Lucknow: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets to record their first win in the World Cup held in Lucknow yesterday. Adam Zamba, Cummins and Starc did well in bowling. Likewise, Mitchell Marsh scored 52 runs off 51 balls with 9 fours. His play was a defining feature of Australia’s success. Because otherwise the point is that an Australian win is not the same as an Australian win.
Mitchell Marsh scored his fifty off 39 balls. But Samika Karunaratne hit a ball at deep point on the cut shot and underweighted the throw power and ran for the 2nd run. But Samika’s throw was accurate and Mendis caught the ball and ran out. Marsh out was a big relief for Sri Lanka. The reason was that Marsh was playing power shots.