Mubarak, 16.2 ov), 9-99 (Vaas, 18.5 ov), 10-101 (Fernando, 19.3 ov)

Flag of Australia.svg Australia bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
B Lee 4 0 27 2 6.75
N W Bracken 3.3 0 14 2 4.00
M G Johnson 4 0 18 0 4.50
S R Clark 4 0 20 4 5.00
S R Watson 3.2 0 19 1 5.70
A Symonds 0.4 0 2 1 3.00
Flag of Australia.svg Australia innings (Target: 102 runs from 20 overs)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
A C Gilchrist not out 31 25 4 0 124.00
M L Hayden not out 58 38 7 2 152.63
Extras (b 4; lb 2; w 6; nb 1) 13
Total (0 wickets; 10.2 overs) 102 11 2

Did not bat: B J Hodge, A Symonds, M E K Hussey, M J Clarke, S R Watson, B Lee, M G Johnson, N W Bracken, S R Clark

Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
W P U J C Vaas 2 0 21 0 10.50
C R D Fernando 3 1 12 0 4.00
M F Maharoof 2 0 34 0 17.00
T M Dilshan 2 0 13 0 6.50
S L Malinga 1 0 8 0 8.00
J Mubarak 0.2 0 8 0 24.00

Australia: A C Gilchrist (capt, wkt), M L Hayden, B J Hodge, A Symonds, M E K Hussey, M J Clarke, S R Watson, B Lee, M G Johnson, N W Bracken, S R Clark

Sri Lanka: W U Tharanga, S T Jayasuriya, K C Sangakkara (wkt), D P M D Jayawardene (capt), L P C Silva, T M Dilshan, J Mubarak, M F Maharoof, W P U J C Vaas, C R D Fernando, S L Malinga

Man of the Match: S R Clark (Australia)

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Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and I L Howell (South Africa)
TV Umpire: A L Hill (New Zealand)
Match Referee: M J Procter (South Africa)
Reserve Umpire: M Erasmus (South Africa)


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