In their third match against Australia in the World Cup, after a flying start, Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 209 runs by the Australian bowlers.
Sri Lanka won the toss and got off to a flying start against Australia. In the opening innings of Pathum Nissanka and Kushal Perera, Sri Lanka brought up the team’s century in just 17 overs. It looked like Australia was going to be overwhelmed by the mountain of runs. But Sri Lanka could not turn around after the departure of these two people. None other than Pathum Nissanka, Kushal Perera and Charith Asalanka could reach double figures. As a result, the Lankans were able to score 209 runs after losing all the wickets after playing 43 overs. Australia need 210 runs to win
Pathum Nissanka and Kushal Perera, who came in as the openers for Sri Lanka today, played well from the start. Based on this pair, the Lankans took the team’s century in 17 overs.
Meanwhile, Kushal Perera picked up his personal fifty. He scored 57 runs off 57 balls. Which includes 8 fours.
After Kushal Perera, Pathum Nissanka also brought up a personal half-century. He scored 50 runs off 58 balls. Among which there are 6 four strokes.
Nissanka could not take his innings further after picking up his half century. Tat Cummins fell victim to the pavilion.
Another opener Kushal Pererao went back after Nisarkar. Ama Zagano Perera, who scored 78 off 82 balls, returned to the pavilion after falling victim to Patty Cummins.
After Perera, captain Kushal Mendis and Sadira Samarawickrama could not stay long at the crease. Kushal Mendis returned with just 9 runs off 13 balls.
And Sadira Samaravikrama returned with 8 runs off 8 balls. On his departure, the Lankans fell into a batting disaster, losing 4 wickets for 166 runs.
After that, none of the five batters Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Velalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Mahish Thikshana and Lahiru Kumara reached double figures. Dhananjaya De Silva 7 off 13, Dunith Velalage 2 off 9, Chamika Karunaratne 2 off 11 and Mahish Thikshana 5 off 5 and Lahiru Kumara 4 off 8 back to the pavilion.
Only Charith Asalanka could reach double figures towards the end. The Lankans were able to score 209 runs by playing 3 balls in 43 overs with 25 runs from his 39 balls.
For Australia, Adam Zampa took 4 wickets, Mitchell Starc 2 wickets, Pat Cummins 2 wickets and Glenn Maxwell 1 wicket.