1 Nov 2010

Ricky Ponting's men floundering after latest loss

3:06 pm on 1 November 2010

The Australian cricketers are now badly in need of a result ahead of this summer's Ashes series.

And they'll now attempt to use their upcoming three-game one-day series against Sri Lanka to rebuild their dented confidence.

Australia's losing run in all forms of the game continued in Perth on Sunday night when Sri Lanka romped to a seven-wicket Twenty20 victory with the greatest of ease.

The defeat was Australia's fourth straight in the T20 format, while a three-Test losing streak has seen them slip to a lowly fifth on the Test rankings.