Southampton, May 27 2019, Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland
(44.5/50 ov, target 240)241/5
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Usman Khawaja's 89 allays injury fears as Australia win

For Sri Lanka, a succession of starts were wasted, with only Lahiru Thirimanne going past 50

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Sri Lanka239/8(50 overs)
Australia241/5(44.5 overs)

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Finch: "We want game 1 to get underway (Laughs). Feels like we are ready to go. Practice games are great to keep ticking the boxes and ensure we are doing our basics well. Great position compared to 12 months ago when we were trying to fill spots. Guys are putting their hands up, and it will be a brutal selection call come our first game. We have specific plans against Afghanistan, they have some world class players."

Karunaratne: "We got some positives. A 50-run start, but after that we lost key wickets. We needed some good partnerships. The cold is not easy too (laughs). Udana and Fernando are fine. Malinga, we gave some rest, because we want him for whole nine matches, so need to take care of him. We need to see how we can improve in the coming matches. We are excited for the first game of the World Cup. But we will try to have fun in these five days. We'll give our best for 1st June."

Khawaja: "Felt good. Nice to get some time in the middle. To win another game means a lot more. Knee is sore, apparently the boys said that the sound hitting the knee was very loud (laughs). There is no competition between Shaun Marsh and me, I love batting with him. Just enjoying each others' company."

5.45pm So two wins in a row for Australia before their World Cup campaign begins. Two losses for Sri Lanka. One good sign for Sri Lanka was Thirimanne's performance. Their pacers were solid too, their spinners slightly disapponting. As for spinners, Australia's were excellent. They had four men bowl spin - Smith, Lyon, Zampa and Maxwell - and they all took wickets. Khawaja was excellent with the bat too, and despite his injury, looked in stellar form. Stick around for reactions from both captains.

Red Dirt: "Actually, it is three wins in a row - West Indies, England and Sri Lanka."

Nalin: "Sri Lanka survived the 50 overs. Posted a below par but decent total. Got half of the opposition out. Took the game to the last 10 overs. It has been a good day for us Sri Lankan fans "

Jeffrey to Carey, FOUR runs

over mid off! Full, on off, and smacked over the infield. Australia win by 5 wickets

Jeffrey to Cummins, 1 run
Jeffrey to Cummins, no run

back of a length on middle, and pulled along the ground to deep midwicket

Jeffrey to Carey, 1 run

full outside leg stump, and he drives through the ball's line to long on

Jeffrey to Cummins, 1 run

length ball, on off, and fended off the back foot to cover. They scamper across

end of over 445 runs
AUS: 234/5CRR: 5.31 RRR: 1.00
Alex Carey13 (24)
Pat Cummins7 (8)
Jeevan Mendis 10-0-54-0
Jeffrey Vandersay 7-0-44-2
Jeevan Mendis to Carey, FOUR runs

full outside off, and he flays a late cut cast psat the fielder at point for four. Just six needed

Sahad: "A bad result from SI in this world cup is sure to trigger problems within the board. Feels sorry for lankan cricket..The board has failed to bring up talents by downgrading the domestic cricket."

Jeevan Mendis to Carey, no run
Jeevan Mendis to Carey, no run
Jeevan Mendis to Carey, no run

tossed up, on middle, and firmly blocked off the front foot

Jeevan Mendis to Cummins, 1 run

full, on off, and pushed to long off

Jeevan Mendis to Cummins, no run

full, just outside off, and driven to cover

Jeevan bowling round arm, Jadhav-esque

end of over 433 runs
AUS: 229/5CRR: 5.32 RRR: 1.57
Alex Carey9 (20)
Pat Cummins6 (6)
Jeffrey Vandersay 7-0-44-2
Jeevan Mendis 9-0-49-0
Jeffrey to Carey, no run

full, outside leg, and the googly spins across Carey. Defended to the leg side

Jeffrey to Cummins, 1 run

length ball outside off, and punched off the back foot to deep extra cover

Jeffrey to Carey, 1 run

full, outside leg, and paddled to square leg. Off the glove

Jeffrey to Carey, no run
Jeffrey to Carey, no run
Jeffrey to Cummins, 1 run

full, wide outside off, and drilled to deep extra cover

end of over 425 runs
AUS: 226/5CRR: 5.38 RRR: 1.75
Pat Cummins4 (4)
Alex Carey8 (16)
Jeevan Mendis 9-0-49-0
Jeffrey Vandersay 6-0-41-2
Jeevan Mendis to Cummins, 1 run
Jeevan Mendis to Carey, 1 leg bye

round-arm action, low on middle and zipping through. Tries to sweep but misses, and he appeals for the lbw. Not given. Landed outside leg?

Jeevan Mendis to Cummins, 1 run

full, on off, and turning away. Driven with the straight bat to long off

Match details
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of England and Scotland
Players per side13 (11 batting, 11 fielding)
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.45, Second Session 14.45-18.15
Match days27 May 2019 - day (50-over match)
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Joel Wilson
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Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe