2019 World Cup, Match 21: Finch 153 powers Australia to 87-run win over Sri Lanka

Australia moved to the top of the Cricket World Cup standings after beating Sri Lanka by 87 runs at the Oval.

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: June 15, 2019 23:32 IST ]
  • Australia moved to the top of the Cricket World Cup standings after beating Sri Lanka by 87 runs at the Oval.
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    Australia moved to the top of the Cricket World Cup standings after beating Sri Lanka by 87 runs at the Oval.

  • Captain Aaron Finch lost the toss again and was made to bat first, but he spearheaded Australia's effort with a career-best 153 in a total of 334-7.
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    Captain Aaron Finch lost the toss again and was made to bat first, but he spearheaded Australia's effort with a career-best 153 in a total of 334-7.

  • Counterpart Dimuth Karunaratne tried to inspire his side the same way, but after he was out for a career-best 97 in the 33rd over, Sri Lanka collapsed. From 186-2 to 247 all out, the last eight wickets fell for 61 runs.
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    Counterpart Dimuth Karunaratne tried to inspire his side the same way, but after he was out for a career-best 97 in the 33rd over, Sri Lanka collapsed. From 186-2 to 247 all out, the last eight wickets fell for 61 runs.

  • Mitchell Starc took 4-55, Kane Richardson 3-47, Pat Cummins 2-38 and Jason Behrendorff, making his World Cup debut in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile whose back stiffened up, took a wicket.
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    Mitchell Starc took 4-55, Kane Richardson 3-47, Pat Cummins 2-38 and Jason Behrendorff, making his World Cup debut in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile whose back stiffened up, took a wicket.

  • Australia's fourth win from five matches lifted it above New Zealand and England to lead the tournament halfway through its group stage matches.
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    Australia's fourth win from five matches lifted it above New Zealand and England to lead the tournament halfway through its group stage matches.

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