David Warner’s sportsmanship shined bright as he actively assisted the ground staff in covering the pitch when rain disrupted Sri Lanka vs. Australia World Cup 2023 match.

In the ongoing clash between Australia and Sri Lanka at Lucknow’s Ekana Sports City Stadium, the seasoned Australian opener, David Warner, has been a dynamic presence on the field. Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera and Pathum Nissanka had set a strong foundation with a 125-run opening partnership before Pat Cummins made the breakthrough.

David Warner showcased his fielding skills by taking a spectacular diving catch to dismiss Nissanka for 61. He wasn’t done there, as he also secured the wicket of Sri Lankan captain Kusal Mendis with an impressive running catch after Mendis had scored just 9 runs.

In addition to his on-field heroics, Warner’s sportsmanship shined bright when assisting the ground staff in covering the pitch when rain briefly interrupted play during the 33rd over of Sri Lanka’s innings.

Despite David Warner’s good form, the Australian team faced back-to-back losses in the ODI World Cup 2023, initially against India and then against South Africa.

In the match against Sri Lanka, Australia struggled in the beginning due to the strong opening partnership of Perera and Nissanka. However, the tide turned when Pat Cummins claimed the first wicket. A combined effort from Cummins and Adam Zampa further hindered Sri Lanka’s progress. During the 21 to 30 over period, Sri Lanka managed to score 54 runs but lost four crucial wickets.

After a rain delay, Mitchell Starc quickly made an impact by dismissing Dhananjaya de Silva, leaving Sri Lanka at 178 for five.

Last Updated on October 16, 2023

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