World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights: Invited to bat first, Aussies piled up a mammoth score of 334/7 in 50 overs. Skipper Aaron Finch’s 153 and Steven Smith’s 73 took Aussies for this total.In reply, Sri Lanka had a decent start as their openers piled up 115 for no loss in 15 overs. But things did not work for them any longer and after Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s wicket on 97, entire batting order collapsed.
This is their third win in a row. They are at the top on point table now. Restricted Sri Lanka for just 247 in 45.5 overs. Sri Lanka were cruising. 87 without loss in 10 overs. Australia slipped into their Plan B and won the game. Sri Lanka really needed Mathews and Thisara to bail them out, but once they fell, the chase was as good as over. Karunaratne’s 97 was, in the end, Sri Lanka’s only consolation.