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Glenn Maxwell ton propels Australia into the Quarter Finals

Despite a superb hundred by veteran batsmen Kumar Sangakkara, Australian pacers maintained their cool to bowl their team to a 64-run win over Sri Lanka. The Lankans put on a brave show in the run chase after Glenn Maxwell’s first ODI hundred powered Aussies to 375.

Chasing 377 to win, Sri Lanka finished on 312-9 with Dinesh Chandimal not returning to the field having retired hurt on 52.

Kumar Sangakkara hit a third successive century — and passed 14,000 ODI runs — but was out for 104 while Tillakaratne Dilshan added 62.

Maxwell hit his hundred off 51 balls, and his innings of 102 was also his maiden one-day international hundred.

Maxwell and recalled all-rounder Shane Watson (67) put on 160 for the fifth wicket while Steve Smith (72) and skipper Michael Clarke (68) also hit half-centuries.

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