AUS beat SL by 5 wickets | Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights And Cricket Score 7th ODI Match

ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019

Date: May 27, 2019 Start Time: 15:00 IST | 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
SL
239/8 Overs: 50.0
AUS
241/5 Overs: 44.5
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights And Cricket Score - 7th ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 44.5 AUS: 241/5

So that is it from this game. We have two more warm-up games to go. India will be playing Bangladesh and New Zealand will be playing West Indies on 28th May, 2019. Both the games will begin at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Goodbye for now.

Aaron Finch says they have been together as a group since the start of May and they feel ready to go. Mentions they are doing the basics right and they are improving after each game. States they are in a much better position than where they were a year ago, they have players fighting for their spot which probably gets the best out of them. States Smith was going to bat at 7 but since they got close, they gave opportunities to other players. Ends by saying they will be travelling the whole of tomorrow and then start preparing for the first game against Afghanistan.

Dimuth Karunaratne says they have had some positive starts with the bat at the top but they keep losing wickets after that. Mentions they need partnership in the middle. States Malinga was rested as he has to play all the 9 World Cup games, Udana and Avishka too were given some rest. Reckons they did well in patches and they need to have a look at the issues they have. Ends by saying he is excited for the first game.

Usman Khawaja says he is pleased to win another game but is slightly disappointed to miss out on a ton. Mentions his knee is a little sour but it will get better. States he and Smith are very good friends and there is no competitiveness between them, he always wishes Smith bats well. Ends by saying they won 8 in a row before, they have won all three of their warm up games here as well and they are confident.

The Sri Lankan bowling was not that bad. The pacers hit the right lines and lengths to begin with. The spinners too did a decent job. They just did not have enough runs to play with.

Another win for the Australians and they have done so quite easily this time. After a very good bowling performance from their side, they restricted Sri Lanka to a total which was always below par. In reply, they did lose Finch early but then Marsh and Khawaja steadied the ship. The latter then continued with Maxwell first and then Stoinis to take them closer to the victory. Usman though could not stay there till the end as he departed 11 short of a ton. Carey and Cummins though ensured there were no more wickets to fall and took Australia over the line.

44.5 4

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. FOUR! Those are the winning runs for Australia. Floated delivery on off, Carey lofts it over mid off for a boundary. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS.

44.4 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Pat Cummins. Short delivery on middle, Cummins pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. Australia need just 3 runs.

44.3 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Pat Cummins. Flighted delivery on off, Pat defends it out.

44.2 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Full on middle, Carey drives it through mid on for a single.

44.1 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Pat Cummins. Floated delivery on off, Cummins punches it towards point for a single.

End of Over : 44 5 Runs AUS: 234/5
43.6 4

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. FOUR! Excellent shot. Short and outside off, Carey makes room and cuts it through point for a boundary. Australia need just 6 runs to win the match.

43.5 0

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. Floated delivery on off, Carey defends it out.

43.4 0

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. Short and outside off, Carey cuts it to point.

43.3 0

Jeevan Mendis to Alex Carey. Tossed up on middle, Alex defends it off the back foot.

43.2 1

Jeevan Mendis to Pat Cummins. Full on off, Cummins drives it towards mid off for a single.

43.1 0

Jeevan Mendis to Pat Cummins. Flighted delivery on off, Cummins punches it to point.

End of Over : 43 3 Runs AUS: 229/5
42.6 0

Jeffrey Vandersay to Alex Carey. Tossed up on middle, Carey defends it off the front foot. Australia need just 11 runs to win the match.

42.5 1

Jeffrey Vandersay to Pat Cummins. Floated delivery on off, Cummins punches it towards point for a single.

Summary

Defending champions Australia take on Sri Lanka in the seventh warm-up game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The match will be played at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton. Australia comes to the ICC tournament on the back of two successful away series victories in India and Pakistan, while the Lankans were white-washed by South Africa in a five-match ODI series.

 

Sri Lanka were among the first teams to reach England for the World Cup to acclimatise their team to the conditions in England. They played their first warm-up game against South Africa, which they lost by 87 runs. Five of their 15-member squad played their first international game in more than three years, with skipper Dimuth Karunaratne among them.

 

Australia, on the other, successfully defended 297 against hosts England in their first warm-up match two nights ago. Steve Smith, who is making a comeback after serving a 12-month ban, scored a fine century. All the Aussie bowlers also chipped in with at least a wicket to bundle England for 285 and win by 12 runs. The five-time champions have peaked at the right time and look pretty confident of defending their title.

 
Australia (From): David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell.

Sri Lanka (From): Kusal Perera(w), Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Thisara Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal, Avishka Fernando, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep.

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