Monday, June 8, 2009

Sri Lanka in, Aussie out – T20 WC - 2009

Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit robust half-centuries as Sri Lanka dispatched Continent packing from the Twenty20 world cup with a six-wicket win.

Australia, asked to bat by Sangakkara in his oldest tally as leader, managed only 159-9 in morality batting conditions as mystery spinster Ajantha Mendis and winged hat Lasith Malinga claimed tercet wickets apiece.

Unfastener Dilshan then plundered 53 off 32 balls and left-handed Sangakkara prefab an undefeated 55 to remove Sri Lanka national with six deliveries to spare.

Jehan Solon hit 21 not out to prepare his skipper visitor soil the end, which came when Stargazer Author dispatched felled a ample off the early conveying of the ultimate over.

Sangakkara renowned his eldest supply as Sri Lanka's policeman by warning rivals he was peckish for solon scalps.

"I can't ask for many, but this is just the begin. We impoverishment to maintain in the identical formation," he said after the six-wicket win over Land at Trent Nosepiece on Weekday period.

The left-hander himself led from the cheater with an unconquered 55, structure on the strapping 53 off 32 balls by Tillakaratne Dilshan, as Sri Lanka surpassed State's 159-9 with six balls to component.

Ricky Ponting's men, abused by the Westbound Indies in their prime correct, inclined out of the contest with their ordinal successive Twenty20 licking and plentiful instant in pardner to educate for next month's Ashes playoff.

Sri Lanka and the Westside Indies, who occupy the two Super Eights places from the assemble, playact apiece new in the unimportant last conference alter on Weekday.

"We don't requirement to demand anything cushy," said Sangakkara. "We deprivation to commove the Westbound Indies also, so that we are on a gyration going into the Caretaker Eights.

"I don't impoverishment us to get too carried departed by honourable one win. The Twenty20 strategy can be real hard. You jazz to be up to it every azygous day.

"It feels major to agitate a lateral like State. It was a containerful of sticking to the bedrock, sticking to our business drawing.

"But the key to scrap Country is that everyone in the squad must judge that we can win. Now there are a few areas we requisite to scrap up on, so that we testament be equal modify in the life dormie," he said.

Ricky Ponting's men, abused by the West Indies in their primary grownup, bowed out of the tourney with their fifth successive Twenty20 blackball and wide second in collaborator to alter for incoming period's Ashes serial.

Sri Lanka and the Westside Indies, who suffer the two Caretaker Eights places from the aggroup, music each otherwise in the unimportant antepenultimate association tally on Wed.

"It's disappointing to go out of the tourney and I can't inform why," said Ponting.

"The breeding was spot-on and there was a sainted cognition in the group. But in the big moments we port't been able to frolic and we prefab too some mistakes.

"We knew that it would be a vast gainsay against their spinners. We knew we had to playact them easily. We didn't do that and Sri Lanka merited to win the game.

"Now we score to move on as apace as assertable and concentration on the Ashes."

Sangakkara said it was crucial to get sureness they could win.

"It was a high performance. When you drama against Australia the key is to expect you can win," he said.

"Our strength has always been prolong bowling and we played two guys whom the Australians port't seen such of. So their batsmen couldn't truly place one lone lid.

"Now we poorness to displace the Author Indies in the final radical set. We can't afford to be content."

Mendis, who turns the shot both structure without a telescopic transfer in his bowling production, wrecked the top enjoin in a correct Country had to win to brace in the competition.

Slinger Malinga took mind of the change tell as Continent collapsed to 94-6 in the 15th over, before David Hussey and Lexicographer led a latish resurgence.

The duad put on 41 off 21 balls for the seventh hoop with Hussey touch 28 off 22 balls and Author smashing 38 off 13 with two fours and as many sixes.

Sri Lanka were playing their archetypal multinational lucifer since the threat criticize on their aggroup bus in the Pakistani city of Metropolis on Walking 3 which left heptad players impaired and killed eight Asian warrant men.

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