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Australia vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019 Warm-up Match Highlights: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

World Cup 2019, Australia vs Sri Lanka (Aus vs SL) warm-up match highlights: Australia have momentum on their side with two back-to-win in the warm-up matches

By: Sports Desk
Updated: May 27, 2019 10:37:14 pm
Usman Khawaja scored 89 against Sri Lanka in the warm-up game (Source: Reuters)

World Cup 2019, Australia vs Sri Lanka (AUS vs SL) warm-up match highlights: Australia have made a statement with two consecutive wins in warm-up matches ahead of World Cup 2019. Usman Khawaja’s 89 ensured that Australia chase down the modest total of 240 with 31 balls to spare. Khawaja anchored the innings and stitched partnerships with Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis to guide Australia to a victory by five wickets. Jeffrey Vandersay picked up a couple of wickets whereas Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva and Milinda Siriwardana picked up one wicket each.

Earlier Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. Sri Lanka kept losing wickets at regular intervals which hampered their chances to post a threatening total on the scoreboard. Aaron Finch used eight bowlers in the match and most of them delivered by taking at least one wicket. For Sri Lanka, opener Lahiru Thirimanne top-scored with 56. Sri Lanka go into the World Cup with two defeats in the warm-up games.

Match EndedICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019 - Match 7

Australia

241/5 (44.5)
vs

Sri Lanka

239/8 (50.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 7 )
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

 

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Australia vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019 Warm-up Match Highlights

22:19 (IST)27 May 2019
Easy win for Australia


Alex Carey finishes the match with a boundary. Australia beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets with 31 balls to spare. They go into the World Cup with two back-to-back wins in the warm-up games. 

22:05 (IST)27 May 2019
Khawaja misses out on 100

Stumped! Usman Khawaja misses out on a well-deserved hundred. Pat Cummins comes on to bat. AUS 218/5 in 40.2 overs

21:50 (IST)27 May 2019
WICKET!

It may be a consolation for Sri Lanka but they have got the wicket of Marcus Stoinis who was in a hurry to finish off the match. AUS 203/4 in 26.3 overs

21:37 (IST)27 May 2019
Khawaja going strong

Khawaja is moving towards a century. Marcus Stoinis looks settled in the middle now. Australia cruising towards the target. AUS 183/3 in 35 overs

21:15 (IST)27 May 2019
Maxwell 'show' ends

Just when Glenn Maxwell was looking to take the game away from Sri Lanka, he threw his wicket away. Siriwardana strikes. AUS 161/3 in 30 overs

21:00 (IST)27 May 2019
No worries for Australia

Khawaja still going strong in the run chase. Glenn Maxwell is trying to break the shackles after playing himself in. AUS 132/2 in 26 overs.

20:36 (IST)27 May 2019
50 for Khawaja, Marsh departs

Usman Khawaja reaches his half-century in 55 balls on the first ball of 20th over. On the third delivery, Marsh tries to hit a maximum but finds the long on fielder. AUS 96/1 in 19.3 overs

20:21 (IST)27 May 2019
Marsh-Khawaja take control of runchase

Dhananjaya de Silva is trying to slow down the flow of runs. Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja are patiently cruising towards the target as the required run rate is well under control. AUS 77/1 in 16 overs

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20:01 (IST)27 May 2019
Increasing the scoring rate

Shaun Marsh is looking to accelerate now after a cautious start. AUS 54/1 in 10 overs

19:59 (IST)27 May 2019
19:47 (IST)27 May 2019
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19:46 (IST)27 May 2019
Marsh takes his time

Shaun Marsh is trying to play himself in. Marsh got off the mark on the eighth delivery he faced. Usman Khawaja is timing the ball well finding gaps with ease. AUS 29/1 in 7 overs

19:33 (IST)27 May 2019
Skipper departs

WICKET! Nuwan Pradeep gets the early breakthrough. DRS goes in Sri Lanka's favour. Aaron Finch trapped in front of stumps. AUS 16/1 in 4 overs

19:28 (IST)27 May 2019
19:27 (IST)27 May 2019
England thrash Afghanistan

Meanwhile, in the other warm-up game England chase down the target of 161 against Afghanistan in just 17.3 overs. 

19:10 (IST)27 May 2019
Second innings underway

The players are making their way back into the field. Australian openers Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja will open the innings which indicates the latter did not get injured after taking a blow on the knee. Target 240

18:44 (IST)27 May 2019
Innings break!

Sri Lanka's first innings comes to an end. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc slowed things down in the death overs. SL 239/8 in 50 overs. 

18:37 (IST)27 May 2019
BOWLED!

Mitchell Starc follows 'you miss, I hit' strategy. Dhananjaya de Silva's gritty 43 comes to an end. SL 230/8 in 48.4 overs

18:29 (IST)27 May 2019
WICKET!

Pat Cummins delivers once again. Brought back into the attack to break the partnership and he does. Cross seam delivery around the wicket, Thisara Perera tries to hit it for a maximum, finds the mid-wicket fielder. SL 225/7 in 47.1 overs. 

18:17 (IST)27 May 2019
200 up!

Thisara Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva are looking to accelerate now. They will be looking to get past the 250-run mark in the last few overs. SL 209/6 in 45 overs

Squads:

AUS: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell

SL: Kusal Perera(w), Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Thisara Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal, Avishka Fernando, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

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First published on: 27-05-2019 at 02:20:34 pm