Sri Lanka collapsed from 115/1 to 247-all out against Australia at The Oval on Saturday, in what was a dramatic batting collapse from the Lankan Lions.
Chasing 335 for victory, Sri Lanka was placed well at 115/ 1 after 15.3 overs. But after losing their third wicket for 186 in 32.1 overs, it was all downhill for Sri Lanka. They lost their next six wickets for 61 runs.
Experienced batsman Angelo Mathews failed once again as he scored just 9. In his earlier two innings in the competition, Mathews failed to get off the mark.
Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne was the only saving grace as far as Sri Lankan batting was concerned. He scored 97 off 108 deliveries.
Another shambolic performance by Sri Lanka in this World Cup, evoked reactions from the Twitter:
After an inspiring, exhilarating start, Sri Lanka have squandered the opportunity to score an upset with some poor - really poor -batting by the middle order— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 15, 2019
Sri Lanka have refused to send a player or coaching staff member to the post-match press conference after their 87-run defeat at The Oval. Therefore, the ICC is likely to impose a sanction on Sri Lanka. #AUSvSL #CWC19 @ThePapareSports @OfficialSLC— Damith Weerasinghe (@Damith1994) June 15, 2019
Sri Lankan batting performance is inexplicable. Nothing more to say.— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) June 15, 2019
Srilanka's Last 7 Matches In World Cup vs Australia— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) June 15, 2019
The saddest part of this collapse is, Australian bowlers didnt even do anything special.— Sakun Sankalana (@Sakun_SD) June 15, 2019
We just gifted wickets to them. ?#AUSvSL
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