Australia won the match against Sri Lanka and this is Australia’s first win in the World Cup. With this, Australia’s morale will increase and with this, Australia has moved up from tenth place to eighth place. And with this, Sri Lanka has slipped to nine places. In a rain-interrupted match, Australia won the match by defeating Sri Lanka by 5 wickets at Ekana Sports City, Lucknow. Sri Lanka’s disappointing performance continued in this match also. With this, Sri Lanka scored a hat-trick of losing consecutive matches.
Sri Lanka trapped in Adam Zampa’s trap
Despite a solid start of 125 runs between P. Nissanka 61 and K. Perera 78, Sri Lanka was all-out at 200 runs in 43.3 overs against Australia on Monday in the ICC World Cup In a rain-interrupted match. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium. At the beginning of the match, they had scored 157 for two wickets and it seemed that Sri Lanka would score around 300 on an easy playing pitch.
Caught in the spin of Adam Zampa, the middle-order batsmen appeared to be in a hurry to give away their wickets and the entire team returned to the pavilion on 209 runs. Adam Zampa took 4 wickets giving 47 runs.
With Sri Lanka, the players failed to even reach double figures. Pet Cummins took two wickets after seeing 32 runs, while D. Wellalage was run out and Mitchell Starc took two wickets giving 43 runs and Glenn Maxwell took one player out.
Century partnership between K. Perera and Nissanka
Sri Lanka made a good start by deciding to bat first. Sri Lanka scored 55 runs without losing any wicket in the first powerplay Nissanka and Perera added 125 runs at the rate of about six runs per over in the first wicket partnership.
The Kangaroo team’s search for the first wicket was completed in the 22nd over when Nissanka, in an attempt to fly the short pitch ball from Pat Cummins, was caught by David Warner standing at square leg. Nissanka was out after scoring 61 runs.
Australia vs Sri Lanka Man of the Match
Man of the match in the match against Australia and Sri Lanka is Adam Zampa who took 4 wickets for 47 runs.
Adam Zampa turned the match towards his team by taking the wickets of captain Kusal Mendis and Sadhira SamaraWickrama in two consecutive overs. Adam Zampa LBW three Sri Lankan batsmen and got the Sri Lankan captain caught by David Warner.
Sri Lanka scored a hat-trick of consecutive defeats
Australia won the match against Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in this match played at Ekana Stadium and with this, this is Sri Lanka’s third consecutive defeat in the ICC World Cup 2023. With this, it has become more difficult for Sri Lanka to reach the Super 4.
Sri Lanka’s first match was with South Africa, in this match South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 102 runs.
Sri Lanka’s second match was against Pakistan in which they scored 344 runs, yet Sri Lanka failed to restrict Pakistan to less than 344 runs.
Australia won its first match of the World Cup
Australia came to bat after restricting Sri Lanka to 209 runs in 43.3 overs. The start of the batsmen was not special. Australia lost its first wicket in the form of Warner for 24 runs.
Australia also lost its second wicket in the third over itself, which was in the form of Steve Smith, who was Duck out.
Marnus Labuschagne, who came to bat after falling two wickets in consecutive overs, partnered with March to handle Australia’s innings. Australia scored 64 runs losing 2 wickets in the first powerplay.
Australia’s third wicket came as Marsh was run out on a personal score of 52 runs. After him, the Inglis came to bat and took Australia’s innings forward with Marnus Labuschagne.
Australia’s fourth blow came on the fifth ball of the 28th over in the form of Marnus Labuschagne, who was dismissed by Madhushanka on a personal score of 40.
Glenn Maxwell, who came to bat after him, along with Inglis, helped Australia to victory. Australia’s fifth and last wicket came in the form of Inglis, who was dismissed by Dunith Wellalage. English scored 58 runs with the help of 5 fours and one six.
After them, Marcus Stoinis and Maxwell, who came to bat, led Australia to victory. Maxwell scored unbeaten 31 runs in 21 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes, while Marcus Stoinis, playing aggressively, scored unbeaten 20 runs in 10 balls with the help of two fours and one six, taking Australia to the threshold of victory.
With this, Australia won its first match in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. With this victory, Australia increased its run rate by two points as well.
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