ODI World Cup digest: Zampa, Inglis assist Australia get off the mark; South Africa look to maintain motoring

The Men’s 2023 ODI World Cup is underway in India and runs from October 5 till November 19. Each morning we are going to spherical up the most recent motion and news from the occasion and produce you the insights from our reporters on the bottom.

Top Story: Australia put World Cup marketing campaign again on observe

Australia 215 for five (Inglis 58, Marsh 52, Madushanka 3-38) beat Sri Lanka 209 (Perera 78, Nissanka 61, Zampa 4-47) by 5 wickets

Australia chased down Sri Lanka’s sub-par 209 with some ease, cantering to a five-wicket win in Lucknow to revive their flagging World Cup marketing campaign. The consequence leaves Sri Lanka second-last on the desk with three losses from three, and basically needing solely wins from hereon to face an opportunity of creating it to the semi-finals.

For Australia, it was a victory arrange by a tenacious bowling effort, after which capped off by a chase exemplified by its readability of thought. Adam Zampa was the decide of the bowlers with figures of 4 for 47, whereas Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc grabbed two apiece. Though particular point out ought to go to David Warner for 2 excellent catches within the deep to dismiss Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis, wickets which in some ways catalysed Sri Lanka’s downfall. It was additionally a fielding effort that was a welcome change for Australia, after their opening defeats to India and South Africa had been marked by some uncharacteristically poor catching.

Match evaluation: Zampa hangs in there to assist flip Australia’s fortunes

Adam Zampa had come into this recreation with figures of 1 for 123 from the 18 overs he had bowled throughout the defeats to India and South Africa. He had already been battling hip, neck and shoulder niggles, and within the lead-up to this recreation had suffered a again spasm as effectively.

That lethal cocktail of type and health could have led different groups to bench Zampa and decide one other spinner, however Australia had no different spinner to show to. Here he was, due to this fact, feeling – as he put it at his post-match press convention – “like adrenaline was going to get me through and a bit of Panadeine Forte.”

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  • Match preview

    Netherlands vs South Africa, Lucknow (2pm IST; 8.30am GMT; 7.30pm AEST)

    South Africa have been shocked by Netherlands ultimately 12 months’s Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. So when the 2 sides meet in Dharamsala on Tuesday, they won’t be taking a look at Netherlands as a weaker opponent. At the identical time, they shouldn’t be beneath any stress. This time it is a longer format, which reduces the possibilities of an upset. When these sides performed two ODIs earlier this 12 months, South Africa thrashed Netherlands by eight wickets and 146 runs.

    An even bigger cause, maybe, is South Africa’s current type – they’re on a five-match successful streak. In every of these video games, they batted first, smashed greater than 300, crossed 400 twice, and received by 100-plus runs. Arguably, they’ve the strongest batting unit at this World Cup.

    Team news

    South Africa (possible): 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Temba Bavuma (capt), 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 David Miller, 6 Heinrich Klaasen, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi/Gerald Coetzee

    Netherlands (possible): 1 Vikramjit Singh, 2 Max O’Dowd, 3 Colin Ackermann, 4 Bas de Leede, 5 Teja Nidamanuru, 6 Scott Edwards (capt & wk), 7 Sybrand Engelbrecht, 8 Roelof van der Merwe, 9 Logan van Beek/Ryan Klein, 10 Aryan Dutt, 11 Paul van Meekeren

    Source web site: www.espncricinfo.com

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