Sri Lanka finished their group stage fixtures on a high after they registered a win over Scotland in a Group A clash of the 2015 ICC World Cup in Hobart on Wednesday.

It was Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan's brilliant centuries that helped Sri Lanka post a total of 363 runs from 50 overs. The duo put on a 196-run partnership for the first wicket after losing Lahiru Thirimanne early in the innings.

It was the wicket-keeping batsman's fourth consecutive hundred and he has become the only player in ODI history to achieve the feat. He was dismissed for 124 runs, while Dilshan scored 104 runs off 99 balls.

In reply, Scotland were bowled out for 215 runs and Sri Lanka registered a 148-run win. Nuwan Kulasekara and Dushamantha Chameera picked up three wickets, while Lasith Malinga managed two.

Sangakkara was named man of the match for his impressive knock with the bat. With the latest win, the 1996 world champions have eight points after six games and are second on the table.

Angelo Mathews's side are one point ahead of third place Australia and fourth place Bangladesh. The co-hosts play Scotland on Saturday and a win for them over the weekend will see them clinch third spot.

Also, a victory for Bangladesh against New Zealand on Friday will see Sri Lanka move to fourth spot on the table, which means they will face defending champions India in the quarter final of the World Cup.

Should Bangladesh suffer a defeat at the hands of the Black Caps on Friday, Sri Lanka will finish second and could face South Africa in the knockout round.

Scotland, on the other hand have suffered five defeats and are without a win in this World Cup. They are likely to finish the tournament without a win as they take on Australia in the upcoming fixture.