• Australia win the toss and have elected to bat first
  • Australia 376/9 from 50 overs
  • Maxwell 102, Malinga 2/59
  • Sri Lanka 312/ from 46.2 overs
  • Sangakkara 104, Faulkner 3/48
  • Australia win by 64 runs
Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell scored his first ODI hundred against Sri Lanka [Getty]

That's it from us for today. Australia defeated Sri Lanka and have qualified for the quarter finals of the World Cup. Hope you have enjoyed our live blog and thank you for joining us. We will be back tomorrow with Live Blog between England v Bangladesh. Goodbye till then.


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Michael Clarke

Credit to the boys for the way they batted. Maxwell scoring his first ODI hundred for Australia was just brilliant. Watching a lot of players around the world score so freely and so quickly, then any score is chaseable.

The curator deserves a lot of credit for producing such a wonderful wicket here at the SCG. Starc has been brilliant both with the new ball and at the death. (Twitter question - What do you find more enjoyable, chasing or defending 300?) I would take scoring 375 and then backing the bowlers every time.


Angelo Mathews

It was a bit too much to chase. We conceded 200 runs in the last 16 overs, and it was rather way too much. I thought the batsmen did really well, but unfortunately we couldn't get over the line. Sangakkara is in the form of his life.

Three hundreds in three games is absolutely amazing. Seems to be getting better with age. We backed ourselves (Chandimal and myself), and they do have some good bowlers who could reverse swing it a bit. We have to improve our bowling and fielding, and if we can keep a well-respected opposition to under 300, we should be good.


Australia qualify for the quarter finals of the World Cup after their latest win over Sri Lanka.


Match Summary


Glen Maxwell

It was a massive game for us. It was a big thing for us to win this game. Glad to get the monkey off my back. Showed just how quality the opposition was (in running this close), but luckily for us we were able to get over the line in the end. Guys should be mentally refreshed and physically refreshed for the next game.


Glen Johnson is named the Man of the Match after scoring his maiden ODI century.


Over 47: Sri Lanka 312 for 9: Lasith Malinga 0 (2)

Starc continues and Senanayake is on strike. FOUR, a quicker delivery and takes an edge of Senanayake's bat and beats the first slip for a boundary. OUT, Another quicker delivery from Starc sees Senanayake tap the ball, which results in a simple catch to Doherty.

Chandimal is injured and is not walking into the middle. That is the end of the match. Australia win by 64 runs.


WICKET...!!! Sachithra Senanayake 7 (8) c Doherty b Starc


Over 46: Sri Lanka 308 for 8: Sachithra Senanayake 3 (6), Lasith Malinga 0 (2)

James Faulkner is back into the attack. Senanayake takes a single from the first ball. Tharanga pulls the short pitch delivery and ends up giving an easy catch to Warner at deep midwicket. Lasith Malinga is the new man in the middle and will start from the non strikers end.

A dot ball is followed by a single from Senanayake to long on. Malinga misses the last two balls as a wicket and two runs come off this over.


WICKET...!!! Upul Tharanga 4 (5) c Warner b Faulkner


Over 45: Sri Lanka 306 for 7: Sachithra Senanayake 1 (3), Upul Tharanga 4 (4)

Starc is back into the attack and has three overs left. Pitches on the leg stump and Tharanga flicks it to square leg for a single. Prasanna misses the ball and it is the first dot ball of this over.

He then moves away from the stumps and he misses it once again and this time, it hits the stumps. End of Prasanna and Sachithra Senanayake replaces him in the middle. He has one slip in place and starts with two dot balls. Senanayake flicks it to square leg and gets a single, which helps him get off the mark from the last ball.


WICKET...!!! Seekkuge Prasanna 9 (11) b Starc


Sri Lanka require 73 runs to win from 36 balls


Over 44: Sri Lanka 304 for 6: Seekkuge Prasanna 9 (9), Upul Tharanga 3 (3)

Watson continues and Prasanna starts the over with a pull of the short pitch delivery. Doherty cuts it off as Prasanna gets two runs. It is followed by a dot ball. Two back to back bouncers and Watson has already received a warning.

Prasanna's slow shot to midwicket helps him take a double, which brings Sri Lanka's 300. FOUR, A short delivery takes the edge and beats the keeper before racing to the boundary. A dot ball to finish the over.


Sri Lanka require 81 runs to win from 42 balls


Over 43: Sri Lanka 296 for 6: Seekkuge Prasanna 1 (3), Upul Tharanga 3 (3)

Johnson continues to attack and Tharanga takes a single to give the strike to Perera. OUT. A slower delivery from Johnson sees Perera smash it high in the air, giving a simple catch to Doherty at mid off. Seekkuge Prasanna is the new man in the middle.

Tharanga takes a single and Prasanna is on strike. He has a slip in place and starts with a dot ball. Johnson bowls outside leg stump and umpire calls it a wide. A dot ball is followed by a single to finish the over.


WICKET...!!! Thisara Perera 8 (3) c Doherty b Johnson


Sri Lanka require 85 runs to win from 48 balls


Over 42: Sri Lanka 293 for 5: Thisara Perera 8 (2), Upul Tharanga 1 (1)

Watson continues and a full delivery to Chandimal sees him flick it to deep fine leg for a single off the first ball. He is going off finally as he cannot continue in the middle. Thisara Perera replaces injured Chandimal.

A Yorker from Watson sees Mathews gets his bat in the middle and gets two runs. OUT, Mathews tries to pull a short pitch delivery and the balls takes the edge and results in a simple catch to Haddin.

Upul Tharanga is the second new batsmen in the middle and he gets off the mark with a single. FOUR, Perera wacks it over mid off fielder and the ball races to the boundary in no time. He is off the mark. FOUR, he then smashes over Watson's head. One bounce and the ball clears the fence to finish the over.


WICKET...!!! Angelo Mathews 35 (31) c Haddin b Watson


Over 41: Sri Lanka 280 for 4: Dinesh Chandimal 51 (23), Angelo Mathews 33 (29)

Johnson continues to Mathews and starts with a slower ball. A inside edge and Mathews gets off the strike gets a single. Australia will not mind singles at this stage. A short delivery and Chandimal pulls it to deep square leg. A fielder is forced to stop the ball from racing to the boundary and Sri Lanka get two runs.

It looks like Chandimal has cramps and the physio is on field. After receiving the treatment, the play resumes and Chandimal pulls it high in the air and falls in no man's landand gets a double, which brings his FIFTY. It is followed by a single and then to fine leg and Mathews finds the gap Starc dives to stop the ball from touching the fence. Sri Lanka get two runs to finish the over.