ICC World Cup 2019: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs

ICC World Cup 2019: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs
ICC World Cup 2019: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs

Mitchell Starc ended the innings with four wickets as Australia beat Sri Lanka by 87 runs. Kane Richardson also scalped 2 wicket as Sri Lanka were bundled out for 247. Earlier, captain Aaron Finch’s 153 powered Australia to 334 for 7 after they opted to bat first against Sri Lanka at The Oval. Finch registered the highest score by and Australian skipper in World Cup. Steve Smith too played his part, scoring 73 off 59 balls. Sri Lanka did pull things back towards the end through Isuru Udana and Lasith Malinga but Glenn Maxwell’s cameo (46 off 25 balls) ensured Australia post in excess of 330.

Pat Cummins picks the last wicket of the innings and with that Australia win the match by 87 runs. Mitchell Starc picks four wickets while Kane Richardson ends with three. Earlier, Aaron Finch’s century powered Australia to a humongous total which they defended well despite Dimuth Karunaratne’s 97.