As a host and in form cricket team, Australia is the hot favourite country of this biggest tournament. Still now they lost only match against New Zealand after a tight competition. In this match against Sri Lanka, Australia won the toss and choose to bat first cause of batting environment at Sydney Cricket stadium. Though starting of the 4 times world winner’s was not better and they lost 2 early wickets of Finch & Warner. But Smith & Clark played important role to recover the wicket and their goal is to take single and if they have wicket in hand can play hard hitting cricket in last 10 over. And, they were success on their plan, just after the wicket of Clark & Smith, the match winning innings played by Glenn Maxwell 102 just on 53 balls. Besides him another good innings played by Shane Watson who scored 67 on 41 balls. Definitely, 376 in total is a big target and possible winning run against any cricket team.
Sri Lanka was started extremely well by Dilshan & Kumar Sangakara and they very patience. After this 2 wicket Dinesh Chandimal & Angelo Mathews played couple of boundary and made possibility to win. But all in a sudden the injury of Chandimal became bad luck for Lankan, when he backed to pavilion cause of retired hurt his score was 52 on 24 balls.
Toss – Australia won the toss and elected to bat first
Australia – 376/9
Sri Lanka – 312/9 (46.2 over)
Result – Sri Lanka lost by 64 runs