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Sri Lankan ‘Lion’ bowling failed in front of Kangaroos, lost by 87 runs

Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019
          Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019

Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 87 runs in the ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday. Australia gave a huge target of 334 runs to Sri Lanka in the match played on The Kennington Oval ground. In reply, the Sri Lankan team made 247 runs in 45.5 overs. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne (97) scored the highest runs for Sri Lanka. He struck out nine fours in his 108-ball innings. Besides them, Kusal Perera (52) and Kusal Mendis (30) were the only batsmen to perform well. Sri Lankan ‘Lion’ Bowling Failed In Front Of Kangaroos.

Sri Lanka’s poor condition can be judged by the fact that its six batsmen could not even cross the tenth. For Australia, Mitchell Starc took four, Ken Richardson three, Pat Cummins two and Jason Behrendorf one wicket.

Australia’s team has reached the top of the points table with this win. His five matches have 8 points. Sri Lanka is fifth in the table with 4 points from five games. The previous two matches of Sri Lanka were canceled due to rain while in the previous two matches he won a match.

Sri Lanka decided to bowl after won the toss, but their bowlers did not prove effective in bowling against Australia. Australia batting first, losing 7 wickets in 50 overs scored 334 runs. Captain Aron Finch (153) scored the most runs for the Kangaroo team. He struck out 15 fours and five sixes in his 132-ball inning.

Finch and Steve Smith (73) made important partnerships of 173 for the third wicket. Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 46 to help Australia reach a big score. Apart from this David Warner 26, Usman Khawaja 10, Pat Cummins 0, Mitchell Starc (5 not out), Alex Carey 4, and Shaun Marsh Scored 3 runs. Isuru Udana and Dhananjaya de Silva got two wickets while Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga got one wicket. Two Australian batsmen returned to the pavilion after being run out.

Changes In Both Team

Sri Lanka made a change to their team for this match. In the place of Suranga Lakmal, Milinda Siriwardana is included. The Australian team also made a change. The Kangaroo team included Jason Behrendorff in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile. The Australian team looks good in comparison to Sri Lanka. Five-time world champion Kangaroos have defeated Afghanistan, West Indies, and Pakistan in the current World Cup, but in the meantime, it has to face defeat from India.

Australia all-rounder Marcus Stonis could not be available for this match. Australia will hope that they will be available for the match against Bangladesh. Mitchell Marsh has joined the team, but he can not play until Stoney’s is out of the tournament. Sri Lanka’s position is not strong at the same time. His last two matches were washed away in the rain while New Zealand suffered a major defeat in the first match. However, Sri Lanka has managed to win against Afghanistan.

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England beat West Indies by 8 wickets, Joe Root selected as Player of The Match

England vs West Indies World Cup 2019
         England vs West Indies World Cup 2019

In the 19th match of ICC World Cup-2011, England beat West Indies by 8 wickets, Root, who is the hero of this victory, said that winning the toss of his team was important. England captain Oen Morgan won the toss and chose the first ball and prevent the West Indies’s aggressive batting attack to 212 runs in 44.4 overs. England achieved the target with help of Root’s an unbeaten 100 by losing two wickets in 33.1 overs.

Joe Root Which Took Two Wickets In Addition Before Unbeaten Half-Century In The Match

Joe Root, who scored a century in this match, also took two wickets. That’s why he was selected as Player of the Match. After taking the trophy, Root said, “It was good to win a toss for us. Taking advantage of the opportunity and using the situations, we did well. With me, the rest of the batsmen tried to make a partnership and were successful too. ”

Root Came To The Opening After The Injury To The Jason Roy

Root came to the opening with Johnny Bairstow in this match because the regular opener Jason Roy was injured during fielding. On the experience of the opening, Root said, ‘It is good to spend more time on the field. I tried to hit in the gap I did not find much difference in the opening batting and 3-4 position. Chris Woakes batted with me that was good. ‘

After The Match With Pakistan, Joe Root Has Set His Second Century In The ICC CWC 2019

Joe Root, who has broken the partnership with his bowling and achieved two success. Root said on the bowling, ‘I was just trying to do some things. When you do not have the qualifications that others have, then you try to do something different. This is the second century in this World Cup. Before that, he has played 107 runs inning against Pakistan.

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India Women Cricket Team

India Women’s playing squad for Paytm ODI series against England got announced | India v/s England

The All India Women’s Selection committee declared Indian Women Team to be the part for 3 match Paytm ODI series against England Women. These 3 ODI will be the part of ICC Women’s Championship which will be played on the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Team India will have to perform better to get good rankings in the upcoming matches. The selection criteria for India Women’s playing squad for Paytm ODI series against England is crucial as it will be home ground for India to play against England. Team India has performed good at their home ground. It will be a tough challenge for Mithali Raj to make the team strong enough in short span of time. While Indian men will be playing against Australia, Indian women will have to face England in the series. The craze of women cricket has also been increasing day by day and it will be good moment for Indians to see the team playing in Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.

The Indian women squad for ODI series as per the selectors:-

  1. Mithali Raj (Captain)
  2. Jhulan Goswami
  3. Smriti Mandhana
  4. Jemimah Rodrigues
  5. Harmanpreet Kaur
  6. Deepti Sharma
  7. Taniya Bhatia (Wicket-keeper)
  8. R Kalpana (Wicket-keeper)
  9. Mona Meshram
  10. Ekta Bisht
  11. Rajeshwari Gayakwad
  12. Poonam Yadav
  13. Shikha Pandey
  14. Mansi Joshi
  15. Punam Raut.

India Women Cricket Team

The team of selectors have also picked the Board President’s XI squad who will play a one-day warm-up match prior to the ODI series in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 18th February.

Board President’s XI playing squad:

  1. Smriti Mandhana (Captain)
  2. Veda Krishnamurthy
  3. Devika Vaidya
  4. S Meghana
  5. Bharati Fulmali
  6. Komal Zanzad
  7. R Kalpana
  8. Priya Punia
  9. Harleen Deol
  10. Reemalaxmi Ekka
  11. Manali Dakshini
  12. Minnu Mani
  13. Tanuja Kanwar

The schedule of the match is:-

S.No Date Match Venue
1 18th February Warm-up Mumbai
2 22nd February 1st ODI Mumbai
3 25th February 2nd ODI Mumbai
4 28th February 3rd ODI Mumbai

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