World Cup 2023, AUS vs SL: Sri Lanka Falter After Strong Start, Set 210-Run Target For Australia as Rain Interrupts Proceedings

Lucknow: Sri Lanka posted a total of 209 runs in 43.3 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat in their ICC World Cup match against Australia on Monday. The opening duo of Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera got off to a strong start, putting on a 125-run partnership in 22 overs.

Nonetheless, a sudden turn of events unfolded when both openers were dismissed in a span of just five overs. This double setback ignited a batting collapse that proved challenging for the Sri Lankan team to overcome.

The Australian bowlers exhibited exceptional prowess in mounting the comeback, spearheaded by leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who claimed four crucial wickets during an innings briefly disrupted by rain.

In addition to Zampa’s brilliance, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc each took two wickets, contributing significantly to Australia’s fine bowling performance in the match.

Brief scores: Sri Lanka 209 all out in 43.3 overs (Pathum Nissanka 61, Kusal Perera 78; Adam Zampa 4/47)

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