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Aaron Finch: "I feel like I have played reasonably well. If you hit the middle of the bat often, that gives you confidence. I thought they used the bigger side of the ground well. Pretty happy all in all. We didn't have a target in mind. At the death, they bowled so well. Udana, Malinga are quality executors at the death. Not too many records for Australia but nice to have one."




50 overs: AUS 334/7
10 RUNS! Glenn Maxwell (46* off 25 balls) completed the innings with a 4 off final ball bowled through Thisara Parera.

49 overs: AUS 324/7
Dramatic penultimate over, bowled through Isuru Udana. The bowler brushed aside two Aussie batsmen with direct hits from follow-through.

48.three overs: OUT! Pat Cummins run out for duck. Australia 320/7



48.1 overs: OUT! Alex Carey run out for four. Australia 317/6

48 overs: AUS 317/5
Lasith Malinga gave away simply seven runs with out conceding a boundary at this degree. Malinga returned figures of one/61 in 10 overs.

47 overs: OUT! Isuru Udana strikes to push aside Shaun Marsh (three). Australia 310/5
Back-to-back tidy overs for Sri Lanka. Isuru Udana no longer handiest took Marsh's wicket, but in addition conceded simply 4 runs in it.

46 overs: AUS 306/four
Good over from Lasith Malinga, conceded simply 4 runs in it together with a leg bye.

* four, 6, 0, four, four, four - Maxwell (27* off 10 balls) smacks Nuwan Pradeep for 22 within the over as 300 comes up for Austraia in 45 overs -- 302/four

44.2 overs: BOOM! Glenn Maxwell (15*) smacks Nuwan Pradeep for a 4 and a six in consecutive balls. AUS 290/four

43.three overs: OUT! Lasith Malinga strikes to take away Steve Smith. Perfect yorker from the veteran as the ball simply clips the ground of the off stumps. Smith walks again after scoring 73 off 59 balls. AUS 278/four

42.2 overs: OUT! Isuru Udana gets rid of Aaron Finch for 153. Sri Lanka funally manage to get the big wicket of Finch. He walks again after scoring the first 150-plus general of the 2019 World Cup. AUS 273/three

41.1 overs: Four and 150 for Aaron Finch! The has been an incredible knock from the Australian skipper. Scores the first 150 of the 2019 World Cup off simply 128 balls. AUS 259/2


End of 41st over: Both Steve Smith and Aaron Finch at the moment are taking a look unstoppable. Collect 18 runs off Nuwan Pradeep's over. AUS 255/2

End of 40th over: 13-run over from Thisara Perera involves an end. A six and a 4 in that along with three singles. Last 10 overs to move! How much will Australia get? AUS 237/2

38.three overs: 50 up for Steve Smith! Takes a at ease unmarried and will get to his 22nd ODI half-century. This could also be Smith's 8th fifty on the World Cup.


35.three overs: Four and 200 up for Australia!
Thick outdoor edge from Steve Smith's bat and the ball races to the 3rd man fence. Smith alternatives up his 5th boundary of the match. AUS 200/2



End of 35th over: Drinks are on the box as Australia look all set for a large general. Ton-up Aaron Finch (109*) is placing the ball with absolute ease. Steve Smith (39*) could also be taking a look in fantastic nick. AUS 195/2

32.2 overs: Six and 100 for Aaron Finch! What a knock this has been from the Australian skipper. Gets to his century off simply 97 balls. Cracking shot to reach the landmark. AUS 182/2




31.1 over: FOUR!
Full toss first up from Lasith Malinga and Steve Smith hits the ball through further covers to collect his fourth boundary of the match. AUS 172/2

28.three overs: SIX! SIX! Aaron Finch has hit the 5th equipment. Back-to-back sixes off Dhananjaya de Silva. Hits either one of them directly on the on-side. AUS 148/2

End of 28th over: FOUR! Steve Smith will get a boundary on the final ball of Isuru Udana's over. Cracking square power from Smith as he instances the ball to perfection. AUS 132/2

End of 25th over: We are half of means through and Australia have 110 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets. Aaron Finch is batting on 67 in conjunction with Steve Smith (2). Dhananjaya de Silva, thus far has picked up two wickets and is taking a look dangerous.


End of 23rd over: OUT! Dhananjaya de Silva strikes once more. This time he removes Usman Khawaja for 10. Khawaja goes for the sweep shot however mistimes. Isuru Udana within the deep takes a at ease catch. AUS 100/2



22.four overs: 100 up for Australia! This has been a forged get started from the Aussies. Although they have misplaced in-form David Warner (26) however Aaron Finch has regarded in elegant touch. Khawaja could also be taking a look confident towards the Sri Lankan bowlers.

End of 21st over: Another tidy over from Dhananjaya de Silva involves an end. Just two runs from it. Both Aaron Fnch and Usman Khawaja taking a look watchful towards De Silva. AUS 95/1

17.1 overs: 50 for Aaron Finch! Takes a at ease unmarried as he will get to his 24th ODI half of century off 53 balls. This has been an ideal knock thus far from the Australian skipper. Finch has led his workforce from the entrance. Third fifty for him within the World Cup. AUS 81/1



16.four overs: OUT! Dhananjaya de Silva after all will get the step forward for Sri Lanka. Cleans up David Warner for 26. Warner tries to chop the ball however misses as the ball crashes onto the stumps. Warner walks again after scoring 26 runs. AUS 80/1

End of 13th over: Third over from Isuru Udana produces six runs. Thisara Perera to continue from the other end. AUS 69/0

nine.three overs: FOUR! FOUR! Back-to-back obstacles from Aaron Finch off Thisara Perera as fifty comes up for Australia! Aaron Finch (34*) is taking a look in very good form as of late. David Warner (17*), on the different end has performed cautiously. AUS 53/0



End of 9th over: Excellent get started from Isuru Udana. Just one run from his first over. Change in bowling from the other end as smartly. Thisara Perera is available in to exchange Nuwan Pradeep. AUS 44/0

6.2 overs: FOUR! Another stunning on-drive from Aaron Finch. The Australian skipper is taking a look in elegant touch as of late. Presents the entire face of the bat towards Lasith Malinga and the ball races to the fence. AUS 27/0

End of 6th over: Tight over from Nuwan Pradeep involves an end. Just three runs from it. AUS 23/0

End of 3rd over: Maiden! Excellent from Lasith Malinga. First maiden of the match as David Warner plays Malinga cautiously. AUS 12/0



1.5 overs: FOUR! Cracking directly power from Aaron Finch. Full duration supply from Nuwan Pradeep and Finch hits the ball directly down the ground for his 2d boundary. AUS 12/0

1.1 overs: FOUR! Aaron Finch on the different end additionally will get off the mark with a boundary. Loose supply from Nuwan Pradeep, Finch stands tall and hits the ball between further covers and mid off region for a 4. AUS eight/0

0.three overs: FOUR! Exquisite timing on that instance from David Warner. In swinger from Lasith Malinga and Warner instances the ball beautifully through mid wicket region to collect 4 runs. Warner and Australia are off the mark! AUS four/0

Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch have arrived on the crease. Warner will face the first ball. Lasith Malinga will get started the complaints for Sri Lanka.


Both groups are out within the center along with match officers for the nationwide anthems. We are mins clear of the beginning!

Playing XI for both groups

Australia: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

Captains on the toss

Dimuth Karunaratne: We'll bowl first. It has been wet, so the moisture will help seamers to begin with so we wish to take benefit. Pradeep is are compatible to play, he is been enjoying in point of fact smartly and has recovered. Siriwardene will play instead of Lakmal. We have trained tougher since it's been frustrating with all our video games getting rained out. Training onerous. That's all we can do.

Aaron Finch: Still haven't managed to win a toss. I'd have bowled first. Just a little of cloud duvet. Will swing arounf to begin with and we will be able to have to bat smartly. We haven't executed too smartly specifically with the bat. We have executed smartly in patches, nevertheless it hasn't come in combination. We wish to be disciplined towards the brand new ball. NCN is stiff and sore, and Behrendorff might be changing him.


Team news: Both groups have a metamorphosis each and every. Nathan Coulter-Nile is out with a stiff again. Jason Behrendorff replaces him. Milinda Siriwardene replaces Suranga Lakmal in Sri Lanka enjoying XI.


Toss News: Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne wins the toss and opts to box first towards Australia at The Oval in London.




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