In a thrilling encounter during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Australia Secures Victory Over Sri Lanka. In ICC Cricket World Cup 2023Let’s dive into the key highlights of the match:
14th Match (D/N), Lucknow, October 16, 2023, ICC Cricket World Cup
Sri Lanka started their innings with high hopes, setting a target of 210 runs for Australia to chase. The opening pair, Pathum Nissanka (61) and Kusal Perera (78), provided a strong foundation with their partnership of 125 runs. However, after Nissanka’s departure, the Sri Lankan side struggled to maintain the momentum. The captain, Kusal Mendis (9), Sadeera Samarawickrama (8), and Charith Asalanka (25) all fell without contributing significantly to the total.
Australia’s bowling attack, led by Mitchell Starc (2 wickets), Pat Cummins (2 wickets), and Adam Zampa (4 wickets), proved effective in restricting the Sri Lankan batting lineup. Sri Lanka managed to post a total of 209 runs in 43.3 overs.
Australia had a target of 210 runs to win, and they managed to chase it down successfully. Opener David Warner (11) was dismissed early, but Mitchell Marsh (52) and Marnus Labuschagne (40) steadied the innings. Josh Inglis (58) played a crucial role, guiding Australia toward victory. Glenn Maxwell (31 not out) and Marcus Stoinis (20 not out) sealed the deal with some aggressive batting.
Sri Lankan bowlers struggled to make an impact, with Dilshan Madushanka being the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 crucial wickets. Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, and Chamika Karunaratne were unable to break through the Australian batting lineup effectively.
Australia reached the target of 210 runs in just 35.2 overs with 5 wickets in hand, securing a comfortable victory. They demonstrated their strong form in the tournament with this win.
The Player of the Match was awarded to Josh Inglis for his crucial contribution to Australia’s chase with a fifty.
This victory puts Australia in a promising position in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, while Sri Lanka will be looking to bounce back in their upcoming matches. Cricket fans around the world are eagerly awaiting more exciting matches in this prestigious tournament.
Sri Lanka (50 ovs maximum)
|Pathum Nissanka||c Warner b Cummins||61||67||103||8||0||91.04|
|Kusal Perera||b Cummins||78||82||123||12||0||95.12|
|Kusal Mendis (c)†||c Warner b Zampa||9||13||27||0||0||69.23|
|Sadeera Samarawickrama||lbw b Zampa||8||8||15||1||0||100.00|
|Charith Asalanka||c Labuschagne b Maxwell||25||39||75||0||1||64.10|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||b Starc||7||13||13||1||0||53.84|
|Dunith Wellalage||run out (Cummins)||2||9||9||0||0||22.22|
|Chamika Karunaratne||lbw b Zampa||2||11||12||0||0||18.18|
|Maheesh Theekshana||lbw b Zampa||0||5||7||0||0||0.00|
|Lahiru Kumara||b Starc||4||8||6||1||0||50.00|
|Dilshan Madushanka||not out||0||6||12||0||0||0.00|
|Extras||(b 2, lb 2, w 9)||13|
|TOTAL||43.3 Ov (RR: 4.80)||209|
|Fall of wickets: 1-125 (Pathum Nissanka, 21.4 ov), 2-157 (Kusal Perera, 26.2 ov), 3-165 (Kusal Mendis, 27.6 ov), 4-166 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 29.1 ov), 5-178 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 32.3 ov), 6-184 (Dunith Wellalage, 34.5 ov), 7-196 (Chamika Karunaratne, 37.6 ov), 8-199 (Maheesh Theekshana, 39.2 ov), 9-204 (Lahiru Kumara, 40.5 ov), 10-209 (Charith Asalanka, 43.3 ov) • DRS|
Australia (T: 210 runs from 50 ovs)
|Mitchell Marsh||run out (Karunaratne/†Mendis)||52||51||67||9||0||101.96|
|David Warner||lbw b Madushanka||11||6||16||0||1||183.33|
|Steven Smith||lbw b Madushanka||0||5||4||0||0||0.00|
|Marnus Labuschagne||c Karunaratne b Madushanka||40||60||100||2||0||66.66|
|Josh Inglis †||c Theekshana b Wellalage||58||59||75||5||1||98.30|
|Glenn Maxwell||not out||31||21||30||4||2||147.61|
|Marcus Stoinis||not out||20||10||10||2||1||200.00|
|TOTAL||35.2 Ov (RR: 6.08)||215/5|
|Did not bat: Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood|
|Fall of wickets: 1-24 (David Warner, 3.1 ov), 2-24 (Steven Smith, 3.6 ov), 3-81 (Mitchell Marsh, 14.3 ov), 4-158 (Marnus Labuschagne, 28.5 ov), 5-192 (Josh Inglis, 33.1 ov) • DRS|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||3||0||13||0||4.33||8||0||0||0||0|