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Justin Goulding and Marc Higginson

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  1. Post update

    So, another day in the World Cup and one more quarter-final spot filled. The knockout stages are starting to take shape.

    New Zealand, who were already through, beat Afghanistan by six wickets in Napier to claim a fifth straight win and finish top of Pool A, while Australia made significantly harder work of beating Sri Lanka.

    Can England join them in the last eight? Join us at 03:00 GMT on Monday to find out if they can beat Bangladesh in Adelaide. Anything but a win will send them out...

  2. Final scorecard

    Australia beat Sri Lanka by 64 runs

    Australia 379-9 (50): Maxwell 102 (53), Smith 72, Clarke 68, Watson 67

    Sri Lanka 312 all out (46.2): Sangakkara 104, Chandimal 52 retired hurt; Faulkner 3-48

    Fall of wickets: 5-1 (Thirimanne 1), 135-2 (Dilshan 62), 188-3 (Jayawardene 19), 201-4 (Sanagkkara 104), 281-4* (Chandimal retired hurt 52), 283-5 (Mathews 35), 193-6 (Perera 8), 305-7 (Prasanna 9), 307-8 (Tharanga 4), 312-9 (Senanayake 7)

    Bowling figures: Starc 8.2-0-29-2, Johnson 9-0-62-2, Watson 7-0-71-1, Doherty 7-0-60-0, Maxwell 6-0-35-0, Faulkner 9-0-48-3

    Australia won toss

    Full scorecard

    Glenn Maxwell
  3. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sri Lanka will be desperate to get Chandimal fit again. They play Scotland next, although they made a meal of beating Afghanistan. He maybe won't play in that one but they will want him available for the quarter-final because he almost won it for them here. You want those types of players."

  4. Captain's view

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on Kumar Sangakkara, who scored a record third successive World Cup century: "He's brilliant. He's ageing and he's getting better and better.

    "We've got to improve in our bowling and fielding. If we can keep the opposition to 300, we can chase it down."

  5. Captain's view

    Australia captain Michael Clarke: "Credit to the boys for the way they battled - Maxwell scoring his first ODI hundred, we needed his runs today.

    "If we can hold our nerve like that we give ourselves a chance. Watching players around the world scoring so quickly and freely, teams can chase any score now.

    "Starc's execution has been excellent with both the new ball and the old."

    Michael Clarke
  6. Post update

    Where does that leave Sri Lanka? They are not assured of a place in the quarter-finals yet, although, with only Scotland to play, you can't see them not claiming the one win they need.

    Indeed, if Bangladesh beat England in Adelaide on Monday, Sri Lanka will join New Zealand, Australia and Bangladesh in the last eight from Pool A.

  7. 'We had to go for it'

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews: "We conceded 200 runs in the last 16 overs ands it was way too much.

    "340 would have been a real good chase. We had to go for it; we had to take those chances.

    "It was a real good effort by the batters but we couldn't hold on."

  8. Man of the match

    Australia's Glenn Maxwell, who scored a 51-ball century: "It was a massive game for us. I didn't know about the record World Cup century (50 balls), but I knew about the Australian record (57 balls) because James Faulkner doesn't shut up about it. We've got a few days off now, we'll refresh physically and mentally."

    Glenn Maxwell
  9. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "For the Aussies, mission accomplished. If Maxwell is not man of the match then something is wrong. It was his innings that turned the match. Maxwell produced one of his specials and really put them out of sight from the Sri Lankans."

  10. Post update

    But the match was effectively settled by Glenn Maxwell, who smashed 102 off 53 balls - his first ODI century, the fastest by an Australian and the second quickest in World Cup history.

    Give it a couple of weeks and I doubt many will remember Steve Smith's 72 and Michael Clarke's 68, however well they batted.

  11. Post update

    Mitchell Starc finished with 2-29 off 8.2 overs - mightily impressive figures in a game which saw 688 runs - while James Faulkner took 3-48 and Mitchell Johnson 2-62.

    Mitchell Starc
  12. Post update

    Sangakkara's 104 off 107 balls for Sri Lanka was typically brilliant, while Tillakaratne Dilshan weighed in with 62, and Dinesh Chandimal's excellent 52 off 24 balls deserves more than a passing mention.

    However, after Chandimal retired hurt in the 42nd over, with 96 needed, Sri Lanka lost their last five wickets for 29 runs.

  13. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Well, 64 runs is quite a big margin. For a while it looked like it would be closer than that. There was a glimmer of hope for Sri Lanka and it's the hope that kills you.

    "The Aussies are in the quarter-finals. I think Sri Lanka are also there but we can't say it with mathematical certainty.

  14. Post update

    As it is, Australia survive a superb Sri Lanka rally to go through to the quarter-finals with a third win in five games. New Zealand will finish top of Pool A too.

  15. Australia beat Sri Lanka by 64 runs

    A valiant chase. And a belter of a game that was in doubt until the final few overs.

  16. WICKET

    Senanayake c Doherty b Starc 7 (SL 312 all out)

    That's it. Game over. Starc is simply too good for Senanayake, who chips one to mid-off. With Chandimal not batting again, Sri Lanka's innings is over.

  17. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Well it is always liable to happen as the run rate gets higher and higher and you have to go for the big shot when you are not ready to do so. Tharanga swung and hoped.

    "It's all over bar the shouting. Sri Lanka are not yet qualified technically, but I think they are almost there."

  18. SL 308-8 (Faulkner 3-48)

    Australia's main priority now is upping the over rate. They're scampering round like scolded schoolboys between balls and overs. It wasn't so long ago they were worrying about being on the wrong end of the highest successful chase in World Cup history.

  19. WICKET

    Tharanga c Warner b Faulkner 4 (SL 307-8)

    They're dropping like flies now. Tharanga this time, pulling Faulkner straight to deep mid-wicket, where Warner gets a spot of catching practice. Australia one wicket from victory - if Chandimal doesn't return to bat.

  20. SL 306-7 (need 71 off 30 balls)

    Sachithra Senanayake joins Upul Tharange at the crease. It doesn't look like we'll be seeing Dinesh Chandimal again.

  21. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That wasn't the prettiest nine runs I have ever seen, swishing and swashing at the ball. Starc bounced Prasanna every time he could and I think he deserved the wicket.

    "I'm wondering, with a red ball, if Starc will start to lead the attack. Certainly with a white ball in this tournament he is the leader and the most dangerous."

  22. WICKET

    Prasanna b Starc 9 (SL 305-7)

    And there she is. Starc strikes. Round the wicket, he peppers the base of the stumps and Prasanna is cleaned up as he makes room. The understated celebration - a punch of the air - says all you need to know about Australia's dominant position now.

  23. Post update

    Sri Lanka need 73 off the last six overs, three of which will be bowled by the laser-guided Mitchell Starc.

  24. SL 304-6 (need 73 off 36 balls)

    Watson, who was dropped for Australia's victory over Afghanistan, is entrusted with the ball in the death overs. Prasanna edges wide of Haddin for four - he was aiming a more towards mid-wicket - but only eight off the over. Sri Lanka need 12s.

  25. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think Sri Lanka are going to do it. And it means Australia - I think we can assume now - will qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup. They can lose against Scotland and still go through. Seven points will do it."

  26. SL 296-6 (Johnson 2-62)

    Seekuge Prasanna, what can you do? The new batsman can only gather a single off the last three legitimate balls. A penny for Dinesh Chandimal's thoughts right now...

    Dinesh Chandimal
  27. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was brief and exciting from Perera. He hit a couple of fours, went up against Johnson - I'm not even sure it was one of his quicker balls - but it went straight up into the air.

    "It's been a fantastic game. Great theatre."

  28. WICKET

    Perera c Doherty b Johnson 8 (SL 293-6)

    Well, it was nice while it lasted. Johnson drops short and Perera, backing away, is beaten by a slower ball. You can hear his groan on the stump mic as the ball spirals to mid-off, where Xavier Doherty pouches a sitter.

  29. SL 292-5 (need 85 off 48 balls)

    What's all the fuss about, thinks Perera. He swats his first ball over extra cover off the back foot then lifts Watson back over his head. Easy game, this cricket.

  30. Post update

    Russel Arnold

    Ex-Sri Lanka all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Well directed from around the wicket. A double blow, Chandimal hobbling off and now the skipper out.

    "It's not going to be the same for Chandimal coming back later. The adrenaline is pumping and you are in the zone. It's always better going from there than coming back and trying to find that rhythm."

    Dinesh Chandimal
  31. WICKET

    Mathews c Haddin b Watson 33 (SL 283-5)

    Not what Sri Lanka wanted. Two batsmen have gone in three balls. Shane Watson round the wicket to Mathews. Surprises him with a bumper. Mathews, on the hook, top-edges behind. We now have two batsmen, Upul Tharanga and Thisara Perera, who have not faced a ball.

  32. SL 281-4 (target 377)

    Drama at the SCG. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews tells Chandimal, who is barely able to run, to leave the field. He limps off, with 52 from 24 balls, and Thisara Perera replaces him.

  33. 50 for Chandimal

    SL 280-4 (need 97 off 55 balls)

    Chandimal is the main man, so Sri Lanka need him out there. Badly. Barely able to walk, he miscues a pull over square-leg (how many chances have landed safely in this innings?) and has to dive to make it back for a second run. That's his fifty, off 22 balls. A super knock, whatever happens.

  34. Post update

    Russel Arnold

    Ex-Sri Lanka all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Just imagine, finally Chandimal has gone out there looking positive, playing a special innings and he pulls a hamstring! He has had a tough time, he is playing a gem and he starts limping.

    "That will restrict Sri Lanka's running between the wickets and it's a big ground here. Who knows, maybe it's just the breather they needed."

    Dinesh Chandimal
  35. Ouch!

    SL 275-4 (target 377)

    What do we have here? Chandimal is on the deck and the Sri Lanka physio is needed again. It looked like he tweaked something as he stretched to make that second run. I'm not sure I've ever seen a player getting a rub-down on the field before. I thought Wimbledon wasn't until June...

  36. Scorecard update

    Sri Lanka 272-4 (40 overs) - target 377

    Batsmen: Mathews 30*, Chandimal 46*

    Fall of wickets: 5-1 (Thirimanne 1), 135-2 (Dilshan 62), 188-3 (Jayawardene 19), 201-4 (Sangakkara 104)

    Bowling figures: Starc 7-0-23-0, Johnson 7-0-50-1, Watson 5-0-51-0, Doherty 7-0-60-0, Maxwell 6-0-35-0, Faulkner 8-0-46-2

    Australia 376-9: Maxwell 102 (53), Smith 72, Clarke 68, Watson 67

    Australia won toss

    Full scorecard

  37. Post update

    Russel Arnold

    Ex-Sri Lanka all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Australia made 124 in the last 10 overs. Sri Lanka basically have to match Australia.

    "Even if Sri Lanka fall short, they will still be happy with this effort. The belief in the team will be greater. The batsmen above Chandimal will have faith in him and they can relax a little bit."

  38. SL 272-4 (target 377)

    Just when you think Australia are putting this game beyond reach, Sri Lanka just about manage to stay in touch. Chandimal is doing his best impersonation of Glenn Maxwell, charging at Shane Watson and edging past short third man for four before drilling a full toss through cover. Fetch that.

    Sri Lanka need 105 off the last 10 overs. Simples.

  39. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Rob Meech: This game is a perfect illustration of why England are so far behind the times in ODI cricket.

  40. SL 261-4 (Mathews 28, Chandimal 37)

    It's like being back in the 1960s, there's so much swinging going on from an excitable Chandimal. With very little hitting too - until he cuts Johnson's final ball for four.

  41. SL 256-4 (target 377)

    Mitchell Johnson back into the attack. What can he do? Too much width to Mathews, who flashes four through point. Chandimal then hoicks one-handed to a vacant mid mid-on. One of these chances has got to stick soon, surely...?

  42. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Mo: If anyone can chase down the total it's Sri Lanka.

    Ian ‏Charris: With Sangakkara out I can see Sri Lanka ending up 40 to 50 short.

  43. Close!

    SL 249-4 (need 128 off 12 overs)

    Almost two run-outs. Mathews survives as he scampers a single to Michael Clarke at mid-off (again) - then Chandimal is miles out as David Warner's throw from cover isn't collected by Faulkner behind the stumps at the non-striker's end. Nerves and minds getting frayed here.

  44. SL 243-4 (target 377)

    This is scintillating stuff - although not if you're Xavier Doherty's mum. Mathews joins in the fun, taking six and four off the first two balls before Chandimal ends the over with the opposite sequence. 21 off the over. The required rate is hovering around 10 still.

  45. SL 224-4 (Mathews 9, Chandimal 21)

    Australia captain Michael Clarke keeps the off-side field up, Chandimal takes the bait - and just about clears mid-off with a drive. He follows it up with a mighty heave for six into the Sri Lanka fans at deep mid-wicket, then whips Shane Watson through backward square-leg. Cue much waving of flags and blowing of horns. 16 off the over. Game back on?

  46. SL 208-4 (need 169 off 15 overs)

    Dinesh Chandimal, the new man, gets going with a slog-sweep for four off Xavier Doherty, who has 0-41 from six overs.

  47. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Thomas DJH Stirk: King Kumar seems to be getting better with age - 2nd greatest player behind Sachin.

  48. Post update

    So the batting powerplay backfires on Sri Lanka - 33 runs and two wickets from those five overs.

    Australia v Sri Lanka
  49. WICKET

    Sangakkara c Finch b Faulkner 104 (SL 201-4)

    That's the one Australia wanted. The pressure told as Faulkner, with one run from the first four balls, has Sangakkara driving high.... into the hands of Aaron Finch, who makes good ground to take a straightforward catch running in from deep cover. Australia firmly on top now.

  50. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Rob Keogh: Please don't retire Sangakkara

  51. SL 200-3 (target 377)

    Watching Faulkner and Starc operate, it's hard to disagree with those who say Australia have the best death bowling attack in the World Cup. Sri Lanka bring up the 200 in an over crammed full of yorkers.

  52. Drinks break

    Angelo Mathew is the new batsman and he's already receiving treatment on what looks like a hamstring injury. It's a tale of injured captains, this game.

  53. Post update

    Geoff Lawson

    Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "This, Sangakkara's 24th one-day century, was made on a foreign territory against an outstanding pace attack. This is not a belter of a wicket with a short outfield at the Sinhalese Sports Club or the Premadasa."

    Kumar Sangakkara
  54. SL 195-3 (need 182 off 18 overs)

    Boy, Faulkner is some bowler too. Yorkers, superbly disguised slower balls, no width - he's got the lot. There's some high quality cricket being played out there. How can you not enjoy this...?

  55. How's stat?!

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Kumar Sangakkara is the first to score a century in three consecutive World Cup matches and equals the overall ODI record currently held by Zaheer Abbas, Saeed Anwar, Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock and Ross Taylor."

  56. 100 for Sangakkara

    What an innings. What a player. What a legend. Sangakkara clips Faulkner off his legs to bring up his 24th ODI century - and his third in a row at this World Cup. A remarkable, remarkable cricketer.

  57. Post update

    Geoff Lawson

    Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "The build-up of pressure during the over was crucial - the quality of the Starc over, and the fact that Jayawardene missed a low full toss outside off stump brought the pressure to the sixth ball of the over."

    Listen to live TMS commentary by clicking on the audio icon.

  58. WICKET

    Jayawardene run out (Clarke) 19 (SL 188-3)

    Gone! Jayawardene tied down by Mitchell Starc, goes in search of a single to mid-off. Clarke, bad hamstring/back and all, collects and hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. Jayawardene's dive in vain. The stand of 153 is over. The skipper lets out a primal roar.

  59. Scorecard update

    Sri Lanka 186-2 (30 overs) - target 377

    Batsmen: Sangakkara 98*, Jayawardene 18*

    Fall of wickets: 5-1 (Thirimanne 1), 135-2 (Dilshan 62)

    Bowling figures: Johnson 6-0-38-1, Starc 5-0-16-0, Watson 3-0-24-0, Doherty 5-0-35-0, Maxwell 6-0-35-0, Faulkner 5-0-32-1

    Australia 376-9: Maxwell 102 (53), Smith 72, Clarke 68, Watson 67

    Australia won toss

    Full scorecard

    Australia v Sri Lanka
  60. Close!

    SL 186-2 (Sangakkara 98, Jayawardene 18)

    Sangakkara living dangerously, miscuing a Faulkner slower ball to deep extra cover, where Glenn Maxwell can't quite get his fingertips under it as he dives forward full length. To rub salt into the Australian wounds, Sangakkara takes three fours off the last three balls of the over. Game on in Sydney.

  61. Batting powerplay

    It's batting powerplay time. With almost 10 an over needed, Sri Lanka sense the moment. Faulkner is Australia's go-to man with the ball. Brace yourselves.

    James Faulkner
  62. SL 169-2 (target 377)

    The half-chances are starting to come a little more regularly now. It's Jayawardene this time, slashing the returning Shane Watson to third man for a couple. Warner, scowling and prowling, maintains the pressure with a diving stop at point.

    And is that Aaron Finch getting a telling-off from umpire Ian Gould for throwing the ball into the pitch from barely 20 yards away? It might be in Australia's interests to scuff the ball up if there's any reverse swing to be had...

  63. Close!

    SL 164-2 (Sangakkara 83, Jayawardene 11)

    Phew! Maxwell hurries through another over. A frustrated Sangakkara sweeps the last ball, and a top edge loops harmlessly over the wicketkeeper's head. They pick up two runs.

  64. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    DeathApeDisco: Sounds like it's a good game. If it was on TV, young kids might even want to try and play cricket sometime. Never mind.

  65. SL 159-2 (target 377)

    Wonderful placement from Sangakkara, who makes full use of his crease to pull Xavier Doherty for four past a diving deep mid-wicket. That's only the second boundary in eight overs.

  66. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sri Lanka have to pressurise someone, try and get inside the heads of some of the bowlers. They cannot just pick off singles all the while. Doherty is a candidate because he is not quite in the groove as he has not been playing regularly."

  67. SL 154-2 (Maxwell 0-30 off 5 overs)

    Sangakkara leans forward, squashes his helmet on his head and watches the sweat drip out. I hope the photographers got that. With Sri Lanka rebuilding, Australia captain Michael Clarke takes the chance to turn back to Glenn Maxwell. Four off the over.

  68. SL 150-2 (target 377)

    The tattooed Johnson starting to find some swing on this Sydney evening. Over the wicket to Sangakkara, angling the ball back in to the left-hander. A single off the last ball prevents the first maiden of the match.

    We're at the halfway stage. Sri Lanka need 227 off 25 overs. I'll spare you the maths - that's 9.08 an over.

  69. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think Faulkner has done a great favour for his captain - even before he got the wicket he had stemmed the runs. You only need three or four overs where only three or four runs are scored, and suddenly the required rate rockets when you have such big target in front of you. "

    Listen to live TMS commentary by clicking on the audio icon.

  70. SL 149-2 (Sangakkara 73, Jayawardene 6)

    There was a moment when Jayawardene flicked Faulkner off his pads over mid-wicket and I thought it may be a chance to the man in the deep. But I underestimated the former Sri Lanka skipper - he wouldn't do something as stupid as hit the ball to where a fielder is, would he? Silly me. Four runs.

  71. SL 142-2 (target 377)

    Pressure mounting on Sri Lanka, who are grateful for four leg byes as Johnson strays. Sangakkara has 71 off 70 balls but the Sri Lanka staff on the balcony look on pensively.

  72. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Robbie Comery: This would be one hell of a chase from Sri Lanka, but with 8 wickets in hand and Kumar at the crease, who knows?

  73. Close!

    SL 137-2 (Faulkner 1-8 off 3 overs)

    Jayawardene warms up his ageing muscles with a risky single to mid-on, where Mitchell Johnson collects and throws at the non-striker's end. Oooh! That would have been out if he'd hit.

  74. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Dilshan swung right across it, and as long as it pitched in line, it was out. That is an important wicket - the Aussies needed that. That was Faulkner's off-cutter, almost out of the back of his hand."

    James Faulkner
  75. WICKET

    Dilshan lbw Faulkner 62 (SL 135-2)

    Gone! The reviews shows it pitched just in line with leg stump, and suggests it would have gone on to hit the stumps. Dilshan's super knock is over - and Shane Watson sends him on his way with something that may or may not have been 'Tally ho, old chap'.

  76. Umpire review

    Is the breakthrough for Australia? Faulkner pins Dilshan on the back leg as he aims across the line. Umpire Gould raises his finger. But Dilshan doesn't like it - and he reviews it...

  77. SL 135-1 (Johnson 1-35 off 4 overs)

    Australia were 86-2 after 20 overs, so I think we're fully entitled to say Sri Lanka are well on top. In fact, I'd go as far as to say this game is as good as won. You may as well switch off now.

    Mitchell Johnson gets another go, having been smashed out of the attack by Dilshan with six fours off an over earlier on. The required run rate has breached eight.

    Mitchell Johnson
  78. Post update

    Quentin Hull

    BBC Test Match Special

    "These senior statesmen of Sri Lankan cricket are running around like 18-year-olds out there!"

  79. Scorecard update

    Sri Lanka 133-1 (20 overs) - target 377

    Batsmen: Sangakkara 68*, Dilshan 61*

    Fall of wickets: 5-1 (Thirimanne 1)

    Bowling figures: Johnson 3-0-34-1, Starc 5-0-16-0, Watson 2-0-19-0, Doherty 4-0-30-0, Maxwell 4-0-26-0, Faulkner 2-0-6-0

    Australia 376-9: Maxwell 102 (53), Smith 72, Clarke 68, Watson 67

    Australia won toss

    Full scorecard

  80. SL 133-1 (need 244 off 30 overs)

    The rubber-wristed Dilshan can't quite get Faulkner away in that over, which costs only two. Australia tightening the net a little here. I sense something might be coming...

  81. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ger Siggins: That's a remarkable 50 by Dilshan - only 7 fours, considering 6 of them came off one over from Johnson!

  82. SL 131-1 (target 377)

    Maxwell continues. And so do Sri Lanka. The offie offers width and Dilshan cuts for four behind point.

  83. Sangakkara's new helmet

    Joe Wilson

    BBC News sports correspondent

    "Kumar Sangakkara is the first player to wear a new helmet safety feature, designed in the wake of Phillip Hughes' death.

    "The innovation, you may recall, was revealed in a BBC exclusive last month. It's a design by Masuri, they call it a 'Stemguard'.

    "It is basically made of foam and a plastic compound which attaches to the helmet grille and protects the neck - the area where Hughes was fatally struck."

  84. SL 123-1 (required run rate: 7.93)

    James Faulkner, the fourth of Australia's four left-armers, gets a go. Four singles off the over as a panting Dilshan scampers singles.

  85. Post update

    Geoff Lawson

    Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "A third of the way through and Sri Lanka have a third of the runs needed - that's a great position to be in if you are chasing. The fielding captain now needs to be in Twenty 20 mode, and change the bowling more regularly so that the batsmen don't get a long look at each bowler and be able to line them up."

  86. Drinks break

    SL 119-1 (target 377)

    Kumar Sangakkara is now the leading run scorer in this World Cup, overtaking South Africa skipper AB de Villiers's tally of 318.

    Fed up with nudging and nurdling, he larrups Doherty over mid-wicket for a one-bounce four, then clears mid-off with a drive for his seventh boundary. He has 62, Dilshan 53, and the partnership is worth 114. Thirsty? It's drinks.

  87. 50 for Dilshan

    SL 106-1 (Dilshan 47, Sangakkara 51)

    Dilshan joins the 50 club. Just the 41 balls, and seven fours in succession. He and Sangakkara are both happy to milk the singles off that Maxwell over - until Sangakkara aims a horrid swipe and connects only with thin air. Please, Kumar.

    Tillakaratne Dilshan
  88. 50 for Sangakkara

    And that's a 45-ball half-century for Sangakkara, who beats Dilshan to the mark. despite his partner's savage 24-run over at Mitchell Johnson's expense. And Sanga's barely played a shot in anger.

  89. Appeal - not out

    Now that was a waste of electricity. Sangakkara plays and misses at Doherty, wicketkeeper Brad Haddin whips off the bails and the TV umpire is needed to decide that that was never out in a million years.

  90. 14,000 ODI runs for Sangakkara

    SL 96-1 (target 377)

    A great moment for Sangakkara, the old master. He sweeps Maxwell fine for a couple to go to 14,000 ODI runs - a tally second only to the great Sachin Tendulkar (18,426, for what it's worth). He marks the milestone with a fist bump and a four either side of the wicket. Wonderful stuff.

    Kumar Sangakkara
  91. Dilshan dropped on 46

    SL 86-1 (target 377)

    A life for Dilshan. Without a boundary since the seventh over, Dilshan swipes at Doherty - and Clarke, running back from short mid-wicket, can't cling on to a lunging effort over his shoulder just outside the fielding circle. Not often you see Clarke spill them.

  92. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Duncan Garrett: Any English fan's highlight of the CWC so far. Johnson going for 6 fours off an over. Not much else to cheer mind you.

  93. SL 81-1 (Dilshan 44, Sangakkara 35)

    And here's the man of the moment. Michael Clarke tosses the ball to centurion Glenn Maxwell - or, more accurately, umpire Gould takes it out of his pocket and gives it the off-spinner, which is rather less prosaic. Five off the over. Hashtag steady.

    Glenn Maxwell
  94. SL 76-1 (target 377)

    A score of 69-1 after 10 overs persuades Australia to turn to spin, in the form of slow left-armer Xavier Doherty. The fleet-footed Sangakkara drives him for a couple through cover then collects two more courtesy of a deft leg glance.

  95. Scorecard update

    Sri Lanka 69-1 (10 overs) - target 377

    Batsmen: Sangakkara 25*, Dilshan 42*

    Fall of wickets: 5-1 (Thirimanne 1)

    Bowling figures: Johnson 3-0-34-1, Starc 5-0-16-0, Watson 2-0-19-0

    Australia 376-9: Maxwell 102 (53), Smith 72, Clarke 68, Watson 67

    Australia won toss

    Full scorecard

  96. SL 69-1 (Starc 0-16 off 5)

    There's an obvious tension out there. Johnson had a few words with Dilshan during that 24-run over. Umpire Ian Gould has also spoken to the batsman - and I don't think it was about what they're having for dinner. And Shane Watson eye-balled Dilshan after a semi collision in the last over. It's getting hot out there (to the tune of Nelly). Starc keeps it full - and tidy.

    Tillakaratne Dilshan
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    Siân Lacey Taylder: If Australia win, Bangladesh need only 2 pts to deny England place in quarters. Will New Zealand play weakened team in last game?

  98. SL 65-1 (target 377)

    Australia captain Michael Clarke, spitting on his hands and tugging his collar up at slip, looks up for this one. However, his ambitions have gone from wicket-taking to run-prevention in the blink of an eye. A modicum of calm is restored by that over, which features six singles.

  99. Post update

    Russel Arnold

    Ex-Sri Lanka all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "The way Australia are bowling at Sangakkara, he is struggling to find his rhythm. When the ball has been full he has not been able to move his feet He is right on the crease and that is why he is getting into all kinds of troubles and why he is not able to time the ball."

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  100. Ouch!

    SL 59-1 (Dilshan 38, Sangakkara 20)

    Starc lands a much-needed blow for Australia, quite literally, pinning Sangakkara in the unmentionables with a short one that doesn't quite bounce as much as the batsman expected. A half-hearted appeal for an inside edge but Australia not convinced enough to review the not-out decision.

  101. SL 59-1 (target 377)

    Eight of the last 12 balls have been boundaries. Make that nine from 13 as Sangakkara clears the off side once more. The change of ends hasn't done Mitchell Starc much good.

  102. SL 55-1 (Dilshan 38, Sangakkara 16)

    Australia turn to Shane Watson, who is 'Dilscooped' over fine-leg for four. Dilshan takes one on the helmet when he tries to repeat the trick, and Sangakarra gets in on the act with a flashing back-foot drive over point. Thrilling stuff.

  103. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Cricinfo's Jarrod Kimber: Did the English score six boundaries off Mitch Johnson for the whole of last summer?

  104. Post update

    Jim Maxwell

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Dillers has got the thrillers - he's taking it on! Six sixes is showing off, but six fours is something else!"

  105. SL 42-1 (target 377)

    Whoa whoa whoa! Now we're talking! Dilshan hits Johnson for six fours off the over.

    Straight drive. Straight drive. Swat over mid-wicket. Pull behind square. Flashing cover drive. And a languid cover drive to finish. Anything you can do, Maxwell...

  106. SL 18-1 (Dilshan 9, Sangakkara 8)

    Right, Dilshan has had his sighter. He flicks Starc off his legs for a couple, but is fortunate to see a miscue pull land safely at backward square.

  107. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The short ball has been a feature of this World Cup - we saw the South African batsmen yesterday against Pakistan getting out to the hook shot and the pull shot. It is a regular ploy if you have bowlers quick enough."

    Mitchell Johnson
  108. SL 13-1 (Johnson 1-10)

    I must admit I didn't expect Zimbabwe to get so close to beating Ireland on Saturday, in what would have been the highest successful chase in World Cup history. Set 332, they lost by five runs. Sri Lanka need 45 more than that, against a considerably better attack. Good luck, chaps. Johnson persists with the short stuff; Sangakkara pulls over square-leg - not entirely convincingly - for four.

  109. SL 6-1 (target 377)

    The Sri Lanka batsmen are having enough trouble getting the ball off the square at the moment, never mind thinking about meeting the required run rate. Starc is on the money. One off the over.

  110. SL 5-1 (target 377)

    Walking to the crease with 372 needed is an unenviable situation for most batsmen, but there are few players you'd rather have there than Kumar Sangakkara. Johnson greets him with another short one that fizzes past his nose. Welcome.

  111. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a short delivery and he didn't quite know whether to play it or leave it. He played it and it got big on him - he took the pace off it, maybe because it touched the glove. Good aggressive fast bowling from Johnson."

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    Mitchell Johnson
  112. WICKET

    Thirimanne c Haddin b Johnson 1 (SL 5-1)

    Mitchell Johnson strikes! The left-arm paceman needs just four balls to make his mark on this game, finding pace and bounce and, crucially, Thirimanne's glove as he fends at one. A diving Brad Haddin completes the job behind the stumps. Sri Lanka's task just got that little bit tougher.

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    Sri Lanka
  114. SL 2-0 (target 377)

    The run rate is climbing already. Mitchell Starc limits Tillakaratne Dilshan and Lahiru Thirimanne to a single apiece. Two off the over.

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    Geoff Lawson

    Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Batting second on a slow, brown wicket like the SCG is always more difficult - the wicket slows down. It looks like Sri Lanka have asked for the light roller, and I think that is wrong. You need the heavy roller on this pitch to get the pace back in it. It is a mistake visiting teams often make at the SCG."

  116. Post update

    Thanks Higgy. Here we go then. History in the making. A 30-ball century for Dilshan beckons. Unbeaten Jayawardene 80 sees Sri Lanka home.

    Or something like that.

  117. Post update

    Can Sri Lanka chase 377 to beat Australia and secure their place in the World Cup quarter-finals? Here's Justin Goulding to talk you through the chase.

  118. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Pete Naylor: If the cricket ball in your hand is a white Kookaburra and Glenn Maxwell is anywhere near you, run for fine leg and hide.

  119. Fastest World Cup centuries

    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Glenn Maxwell's century is the second fastest in World Cup history. The full list...

    • 50 balls: Kevin O'Brien, Ireland v England, Bangalore, 2011
    • 51 balls: Glenn Maxwell, Australia v Sri Lanka, Sydney, 2015
    • 52 balls: AB de Villiers, Australia v West Indies, Sydney, 2015
    • 66 balls: Matthew Hayden, Australia v South Africa, Basseterre, 2007
    • 67 balls: John Davidson, Canada v West Indies, Centurion, 2003

    Maxwell's effort is also the fastest by an Australian in ODIs, beating James Faulkner's 57-ball effort against India at Bangalore in 2013.

    Glenn Maxwell
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    Tim Peach

    BBC Test Match Special producer

    "The gents' at the @SCG make sure you don't miss a ball..."

    Toilets at SCG
  121. End-of-innings scorecard

    Australia 376-9 (50 overs): Maxwell 102 (53), Smith 72, Clarke 68, Watson 67

    Fall of wickets: 19-1 (Warner 9), 41-2 (Finch 24), 175-3 (Clarke 68), 177-4 (Smith 72), 337-5 (Maxwell 102), 338-6 (Faulkner 0), 368-7 (Watson 67), 373-8 (Haddin 25), 374-9 (Starc 0)

    Bowling figures: Malinga 10-0-59-2, Senanayake 9-0-59-0, Mathews 7-0-59-1, Prasanna 10-0-77-1, Perera 9-0-87-2, Dilshan 5-0-33-1

    Australia won toss

    Full scorecard

  122. Player's view

    Australia centurion Glenn Maxwell: "It was nice to get the monkey off the bat. I have scored a few 90s so to finally hit the hundred was a relief. The top order set it up beautifully for me and Watto to go berserk at the end."

  123. Post update

    And in Sydney, Australia have taken apart Sri Lanka. They racked up 376-9, with contributions throughout the card.

    Michael Clarke and Steve Smith set it up with composed half-centuries before The Big Show took over - Glenn Maxwell smearing four sixes and 10 fours in his 53-ball 102. Shane Watson bounced back to form with 67.

    Glenn Maxwell celebrates his century
  124. What you may have missed...

    Just waking up? What happened to the Sunday morning lie-in?

    Happy to have your company though, and let me tell you about the day's cricket. First of all, there was a fifth win in five games for New Zealand, who beat Afghanistan by six wickets earlier today in Napier.

    Daniel Vettori claimed 4-18 off 10 overs as the Kiwis, who had already qualified for the quarter-finals, bowled Afghanistan out for 186. The hosts chased 187 with 13.5 overs to spare thanks to 57 from Martin Guptill.

    Read the full report here

    Daniel Vettori
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    Karen Lynch: Problem with Australia is you get 2 of their biggest players out and still they have more to come at you!

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    Former Australia spinner Shane Warne: Just an awesome 100 from Maxwell, Shane Watson & Michael Clarke bat well too. Aussies finding form & flexing their muscles.

  127. Aus 376-9 (run-rate: 7.52)

    A clatter of wickets towards the end, but Australia put the team before the individual and rack up an imposing 376-9. Good luck with that one, Sri Lanka.

  128. WICKET

    Starc run out 0 (Aus 374-9)

    Mitchell Johnson pulls through Mitchell Starc for two which aren't there and the latter is run out without facing.

  129. WICKET

    Haddin c Perera b Mathews 25 (Aus 373-8)

    Brad Haddin is swinging like a rusty gate, getting four through square leg before going aerial and picking out the safe hands of Thisara Perara in the covers.

    Brad Haddin
  130. WICKET

    Watson c Chandimal b Perera 67 (Aus 368-7)

    Shane Watson's brutish 41-ball knock is ended when he goes for one big shot too many and skies a towering catch to a composed Dinesh Chandimal at deep mid-off.

    Dinesh Chandimal
  131. Dropped catch

    Aus 368-6

    The runs are piling up now... Brad Haddin fortunate to get an inside edge to a yorker and the ball runs away for a fourth successive four. The fifth ball of the over is dropped by a diving Prasanna at deep midwicket. The ball squirts out as he hits the ground.

    Seekkuge Prasanna
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    Geoff Lawson

    Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "In Haddin you are looking at player coming in at eight who has opened often in one-day cricket. That is the strength of the teams who will end up in the semi-finals or the final - they have that depth. Haddin is a sensible player who knows what shots are on - it is not just indiscriminate swiping."

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  133. Aus 363-6

    Australia won't be getting 400 now, but they might reach 375 - certainly if Brad Haddin continues to cream sixes over extra cover like he does to the first ball of Thisara Perera's over. A fielding mistake inside the ring then sees the ball run underneath Angelo Mathews at cover and go for four. Next ball? Four over mid-off. Three in a row.

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    Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara: Glenn Maxwell. Well played, a joy to watch!! Now I have problems finding the right superlatives to describe your great innings.

  135. Aus 346-6 (Malinga 10-0-59-2)

    The SCG has come alive in the last 15 overs or so. The Australians are chatting, the Sri Lankans blowing horns and whistles and it's creating a cracking din inside the stadium. Lasith Malinga again bowls a tight over, finishing his allotted 10 by conceding just four singles. His final figures of 2-59 are the new 2-40.

    Sri Lanka fan in a mask
  136. Aus 345-6 (Watson 64, Haddin 0)

    Thisara Perera is bowling some decent stuff now, returning to wide yorkers. Shane Watson almost falls over in crashing one such delivery to the off-side boundary. He's been joined at the crease by Brad Haddin, another big striker of a cricket ball.

  137. Post update

    Geoff Lawson

    Ex-Australia fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "There was never a run there unless the fielding was poor. You are throwing away the wicket of one your excellent lower-order batsmen. Faulkner is a batsman who could have scored 50 off 20 balls for you."