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Sri Lanka vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: 'Another good win', 'Poor batting', Twitter reacts to Australia's big win over islanders

  • FirstCricket Staff
  • June 15th, 2019
  • 23:33:06 IST

Australia captain Aaron Finch and pace bowler Mitchell Starc stole the show as the holders eased to an 87-run win over Sri Lanka at the Oval on Saturday.

Finch equalled his career-best one-day international score with a masterful 153 and Steve Smith chipped in with 73 as Australia scored 334-7.

Needing a World Cup record run-chase to claim a shock win, Sri Lanka got off to a flying start thanks to a first-wicket partnership of 115 between captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera.

But Perera departed for 52 and when Karunaratne fell on 97 the game swung back in Australia's direction.

Starc was the catalyst with a fiery spell of three wickets in six balls. Australia eventually dismissed Sri Lanka for 247 thanks in large part to his 4-55 from 10 overs.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the match:

Finch was busy today

Here goes one more record in Finch's lap

Australia fans and supporters in good mood

Well...

More praise for Finch

Poor effort from Lankans

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: June 15, 2019 23:33:06 IST

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