World T20 cricket: Australia & India win warm-up matches

ICC WORLD TWENTY20

  • Hosts: Sri Lanka
  • Dates: 18 September to 7 October

Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC 5 live sports extra and BBC Radio 4 LW & via BBC Sport website (available worldwide) on majority of matches; live text commentary on BBC Sport website & mobiles

ICC World Twenty20 warm-up games, Colombo (various grounds):

Afghanistan 209-7 (20 overs) beat Sri Lanka A 158 (18.2 overs) by 51 runs - scorecard (external site)

Australia 139-6 (20 overs) beat New Zealand 83 (17 overs) by 56 runs -scorecard (external site)

Bangladesh 135-5 (18.2 overs) beat Zimbabwe 134-6 (20 overs) by five wickets - scorecard (external site)

India 146-5 (20 overs) beat Sri Lanka 120 (19.3 overs) by 26 runs - scorecard (external site)

Brad Hogg took three wickets as Australia bowled New Zealand out for only 83 to win their World Twenty20 warm-up match by 56 runs.

Shane Watson, Clint McKay and Pat Cummins also took two wickets each after Australia posted 139-6.

Elsewhere, captain Mahendra Dhoni's unbeaten 55 helped India defeat hosts Sri Lanka by 26 runs.

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by five wickets, while Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka A by 51 runs.

Afghanistan, preparing for only their second major tournament, posted 209 before bowling Sri Lanka A out for 158.

Bangladesh, chasing Zimbabwe's 134-6, reached their target with 10 balls to spare thanks to 38 from opener Mohammad Ashraful.

India, who join England in Group A, slumped to 51-4 before Dhoni and Rohit Sharma shared a fifth-wicket stand of 78.

Left-arm seamer Irfan Pathan then took 5-25 to dismiss the home side for 120 in Colombo.