AUS vs SL: Australia beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on Monday. Sent in to bowl, Australia dismissed Sri Lanka for 209 in 43.3 overs and then returned to overhaul the target in 35.2 overs, scoring 215 for five in a match that was briefly interrupted by rain. This was Australia’s first win of the ongoing tournament. Opener Mitchell Marsh scored a 51-ball 52 but Australia lost two quick wickets to slip to 81 for three. Marnus Labuschagne (40) and Josh Inglis (58) added 77 runs to revive the chase. Glenn Maxewell (31) and Marcus Stoinis (20) then knocked off the remaining runs. For Sri Lanka, Dilshan Madushanka snapped three wickets. Check South Africa vs Netherlands Playing 11 and match updates here. Lankans were off a great start with openers Pathum Nissanka (61) and Kusal Perera (78) adding 125 runs in 22 overs.
However, their dismissals, in the span of five overs, triggered a collapse from which the Islanders struggled to recover. The Australian bowlers did well to stage a fine comeback with leg-spinner Adam Zampa showing the way with four wickets in the innings that was briefly interrupted by rain.There were two wickets apiece for Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc.
AUS vs SL full scorecard
|Sri Lanka (50 ovs maximum)|
|Pathum Nissanka||c Warner b Cummins||61||67||8||0||91.04|
|Kusal Perera||b Cummins||78||82||12||0||95.12|
|Kusal Mendis (c)†||c Warner b Zampa||9||13||0||0||69.23|
|Sadeera Samarawickrama||lbw b Zampa||8||8||1||0||100|
|Charith Asalanka||c Labuschagne b Maxwell||25||39||0||1||64.1|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||b Starc||7||13||1||0||53.84|
|Dunith Wellalage||run out (Cummins)||2||9||0||0||22.22|
|Chamika Karunaratne||lbw b Zampa||2||11||0||0||18.18|
|Maheesh Theekshana||lbw b Zampa||0||5||0||0||0|
|Lahiru Kumara||b Starc||4||8||1||0||50|
|Dilshan Madushanka||not out||0||6||0||0||0|
|Extras||(b 2, lb 2, w 9)||13|
|TOTAL||43.3 Ov (RR: 4.80)||209|
|Australia (T: 210 runs from 50 ovs)|
|Mitchell Marsh||run out (Karunaratne/†Mendis)||52||51||9||0||101.96|
|David Warner||lbw b Madushanka||11||6||0||1||183.33|
|Steven Smith||lbw b Madushanka||0||5||0||0||0|
|Marnus Labuschagne||c Karunaratne b Madushanka||40||60||2||0||66.66|
|Josh Inglis †||c Theekshana b Wellalage||58||59||5||1||98.3|
|Glenn Maxwell||not out||31||21||4||2||147.61|
|Marcus Stoinis||not out||20||10||2||1||200|
|TOTAL||35.2 Ov (RR: 6.08)||215/5|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||3||0||13||0||4.33||8|
Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Kusal Mendis won the toss and elected to bat first. Both teams are in search of their maiden win in the tournament. While Australia suffered humiliating losses against India and South Africa, Sri Lanka faltered against the Proteas and Pakistan. Australia have retained their Playing 1 from previous match while Sri Lanka made two changes. Chamika Karunaratne and Lahiru Kumara have replaced Dasun Shanaka and Matheesha Pathirana in Sri Lanka Playing 11.
Cricket World Cup 2023: AUS vs SL playing 11
Australia Playing 11: 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 Playing 11: 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
Ausralia’s form recently
Australia have looked like a pale shadow of their dominant selves in this tournament. The five-time champions sit ninth in the 10-team league table owing to their horrendous Net Run Rate (-1.846), while the Lankans are 7th on the table with a NRR of -1.161. The Aussies desperately need to get their act together if they want to keep their fate in their own hands. But it is easier said than done. Australia have lost seven of their last eight ODIs comprehensively.
AUS vs SL head-to-head
Australia and Sri Lanka have come up against each other in 41 ODI matches.
Total matches played: 102
Australia won: 63
Sri Lanka won: 35
No result: 04
AUS vs SL ODIs: Squads of both team
Australia Squad for ODI World Cup
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(c), Sadeera Samarawickrama(w), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Chamika Karunaratne, Dimuth Karunaratne
Sri Lanka Squad for World Cup
Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Cameron Green
AUS vs SL ODI World Cup: Match time, telecast and streaming details
When will the Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup match take place?
The Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup match will take place on Monday, October 16, 2023.
What is the venue of the AUS vs SL World Cup match?
The Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup match will be played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
When will the Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup match live toss take place as per Indian Standard Time (IST)?
Australia vs Sri Lanka live toss for the World Cup match will take place at 01:30 PM IST.
What is the match timing of the Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup match according to Indian Standard Time?
The World Cup match between Australia and Sri Lanka will begin at 2:00 PM IST.
Which TV channels will live telecast the Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup match?
Star Sports will live broadcast the Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup match in India.
How to watch the live streaming of the AUS vs BAN World Cup match in India for free?
Hotstar will livestream the Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup match in India for free.