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Australia continue good form

Australia continued its good form at the ICC World Cup beating the host nation, the West Indies by 103 runs when the match continued this morning after the rain disrupted the match the previous day.

The hero of this match will always be Matthew Hayden who scored an Australian world cup record score of 158 runs. The West Indies never came near to Australia's total of 322 as they were dismissed for 219 in forty-five overs with Brian Lara top-scoring with 77 runs.

Hayden's score underpinned Australia's innings because the next best score after that was Michael Clarke's 41 but the result should have made Australia's intentions of defending the cup clear. This win increases Australia's chances of reaching the semis but there are still some tough matches to come.

In the other match this morning South Africa went back to winning ways after beating Sri Lanka by one wicket. Sri Lanka never got going like they did in their last three matches only managing to score 209 runs and South Africa should have sensed victory then. This is the first time in this cup that Sri Lanka have failed to score more than 250 runs.

With the match seemingly coming to an obvious end at 206 for 5, Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to take four wickets in four balls in international cricket. That record breaking performance did not however help Sri Lanka win the match but I think it will be talked about for a long time to come.

Australia's next match will be against Bangladesh and I don't that this will give the Australians a lot of problems whilst tomorrow England will face Ireland.

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