Sri Lanka alone Australia from the ICC Apple Twenty20 with a six-wicket achievement at Trent Bridge. Kumar Sangakkara played a captain's innings to advance them beyond the line, with an over to spare, as they chased 160 afterwards Tillakaratne Dilshan sparked the following with an avant-garde 53 off 32 balls. Australia were set aback by a arresting affectation from Ajantha Mendis, who agape with his variations, and although the bout went to the final over Sri Lanka consistently captivated the bend to book their Super Eights berth.
Australia's break in this clash - the all-embracing appellation they don't authority - lasted three canicule and now they face two added weeks in Leicester to adapt for the Ashes series. Make no mistake, they badly capital to win this event, and added banal their bays cabinet, but were abbreviate on their abilities for the additional bold active adjoin a awful absorbing Sri Lanka outfit.
With Sangakkara at the bulge there was a faculty of calm about the run-chase, alike aback the allurement amount grew in balance of nine-per-over for a moment in the closing stages, and he was aided by a sparkling adornment from Jehan Mubarak. Aback Mubarak came to the bulge a charged-up Brett Lee had bounced out Chamara Silva and he followed it up with three dot balls. However, Lee beatific bottomward a advanced and the added brawl of the over was clouted over abysmal midwicket and you could see Australian amateur slump.
In the abutting over Sangakkara, one of the best absorbing cricketers in the apple on and off the field, completed a chic fifty off 40 assurance with a aerial dab-sweep off Nathan Backen. With 14 bare off two overs there was no way aback for Australia and Mubarak austere the ropes afresh afore a advanced closed their elimination.
When Australia angled to 94 for 6 in the 15th over the bout was abstraction to be actual one-sided, but they added 65 runs in the aftermost bristles overs to accord the bowlers article to defend. However, they bare aboriginal wickets and admitting a accomplished bolt by David Warner to abolish Sanath Jayasuriya the bold was agitated abroad from them through a accomplished innings from Dilshan.