AUS vs SL World Cup 2023 Live Score: SL Wins Toss, Chooses to Bat; Nissanka & Perera Open


AUS vs SL World Cup 2023 Live Score: SL Wins Toss, Chooses to Bat; Nissanka & Perera Open

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In a battle of redemption, Australia and Sri Lanka face off in the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup. Both teams have suffered early defeats, with Australia falling to India and South Africa, while Sri Lanka lost to South Africa and Pakistan in their first two matches.

The match is set to take place at the Ekana International Stadium in Lucknow, and our reporters, Sandip G and Pratyush Raj from The Indian Express, will be providing live coverage from the venue.

Notably, the ongoing World Cup has already seen some upsets, with Afghanistan beating the defending champions by 69 runs at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, thanks to Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s outstanding three-wicket haul.

As the action unfolds, stay tuned for live updates in this high-stakes encounter between Australia and Sri Lanka.

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 – Match 14

  • Australia vs Sri Lanka
  • 38/0 (6.2)
  • Bowling: Josh Hazlewood 0/16 (3), Pat Cummins 0/4 (0.2)
  • Batting: Pathum Nissanka 18 (20), Kusal Perera 18 (18)
  • Play In Progress (Day – Match 14)
  • Sri Lanka elected to bat

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Starc’s Sportsmanship

Mitchell Starc showed sportsmanship by refusing to mankad Kusal Mendis, although it was the second such instance in the match. Starc had previously warned Perera at the non-striker’s end for leaving early. However, upon reviewing the footage, it was clear that Perera hadn’t erred. The score after 5 overs: SL 26/0.

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Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Kushal’s Classic

Kusal Perera showcased his class with two classic shots reminiscent of the great Sanath Jayasuriya. His ability to adapt to the bowler’s length and play on either side of the wicket was on full display. The score after 4 overs: SL 21/0.

Meanwhile, attention is on Dharamsala for the upcoming game, with concerns about the outfield due to heavy showers and the first snowfall of the season in the nearby Dhauladhar mountains. South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma mentioned the outfield’s challenging conditions and the need for players to adjust their diving techniques accordingly.

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Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Mankading Debate

Mitchell Starc raised eyebrows by pulling out of his bowling action due to Kusal Perera’s backing up at the non-striker’s end. Starc is a known critic of ‘Mankading’ and had previously made headlines for his comments about it. The incident adds intrigue to the match.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Eventful First Over

The match got off to an exciting start as Australia lost a review on the first ball. Nissanka struck two boundaries off Starc’s first over, indicating an aggressive approach by the Sri Lankan openers.

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Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: Let the Action Begin!

After the national anthems, the action is about to commence with Nissanka and Kusal Perera at the crease, with Nissanka on strike. Mitchell Starc will lead Australia’s bowling attack.

Australia vs Sri Lanka Live Score: AUS Playing XI

Australia’s playing XI includes Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wicket-keeper), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (captain), Adam Zampa, and Josh Hazlewood.

Stay tuned for live updates as the match unfolds, promising an exciting contest between these two cricketing giants.


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