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World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs

World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs in London on Saturday.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: June 16, 2019 1:20:35 pm
World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights: Australia beat Sri Lanka on Saturday.

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.

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019The Oval, London 09 April 2020

Sri Lanka 247 (45.5)

vs

Australia 334/7 (50.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 20 ) Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs

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World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights: Australia beat Sri Lanka

22:40 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Aaron Finch is the Player of the Match for his 153.

"I was hitting some nice drives early, which is a good sign for my batting. It was a nice wicket. I'm working on trying to ensure my head doesn't fall over."

22:39 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Sri Lanka were 115/0 in the 16th over !

This is disgraceful. This is not what you want to see in a World Cup. It was 4/5 the other day against Afghanistan. It's 7/42 today. Both after Karunaratne and Kusal Perera gave great starts. Sri Lanka were 115/0 in the 16th over in chase of 335. What more do you want?

22:37 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs!

So Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs. 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.

22:27 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Starc finishes off

No fifer for Starc but still a brilliant spell by him. He finishes with figures of 10-0-55-4. <

22:16 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Sri Lanka lose 6 for 32 runs

After an emphatic start, Sri Lanka threw it away badly. Lost their 9th wicket in form of Malinga in the 42nd over. Lanka are still 98 runs away from the win. Aussies need just one wicket to register their win. 

22:07 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Sri Lanka 8 down for 236

K Richardson to Udana, out Caught by Finch!! Short ball, Udana looks to flat bat and Finch at mid-off back pedals to take it. Gives a thumbs up to his fans as well. That was banged in short, no room and Udana still wanted to slam it down the ground. The top-edge stayed high for a long time before being gobbled up the Aussie skipper.

22:01 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Starc tops the table with another wicket!

Mitchell Starc has continued his superb run as he sent Kusal Parera as well. He was on hattrick which was averted by Udana but with 13 wickets so far in the tournament, Mitchel Starc is at the top of the table. He must have gone into the same zone as of 2015. He had claimed 22 wickets in 2015 world cup. He was the man of the tournament for this feet.

21:51 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Mitchell Starc gets second wicket in the over!

Now Thisara Parera walks back for just 7 runs leaving Sri Lanka in trouble. They still need 118 off 78 runs with just 4 wickets in hand. 

21:47 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Mitchell Starc strikes!

Just 4 balls after Angelo Mathews, Siriwardana is bowled! Micthell Starc knocks Siriwardana over. His second of the night and all of a sudden, Sri Lanka have half their side back in the hut. This is slightly fuller and it is at 143 KPH. Tails back in. Too good for MS. He looks to flick but misses, the ball hits the pads and crashes into the stumps.

21:43 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Angelo Mathews departs!

Sri Lanka lost their third wicket when Pat Cummins claimed it. Soft, soft dismissal and Mathews is furious with himself as he walks back for just 9 runs off 11 balls . He can't believe he has got out to that delivery. Remember how Cummins got Imam-ul-Haq in Australia's last game? This is similar.

21:38 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Sri Lanka get past 200!

With Kusal Mendis' maximum off Starc's ball, Sri Lanka cross 200-run mark in 35 overs. This can be used as the audition for being the shot of the tourney? That was a quick full ball and Kusal Mendis slaps it down the ground for a sixer. Was slammed over the bowler's head.

21:26 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Karunaratne misses maiden ODI ton!

Skipper with just a 20-ODI match experience, managed to reach close to his maiden ton but falls just 3 runs short. He was caught by Maxwell for 97. He was the only hope of Sri Lanka's run chase today.

20:52 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Sri Lanka past 150!

Riding on Opener Dimuth Karunaratne's 82, Sri Lanka have crossed 150 run mark in 24th over. They now require more 182 runs to win the match. Meanwhile, Behrendorff to Thirimanne, OUTcaught behind! Sri Lanka also lost their second wicket.  Behrendorff breaks through! He tried to square drive again on the up but this was much tighter to off and a little shorter, he was cramped attempting the shot, got a thin edge to Carey! Behrendorff has his first World Cup wicket.Score: 154/2.

20:30 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Karunaratne takes fans to joyride!
20:19 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Why is Starc so successful?
20:15 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Mitchell Starc does it for Oz!

Aussies get their first wicket. Starc to Perera, OUT. It's a full, straight ball and the wicket comes as Kusal misses an attempted mow to the leg side. Australia get a breakthrough they desperately needed. Finch's decision to bring back his trump card works.

115/1  (15.3). Parera goes for 52 (36)

20:12 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Kusal Parera follows his skipper

Opener Kusal Parera also smashed a 50 off just 33 balls. Team score reaches 112 in 15 overs.

20:00 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Lankan Skipper Karunaratne on fire!

Bravo! Dimuth Karunaratne has set the field on fire with his shots all round the park. The skipper reaches his 50 in just 43 balls taking the team score to 98 in 12 overs.  After 10 overs, Sri Lanka are 87/0 which is the fastest start in the World Cup 2019. Aussies were 53/0 at this time.

19:53 (IST)15 Jun 2019
Aussies review lost!

9.4: Big moment in the game! Australia have reviewed right at the end as an appeal for a caught behind was turned down. Nobody seemed confident, it may have been one in desperation. By the look of things, there seems to be day-light between bat and ball and there is nothing on snicko as well.

19:42 (IST)15 Jun 2019
It's dead ball!

What happened there! Karunaratne was in his stance. He thought Richardson was on his warm-up run and then suddenly defends as the ball is sent down. It's a dead ball

Squad: Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wkt), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson.

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