Australia vs Sri Lanka Highlights World Cup 2023: Australia Opens Win Account After Defeating Sri Lanka By 5 Wickets

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the World Cup 2023.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Highlights World Cup 2023: The five-time World Champion has finally opened their win account in the World Cup 2023 by defeating Sri Lanka in match number 14 at the Ekana Cricket Stadium, Uttar Pradesh. Australia, after losing both of their opening matches, was on the back foot, but winning the last match would give them confidence to keep fighting in the tournament. Adam Zampa was the game changer for them, as the leg-spinner picked up four wickets in the match to stop Sri Lanka at 209 runs. Later, Australia chased the target with 88 balls to spare.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Highlights World Cup 2023: Playing XI During The Match

Australia: Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

Australia vs Sri Lanka Highlights World Cup 2023

Sri Lanka’s skipper, Kusal Mendis, after winning the toss, chose to bat first, and the decision proved to be correct as Sri Lanka’s openers, Pathum Nissankaand Kusal Perera, built a partnership that was needed to strengthen Sri Lanka’s innings, but the table turned 3600 when the Australian bowlers picked up the wickets of the openers. There was no significant partnership after, in fact, the batters afterwards surrendered in front of the spin attack as Adam Zampa picked up four wickets in the match, stopping Sri Lanka at 209 runs.

Australia’s innings to chase the target of 210 runs was not impressive, as David Warner, after making just 11 runs, got out. After that, Steve Smith was dismissed on a duck, but Mitchell Marsh continued scoring runs and struck a half-century. Marnus Labuschagne and Josh Inglis built a partnership to strengthen Australia’s position. Josh Inglis scored a fifty as well. Australia ended the match by registering their first victory in the 2023 World Cup, defeating Sri Lanka by five wickets.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Highlights World Cup 2023: Full Scorecard(Batting)

Sri Lanka (Batting)Australia (Batting)
Pathum Nissanka- 61 runs
Mitchell Marsh- 52 runs
Kusal Perera- 78 Runs
David Warner-11 Runs
Kusal Mendis- 9 runs
Steve Smith- 0 Run
Sadeera Samarawickrama- 8 Runs
Marnus Labuschagne- 40 Runs
Charith Asalanka- 25 Runs
Josh Inglis- 58 Runs
Dhananjaya de Silva- 7 Runs
Glenn Maxwell- 31 Runs(Not Out)
Dunith Wellalage- 2 Runs
Marcus Stoinis- 20 Runs(Not Out)
Chamika Karunaratne- 2 Runs
Mitchell Starc- DNB
Maheesh Theekshana – 0 runsPat Cummins- DNB
Lahiru Kumara- 4 Runs
Adam Zampa- DNB
Dilshan Madushanka- 0 Run (Not Out)Josh Hazlewood- DNB

Australia vs Sri Lanka Highlights World Cup 2023: Full Scorecard (Bowling)

Mitchell Starc10432
Josh Hazlewood7360
Pat Cummins7322
Glenn Maxwell9.3361
Adam Zampa8474
Marcus Stoinis2110
Sri LankaOversRunsWickets
Lahiru Kumara4470
Dilshan Madushanka9383
Maheesh Theekshana7490
Dunith Wellalage9.2531
Chamika Karunaratne3150
Dhananjaya de Silva3130

Australia vs Sri Lanka Highlights World Cup 2023: Player Of The Match

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa was named the player of the match for his impressive bowling performance during the match that stopped Sri Lanka’s innings at 209 runs.

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