Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming Cricket Match - ICC CT 2013
Defending champions Australia will have to put David Warner's bar brawl controversy and questions surrounding the team's culture behind them when they take on Sri Lanka in their final league fixture here today to decide the last of the remaining ICC Champions Trophy semifinal places.
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It is a do-or-die battle for both teams. However, Australia have a tough task to make the semi-finals after England defeated New Zealand by 10 runs on Sunday to qualify for last-four.
Australia's poor run rate gives New Zealand edge even if Michael Clarke's men win. At the moment, New Zealand are with 3 points while Australia have 1. Sri Lanka have 2. If Sri Lanka win, they make the semis.
Australia, to qualify, have to beat the Islanders by a huge margin. Their net run rate is -0.960 to Sri Lanka's -0.517. New Zealand's is +0.777.
Sri Lanka were skittled out for a paltry 138 against New Zealand in their tournament-opener but a superb bowling show by slinger Lasith Malinga saw them very nearly defend the total before losing by one wicket.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Dilhara Lokuhettige, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachithra Senanayake and Lahiru Thirimanne.
Australia: Michael Clarke (captain), Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, Shane Watson, George Bailey, Xavier Doherty, Phillip Hughes, Clint McKay, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Voges, David Warner.