Australia notches first win in World Cup 2023 with victory over Sri Lanka

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Australia notches first win in World Cup 2023 with victory over Sri Lanka
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Australia vs Sri Lanka Highlights: ICC World Cup match no 14 was played between Aussies and Lankians at Ekana Sports City, Lucknow.

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Australia secured its first victory in the ICC World Cup 2023 by defeating Sri Lanka with five wickets in Lucknow.

Having suffered losses in their initial two games of the tournament, Australia’s win brought life to their campaign. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, endured their third consecutive defeat, with their chances of making it to the semi-finals hanging by a thread.

Australia showcased urgency with the ball and successfully bowled out Sri Lanka for 209 in under 44 overs, with Adam Zampa leading the charge with impressive figures of 4-47. Despite Sri Lanka’s strong start at 157-1 near the halfway mark, their innings faltered, resulting in a below-par total.

Australia faced some challenges during their chase due to strong winds, but Josh Inglis’s 58 and Glenn Maxwell’s 31 ensured their victory with nearly 15 overs to spare.

Australia and Sri Lanka Squad

Australia Squad:

  1. Pat Cummins (c)
  2. Sean Abbott
  3. Alex Carey
  4. Cameron Green
  5. Josh Hazlewood
  6. Travis Head
  7. Josh Inglis
  8. Marnus Labuschagne
  9. Mitchell Marsh
  10. Glenn Maxwell
  11. Steve Smith
  12. Mitchell Starc
  13. Marcus Stoinis
  14. David Warner
  15. Adam Zampa

Sri Lanka Squad:

  1.  Kusal Mendis (c)
  2. Kusal Perera
  3. Pathum Nissan
  4. Dimuth Karunaratne
  5. Sadeera Samarawickrama
  6. Charith Asalanka
  7. Dhananjaya de Silva
  8. Dushan Hemantha
  9. Mahesh Theekshana
  10. Dunith Wellalage
  11. Kasun Rajitha
  12. Matheesha Pathirana
  13. Lahiru Kumara
  14. Dilshan Madushanka
  15. Chamika Karunaratne

Here are the Australia vs Sri Lanka Highlights. Australia will play their next game against Pakistan on Friday 20th Oct at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

However, Team Australia has moved up in the ICC points table. Currently, they are in the 9th spot in the ICC CWC Points Table.

ICC World Cup Points Table 2023 Update

 

 

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