SL vs AUS | ICC Men’s CWC23 | Lucknow | Match 14 | 2nd Innings HIghlihgt | AUS Batting

Target 210 | RRR 4.20

Two world champions – Australia & Sri Lanka – are meeting today at Lucknow in match No. 14 of ICC Men’s ODI CWC 2023. Both teams yet to win a match in this ICC CWC23. Bi=oth loosing sides try to register their first win of the CWC23. SL and AUS have met 11 times in the ICC CWC with Aussies winning 8 out of 11 while SL have only succeeded twice against Kangroos. 

The Sri Lankan Skipper after winning the toss decides to bat first. The openers stand firm and tall. At one stage SL are 125/0 but AUS bowling department draw a remarkable collapse as they remove all then wickets for just 84. SL are all out for 209 in 43.3 overs. Zampa Shines with the ball with his 4 wickets off just 47.

The two Aussies openers: Mitchell Marsh and David, are opening the innings for AUS and have got a very good chance to open their account in the iCC CWC 2023 point’s Table. Whereas, Lahiru Kumara and Dilshan Madushanka get the ball in hand for the first power play restrict the man in Yellow before they cross the border in the 14th match of ICC MEN’s ODI CWC 2023.

Sri Lankan bowlers pull off a magical start as they remove David Warner and Steven Smith in the 4th over of the innings. Madushanka provides a dream start to Lankan skipper by providing double wicket maiden. Both Warner and Smith get LBW on 24 by Madushanka. 

After an early quick wickets, Mitchell Marsh and Marnus Labuschagne rebuild the innings. Labuschagne plays sensibly but Marsh is on the run with his excellent batting. AUS score 64 for 2 at the end of the 1st power play. 

Mitchell Marsh scores the first fifty for the Kangroos in the ICC CWC23. SL strike again in the 15th over as Marsh goes for 52 off 51. 56-runs stand for the 3rd wicket is broken by Kuranaratne’s brilliant throw from the deep square. Aussies grab 46 for 1 from 11-20 and require another 101 in next 30 at 3.36 RRR.

Josh Inglis and Marnus Labuschange carry on the momentum to chase 210 down asap. K Mendis have tried down all his weapons but they seem to be helpless against Aussies’ 4th wicket partnership. Inglis raises his bat for the first Worldcup fifty as AUS march towards the stunning victory. He is the 2nd Australian batter to score fifty in this tournament. The Kangroos collect 62 runs from 21-30 at a rate of 6.2. They need 47 more in remaining 20 overs to post 2 points with some massive NRR boost.

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