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Australia vs Sri Lanka, 12th Match, Group A, ICC Champions Trophy 2013

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Sri Lanka won by 20 runs | Australia Vs Sri Lanka Live Score, 12th Match, Group A

Well that's a wrap for the day. The first of the semi-finals is England v South Africa. That's coming up on the 19th. The next one is on the 20th when Sri Lanka will take on India. Both promise to be crackers. Do join us for that. Cheers and goodbye until then.
Mahela: 'It felt good to get to 11000 runs but winning and getting to the semis has been the cing on the cake. We enjoy each others' successes. That heas been our mantra. We've been backed by very good supporters as well. Our first priority was to get into the semis. Looking forward to it now.'
Mahela Jaywardene is the MoM for his 84.
Angelo Mathews: 'We knew this was going to be tough. Defending 250 was not easy. Mahela and Thirmanne batted sensibly to get us there. I've never seen a crowd at The Oval like this. Thanks to everyone who came to support us. We'll enjoy tonight and see how it goes.'
Bailey: 'It would have been nice to get home in the end. The big ask for us was to get it in 29 overs. We couldn't do it. It has been a disappointing tournament for us. We would have loved to have 'Pup' fit but that is something we have to work with. There are plenty of positives but plenty to work for too. I think this is a great tournament. I like it.'
A lot of joyous Sri Lankan supporters are acknowledged for their support by the players. That's a nice gesture. Australia made a good meal of the chase but it proved too high an ask in the end. They came out all guns blazing through Maxwell but the run-rate just could not be sustained. Sri Lanka had some jitters towards the end as the last wicket stand pushed close to the target. It required Dilshan's brilliance to save them the blushes.
42.3 Tillakaratne Dilshan to Clint McKay W
out Caught&Bowled!! Whoa! That's a stunner from Dilshan. This was skidding on outside off, McKay punched it in the air once again. Dilshan was moving towards his right but quickly sticks his left hand out while diving and latches on. That's a stupendous piece of reflex catch in this tight juncture. He races across even as his team-mates try to catch up. Sri Lanka go through and will meet India in the semi-final. Clint McKay c and b Dilshan 30(58) [4s-2]
10 wickets down for AUS. Out batsman is Clint McKay. It is all over for AUS.
42.2 Tillakaratne Dilshan to Clint McKay 0
no run, chipped in the air but falls just short of Dilshan. He is down on his knees and has a wry smile. so near yet so far.
42.1 Tillakaratne Dilshan to Xavier Doherty 1
1 run, very full and outside off, Doherty drives it down to long off
End of over 42, 2 runs (. . . 1 1 . )
AUS: 232/9
Clint McKay - 30(56) This over: 1 runs
Xavier Doherty - 14(36) This over: 1 runs
Nuwan Kulasekara
(9.0 - 0 - 42 - 3)
41.6 Nuwan Kulasekara to Clint McKay 0
no run, full and straight, McKay pushes it back down the track
41.5 Nuwan Kulasekara to Xavier Doherty 1
1 run, Doherty is safe but only just. It was a bit of a lazy effort. He had hit this in front of mid on and ambled in thinking he was comfortably in. Replays show that he was in but not by too much
A direct hit from Thirimanne but Doherty looks safe. Third umpire called for just in case. Not out.
41.4 Nuwan Kulasekara to Clint McKay 1
1 run, slow and on the leg, McKay punches it down to long on
30 runs for Clint McKay
41.3 Nuwan Kulasekara to Clint McKay 0
no run, pitched up and outside off, McKay punches it to mid off
41.2 Nuwan Kulasekara to Clint McKay 0
no run, in the blockhole, McKay jams it towards mid wicket

Match details

Toss : Australia won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Marais Erasmus (South Africa) and Tony Hill (New Zealand)

TV umpire : Aleem Dar (Pakistan)

Match referee : Javagal Srinath (India)

Teams

Australia : Shane Watson, Matthew Wade(wk), Phillip Hughes, George Bailey(c), Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty.

Sri Lanka : Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara(wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews(c), Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Shaminda Eranga, Lasith Malinga.

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