ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Australia vs Sri Lanka Stats Review – Check out records broken in this game

Australia recorded their first win of the edition in ODI World Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka by 5 wickets with the help of a brilliant bowling effort from their bowlers who ended up restricting the Lankan side to just 209 runs. 

Sri Lanka winning the toss opted to bat first and got off to a good start as both their openers Nissanka and Kusal Perera scored fifty-plus to record a 125-run partnership for the first wicket but from 125/0 they ended up collapsing to a below-par score of 209 runs.

Australia in the run-chase initially faced a hurdle from Dilshan Madushanka, as he picked two quick wickets of Steven Smith and David Warner inside just 4 overs but fifties from Mitchell Marsh and Josh Inglish alongside a well-made 40 from Labuschagne helped them to win this game convincingly.

Numbers and Stats from the AUS vs SL game:

1 – Steven Smith recorded a duck in the ODI World Cup for the first time.

1 – Mitchell Marsh scored the first fifty for Australia in ODI WC 2023.

Trivia: In 1987, Geoff Marsh scored the first fifty for Australia in ODI WC.

2 – Josh Inglis recorded the second fifty of his ODI career.

Josh Inglis fifties in ODIs:

50 vs SA in Bloemfontein, 2023

58 vs SL in Lucknow, 2023 

3 – Sri Lanka has lost three games in a row in this ODI World Cup 2023.

Instances of Sri Lanka losing their first three games of the ODI World Cup:

1975 – Lost to WI, AUS and PAK.

1983 – Lost to PAK, ENG and NZ.

1987 – Lost to PAK, WI and ENG.

2023 – Lost to SA, PAK and AUS.

3 – Adam Zampa became the third Australian spinner after Shane Warne and Brad Hogg to pick a four-wicket haul in the ODI World Cup.

Australia bowlers to take a four-wicket haul in ODI WC:

Shane Warne – 4

Brad Hogg – 2

Adam Zampa – 1

9 – Australia defeated Sri Lanka for the 9th time in an ODI World Cup game which most for any team against an opposition overall.

Australia vs Sri Lanka in ODI WC:

Australia won by 52 runs in The Oval, 1975

Australia won by 7 wickets in Adelaide, 1992

Australia forfeited the match in Colombo(RPS), 1996 – Group Stage

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets in Lahore, 1996 – Finals

Australia win by 96 runs in Centurion, 2003 – Super Six

Australia won by 48 runs (D/L) in St. George’s Park, 2003 – Semi-Finals

Australia win by 7 wickets in National Cricket Stadium, 2007 – Super Eights

Australia win by 53 runs (D/L) in Bridgetown, 2007 – Finals

No Result in Colombo (RPS), 2011

Australia win by 64 runs in Sydney, 2015

Australia win by 87 runs in The Oval, 2019

Australia win by 5 wickets in Lucknow, 2023

42 – Sri Lanka have lost 42 games in the ODI World Cup overall.

Most matches lost by a team in the ODI World Cup:

Zimbabwe – 42 (57 games)

Sri Lanka – 42 (83 games)

125 – Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera recorded a 125-run opening partnership in this game.

Highest opening partnership for SL in ODI World Cup:

Tillakaratne Dilshan-Upul Tharanga: 282 vs Zimbabwe in Pallekele, 2011

Tillakaratne Dilshan-Upul Tharanga: 231* vs England in Colombo(RPS), 2011

Roshan Mahanama-Athula Samarasekera: 128 vs Zimbabwe in New Plymouth, 1992

Marvan Atapattu-Sanath Jayasuriya: 126* vs Bangladesh in Pietermaritzburg, 2003

Pathum Nissanka-Kusal Perera: 125 vs Australia in Lucknow, 2023 

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