Khawaja 89* guides Australia to comfortable win
Usman Khawaja compiled an attractive 89 to press his case for the No. 3 batting spot, given intense competition for places that see him effectively duelling with Shaun Marsh for one spot, guiding Australia most of the way to victory with 31 balls to spare.
Using their pace and bounce to good effect, Cummins and Starc conceded a mere 19 runs from the final four overs of Sri Lanka’s innings to restrict Dimuth Karunaratne’s team to a mere 239 for 8, after they struggled to build momentum against Australia’s varied bowling attack on a slow and wearing pitch – the same one used for Australia’s earlier win over England on Saturday.
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AUSTRALIA SQUAD: Aaron Finch (capt), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, David Warner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff
SRI LANKA SQUAD: Kusal Perera (wk), Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Thisara Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Avishka Fernando, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Perera
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Series: World Cup 2019 Warm-up Matches
Players per side: 13(11 batting, 11 fielding)
Toss: Sri Lanka , elected to bat first
Match day: 27 May 2019
Umpires: Joel Wilson, Nigel Llong
TV Umpires: Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire: Marais Erasmus
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe