Australia stormed into the World Cup quarter-finals with a 64-run victory over Sri Lanka, fired by a spectacular maiden one-day international century from Glenn Maxwell at the Sydney Cricket Ground today.
Sri Lanka signalled that they too are in fine form for the knockout stages by having a good crack at what would have been a record run chase, with Kumar Sangakkara becoming the first man to score three successive centuries at a World Cup.
They were always up against it after Maxwell's 53-ball 102 had helped Australia to 376-9; however they were finally dismissed for 312 after 46.2 overs.
Meanwhile, Kumar Sangakkara has become only the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, to score 14,000 one-day international runs when he reached the landmark against Australia in the World Cup Pool A match in Sydney today. (AFP)