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Australia Vs Sri Lanka: Aussies First To Win 70 Games In ICC Cricket World Cup - Statistical Highlights

Australia beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in match 14 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Here's a look at the statistical highlights of the AUS vs SL cricket match

Australia in the field against Sri Lanka in Lucknow.
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Australia, the most dominant side in the history of cricket, are still alive. After lacklustre performances against India and South Africa, the five-time champions revived their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 with a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Lucknow on Monday, October 16, 2023. After losing the toss, Pat Cummins & Co. struggled to contain Sri Lankan openers Kusal Perera (78) and Pathum Nissanka (61) during a 125-run first-wicket partnership. But Adam Zampa's four-wicket haul ensured that they chased only 210, which they achieved with 88 balls to spare. (Highlights | Scorecard | Report | Photos | Full Coverage)

With that here's a look at the all key stats and numbers from the 14th match of the ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 between former champions Australia and Sri Lanka:

- Kusal Mendis became the thirteenth captain to lead Sri Lanka in the World Cup. He also became the 124th cricketer to lead a team in the history of the World Cup.

- Mendis became the 15th wicket-keeper to lead a team in the history of the tournament, and the second for Sri Lanka after Kumar Sangakkara.

- Sri Lanka became the second team to deploy two captains in the ongoing World Cup 2023. In the previous matches, they were led by Dasun Shanaka. New Zealand are the other team to use two captains, so far, -- Tom Latham and Kane Williamson. Interestingly enough, both the teams have a wicketkeeper amongst the two captains that they have deployed. Latham, the opening batter, also doubles up as a wicketkeeper.

- Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera's 125-run stand in this game provided the 325th three-figure partnership in an innings in the World Cup. It also provided the 33rd occasion of Sri Lankan batters posting a three-figure stand in an innings in the World Cup.

- Nissanka and Perera, in the process, provided the 82nd occasion of batters posting a three-figure partnership in an innings in the World Cup for the first wicket. For Sri Lanka, this was the second time that the openers have posted a three-figure partnership in the World Cup.

- Nissanka and Perera scored 61 and 78 runs, respectively, in this game to provide the 59th occasion of both the openers scoring fifties in the same innings in the World Cup. It also provided the seventh occasion of both the Sri Lankan openers scoring fifties in an innings in the World Cup. These fifties also marked the 428th and 429th occasion of openers scoring fifties in an innings in the World Cup. For Sri Lanka, it provided the 45th and 46th occasion of openers scoring fifties in an innings in the World Cup.

- Nissanka and Perera scored 61 and 78 runs for Sri Lanka and Mitch Marsh scored 52 for Australia in this game to provide the 27th occasion of three openers scoring fifties in a match in the World Cup.

- Dunith Wellalage of Sri Lanka was run out for two in this game to provide the 571st occasion of a batter getting dismissed in this fashion in the World Cup. It also provided the 56th occasion of a Sri Lankan batter getting run out in an innings in the World Cup.

- Mitch Marsh, who also got run out for 52, marked the 74th occasion of an Australian batter getting dismissed in this fashion in the World Cup. His dismissal provided the 79th occasion of a batter, and 29th occasion of an opener, getting run out in the World Cup after scoring a fifty.

- His fifty is the 430th occasion of an opening batter scoring a half-century in the World Cup. It also provided the 64th occasion of an Australian opening batter scoring a fifty in the World Cup.

- Adam Zampa's four for 47 in eight overs provided the 225th occasion of a bowler taking four or more wickets in an innings in the World Cup. It also provided the 38th occasion of an Australian bowler taking four or more wickets in the World Cup. He is the seventh bowler to capture four or more wickets in the ongoing World Cup 2023.

Player Figures Team Opp Venue Date
Bas de Leede 9-0-62-4 NED PAK Hyderabad 06-Oct-23
Mitchell Santner  10-0-59-5 NZL NED Hyderabad 09-Oct-23
Mahedi Hasan  8-0-71-4 BAN ENG Dharamsala 10-Oct-23
Reece Topley 10-1-43-4 ENG BAN Dharamsala 10-Oct-23
Hasan Ali  10-0-71-4 PAK SL Hyderabad 10-Oct-23
Jasprit Bumrah  10-0-39-4 IND AFG Delhi 11-Oct-23
Adam Zampa 8-1-0-47-4 AUS SL Lucknow 16-Oct-23

- Josh Inglis's 58 provided the 127th occasion of a wicketkeeper-batter scoring a fifty in an innings in the World Cup. It's also the 19th occasion of an Australian wicketkeeper scoring a fifty in the World Cup.

- Pathum Nissanka's 61 and Kusal Perera's 78 went in vain, and this provided the 404th and 405th occasion of batter's fifties in a losing cause in the World Cup. It also provided the 44th and 45th occasion of Sri Lankan batters' fifties in the World Cup going in vain. This was the 111th and 112th occasion of an opening batter's fifties in the World Cup in a losing cause. It provided the 13th and 14th occasions of Sri Lankan opening batter's fifties going in vain.

- Steve Smith scored zero in this game to provide the 55th occasion of an Australian batter getting out for a duck in the World Cup. It also represented Smith’s first zero in the World Cup.

- Sri Lanka were dismissed all out for 209 in this game to provide the 319th occasion of a team dismissed all out in an innings in the World Cup. It also provided the 27th occasion of Sri Lanka getting dismissed all out in the World Cup.

- It marked the 140th occasion of a team getting dismissed all out while batting first in the World Cup. For Sri Lanka, it's the 13th occasion of getting all out while batting first.

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- Australia posted their 70th victory to become the first team to reach the mark in the history of the World Cup. This win also provided the 450th occasion of a team winning a World Cup game.

Stats courtesy: HR Gopala Krishna – Veteran cricket statistician

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