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    Australia ousted from World T20

    Australia skipper Ricky Ponting says he cannot explain his team's premature departure from the ICC World Twenty20 after six-wicket loss to Sri Lanka yesterday

    Skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit robust half-centuries as Sri Lanka sent Australia packing from the ICC World Twenty20 with a six-wicket win last night.


    aargh! Australia skipper Ricky Ponting's expression says it all after last night's six-wicket loss to Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge in Nottingham sent his team crashing out of the ICC World T20 tournament.

    Australia, asked to bat by Sangakkara in his first match as captain, managed only 159-9 in good batting conditions as mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis and fast bowler Lasith Malinga claimed three wickets each.


    Opener Dilshan then plundered 53 off 32 balls and left-handed Sangakkara made an unbeaten 55 to fire Sri Lanka home with six deliveries to spare.

    Jehan Mubarak hit 21 not out to keep his captain company till the end, which came when Mitchell Johnson sent down a wide off the first delivery of the final over.

    Ricky Ponting's men, beaten by the West Indies in their first match, bowed out of the tournament with their fifth successive Twenty20 defeat and ample time in hand to prepare for next month's Ashes series.

    Sri Lanka and the West Indies, who take the two Super Eights places from the group, play each other in the inconsequential last league match tomorrow.

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

    "The training was spot-on and there was a good attitude in the group. But in the big moments we haven't been able to play and we made too many mistakes.

    "We knew that it would be a huge challenge against their spinners. We knew we had to play them well. We didn't do that and Sri Lanka deserved to win the game. Now we have to move on as quickly as possible and focus on the Ashes."

    Sangakkara said it was crucial to have the confidence that they could win.

    "It was a great performance. When you play against Australia the key is to believe you can win," he said.

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    Lanka's spin strength
    "Our strength has always been spin bowling and we played two guys whom the Australians haven't seen much of. So their batsmen couldn't really target one single bowler. Now we want to beat the West Indies in the final group match. We can't afford to be complacent."

    Mendis, who turns the ball both ways without a visible change in his bowling action, wrecked the top order in a match Australia had to win to stay in the competition.

    Slinger Malinga took care of the lower order as Australia collapsed to 94-6 in the 15th over, before David Hussey and Johnson led a late revival.

    The pair put on 41 off 21 balls for the seventh wicket with Hussey hitting 28 off 22 balls and Johnson smashing 28 off 13 with two fours and as many sixes.

    Sri Lanka were playing their first international match since the terror attack on their team bus in the Pakistani city of Lahore on March 3 the incident had left seven players injured and killed eight Pakistani securitymen.

    Brief scores: Australia 159-9 in 20 overs (M Hussey 28, M Johnson 28; L Malinga 3-36, A Mendis 3-20) lost to Sri Lanka 160-4 in 19 overs (T Dilshan 53, K Sangakkara 55 no; B Lee 2-39)

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    no australia !!
    yieppe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

    ab ein kutto ko pata chalega.......
    for me it's the best thing in htis world cup

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    Default hurray aus is out


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    I Am Happy ..........about aussies

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    very good,they were deserve that, anyways australia is not that good team as they were use 2. up and down is the nature of law. no 1 can stay on no#1 possition for forever. down fall started for them, now they will loose many matches and series.

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    i suspect heavy betting in the background!

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    outstanding performance by SL team!

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    Hmm true...Australia have not been the same force that they were...The article on the site discusses the reasons in detail...

    http://bragi.in/Home/?p=287

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