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ICC World Cup 2019 Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights

Australia win by 87 runs!
Pradeep finally edges one to Carey off Cummins’ bowling as Sri Lankan innings comes to a close. Pradeep was backing away towards leg side and Cummins followed him, he swings down the ground but gets an outside edge to the wicket-keeper. Big win for Australia.


  • 22:34 (IST) 
    Australia win by 87 runs!

    ALL OUT! 
    Pradeep finally edges one to Carey off Cummins’ bowling as Sri Lankan innings comes to a close. Pradeep was backing away towards leg side and Cummins followed him, he swings down the ground but gets an outside edge to the wicket-keeper. Big win for Australia.

    Pradeep c Carey b Pat Cummins 0(7)
  • 22:16 (IST) 
    OUT! Malinga looks to create some room and jam out the yorkers on the off side, but this time around it is not quite the yorker length, a rather tame chip to covers. Richardson has his third.Malinga c Khawaja b K Richardson 1(5)
  • 22:08 (IST) 
    OUT! Short of a length delivery from Richardson and Udana aims to go down the ground with a horizontal bat. Comes off from the top half, slicing it high in the air. Aaron Finch, at mid-off, back pedals to take a neat catch in the end.

    Udana c Finch b K Richardson 8(8)
  • 22:00 (IST) 
    OUT! And another one!Sri Lankan middle order has yet again successfully managed to complete the hara-kiri. Starc bowls it fast and full, outside off, Mendis looks to hoick it across the line, gets an outside edge to Alex Carey. Starc claims his fourth.

    Kusal Mendis c Carey b Starc 30(37)
  • 21:54 (IST) 
    OUT! More trouble!Thisara Perera, what have you done? Starc goes straight and full and Thisara Perera looking to go hard down the ground doesn’t really get the elevation for the shot and ends up skewing it straight to mid on where David Warner hangs on to a good catch.

     Perera c Warner b Starc 7(3)
  • 21:51 (IST) 
    OUT! Starc cleans Siriwardana up! Length ball on middle and leg, slanting into Siriwardana’s pads that ricochets into the leg stump. He was beaten for pace. Sri Lanka tumbling rather quickly now.

    Siriwardana b Starc 3(4)
  • 21:45 (IST) 
    OUT! Oh dear! Another wicket has fell to what was never intended by the bowler to buy him a wicket, but funny old game cricket doesn’t go that way. Cummins tried to dig in a cross-seamed short ball, but got the line horribly wrong. It was down the leg side and seems like Mathews took a little longer to realise he could score of that delivery. A belated pull turns out to be fatal as he gets an faint edge to the keeper down the leg side. Sri Lanka in trouble.

    Mathews c Carey b Pat Cummins 9(11)
  • 21:30 (IST) 
    OUT! Blimey! What has Karunaratne done here! An innocuous looking delivery that was angled across him by Richardson leads to his wicket. He goes back and cuts it in the air and straight to Glenn Maxwell at point. He is dismissed three runs short of what would have benen a well-deserved century.

    Karunaratne c Maxwell b K Richardson 97(108)
  • 20:53 (IST) 
    OUT! GONE! Back of a length delivery, angled in from outside off stump, Thirimanne arches back and looks to slice it behind point, gets a genuine nick to the keeper. Behrendorff picks his first wicket of the tournament.

    Thirimanne c Carey b Behrendorff 16(26)
  • 20:15 (IST) 
    OUT! Timber! That is an absoulte joy to behold if you’re a fast bowler. Starc pitches it up on middle and off with the ball tailing back into the left-hander a touch and Perera who was lining up for a big swing across the line finds his middle stump cannoned. Big breakthrough for Australia.

    Kusal Perera b Starc 52(36)
  • 20:11 (IST) 
    FIFTY! Perera gets his turn to soak in the appaulse after reaching his half-century. He completes it with a single of the final ball of Starc’s over. Superb innings.
  • 20:04 (IST) 
    FIFTY! Back of a length delivery and Karunaratne brings up his half-century with a pull to mid wicket fence. The skipper leading from the front. What a start!
  • 18:43 (IST) 
    After 50 overs,Australia 334/7 ( Glenn Maxwell 46 , Mitchell Starc 5)Maxwell signs off Australia’s innings with a four, as they post a commendable total of 334-7. Centurion Aaron Finch and Steve Smith were the class performers, with Maxwell entertaining the crowd with fours and sixes later. Sri Lanka had chances for direct hits, but they made up for those lost opportunities by dismissing Carey and Cummins in that fashion.
  • 18:32 (IST) 
    WICKET! Carey is run out by Udana after a mix-up with Maxwell. Carey run out (Udana) 4(3)
  • 18:23 (IST) 
    WICKET! Shaun Marsh mistimes the shot and has to depart after he hits one towards Siriwardana at deep mid-wicket. Shaun Marsh c Siriwardana b Udana 3(9)
  • 18:04 (IST) 
    WICKET! Malinga removes Steve Smith. His yorker does the trick as Smith tries to play through the leg-side but the ball hits the stumps. Top class stuff from Malinga. Smith b Malinga 73(59)
  • 18:00 (IST) 
    WICKET! A little it too late for SL, but Udana has finally seen off Finch for 153. He bowls a slower ball and Finch gifts it to Karunaratne at cover.Finch c Karunaratne b Udana 153(132)
  • 17:37 (IST) 
    FIFTY! Steve Smith gets to his half-century! A well-played innings so far, and he does not seem like he is giving up soon. 
  • 17:12 (IST) 
    SIX! Finch reaches his hundred in style with a maximum over long-off. 
  • 16:35 (IST) 
    WICKET! A tossed-up delivery from Dhananjaya as Khawaja finds Udana at deep mid-wicket. Another huge blow for Aussies despite reaching the 100-run mark. Khawaja c Udana b Dhananjaya de Silva 10(20)
  • 16:12 (IST) 
    WICKET! Bowled’em! Dhananjaya comes round the wicket, bowls a good-length delivery, Warner pushes forward to play a shot, but finally is dismissed. Much-needed breakthrough for SL.  
  • 15:00 (IST) 
    Aaron Finch and David Warner walk out to bat as Australia get ready to begin the match. For Sri Lanka, not surprisingly,  Lasith Malinga will open the bowling. 
  • 14:38 (IST) 
    Sri Lanka Playing XI:Dimuth Karunaratne(Captain), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera(Wicketkeeper),Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
  • 14:37 (IST) 
    Australia Playing XI:Aaron Finch(Captain), Steve Smith, David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey(Wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff
  • 14:33 (IST) 
    Toss news from The Oval: Sri Lanka wins the toss and will bowl first against defending champions Australia. 
  • 14:30 (IST) 
    Pitch report from The Oval:  ” An outstanding batting pitch. Some extra bounce and pace, but it’ll flatten out. Looks like another 300+ batting wicket to me,” says Michael Slater on air. 
  • 13:36 (IST) 
    Big, big day for Sri Lanka. With two games washed out, Sri Lanka have little room for error and need to win three of their five games now.  The weather is looking good in London and we should get a full game. Nuwan Pradeep, who hurt his small finger of the bowling arm while attempting a return catch started bowling on Thursday. There were worries about his fielding but he went through a rigorous session yesterday without much difficulty and he should play today. Sri Lanka need him badly too as he took career-best figures in their last game. 
  • 12:59 (IST) 
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