during the AUS vs. SL match strong winds cause hoardings to tumble into the audience.

Pat Cummins

On Monday, October 16, the World Cup match between Aus and SL was postponed due to rain and strong winds. Despite a strong start, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 209 after captain Kusal Mendis of Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. Heavy gusts were blowing in the Ekana Stadium during the last moments of their inning, which even caused the hoardings to collapse into the audience. Fortunately, no spectators were wounded, and the grounds crew responded immediately to prevent any mishaps.

The workers swiftly cleaned up the mess to get the field presentable for the second inning after evacuating the fans. The wind also caused some World Cup branding to become tangled and torn apart, but ground staff soon straightened it all up.

Zampa destroys Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera, Sri Lanka’s openers, shared 125 runs for the first wicket earlier in the day. In the 22nd over, Australian skipper Pat Cummins bowled Nissanka out with a short ball.

A few overs later, Perera joined him, losing his stumps to Pat Cummins. After being fired, Sri Lanka experienced a shocking collapse as Adam Zampa created a web around them. The wrist spinner recorded figures of 4/47 in eight overs. After taking out Kusal Mendis (9 off 13), Sadeera Samarawickrama (8 off 8), Chamika Karunaratne (2 off 11), and Maheesh Theekshana (0 off 5).

Aus lose two wickets early in their chase

In 43.3 overs, Sri Lanka slumped from 157/1 to 209 all out thanks to his spell. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins both took two wickets, and Glenn Maxwell took one, conceding 36 runs in 9.3 overs.

Meanwhile, Australia lost two wickets early on in their chase as they were left reeling at 24/2 in four overs. David Warner (11 off 6) and Steve Smith (0 off 5) both lost their wickets against Dilshan Madushanka.

For more cricket updates, make sure to follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedIn & Youtube.

To Top