Who Won? Australia Vs Sri Lanka | 14th Match of World Cup 2023 – 16 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

Uswa Toheed

Who Won Australia Vs Sri Lanka 14th Match of World Cup 2023 – 16 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

The ICC World Cup 2023 14th match Australia vs. Sri Lanka was set at Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India. It was the 14th match out of 48 on October 16, 2023.

The toss had gone in Sri Lanka’s favor and they opted to bat first. Both teams had not won any match of the World Cup yet. Both teams suffered back-to-back losses. But in this match, Australia won and came back in the game. After batting first, Sri Lanka scored just 209 runs which is a straightforward target. But before 88 balls, Australia scored 215 runs on the loss of five wickets. Mitchell Marsh and Josh Inglis’ half-centuries helped the team to win. Adam Zampa took 4 wickets and was declared Player of the Match.

Australia team, 14th match World Cup

Playing XI

Sri LankaAustralia
Pathum NissankaMitchell Marsh
Kusal PereraDavid Warner
Kusal Mendis (C)Steven Smith
Sadeera SamarawickramaMarnus Labuschagne
Charith AsalankaJosh Inglis
Dhananjaya de SilvaGlenn Maxwell
Dunith WellalageMarcus Stoinis
Chamika KarunaratneMitchell Starc
Maheesh TheekshanaPat Cummins (C)
Lahiru KumaraAdam Zampa
Dilshan MadushankaJosh Hazlewood

Sri Lanka decided to bat first. After that, When the game started, both top-order batsmen did a great job and made a partnership. Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera both scored their half-centuries. The Sri Lanka team was also under pressure after consecutive defeats. They wanted to score more runs and gave a big target. Secondly, a good margin for bowlers is that they bowled over without pressure. But bad luck, the day was not in their favor. After 10 overs were completed, they scored 51 runs.

Kusal Mendis, Sri vs Aus

It was a brilliant opening with a 125-run stand. After that, Cummins bowled his over and in the 4th ball of the over he dismissed the Pathum. Pathum scored 67 runs off 61 balls. Kushal Mendis joined Perera. But after losing a wicket, it seemed that the Sri Lanka team came under pressure. The second wicket of the inning fell in the 27th over. With a great start, the opening pair scored 125 runs which was an ideal start. Perera scored 78 runs in 82 balls and was out by Cummins. Moreover, all 8 players scored 57 runs. Due to the great bowling from Australia’s bowlers, the Sri Lankan batsman did not score many runs.

The bowling of Zampa and other bowlers prevented the Sri Lankan team from giving a big target. The team could only set Australia a target of 209 runs and before six overs the team returned to the Pavilion. It was very disappointing that he could not set a bigger target.

Australia faced difficulties at the start of the second innings as two players returned to the Pavilion for 24 runs. Moreover, the strongest player of the team David Warner just scored 11 runs from 6 balls. Steven Smith dismissed to no runs score. Mitchell contributed 52 runs to the win of Australia’s team. Mitchell and Josh Inglis also made half-centuries. Such as, the strong bowling of the Sri Lankan team did not let them score freely. The chase of 209 has become not an easy target.

Sri Lanka bowling

They also won by a big margin as both bowlers struck them with slow running. After scoring a half-century, Mitchell was out on just 52 runs in 51 deliveries. Marnus played his slow innings. He scored just 40 runs in 60 deliveries and was caught out by the ball of Dilshan Madushanka. At this time, the score was 158/4. Inglis tried to score more and wanted to win the team. He made a half-century. But the Sri Lankan bowlers also gave a tough time to the Australian batsman. Inglis was kicked out of the inning by the ball of Dunith. Maxwell and Stoinis finished the match. They both scored 51 runs. Maxwell hits powerful shots, also hits 2 sixes and 4 fours too. He brought the team close to winning. Stoinis also hits a boundary shot. They scored 215 runs and won by five wickets.

Australia win 14th match

It was Australia’s first win in this World Cup after two successive defeats against Sri Lanka. Additionally, they took the win and achieved the target in 35.2 overs. Due to Zampa’s brilliant bowling, was named Player of the Match.

Scorecard of Both Teams

Sri Lanka Batting

BattingRB4s6sS/R
Pathum Nissanka61678091.04
Kusal Perera788212095.12
Kusal Mendis (C)9130069.23
Sadeera Samarawickrama8810100.00
Charith Asalanka25390164.10
Dhananjaya de Silva7131053.84
Dunith Wellalage290022.22
Chamika Karunaratne2110018.18
Maheesh Theekshana05000.00
Lahiru Kumara481050.00
Dilshan Madushanka06000.00
Extras13
Total20943.3 Ov

Australia Bowling

BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
Mitchell Starc1004324.3040
Josh Hazlewood713605.1410
Pat Cummins703224.5710
Glenn Maxwell9.303613.7810
Adam Zampa814745.8720
Marcus Stoinis201105.5000

Australia Batting

BattingRB4s6sS/R
Mitchell Marsh525190101.96
David Warner11601183.33
Steven Smith05000.00
Marnus Labuschagne40602066.66
Josh Inglis58595198.30
Glenn Maxwell312142147.61
Marcus Stoinis201021200.00
Extras3
Total215/535.2 Ov

Sri Lanka Bowling

BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
Lahiru Kumara4047011.7500
Dilshan Madushanka923834.2210
Maheesh Theekshana704907.0000
Dunith Wellalage9.205315.6700
Chamika Karunaratne301505.0020
Dhananjaya de Silva301304.3300

Uswa, a cricket admirer, provides keen and perceptive information. In the same way, she writes after proper and deep research and gives clear details.

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