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CWC 19 Australia ?? v Sri Lanka ??

31-0 after 5 overs .... SL cant afford many low/no scoring overs if they have any intention of chasing Aus down

....which does look a tad unlikely at the moment
 
Aus waste a review!

SL 87-0 after 10 overs

cant understand why Aussies keep bowling short?
maybe with out the 'sandpaper effect' its no longer effective for them?
 
SL 98-0 after 12 overs

better (early) run rate in comparison to Aussies innings
 
first Aus wicket to Starc in the 16th over... out and out pace bowling

SL 120-1 - 16 overs bowled
 
120/1 Perera gone. Good start from the Sri Lankan’s. Hopefully they won’t collapse, and they keep the momentum going. Still think it depends how many Karunaratne and Mendis get. They are the big threat imo.
 
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20 overs in SL 135-1

200 needed from 30 overs

doable ...if SL dont have a batting order collapse
 
Tick over with these 2 at 6 an over until 40 overs, then foot down for the last 10 overs at a little under 10 an over. Very doable, as long as they don't lose unnecessary wickets.
 
Big ask for Sri Lanka. If they get anywhere near the target they will of done well. Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis will need to score the bulk of the runs here.
Good shout.
Karunarantne close to 100 and Mendis has just joined him...
 
Karunaratne goes for 97. Good innings, but I feel he needed to stay there. Angelo Matthews comes in, to join Mendis, not sure if he’s as good as he used to be. Exciting game though.
 
204 -3 after 35 overs

15 overs to reach 131... interesting match this
 
There’s the domino effect. Wickets tumbling now. Shame was looking like a grand stand finish. It still could be, but can’t see it now.
 
That’s it Game Over Kusal Mendis gone. 224/7

Bit more composure in the middle from the Sri Lankan’s was needed.
 
That’s it Game Over Kusal Mendis gone. 224/7

Bit more composure in the middle from the Sri Lankan’s was needed.
The same from Pakistan v Australia .
Australia do have a couple of world class quicks though
 
I think if you bat conservatively with Starc and Cummins, and just put the bad balls away. Then that leaves you 30 overs,when you can get after the rest of the bowlers. England and India won’t be as easy to steamroll.
 
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