As we enter the second last day of the warm-up matches stage in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the contests get more exciting as teams look to finish things on a high before they proceed to the actual matches. In today's contest, Australia takes on Sri Lanka on Monday, May 27, in Match 7 of warm-up games stag. The venue is Southampton and the match is scheduled to begin at 03:00 PM (IST). However, the fortunes of Australia and Sri Lanka could not be different coming into this practice game. Australia vs Sri Lanka Cricket Score 7th Warm-up ODI Match.
While Australia won their practice match against host England at Southhampton on May 25, Sri Lanka lost their opening warm-up game to South Africa on May 24. The match between Australia and England went to the last over with Australia winning the game by 12 runs as they held their nerves in the ending stages of the match. The good news for Australia is that Steve Smith looks fluent with the bat, as he scored a match-winning 116 against England. Marcus Stoinis's performance in the death overs will give confidence to Australia as well.
As far as Sri Lanka is concerned, the island nation faced a heavy defeat at the hands of South Africa at Cardiff in their first practice match. First Sri Lankan bowlers failed to stop the South Africa batting line-up as the Proteas put up 338/7 on the board. Chasing the target, Sri Lanka never looked in control of the match and were all out for 251, losing the match by 87 runs.
Sri Lanka is also facing problems off the ground as Mahela Jayawardhene rejected the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Board's offer to play a management/counselling role. However, putting all that behind, Dimuth Karunaratne and company will look for a victory to boost their morale going into the actual World Cup matches. On the other hand, Aaron Finch's team will look to keep up the winning momentum by trying to win this game.