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Aussies pile up massive total of 376 for Lankans

Aussies pile up massive total of 376 for Lankans
March 9, 2015
SYDNEY - Latest from Sunday's World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground: Australia innings 1st over - Lasith Malinga takes the new ball with four runs coming off the over. AUS: 4-0 2nd over - Spin straight away from Sri Lanka with Sachithra Senanayake, who also concedes four runs first up. AUS: 8-0 3rd over - First boundary comes from the bat of Aaron Finch, who sends a wide Malinga delivery to the rope at cover point. AUS: 13-0 5th over - Malinga makes the breakthrough when David Warner (9) has a push at a slower delivery and pops it up to Seekkuge Prasanna at extra cover. Steve Smith is the new batsman and he gets off the mark with a four. AUS: 24-1 8th over - Skipper Angelo Mathews brings himself on. Loud appeal for lbw against Steve Smith turned down. Mathews asks for a review but the original decision stands. AUS: 37-1 9th over - Prasanna comes on for his first World Cup over and strikes immediately when Finch (24) charges down the pitch on the wrong line and is stumped by Kumar Sangakkara. Michael Clarke comes to the crease. AUS: 41-2 10th over - Smith hits two fours off the second over from Mathews. AUS: 49-2 11th over - Clarke hits a single through the covers to bring up 50 runs for Australia. AUS: 52-2 15th over - Smith gets the first boundary in five overs, driving Thisara Perera through long-on for four. AUS: 72-2 18th over - Smith and Clarke continue to keep the scoreboard ticking over in ones and twos. AUS: 82-2 21st over - Clarke smashes the ball over long-on for his first four to bring up the 50 partnership with Smith. AUS: 93-2 23rd over - Hundred comes up for Australia and both batsmen look well set. Sri Lanka need a breakthrough soon. AUS: 100-2 24th over - Smith paddles the ball down fine leg for his sixth four to bring up his fifth ODI 50 off 72 balls in 78 minutes. Raises his bat to acknowledge the applause of a big crowd at the SCG. AUS: 114-2 29th over - Clarke cuts a single to bring up the hundred partnership with Smith off 119 balls. Another single earns Clarke his 57th half century in ODIs, off 56 balls. Smith celebrates his captain's milestone by smashing a six off the next ball. AUS: 149-2 30th over - Clarke has his eye in now and hits Perera for consecutive fours. AUS: 159-2 32nd over - Malinga summons up one of his unplayable yorkers to bowl Clarke for a run-a-ball 68. The umpires have a long, hard look at the no-ball before sending Clarke on his way. The partnership with Smith was worth 134. Glenn Maxwell comes out to the crease. AUS: 176-3 33rd over - Smith takes a huge swipe at a Dilshan delivery and is caught in the deep. The ball hangs in the air for an age and Perera appears to lose it a couple of times before twisting to take a fine catch. Smith's 72 runs came off 88 balls with seven fours and one six. Shane Watson is the new batsman. AUS: 178-435th over - Maxwell, having shown his intent with a four off the previous over, hits a boundary and then a huge six over long-off off successive balls as Dilshan goes for 14 in the over. AUS: 199-4 37th over - Prasanna goes for 17 runs with Maxwell flicking the ball for six and then paddling the ball through third man for four. AUS: 219-4 38th over - The fifty partnership comes up of 31 balls and Watson decides to get in the act with successive fours to finish off the over. AUS: 235-4 39th over - Maxwell reaches his third half century of the World Cup from 26 balls with his third six, which isn't his biggest and just creeps over the boundary rope. AUS: 245-4 43rd over - Twenty runs come off Perera's over with Maxwell taking 13 of them. AUS: 300-4 44th over - Maxwell, on 95, is dropped by a back-pedalling Kumar Sangakkara after hitting a Mathews delivery high into the air around fine leg. AUS: 315-4 45th over - Maxwell, on 99, faces his 50th ball and the crowd goes wild as it appears he has scored the fastest World Cup century with a single. Umpire indicates a leg bye, however. AUS: 321-4 46th over - Watson gets his fifty with a four and Maxwell finally reaches his maiden one-day hundred with two runs over long-off. Emotional celebrations capped by a big hug from Watson. AUS: 337-4 47th over - Maxwell departs for 102, caught off a Perera full toss and James Faulkner is run out without facing a ball. AUS: 345-6 49th over - Brad Haddin slugs 18 runs off four balls and is dropped off the fifth. Watson departs for 67, caught in the deep. AUS: 368-7 50th over - Haddin is caught at cover off Mathews after a nine-ball 25 and Mitchell Starc is run out for a duck as Australia try to squeeze every last run out of the innings. AUS: 376-9 Sri Lanka Innings 8th over - SRILANKA: 62-1