WC: Australia secured a 33-run victory against England, with Adam Zampa 3 crucial wickets
By siliconindia | Sunday, 05 November 2023, 10:10:22 AM IST
Australia secured a 33-run victory over England, effectively eliminating the defending champions from the ICC World Cup 2023. Spinner Adam Zampa played a crucial role, taking some important wickets to provide breakthroughs for his team. Despite a valiant effort from Ben Stokes with his score of 64 runs, England lost early wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root. However, Stokes and Dawid Malan are currently playing well in partnership, leading England's comeback. Meanwhile, Australian bowlers Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa are continuously striving to take wickets.
Mitchell Strac showed his pace as he dismissed Jonny Bairstow on the first ball of England's 287-run chase. Joe Root came in to bat after the early dismissal. Despite a strong batting order, Australia struggled against an out-of-form England team and were all-out for 286 runs. Chris Woakes took 4 wickets, while Mark Wood and Adil Rashid each took 2 wickets, limiting Australia to a decent score. Marnus Labuschagne scored the highest with 71 runs for Australia, while Cameron Green contributed 47 runs.
England spinner Adil Rashid clinched back-to-back wickets to dismiss Steve Smith and Josh Inglis in quick succession. England is making a comeback in the game as Cameron Green walks to the crease. Australia batters Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are playing in a good partnership and stabilized the innings after their team lost their openers early. England was off to a good start, but they need to break this partnership soon, to keep the pressure on Australia.
Reigning champions England have won the toss and decided to bat first at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The ENG vs AUS clash promises to be a thrilling encounter, with the defending champions likely to go all out after being knocked out of the tournament. Australia have made two forced changes in their playing XI with Marcus Stoinis and Cameron Green coming in for Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell. England have opted to go for the same side.
England has had a miserable World Cup defense, winning just 1 of their 6 matches and sitting at the bottom of the ICC World Cup points table. Jos Buttler's side have failed to beat the likes of Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Australia, on the other hand, has had a decent campaign so far and are favorites to reach the semi-finals of the marquee event. The Kangaroos have made a remarkable comeback from crushing defeats to India and Australia in the opening matches of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, winning 4 out of 4.
Australia will be missing two key players, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell, for their upcoming match. Maxwell won't be playing due to an injury he sustained while playing golf, while Marsh has returned home to Perth for unknown reasons. A win against England in Ahmedabad would almost guarantee Australia's place in the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup.
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