Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights, World Cup 2019: World Cup: Australia Beat Sri Lanka By 87 Runs, Go Top Of Points Table
Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Australia's win helped them climb to the top of the World Cup points table.
Sri Lanka made a flying start to their World Cup chase against holders Australia but failed to carry their momentum forward to be finally dismissed for 247 in 45.5 overs. Australia's 87-run win helped them climb to the top of the World Cup points table with eight points from five matches -- their only loss coming against India. Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne (97) and Kusal Perera both hit half-centuries in a swashbuckling opening partnership of 115 before Perera was bowled by Mitchell Starc. Karunaratne and his opening partner Perera blasted 24 from the first two overs of their run chase and reached their fifty partnership in just the seventh over. Perera smoked Jason Behrendorff over cover for a huge six, then survived a caught behind review off Kane Richardson before belting another boundary. Karunaratne reached his to 50 in 43 balls while Perera only needed 33 balls to reach the mark. However, after the departure of the top three, Sri Lanka lost all steam and fell way short of the target. Earlier, Australia captain Aaron Finch equalled his highest one-day international score of 153 as he powered his team to 334-7. Finch took the misfiring Sri Lanka attack apart with a dazzling display that included 15 fours and five sixes. (SCORECARD)
World Cup 2019 Match Today, Highlights Updates Between Sri Lanka vs Australia, Straight from Kennington Oval, London.
- 21:10 (IST)Australia bowlers pull things back!Australia bowlers have pulled things back after conceding 87 runs in the first powerplay. They gave only 69 runs in next 15 overs and also picked up two key wickets. Sri Lanka batsmen are finding it difficult to free their arms.
Sri Lanka in the first 10 overs: 87/0— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 15, 2019
Sri Lanka in the last 15 overs: 69/2
Australia have fought back well after Sri Lanka's lightning start.
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- 20:16 (IST)Starc strikes! Parera falls!Mitchell Starc knocks Kusal Parera's stumps to give Australia the breakthrough they desperately needed. Parera falls soon after completing his fifty. He goes for 52.
Here's the first wicket to fall for Sri Lanka, with Starc doing what he does best!https://t.co/4iArDUW3e5— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 15, 2019
- 20:11 (IST)50 for Kusal PareraKusla Parera scores his 13th ODI fifty with a single off just 33 balls. Mitchell Starc bowled a fiery toe-crushing yorker and Parera somehow managed to work it away to square leg for one run.